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Your Weekly Travel Zen: Ski Vacations

Posted 11.17.2013 | Travel

This week's Moment of Travel Zen comes to us from Johnny Volk. His panoramic photo of Homewood Mountain Ski Resort in Homewood, Calif., shows the ...

The 3 Life Lessons I Learned During My First Month In Florence

Lisa Condie | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Condie

When the taxi driver dropped me off at my new apartment, and I saw it was adjacent the Duomo, I was relieved. My sense of direction is questionable at best, so I knew this location was a stroke of good luck and perfect for me!

Gift in Style: My Guide to Holiday Shopping

Kelly Wearstler | Posted 01.23.2014 | HuffPost Home
Kelly Wearstler

My schedule is a constant juggling act of work, travel, family events, and a litany of hockey games. Finding the perfect gift can be a tricky and time consuming affair. Enter the Internet.

Life Through a Lens

Ken Spooner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Ken Spooner

From an early age, kids are told to build their lives around their passions. As a recent college graduate, and aspiring filmmaker, I will tell you that making a living doing what you love is difficult, especially when it doesn't guarantee a paycheck every week.

A Guide to Feasting on Brains, Balls, and Eyeballs Around the World

Off Track Planet | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

Sure brains, balls, and eyes get dressed up in fancy sauces and come with snobby sides just like other foul-smelling, weird-textured chunks in the offal bunch. But these particular gross parts are unique in that they're all surrounded by a common superstition...

Why the Phone Is Every Frequent Flier's Best Friend

Christopher Elliott | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

Tim Winship will probably forget more about travel loyalty programs than you'll ever know. He spent two decades life managing marketing for Singapore Airlines, All Nippon Airways, and Hilton.

Traveling That Sucks: When Travel Burnout Happens

Lisa Lubin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Lisa Lubin

After months and months on the road, there is no denying that great sights start to blend together and lose their once-dazzling sheen. I knew it happened to me when I was standing in the desert, looking up at the Great Pyramids, and thought, "meh."

5 Airport Meals Worth Missing Your Flight For

Details | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Details

The best food on your next vacation might just be near your boarding gate, as star-studded chefs kick-start a revolution that's ready for takeoff.

Save Big by Traveling During "Shoulder Season"

Budget Travel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

If you're planning a winter vacation, you've probably noticed that some of the most beautiful, luxurious spots are also the most crowded and expensive. It's just the laws of supply and demand. But what if I told you there was a "sweet spot" that travel experts call Shoulder Season.

Cafe Retro: A Camel Milk Latte In Dubai

Sarah Dajani | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
Sarah Dajani

We ordered a cappuccino and camel milk latte, each served with a mini camel milk espresso cookie.

Hotels Offer Discounts for Military Personnel, Veterans Year Round

Travelzoo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Travelzoo

While serving the United States from outposts around the world, military personnel are accustomed to sleeping in less-than-ideal accommodations. Hotel...

What Kids Really Learn From a Family Vacation

Sally Black | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Sally Black

As a young parent, I simply viewed family vacations as a time for fun. If they learned something new along the way, it was a bonus. Now that my kids have grown into young adults, I can fully appreciate the impact our family vacations had in changing their perspectives.

10 Ways To Upgrade Holiday Travel

Rana Florida | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Rana Florida

Is there anything that airlines and airports can do to upgrade the travel experience? Yes there is! Here are 10 simple things that they can do now to make our journeys a little more comfortable and sane.

21 Signs You're A Traveler, Not A Tourist

Posted 11.14.2013 | Travel

It may seem like splitting hairs, but there are major differences between being a traveler and being a tourist. Being a traveler is sort of like b...

Touching the Roof of the World

Fathom | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Fathom

When everyone else is beating the path from Delhi to Agra to see the Taj Mahal, you'll be heading north to Ladakh, near the border of Tibet, for an altogether different side of India. High up here in the Himalayas, life really slows down.

5 Things Not to Miss in Barcelona

The GypsyNesters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
The GypsyNesters

What would a visit to Spain be without sampling the tapas? Incomplete, we'd say. But then tapas are a culinary style that is right up our alley, kind of a national tradition of appy crawling.

America's Best and Worst Airports for Delays (PHOTOS)

Travel + Leisure | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Weather. Traffic. Traffic due to weather. Shep Hyken has heard all the usual excuses for flight delays, especially when he's in Chicago. "I have mo...

Brewpubs to Burgers: The Best Places to Eat and Drink in Arizona

Pure Adventures Travel | Posted 11.13.2013 | Travel
Pure Adventures Travel

After a day on the desert single track eating only trail mix, the occasional granola bar and lukewarm energy drinks, food is top of mind for all cyclists and hikers on our new Arizona tours.

Unleashing the Limits of Dis-ability With Laverne Bissky

Harriet Cabelly | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Harriet Cabelly

Laverne Bissky has incorporated a life-changing challenge, that of having a child with disabilities, into a goal and dream that takes her and her family to all corners of the earth. It's all about the A-bilities without the 'dis.'

Best Holiday Cruise Vacations

Travel + Leisure | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Imagine waking up Christmas morning to a view of a medieval European village—its spires and 12th-century bridge dusted with snow—or instead, spend...

Start Stop (the Scott Expedition - Day 15) - 100 Miles in Despite Antarctic Storm

Ben Saunders | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Ben Saunders

We woke to the same conditions and it was my turn to poke my head out to see if we could travel. There was no horizon or contrast, just thick whiteout, and only in the slight shadow of the tent could I see the blizzard flying past us.

A Single Girl's Afghanistan Travel Log: In Honor of Our Veterans

Melissa Roddy | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Melissa Roddy

I went to Afghanistan. I went there as a tourist, a single woman, unaccompanied, unguided and unsponsored by any sort of group, government, corporation or organization. I had complete control over what I experienced. It took me six years to save up enough money for the trip.

Here's Why You Can't Get A Good Night's Sleep In A Hotel

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

By Amy Plitt, Condé Nast Traveler Traveling can be highly rewarding, but there's no doubt about it--long hours on the road and jetlag can s...

The World's Best Private Hotel Beaches

HotelsCombined.com | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
HotelsCombined.com

When searching for the ultimate beach getaway, there's something to be said about the importance of privacy. The idea of having 20 screaming kids around or of having to fight over a waterfront lounge chair doesn't exactly incite serenity -- nor should it.

A Girl's Guide To Riding Alone

Kate McGovern | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Kate McGovern

I'd read somewhere that Amtrak's California Zephyr, 52 hours from Chicago to San Francisco, was the most beautiful train route in America. I'd been stateside again for almost a year when I thought, why not? I'd never been to San Francisco. I had a job with paid vacation days. I booked a ticket.