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10 of the best apps for independent travellers

Luckytrip<p>Want an adventure and don’t care where? Luckytrip is the smarter version of showing up at the airport and buying the first flight you can afford. Just set a budget and let the app plan the perfect trip: it will figure out somewhere to go, a place to stay and something to do, with …

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Best Kept Travel Secrets: Paul's Pyramid Tips | Inc.com

I just went on vacation in Egypt, and took one of the days to visit the various Pyramids that dot the landscape in northern Egypt. In the process, I found that there are a few unexpected tips I wish I'd had before visiting, and thought I'd share them with readers who may be interested in seeing the …

7 countries where you can travel on $30 a day or less

There are countries all over the world where, thanks to the low cost of living and (in some cases) strong U.S. dollar, it's possible to get around on a very low budget.<p>Traveling on the cheap is certainly not for everyone and it often means making a few sacrifices, but choosing the right place to …

Abu Dhabi on a budget: See the best of the city for less

The fast-moving, modern metropolis of Abu Dhabi might be best known for its penchant for lavish luxury, but you don’t have to make a withdrawal from a gold-dispensing ATM or stay in extravagance fit for a sheikh to enjoy it. Here’s what to see and do in Abu Dhabi that won’t break the bank.<p><b>Stand in</b> …

Beyond the bistro: off-menu adventures in Paris

Cue letters of complaint, but it is damn difficult to eat terribly in Paris. The French capital rises to the warmth of fresh artisanal baguettes, snacks on cloud-light macarons, and uses two-course lunches as an excuse to uncork a bottle of rich, ruby-coloured Bordeaux.<p>Of course, you can still …

11 secret gardens in Porto

Don’t let Porto’s architecture fool you. At face value its slender buildings appear to house little more than pokey apartments or hole-in-the-wall cafés, but many doors are rabbit holes leading to spacious living quarters (perhaps with a veggie patch and chickens out back) or modern dining spots …

Inside the iconic Paris hotel reopened after $200 million make-over

Paris is already known around the world for its sumptuous lifestyle and architecture, and a newly reopened historic hotel is set to live up to that reputation.<p>Hôtel de Crillon, a building created at the request of Louis XV, was turned into a hotel in 1909. Since that time it has hosted celebrities, …

How to Fit Two Weeks' Worth of Clothes in a Carry-On and Other Travel Tips

<i>At Bloomberg Pursuits, we love to travel. And we always want to make sure we’re doing it right. So we’re talking to globe-trotters in all of our</i> …

Confused about tipping abroad? This interactive map will solve your problems

Despite our global connectivity and all the information available at our fingertips, tipping remains an etiquette nightmare for many travellers. Now an interactive map will help you work out exactly when and how much to tip based on where in the world you are.<p>The online tool – called ‘Tip Advisor’ …

A 1-Hour Walk, 3 Times a Week, Has Benefits for Dementia

Exercise may bolster the brain function and thinking skills of people with dementia, according to a new report. The study’s findings suggest that walking a few times per week might alter the trajectory of the disease and improve the physical well-being of people who develop a common form of …

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24 delicious foods you should eat in China

China is a large country that's home to many rich, flavorful dishes.<p>Although there are staples that can be found throughout the country, the cuisine varies greatly from region to region.<p>For example, Shanghai boasts xiao long bao (soup dumplings), while Beijing has Peking duck.<p>Keep scrolling for 24 …

What I’m learning about schooling as an American parent in France

1. Don’t expect to be coddled or cuddled.<p>French teachers have one goal in mind at the beginning of the year: to teach their students a fixed …

Education

9 Brilliant Decorating Ideas for Your Bookshelves

Interior Design

The 33 Most Beautiful Places In America

We asked—you answered. From the beaches of Hawaii to the plains of the Midwest, here are the 33 most beautiful places in America, according to you.

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10 Coolest Small Towns in Europe

Paris, London, Rome…the big cities require no introductions. But have you heard of the foodie haven of Tremolat, France or the pristine Alpine hamlet …

Vacation Secrets of the American Southwest

Ready for an easy adventure? Head to these stunning southwestern landscapes, where people and the environment have been coexisting (and creating …

Tips For Traveling Solo Through South America

35 EASY Solo Trips to Try!

From the beaches of Belize to the heights of the Himalayas, there's no need to wait when the world is calling! Here, Budget Travel readers' favorite …

Flying Solo: Everything You Need to Know About Traveling Alone

There’s nothing quite like the freedom of exploring a new place on your own terms. Learn how to make the most of your next solo travel adventure with …

25 great American parks every traveler should see

Whether you're looking to get back to nature or just need an escape from the big city, these National Parks, State Parks, and National Monuments …

Insiders' Guide to the Caribbean

Whether you've been to these 10 Caribbean islands once or you're planning your fifteenth visit, we've got the inside scoop on some of the best …

These Are the 12 Oldest Places in America

Just how far back in time does human achievement go in this country? We challenged ourselves to find out and in the process discovered everything …

15 Things You Didn't Know About New Orleans

Between voodoo, Mardi Gras, the music, and the food—oh, the food—New Orleans has a heritage few American cities can match. But how does your …

California's other wine countries

Everybody knows the justifiably famous Napa and Sonoma Valleys. If you're looking to take the next step, venture into California’s less-famous wine regions, where family-owned wineries welcome novices and experts alike, and tasting fees are low to non-existent. Most of these well-hidden wine …

Riding Ecuador’s 'railway in the sky' in style

Anyone for the Avenue of the Volcanoes? How about traversing the Devil's Nose? They might sound intimidating, if not downright risky, but Ecuador’s <i>Tren Crucero</i>, or 'Cruise Train', passes both as it winds its way from Quito high in the Andes to Guayaquil down on the Pacific coast. Since the service …

Top 10 stops for Central America first-timers

The green cufflinks between North and South America, these seven compact countries would be easy to skip on a map. Yet they represent a complex web of cultures, ancient ruins, tropical wildlife and adventure.<p>For starters, try climbing lava-gurgling volcanoes with perfect cones that poke above the …

Great places to stay on the world's loveliest islands

Don’t waste precious travel time dragging your flip-flopped feet to the beach. We’ve rounded up ten places to stay on some of the world’s most beautiful islands – and they’re all a stone’s throw from the beach. Best of all, you don’t need to sell your granny to enjoy an island getaway, we’ve picked …

Exploring Sudan: a desert journey in pictures

To the wider world the North African nation of Sudan is often seen as a place of untold horror. A burning and featureless desert where war, genocide and misery are the norm. And although some aspects of this image are grounded in truth, for the most part the popular impression couldn’t be more off …

A guide to the eateries of Turkey

<i>A guide to the various types of eating places you'll find in Turkey.</i><p>One of the joys of eating out in Turkey is that there’s no need to order your whole meal at once. It’s perfectly acceptable to order one or two small dishes, see how you go, and order more later if you’re still hungry or tempted. …