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50+ Travel: 6 Tips on Choosing the Perfect Tour or Cruise

Amazingly, Americans age 50 and over spend more than $150 billion annually on vacations. For many, travel is their number one leisure activity.<p>Some travel so they can cross something off their bucket list, such as drinking wine in Tuscany. Others travel to indulge in a passion, perhaps studying the …

How to plan a round-the-world trip

Itʼs the ultimate trip: circumnavigating the planet, and stopping off wherever takes your fancy. Great for travellers who want to see it all, or who are just plain indecisive. But booking a round-the-world (RTW) trip can be a complex business. Hereʼs our guide to getting started.<p>How to do it<p>The …

10 Best National Parks to Visit This Spring

Once spring has sprung, it’s time to get out and enjoy the great outdoors. And what better way to experience nature than in some of our magnificent …

National Parks

The 10 Best Beaches In The World

In order to celebrate the impending end to this nightmare of a winter, why not grab your passport and head to sunnier shores?<p>TripAdvisor just came out with their Travelers' Choice Awards for the best beaches around the globe, and found that Baia do Sancho in Brazil is the people's choice. The rest …

Turks and Caicos

9 of South America’s most legit road trip routes

The Pan American Highway links Alaska with Chile — except for a small stretch between Panama and Colombia called the Darien Gap — and is a classic …

South America

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

10 signs you’re a mountain girl

<b>1. You think a pair of black thermal leggings is formal wear.</b> Why bother with dress pants, corduroy skirts, and fancy nylons when all you need to …

Camping

48 epic dream hotels to visit before you die

A GOOD HOTEL CAN MAKE or break a trip. The worst hotel in the best place is still going to make retiring after a long day an unfortunate experience. …

Burj Al Arab