Travel

11 Trips You Need to Take As Soon As You Retire

No more waiting for your annual vacation and then filling it end-to-end until you drag yourself back to work needing another week off. You are …

Travel + Leisure

In the Land of Giants

The trees are so big that it would be cowardly not to deal with their bigness head on. They are very, very big. You already knew this — they’re called “giant sequoias” — and I knew it, too. But in person, their bigness still feels unexpected, revelatory. And the delirium of their size is enhanced …

The New York Times

This lucky family is currently flying around the world in luxury for free thanks to travel hacking

A family-of-four are currently the envy of many as they are flying around the world in luxury for free, thanks to travel hacking. Husband-and-wife, Pedro Pla and Grace Cheng, managed to save a total of $54,000 on their round-the-world business class air tickets, and are now in the middle of a …

Lonely Planet

Exploring Cambodia - A Guide to 5 days in Angkor

Are you thinking about exploring Cambodia? We spent 5 days in Angkor/Siem Reap in January 2017.<p>Spoiler alert…We LOVED it! Here is our trip with tips …

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The One Thing You Must Do In Each Country, According To Tourists

You'll either love this map or hate it.<p>If you could only do one thing in each country you visited, what would it be?<p>U.K. travel site Vouchercloud compiled a map that shows the top-rated “Thing to Do” on TripAdvisor in nations around the world. And while some picks seem on-point, others may sound …

The Huffington Post

Laptop ban means your gadgets are uninsured and could be confiscated

Thousands of travellers are thought to be flying with electrical items that are uninsured, following a ban on carrying laptops on flights from the Middle East.<p>Security concerns have led to electrical items bigger than a standard smartphone being banned from cabins for passengers flying into Britain …

The Telegraph

A weekend visit to Lloret de Mar in Spain

The year I lived in Spain was one of the best years of my life. Why? It was so easy to travel all over Europe! The best thing about Spain itself was …

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Top 10 Castles of Europe

Do you ever wonder what it would be like to live in a real-life fairytale? Ponder no more.<p>At least once in our lives we’ve twirled in a glittery dress and tiara, or tussled with fire-breathing dragons from a crenulated tower. Indoctrinated by bedtime stories of our youth, we’d close our eyes and …

National Geographic

5 Easy Ways To Save Money On Travel

How I Use Credit Cards to Save on Travel<p>Travel Tips<p>Not being smart with your money can have a big impact on your ability to travel. Below I lay out …

Personal Finance

Stop Ignoring The Northeast Gem of Portland, Maine

If you live in the Northeast like my family, chances are you’ve been to most of the go-to family roadtrip spots: Boston, Philly, D.C., Toronto. The list of reasonable places you can hit in the family mini-van goes on and on. What happens when you’ve exhausted that list? It’s time to look a bit …

Forbes

The 25 best places to visit in Europe in 2017

The INSIDER Summary:<p><b>A new ranking from TripAdvisor reveals the best travel destinations in Europe for 2017.</b>• <b><br>The list was compiled using an algorithm that sorted through millions of user reviews.</b>• <b><br>London is rated the best place to go in Europe this year, followed by Paris, and Rome.</b><p>Europe is so full of …

Business Insider

This luxury train will keep you pampered as you go on a tour through Japan

<b>There’s a new way to travel in Japan, and it offers nothing but luxury.</b><p>Geneva is a feast for the senses - here's all you need to know to go<p>Train …

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Aspen ruined, claim skiers, after the Trump family turns up with 100 secret service agents in tow

The Trump family is in Aspen for a spring break - and fans of the Colorado ski resort are not happy.<p>Famous faces including Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry (when they were an item) and Kate Hudson (who shared a photo of herself in a sports bra at the top of the mountain) have visited the upmarket …

The Telegraph

Tortuga Outbreaker Backpack Review: The Best Carry-On Backpack

A new version of Simon’s favourite carry-on backpack, the Tortuga, was released late last year. It’s now called the Outbreaker Travel Backpack and …

Adventure Travel

Side Hustle: The Bookkeeper Turned Travel Photographer Making Nearly Six Figures

Accounting doesn’t call to mind tropical islands and vistas of rainforest. But for millennial Christy Woodrow, a steady bookkeeping gig allowed her to support herself while she grew her travel photography job and award-winning blog to where it is today.<p>The site, Ordinary Traveler – which has taken …

Forbes

Boom Airlines Wants to Make Supersonic Travel a Reality

Consumers could be closer to cruising in a plane at Mach 2.2 (1,451 mph) to their favorite destination in half the time. Today, Denver-based <b>Boom</b>, the …

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Airfares To Europe This Summer Have Dropped Up To 42 Percent

This is one sale we can definitely get behind.<p>If you've ever wanted to explore Europe, consider booking your summer vacation now. Thanks to a strong dollar and the proliferation of low-cost airlines, flights to Europe from the U.S. are so much cheaper this summer than they were last year.<p>According …

Harper's Bazaar

Giant hammerhead shark surprises hundreds of smaller sharks – and videographer

Evan Parness recently flew a drone over a mass gathering of blacktip sharks off the beach in Palm Beach County, Fla. But it was a surprise appearance …

GrindTV

6 Adventurous Ways to Get in the Water in Bali

Bali’s reputation as a surfer’s paradise—Uluwatu, anyone?—is a major draw. Although there are peeling breaks aplenty, skills on a short board aren’t …

AFAR

This company is paying someone $10,000 a month to travel and live in luxury homes

Introducing, your dream job<p>Luxury vacation home company THIRD HOME announced on Facebook they're taking applications for what they call the "Best Job …

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A Land of Turquoise Domes: Solo Travel in Uzbekistan - Solo Traveler

<i>I am pleased to introduce you to a new voice today. Sarah is a travel photographer at Peacock Eye Images. She is an experienced solo traveler who is</i> …

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A Budget Traveler's Guide to the Best Hostels in Stockholm

While it contains a ton of budget options for travelers, finding the best hostels in Stockholm can be a challenge.<p>Its extraordinarily beautiful …

Hotels

4 to 5 Day Southern Iceland Itinerary and Tips for Your Visit • McCool Travel

This flexible Southern Iceland itinerary takes advantage of long summer days to pack a lot of beauty and fun into a 4 or 5 day visit to the land of …

Iceland

Flight attendants reveal the first things they notice when travellers board a plane

The INSIDER Summary:<p>As they smile at you and welcome you aboard, flight attendants are actually assessing whether you'll be a safety concern on the …

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Everyone thinks El Salvador is dangerous. Here’s why I can’t wait to go back there

You don’t often hear about the Central American country of El Salvador, and if you do, it often involves some sort of gang-related crime or murder. …

Matador Network

Meet the piste map artist who brings ski resorts to life

Countless skiers and snowboarders owe a debt to James Niehues, although they may not know it. Over the years, the artist has painted piste maps for almost 200 resorts, showing visitors how to find their way around the mountains.<p>Since his first commission in 1987, Niehues has produced 194 piste maps …

The Telegraph

10 Reasons to visit Lithuania

Lithuania, guest country at the Leipzig Book Fair, has long been more than an insider tip. In 2016 tourist numbers rose by almost ten percent. The Baltic state boasts natural splendor and delightful cities.

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Great Airfare: San Francisco or Los Angeles to Iceland: $259 round trip

European discount carrier WOW Air currently has <b>round trip</b> fares from San Francisco or Los Angeles to Iceland from <b>$259 round trip</b>. To put in …

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Top 10 most affordable vacation destinations

Money magazine just rang up its 2017 “best in travel” list of top vacation spots, with a heavy emphasis on bang for the buck. Head to St. Augustine, …

The Mercury News

Grand Canyon Sunset