Cape Town is a place of wry contrasts, a place where you might encounter an international fashion model, a hippie or a “bergie” (beggar). There are urban black townships and picturesque seascapes. A mix of colonial history, the struggle against apartheid and 20 years of democracy color what Cape Town is today.
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Solo traveling can be a wonderful experience, especially for a young woman. It fosters a sense of confidence and independence and it implores you to explore the many sights and sounds that the world has to offer. That said, we girls do face a few more safety challenges while traveling than our male counterparts do. Before you pack your bags, arm yourself with these tips to stay safe while seeing the world.
Cancun has long been a popular destination spot for Americans looking to get away for a fun-filled vacation without straying too far from home. If you’re looking to head down to Mexico’s popular Yucatan Peninsula, don’t limit yourself to this party city. Explore Mexico’s natural beauty and rich Mayan culture by branching out a little further than you might have planned.
Procrastinating travelers who find it difficult to plan trips in advance could find some spontaneity and even bargains with last-minute travel apps to book flights and hotel rooms.
Virginia Beach is no generic beach town. It’s the largest city in Virginia, which means there are plenty of things to do throughout the year for free.
Black sand beaches, abundant wildlife, idyllic weather. When it comes to tropical summer getaways, Costa Rica is an obvious choice. But don’t let the travel guides fool you. You can get a quality vacation on a backpacker’s budget.
Group tours sound easy: Choose a destination and the tour company plans your trip, delivering you to hotels, restaurants and attractions. You don’t have to Google or organize a thing. But how do you find the right tour to begin with?
Your swimsuit and your sunscreen are in the luggage, and your boarding passes are all printed out. But did you remember your gadgets and chargers? Did you download enough entertainment? Do you know where you’re going?
Street-side viewing of the annual Rose Parade isn’t the only free thing to attract visitors to Pasadena, Calif., a mere 10 miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles.
If you’re looking to break away from the “get there as fast as we can” mentality, there are plenty of natural wonders and photo-worthy attractions just off the beaten path of I-15.
Urbanites nostalgic about childhood camping trips — or wanting to try tent camping for the first time — are often intimidated by logistical challenges, such as figuring out where to go and what to bring, and anxieties about diving headlong into the unfamiliar wilderness.
Disneyland can quickly turn from “The Happiest Place on Earth” to a nightmare. The amusement park rakes in more than 16 million visitors a year, and while some seasons are heavier than others, there are tried and trusted tricks to make the trip a little easier.
The right of consumers to collect cash from airlines for international as well as domestic flight delays is not well known, says Christopher Elliott, author of “How to be the World’s Smartest Traveler” and ombudsman for National Geographic Traveler. “The rules are obscure, and airlines intentionally keep them that way.”
There’s no doubt this capital city has truly earned its nickname as The City Different. Its skyline is not made of skyscrapers, but rather a collection of flat-topped adobe buildings that has taken more than four centuries to evolve. There are plenty of private and state-run museums that can provide history lessons, but simply wandering the streets, talking to locals and breathing in Santa Fe’s mountain air can all be done for free.
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