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Christopher Elliott

What Not To Wear On Vacation

Christopher Elliott | July 24, 2016 | Travel
Sue Groenewegen is dressing conservatively. Dan Church plans to blend in. And Robin Smith is wearing “less bling.” It was bound to happen, with all the recent incidents of terrorism and dire State Department warnings. The last thing anyone wants to do this summer, it seems, is...
Kathleen Peddicord

The Romantic Past And Promising Future Of Lisbon, Portugal

Kathleen Peddicord | July 23, 2016 | Fifty
I wasn't in Chelsea when I awoke this morning but Lisbon. My brain's so foggy with jet-lag, though, that, when I opened my eyes, I wasn't sure at first where I was.
Rick Steves

At Europe's Rooftop, the Aiguille du Midi

Rick Steves | July 22, 2016 | Travel
The My Way Alpine Europe tour I'm leading continues to brave new heights. Here in France, the Aiguille du Midi caps a rock needle high above the alpine resort of Chamonix and just across from Mont Blanc. At 12,602 feet above sea level, the air is thin, people are...
Preethi Chandrasekhar

My Experience At The Tiger Temple Sanctuary In Thailand

Preethi Chandrasekhar | July 22, 2016 | Travel
I stood in line, restlessly shifting from left foot to right as little rivulets of sweat ran down the nape of my neck. The Bangkok heat was not meant for standing. Outdoors. To take a selfie with a tiger.
John Mariani

At Rosemary and Vine It's Easy Being Green

John Mariani | July 22, 2016 | Travel
I had only the slightest reluctance about going to Rosemary and Vine, a charming new Mediterranean vegetarian restaurant in Rye, N.Y., but was immediately won over by the tantalizing items on the menu: gazpacho blanco, babaganoush, truffled fettuccine, and a great deal more I was ravenous to try.
Malte Zeeck

5 Challenges Visitors Face in Brazil

Malte Zeeck | July 22, 2016 | Travel
According to estimates from the International Olympic Committee, 480,000 fans are expected to flock to Brazil this summer as the Olympic torch is lit for the very first time in this country, and the survey results suggest that there are a few things foreigners should keep in mind during their stay.
Kimberly Cantor

Bagan, Myanmar: A Mystical Place

Kimberly Cantor | July 22, 2016 | Travel
After a long, bumpy, semi freezing, ten hour overnight bus ride with JJ Express, we finally arrived in Bagan around 5am (it was still pitch black outside). Luckily, neither of us needed to hug the porcelain god along the way, which is always a positive, especially given there wasn't a bathroom on board.
Robin Rodig

Beyond Bali: Greetings From Bali, Ep. 1

Robin Rodig | July 22, 2016 | Travel
A 27 hour journey has finally brought me to my next destination: Indonesia. So happy to be here and so happy you're with me! Particularly while I navigate the initial culture shock- not surprisingly the most I've encountered anywhere so far.
Lindsay Tucker

48 Hours in Key West: Summer Weekender Edition

Lindsay Tucker | July 22, 2016 | Travel
In our family, making the most of summer means frequent weekend trips. It also means cramming as much leisure time into 48 hours as possible. For my husband and I, Key West is always an obvious choice, as it's a short plane ride from Boston and it never lacks for things to do.
M. Shannon Hernandez

A Walk Through 100 Years Of History At Steeles Tavern Manor Bed And Breakfast

M. Shannon Hernandez | July 22, 2016 | Travel
On a recent trip to Steeles Tavern Manor Bed & Breakfast in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, I thought of a thousand questions I wanted to ask the innkeepers as I meandered along the path, past the spring-fed pond and babbling creek.
MuslimGirl

Let's Talk About The Dress Code For Muslim Men

MuslimGirl | July 22, 2016 | Religion
Covering up a bit more than usual at the beach while your wife or sister is beautifully covered is a wonderful form of solidarity. It's also a great form of modesty.  Your wife or sister will appreciate it.
Global Yodel

The Local Secrets Of La Jolla, California

Global Yodel | July 22, 2016 | Travel
We, at Global Yodel, sent Kimberly Genevieve, Southern California local and photographer extraordinaire, to Hotel La Jolla, Curio Collection by Hilton to experience the beautiful hotel, shoot some photos, and create a Local Guide for this seaside San Deigo village La Jolla, California, full...
Rick Steves

Tour Member DJ Party Party

Rick Steves | July 21, 2016 | Travel
On the My Way Alpine Europe Tour I'm currently leading, my assistant, Trish Feaster, is sharing a few of her guiding tricks -- like her (now famous among our guides) "Tour Member DJ Party Party." During a particularly flat stretch of autobahn, volunteers from the group share their smartphones with their...
Heather Keleher

4 Reasons To Visit Palma De Mallorca

Heather Keleher | July 21, 2016 | Travel
Sunshine, sand, swimsuits, and salty tang in the air, Palma de Mallorca is a well-known spot for those looking for a good time. But beyond the famous nightlife and sunny days, what is there to do in Mallorca's main city? Here are four reasons to make Palma de Mallorca a destination on your next holiday!
Oyster

11 Cities With Awesome Street Art

Oyster | July 21, 2016 | Travel
There are those who love it, and those who hate it. Either way, street art is very much a "thing" all over the world, and -- just like with eating local food, visiting local bars, and attending local-centric events -- viewing street art helps visitors get a true understanding of a destination's vibe.
Miranda Allfrey

5 Reason To Visit Zermatt Switzerland During The Off-Season

Miranda Allfrey | July 21, 2016 | Travel
The popular resort town of Zermatt, Switzerland, for skiing the Swiss Alps and climbing the famous Matterhorn, is both remote and a perfect place to visit during the offseason, September and October.
Sriya Chakravarti

Oh... Oodeypore (Udaipur)!

Sriya Chakravarti | July 21, 2016 | Travel
Sixty five minutes from Mumbai is the jewel city of India, Udaipur. A city of lakes surrounded by hills and history, makes it one of the most romantic and historically significant place in India .
William Morrow

Holidaying in Europe post-Brexit, what you need to know

William Morrow | July 21, 2016 | Travel
Image Source With the holiday frenzy about to begin, most people are afraid, or rather cautious of visiting the UK after their vote to leave the EU. Will the application process change? How do you apply for a trip to...
Edward Piegza

Reality Check: In Cuba, The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same

Edward Piegza | July 21, 2016 | Travel
"There are McDonald's and Starbucks all over Cuba now, right?" "I've already missed my chance to see the island as it was before the U.S. relaxed restrictions." "Now that I can fly a bunch of different airlines to Cuba, why shouldn't I go whenever I feel like it?" In my...
Don Mankin

Cruising Through Time At The Bottom Of The World

Don Mankin | July 20, 2016 | Travel
If we travel to vicariously experience other eras, as many think we do, then Patagonia, the Beagle Channel, and the Strait of Magellan evoke a magical time when exploration and commerce opened up the new world.
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