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How to Take Better Photos at Popular Tourist Spots How to Take Better Photos at Popular Tourist Spots

You’re on vacation, and you’ve got your camera out at a well-known tourist spot where everyone and their mother has snapped the same pic over and over. How do you make each click of the shutter count?

How to Be a Polite Pot Tourist How to Be a Polite Pot Tourist

Last weekend I purchased some marijuana. Not from some friend of a friend of a friend, but from an actual dispensary in Boulder, Colorado. Boulder, like the rest of Colorado, has recreational marijuana dispensaries where you can purchase weed legally. It was cool.

When You Visit Sacred Spaces, Think Before You Selfie When You Visit Sacred Spaces, Think Before You Selfie

The rise of the selfie has driven a rift into society, bringing up a surprising number of issues over gender, class, age, religion, and race. Wired’s Jason Parham explores some of these in “When the Selfie Turns Sacrilegious,” an essay on taking selfies in sacred or serious places like mosques and art installations.

Be a Responsible, Safe Tourist by Researching These Two Things Ahead of Time Be a Responsible, Safe Tourist by Researching These Two Things Ahead of Time

We’ve all seen unfortunate vacation-gone-wrong stories, about someone who went on vacation and had something bad happen to them, from getting stuck in the wilderness alone to being taken in by a scam. For instance, there’s the recent one about Iceland residents getting fed up with tourists who come unprepared for the…

How to Photograph Your House for Airbnb How to Photograph Your House for Airbnb

So you’ve taken the leap and decided to offer your home as a cozy place to stay for weary travelers, tourists, and vacationers. You can list your house on Airbnb, VRBO, HomeAway, or one of a handful of other vacation rental sites, but you want to make sure that listing looks as inviting as possible to attract…

How to Eat Street Food Anywhere in the World Without Getting Sick How to Eat Street Food Anywhere in the World Without Getting Sick

Street food is one of the best ways to experience a country’s culture. While these makeshift stalls might look risky, street food is often just as safe—if not safer—than restaurants. Ask any experienced adventurer. Still, there are a few basic rules you should know to avoid any problems.

These Are the Best Cities Around the World for Drinking on the Street These Are the Best Cities Around the World for Drinking on the Street

There are so many things to love about travel but street drinking has quickly become one of my favorite activities abroad. If you live in a place where it’s legal (and normal) to walk down the street with a beer, maybe you can’t imagine what the big deal is. For the rest of us, it’s pretty great.

Tips for Hailing a Cab in Popular Tourist Destinations Around the World Tips for Hailing a Cab in Popular Tourist Destinations Around the World

There are harder things in life than hailing a cab, but depending on the city, it can be slightly confusing. Travel + Leisure offers a few tips for getting a taxi, depending on the destination.

This Map Guides You On an Epic Tour of Nearly 50,000 U.S. Historic Sites This Map Guides You On an Epic Tour of Nearly 50,000 U.S. Historic Sites

If you ever wanted to visit every interesting historical site in the U.S., this map will guide you on a tour to each one using the mathematically shortest route possible.

Google Trips Personalizes and Automates Your Travel Plans From Start to Finish Google Trips Personalizes and Automates Your Travel Plans From Start to Finish

iOS/Android: Google has been tiptoeing the travel game for a while now with useful tools like Google Flights and their hotel search function. Today, they completely jumped in with a new app that manages and helps plan your trip from start to finish.

BaseTrip Gives You Travel Information About Any Country You’re Visiting BaseTrip Gives You Travel Information About Any Country You’re Visiting

Especially when you’re visiting a new, unfamiliar country, you want to be prepared for your trip. BaseTrip tells you everything you should know about traveling to your destination, from tipping etiquette to vaccinations to average internet speeds.

Inflightfeed Tells You What to Expect From In-Flight Food, Depending on the Airline Inflightfeed Tells You What to Expect From In-Flight Food, Depending on the Airline

Airline food is, for the most part, an afterthought. No one boards a flight expecting a culinary experience, but some airlines serve better food than others. In fact, sometimes that food is downright delicious. Inflightfeed is a blog dedicated to reviewing all the different meals offered on 150 different airlines…

How to Fly Spirit Airlines Without Losing Your Mind How to Fly Spirit Airlines Without Losing Your Mind

Spirit Airlines gets a lot of crap. Most of the time, that crap is well deserved. They’ve ditched their lame attempts at bawdy humor and their CEO, which is a couple of steps in the right direction, but they’re still brazenly cheap and the epitome of uncomfortable, bare-bones flying. The problem is, their prices are…

Your Renters and Homeowners Insurance May Cover Theft Away From Home Your Renters and Homeowners Insurance May Cover Theft Away From Home

You get a lot of coverage for your buck with renter’s insurance. For example, you might be surprised to learn that most policies cover stuff that’s stolen outside of your home. It’s called “off-premises” coverage, and many homeowner’s policies include it, too.

This Tool Shows You How to Redeem Your Travel Rewards, Depending on the Airline This Tool Shows You How to Redeem Your Travel Rewards, Depending on the Airline

Once you’ve earned your travel rewards, it’s time to cash them in for a free flight. Some rewards programs are confusing to navigate, though. AwardAce shows you how to book your rewards travel, step by step, depending on the airline.

Squeeze Rewards Out of Your Disney Vacation With Gift Cards Squeeze Rewards Out of Your Disney Vacation With Gift Cards

Disney doesn’t come cheap, so if you’re planning a trip, you might as well make the most of your cash. Disney Gift cards are a smart option for squeezing in some rewards and simultaneously sticking to a budget.

Airlines Will Soon Have to Refund Baggage Fees When They Lose Your Luggage Airlines Will Soon Have to Refund Baggage Fees When They Lose Your Luggage

Airlines love their baggage fees, and collectively, they earn billions from those fees every year. There’s finally good news for customers, though. A new law requires airlines to refund your fee if they lose your luggage, which seems only fair.

Passport Map Shows You All the Countries You Can Visit With or Without a Visa Passport Map Shows You All the Countries You Can Visit With or Without a Visa

Depending on the passport you hold, it can be a breeze to visit another country, or it can be a maddening process that takes months of paperwork, clearance, visits to consulates or embassies, and the risk of getting denied anyway. Passport Map can help you figure out what you’re in for before you plan a trip.

The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program Helps U.S. Travelers Stay Safe Abroad The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program Helps U.S. Travelers Stay Safe Abroad

When you’re traveling abroad, it’s important to stay safe in unfamiliar territory, especially if you’re traveling solo. The U.S. Department of State has a program that lets you register your trip, stay updated on travel alerts, and keep in touch with friends and family during an emergency.

What You Should Know If You Want to Work Remotely and Travel the World What You Should Know If You Want to Work Remotely and Travel the World

If you’re lucky enough to work from anywhere, you can take advantage of your freedom and work while you travel. Our own Stephanie Lee just spent the last nine months as one of these “digital nomads,” with just a couple of suitcases and her laptop. Here are some practical things to consider if you want to be one, too.

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