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To the Man or Woman in Row 23

Lynn Morrison | Posted 04.15.2014 | Parents
Lynn Morrison

I have a pretty good idea of what's in store for you during this flight. Which is good, as it will make it super easy for me to make sure that I've covered all the bases even though we haven't taken off yet.

The Exceptional Traveler: Adventure in the Caribbean

Bonnie Kassel | Posted 04.10.2014 | Travel
Bonnie Kassel

Any typical resort vacation in the Caribbean can be turned into an exciting adventure by taking advantage of the reliable and inexpensive ferry system that connects many of the islands.

17 Things You Need To Explain To International Visitors About America

Thrillist | Posted 04.08.2014 | Travel
Thrillist

Sinnce we're not exactly the most gracious of guests when we visit their countries, it only seems fair that we explain the way things are done here in Amuuurica.

Rize, Turkey: Where Real Magic Happens by Meeting With Locals

Pam Grout | Posted 04.03.2014 | Travel
Pam Grout

Travel guidebooks have it all wrong. They tell us about hotels and restaurants and sights we don't want to miss. What they should tell us has but four words: "Get to know a local."

5 Questions to Ask About a Friend's Experience Abroad

Gina Ciliberto | Posted 04.03.2014 | Travel
Gina Ciliberto

I don't know how to say, "I have stories I'd like to share with you," without being self-indulgent. And I suspect that those on the other end of the conversation don't know how to ask.

'President Kennedy Would Be Very Proud' Of Program's Global Impact: Peace Corps Director

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.03.2014 | Impact

The Peace Corps' Acting Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet joined HuffPost Live on Tuesday to discuss the organization's new recruitment efforts and the ...

What's A Taxi To The Airport Going To Run You?

Posted 03.31.2014 | Travel

We all usually have good intentions of checking out of our hotels with plenty of time to make our way to the airport on some sort of mass transportati...

5 Great Spring Break Travel Tips for Families

Lisa Lori | Posted 03.25.2014 | Travel
Lisa Lori

Before you go away for a week, weekend or even just a much needed overnight getaway, here are a few of my travel tips to make the most of your getaway.

The Exceptional Traveler: Travel on $1200 a Month! Part II

Bonnie Kassel | Posted 03.06.2014 | Travel
Bonnie Kassel

The response to my last post, 'Travel On $1200 a Month!' was enthusiastic, but I received many emails from people wondering if I could travel so cheaply only because I was in Mexico. Happily, this is not true.

Survey of Americans Shows How Travel Can Transform Worldviews for the Better

Peggy Goldman | Posted 03.04.2014 | Travel
Peggy Goldman

A survey of 423 Americans who have traveled to Cuba as part of U.S.-licensed cultural exchange programs (known as people-to-people programs) shows that visiting the island nation dramatically transforms their opinions about Cuba, its people and U.S. policy toward that country.

29 Photos That Will Awaken Your Inner Explorer

Alex Kim | Posted 03.04.2014 | Travel
Alex Kim

If you can't visit these places yourself, here's the next best thing!

Vacationing With Moses, John the Baptist, Christopher Columbus, Captain Bligh and Nelson Eddy

Bob Schulman | Posted 04.13.2014 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Exploring a Greek island, a Mexican colonial town, a biblical site or wherever can be a lot more fun if you put yourself in the sandals, boots and shoes of the historical superstars of those places.

London Dining: Cafe Murano -- A New Neighbor On A Changing Street

Edward Schneider | Posted 04.02.2014 | Travel
Edward Schneider

A striking thing about Café Murano is that, however sophisticated and crypto-complex the underlying recipes may be, the flavors remain clear and delicious.

Top Vacation Tastes In London And Munich

Edward Schneider | Posted 03.31.2014 | Travel
Edward Schneider

We've been away (London and Munich) for thirteen days as I write this, so I'm going to list one standout taste from each.

The Wekerle Estate: Budapest's Hidden Garden City

Jennifer Walker | Posted 03.26.2014 | Travel
Jennifer Walker

The sun illuminates the square and I sit back and watch the children playing through the window of the warm café. For them, it's just an ordinary Sunday, but for me, it's more.

The Exceptional Traveler: City and Country

Bonnie Kassel | Posted 03.25.2014 | Travel
Bonnie Kassel

Whether you have a week, ten days or two weeks to get away from it all, a well established travel philosophy of mine is to visit both city and countryside on every trip.

6 Tips for Traveling With a 6 Year Old

Fly.com | Posted 03.18.2014 | Travel
Fly.com

Even if you are lucky enough to have ditched the diaper bag, chances are there are still sippy cups, snacks, extra clothes and strollers to contend with. But not all kiddie-related travel is doom and gloom.

Tokyo's Shining 'Golden Shrine' Toshogu Reopens

Gail Nakada | Posted 03.17.2014 | Travel
Gail Nakada

Ieyasu's shrine to himself and the mighty samurai class, Toshogu, was one of only a tiny number of buildings in the area that managed to survive this fierce final battle. So in-your-face reformers! Don't mess with this Shogun, even in death.

Tokyo's Luckiest Shrine for 2014

Gail Nakada | Posted 03.04.2014 | Travel
Gail Nakada

Tokyo's colorful Asakusa district is just about the luckiest place in town, with shrines and temples to the Seven Gods of Good Fortune all within walking distance.

2013: The Year of the Fearless International Traveler

Peggy Goldman | Posted 02.17.2014 | Travel
Peggy Goldman

Despite the fact that travelers aren't daunted by going abroad, they are taking precautions to stay safe -- as every international traveler should. Whether traveling alone, with a partner, or in a group, 56 percent of travelers surveyed said they plan to purchase travel insurance for their next international trip.

The Exceptional Traveler: The Currency Exchange Game

Bonnie Kassel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Bonnie Kassel

Many people like to have some cash when they arrive in a new country. I know I do. Airports and hotels worldwide are notorious for low conversion rates, so you need to do a little research at home before leaving.

A Stranger's Compassion in Mongolia

Vayable | Posted 02.05.2014 | Travel
Vayable

We were from opposite sides of the world and strangers who could hardly speak a word of each other's language. Yet for those six days, she treated me with a mother's love and tenacity, as if I were her daughter.

Five Noteworthy Travel Trends of 2013

Peggy Goldman | Posted 02.05.2014 | Travel
Peggy Goldman

While many people are choosing traditional vacations, more and more travelers are taking advantage of new ways to explore the world.

Harajuku's Magic Wishing Well Draws Crowds Rain or Shine

Gail Nakada | Posted 02.04.2014 | Travel
Gail Nakada

Beautiful Meiji Shrine is already on most tour itineraries. The perfect stop before or after a ramble through Harajuku. Two very different -- but always compatible -- sides of this culture.

Christmas in Tokyo

Gail Nakada | Posted 02.02.2014 | Travel
Gail Nakada

Traveling to Tokyo this December? Don't worry about missing out on holiday cheer. Japanese have embraced, if not the spirit, at least the traditions of the holidays with typical enthusiasm.