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This Hotel Took Water Bed To A Whole New Level

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 06.08.2014 | Travel

Shrimp may not sound like the cuddliest of creatures, but we think an evening among them looks pretty sweet. The glass-bottomed bedroom at the Udan...

How You Can Stay Free (or Super Cheap) on Your Next Trip

The Active Times | Posted 08.08.2014 | Travel
The Active Times

Planning a trip -- especially an international one -- is a difficult task when you're trying to find the best of everything at a reasonable price. For those of us on a strict budget (practically all of us), value becomes that much more important.

Here's What To Do In The World Cup Host Cities Besides Watch Soccer

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 06.07.2014 | Travel

The 2014 FIFA World Cup begins June 12, and host cities across Brazil are gearing up to welcome hundreds of thousands of travelers. Soccer fans tr...

The Truth Behind Pinterest Travel Quotes

Inga Batur | Posted 08.06.2014 | Travel
Inga Batur

What's there not to like about Pinterest? It has cool images of places (that might be dull looking in real life), great recipes (that frankly don't wo...

Under The Sea Of The Remote South Pacific

Lindblad Expeditions | Posted 08.06.2014 | Travel
Lindblad Expeditions

Among the remote islands of the South Pacific you'll find the popular notion of paradise is alive and well: palm-framed beaches, azure seas, and welcoming islanders. Look below the seas and you'll discover some of the wildest places on Earth

The 12 Most Luxurious Hotels In Europe

Oyster | Posted 08.06.2014 | Travel
Oyster

Now, you may not own a tiara, but that doesn't mean you can't at least dream of laying your head to rest at one of these penultimate establishments.

A Case for Bratislava

Abby Klinkenberg | Posted 08.06.2014 | College
Abby Klinkenberg

I found it entirely different from Vienna's clinical and hyper-organized structure -- instead, it's haphazard meshing of language, architecture, and culture was entirely beautiful. The occasional peeling paint and abandoned building only added to it's distinct character.

The Best National Parks In America: Ranked!

The Active Times | Posted 08.06.2014 | Travel
The Active Times

Which government system protects some of our most prized land, offers affordable recreation and is great for the economy? You guessed it -- it's the National Park System.

Top 10 Romantic Things to Do in Florence, Italy

Betsy Talbot | Posted 08.06.2014 | Travel
Betsy Talbot

Imagining the romance of Florence is easy enough, but it is easy to get overwhelmed with the number of tourists in this historic and popular city. Take a breath, realize you can't do everything in one trip and focus on making memories that will last long after you return home.

Ancient Folks in Sicily

Paula H. Noe | Posted 08.06.2014 | Travel
Paula H. Noe

Sicily continues to amaze me. The history here is so multi-layered and so ancient that I, from Boston with its proud and (very) young history, am overwhelmed and find it incomprehensible on many levels when faced with 8000 years or so of history.

The Most Chaotic Driving in the World

Sherry Ott | Posted 08.05.2014 | Travel
Sherry Ott

Take all of your driving rules that you've grown up with and forget them because India is no place for rules. However, after spending two weeks in the drivers seat in India, I did notice a few trends I could begin to rely on.

Where I'm From Is Not Actually Where I'm From

Stephen Mariani | Posted 08.05.2014 | Chicago
Stephen Mariani

"Where are you from?" It's a simple question, but for a generation of 20-somethings constantly trying to find themselves and where they belong, it's so much more than that.

Why You Should Visit Valencia Instead of Barcelona

Betsy Talbot | Posted 08.04.2014 | Travel
Betsy Talbot

When you think of Spain, you likely envision Barcelona. Maybe your mind leaps instead to the beaches of Mallorca or Ibiza. Here's another option that combines the best of those two options: Valencia.

Tips to Ensure a Smooth Summer Vacation

Dave Austin | Posted 08.05.2014 | Fifty
Dave Austin

On average, Americans 50 and over spend 31 percent more on travel related items than younger travelers. With that kind of spending, travel needs to be as perfect as possible. There are a few things travelers can do to ensure a smooth trip is enjoyed by everyone in the travel party.

Travel The World One Frozen Treat At A Time

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 08.05.2014 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Cooling goodies don't have to stop at ice cream and popsicles -- see what types of sweet, icy treats people consume around the world, from locales as far-flung as the Philippines, New Orleans, and Germany.

Can Fish Be Too Fresh?

Tristan Welch | Posted 08.05.2014 | Taste
Tristan Welch

There is a window of two to three hours when a fresh catch is an exemplary piece of fish.

Cirque du Soleil Finds a New Home in the Mayan Riviera

Joshua Estrin | Posted 08.04.2014 | Travel
Joshua Estrin

Cirque du Soleil is certainly not new, but their artistry for reinvention is nearly as remarkable as the magic they create on stage.

5 Easy Ways to Stay Healthy When You Travel

The Active Times | Posted 08.05.2014 | Travel
The Active Times

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is enough of a challenge when you're at home, and when you're on the go, well, we all know how much harder it seems once we step outside of our ordinary environment and lose control over constants like a conveniently located gym or easy access to a grocery store that carries fresh produce.

The 'Smartest' Cities in the World

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 08.05.2014 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

A few visionary communities around the world are leading a revolution in "smart" urban planning. They're incorporating technology and environmentally friendly practices on a scale rarely seen before.

The Moon And Stars Watch Over The Wines Of Avignonesi

John Mariani | Posted 08.05.2014 | Taste
John Mariani

The sun, moon and stars shine over the vineyards of Avignonesi as they do everywhere else in Tuscany.

The 3 Magic Words You Need to Know Before Traveling Overseas

Erin Ruberry | Posted 08.05.2014 | Travel
Erin Ruberry

There are three words that every traveler should know in any foreign language when traveling overseas. They may not get you mistaken for a local, but it's amazing how far they will take you.

Truc Lam Tay Thien Zen Monastery

Derek Snook | Posted 08.05.2014 | Impact
Derek Snook

Had I known the monks rise at 3 am to begin daily meditations I might have reconsidered showing up for the 5 day meditation course at Truc Lam Tay Thien Zen Monastery, where Buddhism first arrived in north Vietnam as far back as 300 BC.

Bill Murray's Recipe for Finding The One

Betsy Talbot | Posted 08.04.2014 | Weddings
Betsy Talbot

Bill is right, at least when it comes to building an adventurous partnership. There is something about being together, facing the unknown and discovering the world as a team that will make or break a relationship.

The Long, Zig-Zag Road to a Student's Graduation

Martha Lufkin | Posted 08.04.2014 | Fifty
Martha Lufkin

There, a man with a flowing long white beard directed us to a deserted hotel, but no one answered the door. Cats howled in the night. Trees creaked as if about to crash down. We beat it out of Headless Horseman Park.

'Go Local!' and You Just Might Return a Better Person

Nicholas Kontis | Posted 08.25.2014 | Travel
Nicholas Kontis

On your next journey, ditch the idea of staying in an all-inclusive or high rise hotel. Make a positive mark on our planet. Become a better traveler. Go and find an authentic, original experience and "go local."