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In pictures: Our picture editor selects the best pictures from around the globe, October 18th 2013

OUR daily Picture Editor's gallery shows off some of the most spectacular images taken by the world's top photographers.<p>TODAY'S gallery includes a …

12 Reasons You Definitely Need A Buffer Day After Vacation

When we jump from blissful vacation mode into real-world mode too abruptly, stress often reaches a higher peak than before we left. All too often, that fresh-out-of-the-sand buzz evaporates into a panicked flurry while we hustle to catch up on a week's worth of chores.<p>Curb the mental chaos and cut …

Is Your Favorite Travel "Expert" Blacklisted?

Who do I trust?<p>The answer may matter to you more than you think, because the folks I call my sources become <i>your</i> sources. They add credibility and context to the customer service stories that you read on my consumer advocacy site.<p>Last week, you'll recall, I mentioned some of the "do not mediate" …

Photography & Travel Product Reviews

Seven Cruises for People Who Hate Cruises (Photos)

Open Water<p>Cruises don't have to mean massive boats and potential disasters. Andrew Harper picks seven sailing trips that even cruise haters will love.<p>…

7 Most Mysterious Places In The World

There is so much we can learn about the ancient world. With every discovery, archaeologists uncover more about civilizations that came before us. What we know, however, is nothing compared to the questions left unanswered.<p>Even today, these 7 historic places remain obscure and mysterious to</b> …

The Top 10 Marvels of the Modern World

When we think about the wonders of the world, evocative images of ancient structures in Rome, Giza, Peru, or Southeast Asia typically come to mind. And while the ancient wonders of the world are indeed spectacular, this most recent millennium also has its fair share of jaw-dropping testaments to …

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The planet’s most spellbinding sights

Most everyday experiences are lessons in the inevitable pull of the future: books are replaced with e-books, laptops are replaced with tablet computers, billions of dollars are replaced with trillions of dollars, fresh is replaced with cling-wrapped. When travelling, however, you may find fragile …

Splash out: the world's most amazing waterfalls

The bigger they are, the harder they fall – feel the power of the planet's mightiest and most beautiful waterfalls.<p>1. Victoria Falls, Zambia/Zimbabwe<p><i>Image by MAZZALIARMADI.IT</i><p>Explorer David Livingstone could be accused of dampening expectations by naming these falls after England's doughy queen: …

Nine Perfect Picnic Spots Around the World (Photos)

BYO Blanket<p>Avoid the cliché picnic in front of the Eiffel Tower and dine al fresco at one of these locals-only finds.<p>09.01.13 4:45 AM ET

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