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How Travel Guidebooks Are Working Against You

Doug Lansky | Posted 11.18.2014 | Travel
Doug Lansky

The travel tips you read in popular books and magazines are often more a like a tip sheet for which places will soon be overrun and ruined.

10 Hacks for Stylish Air Travel

Nate Zubal | Posted 12.17.2014 | Travel
Nate Zubal

Flying has come a long way, but unless you've got a little extra cash to go first or business class, coach still leaves much to be desired in terms of comfort and ease.

Best Travel Sites For Inspiration

Global Yodel | Posted 06.24.2014 | Travel
Global Yodel

Summer's almost here.

Symbiotic Travel: A Yogic Eco-Immersion

Crawford Hill | Posted 06.11.2014 | Travel
Crawford Hill

As an educator, I have long aspired to teach by turning students on to extreme, compelling storylines and whenever possible, fusing those with actual ...

The 21 People You'll Meet In Hawaii

Posted 04.05.2014 | Travel

Ah, Hawaii. It's as beautiful as it is diverse, its people as colorful as the sunsets and as extreme as the landscapes. As with any destination, there...

Six Things I Learned in West Virginia

Lanee Lee | Posted 03.24.2014 | Travel
Lanee Lee

When a colleague invited me to join her and her friends on an off-road excursion in West Virginia, I accepted, only because I'd heard such great things about the epic scenery.

The Most Epic Mazes On Earth

Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel

Dogs do them. 'Harry Potter' fans do them. Couples celebrate anniversaries in them, and families get lost in them before calling the cops to find a wa...

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...

12 Must-have Gifts for Students Studying Abroad

Stacie Nevadomski Berdan | Posted 02.11.2014 | College
Stacie Nevadomski Berdan

With nearly 300,000 students studying abroad in 2012-2013, a new wave of students will depart on a much-anticipated adventure abroad right after the holidays. Consider giving that special student in your life a present they will find invaluable during their time abroad.

Guidebooks Vs. New Travel Media: Can They All Get Along?

Global Yodel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Global Yodel

The travel media landscape is changing. Newspapers are hiding behind paywalls. Travel magazine budgets are drying up. How does all this change affect guidebooks, perhaps the oldest form of travel media out there?

Calling Game of Thrones fans!

Posted 10.25.2013 | Travel

We know. We know. We’re all patiently waiting for the next season to start. What’s next after Season 3’s all too traumatizing Red wedding an...

Chinese Tourism Etiquette Guide Reveals Bizarre Travel Tips

Posted 10.07.2013 | Travel

The Chinese National Tourism Administration seems to be doing damage control in response to recent misbehavior of Chinese tourists abroad (see: touris...

Where to Eat and Drink in Atlanta

Find. Eat. Drink. | Posted 10.20.2013 | Travel
Find. Eat. Drink.

There is nothing sleepy about this Southern town when it comes its culinary scene. Atlanta has exceptional local farmers' markets and many chefs grow their own fresh herbs and produce.

How To Use Travel Review Sites Wisely, From Seth Kugel (WATCH)

Posted 08.21.2013 | MarloThomas

Frugal Traveler columnist for The New York Times Seth Kugel voiced his opinion on travel review sites this week on Mondays With Marlo. Seth urged trav...

Where Brussels Locals Hang Out!

Bart van Poll | Posted 09.12.2013 | Travel
Bart van Poll

You've arrived in Brussels. You've checked off the highlights recommended by guide books. Or maybe you've been before and you'd like to see a different side to Brussels. How about checking out the local side to Brussels?

WARNING: Safaris Are Highly Addictive! A Primer for the Adventure of a Lifetime (PHOTOS)

Susan Portnoy | Posted 04.13.2013 | Travel
Susan Portnoy

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PHOTOS: Meet The World's Best Guides

Departures Magazine | Posted 05.17.2013 | Travel
Departures Magazine

"You can plan all you want, but you can't get the same experience as with a well-connected guide," he says. "They know everybody."

Bali Is More Than Beaches

Fodor's | Posted 05.10.2013 | Travel
Fodor's

Most villas and resorts perch along the Ayung River, harboring some sublime views of jungle, rice terraces, and gorges.

PHOTOS: 16 'Secret' Costa Rican Beaches

James Kaiser | Posted 04.17.2013 | Travel
James Kaiser

You may think this destination is way too touristy, but most of the coastline remains as lovely and untouched as ever.

The Caribbean's Next Hot Spot?

Paul Clammer | Posted 04.03.2013 | Travel
Paul Clammer

Haiti, it's fair to say, completely blindsided me. On that first trip I travelled the breadth of the county, squeezed into rickety buses or perched on the back of motorbike taxis.

Spotted By Locals Coming To America

Kimberley Lovato | Posted 01.25.2013 | Travel
Kimberley Lovato

"We love to meet locals when we travel and see how they live their lives; what places they prefer to visit the most. That's where we want to be. We think others will too."

Why The Window Seat Is Always Better

Peter Mandel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Peter Mandel

The airplane flights that do the grunt work of your trip, that allow you to get from place to place, are a sort of forgettable magic that, if you are like me, you do not record in your diary or photograph.

PHOTOS: New Book Explores Rio's Favelas

Posted 09.21.2012 | Travel

A new photo-heavy book, Inside the Favelas, explores with great depth the shantytown neighborhoods of Rio de Janeiro. Photographer and author Dougl...

PHOTOS: Where To Stay And Play In Costa Rica

Oyster | Posted 11.06.2012 | Travel
Oyster

This lush Central American country is home to a wealth of natural wonders from misty cloud forests to white-sand beaches to active volcanoes. The wildlife here is incredibly rich, and most visitors will spot monkeys, toucans and more.

A Traveler's Guide To Comic Book Cities

Posted 07.20.2012 | Travel

The Dark Knight Rises arrives on Friday amidst yet another movie season dominated by superheroes. Spiderman has already been amazing and the Avengers ...