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Tykes on a plane: a survival guide to flying with young children

We've all done it. A parent boards the airplane with a child in arms, and all the other passengers on the aircraft hold their breath, hoping that the family does not sit near them.<p>But now that parent is you: how can you avoid fulfilling the other passengers' worst fears - and your own? Here are a …

Kids

US Law Enforcement Brothers Arrested For Allegedly Trafficking Extremely Powerful Guns To The Philippines

The complaint charges that between January 2009 and March 2013, the brothers leveraged their law enforcement credentials to obtain military-grade assault rifles, sniper rifles, and other high-powered weapons before selling them to overseas customers with the help of another brother who resides in …

Special Forces

Who’s your new mobile carrier? How ’bout Wi-Fi?

Advertisement<p>56 Comments<p>Credit: (c) 2012 Pinar Ozger, pinar@pinarozger.com<p>Almost two years ago Republic Wireless launched with a crazy plan to offer …

OMG, I Want This House: Venezuela

Need a vacation off the grid? Spend some time at this stunning Venezuelan compound accessible only by helicopter.<p>Simon Upton/The Interior Archive

America’s Top 10 Lakes to Visit This Fall (Photos)

Lake trips offer the perfect mix of relaxation and water action, plus the chance for some moonlit skinny-dipping.

Love Letters: Oroville, Washington

<i>Patrick Robinson is the CEO of Travel Underwriters (find him on Twitter: @thetravelingceo), one of Canada's largest travel insurance providers. Though he lives near the ocean in Richmond, British Columbia with his wife, daughter, and two dogs, he loves spending time in the family's lakeside cabin,</i> …

Travel

Best and worst airlines and cards for miles and points

Your rewards credit card, of course, is in your wallet. But where are the rewards? Do you know how many points you have, how you can use them and …

The 5 Most Romantic Waterfront Resorts in the U.S. (PHOTOS)

Couples take note: It's not necessary to leave the country to experience some of the world's most romantic hotels. We love exotic locales, but those looking for something closer to home can find some truly decadent escapes right in our own backyard. Our five favorite picks all have lovely …

Waterfront

Mini guide to eating in San Francisco

With specialities ranging from Far East fusion cuisine to hearty organic comfort food, California’s City by the Bay takes notes from all culinary corners.<p>You will need to build up an appetite to visit San Francisco: it has more restaurants per capita than any other US city, covering every possible …

San Francisco

Best New Rooftop Bars in NYC

Summer is (unofficially) here and what better way to take in the glorious New York City skyline than from a rooftop bar? Visitors and locals alike …

New York City

The Best Water Parks in the World (PHOTOS)

Who doesn't feel like a kid again when at a water park? Whether you're visiting with your own kids, or are just trying to revive your inner kid, a water park can be just what you need for a little fun this summer. We've visited tons and tons of water parks during our travels, and have seen all …

Ten Perfect Small Hideaways

My favorite hotels are relatively small, possess strong individual personalities, offer relaxing atmospheres and demonstrate a consistent devotion to personal service. Here are 10 consummate hideaways, all with fewer than 10 rooms each.<p><i>For more summer travel recommendations, feel free to download a</i> …

Consummate

Exploring The Mediterranean On Cruise Ship

Backpack on your back, public transport, smelly hostel dorms and sweaty gap-year students not appeal? Well, backpacking isn’t the only way to …

15 Incredible Beachfront Hotels In The US And Caribbean

The sun, the sand, and the ocean all come together to make for a relaxing getaway that, when complete, will send you home rested and relaxed - and hopefully with a tan!<p>Where you stay, however, can make a big difference on just how fabulous your beach trip is.<p>That's why we've found the 15 most …

Dominican Republic

The Ultimate Guide to Las Vegas for 2013

Whether you’re going for a girls’ getaway, spa retreat, or casino-and-cocktails sojourn, Las Vegas is an over-the-top destination that always …

Top 10 US travel destinations for 2013

Every year our US-based editors team up with Lonely Planet’s expert authors to compile a list of US destinations that are prime for the next year. <i>Best in Travel 2013</i> already covered two places we think the world should be looking at – San Francisco and the Gulf Coast – but here we wanted to dig …

Travel

14 Things to Do with Kids on Hawaii’s Big Island

You can rest assured that digging at the beach (sand at Big Island beaches can be black, gray, white, or green!), goofing off in the ocean, …

Kick Off Your Clothes and Inhibitions - Nude Sunbathing Season Starts Memorial Day Weekend

Mention you want to go to a nudist colony to friends and right away everyone starts giggling and nervously laughing. Say you want to try "European style" sunbathing or go to a clothing optional resort or beach, however, and right away your friends picture sipping cool drinks while relaxing in the …

Memorial Day Weekend

The 25 Most Popular Travel Destinations In America

Millions of TripAdvisor users voted on their favorite destinations around the world, as well as their favorite destinations in the U.S.<p>Paris took the top spot on the World Destinations list, trumping New York City (#2) and London (#3).<p>Unsurprisingly, New York City topped the list of American …

New York City

America's Best French Fries

Sidekicks are never given enough credit. Tonto had to sit back and let the Lone Ranger take the spotlight; Ron Weasley faithfully followed Harry Potter to all ends of the wizarding world; and Robin always had Batman's back, no matter how sticky the situation. It's quite possible that our most …

French Fries

See and Sail Affordable, Authentic Alaska

(photo: Erin Kirkland/AKontheGo.com)<p>Over a million visitors will view Alaska's spectacular Inside Passage this year, and the vast majority will do so from a cruise ship. Yet very few of these folks will spend quality time exploring Alaska's wonderful coastal communities or get a glimpse of …

After heated battle, Portland residents reject bid to fluoridate city drinking water

Residents of Portland, Oregon, are either smiling broadly or gritting their teeth today, after a bid to fluoridate the city's drinking water was rejected by 60 percent of Portland voters in a municipal referendum. It's the fourth time since 1956 that locals have rejected plans to fluoridate city …

Nikon Coolpix AW110: pros and cons, how-to, news and more - CNET

Nikon Coolpix AW110<p>Lexy Savvides 22 May 2013<p>Nikon follows up its first waterproof digital compact, the AW100, with the aptly-titled AW110.<p>Design and …

Seattle Oddities and Unusual Attractions

01 of 12<p>Archie McPhee is the most novel of novelty shops you’ll likely ever find - and certainly the queen of novelty shops in Seattle - filled with …

National Geographic Travel

Trendy travel buzzwords for your next mancation or floatel stay

As a boating holiday specialist comes up with a grating new buzzword – flocation – we round-up some other awful examples.<p>This week Lateboat.com, a …

America's Best Beer Cities (PHOTOS)

Self-proclaimed "beer nerd" Lynn Stachnick loves to visit Portland, ME, to sample the local craft brews. She and her husband even have a beer city bucket list, with San Diego near the top.<p>"Ballast Point Brewing has an India Pale Lager I've read about and most likely will never find in the …

San Diego

Ten North American gardens worth travelling for

From Montreal to Mexico, discover the splendour of the continent’s best public gardens, as profiled in the third annual Garden Tourism awards.

Trails