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A Taste of Maui

Carly Cylinder | Posted 03.25.2015 | 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 03.25.2015 | 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 03.27.2015 | 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 | World

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 04.11.2015 | 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.

Biosphere 2: Real Life Reality TV

Findery | Posted 04.11.2015 | Travel
Findery

The 30th season of Survivor, premieres on February 25th. For 15 years, I have indulged in my guilty pleasure of watching castaways try to outwit, outlast and outplay each other for a million dollars.

Dodging Gators On Lake Jesup, Florida's 'Natural' Theme Park

Kari Haugeto | Posted 04.09.2015 | Travel
Kari Haugeto

Lake Jesup is one of Central Florida's largest lakes and part of the St. John's River system. Seminole County, just north of flashy Orange county, bills itself as Florida's "natural" choice. We have to agree. We live here.

How Traveling Helps You Succeed in Business

Paige Brown | Posted 04.07.2015 | Travel
Paige Brown

Get out from behind your desk and beyond the walls of your organization. Go experience the world, and you'll discover you're more prepared to compete and win in business than before.

The Best California Weekend Road Trips

Findery | Posted 04.05.2015 | Travel
Findery

There is something really harsh about the beginning of a new year. We all need something to look forward to. Are you ready to get out of town? While you may not be able to take time off from work, there's always the weekend. Hop in the car, put on your favorite music playlist and drive.

Egypt: Time to Return? What's New?

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 04.02.2015 | Travel
Jean Newman Glock

What's new in Egypt? Plenty and that which is not new will always inspire. The Sphinx awed Napoleon and it certainly still leaves me in awe...every visit.

Cephalonia

Lysander Migliaressis | Posted 03.23.2015 | Travel
Lysander Migliaressis

Cephalonia is a sun-kissed destination, where nature and bird lovers, visitors eager for cultural experiences, honeymooners or third age people seeking privacy at a tranquil beach to cherish the sun, can spend a relaxed, carefree holiday with lots of interesting experiences.

The Open Road: Driving From Portugal to Spain

Findery | Posted 03.22.2015 | Travel
Findery

Travelers to Europe often rave about how great it is getting around via trains. Though there is no doubt that this is one the fastest and most efficient ways to travel the continent, my preference is keeping it old school with a nice, laid-back road trip.

Civilized Travel by Rail

Minnesota Historical Society | Posted 03.18.2015 | Travel
Minnesota Historical Society

As the icy winds of winter continue to make their presence known, many Minnesotans are headed to warmer climates for a welcome getaway. At the airp...

2015: The Year of the Ministry of Wellness?

Susie Ellis | Posted 03.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Susie Ellis

But workplace wellness and wellness tourism are simply not enough. What can public servants do to step up their public policy efforts when it comes to the wellbeing of their citizenry and country overall?

The World's Most Amazing Freaky Haunted Touristed Cemetery

Kevin Richberg | Posted 03.11.2015 | Travel
Kevin Richberg

It seems easy to frighten oneself in the dark of night, but it takes a unique locale to stir fear in broad daylight. Despite our evolved sensibilities, humans are still, at our very core, programmed for self-preservation