Amanda Ann

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America's Snobbiest Cities

When you browse Santa Fe's galleries, a love of art isn't necessarily enough.<p>Ysmay Walsh makes a point to dress up when she gallery-hops along the city's Canyon Road. "I feel like I have to step up my game a bit, because I wanted to be taken seriously at the galleries," says the founder of …

Lake Geneva: One-Off Rooms With A View At Chateau d'Ouchy

Granted, The Hotel Detective has spent time in hotels that seemed like prisons, but not willingly. Yet here he was in May at Lausanne’s four-star Chateau d’Ouchy standing before an elevator sign that read “Access Donjon.” And the following morning he was tempted to ask his jailer that the sentence …

Updated: U.S. and UK issue strongest travel warnings for Egypt since revolution

<b>Updated below:</b> In a sign of the rapidly worsening situation in Cairo and Alexandria and larger unrest in Egypt, the U.S. State Dept has issued its …

Inside Hong Kong's airport turned cruise terminal

Just before midnight on July 5 1998, I was the final passenger to disembark from the last aircraft to land at Hong Kong’s Kai Tak International …

Super Moon

Speaking of the NEX-7<p>Here’s a little video from China when I was changing lenses to get a shot on an old part of the Great Wall.<p>Another Photo during …

Swimming On Top of Beijing

What are these Google People Doing?!?!?<p>Hehe – funny conversation with a nice woman in Toronto. She saw I was wearing Glass and I told her I was …

The World's 10 Dreamiest Honeymoon Suites

Would you prefer to watch zebras trot past your window, or drink a margarita out of a private infinity-edge pool? Traveling by plane, boat and mule (seriously), we discovered 10 amazing spaces perfect for kicking off your happily ever after.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>The World's 10 Dreamiest Honeymoon Suites<p><i>More</i> …

World's Top Landmarks, According To TripAdvisor (PHOTOS)

TripAdvisor has been doing its "Travelers' Choice" lists for quite some time now--including the best tippers, most popular destinations, the most and least expenses cities to visit this summer, and the best beaches, among others --but world's largest travel site just announced the winners of its …

The return of the long vacationing American

Another perk common to yesteryear’s workplace, the two-week vacation, is making a comeback. No longer limited to students, honeymooners and retirees, …

Surfing on Easter Island

Riding the waves on Rapa Nui is as ancient and revered as the island’s renowned stone heads, and can be traced back to the early settlers who sailed here from Polynesia.<p>Known worldwide for the curious stone heads (<i>moai</i>) that sprout up from the earth as if they were craggy hedges, Easter Island – or …

South America

On letting go of the inner and embracing the Outer this summer

Imagine remote windswept islands, valleys upon valleys filled with placid lakes, football fields upon football fields of completely empty white sand …

European rail journeys: readers' tips, recommendations and travel advice

This week's winner<p><b>Such a bargain</b><p>One of the best European rail journeys we have ever been on was from Seville to Jerez. We were in Seville as part of an escorted tour and, on a day off, wanted to do some sherry-tasting on our own. We discovered that we were no more than an hour or so’s train ride …

J.C. Penney Dumps Paula Deen

J.C. Penney has decided to sever ties with Paula Deen, becoming the latest of many retailers that have made moves to distance themselves from the celebrity chef.<p>"We can confirm that jcpenney has decided to discontinue selling Paula Deen branded merchandise," J.C. Penney said in a statement to The …

Bell cleared to buy Astral Media, creates a Canadian TV powerhouse

Bell tried to shake up the Canadian media landscape last year by acquiring Astral Media, but it ran into a CRTC-sized roadblock -- regulators didn't want 25 TV stations moving to one provider. After some big concessions, however, Bell has received approval to buy Astral for $3.2 billion. The …

Senate Student Loan Proposals Fail To Advance As Rate Surge Looms

Some 7 million college students will see their borrowing costs double next week after Republicans and Democrats paid little attention to the issue for 11 months, then spent the past month vainly squabbling over a solution.<p>Senate Democrats on Thursday rallied against a potential bipartisan …

The Fannie And Freddie Penny Stock Boom Gets Crushed

The astonishing boom involving the penny stocks of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac has been dealt a big setback after a bipartisan group of senators introduced legislation aimed at getting rid of the prominent role these controversial government-sponsored enterprises play in the housing market.<p>Shares of …