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What the F*ck Is Pachinko?

Off Track Planet | Posted 04.06.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

Pachinko is basically a tricked-out version of pinball, with the game play area mounted vertically in front of the player (so that pachinko junkies can keep at it longer than if they were hunched over a horizontal machine).

Cave Dwelling Has Never Been This Luxurious

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 04.05.2014 | Travel

Sleeping under the stars or in a super luxury hotel room or even underwater... it's all be done before. How about sleeping in a cave? These seven c...

Pilgrimage to Gibran

Emily O'Dell | Posted 04.04.2014 | Travel
Emily O'Dell

Tired of the toxicity of hate, and disturbed by the carnage of rockets and bombs, I decided to make a mini-pilgrimage of peace to the final resting place of Khalil Gibran.

Biggest Travel Fears

William D. Chalmers | Posted 04.03.2014 | Travel
William D. Chalmers

I don't want to alarm anyone. And I hate to be that Saturday Night Live Debbie Downer character on vacation, but FYI: The world is not a safe place. ...

WATCH: How This Explorer Survived Months Of Darkness Trekking To The North Pole

HuffPost Live | Alison Zaslav | Posted 04.04.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Meet the first person who circumnavigated the equator and Arctic Circle and traversed the entire length of South America and the Amazon River -- all ...

Travel Finds of the Month

Sonia Gil | Posted 04.03.2014 | Travel
Sonia Gil

Whether it's clothing, travel accessories or gadgets, I am constantly being bombarded with stuff. However, there are very few that actually stand ou...

How to Survive That Massive Overnight Layover

Off Track Planet | Posted 04.03.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

How can someone possibly kill eight... ten... twelve hours without succumbing to the physical and emotional pain involved in such an ordeal? The answer is preparation.

China's Favorite Alcoholic Drink

Dan Miles | Posted 04.03.2014 | Travel
Dan Miles

Many countries have peculiar indigenous drinks, but few fall into the category of 'acquired taste' quite as much as China's baijiu (pronounced bye-joe). The Chinese are fanatical about it, whereas I still wake up screaming at the thought of it.

Why I Am Leaving Hawaii for Vietnam

Staton Ann Mineshima | Posted 04.03.2014 | Hawaii
Staton Ann Mineshima

People want to know why I am up and leaving the first world comforts and paradise of Hawaii for the third world. I don't always know how to explain this, so I'm going to give you two versions: one is the spiritual answer of why my soul is choosing this, which can sometimes come across as just plain weird.

This New Paris Scavenger Hunt Is the Perfect Way to See the City

Jenna-Marie Warnecke | Posted 04.03.2014 | Travel
Jenna-Marie Warnecke

When Daisy de Plume, the innovative force behind THATLou (Treasure Hunt At The Louvre), created her popular scavenger hunt in 2012, she didn't expect ...

Gone in Goa, India

Ko Im | Posted 04.03.2014 | Travel
Ko Im

This wanderluster found herself in a more remote, but still moving place. ...

My Spring Break Flight Attendant Said 'Don't Helicopter'

Dana Mark | Posted 04.03.2014 | Parents
Dana Mark

Earlier that day when I'd asked the kids what they were most looking forward to at home, I realized I couldn't think of anything myself other than my bed. As I stopped the baby from grabbing my son's headphones, I could feel a dark pit in my chest forming, tears pooling in my eyes.

5 Questions to Ask About a Friend's Experience Abroad

Gina Ciliberto | Posted 04.03.2014 | Travel
Gina Ciliberto

I don't know how to say, "I have stories I'd like to share with you," without being self-indulgent. And I suspect that those on the other end of the conversation don't know how to ask.

World's Largest Aquarium Opens In China

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 04.03.2014 | Travel

China is taking the aquarium experience to a whole new level. The Guinness Book of World Records confirmed Monday that Chimelong Ocean Kingdom set...

The Real Grand Budapest Hotels

trivago | Posted 04.02.2014 | Travel

Although it's impossible to stay at Wes Anderson's fictional hotel from his latest film, hotel search trivago reveals a glimpse into the six grandest hotels of Budapest that may or may not have influenced the filmmaker.

The Best Oyster Bars In America

Bon Appetit | Posted 04.03.2014 | Taste
Bon Appetit

There's just nothing like sitting at the bar with a frosty beer or a glass of Muscadet and slurping down a dozen.

10 Strangest Sex Laws in the USA

SmarterTravel | Posted 04.02.2014 | Weird News

These bizarre rules of attraction give a whole new meaning to the term "penal code."

The Most Unique Places to Stay in Chicago

Lisa Lubin | Posted 04.02.2014 | Travel
Lisa Lubin

Check out these unique ideas when looking for a different kind of place to lay your head.

Ebola Outbreak Spreads Across Three Countries: What Do Travelers Need to Know?

Robert L. Quigley, MD, D.Phil. | Posted 04.02.2014 | Travel
Robert L. Quigley, MD, D.Phil.

Business travelers and expatriates (and their family members) need not only concern themselves with the risk of acquiring Malaria or Dengue Fever when entering endemic regions.

Why You Should Visit America's National Parks in 2014

Shermans Travel | Posted 04.02.2014 | Travel
Shermans Travel

The United States maintains more than 6,000 federally-protected sites, spanning over 1 million square miles and totaling roughly 27 percent of the U.S.'s entire land area.

Got a Little Free Time This Spring? Maybe Go Check Out Pittsburgh (Yes, Really.)

David Landsel | Posted 04.02.2014 | Travel
David Landsel

Today's Pittsburgh is slightly less mighty. Still, of all the faded rust belt cities, none come even close to wearing diminished status quite so well. Pittsburgh is the master of keeping up appearances.

6 Indispensable Life Lessons Learned From Hawaiians

Shannon Kaiser | Posted 04.02.2014 | Hawaii
Shannon Kaiser

Sure, you have heard the saying, "Life is what happens when you are busy making other plans," but in Hawaii it is more like, "Go with the flow and don't make plans."

Mountains of Stories

Augusta Thomson | Posted 04.02.2014 | Impact
Augusta Thomson

What if we chose not only to recognize the power of storytelling, but to genuinely value all stories -- anecdotes, objects, memories, causes, narratives, critiques, impressions, the little things we so often overlook?

Fly Away With a Deal This Spring Break | Posted 04.02.2014 | Travel

If you're looking to escape to somewhere warm in the coming weeks, here are our tips on where to book.

The World's Most Social Travel Destinations

minube | Posted 04.02.2014 | Travel

They say "there's no place like home," but we finally put it to the test! The travel site minube along with over 100 tourism boards from Iowa to Indon...