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On Vacation? Rise and Shine -- Explore the Arts All Around You!

Robert L. Lynch | Posted 08.31.2015 | Arts
Robert L. Lynch

Can you think of a trip you took where you didn't see an interesting piece of art or fascinating architecture, or learned something new about the local culture? I bet you can't. The arts become a part of the travel experience even when that isn't the intent of a trip.

Keep Our Children Safer -- With One Simple Step.

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 08.28.2015 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

Now that the first back-to-school day is officially passed in some states, I want to talk about something simple, yet understated, and in urgent need of addressing. One of my pet-peeves when driving anywhere in the U.S is to see rental cars passing yellow school buses on the streets.

The Most Underrated Tourist Attraction In Every EU Country

Thrillist | Posted 08.21.2015 | Travel
Thrillist

Don't get me wrong, the Mona Lisa's got a lovely smile and all, but there's something soul-crushing about how she's displayed: stowed away in glass, surrounded by hordes of sightseers throwing up "gang symbols" and cheesy smiles for their selfie sticks.

We Won't Be Riding Elephants on Our Trip to Cambodia

Geri Spieler | Posted 08.18.2015 | Green
Geri Spieler

Unfortunately the laws in Thailand and Cambodia are not strong enough to protect elephants from abuse. Today they are considered nothing but livestock, no different than buffalo or cattle, which are not protected against abuse. The law is rarely enforced and fines are small.

Dear Tourists of New York

Jamie Silverman | Posted 08.09.2015 | New York
Jamie Silverman

I know that you're all used to me writing blogs about dating but I'm taking a brief respite to write a blog about another topic that provides an equally endless source of frustration in my life -- biking in New York City.

The First Time I Saw Paris

Lev Raphael | Posted 08.08.2015 | Travel
Lev Raphael

On my first trip to Paris in 1988, I had a long list of things to do and see, and the Louvre was number one on that list. The Mona Lisa! The Winged Victory! The Venus de Milo! I didn't get to the Louvre for days.

Venice, Italy: Vacation More as a Traveler & Less Like a Tourist

Marie Ohanesian Nardin | Posted 07.28.2015 | Travel
Marie Ohanesian Nardin

Recently, I've read a lot about Venice, Italy, and tourism in the town that's played an important role in my life for close to three decades. Many writers, bloggers, journalists speak about what attractions you should avoid, where not to eat or what not to buy when visiting.

10 Tourist Traps You Absolutely Cannot Miss

Trippy | Posted 07.16.2015 | Travel
Trippy

Just because a tourist attraction is popular doesn't mean it isn't absolutely fantastic. To find out which tourist traps should go on his shortlist, television host and advisor to travel website Trippy.com Andrew Zimmern asked the site's members which ones are worth the trip.

How to Get More out of Your Trip to Prague

Olena Kagui | Posted 07.13.2015 | Travel
Olena Kagui

Prague is one of the most visited destinations in Europe and has tourists coming from all over the world to discover this beautiful city. Understandably the city is littered with souvenir stores and people offering walking tours, Segway tours and free tours.

10 Signs You're A Terrible Tourist

Oneika Raymond | Posted 07.01.2015 | Travel
Oneika Raymond

The fact that you have the time, money and passport needed to travel doesn't mean that the world is at your disposal.

Is Israel Safe for Tourists?

John Nicholson | Posted 06.18.2015 | Travel
John Nicholson

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that Israel is located smack dab in the middle of one of the world's biggest political hotspots. But it does take a few to keep this tiny country along the eastern Mediterranean safe and secure, and that seems to be why Israel is bouncing back big time in 2015.

Do's and Don'ts According to Parisian Principles, and Other Little Things to Know so You Don't Make an Ass of Yourself, Part Two

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 06.15.2015 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

On the food subject, when ordering in a restaurant, be aware that the first course is called entrée; the main dish is le plat principal, and the dessert is le déssert; so when in America, you see the word entrée as the main dish, it's just simply wrong.

'Topless Tourist' Apologizes To Malaysia For Naked Photo On Sacred Mountain

AP | Posted 06.14.2015 | World

LONDON (AP) — Eleanor Hawkins has returned to England and apologized to the people of Malaysia for having posed topless on a sacred mountain. The s...

The Most Underrated Tourist Attraction In All 50 States

Supercompressor | Posted 06.15.2015 | Travel
Supercompressor

There's nothing wrong with going full tourist when you're visiting a new state--you'd be blowing it if you didn't make time for a trip to The Statue of Liberty or the Golden Gate.

Do's and Don'ts According to Parisian Principles - Plus Other Little Things to Know so You Don't Make an Ass of Yourself. Part One.

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 06.09.2015 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

Chances are you will look like tourists. Americans in Paris often take their country with them in small but perceptible ways, sometimes laughable, sometimes quite embarrassing. Allow me to point out here a few things to help you navigate in a new city, and save you from sometimes ruining your day, if not your stay.

The Best Tourist Attraction in Every State

Thrillist | Posted 06.02.2015 | Travel
Thrillist

One of the best things about this great nation of ours is that we don't like to be bored. Like, ever. But mostly, on road trips. Which is why we have all these bizarre roadside attractions.

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 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.

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.