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It's only 180 square miles, but it packs a lot of personality. In fact Andorra is the only country in the world that's ruled by co-princes from different countries.

By Valerie Stimac

Who's gonna get you the best hotel deal or tell you not to take that cruise during an outbreak of the latest super bug? Your travel adviser, that's who.

By Michelle Konstantinovsky

Although there are many contenders for this dubious honor, experts have one particular seat in mind.

By Nathan Chandler

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You might think it's impossible to fit a week's worth of clothes into a carry-on, but with our packing tips, it's a piece of cake.

By Dave Roos

You may be tempted to buy a few thousand miles because you're oh-so-close to the threshold for a free ticket. But experts say you generally shouldn't do that.

By Cherise Threewitt

Thinking about making some extra cash with Airbnb? Pick your profile photo carefully. New research finds that it matters more than you think.

By Christian Sager

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Whether you're looking for like-minded cat lovers or conspiracy theorists, there's a cruise out there for you.

By Alia Hoyt

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?

By Laurie L. Dove

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.

By Melanie Radzicki McManus

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?

By Julia Layton

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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?

By Julia Layton

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.

By Julia Layton

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

By Blythe Copeland

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

By Blythe Copeland

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Travel broadens the mind, but it can also shrink your wallet. Here are five apps that can help save you cash on the road.

By Craig Haggit

Smartphone users can unlock a world of restaurant information simply by downloading a few key apps. Read about our favorite foodie apps.

By Stephanie Crawford

The airplane you are on is about to land and you wish you knew how to pop your ears. Learn how to pop your ears from this article.

By HowStuffWorks.com Contributors

What might be worse than hearing "Are we there yet?" over and over again for hours on end? "The Wheels on the Bus" over and over again for hours on end. What are some perfect road songs that both parents and children can enjoy?

By Meghan E. Smith

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Vacations are great for spending time with the family, but sometimes it's good for your kids to bring along their friends. But there's a fine line you have to walk when you're responsible for another little one during a lengthy trip.

By Susan Sherwood, Ph.D.

Most travelers think their own auto insurance will cover rental car accidents, too. But do you honestly know the details of your coverage, how long your coverage will last or how well you're really protected?

By Christopher Neiger

Nothing saps the fun from a road trip like being pulled over by a cop. Besides simply obeying traffic laws, how can you avoid a ticket on your next trip?

By Nicholas Gerbis

Road trip: two words that promise summer adventure and fun. Car problems: two words that will kill that excitement in a heartbeat. A breakdown on the highway will turn your long-awaited vacation into the mechanic's "pay-cation" and leave you with unpleasant memories.

By Martha Barksdale

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Vacation can mean spending a week -- an entire week! -- having the best time with your best bud. Sometimes, however, the novelty wears off. What do you need to keep in mind when sending out vacation invitations to your inner circle?

By Tom Scheve

It probably wasn't too long ago when the only person you worried about trashing a hotel room was you. All that changed when you had kids (or started using your own credit card to secure rooms). When's the right time to book them a separate suite?

By Tom Scheve