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How To Avoid One Of The Biggest Travel Insurance Mistakes

Imagine you’re a month away from the cruise you’ve been planning for nearly a year. You’re traveling smarter these days, so with some health issues in the family, you decide to look into getting travel insurance.<p>The problem comes when you finally get around to looking for a policy. You find out …

Exploring Vinales through words and pictures

https://cubaholidays.co.uk/news/116198/exploring-vinales-through-words-and-pictures<br>With a personal narrative of two days in Cuba, a writer shares her …

Safe places to visit in Mexico now

'Is it safe to go to Mexico?' We hear that question constantly, and the answer is always yes, if you know where to go and do your research.<p>The grisly drug-related murders that make the headlines usually happen far from where the majority of travelers to the country visit, and yet many potential …

Mexico

Fraudulent hotel booking sites are more common than you might think — here's how you can spot them

As the number of online hotel bookings continues to increase, so does the rate of booking scams.<p>A study released in 2015 by the American Hotel & Lodging Association found that around 15 million hotel bookings are affected by deceptive rogue affiliates each year. That translates to roughly $1.3 …

This Is the Cheapest Time of Day to Book a Flight

(And here's the most expensive time.)<p>It’s popular advice we’ve all read on one site or another: Book early in the morning for the cheapest flights! …

9 Things You Should Never Skimp on When Traveling

A few smart splurges can make your trip a lot more fun<p>Travel should be pleasurable — not stressful. While it’s almost inevitable for something to go …

Mexico City's best markets

<i>Lo recorrí por años enteros, de mercado a mercado, porque México está en los mercados.</i> (I went from market to market for years, because Mexico is in its markets.)<p>Pablo Neruda<p>Mexican traders have been setting up market stalls since pre-Hispanic times. In Mexico City alone there are over three …

Mexico's handicrafts – what to buy and where

Color, culture and happy skeletons: these elements sum up the <i>artesanías</i> (handicrafts) created by Mexico’s diverse indigenous peoples. Some designs have endured hundreds of years of cultural shifts. Others are recent twists that pop with Mexican bravado and make one-offs to remind you of your Mexico …

Three-Day Weekend: Quebec City

You may fall so hard for the charms and quirks of Quebec City that you'll find yourself mistaking the St. Lawrence River for the Seine.

38 Most Inspiring Travel Quotes of All Time

Whether you're in between trips or deep in the throes of armchair travel, these must-share quotes from eloquent travelers like Tina Fey, Anthony …

Travel

Unilever to open up shop in Cuba in 2017

The Anglo-Dutch company is returning to Cuba as relations between the Communist regime and the West continue to thaw<p>UK-listed food and cosmetics giant Unilever will begin operations in Cuba in 2017 after communist officials authorised a joint venture with state firm Intersuchel.<p>Unilever will build …

Just Back: Havana, Cuba

Travel photographer and writer <b>Erika Skogg</b> (on Instagram @ErikaSkogg) spends most of the year guiding students on photography trips with National Geographic Expeditions. She recently returned from a ten-day trip through Cuba under a people-to-people travel license, which is currently still one of …

Just Got Back: Should You Go to Cuba Now -- or Wait?

Cuba is trending big-time as it finally starts connecting again, step-by-step, with its northern neighbor. This isolated post-communist country with a throbbing heart may be only a 45-minute flight away from Miami airport, but right now for Americans it's hard to find a more alluring, politically …

World's Most BIZARRE Food Etiquette Rules

You used the fork in front of you and suddenly everyone is staring… why? Table manners are as unique to a culture as the food before you—though not …

Etiquette

The Happiest Countries In The World Might Also Be The Prettiest

(Photo Credit: Getty Images)<p>If you're looking to take a trip to the happiest places on Earth, then here's your bucket list.<p>Every year, the World Happiness Report analyzes a number of nations and then ranks them in order of happiness. Countries are measured based on factors like living standards, …

National Parks

Where to Stay in Montreal

Montreal is all about F words -- fun, food, fashion, fitness, French and a whole lot of fabulousness!<p>On a recent trip to Quebec, I spent some time in Montreal exploring some of its higher-end hotels and figuring out what makes each one of these properties unique. While there, I visited, toured, …

Here's where it's safe to travel in Mexico

But it's also a hot vacation destination, attracting millions of US tourists every year, according to the US Department of State.<p>For the most part, drug-related violence and crime is limited to the country's border areas and trafficking routes.<p>The level of crime in resorts and tourist cities isn't …

Mexico

Must-Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites

UNESCO was created in 1945 as a means to help ensure the preservation of our natural, cultural, and intellectual heritage. Of the more than 1,000 …

17 Working Farmstays and Agritourism Hotels

Save Place<p>Livade, Croatia<p>On the steep hills above the truffle-obsessed town of Livade in central Istria, Croatia, a man named Vlado Tomažič makes …

The 10 Airlines With the Best Economy Class Food

For most global travelers flying coach is a reality that's never going to change, with those first class seats forever out of reach somewhere at the mysterious front of the fuselage. However, with recent changes and advancements in airline services, economy flying no longer has to be taxing, and …

Curries

Cigar Limits and Other Cuban Travel Tips

Human Journey<p>A friend of mine made the infographic below for Cheapflights.com. I thought the team did a nice job putting together what American travelers need to know to visit the Caribbean country, since President Obama lifted many restrictions last December.<p>There are strict limits on how much …

8 Reasons Why You Should Travel to Jordan Now

Jordan is a destination that is sometimes misunderstood. The land of lost cities and epic adventures like <i>Lawrence of Arabia,</i> it's a place that should be much more popular than it is. Safe and hospitable, Jordan suffers guilt by association due to its location in the Middle East. But visitors who …

Bangkok

Bangkok is the heart of Thailand, an intoxicating city where modern mega-malls filled with fashion-fixated locals exist mere minutes from tranquil, …

Must-Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Save Place<p>Dharmapuri, Forest Colony, Tajganj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001, India<p>The Taj Mahal is referred to as "the jewel of Muslim art in India,” by …

7 Explorers Name The Most Beautiful Place They've Ever Seen

Looking for travel inspiration? We've been asking fascinating people -- Pulitzer Prize-winners, world champion athletes, entrepreneurs, artists, and more -- to share the greatest travel journeys of their lives.<p><b>New Guinea</b><p>Scientist and author Jared Diamond, who won the Pulitzer Prize for "Guns, …

Hiking

The insider's cultural guide to Quito: 'Sun, fog, corn, stone, cars …'

Photograph: Juan Sebastián Aguirre<p>Me voy a volver (I’m going to go back) by Apitatán.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/2/19/1424365227106/eaf74c65-f701-424b-9272-aeba2a214f47-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Juan Sebastián Aguirre<p>Me voy a volver (I’m going to go back) by …

The Difference Between Solo and Group Travel

The topic has been written ad nauseam but I feel compelled to dispel a few myths. For instance, you do not actually save more money by traveling with others.But that's exactly the thing about traveling by yourself or with others: It affects experiences in significant ways people don't imagine and …

Brazil's 3 tastiest treats: put a little history in your mouth

Brazilian restaurants outside of the country aren't often bastions of gourmet delight; the ubiquitous all-you-can-eat steakhouses usually set the gastronomic bar somewhere just above buffet.<p>But within Brazil's diverse borders, the country's rich cooking heritage, a vibrant patchwork sewn from …

São Paulo

6 Foods That Boost Your Mood AND Help You Lose Weight

Stop diet-induced hanger dead in its tracks with these feel-good foods.

Nutrition

Where to Travel This Year, According to Your Astrological Sign

Photo by Thomas O’Brien<p>Like me, you may have made a habit of checking your weekly (or daily) horoscope. Sure, it’s fun to see when Mercury is in …