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Parody United 'Airlanes' Twitter Account Hilariously Spoofs Airline, Passengers

People who say comedy is the best stress reliever have never mistakenly reached out to a parody twitter account in their time of need.<p>For instance, those who mistakenly tweet to @UnitedAirlanes instead of United's official twitter account, @United, fail to realize their mistake and are likely left …

Norwegian Cruise Line to Offer New Wedding Packages

There was a time when a destination wedding aboard a cruise ship was difficult to plan and sometimes even impossible due to logics and the marriage …

Disney's Q3 Saw Record Parks Attendance

Disney’s U.S. parks marked record attendance in the spring and early summer, becoming one of the biggest moneymakers for the company, officials …

Where To Go In Europe: Find Out Which Countries Fit Your Personality

Sure, a cheese lover would thrive in France and sausage fans do well in Germany. But if you've got some quirkier traits, you may want to consult this list before booking a EuroTrip.<p><b>If you’re:</b> A cheerful male cheeseburger aficionado who enjoys putting cribs together using solely teensy diagrams…<p><b>You</b> …

The Coming Death of Business Travel As We Know It

The current crisis in business travel has a lot of parallels to the late 1990s when travelers began to defect from the practice of visiting or …

Orbitz Earnings Up On Hotel, Vacation Packages

Orbitz Worldwide Inc, an online travel agency, reported higher-than-expected quarterly earnings on Thursday as it booked more hotel and vacation …

Which country is best seen by rail?

Aeroplanes are faster and cars are more convenient, but in many parts of the world trains still reach unexpected and beautiful places that would be inaccessible any other way.<p>Once the only way to easily cross long distances, today train travel has been mostly replaced by the speed of aeroplanes and …

See the Adirondacks Like Your Grandaddy Did (With Better Food and Bedding)

<b>EXPERIENCE</b>: Ausable Chasm. As you squeeze through walls of rock in an inflatable raft on a chute of whitewater, you might experience the nirvana that tourists did back in the '70s -- the 1870s, that is -- when larger wooden boats were pulled back into place through an elaborate pulley system. You …

The World's Fanciest Airport Lounges

Cranky passengers, overpriced airport food, and the endless hunt for a power outlet can frustrate even the savviest of travelers. So, check in to one of these swanky airport lounges, where amenities range from complimentary pajamas (for your slumber in a private nap room) to meals prepared by …

Day To Night In The World's Most Iconic Cities

We know you love a good time lapse video. But who really has time to watch them all the way through?<p>Photographer Stephen Wilkes tackled this very conundrum when he set out to photograph the world's most breathtaking cityscapes, showing the view of both day and night in one photo. Wilkes spent …

Food Trucks Offer New Options at US Airports

Imagine this: you lug heavy baggage out from the airplane, trudging groggily out into the daylight. After a long-haul flight and nothing but a ginger …

Prague: Jumbled with History

Prague is a traveler's dream city: exotic but easy, affordable, boasting arguably Europe's best beer, and an architectural time warp with plenty of great sightseeing. It's crowded and touristy -- precisely because it's so much fun. Here are a few of my favorite memories from my latest trip.<p>Any time …

Top 5 Fastest Dollar Dumpling Spots in Manhattan's Chinatown

McDonald's may have its 60-second service guarantee, but if it's not a Sausage McMuffin or McChicken you're craving off the dollar menu, the same buck can buy four or five Beijing-style fried meat-and-chive dumplings at dollar-an-order establishments all over Manhattan's Chinatown.<p>Fried dumplings …

Priceline's Rentalcars.com Could Be the Next Big Thing

Which company is poised to be the next Booking.com? Perhaps it will be another company, like Booking.com, within the Priceline Group’s own portfolio, …

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A guide to the eateries of Greece

Where to eat and drink in Greece? Perhaps the question should be: ‘Where not?’ Greeks live to eat and drink – they dream about it and talk about it at all times of the day. Wherever you go in Greece you might not find accurate clocks, punctual flights or a good cup of tea, but by Zeus you’ll find …

Staying at a Hotel? Here's How to Get an Upgrade

When people discover I've spent 10 years in the hotel business, there is one question that seems to thrust itself to the forefront, one question everyone seems to want answered. They pause, throw a quick look around, lean in a centimeter, and then ask:<p>"How do you get upgraded?"<p>I intend, in this …

The New Stars of European Travel

Could it be that American travelers are passing over Western Europe's traditional tourist trail in favor of newer, less-traveled destinations in southern and eastern Europe? A new report by the European Travel Commission seems to indicate so, as destinations historically popular with U.S. travelers …

Inflight entertainment 2.0?

Airlines are finding creative ways to lure passengers onboard – or at least keep them entertained while in the air.<p>Flyers have become accustomed to airline frugality, especially when it comes to domestic travel. Passengers often have to pay for checked bags, while complimentary food and drink have …

8 Curated Quirky Guidebooks Take on Cities with a Niche Angle

How do you make the most of a city break? Do you rush around, breathlessly ticking off must-sees, or do you drift, hoping you’ll stumble upon …

A dream realized on Lady Elliot Island [pics]

As a boy, on holidays at my grandmother’s house there was a cherished hardback book I would pore over, losing myself for hours in pictures and …

Top 10 US travel destinations for 2013

Every year our US-based editors team up with Lonely Planet’s expert authors to compile a list of US destinations that are prime for the next year. <i>Best in Travel 2013</i> already covered two places we think the world should be looking at – San Francisco and the Gulf Coast – but here we wanted to dig …

Ecuador’s 5 Best High-End Haciendas

Ecuador’s colonial-era haciendas present a glimpse of the country’s dramatic Andean highlands. And high-altitude meets high-end at some of the …

How to travel in Europe

Fifty sovereign states. 10,180,000 sq km. 738,200,000 people. The word ‘Europe’ does little to convey the diversity found within, which can make it a bewildering place to travel. So here’s a handy guide to your transport options:<p>Car<p><b>Budget:</b> medium-high (London-Prague petrol from EUR360 return, plus …

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