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15 Amazing Photos Of Daily Life Around the World

minube | Posted 03.10.2014 | Travel
minube

For many travelers exploring the far reaches of our planet, it's tempting to focus exclusively on the sights, museums, beaches, and bars while overlooking the very thing that breathes life into these amazing places: the people.

New Virgin America Credit Card With Free Ticket Change/Cancel (Sort Of)

George Hobica | Posted 03.09.2014 | Travel
George Hobica

The Virgin America media folks sent me an email today touting the new Virgin America credit cards. One thing caught my eye: get the "premium" version ...

New Laws for the New Year

Global Yodel | Posted 03.09.2014 | Weird News
Global Yodel

Heads up. Things have changed. The New Year brings new laws, and in some instances new freedoms, in destinations around the world.

The Most Dangerous Four-Letter Word

Dick Simon | Posted 03.09.2014 | World
Dick Simon

This word is used to isolate, to insult, to marginalize. It has a devastating impact on geopolitical and societal levels, as well as within personal relationships, yet we continue to use it every day. This four-letter word is T-H-E-M.

The World's Largest Cruise Ships

U.S. News Travel | Posted 03.09.2014 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

To be honest, the world's 10 largest cruise ships are more like small cities than little schooners.

Here's Why Extreme Cold Is Disastrous For Air Travel

Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel

Extreme cold in the Midwest and Northeast has led airlines to cancel more than 6,000 U.S. flights over the past two days, ...

River Gods: Confessions of a Grand Canyon Guide

Richard Bangs | Posted 03.09.2014 | Travel
Richard Bangs

River Gods (author kneeling) It all began, for me, at a meeting of the Canoe Cruisers Association, the Washington, D.C. chapter. In the midst of th...

The Ultimate (Affordable!) Tropical Vacation

Budget Travel | Posted 03.09.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

We can almost guarantee that if you haven't been to Costa Rica yet, one of your travel-crazy friends has. And they've told you all about it, right? The beaches and the rain forests. The food. The eco-resorts. And, of course, the zip-lining. Yes, it really is as great as your friends say it is.

Learning from a Year of Living On a Bicycle

Dave Gill | Posted 03.09.2014 | Travel
Dave Gill

2014 is here. How crazy is that? A simple minute, 11.59 to 00.00, but with it a switch from one year to the next. Even though in reality it's just a b...

7 New Year's Resolutions by a Kitten

Leslie Goshko | Posted 03.09.2014 | Comedy
Leslie Goshko

Hi. My name is Tater. I'm 9 months old which is why I've never had to do these so-called "New Year's resolutions" before. But apparently, they're pretty important to start the year off right. So now, in no particular order, my first-ever New Year's resolutions.

Why I'm Sounding More British by the Day

Oneika Raymond | Posted 03.09.2014 | Travel
Oneika Raymond

The change crept up on me slowly, unceremoniously, just as stealthily and sneakily as a cat. While I haven't done a  full-blown Madonna (she was hea...

The Top 7 International Destinations You Need to Visit in 2014

Peggy Goldman | Posted 03.09.2014 | Travel
Peggy Goldman

Travelers today want to do, see, and interact more than ever before as international travel continues to grow, and we're looking to the future to those countries that will take center stage in the minds and hearts of travelers in 2014.

25 Reasons Norway Is The Greatest Place On Earth

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 12.31.2014 | Travel

Norway is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places on Earth. It's home to more natural wonders than we can count and it has stunning cities, fasci...

Deal Experts' 2014 Travel Plans

Travelzoo | Posted 03.09.2014 | Travel
Travelzoo

For travelers looking for a little inspiration, here's where our team of North American Deal Experts will be heading in 2014.

I'm Keeping This Kid I Found Lost on the Streets of London!

Laura Wellington | Posted 03.09.2014 | Women
Laura Wellington

Many moms inadvertently misplace their own inner-child as they endeavor to raise their own children. Playfulness gives way to responsibility. As such, we begin "growing up" beyond what is good or healthy for us -- truly to the detriment of ourselves and our entire families.

How to Eat Your Way Through Paris

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 03.09.2014 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Any local will tell you, there's nothing more Parisian than going to the market. Luckily, there are plenty of outdoor markets scattered across the French capital, and they're worth a visit even if you're not staying in Paris long enough to cook your own meal.

Location-Independence: Musings From a Modern-Day Laptop Hero

Clayton B. Cornell | Posted 03.09.2014 | Travel
Clayton B. Cornell

More and more tech-savvy travelers are opting for a mobile lifestyle that involves a few hours of hacking every day to pay the bills. Welcome to the rise of the internet-dirtbag, the one-(wo)man micro-multinational corporation, and the modern-day laptop hero.

What Not to Do When a Snowstorm Threatens to Cancel Your Flight

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 03.08.2014 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

The airlines aren't able to tell the future; they might have a sense of when the snow will stop, but they don't necessarily know things like how long it will take to remove snow from the tarmac or exactly when their reinstated flights will be able to take off. So if you're changing your flight, put as much padding between the storm and your departure as you can.

Romeo Romances the Traveler With Music

Christine Negroni | Posted 03.08.2014 | Good News
Christine Negroni

For all his talk, I don't think the prospect of a big payday is what motivates Romeo. He's a singer and a story teller who knows how to romance his customers with those talents. When the ride is over, everyone in the car is richer.

An Insider's Guide to the Best Beaches in the Caribbean

Viator | Posted 03.08.2014 | Travel
Viator

Whether you want secluded mountain-coddled coves and peaceful palm-lined stretches of sand or idyllic resort-fronted stretches and lively people-watching expanses, you'll find an abundance of the most spectacular beaches in the world.

The Green Book: The First Travel Guide for African-Americans Dates to the 1930s

Kate Kelly | Posted 03.08.2014 | Travel
Kate Kelly

Americans began taking to the road during the 1940s and '50s, for both business and pleasure. African-Americans were as eager as all other Americans to see the United States via automobile. Car travel for African-Americans, however, was fraught with difficulties because of racial segregation.

Symmetry in Scandinavia: Finland's Holiday Food Markets

Sarah Dajani | Posted 03.08.2014 | Taste
Sarah Dajani

Allow me to explain what Finland seems to be to me. In one word: design. Think ice, sleek and shiny like steel. Snowflakes, each one perfectly unique in its crystalline lattice. And darkness, the absorption of all light and the undying fashion statement of "artists" around the globe.

You Can Visit The Real Life 'Downton Abbey'

Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel

If you fancy yourself an anglophile, daydream about aristocracy or have patiently awaited the return of "Downton Abbey," then a visit to Highclere Cas...

Notes from a Far Flung Isle: Feel Like a True Explorer in Chiloé

Jacada Travel | Posted 03.08.2014 | Travel
Jacada Travel

From the bartering system still used in its markets to the abundance of lichen covering the extremely fertile inland forests and vast wetlands, Chiloé offers a rewarding introduction to the region and is still distinctly off-the-the-beaten-track, guaranteed to bring out the true explorer in you.

You Won't Believe What Could Cure Your Fear of Flying

Peter Greenberg | Posted 03.08.2014 | Travel
Peter Greenberg

Do you jump at the slightest bump of turbulence? Do you clutch the armrest during take off and landing? Or are you even too afraid to go to the airport?