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New York: One City, One Week, Seven Hotels

HotelsCombined.com | Posted 07.31.2013 | Travel
HotelsCombined.com

They say that New York is the city that never sleeps. You should, of course, sleep while you're here -- just not in the same place twice! Luckily, that's not a tall order in this city of eight million. So check in, unpack, then get out and about!

America's Top Free Attractions

Travel + Leisure | Posted 05.30.2013 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Imagine seeing masterpieces by van Gogh, entertaining your kids with activities, and strolling a hilltop garden with waterfalls and beautiful views at sunset. Now imagine doing it all for free.

Demand for International Travel Through the Roof

Drew Hendricks | Posted 07.30.2013 | Travel
Drew Hendricks

Big companies no longer have a corner on the market when it comes to attracting international travelers, whether it's tour companies, airlines or hotels. Instead, the little guys are finally getting their due respect and vacationers from around the world are focusing on supporting local efforts.

Is the Water at the Beach Safe? How to Find Out Before You Take the Kids

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 07.30.2013 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

-- By Debbie Dubrow, Condé Nast Traveler This story originally appeared on Condé Nast Traveler's Website. As a parent, I take great care about ...

Forget White Sand Beaches

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 07.30.2013 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

-- By Laura Ratliff, Condé Nast Traveler Sure, white sand and crystalline waters are great, but beaches can come in all shades of the rainbow. We'...

Eerily Beautiful Abandoned Places

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 05.30.2013 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

A ship graveyard in Mauritania, a picturesque 16th century Italian village, a once-grand train station--we can't help but be mesmerized by these mysterious and beautiful abandoned places around the world.

America's Best New BBQ

Travel + Leisure | Posted 05.29.2013 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Why you should be fired up about the future of barbecue.

How My Anxiety Nearly Ruined My Family Vacation

Mary Novaria | Posted 07.30.2013 | Fifty
Mary Novaria

Even with dozens of family trips under my belt, I still can't get myself or the rest of my brood out of the house without a meltdown. And I'm not talking about the kids, here. They're way past the age of tantrums. Unfortunately, I'm not.

Customized Family Expedition Travel For All Ages

Crawford Hill | Posted 07.29.2013 | Travel
Crawford Hill

Heading to a destination resort -- mountains or beach or wherever each individual can do their own thing during the day and the group reconvenes for dinner each night -- is common.

Cairo, Rafah, Gaza

Hani Almadhoun | Posted 07.29.2013 | Travel
Hani Almadhoun

Seeing my family in Gaza is a priceless experience, but the journey there has always been a nightmare from hell. It isn't possible for Palestinians to...

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
Travelzoo

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

PHOTOS: 13 Stunning Hotel Wedding Venues

Oyster | Posted 07.28.2013 | Weddings
Oyster

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.