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Airbnb: This couple endured a nightmare experience during LA stay

A Boston couple got the scare of their lives during an Airbnb stay in Los Angeles, ending with broken glass, police helicopters and thousands of dollars lost.

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There's an art to travel. Here's how to master it.

It all comes down to understanding the purpose of travel, knowing the right people and processes and having a productive attitude, experts say.

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How Much It Costs to Take an Epic 2,400 Mile Road Trip on Route 66

"If you ever plan to motor West, take the highway that is best."

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World's most extreme tours with wild animals

Reindeer in Russia. Pandas in China. Elephants in Gabon. These are some of the most thrilling encounters with animals in the wild you can see on a tour.

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Airline pilot reveals the meanings of 11 code words passengers don't understand

For most of us, flying is still an inherently mysterious activity.  To shed some light on the world of commercial air travel, Business Insider turned to Patrick Smith, an author and airline pilot, for some answers.  Smith, who is the author of Cockpit C

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7 Trips That Are Better (and Cheaper) In the Fall

The ultimate guide to great travel destinations with fantastic prices to avoid overpriced stays. These vacation spots are better (and cheaper) than the places you want to go.

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Here’s How You Can Get a Flight to Europe for $150

If you’re already thinking about how you’re going to spend your time away from the office this holiday season, please allow us to offer up a few suggestions: Why not catch a show in London’s West End or take a wander along the picturesque canals of Amsterdam?

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5 Changes That Have Made Flying Safer

Technology helps, but learning from previous mistakes helps too.

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What Really Happens When You Don't Turn off Your Cell Phone on a Plane | Travel + Leisure

Regulations about personal electronics use on planes have changed over the years, but cell phone use is still banned because it causes interference. New technology could change all that. Learn more.

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EasyJet’s New Trainers Will Ensure You Never Get Lost Again

These stylish smart trainers with built-in GPS will keep you on the straight and narrow.

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10 Benefits Of Travelling Alone

The benefits of travelling alone and why you need to do it at least once in your life!

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You can rent this Vincent van Gogh-inspired Airbnb for just $10 a night | The Verge

In order to publicize an upcoming exhibition on the domestic spaces painted by Vincent van Gogh, the Art Institute of Chicago has recreated one of van Gogh's most famous paintings — The Bedroom —...

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14 tweets that perfectly sum up the modern air travel experience

It's the paradox of modern transportation: Despite having the ability to fly to most corners of the planet — quickly — there is nothing that elicits more complaints than commercial air travel.

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The Best Secret Streets Around the World

Discoveries await even in these popular locales. Rome, London, Tokyo, Los Angeles: to the savviest and most experienced travelers, it may seem there’s little to see in any that hasn’t been covered in local, national, or international guides...

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8 Tips for Stress-Free Holiday Travel | Maria Rodale

This year, if you're joining the millions of other Americans hitting the road (or skies) during November and December, make your journey -- not just your destination -- as comforting and relaxing as a slice of warm apple pie with these simple steps for a

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What travelers should know before visiting Japan

“In Japan, there are many rules, so don’t forget your manners when traveling there."

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American Airlines accidentally used the wrong plane to fly to Hawaii

This goes without saying, but planes aren't like socks. You can't mix and match them. Each is uniquely identified and has a precise schedule with the airlines. That's why it's pretty shocking to...

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12 Reasons Why Big Sur Is The Greatest Place On The Planet

If you've been there, you already know. Take a #76Longcut and enjoy the scenery, the open road, and your car...

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11 must-see San Francisco destinations that most people don't know about

A few spots you need to check out next time you're in San Francisco. Or, with Google Maps, you can pay a visit from your computer browser.

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Europe's worst countries for tourist scams

Spain came top in a ranking of Europe's worst countries for holiday scams, followed by France and Italy

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Stop Asking Me How I Afford To Travel

Ask anybody who travels, or travel bloggers in particular, how they feel about this question and I guarantee 99 percent of them will say the same as I'm about to. There is no magic. There is no formula. Just research, will and determination.

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Six American Hotels Pushing the Envelope with Letter-Writing Amenities

Here are five hotels tapping into the nostalgia of letter writing, offering amenities for lovers of the epistolary tradition.

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The 3 Greatest American Road Trips to Take in Summer | Conde Nast Traveler

With gas prices more than a full dollar lower than this time last year -- the lowest they've been since 2009 -- there's no better time to take a classic American road trip. Here are our six favorite road trip itineraries, including where to stop, where to

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Seriously Long-Haul: 10 Longest Non-Stop Flights from the United States | Hopper.com

Since the very beginnings of aviation in America, U.S. flyers have been trying to push the boundaries: Chuck Yeager cracked the sound barrier; Amelia Earhart crisscrossed the Atlantic Ocean, and Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong left footprints on the m...

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Where to Stay for a Full Disneyland Experience With Kids | MiniTime

Surely one of the best places in the world for a family vacation, Disneyland Anaheim has been dubbed the "Happiest Place on Earth." Disneyland was built with kids of all ages in mind, under Walt Disney's direct supervision so it's the ultim...

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9 Under-The-Radar Attractions In The U.S.

The Grand Canyon. The Statue of Liberty. Mount Rushmore. These iconic tourist attractions are definitely on everyone's must-see list, but there are also a number of hidden gems throughout the country that often go unnoticed. From a ride through the m...

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11 American Behaviors That Are Considered Rude Around the World

Just because you’ve mastered the art of not looking like an uncultured, uncouth slob in your country doesn’t mean those skills translate to the rest of the world. In fact, many things considered innocuous or even polite where you’re from might raise (or sternly lower) eyebrows in other parts of the world. With that in mind, here are 11 behaviors that are widely viewed as acceptable in the United States but considered rude in other corners of the globe.

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8 Spring Break Beach Bars For Grown-Ups | The Go List | OutsideOnline.com

Feet in sand, cold beer in hand—does life get any better? Not really, which is why the highlight of a tropical beach vacation is often the moment you stumble upon a simple beach bar where the lobster is perfectly done, the proprietor tells stories for h

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A data genius computes the ultimate American road trip - The Washington Post

Who needs an atlas when you have an algorithm? Data tinkerer Randy Olson, who previously developed the optimal search path for finding the bespectacled main character of the "Where’s Waldo?" books, has used this same algorithm to compute the ultimate American road trip.

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America's 10 Best Brewery Tours!

This St. Patrick's Day, the focus might be on the quantity of beer imbibed versus the quality. But with upward of 3,000 craft breweries now brewing in the US, there's no shortage of places to go to get a behind-the-scenes look and sample something sp...

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FIRST EVER FOOTAGE – The Himalayas from 20,000 ft. ULTRA-HD

Incredible new footage just published. Just incredible... "The aerial cinema experts at Teton Gravity Research release the first ultra HD footage of the Himalayas shot from above 20,000 ft.

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Americans Can Go to Cuba -- Just Don't Lay on the Beach! | Medea Benjamin

On a recent CODEPINK trip to Cuba with a 150-person delegation, we found the island crawling with Americans taking advantage of the relaxation of U.S. travel restrictions and the historic thawing of U.S.-Cuban relations....

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The Curse of the Window Seat | Map Happy

It wasn't until I became a permanent migrant to the aisle that I realized that the person in the window seat is really truly the person that holds the entire power, often in ways that aren't fully appreciated....

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Ski Resort Vacations for Non-Skiers

The key to making everyone happy is in finding a mountain that can cater to all....

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Questions to Never Ask Your Hotel Staff | Thrillist

Or so say this nation's hotel workers. We asked a bunch of them for some of the most annoying, obtuse, or just flat-out rude questions guests ask while staying at a hotel. Here are 17 of the worst....

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5 Tips to Help You Save Money While Traveling | Jinna Yang

When I started preparing for my trip, I did a lot of research on the planning process on the internet. There are a number of things I did to prepare, and I thought I'd share some tips on how to help you travel for less money....

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15 Genius Packing Tips That Will Forever Change Your Toiletry Bag

We're always in for a good packing hack, whether it's the lazy way to stockpile shampoo or the brilliant carry-on bag that feels like you're carrying nothing at all. One of the biggest packing headaches we face is, well, the stuff for our face (an...

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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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The simple way to get a good seat on a plane without paying extra

Just because it looks hopeless doesn’t mean you should give up hope for scoring a seat up front. Even if it looks like you’ve got a snowball’s chance in hell...

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The 9 Most Spectacular Lost Cities in the World

These sites are famous for their beautifully preserved ruins

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Grandmother Lives On Luxe Cruise Ship, Sails Through Golden Years Beautifully

An 86-year-old grandmother is living the good life on the high seas. Florida widow Lee Wachtstetter has lived the last seven years on the luxury cruise ship Crystal Serenity, shelling out $164,000 annually for her state room and all the perks, the...

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The Most Affordable dream trips for 2015

This is the year to go someplace epic. In 2015, exotic places are trending and new destinations are emerging.

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Hawaiian Airlines: 85 years of high-flying fashion - Hawaii Insider

Hawaiian Airlines celebrated its 85th anniversary this week by releasing vintage photos of planes and crews from the decades since Nov. 11, 1929, when it began regularly scheduled service under the name of Inter-Island Airways.

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Travel photos that defy perspective!

Forced perspective uses optical illusion to make objects appear closer or farther than the really are. The resulting pictures will blow your mind.

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Hop To: 11 Top Breweries for Your Worldwide Boozy Bucket List | Cheapflights

"Beer, if drank with moderation, softens the temper, cheers the spirit and promotes health." Wise words from former U.S. President Thomas Jefferson, and three perfectly good reasons to drink beer. We're wondering: Did he ever make it to Oktoberfest?

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Finally, a hotel package exclusively for... childless women?!

The Westin New York Grand Central has teamed up with author Melanie Notkin to offer a special package to childless women…

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14 Places You'd Never Believe Were In Scotland

Snow-capped mountains, palm trees, turquoise seas... Scotland really does have it all. If it wasn't for the midges, it would be pretty much...

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8 NYC Bars With The Most Incredible Views Of The City

New York is home to some of the most beautifully designed drinking and eating establishments in the world, so why do we end up wasting so much time clinking glasses in the hazy shadows of dive bars? Well, stop that. Instead of that tattered pool table, yo

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Hong Kong's 'neon glow' is fading

Hong Kong's characteristic street scenes are becoming a little less 'neon,' as citizens and business owners opt for more efficient LED lighting.

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The World's Best Rooftop Bars

Because whether you're in Bangkok or Barcelona, there's nothing like a high-rise mojito.

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Countercultural California Dreamin’

I’d never come close to a shotgun before. Or a bear. To me, a girl from New York City and the mother of a five-month-old son, that bear was as terrifying a threat as Godzilla. Luckily, it didn’t attack us, but it did eat the Naugahyde window paddi

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Under The Sea Of The Remote South Pacific

Among the remote islands of the South Pacific you'll find the popular notion of paradise is alive and well: palm-framed beaches, azure seas, and welcoming islanders. Look below the seas and you'll discover some of the wildest places on Earth...

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10 Serene Swimming Holes You Should Visit This Summer

Defined as a natural body of fresh water usually situated near a river, stream, creek or spring, these smaller but still substantial bodies of water are scattered all across the U.S. and offer even those who live in non-coastal areas the opportunity ...

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Can any train ride match the Orient Express for glamor and sheer romance?

In 1883, what was to become the iconic Orient Express train pulled out of Paris' Gare de l'Est on its maiden voyage to Istanbul, or Constantinople as it was known at the time.

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      The hotel minibar is dying; long live the nearby convenience store

      You may not have those $10 Heinekens and $6 bags of M&M's to kick around anymore. Happy now?

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        8 irresistible indoor hotel pools!

        Striking décor, luxury amenities and stunning settings have given many indoor hotel pools a glamor boost.

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          Stops along a good California road trip

          On a big California road trip, you are almost certainly not there yet. It can take more than five hours to get from San Francisco to Los Angeles, and that's the quick route. So you'll probably have...

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            How to Travel Around the World for $418

            If you thought the lowest fares for flights listed on sites like Expedia or Kayak were the cheapest way to jet around the world, you're wrong. Using every trick in the air travel book, Steve Kamb flew some 35,000 miles across nine continents. It cost

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              World's longest flight to land for the last time - NBC News.com

              This weekend, Singapore Airlines will terminate its iconic, nonstop all-business-class service to New York - also the world's longest...

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                A Pacific paradise few have seen

                The Marshall Islands was recently listed as one of the world's five least visited countries. But tourism could help fade the scars of a troubled past for the 29 stunning coral atolls.

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                  PHOTOS: The Caribbean's Best Bar-Hopping Islands

                  For many travelers, vacation is about spending time with your companions, sleeping, maybe even catching up on reading. For others, it's all about a party.

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                    The Best Trips To Take In 2014

                    2013 is nearly over. Time to start planning next year's trips.

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                      Best Travel Pictures of 2013!

                      Aquathlon competitors make a splash, cheetahs surprise tourists, and a purple storm looms in the best travel photos of the year.

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                        THIS is work? Business trips gone right

                        Not every business trip revolves around the inside of a beige conference room. Here CNN iReporters share some of their more memorable "work" moments.

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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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                              8 Wallet-Friendly Getaways

                              A roundup of affordable vacation destinations around the world

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                                Architecture of the World

                                Architecture of the World is a page whose focus is to post photos of great architecture from around...

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                                  Oregon Hikes - Ramona Falls

                                  Oregon.com hiking guide includes hikes for all levels around the state of Oregon.

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                                    Eco-friendly Luxury Hotels : Architectural Digest

                                    Whether you’re in search of an urban adventure or a tropical getaway, satisfy your wanderlust in eco-friendly style with AD’s guide to green luxury hotels