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The 3 Greatest American Road Trips to Take in Summer

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 05.21.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

With gas prices more than a full dollar lower than this time last year -- the lowest they've been since 2009 -- there's no better time to take a classic American road trip. Here are our six favorite road trip itineraries, including where to stop, where to stay and what you'll see along the way.

Know Instantly Which Side Your Car's Gas Tank Is on

Map Happy | Posted 05.19.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

Of course, there is a way to know. Of course, I'm stupid and don't pay attention. That's because there's an indicator on the car's dashboard that tells you where the fuel door is.

Is There Really a 'Wanderlust Gene'?

Map Happy | Posted 05.19.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

A recent Elite Daily article claimed some people are just born to be travelers -- literally -- because they possess one very particular gene. But it's a serious oversimplification to chalk up wanderlust tendencies to one piece of genetic hardwiring.

Why the Hotel Can Be the Destination Itself

Map Happy | Posted 05.18.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

In just about every urban destination I've visited I can find some property that leaves me amazed and wanting to play Eloise, whether that's London or Buenos Aires. And in Buenos Aires, that can be a trip.

The Five Essential Bags Every Serious Traveler Needs

Map Happy | Posted 04.21.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

There's no right or wrong bag, but certain types of bags definitely prove useful. And that's because there's all different sorts of travel functions they service. Making sure you've got several different types of bags on hand will pretty much ensure you'll be covered in any situation.

The Most Useless Travel Products To Pack

Map Happy | Posted 04.17.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

There's the good, bad and ugly of travel gear. I bristle when I think about all the gear I've purchased thinking I'd "need" it and then went untouched for months.

5 Spectacular National Park Road Trips You Need On Your Bucket List

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 04.22.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Nothing gets us more excited for summer than the prospect of an epic road trip: wind whipping through open car windows, highways flanked by stunning landscapes. Luckily, this is an easy reality in the U.S., thanks to an abundance of amazing national parks.

The 10 Best New Boutique Hotels

Oyster | Posted 04.14.2015 | Travel
Oyster

Who doesn't love something shiny and new?! We're constantly on the lookout for hot new hotel properties, and we've noticed a recent trend: boutiques are in.

You Won't Believe These 17 Photos Are Real (But They Are)

Oyster | Posted 04.26.2015 | Travel
Oyster

Looking for a cliffside massage with a dramatic view? It's going to be tough to top this spa palapa at the Rockhouse Hotel in Jamaica. The lush, laid-back Rockhouse is a holistic haven, with gourmet dining, morning yoga, cliffside loungers, a premium spa and no kids under 12

10 Underrated National Parks In America

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 03.31.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Looking for the beauty of Yosemite and Yellowstone without the crowds? These under-the-radar American parks deserve a spot on your bucket list.

Your Hunger Games Vacation (Peeta Not Included)

Oyster | Posted 01.20.2015 | Travel
Oyster

All you need is to let yourself get inspired by Katniss' warrior ways. Here's what we think Katniss would like to do on vacation, given the chance -- and what you can do, too!

The Sexiest Adults-Only Pools in Florida's Kid-Friendly Hotels

Oyster | Posted 09.21.2014 | Travel
Oyster

Summertime is often when families choose to get away as a group for some family togetherness and sibling bonding. But that doesn't mean Mom and Dad (or any other couples along for the family reunion) shouldn't be allowed some alone time of their own, as well.

So Over the Beach? 10 Amazing Non-Beach Alternatives for a Summer Getaway

Oyster | Posted 09.21.2014 | Travel
Oyster

Don't get us wrong -- the beach will always hold a special place in our hearts. But when sandy toes and sunburn get to be too much, here are ten great alternatives to the typical beach getaway.

Being a Tourist in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Judith Fein | Posted 09.06.2014 | Travel
Judith Fein

Last week, some friends came to visit my hometown. "We know it's a drag to have to be a tour guide in your hometown, but what if you became a tourist with us?" one of them suggested.

These Hotels Are Showing Their Naughty Bits

Oyster | Posted 08.24.2014 | Travel
Oyster

When it comes to decor, we've seen everything from the strange, to the racy, to the almost pornographic on our travels. Sometimes hotels just have a style sense that's -- let's say broad-minded?

9 Most Luxurious Hotel Amenities Ever

Oyster | Posted 07.19.2014 | Travel
Oyster

Even in the world of luxury travel, some hotels offer pretty average amenities. But then there are others with extravagant extras that amp up the wow factor till it's totally over-the-top.

U.S. Destinations That Won't Break The Bank

trivago | Posted 04.12.2014 | Travel
trivago

For a domestic vacation that won't break the bank this year, check out these 50 affordable hidden gems.

Tips To Getting Over Jet Lag, From Seth Kugel (WATCH)

Posted 08.21.2013 | MarloThomas

When Frugal Traveler columnist for The New York Times Seth Kugel joined me this week on Mondays With Marlo, we discussed some tactics for avoiding jet...

The Best of Summer Travel

Gogobot | Posted 06.27.2013 | Travel
Gogobot

Fireworks displays, Slip 'N Slides and soft serve ice cream: summer's here. Check out the best seasonal destinations.

A DC Tour Must-See: The George Washington Masonic Memorial

Halle Eavelyn | Posted 08.26.2013 | Travel
Halle Eavelyn

A visit to the George Washington Masonic Memorial is an unexpected glimpse into both the private life and the deep spiritual leanings of the father of our country.

The World's Busiest Airlines Are...

The Huffington Post | Emi Boscamp | Posted 06.18.2013 | Travel

This week, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) released the figures of the top one hundred airlines ranked by traffic. According to the...

10 New Railroad Boom Towns

Posted 03.13.2013 | Travel

Last week, as congressional leaders announced a plan to reauthorize funding for railroads across America, a new Brookings Institution study showed tha...

How To Fly Through TSA Lines

Patricia Rust | Posted 02.26.2013 | Travel
Patricia Rust

Don't you just love doin' the TSA dance? Here are some steps to make it a more fun, fast and efficient one:

Is The Idea Of 'Gay Travel' Counterproductive?

Robert Schrader | Posted 12.16.2012 | Travel
Robert Schrader

The chief benefit of travel, so far as I've been able to deduce in my seven years of doing it, is that you are able to step out of your comfort zone for a short time.

Alaska Man Plans Ultimate Getaway

AP | MARK THIESSEN | Posted 07.11.2012 | Travel

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Charles Baird is going off the grid for a year. The 40-year-old oil company employee and filmmaker from Anchorage will move...