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Best Winter Trips 2014

There’s no reason to hibernate this winter when there are new beaches, slopes, sports, and festivals to discover. This year’s list of best winter trips is a global collection of 15 editor-recommended destinations. Find the one that inspires you and start packing. —Maryellen Kennedy Duckett

How to Make Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

I am what you might call a recovering junk food addict—and one that had an especially strong penchant for candy.<p>And while I’ve managed to get my sweet tooth under control in recent years, I still have quite a weakness for homemade versions of classic treats.<p>Being able to create them without …

Traveling Abroad: 13 Tips To Roaming Freely And Safely

These days, it's almost impossible to imagine leaving the house, not to mention traveling to a foreign country, without a smartphone. How would you avoid getting lost without your built-in GPS? Or know which neighborhoods to visit (and which to avoid) without a handy phone travel guide? And don't …

'D.C. Is Open' Tourism Campaign Woos Visitors To Washington During Shutdown (VIDEO)

The government may still be shut down (as this gone-viral photo makes perfectly clear) but Washington, D.C. is open for business.<p>While many of the city's most famous landmarks are closed -- national parks and monuments, Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo -- there are plenty of Washington, …

Statue of Liberty To Reopen This Weekend, After New York State Pays For It

Albany, NY (October 11, 2013)<br>Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that New York State has reached an agreement with the federal government to …

Our top 45 free things to do in New York City

Seeing New York City's biggest attractions can mean spending a hefty chunk of your trip budget on tickets. Empire State Building? $36. The Guggenheim and the Whitney both go for $25. Even the Frick is $22. But there's a lifetime of fun to be had without ever handing over a cent, and not just by …

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The City Of Paris Is Trying To Convince Locals To Be Nicer To Tourists

True or not, the perception exists, which deters many tourists from visiting the French capital. (Though Paris still sees about 29 million tourists every year.)<p>So the Paris Tourism Board is encouraging locals to be nicer to tourists with a new guide called "Do You Speak Touriste?"<p>"The aim is to …

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The World's Busiest Airlines (PHOTOS)

This week, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) released the figures of the top one hundred airlines ranked by traffic. According to their website, “Airlines are ranked in terms of international, domestic and total scheduled passenger numbers and passenger-kilometres.”<p>Ryanair, the …

The 10 Cheapest Cities In The World

When I was in Nicaragua in 2011, I had a friend who was renting a room with her boyfriend in Managua.<p>They each paid $25 per month for rent. The bus ride to their job cost 10 American cents.<p>Point being: There are places in the world where your dollar can go a very long way.<p>This is important. If …

What do tourists in Japan spend the most money on? Shopping and snacks

Foreign visitors spend an average of $493 (46,436 yen) for shopping during their visits to Japan, much higher than for food $317 (29,864 yen) and …

Kick Off Your Clothes and Inhibitions - Nude Sunbathing Season Starts Memorial Day Weekend

Mention you want to go to a nudist colony to friends and right away everyone starts giggling and nervously laughing. Say you want to try "European style" sunbathing or go to a clothing optional resort or beach, however, and right away your friends picture sipping cool drinks while relaxing in the …

Skift Q&A: Can an independent hotel booking site survive and thrive?

The online hotel booking market is relatively packed, and standing out from the pack is difficult for any brand. The leadership at thirteen-year old …

Cyprus turns to tourism and casinos to kickstart economy

Cyprus’ president said Friday that the bailed-out country will open casinos and bolster its tourism sector to get the economy going again.<p>Nicos …

Denver's marijuana holiday celebration: High expectations, tight security

As tens of thousands of people gather to celebrate and smoke marijuana in Denver, police will be out in full force.<p>But it’s not the pot smoking …