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Social media posts are fleeting and photographs can fade, but a commitment to collecting trinkets and miscellaneous stuff from your travels keeps your best memories within reach daily. The vintage macramé kimono I bought on a recent trip to Tokyo makes me think of young Japanese teenagers and their obsession with American hip-hop. I bought
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From the Atlantic to the Pacific, affordable luxury is just a vacation away. Need a little R&R? Say no more! We’ve scoured the country to find the 10 most relaxing spas in the U.S. If you’re ready to unwind, pack a bag and head to one of these sanctuaries. 1. Acqualina Resort & Spa in
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Forget the bead-filled monstrosities from the airport gift shop—these are the best travel pillows on the market. Anyone who’s impulse-bought a seemingly suitable neck pillow just before boarding a redeye, only to discover midway through the flight that it’s a glorified beanbag, knows that the proper structure and support can make or break a long-haul
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The tight squeeze is getting even tighter on a number of airlines. Knowing what carriers offer the most (and least) space in economy can make your next flight more comfortable. If you’ve been feeling extra cramped on flights these days, you’re not alone. Air carriers have been been slowly shrinking the amount of legroom customers
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Giovanni Gagliardi/Dreamstime Road rage alert: A new study reveals the state of traffic around the world, ranking cities for the economic impact and time lost due to congestion. The New England Patriots just brought home their third Super Bowl ring in five years, and it looks like the Red Sox have a promising pitching lineup
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There’s no better guide to a city than someone who lives there, so we asked Keely Edgington Williams and her husband, Beau, co-owners of Julep, a popular bar, for their take on culture, food, and drink in the town they call home. Kansas City’s moment is now. Hometown pride has always run strong in this
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Yes, travel is thrilling, but it can also trigger a whole host of worries. We talked to experts on how to best overcome common fears. It’s happened to the best of us. We have that jolt of panic, just like that classic moment in Home Alone when Kevin’s mom, Kate McCallister, bolts up during her
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Among Germany’s many architectural, cultural, and culinary delights, the picture-perfect towns of Bavaria belong on every traveler’s must-see list. To ring in 2019, we made an affordable escape to Europe and visited several small towns in Bavaria, the iconic southern region of Germany. The history, architecture, and culture of medieval and Renaissance Bavaria are preserved
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When it comes to romantic getaways, “unforgettable” isn’t always a good thing. Here are 12 real-life trips that went hilariously wrong. Is there anything better than getting away from it all with your better half? But sometimes things don’t go according to plan. From unwanted guests (be it wildlife or in-laws) to quarantines to hurricanes,
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With jaw-dropping natural beauty, reasonable entry fees, and convenient locations, these state parks belong on your must-see U.S. parks list. There’s no denying the allure of this country’s majestic national parks. But there’s plenty of natural beauty to go around, and many state parks offer outdoor experiences that shouldn’t be overlooked. State parks tend to
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Beyond the super-sized chain stores and familiar coffee sellers and quick-serve restaurants in Times Square, there’s a world of creative bars and eateries and quirky attractions to be found. From Starbucks to Panera and from Adidas to H&M, it’s tough to think of a major retailer that hasn’t staked out a claim in Times Square.
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Mykyta Starychenko/Dreamstime Our tips will help you travel light. In an era of airline cutbacks, overbooked flights, and delays, delays, delays, there’s a long list of reasons why traveling with only a carry-on is preferable to checking a bag: Your luggage stays in your sight, so there’s less risk of loss or damage; you won’t
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From Broadway blockbusters to augmented-reality gaming to gourmet fare from Michelin-starred chefs, this year’s cruise ships are bigger and better than ever. Just when you thought cruise lines couldn’t get any bolder, 2019 and 2020 bring more onboard innovations. Here are our top picks for affordable new cruises to the Caribberan, Mexico, the Mediterranean, and
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Orlando for $88 round trip. Paris for $330 round trip. Sound good? Read on, and get ready to pack your bags. Our friends at Skyscanner have the cure for the winter blues: Now is the ideal window to book airfare deals for March and beyond. Whether your dream spring getaway is an immersion in all
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There’s a great big world out there, and our latest “news you can use” may inspire a trip you never knew you needed. From the announcement of winners of TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Awards for hotels to new flights from more U.S. airports to and from Paris, today’s travel news is designed to get you in
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Across America, beautiful and inspiring historical sites, museums, and libraries pay tribute to the leaders who helped shape our nation’s history. Yes, Washington, D.C., is the epicenter of American presidential history, but each one of our country’s leaders has a site dedicated to his legacy, not to mention an array of monuments and battlefields that
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Couples are thinking way beyond Champagne and chocolates these days. If you’re ready to celebrate your relationship with something a little more thrilling, there’s no shortage of options offering adventure, challenges, culinary experiences and more for a getaway you’ll never forget. The traditional “romantic getaway” is a bore, and we’re here to put it out
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