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  • 9 Tips for Getting the Cheapest Flights

    Save hundreds on your next flight with a few simple strategies.

  • Australia Might Be the Coolest Island in the World

    Watch: Australia’s beautiful scenic coastline and 19 UNESCO sites have to be seen to be believed.

  • What Years of Solo Travel Have Taught Me

    I was 21 when I took my first solo trip. Over the next nine years, I went on more solo trips: Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, France, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Hong Kong, Ireland, Mexico. Along the way I've learned a lot — both about myself and other people.

  • 6 Sensational Ways to See the World for Free

    To see the world for free you might not have to spend any money but you will likely have to exchange your precious time or do some work.

  • Valentine’s Special: Hidden Hearts Found Around the World

    By Sherry Ott / Ott’s World“Those that go searching for love, only manifest their own loveless-ness. And the loveless never find love, only the loving find love. And they never have to seek for it.” — D.H. Lawrence I’ve never really went out searching for love, and I’ve certainly never sat around waiting for it. My theory in life is to just live the life you want and love will find you. However, in my travels I do search for signs of love. And throughout the years in various corners of the world, I’ve found them. Some are obvious, and some are hidden. And there are a few that I think are messages potentially sent for me personally, to remind me of the ones I love who remain in place while I’m in continuous motion around the globe.Related: We Planned It: What to Do for Valentine’s Day in 14 CitiesLet Yahoo Travel inspire you every day. Hang out with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

  • The Worst Travel Rip-offs and How to Avoid Them

    Travel tips for how to avoid hidden fees, disappointing experiences, and overpriced items.

  • Mardi Gras Secrets: Tour the Warehouse Where Floats Live Forever

    The Kern family has been making elaborate Mardi Gras floats for generations, and you can see them on a tour of the company warehouse in New Orleans.

  • How to Take Better Travel Photos With Your Phone

    Design by Lauren DeLuca for Yahoo Travel.) By Natalie DiScala / Oh! Travelissima  Most travelers I know are trying to travel lighter, faster and smarter. Will Allen: One function that stands out more for me is the new slo-mo function.

  • Local Secrets: The Best Things to Do Outside Super Bowl City

    Super Bowl 50 is almost here and we’re gearing up for it. Here are six suggestions of where to go beyond the usual “must see” tourist places in San Francisco: Fisherman’s Wharf, Alcatraz, Ghirardelli, and the Golden Gate Bridge.

  • What It’s Like on Germany’s Tallest Mountain: There’s Beer

    I live for winter weekends. Cruising down the ski slopes, the brisk air whipping at my face makes me feel alive (and toasting my active day at après-ski makes me feel accomplished). However, it’s hard to beat warm days filled with nature hikes, waterfalls and crystalline lakes. But I found a place where you can have it all­­ in the same day. Germany’s jaw-­dropping Bavaria is one of the most active regions I’ve ever experienced. It certainly offers variety, boasting the country’s tallest ski resort, with trails open year round. ...

  • 7 Sensational Selfie Spots for Super Bowl Travelers

    Here are the best spots to snap a selfie while in town for the big game. (Photo: BonninStudio/Stocksy)

  • 7 Little-Known UNESCO World Heritage Sites You Should Visit

    By Matt Long / LandLopersIf you’re a little nerdy like me, then visiting UNESCO World Heritage Sites when you travel is probably something you enjoy. Even if it’s not you’ve probably visited a few without even realizing it. In case you’re not familiar with them, in 1972 the UN, through the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, began recognizing important sites around the world that they consider vital in order to maintain the cultural and natural heritage we have all inherited. We all know the big ones (Pyramids, Great Wall of Chine, etc.) but why I especially love visiting these sites is because most of them I wouldn’t know about if it weren’t for their UNESCO designation. I’ve discovered a lot of little known, off the beaten path sites that turned out to be fascinating, fun places to explore. There are more than 1,000 sites around the world and although I’ve only been to 130, I decided to go through my notes and share a few of the ones that although you may not know, you should definitely add them to your must-visit list.WATCH: Go Now: The New Seventh Wonder of the World — That’s EmptyLet Yahoo Travel inspire you every day. Hang out with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. 

  • Affordable, Unexpected: Put This European City On Your Bucket List

    Kiev may be an unexpected vacation destination, but it’s so worth it.

  • 14 Ways to Be a Traveler...Not a Tourist

    To help you really sink your teeth into a country and get a sense of place, here are 14 ways to immerse yourself in the culture that surrounds you.

  • Best Date Night Restaurants in Toronto

    Valentine’s Day is around the corner and if you’re looking for the perfect romantic corner table for you and your someone special, look no further than this list of suggestions from Toronto-based bloggers who know the city inside out.

  • 15 Stunning Photos of Bali to Help You Survive the Winter

    By Megan SneddenPure, vibrant, and exotic, Bali pulses with sensations that light your spirit on fire: incense on every street; the sizzling sound of rain down pouring onto pavement; the celebration of the sacred. When I was there, I could spend the whole day wandering from one organic café to the next sampling different coconut-based elixirs and just watching the clouds pass over as I waited for sunset.  If the winter has you down, why not spend some time this season fantasizing about an island paradise? You could even start planning your trip for next year. It’s currently rainy season in Bali, which only lasts until March, making now the best time to lock in those tickets and start travel planning. Here are some dreamy island shots to get you inspired, or at least help you daydream as you while away the snow.Related: Our Favorite Travel Photos of the YearMore from Megan Snedden:A Pub Crawl by Helicopter: Yes, It’s RealTravel Style: What to Wear in Conservative CountriesLet Yahoo Travel inspire you every day. Hang out with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. Check out our original adventure travel series A Broad Abroad.

  • 5 Ways Travel Can Make You a Better Person

    No matter how you travel or where, the experience is bound to change you—for the better.

  • 8 Great Travel Mantras to Make Your Own

    By Charles McCool / McCool TravelAfter conducting 95 interviews with amazing travel experts over the years, I have a nice collection of inspiring travel mantras. In each interview, I asked the travel expert for a travel mantra of eight words or less. (As you will see below, not every person abided by that requirement so I consider the “eight words” rule more of a guideline.) To get you excited about traveling this year, I selected a few great mantras that most make me want to jump out of my chair and see the world. I hope you feel the same.Each travel mantra also links to the travel experts interview on McCool Travel and their principle website, so that you can read more about them and be further inspired. Happy travels!More from McCool Travel:23 Absolutely Inspiring Places to Visit in 20168 Great Places to Visit Near Washington DC24 Great Travel Mantras WATCH: The Best Travel Advice We’ve Ever Been GivenLet Yahoo Travel inspire you every day. Hang out with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. Check out our original adventure travel series A Broad Abroad.

  • Winter Storm Jonas Is Coming: What to Do About Travel Delays and Flight Cancellations

    Go-to tips, websites and apps that provide all you need to know about weather delays and cancellations.

  • Colorado’s Hot Springs Make for a Steamy Winter Getaway

    Colorado’s hot springs are even better in the cold weather.

  • How to Get More Instagram Followers with Amazing Travel Photos

    20 secrets for taking great photos, sharing them to a wide Instagram audience, and getting that audience to follow you consistently.

  • How to Travel the World Together Without Killing Each Other

    Dan and Audrey in Christiana – Copenhagen, Denmark (Photo: Uncornered Market) By Audrey Scott / Uncornered Market Traveling with your partner is terrifically satisfying. Shared experiences are fulfilling; your relationship can find itself strengthening in new ways. However, stress and challenges are a reality in all relationships, and especially so when traveling full time. Many people have asked how we manage our relationship on the road, considering that we are not only life partners but traveling and business partners as well.

  • 5 Surprising Things You Can Do in Antarctica

    By Sherry Ott / Ott’s World “Welcome to Antarctica!” the voice in front of me boomed. Yet during my Antarctica cruise I realized that there was much more to Antarctica than I originally thought.

  • 4 Things an Expert Traveler Does on Every Trip

    Yahoo Travel Explorer Matt Long, of LandLopers travel blog, reveals a few smart tips that will improve any trip.

  • A Travel Blog Couple Gets Real: Behind Their Happy Instagrams

    The couple behind travel blog Nomadasaurus reveals what it's really like to deal with a relationship while on the road.

  • 5 Underrated (and Affordable) European Countries You Should Visit Now

    Ditch the typical tourist track through Europe and discover these destinations.