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Save Serious Cash by Flying Into These 5 Alternate Airports

Thrillist | Posted 03.31.2015 | Travel
Thrillist

We're big proponents of travel hacks -- tips and tricks that make traveling cheaper and easier. But the best hack of 'em all isn't even a hack; it's just knowing a little geography. It might mean a longer drive -- or a short train/bus ride -- when you arrive, but the savings are often well worth it.

10 Reasons Why You Should Study Abroad in Australia

College Tourist | Posted 03.29.2015 | Education
College Tourist

Did you know that around 80 percent of plants and animals found in Australia are unique to this country only? The variety of animals you can see here over any other place in the world is astounding.

5 Bucket List Travel Destinations

GAYOT.com | Posted 03.28.2015 | Travel
GAYOT.com

We've started off with five must-see destinations that should be on everyone's bucket list. From majestic red rock canyons to ancient cities carved out of stone, these one-of-a-kind attractions are sure to excite, inspire and whet your appetite for even more adventure.

8 Less Talked About Reality of Traveling to Exotic Places

Molly Patrick | Posted 03.27.2015 | Travel
Molly Patrick

I was never the type of person who went backpacking through Europe, took a year off from college to study abroad or booked a solo adventure through Southeast Asia.

Beating the Colorado Blues

Rachael Oakes-Ash | Posted 03.27.2015 | Travel
Rachael Oakes-Ash

It's 4.00am and I'm battling the desire to fully awaken. My body is in Sydney but on USA time after three weeks in Colorado on the ski trip of a lifetime.

How to Find 5th Freedom Flights

Map Happy | Posted 03.27.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

Unsurprisingly, like most things, the best way to find a fifth freedom flight is through Google. It's not really one of those things you can search for all on its own, but it is something you can check for before you book the ticket.

10 Stages of Pre-vacation Anticipation

Orbitz.com | Posted 03.27.2015 | Travel
Orbitz.com

You wake up and it hits you--only 5 days until vacation! Should you start to pack? Nah. You've got plenty of time.

Europe's 6 Best Beaches

Thrillist | Posted 03.27.2015 | Travel
Thrillist

You know what Europe does well? Wine, food, and vacations. But also: beaches.

10 Cheapest Flights from New York to the Caribbean

Hopper.com | Posted 03.27.2015 | Travel
Hopper.com

For travelers with a budget to stick to, the Caribbean has never been a gift, meaning costly hotel rates and plenty of competition for the best air fares. That's why we've put together this list of the 10 cheapest flights from New York to the Caribbean, on average, to get passengers to the beaches of the USVI, or the verdant mangroves of Tobago for less.

Behind the Science of Why Ears Pop On Planes

Map Happy | Posted 03.26.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

It makes babies howl inconsolably on flights and sometimes during takeoff or landing I have the urge on the plane to just let myself collapse and do the same. That acute pain of ear pressure doesn't discriminate.

America's First Theme Park Fetes Its Berried Past

Annabel Osberg | Posted 03.26.2015 | Los Angeles
Annabel Osberg

Entertainment abounds in Southern California; whereas agriculture is scarce, so we crave the pastoral idea of it. With the Boysenberry Festival, the relationship between agriculture and amusement has come full circle at Knott's.

A Family Adventure in Jordan and Israel

Sherrie Nachman | Posted 03.27.2015 | Travel
Sherrie Nachman

Despite the unrest that is currently engulfing the Middle-East, certain parts of it are actually a great place for a family vacation. My twin boys and I ventured to Jordan and Israel for winter break.

Best Places to Watch the Sunset in the World

The Active Times | Posted 03.26.2015 | Travel
The Active Times

When people are lucky enough to marvel at the sun dipping below the horizon, the display is celebrated as more than just another day passing into night.

8 Destinations That Totally Own Spring

Orbitz.com | Posted 03.26.2015 | Travel
Orbitz.com

By winter's end (or, let's be honest, well before), we get that nature-starved feeling and start looking everywhere for signs of spring. And in these eight spots in the U.S. and abroad, you won't have to look far.

Postcards From Dublin: St. Patrick's Day in the Georgian City

Jaimee Ratliff | Posted 03.26.2015 | Travel
Jaimee Ratliff

During the evenings, the city transformed into a unified bright green glow stick as prominent buildings on every corner lit up in the perfect shade of emerald -- setting the ideal backdrop for the occasion.

The Weirdest Roadside Attraction in Every State

Thrillist | Posted 03.26.2015 | Travel
Thrillist

There's nothing better than a great American cross-country road trip: soaking in the nation's majestic beauty, eating in tiny roadside diners, driving 150 miles out of the way to take a selfie in front of... a giant ball of string!

The 10 Airlines With The Best Economy Class Food

Hopper.com | Posted 03.26.2015 | Travel
Hopper.com

When it comes to airline food, the changes have been colossal, with on-board meals graduating from processed dishes to fresh and healthy dining that's infused with the tastes and cultures of the airlines that offer them.

We Laughed, We Cried, We Drank Napa Wine

Ana Garcia | Posted 03.25.2015 | Women
Ana Garcia

A few months ago, I found my long-lost friend through her husband on LinkedIn. We started catching up through emails, and after much planning, we finally arranged a trip to see each other.

A Taste of Maui

Carly Cylinder | Posted 03.25.2015 | Travel
Carly Cylinder

Three or four nights may not be enough, but you can see a lot in a little amount of time. It was a perfect long-weekend getaway that gave us just what we needed -- a taste of Maui.

Phuket, Thailand: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Cliff Hsia | Posted 03.25.2015 | Travel
Cliff Hsia

Phuket, Thailand is an island that's rapidly developing and changing. It's no secret paradise anymore, as tourists from all over the world come in droves to soak up the sun and play at the beaches.

A Beautiful Way to Explore Alaska's Arctic

The Outbound Collective | Posted 03.25.2015 | Travel
The Outbound Collective

Despite the cold, you can take a 100-mile, weeklong bike-packing tour in a little known range of mountains near the Arctic Circle. White Mountains National Recreation Area is run by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, and is best traveled during the winter months.

Hike Iceland's Tallest Waterfall

The Outbound Collective | Posted 03.25.2015 | Travel
The Outbound Collective

The hike to scenic Glymur with a cascade of 196 meters is approximately 7.5km roundtrip with an elevation gain of 245m. Along the hike, there are tunnels and caves to check out, so be sure to bring your camera.

Vacations That Make You -- and the World -- Better

Mark Horoszowski | Posted 03.25.2015 | Impact
Mark Horoszowski

Here are a few simple ideas anybody can adopt to help make the world a better place while traveling around it.

How One Frozen Chicagoan Ditched Sun For Snow: Finding Peace in the Powder of Park City

Amy Tara Koch | Posted 03.26.2015 | Travel
Amy Tara Koch

A ski trip had never given me the come hither. Aside from being remarkably uncoordinated and plagued by back problems and, I reside in the bone chilling tundra of Chicago, trekking to snow felt idiotic when I could revel in sub-zero temps at home.

13 Signs You're A Basic Tourist

Thrillist | Posted 03.25.2015 | Travel
Thrillist

While most of us have learned about "basic behavior" (and how to avoid it), it still seems to be as ubiquitous as a selfie stick. Which is why, in the spirit of awareness (self or otherwise), we've compiled this list of things that, if you find yourself doing them, probably make you a basic tourist.