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Generation Adderall

Have you ever been to Enfield? I had never even heard of it until I was 23 and living in London for graduate school. One afternoon, I received notification that a package whose arrival I had been anticipating for days had been bogged down in customs and was now in a FedEx warehouse in Enfield, an …

New App Skypicker Will Find You the Cheapest International Flight

You expect to find the cheapest flights on travel sites like Kayak—but that's not always the case. A startup called Skypicker hopes to capitalize on the discrepancy to sell some of the lowest airfares online.<p>Looking for cheap airfare online is a sport—one with winners and losers, loyalties and …

Europe's 6 Best Beaches

<i>By: Meagan Drillinger</i><p>You know what Europe does well? Wine, food, and vacations. But also: beaches. Lots and lots of beaches. After all, the continent has more seas than a remedial 10th-grade algebra class, and an arsenal of islands and coastlines that hug every one of them. That means locals and …

Beautiful photos of 30 island escapes from CNN iReporters | CNN Travel

How to Find 5th Freedom Flights

Now that you know how cool fifth freedom flights really are, this is how you find one.<p><i>This post originally appeared on</i> Map Happy.<p>Unsurprisingly, like most things, the best way to find a fifth freedom flight is through Google. It's not really one of those things you can search for all on its own, …

A Tanzanian Safari--and Our New Masai Friends

Anyone who has traveled widely remembers a moment that seems to define a trip:<p>*In Rio, it was a trio of young musicians singing "The Girl From Ipanema" while my wife and I were on that very beach.<p>*In Jordan, it was riding on the back of a sure-footed (we hoped) donkey stepping up a mountain path …

16 reasons I’d rather be from Pittsburgh than anywhere else

1. We have our own language: Pittsburghese.<p>Yinz. Dippy eggs. Daahntahn. N’at. Jagoff. Progie. Sahside. Gumbands. Stillers. Buccos. Sammich.<p><i>“Umina ast</i> …

5 spots in Chattanooga that Chattanoogans don’t want you to know about

1. Bea’s<p>If your server sees the slightest hint of a bare bowl, they’ll snatch up the current smorgasbord of food and replace it with fresher and …

20 Amazing Hotels You Need To Visit Before You Die

<i>Credit: Bored Panda</i><p>Take a look at some of the most amazing hotels in the world. Not everyone can afford to holiday in one of these locations, however …

The Best Restaurants in Rome Tourists Don't Know About

Instead of falling into the same tourist traps, why not follow a local's lead—straight to the best restaurants in Rome.<p>When I see innocent tourists in Rome fawning over frozen pizza and generic gelato, I just want to take them by their t-shirts, scrub their sticky, tiramisu-covered fingertips, and …

Exploring Amsterdam’s ‘Nine Streets’

I’m not a big souvenir person. My souvenirs have always been the pictures I take or the occasional piece of jewelry or cool scarf.<p>It’s harder than ever to find a product unique to its country these days — and I don’t want to end up with something I can find on junk-clogged Canal Street in Manhattan.<p>…