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Travel destinations are the stuff of daydreams and memories. Discover the many options available such as adventure travel, city guides and family vacations.

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How Velocipede Carousels Work

Velocipede carousels, powered by pedaling, were created in the late 19th century to accustom Parisians to riding bicycles. But just two of them are left in the world.

10 Deadliest Roller Coaster Accidents

You're more likely to die getting struck by lightning than riding a roller coaster, but that doesn't mean there isn't a long list of amusement park tragedies.

Is it true that no one dies at Disney World?

It's touted as the most magical place on Earth, but is it so magical nobody has ever died there? Let's get real about what goes down when there's a death at Disney World.

How Airbnb Works

Airbnb sounds like a win-win: Guests get a unique vacation experience often at less than a hotel would charge, while hosts make extra cash off spare bedrooms or second homes. But hotels, cities and tenants' groups don't feel as buoyant about Airbnb.

10 Best Street Foods From Around the World

Sure, you can get a cheeseburger almost anywhere, but when you're traveling, why not sample the food the locals specialize in – and love? Street food gives you a tasty window into another culture. Here are our recommendations for your next trip.

10 Places on Earth That Look Completely Alien

Some spots on Earth seem like they're straight out of the Lonely Planet guide to outer space – NASA even uses them for training. What and where are they?

10 Weirdest Museums You Really Should Visit

Sure, you can easily find a museum full of dinosaur bones or ancient art. But what if you're really into gelato or weird medical devices? Or toilet seat art?

Fall Pictures

Fall is a time for amazing tree colors and fun activities. Look through this gallery to see beautiful fall pictures and events.

Nazca Lines Pictures

Southeast of Lima, Peru, between the Andes Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, are lines etched into the desert. See the Nazca lines in this gallery.

Travel Fashion: How to Look Good on the Go

After a day in the car or a few hours on the plane, even stylish travelers can look rumpled and dingy at their destinations. What are some smart tips for traveling in style?

10 Travel-savvy Airport Tips

Travel broadens the mind, but the airport can kill your enthusiasm for exploring the world. Don't cancel that trip – get the know-how you need to make it to your destination with minimal hassle.

10 Alternatives to the Las Vegas Vacation

Sin City isn't the only place to gamble the nights away. Dozens of other destinations worldwide offer their own takes on the gaming getaway, combining the excitement of the bet with their own local flavor.

10 Guaranteed Ways to Ruin a Family Reunion

Big family gatherings can be fun, heartwarming events, but they're often fraught with tension. Here are 10 ways to tank the event in short order.

10 Tiny Towns with Big Tourism Dreams

Every tourist destination started somewhere. These 10 tiny towns are flaunting what they've got, whether that's fantastic scenery, deadly lizards or a lock on the RV servicing market.

The 10 Most Amazing Parties of All Time

Not all parties are as wild as Edward Russell's 1694 bash, where guests took eight days to polish off the cocktail offerings. These 10 fêtes run the gamut of soirée styles, from staid, formal affairs to creative events with unusual themes.

10 Tips for Finding the Lowest Airfares

Buying plane tickets these days is like placing a bet. You just feel it -- now's the time: Click it now! Is there any rhyme or reason to the airfare pricing game?

10 of the World's Most Touristy Cities

Some cities just seem to be more "blessed" with expensive attractions, wax museums and fudge shops than others. Here are 10 of the world's finest tourist traps.

How Holi Works

In India, springtime is marked by an explosion of color when revelers take to the street with fistfuls of powdered pigment to celebrate Holi. What's the history of the holiday, and how did color-throwing become the main event?

How Burning Man Works

Since 1986, Burners have celebrated radical inclusion and self-expression at a weeklong festival in Nevada's Black Rock Desert. How did Burning Man start, and what does the Man symbolize?

How Carnival Works

Carnival festivities are all about local flavor, and in Rio, that means samba. At the most famous Carnival in Brazil, you'll find dancers, musicians and over-the-top extravagance.

10 Sprawliest Cities in the United States

It's hard to escape the sprawling, sprawly sprawl, especially for anyone who lives in or near a larger American city. But some locations stretch out more than others. Did your town make the list?

4 Surprisingly Relaxing Family Vacations

If you think you can't find a vacation that's relaxing for parents and still fun for the kids, these four trips will make you think again.

5 Ways to Slow Down and Enjoy Your Next Family Vacation

Make your next vacation one you’ll remember for all the right reasons with these skip-the-stress suggestions.

3 Ideas for Memory-Building Family Vacations

Get out of your vacation rut with a new adventure you and your family will remember forever.

10 Ideas for Overseas Adventure Travel

Do you want to explore a part of the world that's new to you, but can't come up with anything exciting? We've got 10 ideas for adventurous trips.


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