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Lighten Your Load

U.S. News Travel | Posted 05.29.2013 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

While carrying less cargo certainly has its benefits, even the most seasoned travelers agonize over how to limit excess baggage. But never fear: No matter where you're headed, these nine handy techniques will help you pack as efficiently as possible for your next trip.

Tribute to Tourist Tack

Lacy Morris | Posted 07.29.2013 | Travel
Lacy Morris

If you've traveled in Asia, chances are you've been blindsided by an overzealous man selling a figurine of a fat man sitting/standing/laying while reading/praying/laughing. That's Buddha.

Speakeasies Around the World

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 07.29.2013 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

-- By Jennifer M. Wood, Condé Nast Traveler Alcohol may be legal, but that hasn't stopped a proliferation of hard-to-find drinkeries that recall t...

Make Volunteering Part Of Summer Vacation Plans

Kip Patrick | Posted 07.29.2013 | Travel
Kip Patrick

But even if your summer travel plans don't veer far from the beach, pool or park, you can still give a little something back wherever you are, even if it's just for a short time.

In the Background: Life in a Delhi Slum

Nicole Melancon | Posted 07.28.2013 | Impact
Nicole Melancon

In the Vivekananda Camp, a slum of approximately 500 households, there is no running water, no sewer lines and people live in absolute dire circumstances.

Save Big on Summer Travel in Japan

Gail Nakada | Posted 07.28.2013 | Travel
Gail Nakada

Don't let the fear of high transportation costs hold you back from a visit at this uniquely Japanese time of year. Save big on transportation with these tips.

Ronda (and Gibraltor) --Two Friends in Andalusia, Part 4

Fahad Faruqui | Posted 07.28.2013 | Travel
Fahad Faruqui

After arriving in Ronda, we walked to the Hotel San Francisco, the most modest accommodations that we would experience during our trip. We began our sightseeing by crossing the Puente Nueve .

Ever Dream of Dropping Everything to Travel the World?

Daniel Vahab | Posted 07.27.2013 | Impact
Daniel Vahab

Ever dream of dropping everything to travel the world? To live like a Gypsy and visit foreign lands, eat exotic foods, hear new languages and music. In an Indiegogo crowd-funded documentary one biker makes the quest to do just that.

Summer Eats Across the U.S.

Travelzoo | Posted 05.28.2013 | Travel

Local specialities you won't want to miss this summer.

PHOTOS: 13 Stunning Hotel Wedding Venues

Oyster | Posted 07.28.2013 | Weddings

Some hotel weddings are gorgeous, some not so much, but unfortunately they often all feel the same. That's where we come in -- we've discovered some o...

Travel 2.0: Traveler As Performer

Daniel Kronovet | Posted 07.28.2013 | Travel
Daniel Kronovet

For the traveler, every act of uploading data from the road is an act of performance. The traveler, by virtue of their circumstances, is unconsciously placed on a kind of social stage for the people they've left behind.

Finding The Perfect Honeymoon

Jacada Travel | Posted 07.28.2013 | Travel
Jacada Travel

Wedding season is upon us and where there are nuptials, there are newlywed holidays to follow.

Quick Steps to Being Mosquito Free This Summer

Minh Chau | Posted 07.28.2013 | Travel
Minh Chau

In a couple of days I'll be kicking off 60-plus days of trekking through Central and South America. Unlike my trips through less tropical climates, I've placed more focus on decreasing the probability of coming back looking like a pin cushion for mosquitoes.

Uno, Dos, Tres... It's Not So Hard

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 07.28.2013 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

So, you're thinking of retiring to Latin America, are you? Then you'd best learn some Spanish. At least a little, por favor. Pantomime works, yes, but only so far -- and at what damage to your self-respect?)

Is This The World's Best Retirement Spot?

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 07.27.2013 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

The poshest and most popular Central Valley destination -- for foreigners and locals alike -- is Escazú, just a few miles west of San José. Several foreign embassies are located here, as are the residences of the U.S. and British ambassadors, and you're as likely to hear English spoken as Spanish.

8 Stunning Markets for Foodies

minube | Posted 05.27.2013 | Travel

There's no easier way to get a true taste of the local culture than by heading for a stroll around the marketplace. The world over, markets are a place for meeting with friends, checking out the day's offerings, and, of course, stocking up on some of the freshest ingredients available.

5 Summertime Things I Regret Doing As A Teen

The Huffington Post | Ann Brneoff | Posted 05.26.2013 | Fifty

There are seasons of our regrets and I'm guessing that many midlifers would point to their teenage summers as principal ones. The ringing of the final...

10 Tips For Throwing A Terrific Milestone Party

Posted 05.25.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue A milestone birthday or anniversary in a special locale makes it even more festive By Stephanie Oswald Imagine a fiv...

Remembering Normandy: Let Us Never Forget

Duane Wells | Posted 07.24.2013 | Travel
Duane Wells

When I arrived in Normandy after an hour long train ride from Paris, visits to the D-Day beaches and war memorials had been on my list of "to dos" but, if I'm honest, they weren't at the top of that list or even close to it.

Mother Nature's Most Amazing Sights And Sounds

The Active Times | Posted 07.24.2013 | Travel
The Active Times

Sometimes nature creates displays so incredible--heavy stones that seem to drag themselves across a dry lakebed, fish that literally rain down from st...

Glammed out Great Gatsby Hotels

trivago | Posted 05.24.2013 | Travel

Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby, adapted from F. Scott Fitzgerald's literary classic, takes place in the summer of 1922, in an era of debauchery and decadence. These hotels evoke images of Gatsby's seductive revelries.

Mexico's Top 4 Wildlife Adventures

Natural Habitat Adventures | Posted 07.24.2013 | Travel
Natural Habitat Adventures

There's a wild side of Mexico that few travelers experience. Here are four wondrous nature adventures you shouldn't miss.

Do Vegas Right

Travelzoo | Posted 05.23.2013 | Travel

Whatever happens in Vegas certainly doesn't need to stay in Vegas.

Best Places to Travel in the U.S. This Summer

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 07.23.2013 | Travel
National Trust for Historic Preservation

From the storied Boston Harbor, to a historic village in Ohio, to the bridges of Yosemite Valley, the U.S. has plenty of adventures close at hand.

The Edible Bus Stop: Guerrilla Gardeners Transform Neglected Corners of London

Tom Moran | Posted 07.23.2013 | Travel
Tom Moran

Have you ever considered combining a trip to a major world capital with a spot of guerrilla gardening? If so, The Edible Bus Stop project, launched last week in London, could be the ideal opportunity.