Ariella Newton

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7 adorable French villages that will make you skip Paris completely

Everyone should see Paris at least once in his or her life, but as French tourism goes, it’s only the beginning. One of the cardinal sins of travel …

France

My son, Osama: the al-Qaida leader’s mother speaks for the first time

'He met some people who pretty much brainwashed him in his early 20s. You can call it a cult'<p>Reform is beginning to creep through Saudi society; the ban on women drivers has been lifted, cinemas have opened<p>Osama's son Hamza may well cloud the family’s attempts to shake off their past<p>On the corner …

Osama Bin Laden

7 beautiful canal cities in Europe that aren’t Venice

When we think of canals, our first thought it usually Venice. On second thought, however, we may consider the packs of tourists that descend on that …

European Travel

How To Get Your Point Across To These Five Personality Types

Not everyone thinks the same way. Here’s how to repurpose a three-decade-old management theory to tailor your message to just about anybody.<p>The VP of finance for a major multinational company recently came to me with a problem. “I’ve been trying to start a conversation with the VP of marketing, and …

Red Hat

Ways You're Getting Ripped Off When You Travel Abroad

People go to extraordinary lengths to save up for a Big Trip. There are the small things -- like taking a miserable ham sandwich to work every day …

Personal Finance

Here's how much it costs to buy a home in the 10 hottest housing markets of 2018

The US housing market has regained its momentum.<p>About half of all homes in the country are worth as much or more than they were in April 2007, during America's most recent housing boom, according to data from Zillow.<p>But some real estate markets are really on fire, with quickly rising home values …

Real Estate

The 10 Most Ridiculous Home Sales of 2017

This was an odd year for real estate, particularly at the very top of the market. Certain regions saw record-breaking listings, but sparse sales. …

Real Estate

The Best of 2017 in Business

This year brought heady days for business: Stocks broke records, we got a new iPhone, and cryptocurrencies soared. But 2017 also saw its share of …

Before you rush to prepay your property tax bill, make sure the IRS will allow the deduction

Congress has passed the massive Republican tax bill, and President Donald Trump signed it into law before Christmas.<p>For taxpayers who itemize their deductions, that could mean an increased tax bill in 2018. But there are some things you can do now to prepare for the changes, including maximizing …

Personal Finance

12 Secret Towns in Italy You Need to Visit Before They're Overrun by Tourists

Florence, Rome and Venice are all obvious travel destinations. They’re beautiful, sure, but they’re also expensive and crowded. If you want to enjoy</i> …

The Tuesday after Cyber Monday is one of the best days to get travel deals all year

Travelers rejoice: there's a "Black Friday" for flight deals.<p>On Tuesday, November 28 — or so-called Travel Deal Tuesday — you could score more than 40% off round-trip flights to destinations all over the world, according to an analysis by travel app Hopper.<p>Depending on who you're shopping for this …

Travel Deals

The Zombie Diseases of Climate Change

What lurks in the Arctic’s thawing permafrost?<p>From the air, the coast of Greenland appears vast and tranquil. Hundreds of fjords, their surfaces a mirror of blue sky and cloud bottoms, divide the territory. In the gaps between them, the terrain folds over itself, hill over hill, descending into …

Global Warming

If you're drinking tap water, you're consuming plastic pollutants

Microscopic plastic fibers are pouring out of household faucets from New York to Delhi, according to original research by Orb Media, a nonprofit digital newsroom in Washington, DC.<p>Working with researchers at the State University of New York and the University of Minnesota, Orb tested 159 drinking …

U.S. home sales fell in June; shoppers couldn't find houses to buy

Homebuyers faced surging prices and a shrinking number of properties for sale in June — causing the pace of sales to fall.<p>Sales of existing homes slipped 1.8% last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.52 million, the National Assn. of Realtors said Monday.<p>The decline speaks to a …

The best time to book airfare? It's no science, but there are tricks.

Search on the web for “best time to book airfare” and you’ll find many conflicting answers, all of them completely wrong. And not only are they wrong, but they do a disservice to consumers who fall for this “voodoo” airfare economics.<p>One site gives a “guide” of 47 days before travel, although it …

A far-away escape

When vacationers compete with locals for space on the beach in Italy, it's sometimes better to hit the road – or the sea – for a sunny retreat<p>Sometimes, it's serendipity. When I found myself going to Europe to settle my daughter in as an <i>au pair</i>, instead of returning home right away, I decided to …

The 50 best travel websites

The experts:<p><i>Mark Hodson founded 101holidays.co.uk, and 101honeymoons.co.uk</i><p><i>Abigail King is a travel writer and blogger, insidethetravellab.com</i><p><i>Srin</i> …

Travel