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How NOT to Be a Tourist in Key West

Karl Wilder | Posted 05.21.2015 | Travel
Karl Wilder

In Key West we see them in droves on Duval Street. They tend to proclaim the deliciousness of the frozen Asian Shrimp they had at the tourist trap. They go from bar to bar some 'with live music,' drunk and bloated they plod back to their hotels to start it all over again.

10 Stupid Mistakes You Need To Stop Making While On Vacation

Thrillist | Posted 04.22.2015 | 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.

China Plans To 'Keep Track' Of Tourists' Bad Vacation Behavior

AP | Posted 04.08.2015 | Travel

BEIJING (AP) — China says it will try to convince its citizens to behave themselves while traveling abroad by requiring authorities back home to kee...

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.

10 Unique Ways To Spend Your Spring Break

Uloop | Posted 05.17.2015 | College
Uloop

Spring break is practically upon us, and those of us that live to procrastinate still have absolutely no clue what we're going to do.

7 Life-Changing Lessons I've Learned Living on a Caribbean Island

Amanda Walkins | Posted 01.29.2015 | Travel
Amanda Walkins

Living on an island in the Caribbean for two years has taught me many valuable lessons I may not have learned living Stateside. In case you aren't currently basking in tropical sunshine like me, allow me to impart some of my newfound wisdom.

Secrets of a True Parisian: Part I

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 01.24.2015 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

When I say the heart of the city, I mean the geometrical center, not necessarily the most vibrant or intense area of Paris. For that, practically each district has its own heart, and one can find points of interests in every section. Some are intellectual hearts; some are fashion hearts.

World's Most-Visited Tourist Attractions (PHOTOS)

Travel + Leisure | Posted 01.11.2015 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

For nearly 500 years, the emperors living within Beijing's opulent Forbidden City dictated who could enter and leave. Well, the gates have opened, and tourists are pouring in to see it all for themselves. Attendance is up by 2.5 million since 2010.

The New See-Through Eiffel Tower

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 12.20.2014 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

For the tourists in search of intense emotions, it is now possible to walk on a floor made of clear glass on the first level of the tower, seemingly walking on air.

The Advantages of Looking Like a Tourist

Map Happy | Posted 12.09.2014 | Travel
Map Happy

There's no shame in looking like a tourist, and, in all honesty, sometimes it can work to your benefit in ways that are underappreciated. Besides, isn't that what we all fundamentally are?

Open Every Day? Oh Mon Dieu! That Is a Revolution!

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 12.06.2014 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

If you are going to Paris only once, plan to spend three weeks in the city, a treat never to be forgotten.

The Greeks Have Dreamt the Dream of Life Best

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 12.02.2014 | Green
Evaggelos Vallianatos

Our time could easily become another dark age. Christianity and Islam are hovering over each other, fighting global crusades in the Middle East. The horror of the Middle East is played out in the context of an even larger horror: the globalization of ruthless business practices threatening our Mother Earth.

Tourist Snapshot: Meeting Visitors From All Over The World Just a Block From My Office

Sara Bondioli | Posted 11.24.2014 | Travel
Sara Bondioli

In an effort to see tourists in a new light, I decided to try something new for a month. I would take a deep breath, linger a moment longer and offer to take a group (or individual) photo for some tourists each day as I pass the White House. Those photos often morphed into a conversation.

It's Greek to Me

Marcia Liss | Posted 11.15.2014 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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8 Tips to Finding a Good Restaurant While Traveling

Travelzoo | Posted 10.28.2014 | Travel
Travelzoo

Memorable meals can make a trip, but locating a good restaurant in an unfamiliar place can be tricky -- especially when hunger has already set in.

5 Quick Tips If Your Trip Is Lost in Translation

Travelzoo | Posted 10.20.2014 | Travel
Travelzoo

Without linguistic mix-ups, I would perhaps never have tasted chicken-heart pizza in Brazil nor entered into a wager with a one-armed pool player from Italy (he beat me, if you must know). But there are times when all you want is to be understood.

Chelsea's Legendary Alan's Alley Video Reopens... Here's Why It Matters

Christopher Lee Nutter | Posted 10.12.2014 | New York
Christopher Lee Nutter

Alan's Alley is more than a store -- it's a real New York experience, and a precious Chelsea treasure. If you are a New Yorker -- and especially if you live downtown -- here's why you should drop by the new location.

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.

Great Summer Vacations For You And Your Dog

The Active Times | Posted 08.27.2014 | Travel
The Active Times

Unless you're one of the few who has found a quality boarding center or an all-star pet sitter, you worry about how they're doing each day you're gone. It doesn't feel right to leave a family member home from a trip. This summer bring your pup along on an adventure tailor-made just for him.

The Most Popular Destinations to Visit This 4th of July!

The Active Times | Posted 08.25.2014 | Travel
The Active Times

The warm weather has arrived, the beaches are open and Independence Day is inching closer. We all know what that means -- vacation time.

Where To Find -- Or Avoid -- The World's Most Expensive Luxury Hotels

The Active Times | Posted 08.23.2014 | Travel
The Active Times

Who doesn't want to stay at the very best of the best when traveling? Five-star luxury hotels are a world apart. The linen seems crisper, the service simultaneously more discreet and attentive, the accommodations that little bit more pampering. But you pay for what you get.

Common Mistakes That Will Ruin Your International Trip

The Active Times | Posted 08.16.2014 | Travel
The Active Times

When we think about travel, we think about carefree oceanfront days, road trips across an entire country and exploring new lands. Getting away is an opportunity to take a break, relax and reflect, above all else.

The Most Popular Destinations For International Tourists

The Active Times | Posted 07.27.2014 | Travel
The Active Times

If you think there are more tourists than ever, you are right. More than one billion people now visit another country each year.

Watch How 'SNL' Hilariously Pranked New Yorkers

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 06.26.2014 | Comedy

Being a tourist in a foreign country is tough. People always have a hard time understanding you, and you never know where the nearest sex and drug clu...

11 Travel Tips Italians Want Americans To Know Before They Arrive There

Lisa Condie | Posted 06.09.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Condie

Italians are very kind, and extremely patient (unless they're driving). They are the guardians of some of history's most magnificent treasures, and they are used to sharing them. However, there are a few things Italians want Americans to know before you arrive in their country.