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Best Peruvian food: 9 dishes you'll want to try | CNN Travel

(CNN) — It's been influencing global cuisine for centuries, but Peru's culinary scene is finally getting the attention it deserves.<p>And for foodies, it's a destination worth checking out.<p>Since pre-Columbian times, ingredients have been sourced everywhere from the lofty heights of the Andes to the …

South America

The Best New Ways to Book Your Flights

Innovative new apps are one-upping the online travel tools you already know and love. And they’re about to make planning trips faster, easier, and …

The Best of Birmingham, Alabama

Chefs, musicians, and creative locals are driving the Alabama city’s recent rebirth. Here are the places where you'll find them.<p>Restaurant<p><b>OvenBird:</b> …

11 ways to speed up your Mac

New MacBooks are very tempting, but upgrading a machine that can easily be salvaged makes no sense.<p>Here are some simple, free ways to speed up your Mac.

Apps

12 ways to get more battery life from your iOS device running iOS 9

Apple's new iOS 9 will make your old iOS device feel like new again with all of the features and screw tightening it brings.<p>But like every new …

Most iPhone screen protectors will continue to work with iPhone 6s 3D Touch

<b>Update</b>: LiquidSkin are currently selling a great screen protector for only $0.50 for both iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. Add these to your cart and use the following promo codes:<p>iPhone 6s LiquidSkin Screen Protector — use code <b>YTETINAX</b> at checkout<br>• iPhone 6s Plus LiquidSkin Screen Protector — use code</b> …

10 travel apps that will make you feel like a local

From sleeping in a local's apartment to getting them to cook you a meal there, these 10 apps will turn you into an insider anywhere you go.

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LastPass is now free on mobile, but cross-device syncing costs extra

If you've been wanting to play around with LastPass on your mobile device <i>without</i> paying the $12 annual fee for premium support, today is your day: the password manager just added mobile to its free tier. What's the catch? You only get it on mobile. Starting today, LastPass users will get unlimited …

Windows 10 Forced Updates Causing Endless Crash Loops

I think we can now all agree: Microsoft’s hardline policy on Windows 10’s forced updates is silly. Very silly. Since launching nine days ago Windows Update has sent out an unstable graphics driver which switched off monitors, a buggy security patch which corrupted Windows Explorer and there are now …

Windows 10

Lonely Planet's best places in Europe 2015

Europe is a magical miscellany of peoples and places, and the range of destinations can be overwhelming if you’re planning a trip. To narrow down the choices, we asked our team of Europe-based editors and authors to pick a list of 10 destinations looming large in their travel plans right now.<p>This …

The Most Underrated Tourist Attraction In All 50 States

<i>By: Joe McGauley</i><p><i>Credit: Wikimedia Commons</i><p>There's nothing wrong with going full tourist when you're visiting a new state--you'd be blowing it if you didn't make time for a trip to The Statue of Liberty or the Golden Gate.<p>But it's also important to go off-guidebook and hit up some of the more …

37 gorgeous pools everyone should swim in once

There are stunning pools all over the world, but some pools are worth trekking to.<p>From the world's largest pool in Chile to a pool that makes it feel like you're swimming at the top of the Swiss Alps, here are 37 pools you'll want to cross off your bucket list.<p><i>An earlier version of this post was</i> …

Fort Lauderdale

You don't have to be a millionaire to visit the French Riviera

Years ago it served as inspiration for legendary American authors such as F. Scott Fitzgerald, and today Beyoncé sunbathes on a yacht in St. Tropez.<p>That doesn't mean that travelers without a disposable income can't enjoy the French Riviera.<p>You can experience the coast's old-world charm and dazzling …

France

You should be using these browser extensions to keep yourself safe online

The invention of the internet made it easy to do amazing things online, like buying junk in a single click, but unfortunately that also came with consequences, like companies being able track your every move as you browse.<p>You might not know it, but every website you visit is using one or more …

Three free utilities to make your computing life easier

Yesterday's post about Norton Identity Safe, the surprisingly good free password manager, got me thinking about other great freeware -- the utilities I use daily and, frankly, couldn't live without. And I don't know about you, but sometimes I feel like I'm hemorrhaging money -- so I thought I'd …

How To Boost Your Wi-Fi With a Range Extender

I love the Wi-Fi service available in my home. I have my laptop, my smartphone and my tablet hooked up to it so I can surf the web from anywhere in …

The Most Beautiful Place on Earth

In Monte Carlo recently, we were window-shopping. Not only when we peeked at the displays in the windows of Cartier and Prada, Hermes and Dolce & Gabbana... but everywhere we went, all the time. We'd never witnessed anything like this up close.<p>"Monaco is the most beautiful place on earth," remarked …

Six productivity apps you’ll never want to be without

Optimize your inbox<p>Boomerang<p>I love using Boomerang even more than I love <i>saying</i> “Boomerang.” This plugin has changed my entire e-mail behavior. It’s a genius tool that adds a “send later” button to your messages, allowing you to schedule your e-mails to go out at a chosen time in the future. It also …

Do's and Don'ts for Booking Spring Break

<i>David Stanley / Flickr</i><p>With the cold air approaching and the holidays behind us, it's time to make peace with the fact that all we have left are the short, frigid days of winter and the countdown until spring. Bah humbug. But, wouldn't it be better if you actually had something to count down to?<p>A …

14 Overrated Tourist Attractions Around The World — And Where To Go Instead

English writer G.K. Chesterton said that the traveler sees what he sees, while a tourist only sees what he came to see.<p>And sometimes, those tourist attractions aren't worth seeing at all.<p>Inspired by this Reddit list of overrated tourist destinations, we wanted to round up some of the biggest …

South Dakota

The 24 Best All-Inclusive Resorts In The Caribbean

And what better way to enjoy a truly stress free holiday than an all-inclusive resort?<p>With help from Hotels.com, we've rounded up some of the best all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean based on real travelers ratings.<p>From adults-only resorts located on private beaches to family-friendly hotels …

Caribbean

5 Luxury Experiences For Your Next Trip to Bangkok

Bangkok is a favorite with travelers looking to get the most bang for their buck, but I took my experience to Thailand up a notch this past December. Enjoy the street food and Khao San Road $12 hostels the first time around; it's okay to "treat yo'self" on your next trip to the Land of Smiles with …

Qatar Airways

6 Common Mistakes To Avoid When Earning And Redeeming Miles

<i>Daz /No longer Swan man / Flickr</i><p>In my early days of collecting points and miles, there were many things I was clueless about. Since wising up, I've talked to countless travelers who made some of the same mistakes. Without knowing the basics of earning and redeeming travel rewards, you may end up …

British Airways

Low-Key Caribbean: A Tale of Four Islands

In a world where the easiest route is usually the most popular, it’s no surprise that many vacationers limit their warm-weather winter getaways to the Caribbean’s more accessible islands—especially if they have kids in tow. And while the quick trip has its advantages, some of the best destinations …

The Caribbean's Best All-Inclusive Resorts for Families

Family vacations are meant to be relaxing and enjoyable, but sometimes finding the right hotel, making restaurant reservations, and booking endless activities for the kids can seem more like a chore than a restful getaway. So we here at Oyster took on the impossibly taxing job of traveling to the …

Sesame Street

The Nitty Gritty Details You Need To Know Before You Rent A Vacation Home

It's vacation time in our minds -- thank you holidays! -- and we're planning (or more likely dreaming) about that vacation we'll be taking soon. But the big questions remain: Where do you want to go and where do you want to stay? You can stay in a hotel, or you could stay in someone else's home.<p>Now …

First-time France: where to go and what to do

France is the world’s top tourist destination and for good reason. There's a lot packed into just one country – artistic and architectural masterpieces, remarkable museums and natural landscapes, and a history harking back far beyond the Romans.<p>Top it off with fine wine, food and a culinary culture …

7 Travel Websites Saving You Money While You Sleep

We all want to save money when we travel, but who has time to monitor the constant ups and downs of airfares, hotel rates and car rental prices? You can easily spend more time booking and modifying your travel plans than actually enjoying your vacation. Fortunately, there are a few websites that …

Travel Hack: How to Save Hundreds On Your Flights to Europe by Buying Two Separate Tickets

<b>Stop! Don't book that $1,000 flight to Lisbon before you hear about this travel hack that can save you hundreds on your flights to Europe!</b><p>OK, so you want to go to Europe, but you don't want to spend a lot of money getting there. What can you do? There are a few tips to get good deals on flights: …

Flying

5 more apps that make you say 'Wow!'

There are approximately 1.3 million apps available for our smartphones and tablets. Many are simply a bad idea. Most are average in use or scope. Fortunately, some very innovative developers have changed the way we used to do things for the better. Here are five mind-boggling apps that I know …