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Hey Travelers, Don't Change Your Mind (Or This Could Happen)

Christopher Elliott | Posted 08.21.2014 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

Change your mind when you're traveling, and the consequences can be costly. Most airline tickets are nonrefundable and require a hefty change fee ...

7 Things You Absolutely Must Try Underwater

Orbitz.com | Posted 08.21.2014 | Travel
Orbitz.com

Underwater basket weaving may sound like a jokey slacker college course, but truth can be stranger than fiction. Submerge yourself in these real-life underwater activities you can add to your bucket list.

Two Great New Ethnic Restaurants Open on New York's Upper West Side

John Mariani | Posted 08.20.2014 | Taste
John Mariani

Two outstanding newcomers to the neighborhood prove yet again that many in the food media have demeaned the UWS's restaurant offerings by sheer omission.

Around the Curbs

Stanley Ely | Posted 08.20.2014 | Fifty
Stanley Ely

The walker was needed before I admitted it. (In that I bet I'm not alone.) Eventually I got myself to a surgical supply store with a grand stock of articles you hope you won't need. "I'm looking for a walker," I said.

5 Quick Tips If Your Trip Is Lost in Translation

Travelzoo | Posted 08.20.2014 | 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.

Ultimate Guide to European Rail Passes

Fodor's | Posted 08.20.2014 | Travel
Fodor's

Whether you're a twenty-something backpacker or retirees who've finally made the time to see the world, traveling across Europe by rail is a right of ...

10 Places To Go This Fall

Fodor's | Posted 08.20.2014 | Travel
Fodor's

Summer may not be over yet, but now is the time to start planning your fall getaways. Airfares and hotel prices are starting to drop for the autumn mo...

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, mu...

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.