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Traveling North America: Weekly Roundup

We’re feeling inspired lately. Perhaps "obsessed" is a better word. With the Discovery Channel’s North America. Since we’re currently pining for the …

23 Movies That Will Make You Want To Travel

As does people-watching, and the adrenaline boost of things that are hard for me — like getting lost — and making myself understood in another culture and language.<p>Movies set in foreign backdrops can trigger that "need more" feeling.<p>I asked Matadorians what movies make them think of spinning out of …

The 25 Most Popular Travel Destinations In America

Millions of TripAdvisor users voted on their favorite destinations around the world, as well as their favorite destinations in the U.S.<p>Paris took the top spot on the World Destinations list, trumping New York City (#2) and London (#3).<p>Unsurprisingly, New York City topped the list of American …

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How to become a travel writer (seriously)

Start reading and don’t stop.<p>Read all the “greats,” but don’t skip the more obscure writers. Read magazines. Get yourself a library card if you don’t …

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Ten Reasons to Love Pennsylvania

"You're going to Pennsylvania?" our friends asked. "You're usually flying off to some destination we've never heard of, but the state named after William Penn? Why Pennsylvania?"<p>I could hear the thud of a gauntlet being tossed down when the words "why Pennsylvania?" were uttered. I picked up the …

America's legendary drives

With over four million miles of highway, the USA offers more road trips than anyone could tackle in one lifetime. Whether you’re itching to peek into Wild West history, or just longing for a big ol’ soulful dose of nature’s vistas, you’ll find them along America’s backroads and byways. Here are our …

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Delta Demos Light Shower That Cures Jet Lag

Available to Premium &<br>Purple Members<p>PSFK’s CXI 2018 conference brings to life key trends in customer experience through talks and activations by …

A Rocket Scientist Explains How a Sleep Study Can Change Your Life

Once upon a time, before medical science started nosing around your bedroom, snoring was a nocturnal annoyance and little more. Sawing logs in the wee hours, while the bane of spouses and significant others, wasn’t a health concern – just cause for housemates to wear ear plugs.<p>But over the last …

Qantas creates custom books to read in-flight

Aussie airline Qantas is asking consumers to ditch their Kindles and curl up with a good book — one that’s been specially penned by the airline so …

How to: Sleep on a plane

I fly over 150,000 miles a year and I’ve seen all kinds of methods and contraptions that passengers use to try and sleep better on airplanes. …

Advanced tips for US road trips

As I've candidly admitted in the past, my enthusiasm for road trips is dismal. I'd rather go to a cat fashion show hosted by golf commentators than sit in a car for more than 45 minutes. However, being an avid traveller and professional travel writer means that I have little choice but to submit to …

Lonely Planet's top 10 USA fall trips

Roadtripping in Autumn can be an especially photogenic time, and the US affords some lush landscape to motor through. Here are 10 trips for fall across the USA from Lonely Planet's <i>USA's Best Trips: 99 Themed Itineraries Across America</i>:<p><b>1. Weird Vermont</b><p>If the Department of Tourism has convinced you …

Top 10 scenic drives

They don't call it America the Beautiful for nothing. Roll down that car window and feast your eyes.<p>A road trip is nothing without roads. Here are some doozies, although any mere Top 10 list will inevitably leave out some of the best. See the Itineraries chapter in our new <i>USA</i> guide for more, and …

Hit the road! Sydney to the Central West.

When Sydney is sweltering, head inland for higher-altitude cool temperatures, unique wines, fine dining and historic towns that look straight from a movie set.<p><b>Duration:</b> Four to six days<p><b>Distance:</b> 700km loop<p><b>Best time to go:</b> Late spring or summer<p>The Great Western Hwy is the most direct route from …

The USA's 10 best motorcycle roads

A great road is a great road, but if you’re riding a motorcycle, you’re looking for something special: twisties, vistas, turnouts, that perfect stretch of smooth tarmac, and biker-friendly stops that make getting there most of the fun. Here are 10 of the best roads across America for an …

Colorado's best scenic drives

Colorado has 25 nationally designated Scenic & Historic Byways, and a number of mind-blowing drives that didn’t make the list, but should definitely make yours. Some will take all day and have you discussing the blows of history and time; others are short hops to lonely mountain passes that are …

How to road-trip Canada on a budget

Canada is big and beautiful, but climate, distance and the high cost of domestic travel make it hard to get to know her. Having the freedom to throw your stuff in the trunk and set off as you please makes self-driving a tempting way to explore this frequently spectacular country.<p>The Trans-Canada …