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Fire in the Rockies - Part 2

Bill Chameides | Posted 08.21.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

Fire is a natural part of a process of destruction and regeneration that keeps a forest diverse and healthy. By suppressing fires in the forest, we weren't putting an end to fires, we were just putting off the inevitable.

INFOGRAPHIC: Top 10 Budget-Friendly Destinations of 2013

VisualNews.com | Posted 08.21.2013 | Travel
VisualNews.com

It's the halfway point of 2013, and certain travel hot spots have already been pointed out as excellent money-saving destinations, packed with thrilling attractions, entertainment and thriving nightlife.

Stunning Natural Bridges Around the World

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 06.20.2013 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

John A. Roebling and Joseph Strauss designed impressive spans in their time, but Mother Nature has engineered some equally awe-inspiring structures...

Fire in the Rockies

Bill Chameides | Posted 08.20.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

The West, along with other places, is seeing the advent of the "megafire." Over the past decade wildfires have become more frequent, more severe, and larger, sometimes destroying tens of thousands or even hundreds of thousands of acres of forest.

Why Student Travel Is More Important Than Ever Before

Kay Rodriguez | Posted 08.20.2013 | Travel
Kay Rodriguez

Now, more than ever, it is becoming increasingly important for college students to go abroad. Our world is growing in its demand for globally-minded people, and one of the best ways to achieve this is through travel and exploration.

A New American Airlines?

Kevin Richberg | Posted 08.17.2013 | Travel
Kevin Richberg

"It's time to make a change..." So says one of American Airlines' slick new commercials. Here's a slideshow to help the "old" American get some ideas of items they may want to address in formulating the NEWness in the "new" American.

Without a Spare: A Fearless Woman's Life of Travel (Excerpt)

Bonnie Kassel | Posted 08.20.2013 | Travel
Bonnie Kassel

Ethiopia defies description. I have never been to a more unique country. The Coptic art and floor-to-ceiling frescoed churches dazzled us, and 99 percent of the time we'd have the places to ourselves.

Repositioning Cruises - A Travel Bargain for Retirees

Lynne Martin | Posted 08.20.2013 | Fifty
Lynne Martin

Most cruise companies relocate their equipment twice a year, moving them from one warm, inviting climate to another, and they cost between thirty and seventy percent less than in-season cruises.

Five Free Activities In Helena

AP | MATT VOLZ | Posted 06.20.2013 | Travel

HELENA, Mont. -- Montana's capital is perfectly positioned as a halfway point between Glacier and Yellowstone national parks, but visitors often decid...

The Top 5 Best Airlines for Bringing Sports Gear

The Active Times | Posted 09.07.2013 | Travel
The Active Times

You may be headed to the best biking trails, ski runs, surf breaks or golf courses in the world, but if your trip starts off with a gauntlet of extra fees and restrictions at the airport, your vacation buzz will be killed before you even hit the fresh air.

The 10 Commandments of Summer Travel

Adam Levin | Posted 08.20.2013 | Travel
Adam Levin

If you're planning to take a trip this summer, you need some commandments of your own to protect yourself and your family from identity thieves.

10 Laws You Don't Want To Break Abroad

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 06.20.2013 | Travel

You know the basics when it comes to staying safe and out of trouble while traveling. But there are some pretty crazy ways to break the law abroad...

You Could Drive One Of These On Your Next Trip

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 06.20.2013 | Travel

Do you dream of driving around in a sleek sports car, but can't exactly afford to shell out hundreds of thousands of dollars for one? When you travel,...

How to Pack Shoes for Travel

Quia Querisma | Posted 06.19.2013 | Travel
Quia Querisma

One of the biggest issues that travelers run into (specifically women) isn't the TSA 3oz, one-quart bag rule. It's the dilemma of trying to decide which shoes to pack.

Roadtripping in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Monique Stringfellow | Posted 08.19.2013 | Travel
Monique Stringfellow

For a perfect short road trip, the area starting around D.C. and heading southwest into Virginia is among the best. From Northern Virginia's horse country to the Blue Ridge Parkway and Shenandoah Valley, you'll find a mix of nature, history and charm.

A 20-Something's Reactions: Why I'm Mongolia-Bound

Diana Lee | Posted 08.19.2013 | Travel
Diana Lee

I am excited for this summer because it will truly be nothing like I have ever encountered before. Our ambitious and overeager itinerary trawls across Germany, Poland, the Baltic countries, Russia, Central Asia, and finally, Mongolia.

8 Ways to Experience Pondicherry

Kalpana Sunder | Posted 08.19.2013 | Travel
Kalpana Sunder

Pondicherry (today renamed Puducherry) is a small French town on the Coramandel coast of India, just two hours from Chennai. "Give time a break" says the Pondicherry Tourism slogan. It seems appropriate, for a break in this seaside town does take you into the slow lane.

Europe's Secret Beaches

Travel + Leisure | Posted 06.19.2013 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Finding your own little slice of sand in Europe can be as challenging as finding a local boutique open in August. Here's a list of off-the-beaten-path beach escapes.

Traveling With Older Women

Arlene Schindler | Posted 08.19.2013 | Fifty
Arlene Schindler

As much as I learned about the Chinese people and their culture, I also gleaned a great deal from the Americans who journeyed in my tour group: most notably the two women in their 70s who were traveling solo.

The Queen of Sheba -- The Original Cross-Cultural Visionary

Lisa Levart | Posted 08.19.2013 | Arts
Lisa Levart

During my recent trip to Morocco, there were times when it seemed like I had stepped into the movie Blade Runner. I was bombarded by a hectic energy -...

10 Free Things You Can Get at Airports

SmarterTravel | Posted 06.19.2013 | Travel
SmarterTravel

Airports have some pretty amazing amenities nowadays, like golf courses and full-service spas. But for cash-strapped travelers, some of the very best airport perks are the ones you can get for the price of showing up. Here's a rundown of not-so-obvious airport extras, offered at no charge.

World's Weirdest Travel Gadgets

Travel + Leisure | Posted 06.19.2013 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

These days, it seems there's a quirky product for very type of traveler: the germaphobe, the security freak, the easily bored, and many, many more.

Milan Sees Surge Of American-Style Burger Joints

New York Times | Ratha Tep | Posted 06.19.2013 | Travel

On a crisp Sunday afternoon a few weeks ago, a steady stream of patrons milled about a space with red brick walls, waiting to pick up orders of toweri...

Mindful Living: 5 Ways to Savor Summer

Randy Taran | Posted 08.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Randy Taran

FOMO or "fear of mission out" is pervasive in our culture. While checking out the new, it's important to recognize that you don't have to do every single thing. Listen to what calls you and put your energy there.

10 Must-See Places in China

minube | Posted 06.18.2013 | Travel
minube

While most attention is being directed at China's rapid modernization as symbolized by the glittering metropolis of Shanghai, China is still an ancient nation, replete with incredible historic treasures and stunning landscapes. Here are the 10 most stunning places you can't miss/