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7 Totally Weird Ways to Get Arrested in Europe

<i>By Laura Pearson for the Orbitz Travel Blog</i><p>So you're vacationing in Europe... And itching to get arrested? Hit with a hefty fine? Yeah, we didn't think so. Nonetheless, weird laws abound here, as elsewhere. In fact, committing an illegal activity in the EU might be as simple as wearing high heels …

On a Budget? 5 Ways You Can Still Travel the World!

<i>This is part of the #BorderlessTravels series - featuring tips on your upcoming trips.</i><p>The world is becoming more accessible, with airlines, accommodation and everything in between available at budget-friendly prices.<p>If you can sort through the droves of information, you can go a lot further for a …

Ski Dads: 4 Tips for Skiing With Little Ones

A couple of winters ago, when my sons were 4 and 6, I took them skiing at a big mountain where we hadn't skied before. My wife was out of town so it was just the three of us. We warmed up on a couple of green runs before taking the gondola to the mid-mountain station. On the long and winding trail …

America's Happiest Airports

<i>(Photo: Waiting at Airport via Shutterstock)</i><p>A long layover feels twice as long when you're at a dull airport. But if you happen to be somewhere with good local food, interesting shops, free Wi-Fi, and other pleasant diversions, passing the time before a flight can feel more like vacation and less …

Best Credit Cards for Every Type of Traveler

<i>Photo via Shutterstock</i><p>For a long time, we here at SmarterTravel have been recommending plastic as the best way for travelers to spend money: credit cards for big-ticket purchases, debit (ATM) cards for cash. But which cards to choose? Clearly there is no single best card. What's best for you …

Virgin Hotels Thinks It Knows What Female Travelers Want

After a hectic morning working- while-traveling, I checked into the Virgin Hotel in Chicago this week in typical business traveler fashion: sleep …

Accidental Traveler: My Vacation During a Coup Attempt in Venezuela

<i>A statue of Simón Bolivar, Venezuela's liberator. Photo: LatinFlyer.com</i><p><i>Like life itself, vacations don't always turn out how we plan. One of the most unpredictable experiences I ever had was in the 1990s, when my boyfriend and I took a trip to Venezuela. We planned to explore one of South America's</i> …