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Santiago, home to Cape Verde's capital and so much more (Video)

Praia - The island of Santiago is home to Praia, the capital city of the Cape Verde Islands, as well as great beaches and beautiful mountains. The largest island in the archipelago, Santiago is also possibly the most diverse in its landscapes.

Entering Canada could be harder than you think

Post 9/11, travel restrictions have become much more stringent, making "issues" that once seemed insignificant a potential obstacle, even when traveling between the United States and Canada.

Why the cruise industry is coasting right now Commissioned

Vacation lovers continue to clamour to cruise lines, despite the boom in self-service travel culture. In fact, cruise holidays are the fastest-growing category in the leisure travel market.

Op-Ed: Bullets and burgers: make mine an Uzi

Kingman - Most vacation trips to the southwest end up in Vegas for gambling or Los Angeles for rides at Disneyland. In gun-happy America add stopping at a gun range.

Safari in Malawi for a warm, friendly adventure (Videos)

Normally when speaking of safaris, people immediately think Kruger National Park, or the wilds of Kenya, but there are other unique and beautiful locations on the African continent, perfectly suited for the vacation of a lifetime.

Study: Older Americans spend more on vacations

Americans tend to spend more on travel and vacation as they get older, according to a newly released study by Capital One Labs.

A peaceful, unspoilt spot for your summer holiday in Greece

With modernization taking over the various popular and iconic destinations in Greece, it is sometimes difficult to find somewhere a little out of the way. An unspoiled backwater where all this progress hasn't quite taken over yet.

Norwegian families offer their homes to the needy this summer

Rather than let their homes stand empty while they take their summer vacations, families are starting a new trend in Norway by letting disadvantaged families move in for the duration to enjoy a vacation of their own.

7 million tourists visited Malaysia during Q1 this year

The Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board announced yesterday that the Asian country has welcomed over 7 million tourists during the first quarter of the year.

The buzz about Savannah: charming and romantic Special

Savannah - February has been a good month for Savannah, Ga. The travel pages are buzzing about it being among the world’s best travel spots for those seeking a charming or romantic vacation destination. Visitors to Savannah couldn't agree more.

Top vacation destinations 2014: One could be out of this world

There's been considerable discussion in the press over the past 12 months regarding both the lack of vacation time that US employees enjoy compared to those in other countries, and the pressure they feel to continue working rather than take a break.

Review: Travel Europe on a budget, but always stay in style

Times are tough these days with the economic crisis, but we all still need a break from the stresses of everyday life in general. The good news is that you can now stay in Europe at budget prices, but still in the best of style, in a luxury hostel.

Are you sure your cruise is going to be worthwhile?

Cruising is one of the most luxurious recreational activities. To make sure that you're in it for all that it's worth, you have to be smart when planning one.

Leonardo DiCaprio spotted flying high in Ibiza, Spain (video)

Ibiza - The 38-year-old Great Gatsby actor was spotted, and captured on camera, having a great time on vacation with friends and girlfriend, in Ibiza in the Balearic Islands.

Review: In Niagara Falls, history and wonder go hand-in-hand Special

Niagara Falls, NY is a place of history but it is also a place of wonder. Each day thousands of people travel to see the wonder of hundreds of thousands of gallons of water traveling over a cliff in the gorge below.

Sturgis Rally is now about the motorcycles and the music Special

Sturgis - Imagine living in a small, quiet town where almost every person of the 6,600 people is friendly and polite. That’s a nice image to have in your mind, isn’t it?

Marbella, destination of choice on the Costa del Sol, Spain Special

Marbella - One of the Mediterranean's most representative tourist venues and a top favorite for travelers, Marbella was once a small white fishing village. It is now one of the most cosmopolitan beach resorts on the Costa del Sol in southern Spain.

Visit Oudtshoorn: Stalactites, stalagmites and ostriches galore Special

Oudtshoorn - While visiting the Western Cape in South Africa, it is well worth driving the scenic Klein Karoo Route 62 to the lovely town of Oudtshoorn, where you can visit the local ostrich farms or delve into the depths of the Cango Caves.

Photo Essay: Cape Town — 'The Mother City' for so many reasons Special

Cape Town - It is easy to imagine the thoughts of Portuguese explorer, Bartholomew Diaz, when he first discovered the Cape in 1488. Arriving from the sea to that amazing, mountainous splendor must have been truly wonderful indeed.

Op-Ed: 5 money-saving tips for summer travelers

For summer vacationers that hate to spend and love to save, here are five money-saving tips to keep your summer vacation budget in the black.

Op-Ed: Summer vacation doesn't have to break the budget

Going on a vacation doesn't have to mean breaking the bank. There are a lot of ways to save money while at the same time having a great vacation.

Escape to a rural bed & breakfast in Spain this spring Special

Holidays on the coast can often turn into a "been there, done that, got the t-shirt" kind of scenario. Yes, its great every now and then to visit the coastal resorts, but how about finding out more about the real-life Spain by venturing inland?

Suspect arrested in death of R&B star Usher Raymond's stepson

The jet ski operator accused of running over R&B star Usher Raymond's stepson, Kile Glover Glover, last summer, has been arrested.

Vacationing family find unwelcome guest at camp site

Everglades - In what could have been a bizarre scene from the Chevy Chase movie "Christmas Vacation", a family vacationing at the Everglades National Park found a very unwelcome guest at their camp site.

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford taking 'personal time' for vacation

Toronto - Although Toronto Mayor Rob Ford was allowed to remain in office until his appeal of the conflict-of-interest ruling was heard, his office confirmed to media that Ford is officially on vacation and will not be seen at city hall this week.

Review: Constantia Vista — Ultimate hideaway in Cape Town, South Africa Special

Cape Town - If you are thinking of a trip to Cape Town, South Africa, this is the ideal place to stay. A luxury retreat at an affordable price in the beautiful countryside, but close to all the major attractions.

Couchsurfing: A new way to travel on friendship (video)

The short documentary describes the travels of three "couchsurfers" - modern nomadic travelers who move around the world on friendship.

Savannah is a hot spot for visitors Special

Savannah - Last year's tourism numbers are in and it was a record year for the US City of Savannah, Georgia and 2012 may meet or beat that record for this charming, coastal getaway destination.

Two British holidaymakers die in soaring heatwave in Gran Canaria

Las Palmas - Two holidaymakers from Britain have died in the Canary Islands after temperatures there have reached in excess of 40c (105F).

Borat turns Kazakhstan into a desired travel destination

While leaders in Kazakhstan were initially upset at the spoof movie, 'Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan', it seems the exposure has helped the tourism industry in the country.
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Costinesti  in Romania  known as a sea resort city
Costinesti, in Romania, known as a sea resort city
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Constantia Vista  Cape Town  South Africa
Constantia Vista, Cape Town, South Africa
Constantia Vista
Playing the fool wearing my hat on vacation  Menorca 2012
Playing the fool wearing my hat on vacation, Menorca 2012
Church Nuestro Padre Jesus  Ronda  Spain
Church Nuestro Padre Jesus, Ronda, Spain
A field and the mountains at the entrance of Waterton Lakes National Park  Alberta
A field and the mountains at the entrance of Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta
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Photo by Seemann/Morgue File
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Micheal Hanrahan
View from the top  Ronda  Spain
View from the top, Ronda, Spain
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Micheal Hanrahan
Leonardo DiCaprio had fun on vacation in Ibiza in August 2013.
Leonardo DiCaprio had fun on vacation in Ibiza in August 2013.
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Torremolinos on the Costa del Sol  Spain
Torremolinos on the Costa del Sol, Spain
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Micheal Hanrahan
Torremolinos on the Costa del Sol  Spain
Torremolinos on the Costa del Sol, Spain
Constantia Vista  Cape Town  South Africa
Constantia Vista, Cape Town, South Africa
Constantia Vista
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Micheal Hanrahan
Dusk on the way out of Waterton Lakes National Park  Alberta.
Dusk on the way out of Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta.
File photo: Girls on the beach
File photo: Girls on the beach
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Constantia Vista  Cape Town  South Africa - Private splash pool for the Pool Apartment.
Constantia Vista, Cape Town, South Africa - Private splash pool for the Pool Apartment.
Constantia Vista
The Russian rocket spaceship is shown here the day before the accidently operating properly.
The Russian rocket spaceship is shown here the day before the accidently operating properly.
Rocket Spaceship video screen shot
Torremolinos on the Costa del Sol  Spain
Torremolinos on the Costa del Sol, Spain