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The Tour of What? (France, Bits of UK, Bits of Belgium, Oh And Let's Throw in Bits of Spain)

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 09.04.2014 | Sports
Sidonie Sawyer

Allez les bleus! Ooops, no sorry, that's for football (what some call soccer, whatever). Saturday, July 5 saw the departure of the three-week long Tour de France starting in... Leeds, Yorkshire in the north east of England, don't ask.

Where to Find the World's Least Expensive Luxury Hotels

The Active Times | Posted 09.02.2014 | Travel
The Active Times

We know that a luxury hotel can set you back a pretty penny. But not everywhere -- if you know where to look. We recently set out to find the 15 count...

5 Countries You Can Visit for Less than $50 a Day

The Active Times | Posted 09.03.2014 | Travel
The Active Times

Each of the cheap countries for travel has plenty to offer travelers on tight budgets, even if their cities and historic sites may not be as famous.

Six West Coast Destinations For Yoga Lovers

Travelzoo | Posted 09.02.2014 | Travel

When planning a vacation, it can often feel like you have to choose between a relaxing trip and an adventurous one. But it doesn't necessarily have to be an either/or scenario -- especially when you incorporate yoga into your West Coast vacation in North America.

7 Extreme And Adventurous Vacations For The Manly-Man

JustLuxe | Posted 09.02.2014 | Travel

We've searched around the globe to find some of the most enriching and men-approved vacations available today.

Pharmacies-Turned-Restaurants: The Cure for What Ails You

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 09.02.2014 | Home
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Written by Katherine Flynn W.A. Frost & Company prides itself on serving seasonal, organic, locally sourced cuisine. If only you could get a d...

Meet Meteora: The Monasteries In The Sky

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 07.03.2014 | Travel

It's not hard to see why the rocky pinnacles of Meteora have been featured in fantastical works...this place looks truly magical. A UNESCO World H...

50 Cities You Should See In Your Lifetime

minube | Posted 04.29.2015 | Travel

Buena Vista Images via Getty Images With our ever-expanding bucket lists, it's sometimes easy to lose sight of the essentials. Well, we've gone t...

A Traveler's Guide to Tipping at the Hotel

WHERE | Posted 09.01.2014 | Travel

From the porter to the valet to the cleaning staff, here's how to tip at your hotel -- as told to us by a concierge for one of Chicago's top hotels.

Top 10 Reasons to Travel With Your Smartphone

Ann Tran | Posted 09.01.2014 | Technology
Ann Tran

If someone asked me that question two years ago, my answer would be a lot different. Now, thanks to technology, I reply instead with "the best camera is always the one that is with you." That usually means a smartphone of some kind.

Feeling a Bit "Off?" Travel During the Off Season

Dane Steele Green | Posted 09.01.2014 | Travel
Dane Steele Green

I have a friend from Wales who, several years back, wanted his first trip to the United States to be perfect. He settled on a city, New York.

3 Steps to Planning the Perfect Road Trip

Localeur | Posted 09.01.2014 | Travel

Veer off the main road, take pleasure in not being on a cramped, full flight, and let your car do what it was made to do. With the right car, the right company and the right attitude about the journey, the behind-the-wheel world is your oyster for the summer.

Alternative Lodging Options for Retirees Who Travel

Jim T. Miller | Posted 09.01.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

If you're willing to do a little research and preplanning, there are a number of ways you can lower (or eliminate) your travel-lodging costs and live more like a local when you travel. Here are some different options to consider and some resources that can help you locate them.

Nirvana In East Austin: Dinner At Eden East On Springdale Farm

Stephanie Keller | Posted 09.01.2014 | Taste
Stephanie Keller

Even before the food arrived, our levels of bliss were skyrocketing and the locally sourced creations reinforced our happiness.

THIS Is What Retired Expats Do All Day | Posted 09.01.2014 | Fifty

When you retire abroad, you're in a different country and culture -- meeting new friends -- and you finally have time to do all the things you've looked forward to doing. Now from a distance, that can seem an almost intimidating prospect. But it's also an invigorating one.

Guess Who's Joining the Safari Picnic?

Kevin Richberg | Posted 08.31.2014 | Travel
Kevin Richberg

When I sat down with my crew to eat a pre-prepared picnic lunch (complete with friend chicken) in Ngorongoro Crater, it wasn't the big mammals who came to join the picnic.

9 Summer Survival Tools When You Have a Chronic Illness

Lisa Copen | Posted 08.31.2014 | Travel
Lisa Copen

It's summertime! And it seems everyone must be playing beach volleyball or experiencing their perfect vacation. It is easy for the chronically ill person to feel left out.

Are Women's-Only Hotel Floors Anti-Feminist?

Oyster | Posted 08.31.2014 | Travel

These properties are targeting well-heeled businesswomen with female-oriented amenities such as curling irons and glossy fashion mags; some may find it convenient, others a bit insulting.

My Failed Attempt at a Summer Romance

Evelyn Lauer | Posted 08.31.2014 | Women
Evelyn Lauer

We sat on the edge of Berehaven harbor, a fishing port on the southwestern coast of Ireland. Looking out into the misty water as a light drizzle began to fall onto empty boats, I wanted Charlie to kiss me even though I had a boyfriend back home.

Fly South for Winter: Skiing in New Zealand & Australia

Liftopia | Posted 08.31.2014 | Travel

Summer skiing in North America exists, but the options are few and far between. Take a trip below the Equator, however, and you'll find something different... the seasons are flipped.

Potter Heads Unite for A New Adventure at Universal Orlando

Joshua Estrin | Posted 08.31.2014 | Travel
Joshua Estrin

While the masses of muggles, the non-magicians among us anxiously await any word from the world of wizardry.

5 Amazing Experiences Every Traveler Must Try!

Budget Travel | Posted 08.31.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

The phrase "adventure travel" has a bit of an image problem. For many, it conjures only images of climbing mountains, diving into underwater caverns, and, well, aching muscles. But when we asked ourselves what kinds of adventures belong on everyone's travel list, we cast a much wider net.

Expedition Photography (for Beginners!): 9 Tips for Better Travel Photos

Lindblad Expeditions | Posted 08.31.2014 | Travel
Lindblad Expeditions

Still daunted by settings and white balance, I shot in auto mode but I did try and pay attention to composition and create images that would help me tell a story.

Travel Tuesday: Amazing Places You Can Swim With Sharks

The Active Times | Posted 08.31.2014 | Travel
The Active Times

Some people look past the sensationalism and all those razor-sharp teeth to see sharks for what they really are -- streamlined, beautiful animals that are fantastically adapted to their environment (there's a reason they've been around for 64 million years) and, for the most part, aren't too interested in eating humans.

12 Must-Pack Essentials for Your Summer Carry-On

SmarterTravel | Posted 08.31.2014 | Travel

(Photo: SmarterTravel) Savvy travelers know how to pack a week's worth of wardrobe changes into one carry-on year-round, but even the most packing-c...