Catherine Stanley

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Bangkok shopping: making the most of Chatuchak Weekend Market

Spanning an incredible 35 acres of shopping, with more than 8000 stalls tucked into dozens of tiny narrow sois (lanes) that pull some 200,000 shoppers, browsers and buskers, Bangkok’s Chatuchak Weekend Market is one of the world’s largest.<p>Whether you’re looking for a customised motorcycle helmet, a …

A Local's Guide To Shanghai

Shanghai has transformed so much in the past two decades, that some of its prior visitors might not recognize it anymore. To clearly appreciate Shanghai's unbelievable boom, start no further than <b>The Bund</b>. Considered to be the face of Shanghai, it's where the city gets divided by the Huangpu River …

30 Ways to Waste Your Money

Almost all of us have holes in our budgets. And as with other kinds of leaks, you may have hardly noticed some of them. But those small drips can …

Personal Finance

Best Tours in Central and South America 2014

From Traveler Magazine's 2014 Tours of a Lifetime<p><b>Chile: Cowboy Up</b><p>This horseback ride through Torres del Paine and Bernardo O’Higgins National Parks in the stark southern region of Patagonia made veteran traveler Bryan Rees feel like a bona fide cowpuncher. “Drinking mate [traditional herb drink] …

South America

Top 10 Luxury Ranches Around the World

If you think vacationing on a ranch means roughing it, think again. All over the world, there are spots that combine the best of the great outdoors with five-star amenities, so get ready to saddle up for an active day on the trail before settling down for pampering at the spa and a gourmet meal. …

Crock Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup

Happy fall! Time for pumpkins, chilly nights, football, and of course soup. Soup is my ultimate comfort food. Crock Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup is …

Cooking

The 55 Essential Movies Your Child Must See (Before Turning 13)

20th Century Fox[/caption]<p>There are people out there who have never seen <i>The Princess Bride</i>. They walk among us, holding down jobs, contributing to …

7 Lessons I Learned from Managing My Mother's Money

After my father passed away eight years ago, I took the lead role in helping my mother manage her finances. During my first meeting with our (former) …

20 Essential Life Lessons For Happiness And Success

A recent birthday got me reflecting on my journey to this age, and I’m happy to say that, compared with the younger me, I’m much more at peace with myself, content with my life, confident of what I want and sure of how to get there.<p>I often write about how to attain career and money success, and …

​How to Optimize Your Income, in 6 Simple Steps

When it comes to your income, you probably know that your ability to earn a paycheck is your most valuable asset. Although we talk about how much to …

5 Amazing Experiences Every Traveler Must Try!

<i>Photo courtesy of Pics1/Dreamstime. Article by Robert Firpo-Cappiello of Budget Travel.</i><p>The phrase "adventure travel" has a bit of an image problem. For many, it conjures only images of climbing mountains, diving into underwater caverns, and, well, aching muscles. But when we asked ourselves what …

The 25 Best Hotels In The World

The magazine asked its readers to vote on hotels around the world, and rank them by categories such as location, service, and food. Each hotel then received an average score out of 100.<p>This year, the Triple Creek Ranch in Montana took the top spot. But Triple Creek Ranch isn't the only American …

The Ultimate List Of Cheap Vacation Resources

There are hundreds, maybe even thousands of travel websites and apps all claiming to be the best, but which ones are really worth your time and how do you really find the best deal?<p>Once and for all, here is a list broken down into how they can be best used to go on your dream vacation at a fraction …

West Africa's best wildlife parks

Everyone knows about the great national parks of eastern and southern Africa – Masai Mara, Kruger and Serengeti all conjure up images of majestic landscapes, packs of lions lazing in the shade and herds of elephants roaming the savannah. But have you heard of Mole, Pendjari and Waza? These wildlife …

UNESCO's newest World Heritage Sites | CNN Travel

Your Adventure Bucket List

Trips to Take Before You Die<p>A bucket list without a destination is like a bucket without a handle—it just goes nowhere. Well, we've got a plan for you, and it culminates with these 30 perfect escapes.<p>Shred the Night Lights<p>We've searched the globe, and it's impossible to top Niseko, Japan, on the …

Pacific Ocean

7 Unbelievable Furniture Makeovers

Leslie Pritchard, owner of Dallas-based furniture shop Again & Again, revamps some vintage finds.<p>Leslie Pritchard, owner of Dallas-based furniture shop Again & Again, revamps some vintage finds.

Want more bang for your Starbucks? We tested 8 money-saving hacks

Even if you're a die-hard penny pincher, your daily Starbucks routine may be a habit you're just not willing to kick. Fortunately, there's no shortage of Starbucks addicts online, sharing tips for how to shave cents or even dollars off each cup. We tested eight of the hacks they brag about the …

8 Ways To Make Your Road Trip Even Better

8 apps to download now.<p>Everyone knows the essentials for a successful road trip—good company, good music and A LOT of snacks. Whether you're planning to head to your favorite cross-country vacation spot or hopping in a car with no destination at all, be sure to add these apps to your must-have list.

Airport Lounges: Get VIP With an Economy Ticket

Airport lounges ooze exclusivity and warm muffins. They are also a revolving door for the travel elite and road warriors - the "cool kids" of the air. But how can the everyday traveler escape the hustle and bustle, and gain access into this coveted airport territory?<p>While most airline lounges are …