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The Healing Power of Travel
We travel for many reasons -- to seek adventure, to explore new cultures, to shake up our ordinary lives -- but one of the most important might be to shore up parts of ourselves that need mending. We delve into the healing power of travel.
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Travelers Reveal Their Packing Secrets
We surveyed our well-traveled readers to get their best packing tips, including creative uses for old prescription bottles and jumbo plastic bags.
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Travel Word Scramble
Can you unscramble these four mystery cities? Test your geographical smarts for a shot at an IndependentTraveler.com prize.
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Destination: Las Vegas
Las Vegas is all about over-the-top glitz and having fun -- and about that fine line between naughty and nice that's earned the place its Sin City moniker.
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Around-the-World Tickets and Fares
Ever dreamed of traveling long-term? Learn about around-the-world tickets, special fares that let you explore the world -- starting at less than $2,000.
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Sick on a Trip? Here's What to Do
No one wants to get sick while traveling, but if the worst happens, here are 11 things you can do to salvage the rest of your trip.
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Find the Best Hotel Deals
Planning a vacation? Get the best possible price on your next stay with our round-up of hotel deals around the world.


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