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7 places gringos love to visit in Brazil (and why they’re mostly right on)

This one goes out to art lovers everywhere. Imagine a private property set within mountains, ornamented with exquisite plants and some of the most …

National Parks

The problem with little white girls and boys

White people aren’t told that the color of their skin is a problem very often. We sail through police checkpoints, don’t garner sideways glances in …

17 Unique Quotes From Young Travelers That Will Make You Want to Pack Up and Go

Travel: we love it. Feelings: we have them.<p>But there's an omnipotence to words, that's sometimes stripped by clichés.<p>"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page." "The only thing you buy that makes you richer is travel." Again? I already heard that one.<p>Although true, quotes …

South-east Asia

10 Islands Around The World That Are Really, Really Awesome

Ah, an island escape. Right about now we want to escape to one of these idyllic spots.<p>TripAdvisor's list of the world's best islands remind us that there is a world outside of snow and it's a world we very much want to be a part of.<p><b>1. Ambergris Caye, Belize</b><p><b>2. Providenciales, Turks and Caicos</b><p><b>3. Bora</b> …

This Italian Town Looks Like It's Out Of A Fairytale

Welcome to Alberobello! This little Italian <i>comune</i> is located in the Bari province of Puglia, Italy.<p>Alberobello is known for its trulli -- limestone dwellings with domed, conical or pyramidal roofs -- which are on the UNESCO world heritage list. The structures look like they're straight out of a …

25 Reasons Norway Is The Greatest Place On Earth

Norway is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places on Earth. It's home to more natural wonders than we can count and it has stunning cities, fascinating history and really happy people.<p>Norway's not cheap. But it's worth it. Here are 25 reasons why.<p><b>1. It's actually one of the happiest places on</b> …

You Wish You Were Here Tonight

The Christmas Market sprouted up centuries ago in Austria, Germany, northern Italy and northern France, but has now become a popular tradition throughout Europe. Generally opening four weeks before Christmas, the <i>Christkindlmarkt</i> celebrates everything magical about the holiday season and is …

European Travel

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 …

Vietnam War

The Hidden Way to Cheaply Fly Around the World

For your next big trip, what if you could take advantage of a single airline ticket to check several destinations off your travel wish list for a fraction of the time and expense of seeing them one at a time?<p>I recently talked with Jenny McIver, a Round-the-World (RTW) travel pro to get the lowdown …

Taj Mahal

Comoros Islands: tropical charm off the beaten path

Here’s a challenge for you: could you place the Comoros Islands on a map?<p>Named after the Arabic word for ‘moon’, <i>Qamar</i>, this poetically named but little-known archipelago is located between Madagascar and Mozambique.<p>It was an important trading post for Arab, Persian, African and European traders …

East Africa

Mapped: The world’s most visited websites

Information Geographies, at the Oxford Internet Institute, is creating an atlas. Not just a boring old atlas telling you where countries are located …

The Expedition of a Lifetime

I just can’t keep it a secret this time–no way, no how.<p>My next assignment is just too big, too spectacular, and too special to leave you all guessing along the way about where I might end up in the world.<p>And so, just this once, I am publishing my travel plans in advance (uh, don’t get used to …

Living in: The world’s happiest places

The world’s top five happiest countries, all of which fall in northern Europe, have cities that delight residents with old town charm, cultural offerings and easy access to nature.<p>If, as Tolstoy wrote in Anna Karenina, happy families are all alike, what about happy countries?<p>The World Happiness …

European Travel

Seven Cruises for People Who Hate Cruises (Photos)

Cruises don't have to mean massive boats and potential disasters. Andrew Harper picks seven sailing trips that even cruise haters will love.

Maui Voted Best Island In The World... And Has Been For The Last 20 Years

If Conde Nast Traveler readers are one thing, it's loyal. In the annual Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards that selects the Top 25 Islands in the World, Maui has come out on top for 20 consecutive years. It also regained its top ranking in the Top 10 Islands in the United States. How could …

Regional Unified Visa Schemes Are Becoming The New Norm

Plans for unified visa schemes spell good news for expats and business travellers across the globe.<p>Four regional economic areas have announced plans …

10 documentaries every traveler should watch

I tell Werner Herzog jokes at parties. David Attenborough makes me swoon. I’m such a documentary nerd, I’ve gone places because of them. These 10 …

Papua New Guinea

Absolutely Stunning Illusion of an Underwater Waterfall

Mauritius is an island nation officially called the Republic of Mauritius, or in French, <i>République de Maurice</i>, located in the Indian Ocean about …

Mauritius

Latin American adventures for the whole family

Just because you have kids doesn’t mean you have to stop travelling altogether. In fact, bringing the kids along for your next Latin American adventure can be an enriching experience for everybody involved. It’s easier than you think, and just a few simple guidelines can keep your …

South America

How to travel around the world in 80 days

In Jules Verne's classic adventure novel, Phileas Fogg had a devil of a time trying to travel around the world in 80 days. But in the 21st century, circumnavigating the globe has become a bit of a breeze: all you need is a round-the-world (RTW) ticket. In fact, a dedicated (if masochistic) …

New Zealand

Pretend It’s Still Summer at These Island Escapes (Photos)

A little depressed that summer’s winding down? Distract yourself with one of these 10 sunny islands escapes.

Top 10 Caribbean Resorts

Planning a trip to the Caribbean? Check out our list of the 10 best hotels and resorts in the Caribbean Islands. From Anguilla to the Turks & Caicos, this list includes our favorite hotels and resorts to help you plan the ultimate escape.<p><b>ANGUILLA</b><p><b>Cap Juluca</b><p>A mere 25-minute boat ride from the shops …

Top 10

Gogobot, The Travel Site Where Friends And Experts Plan Your Vacation, Is Growing Really Fast

It now has 3.7 million registered users and has become the fastest growing travel site on the web, according to data from Comscore and eMarketeer shared with us by cofounder and CEO Travis Katz.<p>In the summer-travel month of July, Gogobot was a more popular website than AirBnB, Bing Travel or …

Tourism

25 Quick Vegetarian Recipes We Love

Gallery25 Quick Vegetarian Recipes We Love<p>We're in the height of summer's produce bounty, and you're faced with the ultimate quandary. You want to cook and eat everything, but the weather's so nice out that you also just want to relax on the deck with a cold beer and nothing on your mind. What's a …

Jamaica's top 10 travel experiences

Jamaica’s lovely landscape – with its crystalline waters, lush banana groves, and sheer mountains – combined with its confident, yet cool reggae demeanor, makes Jamaica an ideal destination for those looking for stunning scenery and a big dose of local culture. Pack your bag and head down to this …

Caribbean

Secret Mediterranean islands where you can escape the crowds

There are more than 200 islands in the Med, yet 90 per cent of tourists stay on just 10 per cent of them. We’ve rounded up six lesser-known isles worth seeking out if you’re looking for a little peace and quiet.<p><b>Pantelleria, Italy</b><p>Boat at sunset by Luca Volpi. CC BY-SA 2.0.<p>Closer to Tunisia than …

European Travel