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Can Travelers Be Trusted?

Can Travelers Be Trusted?

A traveler had her Apple Watch stolen as she snoozed in an airplane aisle seat. Still, I prefer to think that other travelers are generally trustworthy.
Avoiding the Crowds on Ha Long Bay

Avoiding the Crowds on Ha Long Bay

There's a lot to love about Ha Long Bay: turquoise waters, massive limestone outcroppings, naturally formed beaches and stalactite-hung caves. But it can also be a mob scene.
The Seamy Side of Airbnb Reviews

The Seamy Side of Airbnb Reviews

A system in which hosts and guests rate each other has a chilling effect on travelers, and gives enormous power to homeowners.
Four Great Rooftop Views of Paris

Four Great Rooftop Views of Paris

From pricey tourist traps to cheap thrills, the Paris rooftops are enchanting. Here's where you can savor the most iconic vistas.
The Whole Bonito on Budget Travel

The Whole Bonito on Budget Travel

Any way you slice it, I went overboard with an impulsive – and bargain – purchase. Here's how I tackled the culinary challenge.