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5 Reasons Why You Should Travel With a Midwesterner

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 01.14.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

It's a bold claim, but we asked a born-and-raised Midwesterner about the personality traits that make them the ideal travel companions.

How Not to Look Like a Tourist in San Francisco

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 01.14.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Don't, under any circumstances, call the city San Fran. The name is San Francisco, S.F. if you're nasty. But never San Fran.

How Traveling Triggered My Puzzle Piece Syndrome

THINK Global School | Posted 01.14.2015 | Travel
THINK Global School

More than ever, I start to identify myself as a part of the puzzle that doesn't fit in anywhere. Every time I leave for a new destination and return, the symptoms seem to intensify.

The Most Beautiful Place on Earth

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 01.13.2015 | Travel
Kathleen Peddicord

In fact, Monaco shares many similarities with the country that surrounds it. It's the best of France with an Italian twist. We could never afford to live this five-start lifestyle full-time, but we appreciated that the Monagesque didn't seem at all bothered by our taking it for a test drive.

Hotels with Height: The World's Ten Best Treetop Stays | Posted 01.13.2015 | Travel

A treehouse sojourn is a memorable holiday that every avid traveler should add to their bucket list. From the steamy jungles of the Amazon to the snow-capped mountains of New Zealand, we've unearthed the planet's most incredible treetop escapes.

Tianguis Turistico Mexico Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary in Acapulco

Bryen Dunn | Posted 01.13.2015 | Travel
Bryen Dunn

Tianguis is the largest tourism showcase in all of Mexico, attracting hundreds of local exhibitors, and thousands of international buyers. The event is also open to the general public, providing locals with the knowledge they need to visit other parts of their own country.

9 Ways to Temporarily Satisfy Your Wanderlust

Paige Smith | Posted 01.13.2015 | Travel
Paige Smith

Finances, job circumstances or family crises can all hold you back from travel. When your current life situation prevents you from planning a new international adventure, follow these guidelines to temporarily satisfy your wanderlust until you're able to book the next plane ticket.

The Travel Hacks You Should Know (But Probably Don't)

Map Happy | Posted 01.13.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

Travel hacking is often synonymous with credit card churn and gaming points and miles. I'm no stranger to those tactics but I've always been more interested in the nifty, devious ways to get what you want while on the road. Here's the best of the best, tried true and tested.

Hong Kong Travel Tips with Sir David Tang

Jacada Travel | Posted 01.13.2015 | Travel
Jacada Travel

The famously well-connected entrepreneur gives us his tips on where to eat, shop and explore to experience the best of Hong Kong.

Following in the Footsteps of Malcolm X

Emily O'Dell | Posted 01.13.2015 | World
Emily O'Dell

Following in the footsteps of Malcolm this year in Africa and the Middle East, I've learned that knowledge, humility, and humor make for great weapons in the fight for freedom.

How Silence Helped This Entrepreneur Fight Burnout

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 01.13.2015 | Healthy Living

New York-based entrepreneur Dina Kaplan understands how all-consuming work life can be. But after dedicating nearly every moment of her life to her co...

The Wind and Sea Estate is a 5 Star Getaway: Foraging with Friends for the Future

LuxEco Living | Posted 01.15.2015 | Travel
LuxEco Living

The Wind and Sea Estate is one of the most magical places in the world. The joy of sharing this spectacular location provided the perfect vacation for friends; all dedicated environmentalists who thrive on discovering the bounty of nature and protecting our natural resources.

The Art of Food: Chef Wendy Brodie Creates a Culinary Celebration Carmel Style

LuxEco Living | Posted 01.13.2015 | Taste
LuxEco Living

Speaking foodies to foodie... I have to say, spending time with celebrated California Artist/Chef Wendy Brodie and her husband Bob has to be one of the greatest culinary experience of my life. To add the topping, as if it were a cake... celebrating my birthday with close family friends made the outing even more enjoyable.

What's New in Hawaii for 2015

SmarterTravel | Posted 01.13.2015 | Travel

Let's face it: Any year is great for a Hawaiian getaway, but 2015 brings some big hotel openings, renovations, and new cultural excursions that sweeten the deal. And on top of all that, new airline service to one of Hawaii's last hidden-gem islands makes this the year to travel to the Aloha State.

10 New Routes That Will Lead To Cheaper Flights In 2015

SmarterTravel | Posted 01.13.2015 | Travel

Route expansions may not seem like exciting news, but they're a bigger deal than you probably think. Why? Because they often spark competition between airlines and drive down fares on multiple carriers. If your New Year's resolution involves traveling more, it may be time to give one of these new routes a try.

What Airlines Don't Tell You About That Free Bag

Map Happy | Posted 01.13.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

It has nothing to do with the credit cards. This actually has more to do with the checked bags after you've exceeded your free bag limit. This post...

Spaces of Freedom in the Islamic Republic of Iran

Jake Threadgould | Posted 01.13.2015 | Travel
Jake Threadgould

On my second night in Iran, I was invited to a party in a middle-class area of Tehran. Since we were a mixed gendered group with a foreigner in their midst, we had to be reasonably inconspicuous. As soon as we stepped over the threshold of the house, however, we were no longer in the Islamic Republic.

In Defense of My Mistress

Eric Ulloa | Posted 01.13.2015 | New York
Eric Ulloa

For years now, I have regarded NYC as my mistress. She's that relationship that I have consistently kept on the side, yet through all the difficult times there is something about her that keeps me hooked.

You Better Belize It! Eight Fabulous Hotels in Belize

Oyster | Posted 01.13.2015 | Travel

Between the scuba diving, zip-lining, horseback riding, and Mayan ruin exploration, travelers don't have to stick to lying out on the beach -- though that's fine too! Read on for eight of the most fabulous hotels in the gorgeous country of Belize!

This Could Be the Future of Cruising | Posted 01.12.2015 | Travel

While we're excited by the innovations on new ships like Quantum of the Seas, it's hard not to wonder how dramatically different cruise ships will look 50 years from now.

Is a No-Show Cheaper Than Changing a Flight?

Map Happy | Posted 01.12.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

Back in mid-April, United decided to hike its change fee up $50 to $200. Then all of the other airlines decided that they wanted to play ball, too.

The World's Most Incredible Hotel Pools

The Active Times | Posted 01.12.2015 | Travel
The Active Times

From tropical Infinity pools with exceptional views to rooftop plunges that will take you over the edge of city streets, these 13 hotel pools blow all other competition out of the water.

Big Event Travel: 5 Reasons to Follow the Crowds

U.S. News Travel | Posted 01.12.2015 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Whether you're hoping to see a city at its best, be apart of the excitement or enjoy once-in-a-lifetime activities, there are plenty of reasons to follow the crowds.

Vienna Is One of the Most Civilized Cities in Europe

John Mariani | Posted 01.12.2015 | Travel
John Mariani

Today the city looks much like it did before the war, with an exceptional variety of architectural styles, dating from the Romanesque to the Baroque and Neo-Classical.

Take the Opportunities of Travel to Always Learn Something New

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 01.12.2015 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

I love to travel because it is always a wonderful, life-changing experience -- whether embarking on a road trip or flying overseas to a foreign country. No matter where you go, you will likely meet new people and learn something new, which is always my goal.