6 Awesome Activities at London’s Olympic Park

The 2012 Olympics are long over, but many of the event’s structures have found a permanent home in London’s East End. Here are six cool things you can do at ...

10 Tips for a Greener Trip

It’s hard for an environmentalist like me to admit it, but travel is not the most eco-friendly activity. If suppressing your wanderlust is not an option, consider these 10 tips ...

Interview: Volunteering in Ghana

Jessica Dingman, a hospital social worker in Washington state, visited Ghana in March 2011 as a volunteer through Cross-Cultural Solutions (CCS).

Travel Tips

Cheap Travel Trick #6

Sometimes, you have to spend money to save money. That’s definitely the ...

Cheap Travel Trick #5

When it comes to getting the best value for your nightly accommodations, ...

Cheap Travel Trick #4

If you’re packing more than one moderately sized bag, you’re probably paying ...

Cheap Travel Trick #3

Choose your sightseeing activities wisely – for your budget and your sanity.

Cheap Travel Trick #2

If you’ve been coming home from your travels with a whole extra ...

Travel How-To: Find a Hostel

When it comes to finding a hostel in your destination, the choices ...

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Pic of the Day: Bavaria’s Disney Castle

  Neuschwanstein Castle, in Germany’s Bavaria region, is the model for Walt Disney’s princess castle that so many of the world’s children recognize.

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Holy hibernation!

In my experience, the places you spend your nights while traveling can inspire some of your favorite vacation memories. If it’s quiet inspiration you’re looking for, consider these four British bed and breakfasts, housed within the walls of churches and chapels.

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Pic of the Day: Notre Dame

This photo shows the exterior of the 12th century Gothic cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris.

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8 World’s Fair Wonders

Most World’s Fair buildings are temporary, but some – including these 8 wonders – have become permanent fixtures.

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Pic of the Day: Amsterdam’s Canals

Amsterdam is perhaps best recognized by its canals – it has more than 100 kilometers (62 miles) of them – that make concentric rings around the city.    

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Pic of the Day: Captivating Crater Lake

This photo of Crater Lake is from a June 2008 trip my boyfriend and I took to southern Oregon. It was a beautiful day and the scene was absolutely still and peaceful – the water reflected the sky and landscape like a mirror.      

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Pic of the Week: View of Siena, Italy

This view of Siena, Italy, was taken in June 2010 from the balcony of my room at the Hotel Alma Domus, an inexpensive and charming former convent with beautiful town views. Much of Siena’s architecture has been preserved from the town’s medieval hey-day, when the city-state was one of the most powerful in the region […]

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Dream Destination: Incredible Iceland

Iceland is dangerous and dynamic, hot as fire and cold as ice – a place that sounds more like the stuff of dreams than of reality. 

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Pic of the Day: Peaceful Puget Sound

This photo of Washington state’s Puget Sound was taken on a calm day in May of this year. The Olympic Mountains can be seen in the distance. (Photo by Mardi Krusemark)      

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Cool Accommodation: Burg Stahleck

Sometimes, the place you sleep is one of the most memorable parts of your trip. You’ll definitely remember these accommodations at a castle on the Rhine.

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