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How Safe Is Air Travel?
Although it's hard to ignore images and stories of plane crashes in the media, flying is getting safer. Don't believe us? We'll let the numbers do the talking.
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9 Ways to Make the Most of Your Layover
Whether your layover is short or lengthy, there's no sense wasting it staring at the tarmac. Here are nine creative ways to spend the time wisely.
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Guess the Country
Can you guess the identity of this mystery country just from its outline? Get it right for a shot at some IndependentTraveler.com swag.
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Destination: Portland, Oregon
It may have the cool, rainy climate of the Pacific Northwest and the progressive sensibility of Western Europe, but Portland's quirky vibe is all its own.
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12 Delicious Destinations for Foodies
Are you a foodie? Luckily for you the world is chock-full of new dishes to try. Here's a sampling of the best places for food tours, market visits, cooking classes and more.
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The Worst Travel Advice We've Ever Seen
There's a mountain of travel advice out there on the web, but following some of it could harm, not help, your next trip. Discover the worst travel advice we've seen.
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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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