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How We Downsized 2,000 Sq. Ft. Into Two Rolling Duffles To See The World

Lynne Martin | Posted 09.01.2013 | Fifty
Lynne Martin

The minute we decided to disengage ourselves from most of our house and possessions so we could spend our retirement traveling internationally, the grinding elimination process began, and we were faced with deciding whose possessions were worthy of how much space!

Giving Back and Gaining a New Perspective

Tracy Christoph | Posted 08.31.2013 | Travel
Tracy Christoph

I have been lucky enough to travel around the world to pursue a passion of mine, giving back to people in need, but my trip to Oklahoma proves that you don't need to go far to make an impact. Do what you can to make a difference -- you don't need to go far to do something that matters.

The Keys to the Family Castle

Meg Pier | Posted 08.31.2013 | Travel
Meg Pier

It was a privilege to speak to the head of the world's second-largest such extended family: His Grace the Duke of Argyll. Our conversation reminded me that while there are many branches of mankind's family tree, we are all rooted in our shared human condition.

The Fess Parker Wine Country Inn and Spa is the most romantic spot in the world

LuxEco Living | Posted 08.25.2013 | Travel
LuxEco Living

Step into paradise. Once you enter the Fess Parker Inn all of the stress of travel, parenting, business and any other excess baggage disappears.

50 Nifty United States Capitols

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 07.01.2013 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Need to bone up on your U.S. geography? We gathered photos and trivia from every state capitol.

How to Spot Flag-Jacking Frauds Abroad

Allison Eberle | Posted 08.31.2013 | Travel
Allison Eberle

"Flag-Jacking" is the act of displaying the flag of a more favorable country on your garments/backpack (instead of your home country's flag), in the hope of receiving friendlier treatment.

Culturing My Kids, Episode 2

Elise Sax | Posted 08.31.2013 | Parents
Elise Sax

Instead of a tourist with a guide book and suitcase of wash and wear, I would have to be more like Sir Richard Burton, packing to explore Africa in search of the source of the Nile. Richard Burton didn't pack as much as I did.

The Lone Life of a Travel Blogger

Nicole Melancon | Posted 08.31.2013 | Travel
Nicole Melancon

This wasn't why I was writing. Not for the numbers, not for the SEO links that are not in any of my 800 posts, not to buy friends on social media. When I started blogging in January 2010, my soul purpose was to have a voice.

All The Doors to Hollywood and How to Open Them - Gaffer

Anne M. Strick | Posted 08.31.2013 | Entertainment
Anne M. Strick

A Gaffer, Jay Yowler tells us, is head of the electrical department and right hand man to the Director of Photography (who is sometimes referred to as the Lighting Cameraman).

SUMMER MUSIC: Buddy Guy can kick your Ass!

Mark DeCarlo | Posted 08.31.2013 | Travel
Mark DeCarlo

Summer is the perfect time for travel, and what better way to spend some time in a new place than at an outdoor concert enjoying a living, snarling, joyful legend?

Avoiding the Jet Lag Drag on Your Next Trip

Jay Lipoff, D.C. | Posted 07.01.2013 | Travel
Jay Lipoff, D.C.

Most of us have experienced jet lag before. It's like a hangover or tired feeling that can last for days.

Get Away From It All In The Mediterranean

minube | Posted 07.01.2013 | Travel
minube

The Mediterranean's charm is based largely upon its history, cuisine, sun-bleached villages, and relaxed lifestyle, and nowhere are these on better display than its many islands.

10 Inspiring Travel Books

Adventure Collection | Posted 08.31.2013 | Travel
Adventure Collection

Here are my 10 choices for the most inspiring travel tomes I've ever read. Through the years, they've taken me on introspective, imaginative, wild, reflective and humorous journeys and road trips.

5 Ways to Travel More Spontaneously

Triposo | Posted 08.30.2013 | Travel
Triposo

It's not hard to compile a list of must-visit sights and attractions before you travel. But if you only focus on high profile places, you'll miss out. Here are our recommendations for traveling more spontaneously and uncovering the adventure in each place you visit.

Your Weekly Travel Zen: America, The Beautiful

Brittany Binowski | Posted 08.28.2013 | Travel

This week's Moment of Travel Zen comes to us from Ginger Carney, a...

Sharing Your Life (and Your Dreams) in Fiction

Lev Raphael | Posted 07.02.2013 | Books
Lev Raphael

I can do personal sharing well, which isn't surprising since I've published three memoirs. But I don't like sharing my stuff. Any of it. Especia...

The World's 10 Dreamiest Honeymoon Suites

Destination Weddings & Honeymoons | Posted 08.29.2013 | Travel
Destination Weddings & Honeymoons

Would you prefer to watch zebras trot past your window, or drink a margarita out of a private infinity-edge pool? Traveling by plane, boat and mule (seriously), we discovered 10 amazing spaces perfect for kicking off your happily ever after.

5 Cool Ways To Celebrate This 4th Of July

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 06.29.2013 | Travel

Fourth of July is coming up, and if you’re like most Americans, you’ll probably be grilling, hitting the beach or staking out a spot to watch the ...

What a Hit and Run Taught Me About Customer Service

Christopher Elliott | Posted 08.29.2013 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

Joshi rented a car from Budget in Oahu last summer. While he was driving, a vehicle rear-ended his rental. What does all of this mean to you? Well, if you're ever in an accident with a rental car, here's what you have to do.

A Backpacker's Guide to Florence

Party Earth | Posted 08.25.2013 | World
Party Earth

While sojourning in a large city can often be quite draining in terms of energy and, more importantly, financial resources, this does not always have ...

14 Awesomely Cheesy Tourist Diversions

The GypsyNesters | Posted 08.28.2013 | Travel
The GypsyNesters

Everyone who travels eventually succumbs to that cheesy tourist moment -- we've certainly had our share. But why should we have all the fun? To share the wealth, we've collected a gold mine of the craziest, funniest and just plain weird travel photos in the world!

America's Snobbiest City Is...

Travel + Leisure | Posted 06.28.2013 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

To determine which city has the biggest nose in the air, we factored in some traditional staples of snobbery: a reputation for aloof and smarty-pants residents, along with high-end shopping and highbrow cultural offerings like classical music and theater.

Trapped In The Transit Zone

AP | IAN PHILLIPS | Posted 06.28.2013 | Travel

SHEREMETYEVO AIRPORT -- "An interesting route, Mr. Phillips," says the airport transit desk employee. "This activity makes for suspicion." It was the...

Fiji's National Airline Gets A Facelift

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 06.28.2013 | Travel

Fiji's new-and-improved national airline was unveiled Thursday -- and all facets of the airline once known as Air Pacific have been given a makeover. ...

7 Tips for a Galapagos Trip

Travelzoo | Posted 06.28.2013 | Travel
Travelzoo

Any traveler with an interest in nature should move the Galapagos Islands to the top of his or her bucket list. From the giant tortoise to the Galapagos penguin, the endemic wildlife is abundant and fascinating.