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Have a Whale of a Time in Hermanus, South Africa!

Deevra Norling | Posted 03.01.2014 | Travel
Deevra Norling

What Hermanus is most famous for is its giant guests who stop by once a year to frolic in the waters of Walker Bay.

New Year's Eve Hotel Deals You Can Still Nab!

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 03.01.2014 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

New Year's Eve hotel deals are still available, though as time runs out on 2013, so does the time to make the perfect New Year's Eve reservation. But there's hope yet: Here are a few remaining rooms at some of our favorite hotels.

4 Dos and Don'ts for Safe Cycling in Death Valley

Pure Adventures Travel | Posted 03.01.2014 | Travel
Pure Adventures Travel

To really experience Death Valley, you need to get off the highway and typical tourist tracks and explore the park by bike, and it's a physical challenge that shouldn't be taken lightly.

The World's Wackiest Hotel Minibars

HotelsCombined.com | Posted 03.01.2014 | Travel
HotelsCombined.com

In most hotels, the standard minibar comes stocked with overpriced chocolate bars, small bottles of liquor and cans of soft drink. Boring!

New Season Brings New Ski Lifts and Terrain

Liftopia | Posted 03.01.2014 | Travel
Liftopia

The 2013-14 season has brought another slate of terrain expansions and new ski lifts. In some cases, the trend of bringing "side-country" in-bounds offers the flavor of rugged backcountry skiing, minus any serious avalanche concerns.

18 Trips We'd Absolutely Love To Take Next Year

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty

Talk to anyone who's post 50 and they'll tell you about the places they plan to visit in their golden years. Indeed, in one recent retirement planning...

10 Travel Resolutions for a New Year

William D. Chalmers | Posted 03.01.2014 | Travel
William D. Chalmers

We resolve to not flaunt our travel exploits and long-winded adventure stories to others -- nor to shamelessly show off our travel selfies to others. What are your 2014 Travel Resolutions?

The Best Airlines for First-Class Food

The Daily Meal | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

As Aziz Ansari's character Tom Haverford says on Parks and Recreation, sometimes, you really must "treat yo self." And when better to do that than whe...

A Local Look At Rio De Janeiro

Posted 12.30.2013 | Travel

Instagram's Local Lens series is the perfect way to get an insider's view of some of the most beautiful destinations on Earth. Carioca Instagramme...

The Most Ridiculous Things That Happened In Air Travel In 2013

Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel

Air travel is always kind of ridiculous. But this year, there were some completely crazy things that happened in the world of airlines, airplanes and ...

Spectacular Casino Hotels

Departures Magazine | Posted 03.08.2014 | Travel
Departures Magazine

There is something unabashedly over-the-top about a casino--even above and beyond it being a place where the brave risk losing a lot of money in hopes of gaining more. And as gaming culture becomes increasingly popular, the casino experience has grown into far more than blackjack and slots, often involving renowned names in the hotel, food and entertainment worlds.

Jong-ga Dining at Jeonju's Hakindang House

Mimsie Ladner | Posted 02.28.2014 | Travel
Mimsie Ladner

Jeonju, a small city just a few hours' drive south of Seoul, is a treasure trove of historical buildings, interesting customs, and food -- food so good that the city was named UNESCO's 2012 City of Gastronomy.

Holy Smokes Batman, There's A Place Called Batman!

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 12.31.2013 | Travel

Did you know that there's a place in Turkey called Batman? Well, there is. We'll leave a debate about whether or not the Dark Knight resides in Ba...

Industrial-Chic Hotels

Departures Magazine | Posted 02.27.2014 | Travel
Departures Magazine

While there's plenty to be said in favor of the new, sometimes the best things stem from a solid original foundation. Industrial structures like wareh...

7 Things Americans Can Learn From Italians

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 12.24.2014 | Travel

If you've spent time in Italy you know that life in Italy and life in America are very different. While both cultures have their pros and cons, we thi...

Morocco -- A Chaotic Paradise (Part I)

Adam Williams | Posted 02.26.2014 | Travel
Adam Williams

When I booked my trip to Morocco, I had only a few notions in mind: good surf, good food and a drastic cultural change from my humdrum winter in England. It was a bonus that what I came to discover during my 12-day trip was far more than what I expected.

Boutique Hotels Abroad and Bragging Rights

Rebecca Fannin | Posted 02.26.2014 | Travel
Rebecca Fannin

They're a good alternative to the five-star brands if you're willing to give up some perks that really aren't all that necessary. And you can have bragging rights that you stayed in perhaps the trendiest and most offbeat hotel in town!

Travel Gear: 9 Items for the Slopes in 2014

Joshua Berman | Posted 02.26.2014 | Travel
Joshua Berman

"The weather can get a little rough at times," understates Craig Simson, Ski Patrol Director at Keystone Resort, Colorado, who begins each workday with a 7am briefing at the summit of Dercum Mountain.

The Best In Travel, 2013: A Personal Inventory

George Hobica | Posted 02.26.2014 | Travel
George Hobica

I traveled a lot in 2013, or at least more than I usually do. So I thought I'd share the first ever annual Hobie Awards for the best things I experien...

Cool Travel Advice: Take The Alternate Route

Christopher Elliott | Posted 02.26.2014 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

Charles McCool acquired his travel smarts the old fashioned way: he picked it up on the road. All of his trips were self-funded, so he quickly learn...

These Are The Craziest Places In The World Where You Can Get A Drink

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel

If you've grown tired of all the establishments within a five-mile radius of your house, know that the world is bursting with weird, creepy, and mind-...

The 6 Best Places for 2014: Can You Guess?

Richard Bangs | Posted 02.25.2014 | Travel
Richard Bangs

What makes us quest to the reaches of the world? Glamour may not be the right word, but not because it is too overreaching; it is only insufficient. In short, we have selected the places herein simply because they open our eyes and make us wonder.

Top 10 Backpacking Destinations For 2014

Off Track Planet | Posted 02.25.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

Whether you're into being a mere spectator, or looking to experience new sights and sounds, our list of Top 10 Backpacking Destinations for 2014 has a place to fit your broke-fancy.

10 Unique Places to Celebrate New Years in 2014

Off Track Planet | Posted 02.25.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

This year, New Year's Eve is on a Tuesday. Instead of figuring out how to trick your boss into thinking you're alive on Wednesday morning, pull the cork out and send 2013 off properly by getting as far away from the office as possible.

The Last of the Midwest (for Now)

Daniel Asia | Posted 02.24.2014 | Arts
Daniel Asia

After my stay in the Chicago, I traveled through a large swath of the Midwest, starting with Lafayette, home of Purdue University, a place as flat as ...