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Infographic: Cost of a Road Trip Across America

I've been very into the idea of an American road trip recently, making Google maps of prospective routes while listening to my ultimate road...

Airplane Health Tips: Don’t Assault the Infirm

Besides being placed next to a screaming and/or precocious child, there's no worse seating assignment on a plane than directly next to someone who appears to...
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The Best Places to Fish in the United States

Earlier this week I pitched a tent over the future of camping, and now this infographic on the best places to fish in the...

Infographic: The Future of Camping in the US

When I was a kid my family and I would hitch a camper to the back of our giant Ford Expedition, toss the dog...

Watch: Commemorative 1 World Trade Center Time Lapse

The National September 11 Memorial opened one year ago today in Lower Manhattan, and it has quickly become one of the most visited sites...
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Win a Trip to Portugal for 5 Days of Wine Tasting

Would you enjoy a 5-day, all expenses paid trip for two to Portugal to sample local wines? I'd imagine that only a xenophobic teetotaler...
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Peek Inside the World’s Fanciest First Class Cabin

YouTube user Volterrific has been getting a lot of attention the past few days, thanks to a video he shot during his ride in...
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Video: How to Survive a Hurricane

Mother Nature is not always a traveler's friend, as evidenced by the fact that the peak of hurricane season coincides with many folks' end-of-summer...

5 Great Places to Hang Glide That Aren’t in California

August 23rd is Ride The Wind Day -- that being the anniversary of Paul MacCready setting a record for human-powered flight back in 1977....
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Infographic: How to Check Hotel Rooms for Bed Bugs

Normally when the words "fecal spots" and "hotel sheets" appear in the same sentence, they're part of an evening news voiceover and there's footage...
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Olympics Travel: Looking Ahead to Rio 2016

Guest Post by Hadley It seems like it was just yesterday that the Queen of England was parachuting into the Olympic Stadium for the opening...
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Olympics Travel: Best Day Trips Out of London

Guest Post by Hadley I have been in love with the weather we’ve been blessed with on the East Coast: cloudy and lightly raining, or...
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Olympics Travel: Tour London while Helping the Homeless

Can you believe the 2012 Olympics officially start tomorrow? It seems like just yesterday that people were speculating whether the London 2012 logo depicted...
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Olympics Travel: Weekend in Edinburgh, Part 2

Guest Post by Hadley Yesterday we took you through the first day of our weekend in Edinburgh away from the stifling crowds of the London...
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Olympics Travel: Weekend in Edinburgh, Part 1

Guest Post by Hadley The isle of Great Britain is in the spotlight this month with people from all over the world flocking to London...
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How Hostels Work: Remedy a Bad Hostel Experience

Staying in a hostel is almost a right of passage for young travelers, and nothing says "I backpacked around Europe when I was 20"...
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Clock Tower Beach in Montreal: No Shore, No Problem

Anyone who has lived in a big city between the months of June and September knows how torturous it feels when the sun reflects...
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“SayHi” to iPhone’s Best Translation App

It's funny how quickly knowledge of a second language can fall out of your head after not using it for a while, isn't it?...

10 Best Travel Games to Take on the Road

Whether by plane, train, or automobile, being in transit on your way out of town can be mind-numbingly boring depending on the length of...

Help Travel Freak Plan a Trip to Madrid in August

I'm anxiously awaiting the arrival of summer for several reasons: the weather will (hopefully) be more consistently pleasant, the longer days will counteract the...
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