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18 Code Words Passengers Aren’t Supposed to Know

Everyone who has traveled by plane or taken a cruise has probably heard members of the staff talk to each other in a strange way. The thing is, the employees of transportation companies use special words and phrases that are actually code words for different situations. These coded messages allow them to keep passengers calm and avoid panic.

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    Planning a Vacation? Here's How to Make Sure You Don't Bring Any Bed Bugs Home With You

    A study shows that bed bugs love dirty clothes. Follow these tips to keep them from hitching a ride home with you.

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    How Your Brain Morphs Stressful Family Vacations Into Pleasant Memories - The New York Times

    There may be a lot of bickering, but your memory creates a nostalgia-inducing highlight reel that makes you want to plan the next trip.

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    The Art-Lover's Guide To Traveling The World

    Where to head if you're after high art, architecture, food and museums

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    26 Things Airline Workers Wish They Could Tell Passengers | Time.com

    Whether it's to keep their jobs or to maintain the peace, there are some things that airline workers just can't tell travelers.

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    $69 Will Buy You a Flight to Europe Right Now, Even from the West Coast

    Iceland-based WOW Air is ratcheting up the European flight price war, with airfare to Paris, London, Berlin, Brussels, Dublin from only $69.

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    20 Quick Getaways for Labor Day

    These destinations are fun, quirky, beautiful and curiousity-inducing retreats outside 10 major cities across the country, perfect for last-minute Labor Day weekend adventures. Load up and head to these spots to make new memories with family and frie

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    Looking to Score a Cheap Vacation? Try Being a Pet Sitter | Mental Floss

    Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

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    6 Remote Private Islands Where You Can Vacation Like a Royal

    When even the most remote overwater bungalow just won’t do, true solitude-seekers chart a course for private islands. The earliest rumblings of the island craze began in 1938 when wealthy aviator Charles Lindbergh purchased Illiec, off France’s Brittany coast.

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    BBC - Travel - An island only helicopters can reach

    The only way in or out of the amphitheatre-shaped valley is by foot – or, in a pinch, by helicopter.

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    These Are the 20 Quirkiest Towns in America

    From Provincetown to Boulder, these towns march to the beat of a different drummer

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    The 13 hottest US cities for 2016 - Business Insider

    We've found the 15 hottest US cities for 2016, all of which will be booming next year thanks to new jobs, growing industries, burgeoning art and food scenes, and affordable real estate.

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    The 10 Sexiest Neighborhoods in America | Thrillist

    We already told you about the sexiest neighborhoods in the world. And while strolling the beaches of Ipanema sounds just dandy this time of year, the cost of a plane ticket to Brazil -- or any of those other places -- does not. But hey, we have plent...

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    How to Fund Your Travel Lifestyle | Cliff Hsia

    If the lack of money is stopping you from achieving your travel dreams, with a little flexibility, creativity, and resourcefulness, you'll be able to live your travel dreams on any budget....

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    Celebrating the Open Road: Our Favorite Stops on an Iconic Road Trip | Black Tomato

    Behind the wheel of a Bentley Mulsanne, a pinnacle of British design and style, Tom encountered the epic landscapes and fascinating people on this epic journey. Here we look at a few favorite stops along the route....

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    Is It a Luxury Apartment Building or a Hotel? Hotels With Gorgeous Apartment-Style Rooms | Oyster

    These days, more and more hotels are catering to the ever-growing crowd that seeks a home-away-from-home vibe by offering guests super-sized suites with tricked-out amenities....

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    How to Take Amazing Vacation Photos With Your Phone

    While the smartphone camera's point-and-shoot feature makes it easy to use, choosing the right image-enhancing app can prove more difficult....

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    Explore New England: The Best Activities for Fall 2014

    While we love summer, we must admit that we've been looking forward to the days of football and beer, leaves crunching under our boots, and crackling fireplaces. And nowhere in the country does the fall season better than New England....

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    12 Highlights From Flying First Class on the World's Swankiest Airlines!

    This week, a flight from Newark to Denver had to be diverted because two passengers got in a fight over a reclining seat. It's a testament to the state of domestic economy class that most people I talked to about this weren't surprised—this type of thing was bound to happen...

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    Old and New Taste--All Good--in London, Part One

    London is--far more than Paris, Rome or Berlin--the epitome of the international city, as much a melting pot of cultures now as the United States....

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    Today’s Summer Adventure: California – Rock Climb Lassen Volcanic National Park

    Scale exquisite, vertical rock in a wilderness setting. What Is It? Lassen Volcanic National Park features a giant volcanic dome, hot springs, and a variety of secluded, high-country cliffs and outcrops that provide excellent climbing for all levels. Spen

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    How to See Times Square Without the Hassle

    Nothing beats the impact of your first trip to Times Square. It's a must-visit destination for visitors, a place of larger-than-life establishments and illuminated billboards. Even jaded and die-hard New Yorkers are drawn to the energy there....

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    The 10 Best Beaches in The World

    From Hawaii to New Zealand, the most beautiful vacation destinations in the world.

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    The World's 10 Best Castles

    Amidst the web of England's old hilltop rises, France's majestic country châteaux, Germany's sprawling Gothic palaces, Canada's revival-style hotels and America's high-society retreats, there's an endless map of them to explore....

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    How to travel around the world in 80 days!

    In Jules Verne's classic adventure novel, Phileas Fogg had a devil of a time trying to travel around the world in 80 days. But in the 21st century, circumnavigating the globe has become a bit of a breeze: all you need is...

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    How to Make the Most of a Rainy Day on Vacation

    Don't let a rainy day stop you from enjoying your vacation -- here are six ways to make the most of your adventure when the weather gets rough....

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    Best hotels along the California Coast

    A summer road trip up California's Highway 1 wouldn't be complete without a top-notch selection of hotels.

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    Meet Biddy, The Travelling Hedgehog | Bored Panda

    Those of us who want to travel but do not have the time or the money finally have a solution – we can travel in spirit together with Biddy the hedgehog, a little guy on Instagram whose travel photos are becoming insanely popular. Toni DeWeese and Tom Un

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    You can literally sit amongst the clouds at this Japanese resort - Lost At E Minor: For creative people

    Hoshino Resorts Tomamu, in the Yūfutsu District of Japan, is a multi-complex family resort that is open all year round. It is popular for its expansive slo

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    12 Under-the-Radar Parisian Boutiques You Should Know About

    We have the best in the biz to give you the lowdown on the best stores along the Seine.

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    Memorial Day Road Trip Travel Etiquette!

    If you are tired, let someone else do some driving. Respect your exhaustion. Never risk the safety of yourselves and those around you to try to get to your vacation spot a little earlier. It's just not worth the risk....

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    10 First-Class Airplane Seats That Are Nicer Than Your Apartment

    As some airlines gut their frequent flyer programs, increase fees and cram more seats into coach, others are pushing the boundaries of flying luxury with of over-the-top first class suites.

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    The Top 10 U.S. Summer Travel Destinations for 2014

    It was a long winter, but warm weather is finally in sight.

    About 89% of people in the United States are planning a summer trip this year, according to a new survey from TripAdvisor (that's a 6% increase compared to survey results from last year). TripAdvisor asked more than 2,500 online U.S. adults about their plans for summer 2014.

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    Santa Barbara: An AKA Beverly Hills suite in an Airstream trailer? Yes

    Finally, someone has designed a luxury hotel suite with wheels. Long-stay AKA Beverly Hills hotel has created a suite inside an Airstream trailer with leather interiors, full kitchen and bathroom, a bed with comfy linens, and even its trademark Bulgari ba

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    The Bluest Waterfall On Earth

    It may look like Photoshop, but it's not. This is the waterfall at Rio Celeste, a river in Costa Rica's Tenorio Volcano National Park. The water is actually this dazzling blue color because of volcanic minerals below the surface-- it's the real-li...

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    Great places to stay on the world's loveliest islands - Lonely Planet

    Read Great places to stay on the world's loveliest islands by Lonely Planet

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      How I quit my job to travel: The corporate lawyer

      Travel and food blogger Jodi Ettenberg explains why she left a successful career behind – and no, it wasn’t to “find herself” or “pursue her passion”.

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        The 20 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2014

        From country music to herbal cocktails to horseshoe crabs to Rodin, our third annual list takes you to cultural gems worth mining

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              Yosemite's 'Firefall' Waterfall is Incredibly Cool, But Extremely Rare

              Yosemite's 'Firefall' Waterfall is Incredibly Cool, But Extremely Rare || Jaunted

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                Ask the experts: where to go in April!

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                  Road Trip: California’s Pacific Coast Highway -- National Geographic

                  Get stop-by-stop directions for a driving tour of California’s Pacific Coast Highway from National Geographic's Ultimate Road Trips. Strap in and get ready for an exhilarating driving experience along this twisting, cliff-hugging route.

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                    Cures For The Travel Hangover

                    With a few simple tips and tricks, you can beat the inertia, dive right back into a productive routine, and even infuse your home life with that excitement and inspiration you felt while you were away.

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                        Survival guide to the UK

                        Tiny kettles, silly names and why visiting Britain means always having to say you're sorry.

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                        25 Reasons Ya'll MUST Come To Charleston

                        There’s a reason Charleston has been voted America’s Best City three times over: the grits are spicy, the weather is warm, and the people are oh-so charming. This ain’t a resort town either, ya’ll-- the city’s got a history a

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                            10 most expensive restaurants in the world

                            Fine dining at Michelin-starred restaurants around the world can come at a price.

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                                The Great American Menu: Foods Of The States, Ranked And Mapped

                                What are the United States' best regional foodstuffs? Its worst? These are the questions that bedevil the mind of man--but no longer! For here, we have ranked them. Rigorously scientific (not), ardently researched (nope), and scrupulously fair (not ev

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                                  Want a fresh angle on London? Book into a onefinestay home, and live like a local for a few days and nights.

                                  So there's this new thing: the unhotel. And we're it. We give you the chance to stay in someone's place while they're out of town. You get to live their life for a few days and nights.

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                                      8 Wallet-Friendly Getaways

                                      A roundup of affordable vacation destinations around the world

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                                        Best money-saving hotel tips!

                                        Learn the insider tricks for saving money on hotel rooms.

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                                            Best Secret Islands on Earth 2010 - Articles | Travel + Leisure

                                            Endless sun, salty breezes, ocean as far as the eye can see: there’s nothing like an island getaway. T+L has found 30 perfect places, from Maine to Mauritius, where you can kick back and let yourself go.

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                                              Will travel for food: Share your favorite local eateries - CNN.com

                                              Hungry travelers are seeking authentic culinary experiences at home and abroad.