Flying can be tense, and shrinking seat sizes don't help. In fact, research suggests that crowded flights can lead to a breakdown of normal social functioning among passengers. But flying doesn't need to bring out the worst in you.
In this, our most macabre month, we're taking a look at 10 places known for the kind of spectacles that many people would travel the world to see ... and a few would go to any lengths to avoid.
These awesome airport dining trends -- some brand-new, some old but solidly growing -- will take your next airport culinary experience to new heights.
Travel doesn't have to be expensive -- if you know how to play it right.
We carry with us the ability to mine pride from place, even in places that are, perhaps, least expected to shine.
If you are ever in the Dominican Republic, one of the things you have to do is take a road trip! There is no better way to get to know a new place than by hitting the road and seeing where it takes you.
Everybody knows it, but not everybody does it! Bring water with you and drink lots of it! Many of us don't drink enough water so that we won't have to go to the bathroom every five minutes. Go to the bathroom! DO NOT retain liquids!
Without someone to split the tab with, how can you ensure you have the same enriching experiences?
One of our biggest concerns when we travel abroad is how to keep our passports safe. Do we keep it in our hotel room? What do we do when we need to carry it with us? Luckily, I recently came across a new alternative that can solve this traveler's dilemma.
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.
If you're hoping to fly home using miles on the Friday before Christmas, you probably won't have much luck. But there's much less demand for seats on Christmas Day. You might be able to book a 9 a.m. flight using miles and still make it home in time for Christmas dinner.
Miguel Vieira / Flickr Between transportation, gear, lodging, meals and lift tickets, skiing and snowboarding can be an expensive hobby. But it also...
We've tracked down some of the most interesting hostels from all over the world and you won't believe some of these places exist (and are open to travelers).
The Caribbean boasts an impressive array of acclaimed resort restaurants and foodie festivals. Care to pair your umbrella-laden drink with a mouthwatering meal?
One of the best arguments for using miles instead of cash to book your flights is that the routing rules are so much more flexible for award travel. Many loyalty programs allow you to add connections, stopovers and open jaws to your itinerary -- meaning you can combine multiple trips into a single award.
Although many tourists can get by with English alone, a big part of cultural immersion is being able to understand and communicate in the native tongue. You don't need to become fluent, but picking up a few key phrases will help you make most of your travels abroad (and keep you safe, too).