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George Hobica

How to Choose the Perfect London Hotel

George Hobica | September 3, 2015 | Travel
Over the past 40 years or so, I've stayed in over 100 London hotels, from grotty bed-and-breakfasts near Paddington Station to the Savoy and Claridge's, and I've never seen a city with so much variety. New York City doesn't even come close.

Top 10 Airport Eateries for Getting a Taste of Local Flavor

Cheapflights | September 3, 2015 | Travel
Gone are the days when your only option for grabbing a bite at the airport was greasy fast food. With many airlines limiting their in-flight snack and meal options, more airports around the world have been prompted to up their game.
Melissa Giroux

10 Things I Won't Tell My Parents About My Nomadic Life

Melissa Giroux | September 3, 2015 | Travel
1. Dad, yes, I have hitch-hiked. I also became a pro. "Why take the bus, if I can go there for free" has become my favorite transport quote. Yes, sometimes, I have been afraid. Yes, I'm still alive. Yes, I plan to do it again.
Patricia Rust

Doris Duke: Royalty Because of Her Heart

Patricia Rust | September 3, 2015 | Hawaii
When you begin to put the jig saw pieces together, the portrait of a beautiful young woman with talent and vision emerge with the name of Doris Duke who bought her five acres of shoreline at Diamond Head and turned it in to a most remarkable property.

15 Things You Should Stop Posting On Instagram

PureWow | September 3, 2015 | Style
You already know about the worst types of people on Instagram. Sometimes, though, an otherwise lovely account is marred by a misstep: a cringe-worthy pic that was probably better off remaining in your camera roll forever. Here, 15 photos to avoid posting. Your followers will thank you.
Wendy E. Simmons

Packing Therapy In 10 Easy Steps

Wendy E. Simmons | September 3, 2015 | Travel
I am an awesome packer. I pack light, never bring more than what fits in a carry-on, and always have what I need. But I'm horrible at packing. If it were possible to be diagnosed with a packing disorder, I would be. Here are my symptoms

What Not to Do in Boston

SmarterTravel | September 3, 2015 | Travel
Shipping up to Boston? Good choice! Boston isn't just home to the Red Sox, Paul Revere, and the world's best clam chowder. It's also my adopted city. And unless you want to immediately stand out as a tourist when you're among us, take...
Barry Yourgrau

Yes--I Hoard Travel Souvenirs and Mementos

Barry Yourgrau | September 3, 2015 | Travel
(Credit: caesart, LiliGraphie via Shutterstock/Salon) One of the features of summer vacations used to involve bearing back mementoes and knickknacks to sentimentally clutter up shelf space at home. But in Istanbul, where my girlfriend...
Mark Hodson

Greek Islands: No Crisis, No Worries

Mark Hodson | September 3, 2015 | Travel
As for the problems that were widely reported earlier this summer, I saw none. There were no shortages of cash, no queues at ATMs, no refugees and certainly no riots.
Dane Steele Green

Getting on the List, or Not

Dane Steele Green | September 3, 2015 | Travel
Throw in the fact that we are bombarded with opinions and personal takes and tweets and carefully edited YouTube videos presented as fact and it is a wonder anybody leaves the house, much less goes on vacation.
Mike Arkus

Travelling the Alaska Marine Highway: The Alaska Peninsula and the Aleutian Islands on the Looney Front, Part 1

Mike Arkus | September 3, 2015 | Travel
If you want to get really, really away from it all, try the western segment of the Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS). AMHS is best known for its ferries that ply the waters from Prince Rupert in British Columbia, Canada, all the way along the Inside Passage in eastern Alaska....
Architectural Digest

11 Bridges With Unbelievable Waterfall Views

Architectural Digest | September 3, 2015 | Travel
Waterfalls are among nature's most spectacular sights. Architectural Digest rounds up 11 bridges across the globe that bring us closer to the action, from a footbridge that snakes toward Iguazu Falls, on the border of Brazil and Argentina, to Victoria Falls Bridge.
Christopher Elliott

Your Hotel Is Under Construction -- Now What?

Christopher Elliott | September 3, 2015 | Travel
Even the best-laid plans sometimes fall apart. Construction can take longer than expected. Amenities might be unavailable. That's hardly unique to a renovation effort.

Fall Foliage Races and Runs That'll Leave You Breathless | September 2, 2015 | Travel
Autumn brings changing leaves and crisp air that's perfect for a comfortable outdoor workout. To check out the East Coast's fall foliage on the run, consider registering for one of these fall foliage races and runs--colorful autumn vistas are guaranteed.
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

Ville de Québec: Québec City Is A Historic, Artistic Hub in Canada

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | September 2, 2015 | Travel
Canada is a big country like the U.S.A. but it has one thing we don't have -- a French speaking and culturally organized (state), province. I know some people think our regional dialects are similar to visiting another country, because they are so distinctive but overall, we still speak English here.
Sharon Hoge

Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival

Sharon Hoge | September 2, 2015 | Travel
Nova Scotia's Annual Treasury of Sight and Sound Around the world, there are UNESCO World Heritage Sites and there are music festivals, but the combination of the two is unique in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. For 30 years, the colorful city midway along the south shore has...
Joy Pecknold

Planning a Wine Country Road Trip

Joy Pecknold | September 2, 2015 | Travel
All roads lead to wine. Isn't that how the saying goes? No? Well, it should. With the summer maelstrom winding down and autumn approaching, now is a choice time to sit down and plan a road trip through wine country. A wine writer with a street synonym for a last...
Rick Steves

Home Sweet Home Run!

Rick Steves | September 2, 2015 | Travel
I also enjoyed researching and updating our guidebooks (in Greece, Rome, Florence, Tuscany, South France, and South England), which helped me scout new TV episodes (for Tuscany and South England) and refine our newest Rick Steves Europe Tours Villages of South England itinerary.

5 Incredible Places in the Southwest You've Never Heard of Before

MiniTime | September 2, 2015 | Travel
When most travelers think of the American Southwest, they imagine iconic destinations like the Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam. However, if your family is looking for something a little different, consider adding one of these very kid-friendly, under-the-radar places to your itinerary.

The 5 Craziest Shark Attack Stories of All Time

Thrillist | September 2, 2015 | Travel
By: Kristin Hunt Credit: Shutterstock Although Shark Week 2015 concluded last month, a wise man once said you should live every week like it's Shark Week. That man might've been Tracy Jordan, but he has a point. And since it's...
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