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How the New York Times Travel Section Makes its 'Places to Go' List

Even if the <i>New York Times</i>‘ Sunday travel section wasn’t one of the few remaining dedicated travel sections left in U.S. newspapers, what it chooses …

Why (and How) Travel Writing Moves Us

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>I sat down with <b>Don George</b>, editor at large at <i>National Geographic Traveler</i> and author of <i>Lonely Planet Guide to Travel Writing</i>, and asked him to wax philosophical about how and why travel writing gets under our skin, who inspired him to become a travel writer in the first …

10 Beaches Where Getting There Is Half The Fun

We like beaches that make you work for it. Whether it's a hike through the jungle, taking lots and lots and lots of stairs, or even a simply pleasant boardwalk schlep, here are some beaches whose journey is nearly half the fun as the destination.<p><b>Devil's Bay, Virgin Gorda</b><p>Visitors have to wade …

Half of This Bar Is in Slovenia, the Other Half Is in Croatia

One bar in the former Yugoslavia has the distinct honor of straddling a disputed border. Enjoy a beer in two different countries…just don’t let the …

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Organizing My 2014 Travel Dreams into the Best Possible Itinerary

With the holidays behind us, now I set my sights on my 2014 travel dreams. Year after year, my major fault is trying to pack too much into my itinerary. This year, I'm determined to let a little R&R elbow its way into the mix. This photo captures a magic memory of doing absolutely nothing recently …

How to Eat Your Way Through Paris

By Carin Olsson, CNTraveler.com<p>Any local will tell you, there's nothing more Parisian than going to the market. Luckily, there are plenty of outdoor markets scattered across the French capital, and they're worth a visit even if you're not staying in Paris long enough to cook your own meal. Peruse …

25 Reasons Norway Is The Greatest Place On Earth

Norway is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places on Earth. It's home to more natural wonders than we can count and it has stunning cities, fascinating history and really happy people.<p>Norway's not cheap. But it's worth it. Here are 25 reasons why.<p><b>1. It's actually one of the happiest places on</b> …

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10 Ways to Earn Frequent Flyer Miles Without Getting On a Plane

Earning miles in the air is very straight forward. Get on the plane and earn one frequent flyer mile for every mile flown in the air. Although elite flyers may earn a mileage bonus for every mile flown, there are much better ways to earn miles on the ground.<p>We talked to long-time travel hacker, …

Churchill, Canada: Where the Northern Lights Delight

Every intrepid traveler has a bucket list, whether they realize it or not. Be it the blatant, or the silent ticking off of far-fetched destinations, you are hard pressed to find a savvy traveler who does not have Northern Lights tipping the top of their Bucket List.<p>The Northern Lights, or Aurora …

8 Travel Resolutions for 2014

Want to travel better (and more) in 2014? Set some goals. Maybe your goal is to check off three new countries for passport stamps, or to visit more states. Maybe you want to catch up with your former best friends at their homes across the country. But when setting those quantity goals, also be …

Travel Bucket List: Where to Go in 2014 (PHOTOS)

Bucket List<p>A new year, a new set of vacations to plan. What about Scotland? Cape Town? Or a cruise down the rivers of Europe? We’ve rounded up the …

Four Travel Resolutions You Can Keep

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>I get it. We see New Year’s as a fresh start and all that. But, really, are those life-changing resolutions such a good idea? Many people say no, and point to the failure rate of such promises–particularly the more pie-in-the-sky ones (say, a resolution to cut out greasy …

The Spanish Fraggle Rock: Setenil de las Bodegas Is an Andalucian Town Built Under a Rock

Living in a cave sounds like a big adventure. But in Setenil de las Bodegas, it's been everyday life for centuries.<p>Saying someone lives under a rock …

10 songs to add to your playlist in 2014

Chan Marshall released an uncharacteristically happy record last year called “Sun.” After struggling with alcoholism and personal problems, the …

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Boston Beer's 2013 Utopias blurs the lines between gimmick and greatness

Challenging the definition of “beer,”<p>Samuel Adams Utopias<p>is a high-gravity concoction that’s more about flavor than most stunt-beers.<p>There’s been an arms-race for the most potent fermented malt beverage for the past few years, and years ago the brewers after that crown raced past the mark where …

United States Photos

See photos of the United States (including national parks, the Grand Canyon, Times Square, and more) in this travel photo gallery from National Geographic.

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Vienna Revisited

I've heard a lot about the Vienna, and a couple of months ago I had an opportunity to visit. Vienna is the capital, yet it is the smallest of Austria's nine provinces and is home to 1.7 million people. It's a city with a blend of imperial tradition and contemporary creativity, and therefore a very …

14 Destinations For Your 2014 Travel Bucket List

The new year is rapidly approaching and we're making resolutions and wish lists for the year of travel ahead.<p>If you crossed some adventures off your 2013 travel bucket list, surely you'll need some new additions. Check out these awesome, under-the-radar destinations you should add to your list for …

Late T service to be tried on weekends

There’s life long after midnight in Boston, and finally the MBTA wants to be part of it.<p>Starting next spring, the T will run all subway trains and …

Steinert Hall, the most famous subterranean theater you’ve never heard of

One musician who has visited the underground concert hall likens it to the setting of “Phantom of the Opera.” Another calls it “an acoustic marvel” …

Lufthansa airlines convinced 42 Swedes to change their names

Would you change your name for a chance to move to Berlin, all expenses paid?<p>That’s the question at the heart of a strikingly bold—and utterly bizarre—marketing campaign by the German airline Lufthansa, which in October made a rather unconventional proposition to Swedes: Legally change your name to …

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Embracing a New Culture - 5 Essential Tips to Succeed Wherever You Go

Berlin Where “Green” is the New “Black”

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3 World Class Beach Destinations