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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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Top 10 experiences on Hawaii's Big Island

Island fever may happen elsewhere, but it's almost unheard of on Hawai'i. The aptly named Big Island is fantastically diverse, with miles of highways and - better yet - byways to explore. From age-old fishing villages to modern mega resorts, from snow-capped peaks to sandy beaches, you'll …

Barcelona's top museums and galleries

<i>This highlighted list of museums and galleries is taken from Lonely Planet's city guide to</i> <i>Barcelona</i><i>.</i><p>GALLERIES<p>CaixaForum<p><i>Image of CaixaForum by</i> <i>montuno</i><br>Housed in a former Modernista factory, an outstanding brick caprice by Josep Puig i Cadafalch, this extensive private collection of contemporary art is …

Five expert tips for getting started in travel writing

So you say you want to be a travel writer? You want to wander the world, sending back tantalising tales of far-flung adventures to magazines, newspapers and websites. And get paid handsomely for it. Is that too much to ask?<p>Well, surveying the scene of travel publishing right now is a little like …

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Top 20 free things to do in Paris

City of love, fashion capital, literary paradise… Paris has many different guises. And while museum entry can be steep and fine dining comes at a premium, the French capital can also be a cheap date.<p>Whether you go weak at the knees for soaring church spires or want to rub elbows at an authentic …

How to plan a round-the-world trip

Itʼs the ultimate trip: circumnavigating the planet, and stopping off wherever takes your fancy. Great for travellers who want to see it all, or who are just plain indecisive. But booking a round-the-world (RTW) trip can be a complex business. Hereʼs our guide to getting started.<p>How to do it<p>The …

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Top 10 tips: How to pass for a Parisian<p>Residents of the French capital are often considered a breed apart, not just by foreigners but by the rest of …

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Long-term travel: top tips for a fulfilling trip

Most of us have fantasised about ditching the daily grind of the office job and domestic duties for a one-way ticket to happiness. Now more people are taking action in striving for a more meaningful existence, and travel is at the top of the list.<p>The ease of leveraging digital technology is giving …

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Rosa Jackson's Edible Adventures

In France, seasonal indulgences don't end with the wistful dismantling of the Christmas tree. Instead, they continue with the galette des rois, the …

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I didn't really plan it this way, but just in time for my 100th post I'm relaunching my blog with a new look and a new address.<br>I've always been proud …

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Know Before You Go: Paris

If Paris is a croissant, crafted with immeasurable pride, kneaded by the hands of many, some visitors only get a taste of the flaky exterior. Whether you’re traveling for a long weekend or coming back for more, here’s a quick primer on getting to, from, and around this iconic city with ease.<p><b>>> When</b> …

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Where to Drink Cocktails in Paris, France

While the French have always been <i>fidèle</i> to their wine, they've also been known to carry on a little flirtation with fine spirits. French ingredients like Chartreuse and Benedictine have often served as a cornerstone of cocktail recipes. Yet, for most of its recent history, the country has been …

Skift Q&A: How to Build a Travel Community One Event at a Time

In July hotel veteran Chip Conley launched Fest300, a site devoted to an evolving list of the world’s 300 best events and festivals. The site …

Fodor’s Approved: Editors’ All-Time Favorite Travel Wares

We all have something we wouldn’t travel without, whether it’s something that brings back memories or is some unexpected item that you’ve found one …

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Food Trucks Offer New Options at US Airports

Imagine this: you lug heavy baggage out from the airplane, trudging groggily out into the daylight. After a long-haul flight and nothing but a ginger …

Top Ten Hurricane Season Hot Spots, According To MissTravel

You'd think that travelers would stay far away from the Caribbean during summer's peak hurricane season.<p>But users of the website MissTravel.com have booked 20,000 non-domestic trips for the month of August -- prime time for hurricanes -- with the majority of the destinations located in the …

Staying at a Hotel? Here's How to Get an Upgrade

When people discover I've spent 10 years in the hotel business, there is one question that seems to thrust itself to the forefront, one question everyone seems to want answered. They pause, throw a quick look around, lean in a centimeter, and then ask:<p>"How do you get upgraded?"<p>I intend, in this …

The New Stars of European Travel

Could it be that American travelers are passing over Western Europe's traditional tourist trail in favor of newer, less-traveled destinations in southern and eastern Europe? A new report by the European Travel Commission seems to indicate so, as destinations historically popular with U.S. travelers …

World's Largest Hotel Chain Gives Pricing Power Back to Booking Sites

Britain’s InterContinental Hotels Group will give online travel agents Expedia.com and Priceline.Com Inc’s Booking.com more leeway to cut room rates …

A dream realized on Lady Elliot Island [pics]

As a boy, on holidays at my grandmother’s house there was a cherished hardback book I would pore over, losing myself for hours in pictures and …

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11 Takeaways from IHG's Game-Changing Hotel Rate Agreement

The UK’s Office of Fair Trading entered into a landmark hotel-rate agreement, subject to final approval, with InterContinental Hotels Group, …

Being The Best House Guest

According to USTravel.org., residents of the United States logged 1.6 billion personal trips in 2012. When I travel, my preference is to always stay in a hotel. I suppose that comes from my father. He would make up wild excuses to avoid staying with relatives whenever we visited members of our …

Is This Ohio’s Coolest Town?

Prior to a recent visit to Ohio, my only real connection with the Buckeye State was through multiple viewings of <i>Major League</i> (one of the joys of …