Recent Posts by Author http://travel.cnn.com/author/129933/articles en 8 amazing underwater attractions http://travel.cnn.com/explorations/escape/worlds-best-underwater-attractions-645049 <div class="field field-name-field-article-preview-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/explorations/escape/worlds-best-underwater-attractions-645049"><img src="http://i.cdn.travel.cnn.com/sites/default/files/styles/140x140/public/2012/05/16/promo_image.jpg?itok=XbNjJ8zl" alt="world discus hotel" title="world discus hotel" /></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-article-sub-head field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Including: a hotel you have to dive to, a sea-floor spa, a tiny single bedroom on a lake</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-article-type field-type-list-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"></div></div></div> Mon, 11 Jun 2012 16:01:28 +0000 francescha 130049 at http://travel.cnn.com 5 conversation topics for travelers afraid of awkward silences http://travel.cnn.com/explorations/life/5-fall-back-topics-conversation-7-cities-269067 <div class="field field-name-field-article-preview-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/explorations/life/5-fall-back-topics-conversation-7-cities-269067"><img src="http://i.cdn.travel.cnn.com/sites/default/files/styles/140x140/public/2012/05/22/promo-conversation.jpg?itok=MwmQoyVX" alt="" /></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-article-sub-head field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Every city has its own ice-breakers; we've picked out the best for seven cities around the world</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-article-type field-type-list-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"></div></div></div> Thu, 24 May 2012 18:02:10 +0000 hiufu 130067 at http://travel.cnn.com Best New York budget hotels http://travel.cnn.com/explorations/escape/best-usa-travel/best-bang-buck-hotels-new-york-city-052907 <div class="field field-name-field-article-preview-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/explorations/escape/best-usa-travel/best-bang-buck-hotels-new-york-city-052907"><img src="http://i.cdn.travel.cnn.com/sites/default/files/styles/140x140/public/2012/04/24/previewlaquinta---exterior.jpg?itok=M1K3AZnC" alt="Best New York budget hotels" title="Best New York budget hotels" /></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-article-sub-head field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Good digs in the Big Apple can quickly eat your cash. These give great value for money</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-article-type field-type-list-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"></div></div></div> Mon, 30 Apr 2012 16:00:10 +0000 francescha 129907 at http://travel.cnn.com