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Greece: Once Upon a Spittle

Sabra Gertsch | Posted 12.10.2014 | Travel
Sabra Gertsch

The Greeks believe the gesture of spitting wards off misfortune and stops the power of the Evil Eye. The tradition is a simple "ftou ftou ftou" delivered from the mouth of a wise old woman to the forehead of a vulnerable young one.

Budget Travel: 6 Offbeat (and Low-Cost) Accommodation Options

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 12.02.2014 | Travel
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

Don't have a big travel budget? No worries. If you've been bitten by the travel bug, there's a way to scratch that itch. And it needn't cost a bundle to do it. By thinking outside the box when it comes to where you'll sleep at night, you can travel inexpensively.

Surreal Places You Won't Believe Actually Exist

The Active Times | Posted 12.08.2014 | Travel
The Active Times

Our imaginations take us to grand and colorful places that we can not conceive as a reality. But what if those colors actually existed right here on Earth?

We Looked At Airlines and Pet Incidents, And What We Found Surprised Everyone

BarkPost | Posted 12.03.2014 | Travel

With pet travel incidents being in the news, and the holidays coming up, we wanted to know the real story behind pets traveling on airlines. So we did a little digging, and a bunch of research, and what we found was surprising.

7 Fantastic Off-The-Grid U.S. Travel Destinations You've Probably Never Considered

Abby Tegnelia | Posted 12.02.2014 | Fifty
Abby Tegnelia

Sure, it's fun to book a weekend in popular American cities like Miami, New York and Los Angeles. But some of my favorite jaunts are in cities you might not expect. So I've curated a list of some incredible off-grid getaways to take in across the U.S.

Bringing an End to Lion Hunting: The Maasai Olympics

Jacada Travel | Posted 12.01.2014 | Travel
Jacada Travel

This December the Maasai Olympics will take place in Kenya, encouraging Maasai warriors to prove their bravery and skill by competing for medals instead of through hunting lions.

The Milling Room Adds Great Taste to Manhattan's Upper West Side

John Mariani | Posted 12.01.2014 | Taste
John Mariani

Scott Bryan is among that small cadre of serious young chefs regard as an inspiration, someone who came up at a time when you earned your scars and scorchings in tough kitchens where the pecking order was based on showing what you knew, not showing off.

Chateau Phelan Segur Keeps Tradition Through Evolution

John Mariani | Posted 12.01.2014 | Taste
John Mariani

The French expression "the more things change the more they remain the same" may be readily applied to the way an esteemed Bordeaux wine estate like Château Phélan Ségur has evolved.

Secrets of a True Parisian: Part Two.

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 12.01.2014 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

Every area of Paris has open air markets, usually on Saturdays or Sundays, with rows and rows of vendors installed on temporary tables, covered by tarps, displaying their changing fare of the day openly.

Off-Season Mallorca: In Praise of Quiet Landscapes

Katy Miller | Posted 12.01.2014 | Travel
Katy Miller

Valldemossa provides a great base for hiking and is famous for its Chopin connection, while Deià has long been home to expat artists and provides sweeping sea views from its hilltop setting. Here are a few things to look forward to if you decide on a visit.

Beyond the Bounds of Conservation

Vincent L. Michael, Ph.D. | Posted 12.02.2014 | Impact
Vincent L. Michael, Ph.D.

Saving world heritage sites is one thing. Activating them as economic and social assets for the local community is another project altogether.

Cattle to Coddle Class; Tips from JetBlue, Turkish and Others

Christine Negroni | Posted 12.01.2014 | Travel
Christine Negroni

I don't often sit outside of the economy cabin when I fly and neither do most of my friends. So when I or someone I know gets an upgraded experience it is fun to compare what the various airlines consider a lux experience.

Why You Absolutely, Positively Must Have Shameless Sex Post-Split

Julie Morey | Posted 12.02.2014 | Divorce
Julie Morey

During my sexual post-divorce journey, for the first time in my life, I discovered my own boundaries. I claimed what I wanted and disregarded what I didn't. I gave myself permission to make choices and not be attached to the outcome.

Celebrating Boston's Architectural Legacy

Architectural Digest | Posted 12.01.2014 | Arts
Architectural Digest

As a young architecture student immersed in my studies at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, I was perhaps unable to fully grasp the importance of my education. Or my surroundings.

Diving Wonders of the World

Victoria Oldridge | Posted 12.02.2014 | Sports
Victoria Oldridge

The instant my foot touched the last step, the vast, tropical ecosystem opened up and all of my senses were ignited.

This Is How to Experience New Orleans' Voodoo Culture

WHERE | Posted 12.01.2014 | Travel

In New Orleans, voodoo is more than just a tourism catchphrase and a marketing ploy. Have one day in the city? Here's how to get your own experience with our quick guide of New Orleans voodoo stops for the adventurous traveler.

3 Ways Technology Can Make Travel Easier

WHERE | Posted 12.01.2014 | Travel

By Geoff Kohl, chief travel editor for Where® Behind the scenes of your sunny vacation at the beach is the dark-arts world of technology. It's a g...

Being Polite in France Isn't Complicated, But It's Crucial

Lev Raphael | Posted 12.01.2014 | Travel
Lev Raphael

Everywhere I went in France on each trip I'd run into Americans acting rudely, as if they hadn't spent even a few minutes checking a guide book or Google to find out the basics of French cultural interaction.

Where to Fill Up Your Tank in Illinois for Low Gas Prices This Holiday Weekend

Reboot Illinois | Posted 12.02.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

More Americans travel around the Thanksgiving holiday than during any other time of the year. According to the United States Department of Transportat...

10 Best Kept Secrets of Grand Cayman

P. Andrew Och | Posted 12.01.2014 | Travel
P. Andrew Och

There's always another angle to visiting new places, and that's the local's angle. So, here are 10 things that the guidebooks won't tell you about Grand Cayman Island that you might be sorry if you missed!

For Art Basel Miami Beach, Insider Tips to Maximize Fun and Minimize Crowds

Lea Lane | Posted 11.30.2014 | Miami
Lea Lane

I live in Miami, and I've watched Art Basel Miami Beach grow from a stellar art event into one of the world's over-the-top annual parties. In many ways it's become a victim of its success: too much traffic, too many Botoxed air-kisses, too many wannabes in designer clothes and mile-high heels.

A Reason for Every Traveler to Be Thankful

Jill Kozak | Posted 11.29.2014 | Travel
Jill Kozak

For those travelers feeling the pangs of loneliness during a holiday away from family - whether you're across the state or across the world -- remember something to truly be thankful for: How lucky you are to travel.

7 Life-Changing Lessons I've Learned Living on a Caribbean Island

Amanda Walkins | Posted 12.04.2014 | Travel
Amanda Walkins

Living on an island in the Caribbean for two years has taught me many valuable lessons I may not have learned living Stateside. In case you aren't currently basking in tropical sunshine like me, allow me to impart some of my newfound wisdom.

Working It Out on the Go

John Nicholson | Posted 11.29.2014 | Travel
John Nicholson

Frequent travelers, especially younger business travelers, don't just like being pampered. We also like staying fit too, and a service or amenity that catered to this side of our increasingly health-conscious lives would make a welcome addition to our frequent flyer routines.

9 Things I Am Thankful for Because of #Travel

Jaimee Ratliff | Posted 12.01.2014 | Travel
Jaimee Ratliff

For me personally, I have quite a few items on my gratitude list this year and many of them I can attribute to my traveling experiences.