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Anthony Bourdain Talks World Street Food Congress, 'Parts Unknown'

(31) Comments | Posted April 18, 2013 | 8:20 AM

Love him or hate him, Anthony Bourdain is the baddest food (and travel) dude on the block. After wrapping up the ninth season of "No Reservations" on the Travel Channel, Bourdain migrated to CNN where he now hosts "Parts Unknown," which will "examine cultures from around the world...

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A Rail Accident Proves That Amtrak Is The Only Way To Travel

(9) Comments | Posted March 19, 2013 | 7:00 AM

In a day and age when traveling has become little more than a series of indignities, riding the rails can itself feel like a vacation. Amtrak is really the only way to travel.

This weekend was just another reminder of how civilized the world of train travel can be....

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Airport Fitness: Hubs That Make It Easy For Travelers To Fit In A Workout (PHOTOS)

(16) Comments | Posted January 24, 2013 | 7:52 AM

As the new year arrived, we saw plenty of projections about the top travel trends and biggest fitness and health trends for 2013. 2013, it seems, will also be the year when traveling and fitness stop being so mutually exclusive.

Sure we've seen yoga and...

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Le parc Magic Kingdom de Disney World prend de l'expansion avec le secteur New Fantasyland (PHOTOS)

(1) Comments | Posted December 7, 2012 | 12:58 PM

Annoncé en grande fanfare, le secteur New Fantasyland de Disney World a enfin ouvert ses portes au public jeudi.
New Fantasyland est la plus grande expansion du parc Magic Kingdom à avoir été complétée depuis plus de 40 ans. Par conséquent, Fantasyland (la section dédiée aux contes de fées)...

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New Fantasyland: Walt Disney World Debuts Largest Magic Kingdom Expansion Ever (PHOTOS)

(117) Comments | Posted December 6, 2012 | 6:42 AM

Heralded by the kind of fanfare only Disney can muster, the New Fantasyland officially makes its debut Thursday.

New Fantasyland is touted as the largest expansion in the 41-year history of the Magic Kingdom, doubling the size of original Fantasyland from 10 to 21 acres. Though park-goers were

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New Fantasyland: Walt Disney World Debuts Largest Magic Kingdom Expansion Ever (PHOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted December 6, 2012 | 6:42 AM

Heralded by the kind of fanfare only Disney can muster, the New Fantasyland officially makes its debut Thursday.

New Fantasyland is touted as the largest expansion in the 41-year history of the Magic Kingdom, doubling the size of original Fantasyland from 10 to 21 acres. Though park-goers were

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Eating Around The World At Epcot's International Food & Wine Festival

(2) Comments | Posted October 4, 2012 | 7:00 AM

Whoever said Walt Disney World was just for kids clearly never visited during the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.

The 17-year-old event, which kicked off last Friday, appeals more to the pub crawl crowd than to those just learning to crawl. During its 46 days, broods of costumed...

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5 Reasons To Ride A Train Across Canada (PHOTOS)

(51) Comments | Posted August 21, 2012 | 7:00 AM

So you want to cross Canada, eh?

You could take a plane, but that's not exactly fun -- especially given the frequency of delays at Toronto International. You could take a car and drive on the Trans-Canada highway, but that is a serious commitment and a seriously long road....

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Disney World Hotels: Finding The Right Fit By Personality

(95) Comments | Posted July 23, 2012 | 7:00 AM

Planning a trip to Walt Disney World can be a daunting task, especially for first timers: Where to stay? What's the best ticket to buy? How far in advance can I book a princess breakfast at Cinderella's castle?

To make things easy, here's a round up of local hotels,...

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'Trip Flip,' New Travel Show, Is More Than Your Average Vacation (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted June 28, 2012 | 11:30 AM

Imagine you're walking down the street, minding your own business, when this joker pops up and offers you a free vacation. Well, if that joker happens to be comedian Bert Kreischer, you'd be wise to say "yes."

In the new Travel Channel series "Trip Flip," Kreischer (previously of...

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To Find The Real Bermuda, Follow The Food

(4) Comments | Posted June 12, 2012 | 7:00 AM

After sampling Bermuda's hotel restaurants, I could see that it was time for a serious change. Sure, the food was fine, but I was itching for some real Bermudian fare. What constitutes authentic Bermudian food, I thought, and where do I find it?

"Sister, I am going to hook...

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Stepping Back In Time In Northern Virginia

(8) Comments | Posted June 6, 2012 | 7:00 AM

This time each year, tour buses form unending lines along the road to Mount Vernon as droves of DC tourists swing through Northern Virginia to get a glimpse of our first president's pad.

Lovely as the property is, it's not entirely representative of the era in which it...

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Abandoned Bermuda: Exploring An Old NASA Outpost On Cooper's Island

(78) Comments | Posted May 23, 2012 | 7:00 AM

Everything begins to change once you pass the airport. The road is no longer lined with quaint houses painted in shades of lime and coral. Industrial structures that seem both foreign and familiar loom.

To anyone who's spent time on a U.S. military base, the architecture might be a giveaway....

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National Train Day: Amtrak And VIA Rail Canada Kick Railway Dining Up A Notch

(9) Comments | Posted May 11, 2012 | 11:10 AM

A fresh-tossed Caesar salad with red pepper, goat cheese and chicken; spice seared salmon topped with tropical fruit salsa; and slow-braised short ribs with pasilla peppers are probably not the first things that come to mind when thinking of Amtrak. Why would they be, when many travelers have...

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Around The World In 80 Plates: New Bravo Series Blends Cooking Competition And Travel Show (VIDEO)

(1) Comments | Posted May 1, 2012 | 3:59 PM

You might be thinking "another week, another new series." And, while that might be true, don't rule this one out just yet.

"Around The World In 80 Plates" is a cooking competition meets travel show. Its basic premise is to drop chefs in various cities around the globe, put them...

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Why Disneyland Paris Is Totally Worth A Visit (PHOTOS)

(75) Comments | Posted April 24, 2012 | 9:00 AM

"You're going to Disneyland?" my Parisian friends asked with skepticism. "I hear it's really lame," pointed out the American-born. Her French boyfriend was a bit more encouraging, though not totally enthusiastic.

I'd heard gripes about "Euro Disney," ever since I wanted to visit back in my college study abroad...

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Paris: Then And Now In Hemingway's City Of Light

(14) Comments | Posted April 5, 2012 | 7:00 AM

For Hemingway nerds and Francophiles alike, Paris is the place and A Moveable Feast the city guide.

Structured like a journal, A Moveable Feast recounts Hemingway's early years in the city as a journalist and fledgling novelist, moving among the cafes and literary circles of 1920s Paris' artsy Left...

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Airplane Art Quiz: Can You Identify That Airline's Livery? (QUIZ)

(82) Comments | Posted March 7, 2012 | 6:20 AM

An airplane's paint job, or its livery, is like a calling card for an airline. They're noticeable practically every day -- at the airport, on advertisements, in the air -- but if they were nameless, would you know which airline's livery is which?

With countless airlines buzzing about the...

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Disney Dining: Eating Aboard The Disney Fantasy

(4) Comments | Posted March 5, 2012 | 6:00 AM

Food is a pretty big deal on a cruise ship. Whether the ship's at sea or you're just not interested in going ashore, onboard restaurants are the only options -- they'd better be good. Of course, never one to be outdone, Disney has gone after dining-at-sea with gusto.

The...

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Disney World Wedding: An African Night In Central Florida (PHOTOS)

(8) Comments | Posted February 28, 2012 | 6:00 AM

Our group passed carefully through the trees under the dark sky -- 30 people following but one lantern. After crossing the train tracks and finding a well worn path, we continued on to the village.

It wasn't long until we reached the clearing. Beyond this market square was our...

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