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The Cheapest Days to Fly This Summer

The complex algorithms airlines use to set prices can make getting the best deal feel like hunting for a needle in a haystack. But the travel site …

9 Best Camping Products for People Who Hate Camping

We walk among you—those of us who love the outdoors but hate camping. You can sing the praises of a night sky full of stars, but the whole time we’re …

Luxury liveaboard dive boats: 5 of the world's best | CNN Travel

Beyond Machu Picchu: 10 amazing ways to see Peru

From the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu to Lake Titicaca, the allure of Peru for many visitors is its unchanging, timeless quality. More than most other South American countries, Peru has kept up links with its pre-Columbian past, from practising traditional terrace farming and llama-rearing to …

Economy will never feel the same again! Savvy travellers reveal how they flew from Boston to Washington in a $23million private jet for FREE

• <b>Married couple Gilbert Ott and Laura Burns combined vouchers to fly in the lap of luxury without paying a dime</b>• <b><br>They didn't have to show up early or</b> …

Use voice commands to write and format text with Google Docs

Google Docs added voice typing last year, but you can now use it to edit and format your document.<p>Google Docs added voice typing last year, and I hope you've never heard someone writing in this manner at Starbucks or a nearby cubicle at work. Should you have a workspace to indulge in voice typing, …

Eero thinks its tiny box can fix all your WiFi issues

While many of the devices we use every day depend on WiFi -- everything from our smartphones to our TVs -- most home WiFi networks are still woefully slow compared to their wired alternatives. Enter Eero, a small San Francisco startup that aims to bring home WiFi into the future. How? By combining …

Wi-Fi

Active antennas could mean more powerful Wi-Fi networks

Image copyright Shutterstock / Sputanski.Smart antenna maker Ethertronics is taking active antenna technology it originally developed for mobile …

Travel & Outdoors: from Camping to Boutique Hotels - Busyboo - Page 2

October 13, 2016<p>I’m sure you’ve heard the stories about hotels in Tokyo, Japan being little more than a roll-up mattress stuffed inside a shoe box. …

First lady, GOP Congress head toward truce on school lunches

WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama and congressional Republicans may be headed toward a truce on meals served to the nation's …

8 Cities That Show You What the Future Will Look Like

Cities used to grow by accident. Sure, the location usually made sense—someplace defensible, on a hill or an island, or somewhere near an extractable …

Smart Cities

What the Modern Presence of Water on Mars Means

Mars may be the solar system’s most tragic planet. It once had a dense atmosphere; it once fairly sloshed with water; just one of its oceans may have …

10 of the world’s best natural wonders … that you’ve probably never heard of

Mendenhall ice caves, Alaska, US<p>Imagine standing in a natural glassy dome illuminated by eerie blue light … A visit to Mendenhall ice caves is a rare chance to step into the heart of a glacier. The 12-mile-long stretch of ice (it is getting shorter every day, because of global warming) near Juneau …

North Island

Plan Your Spring Break: 12 Under-the-Radar Destinations

So what if Europeans get the entire month of August off—spring break is an American birthright. Whether you're toting the kids or fleeing civilization, we've got the trip for you.<p>Try an Island That's Better Than Bali<p><b>Raja Ampat, Indonesia</b><br>It’s hard not to love Bali, with its abundance of surf breaks …

10 Of The Most Colorful Places On Earth

Hi. These places exist. No, not in dreams or hallucinations or Wes Anderson movies, but right here on this beautiful, mysterious planet. We just thought you should know.<p><b>Lavender Fields, France</b><p>In the summer months, the rolling lavender fields of Provence teem with bright purple blooms as far as the …

Romantic adventure to South Africa includes national park

Here are some of the more interesting deals, websites and other travel tidbits that came across our desk recently:<p>Great Safaris has a good deal on its World's Greatest Romantic Adventure trip to South Africa. The 11-day tour is priced from $3,995 per person double occupancy, but through Dec. 5, the …

South Africa

Florida by Water: Kayak Island Waters

Exploring Florida's islands by kayak expands your opportunities for wildlife viewing, nature photography, and outdoor adventure.<p>Exploring an island by kayak expands your opportunities for wildlife viewing, nature photography, and outdoor adventure. Not limited by roads or hiking trails, you are …

Outdoors

You Won't Believe These 17 Photos Are Real (But They Are)

At Oyster, we're known for our honest, undoctored hotel photography, and in our Photo Fakeout series we've shown just how different from reality some marketing images can be. But we've also encountered plenty of hotels that were truly as beautiful as advertised. These photos we took at various …

Wine Travel in Germany's Mosel Valley

01 of 05<p>Mosel<p>Germany's 13 wine regions welcome visitors with open arms. Each region has its particular specialty, and regional cuisine, as you might …

Wine

Hawaii's Most Epic And Illegal Hike May Be Gone Forever

Remember that strikingly stunning and famously illegal hike in Hawaii that gave you the chance to view paradise from the heavens?<p>To refresh your memory, here was what it looked like:<p>Well, thanks to a powerful storm, it's gone. Possibly forever. And we're heartbroken.<p>The Stairway to Heaven, Hawaii's …

Florida by Water: Explore a Coastal Paddling Trail

Bays, coves, and other sheltered areas along the Florida coast create favorable conditions for sea kayaking.<p>Bays, coves, and other sheltered areas along the coast create favorable conditions for sea kayaking. Protected from the strong winds and waves of the open ocean, paddlers typically are able …

Kayaking

Apple will fix your older MacBook Pro's video problems for free

Did you snag a MacBook Pro before 2014 only to run into corrupted video, no video at all or spontaneous reboots? You won't have to shell out for a fix if you're out of warranty. After more than a year of reports, Apple is launching a repair program that will mend your laptop for free if its …

MacBook Pro

Nike eyes holographic technology for sneaker design

The company has been awarded a patent in which a sneaker can be drawn on with a digital pen to create a virtual, printable design.<p>Sneaker maker Nike has invented a new way for people to design sneakers with help from holographic-like technology, a new patent reveals.<p>Earlier this month, Nike was …

Autodesk is now selling an open-source 3D printer

Image copyright Autodesk.Autodesk’s first foray into hardware is here: The Ember 3D printer is now available for anyone to order.At $5,995, the …

Ray wants to be the last remote control you’ll ever buy

David Skokna wants to simplify TV, one button at a time. That’s why Skokna and his team at Ray Ventures are introducing a remote control to replace …

Flying Private Doesn't Have to Break the Bank | Inc.com

Airfare seems to be getting more and more expensive, and airlines aren't exactly upping their amenities game in order to make up for it. As a beleaguered frequent business traveler, you do have some hope, though. One option is a new crop of travel clubs like Surf Air that are trying to replace the …

The Exceptional Traveler: Housesitting

Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.— Miriam Beard<p><b>How To Do Exceptional Things Inexpensively</b><p><b>Post #3 Housesitting</b><p>I'm a big fan of house rentals and housesitting, having done both many times in different parts of the world, …

Top 20 International Small Hotels: Andrew Harper's Picks (Photos)

Best Small Hotels<p>From Australia to Botswana and Italy to India, see the top luxury boutique hotels around the world.<p>09.08.13 4:45 AM ET