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Lonely Planet’s Destination Italy

• <b>Author:</b> Lonely Planet<p><i>Lonely Planet: The world’s leading travel guide publisher*</i><p>Get inspired with <b>Lonely Planet’s Destination Italy</b>, an introductory guide for those beginning to plan their dream voyage. Whether you’ve just bought your plane tickets or are still daydreaming about gliding past …

Travel Souvenirs: How to Find Trip Mementos You Won't Throw Away — Vagabondish

This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure.<p>Ever browsed your average tourist shop? There is, in my humble opinion, a whole lot of …

Here's Why You Can't Get a Good Night's Sleep in a Hotel

By Amy Plitt, Condé Nast Traveler<p>Traveling can be highly rewarding, but there's no doubt about it--long hours on the road and jetlag can seriously hinder getting a good night's sleep. Travel-induced insomnia is something that The Benjamin Hotel, a luxury hotel in Manhattan, takes seriously. The …

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Brewpubs to Burgers: The Best Places to Eat and Drink in Arizona

After a day on the desert single track eating only trail mix, the occasional granola bar and lukewarm energy drinks, food is top of mind for all cyclists and hikers on our new Arizona tours. If it's your first time visiting Pure Adventure's home state, you're in for a gastronomic treat -- Arizona …

5 Things Not to Miss in Barcelona

<b>Worship the Sagrada Família</b><p>Barcelona has many treasures, but one stood out to us above all the others, literally and figuratively: Sagrada Família. The massive basilica is without a doubt the pinnacle of architect and designer Antoni Gaudí's incredible career. And we do mean pinnacle. Huge spires …

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21 Signs You're A Traveler, Not A Tourist

It may seem like splitting hairs, but there are major differences between being a traveler and being a tourist.<p>Being a traveler is sort of like being a part of a Newtonian law: A traveler in motion stays in motion, yada yada yada. While being a tourist is sort of like intentionally plopping …

Hawaii Residents Don't Want the Sharing Economy In Their Town

People from across the world are drawn to the coastal town of Kailua. Its white sand beaches are among the nation’s best. Some recommend the Honolulu …

The Truth About Cruise Ships

• <b>Author:</b> Jay Herring<p>This is a behind-the-scenes look at cruise ships in a way that's never been done before. Some of the stories are shocking, some are enlightening, but most are just laugh-out-loud entertaining. This tour behind those "Crew Only" doors will reveal:<p>- How romance on a cruise ship is …

America's Favorite Towns (PHOTOS)

As you watch the sun dip below 14,000-foot peaks from Allred's restaurant, toast your craft beers to a vacation well spent in Telluride, CO, a historic ski town hip enough to host film and bluegrass festivals.<p>Telluride, rated No. 7, is just one of the small towns with outsize personalities that …

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Save Big by Traveling During 'Shoulder Season'

<i>Photo Courtesy of Butch25/myBudgetTravel. Article by Robert Firpo-Cappiello of Budget Travel.</i><p>If you're planning a winter vacation, you've probably noticed that some of the most beautiful, luxurious spots are also the most crowded and expensive. It's just the laws of supply and demand. But what if I …

Southwest Added To TSA PreCheck Program

The TSA says Southwest Airlines became the 8th U.S. airline to participate in the TSA PreCheck program for expedited security screening.<p>Southwest …

Three Great Sicilian Hotels, in Three Great Sicilian Places Off the Beaten Track

On my trip to glorious Sicily two weeks ago, in late October, I found bands of roving Americans devoting days, even weeks, to the exploration of this mesmerizing island. Bravo! It is time we held off on one more Milan/Venice/Florence tour, and looked into other parts of Italy!<p>However, the fly in …

El Naturalista Meteo: Versatile, Urban+Adventure Men's Shoes for the Style-Conscious Traveler — Vagabondish

This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure.<p>I only travel with two pairs of shoes tops, ideally one if I can manage it. So I’m …

Top five nerve-shredding road trips in Costa Rica

Renting a car in Costa Rica is costly and can even be dangerous if you're not prepared for what's to come. It’s also ridiculously good fun. Some of the most interesting, little-explored destinations are only accessible by car, and for the adventurous traveler, there’s simply no substitute for the …

Traveling That Sucks: When Travel Burnout Happens

It all looks the same.<p>Is anything new anymore?<p>Cobblestones, squares, kebab shops, palm trees, fountains, another freaking cathedral.<p>After months and months on the road, there is no denying that great sights start to blend together and lose their once-dazzling sheen.<p>You are no longer giddy with …

You might be surprised by the origin of these 42 idioms

I’ve always had a soft spot for making up the etymology and history behind certain phrases. Sadly, the rise of Google and its accessibility during …

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What to pack? Gear for every situation

Okay, not <i>every</i> situation. But we've carefully pondered various scenarios travellers might encounter on the road and come up with some suggestions and tips. What's the ultimate set of accessories for a bar crawl? What should you take if you're visiting somewhere prone to four-seasons-in-a-day …

Why the Phone Is Every Frequent Flier's Best Friend

<b>Tim Winship</b> will probably forget more about travel loyalty programs than you'll ever know. He spent two decades life managing marketing for Singapore Airlines, All Nippon Airways, and Hilton. "I was a spectator and a participant in the birth and evolution of travel loyalty programs," says Winship. …

Holiday Travel Set With More Device Use, Fees to Board Early and Packed Planes

You’ll probably be able to read your Kindle as your plane climbs into the sky on the way to Grandma’s house for the holidays, but if you bought a …

These Psychedelic Cave Photos Will Make You Wonder Why You Spend Your Days Above Ground

Holy mother of all caves.<p>We thought we'd never top our love and awe for Vietnam's crazy cool Son Doong cave.<p>But oh, we were wrong. Here's our new current favorite: Reed Flute Cave.<p>Located outside downtown Guillin (which is in China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region), the cave has been an area …