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Staycation With Exotic Suspense Fiction

Terry Kelhawk | Posted 08.19.2014 | Books
Terry Kelhawk

Numerous thrillers and suspense writings titillate us by hopping from country to country -- a la James Bond. But let's take a look at some successful examples of exotic suspense written by people who live where they write -- natives or expats.

Planning an International Bachelorette Trip? Santorini, Greece Inspiration Here

Leora Novick | Posted 08.19.2014 | Style
Leora Novick

With Santorini providing the most magnificent backdrop, we decided to create photos and memories that we would never forget. For the actual bachelorette night, all of us bridesmaids donned white dresses and flower crowns,while the bride to be stood out in pink.

On A Magic Carpet Ride

Christi Guthrie | Posted 08.19.2014 | Women
Christi Guthrie

Morocco has given the world more than gorgeous textiles and treasures. It has gifted us with the likes of Yasmine El Baggari. A Moroccan native, Yasmi...

Wanna Go Surfing In North Korea?

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 08.19.2014 | Travel

There's a new surfing destination everyone is talking about, and it's not on the coast of Hawaii. In an effort to draw in tourists, North Korea, wh...

Vegas, Baby! (Well, Minus Our Babies)

Marco Gonzalez | Posted 08.19.2014 | Parents
Marco Gonzalez

After zipping by that line and getting inside, I made my way up to the bar. What?! $15 for a watered-down Jack and Coke? Good thing my wife's feet were killing her in those five-inch heels because she was ready to go. Yep, we were in there for a whole 15 minutes. Good times.

My Name Is Emily, and I Don't Like Bikes

Emily Williams | Posted 08.18.2014 | Women
Emily Williams

If you're anything like me, the issue with these situations is that it's tricky to put that positive spin on it or find solace in the fact that you're meant to be learning something when you feel so crappy.

Foods With Radically Different Names Abroad

The Daily Meal | Posted 08.18.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

Accents aside, there is so much to be said for differences in language even between people who speak a common tongue, be it English spoken in the States compared to England, or Spanish spoken in Costa Rica compared to Spain.

What Backpacking Alone in Europe Taught Me

Amy Yao | Posted 08.27.2014 | College
Amy Yao

I wanted to know why I make the mistakes that I do, why I still desperately feel the need to have a name-brand university pedigree, why I chase approval, why I will never be satisfied with myself. I wanted to find it in myself, as if the answers had been hidden deep down.

Why We Should Think Of Travel As Therapy

The Philosophers' Mail | Posted 08.18.2014 | World

Nowadays we’re used to thinking of travel as the ‘fun’ bit of life, but enjoyment isn’t a reason why it shouldn’t also do some very serious ...

Europe's 'Leading Destination' Isn't What You Think It Is

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 08.19.2014 | Travel

While London and Paris are still bickering about who gets to be "Europe's best city", another contender is silently swooping in. The World Travel ...

Why Mega-Cities Are Mega-Awesome: 8 Bustling Metropolises We Love

Oyster | Posted 08.18.2014 | Travel
Oyster

Though they may be a bit busier than the countryside, cities are hubs of history, culture, and entertainment. So we suggest you leave the quiet country behind and give the city a whirl. Here are eight megacities we can't get enough of.

You Have Never Seen Sacred Sites Like This Before

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 08.18.2014 | Religion

You might want to avoid this post if you're scared of heights. It would take a lifetime to visit the world's most sacred and beautiful places in p...

This Secret Beach Escape In Croatia Is Totally Perfect

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 08.16.2014 | Travel

Warning: This beach will make you want to hop on a plane to Croatia ASAP. The search for the perfect beach is never-ending, from a white sand para...

Travel Tip: What to Pack in Your Daybag

Sonia Gil | Posted 08.15.2014 | Travel
Sonia Gil

This is a question that you guys have asked time and time again. When I travel, there are a few things that are always in my bag. These keep me out of sticky situations and have made all the difference when I travel.

Q+A: An Outlander Tour of Scotland

Diane Vadino | Posted 08.15.2014 | Travel
Diane Vadino

"Outlander" might be new to TV, but "Claire and Jamie" tours based on Diana Gabaldon's long-running book series have run for over a decade--and they're newly in demand, thanks no doubt to the early success of the Starz adaptation.

This Country Has The Best Beachfront Hotels

AP | Posted 08.18.2014 | Travel

BANGKOK (AP) — Experiencing a dramatic surge in tourism, Thailand has surpassed the United States in the number of hotels truly set on its beaches, ...

Miami Summers: Pure Luxury and Hidden Gems

Dwight Brown | Posted 08.15.2014 | Travel
Dwight Brown

Conventional wisdom says book a room in South Beach. But if you want a different look at Miami, head downtown.

Ten Places to Go Before They Disappear

Jacada Travel | Posted 08.15.2014 | Travel
Jacada Travel

It is a sad reality that some of the world's most beautiful sights are at risk of disappearing. Some of the world's natural wonders are under threat from development, mass tourism and environmental change, making it crucial to travel to these places before it's too late.

24 Hours in Athens, Greece

Leora Novick | Posted 08.15.2014 | Travel
Leora Novick

"You really don't need more than a day in Athens." Everyone says it. Whether it is true or not, Athens is the red headed stepchild of the Greek Islands.

Why Well Traveled Kids Make The Most Successful Adults

Ombretta Di Dio | Posted 08.15.2014 | Travel
Ombretta Di Dio

I started traveling at a young age and I never stopped, thanks to my parents, who nourished and incited my passion to discover different cultures and realities.

World's Best Boozy Hotels

Jetsetter.com | Posted 08.15.2014 | Travel
Jetsetter.com

What could be more convenient than boozing just steps from your bedside?

The Suite Life in Florence

Jinna Yang | Posted 08.15.2014 | Travel
Jinna Yang

This is one of the most luxurious hotels in Italy, and if you've been thinking of doing something special for your mom, wife, and/or hubby (you go, you sugar mama, you), I would most definitely recommend bringing them here to treat them for a night of two.

9 Family-friendly Labor Day Getaways You Can Afford

U.S. News Travel | Posted 08.15.2014 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

If you should go on any vacation, it should be during the upcoming Labor Day weekend from Aug. 29 to Sept. 1. The holiday is, after all, dedicated to American workers and their contributions to the country.

10 Trips That Are Better Taken Solo

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 08.15.2014 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

If you have the will (and the way), you can travel just about anywhere, but some trips beg for solo exploration.

Czechs on Water - When Ahoj Means Ahoy

Olena Kagui | Posted 08.27.2014 | Travel
Olena Kagui

Experiencing what the Czechs do every summer brought me closer to understanding them and their wonderful culture. I only went for two days but some Czechs spend weeks traveling from camp to camp along the river.