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Travel Photo of the Day

Each day, CNN producers select a user-submitted photo to be our Travel Photo of the Day. Click through the gallery above to see stunning shots from around the world, and be sure to come back every day for a new image.<p>Have a gorgeous travel photo of your own to share? Submit it for the gallery at …

23 Gorgeous Photos You Won't Believe Weren't Photoshopped

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The 7 Biggest Travel Myths, Busted

Travel isn't always what it seems. Nor is the way we react to traveling. As hunter-gatherers turned tourists, we may be hardwired to eat, seek comfort, maybe even shop, but how long do we look at a famous attraction before we're supposed to move on?<p>I've written travel advice books, a survival guide …

Where to see The Goldfinch and other paintings famous from books and films

The 2014 winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction revolves around the small Dutch painting that the novel is named after – Carel Fabritius' 1654 work <i>The Goldfinch</i>. Donna Tartt's novel has inspired new interest in Dutch Golden Age painting, drawing record crowds to a gallery in New York earlier this …

Sweat Equity: 13 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Finnish Saunas

On a recent trip to Helsinki, I was fretting about my glaring lack of language skills. How, I wondered, was I ever going to pronounce all those really long words with so many vowels and umlauts?<p>Turns out, nearly everyone in Finland speaks English. And even better, I've known the most important …

The 48 Problems With Flying

By: Matt Meltzer<p><i>Credit: Shutterstock</i><p>These days, flying is right up there with going to the dentist and doing your taxes on the list of things people hate. All the pain, but no free toothbrush or refund check. Between awful people at TSA, flight attendants who hate you, and never-ending delays, it's …

5 Getaways That Are Only Good in Winter

We know, we know: It's cold out. Not just "cold," but that finally-really-winter frigid that makes you feel achey, keeps you at home, and -- more often than not -- makes you feel totally, maddeningly stir-crazy. But fear not, our temporarily housebound readers: The savviest travelers know that …

Ain't No Mountain High Enough: 7 Romantic Mountaintop Hotels

We've all heard the song, but these seven gorgeous properties imbue it with new meaning. Rather than traversing mountains, rivers, and valleys to get to your sweetheart, we heartily recommend making that journey <i>together</i> -- because it's really hard to top a romantic getaway snuggled up in a cozy …

It's Not Easy To Rent An Automatic Car In Europe — Here's How I Finally Did It

Though there are a few automatic cars in Italy, the majority of cars there have manual transmissions. And when they are available, automatic cars tend to cost significantly more to rent than manual.<p>However, after a failed driving lesson in a manual car where I continually stalled out, I decided …

Flying Solo: Three Reasons to Travel Alone

Why are we always so concerned with surrounding ourselves with the familiar? As an introvert, I'm used to doing a lot of things alone and I've found that traveling is one of the most important times to take for yourself! Here are three reasons you should consider flying solo on your next</b> …

Top 20 free things to do in Berlin

Berlin may be one of the best-value cities in Europe but, for visitors, those euros can start to add up after days of museum-hopping and nights of clubbing. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to stretch your budget further by cashing in on some tip-top freebies.<p>Catch a ride to the Reichstag’s …

4 New Wine Regions to Watch

T+L’s resident expert Bruce Schoenfeld identifies four emerging destinations—and the best bottles in each.<p>Michigan<p>Riesling zealots are transforming …

Japan Ranks as Strongest Country Brand in FutureBrand's Annual Index

For a country preparing to host the Olympic games in less than six years, Japan got an encouraging nod from FutureBrand’s Country Brand Index this …

'Starry Night' bike path inspired by Van Gogh now open | CNN Travel

Reinvented Riga: a traveller’s guide to Latvia’s capital city

With over two decades of freedom (and a renewed status as Latvia’s capital) under its belt, Rīga is reclaiming its rightful title as the cosmopolitan cornerstone of the Baltic.<p>Sitting at the crossroads of the great empires that wrote the pages of Europe’s elaborate history, Rīga was – for centuries …

Exploring Switzerland’s green legacy – on foot

One hundred years after the creation of the country’s first – and only – national park, Switzerland’s conservation efforts are anything but idle.<p>In 1914, Switzerland stamped itself as a leader in European conservation, creating the first national park in the Alps, and the first on the continent …

5 Best Travel Ads to Watch This Week

Turkish Airlines has found a winning formula with a series of ads starring Lionel Messi an other sports icons. British Airways has also found the …

The Design Firm That Created the World's Best Looking Passport

On one hand, passports are a designer’s dream: They’re the first line of a nation’s branding, a uniform size, and need to convey standardized …

Beat jet lag: top tips for travellers

You notice the warning signs - red eyes, irritability, heart-pounding wakefulness in the dead of night. It strikes without warning, transforming travellers into dead-eyed, shuffling automata. Once you glimpse your gaunt reflection in the hotel mirror, the transformation is complete.<p>Have you joined …

Check Out The Amazing Photo Tool From Google That You Should Start Using Right Now

That's where Google Stories comes in. Google will automatically choose your best photos from a trip or event and arrange them in a fun timeline that you can edit and add captions to. You can then share it through Google+.<p>Weaving together your photos, videos, and places you visited, it essentially …

The botanist's guide to the sexiest plants of the world

Plants can be sexy. Raise your eyebrows if you will, but to a plant lover, certain plants possess an undeniable allure. And plant-love can make you do crazy things, like scaling a muddy cliff to snap a photo of an extremely rare tropical flower or travelling to a remote corner of eastern Oregon to …

The Most Touristy Places On Earth, According To Travelers

For those of us who are travelers and not tourists, it's incredibly painful to show up at a destination, only to find it swarming with non-locals. Fanny packs and flip flops are NOT what we came here to see. We crave unspoiled paradises, those places that will become famous one day but are nowhere …

Rio Olympics Attracts Far Fewer Volunteer Applicants Than Expected

Organizers of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics extended a registration deadline for volunteers after getting slightly more than half its original …

Nearly Half of Atlantic City’s Casinos Shut Down in 2014

The owner of the struggling Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort filed court papers on Friday saying it will close next month, making it the fifth of the …

7 Hospitality Trends We're Tracking at Skift This Week

Every week we post hundreds of stories across various sectors in travel, connecting the dots across various global trends, and in these weekend posts …

This Couple Sold Everything To Take A Dream Trip Around The World

Three cocktails later, Danika remembers, the couple had decided to quit their jobs to travel abroad for six months. "Chris can pretty much get me to say anything when he bribes me with good food and cocktails!" she said laughing.<p>From there, it was a whirlwind. The plan was originally to spend one …

The 25 Most-Visited Tourist Attractions In The World

Well, the gates have opened, and tourists are pouring in to see it all for themselves. Attendance is up by 2.5 million since 2010.<p>The Forbidden City is a dream destination for some Americans, but most have never researched a trip to Everland or Lotte World. Yet these South Korean theme parks also …

Travel Nirvana: 22 Tips to Bring the Joy Back to Air Travel

<i>Can you really get to heaven in economy class? Photo: LatinFlyer.com</i><p>Yeah, I know. Air travel isn't fun. And nearly every traveler loves to complain about it. I already did so with my earlier post, "The 7 Most Annoying Things that Airlines & Airports Do in Latin America," for which I got a lot of …

How To Check A Bag For Free

These days, it seems like airlines are doing everything in their power to add more fees onto a simple plane ticket. In 2013 alone, U.S. airlines earned an estimated <b>$3.35 billion</b> in checked baggage fees. Luckily, we've found a few ways to get around them.<p>Fliers with a ton of mileage, points or …