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El Ateneo Grand Splendid, Buenos Aires/flickr/Nico Kaiser

With a travel warning and heightened terror alerts throughout Europe, some people find themselves concerned about jetting off to Paris or Berlin. Though opinions on the safety levels of these cities are hotly debated and constantly changing, if you are looking for alternatives to a European vacation — whether due to... Read More

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New vending machines are swapping Pepsi and pretzels for things you might actually need along your travels. Here are a few that caught our eye. 1. Cosmetics. Forgot to pack your mascara? Skip an emergency drugstore run by hitting up a Benefit Glam Up & Away! kiosk. Found at more than 20 airports across the country — including New... Read More

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Sirena/Oceania Cruises

Here’s a quick look at what’s new this week in cruising, and how it could impact your next trip. The MV Adonia, operated by Carnival Corporation’s Fathom brand, sailed from Miami to Havana this week making history as the first ship to travel the route in decades. The 704 passengers... Read More

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You’d expect the far-away paradise of Australia to be a pricey journey. In most cases you’d be right, but we’ve sought out flights to Australia’s sun-soaked shores for as low as $490 on United Airlines. This is a rare find; trips to bustling, iconic cities like Brisbane, Melbourne, and Sydney... Read More

An aerial view of Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas.
Anthem of the Seas/Royal Caribbean International

Here’s a quick look at what’s new this week in cruising, and how it could impact your next trip… Melissa Etheridge is heading to sea with Royal Caribbean International, headlining the Melissa Etheridge & Friends Rock the Boat cruise, October 31 to November 5. In a video the rocker is... Read More

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Reefworld Pontoon, Great Barrier Reef
Laura Motta

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, which stretches along the east coast of Queensland for more than 1,400 miles, is the biggest structure on earth built by non-human organisms. It can even be seen from space. Clearly, this incredible destination, which was just renewed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, tops... Read More

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Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast, Australia
Laura Motta

Sydney and Melbourne are known for their flashy dining and drinking scenes, but Queensland’s Gold Coast — a spectacular stretch of sand fringed by a crown of mirrored skyscrapers — offers better prices, and a laid-back sophistication that feels more like California at happy hour than New York at... Read More

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Discover South Carolina

There are times when taking to the open road — an escape from our day-to-day life — is better suited by way of a long hike. From the cool coasts of the Great Lakes to warmer climates in Australia, here’s where you can reconnect with nature, no matter what... Read More

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Air Tahiti Nui

Is a trip to New Zealand or Australia in your future? Air Tahiti Nui’s South Pacific Hopper promotion can get you a second vacation in without costing you a cent. Score a three-night stopover in Tahiti — hotels included — on round-trips between Los Angeles and New Zealand that... Read More

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As tourism destinations, many major cities across the globe — New York and Paris, Stockholm and Sydney — are certainly monumental or historical or beautiful or all of the above. What they often aren’t, however, is cheap. The good news is that if you’ve got your mind set on... Read More

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Why sleep in a concrete-and-glass building when you can stay in a vintage trailer, a Boeing 747, or even in a wine barrel? These quirky hotel concepts are totally refreshing — and they give obsolete spaces a sustainable second life. ... Read More

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Curtis Stone

Once upon a time, Australian Chef Curtis Stone had a misconception about American food. “Before I moved to the States, when I thought of American food, my mind turned to comfort food: potpies, fried chicken, barbecue,” says Curtis. “But, the truth is, America is so geographically big and can’t be... Read More

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You won’t find too many Americans in Australia’s Northern Territory, and there’s a good reasons for it. Considering the high cost of air travel and the time that it takes to get there, most travelers are content on staying in Sydney or one of the country’s other southern cities.... Read More

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You may have dreams of visiting Sydney, the Australian city that’s home to the iconic Opera House and Harbour Bridge, but if you’ve done even a little bit of research, you know that this is one of the most expensive places to visit in the world for U.S. travelers.... Read More

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Ready to book your bucket list getaway? Try this one on for size: Explorer and environmentalist Jean-Michel Cousteau, eldest son of Jacques Cousteau, is encouraging North American families to follow in his footsteps and explore the Great Barrier Reef. Through a partnership between Stella Travel Services and Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ocean Futures... Read More