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China, a bucket-list destination for many, is super cheap to reach right now. While last week’s shocking $348 roundtrip San Francisco-Hong Kong airfare (spurred by a United-Delta price war) is gone, terrific deals to other Chinese cities on United Airlines — with flights as low as $492 — remain through early fall. United offers... Read More

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China’s Special Administrative Region of Macau may be famous for its casinos but it’s the island’s cuisine — which blends Portuguese and Chinese influences — that hits the jackpot. Here are some tasty ways to sample Macau eats: 1. Try a Portuguese culinary workshop. Dig into the core of Macau culture... Read More

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Here’s a quick look at what’s new this week in cruising, and how it could impact your next trip… No, this is not an April’s Fools joke: Royal Caribbean asked James Hand — the 26-year-old who named the UK’s now-infamous polar research vessel Boaty McBoatface — to come up... Read More

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Think you have what it takes to survive the Hunger Games? You’ll soon have the chance to find out — two of Hollywood’s largest studios recently announced plans to enter into the amusement park business. From Atlanta to Dubai, we’re excited for these new immersive theme parks and lands.... Read More

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Our CEO David Steward recently visited China on a 14-day adventure, journeying for the most part with Gate1 Travel to hotspots like Shanghai, the Yangtze River, Xi’an, and Beijing. While there, the tourism board of Suzhou — a canal city west of Shanghai — graciously took Shermans on a... Read More

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In the U.S., December 31 is a big deal. At midnight, right when it’s turning January 1, a giant ball drops, we scream, spill some champagne, and make future promises we can’t keep. But for billions — yes, billions! — of people around the world, it’s March 21 or September 11 or February 20... Read More

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What Does Your State's Name Really Mean? This Atlas Tells You

By Greg Keraghosian for Yahoo! Travel Images courtesy: Atlas of True Names Fans of Ron Burgundy and Anchorman can rejoice at the knowledge of what San Diego’s name really means: St. Heelholder. That is, according to the Atlas of True Names, created by cartographers Stephan Hormes and Silke Peust. Part science and part... Read More

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New York. Paris. London. Those are some of the big cities that travelers hoping for some cultural enrichment flock to. But what if you’ve had your fill of The Metropolitan Museum of Art or have grown tired of The Louvre? Here, four cities that might surprise you with its delightfully... Read More

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Airport terminals around the globe are stepping things up a notch with high-tech designs, indoor art museums, and speedier ways through passport control. Here are seven new(ish) airport terminals we love flying in and out of: ... Read More

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If you’re traveling internationally or even just across the country, chances are you’ll have a layover somewhere during your journey. Rather than waiting for hours inside the airport, why not take advantage of your location and head into the city? You’ve already paid to get there, after all. Whether... Read More

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Summer’s winding down, and as we approach the “hunker-down” days of autumn and winter, what better activity to amuse the armchair traveler than binge-watching Netflix shows? Rather than re-watching Breaking Bad for a fourth time, satisfy your travel cravings with our list of some of the best travel programs... Read More

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We all know cities share common names — there’s a Paris in Texas and a Rome in Georgia, just to name two. But who would have thought that some cities would go as far as to share landmarks? Las Vegas is an obvious example, but other lesser known ones... Read More

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By Reggie Nadelson for Yahoo! Travel The secret’s out: many of us break the rules on our vacations — and we have a lot of fun doing it. OK, fess up. I know you’ve been a dedicated traveler. Determined, you have moved from country to country, seeing the best there is: the... 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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Relaxation takes form in all shapes and sizes. To some, an afternoon coffee with a pastry eases away the tension better than a full-body massage. To others, being pricked in the back with dozens of needles does the trick. From skin-eating fish to dives into icy lakes, here are... Read More