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Flight 370: Search teams investigate sounds picked up in ocean

Search teams looking for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 are investigating a number of sounds detected by ships in the southern Indian Ocean, authorities said Sunday, but it's not yet clear if any of them are from the missing plane's so-called black box.<p>A British Royal Navy vessel is on its way to an …

This Alien Hearing Is the Best Thing Congress Has Done in Months

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The House science committee carved out two hours of time on Wednesday to discuss the search for …

11 Hotel Brand Leaders Define the Needs of Today's Creative Class

LE Miami is a new hotel industry trade show redefining contemporary travel for the “creative class,” consisting of well traveled, highly educated …

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The Ascendance of Movies and TV in Tourism Marketing

<i>Last week we launched our new Skift Trends report, “The Rise of Destination Marketing Through Movies and TV“, which defines the increasing trend of</i> …

Take A (Virtual) Post-Holiday Detox At Budapest's Szechenyi Thermal Baths

In case the idea of lounging around with hundreds of your favorite strangers sounds appealing, may we recommend heading to Europe to take a thermal bath?<p>Szechenyi Thermal Bath, the largest medicinal bath in all of Europe, sits near the zoo in Budapest (it was the first of its kind on the Pest side …

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15 Aerial Photos from Around the World

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]ur planet Earth is pretty darn amazing, but it’s even more beautiful when seen from above. Thanks to this blog and other travel …

5 Places Not to be Missed in a Lifetime

As a travel writer since 1997, I have visited 100 countries, and I make 20 to 30 trips a year. I am always being asked where in the world I'd most like to go. In this post, I'm going to reveal the five destinations I'd love to visit, or re-visit, before I die. This includes, of course, the biggie …

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10 Reasons Why Jordan Is So Much More Than Petra

Jordan -- it's a country we've all heard of. Maybe you've seen <i>Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade</i> as he travels on horse to reveal Petra's Treasury carved out of its rock surroundings. In some ways this was Petra's unveiling to the world, and perhaps Jordan's unveiling as a tourist destination. But …

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Rome Accused of Ignoring the Demise of Popular Tourist Site at Pompeii

Collapsing walls at the ancient Roman city of Pompeii have raised fresh concerns about Italy’s efforts to maintain one of the world’s most treasured …

10 Destinations On The Rise, According To TripAdvisor

We never really can get sick of people telling us where to go next.<p>The advice is always varied and gives the inner traveler in you ideas of where you want to schlep off to next.<p>Enter TripAdvisor, who has released their annual list of places "on the rise." Many of the spots have been around for, um, …

15 Festivals To Attend Before You Die

Throwing tomatoes and watching balloon races aren't your standard, everyday activities. But every year, visitors gather in different locations around the world to participate in festivals ranging from spiritual to lighthearted. From samba dancing to bathing in a sacred river, each festival offers …

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How To Get A Visa: A Beginner's Guide To Travel Documents

They're complicated, and they change by the nation. Here are the basics of how to get a visa.<p><b>What exactly is a visa?</b><p>Essentially, a travel visa is a document that shows you’re allowed to enter a specific country, for a specific length of time, to do a specific thing such as tour or study or work. …

23 foods worth traveling for [pics]

Recent years have seen a rise in food tours, but I’ve never needed an excuse to travel based on food alone.<p>One of my personal “travel rules” is that …

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Fiji’s Blue Lagoon Cruises Under New Management

When conjuring up images of the most romantic and exotic tropical island getaways around the world, Fiji certainly comes to mind. While some people …

Travel Quote of the Week: On Stress-Free Journeys

Who doesn’t love an inspiring travel quote? (As if we need any more reason to hit the road.) Like what you see here? There are plenty more travel …

The Top Emerging Global Destinations Travelers Are Actually Going To

Outside of Google, TripAdvisor is <i>the</i> global travel search engine, with a direct line into user behavior on where travelers are actually planning and …

Travels on the Run: Heart of Rome

As Italy’s ancient capital sleeps—relatively speaking—I head out for an early morning jaunt through history. From the wedding-cake monstrosity that is the National Monument to Victor Emmanuel II, I amble past the Roman Forum, noting such amazing ancient monuments as Trajan’s Column and the …

Ditch Your Responsibilities And Go Hike The Mendenhall Ice Caves Before They Melt

These, dear friends, are the Mendenhall ice caves in Alaska. They exist only because a glacier is melting-- and as you can guess, glaciers don't keep on melting forever.<p>Over the past year, researchers have noticed strange ancient trees standing upright in the ice caves. Turns out that as it …

Incredible UNESCO Sites in Danger of Disappearing (Photos)

Of the 981 properties on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, 44 are categorized as in danger for reasons ranging from political instability to tourism. See …

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Ski Lodges Toss Rustic In Favor of Contemporary Designs

The rustic ski lodge has been a staple of ski towns pretty much since the first resort was erected on the side of a mountain.<p>A drastic design shift …

Destinations to Watch in 2014

We see dazzling skyscraper debuts, earthshaking sports events, and royal coronations in your future. We're not psychic. But we can predict where packs of travelers might be heading to next: extraordinary cities and countries set to shine in the coming year. The following places all have something …

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23 Places You'd Rather Be Right Now

By now you've flown home, stuffed your face with carbs and tryptophan, and probably crossed off half your holiday shopping list (overachiever!). We think you deserve a vacation after this long weekend. Let us provide some inspiration...<p>By Molly Fergus, Condé Nast Traveler<p><i>More from Condé Nast</i> …

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EasyJet Launches Homepage in Chinese

easyJet has launched a dedicated Chinese homepage in response to the growing number of Chinese customers flying with the airline and booking through …

Christmas in Tokyo: Holiday Illuminations Go for the Glow

<i>Ginza boulevard</i><p>Traveling to Tokyo this December? Don't worry about missing out on holiday cheer. Japanese have embraced, if not the spirit, at least the traditions of the holidays with typical enthusiasm.<p>Illuminations and Christmas markets around the city draw crowds every night during December. …

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Way Above Queenstown and Live Interview Today!

Live on This Week in Photo Later Today!<p>I’ll be on live answering questions all about The Arcanum. It’s gonna be a very fun show with Fred — looking …

The Best New Golf Courses Of The Year

<b>The Best Golf Courses in all 50 States</b> <b><br>Kate Upton Learns How to Golf (from Arnold Palmer!) Do Women Need to Take Up Golf to Get Ahead in Business?</b> <b><br>Hilariously Ridiculous Golf Stock Images</b>

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