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By Mo Krochmal | A curation of today's great travel journalism.

Photos Inside the Ruins of Luxurious Soviet Spas and Sanatoria

The Soviet Utopia: sending your hard-working state citizens on a health holiday to one of the empire’s many sanatoria. Originally conceived in the …

Go-anywhere luxury camper can stay off the grid for weeks

Calling all adventure-minded millionaires<p>Downsizing into a smaller space or camper may mean making sacrifices—no, you can’t bring that extra-large couch—but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a bit of luxury. And the king of luxury in the go-anywhere 4x4 market is Colorado-based EarthRoamer. <i>Love</i> …

150 Things Locals Do In New York City - I'm Not A Tourist, I Swear!

<b>UPDATED April 2018: I update this list every six months to keep things fresh as NYC is constantly changing. This basically means you now have more</b> …

51 Travel Essentials Travel Experts Never Go on Vacation Without

Whenever I pack, mistakes are made. Though I'm a meticulous list-maker, I always manage to forget something vital—pads and tampons, deodorant, you …

11 Must-pack Items, According to Full-time Travel Writers

Courtesy of Nordstrom<p>Naot ‘Bounty’ Sandal<p>Last August, I set out on a yearlong trip around the world via Remote Year. Knowing I would only have one …

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7 Famous Pilgrimages Around the World That You Can Walk or Cycle

From a Norwegian shrine for a Viking king to the healing waters of mystical lagoons in Peru, these sacred paths will have you lacing up your boots …

Travel sites are swooning over Lexington. Why all the love? And how do we keep it?

Pop icon and painter of soup cans Andy Warhol once famously stated that “everyone would be world famous for 15 minutes.”<p>If that were to include</i> …

Where To Drink In Tokyo In 2018: 7 Bars For Whisky And Cocktail Lovers

The sheer size of Tokyo and it’s many vibrant neighbourhoods means that drinking options are endless. The culture of <i>nomihodai</i> bars (all you can drink) is strong in the city, so it’s quite easy to find yourself in establishments where quantity is more important than quality. Drinking all you want …

Why are tourists flocking to Scotland?

<b>For the sixth year running, Scotland has outperformed the rest of the UK in attracting visitors to its tourist attractions. Edinburgh is the top UK destination outside London - but the whole country is benefiting from a tourism renaissance. So why is Scotland punching above its weight?</b><p>The lure of …

Despite What You've Heard, Sagging Foreign Tourism Isn't Trump's Fault, And There's A Way To Fix It

To paraphrase, poorly, Charles Dickens’ great novel <i>A Tale of Two Cities</i>, this is the best of times and the worst of times for the U.S. travel industry.<p>Just yesterday, Airlines for America, the Washington lobby group for the nation’s big airlines, predicted that a record number of people – 151 …

The history and survival of shag dancing in Myrtle Beach and coastal Carolinas

Spanish Galleon Beach Club<p>100 N Ocean Blvd, North Myrtle Beach; Phone: (843) 249-1048<p>Located inside the OD Beach & Golf Resort in the heart of …

Dance Photography 101: How to Take Dance Photos

Let’s focus first on focusing. You will need to have the proper settings for your camera to get the focus you want to achieve. Here are some simple …

Winning photos from the International Garden Photographer of the Year 2018

<b>A picture of the vast ecological region known as the Cerrado in Brazil has won first place in this year's International Garden Photographer of the Year.</b><p>Marcio Cabral of Brasilia, Brazil, scooped the award with his winning image entitled <i>Cerrado Sunrise</i>.<p>Tyrone McGlinchey, managing director of IGPOTY …

Dancer Info | Shag Nationals - National Shag Dance Championships - NSDC

Dancer Info, Rules & Entry Forms<p>PDF Forms (Entry Form, Song List, & Advertising)<p>Click on the following links to view PDF files with contestant entry …

Shredded roofs, shattered lives

ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands<p>More than four months after back-to-back hurricanes shredded the roof of his house, Charles Caines feels as if he’s “living in a tent in the jungle.” Sleeping under a blue tarp draped on the roof’s steel beams, he and his wife are fending off lizards, frogs, rats and …

The Inescapable Poet of Nicaragua

Once you know him, you see him everywhere. He’s in the airport and in the park. He’s by the hotel entrance and inside the theater. I even caught a glimpse of him on the side of an armored bank truck in Managua. Now this poet, diplomat and hero of Nicaragua lay at my feet, very much alive at 101 …

19 NYC Secrets Even New Yorkers Don't Know

It’s about time you give the the more strange and surprising of the city more thought.<p>When you’re living in a city whose history dates back to the 1600s, every day is an opportunity to discover another mind-blowing piece of historical trivia. Many of New York City’s secrets have been covered up and …

City Halls

Lunfardo: How Italians Influenced a Whole New South American Slang

Argentines are an expressive bunch, whether it is in the passion between lovers or as quarrels and standoffs in traffic. One of the ways that …

Study underscores the economic power of urban tourism

NEW YORK -- How important is travel and tourism to an urban destination?<p>Subscribe to our free eNewsletters<p>Sign Up Now<p>Terms and Privacy Policy<p>The …

Tourism

Here's How Much You Should Be Tipping Hotel Housekeeping (Video)

The amount has inched up over time.<p>You probably do a lot of tipping these days, at restaurants, hair and nail salons, even if you ride in an Uber or …

Hospitality

On the road to the Summer of Love

<b>(CNN) —</b> It was a legendary celebration.<p>For a few months in 1967, one neighborhood in San Francisco became the center of the world for busloads of artists, activists, drifters and dreamers.<p>The rock 'n' roll shows, long hair, mind-altering drugs and free love of that "Summer of Love" in …

Hip-hop history began in the Bronx 44 years ago today

August 11, 1973 is almost universally recognized as the day hip-hop was born<p>On a hot summer night in the Bronx in 1973, DJ Kool Herc (then known by his given name, Clive Campbell) changed music forever. At his sister's back-to-school party on August 11—44 years ago today—he introduced what's since …

Here Are the Most Amazing Photos and Videos of the 2017 Solar Eclipse

On Aug. 21, 2017, skies darkened from Oregon to South Carolina in the first total solar eclipse visible from coast to coast across the United States …

Solar Eclipse

Why Chasing a Total Solar Eclipse Is a Truly Awesome Experience

“Don’t say it!” Charlie McCollister, a former General Hospital actor whom I vaguely recognize from an old Gillette commercial, pokes me in the ribs. …

Where Does Lost Airline Luggage Go? To America's Greatest Thrift Store.

Travel<p>By Matt Meltzer Published On 09/02/2016<p>@mmeltrez<p>By Matt Meltzer @mmeltrez Published On 09/02/2016<p>Is that guy next to you on the subway REALLY …

Thrifting

Too Sexy Hotel Guests Have NYC Hot and Bothered

Ian Schrager's trendy Public Hotel in New York City's Lower East Side has been open for less than two months and it's already angering residents of a …

Is This Old Southern Town the Next Brooklyn?

Save for the Spanish moss draped over the live oak trees and original 22 “square” parks constructed in 1773, the newly polished facades and palpable buzz surrounding today’s Savannah are quite a change from yesteryear. “Lady Astor said [of Savannah] that it was ‘like a beautiful woman with a dirty …

Cruise tourists overwhelm Europe's ancient resorts

<b>There are places where the surge of global tourism is starting to feel like a tidal wave.</b><p>Ancient cities around the shores of the Mediterranean and Adriatic are on the front line, their stone streets squeezed full of summer visitors as budget airlines and giant cruise ships unload ever-growing …

Tech tourism: Where to try out Silicon Valley’s newest wares

Visitors flock to San Francisco to ride cable cars, eat crab at Fisherman’s Wharf and drive down what they are told is the crookedest street in the …