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PHOTOS: The Best Boutique Hotels In Dublin

Oyster | Posted 11.30.2012 | Travel

Dublin charms visitors with its small town feel, Georgian architecture, and hopping pubs.

The Great American Passport Myth

William D. Chalmers | Posted 11.29.2012 | Travel
William D. Chalmers

We know that fewer and fewer respond to facts nowadays -- even fact checkers have biases -- but the facts are that of the 311 million U.S. residents, there are over 109 million valid U.S. passports in circulation.

PHOTOS: How To Travel Like James Bond

Trippy | Posted 11.29.2012 | Travel

Travelers can enjoy the sights, but they do well to avoid the stunts.

Five Ways To Get More Travel From Your Small Budget

Kay Rodriguez | Posted 11.29.2012 | Travel
Kay Rodriguez

When I'm graced with the opportunity to visit somewhere really unique or exotic, I often have to find ways to get around and things to do that are low-cost.

Why We Love the Window Seat, Part 2 (Photos)

Elizabeth Thorp | Posted 11.27.2012 | Travel
Elizabeth Thorp

If you liked our first window seat gallery, check out our second installment of stunning window seat photos here:

Is Bali A Lost Cause?

Robert Schrader | Posted 09.28.2012 | Travel
Robert Schrader

Unfortunately, enjoying Bali is easier vowed than done.

6 Quirky Things To Do In Seattle

Viator | Posted 11.28.2012 | Travel

When I tell people I'm from the Seattle area their first reaction is inevitably, "Ah, Starbucks," or, "Isn't that where that really tall building is? The needle?"

PHOTOS: Eye-Catching Airplane Art

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 11.28.2012 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Planes are not usually the most visually distinct modes of transportation -- most of them sport the airline's logo and nothing else.

Exploring Nova Scotia's Wine Country

Anna Watson Carl | Posted 09.28.2012 | Travel
Anna Watson Carl

Stretching along the Bay of Fundy from Windsor to Digby, the Annapolis Valley is a patchwork of picture-perfect farmland, charming little towns and vineyards.

PHOTOS: Bilbao's Surprising Appeal

Viator | Posted 11.27.2012 | Travel

You can get a good lay of the land with the Artxanda funicular, across the river and just upstream from the Guggenheim.

The French Riviera Isn't Just for Billionaires

Michael Schuermann | Posted 09.27.2012 | Travel
Michael Schuermann

The Oligarch's Riviera, a constellation of playgrounds for billionaires and fantasists, does exist, but it is not the whole story.

Travel As Frustration, Frustration As Freedom

Leon Logothetis | Posted 11.27.2012 | Travel
Leon Logothetis

Travel is so much more than an external journey. It is primarily an internal one. A journey to the center of our souls.

PHOTOS: Loud Hotels For Music Lovers

Tablet | Posted 11.27.2012 | Travel

Any decent hotel these days comes with an iPod connector, but for a more immersive musical experience, it's time to see a specialist.

How Do You Manage a Steady Job and Travel?

Quora | Posted 11.25.2012 | Travel

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Leo Polovets, Early LinkedIn engineer, ex-Googler, currently an engineer at Factual I think there m...

A Uniquely French Small-Ship Experience

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.26.2012 | Travel
Dr. Irene S. Levine

We are among eight Americans aboard le Boreal as it sets sail on a 11-day, late summer cruise from Boston Harbor en route to Montreal. Of the 192 passengers on board, another handful or two are English-speaking, from the U.K., Australia and Canada. But the complexion of the ship is decidedly French -- not only because of the predominance of French-speaking passengers (from France, Switzerland and Belgium) but in terms of ambiance and style as well.

What Could Happen In A US Air-American Merger?

George Hobica | Posted 11.26.2012 | Travel
George Hobica

It's beginning to look like an American/US Airways merger is all but inevitable. Here's what you need to know, along with other "Ask Airfarewatchdog" questions -- and answers.

10 Great Fall Festivals

SmarterTravel | Posted 11.26.2012 | Travel

As soon as the air turns crisp, we can hardly wait to pull on a sweater and celebrate the new season at an outdoor festival. The country's biggest Oktoberfest and the 48th annual National Apple Harvest Festival were shoo-ins for this roundup of 10 fall festivals. But we also tracked down some quirkier fests worth the trip, including one where 1,500 sheep parade down a Sun Valley main street.

Oktoberfest Beyond Munich

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 11.26.2012 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

For hops afficionados, there's more to Germany than Oktoberfest. This autumn, consider these alternative destinations to quench your thirst for good brew.

Revelations From a Tap-Tap Ride

Laura Ross | Posted 11.25.2012 | Impact
Laura Ross

Cramming into a rickety tap-tap in Haiti was my moment. The moment when I realized that I didn't know anything. That I wasn't as worldly as I had thought.

The Galápagos on Your Bucket List? What You Need to Know to Go Post-50

The GypsyNesters | Posted 11.25.2012 | Fifty
The GypsyNesters

The Galápagos Islands have long been on our bucket list. Finally tuition-free when our youngest graduated from college, we treated ourselves to the adventure of a lifetime.

Service Trips Abroad: Helpful or Hurtful?

Uloop | Posted 11.25.2012 | College

As a former participant in one of these trips, I can attest that I had an amazing time, and it taught me a lot. But as a skeptical thinker, I couldn't help but wonder how much "help" we were actually doing.

Leaving New York and Finding Myself

Lev Raphael | Posted 11.25.2012 | Books
Lev Raphael

But it's not just the scenery that changed my life, because in Michigan I acquired the perspective to come into my own as a writer.

Las Vegas-Based Airline Makes Ticket Prices A Gamble

Posted 09.25.2012 | Travel

Under a ticket-pricing plan devised by Las-Vegas based Allegiant Air, travelers will be given a choice of buying higher-cost flat rate tickets or gamb...

Book Excerpt: Setting Out On A Hand-Made Sailboat

Christian Beamish | Posted 11.25.2012 | Travel
Christian Beamish

Academically at least, I knew how Cormorant was meant to work, but in truth I had only ever sailed in a dinghy once or twice before, 25 years earlier. I had never rowed a boat either, so launching through the surf on my first outing may not have been the best idea. But June 4, 2007, was a gentle, warm day with little waves, and I wanted to establish my right to access the ocean just down the street from my house.

My Journey to India

Nikki Johnson-Huston, Esq. | Posted 11.24.2012 | Black Voices
Nikki Johnson-Huston, Esq.

In a place where the circumstances of your birth can determine the opportunities you're given, I wonder if they will understand and respect my journey from homeless to lawyer or if they will view me as I once was and not who I am now.