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Top 20 U.S. Small Hotels: Andrew Harper's Picks (Photos)

Too many hotels to choose from? Andrew Harper rounds up the best luxury, small hotels in America.

6 Great Spots in Europe to Visit During Shoulder Season

Imagine... traveling to Europe when the crowds are thin, the weather is pleasant, and the costs are slashed. Don't think it exists? It does. Europe's shoulder seasons -- that beautiful time of year when the temperatures begin their climb upwards or slow descent down, the water is that perfect …

Jamaican marijuana tours draw travellers

Napa and Sonoma have their wine tours, and travellers flock to Scotland to sample single malt whiskies. But in Jamaica, farmers are offering a different kind of trip for a different type of connoisseur.<p>Call them ganja tours: smoky, mystical - and technically illegal - journeys to some of the …


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.

8 Reasons to Drop Everything & Visit Maldives Right Now - Vagabondish

Every destination promises “something for everyone”, but let’s be honest: <i>that’s almost always a lie</i>. Or at least a gross exaggeration.<p>But Maldives …

Three Reasons I Love Traveling Alone

For me, the most frustrating part about traveling alone used to come at the end of the day, when I’d call my beau at home. “How was Machu Picchu? I saw your tweet and it looked incredible,” he’d say, eager for a full rundown. I would have absolutely loved it if he could have been there with me in …

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5 Takeaways From UN's Global Report on Happiness

Some surprising factors that influence well-being around the world.<p><b>Denmark is the happiest country in the world, followed by Norway, Switzerland, the Netherlands, and Sweden, according to the 2013 World Happiness Report, released today by Columbia University's Earth Institute.</b><p>Sponsored by the …