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Visit These 21 Amazing Places Without Leaving North America

As far as amazing places go, there's truly no place like home. After all, why fret about exorbitant airfare to far-flung locales when you can experience some of the world's most stunning sights right here in North America? We've gone through the tips and photos of the minube travel community to …

National Parks

50 Websites to Waste Your Time On

Bored with your usual digital stomping grounds?<p>Don't fret! There are plenty of sites other than Facebook or Tumblr for you to waste countless hours. …

Lonely Planet's top 10 best value stays for 2014

Amazing experiences aren’t reserved for unlimited budgets. These characterful places to stay around the world offer comfort and charm in superlative settings - all of them are well under US$100 per night, and plenty have dorm beds for only a few dollars. Here are our top 10 wallet-friendly hotels …

Travel

Ten of the world's most mind-blowing landscapes

Gazing at a remarkable view for the first time is one of travel’s greatest thrills – and these 10 landscapes are among the most mind-blowing we’ve ever seen.<p>Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA<p>Yellowstone National Park has an embarrassment of astonishing sights, from the thundering waterfalls of …

National Parks

20 spectacular places to see before they’re changed forever

THERE ARE ALL KINDS OF WAYS places change. As you’ll see in this list, the threats can be environmental, political, or simply the result of too small …

20 of the Coolest Tour Experiences Around the World

Many people equate the word "tours" with the typical big bus excursions led by flag-toting guides that seen at every major tourist attraction around the world. But not all tours are the same. For those who want them, hop-on, hop-off and big bus tours are a great way to see a city quickly, but for …

European Travel

Cruises That Are Fun for the Young and Adventurous

Once seen as the domain of older travelers and those with small children, cruise lines have made great strides in improving their offerings for singles.<p>Traditionally, traveling as a single has its own bag of complications. While most cruise lines offer single occupancy booking, there is usually an …

Cruise Ships

Living with Kenya's Maasai people

In southwestern Kenya, lions, giraffes, zebras and gazelles share the rangelands of the Great Rift Valley with the Maasai people. Many of these warrior-pastoralists continue to keep herds of cattle, sheep, and goats, perform age-old rites of passage, and live off the grid in traditional <i>manyattas</i> – …

Wildlife

Secret swims: the cenotes of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula

Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula has undeniably stunning beaches around Cancún, Playa Del Carmen and Tulum. But those who wish to cool off from the sun and teeny-bikini flashiness can escape to a secret underworld of turquoise pools where Mayans communicated with the gods.<p>At these hidden locations, you …

Mexico

Go Here, Not There: 10 Alternative Destinations

The world is filled with must-see destinations we are told we need to tick off our ever-growing bucket lists.<p>Behind these well-traveled hotspots are smaller, lesser-known attractions that are definitely worth your time.<p>It's not to say you shouldn't visit these popular locales (they're some of our …

Travel

Here are the fair-trade hipster shoes you’ve been waiting for

Forget giving hipster shoes to people in Africa (cough, TOMS). How about giving them jobs? Oliberté is that shoe company — with the added perk of …

To Ship or Not to Ship Your Luggage

Wouldn't it be great if you could travel bag-free? There would be no bag-check lines, no waiting for luggage, no lost luggage and best of all, no restrictions. Well, it is entirely possible. And traveling with your beloved bicycle? That is possible, too. How? Ship it.<p><b>Shipping Your Luggage:</b><p>Shipping …

Luggage

The Insanely Pretty Cliffs Of Scala Dei Turchi Are Yet Another Reason To Visit Italy

Add these really cool cliffs to the list of places we want to see while we hit up the boot of Italy.<p>The Scala dei Turchi or "Stairs of the Turks" are made of eroded Marl, clay and silt and sit on the southern coast of Sicily.<p>Visitors can climb the bluffs for breathtaking views or just laze out on …

LINE's internet calling service goes live on Android, starting at 2 cents per minute

If you've been waiting to give LINE's Call service a try, now's your chance -- so long as you live in the right country, anyway. Those using LINE's Android app in Colombia, Japan, Mexico, Peru, the Philippines, Spain, Thailand and the US can dial most any phone number at rates that might well beat …

On the sticky ethics of voluntourism

THE DEBATE ABOUT THE APPROPRIATENESS of voluntourism — how best to do it, where to do it, or whether it’s ethical to attempt at all — has been a very …

6 Purchases That Will Save You Money Later

While I enjoy saving money as much as -- if not more -- than most people, sometimes it might be worthwhile to spend a little bit of money on items …

These Blue Shoelaces Could Save American Manufacturing

Sure, you can talk a good game when it comes to supporting American production, but can you also walk the walk? A simple blue shoelace could allow …