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9 Under-The-Radar Attractions In The U.S.

(3) Comments | Posted March 25, 2015 | 4:26 PM

The Grand Canyon. The Statue of Liberty. Mount Rushmore. These iconic tourist attractions are definitely on everyone's must-see list, but there are also a number of hidden gems throughout the country that often go unnoticed. From a ride through the mountains of Nevada on a railway dating back 100 years,...

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World's Most Unique Concierge Services

(0) Comments | Posted March 25, 2015 | 4:09 PM

You may have heard of concierges who specialize in pillows, but what about a soap concierge? Or a pet concierge? To please the pickiest of guests, hotels around the world are increasingly adding one-of-a-kind services. From tracking down vintage sneakers in New York to helping find your relatives in Ireland,...

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America's 14 Best Small-Town Festivals

(5) Comments | Posted March 25, 2015 | 3:40 PM

You may not know it, but some of the country's best festivals are held in small towns scattered throughout the U.S. Featuring a wide range of unique themes, and ranging in size and scope, these celebrations often include parades, entertainment, food, and plenty of special events. Make an effort to...

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15 Things NOT To Do In Paris

(4) Comments | Posted March 25, 2015 | 10:09 AM

It's impossible to see and do everything when visiting Paris, so why waste time doing anything that isn't worthy of your hard-earned vacation hours? The next time you're in the City of Light, don't fight with crowds in tourist traps, eat at the wrong restaurants, or wait in...

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15 Best Travel Experiences for Night Owls

(0) Comments | Posted March 23, 2015 | 1:04 PM

When you think of late-night fun, chances are clubs in big cities like New York, Berlin, or Miami come to mind. And while it's true that there are plenty of up-all-night diversions in those locales, there are also plenty of alternative evening adventures awaiting travelers, both in cities and outside...

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Cartagena's Top 12 Experiences

(0) Comments | Posted March 23, 2015 | 12:15 PM

Cartagena's days as a Spanish colonial port on the Caribbean Sea left it with a romantic walled town and fortifications that have World Heritage Site status. But this Colombian city of almost a million people, which won a spot on Fodor's 2014 Go List, is no museum piece. Pleasure seekers...

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10 Best Ramen Shops In The U.S.

(2) Comments | Posted March 19, 2015 | 2:45 PM

Ramen was once thought of as college-student food, a cheap and filling meal that was bought in bulk--but, oh, how times have changed. These days, you can find trendy, top-notch ramen shops all over the country. No longer relegated to the world of prepackaged Styrofoam cups, this Japanese comfort food...

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Europe's 8 Most Picturesque Towns

(8) Comments | Posted March 18, 2015 | 4:38 PM

From the islands of the Mediterranean to the peaks of the Alps, Europe's postcard-perfect towns continue to inspire travelers with distinct architecture preserved from 1,000 years ago. Filled with plenty of charm, many of these treasured areas contain historic ruins, cobblestone streets, and ancient churches to explore. While they may...

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10 Things NOT To Do On A Cruise

(22) Comments | Posted March 18, 2015 | 3:20 PM

By Zachary Laks

Whether it's your first time sailing or you're a veteran of the seas, cruises can be a bit tricky to figure out. After all, the biggest ships are like floating cities, filled with restaurants, bars, shows, spas, and other perks to enjoy on your journey. That being...

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How to Pack Wine in Your Luggage

(1) Comments | Posted March 18, 2015 | 2:30 PM

For oenophiles who love to travel, a bottle of wine can serve as the perfect vacation souvenir or gift. But as your luggage is handled by various people and jostled on planes and conveyor belts, the risk of having that expensive bottle of red break and spill all over your...

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Florida's 7 Best Beaches

(6) Comments | Posted March 18, 2015 | 11:38 AM

Which Florida beach is right for you? The Sunshine State boasts almost 1,000 miles of flip-flop-friendly beaches, each with its own distinct style. From snow-white sand perfect for relaxing to the best place to explore with your dog, find the perfect beach for your travel needs.


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7 Best Caribbean Islands for Nightlife

(0) Comments | Posted March 18, 2015 | 11:30 AM

From dress-to-the-nines salsa clubs to barefoot-in-the-sand beach bars, many Caribbean destinations offer distinctive party scenes that ensure the fun continues long after sundown. If you're looking for something to spice up your nights, these islands will do the trick.

They pump up the volume at Aruba's...

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Top 20 Free Things To Do In Paris

(18) Comments | Posted February 26, 2015 | 10:24 AM

With travel prices escalating regularly, it's good to know that some of the best things in Paris actually are free. Inquisitive visitors willing to stray a bit off the beaten tourist path will be amply rewarded by discovering many of Paris's lesser-known treasures, while saving enough euros to splurge on...

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10 Best Hotels in Brooklyn

(0) Comments | Posted February 26, 2015 | 9:29 AM

Visitors to New York City are well aware that Brooklyn, with its cool bars, artisanal eateries, homegrown shops, budding art centers, and much more is a bona fide destination in its own right. Now, an emerging crop of big-name and boutique hotels has arrived to accommodate the new wave of...

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World's Biggest St. Patrick's Day Celebrations

(0) Comments | Posted February 26, 2015 | 8:51 AM

Regardless of your actual heritage, everyone's a little bit Irish during the month of March. That might help explain why elaborate St. Patrick's Day celebrations can be found across the globe every year. Outside of Ireland, some of the biggest March 17 events are held in the U.S., but all...

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The Top 5 Things To Do In Cuba

(5) Comments | Posted February 26, 2015 | 8:37 AM

I don't pretend to be an expert on Cuba but I have a patchwork knowledge--the equivalent of snapshots assembled from twenty-some trips, the first in 1977, the most recent in December, a week before the White House announced plans to normalize relations. My Spanish on a good day...

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Top 20 Free Things To Do In Chicago

(4) Comments | Posted February 18, 2015 | 9:12 AM

While it may not be known for having the same sky-high costs as London, New York City, or Tokyo, Chicago is still a big city, and spending time there can add up. Fortunately, it's possible to enjoy much of what the city has to offer without spending too much (or...

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10 Best Winter Cruises on the East Coast

(0) Comments | Posted February 18, 2015 | 8:39 AM

For those looking to escape this brutal winter, your ship has come into port. There are fleets of luxury cruise ships, all accessible from the East Coast, ready to set sail for tropical locations. These 10 best winter cruises offer thrilling views of the sea via elevated lookouts and glass-bottomed...

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9 Ideas For Your Next Volunteer Travel Experience

(1) Comments | Posted February 18, 2015 | 8:22 AM

A few years back, my wife and I took a six-month trip with our two teenage children where we volunteered our way around the world. Not only was this a much cheaper way to travel, it was far more meaningful and transformative than any hotel-restaurant-museum trip I've ever been on....

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2015's Most Anticipated Hotel Openings

(0) Comments | Posted February 12, 2015 | 9:46 AM

Nothing sparks the desire to travel like an exciting new place to stay, whether it's a cutting-edge property in a familiar destination or a jaw-dropping resort somewhere you've never been before. This year, travelers have a lot to look forward to all around the world, from Morocco to Indonesia to...

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