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A Picked Pocket: A Piqued Perspective

Tamar Honig | Posted 07.27.2015 | Travel
Tamar Honig

I feel a forceful tugging at my hand and before I have time to register the shock of being robbed, the pickpocket hastily disappears into the crowds and I am dashing right after him. I can hear myself shouting, alternating in Spanish and English, pleading for someone to stop him.

Where To Find The Best Pizza In Vietnam

Courtney and H.J. Derr | Posted 06.16.2014 | Taste
Courtney and H.J. Derr

Turns out, there are lots of valid reasons to eat pizza in Vietnam.

5 Questions to Ask About a Friend's Experience Abroad

Gina Ciliberto | Posted 06.03.2014 | Travel
Gina Ciliberto

I don't know how to say, "I have stories I'd like to share with you," without being self-indulgent. And I suspect that those on the other end of the conversation don't know how to ask.

Romantic Getaways Gone Awry

Budget Travel | Posted 05.27.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

"I can't say a lot of honeymooning went on, but my in-laws did give us a trip we'll never forget."

Traveling in Sin: A Travel Memoir Book Review

Halle Eavelyn | Posted 01.13.2014 | Travel
Halle Eavelyn

Written in a highly unusual narrative style, it pops between "he said" and "she said" with the authors each penning part of every chapter as they traverse a dozen countries.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Bar, Or How I Crashed That Wedding in Fiji

Fathom | Posted 03.10.2014 | Travel

"I'm so sorry to crash your wedding, but our bure mom forced it. I just got here and had no idea what was going on," I explain through my plastic smile. The bride and groom both reassure me that everyone staying on Turtle Island during a grand wedding is invited to be a part of the party.

A Year in Review: The Craziest Travel Stories of 2013

U.S. News Travel | Posted 02.15.2014 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

As the year draws to a close, U.S. News Travel takes a look back at some of the wildest, wackiest and most outrageous travel stories of 2013. Next time you encounter a snafu while traveling, remember, it could always be worse.

The Bourbon Orleans: One of New Orleans' Best Hotels

Halle Eavelyn | Posted 02.10.2014 | Travel
Halle Eavelyn

They're very proud of their ghosts in NOLA, and I saw charming signs throughout the French Quarter hung on real estate shingles: "Haunted" or "Not Haunted." The Bourbon Orleans is no exception.

Not Worth It

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 10.27.2013 | Travel

1. When you spent more money on housesitters and dogsitters than on your hotel room. 2. When you lost your credit card on the first night so you ...

A Private Visit to Stonehenge

Halle Eavelyn | Posted 11.25.2013 | Travel
Halle Eavelyn

The first time I saw Stonehenge was at night a dozen years ago; it was exactly midnight, in fact.

Why My Honeymoon Was A Total Disaster

Posted 09.04.2013 | Weddings

The honeymoon is the light at the end of the tunnel for many brides and grooms-to-be who have had it up to here with wedding planning. But unfortunate...

Super-Short Travel Disaster Stories

Travel + Leisure | Posted 06.26.2013 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

As much as we celebrate the joys of travel, we know it's not all fun and games when you're on the road. Disaster can strike in ways large and small.

10 Travelers Who Set Their Worries Aside And Bought A One-Way Ticket

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 05.09.2013 | Travel

Many of us dream of packing our belongings, buying a plane ticket to that place we've always dreamed of going, and starting a new life. Have you ever ...

How This Became My Home

Rain Embuscado | Posted 04.18.2013 | HuffPost Home
Rain Embuscado

Who said you had to leave home to travel?

30 Things Traveling Has Taught Me About Life as I Turn 30

Adam Pervez | Posted 02.15.2013 | Travel
Adam Pervez

Having had the opportunity to visit 65 countries in the past eight years, I feel very lucky to have had the opportunity to travel so much. The people in each place have taught me so much about love, happiness, generosity and life.

PHOTOS: 10 Unbelievable Travel Tales

Cheapflights | Posted 12.17.2012 | Travel

Every travel experience is an adventure, but there are a few travel tales that seem to stand out from the rest.

On The Fear of Letting Go: Meeting My Future Self In Rome

Brenda Della Casa | Posted 11.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Brenda Della Casa

My journey to Italy started out as a top-of-the-bucket-list dream that I was never quite sure I would cross off.

Airplane Freakouts; Best Of Bizarre Mid-Air Meltdowns

Posted 06.04.2012 | Travel

With this week's mid-air freakout by JetBlue Airways captain Clayton Osbon we can't help but think back on all the memorable moments from those who ha...

Learning How To Travel On A Trip To Bali

BJ R. Siasoco | Posted 05.14.2012 | Travel
BJ R. Siasoco

Adrift in my own sea of uncertainty, I joined my family on a journey to a land known for its beaches and beauty.

Why I'll Never Return To Vietnam

Matt Kepnes | Posted 03.31.2012 | Travel
Matt Kepnes

While in Nha Trang, I met an English teacher who had been in Vietnam for many years. He said the Vietnamese are taught that their problems are caused by the West, especially by the French and Americans.

The King Of The Layover

Richard Laermer | Posted 01.31.2012 | Travel
Richard Laermer

I see that Anthony Bourdain has a new Travel Channel show called The Layover. He gets off planes and tries food out. Big deal. I do layovers for a living -- and believe me they are not at all fun.

Catching My First Fish in Taupo

Matt Kepnes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Matt Kepnes

I'd only been fishing once in my life. But while I backpacking through New Zealand, I was convinced to go trout fishing in Taupo. This was completely different.

Breaking Down in Australia

Matt Kepnes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Matt Kepnes

It was the third time the bus broke down. Somewhere right outside a small mining community in Western Australia, our bus had enough and it wanted us to know. So with an explosion and plume of smoke, the bus came to a crashing halt.

Top 5 of 2010 (PHOTOS): Travel News That Made You Say 'Whoa!'

OneTravel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

From a monotone musical instrument's rise to global stardom to one very teed-off Jet Blue employee, 2010 was certainly a year chock-full of stories that made us say "whoa!"

Tales of Pan Am: "The Pool"

Helen Davey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Helen Davey

Often in my twenty-year career as a flight attendant for Pan Am, especially in the 1960's and first half of the 1970's, I had a feeling of awe and wonder at the experiences that were mine for the asking.