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Travelers of Color: Encountering Racism in Europe

It’s right that travelers of non-European ancestry can face extra challenges in Europe but for most those challenges are far outmatched by the rewards. People who are not of European descent might be concerned about how they’ll be treated abroad. In small, does it matter that you look different from most Europeans? I’ve collected the […]

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European Train Tips

Traveling by train around Europe, visiting the Continent’s greatest cities and most charming towns, can be the adventure of a lifetime — and using a rail pass is one of the most affordable ways to make the adventure happen. But how can you get the most out of your rail pass? Read on for our […]

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The Best Way to Carry Money Overseas

Before you leave for your next trip abroad, take a moment to reckon dollars and cents — or should we say pounds and pesos? Get the most for your money when traveling internationally by doing a small homework first. The most vital step is to know your options. In days of yore, traveler’s checks were […]

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Best Motorcycle Road Trips

​Some roads are better experienced on the back of a bike. Here are our picks for America’s 5 best motorcycle road trips. Tail of the Dragon (Deals Gap, NC) Route: 11 miles The Tail of the Dragon is largely considered the most standard motorcycle road trip, with 318 curves in a small stretch of US […]

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Singapore Travel Guide – Singapore Travel Tips and Reviews

In its own way, Singapore is an sanctuary in Southeast Asia. It’s got one of the lowest crime rates in the world, and its infrastructure — from road and mass-transit systems to a state-of-the-art airport at Changi — is outstandingly refined. The city itself is clean — so much so that the sale of chewing […]

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Beijing Dispatch: Glimpses of the Real China

As I ventured into a riverside park, people taking walks swung their arms in the air to stretch, and most surprisingly let out fixed bellows into the air. The first time I heard one of these powerful yells, I spun around expecting to fish someone out of the river – but I found only an […]

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Tuk-Tuks, Tigers and Toilets: An Inside-Out Look at Sri Lanka

I stepped lightly down into a makeshift bomb shelter, once hidden in the northern Sri Lankan town of Mullaitivu, where leaders of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) would bunker during government bombing raids. In ahead of schedule 2009, a nearby battle finished the 26-year Sri Lankan civil war. Government forces declared victory over […]

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Five Features of a Fantastic Road Trip

Whether you want to hit the open road to find yourself or lose yourself along the way, keep in mind that a road trip is all about you. You choose when to start and stop, you choose where to eat and sleep, you choose what is worth a second glance. “You’re in payment,” says Megan […]

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10 Things You Should Never Wear When Traveling Abroad

Safety should be a key implication no matter where you travel, and part of staying safe in an unfamiliar place is dressing to blend in — or, at least, not dressing to stand out. Beyond avoiding matching T-shirts, baseball hats and white sneakers, not to mention “I Like NY” sweatshirts, keep in mind local customs […]

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Traveling in a Developing Country: 11 Dos and Don’ts

Visiting a developing country can grant some of the most authentic cultural experiences and creature interactions on the planet. But it also can pose challenges, especially to those unaccustomed to the rigors of traipsing through countries with modest economies, or rife poverty, or few tourism conveniences. Or all of the above. More so than travel […]

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