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What It Really Costs to Attend the Kentucky Derby

The Derby, as it’s called, takes place every year on the first Saturday in May and is the culmination of the Triple Crown horse racing championship. …

Here are 10 things you can do legally if you go to the right country [INFOGRAPHIC]

While the majority of the laws are rightfully in place to keep us safe and secure, there are still some fairly bizarre ones.<p>Check out this …

Infographics

Dog Sled Tours in Anchorage, Alaska

If you ever wanted to hang on behind the driving bow of a dog sled, Alaska offers various opportunities to experience the driving of sled dogs. Various outfits offer tours lasting 30 minutes up to an all-day or even two-day adventures. Some dog sled tours only allow you to ride in the sled, while …

National Parks

When Do Cherry Blossoms Bloom in Japan

Japanese Cherry Blossom History<p>If Wintertime blues have you daydreaming of warm weather picnics and exotic travel then Japan’s Cherry Blossom season …

Japan

5 Must-Do Outdoor Experiences To Try in Iceland

Iceland’s landscapes are some of the most beautiful in the world with active volcanoes, glacier-cut fjords, and black sand beaches that will leave …

28 places to party before you die

Some of the world's most stunning destinations are also home to incredible nightlife for travelers to explore.<p>From iconic clubs to world-renowned festivals, these places give travelers the chance to experience the party of a lifetime.<p>We've put together 28 party destinations to cross off your bucket …

Festivals

This man has made traveling the world and drinking whisky into a career

As the Global Master Brand Ambassador for Glenmorangie Single Malt Scotch Whisky, his job description includes sharing Glenmorangie with someone, nearly every working day.<p>Blackmore also answers questions from newcomers and experts alike — and sometimes, the questions get very detailed.<p>"I was just …

9 of the Best River Journeys in the World

Rivers, the great, ever-changing highways of water on the banks of which nearly all early civilizations were built. <i>Nehir</i> in Turkish, <i>rio</i> in Spanish -- the river's signifier in almost every language is beautiful, conjuring images of life and death, of settlement and flight, of the unstoppable flowing …

6 hotels around the world with truly unique designs

It's not every day that you stumble across a luxurious safari lodge nestled in the Okavango Delta, or a hotel made up of seventy houses piled on top of one another.<p>Here's a hand-picked a collection of unique stays that are serious eye-candy.

The most extreme hotels around the world

Costa Rica

The Secret Side of Maui

Here’s the thing about traveling on an island: there are only so many places to go. Every road eventually leads to a mountaintop or a beach, and …

The 50 best US tourist attractions you've never heard of

New York has the Empire State Building, but it's also home to Letchworth State Park, unofficially known as the "Grand Canyon of the East."<p>We've rounded up the most worthwhile but lesser-known tourist attractions in every state.<p>While some of these places have a significant amount of visitors each …

50 Things to Do in Europe Before You Die

Whether it's catching an opera in Vienna, having afternoon tea in London, shopping for leather in Florence, or sipping a cocktail by the Eiffel Tower—we’ve rounded up 50 things you need to do, eat, see, shop for, and experience in Europe.<p>Sail around the island of Capri<p>Spend a night at the opera in …

European Travel

Seven places to see the Eiffel Tower (not counting the original in Paris, of course)

How many Eiffel Towers does the world need?<p>Alexandre Gustave Eiffel created his metal lattice marvel to last 20 years.<p>It debuted at the 1889 world's fair in Paris and has endured as a beloved world landmark ever since. Its charm is evidenced by the kitschy copycats around the world.<p>The latest …

France

40 things everyone should do in Italy in their lifetime

While the food in Italy is reason enough to visit, the country is filled with famous works of art, exceptionally beautiful cities, and gorgeous lakes and mountains.<p>We compiled a list of 40 sites in Italy you should see at least once in your lifetime.<p>We included important classics like Rome's …

17 food faux pas to avoid so that you don't embarrass yourself while traveling

It's important to understand the dining rules of each country you visit so that you can avoid insulting others or embarrassing yourself.<p>Luckily, we're here to help — here's a list of table manners you should be aware of when visiting 17 different countries around the world.

Loneliness

Want to learn a new language? These are the hardest ones for English speakers.

SO YOU WANT TO LEARN A NEW LANGUAGE? Great! Aside from being an incredibly useful skill that will open up much of the world to you, being bilingual …

Language Learning

Wine Harvest Glamping: The Napa Activity You Must Try

Of the many ways to indulge in harvest season in the Napa Valley—squishing grapes between your toes, four-figure winemaker dinners, vertical …

This Guy Took a Trip Across America for Less Than $500 (And You Can, Too!)

A plane ticket may be the quickest way to get from Destination A to Destination B, but you can travel from coast-to-coast for far cheaper if you're …

21 bars that have incredible views

We've rounded up bars that have some of the world's most incredible views, from iconic landmarks like Paris' Eiffel Tower and India's Taj Mahal to stunning cityscapes and dramatic scenery.

São Paulo

The Best New Ways to Book Your Flights

Innovative new apps are one-upping the online travel tools you already know and love. And they’re about to make planning trips faster, easier, and …

Eight Tricky Countries for Americans to Visit—and How to Get There

While places like South Georgia (a territory just north of Antarctica and reachable only by a 3-day voyage) remain largely off the grid, others are …

Infographic: Where in the world should you leave a tip?

TIPPING CUSTOMS ARE NOT THE SAME ACROSS BORDERS. Plenty of places don’t have any custom of tipping whatsoever, while in other places — like the …

Infographics

Infographic: 42 of the biggest travel don’ts around the world

INTERNATIONAL ETIQUETTE CAN BE COMPLICATED. Clearing your plate in Ukraine? That’s an insult to the chef, yet in the UK it’s a compliment. Then …

How to Beat Jet Lag

Frequent travelers, it’s time to conquer our worst enemy: jet lag.<p>While there’s no easy way to completely beat jet lag, there are several steps you …

The 12 most beautifully designed hotels in the world

This year's 338 nominees include designs in a number of categories, including Hotel and Leisure.<p>The hotels under consideration are all incredibly unique, from an African safari lodge that resembles a luxurious wigwam to a Turkish resort and spa with stunning waterfront rooms.<p>The winner of 2015's …

I spent 2 weeks researching restaurants at every price point before my mom came to visit NYC, and here's where we went

About a month ago, my food-loving mom flew in from North Carolina to spend a weekend in New York City with me.<p>She was in charge of picking activities; I was in charge of picking food.<p>I wanted her to experience a variety of cuisines and see different neighborhoods of Manhattan. I also had to account …

Manhattan

Florence Celebrates its Own 'Last Supper' Frescoes with Sumptuous Pop-Up Dinner Series

A new series of exclusive dinners celebrating Last Supper frescoes will take place across several iconic sites in Florence, and feature top-rated …

26 ancient ruins you should visit in your lifetime

Seeing these sites is like stepping back in time and witnessing what life was like in a place that ceased to exist years ago.<p>From the Roman baths in England to the Ajanta caves in India, we found 26 ancient ruins that everyone should visit in their lifetime.

These Travel Hacks Will Make Your Trip So Much Easier

Traveling is hard. But with the right hacks, any travel situation can be made easy.<p>Famed "hacks" YouTuber Dave Hax recently made a video sharing packing tips and basic hotel tricks that can transform a trip. Before you pack your bags, you're gonna want to watch some of these:<p><b>The best way to pack</b> …