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Pope's blunt words break new ground - again

Unorthodox pope makes news with his most comprehensive interview since he was elected in March.<p>ROME - His first order of business as pope was to pay his hotel bill and move into a Vatican guest house instead of the sprawling papal apartments.<p>Then Pope Francis, who has made helping the poor a …

20 Top Tips From the World's Smartest Cruisers

Before you board your ship, consider some advice from several professional cruisers. While cruising is an excellent source of travel, those who do it often have invaluable tips for first-time cruisers that can make your voyage more memorable and less stressful.<p>Travel gives you something few other …

Dining Rooms

A Few Tricks All The New iOS 7 Users Should Know

At long last, iOS 7 has arrived. That is, it arrived for everyone who didn’t say “Developer? Oh, yeah, I’m totally a developer. Cough” and wiggle into the Beta months ago.<p>iOS 7 is a strange new land, especially on day one. Out with the gradients, in with the trippy fluorescents. Your favorite app? …

Raw: Time-Lapse Shows Concordia Operation

Concordia success boosts pride for shamed Italy

GIGLIO ISLAND, Italy (AP) — The extraordinary righting of the Costa Concordia from its watery Tuscan graveyard has given Italy a boost of sorely needed pride, helping erase the shame many felt after an Italian captain took the cruise ship off course in an apparent stunt, crashed it and then …

Pictures of the day: 16 September 2013 - Telegraph

How the Costa Concordia salvage operation will work

A salvage crew will attempt to rescue the shipwrecked Costa Concordia cruise ship on Monday. See our graphic below to see how the 10-12 hour operation will proceed.<p><b>Costa Concordia salvage operation, live</b><p>The operation will use a complex system of hydraulically driven jacks and steel cables to pull …

Best Trips 2013

TravelPhoto Gallery<p>Got wanderlust? We’ve got your ticket. The National Geographic Traveler editors present the new year's 20 must-see places.

National Parks

An aurora borealis glows over the Lofoten Islands in Norway's far north. http://on.natgeo.com/14JQMxG Photograph by Kevin Gorton, National Geographic Your Shot

(Royal) Day Tripping Around London

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Asking Brits whether or not they’re royalists always leads to an entertaining debate. Royalists support the monarchy and its place in modern times, while the opposite camp, republicans, believe it to be an outmoded, borderline-ridiculous institution that diverts funding away …

Three Reasons I Love Traveling Alone

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>For me, the most frustrating part about traveling alone used to come at the end of the day, when I’d call my beau at home. “How was Machu Picchu? I saw your tweet and it looked incredible,” he’d say, eager for a full rundown. I would have absolutely loved it if he could have …

Travel Etiquette: How to Pack Your Suitcase Like a Pro

Whether your fall travel plans include business meetings, leaf peeping in New England or a seasonal trip to visit family, a few easy packing tips will get your trip started off on the right foot.<p>Whether your fall travel plans include business meetings, leaf peeping in New England or a seasonal trip …

Weather

7 Ways to Travel Spontaneously Like a Savvy Digital Native

Mobile technology has changed our lives in a myriad of ways, including completely transforming the way we travel. Ttoday's smartphone-savvy mobile traveler is much more spontaneous than the guidebook-reliant travelers of yore, for example.<p>Mobile technology has changed our lives in a myriad of ways, …

Travelers

Some Insider Notes on Cruise Excursions

Cruise lines make part of their profit by selling on-shore excursions. When chosen carefully, these day trips (lasting from 3 to 8 hours, costing $80 to $300) can be a fine value. Talking with the staff of various cruise lines in Northern Europe, I learned this about cruise excursions:<p>Most cruise …

Northern Europe

Christie vows support for fire-ravaged Jersey Shore businesses

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Saturday announced an initial $15 million in aid to local businesses that face another round of rebuilding after a boardwalk fire struck the towns of Seaside Park and Seaside Heights, which had just picked themselves up after Superstorm Sandy.<p>"Getting financial …