Maribel Vasquez

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These Are the Cheapest Cities to Visit

New York is–surprise, surprise–the second most expensive city.<p>If you’re thinking about going on vacation, your best bet might be to go east.<p>In a new …

10 Netflix Documentaries To Watch With Your Partner This Winter

The holidays means extra time off and (for many of us) chilly weather, so cuddle up with your partner in crime and get lost in a documentary.<p>1. For …

Ernest Hemingway

Montreal is Canada's city for every kind of traveler | CNN Travel

CNN

The summer side of Whistler, Canada: Golfing, mountain biking and more

When you think of Whistler, British Columbia, you might recall the 2010 Winter Olympics and the area's prominence as a Canadian ski destination. But there's more to it than ski runs and après ski, as I learned on a recent trip. Whistler is about variety. It has Whistler Mountain Bike Park, a …

Whistler, BC

3 Fun Ways to Learn Chinese This Summer

In my junior year of college I decided to do something drastic - change majors. I originally was an urban studies major, but was having some issues in a tough economic course. I'm a prelaw student, so I took a risk and changed my area of study to Asian studies with a concentration in Mandarin …

The Best Weekend Trips Within Driving Distance of DC

While there are many reasons to love Washington, DC, and plenty of things to explore in the city this winter, everyone enjoys getting away every once …

50 Best Documentaries Of All Time That Will Change Your Life

Documentaries are often more powerful than other types of films simply because they show the sides of life that many people would not be able to …

Mount Everest

Where to Go for Breakfast in D.C.

Think bottomless mimosas are recipe for a horrible headache? Fed up with hour-long waits for some simple eggs on a weekend morning? Finding a no-frills breakfast proves pretty difficult in this city obsessed with scenester brunches.<p>There's nothing wrong with people-watching over a glass of bubbly …

Breakfast

Just One Hour From Vancouver There Is A Secret Island Where Everyone Lives Completely Off-grid

Lasqueti is a secret Canadian island where the vast majority of residents are completely off-grid.<p>Lasqueti is a small island between Vancouver and …

Off-grid

The Monster Guide To Montreal Coffee Shops

As the old adage dictates, we cannot live on bread alone. That’s because we need coffee too. Montreal is a good place to drink coffee. The city, in fact, is at a café crescendo of sorts, with manifold micro-roasters, competitive baristas, single origin shot pullers, Italian-style caffès and mobile …

Coffee

Lincoln’s final hours: Moment by moment, inside Ford’s Theatre and the home where the president died

It was a scene of horror and disbelief, yet those who were there recall feeling inspired to live worthy of the man<p><i>The collective sense of what had occurred was of a sadness too noble not somehow to inspire, and it was truly in the air that . . . we could at least gather round this perfection of a</i> …

Our 5 Favorite Puerto Rican Restaurants in the Bronx

Already the birthplace of hip-hop, home to America’s most storied baseball franchise, and haven for West African, Albanian, and Bangladeshi …

13 maps showing how Montrealers spend their money

If you live in Montreal and don’t want to spend a lot of your money on the necessities and pleasures of life, Hampstead might be the perfect place. …

Housekeeping

Useful Phrases for Spring Festival Celebrations

春节 / Chūn jié (Spring Festival / Chinese New Year) is the most colorful, festive holiday on China’s calendar. There’s no sleeping through the thunder …

China

The Top 7 Chinese Movies on Netflix to Master Your Mandarin

<b>There’s something for everyone to love about Chinese films.</b><p>Enjoy epic battle scenes?<p>Are poetic love scenes more your thing?<p>Want to see how the human …

Language Learning

21 Delicious D.C. Eats That Won't Break The Bank

All for less than $10.

A visual journey through the street art of Cuenca, Ecuador

In Ecuador, the urban art movement is absolutely massive. Check out some examples — absolutely exploding with color and layers of meaning — in the 17 …

15 Baltimore Bars That Are Worth an Overnight Stay

There’s a reason Baltimore is called "Charm City." There’s no need to seek out “good service” because everyone’s default is set to not-a-jerk. And …

Cocktails

Indian Restaurant Opens In The South Bronx & Is An Immediate Hit

Without much fanfare, Hungry Bird — the South Bronx’s first Indian Restaurant — opened up 5 months ago in the Northern fringes of Melrose on Morris …

Recipes

7 Things To Expect When Apartment Hunting In Montreal

<i>Photo Cred - freddomtl</i><p><b>It’s that time of year again kiddies!</b> Kijji and Craigslist are flooded with ads upon ads for apartments. Leases wrap up in May, …

Real Estate

Eating a smoked meat sandwich at Schwartz's in Montreal

If you have trouble viewing this video click here: http://youtu.be/aa2tQyh89pA<p>Our latest travel food video is from Montreal, Quebec, Canada where we …

Hungry City: Carnitas El Atoradero in the South Bronx

A Better Home Brew Kit: Holy Shit, It Tastes Like Beer

Where I grew up people make their own whiskey in rusty bath tubs. Houses explode. Shotguns are fired. Cop chases ensue. Tragedies are inevitable. So …

Writers of Color Need Something More

When I was workshopping my first novel, a gringa told me my main character, India, wasn't believable. "She talks like Margaret Thatcher but she's a Latina from Brooklyn. It doesn't fit." I never told her that India was modeled after me, a Puerto Rican and Honduran girl from Bushwick.<p>When my sister …

The 21st Century’s 12 greatest novels

Books

John Lewis tells his truth about 'Selma'

The role of art in our society is not to reenact history but to offer an interpretation of human experience as seen through the eyes of the artist. The philosopher Aristotle says it best: “The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inner significance.”<p>The movie …

Black History

Delicious recipes | HuffPost Canada

Living<p>BiteMeMore.com Cookbook authors, tastemakers and influencers<p>Kathy Smart Best Selling Author, TV Show Host, Chef, Nutritionist, North America's …

Gluten

Prohibition Began On This Day 95 Years Ago Impacting a Major Industry In The South Bronx

The Bronx was brewing before <b>Prohibition began on January 16, 1920</b>.<p>In Melrose and Morrisania — what were once villages and now part of the then …

Westchester County

Maasai Tribe and Roaming Wildlife Attend a Gorgeous Wedding in Kenya

Wedding photographer Jonas Peterson captured breathtaking scenery complete with wandering wildlife when a couple wed in Kenya in the presence of their Maasai warrior friends. The bride and groom spent two years in the area putting together a book about a lion pride, and during the course of the …

Weddings