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How to Travel Around the World Without Being Rich

So many people say, "I wish I could travel more" but they can -- it just means stepping outside your comfort zone.<p>Around college graduation season each year, the same questions start coming my way: "How did you decide to teach abroad?" "What program did you go with?" "How did you spend two years …

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15 quirky hotels around the world | CNN Travel

Tourist Scams, Part 2: What You Don't Know Could Cost You Big-Time

Calling all travelers, explorers, vacationers, and wanderlusts who don't want to be taken advantage of abroad: here's the continuation of last week's series on scams you need to be aware of in cities around the world.<p>Calling all travelers, explorers, vacationers, and wanderlusts who don't want to …

8 India Essentials to Know Before You Go

A scene from a temple in Chennai. Photo: Pavia Rosati<p><i>By Tanvi Chheda for Fathom</i> | More than hotels and itineraries and vaccinations, what you need in India is the right set of expectations. Here's eight things to know before you go.<p><b>1. Forget maps.</b><p>There's no Streetwise Mumbai or Delhi for a reason, …

10 Packing Questions That Will Save You Money and Suitcase Space

What can I leave at home and will be more stressful if I don't?<p>You know the travel expression, "Bring twice as much money and half as much clothing"? Westerners are inherently a consumer culture these days, and we LIKE our stuff. I just visited my girlfriend's storage unit, and it seems like …

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10 New Ways to Wear Eyeliner

Makeup artist Nick Barose, the mastermind behind Lupita Nyongo's signature bright eyeliner, shares 10 easy liner looks you can create at home.<p><b>1. Sultry Rockstar Eyes</b>: Line the top and bottom of the inner water line with a creamy, long-wearing kohl pencil. Squeeze eyes together so it smudges a …

The 12 Most Awesome Hostels In The World

When you're sick of those run-of-the-mill hostels where the most exciting thing on the brochure is Spaghetti Wednesdays, you know it's time for a shakeup.<p>Book one of these unique, weird and just plain offbeat hostel experiences, and your 26-person sleepover will never feel the same again.<p><b>Lock a</b> …

45 Things You Never Knew About Ryan Gosling

He is perfect. And so, so weird.<p>1. He was cast in <i>The Notebook</i> because the director thought he wasn't cool or good-looking.<p>2. For real. This is what happened when Ryan met the director of <i>The Notebook</i>: "When I got there, he was standing in his backyard, and he looked at me and said, 'I want you to …

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A Travel App That Practically Packs Your Bags For You

All of us want to pack light for a trip, to save the $25 of checking a bag by sausaging a week’s worth of clothing into a plane’s overhead compartment. But if you’re as indecisive as I am, you can never quite decide what you should pack, so you simultaneously under- and overpack, with jackets for …

5 Simple Tips I Used to Save $700 on a Single Flight

Instead of cutting back on the small things or saving a few dollar by ordering off the dollar menu, I try to save in the big ticket items. Airfare is by far one of the biggest expenses you can incur during a trip, and there's usually room to save when it comes to flying.<p>I'm always looking for ways …

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Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull Are Going On Tour Together

This friendship just got serious.<p>Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull have announced that they will head out on the road together later this year.<p>The pair — who collaborated most recently on Iglesias's single 'I'm A Freak' — have teamed up for a joint US tour, which will kick off in the fall.<p>Tour dates …

Buyer beware: 10 common travel scams

While you’re often safer overseas than you are in your hometown, a few scams seem to pop up all over the world. Repeat the mantra: if it looks too good to be true, it must be too good to be true…<p><b>1. Fake police</b><p>Sometimes also the real police, they’ll demand to see your passport and find something …

Do Not Enter: 5 Countries That Don't Roll Out the Welcome Mat

Some tourist visa applications are easy -- an Australian visa, for example, can be acquired in a few minutes via the Internet. Others, however, can take weeks, if not months, to procure.<p><i>Photo courtesy of Dreamstime. Article by Fran Golden, contributor to Budget Travel.</i><p>Some tourist visa applications …

Best apps and sites to plan, record and share your trips

Dreaming up a trip is the easiest part of every journey. All you need is a working imagination. The other bits before you go? Not so easy, or so much fun. You’ve got to book tickets, worry about accommodation, work out budgets, apply for visas…then you’ve got to plan your itinerary. And what about …

Awe-inspiring ancient sites

Taken from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Experiences</i>, may we present a bevy of BC (or thereabouts) beauties that have stood the test of time without losing any of their ability to drop your jaw.<p>Pyramids of Giza, Egypt<p>Egypt’s a country rich in both World Heritage sites and tourist clichés, and at the …

Top things to do in Rome

Few cities evoke the sheer wonder and amazement of Rome. Ancient history, outstanding art and religious icons are around every corner and when it all gets too much you can just join the locals in sipping espresso in one of the city's many squares. With so much to see and do, the real test will be …

Vacation Activities You Shouldn't Be Embarrassed About

We're often so busy worrying about making the most of every trip--nay--every precious moment out of the office that we can forget to not sweat the small stuff. And sweating the small stuff stinks.<p>Herewith, 19 things to not worry about when on a trip.<p><b>1. To pay a visit to McDonald's. You are</b> …

21 Reasons to Finally Take That Trip to Italy (PHOTOS)

"I never saw Venice" is a classic last-words clichᅢᄅ for a reason: Most would love to visit Italy, but very few end up going. Well, now's the time to start thinking about that summer vacation, and we've gone through tips and photos from thousands of travelers at to help you make up your mind.<p>"I …

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First time Ireland: unmissable Emerald Isle experiences

Ireland’s reputation precedes itself, so first-time visitors might think they know what to expect – rolling green fields, chatty locals and a pint for each hand – but there’s so much more to Ireland than its stereotypical charms. Skip the bus tours stopping at leprechaun-filled souvenir shops and …

South Korea Photos

TravelPhoto Gallery<p>See photos of South Korea (including Seoul, Buddhist temples, the DMZ, and more) in this travel photo gallery from National Geographic.

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