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Entries by Conde Nast Traveler from 09/2013

Back to School Season Is All Year Round at These Hotels

| Posted 09.04.2013 | Travel

Former schools in which you're now welcome to sleep, eat, drink and be merry.

Secrets to Saving Time and Money at Amusement Parks

| Posted 09.04.2013 | Travel

Amusement parks are the stuff that kids' dreams are made of. And guess what? It doesn't have to be a nightmare for parents either.

Themed Hotel Suites that Put Regular Rooms to Shame

| Posted 09.05.2013 | Travel

Themed hotel suites that put regular rooms to shame.

Vacation Escapes to Take Your Mind off Summer's End

| Posted 09.09.2013 | Travel

A little depressed that summer's winding down? We get it. Check out these 10 sunny island escapes to take your mind off it.

Should This Video Convince You That It's Safe to Travel to Egypt?

| Posted 09.10.2013 | World

Egypt's Arab Spring was a revolution fanned if not ignited by social media, its participants say, so perhaps it should be no surprise that Minister of Tourism Hisham Zaazou took to YouTube recently to assuage fears that his country should be off-limits to tourists.

The Strangest Hotel Butlers Around the World

| Posted 09.11.2013 | Travel

A fireplace butler? A fragrance concierge? They're real, and you'll find them -- plus plenty of other super-specific assistants -- at hotels around the world...

The American Town That's Secretly Canadian

| Posted 09.12.2013 | Travel

What would an America under tyrannical Canadian rule look like? More polite? Cheaper health care? Would we all have to call macaroni and cheese "Kraft dinner"? The best way to envision this nightmarish alternate-universe dystopia is to peek in on the quiet town of Hyder, Alaska.

This Tiny Concrete Speck Is Its Own Country

| Posted 09.13.2013 | Travel

Never heard of Sealand? That's not a surprise. It's a concrete dot in the North Sea roughly the size of two tennis courts, and it's never been recognized by any other nation on Earth. But that never bothered its eccentric founder, Paddy Roy Bates.

Amazing Tower Hotel Suites Around the World

| Posted 09.13.2013 | Travel
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The Best Fall Travel Deals

| Posted 09.16.2013 | Travel

Scotland's capital of culture is a deal for two reasons this season: Both airfares and hotel rates will be very competitive, particularly when stacked up against other, pricey European destinations.

How I Beat Jet Lag

| Posted 09.17.2013 | Travel

I can't sleep on planes -- at least, not in coach. So I work on my laptop throughout the flight and then, upon arrival, shut off the laptop and make the rest of the day about getting outdoor exercise and sunlight. I usually walk around all day, sightseeing, and don't stop moving till 7 p.m.

How to Stay Safe Abroad in Uncertain Times

| Posted 09.17.2013 | Travel

While I'm no counterterrorism expert, I think I'm in a position to suggest a few smart things that travelers headed to uncertain areas can do, say, carry, and wear. I'm headed to Morocco myself in November. Go ahead and travel. Just be smart about it. How? Read on.

It Is Possible! How to Fit Everything You Need into One Carry-On

| Posted 09.24.2013 | Travel

You can't be a slave to the fashionistas when you're a slave to the overhead storage bin. My system may not be stylish, but it has stood the test of hundreds of thousands of air miles. Here is the unvarnished truth about what my wheelie looks like when you open it.

Outrageously Lavish Hotel Suites

| Posted 09.24.2013 | Travel

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Why Does It Take So Long to Get Through Airport Security?

| Posted 09.26.2013 | Travel

Although the TSA is set to expand its popular PreCheck fast lanes this fall, the agency is under pressure to speed up screening for even more fliers, so all aspects of the checkpoint experience are being scrutinized.