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A Traveler's Manifesto: Travel Rules to Live By

As travelers of the world, we have a unique opportunity to break down barriers, foster cultural exchange, and create a positive impact on communities …

The Guide to Fearless Solo Female Travel

Become a fearless adventuress<p>Do you dream of traveling the world? Do you worry about your safety? Are you unsure you have what it takes to do it …

13 Travel Books That Will Give You Serious Wanderlust

The end of the year is just that time for favorites lists. Last week, I wrote about my favorite blogs of 2013, and this week, I want to talk travel …

Books

Ko Lanta: The Thai Island That Remains Paradise

It all started with two French girls. It was 2006, and I was five months into my first round-the-world trip. I’d arrived in Thailand two weeks …

How to Find the Perfect Apartment on Sites Like Airbnb

I used to hate renting apartments from websites like Airbnb, Wimdu, Homeaway, or Roomorama. As a solo traveler, I preferred the social atmosphere of …

How to Spend Four Days in Prague

Prague is a destination that always seems to be in vogue. It’s been on the tourist map for a long time, and the crowds show no signs of …

America's 6 Most Creepy Cool Cemeteries

<i>By Dalia Colon for the Orbitz Travel Blog</i><p>Some burial grounds give us the creeps. Others are drop-dead gorgeous. Some are both. This Halloween, we explore five American graveyards that offer more treats than tricks.<p>1. Bonaventure Cemetery - Savannah, GA<p>Bonaventure Cemetery. Photo credit: Sandy …

Searching for the Solution to Tourism Overcrowding in Top Destinations

Because destinations can’t hang a “sorry, we’re full” sign on the front door in high season, they need to take a more sophisticated approach to …

Wow Air Offers $99 Flights to Iceland—and More Low-Cost, Long-Haul News.

Last week, the Iceland-based Wow Air announced that starting in March 2015, it would offer special introductory fares from Boston and Baltimore: $99 …

The Adventure, Freedom and Joy of Solo Female Travel

By Gigi Griffis, InternationalLiving.com<p><i>This article comes to us courtesy of InternationalLiving.com, the world's leading authority on how to live, work, invest, travel, and retire better overseas.</i><p>It was my second week traveling alone in Mexico and I was staying in a tiny, vibrant surf town called …

What Is Your Favorite Travel Moment?

When we travel we have moments that become part of our routine and, many times, we look forward to experiencing them. It's not a routine like the one you would have at home, it's a different kind but it still gives you that sense of belonging.<p>I have a variety of moments I like when I travel. For …

Lake Tahoe

Always Travel Like a Local

Breaking through the tourist barrier used to take weeks of exploration. But a new wave of travel apps is helping travelers connect with locals in more meaningful ways—and get outside with less hassle. These days, you're just a few taps away from learning how to cook a family recipe inside someone's …

Startups

Thailand’s Mae Hong Son loop by motorbike

Tucked into Thailand’s northwest corner, Mae Hong Son province is one of the nation’s last frontiers for off-the-beaten-track exploration. There’s no better way to take in its mountainous, mist covered passes and steamy jungles than tackling the 600km Mae Hong Son Loop by motorbike.<p>Begin the trip …

Asia Travel

Top 10 Travel Destinations on Social Media for October 2014

It wasn’t the changing of the seasons that drove all the growth for destinations on social media this month: Destinations that showed a diverse …

Social Media

Amelia Earhart Found? Not Everyone Agrees

This past summer I posted a story in these pages about my Irish friend Colin Cobb, who heads something called The Stratus Project, which is set to find the plane Amelia Earhart was flying when she disappeared attempting to circumnavigate the world in 1937.<p>But then on October 27th 2014 The …

12 British Sayings Americans Don't Understand

But British people also say some other really weird, confusing things.<p>To celebrate the launch of Business Insider's UK website, we compiled 12 British phrases that will leave Americans utterly flummoxed. You might just see these on our new site.<p>When someone has "lost the plot," it means they have …

Working-class

Bulgaria’s historic highlights: adventure through the ages

Who needs a DeLorean when you’ve got Bulgaria? Billed as the oldest country in Europe, this Balkan beauty is a living time machine, littered with countless reminders of its rich history; stories abound of locals planting gardens only to have them ripped up by excited archaeologists after a casual …

New 'Tripr' App Makes Your Friends For You, Ahead Of Time

Instead of taking chances that you'll meet some good-looking backpacker at the next hostel or run into a gaggle of handsome travelers on a Parisian street, why not just "book them" ahead for your next vacation? New travel app Tripr can (and will) make that happen.<p>The app's mantra is that you should …

22 Reasons You Are a Travel Snob

Hate is a strong word, but as someone who travels a lot, I <i>really</i> hate travel snobs.<p>We all know travel elitists: They will actually pick a dinner party fight about whether tourists are <i>real</i> travelers. Or whether a vacation is <i>really</i> a trip. They scoff at the mere suggestion of mass tourism. They have …

Let Me Tell You Why I Don't Want a Real Job

I'm not sure perpetual traveler is a recognized job description.<p>However, adventure addict, house sitter and freelance travel writer might just be an accepted combination of viable employment possibilities.<p>I'm sure my mother would disagree.<p>In 2009 I graduated from university and spent the next 18 …

'Where The Road Ends' Takes Digital Travelers To The Beautiful End Of The Line

There's something about a road that captures the imagination.<p>Those boundless stretches of asphalt and gravel, yawning from coast to coast, à la Jack Kerouac, promise to deliver travelers to some far-off land, wherever the road finally, inevitably, finds its end.<p>But where is the end of the road, …

Literary City: Sheila Heti’s Toronto

Toronto is notorious these days for the antics of its mayor, Rob Ford, but there’s a quieter literary side to the city as novelist Sheila Heti …

Long-term travel: top tips for a fulfilling trip

Most of us have fantasised about ditching the daily grind of the office job and domestic duties for a one-way ticket to happiness. Now more people are taking action in striving for a more meaningful existence, and travel is at the top of the list.<p>The ease of leveraging digital technology is giving …