Get flash to fully experience Pearltrees
(Photo: Getty Images) Travel plans are calling for more belt-tightening than usual these days, making budget vacations extremely desirable. But such trips aren't possible if you pay too much for airfare. And unless you know where to look, finding affordable flights can be a huge hassle. "For the airlines, it's about getting you to pay the most you're willing to pay, which is the opposite of what the consumer wants," says Joe Brancatelli, publisher of the travel website JoeSentMe.com.
Mount Parnassus (Photo: age fotostock / SuperStock) When we modern folks visit a beautiful natural site, the experience may evoke a sense of peace, a feeling of awe, or just the need to snap a million photos. If you'd like to see your images on Yahoo! Travel, join now and submit your own! For our ancient forebears, though, these places were so much more. Throughout history, civilizations all over the globe have attached spiritual or religious importance to natural spots that played key roles in their respective cultures.
Hands-On Time: 20min Ready In: 20min This fantastic, yet easy, meal combines layers of flavor into one incredible pasta dish. Though it may seem strange at first, egg-topped anything is quite the culinary rage these days for good reason -- the soft yolk melds right into the sauce to create a rich and silky texture. Tender asparagus and salty pancetta round out the dish, making this weeknight meal anything but boring. If the kids seem a bit hesitant to eat their pasta this way, you could always serve the egg on the side, but I think they might find it so interesting that they're willing to give it a go.
Rustic Lodge and Cottages Near Cumberland Falls Frequently referred to as the "Niagara of the South," Cumberland Falls is home to one of the rarest natural phenomena in the world. On certain nights when there’s a full moon, a lunar rainbow arcs over the mist of the waterfall, forming a pale, somewhat eerie sliver of light. Conditions have to be just right for the moonbow to appear, but the nearly 70-foot cascade is majestic under any circumstances. It’s the undisputed headliner at the Cumberland Falls State Resort Park, where both a rustic lodge and freestanding cottages tucked into the Daniel Boone National Forest provide waterfall gazers with a comfy spot to hit the hay. The Dupont Lodge houses 51 rooms amid solid hemlock beams, knotty-pine paneling, and massive stone fireplaces.