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Australia Beach (retouched)

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

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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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Flickr Steve Montgomery National Gallery London 2

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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iStock/Sydney

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

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Britain, Ireland, Scotland, Australia, and many others countries speak the English language. But sometimes talking with the locals there can feel as foreign to U.S. travelers as communicating with those in, say, Thailand. To help clear these up, here are a few words that our stateside readers are all... Read More

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LadoniaNimis

Whether established as a joke, to make a political point, or purely by accident, these 10 micronations across the world show that, if you don’t like your own country, you can just go ahead and start your own. Of course, like all of the ones we’ve listed, yours might... Read More

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Foraging is a culinary trend that isn’t going away, and it’s only getting bigger in travel. Many credit the movement to chef René Redzepi of Noma, the Michelin-starred restaurant in Copenhagen that frequently tops “Best in the World” restaurant lists. And it makes sense, especially at a time when... Read More