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The Most Affordable Travel Destinations In The U.S.

SmartAsset.com | Posted 05.29.2015 | Travel
SmartAsset.com

While most of us would love to fly to Paris for the holidays or spend a few weeks in Australia this summer, those destinations are often too expensive for the typical American family to visit but once in a blue moon. But that doesn't mean there aren't more affordable options closer to home.

Places You Need to See Before You Die

The Active Times | Posted 05.29.2015 | Travel
The Active Times

So much to see, so little time--there are no shortage of amazing sights on this planet and you probably won't get to see all of them, so how do you decide which ones to visit?

LuxEcoLiving's Best Hotels in the World: Le Richemond Geneva Is Not Picture Perfect But the View Certainly Is

LuxEco Living | Posted 05.29.2015 | Travel
LuxEco Living

Not to be expected... certainly not for one of the most respected brands in the hotel industry. The Dorchester Collection hotels are world renown.

Naked Is Not Nude: Going Native in Germany

Susan Kraus | Posted 05.29.2015 | Travel
Susan Kraus

Ah, Germany! Beer and bratwurst. Light and fruity Rieslings. Floating down the Rhine past castles. Quaint villages. Cosmopolitan cities with fabulous museums. Trains that run on time.

The Nest is Empty, Go Ahead and Fly Away!

Amanda Walkins | Posted 05.29.2015 | Fifty
Amanda Walkins

You know what? You've earned the right to be a little selfish. You have earned the right to choose a path for yourself and to decide what your future will hold

Travel Smackdown Vol. 2: iPhone vs. Android

Hipmunk | Posted 05.28.2015 | Travel
Hipmunk

Do Android users relax more than iPhone users? Are iPhone enthusiasts prone to planning while Androidists take the laissez-faire attitude to their vacations?

Young & Entrepreneurial: Let the Adventures Begin with the Adventure Bucket List Founding Team

David Ongchoco | Posted 05.28.2015 | Travel
David Ongchoco

Everything started when the trio all entered the same entrepreneurship pitch competition back in 2014, where Ryan ended up winning first place and Blake was awarded runner-up. After Blake and Rita showed interest in joining Ryan, the Adventure Bucket List team was born.

A Guide to Slovenia's Best Craft Breweries

Inga Batur | Posted 05.28.2015 | Travel
Inga Batur

Despite its size of 20.273 square kilometers, Slovenia is home to roughly around 28 breweries, making it a perfect destination for any beer connoisseur. Here's a list of the true stars of Slovenia's beer renaissance.

Three Music Festivals to Enjoy with That Cabernet Sauvignon

Divina Infusino | Posted 05.28.2015 | San Francisco
Divina Infusino

Summer music festivals have become a mainstay attraction across much of the U.S., but few celebrate their place of origin like those occurring in Napa Valley, California.

Charlottesville, Virginia, Has More Than Just Historic Interest

John Mariani | Posted 05.28.2015 | Taste
John Mariani

At these prices you can choose a slew of dishes, even share them with another person, and be very satisfied.

Splurge-Worthy Travel Gadgets That Make A Huge Difference

SmarterTravel | Posted 05.29.2015 | Travel
SmarterTravel

Some travel items you can splurge on, some you can skimp on. (We learned this the hard way after having one too many cheap suitcases fall apart on us.) Here are our picks for the essential travel products that are worth spending a little bit more on.

6 Insanely Cheap Summer Trips for 2015

SmarterTravel | Posted 05.28.2015 | Travel
SmarterTravel

This summer, why not go where the prices are unusually cheap and the dollar is unexpectedly strong? By weighing hotel rates and airfare prices alongside industry trends and local currencies, we've come up with six suggestions for fabulous and unquestionably budget-friendly vacations.

Last Stop in Genoa

Rick Steves | Posted 05.28.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

I'm always thinking about how Europe looks so pretty in people's photo collections, video clips, and even in their memories. But I like the gritty and candid dimensions of Europe that are simply unpolished reality, too.

Finding Your Travel Magic

Anne Sobel | Posted 05.28.2015 | Travel
Anne Sobel

My first experience with travel magic was probably in Ft. Myers Beach, Florida, where we visited my grandmother every winter break. We took two days driving and the minute I stepped foot on her gravel driveway I remember getting hit with the strong brine scent wafting off the shrimp boats and barnacle covered piers.

Take a Walking Tour of Pike Place Market in Seattle

Findery | Posted 05.28.2015 | Travel
Findery

Let your eyes and your stomach guide you, but keep an eye out for the following treasures as you meander from stall to stall.

Survival Myths that Could Actually Kill You

The Active Times | Posted 05.28.2015 | Travel
The Active Times

You might like to think that you have what it takes to survive even the most overwhelming odds. Even if you don't know all that much in the area of survival skills, you'd make it through, right?

24-Hour Vegas: 8 New Reasons to Love Downtown

Orbitz.com | Posted 05.28.2015 | Travel
Orbitz.com

We don't want to deny the world famous Las Vegas Strip its awesomeness--it totally rules. But downtown Sin City is working up some seriously major mojo these days.

Why Do I Travel? Because I'm Interested Or Because It Makes Me Interesting?

THINK Global School | Posted 05.29.2015 | Travel
THINK Global School

Sally is a classmate of mine from Gothenburg, Sweden. She is a soft-spoken young woman with a very poetic mind. Sally and I became pretty close over the couple of weeks we recently spent together in the jungles of Costa Rica.

Finding Beauty, Religion and Heritage in São Miguel, The Azores (PHOTOS)

Sivan Askayo | Posted 05.28.2015 | Travel
Sivan Askayo

For the last three years I have been traveling to Portugal to photograph its beauty. I have been to Lisbon a numerous times, captured Porto on a rainy weekend, been to the university of Coimbra, passed through Aveiro, and wined and dined in Alentejo, the so-called Tuscany of Portugal.

The Ghost Hotel -- Hotel Booking Fraud Raises Its Ugly Head

Dane Steele Green | Posted 05.28.2015 | Travel
Dane Steele Green

Woo-hoo! You are all set for your vacation! The bags are packed, the plane tickets bought; you even lined up somebody to water the fichus. And of course, you booked the swanky hotel. Or did you?

Feeling Grumpy About Disney Magic

Greg Schwem | Posted 05.28.2015 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

"Touch Mickey to Mickey," the Disney employee instructed me, a tinge of frustration creeping into her mandatorily sunny Disney disposition. "I'm trying," I replied, tempted to add a profanity or two before remembering that, this being Disney World, there were bound to be children nearby. Not my own, but children nonetheless.

Sharad in Dialogue With Stephen Kaufer, Co-Founder, President & CEO of TripAdvisor

Sharad Khare | Posted 05.28.2015 | Travel
Sharad Khare

Have you ever wondered how some of the most viewed websites in the world came about. In the world of travel and sharing of travel experiences, Trip Advisor is a site that is not only user friendly, but also paints a great picture of why some destinations are better than others.

Hotel California? No Thanks. Pass on CA for a Cheap Hotel This Summer

Hipmunk | Posted 05.29.2015 | Travel
Hipmunk

No surprises here, the average price of California hotels is the highest you'll find when booking your summer vacation this year.

The World's 10 Most Expensive Plane Tickets Will Blow You Away

Hopper.com | Posted 05.29.2015 | Travel
Hopper.com

They are loaded with luxurious add-ons and bespoke services, brimming with champagne and caviar. But most of all, they have a great big whopping price tag to match.

The Latest From the Cinque Terre (PHOTOS)

Rick Steves | Posted 05.27.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

The restaurants of the Cinque Terre make delightful seafood antipasti plates. When in the Cinque Terre, your best restaurant tip: Order seafood.