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3 Charming and Affordable European Cities You Haven't Visited Yet

Budget Travel | Posted 02.12.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

Anybody visiting a city from which both J.R.R. Tolkien and Ozzy Osbourne sprang should be prepared for a dose of cognitive dissonance, and Birmingham (or "Brum," as it's affectionately known in the U.K.) delivers.

For a Smarter Trip, Connect With a Local

Christopher Elliott | Posted 02.12.2014 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

Pauline Frommer is the co-president of Frommer Media. "I started traveling with my guidebook writing parents at the age of four months and have been...

Sometimes "Shopping Local" Means Buying Rubies, Diamonds and Pearls

Anneli Rufus | Posted 02.12.2014 | Travel
Anneli Rufus

If a place I visit happens to be associated with any type of gem or jewel, I always want to buy a few of these as souvenirs. Hey, you said "Shop local...

New Travel Trend: Digital Detoxes

PureWow | Posted 02.12.2014 | Travel

To the good woman who spent her entire Hawaiian vacation glued to her iPad watching Scandal: You need a break... from your devices. But since we know you lack the willpower to help yourself, may we suggest a forced digital detox?


Posted 12.13.2013 | Travel

Smartphones have revolutionized the way we travel. No vacation is complete these days without an array of nicely filtered Instagram photos with witty ...

Widely Panned "Sound of Music Live" Actually Boosted Ski Lodge Bookings

Roadtrippers | Posted 02.12.2014 | Entertainment

NBC's "revival" of The Sound of Music might not have been a great idea, and casting Carrie Underwood might have been a misstep, but the widely pan...

10 Most Awe-Inspiring Caves

Fodor's | Posted 02.12.2014 | Travel

The natural world can be pretty spectacular, but what we see on the surface isn't even the half of it.

Best Budget Destinations for 2014

Budget Travel | Posted 02.11.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

Dipping hotel rates, new attractions, and some perennially affordable sights and eats make these five cities ideal to consider for your travel itinerary this year.

EcoTravel Tips: Ethical Ways to Visit the Homes of Endangered Animals

FlipKey | Posted 02.11.2014 | Travel

Luckily, the tourism industry has adapted to this need for change and responders are creating increasing opportunities for individuals to discover new places, while keeping in mind the needs of the land and the animals that inhabit it.

5 Free Things To Do In Little Rock

AP | JEANNIE NUSS | Posted 02.11.2014 | Travel

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas is nicknamed the Natural State, and its capital lives up to the moniker. There are plenty of ways for people to ex...

Pursuing Adventure Despite A Diagnosis

Jennifer Glass | Posted 02.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Glass

I remembered why I went traveling in the first place. To see new things, of course, but also to see what I was made of. So I may move a little more slowly, perhaps with a bit more caution, but off we go. I will not let cancer get my goat.

Plane Speaking

Renee Fisher | Posted 02.10.2014 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

The bottom line is that we are in danger of losing the only sacred space we have had that doesn't allow cell phone use. Pandora's box has been opened. One wonders if, when people come to expect full communication during air travel, they will be willing to exit the plane in an attempt to improve reception.

The Holiday Ornaments of Ecuador

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 02.10.2014 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

High in the Andes south of Quito, artisans in the farming community of Tigua have been decorating drums and masks in remarkable color and detail for centuries. About 40 years ago, someone in Tigua had the idea of painting on sheepskin, and these works of art are now widely collected and prized for their vibrant depictions of all kinds of festivals.

Modern Airport Luxury

Andy Steves | Posted 02.10.2014 | Travel
Andy Steves

On any travel day, you're on edge. Whether it's due to the anxiety of flying and goodbyes or dreading the processes and long lines, something that was...

Five Common Myths About Belize Busted

Shannon Kaiser | Posted 02.08.2014 | Travel
Shannon Kaiser

Scrap your preconceived ideas of this petite little country, smushed between Guatemala, Mexico and the Caribbean Sea.

5 Island Resorts You Didn't Know You Wanted to Visit

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 02.10.2014 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

For those of you thinking about where to find a little barefoot luxury in 2014, here are five places to dream about.

10 Places to Go to in 2014

Triposo | Posted 02.10.2014 | Travel

Ready to plan your next vacation? Take a look at Triposo's list of where to go in 2014.

World's Best Hot Chocolate

U.S. News Travel | Posted 02.10.2014 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

If you live in a place that gets pretty cold in winter, take heart: Hot chocolate is always there to warm you up.

The Best (Or Worst) Laid Airline Plans

Brigham A. McCown | Posted 02.10.2014 | Business
Brigham A. McCown

Monday's merger of American Airlines with U.S. Airways, the Nation's No. 3 and No. 5 carriers respectively, means the new 100,000-employee American, has literally, overnight, become the world's largest airline company.

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.

Hotel Deals for Restaurant Weeks Nationwide

Travelzoo | Posted 02.10.2014 | Travel

For traveling foodies, sampling hot restaurants and regional cuisines can be just as essential to a fulfilling trip as stepping foot in a museum or vi...

Kobe Luminarie Is Awesomely Beautiful

Posted 12.11.2013 | Travel

Christmas lights have been hung around the world, but few displays rival the stunning light show at Kobe Luminarie. The December light festival, he...

Have Yourself a Very Melville Christmas: In Which We Review Typee, An Old, Perfect Book

Bernard Radfar | Posted 02.10.2014 | Books
Bernard Radfar

It is a grand shame Typee is neglected, all that reading pleasure given away to books that may not deserve your hours in quite the same way. Even with the best readers I know I get a dumbfounded expression when I bring up Typee.

A Photographic Love Letter To Hong Kong That Will Flip Your World Upside Down

Global Yodel | Posted 02.10.2014 | Arts
Global Yodel


20 Coziest Countryside Getaways in North America and Europe

Joy Pecknold | Posted 02.09.2014 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

A drop in temperature isn't all bad though, because it means cuddling up to a fire and sipping hot cocoa (or something stiffer).