Travel

Hiking Angels Landing in Zion National Park

The higher we climbed the more nervous I got. I held the chain as I peered over the edge and thought to myself, “What in the world did we get …

Utah

Best snowshoeing in Colorado: 5 hikes for beginners

Helen H. Richardson, Denver Post fileA trio of snowshoers make their way along the trail toward a 10th Mountain Division Hut outside of Leadville …

Trails

Our Guide to Buying the Best Packing Cubes 2017 - Family Travel Blog - Travel with Kids

I am always looking for smarter ways to travel. Packing a bag is an annoying part of travel and I always welcome ways that make it easier. Packing …

Adventure Travel

Potential Big Cuts To Amtrak Are Bad For Everyone, Including Drivers

This may not surprise anyone, but with the incoming administration looking to implement “dramatic” cuts to federal spending, one budget blueprint …

Amtrak

This modern, stylish suitcase is guaranteed for life — plus, it charges your phone

Imagine a world where your luggage rolls effortlessly next to you, you can charge your phone without searching the airport high and low for an outlet, and you don't have to struggle to jam your heavy bag in an overheard compartment.<p>That's the world that Away wants to provide with its line of …

Gear & Gadgets

Non-Touristy Ways to See the Great Wall of China

There are so many things to experience on one’s first trip to China—the obvious sights like the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square, the contemporary art galleries of Beijing and Shanghai, the street food, the street markets—that it almost feels overwhelming. However, of the many sights on the long …

Great Wall of China

This travel blogger visited every country in the world and only spent $20 a day — here's how

Henrik Jeppesen is a 27-year-old Danish travel blogger who's visited every country in the world.<p>Despite being a full-time traveler, Jeppesen says he has only spent an average of $20 a day for his trips so far — in large part by being economical and getting sponsorships from airlines and hotels.<p>"The …

How Insane Is Your First Time In Emirates Business Class?

<i>Emirates business class is not on my list of travel in the near future so when a friend of mine flew Emirates recently, I asked him to write a guest</i> …

Airlines

Second Trip to Middle Earth – Booked!

I was recently quite fortunate to find premium cabin award space to New Zealand on United for 4 passengers! It’s not often that you come upon space …

Airlines

48 Hours in Bangkok - Famous and Off the Beaten Path Attractions

Many tourists head straight out of Bangkok to a beach or hilltop retreat and yet the city has some fascinating sights if you know where to look. We …

Thailand Travel

We Travel Not To Escape Life, But For Life Not To Escape Us

Sometimes, after many weeks of work, eat, weekend, we start to wonder “what am I doing with my life?” It’s about then that we decide to take a …

New Zealand aiming to recruit 100 of the 'best tech talent' to move to Wellington

The tech industry in New Zealand is booming at a rate too fast for them to keep up. There are now around 900 startup businesses in Wellington, a national hub for the field, and at such a rapidly growing rate, companies are beginning to look to the United States and elsewhere to lure skilled tech …

New Zealand

Your California Bucket List: Essential adventures and experiences in the Golden State

Here's our growing guide to essential California adventures, easy to edgy. We'll be adding to it daily all year. And we won't suggest an adventure unless one of the Travel section's staffers and contributors have tried it.<p><i>Tell us what's on your California bucket list. Email travel@latimes.com and</i> …

California

Indonesia Has So Many Islands You Can Now Name One After Yourself

What do you get for the person who has everything? How about the namesake of a Southeast Asian island? The Indonesian government took a tally of …

Indonesia

Destinations to Run Off to When You Decide to Quit Your Job to Write a Book

<b>Authored by Ingrid Burke</b><p>Perhaps a story idea has been gnawing at you for years, begging to be written, but you just haven’t found the time to put pen …

Publishing

9 Travel Bloggers With Killer Curves Whose Instagrams You Need to Follow

While the phrase “bikini body” is still paired most often with diets and workout plans (cringe), some amazing body-positive ladies like Tess Holliday have shown us we can wear what we want and celebrate our bodies in every size and shape. But scrolling through Instagram for some wanderlust inspo …

Body Image

Park Hyatt Guangzhou: The Sweet Upgrade

The Park Hyatt Guangzhou Hotel Review is part of The Year of the Monkey Trip Report which covers the following places:<p><i>Getting There</i>: Follow my Uber …

Hotels

Saturday Night Market and Wat Si Supan in Chiang Mai

This post is also available in: German<p>In Chiang Mai, there are several night markets. Besides the Sunday Night Market and the Night Bazaar, there is …

Chiang Mai

Notes from another small island: make the move to sunnier, easier and more exotic shores

Bombarded as we are during bitter January days with images of celebrities decamping to balmy beaches, the idea of living on a tropical island becomes pretty seductive. Imagine weekends spent in the sun, a life lived outside all year round and that feeling of complete escape.<p>While a better quality …

Africa Travel

Kuching, Malaysia: what to see plus the best restaurants, hotels and bars

The capital of Malaysian Borneo is one of Asia’s most alluring cities, with fabulous food and new hotels, but little traffic and few high-rises to spoil the laid-back vibe<p>Just as Penang was swiftly transformed into one of Asia’s hottest destinations a few years ago, the buzz in Malaysia right now …

Asia Travel

7 Most Amazing Places for Mountain Biking in India

A guest post from Rohit, a fellow adventurer in India. This time it is about experiencing mountain biking there.<p>Photo by Trailsource.Com, CC BY …

Mountain Biking

10 of the best spots in Frankfurt to eat and party

Frankfurt is the epitome of cozy and casual. From trendy clubs to brunch and creative bars in historic Sachsenhausen, this city is the perfect place …

Restaurants

The New Results Are In: How Does Your Passport Rank?

Courtesy: Passport Index<p>This week, the Passport Index released its 2017 passport rankings, which ranks passports from around the world based on the …

Passports

5 reasons why Ibiza is perfect for family holidays

Ibiza may not be the first destination that springs to mind when you are looking for <b>family holiday inspiration</b>. But you’d be surprised by what the …

Beaches

Earn Up to 40,000 Bonus AAdvantage Miles on Round Trip Flights Between Europe and the United States

Select Terms and Conditions<p>This offer applies only to members of the American Airlines AAdvantage frequent flier loyalty program who purchase …

Travel Deals

One More 100K Offer Still Available, Expring in 4 Days!

If you missed out on the Chase Sapphire Reserve 100K sign-up bonus, there’s still one more 100K offer available, though it expires on January</b> …

Credit Cards

UNITED Schedules Final 747 Flight

<b>A few weeks ago I mentioned that United was moving up the timetable for the retirement of the 747 fleet</b>. They have now released a few more specifics, …

Airlines

Obama's last airline regulation proposal: Disclose bag fees at all points of sale

The Department of Transportation under the Obama administration adopted an unprecedented number of airline passenger protections, including a rule that fines carriers for leaving fliers stranded on an airport tarmac for more than three hours.<p>In the final week of the Obama administration, the …

Airlines

6 Tips for Packing Light for a Trek

<b>Authored by Susan Guillory</b><p>When it comes to luggage, my preference is to travel with a suitcase, with enough clothing options to satisfy my whim. So …

Hacking

I stumbled across these beautiful flying machines in an unexpected place

Inside an incredible 134-year-old building in Manchester, England, I found something I didn't expect: an Avro Shackleton patrol aircraft. And a massive tandem-rotor Bristol Belvedere helicopter. It's the Air and Space hall of the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI).<p>The rest of the museum is …