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10 Books You Should Be Reading This Summer

Every summer there are tons of reading lists. What makes a great summer read? Everyone has a different definition, but for me it's books you can get lost in. Leave ordinary life behind and dive into like the pool you're reading it around. So here are 8 recently published books that I feel that way …

Books

Airlines may be hiding best fares – here’s how to find them

Travel + Leisure’s Jacqui Gifford talks to TODAY’s Matt Lauer about how to find the best airfare deals. Her suggestions include going to the airline’s own website.

Flying

Landscape on a Budget: 10 Quick Fixes to Add Personality to the Average Garden

Giving the average garden the full treatment is a serious commitment, requiring time, adrenal stress, and a sturdy dip into the finances. Instead, …

Five things you can do to be happier right now

Most people are wrong about the things that will make them happy. Professor Paul Dolan says it's actually quite simple<p>Earning more money; <b>bagging the fabulous job</b> you have always wanted or travelling the world might seem like the <b>key to happiness</b>.<p>But according to happiness expert Prof Paul Dolan, …

Happiness

4 Rituals to Keep You Happy All the Time

Tim Kreider got stabbed in the throat.<p>The knife went in two millimeters from his carotid artery. He describes those two millimeters as the difference …

Happiness

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Travel

The Best Places to Camp in the Northwest

It's the perfect time to make camp. From tepees in a vineyard and charming cabins on a lake to pup tents in meadows under star-crammed skies, here …

Here Are 31 Clever Tips To Make Life Feel A Little Easier

Tuck these away for dark days.<p>Whether you're dealing with depression and want to supplement your chosen treatment methods with self-care, or are just in a serious funk, here are some tips for making life feel a little more manageable.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Eco-Luxury Redefined: The Remarkable Portable Hotel Suite

I was fortunate to have recently experienced one of the most unique eco-friendly hotel suites in the world. Several of the prototype suites were purchased privately by a hotel developer I had met in the Caribbean. The DROP eco-hotel is a removable modular hotel room and will quickly become one of …

Hospitality

The Cheapest European Airports To Fly To This Summer

Cheapflights.com has taken its Airport Affordability Index international! It's great to know how U.S. airports stack up, but 2015 is the year of the strong dollar and great overseas buying power. So we have done another data deep dive and compared the average airfares (round trip and including …

Travel Deals

Secrets for cheap airline tickets

You've picked the perfect spot for this year's vacation, and now the trick is getting there without going broke. That's easier said than done, especially if you're flying.<p>I've told you before that the days you choose to buy and fly can drop prices quite a bit, but you still may be paying more than …

The 25 cheapest airports to fly into in Europe

A combination of a strong dollar and a weaker euro means this summer may be the perfect time for you to book a trip across the pond.<p>However, some European airports are cheaper than others to fly into.<p>Cheapflights.com ranked the 25 airports in Europe that are cheapest to fly into from the US, based …

Air Travel

38 Most Inspiring Travel Quotes of All Time

Whether you're in between trips or deep in the throes of armchair travel, these must-share quotes from eloquent travelers like Tina Fey, Anthony …

Here Are the Best Flight-Search Services For Affordable Travel

<i>We proudly present this article from our partners at Techlicious.</i><p>By Natasha Stokes<p>Online flight search services are big business, as more of us turn to computers and smartphones for travel planning. Last year, 40 percent of Americans booked flights, hotels, cruises and other holidays on their …

Why You Should Love Yourself Enough to Walk Away Instead of Settling

<i>Originally published on Unwritten</i><p>I was 18, fresh out of high school and about to embark on the thrilling journey known as college when I met him. He was entering his senior year of high school in a neighboring town: a fact that should have had me running the other way as soon as I found out. I …

Relationships

If you're ready for some travel envy, these European Instagrammers can help

The woes of winter have finally started to subside. The snow has melted and the sun is shining ... well, sometimes.<p>As we look forward to our bright, …

National Geographic Travel

For Americans, European Travel is Getting a Whole Lot Cheaper

There’s a battle afoot between low-cost and legacy carriers, and travelers are the winners.<p>After years of putting up with fares to Europe upwards of …

New York City

The 'Man Who Flies For Free' says these are the 3 best websites for airline deals

Keyes has become so gifted at landing supercheap tickets and getting the most out of his frequent-flier miles that he has booked an epic world trip that spans 13 countries, 20,000 miles, and 21 flights — all free.<p>He told Business Insider his process was a "labor of love" and that he enjoyed finding …

Flying

People Watch on Bourbon Street

Buskers on Royal Street (Photo: Joshua Brasted)<p>Who needs reality TV when there’s New Orleans? The city’s diverse feast of humanity is spellbinding. …

Generator Paris

Paris, France<p>This hostel offers low-key, clean, central accommodation. But there's more to it than that: the interiors are edgy-industrialism-meets-bucolic-hideaway. The train-themed underground bar has a dance floor. Chesterfield sofas and Moroccan furnishings deliver the public areas a stylish as …

France

Walking to Petra: 7 Pillars of Beauty

Rated among the 15 best treks in the world by National Geographic, one anticipates a great deal in walking across southern Jordan to Petra. Seven reasons why this section of the Abraham Path still exceeds anyone's expectations.<p><b>1. Descending Wadi Dana</b><p>On the King's Highway towards Dana village there …

Hiking

Booking a flight? This table shows how timing affects ticket pricing

Tickets to North America are cheapest two weeks before travel, but flights to Europe are best booked a month ahead of departure<p>Planning your summer holiday? Time your booking right and save hundreds of pounds on your flights.<p>Trips to North America, Europe and Africa are best booked closer to the …

Eight Hostels for When You're Too Old to Stay at a Hostel

Sure, college students and party animals may seek out hostels as an ideal way to meet other young travelers and save money on the road, but there comes a point in every traveler's life when showering with flip-flops and playing drinking games with strangers becomes less appealing, and clean bedding …

Swimming Pools