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Overnight Frights

Travelzoo | Posted 10.31.2013 | Travel

Skip the lines at haunted houses and treat yourself to an overnight fright in honor of Halloween.

How to Take Better Travel Photos

Elevate Destinations | Posted 12.31.2013 | Travel
Elevate Destinations

As a professional travel photographer, I have had the privilege to travel and work in over 48 countries. The circumstances are often stressful, and time is always limited. To ensure a successful shoot, I always follow these five steps.

Am I Brave?

Paula H. Noe | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Paula H. Noe

My friends and family keep using the word 'brave' to describe me and my 'mature' year in Italy, but it makes me uncomfortable somehow, since I don't feel brave (and what does that mean, anyhow? somehow that's too philosophical a question for today, when my feet hurt!).

4 Rewarding Alternatives To Retirement

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 10.31.2013 | Fifty

Sixty-five is no longer the magical age it once was, when you assumed you'd be able to retire and spend the rest of your life leisurely relaxing on a ...

Top 5 Ghastly Halloween Getaways

Courtney Scott | Posted 10.31.2013 | Travel
Courtney Scott

Whether you prefer to partake in an eerie reenactment of history, a tour through a spooky graveyard or stay the night with a spirit (or two!), here's a few frightfully ideal destinations for Halloween enthusiasts this year.

Cold, Wet, Dirty and Bored - Why "Roughing It" Is So Good

Stacy L. Bettison | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Stacy L. Bettison

I know we aren't the only family that struggles with how to manage screen time, find meaningful ways to connect, and genuinely enjoy each other. After a weekend in the woods, I realized camping was the very reason we were able to disconnect, and thereby reconnect, so easily.

New Orleans, Pitbulls, Parolees... and a Grand-Daughter

Gerald Eskenazi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Gerald Eskenazi

I am getting wistful because "Pit Bulls and Parolees" is starting its new television season. No, it's not because I miss my dog from childhood, a litt...

Celebrating the Dead in San Miguel

Fathom | Posted 10.30.2013 | Travel

Day of the Dead is a profound day in which the line between the living and the dead virtually disappears. We are meant to evoke the presence and memories of our deceased relatives by drinking their favorite drinks, eating their favorite foods, and telling stories about their lives.

7 Compact Digital Cameras | Posted 12.30.2013 | Travel

If you're not a serious photographer, odds are your smartphone has taken the place of a traditional camera. But when you're on vacation, the rules are different.

A Moment of Dignity from the TSA

Eva Moon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Eva Moon

It seems a little silly, I know, making a ceremonial occasion on an x-ray scanner in a bustling airport, but it was oddly moving too -- a moment of humanity in the middle of a dehumanizing process.

Quirky, Lovable Austin, Texas

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 12.30.2013 | Travel
Barbara Falconer Newhall

As I got off the plane in Austin, the first thing I noticed was an airport gift shop displaying T-shirts that read "Keep Austin Weird." Weird? Austin is definitely quirky -- in a good way. At every bridge, park and intersection, Austin made me smile.

World's Most Horrifying Mummies

Budget Travel | Posted 10.30.2013 | Travel
Budget Travel

If you haven't seen a real mummy (a.k.a. a body whose skeleton and skin have been preserved) since you were on a school trip, this is a good time to get reacquainted. So come with us on a crash course of the world's most "magnificent" corpses.

WATCH: Travel Experts' Best Tips For A Stress-Free Vacation

Posted 10.30.2013 | Travel

Vacations are fabulous, but travel can be a killer. The key to a great trip is not allowing the stressors of traveling to take a toll when you're s...

Extreme Research

Karen Dionne | Posted 12.30.2013 | Books
Karen Dionne

My destination: Chaitén Volcano in Northern Patagonia, Chile. My purpose: researching the setting for my next novel. I stayed in Chaitén four days, even though the town remained evacuated and the volcano was still on Red Alert.

How To Pack A Better Toiletry Bag

SmarterTravel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel

Is it normal to be jealous of a toiletries kit? I once felt pangs of dopp-kit envy when I caught a glimpse of a fellow traveler's perfectly organized ...

10 Terrifying Bridges You Need to See to Believe

SmarterTravel | Posted 10.29.2013 | Travel
Read More: Travel, Travel News

From bridges so frightening that people will pay someone else to drive their car across to bridges that are just plain dangerous, these 10 bridges are the world's scariest. Are you brave enough to make it to the end of this story?

Too Broke to Travel? This Agency Sends Your Stuffed Animals on Vacation

Roadtrippers | Posted 12.29.2013 | Travel

If your wallet is a little too light to take that holiday vacation, a new service is offering an inexpensive way to live your travel life vicariously... through your stuffed animals.

See Brooklyn by Bike | Posted 10.29.2013 | New York

There is more to Williamsburg than the tender morsels of Australian glockenspiel players and Japanese fashion photographers, but you should still start your exploration of the neighborhood at the epicenter of the madness, at the Bedford Ave stop on the L.

America's Best Airports

Travel + Leisure | Posted 12.29.2013 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Portland, OR, has a reputation for hipsters, but its airport makes a positive impression on all kinds of travelers thanks to quality food and shopping options and the likelihood of an on-time departure. So, if your next itinerary includes PDX, consider yourself lucky.

How to Karaoke Like a Boss in Seoul

Off Track Planet | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

There's no better way to end a long night of getting wasted in Seoul than with a few rounds of ear-busting, brain-pounding karaoke. Koreans refer to karaoke as noraebang or "song room," which is exactly where you'll be going with your falsetto-fabulous Korean friends in Seoul.

You Won't Believe These Hotels' Histories

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 10.29.2013 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

They're not just a pretty face -- many of the world's top 100 luxury hotels and resorts also boast fascinating and sometimes strange histories. Here are some of our favorites.

Transport To The Faroe Islands For Travel Tuesday

Posted 10.29.2013 | Travel

Take a moment for a virtual Travel Tuesday escape to the Danish Faroe Islands. A serene haven of tranquil waters, green grass and colorful houses,...

Actress Andrea Powell of Ender's Game Talks About Her Work With Cancer Research and is Asked to Share a Secret -- Part II

Ilana Rapp | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

In Part I of this interview we discussed Andrea's horrifying yet wonderful audition for Ender's Game and other delicious details about her life including her recent trip to Iceland with her husband of 20 years and her Cherokee Indian family history.

Home Is Where the Etymology Is

Henriette Lazaridis | Posted 12.28.2013 | Books
Henriette Lazaridis

The building blocks of a language reveal the sentiments and concepts at the heart of any culture.

RV Travel Tips for Beginners

Jim T. Miller | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

The affordability, combined with the comfort, convenience and personal freedom RV travel offers have made them immensely popular among retirees over the past decade.