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10 Truly Unique City Tours Around the World

SmarterTravel | Posted 06.22.2014 | Travel
SmarterTravel

See a completely different side of a city when you break away from the mob of tourists following the guide with the red umbrella.

9 Gorgeous Hotel Villas In The Caribbean

Oyster | Posted 06.21.2014 | Travel
Oyster

Owning a private vacation home sure sounds nice, but people fantasizing about their own beachside property often forget that owning also means cleaning, maintaining, fixing, the list goes on... and it can end up being less of a vacation and more of a job!

Tourist Scams: What You Don't Know Could Cost You Big-Time

Rita Anya Nara | Posted 04.21.2014 | Travel
Rita Anya Nara

Calling all travelers, explorers, vacationers, and wanderlusts who don't want to be taken advantage of abroad: here's the continuation of last week's series on scams you need to be aware of in cities around the world.

Downsizing in Italy

Paula H. Noe | Posted 06.21.2014 | Travel
Paula H. Noe

A woman who has been living in Florence for many, many years told me that 'Americans must learn to down-size in order to be happy here.'

Don't Let the Bed Bugs Bite

Sonia Gil | Posted 06.21.2014 | Travel
Sonia Gil

The last thing you want to be doing on your relaxing vacation is to be on the hunt for bugs! So I am here to tell you how to, not only how to prevent them from disturbing your trip, but most importantly, how to prevent them from coming home with you!

Unplugged: No Time for Technology

Christine Hannon | Posted 06.21.2014 | Technology
Christine Hannon

It is more convenient to write without a ticking clock and battery life displayed in the corner of the screen, but rather lose all sense of time in the connection of thoughts and feelings with other people.

Gulag-Themed Holidays Are All the Rage in Sunny Siberia

Roadtrippers | Posted 06.20.2014 | Weird News
Roadtrippers

The Siberian Times reports that the latest travel fad is 'Gulag Tourism.' Gulags if you remember from 12th grade history, were Soviet-era forced labor camps. They were in existence from the 1930s until 1960.

5 Must-Try International Takes On Macaroni & Cheese

The Daily Meal | Posted 06.20.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

Of course, not all macaroni and cheese is made alike.

5 Ways the World Cleans Its Dirty Conscience

Off Track Planet | Posted 05.12.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

When too much of a good thing starts to feel like a bad thing, it may be time to unclog the spiritual sewage pipe. Photo by: Edison Walker We've se...

What the F*ck Is Coober Pedy?

Off Track Planet | Posted 05.09.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

Find out how the sandy mole-people of Australia get deep down. Photo by: Whale05 Australia's anti-oasis between Adelaide and Alice Springs, this lo...

Eight Factors To Consider When Choosing Your Overseas Retirement Destination

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 06.19.2014 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

If you're thinking about moving overseas and you want to find the place that's right for you, we'd recommend you have a list of your wants and needs. Don't settle for any place that doesn't match up.

The Biggest Travel Bummer Might Just Be...

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 04.19.2014 | Travel

If you've ever traveled far and long to see a famous monument, you know it's an exciting experience. But what happens when you arrive at that renowned...

Planting Roots in the Homes of Others: Couch-Surfing in LA

Michele Bigley | Posted 06.18.2014 | Los Angeles
Michele Bigley

As a traveler, I am calling this an adventure -- a truth because being without a home with two young children is nothing short of an adventure.

A Tribute to Gabriel García Márquez: How Magical Realism Changed My Life

K. Ford K. | Posted 06.18.2014 | Books
K. Ford K.

The world of magical realism was an epiphany and I suddenly realized that life was not the black and white, cut and dried reality I had learned in hometown America. A whole new world opened up for me in which the supernatural, the spiritual and the physical coexisted in a exotic mélange that changed my view of life forever.

On this Island, Deer Act Like Dogs

The Huffington Post | Tiara Chiaramonte | Posted 04.18.2014 | Weird News

Itsukushima is a small Japanese island known for its floating shrine, lush maple trees and exceptionally friendly deer. The deer are considered sac...

What I've Learned From Traveling and Living Abroad

Mimsie Ladner | Posted 06.18.2014 | Travel
Mimsie Ladner

I've found that the poorest of the poor (like the children in the barrios of Mexico willing to share with me their meals when they barely had enough for themselves) are usually far more generous than the wealthy.

Dallas Throws A Texas-Size Wine And Food Party

John Mariani | Posted 06.17.2014 | Taste
John Mariani

Texas never does anything small.

5 Surprising Ways People Are Using Airbnb

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 04.17.2014 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Airbnb CEO and cofounder Brian Chesky was in our office this morning talking about his company's plans for the future. While he mentioned many interesting things, the most fascinating was his list of the unexpected ways people use Airbnb.

Drink the World: Australia

Dan Miles | Posted 06.17.2014 | Travel
Dan Miles

It's a happy country, and happiness in Australia is a sunny day, a lit barbecue and an ice cold beer in a neoprene sleeve.

Beyond Boston: A Road Trip to Concord and Lexington

WHERE | Posted 06.17.2014 | Travel
WHERE

Unlike Paul Revere, you don't need to look to Boston's Old North Church for two lanterns to see that you should hit the road for Concord and Lexington, Mass.

Relax on the Edge of Forever: 8 Breathtaking Infinity Pools

FlipKey | Posted 06.16.2014 | Travel
FlipKey

Many homes today have a swimming pool, but how many homeowners can boast that they have a luxury infinity pool with the perfect view? Curious about wh...

7 Places In America History Nerds Need To See

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 04.17.2014 | Travel

The U.S. is brimming with historic sites to visit, and -- if you're a history buff -- totally nerd out over. There's everything from touristy points o...

13 Reasons Why the Cyclades Are Basically Paradise

minube | Posted 06.17.2014 | Travel
minube

Paradise isn't on some far-flung, pricey South Pacific island; actually, it's in Europe. Greece, to be precise.

Beyond Boobs: The Real Food Scene of the OC

Fathom | Posted 06.16.2014 | Travel
Fathom

Steak picado at Javier's Cantina and Grill. All photos by Courtney Baird By Courtney Baird for Fathom | If your only familiarity with Orange County, ...

7 Sweet Places to Steal a Kiss in Colorado

JustLuxe | Posted 06.16.2014 | Travel
JustLuxe

Colorado is made for lovers, with spectacular outdoor views, natural beauty, fresh air, great restaurants and friendliness all around the great state. Take your honey on a romantic rendezvous and steal a kiss at seven of our favorite posh places.