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8 Unexpected Island Getaways On The Cheap (PHOTOS)

An "island getaway" doesn't necessarily translate into washing up on the shores of the Caribbean. Plenty of other islands in the U.S. boast the same laid-back, secluded feel that you can find in Barbados or Jamaica, but often come at a fraction of those sky-high all-inclusive rates; you'll at least …

Travel Stress Relief: 10 Helpful Products For Unwinding On The Go

Frequent (and not-so-frequent) flyers know that travel can be draining, stressful and downright anxiety-inducing. But long flights and airport time don't have to be a bad experience -- if you come prepared.<p>Make your next long flight as stress-free as possible by planning ahead and bringing along a …

Top 10 Eastern European getaways

For years Eastern Europe was the undiscovered half of the continent - but things have changed. The diverse highlights of Eastern Europe are now drawing travellers by the trainload. Here are our top 10 Eastern European getaways.<p>1. Julian Alps, Slovenia<p>The Julian Alps form Slovenia's dramatic …

The USA's best regional desserts

Apple pie gets a lot of glory for being the embodiment of American desserts – ‘As American as apple pie’ as the saying goes, flatly ignoring the fact that apple pie isn’t an American invention. That said, American apple pie truly shines when prepared with regional flare — such as being made with …

12 Things You Don't Know About Amtrak

<b>12) Amtrak serves full, cooked-to-order meals</b> served on real dishes aboard all long-haul routes. These always include a vegetarian selection and often feature regional specialties. No airplane food zapped in a microwave in their dining cars.<p><b>The full service kitchen on Amtrak's Empire Builder.</b> …

The next food trends predicted by travel writers

Climb aboard the food trend train: what’s cool today will be passé tomorrow. New food trends arrive on the scene every year, whether you’re ready for them or not. Some will be local foods cast into the spotlight by changing tastes, novel techniques or a hefty dose of whimsy, but most will be …

Cicadas Coming to U.S. East Coast This Spring

Every 17 years, millions of cicadas fill the sky to mate—this is the year.<p><b>Periodical cicadas (Magicicada septendecim), the cousins of katydids and crickets, have a unique breeding schedule, and after 17 years of living underground, a large group of them are preparing to fill the skies along the</b> …

Women tourists to India down 35 percent since Delhi gang rape

Women travelers have turned their back on India after the notorious gang rape and murder of a Delhi student in December highlighted the scale of …

Easy Ways To Stay Fresh On Red-Eye Flights

It only takes a little planning to step off a long flight looking refreshed, and not like rumpled mess. Try these easy tips from makeup artists, hairstylists, dermatologists, and nutritionists.<p><i>This story originally appeared on Condé Nast Traveler's Website.</i><p><i>Skin</i><p><b>Prep your skin with exfoliation</b><p>Keeping …