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15 Packing Tips That Will Forever Change Your Toiletry Bag

We're always in for a good packing hack, whether it's the lazy way to stockpile shampoo or the brilliant carry-on bag that feels like you're carrying nothing at all.<p>One of the biggest packing headaches we face is, well, the stuff for our face (and hair, and nails...). Toiletries and bathroom …

Top Day Hikes in America’s National Parks

The best day hikes have an element of quest, or mission, which is why so many of them climb to the top of a mountain or a landmark. Such is the case with many of the hikes presented below. But there’s no serious mountain trekking here—the point of each hike is the experience of getting there—and …

Meteora, The Real Life 'Eyrie,' Deserves A Spot On Your Bucket List

It's not hard to see why the rocky pinnacles of Meteora have been featured in fantastical works...this place looks truly magical.<p>A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Meteora is located in Greece's Plain of Thessaly, about four hours from Athens. The site was once home to 24 monasteries (six are still …

The island of Aphrodite’s ancestors

With Ancient Greek, Venetian, Ottoman and British influences sitting alongside rocky cliffs and sweeping coastlines, the tiny Greek island of Cythera will not remain a secret for long.<p>In 2004, Albert Blok closed his eyes and randomly pointed to a spot on a map, determined to spend his next holiday …

European Travel

50 Incredible Travel Destinations to Consider for 2014

Where will you go in 2014? We can't plan your vacations for you, but we can certainly help you narrow your wish list of destinations with our annual Top 50 Travel Destinations list. No, we don't propose that you visit all 50 in a year -- although, hey, that's an admirable goal -- merely that you …

20 Reasons to Drop Everything and Go to Spain

<b>1.) The Mediterranean coast is paradise</b><p>Spain's long, sandy Atlantic beaches and cozy Mediterranean coves are rightly famous throughout Europe. That most get over 300 days of sun a year doesn't hurt either. (Photo by Naxos).<p>See more photos of beaches in Spain<p><b>2.) ...and the mountains are just around</b> …

Saipan Is The Most Beautiful Place In America You've Never Heard Of

There's a story, possibly apocryphal, about a federal drug agent who was stationed on a tropical island near Guam -- and every time she called headquarters back in D.C., the conversation would begin like this.<p>"I'm calling from Saipan. Yes, we have an office there. Because it's part of …

The Sunken Town Of Halfeti, A Cittaslow Town In Turkey, Is Our Travel Tuesday

A member town of the international cittaslow movement, which was born in Italy in 1999, Halfeti is a little gem of a fishing town on the Firat River in southeastern Turkey. The movement, essentially, aims to improve quality of life in towns by being conscientious of health and quality of life of …

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Micronesia

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25 Reasons Norway Is The Greatest Place On Earth

Norway is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places on Earth. It's home to more natural wonders than we can count and it has stunning cities, fascinating history and really happy people.<p>Norway's not cheap. But it's worth it. Here are 25 reasons why.<p><b>1. It's actually one of the happiest places on</b> …

Petra

Likely the most popular historic site in Jordan, the ancient city of Petra features massive structures carved deep into the desert sandstone.<p><b>World Heritage Guide:</b> Petra<b><br>Location</b>: Jordan <b><br>Year Designated</b>: 1985 <b><br>Category</b>: Cultural <b><br>Criteria</b>: (i)(iii)(iv) <b><br>Reason for Designation</b>: This massive hand-carved …

Archaeology

Insider’s Guide to Mexico’s Independence Route

Though timing a trip in the fall during Día de los Muertes is highly recommended, these picturesque towns offer a vibrant art and music scene that’s well worth experiencing any time of year.<p><b>Here’s a brief insider’s guide to visiting this exciting region:</b><p><b>Where to Eat</b><p><b>La Posadita</b> in San Miguel de …

There Is A Province Called Batman, Turkey, And It Is Beautiful

Did you know that there's a place in Turkey called Batman? Well, there is.<p>We'll leave a debate about whether or not the Dark Knight resides in Batman, Turkey, to another time. But all superhero jokes aside, Batman is actually a really beautiful place.<p>The Batman Province is located in the …

Étretat, France Is Probably The Closest Thing To A Screensaver We've Ever Seen

Ditch your desktop backgrounds, people. You ain't seen <i>nothin'</i> yet.<p>Étretat, France is a small coastal town with views so perfect, it's hard to believe they're real.<p>Étretat's population is just a little less than 2,000 people, which means you might be the only one on the roads and hiking paths above …

The pathway to heaven. Sunrise slowly lights up the "horns" of the Torres del Paine National Park in Chile's #Patagonia. These are some of the most beautiful mountains I have ever laid my eyes upon....and to hike to (and within) them is such an amazing experience. Photo by @magnumji http://bit.ly/19laqjn

Chichén Itzá

<b>Site</b>: Pre-Hispanic City of Chichén Itzá<p><b>Location</b>: Mexico<p><b>Year Designated</b>: 1988<p><b>Category</b>: Cultural<p><b>Criteria</b>: (i)(ii)(iii)<p><b>Reason</b>: The brilliant ruins of Chichén Itzá evidence a dazzling ancient city that once centered the Maya empire in Central America.<p>* * *<p>The stepped pyramids, temples, columned …

Archaeology