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How to Follow the Mafia in Sicily

Ever dreamed of following in the footsteps of a real-life Mafioso? There’s a guidebook for that. Here’s how to find Sicily’s underbelly.

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Theme Park Paints Dolphin for Marriage Proposal

A theme park in the Philippines is under severe public backlash for using a dolphin as a prop in a marriage proposal.


The Worst Tourism Ideas of 2013

From faux slum tours to hunting Africa’s big 5, here are the tourism schemes we hope don’t carry over into 2014.

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Protecting the Galapagos Islands: What Visitors Need to Know

Before you book that Galapagos dream trip, remember that the islands are a delicate ecosystem. Here’s how to visit without harming the environment.

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5 Quirky Spots to See in Switzerland

Switzerland is beautiful, clean… and a bit quirky. Here are some of the more unexpected sites to see in the land of the Alps.


Fly the World’s First Carbon Neutral Airline

Plane travel is one of the worst culprits when it comes to carbon emissions. But this airline wants to change that.

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Best Latin American Spots for Expats

Dreaming of running away and heading south one day? Here are three North American couples who made that move, and the reasons why they picked the places they did.

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Coffee and Pupusas: El Salvador’s Ruta de las Flores

The Ruta de las Flores (or Route of Flowers) in Western El Salvador is a 36-kilometre winding path through the heart of coffee country, from Sonsonate to Ahuachapán. The small Central American country, roughly the size of Massachusetts, is home to about 20 active volcanoes. The rich soil that comes from these potentially destructive formations provides the perfect home for the coffee bean plant, a staple of El Salvador’s export business.

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Beyond the Music in Nashville

Sure, it’s known as the Music City, but there are things beyond the music scene to experience in Nashville, Tennessee. Here’s your guide to the city’s other art scenes.


How Travel Can Make You Happier

We’ve all suspected it to be true, but now there’s proof: Travel does make your life better.

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Best Places to Stay in San Antonio

Get a taste for the bustling downtown, Riverwalk, and rich history of San Antonio at one of these top hotels. Whether it be the rooms, the food or the service you’re after, these hotels deliver it all.

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Family Fun in San Diego

Find out why this Southern California city is one of the best destinations for family-friendly adventure and fun for kids all ages.

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Hostelling International Goes Green

Eco-friendly travel is becoming increasingly important for individuals and organizations across the globe. Find out how one of the most popular hostelling organizations is ramping up its sustainability practices.

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Biking the Hiawatha Trail in Idaho

This is not your ordinary bike trail. Surrounded by towering mountains and glacial lakes, zipping through tunnels and over trestles, the Hiawatha Trail takes cycling to a whole new level.

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Montreal 3 Ways: Nature Lovers, Foodies and Art Scenesters

Discover the sights, sounds and tastes that make this top Canadian destination such a draw, plus, the perfect mode of transport to take it all in.


3 Unique Stays in Austin, Texas

Austin is known for being weird—and some of its accommodations are definitely unique. Here are three funky places to stay in this art-loving Texas city.


PHOTOS: Weird Austin

Austin is famous for being weirdly wonderful. Check out these photos of the city’s street art scene.


PHOTOS: The Charms of Chile

Chile is a country of contrasts, from the high peaks of the Andes to the searing dryness of the Atacama Desert. Take a tour through Chile with these photographs.


Top 5 North American Cities for Trailer Food

Forget gourmet dining! Food trucks are where it’s at. Here are some of the best places in North America to dive into the continent’s top street food.


PHOTOS: The Streets of San Miguel de Allende

Take to the cobblestone streets of this UNESCO World Heritage site, one of Mexico’s most famous artistic communities.