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America's Best State Fairs

SmarterTravel | Posted 08.20.2014 | Travel
SmarterTravel

(Photo: Thinkstock/iStock) Nothing says America like deep-fried food, butter sculptures, and dubious carnival rides. Whether you like livestock, musi...

Travel Clothes You Can Wear Anywhere

SmarterTravel | Posted 08.20.2014 | Travel
SmarterTravel

Travel-supply stores seem to support the notion that we should keep an entirely separate wardrobe for travel -- one that's plain and purely functional. We disagree.

10 Perfect Late-summer Staycations

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 08.20.2014 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

If you're lucky enough to call one of these places home, then we suggest you stick around this weekend. These staycation ideas will help you do just that.

The Advantages Of Vacationing With The Same Friends Every Summer

Candy Schulman | Posted 08.20.2014 | Fifty
Candy Schulman

We merge our families into one rented house every August, and then drive off in different directions two weeks later. For over twenty years we've been spending our vacation with Bill and Mary. We all know Bill will pack food processor, fresh basil and tomatoes from his garden, and more spices than we'll ever use.

Why Train Travel Is So Much Better Than Flying

Robin Hardman | Posted 08.20.2014 | Fifty
Robin Hardman

I'm on a 9-hour-plus train ride, from New York City to Pittsburgh. In an age of air travel, some might think me insane. But I had myriad reasons for c...

This Little Italian Town Is Totally Enchanting

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 08.20.2014 | Travel

Friends, we have found the real-life Narnia... and you don't need a magical wardrobe to get there. Narni -- yes, just one letter off from C.S. Le...

Q&A: Ted Allen From Chopped Talks In-Flight Magazines, Mexico, and Airport Food

Shermans Travel | Posted 08.19.2014 | Travel
Shermans Travel

As the star of Food Network's Chopped, and former judge on Bravo's Top Chef, Ted Allen can eat. And eat. And eat. But when he's not eating, or jamming out to David Bowie, he's traveling

Staycation With Exotic Suspense Fiction

Terry Kelhawk | Posted 08.19.2014 | Books
Terry Kelhawk

Numerous thrillers and suspense writings titillate us by hopping from country to country -- a la James Bond. But let's take a look at some successful examples of exotic suspense written by people who live where they write -- natives or expats.

Planning an International Bachelorette Trip? Santorini, Greece Inspiration Here

Leora Novick | Posted 08.19.2014 | Style
Leora Novick

With Santorini providing the most magnificent backdrop, we decided to create photos and memories that we would never forget. For the actual bachelorette night, all of us bridesmaids donned white dresses and flower crowns,while the bride to be stood out in pink.

On A Magic Carpet Ride

Christi Guthrie | Posted 08.19.2014 | Women
Christi Guthrie

Morocco has given the world more than gorgeous textiles and treasures. It has gifted us with the likes of Yasmine El Baggari. A Moroccan native, Yasmi...

Wanna Go Surfing In North Korea?

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 08.19.2014 | Travel

There's a new surfing destination everyone is talking about, and it's not on the coast of Hawaii. In an effort to draw in tourists, North Korea, wh...

Vegas, Baby! (Well, Minus Our Babies)

Marco Gonzalez | Posted 08.19.2014 | Parents
Marco Gonzalez

After zipping by that line and getting inside, I made my way up to the bar. What?! $15 for a watered-down Jack and Coke? Good thing my wife's feet were killing her in those five-inch heels because she was ready to go. Yep, we were in there for a whole 15 minutes. Good times.

My Name Is Emily, and I Don't Like Bikes

Emily Williams | Posted 08.18.2014 | Women
Emily Williams

If you're anything like me, the issue with these situations is that it's tricky to put that positive spin on it or find solace in the fact that you're meant to be learning something when you feel so crappy.

Foods With Radically Different Names Abroad

The Daily Meal | Posted 08.18.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

Accents aside, there is so much to be said for differences in language even between people who speak a common tongue, be it English spoken in the States compared to England, or Spanish spoken in Costa Rica compared to Spain.

What Backpacking Alone in Europe Taught Me

Amy Yao | Posted 08.18.2014 | College
Amy Yao

I wanted to know why I make the mistakes that I do, why I still desperately feel the need to have a name-brand university pedigree, why I chase approval, why I will never be satisfied with myself. I wanted to find it in myself, as if the answers had been hidden deep down.

Why We Should Think Of Travel As Therapy

The Philosophers' Mail | Posted 08.18.2014 | World

Nowadays we’re used to thinking of travel as the ‘fun’ bit of life, but enjoyment isn’t a reason why it shouldn’t also do some very serious ...

Europe's 'Leading Destination' Isn't What You Think It Is

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 08.19.2014 | Travel

While London and Paris are still bickering about who gets to be "Europe's best city", another contender is silently swooping in. The World Travel ...

Why Mega-Cities Are Mega-Awesome: 8 Bustling Metropolises We Love

Oyster | Posted 08.18.2014 | Travel
Oyster

Though they may be a bit busier than the countryside, cities are hubs of history, culture, and entertainment. So we suggest you leave the quiet country behind and give the city a whirl. Here are eight megacities we can't get enough of.

You Have Never Seen Sacred Sites Like This Before

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 08.18.2014 | Religion

You might want to avoid this post if you're scared of heights. It would take a lifetime to visit the world's most sacred and beautiful places in p...

This Secret Beach Escape In Croatia Is Totally Perfect

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 08.16.2014 | Travel

Warning: This beach will make you want to hop on a plane to Croatia ASAP. The search for the perfect beach is never-ending, from a white sand para...

Travel Tip: What to Pack in Your Daybag

Sonia Gil | Posted 08.15.2014 | Travel
Sonia Gil

This is a question that you guys have asked time and time again. When I travel, there are a few things that are always in my bag. These keep me out of sticky situations and have made all the difference when I travel.

Q+A: An Outlander Tour of Scotland

Diane Vadino | Posted 08.15.2014 | Travel
Diane Vadino

"Outlander" might be new to TV, but "Claire and Jamie" tours based on Diana Gabaldon's long-running book series have run for over a decade--and they're newly in demand, thanks no doubt to the early success of the Starz adaptation.

This Country Has The Best Beachfront Hotels

AP | Posted 08.18.2014 | Travel

BANGKOK (AP) — Experiencing a dramatic surge in tourism, Thailand has surpassed the United States in the number of hotels truly set on its beaches, ...

Miami Summers: Pure Luxury and Hidden Gems

Dwight Brown | Posted 08.15.2014 | Travel
Dwight Brown

Conventional wisdom says book a room in South Beach. But if you want a different look at Miami, head downtown.

Ten Places to Go Before They Disappear

Jacada Travel | Posted 08.15.2014 | Travel
Jacada Travel

It is a sad reality that some of the world's most beautiful sights are at risk of disappearing. Some of the world's natural wonders are under threat from development, mass tourism and environmental change, making it crucial to travel to these places before it's too late.