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The best and worst states to retire, according to a new study

Based on key factors like cost of living, health care, and weather<p>If you’re the type who dreams about retiring to a little trailer home like this one in Palm Springs, or a community like Margaritaville, a new study lays out other great locations to live out your Golden Years—just in case Southern …

Retirement

Underrated Mediterranean Destinations to Visit Right Now

Dive deeper into this remarkable region.<p>Rome and Barcelona certainly have their charms. But, the two cities are also perfect starting points to dive into the other cultures and communities along the Mediterranean Sea, where there’s so much to discover. For travelers ready to explore around the …

Rick Steves: What's new in Spain and Portugal for 2017

Both Spain and Portugal have interesting stories to tell and interesting cultures to share. Here's some travel news for those visiting in 2017.<p>Across Spain, neglected corners of many cities are now being made more inviting for visitors. Sevilla's Triana neighborhood, for example, long considered …

European Travel
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As the Algarve is named best-value destination - here’s how to get the most for your money

The Algarve in Portugal has been named the best-value destination in the world for British travellers, according to the Post Office’s 2017 Holiday Costs Barometer.<p>The Algarve topped the list for the second year running, beating Sunny Beach in Bulgaria and Spain’s Costa del Sol which came second …

European Travel

The best Gothic cathedrals in Europe

1. Amiens Cathedral, France<p>Amiens is the tallest completed cathedral in France, reaching an internal height of 138.8 feet. It also has the largest interior volume at 260,000 cubic yards.<p>2. Notre-Dame de Reims, France<p>The kings of France were crowned in this cathedral, constructed during the 13th …

An Insider’s Guide to Copenhagen

The best places to eat, shop, stay and embrace winter in Copenhagen, with expert advice from Noma’s René Redzepi, co-founder of Hay design company, Mette Hay, and others<p>DENMARK’S CAPITAL is an easy sell in the summer. Locals swim in urban harbors like Islands Brygge or Fisketorvet, or picnic near …

Design
Swimwear

Why Portugal is the tourist's answer to the Brexit blues - and maybe even the world's problems

The clock may read the same, but each hour seems more intense and rewarding than at home: that is how I felt on a quick trip to northern Portugal …

European Travel

Kids Fly Free on SAS to Norway, Denmark, Sweden, and More!

Families can easily suffer from serious sticker shock when booking airline tickets since you have to multiply the going fare by 3, or 4, or 5, or …

European Travel

A bubble dome, a treehouse and a train - check out the shortlist of the most innovative places to stay in Ireland

The nominees for the most innovative place to stay category at the 2017 Irish Tourism Industry Awards have been revealed, and they include bubble domes, a treehouse and a train. The winner of this category will have successfully developed and promoted an innovative, creative and exciting experience …

Ireland

6 Trips You Should Take From Madrid

With its many extravagant festivals, pleasant climate year-round, and refreshing "work to live" attitude, Spain took home the title of third most …

9 Crazy-Good Seafood Recipes To Try This Week

Seafood isn't just for summer -- these sensational recipes are a welcome reprieve from meat-heavy winter meals.<p><b>1. Cioppino (Fisherman's Stew)</b><p>Brimming with fresh seafood in a tomato and wine broth that tastes like the sea, Cioppino is an Italian-American fish stew. Serve it with garlic bread or a …

Cooking

Press the right finger for 60 seconds. You will be amazed by the effects of this trick...

Having pain or trouble in any part of the body usually means either waiting for it to pass or popping a pill to get rid of it. Most of us have some …

The Man in Seat 61 on Train Travel in Europe as an Older Adult

One thing that I know about the women in our community is that we love to travel. Of course, we may not always get to jet off to exotic destinations, …

25 things you (probably) didn't know about the London Underground

Londoners love a good bit of tube trivia – almost as much as we love complaining about engineering works. To feed our thirst for tube knowledge, Hull …

An expert’s guide: the best area to stay in London | Travel Feature

Bloomsbury and King’s Cross<p>Dominated by the British Museum and London University, and famed for its literary connections, Bloomsbury is London’s most …

England

Why El Born Is the Brooklyn of Barcelona

It’s 2:00 p.m. on a Saturday afternoon and locals are spilling out of Bacoa. One would think it’s some hot, new tapas bar. It’s not. It’s a trendy build-your-own burger place, heaving with hip, hungry 20-somethings. They don’t want regular jamón or patatas bravas for lunch, but something cool, new, …

Barcelona

Disney Cruise Line to sail new summer itineraries for 2017

Captain Mickey Mouse is officially set to expand his horizons as Disney Cruise Line will embark on new itineraries in summer 2017. Deploying the entire fleet of the Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy, Disney Magic and Disney Wonder, highlighted destinations will include new Alaskan and European ports, …

12 Vacation Spots That Are Cheaper To Get To Today Than In The Past

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Boutique Hotel Casa Bonay Is the Perfect Place to Stay in Barcelona

Casa Bonay is set to open in Barcelona this summer as a 67-room boutique hotel restored from a 19th-century mansion.<p>The stunning building was …

How to Choose the Healthiest Fish

What's the healthiest fish? Salmon probably comes to mind, but there are other fish that are good for your body and eco-friendly, too.<p>Packed with …

Aquaculture

Want to Sell Your Home For More Cash? Consider a Farmhouse Sink

Trying to sell your home? Install some country charm in the form of rustic kitchen cabinets or a farmhouse sink and you might be in business, FastCo …

Top Cabinetry Trends

1 of 15<p>Light & Simple<p>White (or off-white) Shaker-style doors create a light and clean look in a kitchen. Cabinets in shades of white are enduring and …

Kitchens

9 Brussels Sprouts Recipes You'll Want to Make Immediately

Brussels sprouts might have had a bad rep when we were kids, but now they’re all we can think about. With so many variations and recipes, it’s easier …

Brussels sprouts 'tabbouleh'

Step 1<p>Place couscous in a heatproof bowl. Add boiling water and 1 tablespoon oil. Cover. Set aside for 5 minutes or until liquid has absorbed. Fluff …

Food

Cauliflower Soup Recipe

<i>This cauliflower soup made rich with cream and cheese is ridiculously silky, easy to make, and tastes wicked spectacular.</i>Adapted from Brendan Collins …

Soup