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It Is Possible! How to Fit Everything You Need into One Carry-On

By Wendy Perrin, Condé Nast Traveler<p>If the fashion police in Condé Nast Traveler's Style Department were to peek inside my luggage, they would have me arrested. They'd find few if any designer labels or logos-only inconspicuous clothing that helps me blend in at my destination; if drab is what the …

Smart Traveler, Smartphone

If you want better customer service on your next trip — and who doesn’t? — then reach for your pocket.<p>But don’t bother pulling out your platinum card to impress a ticket agent, or a crisp bill to tip your bellhop. Whip out your wireless device instead.<p>Your smartphone is likely the most effective …

Salar De Uyuni, Bolivia's Blissfully Beautiful Salt Flat, Is Our Travel Tuesday

This is the breathtaking Salar de Uyuni in southwestern Bolivia. It's the world's largest salt flat, there's a hotel made of salt on it, and it's also our #TravelTuesday dream destination.<p>The Salar de Uyuni was created when a prehistoric lake dried up and left a salty crust behind. When it rains, …

Obama About to Truly Learn the Plight of Russia's Gay Population

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>This week, President Obama will be attending the G20 Summit in St. Petersburg, Russia, where he'll …

Famous Sights Then And Now: The Colosseum (PHOTOS)

The ancient Colosseum of Rome, site of historic gladiator battles, has clearly had some structural issues: bits of rocks have fallen from it, causing many renovations and a 25 million dollar plan to build a barrier to protect tourists from falling rocks that should be finished in 2015.<p>But given …

What to Pack: Amsterdam

This scenic Dutch capital offers plenty in excitement and beauty. Lined with historic waterways (2013 marks the 400th anniversary of Amsterdam’s …

The Books of Summer

Nothing can ruin a long-haul flight or a lazy August afternoon at the beach as much as lack of good reading material. The best #TripLit reads — the ones that distinctly evoke place — can enhance your travels or even inspire you to explore fresh destinations.<p><i>Wherever you are, put your Wayfarers on</i> …

Boeing's Emergency Beacon Woes May Not Be Limited to Dreamliner

Boeing Co., seeking to widen a safety review of the 787 Dreamliner, urged airlines to inspect emergency beacons on a range of planes beyond the model …

Oman: Middle East With a Twist

Swan Lake, Teatro Alla Scala Ballet, the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the University of Korea Ballet...I could be at La Scala or at the Met. Crystal chandeliers, inlaid marble, plush red seats with state-of-the art touch screens; this is a world class opera hall. The lavish Royal Opera House …

Scientists Are Petitioning NASA To Search For Martian DNA

In order to investigate the possible origin of life on Mars and Earth, a team of researchers from MIT, Harvard and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) want NASA's next Mars rover to probe the Red Planet's surface for genetic material by analyzing soil and ice samples with a DNA-sequencing …

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14 Tips to Make the Most of Your Trip to Paris

As Audrey Hepburn famously said in the film <i>Sabrina</i>, "Paris is always a good idea." We couldn't agree more.<p>Whether you know it as the city of light, love or one of your bucket list destinations, Paris will leave you longing to return for more.<p>Our deal experts have strolled along the Champs-Elysees, …

Bankrupt Detroit: Memories of a guilty bystander

A FEW YEARS AGO, a friend of mine mentioned that he’d just come back from Detroit.<p>“No, for vacation,” he said.<p>“Are you joking?” I replied.<p>The very …

Australia's Great Barrier Reef Dealt Another Blow From U.S. Bombs

Two American fighter jets dropped four unarmed bombs into Australia’s Great Barrier Reef Marine Park last week when a training exercise went wrong, …

7 Places That Won't Get Hit By A Hurricane This Summer

Hurricane season is upon us, and weather experts are predicting that 2013 is going to be a doozy.<p>But even if you can't stop extreme weather from happening, at least you can protect yourself on your vacation — provided you pick a vacation destination that is reliably hurricane-free.<p>Here are some …

How to Shop a French Flea Market Like It's Your Job

<i>Laurie Furber has an envy-inducing job. As founder of Elsie Green, a website dedicated to stylish new and vintage housewares, she often goes on</i> …

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20 free things to do in Sydney

You don't need a fat wallet to enjoy the glamour and chic of Sydney. These 20 attractions, activities and icons won't cost you a cent.<p><b>Take the Bondi to Coogee Walk</b><p>One of the most spectacular walks and coastlines you could hope to see, this route takes in some of Sydney’s most iconic beaches. In …

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Festival fashion: what to wear for the 2013 season

Each summer the questions comes up again and again: what to wear to a festival? Lauren Laverne knows a thing or too about mucking about to music in …

My parents were right-wing extremists

Mom and dad were John Birchers who idolized George Wallace. And then I found a hero in Martin Luther King Jr.<p>My parents had gotten their views about African Americans and the civil rights movement from Robert Welch, an old Southern boy [and co-founder of the John Birch Society]. He’d always thought …

Thousands Protesting The Zimmerman Trial Verdict Have Taken Over Times Square

George Zimmerman was found not guilty Saturday of the second-degree murder of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla., — and many are not happy about it.<p>Protests are taking place in cities across the U.S., and one of the larger protests is happening in New York City's Times Square. Thousands have taken to …

The Trayvon Martin Killing and the Myth of Black-on-Black Crime

Crime is driven by proximity and opportunity, writes Jamelle Bouie—which is why 86 percent of white victims were killed by white offenders.<p>Last week, …

Stunning Shots of Fly Geyser, Nevada's Hidden Treasure

As you all know by now, we love finding extraordinary destinations off the beaten path like Lake Baikal in Siberia. Today, we bring you another one which can only be described as surreal or otherworldly. Fly Geyser (or Fly Ranch Geyser) is a a small geothermal geyser that is located approximately …

Now 7.2 billion humans, and counting

The United Nations says global human population reached 7.2 billion in mid-2013. The “medium-fertility” projection for the year 2050 has been revised …

FYI: Why Does Some Food Taste Bad To Some People And Good To Others?

People who have a lot of papillae—the bumps on our tongue, most of which house our taste buds—often find flavors overwhelming. They're "supertasters," and as such they add cream to their coffee and order food mild instead of spicy. Subtasters, on the other hand, have low papillae density and prefer …