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The ultimate travel bucket list: 31 things to do in your lifetime

The Top 15 Places To See In Your Lifetime

Wanderlust.<p>Good news, travelers: your ultimate bucket list is here.<p>Lonely Planet released its list of the Top 50 places to visit on Monday, and we're already packing our bags. The list is an excerpt from the company's upcoming book, <i>Ultimate Travel: The 500 Best Places on the Planet...Ranked</i>, <i></i>which …

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9 Awesome Honeymoon Trips No One Takes

There isn’t a more exciting time to get away with your special someone than post nuptials. If your wedding is coming up, maybe you’re dreaming about …

Why You Should Use The Golden Ratio In Your Decor

We’ve all heard of the golden ratio. Most likely, it’s filed away with all the rest of your memories from your college art class or you read about in …

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Best Spring Trips 2014

Vibrant spring blooms in the northern hemisphere and dazzling autumn displays in the southern make this the perfect season to get outside and walk, hike, or take a scenic drive. Use our editors' list of 10 best spring trip destinations as the launching pad for an active—and colorful—spring getaway. …

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14 Breathtaking Places You Probably Didn't Know Existed

Do you ever feel like you've seen it all? Do you crave those breathtaking moments of your first travel adventures?<p>The world is full of wonders, sometimes you just have to look a little harder to find them. These 14 spots are lesser-known but equally (if not more) breathtaking.<p><b>1. Whitehaven Beach</b><p>The …

15 Maui Adventures That Will Keep You Active, Happy ... And Shark-Bite Free

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times for Maui in 2013. On the one hand, the valley isle was voted the best island in the world by <i>Conde Nast Traveler</i> readers for the 20th consecutive year.<p>On the other hand, it has experienced an unprecedented eight shark attacks so far this year, two …

11 ways to absolutely crush Cape Town in 5 days [pics]

Cape Town has a lot of cool hotels to choose from, but instead of staying at the One&Only or one of the other expensive luxury hotels downtown, check …

How to travel with friends (and not want to kill them)

I have two permanent, oddly positioned bald spots on my head. Though my mother claims they’re from a scalp thing I had as a kid, I have it on good authority from my oracle that they’re probably where the Martians attached the electrodes.<p>However, spontaneous balding frequently has nothing to do with …

20 New Zealand experiences that will blow your mind

NEW ZEALAND IS synonymous with geographic diversity of fairytale proportions. You can ski in the morning and sunbathe in the afternoon; find yourself …

New Zealand

22 Epic Places You Didn't Know Existed

The world is full of wonders... wonders we know about (the Grand Canyon) and those we might not (see below). But it's important to note that this earth we all live on is an insanely beautiful place. In case you don't have the time (or funds) to visit these spectacular places, we thought we'd do you …

Kauai Attractions That Will Have You Ready To Book A Flight... Now

Most people are familiar with the "Big Three" among the Hawaiian islands; Oahu, Big Island and Maui are staples for Hawaii tourists and are usually first stops for visitors. But there's a strong case to be made for why Kauai, the Garden Island, should be your first stop in Hawaii.<p>Under-appreciated …

How to Persuade Airline Employees to Give You Free Upgrades [Video]

Flight upgrades have an urban legend-like status, kind of like dream jobs such as chocolate tasters and video game testers -- everyone has heard vaguely of people fortunate enough to end up in these wonderful-sounding positions, but nobody can actually name a person who has or tell you how they got …

The 9 Paint Color Mistakes You Should Never Make

Case in point: This bedroom — it makes four of them.<p>If you ever spent more time agonizing over the difference between "Sunshine Yellow" and "Daylight Yellow" than you have with your family in a given week, we feel your pain. Choosing a color isn't a decision to take lightly, as it sets a room's …

Home Decorating

The 11 Paint Colors That Will Be Hot Next

The most popular paint colors now.<p>We went straight to the source — the paint companies — to find out what's happening now. Find out the popular paint color trends before anyone else does.

Home Decorating

Escape All The Craziness With These Relaxing Vacations

JetBlue partially changed its seating chart. Justin Bieber refused to walk the Great Wall of China. And now the government has shut down?! We need a break.<p>Desperate times call for desperate measures. We asked, and you answered (and we answered, too). After a nationwide call-out for your favorite …

20-Somethings: Spoil Yourself With a Graduate Degree Abroad

Image: Flickr by Dimitry B<p>Thinking about advancing your education? Let me guess, you're a 20-something that wants more than your job can give. You miss the glory days of college and are really, just looking for an excuse to go back to school. While, you'll never get the first-time college …

5 Great American White-Water Rafting Destinations

White-water rafting is a surefire way to satisfy the adventurer and create lifelong family memories. Adults and kids alike tend to love the natural beauty surrounding the river, the thrills that erupt from the rapids, and conquering the river together.<p><b>White-water rafting can be a great summer</b> …

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Things to Leave Home on Your Next European Vacation

Photo By: Fiona Bradley / Flickr<p>Over packing for a vacation -- we're all guilty of it, whether we want to admit it or not. I'm definitely a culprit, but after living in Europe for over a year and going to new countries at a moment's notice, there are a few tips I've learned (some of them the hard …

Fitness Getaways: What to Expect

By noon, I had been to a stretch class, learned how to salsa, consumed a carrot, cucumber, and beetroot juice, and been drizzled in oils by an …

Fly Geyser, Nevada’s Coolest (And Least Known) Attraction

Forget Las Vegas or Area 51, Fly Geyser in Nevada offers much brighter and otherworldly sights at a much cheaper cost.<p>Source: ZME Science<p>Nestled on a …

The 25 Best Hotels In The World

We've created the ultimate list of the best hotels in the world by aggregating four notable hotel rankings made by elite travel publications and websites.<p>The rankings we used were Travel + Leisure's World's Best Hotel Awards, Conde Nast Traveler's Top 100 Hotels & Resorts (part of its annual …

Five of Australia's treasured islands

Ah, Australia. Partying the night away amid the bright lights of Sydney. Exploring the undersea extravaganza of the Great Barrier Reef. Watching the sun rise over wind-sculpted Uluru. A visit Down Under is never short of do-before-you-die moments.<p>But did you know that there’s a whole lot more to Oz …

Top 10 stops for Central America first-timers

The green cufflinks between North and South America, these seven compact countries would be easy to skip on a map. Yet they represent a complex web of cultures, ancient ruins, tropical wildlife and adventure.<p>For starters, try climbing lava-gurgling volcanoes with perfect cones that poke above the …

The world's best secret islands

Looking for a romantic spot that's (almost) all yours? Here’s a list from our brand new <i>Best in Travel 2011</i> guide to reignite your love affair with desert islands, with picks from across the globe.<p>1. Torres Strait Islands, Australia<p><i>Image by Killer White Fluff</i><p>As far as you can go in Oz without …

8 Budget-Busting Travel Fees (And How to Avoid Them)

You booked the flight, you got the hotel, the rental car -- maybe you even figured out how much your food costs are going to run you on your upcoming summer vacation. You're set, you're done, no surprises. Right? Well, maybe not.<p>As we too often find out when traveling these days, the cost of the …