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18 free things to do in Barcelona

Barcelona has enough to keep the most voracious of culture vultures and self-indulgent of gourmands happy for weeks, but all those entry fees and tapas bills can mount up. Fortunately, help is at hand with a variety of ways to make your holiday budget stretch a little further.<p>In addition to the …

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Reader Q&A: Traveller musts in Morocco

BBC Travel reader Belalang Tempur is headed to Marrakesh in October and has turned to our Facebook fans for advice on where to stay and what to do.<p>Last week, we called upon our Facebook community to answer Belalang Tempur’s question concerning his upcoming trip to Morocco. He said, "I would love to …

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10 Things You Should Pack (But Probably Won't)

Yes, your passport and wallet (and probably some clean underwear) deserve to be at the top of your packing list. But in the rush to remember the essentials, travelers sometimes underestimate the power of the nice-to-haves. Humble objects, ranging from an empty reusable water bottle to bandages, can …

Peru Hopes to Save Machu Picchu by Luring Tourists to Nearby Ruins

The ruined city known as the “cradle of gold” was once a mountaintop refuge of Incan royalty, with elegant halls and plazas much like those of fabled …

7 Most Popular Types of Travel Booking Websites of 2013

When travelers power up their laptops to book a trip, they’re probably headed to an online travel agency such as Expedia, Travelocity, and …

Michael and I will know each other only in Morocco

I make Michael dinner the night I tell him I’ve decided I would like him to kiss me.<p>We eat on a rooftop overlooking Marrakech, the sandstone …

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Travel Maldives: Finding Exquisite Barefoot Island Luxury at Gili Lankanfushi - Vagabondish

I’ve been fortunate to visit some of the world’s most amazing destinations. As a frequent traveler, I’m often asked, “<i>What’s your favorite place in</i> …

10 Reasons Why People Fall in Love With San Miguel de Allende

<b>Magical San Miguel de Allende</b><p>Located in central Mexico, San Miguel de Allende has no beaches or blue waters like the Mexican resorts of Cancun, Cozumel, or Los Cabos. And it isn't easy to get to directly from many U.S. or Canadian cities. You might have to book a connecting flight in Houston or …

Barcelona Sights

• <b>Author:</b> MobileReference<p>This illustrated Travel Guide is a part of the Mobi Sights series, our concise guides that only feature the most essential information on city attractions. This guide is designed for optimal navigation on eReaders, smartphones, and other mobile electronic devices. Inside you …

The 25 Best Hotels In The World

We've created the ultimate list of the best hotels in the world by aggregating four notable hotel rankings made by elite travel publications and websites.<p>The rankings we used were Travel + Leisure's World's Best Hotel Awards, Conde Nast Traveler's Top 100 Hotels & Resorts (part of its annual …

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Secrets of My Travel Drawer: Avid Travelers Recommend 20 Must-pack Items Vetted by Countless Miles, Mishaps, and Serendipity

You hate packing. I get it. You're worried you're going to forget something crucial or pack too much -- and really, you just want to get on with your vacation. I've logged enough miles now to know my staples; things I've learned after many years, and even more miles, make frustrating moments more …

Speak Like a Local with Fodor’s Travel Phrases App

You’ve booked flights, packed bags, plotted itineraries, and made it out of the airport in one piece. But nothing is catches you more off-guard than …

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'Paris Style, Arabic Spice': Finding France in Morocco

The first night I am in Morocco there is a moon. It floats like a balloon from turret to turret, mosque to mosque. It would prefer to disappear. But my wife and I are lost. We need its yellow glow to see our way through alleys. We won't allow it to go.<p>The beacon moon colors a café awning. It lights …

The Beauty of Barcelona (PHOTOS)

Here is something that is probably true: If you go to Barcelona, you're gonna party. The club scene is incredible and massive and it feels like the party never ends. Thus, siestas are a <i>necessity</i>.<p>But <i>don't</i> party and siesta your entire experience away. Barcelona is defined by its absolute …

Nature and temptation in the Seychelles

With reefs teeming with tropical fish, biblically lush jungles and painfully picturesque beaches, this pristine archipelago works hard to keep paradise from becoming over-populated.<p>Her skin was shiny black, her curves glistening from a downpour that burst through the tense jungle air. She is coco …

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Pt 2: Crawling creatures in the Cardamom Mountains

Lonely Planet travel writer Tamara Sheward discovers that the lush Cambodian slopes are home to all manner of critters.

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I Felt Like Robinson Crusoe While Staying In An Overwater Villa In The Maldives

Each guest gets a personal assistant, nicknamed "Mr. Friday." Mine welcomed me with fresh coconuts and gave me a tour of my Robinson Crusoe villa, perched over water. With two patios and a private ocean pool, this was hardly the shipwrecked life.<p>I sampled fresh curry leaves from the resort's …

14 Ways To Enjoy New York City's Swankiest Spots For Free (Or Cheap)

From a subterranean food court inside the Plaza Hotel to little-known lunch deals at some of the city's best restaurants, here are 14 ways to enjoy New York City's fanciest venues without spending a fortune.

The Best Neighborhood Coffee Shops In Manhattan

New Yorkers take their coffee seriously.<p>Street corners are dominated by Starbucks, and city favorites include Stumptown Coffee, La Colombe, East Village espresso bar Abraço and California import Blue Bottle Coffee.<p>But it's not just about the coffee, but also the people and atmosphere.<p>Check out ten …

The Hottest Nightclubs in Istanbul

Istanbul is a vast city and forms the cultural, historical and economic hub of Turkey. As the largest city in the country, Istanbul is vibrant, intoxicating, colorful and very diverse. Take a pac kage holiday to Turkey, and in this buzzing urban hub you will find plenty to do in terms of exploring, …

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Bora Bora’s Dreamiest Overwater Bungalows

When traveling to a dream-list destination like Bora Bora, you want to choose the right resort, particularly since your room will likely cost upwards …

Where To Stay -- And Not Stay -- In Marrakech

Anyone who’s been back to Marrakech after a several year absence would have difficulty recognizing the place. The winding alleyways of the medina are still there, with atmospheric riads hidden behind nondescript doors and stall after stall of silks, slippers, brass on sale. And in the center of it …

A Botswana Safari Camp Is The New Best Hotel In The World

It received a score of 96.60 out of 100.<p>Located in the Moremi Game Reserve, the hotel, which is made up of two camps, offers unparalleled luxury in the thick of the wild.<p>The hotel is designed to take advantage of its natural surroundings: There are outdoor plunge pools, al fresco dining areas, and …

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Each week National Geographic Traveler editors select a seasonal trip showcasing the world's best destinations to visit right now.

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