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Rick Steves’ Europe: Pleasant, progressive Oslo puts people first

On my last visit to Oslo, I was struck by how peaceful the city felt. It seemed a world away from the commotion and angst that comes with the 24-hour news here in the US. I couldn’t help but take notes: Parents park their baby carriages on the sidewalk as they abandon their infants for a few moments to step into a store to do some shopping. You can...

Amazon Has the Best Travel Shoes to Pack for Your Next Vacation

And yes, that includes comfortable sneakers and sandals.

10 Things You Should Never Pack in Your Personal Item for Flights — and What to Bring Instead From $12

These travel products will save space and keep your belongings properly stored away.

13 Italian Fashion Styles to Embrace La Dolce Vita This Summer From $9, According to a Travel Writer From Rome

Including matching sets, linen dresses, crochet bags, gladiator sandals, and more.

This Is What a TSA Agent First Notices About You

While it's nice to be noticed, this isn't the kind of attention you want. Here's what to avoid if you want to fly through the airport security check. The post This Is What a TSA Agent First Notices About You appeared first on Reader's Digest.

Travelers share 'impressive' experience exploring one of the world's fastest trains: 'You can see why they call it a bullet train'

"This gives you an idea of the technology that has gone into this." Travelers share 'impressive' experience exploring one of the world's fastest trains: 'You can see why they call it a bullet train' first appeared on The Cool Down.

Flight attendant explains why you should always throw a bottle of water under hotel beds

Iman Explains Why Solo Travel Is ‘One Thing Every Woman Should Do’

Longtime supermodel Iman Abdulmajid believes young women can learn to be comfortable with themselves when they solo travel. The 68-year-old beauty is InStyle’s latest cover — and she spoke about the benefits of solo travel in a social media clip for the outlet. Her thoughts about women taking trips by their lonesome came after a TikTok user… Continue reading Iman Explains Why Solo Travel Is ‘One Thing Every Woman Should Do’

Saudi Arabia’s latest big idea? Sober cruise holidays

The news that Saudi Arabia is launching its own luxury cruise line this winter offers an exciting prospect for travellers: the chance to see the Red Sea in style. But true to Saudi values, it will come with one firm condition: absolutely no booze allowed. Whatever your personal drinking habits, it’s hardly unfair to say that many of us regard cruis...

This Disney Park Is One of the Most Beautiful in the World — How to Visit

Here’s our magical guide to visiting Disneyland Paris.

The latest sign of America's broken work culture: 'quiet vacationing'

Workers are "quiet vacationing," by going on trips without actually taking time off. It's another sign that America's work culture is truly broken.

5 ways to ensure you have lounge access before your next flight

The most comfortable way to wait for your next flight is to relax in a luxurious airport lounge. Here are five ways to ensure you have access next time you fly.

These Vintage Beach Photos Show That Summer Fun Is Timeless

No matter how fast the world changes and technology evolves, nothing will ever take the place of good old-fashioned fun in the sun on the beach.

This pub walking tour has been named the best thing to do in the UK by TripAdvisor for two years running

This pub walking tour has been named the best thing to do in the UK by TripAdvisor for two years running - Beers and brews on London’s traditional drinking scene are a top hit with travellers

Just 26 Comfy Shoes That Might Be The Only Pair You Need For That Upcoming Trip (Aka More Suitcase Space)

Meet your travel footwear MVPs. View Entire Post ›

I live rent-free in NYC. Moving into a van has allowed me to save, avoid taking out loans, and live a life of adventure.

Gerardo Rios Garcia got accepted into Columbia University, packed up everything, and drove his van from Mexico to NYC to start his master's program.

The 8 Coolest Train Trips You Can Take

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Black Travelers Reflect On Destinations They’ve Felt Unwelcomed

When preparing to head on vacation, deciding which destinations to stay away from might not always be a top priority. However, for Black travelers, the idea you may not be welcome in certain destinations is a real concern. Back in the day, publications like the Negro Motorist Green Book would help guide travelers of color.… Continue reading Black Travelers Reflect On Destinations They’ve Felt Unwelcomed

4 Best Frugal Road Trips in the Pacific Northwest in 2024

The Pacific Northwest stretches across Oregon, Washington, the Canadian province of British Columbia and -- perhaps -- areas like Idaho and northern California, depending on who you ask.

How to Separate Fact From Myth in the Extraordinary Story of Sojourner Truth

the Smithsonian podcast “There’s More to That,” I speak with two historians who’ve dug into Truth’s complicated legacy and challenged much of what’s been written about  this American icon. Cynthia Greenlee reported on recent efforts to honor Truth for the March 2024 issue of Smithsonian. Nell Irvin Painter wrote the groundbreaking 1996 biography So...

24 Most Scenic Train Rides Across the U.S.

No planes or automobiles here, thank you very much.

The Best Carry-On Luggage

These top-tested suitcases are lightweight, spacious and easy to roll on the go.

24 Wellness Experiences to Book in 2024

From yoga retreats to high-tech spas and everything in between.

14 Overrated Tourist Attractions That Aren’t Worth the Line

Save your heard-earned-money for more rewarding experiences.

Exactly what happens to your body when you step onto a plane – and how to stay healthy

Humans never evolved to be transported through the skies in a long metal tube at more than 500 miles per hour, so it’s perhaps unsurprising that aeroplane travel has some pretty unusual effects on our body. A recent scientific study in the journal Thorax made headlines after finding that the cabin pressure at cruising altitude appears to lower bloo...

An Insiders' Guide to Dubai, Beyond the Skyscrapers and World Records

Tourists come to Dubai to see the planet’s tallest building and deepest swimming pool. But ask notable locals for tips and you’ll find charming, hype-free attractions and authentic food finds.

I Sailed on the Longest Luxury River Cruise in the World — Here's What It Was Like

A cultural ritual in Varanasi, 15 days in Bangladesh, and incredible wildlife spotting opportunities were among the trip's highlights.

Half of Americans work while on vacation, and feel guilty for taking one

A majority of Americans say they work while on vacation, and roughly half said they feel guilty for taking one in the first place. Experts weigh in on why U.S. workers can't unplug.

My FIRST Time EATING In Uzbekistan

Coming in with a BIG travel day arriving in Tashkent, Uzbekistan as I get my first glimpse of the food, scenery, and culture. This is the first of 5 days in this country. Up next I bring you with me to an Uzbek Wedding. New MERCH 🔪 FOOD HACKS BOOK 📙 Let's Connect 🍕

Traveling internationally? It could be illegal to bring along these medications, according to a pharmacist

As Americans gear up for summer travel, 77% expect to pack a prescription medications, said a survey. A pharmacist shares the drugs that are likely to be prohibited when traveling internationally.

Enjoy a Lower Cost of Living in These 16 Countries

Sure, there’s a lot of red tape and bureaucracy to overcome when moving to another country. But it doesn’t take a math wizard to figure out how much money you would save in the long run. Whether you’re retired and looking to stretch your benefits or enjoy a profession that allows you to travel while working remotely, there are serious benefits to lowering your everyday expenses. If living abroad sounds like an exciting adventure, it’s time to consider the best locations for saving money.

Travel Hair Inspo For Black Women That Don’t Include Braids

It’s true, braids are some of the most classic and beloved travel hairstyles for Black women. When globetrotting around the world, the last thing we want to worry about is having to upkeep a high-maintenance coiffure. We need styles that can withstand wind and water and allow us to get up and go when we’re… Continue reading Travel Hair Inspo For Black Women That Don’t Include Braids

I’ve Worked on Cruise Ships for 10 Years—These Are 18 Mistakes Travelers Should Avoid

These insider cruise tips just might be the difference between disaster and the trip of a lifetime

The Most Scenic Train Rides Across the US

From Amtrak routes along California’s coast to the wild beauty of the Alaska Railroad, these trains are worth booking for the views alone.

Fifth-freedom routes: Flying top international airlines without setting foot in their home countries

Fifth-freedom flights from North America can offer some terrific value when redeeming points or miles. See which routes and carriers are the best to book.

Ask Amy: Elder traveler wants to go solo

Dear Amy: I love to travel. It’s almost an obsession, and age (I’m over 80) has not dulled my desire to GO. I had a good job and saved so that I could travel a lot in retirement. My husband, however, has lost a lot of his wanderlust, and will only go if I beg and plead. To keep us both happy, I take one or two trips a year by myself. I have learned...

Matching Short Sets Are the Travel Outfit Trend of the Summer — Shop the 14 Best From $21 at Amazon

Don’t spend a minute of your trip worrying about what to wear.

I moved from the US to Ireland. Here are 11 things that surprised me most.

I spontaneously moved from the US to Ireland, and I wasn't prepared for the differences in the language, the pace of life, or the function of alcohol.

Travel Insurance Statistics: Business Insider's Travel Insurance Survey

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16 Best Travel Dresses for Jet-Setters, According to a Fashion Expert

Pack your bags with styles you'll love.

This 8-mile Barrier Island in Florida Has Some of the Best Beaches in the State — Plus Frequent Dolphin Sightings

Siesta Key is home to beaches with sand made of ground quartz that never feels hot no matter the temperature.

If You Refuse To Pay That Check-In Fee, Here Are 28 Products That’ll Help Turn You Into A Carry-On Traveler

I swear those check-in fees get more and more expensive every year, so it's time we put our foot down and embrace the carry-on lifestyle. View Entire Post ›

The Oldest Tourist Attraction in Every State

From fortresses to national parks to geological wonders—American history is packed into each U.S. state's roster of tourist attractions.

"The Reality Couldn't Be Further From The Stereotypes": Travelers Are Sharing The Surprising Realizations They Had About Popular Destinations

"It's a place I once avoided because of the stereotypes associated with it, but it ended up being my favorite city in the world, hands down." View Entire Post ›

12 Best Travel Trailer Brands To Get Out and Explore

Looking for the ultimate travel trailer experience? Adventure seekers and road trip enthusiasts, this one’s for you! Say hello to your perfect camping companion – the travel trailer or RV (Recreational Vehicle). With a wide variety of brands and options available, choosing the best travel trailer can be overwhelming. This comprehensive list of the top 12 travel trailer brands is here to help. Get ready to dive deep into each brand’s specs,...

"It's Common In Europe But Non-Existent In America": People Are Sharing Little Experiences Or Traditions From Abroad They Wish They Could Adopt Back Home

"When I was abroad, I saw them on pretty much every city block. I would love to have the same thing here in the US." View Entire Post ›

If You’re Only Taking A Carry-On For Your Next Trip (And The Thought Is Making You Nervous Sweat), These 30 Things Will Help

No need to pay extra for luggage and then spend time at baggage claim when you can now easily fit what you need into a carry-on. View Entire Post ›

Man who's visited every country on Earth shares which one is 'the best'

A man who has visited every country in the world has opened up about the best place he’s ever been that has “everything you could want”. For a lot of people, travel is one of the most fun and eye-opening parts of life. From advice on securing the best seats on a plane to viral packing hacks, it seems there is no end to the amount of tips and tricks...

Fast Travel: The Best Itinerary For Spending 48 Hours in Las Vegas

With star-studded performances, exhilarating nightlife, and some of the best hotels in the world, here's how to pack a memorable Vegas trip into a tight schedule

Only a carry-on for extended trips: 4 tips to pack like a pro | Cruising Altitude

These four basic tips can help you stick to a carry-on and travel like a pro, even on three-month trips.