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City Guide: Los Angeles

When did Los Angeles get so popular? Said to be “Paris amid the palms,” a place where people still pursue “magical self-invention,” L.A.’s experiencing a cultural renaissance. Why? And more importantly, why now?<p>In part because of its stark opposition to New York, Los Angeles has become a magnet for …

The Perfect Pacific Coast Highway Road Trip

If you’re departing from San Francisco, it’s a good idea to kick-start the morning with a hearty breakfast. Welcome to the Ferry Building Marketplace …

Santa Barbara

The 'Man Who Flies For Free' says these are the 3 cheapest days to fly

Contrary to popular belief, there is no right day to buy a plane ticket.<p>A flight to New York is not going to be much cheaper on Tuesday than it will be on Wednesday.<p>According to Scott Keyes, a reporter for Think Progress and author of the e-books "How To Fly For Free" and "How To Find Cheap …

The Most Successful Trip Planning App Still Comes in a Paper Version

As travelers across the United States get ready for a long weekend known for road trips and traffic jams, there are dozens of travel apps and …

15 Travel Tips for First Time Business Travelers

<i>What are some Business Trip 101 tips, especially for first time business travelers?: originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Ask a question, get a great answer. Learn from experts and access insider knowledge. You can follow Quora on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.</i><p><i>Answer by</i> …

40 free things to do in Rome

Travelling to Rome on a budget? Never fear – sightseeing in Italy's magnificent capital city doesn't have to cost the earth. Although many museums and monuments charge hefty admission fees, a surprising number of the famous sights are actually completely free. The doors of the city's art-laden …

Italy

Do Discount Travel Booking Sites Really Save You Money?

Thanks to our social media feeds, Netflix queues, Amazon accounts and Google search results, we've come to expect our online search results to cater specifically to our interests and needs -- including when it comes to travel.<p>Whenever we enter an online travel search, it's our assumption that these …

Eight Hostels for When You're Too Old to Stay at a Hostel

Sure, college students and party animals may seek out hostels as an ideal way to meet other young travelers and save money on the road, but there comes a point in every traveler's life when showering with flip-flops and playing drinking games with strangers becomes less appealing, and clean bedding …

Hospitality

7 Hacks To Affording Your Next Vacation

The tips and tricks to traveling on any budget.<p><b>1) Try hidden city ticketing with FlyShortcut.com.</b><br>Hidden city ticketing is a hack in itself for finding the lowest possible airfare on FlyShortcut.com. It essentially finds a cheaper flight that has your destination as a layover. That way, you can …

How to Take Amazing Vacation Photos With Your Phone

<i>Roberto Trm / Flickr</i><p>There may be no better travel companion than your smartphone. Beyond putting useful information at your fingertips, these devices allow you to take detailed, high-quality images on the fly, often replacing bulky digital SLR cameras. While the smartphone camera's point-and-shoot …

Have internet access on the go with The Karma Go 4G LTE Hotspot [Deals]

Having access to the internet is just about as necessary to us these days as eating and breathing fresh air. When we are away from home, we rely on our mobile data plans and, for our mobile computers, wi-fi to stay connected. Sometimes, though, finding a suitable wi-fi connection can be difficult …

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How to Save Money on Your Next Hotel Stay

<i>fhotels / Flickr</i><p>Whether you're planning to spend two weeks on an island or a weekend in the big city, booking a hotel can be the most important part of any travel budget. Your flight tickets are likely more expensive individually, but your hotel room rate will probably include multiple nights and …

A brunch-lover’s guide to New York City

Ahh, brunch. One part omelette, two parts mimosa, three parts coffee – life’s sweet distraction when the workweek is nigh. Though not a uniquely New York 'thing' <i>per se</i>, there’s no other city that takes its breakfast-lunch combustion quite as seriously as the Big Apple and every visitor should take …

East Village

5 Things You've Got to Do in Reykjavik, Iceland

Iceland is definitely one country you absolutely need to visit, and the cherry on top of that all-natural inspiring sundae of adventures is the capital city, Reykjavik. Here are five things I recommend doing during your stay.<p>1. Soak up the 360 view of Reykjavik from the Hallgrímskirkja Church<p>Check. …

Road Trip: North Carolina's Outer Banks

Take in the fresh sea air along the Outer Banks, where nature still rules this tendril of barrier islands.<p>Stand on the metal walkway that encircles the lantern room of the Cape Hatteras Light, some 165 feet (50 meters) above ground, and you'll sense that this towering sentry, which has been saving …

23 free things to do in Washington, DC

Accommodation aside, Washington, DC, is one of the most, er, capital-friendly cities in the world. From performances in the Kennedy Center to tours of the White House, and the Smithsonian's free museums and galleries (and zoo!), you can spend weeks having fun without spending a dime.<p>Tick off our 23 …

Civil Rights

The 20 Best US Cities For Culture

Property Shark, a property research website, put together a list of the 20 U.S. cities with the most activities dedicated to culture and recreation, including museums, libraries, theaters parks, and stadiums.<p>The team then factored in how many attractions there were per capita to create the final …

Road Trip: Ghost Towns of Colorado

If you're not careful wandering through Colorado's ghost towns you just might catch gold fever.<p>Popular tourist sights, challenging outdoor adventures, and lonely ghost towns await on this scenic loop through central Colorado.<p><b>Overview</b><p>During the late 19th century, gold fever roared through Colorado …

National Parks

Los Angeles

The Best Way to Get Good Sleep on a Plane, According to Science

British Airways, the airline which introduced the first fully-flat bed to Business Class, has a well-established tradition of creative use of …

Free Things to Do in Boston

As any Red Sox fan knows, Boston is a baseball town. But it's more than that. As a hub for revolutionary thinking during the colonial period, Boston has a rich history that is easily accessible without having to purchase any museum tickets. The city offers contemporary cost free attractions as …

The 16 Best Places to Live in the U.S.: 2014

You cast more than 1.5 million votes in our biggest Best Town Ever contest to date. One town may have triumphed, but you loved 15 other amazing places, too—from Burlington Vermont to Anchorage Alaska.<p>But before we reveal the winner, a word on our rankings.<p>This list is ordered by the number of votes …

9 Family-friendly Labor Day Getaways You Can Afford

<i>Courtesy Rapid City CVB</i><p>If you should go on any vacation, it should be during the upcoming Labor Day weekend from Aug. 29 to Sept. 1. The holiday is, after all, dedicated to American workers and their contributions to the country. For all of your industriousness throughout the entire year, the …

Road Trip: Florida Keys

The 113-mile (181-kilometer) drive from mainland Florida to Key West induces sensory overload.<p>The 113-mile (181-kilometer) drive on Highway 1 from mainland Florida to Key West induces sensory overload. Besides the natural beauty along the route—tidal flats, teal waters dotted by distant islands—the …

Cevennes National Park, France

<b>Name:</b> Cevennes National Park <b><br>Location:</b> France <b><br>Date Established:</b> 1970 <b><br>Size:</b> 353 square miles (913 square kilometers)<p>Did You Know?<p><b>• Peaks to Plains</b> In Cevennes National Park low mountains flow smoothly onto the plains of Languedoc, creating a patchwork of rocky heights, grasslands, forests, and farms. …