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The 30 best places to travel alone

In fact, there are many reasons to travel alone. Solo travel allows for more self-reflection, and chances are, you'll take in more of the culture.<p>We've put together a list of 30 places that are ideal for traveling alone, from an adventure in New Zealand to a relaxing getaway in Cinque Terre, …

The 14 dirtiest Finnish expressions (and how to not use them)

<b>1.</b> The Finns don’t say that someone is “pedantic”… they say they “fuck a comma” (<i>nussia pilkkua</i>).<p><b>2.</b> The Finns don’t say it “rains cats and dogs”… …

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What you’ll miss if you don’t take the Lares route to Machu Picchu

Solitude<p>500 people a day set out on the Inca trail to Machu Picchu, making it the most famous and famously traversed hike in South America. The …

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10 Mediterranean islands you've never heard of | CNN Travel

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9 tourist attractions that are dying

<b>(CNN) —</b> The dilemma is sometimes likened to a double-edged sword.<p>Historical and natural sites of extraordinary beauty often draw large numbers of visitors to the countries that host them, providing a healthy tourism revenue.<p>However, those same crowds often have a detrimental effect on the places …

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Barcelona: An Insider's Guide to 24 Hidden Gems for Travelers

Want good advice about a destination? Find a local. Want great advice? Seek out locals who love their home so much they've made it their life's work to help visitors fall in love with it, too.<p>Offering visitors unrivaled expertise on Barcelona, locals Francesca Gufoni and Laura Coch work as Local …

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First time Brunei: Southeast Asia's most underrated stopover destination

Often overlooked by travellers as a viable Southeast Asian layover port, the sultanate of Brunei Darussalam boasts majestic mosques, swathes of virgin rainforest, an entire 'suburb' on stilts, and a thriving food scene well worth stopping by to soak up for a couple of days in transit.<p>Nestled …

34 Unique Things to Do in Prague

From parks to pubs, tours to theaters, markets to music and more, we've got the insiders' scoop on the best Prague to-dos straight from those in the know. We asked over 30 influential locals to share their favorite things to do in the Czech Capital, meriting a list that (in our not-so-humble …

Picking Through Prague's Resale Shops

I went to Prague looking for castles and old churches, and along the way I stumbled (there are a lot of cobblestones, and discovered a treasure of resale shops.<p>I like to think of myself as a seasoned second hand shopper. I have picked through the racks of the best designer consignment shops in …

The Open Road: Driving From Portugal to Spain

A drive from Lisbon, Portugal to Seville, Spain is one of the best ways to experience the landscape and culture of the Iberian Peninsula, with many noteworthy stops along the way.<p>Travelers to Europe often rave about how great it is getting around via trains. Though there is no doubt that this is …

Going to Jamaica? 8 things to know beyond reggae | CNN Travel

21 Reasons To Fall In Love With Vietnam

Vietnam should be on the top of everyone's travel list. It's that simple. With its dramatic landscapes, fascinating history, epic food and pulsating energy, Vietnam will electrify all of your senses and seize you from all angles. Vietnam is at once crazy and serene, thrilling and relaxing.<p>There are …

15 Under-the-Radar Vacation Destinations

The world is full of destinations on the well-trodden path, where the number of visitors seems to go up every year and the crowds can sometimes feel endless. Don't you want to go somewhere different for a change? No matter what corner of the globe you look at, there are plenty of overlooked …

Short-term volunteer vacations: 10 charitable trips for the time-crunched traveler

Thinking of mixing some volunteer work in with your next vacation, but feeling tight on time? Short-term volunteer vacations are out there: Cheapflights.com has rounded up 10 types of voluntourism trips that can be done in two weeks or fewer.<p>Some of these trips operate on exchanges -- meaning, you …

10 reasons Fiji is one of the world’s happiest countries

If someone asked, ‘Are you are happy?’ what would you say? Well, if you lived in Fiji, there is an almost nine-times-out-of-10 chance you’d say ‘yes!’. According to WIN-Gallup 89% of Fijians report they are happy, making Fiji one of the happiest countries in the world.<p>And what are the odds that a …

Top 10 Cities That Spook: Creepy Tours Around the World

Need a good scare this Halloween season? Indulge in your penchant for the paranormal with bone-chilling details of ghosts, torture and unexplained phenomena on a spooky city tour. Cheapflights.com's list rounds up the goriest, scariest and creepiest tours all around the world. Read on to see which …

China Has A Tropical Island You Know Nothing About

Betcha didn't know China could look like this.<p>Curious wanderlusters should head to the island of Hainan, in the South China Sea, before it gets any more popular. The tropical isle -- with sprawling rainforest and pristine volcanic hot springs -- is a totally unexpected retreat from mainland Asia.<p>On …

Adult Playtime: 3 Reasons to Treat Yourself, Aruba (PHOTOS)

<b>"We export happiness."</b><p>Yes, Aruba, yes you do.<p>Situated off the coast of Venezuela, slightly south of Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, this Caribbean delight is everything I've needed to escape a fast-paced world that glorifies busy.<p>Weather? 365 days of sunshine guaranteed.<p>Gluttony? Five Star …