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Christmas Markets That Renew Your Love For The Holidays

It began to look a lot like Christmas in Europe a few weeks ago, while we were busy celebrating that lovely holiday of Thanksgiving.<p>Nevertheless, Christmas is now upon us so want to stop and take a minute and admire the beauty of the many Christmas markets around the world.<p>Feast your eyes...<p><b>The</b> …

How To Get A Visa: A Beginner's Guide To Travel Documents

They're complicated, and they change by the nation. Here are the basics of how to get a visa.<p><b>What exactly is a visa?</b><p>Essentially, a travel visa is a document that shows you’re allowed to enter a specific country, for a specific length of time, to do a specific thing such as tour or study or work. …

Car Rental and Motorhome Companies Offer Free One-Way Driveaways

America really is the land of the automobile – a nation of gas guzzlers, and the spiritual home of the road trip. Each year countless hire cars, …

10 Travel Apps to Give this Season

Don't be a skinflint by gifting free apps. Splurge on these hot little numbers instead. Most are actually quite affordable, and they give value far beyond the holidays. Here are 10 great apps that help even the most fumbling traveler become a sleek adventurer.<p>The iTunes store makes gifting apps …

Photography Tips and Locations in Guilin, Where and When to Photograph in Guilin

Everyone knows the beauty of Guilin scenery, but not all photographers are aware of the difficulty of taking photographs of it. As a center for …

Landscape Photography

Top 10 experiences on Hawaii's Big Island

Island fever may happen elsewhere, but it's almost unheard of on Hawai'i. The aptly named Big Island is fantastically diverse, with miles of highways and - better yet - byways to explore. From age-old fishing villages to modern mega resorts, from snow-capped peaks to sandy beaches, you'll …

A thrillseeker’s guide to Vietnam

Dense jungles, brooding mountains, endless waterways, towering cliffs, hairpin bends: the potential for adrenalin-fuelled adventure is limitless in Vietnam. Whether you prefer to scale the heights of jagged peaks or plumb the depths of coral reefs, Vietnam will deliver something special. Heck, just …

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 …

Travel

The Dragon's Back and beyond: the best hikes in Hong Kong

You’d be forgiven for thinking that hiking isn’t among the must-try activities in Hong Kong – that the only place you’ll cop an eyeful of green is in Yau Ma Tei’s Jade Market. But a quick look at a map tells a different story: the territory is mostly painted in swathes of emerald and azure, fringed …

Hong Kong

Top five nerve-shredding road trips in Costa Rica

Renting a car in Costa Rica is costly and can even be dangerous if you're not prepared for what's to come. It’s also ridiculously good fun. Some of the most interesting, little-explored destinations are only accessible by car, and for the adventurous traveler, there’s simply no substitute for the …

Central America