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The Wanderlust Gene: Could It Explain Your Love of Travel?
Does your need to travel feel like an innate part of you? Chances are it just might be. Scientists have found a so-called wanderlust gene that could help determine which of us feel the need to explore the world.
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12 Most Beautiful National Parks in the World
From the blue glaciers of Torres del Paine in Chile to the lush cloud forests of Costa Rica's Corcovado, these are the most beautiful national parks in the world.
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Guess the Country
Can you identify this mystery country based only on its silhouette? Get it right for a shot at an IndependentTraveler.com prize.
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Destination: Bangkok
Glimmering golden temples and sacred statues of Buddha; canals bustling with floating markets -- that's just some of what Bangkok, Thailand has to offer.
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Top 20 Safe Driving Tips
Whether you're driving up the coast of Australia or just headed to Grandma's house, don't leave home without our tried and tested driving tips.
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How to Be a Culturally Sensitive Traveler
Rights you take for granted at home may be luxuries in other countries. Here's how to stay safe and avoid causing offense when you travel.
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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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