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Navigating Through Immigration: How to Avoid Detours and Delays

Amy Oraefo | Posted 02.04.2014 | Travel
Amy Oraefo

To avoid this stress, as a holiday traveler, it is your duty to prepare yourself for the inevitable immigration process.

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.

Poveglia Island: Like Hell, But in Italy

Off Track Planet | Posted 02.04.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

The final restless place of thousands of diseased, murderous and insane people, Poveglia is the convergence of everything we know about evil. So what's the deal with this island of spooky terror?

Where to Go in December: 20 Places to Travel Now

Viator | Posted 02.03.2014 | Travel
Viator

With the holiday season under way and Christmas and the New Year just around the corner, December is the perfect time to dust off your passport and celebrate in style.

5 Incredible Grand Tours You Can Actually Afford

Budget Travel | Posted 02.04.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

Sometimes a one-week vacation just isn't enough, especially when you wake up the last morning of your trip and don't want to leave yet -- it's too soon, and you've just begun to discover what makes your destination so special.

5 Pieces of Advice for Volunteering Internationally

Benjamin Orbach | Posted 02.04.2014 | Travel
Benjamin Orbach

There is a lot to do to prepare for a successful experience. In honor of International Volunteer Day, and in an effort to develop more impactful partnerships, I offer these five pieces of advice to Americans planning to volunteer internationally.

20+ Awesome Presents for Travelers, From Cheap to Chic

Diane Vadino | Posted 02.04.2014 | Travel
Diane Vadino

Unless you're willing to hand over your own hard-earned airline miles, diehard travelers can be impossible to shop for: If things are going well, they won't be home enough to enjoy that fancy new juicer.

Deck the Halls: Celebrating the Holidays Throughout Europe

Andy Steves | Posted 02.03.2014 | Travel
Andy Steves

Whenever I am able to spend a bit of time in a European city over the holidays, I make a point to learn more about the traditions unique to the area.

How to Small Talk Internationally

Debra Fine | Posted 02.03.2014 | Business
Debra Fine

I travel a lot for work and pleasure. Striking up a conversation has allowed me new experiences and lasting memories.

Travel Perks When You're 50 or Over

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 02.03.2014 | Travel
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Feeling down in the dumps about an approaching milestone birthday? It may buoy your spirits to know you may now be eligible for a spate of age-related "senior" travel discounts and perks, ranging from A to Z (Airlines to Zoos).

Greece's Comeback Year

Monica Gray | Posted 02.03.2014 | Travel
Monica Gray

While headlines from Greece tend to focus on economic and political uncertainty, a positive trend has been largely overlooked: tourism in the Helleni...

Holiday Must-See: Budapest's Christmas Markets

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 02.03.2014 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Like many other central European cities, Budapest sees dozens of Christmas markets spring up during the holiday season. Now, more than ever, you'll find many of them supporting local designers and craftspeople, thanks to the city's blossoming creative industry.

4 Places to Go Before You Have Kids

Budget Travel | Posted 02.03.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

These are not babymoons, per se, which are best spent relaxing on the beach. These four places are where you'll want to be on your own schedule to get adventurous, sample the local wines, and stay up into the wee hours.

Who Is the Most Interesting Person You've Ever Sat Next To?

Quora | Posted 02.03.2014 | Travel
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Scott Welch, Cofounder of Edsby.com With 25 years as a product evangelist, including travell...

Stumped By What to Get Your Older Children for the Holidays? Here's a Solution That Will WOW Them!

Laura Wellington | Posted 02.02.2014 | Parents
Laura Wellington

There are moments in all parents' lives when they just can't figure out what to get their children and leaning on a big name retailer to pull a rabbit from a hat for them only adds to the frustration despite the helpful lists these retailers strive to provide.

Take A Look At The Airport Of The Future

CNN | Eoghan Macguire and Inez Torre | Posted 12.04.2013 | Travel

What will the airport of the future look like? We've compiled some of the most exciting projects currently in the works alongside of futuristic develo...

Ridiculously Over-The-Top Holiday Hotel Packages

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 02.02.2014 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Everyone craves a little relaxation around the holidays, but these eight hotels and resorts take the concept of R&R to the extreme.

Why Travel Makes You An Awesome Person

Matt Kepnes | Posted 02.02.2014 | Travel
Matt Kepnes

Travel makes people better people. When you learn more about the world and the people in it, push your boundaries, and try new things, you become a more open, outgoing, and awesome person.

Getting Tipsy and Filling Up in Sonoma, California (VIDEO)

Kelley Ferro | Posted 02.02.2014 | Travel
Kelley Ferro

Sonoma. Just the word alone makes you think of smooth wines, rolling hills and California sun-drenched air. All these things are indeed true, but what I didn't realize is that there's even more to see and especially to EAT in this idyllic countryside.

10 Travel Apps to Give this Season

SmarterTravel | Posted 02.02.2014 | Travel
SmarterTravel

Don't be a skinflint by gifting free apps. Splurge on these hot little numbers instead. Most are actually quite affordable, and they give value far beyond the holidays. Here are 10 great apps that help even the most fumbling traveler become a sleek adventurer.

23 Places You'd Rather Be Right Now

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 02.02.2014 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

By now you've flown home, stuffed your face with carbs and tryptophan, and probably crossed off half your holiday shopping list (overachiever!). We think you deserve a vacation after this long weekend. Let us provide some inspiration...

Destinations to Watch in 2014

SmarterTravel | Posted 02.02.2014 | Travel
SmarterTravel

We see dazzling skyscraper debuts, earthshaking sports events, and royal coronations in your future. We're not psychic. But we can predict where packs of travelers might be heading to next: extraordinary cities and countries set to shine in the coming year.

6 Reasons to Hike Zion National Park

Pure Adventures Travel | Posted 02.02.2014 | Travel
Pure Adventures Travel

Utah's Zion National Park is rich in history, a land once dominated by dinosaurs and inhabited by ancient natives and pioneers. The peaks and valley...

Astoria Characters: The Straight-A Student of Life

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 02.02.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

In the bedroom that also serves as Stefanie Weisman's office, a cheap, crisply creased paper map of the world is taped to the wall over the bed. Its c...

Lost in Dublin (VIDEO)

Kate Thomas | Posted 02.02.2014 | Travel
Kate Thomas

Because I only had a very brief amount of time in the Irish capital, I decided to try something new -- ambush total strangers and see if someone might be my local guide.