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Why Does It Take So Long to Get Through Airport Security?

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 09.26.2013 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Although the TSA is set to expand its popular PreCheck fast lanes this fall, the agency is under pressure to speed up screening for even more fliers, so all aspects of the checkpoint experience are being scrutinized.

How NOT To Look Like A Tourist

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 09.26.2013 | Travel

There are a lot of negative connotations attached to the word "tourist." While it's inevitable that when traveling abroad, you'll look and feel like a...

Go On An Abandoned Adventure

Posted 09.26.2013 | Travel

Traveling to abandoned places has become a thing. Who doesn't love the thrill of exploring an eerie, deserted spot? But sometimes you can discover ...

Find Your Peace of Mind at Pagang Island

Rumaisha Rifdah Mukhlishah | Posted 11.25.2013 | Travel
Rumaisha Rifdah Mukhlishah

Pagang Island is only one site of many nature sites and beautiful scenic areas in West Sumatra.

20-Somethings: Spoil Yourself With a Graduate Degree Abroad

Christina Kelly | Posted 11.22.2013 | Travel
Christina Kelly

There are plenty of reasons why you should pursue a graduate degree abroad.

Interviewing Advice for a Former United Airlines Employee

Greg Schwem | Posted 11.25.2013 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

I continue to curse my inability to be in the right place at the right time, specifically on United's website for 15 minutes on September 12 when fares for most domestic United flights dropped to zero, save for a few paltry taxes and fees.

6 Common Travel Setbacks (And How to Deal With Them)

U.S. News Travel | Posted 09.25.2013 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

We've all been there. You arrive at the airport excited to jet off to a new destination and your flight is delayed. You get to your hotel only to realize it's overbooked and your room isn't available. Travel snafus can be frustrating, but they can also be remedied.

10 Tips for Nervous Flyers

SmarterTravel | Posted 09.25.2013 | Travel

Fear of flying is a common affection that cripples countless travelers. Air travel is, after all, the process of tearing through the sky in a winged tube at 600 miles per hour, thousands of feet above solid ground. Here's how to keep calm and carry on when flying.

Eight Hacks Using Travel Freebies

SmarterTravel | Posted 09.25.2013 | Travel

From using a bar of soap to fix a stuck zipper to repurposing a hotel-room standard as a security device, hone your road-warrior survival skills with these easy tips.

10 Ways to Get Flagged at Customs

SmarterTravel | Posted 09.25.2013 | Travel

Want to speed through customs without getting pulled into the dreaded detention room? Then be aware of these 10 unexpected reasons you could get flagged.

The Berkshires With Baby

Fathom | Posted 09.25.2013 | Travel

We over-work and over-schedule, and sometimes we forget to breathe. The lack of air is more pronounced these days, as my husband and I are first-time parents. The Berkshires region of Western Massachusetts has plenty of fresh, piney air for the gulping.

10 Horrifying Facts About Flying

SmarterTravel | Posted 09.25.2013 | Travel

If you suffer from a fear of flying, you probably shouldn't read this--unless you enjoy having your worst fears validated. Here for your reading pleasure are 10 horrifying facts about flying that you're probably better off not knowing.

The World's Most Dramatic Coastlines

minube | Posted 09.24.2013 | Travel

For fans of the coast, the end of summer doesn't necessarily mean the end of beach trips. The world is full of spectacular coastlines, many of which are more famous for their breathtaking views, cultural heritage and unique geography than for their hazy beach-bum appeal.

11 Best Winter Getaways to Lock in NOW

Budget Travel | Posted 09.24.2013 | Travel
Budget Travel

We know, we know: You've still got some sand in your shoes. Who wants to think about winter when it's still so far away? But you might want to reconsider. If you want a price as dreamy as these trips, don't wait for the first snowfall to make your reservation.

Outrageously Lavish Hotel Suites

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 11.24.2013 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

By Christian L. Wright, Condé Nast Traveler More from Condé Nast Traveler: The Friendliest and Unfriendliest Cities in the World Why do 26...

Is Healthy Vacationing the New Black?

Kait Sawyer | Posted 11.24.2013 | Travel
Kait Sawyer

Popular hotel chains are taking the necessary steps to ensure that their guests are enjoying their vacations, all while making healthy choices more attainable and with less hassle.

A Crossing In Kenya: A Thrilling Spectacle of the Great Migration

Susan Portnoy | Posted 09.24.2013 | Travel
Susan Portnoy

There are no guarantees when it comes to a crossing. You may wait for hours and nothing happens, but when it does, it's magical. At first it was orderly. But suddenly the endeavor became frenzied, as if a wildebeest in the back had screamed, "Lion!"

How to Fit Everything You Need into One Carry-On

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 09.24.2013 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

You can't be a slave to the fashionistas when you're a slave to the overhead storage bin. My system may not be stylish, but it has stood the test of hundreds of thousands of air miles. Here is the unvarnished truth about what my wheelie looks like when you open it.

Could This App Change Hotel Phones Forever?

Hotel Chatter | Posted 09.24.2013 | Travel

Last week, we wondered about the future of hotel phones, noting that the technology of old is all but obsolete in today’s world. While the whole cha...

And Then the Summer Ended...

Daniel Cespedes and Izzy Weisz | Posted 11.24.2013 | Green
Daniel Cespedes and Izzy Weisz

There were the in-between moments, too, the turning points, the long hours posted up at the airport during delays, the lesson learned that it's more about the journey than the destination. Backpacking in Sequoia really brought that point home.

A Guide To Tipping In Latin America

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 11.24.2013 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

Bottom line: we have to be very careful that we don't skew the local economy with our homegrown customs. Instead, we need to understand and abide by the local customs. That's why we're here, right?

This Veggie Loves to Travel

Martha Lufkin | Posted 11.23.2013 | Fifty
Martha Lufkin

Recently, I took the train from Boston to Washington, D.C. to work on a writing project and visit my mother. As my mother is 91, and I am hardly a college student, we both occasionally worry about losing our memories, but my mother shows no hint of this fate.

Study Ranks Greenest Airlines

Glenn Hurowitz | Posted 11.23.2013 | Green
Glenn Hurowitz

This is a great tool for frequent as well as occasional fliers concerned about their ecological footprint. It should also be a red flag for airline investors.

10 Coolest Small Towns in Europe

Budget Travel | Posted 09.23.2013 | Travel
Budget Travel

America hasn't cornered the market on Coolest Small Towns! Sure, we love London and Paris as much as the next traveler. Over the years, some of the most charming, delicious, historic, and cool places in Europe are off-the-beaten-path villages. Good things really do come in small packages.

The Ups and Downs of African Bus Journeys

Caroline Henshaw | Posted 11.23.2013 | Travel
Caroline Henshaw

One of the best, and worst things about journeying in Africa -- or any less-developed part of the world -- is traveling on local buses.