Janet Shi

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Cruises of a Lifetime You Can Actually Afford

Glaciers in Alaska! The glittering capitals of the Mediterranean! The Caribbean’s most alluring islands! A new generation of mega-ship—and …

Mediterranean

Top 10 alternative city breaks in Europe

For great-value city breaks, look past the capitals and big names; some of Europe’s liveliest cultural scenes are in its smaller cities<p>Ghent, Belgium<p><b>Why go?</b><br>While Bruges can sometimes feel a little like a tourist toy-town, Ghent keeps it real. The city still offers picturesque Flemish architecture …

European Travel

On a Budget? 5 Ways You Can Still Travel the World!

<i>This is part of the #BorderlessTravels series - featuring tips on your upcoming trips.</i><p>The world is becoming more accessible, with airlines, accommodation and everything in between available at budget-friendly prices.<p>If you can sort through the droves of information, you can go a lot further for a …

Where to Go in 2015!

Here are the 10 best budget destinations for 2015. From high style and world-class shopping to jaw-dropping scenery and unrivaled art, culture, and …

Travel

How to Get Off the Airplane and Through Immigration in 12 Minutes

It's possible: to deplane quickly with your personal items (and sanity) intact. Here are six steps to getting off the plane—and through customs—in 12 minutes.<p>I have two great skills as a traveler: The first is my disciplined, even punitive, approach to packing. The second is my ability to get off …

10 Packing Mistakes to Avoid

Packing is more than a mere function of traveling; it’s a creative process that can make or break your trip. Here’s how to be perfectly prepared for the destination ahead.

The 25 Absolute Best Money-Saving Travel Tips Ever

Want the best prices on flights, hotel rooms, cruises, and rental cars? Free upgrades? The fastest way through airport security? The smartest way to …

Travel

10 Mistakes That'll Ruin Your Trip

Even the dreamiest of trips can go off the rails when you fall into one of these all-too-common travel traps. We've been there—and we've brought back …

Travel

40 Incredible Photos of Russia

Whether you tuned in to watch the 2014 Sochi Olympics or have always been intrigued by the hidden beauty of Russia's vivid landscapes, colorful …

Russia

The 30 most beautiful cities in Europe (how many have you seen?)

From Iceland to Istanbul, from Scandinavia to Sicily, the European continent spans a mind-boggling multitude of cultures, languages, and styles. What …

Europe

The World's Best Cruise Lines: Readers' Choice Awards 2014

Condé Nast Traveler readers rank the best cruise lines in the world, including large ships, midsize-ships, small ships, and river cruising vessels.<p>Large Ship Cruise Lines #6: Cunard<p><b>Readers' Rating: 81.434</b><p>Anticipate "elegant public spaces" and "a wide variety of excursions" from Cunard's three …

The Best Cities in Europe

<i>Condé Nast Traveler</i> readers cast hundreds of thousands of votes for their favorite cities in Europe in the 2017 Readers' Choice Awards survey. From long-time winners like London and Paris, to newcomers that include Lucerne in Switzerland and Norway's Bergen, the variety showcases the diverse nature …

Recipe: A Smoothie That Will Cure Your Jet Lag

The Global Girl shares her monster green smoothie, made with superfoods kale, bee pollen, and spirulina.<p>If you’re embarking on a long haul or red-eye flight, the threat of jet lag looms large. You can stack the odds in your favor by staying properly hydrated during your trip and avoiding sleep …

10 Things You Should Never Do On a Cruise

Newbie and experienced cruisers alike can make mistakes, whether it’s at the time of booking, on embarkation day, or on the water. Here are our tips for avoiding 10 of the most common cruising pitfalls.<p><i>This gallery was originally published in 2014. It has been updated with new information.</i>

What Are Your Best Tips For Getting Through Long Flights?

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50 Things to Do in Asia Before You Die

Whether you prefer to meet a holy monkey, eat sushi for breakfast, receive a monk's blessing, helicopter over the Himalayas, or just enjoy the myriad unique views—we've rounded up 50 things that you need to do, eat, see, shop for, and experience in the wide world of Asia.

Why Governors Island Should Be on Everyone's NYC Itinerary: 7 Weekend Festivals

Governors Island—a one-time military base that's been turned into a park—is just a ferry ride away from NYC and offers plenty of festivals and activities all summer long.<p>Sure, everybody visits the Empire State Building and Grand Central Terminal when they come to NYC, but now that it's summer, a …

Taiwanese People Are Trading Away Higher Pay For A Slower Lifestyle

Kao Yao-wei was living in Taiwan's dense capital of 2.6 million people and decided one day after 15 years to get out. He and his wife had discovered a smaller city, Tainan, while doing research for a book.<p>"It's easier to live here," says Mr. Kao, formerly a mobile content developer's assistant. "In …

Asia

Rave Run: Charleston, South Carolina

Elegant, sunbathed antebellum mansions lining the mile-long Battery promenade overlook the historic harbor where Confederate cannon fire aimed at nearby Fort Sumter signaled the start of the Civil War.<p><i>Runner: Mike Ray</i><p><b>THE EXPERIENCE</b><br>Elegant, sunbathed antebellum mansions lining the mile-long Battery …

JetBlue Adding Flights at Charleston International

Discount carrier will begin flying out of Charleston late this month.<p>Before JetBlue has its first departure from Charleston, the discount carrier …

JetBlue

things-to-see-and-do-in-sunny-charleston-south-carolina

Charleston has maintained its old-world charm: antebellum homes, historic churches, and lush parks filled with Live Oaks. It’s a bustling city with a …

US Virgin Islands

Savannah versus Charleston: Reaching a Conclusion

After earlier posts on various comparative aspects of urban life in Savannah and Charleston, it's time to reach a conclusion, with the help of …

Urbanism

National Geographic Travel

A Quiant Faceoff: Charleston vs. Savannah

<b>Charleston</b><p><b>Savannah</b><p>Editor Kathleen R. channels her inner Southern belle on a weekend getaway in Charleston, strolling through plantation gardens and …

Paula Deen