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10/20/2016 09:27 AM
"Parts Unknown" was in London when British citizens voted to exit the European Union. The Brexit vote seemed to prompt a "collective nervous breakdown" in the city.

10/21/2016 07:04 AM
A London diner's guide to the Brexit vote
Once the home of the jellied eel, pie and mash and fish and chips, London has come a long way since the local Indian restaurant was the most exotic dining experience on any of the city's main streets.

10/19/2016 01:16 PM
One chef's struggle to digest the Brexit vote
On "Parts Unknown," Anthony Bourdain sits down with chef Margot Henderson to chew over the fallout from the country's recent Brexit vote. Sundays at 9 p.m.

09/29/2016 10:55 AM
Desperate drinking in London
Anthony Bourdain finds himself in London in the wake of the Brexit vote, and sits down with friends to commiserate over beer and wine. "Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown" airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

10/19/2016 01:48 PM
Election fatigue? Picture yourself here

10/18/2016 07:21 AM
This could be the scariest campsite ever

10/18/2016 02:55 PM
What it's like to drink in the world's best bar

10/14/2016 08:59 AM
Hot, hot, hot in Sichuan with Anthony Bourdain

10/14/2016 09:07 AM
Presidential homes shine in an uncivil political season

10/12/2016 04:07 AM
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USATODAY - Travel Top Stories

10/18/2016 08:44 PM
Breathtaking Yellowstone sparkles in the off-season
October can be a great last chance to see the national park before the snow flies.

10/17/2016 03:54 AM
50 states: 50 best restaurants on Yelp
These are the top user-rated and reviewed restaurants in each state.

10/21/2016 08:03 AM
Drive into the paranormal in the Blue Ridge Mountains
Fall has often brought an uptick in reports of Brown Mountain Lights sightings.

10/21/2016 09:55 AM
10 great knitting and yarn shops across North America
Many stores offer classes, supplies and a place to work on your next scarf, afghan or fiber-art masterpiece.

10/20/2016 09:11 PM
Las Vegas' Halloween attractions for every traveler
How to celebrate Halloween in Sin City, from spooky and scary to sweet and saucy.

10/21/2016 07:59 AM
Tasting Asheville: From beer town to culinary capital
Asheville's appeal as a southern culinary capital goes beyond beer to global flavors.

10/21/2016 09:54 AM
First look: Inside the revamped Queen Mary 2
The iconic ocean liner underwent a massive makeover in dry dock earlier this year.

10/20/2016 04:01 PM
10 Caribbean islands cruise ships don’t visit
These gems unspoiled by the cruising throngs are terrific holdouts of authentic island life.

10/21/2016 03:23 AM
Anthony Bourdain releases family-inspired cookbook
The star chef, traveler, TV host and father talks family, pancakes and Italy.

10/20/2016 04:46 AM
The best wildlife photos from @USInterior on Instagram
These photos represent some of the best reasons for our national park system.

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USATODAY - Today In the Sky

10/21/2016 04:09 AM
Iberia latest airline to unveil premium economy cabin
Customers will first see the seats in 2017. Chicago will be the first U.S. city to get them.

10/21/2016 05:12 AM
Name that airport ...
Here is this week 's "name that airport" photo.

10/21/2016 01:27 AM
American: 'Basic Economy' fares coming in 2017
American Airlines said it plans to remain on the offensive against “ultra low-cost” rivals that have expanded at its hub airports in recent ...

10/19/2016 08:31 PM
American bullish on Cuba despite demand uncertainty
American began serving 10 new destinations during the third quarter, including in five in Cuba.

10/19/2016 06:30 PM
American: Distinct 'Premium Economy' fare class coming in February
American's new Premium Economy seats will slowly start rolling out in November.

10/20/2016 03:13 AM
British Airways to launch Dreamliner service to New Orleans
The Louisiana city will become British Airways' 23rd destination in the United States.

10/20/2016 03:01 AM
JetBlue unveils flights for Havana, its 100th city
The airline will launch three routes to the Cuban capital in late November.

10/18/2016 06:37 PM
Samsung opens airport booths to exchange banned Note 7 phones
You’ve probably heard by now that Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones are prone to catch on fire.

10/19/2016 05:05 AM
Virgin America, Singapore Air are top airlines - again!
So says Condé Nast Traveler magazine, one of many to try to rate the 'world's best airlines.'

10/19/2016 12:55 AM
October #avgeek gallery: 30 cool aviation photos
Check out our latest batch of fun airplane and aviation photos from around the globe.

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USATODAY - Hotels Top Stories

10/12/2016 04:45 AM
Eight hotels in Seattle with awesome views
The city offers stunning views thanks to its waterfront location, skyline accented by the Space Needle, and proximity to the mountains.

10/08/2016 03:29 AM
Over-the-top inauguration packages at D.C. hotels
The most expensive hotel package for Inauguration Day in Washington is $2.5 million.

10/03/2016 10:39 AM
Hotels join forces with popular fitness brands
Hotels partner with fitness brands such as SoulCycle, Flywheel and Barry's Bootcamp

10/04/2016 05:02 AM
After merger, Marriott expands into Africa
Marriott, now the largest hotel company in the world, debuts in Sub-Saharan Africa

10/02/2016 10:03 PM
Hotels partner with popular fitness brands

09/30/2016 05:08 PM
West Elm starts hotel chain; new Trump hotel brand to be called Scion
West Elm, the modern furnishings company, is expanding into the hospitality business.

09/28/2016 04:55 AM
New England’s most scenic hotels and resorts
Oyster.com found hotels and resorts where the vistas — of both mountains and ocean — are hard to beat.

09/30/2016 12:30 PM
Virgin Hotels to check into Silicon Valley
Virgin Hotels, Sir Richard Branson’s lifestyle hotel brand, will expand to the West Coast.

09/26/2016 11:13 AM
Best hotel loyalty promotions for fall 2016
Hotel promotions are worth paying attention to, even if you don’t stay frequently at one particular brand.

09/23/2016 08:10 AM
Marriott buys Starwood, how it affects your loyalty points
If you're booking your next vacation and looking for a room with a view chances are you'll be staying at a Marriott hotel. Angeli Kakade (@angelikakade) has the story.

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USATODAY - Destinations Top Stories

10/20/2016 04:46 AM
The best wildlife photos from @USInterior on Instagram
These photos represent some of the best reasons for our national park system.

10/19/2016 10:55 AM
JD Power ranks travel destinations for first time ever
The study found a direct link between traveler satisfaction and the money spent at the locale.

10/19/2016 07:04 AM
Universal Studios experiments with virtual reality this Halloween
The theme park adds a virtual Repository to Halloween Horror Nights in Florida.

10/17/2016 01:53 PM
Road trip USA: 51 longest highways in America
These open roads will let you keep driving as long as you want.

10/17/2016 10:53 AM
Halloween treat: Spend the night at Dracula's castle in Transylvania
Dracula's castle will have overnight guests on Halloween, marking the first time since 1948 that anyone has slept in the Transylvanian fortress.

10/17/2016 06:00 AM
Small towns, big buzz: Where to hit the beach in Riviera Nayarit
Riviera Nayarit is a 200-mile stretch of verdant coastline on Mexico’s Pacific coast.

10/22/2016 05:02 AM
Road Trip USA: It’s a small world in Rhode Island
A mansion on the cliffs doesn’t necessarily make a home.

10/21/2016 11:34 PM
Sightseeing in Rhode Island

10/21/2016 05:00 AM
These knitting stores offer more than just yarn

10/21/2016 04:59 AM
Hunting for the Brown Mountain Lights

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Latest Travel News from the New York Times

NYT > Travel

10/21/2016 01:38 PM
On the Water, and Into the Wild
The lakes and forests of Minnesota’s Boundary Waters transport you to a time when nature was not a thing at the edge of civilization, but a world unto itself.
10/21/2016 03:00 AM
Frugal Traveler: Partying in South Beach Like It’s $19.99
The bars and clubs of South Beach are notoriously expensive. Here’s how to get the best thump-thump for your dollar.
10/20/2016 03:06 PM
20 places to travel in your 20s
Think of this selection less as a checklist and more as a starter kit for seeing the world.
10/20/2016 02:00 PM
Update: Recent Incidents Put a New Focus on Sexual Assault on Airplanes
Recent sexual assaults — and allegations that Donald J. Trump once groped a passenger — have prompted questions about safety on airline flights.
10/20/2016 03:00 AM
The Getaway: Europe and the Caribbean: In Reach at Last
Thanks to cheap fuel and more competition, you just might be able to afford that trip to Europe or the Caribbean.
10/21/2016 02:45 AM
Update: How to Protect Yourself From Sexual Assault on a Plane
To minimize the risk of being sexually assaulted on a plane, book an aisle seat and talk to a flight attendant if someone is making you uncomfortable.
10/20/2016 10:37 PM
On Set: In Rome, Using ‘Roman Holiday’ as a Guide
The film “Roman Holiday” is essentially a coming-of-age story about a princess and a reporter. It’s also a great tour guide for your visit to Rome.
10/22/2016 09:58 AM
The Haggler: Do Not Anger the Travel Gods. Sweat the Details.
When the travel insurance company Allianz denies a claim for a trip that was canceled for medical reasons, a traveler seeks help getting a reimbursement.
10/22/2016 03:00 AM
Travel Tips: How to Get a Deal at Local Markets
For travelers in search of good prices at local markets, look for handmade items, prepare to bargain — and don’t forget airport shopping.
10/22/2016 03:00 AM
Personal Journeys: Want to Explore Iceland? An Airline Has a Buddy Who Can Help
For passengers who stop over in Iceland, Icelandair has devised a buddy program in which employees help visitors explore the country (the fishing’s fine).
10/21/2016 06:22 AM
What in the World: A Traveler’s Guide to Customs: When to Shake Hands, Hug or Kiss
You might end up touching noses in New Zealand, figuring out how many air kisses to give in France, or receiving a bone-crushing handshake in Russia.
10/21/2016 03:00 AM
Bites: A Lisbon Food Court Housed in a Palace
The two floors of Palácio Chiado offer seven stops, each spinoffs of existing restaurants, from casual tapas to fancy seafood.
10/21/2016 02:50 AM
On the Ground: Hawaii Looks Back, and Ahead, as Its Presidential Spotlight Dims
With President Obama’s time in the White House almost up, a tour of Honolulu found residents proud of their native son but wistful about the coming loss of attention.
10/20/2016 03:00 AM
Surfacing: Five Places to Eat in Versailles
The culinary reputation of Versailles is in the midst of a delicious revival as talented chefs open restaurants so good they’re pulling Parisians.
10/19/2016 10:42 PM
The ways to travel on the cheap during or after college
Here are a few ways to make that trip more attainable.

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NYT > Escapes

03/05/2010 01:42 PM
Paddleboarding in Hawaii: Who Cares About Surf
Paddleboarding while upright means venturing far and wide without having to hunt for waves.
03/05/2010 12:27 AM
The Falcon: A Jazz Haven in a Hudson Valley Hamlet
Away from Manhattan’s urban frenzy, one man’s hospitality has created an intimate stage for top-tier musicians.
03/05/2010 12:28 AM
Breaking Ground: Sound-View Homes in North Carolina’s Waterfront
A waterfront second-home community in Merry Hill, N.C.
02/27/2010 06:01 PM
From Frozen Vines In Ontario, a Sweet Specialty: Ice Wine
The Niagara Peninsula in Ontario is ground zero for ice wine, whose grapes are ready for harvesting in the middle of winter.

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Latest Travel Tips from ESL

Sujain Thomas -- 2015-08-28 23:46
Travel Truths That Will Always Catch Up With You It doesn’t really matter whether you are one of those meticulous and go-by-the-book travelers or simply the fancy and footloose types without a care in the world, there are certain travel truths that will always catch up with you. You would have ten...
aggouni -- 2015-04-10 19:02
You may wonder what is the healthiest way to spend money? What causes us travel and be globetrotters? Where can a long trip on plane take us to? And where does the only palace exist in the United States? Discover 10 of the finest tourist facts that will introduce you to the world of travelling just ...
t2india.in -- 2015-03-01 04:13
Busted: Popular Travelling Myths Travelling is one of the THE rites of passage of the world. Everyone has this inherent need to travel whether they are from the stone age looking for better pastures or the new age man or woman looking to add some colour to life with a short trip abroad. Exploring ne...
Jude Tan -- 2014-04-26 01:50
So you've just had your Chinese visa stamped into your passport, your flights are booked, you have your farewell party sorted and it’s just a matter of days before the adventure begins. While a game of charades with your local waitress might be fun the first couple of times, getting chicken claw a...
Well jaded traveler -- 2014-00-22 12:18
When arriving in a new city, from my hotel room (which I always chose in the middle of the hotel area of the city), I walk to a nearby 5 star hotel. They always have a line of taxi cabs waiting in their drive way. They only allow good taxi drivers to pick up their guests. I don't know what the proce...
Peter Goudge -- 2014-00-22 12:09
Every person who has spent some time teaching and travelling around the world has a taxi story to share. Over the past 30 years or so that I’ve been teaching and travelling (with breaks in between), I can safely say that I’ve heard a taxi story from every continent. I’ve heard some shockers in...
Emily Austin -- 2014-00-04 12:29
Whether you are dealing with forest camping for the first time, or you are a frequent camper, a new outdoor tour will always be very thrilling and scary at the same time, especially if it includes camping within it. If you are planning a tour to India for experiencing ultimate fun and adventure, the...
Sarsjh Patrick -- 2013-11-04 12:58
Wildlife photography is indeed very rewarding, yet challenging when compared with all the other kinds of photography. Getting all the animals together to click the perfect picture can at times be very irritating. You cannot control or order them the way you want and therefore, need to have lots of p...
Jon Cheney -- 2013-06-19 17:49
As summer rolls on through, and we all sit in the office pining for a foreign getaway, regrets may begin to creep in that we didn’t think ahead and book something months ago. Thankfully there are plenty of holiday operators offering last minute holiday deals so you don’t have to miss out on a su...
Cliff -- 2013-06-19 15:59
There is always a part of me that dislikes the environmental impacts of traveling. The use of fossil fuels for transportation, buying food in non-environmentally friendly packaging, the list goes on. Luckily, I've found a couple of ways to make traveling a little easier on the environment. Use these...

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