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9 Great Travel Apps

Want an easy way to keep track of details, choose activities, or share photos on your next family trip? All that and more is just an app away with these cool tools, which turn your smartphone into the ultimate travel agent.<p><b>MAKE MEMORIES</b><p><b>360 Panorama:</b> Take panoramas to a whole new level with this fun …

10 ways to see Iceland

The land of fire and ice is awash with glaciers, towering volcanoes and geothermal pools. Add to that Reykjavik, its hip capital, and you have a destination that provides not just otherworldly sights but also plenty of culture.<p>Whether you’re in search of the Northern Lights or the sights featured …

7 Offbeat Adventures Around the World

Itching for an adventure, but want to set your sights on something a little out of the ordinary? Look no further.<p>Treat yourself to a wholly unique experience with any one of these offbeat adventures:<p>Live Like a Bedouin in Egypt<p>If commonplace adventures sound too tame for you, consider immersing …

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World's 20 best places to invest in property

Real Estate

Making The Southeast Asian Travel Connection

According to Phocuswright, an independent travel and tourism research firm, the global travel market was worth US$1.3 trillion in 2015. The cut in Asia Pacific (APAC) was US$367 billion; of that, the online travel segment was 32 percent of the pie, which totals around US$117 billion.<p>With a …

Asia Pacific

Pushing the limits in remote Patagonia

Eighteen four-member teams from 12 different countries including Canada combine trekking, kayaking and mountain biking to race hundreds of kilometers with only a map and compass for direction. The 2016 Patagonian Expedition traverses mountains, fjords, and glaciers for 13 days towards an an …

Budapest Travel for Couples: Music, Romance, Restaurants and Wine

A dinner party. When arriving in a new country, who wouldn't love to be invited to a dinner party with locals?<p>Suzie Goldbach and her parents serve the only home-cooked meals that actually beat out the fancy restaurants to rank in Budapest's Top 10 eateries on Trip Advisor. In their homey little …

Europe

7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites you need to see before they disappear

So what does it take to make it on the revered UNESCO World Heritage Site list? Aside from having to "be of outstanding universal value," a site must meet at least one of 10 additional criteria, ranging from representing a masterpiece of human creative genius, to containing superlative natural …

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10 Things I Learned Traveling as a Couple

For our second date, without much warning and with little fanfare, Tyler showed up on my doorstep while I was on a trip to Buenos Aires for my job with the State Department. I felt like something big was about to happen as this was a departure from my normal dating experiences in Washington, DC. …

Travel

4 countries where your US dollar will go the furthest

For most Americans, traveling abroad has become much more affordable than it was five years ago.<p>Not only has the U.S. economy finally bounced back after the devastating financial crisis of 2008, but the ushering in of 2016 has seen the dollar increasing in value against most major …

Dominican Republic

Want to quit your day job and travel the world? Learn how to terrify yourself

Four years ago on a sunny April morning, I slinked into my new office building, suit slightly too big, 24-years-old, and clueless. It was my first day working at a large, prestigious bank in downtown Boston. The first day of the career that would ostensibly define the rest of my life.<p>I felt …

The World's Most Remote Places (And Why They're Worth The Distance)

<i>By Sheryl Nance-Nash for the Orbitz Travel Blog</i><p>How far is too far? For some, it's the ends of the earth--as long as the journey leads to the paradise they've always dreamed of. Traveling to far flung destinations has a certain cachet, too, earning you bragging rights as a true global adventurer, …

Beaches

Delta changes policy to prevent pet deaths on flights

In an effort to make itself more pet-friendly, Delta is stopping one of the most dangerous methods of flying for pets: As checked baggage.<p>According …

Airlines

12 of the coolest hot springs in the world

Stressed out? Plan your next vacation at a natural hot spring for a relaxing getaway.<p>Not only are they therapeutic, hot springs can offer a glimpse …

Iceland

The Secret World of Travel Trailers

The world of travel trailers is as wide as the open road<p>You’ve likely heard of the Airstream, that sleek riveted-aluminum capsule on wheels that stirs up nostalgic thoughts of sun-soaked beach trips. But what about an Avion or Silver Streak? The world of travel trailers is as wide as the open …

Travel Trailers

A famous island nobody knows

“These islands touched my life without my knowing: the perfumes that waft by at parties, the vanilla that flavours my ice cream and the cloves that spice up my Christmas cookies.”<p>From the sea – when all we could see of Anjouan were its green peaks and the indistinct structures of the city of …

Herbs

4 Laid-Back Latin American Beach Towns Where You Can Live Inexpensively

Did you ever dream about moving to Hawaii or some South Sea island where you could lazily stroll the beach and spend moonlit evenings luxuriating in …

Travel dreams: how to make a new life abroad

Want to know what it’s like to give everything up and escape to more exotic climes? These inspiring travellers have made it work in all sorts of ways<p><b>From NHS to global adventure</b><p><b>Emma Robson, 35, from London is an adventure tour leader</b> <br>I was a cardiac physiologist working at St Thomas’s hospital in …

Inspiration

Halkidiki beyond the beaches: 10 alternative experiences in northern Greece

The shores of Greece elicit blissful sighs, even from suntan-averse travellers. Halkidiki – the three-pronged region in Greece’s north – is especially rich in sparkling sands. But it would be a crying shame to head straight for the sunlounger in a region that ripples with vineyards, groans with …

Best iPhone and iPad apps for frequent travelers

Traveling abroad, especially for the first time, can be overwhelming. From figuring out transit systems to finding places to say, there’s a lot to consider. That’s why over the past several years, I’ve come to rely on a handful of choice apps to help me travel better, smarter, and …

Google Maps

Europe's Most (And Least) Affordable Cities: The European Backpacker Index For 2016

Budget-savvy travelers in need a little inspiration are in luck: The 6th annual Europe Backpacker Index that ranks 56 of the continents popular cities – from cheapest to most expensive – was recently released.<p>“The good news for those of us holding US dollars is that our currency has surged in most …

Europe

4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites Under Threat From Too Much Tourism

A number of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites face major challenges, including the following:<p><b>Machu Picchu, Peru</b><p>This magnificent “lost city of the Incas” …

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Creativity

The Best Places to Travel in January

The Magic City shows no signs of slowing down—in the past few months, it’s gotten a ton of big openings, including the palatial 1 Hotel South Beach …

Travel

How Powerful is Your Passport?

Dr. Seuss’ famous book Oh the Places You’ll Go is a perennial favorite gift for new grads but it could just as easily have been the title of a …

International Air Transport Association

What flight attendants really think about when they first greet you

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What are flight attendants really thinking when they are forced to greet and thank passengers at the door?</i> <i>Answer by Gaea Peregrinor, flight attendant.</i><p>I’ve been a flight attendant for 25 years. Greeting passengers at the door requires concentration on …

Aviation

Top 10 Travel Trends, According to Pinterest

No. 1: travel-inspired tattoos.<p>Aside from storing away our sartorial and home decor hopes and dreams, Pinterest is a great way to plan your next …

Travel

Best Places In The World To Retire: 2 New Rankings

Perhaps you want to retire abroad, but are not sure where to go. Or maybe you’d never relocate overseas, but are just curious which countries and communities the experts say are the winners.<p>Either way, you’ll want to know about the two new 2016 rankings from global retirement raters International …

Retirement

This Stuffed Bunny Got Left Behind At A Hotel And Became A Facebook Superstar

This is really cute.<p>"Hello to all the lovely people in Adare Manor Hotel. My name is Kate Hogan. Thank you for taking such good care of my special Jellycat. He was my first ever teddy a whole three and a half years ago," Kate's family wrote on Facebook. "I was so lonely going to sleep last night, …

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