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5 Bold Predictions For The Future Of Higher Education

What, where, and how will we learn?<p>The future of higher education is a constantly moving target.<p>Everything from the emergence of MOOCs to new learning styles and mounting financial and sustainability pressures are impacting the education landscape. Every day higher education leaders are developing …

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7 Secrets to Traveling Like an Expert

Traveling for business can be a big opportunity to get a lot done on the go. With proper planning, you can master your time and take charge of your trip -- from take off to touch down. The key to being productive is advanced preparation.<p>As a frequent traveler, I have spent countless hours in …

Long-term travel: top tips for a fulfilling trip

Most of us have fantasised about ditching the daily grind of the office job and domestic duties for a one-way ticket to happiness. Now more people are taking action in striving for a more meaningful existence, and travel is at the top of the list.<p>The ease of leveraging digital technology is giving …

20 of the Coolest Tour Experiences Around the World

Many people equate the word "tours" with the typical big bus excursions led by flag-toting guides that seen at every major tourist attraction around the world. But not all tours are the same. For those who want them, hop-on, hop-off and big bus tours are a great way to see a city quickly, but for …

16 Things Master Travelers Do Differently

We all know our basic travel rules (Book in advance! Don't overpack!), but after years of the work-travel-work-travel grind, they can become nothing but empty mantras, tacked onto a list of stale travel habits that don't serve to improve our experience much at all.<p><i>Travel masters</i>, however, are those …

20 free things to do in Sydney

You don't need a fat wallet to enjoy the glamour and chic of Sydney. These 20 attractions, activities and icons won't cost you a cent.<p><b>Take the Bondi to Coogee Walk</b><p>One of the most spectacular walks and coastlines you could hope to see, this route takes in some of Sydney’s most iconic beaches. In …

Spring 2014 Guide to Chicago

After surviving sub-zero temps during one of the worst winters in history, Chicago is poised to warm up this spring with a slew of restaurant …

World Booze Guide: The Best Things to Drink in 43 Countries

Credit: Minerva Gallery<p>In an effort to provide you with a comfortable booze option no matter where you are, we put together a list of the best things to drink in 43 countries all over the world. Depending on how the citizens of the country drink it, we chose either a particular type of booze or a …

How to Create a Travel Budget

"A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving." While that free-spirited approach might have worked for Lao Tzu, globetrotters with finite funds have less room for spontaneity. Drawing up a travel budget can feel like an overwhelming task, but planning your expenses before you …

Product Review: The Scrubba Wash Bag

<b>What Is It:</b> Scrubba Wash Bag, a wash bag with a flexible washboard, in which you can hand-wash your clothes in under three minutes.<p><b>Price and Where to</b> …

Best apps and sites to plan, record and share your trips

Dreaming up a trip is the easiest part of every journey. All you need is a working imagination. The other bits before you go? Not so easy, or so much fun. You’ve got to book tickets, worry about accommodation, work out budgets, apply for visas…then you’ve got to plan your itinerary. And what about …

Best Spring Trips 2014

Vibrant spring blooms in the northern hemisphere and dazzling autumn displays in the southern make this the perfect season to get outside and walk, hike, or take a scenic drive. Use our editors' list of 10 best spring trip destinations as the launching pad for an active—and colorful—spring getaway. …

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Famous Movie Locations in Rome

Most of us gain our first impression of the world's great cities in cinema -- and our ideas of what these cities are like (and what to expect when we actually visit them) are forever influenced by what we see on that silver screen.<p>Some cities are rather blasé about their movie star status -- none …

Top 20 free things to do in Berlin

Berlin may be one of the best-value cities in Europe but, for visitors, those euros can start to add up after days of museum-hopping and nights of clubbing. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to stretch your budget further by cashing in on some tip-top freebies.<p>Catch a ride to the Reichstag’s …

Top 10 Things to Do in New Orleans (Besides Mardi Gras)

New Orleans is more than parades and parties. Here are ten of its best offerings besides the annual festivities of Mardi Gras.<p><b>Jackson Square</b><br>The French Quarter’s heart and soul is a must-see, boasting a statue of Andrew Jackson at its center and a ragtag collection of artists and fortune-tellers …

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20 Reasons to Drop Everything and Go to Spain

<b>1.) The Mediterranean coast is paradise</b><p>Spain's long, sandy Atlantic beaches and cozy Mediterranean coves are rightly famous throughout Europe. That most get over 300 days of sun a year doesn't hurt either. (Photo by Naxos).<p>See more photos of beaches in Spain<p><b>2.) ...and the mountains are just around</b> …

50 Incredible Travel Destinations to Consider for 2014

Where will you go in 2014? We can't plan your vacations for you, but we can certainly help you narrow your wish list of destinations with our annual Top 50 Travel Destinations list. No, we don't propose that you visit all 50 in a year -- although, hey, that's an admirable goal -- merely that you …

Top 10 glamorous A-list destinations

Hoping to catch a glimpse of the rich and famous on your next trip? Unfortunately for any aspiring celeb-spotter, those celebs are stealthy types and really aren't interested in being spotted, so while some getaway locales never change, new under-the-radar destinations keep popping up around the …

The Seychelles for independent travellers

With stunning beaches and brilliant blue seas, it’s hardly surprising the Seychelles rank among the world’s most idyllic island getaways.<p>Marooned in the middle of the Indian Ocean, this archipelago of 115 islands is notoriously exclusive (and expensive), and if you simply couldn’t imagine …

Michigan Governor: Immigrant Influx Could 'Jump-Start' Detroit

Michigan's Republican Gov. Rick Snyder was in Washington this week to talk about immigration reform. I got a few minutes with him before his appearance with former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. So, of course, the first thing I asked was how the troubles of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie …

The 24 Best Travel Blogs of 2014

Saipan Is The Most Beautiful Place In America You've Never Heard Of

There's a story, possibly apocryphal, about a federal drug agent who was stationed on a tropical island near Guam -- and every time she called headquarters back in D.C., the conversation would begin like this.<p>"I'm calling from Saipan. Yes, we have an office there. Because it's part of …

10 Places Every American Should See

California's Pacific Highway 1 runs 135 miles between San Luis Obispo and Monterey.<p><i>Photo Courtesy Wangkun Jia / Dreamstime.com. Article by Sean O'Neill, contributor to Budget Travel.</i><p>Think you know America's essential sights? Compare your past trips with our picks for domestic destinations every …

The world's best secret islands

Looking for a romantic spot that's (almost) all yours? Here’s a list from our brand new <i>Best in Travel 2011</i> guide to reignite your love affair with desert islands, with picks from across the globe.<p>1. Torres Strait Islands, Australia<p><i>Image by Killer White Fluff</i><p>As far as you can go in Oz without …

24 free things to do in San Francisco

Contrary to what you might expect from such a well known, tourist-heavy city, San Francisco quietly delivers a lot for the money. Many of its hotels offer comfort and location for a third of the cost of a comparable New York or London hotel; public transit is part of the fun (cheaper Market Street …

5 Ideas for Your Next Mancation

<i>lisapeck224 / Flickr</i><p>When guys getaways come to mind, raucous trips to Vegas almost certainly pop up in conversation -- but there are plenty of other vacation options out there. Depending on your crew's interests and athletic abilities, you could try everything from sampling a city's brews to …

LearnVest CEO: 'Financial literacy is a fundamental human right'

Somehow New Year’s Day has come and gone, and the resolutions that we make year after year are already haunting us. <i>Exercise. Save money. Don’t spend so much. Don’t eat so much. Pay off that debt.</i><p>Finding the right diet or the right exercise routine, as hard as it can be, is nothing compared to …