With the growing popularity of adventure travel, more and more people are taking their vacations to the extreme. An adventure trip can be anything from a hike to a sailing trip or a biking tour; but most importantly, it's about exploring and enjoying the natural beauty of the planet. Adventure travel can be an extremely fulfilling and transformative experience, but no adventure trip is the same and there is a lot you need to consider before you book. ... read more»

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When's the best time to book your holiday flights? According to Orbitz, you should do it the week of October 5. That's for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Eve travel. ... read more»

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It's passport awareness month and the State Department has released a helpful infographic. ... read more»

A new list of national economies that rely on tourism sheds light on which destinations are offering the most to travelers. ... read more»

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Now that's a headline you probably didn't expect to see … but yes, it is true, some hotel chains are now offering varying check-out concepts that allow travelers to be more flexible with later check-out times, and a few are even offering day-stays. Next time you have an inconvenient flight time, need extra time to re-group while traveling, or really just need a nap, consider one of these trends—popping up at hotels around the globe. ... read more»

Oreos call more than 100 countries home, making the cream-filled snack a contender for world's favorite cookie. But when Oreos started taking over the world, odd things began to happen. Not only did a multitude of Oreo flavors emerge, so did many Oreo innovations. Here are some incredible ways Oreos have adapted and developed across cultures. ... read more»

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There's an old saying: If it seems too good to be true, it probably is. In the travel world, of course, that's not always true. Things like free upgrades, free drinks, and free in-flight perks sometimes really do come with no strings attached. Then again, things like timeshares and travel clubs—which may at first seem like great ideas—don't always live up to the hype.

And now we can add another "too good to be true" item to the list: free Wi-Fi. ... read more»

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Fresh off his four-day papal journey to Cuba, Pope Francis is scheduled for his first-ever visit to the United States from September 22 through September 27. The six-day tour, "Apostolic Journey to the United States of America," leads a busy schedule with stops at more than a dozen sites in Washington, D.C.; New York City; and Philadelphia.

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