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Archive: January 2014
jan 31
A typical day in Times Square, New York City

Super Bowl Mania Hits New York City

Whether you're in town for the Super Bowl or planning your next trip to the Big Apple, we've rounded up some fun attractions you won't want to miss!
jan 30

Visit the U.K.'s Winter Wonderlands!

Think the U.K. is too chilly and dark for a winter break? Think again. These awesome locales will warm your heart!
jan 30
Plaza Bolivar in Bogota, Colombia.

Tips For Traveling Solo Through South America

One writer offers her tips for traveling around South America solo.
jan 28
Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon

Visiting Myanmar's Golden Shwedagon Pagoda

No trip to Myanmar is complete without a visit to the legendary golden Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon.
jan 26

Berlin, MD, Leads Our Coolest Small Town Voting!

There's still four weeks of voting for America's Coolest Small Town 2014, but a few towns have charged to the top spots.
jan 24
Colca Canyon in Peru

Hiking Peru's Colca Canyon

Here's what happened when we took on the second deepest canyon in the world.
jan 22

Time to Book Your Summer Vacation??

Don't wait till the snow melts! New data from FlipKey suggests that the summer 2014 vacation rental market is already heating up.
jan 21
Puro Peru

Foodie Alert: Peru's Best Buffets

Looking to sample Peru's culinary favorites? Here are some of the buffets widely recommended by locals in the know.
jan 16

Vote Now for America's Coolest Small Town!

Meet the 15 charming and surprising contestants—stretching from upstate New York to Hawaii!—in our 9th annual small-town smackdown.
jan 16
El Calafate in Patagonia, Argentina

How to do Patagonia with Kids

Patagonia is truly magical and unlike anywhere else in the world. Don't miss out—or let your kids miss out—on the family adventure of a lifetime.
jan 08
Kidnapping hotspots map

Surprising Kidnapping Hotspots and How to Stay Safe

You’ll be unpleasantly surprised at how high the risk of kidnapping is in some of the world’s most popular travel destinations.
jan 07
Travel Books

3 Great Books About Inspiring Travel Adventures

We’ve rounded up memoirs by people who challenged themselves to do one cool/weird/impressive thing over and over again, regardless of where it took them.
jan 03
A beautiful view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge

Headed Down Under? Read These Books About Australian Adventures

As you plan your summer getaway—whether during their summer this winter or ours in June—dive into these fascinating adventures tales set in Australia.
jan 02
Casa Mariscal Sucre, the former home of Simón Bolívar's most trusted commandant, Antonio José de Sucre.

Historic Houses of Quito, Ecuador

Here are two historical houses you should visit next time you're in Quito.

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