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10 Free Things to Do in Dublin When You're on a Budget

<i>By Emma Levine, London and Dublin travel editor for Where®</i><p>Make your euros stretch that little bit further on your trip to Dublin. Visitors to Ireland's capital can benefit hugely from the wealth of free attractions in the city, whether your love is for art, culture or simply a great walk. Here are …

America's Meanest Airlines 2014

<i>Andrei Dimofte / Flickr</i><p>The 2014 Airline Quality Ratings report, released April 7, shows that United Airlines is finally beginning to recover from its merger with Continental Airlines, which took place in 2010. But that wasn't enough to keep United from earning the lowest AQR score of all national …

Game of Thrones Film Locations: When the Small Screen Isn't Enough

Intrigue, suspense, battle and fantasy aren't the only thing that has captured <i>Game of Thrones</i> fans around the world. Since the show began airing, Kensington Tours' Destination Experts have seen an uptake in tourism to the wild and scenic landscapes where the show is created. Scattered across …

Go Here, Not There: 10 Alternative Destinations

The world is filled with must-see destinations we are told we need to tick off our ever-growing bucket lists.<p>Behind these well-traveled hotspots are smaller, lesser-known attractions that are definitely worth your time.<p>It's not to say you shouldn't visit these popular locales (they're some of our …

Don't Tell! These Restaurants Are Where Locals Eat in Florence

The sandwiches at Nerbone, at Florence's Central Market, have locals lining up -- and you should too. But save room for gelato! <i>Photo courtesy of thepinkpeppercorn/Flickr. Article by Robert Firpo-Cappiello of Budget Travel.</i><p>Yep, the guidebooks are packed with restaurant recommendations. And when it …

Tips On Taking Better Care of Your Health While Vacationing Abroad

My experience with world travel began when I was 14 years old, spending six weeks in Israel with a group of students from my Hebrew High School. Together we learned about the rich history and culture in a place we read about from the time we began to read.<p>We traveled all around the country -- …

Zürich: more than finance and fondue

Ask the average person to name the party capital of Europe and Zürich probably would not top the list. What's in Zürich? Erm…bankers, fondue, chocolate, chalet-style cuckoo clocks. Think that covers it? Think again.<p>Switzerland’s largest city may not have the glamour of Paris, the hedonistic party …

Switzerland

How NOT To Behave In 12 Countries Around The World

After this year's horrible winter, the spring travel bug should be biting with a vengeance. But as you plan your getaways, try not to become the stereotypical "Ugly American."<p>A new Quora thread addresses the issue of travel etiquette, asking people around the world what tourists should absolutely …

The World's Weirdest Hotels

When it comes to hotels, we at Condé Nast Traveler like them luxurious and beautiful. But sometimes, you just want something a little different. From hotels shaped like donuts to capsules jutting from the edge of a cliff, these are the world's most weird and wonderful …

5 Perfect Dublin Itineraries

There's so much more to Dublin than rowdy pubs and thousand-year-old cathedrals. Ireland's capital city boasts a burgeoning food scene, home-grown …

World’s 10 Most Beautiful Hotel Gardens

The best hotel stays make you feel like you’ve escaped everything for a while to take on a new way of life. Forget the décor, the service, and the …

For many, the town of Manarola is the quintessential Cinque Terre village. The charm of the five villages remains unspoiled, as does the allure of their surrounding countryside. http://on.natgeo.com/1g0KsBH Photograph by Francesco Riccardo Iacomino, National Geographic Your Shot

TripAdvisor shares Travelers' Choice awards of top destinations | CNN Travel

What’s Wrong With ‘1,000 Places to See Before You Die’?

Bucket list mentality reduces travel to a pass/fail proposition.<p>Remember, in the 1983 film <i>National Lampoon’s</i> <i>Vacation</i><i>National Lampoon’s</i> <i>Vacation</i><i>National Lampoon’s</i> <i>Vacation</i>, when Chevy Chase pauses at the Grand Canyon for two seconds before rushing off? It’s probably travel’s most laughable cinematic …

Take A Hike Through Mt. Huashan, But Just Make Sure You Don't Miss A Step!

If you thought the Caminito del Rey walkway was terrifying, then you might want to avoid China's "heart-stopping hike," Mount Huashan.<p>Famous for the perilous Plank Road and steps carved into sheer cliffs, Mount Huashan is located in the Shaanxi province of China. Considered one of Five Great …

If You Need a Reason to Visit London This Spring, Take a Peek at These Parks

London is a pretty magical destination year-round -- the bustling streets, the royal residences, the magnificent museums -- but it's an especially wonderful place to visit during the spring as the city bursts into bloom.<p>Some of the most spectacular spots to experience London's springtime in all its …

8 Ways to Make Meaningful Connections with Locals on Your Travels — Vagabondish

This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure.<p>Why do people travel? There could be any number of reasons. For some it’s a way to satiate …

Bucket Lists

Torquay, the third best destination in Britain? TripAdvisor league is pure fantasy

The seaside resort that gave birth to Fawlty Towers is currently revelling in the glory of being voted the UK’s third best destination, behind only London and Edinburgh.<p><b>According to TripAdvisor</b>, which announced the results of its sixth annual Travellers’ Choice Awards for Destinations today, the …

Driving the Wild Atlantic Way on the West Coast of Ireland

Ireland hasn't changed much since I was last here in 1969. The scenery is still beautiful, the people friendly, the music lively, and driving is as harrowing as ever.<p>What has changed is the food. In 1969 it was fish and chips and overcooked meat. Last August my wife, Katherine, and I spent two and …

The 25 Most Popular Travel Destinations In The World

Millions of TripAdvisor users voted on their favorite destinations around the world — and Asia was the big winner this year.<p>Six of the top 25 spots on TripAdvisor's list of the World's Top Travel Destinations are in Asia, including new hotspots like Hanoi, Vietnam (#8); Siem Reap, Cambodia (#9); …

A Film Lover's Guide to London

Today, the tourism industry is inspired by the entertainment industry more than ever -- and Hollywood just might be the world's most successful travel agent! It's difficult to think of Great Britain without conjuring thoughts of 007 or Harry Potter. London -- the energetic heart of Great Britain -- …

Where to Eat in Orlando Now

Move over, Mickey, because Orlando’s artisanal food scene is miles away from Walt Disney World, not just in distance, but also in sophistication. …

10 Castles You Can Actually Afford to Sleep In

Castles require a lot of upkeep: Just ask Queen Elizabeth, who's currently looking at an $83 million bill for long-needed repairs to Buckingham …

Five family-friendly destinations you may not have considered

Everyone knows travel changes once kids come into the picture. Suddenly you have to plan around naps, easily accessible rescue centers for soiled-underpants and whining backseat drivers. What they don’t tell you is how much fun it can be, and that it doesn’t have to be limited to timeshares on …

Kids

20 free things to do in Amsterdam

It's easy to spend a fortune in the Netherlands' stylish capital, but the city has plenty of gratis goodies up for grabs.<p>Check out our pick of the freebies on offer.<p><b>1. Canal Ring</b><p>More canals flow in Amsterdam than in Venice, and get this: the 400-year-old waterways are a UNESCO World Heritage site. …

European Travel

9 Of The World's Most Stunning Places Where You Can Sleep On A Boat

We know you can sleep underwater, but what about <i>on</i> the water?<p>Yes, we are aware you can sleep on a cruise ship (or sailboat, or privately chartered mega-yacht) in the middle of the ocean. But to see the world's natural and urban wonders from a totally new angle, try trading your hotel room for an …

Here's The Best Perk Hotels Can Offer Travelers

Plush bedding, fancy lobbies, and extras like pools and gyms are all great, but it turns out that the number one thing travelers care about when staying in a hotel is free breakfast.<p>Hotels.com surveyed thousands of travelers, and found that the most important hotel amenity travelers want is …

Travel Photo of the Day

Each day, CNN producers select a user-submitted photo to be our Travel Photo of the Day. Click through the gallery above to see stunning shots from around the world, and be sure to come back every day for a new image.<p>Have a gorgeous travel photo of your own to share? Submit it for the gallery at …

The first 11 things you notice about LA

Moving to LA is like moving anywhere else except that LA is bigger, weirder, and has more to gawk at, complain about, and enjoy than any other place …