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The Advantages of Looking Like a Tourist

Map Happy | Posted 10.09.2014 | Travel
Map Happy

There's no shame in looking like a tourist, and, in all honesty, sometimes it can work to your benefit in ways that are underappreciated. Besides, isn't that what we all fundamentally are?

Open Every Day? Oh Mon Dieu! That Is a Revolution!

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 10.06.2014 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

If you are going to Paris only once, plan to spend three weeks in the city, a treat never to be forgotten.

The Greeks Have Dreamt the Dream of Life Best

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 10.02.2014 | Green
Evaggelos Vallianatos

Our time could easily become another dark age. Christianity and Islam are hovering over each other, fighting global crusades in the Middle East. The horror of the Middle East is played out in the context of an even larger horror: the globalization of ruthless business practices threatening our Mother Earth.

Tourist Snapshot: Meeting Visitors From All Over The World Just a Block From My Office

Sara Bondioli | Posted 09.24.2014 | Travel
Sara Bondioli

In an effort to see tourists in a new light, I decided to try something new for a month. I would take a deep breath, linger a moment longer and offer to take a group (or individual) photo for some tourists each day as I pass the White House. Those photos often morphed into a conversation.

It's Greek to Me

Marcia Liss | Posted 09.15.2014 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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8 Tips to Finding a Good Restaurant While Traveling

Travelzoo | Posted 09.04.2014 | Travel
Travelzoo

Memorable meals can make a trip, but locating a good restaurant in an unfamiliar place can be tricky -- especially when hunger has already set in.

5 Quick Tips If Your Trip Is Lost in Translation

Travelzoo | Posted 10.20.2014 | Travel
Travelzoo

Without linguistic mix-ups, I would perhaps never have tasted chicken-heart pizza in Brazil nor entered into a wager with a one-armed pool player from Italy (he beat me, if you must know). But there are times when all you want is to be understood.

Chelsea's Legendary Alan's Alley Video Reopens... Here's Why It Matters

Christopher Lee Nutter | Posted 10.12.2014 | New York
Christopher Lee Nutter

Alan's Alley is more than a store -- it's a real New York experience, and a precious Chelsea treasure. If you are a New Yorker -- and especially if you live downtown -- here's why you should drop by the new location.

Being a Tourist in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Judith Fein | Posted 09.06.2014 | Travel
Judith Fein

Last week, some friends came to visit my hometown. "We know it's a drag to have to be a tour guide in your hometown, but what if you became a tourist with us?" one of them suggested.

Great Summer Vacations For You And Your Dog

The Active Times | Posted 08.27.2014 | Travel
The Active Times

Unless you're one of the few who has found a quality boarding center or an all-star pet sitter, you worry about how they're doing each day you're gone. It doesn't feel right to leave a family member home from a trip. This summer bring your pup along on an adventure tailor-made just for him.

The Most Popular Destinations to Visit This 4th of July!

The Active Times | Posted 08.25.2014 | Travel
The Active Times

The warm weather has arrived, the beaches are open and Independence Day is inching closer. We all know what that means -- vacation time.

Where To Find -- Or Avoid -- The World's Most Expensive Luxury Hotels

The Active Times | Posted 08.23.2014 | Travel
The Active Times

Who doesn't want to stay at the very best of the best when traveling? Five-star luxury hotels are a world apart. The linen seems crisper, the service simultaneously more discreet and attentive, the accommodations that little bit more pampering. But you pay for what you get.

Common Mistakes That Will Ruin Your International Trip

The Active Times | Posted 08.16.2014 | Travel
The Active Times

When we think about travel, we think about carefree oceanfront days, road trips across an entire country and exploring new lands. Getting away is an opportunity to take a break, relax and reflect, above all else.

The Most Popular Destinations For International Tourists

The Active Times | Posted 07.27.2014 | Travel
The Active Times

If you think there are more tourists than ever, you are right. More than one billion people now visit another country each year.

Watch How 'SNL' Hilariously Pranked New Yorkers

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 06.26.2014 | Comedy

Being a tourist in a foreign country is tough. People always have a hard time understanding you, and you never know where the nearest sex and drug clu...

11 Travel Tips Italians Want Americans To Know Before They Arrive There

Lisa Condie | Posted 06.09.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Condie

Italians are very kind, and extremely patient (unless they're driving). They are the guardians of some of history's most magnificent treasures, and they are used to sharing them. However, there are a few things Italians want Americans to know before you arrive in their country.

Street Photographer Captures Warm Glow Of 'Unguarded' Tourists (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 03.31.2014 | Arts

Millions of tourists visit Hawaii every year, spending billions of dollars and crowding popular spots like Waikiki. You might think that locals love t...

YOLO: Jumping Tourist Photos Forever

Posted 03.27.2014 | Travel

We're not mocking anyone because we do it, too, but the "tourist jump" is pretty hilarious to look at...especially out of context. But it's still r...

The Mistake Locals Make When Advising Tourists

Troy Campbell | Posted 04.22.2014 | Travel
Troy Campbell

Locals cannot always be trusted to be the perfect guides. They may know the best routes through a town and a great secret restaurant, but locals are often out of touch with many tourists' experiences and desires.

9 Struggles of a New Yorker

Greg Jacobs | Posted 04.21.2014 | College
Greg Jacobs

New York, a global destination where over 50 million tourists flock annually to feel the hustle and bustle of it all. The game, the competition and ...

Feel the Love in Philly

WHERE | Posted 04.09.2014 | Travel
WHERE

From art to cinema, and from spas to breweries, this is how to feel the love in Philadelphia.

6 Things to Do with the Family This Weekend!

Sarah Bowman | Posted 04.07.2014 | Los Angeles
Sarah Bowman

Get smart about your Oscar pool, celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Beatles on Ed Sullivan and introduce your kids to Charlie Chaplin. All this weekend!

6 'Tourist Traps' Worth a Visit

Travelzoo | Posted 03.30.2014 | Travel
Travelzoo

Some spots have earned their bad reputation by charging high fees for underwhelming, overcrowded attractions. But others have cemented their status as beloved attractions, either by reinventing themselves or staying exactly the way you remember them from your childhood.

Visitors of New York: We Love You. Please Follow the Rules.

Paula Froelich | Posted 03.21.2014 | New York
Paula Froelich

An excerpt from My Guide to NYC: Oh, tourists. I heart you. No, really! The way you walk hand in hand in hand, side by side by side down every si...

Tourists, Then & Now

Posted 01.07.2014 | Travel

Oh, how we love retrospectives. This little gem of a set comes courtesy of Getty Images, which took a look back at tourism over the past century or so...