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See the Most Beautiful Sights in America on This $213 Train Trip

A big adventure doesn't have to cost you a fortune.<p>If one of your 2017 resolutions is to see all of the beauty and history that America has to offer on a dime, then you're going to love this supremely affordable travel idea.<p>Thanks to a brilliant train route devised by travel expert and blogger …

The 20 best destinations to visit in 2017

From the charms of Chile to glorious Granada and the beaches of Bermuda, our experts select the 20 best destinations to visit in the coming months.<p>1. Chile<p>If Brazil owned South American travel last year, Chile takes over for 2017. Slowly, methodically, the continent’s most overlooked wonderland has …

No Passport Required: 7 Incredible Island Getaways in the US

We love to dream about incredible vacations in far-flung locales. It's all so alluring: tropical weather, international cuisine, and …

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The 26 Best Hotels In The World

We've created the ultimate list of the best hotels in the world by aggregating four notable hotel rankings made by elite travel publications and websites.<p>The rankings we used were Travel + Leisure's World's Best Hotel Awards, Condé Nast Traveler's Top 100 Hotels & Resorts (part of its annual …

National Parks

Why Botswana Is the Most Eco-Friendly Country in Africa

If there's one African country that stands out as eco-friendly, it's Botswana. Hunting has been temporarily banned throughout the country, there are no fences, with wildlife free to roam at will, and the lodges of Botswana are all designed to have as little impact on the environment as possible. …

Ranked: The 10 Best Island Beaches Around the World

By David Jefferys, CNTraveler.com<p>Beach season is officially here, and though there are many amazing shorelines to explore, our readers are partial to island beaches. Here are their ranked favorites in countries across the globe.<p><i>More from Condé Nast Traveler:</i><p>The Friendliest and Unfriendliest Cities …

The 25 Best Hotels In The World

The magazine asked its readers to vote on hotels around the world, and rank them by categories such as location, service, and food. Each hotel then received an average score out of 100.<p>This year, the Triple Creek Ranch in Montana took the top spot. But Triple Creek Ranch isn't the only American …

The Top 50 Cities To See In Your Lifetime

Buena Vista Images via Getty Images<p>With our ever-expanding bucket lists, it's sometimes easy to lose sight of the essentials. Well, we've gone to the community of travelers at minube.net with a simple goal: find the greatest destinations on Earth. From the great ancient capitals to the modern …

5 Top Spas in Los Angeles

In a town with so many pampered stars, there's bound to be a variety of spasdedicated to rest, beauty, and relaxation. And with awards season out of …

Best Spring Trips 2014

Vibrant spring blooms in the northern hemisphere and dazzling autumn displays in the southern make this the perfect season to get outside and walk, hike, or take a scenic drive. Use our editors' list of 10 best spring trip destinations as the launching pad for an active—and colorful—spring getaway. …

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8 of the best indoor hotel pools around the world | CNN Travel

Climbing On Mount Denali

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Travel Adventure: My Worst Nightmare, Attacked by a Giant Python

Gorontalo, Indonesia. As conflict correspondent, who has witnessed enough traumas for a lifetime, I usually go in for strange, tranquil settings that offer casual adventure and sandy beaches.<p>The natural allure of the Togians, several dozen tiny islands off the northern coast of Sulawesi in …

What's a good itinerary for an adventurous family in the Grand Canyon?

<i>A:</i><p>The Grand Canyon is a great spot for spring break for the whole family, especially when everyone is up for a challenge. And from the sound of it, your clan is ready for adventure. The vastness of the Grand Canyon is the perfect spot. From river rafting to rim hiking, you'll find plenty of …

Hiking

Ten of the world's best city hikes

Stretch your legs over hours or days, without leaving some of the world’s biggest cities. This article is adapted from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Adventures.</i><p>Tijuca Forest, Rio de Janeiro<p>Aerial shot of Rio de Janeiro surrounded by the Tijuca Forest. Image by Paddy Eckersley / Digital Vision / …

100 Trips Everyone Should Take In Their Lifetime

And if you're stuck in front of a computer all day, then yours probably is, too.<p>We've updated our bucket list of travel destinations to include reader suggestions and 2014's travel hotspots.<p>From eating pizza in Naples to skiing in Japan, these are the 100 trips everyone should take in their …

Best Vehicles for Road Trips

Spring break and summer vacations should be times to kick back, relax and spend time with family and friends. Road trips have always been a popular option for students or families, and choosing the right vehicle can make or break your adventure. Here are the best vehicle choices for taking a trip …

This Italian Town Looks Like It's Out Of A Fairytale

Welcome to Alberobello! This little Italian <i>comune</i> is located in the Bari province of Puglia, Italy.<p>Alberobello is known for its trulli -- limestone dwellings with domed, conical or pyramidal roofs -- which are on the UNESCO world heritage list. The structures look like they're straight out of a …

5 New Travel Startups Give Travelers a Taste of Flexibility

This week’s roundup of travel startups try to remedy what is seen by many travelers as a rigid booking system.<p>These additional services give flyers …

The 10 Most Luxurious Cruise Ships In The World

But you shouldn't have to skimp on luxury even when you're in the middle of the ocean.<p>The experts at CruiseCompete used their extensive database of traveler reviews to help us compile a list of the most luxurious cruise ships in the world.<p>Forget the corny magic shows and nightclubs — these cruise …

Top 9 Day Trips and Excursions Near Cancun

The Riviera Maya and the vibrant tourist city of Cancún have been top summertime destinations for American travelers for years, not surprising given the region's spectacular history, landscapes, cuisine, and nightlife. And while the Riviera Maya is often considered an inexpensive hub for those …

Mexico: The Different Cancun

Enjoy this post on The Different Cancún: Another Side of Paradise from our Travel Writing Contest Judge, Richard Bangs. Share your story of where you …

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The Fastest Growing Tourism Destinations of 2013

The number of travelers that criss-crossed the globe increased by 52 million in 2013. International tourist arrivals grew 5 percent to reach a record …

$10,000 AND UP: The Most Expensive Hotel Rooms In NYC

According to NewYorkHotels.org, guests would have to shell out a whopping $40,000 to book the city's priciest suite for just one night.<p>The hotel booking site recently released a list of the 10 most expensive hotel rooms in Manhattan, created by comparing the average rate throughout September 2013 …

The World's Best Hotels 2014, According To TripAdvisor

Good ole TripAdvisor, always saving the us the time and energy when looking for a spot to stay in around this globe of ours.<p>The company once again culled through a boatload of hotels (7,123 to be exact) to determine the best hotels around the world. Some you might not have heard of, others are …

Top 10 Extreme Hotels Worldwide

Instead of another cookie-cutter hotel room, why not stay in a bubble in a French forest, or ride an elephant onto your private island in Sri Lanka? A stay at one of GAYOT.com's Top 10 Extreme Hotels Worldwide is a guarantee of a one-of-a-kind vacation unlike any other.<p><b>ITALY Matera Le Grotte Della</b> …

10 best things to climb

Over ice and iron girders, shinnying up temples and scaling rainforest trees – tackle the world’s most worthwhile ways to reach the top. In this excerpt from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Experiences</i> we've gathered together ten things to go up, from the somewhat gentle to the downright difficult. …

How U.S. Theme Parks Are Gearing Up For Halloween

Photo Courtesy of 3viajeros/myBudgetTravel. Article by Kaeli Conforti of Budget Travel.<p>It's never too early to start planning for Halloween, and some theme parks start the festivities in late September. We've got the inside scoop on Halloween events happening this year at Universal Studios, Busch …

The Different Cancún: Another Side of Paradise

The pearls of praise for the place called Cancún often sheen to dizzying effect. There is no refuting that this stretch of soft sand caressing the warm, clear waters of the Caribbean is the acreage of paradise, a dazzling tropical necklace that evokes powerful, even passionate imagery. The acclaim …