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Use It or Lose It: 5 Awesome Last-Minute Vacations

Paula Froelich | Posted 04.21.2014 | Travel
Paula Froelich

Consider this a Public Service Announcement... Broad style! Because it's last minute, I'm thinking cheap, fun and NO STAY-CATIONS! Especially not when it's snowy and freezing out. Unless you live by a ski resort. But even then.

The 10 Places on My Bucket List This Year (It Will Surprise You)

Paula Froelich | Posted 04.11.2014 | Travel
Paula Froelich

No, I haven't been everywhere, and some places I don't go to because I'm a conscientious objector (Zimbabwe, anyone?) but I can still dream. And plan. Because dictators, xenophobia and being broke wont last forever!

10 Reasons Why You Should Visit Egypt Right Now

Paula Froelich | Posted 04.07.2014 | Travel
Paula Froelich

For my recent birthday I gave myself a gift I'd wanted since I was five - no, not a pony, the Pyramids. I've always been obsessed with Ancient Egypt...

6 Things to Do with the Family This Weekend!

Sarah Bowman | Posted 04.07.2014 | Los Angeles
Sarah Bowman

Get smart about your Oscar pool, celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Beatles on Ed Sullivan and introduce your kids to Charlie Chaplin. All this weekend!

The Outlook for Latin America and the Caribbean in 2014

Alejandro Werner | Posted 04.05.2014 | Business
Alejandro Werner

Looking to the year ahead, how do we see the global economic landscape, and what will this mean for our region? This question is especially on people's minds today, given the risks of deflation in advanced economies and of sustained turbulence in emerging markets.

The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Author

Lev Raphael | Posted 03.31.2014 | Travel
Lev Raphael

When it comes to being a traveling author, it helps that I did so much theater in college, and that I've taught for many years as well. I generally feel comfortable as a performer of my own work -- and my own life. And yet there's always a trace of sadness on the road, too.

What I Have Learned From Hugging 7,000 People

Lisa Mae Brunson | Posted 04.02.2014 | Impact
Lisa Mae Brunson

I was in awe. This 'simple' act of kindness had the ability to restore life! How many others out there craved love in the form of a hug? How many longed for the touch of another, yet were denied this act of grace?

7 Things Not to Miss in Hong Kong

The GypsyNesters | Posted 03.31.2014 | Travel
The GypsyNesters

Hong Kong is the world's most vertical city, with two hundred and ninety-three buildings higher than five hundred feet -- sixty more than second-place New York City.

Life's Purpose Becomes Clear In Hawaii

Catherine Bauknight | Posted 03.30.2014 | Hawaii
Catherine Bauknight

`Ehu Kekahu Cardwell is one of those fortunate people who knows his life's work. He believes answers to unsolved problems in the world lie with indigenous cultures, and specifically Hawai`i's culture and people.

How to Prepare an Emergency Medical Contact Card Before You Go Abroad

Rita Anya Nara | Posted 03.29.2014 | Travel
Rita Anya Nara

If you've ever had to visit an ER or doctor in another country, you know how critical it is to have an emergency medical card, and several supplemental documents, with you at all times (or at least in your hotel room).

The Top 12 Travel Phobias You Probably Have and Don't Even Realize

Rita Anya Nara | Posted 03.26.2014 | Travel
Rita Anya Nara

Sure, you may know you have aviatophobia (fear of flying) or claustrophobia (fear of enclosed spaces), but what about all those other angst-inducing scenarios and situations that crop up when you're living life on the road?

How to Travel Anywhere and Not Get Killed or Maimed

Paula Froelich | Posted 03.25.2014 | Travel
Paula Froelich

If checking into a not so nice place, turn off the lights in the room, shut the door and check for peep holes (it's happened). If there is one, slowly get your mace and spray through hole before leaving (easy way to tell who has been peeping).

Visitors of New York: We Love You. Please Follow the Rules.

Paula Froelich | Posted 03.21.2014 | New York
Paula Froelich

An excerpt from My Guide to NYC: Oh, tourists. I heart you. No, really! The way you walk hand in hand in hand, side by side by side down every sidew...

It's Florida Manatee Time: How to See the Gentle Giants

The GypsyNesters | Posted 03.11.2014 | Travel
The GypsyNesters

These gentle giants head for warmer climates in the winter, much like their human snowbird counterparts. Here are our tips to having a manatee-filled getaway.

Two Days in Anegada, British Virgin Islands

Michelle Won | Posted 03.08.2014 | Travel
Michelle Won

My husband and I have been to many warm destinations when the New York temps start to threaten frostbite. We've done the typical: Miami, California. We've done the cultural: Argentina, Brazil, Chile. But we had yet to do the tropical.

Romeo Romances the Traveler With Music

Christine Negroni | Posted 03.08.2014 | Good News
Christine Negroni

For all his talk, I don't think the prospect of a big payday is what motivates Romeo. He's a singer and a story teller who knows how to romance his customers with those talents. When the ride is over, everyone in the car is richer.

WATCH: The Best of Mexican Food In One Minute

Daniel Klein | Posted 01.06.2014 | Taste
Daniel Klein

We traveled to Mexico City, Hidalgo, Oaxaca and Chiapas for two weeks of documenting various food stories.

New Orleans: An Urban Renaissance

Brandon Faske | Posted 03.08.2014 | Travel
Brandon Faske

New Orleans is a gumbo; a mixture of ingredients that come together and create something undeniably unique. It is a city with energy, creativity, and individuality that represents the best of what American cities are doing today.

A Lesson Learned in Grand Cayman

Mahlon Meyer | Posted 03.02.2014 | Travel
Mahlon Meyer

Try Grand Cayman. If you don't like to dive, you may learn something. We did. Our first lesson consisted in island time. Everything is "five minutes."...

Confessions of an Ecotourism Pioneer in Costa Rica

Ethan Gelber | Posted 03.03.2014 | Travel
Ethan Gelber

The contrast between the imagined urban cacophony below and the tranquil urban removal is part of what makes the latter so glorious.

Welcome to NYC During the Hellidays: A Guide for Tourists

John Skylar | Posted 02.28.2014 | New York
John Skylar

It's the least wonderful time of the year. The rage becomes palpable at times, with native New Yorkers screaming at tourists in the streets, visitors feeling like they can never get to the front of the line, and bars that seem choked with people eager to forget the rest of what they've had to go through.

A French Chateau Rises Again

Jim Calio | Posted 02.19.2014 | Travel
Jim Calio

When it was finished, Vaux-le-Comite was indeed a sight to behold, a lovely, Baroque chateau that became the birth place of the style known as the "jardin a la francaise." It was the perfect blending of architecture, landscaping and interior design.

All the World Is a Stage: Will the UAE Play a Part?

Dayna Steele | Posted 02.18.2014 | Travel
Dayna Steele

There was one instance where I knew I had come dangerously close to crossing an invisible line. I innocently asked a question of the assembled tourists and international workers known as expatriates, or expats. The chill I felt was stunning, and I immediately realized what I had done.

8 Amazing Places Made Famous by Lawrence of Arabia

minube | Posted 02.17.2014 | Travel
minube

As film lovers the world over mourn the passing of Peter O'Toole, many of us are taking the time to revisit one of the legendary actor's greatest works: Lawrence of Arabia, a film whose adventurous spirit and exotic locales also inspired scores of travelers to seek out their own life-changing voyages.

Drunk Americans Love These Places

Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel

American tourists are known for being the world's worst tourists. But encountering Americans behaving poorly isn't so much about the tourists, but the...