Janet McKinley

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10 Reasons Women Need to Solo Travel

In August 2007, I sent myself to Edinburgh, Scotland as a graduation (I graduated with a Master of Science, Management degree) and birthday gift. This wasn't my first time to Edinburgh, but it was my first time as a solo traveler. Was I nervous? Yes, I was. And it surprised me.<p>I stayed in a hostel, …

Event-o-Rama: 10 Must-Dos in March

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>There are some amazing events on tap all over the world, all the time. <b>Here’s a taste of what you can see and do in March:</b><p>Stop and smell the flowers during <b>Tokyo</b>‘s <b>Ueno Sakura Matsuri</b> (March 20-April 8), timed to coincide with peak bloom times for the 1,000+ cherry trees in …

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 …

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India's Dating Sites Skip Straight to the Wedding

The online dating scene in India is primarily matrimonial websites, predicated on the idea that the first meeting between two paired users will be to chat about their wedding. It highlights a false dichotomy between modern arranged marriages and fairytale love.<p>Last week, I joined Shaadi.com, …

Top 10 Hotels & Resorts in the U.S. (Photos)

Domestic Chic<p>The world’s best hotels and resorts aren’t necessarily overseas. In this list, readers pick the most impressive properties right here at …

22 Epic Places You Didn't Know Existed

The world is full of wonders... wonders we know about (the Grand Canyon) and those we might not (see below). But it's important to note that this earth we all live on is an insanely beautiful place. In case you don't have the time (or funds) to visit these spectacular places, we thought we'd do you …

The Best New Restaurants in America, 2013

<i>Published in the November 2013 issue</i><p><b>There is just too much.</b> There are just too many exciting phenomena happening in the world of American dining right now. Fabulous Peruvian food, a German wurst palace, lots of shrimp and grits, the continued onslaught of Italian. Cronuts. To try to ascribe a …

Japanese artist “Tama-Chan” makes these amazing pieces of edible artwork out of sushi rolls!

The most beautiful places on Earth – in pictures

As Lonely Planet turns 40 this year, the publisher has picked the most magnificent sights across the globe to be included in a new book entitled Beautiful World, which contains more than 200 images and aims to inspire readers to see the world as they have never seen it before

5 Things You Must Do in Valencia, Spain

When you've had enough of Madrid and Barcelona, head down to party-hungry Valencia for a flaming good time.<p>Design/Photo Editing: Nick Ross<p>The third largest city in Spain, Valencia is often overlooked for big brother Madrid and Barcelona. But this fast-talking city is full of spectacular sights, …

Insanely Cool Geysers You've Never Heard About Are Begging For A Visit

You might have suspected this, but Old Faithful is not the only geyser on this planet. Our earth holds other watery wonders that compare to -- and even rival -- the Yellowstone superstar's beauty. Even so, we bet you've never heard of them.<p>Behold: This is Fly Geyser, and it's located in Nevada.<p>You …

The World's Most Beautiful Places In Photos

Lonely Planet has been guiding travelers to destinations across the globe for 40 years.<p>In celebration of those four decades, the company's travel experts handpicked images of the world's most beautiful places and compiled them into a book, <i>Lonely Planet's Beautiful World</i>.<p>Check out some of the …

Images of a Polynesian oasis: Mitiaro, Cook Islands

It was just before sunrise when I opened my eyes. A soft palette of pastels reflected off the polished steel perimeter of my cabin window, signaling …

25 Literary Quotes For Your Next Wedding

Look, we've all seen <i>Wedding Crashers</i>. We know that Corinthians can be a real drag — and no matter how pretty your reading voice is, everyone's …

5 Exceptional October Getaways

(photo: Williamsburg Destination Marketing Committee)<p>With the arrival of autumn, many destinations enter the sweet shoulder season of lower prices and tamer temperatures. Here are five places that make for an outstanding October escape.<p><b>Williamsburg, Virginia</b><p>After Williamsburg's long, sweltering …

Muyambi Muyambi and Molly Burke

Travel<p>Bringing bicycles to the people<p><b>THE PEDAL PUSHERS</b><p>Where most people see a bike, Muyambi Muyambi and Molly Burke see potential. Their organization, Bicycles Against Poverty, uses a microfinance model to distribute bikes in rural Uganda, turning what would be a three-hour walk into a swift spin …

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College Football and Great Golf Courses? 10 Towns That Have It All (Photos)

Perfect Weekend<p>Catch a big-time college football game and play a great golf course this weekend in one of these 10 towns.<p>10.06.13 5:45 AM ET

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Another Superlative for Dubai: Largest Man-Made Lagoon

Already home to manmade islands and ski resorts, Dubai is set to build the world’s largest crystalline manmade lagoon, the developers behind the …

10 Charming American Bed & Breakfasts Around The US

Today is National Country Inn/Bed & Breakfast Day.<p>To honor the holiday, our friends at Hotels.com put together a list of the best-rated Bed & Breakfasts in 10 American cities and towns that are famous for their charming B&Bs.<p>Pamper yourself and book a room at one of these 10 charming properties. …

Austin's Coming Hotel Boom Is One of the Largest in the U.S.

During the past decade, downtown Austin ushered in a wave of housing with new condominium and apartment towers. Now, a tide of hotel development is …

Disney's New 'MyMagic' Wristbands to Turn Big Data Into Big Profits

By giving visitors to its theme parks rubber bracelets embedded with microchips and encouraging them to plan minute details of their trips weeks …

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