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Is Airbnb Really Better Than Staying at a Hostel?

Map Happy | Posted 12.16.2014 | Travel
Map Happy

In the six years since Airbnb launched, the company has pretty much managed to redefine budget traveling. Since then, I've played the role as both host and guest in several countries and cities, with, more often than not, mixed feelings.

Calling All Travel Companies: Don't Let Consumers Get Away This Holiday Season

Jim Yu | Posted 12.16.2014 | Business
Jim Yu

The holiday season is upon us, and with it comes big implications for marketers in the business of travel. According to AAA, last year 94.5 million Americans traveled 50+ miles from home during the year-end holiday season -- and this year is expected to be no different.

What Indiana Jones Has Taught Me About Hats And Home

THINK Global School | Posted 12.20.2014 | Travel
THINK Global School

When I was little, I thought I was going to be the next Indiana Jones. As it turned out, there were a few problems with that plan. I was female. I was eight. I've never been the murderous type. More importantly, I was not from Indiana nor did I identify with the name Jones.

Celebrating and Forgetting One Hundred Years at the Panama Canal

Blake Scott | Posted 12.16.2014 | Travel
Blake Scott

The water rises and another ship - an oil tanker - passes through a set of giant steel gates. Thousands of people have gathered at the Miraflores viewing center in Panama City to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the Panama Canal.

Best Places to Travel in 2015

Travel + Leisure | Posted 12.23.2014 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

The world is getting smaller, but the chances of having an extraordinary new experience are only increasing. We've identified 50 standout destinations, based on industry news and trends, with input from contributing writers, A-List travel agents, and our new local experts.

Smart Shopping: How to Spend Money and Feel Great Long-Term

Miriam Ava | Posted 12.16.2014 | Money
Miriam Ava

By now most of us have realized and put into practice that saving and investing money is vital to achieving financial fitness; so then, what's the smartest way to spend the money you choose to spend?

January Is for the Birds

BnBFinder.com | Posted 12.16.2014 | Travel
BnBFinder.com

In honor of our fine feathered friends, we found some of the most naturally stunning destinations where you can bird watch and take in nature and all the scenic views it has to offer.

Use a 'Fake' Location to Get Cheaper Plane Tickets

Map Happy | Posted 12.16.2014 | Travel
Map Happy

I can't explain airline pricing but I do know some plane tickets can be cheaper depending on where you buy them or, even better, where you appear to buy them from.

Experience A Flying Safari Tour in Alaska, And Other Bold Vacation Ideas That Break The Mold

Erin Kelly | Posted 12.16.2014 | Travel

Do you want to spend your next vacation sitting idle on a beach towel, or riding high on a flying safari tour of Alaska? Good answer. To kicksta...

Top Emerging Travel Hotspots for 2015

Gogobot | Posted 12.15.2014 | Travel
Gogobot

It is becoming ever easier to travel to remote pockets of the globe. Every year, emerging destinations brimming with travel potential rise in popularity, without the crazy crowds and tourist traps.

Greece Is on to Something

Martina Buchal | Posted 12.15.2014 | Impact
Martina Buchal

Whether it's the economy, unemployment, social or environmental issues, there is always something we are up against. What we choose to do in the face of that adversity, however, I believe, is what will define us as a generation.

Curacao For a Little Magic in the Dutch Caribbean

Renee Blodgett | Posted 12.15.2014 | Travel
Renee Blodgett

Rain falls on me and then stops. It starts again 15 minutes later and along with several other locals, I huddle beneath one of the shop awnings - they all seem to have one as if they prepared for the frequent rain spurts a century ago when some of these shops were likely built.

The 7 Best Spots on Earth for Stargazing

Shermans Travel | Posted 12.30.2014 | Travel
Shermans Travel

Here are seven stargazing sites, all recognized by the International Dark Sky Association for their inky-black nights, that offer stellar views of the heavens above.

Business Travel Logistics: How to Make Your Next Trip as Smooth As Possible

Yaniv Masjedi | Posted 12.15.2014 | Small Business
Yaniv Masjedi

The act of traveling for business can either be a massive hassle or a headache-free joy; it all comes down to preparation. I clock tens of thousands of miles per year for business and, through each of those experiences, have learned valuable lessons for making my trips feel more like walks in the park.

Will You Stay at a Chinese Club Med?

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 12.15.2014 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

I visited the club of Sandpiper in Florida when my kids were little, and I have to say, as a French person, that the food was divine, and the revelation of the endless buffet style was for us an amazing concept we had never experienced before.

What Do Foreign Tourists Really Think of US?

Orbitz.com | Posted 12.15.2014 | Travel
Orbitz.com

As Americans, we love to muse over the national character of other countries: The Germans, they're so efficient! The French are so romantic! The Japanese, so polite! But what do foreign visitors think of us, our habits and lifestyles?

This Burmese Nunnery Saved 200 Girls From Sex Slavery

Paula Froelich | Posted 12.15.2014 | Impact
Paula Froelich

Buddhist nuns are everywhere among the streets of Myanmar -- of all different ages, some as young as 5. Dressed in pink loose-fitting shirts and pants with orange scarves, they have shaved heads and rely on alms to pay for their schooling, food, housing, and other basic needs.

Why the United States Needs A "Ladenschlussgesetz"

Susan Kraus | Posted 12.15.2014 | Business
Susan Kraus

The U.S. will never prohibit stores from opening on Sunday. But after this past Thanksgiving, it does feel that the scales have tipped away from holding anything sacred --- or even special.

6 Items That Will Make Holiday Travel a Breeze

PureWow | Posted 12.17.2014 | Travel
PureWow

The holiday season is a magical time... unless you have to travel.

14 Ski Resort Events Delivering Holiday Cheer This Season

Liftopia | Posted 12.13.2014 | Travel
Liftopia

'Tis the season for skiing powder! Oh, and the holidays are upon us as well. I'd rather bury my head in the snow than deal with shopping and, luckily, there are some festive events taking place at ski resorts across the U.S. and the Canadian Rockies.

5 Reasons Why You Won't Want To Come Home Once You Retire Overseas

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 12.12.2014 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

Once you are happily living overseas, take it from us, you tend to find more and more reasons to stay overseas. Here are five of the best.

How Did a Visit to a Barbershop Change a Transgender Man's Life? (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 12.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

2014-12-12-20141210CharliePoulsonsmall.jpgWhen Charlie Poulson began his gender transition in college, his transition was followed with great interest by the people in small-town Ames, Iowa. Everyone knew he was transgender. But then he went on a trip to Rome.

6 Stunning U.S. Mini-Moon Getaways for Newlyweds

Adam Warner | Posted 12.12.2014 | Weddings
Adam Warner

Don't have enough vacation days or funds for that ultimate honeymoon getaway to Paris or Bora Bora? A shorter "mini-moon" trip can still be extremely rewarding and unforgettable.

Travel Tips: Exotic Food and Solar Power

Sonia Gil | Posted 12.12.2014 | Travel
Sonia Gil

Whether it is clothing, travel accessories or gadgets, I am constantly bombarded with all things travel. But this month, only two awesome products have earned by stamp of approval.

Hassle-free Holiday Air Travel Tips

U.S. News Travel | Posted 12.12.2014 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Now that you've survived the dreaded Thanksgiving travel weekend, it's time to start preparing for the next busiest period: year-end travel.