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The Guide to Bringing Sports Equipment Onboard

Map Happy | Posted 03.09.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

Some gear you'll be forced check in because of TSA policy, whether you want to or not and incur the baggage fee. Other sports equipment fall within the normal checked baggage and oversize/overweight policy.

How The World Sleeps

Posted 03.09.2015 | Travel

Every country has its own unique and distinguishable customs. Traveling from place to place is a chance to see new sights, learn different histories a...

Winning at Life in Croatia... and in Our World

Tajci Cameron | Posted 03.05.2015 | Impact
Tajci Cameron

Croatia is just a small sample of the world we live in. The world that needs to wake up to both its beauty and and its inner power, and to stand up against those who are mismanaging its resources and abundance of wealth.

A Three Million Mile Flyer Boards an Amtrak Train...

Greg Schwem | Posted 03.05.2015 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

Train people, rejoice. I've realized I'm far too cynical and set in my ways to join your ranks. I'm returning to my eye surgeon in a few days, eagerly anticipating hearing those four magical words: "You can fly again."

11 Great Pre-Trip Prep Tips to Start Your Travels off Right

Susan Portnoy | Posted 03.05.2015 | Travel
Susan Portnoy

Alexander Graham Bell once said, "Before anything else, preparation is the key to success." I'm pretty sure he wasn't talking about travel but it's apropos nonetheless. It's the little things that you do up front that pave the way to a stress-free experience.

'70 Plussers' -- Bike and Barge Tours for Boomers and More

Susan Kraus | Posted 03.05.2015 | Fifty
Susan Kraus

A great vacation is all about balance: meeting interesting people, seeing new sights, engaging in different cultural activities, physical and mental stimulation and escape from routine. And, maybe, not falling off your bicycle.

Living Life to The Fullest in Italy

Findery | Posted 03.05.2015 | Travel

If there is one characteristic that describes Italians, it's their ability to enjoy life. If you are looking for ways to enjoy the sweet life, la dolce vita, take tips from the Italians, or better yet, head to Italy.

Who's Ready for an Alternative Spring Break?

Perla Ni | Posted 03.05.2015 | Impact
Perla Ni

In the dead of winter, who doesn't daydream about the upcoming spring break or summer vacation? Did you ever consider planning an "alternative break," donating your time and energy to a community needing help while having fun?

Our Dream Celebrity-Hotel Collaborations | Posted 03.05.2015 | Travel

When celebrities and hotels make the news together, it's generally for sex scandals or penthouse parties. But we've got different ideas for our favori...

Where To Visit If You Really Want To Feel More Alive

OWN | Posted 03.05.2015 | OWN

From the beaches of Bali to the Champs-Élysées in Paris, the outback of Australia to the mountains of Tibet, best-selling author and acclaimed trave...

Can a Red State Turn Green? Arizona Says Yes

Natalie Compagno | Posted 03.04.2015 | Travel
Natalie Compagno

Travel is about breaking down stereotypes, questioning prejudices and exploring new concepts. At least that's my advice to fellow travelers, which of course is meant exclusively for them and not me.

A Window Into My World

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Dear Reader, This past Monday was, I believe, the first time ever I simply said, "Nope I don't have a blog in me." And so we ran someone else's blo...

Jet-Etiquette: How To Handle the Most Annoying Airline Passengers

Jacqueline Whitmore | Posted 03.04.2015 | Travel
Jacqueline Whitmore

With spring break right around the corner, many of us will be traveling by plane to reach our destinations. But what happens when the stressful state of air travel leaves some people too frazzled to mind their manners?

Rumi's Call: Sacred Adventure to Awaken Your Soul

Laurie Seymour | Posted 03.04.2015 | Travel
Laurie Seymour

I could hardly believe we were finally making this long-planned trip to Turkey. Much in the news today, Turkey sits at the intersection of Europe and Asia and borders the Middle East. It is unique in that it has been home for centuries to all three of the great "revealed" religions.

Cuba: Ricky Ricardo Doesn't Live Here Anymore

Elinor Robin, PhD | Posted 03.04.2015 | Travel
Elinor Robin, PhD

There are obvious limitations on what can be learned about a culture -- especially one that is still wrapped in secrecy -- in just a few days. With that said, here is my take on Cuba in 2015.

The World's 5 Craziest Airport Runways | Posted 03.04.2015 | Travel

That moment when the landing gear begins to rumble, the pilot signals for the cabin crew to strap in, and the fuselage of the plane begins to drop between the clouds towards the glowing runways in the distance, is arguably one of the most nerve-wracking of flying overall.

Your Top Five Favorite Activities You've Never Heard Of

Laura Grier | Posted 03.04.2015 | Travel
Laura Grier

Last year was a crazy year for me personally and professionally and I was in serious need of a "Girl's Gone Wild" trip, but not the kind you are probably envisioning.

NYC's Hunt & Fish Club Is a Lot Swankier Than It Sounds

John Mariani | Posted 03.04.2015 | Taste
John Mariani

Clearly the owners of HFC were seeking a glam crowd and one with lavish expense accounts.

The Top Adventure Destinations of 2015

The Active Times | Posted 03.04.2015 | Travel
The Active Times

Adventures are the experiences that can't quite be put into words, despite your best efforts. They bring on a series of transcendent moments--you are open and observant, while simultaneously humble and grateful--you are your best self when on an adventure.

The Craziest Hotel Concierge Stories You'll Ever Hear

Map Happy | Posted 03.09.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

Concierges in particular handle a whole lot of crazy, I think, and the stories are out there to prove that. People interact with them assuming confidentiality is a given, so much gets revealed.

10 Lessons Learned From Traveling Alone

Nile Cappello | Posted 03.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Nile Cappello

Besides learning that Fiats do not in fact come standard with a spare tire, my solo travels taught me quite a few other things. Here are some of the most memorable lessons I learned over the course of my travels:

6 Ways to Humiliate Yourself in Europe

SmarterTravel | Posted 03.04.2015 | Travel

Here are a few of the most blatant ways that your lack of familiarity with local culture in Europe can bring you public shame and humiliation, plus advice on keeping it cool while abroad.

What To Do & Where To Stay On America's Best Beaches

SmarterTravel | Posted 03.04.2015 | Travel

We have the perfect sunny cure for your winter-weather gloominess. TripAdvisor, our parent site, just released its 2015 Travelers' Choice Awards for Best Beaches.

JetBlue Passenger Found Hiding In Cockpit

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 03.04.2015 | Weird News

A passenger was found hiding inside the cockpit of a JetBlue airplane after it landed in New York early Tuesday. Police say the 26-year-old unident...

How to Save Money When Booking a Cruise

Cruise Critic | Posted 03.04.2015 | Travel
Cruise Critic

Great last-minute deals are especially easy to find if you choose to sail during a slower travel time or hurricane season in the Caribbean. Not only do the base fares start off lower, but the cruise line may continue to drop prices in order to fill the ship as sailing dates get closer.