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These Little-Known Airline Rules Will Change The Way You Travel

Map Happy | Posted 12.15.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

Most of the time, it's a matter of being proactive knowing which rules to bring up because most gate agents won't knowingly bring them up, lest passengers start using and abusing these policies.

21 Airport and Flight Tips, Fun, and Tricks: A Rough Guide

Stephen Harris | Posted 12.15.2015 | Travel
Stephen Harris

Keep your passport upside-down when you have it out. Remain mysterious and keep people guessing.

Austin's Swankiest Hotels (and Their Best Amenities)

Deborah Stachelski | Posted 12.16.2015 | Travel
Deborah Stachelski

W Austin Having just celebrated its fifth birthday in Austin, it comes as no surprise that the W Hotel has its own category in the hotel world....

9 U.S. Drives You Have to Take in Your Lifetime

Oyster | Posted 12.16.2015 | Travel

The Weatherstation Inn may not be right on the ocean, but it's within walking distance of a couple solid beaches and attractions, and features attractive boutique-style rooms for couples.

5 Ways to Ditch Festive FOMO This Holiday Season

Alyce Pilgrim | Posted 12.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Alyce Pilgrim

Festive FOMO, much like its precursor FOMO, is based on the fear that you are indeed missing out on something. By following these five steps you'll be sure to ditch festive FOMO this holiday season and focus on what the season is truly about.

We Should Talk More Often

Ricardo Vice Santos | Posted 12.15.2015 | Technology
Ricardo Vice Santos

It seems that in today's world communication is easy, yet there is still little human connection. Social networks go far in keeping up-to-date with others' curated lives, but do little to encourage genuine conversation.

Essential Disney Hacks To Make The Magic Kingdom More Magical

Thrillist | Posted 01.04.2016 | Travel

Let's be honest, Disney World is pretty insane. Where else is it socially acceptable -- encouraged, even -- for a fully grown adult to wear animal ears and eat their weight in junk food shaped like a cartoon character? But, even with supreme excellence comes room for improvement.

7 Things You Need to Do to Understand Japan

Amy Chavez | Posted 12.15.2015 | Travel
Amy Chavez

Bathing in very hot natural springs is a tradition in Japan thanks to the volcanic landscape that ensures a plethora of thermal springs. And bathing is at the heart of the Japanese culture of cleanliness.

Travel Sri Lanka: The Tale of Sigiriya Rock

Courtney Lambert | Posted 12.15.2015 | Travel
Courtney Lambert

Once upon a time, a powerful Sinhalese king felt a sudden pang of anxiety. He couldn't understand why, because he had everything any man could desire....

Brain Surfing The World's Strategy Minds

Scott Goodson | Posted 12.15.2015 | Books
Scott Goodson

Unabashed in its wanderlust, exalting in its monomania, "Brain Surfing The Top Marketing Strategy Minds In the World" by Heather LeFevre is a global j...

The Single Biggest Mistake You’re Making At The Airport

The Huffington Post | Chloe Fox | Posted 01.06.2016 | Travel

By and large, airplane travel is one of the most stressful, unpleasant routines we put ourselves through. While there isn't much you can do about cra...

NYC's Utsav Ups The Ante On Indian Cuisine

John Mariani | Posted 12.14.2015 | Taste
John Mariani

Chef Nayak has done a good deal of writing about and consulting on Indian cuisine, including several award-winning books, and his expertise shows in the evening's specials, so we left ourselves in his hands to choose whatever he wished to serve our party of four.

5 Reasons Why Travel Is the Best ROI You Will Ever Make

Christina Antonyan | Posted 12.14.2015 | Travel
Christina Antonyan

Travel is a journey of personal growth because it can open the doors to many life-changing experiences. Among many things, traveling is one of life'...

The Best Gifts and Gadgets for Serious Travelers

Map Happy | Posted 12.15.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

Drink snobs should drink up. This cocktail kit describes exactly what it does: it's a toolkit for boozing it up. It's actually not the greatest gadget on the planet but it is definitely the perfect gadget for adding a little bit of spice to the holidays... and your plane flight.

My Family Spent 10 Months Traveling The World For The Price Of A Minivan

Cliff Hsia | Posted 01.26.2016 | Travel
Cliff Hsia

Since our return back home from our gap year of travel around the world, the most frequent question we get is "How did you pay for your trip?" or some...

5 Myths About Flying You Need To Stop Believing

PureWow | Posted 12.15.2015 | Travel

It's only natural: When you're cruising at 32,000 feet, your mind starts to wander. Will my cell phone cause us to crash? Where does the air in here come from? Who's really steering this thing? But relax.

Almost Married Again

Todd Sawyer | Posted 12.14.2015 | Divorce
Todd Sawyer

I was thinking about how much my life has changed in the last year. I went from living with my fiancé and closing in on a second wedding day both of us. Then we slowed down, took a deep breath and changed our minds. It was mutual, but it certainly wasn't easy.

27 Doors to Walk Through in New Orleans

Stella Mowen | Posted 12.15.2015 | Travel
Stella Mowen

The Crescent City embraced us, unlocking doors every step of the way. It unlocked a door in my heart that will forever be open to the people, the sounds, and the spirits that are the city of New Orleans.

Three Good Reasons To Skip the Airport Lounge

Map Happy | Posted 12.12.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

Most domestic lounges are so terrible that it's hard for me to feign any enthusiasm for them these days. Even the freebies, from the Milanos to the lamps, aren't worth it in my opinion. And who the hell needs a lamp for their flight?

Is This The Best Resort In The World? Some Think So

George Hobica | Posted 12.12.2015 | Travel
George Hobica

Last year, the World Travel Awards anointed the Intercontinental Resort in Danang as "Best Luxury Resort." And in the just released 2015 awards, it won again. So what's so special about this resort, in a city that isn't exactly on everyone's bucket list?

House-Passed Visa Waiver Discrimination is Trump Lite

Robert Naiman | Posted 12.12.2015 | World
Robert Naiman

The world is full of people like me - people who were born in places that they are not "from." This is a basic fact about the world. You know it, I know it, and the American people know it. But the bill to tighten the visa waiver program that passed the House of Representatives doesn't acknowledge this reality. It treats people as being "from" places that they are not "from," simply because they happen to carry the nationality of that place, even if they have never set foot there.

Why I Hiked 500 Miles Across Spain In My Own 'Wild' Journey

Janis Couvreux | Posted 12.12.2015 | Fifty
Janis Couvreux

Off I went to Spain with a friend this past September, fully prepared to undertake the 30-or-so days that all the guidebooks, websites, and blogs recounted it would take. Thirty days to walk across a country. Could I do it?

My Date With Chad

Wendy E. Simmons | Posted 12.11.2015 | Travel
Wendy E. Simmons

If you're reading this after December 14th, I'll be on holiday alone in Chad, a landlocked country that sits between Libya, Niger, Nigeria, Cameroon, ...

Cities To Visit This Winter That Won't Break the Bank

The Active Times | Posted 12.11.2015 | Travel
The Active Times

Whether you like the snow and don't mind the low temperatures that usually come with the winter, this is a season to travel. The peak times are relati...

Iceland Makes The Winter Blues Look Like Paradise

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 12.11.2015 | Travel

Normally, we tend to favor tropical islands during the winter months, but Iceland has converted us. Trust us, Iceland -- yes, Iceland -- has ever look...