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Most Instagrammed cities of 2017

What is the point of traveling the world if you can't share it - or boast about it- with desk-bound friends back home? Instagram, the popular photo-sharing platform, has a variety of 2017 lists, including the most Instagrammed cities of 2017.

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    8 airlines and their boarding procedures

    Airlines continually tweak the order in which they board passengers. They've tried everything from a "free for all" to window seats and back of plane first, to random boarding. One airline has even tried boarding passengers without carry-on bags first, which makes sense since pausing to find overhead...

  • Brexit benefit: Lower pound boosts tourism to Britain

    Brexit benefit: Lower pound boosts tourism to Britain

    Many British businesses have become cautious as they try to gauge the impact of the country's 2019 departure from the European Union. But there's one industry that has so far clearly reaped a windfall from the Brexit decision — local tourism. The sharp fall in the value of the British pound since...

  • The new Bible museum tells a clear, powerful story; it could change the museum business

    The new Bible museum tells a clear, powerful story; it could change the museum business

    When the Museum of the Bible opens this weekend, it will set a new standard for how this country's museums fuse entertainment and education. The $500 million, privately funded project is as large as some of the Smithsonian's premier attractions, including the National Museum of African American...

  • Rio rethinks favela tourism amid wave of violence

    Rio rethinks favela tourism amid wave of violence

    As authorities in Brazil tackled crime earlier this decade, opening Rio de Janeiro's hillside favelas to tourists seemed like a winning idea. The views are breathtaking, the slum residents could cash in, and foreign visitors would see another part of the city — not just Copacabana beach. Now soaring...

  • Conrad Chicago hotel offering rooms for $11.14 a night, starting Tuesday

    Conrad Chicago hotel offering rooms for $11.14 a night, starting Tuesday

    Conrad Chicago turns 1 year old Tuesday, and the hotel is marking the occasion by giving customers a present: overnight stays for $11.14. Get it? Nov. 14. $11.14.   The drastically reduced rate at the 20-story hotel, 101 E. Erie St., will be available for stays between Nov. 15 and March 31, with...

  • Aspen off the slopes

    Aspen off the slopes

    Sure, ski season is about to be upon us. But the resort town of Aspen isn't just for powder hounds. Whether you're a hiker, a biker or you're more into warm springs and shopping — there are plenty of ways to enjoy this mountain-hugged oasis off the slopes. — Susan Moskop

  • Massive bridges around the world

    Massive bridges around the world

    In the words of Isaac Newton, "We built too many walls and not enough bridges."  Over the past year, wall talk has been prevalent on the political stage. But for centuries, bridges have demonstrated humanity's ability to innovate, build and interact with our neighbors.  Whether linking a tiny island...

  • When is the best time to buy plane tickets?

    When is the best time to buy plane tickets?

    Airfares fluctuate constantly. In fact, during the typical 11-month period a flight is listed, the price changes every 4½ days on average, according to CheapAir.com’s annual airfare study. The optimal time to book depends on where and when you plan to travel. Here’s some guidance: Domestic flights...

  • Dublin proves it doesn’t have to be hip to be cool

    Dublin proves it doesn’t have to be hip to be cool

    It was the perfect way to start off my trip to what has become a favorite destination. My hotel, the Westbury, had arranged through Fab Food Trails, a walking tour of the inner city’s top food and fashion venues. Meeting my guide, Eveleen Coyle, in the hotel lobby, she explained that we would be...

  • Weeks after wildfires, California wine country is 'as beautiful as ever' - and hurting for visitors

    Weeks after wildfires, California wine country is 'as beautiful as ever' - and hurting for visitors

    Northern California wine country wants you to know: It is open for business. Last month's wildfires across Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino, Lake and Solano counties sparked countless headlines about wine country burning. Dramatic photos of the winery at Signorello Vineyards engulfed in flames fed fears...

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