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Top 5 Reasons to Go to Puerto Rico - RIGHT NOW

Paula Froelich | Posted 06.25.2015 | Travel
Paula Froelich

I'll admit it: I was a little late to the Puerto Rico game. Thankfully, due to Snowmageddon this year, I finally cottoned on to our cousin in the Caribbean. Now that I've drunk the Kool-Aid, I'm bound and determined to get everyone there.

The Bronx Might Be New York's Hottest Tourist Destination

Metro | Posted 06.21.2015 | New York
Metro

The Bronx is booming. At least three days a week, Grandmaster Caz boards a small bus packed full of foreigners and introduced them to the sights and sounds of the Bronx.

10 Stupid Mistakes You Need To Stop Making While On Vacation

Thrillist | Posted 06.22.2015 | Travel
Thrillist

f you spend the entire trip trying to capture the absolute best shot of the Taj Mahal, it cheapens the whole experience. Not to mention, it can drive your travel partner(s) insane.

Northern Spring, Southern Chills: Outlook for Latin America and the Caribbean

Alejandro Werner | Posted 06.21.2015 | Business
Alejandro Werner

Economic growth dynamics vary across the region, broadly along North-South lines. While spring may be in the air for Mexico, Central America, and parts of the Caribbean, the economic climate remains decidedly chilly in much of South America. What is behind these divergent prospects, and how can a sunnier outlook be restored to the entire region?

French Tourists Who Set Quokka Aflame Get Just A Week In Jail

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 04.21.2015 | Crime

A pair of tourists who filmed themselves setting a quokka on fire have been jailed for a week, according to Western Australia Today. French nation...

The Future of Access in Hotels Is in the Design

Eric Lipp | Posted 06.16.2015 | Impact
Eric Lipp

Access and inclusion for hotel and lodging changed forever in 2010. That year proved to be a very defining year for hotels and accessibility for people with disabilities. The US Department of Justice issued new standards under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

The Many Things You Won't Find in Cuba

Kevin Danaher | Posted 06.15.2015 | Politics
Kevin Danaher

The recent changes in U.S. policy toward Cuba have produced plenty of U.S. media coverage examining the things Cuba is lacking: freedom of the press, new paint on buildings, leaders less than 80 years old. But our media have failed to document the many other things Cuba is lacking.

Airport Haikus

Lillian Daniel | Posted 06.06.2015 | Travel
Lillian Daniel

A haiku is a Japanese three-line poem, 17 syllables, written in 5/7/5 syllable count. After three hours on the runway, then a cancelled flight, followed by six more hours at the airport, it was time to devote myself to this ancient literary form.

Frozen in Time: 6 Great Dive Spots in the Pristine Marine Ecosystems of Cuba

Scott Norvell | Posted 05.31.2015 | Travel
Scott Norvell

It's often noted that one of Cuba's most seductive aspects is the time capsule-y feel of the place. The old cars. The lack of traffic -- and the horse-drawn wagons -- in Havana.

The Remotest Vacation Spots On The Planet

Thrillist | Posted 05.31.2015 | Travel
Thrillist

We drew up this list of some of the most remote vacation spots on the planet. A few are difficult to get to, many are the only inhabited spot for miles, and all of them are sure to get you far away from your usual haunts.

A Taste of Maui

Carly Cylinder | Posted 05.25.2015 | Travel
Carly Cylinder

Three or four nights may not be enough, but you can see a lot in a little amount of time. It was a perfect long-weekend getaway that gave us just what we needed -- a taste of Maui.

13 Signs You're A Basic Tourist

Thrillist | Posted 05.25.2015 | Travel
Thrillist

While most of us have learned about "basic behavior" (and how to avoid it), it still seems to be as ubiquitous as a selfie stick. Which is why, in the spirit of awareness (self or otherwise), we've compiled this list of things that, if you find yourself doing them, probably make you a basic tourist.

Travel Destination or Travel Devastation?

Elevate Destinations | Posted 05.23.2015 | Travel
Elevate Destinations

It's time to treat the planet like a patient and to vigorously support the many initiatives that better community life and protect wildlife and biodiversity where you are traveling.

People Worldwide Are Pledging To Visit Tunisia

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 03.20.2015 | Home

As Tunisia mourns the victims of the deadly attack on the National Bardo Museum on Wednesday, many have expressed fears that the assault may have a de...

A Tale of (Fraternal) Twin Cities

Allison Pataki | Posted 05.19.2015 | Travel
Allison Pataki

When you drive across the border from Austria into Hungary, you barely know that you've passed an international boundary. This took me by surprise the first time I made the two and a half hour drive from Vienna to Budapest.

Instead of Going to India, Why Not Sri Lanka?

Findery | Posted 05.19.2015 | Travel
Findery

Sri Lanka is feast for all senses, whether it comes to nature, architecture, culture, historic sites, culinary experiences, or design.

Waikiki Beach Is Totally Man-Made (And Disappearing)

Civil Beat | Sophie Cocke | Posted 03.11.2015 | Hawaii

Tourists in bikinis and board shorts packed onto the narrow strip of sand fronting the iconic Royal Hawaiian and Moana Surfrider hotels on a recent we...

To Get the Most out of a Trip to Israel, Do These 11 Things

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 05.05.2015 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

Just over 250 miles long and 70 miles wide at its widest point (9 miles wide at narrowest), Israel can be covered in a matter of hours. But, you'll want to stay for days -- as many as possible -- because every inch of this country is imbued with meaning.

A Sense of Nature and History in Portugal

Jeanine Barone | Posted 05.01.2015 | Travel
Jeanine Barone

All of this history is set in Portugal's Centro region that's barely a one-hour drive from the airport in Lisbon. And yet, it couldn't be more distinct from the capital.

Vacationing in Iran: To Go or Not to Go?

JustLuxe | Posted 04.27.2015 | Travel
JustLuxe

Iran is a beautiful and culturally-rich destination, even if most of its treasures are hidden behind a war-torn countryside and tight-gripped regime.

The Amazing London Museum You Never Heard Of

Lev Raphael | Posted 02.24.2015 | Arts
Lev Raphael

Last Sunday some of the characters on Downton Abbey went to London's Wallace Collection and most viewers probably thought, "What's that?" The Walla...

14 Reasons You Should Book It To Bali

Findery | Posted 04.21.2015 | Travel
Findery

Bali is an island for romantic getaways, ladies-only trips, family vacations, or independent travels. Bali offers the perfect mix of exotic culture, tropical weather and luxury for everyone. Here are 14 tips for eating, praying and loving in Bali.

Why We Travel

Arthur Hoyle | Posted 04.20.2015 | Travel
Arthur Hoyle

Why do we travel? Well, we are all travelers, all the time, traveling the journey of our lives while our planet spins on its orbit. Our trips, whether we call them vacations, or getaways, or adventures, or explorations, are all mini-versions of our big journey, through which we hope to find something, the meaning of our existence, perhaps.

The Weirdest Museums in the World

Findery | Posted 04.19.2015 | Travel
Findery

What qualifies a museum as weird? Take a pinch of strange, mix it with morbid, and add a dash of mystery. All of these museums are one-of-a-kind and speak to the curious and will leave you smiling, shuddering or bewildered. Or, all of the above.

The Meek vs The Massive: A Tale of Greek Tourism

Maria Paravantes | Posted 10.12.2015 | Travel
Maria Paravantes

The word "diakopes" (holidays) in Greek means "to stop" -- to leave the quick paced, oblivious-to-everything lifestyle behind and take in the aromas, the air, the sounds, the feeling... to really experience.