Millie Gibbens

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National Geographic Travel

Thailand Expects to Lose at Least 400,000 Tourists This Month

Prolonged political turmoil will negatively impact the tourism industry which will possibly lose 400,000 foreign visitors this month, according news …

10 Beaches Where Getting There Is Half The Fun

We like beaches that make you work for it. Whether it's a hike through the jungle, taking lots and lots and lots of stairs, or even a simply pleasant boardwalk schlep, here are some beaches whose journey is nearly half the fun as the destination.<p><b>Devil's Bay, Virgin Gorda</b><p>Visitors have to wade …

5 Layover-Worthy Airports

Could your next layover be the highlight of your trip? At more and more airports, a long layover can open a window into local culture–whether you choose to venture into the city or simply roam the terminals. When time is of the essence, we suggest a surgical-strike approach. While some airports …

Thailand Journal I: Chiang Mai Bargirls

The first thing one notices driving into the Northern Thai city of Chiang Mai from the airport at night are the bargirls. Thailand is famous for bargirls and prostitutes, but this Northern city is particularly dark after sundown, with shuttered storm fronts, weathered buildings and desolate …

Thailand

5 New Travel Startups to Watch This Week

These five travel startups have created mobile apps that span every step of the travel process from pre-trip financing to airport wayfinding to …

Re-Dreaming the Great American Road Trip

When I was 17, I read <i>On the Road</i> and idolized Jack Kerouac’s narrator Sal Paradise and his pal Dean Moriarty, the Kings of the Open Road. Beyond the flat cornfield horizon of my hometown in the corner of northeast Iowa, there was more flat cornfield horizon in all directions, but beyond that was …

Organizing a Trip Around the World

This is the beginning of the adventure of my life. 85 days on the road, 4 continents, 14 countries, 17 cities, 9 different languages, hundreds of stories, thousands of pictures and many, many interesting people. Me, my husband Dario, and his new venture, Quietly. Just us, for three months, …

Star Alliance

The 5 Coolest Places to Go in 2014 (PHOTOS)

A new year is upon us, and you know what that means -- time to plan your 2014 vacation, of course! And you, being the trendsetter that you are, are planning to go to somewhere on the cutting edge. Well, we're here to help. This year is an especially good time to visit these five destinations, which …

Henry Blodget

101 Places to Get F*cked Up Before You Die

• <b>Author:</b> Matador Network & David S. Miller<p>What Are You Waiting For?<p>Looking for a guidebook that isn't full of tired, lame, or even BS travel information? <i>101 Places to Get F****d Up Before You Die</i> brings together the most irreverent and legit accounts of drinking, nightlife and travel culture around …

The Best of the Best Places to Visit in 2014 (Photos)

To help with 2014 vacation planning, the Andrew Harper team has rounded up the best of the best bars, restaurants, spas, adventures, and more from …

Put these 10 countries on your travel list for 2014

SOME OF THE PLACES below make the list because they’re hosting mega-events in 2014; others are included simply because they’re awesome and I’m dying …

Island hopping off Cambodia's coast

Sandy bliss awaits travellers off Cambodia’s south coast. Whether you favour being glued to a hammock upon an isolated shore, or fancy slothful days recovering from all-night raves, Cambodia has an island for you.<p>Lapped by the lapis-hued waters of the Gulf of Thailand, the scattering of islands in …

Asia Travel

Deal Experts' 2014 Travel Plans

New year, new vacation days. To Travelzoo Deal Experts, and millions of our subscribers, the change in the calendar means another opportunity to embark and expand our horizons. For travelers looking for a little inspiration, here's where our team of North American Deal Experts will be heading in …

New York City

25 Reasons Norway Is The Greatest Place On Earth

Norway is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places on Earth. It's home to more natural wonders than we can count and it has stunning cities, fascinating history and really happy people.<p>Norway's not cheap. But it's worth it. Here are 25 reasons why.<p><b>1. It's actually one of the happiest places on</b> …

The Top 7 International Destinations You Need to Visit in 2014

Many travelers are taking a look at their 2014 calendars to determine what new places they want to visit in the coming year. Travelers today want to do, see, and interact more than ever before as international travel continues to grow, and we're looking to the future to those countries that will …

South America

The Ultimate (Affordable!) Tropical Vacation

<i>Photo Courtesy of Whitney Tressel. Article by Whitney Tressel of Budget Travel.</i><p>We can almost guarantee that if you haven't been to Costa Rica yet, one of your travel-crazy friends has. And they've told you all about it, right? The beaches and the rain forests. The food. The eco-resorts. And, of …

Central America

The Best Traveler Photographs of 2013

National <i>Geographic Traveler’</i>s director of photography, <b>Dan Westergren</b>, has the distinct pleasure (and sometimes pain) of choosing which photographs run in the magazine.<p>The award-winning photographers assigned to our stories come back from the field with such a rich variety of images that it can be …

15 Amazing Photos of Daily Life Around the World

For many travelers exploring the far reaches of our planet, it's tempting to focus exclusively on the sights, museums, beaches, and bars while overlooking the very thing that breathes life into these amazing places: the people. That's why today we're presenting these beautiful photos shared by real …

European Travel

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

Danger, Danger: The ABC's of How Your Budget Breaks Down Before You Board the Plane and Sneaky Ways to Save Money

Ah, the friendly skies. I long to be able to travel like they did in the 1950s where it seemed fun and exciting. Those were the days of happy passengers who dressed up for their special trip. The pilots wore happy smiles and it was actually a thrilling career to be a stewardess. There were no long …

Personal Finance

Paris, Believe the Hype

I'm a hater of all things hyped. New York, the Rolling Stones, croughnuts -- overrated! It is a surprise then, even to me, that I am so besotted with Paris. Could there be a metropolis more absurdly romanticized? Even New York doesn't hold the mantle of the most defied plot of land on planet earth. …

France

Amalfi Coast: What to Do, Where to Stay and What to Pack

<i>Positano seem from the Champagne Bar at Le Sirenuse. Photo: Pavia Rosati</i><p>Summer may be a distant memory, but we still have warm weather on the brain! Craving gorgeous vistas (other than our cubicle walls!) we turned to Pavia Rosati. Rosati founded Fathom and "been going to Italy since before [she] …

Italy

Cures for the Travel Hangover

We all know that feeling: when you return home from a fabulous trip and struggle to reacclimatize to everyday life. Post-travel hangovers can leave you exhausted, unmotivated, or blue (if not all three). But with a few simple tips and tricks, you can beat the inertia, dive right back into a …

Travel

Thailand Tourism Industry Planning Ahead for Bangkok Shutdown

Tourism operators are preparing measures to deal with the planned Bangkok shutdown next Monday.<p>The Association of Thai Travel Agents said tour …

Thailand Journal: Massage and Elephants

Massage, not necessarily prostitution or erotic, is one of Thailand's calling cards. You might call it one of the exports and also one of its greatest natural resources since practically every other storefront in a city like Chiang Mai is a massage studio and that can make for a lot of studios in …

Thailand