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15 Castles in Portugal to Add to Your Bucket List

You could plan an entire vacation around visiting these castles.<p>There’s something romantic about castles that perfectly embodies the idea of …

TripAdvisor Names the Top 10 Attractions Around the World

While the best view of the bridge may be hotly debated (some say it's below at Fort Point, and others at Vista Point in Marin), there’s no denying …

The right way to pack a suitcase

Packing well is an art: Frequent travelers know how to pack as little as possible while still toting everything they'll need.<p>We've found the best hacks for packing a suitcase, and created an infographic that shows exactly where each item belongs.<p>This is what a well-packed suitcase should really …

10 Insanely Gorgeous, Under-The-Radar European Destinations

The value of the dollar against the euro is the highest it has been in years, making now the perfect time to take that trip you've been meaning to plan. But instead of the usual suspects (lookin' at you, London and Paris), why not try one of these under-the-radar spots that are far less crowded but …

35 Places To Visit While The Euro Is At An 11-Year Low

But the currency has just fallen to its lowest level in more than a decade, meaning a European vacation is suddenly within reach for more thrifty travelers.<p>We've come up with the ultimate bucket list of travel destinations in countries that are on the euro.<p>From biking along the canals of Amsterdam …

This Itty-Bitty Town Will Make You Wanna Run Off To Spain

On the list of reasons to drop everything and go to Spain, this is rising to the top... <i>fast</i>. Meet Lekeitio, an itty-bitty fishing town nestled on the country's northern coast near Bilbao.<p>Aside from boasting two stunning beaches, amazingly fresh seafood and an island you can walk to, it has <i>totally</i> …

The Best Way to Experience Machu Picchu

Photo: Drew Robinson<p>By: <i>Drew Robinson</i>, an Explorer for <i>The Outbound Collective</i><p>Wander among the ancient Incan ruins of Machu Picchu. Although some travelers may choose to arrive at the ruins by train, backpacking the 44.5 mile <i>Salkantay Trek</i> allows you to explore Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu in ways …

Getting to Baguio From Iloilo: Travel Options

<i>This is part of the #BorderlessTravels series - featuring tips on your upcoming trips.</i><p>Now that we've got our internet connection by PLDT (after going through so much hassle and waiting due to the negligence by the employees of the country's monopolizing TELCO company in the Philippines, but that's …

When Spending a Little More Is a Good Idea

You can obsess so much about finding the "cheapest" air ticket that you may overlook cases when you'd be better off spending a little more.<p><b>Checked Bags</b><p>You pay $25 to check a bag for most domestic trips these days, and sometimes that's a good idea. Sure, you can schlep a big bag to the gate and onto …

Insider’s Guide to County Kerry

<b>Kerry</b> is the most westerly county in Ireland, with Brooklyn, New York, jokingly referred to as “the neighboring parish.” But its people don’t think of it as remote. For them, the rest of the world is to be pitied for being remote from Kerry.<p>> What to Do<p><b>The Skelligs</b>, by far the most spectacular site …

In Honolulu, a festival celebrating what it means to be Hawaiian

Musicians will gather March 29 on the grounds of Iolani Palace in Honolulu for what is touted as a showcase of what it means to be Hawaiian.<p>The Ola Ka Ha celebration is primarily a day-long, free concert featuring local performers, but it will also include arts, crafts, food and hula. It's fitting …

15 reasons why everyone should visit Ireland

Ireland is home to incredibly peaceful cemeteries, gorgeous castles, an awesome landscape of bogs, beaches, and cliffs, and of course, Guinness.<p>As I learned in a nine-day trip around Ireland and its sibling Northern Ireland, this island is one of the most magically friendly places on Earth.<p>Here are …

Jerusalem: Tales of Abraham, the Prophet Muhammad, Jesus, King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba

Wandering around the narrow, labyrinthine lanes of Jerusalem's Old City, past wall-to-wall shops selling everything from exquisite rugs to knock-off watches to world-class <i>tchotchkes</i>, it's easy to imagine what this spot must have looked like thousands of years ago. You half expect to see Charlton …

51 Hours in New York City

Making the most of New York City in just a few short days can be a daunting task. How do you fit in culture, nature, great food, and sightseeing on limited time?<p>One way is to explore this great city in parts and allow yourself to experience some of the best the city has to offer without rushing …

Egypt Makes It Harder for Tourists to Visit While Indonesia Opens Up

Starting May 15 every international tourist’s path to seeing Egypt’s pyramids will begin with a trip to his or her local Egyptian consulate to obtain …

Tourism

The 10 Airlines With the Best Economy Class Seats

With ever-rising airfare rates, along with taxes and baggage fees to contend with, flying economy is the only possible option for the vast majority of travelers. That doesn't necessarily have to mean skimping on comfort and amenities, though -- by doing a bit of research before booking, it's easy …

The 8 Worst Decisions You Can Make at a Hotel

By: Matt Meltzer<p><i>Credit: Shutterstock (edited)</i><p>Making bad decisions is as much a part of traveling as packing your suitcase and losing followers on Instagram (really, we get it, you're having fun on vacation). When you're visiting a place you know nothing about, you're bound to get some stuff wrong. …

It’s Official: Virgin America is Fastest Airline in the Country

What's an electoral wizard like Nate Silver—the analyst/journalist at the helm of data-driven news site <b>FiveThirtyEight</b>—to do during the relative …

20 Ways to Keep Your Money Safe While Traveling

<i>Robert Couse-Baker / Flickr</i><p>More than "middle seat," "lost reservation" or "canceled flight," the two words that have the power to rattle even the most intrepid traveler are, "Stop, thief!"<p>Tamara Tennant, a globetrotter and owner of an interior design firm in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, recalls how …

New musical shows by 'Wicked' composer coming to Princess cruise ships

The newest Broadway-style musical you see may be in the Caribbean or Mexico, or somewhere in between.<p>"Wicked"and "Pippin" composerStephen Schwartzwill oversee four musical shows that are scheduled to make their debut on Princess cruise ships in coming years.<p>Princess Cruises announced Thursday that …

Princess Cruises to Run 4 Original Musicals From Oscar-Winning Composer

It’s not unusual to hear of top entertainers getting their start on a cruise ship. On Thursday, the renowned composer of hits like “Godspell,” …

Disney Cruise Line

First time Greece: top 10 experiences

With its sparkling white beaches, crystalline water and venerable ancient sites, Greece lives up to all the hype. But how to approach this vast country with enough islands to suit everyone’s taste and antiquities dotting the landscape like a historical map of Western civilisation?<p>Most first-time …

Anthony Bourdain Ate An Insane 'Foraged' Feast At Noma, The Best Restaurant In The World

Food and travel guru Anthony Bourdain is so enamored by the restaurant that he devoted a whole episode of his CNN show, "Parts Unknown," to it.<p>In addition to enjoying an incredible meal at the restaurant, Bourdain spent time with its head chef, René Redzepi, foraging for ingredients at a local …