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Being a Lowly Tourist in a Pretentious Paris: How to Thrive in the City of Light

Jacqueline Herrera | Posted 09.07.2014 | Travel
Jacqueline Herrera

There is a "je ne sais quoi" in moving to a new city, one as magnificent and idyllic as Paris, and discovering it on your own, not through what you think you should do because people say you MUST go the Louvre.

From Florida to Havana: A Reporter's Guide to Traveling to Cuba

Carrie Seidman | Posted 09.06.2014 | Travel
Carrie Seidman

As I boarded the plane at Havana's José Martí Airport to return to Tampa after a week-long stay in Cuba I felt pulled in two directions.

5 Cities to Travel to With Your Grandchildren

Honey Good | Posted 09.07.2014 | Travel
Honey Good

Grandparents, we are celebrating a great time of the year -- the happy summer months! It is the time when grandparents and parents can pack up their family and travel our great country...the home of the brave and the free... our beautiful United States of America.

Teen Girls Get Muddy and Do Beautiful Things in Peru With The Advice Project

The Advice Project | Posted 09.06.2014 | Travel
The Advice Project

They say home is where the heart is. And where is the heart but a place that makes a person feel good, strong, smart and adventurous - a place where instead of feeling self-consciousness over looks, a teen can make conscious decisions to do beautiful things?

The Mountain of Athens

Michael Schuermann | Posted 09.07.2014 | Travel
Michael Schuermann

After your first day's obligatory ascent of the Acropolis and a second day of more ruins scattered among 1970s residential homes, you may yearn for something completely different. A mountain, for instance?

TSA Fee Hike Will Raise Prices On All U.S. Flights

SmarterTravel | Posted 09.07.2014 | Travel

A TSA fee hike goes into effect at the end of this month. In a few weeks, the September 11 Security Fee will rise from $2.50 for one-way flights (with a cap at $10 roundtrip) and $5 each way for trips with connections, to $5.60 per one-way flight. The cap will be no more.

When in Rio...

Vayable | Posted 09.07.2014 | Travel

Rio is full of life and flavor, from the favelas to the suburbs. In a short amount of time, you can have an incredibly unique experience of Brazil by following the locals through their home, their Rio.

10 Iconic Things You Can Only Do in America

SmarterTravel | Posted 09.07.2014 | Travel

Rediscover your patriotic streak this summer with an iconic American experience.

One Man Awesomely Dances Across The Entire World... Backwards

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.17.2014 | Arts

Many of us have dreams of traveling the world. A more specific group, it turns out, has a more particular fantasy -- dancing through it, backwards. ...

The Bucket List Trip That Changed My Life Forever

Lois Alter Mark | Posted 09.07.2014 | Fifty
Lois Alter Mark

I wrote my first bucket list when I was in my 20s. And it was really more of a wish list. I wanted to visit all 50 states. All seven continents. All seven Wonders of the World.

5 Tips for a Memorable Summer

Uloop | Posted 09.06.2014 | College

Whether you're on a budget or have a flexible monetary situation, use the twelve weeks of summer to learn more about your surroundings, and most importantly to potentially learn something new about yourself.

How to Ask for Special Considerations When Traveling With Your Special Needs Child

Meg Harris | Posted 09.06.2014 | Travel
Meg Harris

It's such a sensitive subject and often embarrassing for parents to even ask, but sometimes so necessary. In a time where so many people are traveling and experiencing all that life has to offer it is hard for families with special needs children to participate. The lines are so long, the noise level can be through the roof and navigating through the millions of people can be overwhelming.

The Key to Avoiding a Vacation From Hell? Don't Book One There

Christina Pesoli | Posted 09.06.2014 | Travel
Christina Pesoli

Every vacation destination has its own personality; and if that personality sucks, then chances are your vacation is going to suck, too. That's just math.

8 On-the-Go Food and Travel Tips

Margaret Marshall | Posted 09.06.2014 | Travel
Margaret Marshall

Your vacation will remain more pleasurable when you enjoy your food without being stuffed. You'll sleep better, feel terrific, and be energetic and lively throughout the entire trip.

Going Where the Weather Suits My Clothes...

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 09.06.2014 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

Weather was a huge factor in our decision to move abroad. Not that we don't dearly love our hometown of Omaha, Nebraska. But there are times when it gets so cold or so hot that going outside simply isn't an option.

Airport Lines and the Survival of the Finest

Misha Pinkhasov | Posted 09.06.2014 | Travel
Misha Pinkhasov

With the summer travel season in full swing, the anticipation of warm waters and far-away sights comes tinged with the less pleasant prospect of long lines at the airport.

People Watching: Harmless or Perverted?

Candace Davis | Posted 09.06.2014 | Travel
Candace Davis

I can't help but notice that people watching is taking Europe by storm this summer. I was in Venice a few weeks ago and some friends were people watching to waste time.

NY's Sea Grill Gets New Chef and a Sushi and Sake Program

John Mariani | Posted 09.06.2014 | Taste
John Mariani

Not unlike the newly restored Tavern on the Green, The Sea Grill has been enchanting New Yorkers and visitors for decades; in the latter's case since 1974.

Love In A 32-Inch Suitcase

Lynne Martin | Posted 09.06.2014 | Fifty
Lynne Martin

I heard my husband Tim say, "If you're going to live in a 500 square foot apartment in a country where you can't speak the language, you'd better really like the person you're with." The woman seated next to him at the dinner party giggled.

Have Chefs David Chang and April Bloomfield Really Changed America?

John Mariani | Posted 07.07.2014 | Taste
John Mariani

I am not trying to suggest that Chang and Bloomfield have not had considerable influence on American gastronomy, but both have been hyped by the New York media all out of whack with the reality of what goes on in the rest of the United States.

How to Open a Wine Bottle with a Shoe

Sonia Gil | Posted 09.05.2014 | Travel
Sonia Gil

Imagine this... you have set out a beautiful picnic in an even more beautiful destination. But wait... you forget your wine opener! Luckily, I have a simple solution to this big conundrum.

How (Not) to Prepare for a Book Tour by Bike

Brian Benson | Posted 09.06.2014 | Travel
Brian Benson

You'd think a guy who has taken many bike tours -- who has written a book about one of them -- might remember that riding a heavy bike, over distance, does not feel like a montage. You'd think I'd remember that. You'd be mistaken.

'Please Don't Ask Where I'm From'

Egyptian Streets | Posted 09.06.2014 | Travel
Egyptian Streets

"Where are you from?" is a question I can never quite answer without using the phrase "Then I moved to..." five times. A single place that I can call 'home' has never existed -- the world, and its countless cultures, is where I find solace.

Ever Heard Of Es Grau?

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 07.06.2014 | Travel

You've never heard of Es Grau, right? We certainly never had. The beach was named one of Europe's "secret seasides" by The Telegraph this week. So...

What We Learned Living In 20 Different Homes In 3 Years

Lynne Martin | Posted 09.04.2014 | Fifty
Lynne Martin

Imagine learning to cook in 20 different kitchens, operate 20 different washing machines and TVs, find the 20 best bus stops, subway stations, ferries or taxi stands, all without speaking the native language!