Joshua Miranda

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23 Companies That Help You Travel The World For Free (And Might Pay You, Too)

Think you can’t afford to go on vacation? Think again.<p>A Wisconsin-based teacher and author with a passion for Spain, Abbey Algiers looks for inexpensive ways to take trips on her summer holidays. So when she discovered Diverbo, she couldn’t believe it. Diverbo offers free vacations for English …

Human Rights

42 Inspiring Motivational And Self-Improvement Quotes From Dr. Wayne Dyer

Dr. Wayne Dyer ( Born May 10, 1940 ) in Detroit, Michigan, United States ( Died August 29, 2015 ) in Maui County, Hawaii, United States was an …

Celebrity Sightings of the Week

Tequila

The Worst Advice You'll Ever Hear When Making Life-Changing Decisions

Whenever I've made a major life decision, good advice and bad advice has often been given.<p>When I left the UK for Canada twelve years ago, I was told that family wouldn't forgive me for the international move. I was informed that my girlfriend (now my wife) wasn't right for me. Assured that friends …

Commuting

Russia tells Sweden that hunting for its submarines is a 'mindless waste of Swedish taxpayer money'

But the Swedish military still believes that Russia was indeed sailing submarines around Swedish waters last year: "The assessment that Swedish territory was violated in October 2014 remains correct in its entirety."<p>In an extraordinary retort, the Russian foreign ministry issued a statement …

Armed Forces

If It Feels Like Stress Is Killing You, That's Because It Might Be

When you feel frazzled, so do your organs and cells<p>Chronic stress stems from many circumstances, such as poverty, a bad marriage, or long-term ailments. Its repercussions—elevated cortisol levels and inflammation—can wear us out, from the cellular level on up to our major biological systems.<p>Nervous …

Immune System

6 Things You Can Learn From The Happiest Place On Earth

We all know that the U.S. guarantees the pursuit of happiness, but if you’re interested in seeing what it looks like <i>after</i> the pursuit, you might want to book a ticket to Fiji.<p>Residents of the verdant South Pacific nation have got feeling good down. A 2014 WIN/Gallup International poll of countries …

Fiji

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Pizza May Be the Best Thing You'll Ever Eat

Chocolate chip cookie dough pizza combines two of the greatest things in food: cookie dough and pizza. What are you waiting for? Make it!<p>Hey, Food Fanatics!<p>I am SO excited to be the newest member of the Food Fanatic Family! I feel like I’ve been adopted into a gigantic family full of food bloggers …

Dessert

Source: Wife of ISIS leader held

Lebanese authorities have arrested a wife of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi -- the man spearheading the Islamist terror group's sweeping rampage across Syria and Iraq -- said a source with knowledge of the arrest.<p>The woman is one of al-Baghdadi's two wives. Her arrest came as part of a "planned …

Dubai: Pearl of the Desert

I consider myself a seasoned world traveler. I have visited some of the most exotic and exciting destinations on earth, yet even I was surprised when I visited Dubai earlier this year. How does a nation go from living in the desert lands of the Arabian Peninsula, making a living as pearl merchants, …

My Dubai

How I quit my job to travel: The social entrepreneur

Travel blogger and global volunteer Urooj Qureshi explains why he left his stable job to serve the world community.<p>My decision to travel came as a surprise to many people. In 2012, after eight years as a social entrepreneur, I was headhunted for an important non-profit organisation in Ottawa, …

Where Can I Find the Best Chocolate Chip Cookie in the U.S.?

<i>A:</i><p>The great brew houses and burger joints scattered across the country are always highlighted in road trip guides. But chocolate chip cookies, those gooey symbols of all that is wholesome and right about America, always seem to get the shaft. Not today. The cookies from these eight bake shops …

Winning Photos of 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible Revealed

A picture is worth a thousand words — or $5000 dollars in the case of one student. To help introduce the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible, the automaker announced a photo contest earlier this month, and now the winning photos have been revealed, showing the topless convertible in all its …

4 mind-blowing facts about stars

Oh come on. You’re really gonna sit there and just focus on your life all day and not think about the universe at <i>all</i>?<p>Imagine if there were a …

Universe

Jeremy’s Miami Beach

<b>Jeremy Albelda</b> was born and raised in Philadelphia, but when it came time to choose a college, he decided to trade in those northern winters for endless summer in Miami Beach. The city hooked him, hard, and he’s been a proud resident ever since. Though Jeremy’s gig as a travel blogger means he …

The easiest $25 you’ll ever make

When you can make honest money while traveling with very little effort — that’s a win-win. The team at Hotel Confidential knows this and is giving …

Hospitality

Road Trip: California's Pacific Coast Highway

Travel<p>Strap in and get ready for an exhilarating driving experience along this twisting, cliff-hugging route.<p>An exhilarating driving experience, this twisting, cliff-hugging, 123-mile (198-kilometer) route along the central California coast takes about five hours to complete at a leisurely pace. …

California

Dubai’s World Record Breaking Fireworks Show

Last night, Dubai broke the world record for the largest fireworks display ever! Over 500,000 fireworks were used in the six minute show which covered a distance of 61.6 miles (or over 94 km) and included the city's seafront as well as Dubai's most famous landmarks like the Palm Jumeirah, World …

World Records

10 tips to avoid speeding tickets

How to steer clear of the fuzz and fight that ticket when you get one.<p>"The motorist is a source of revenue," says Richard Diamond. And it's become his life's obsession to change that.<p>By day, Diamond is the managing editor at <i>The Washington Times</i>. But by night, he is a relentless advocate for …

5 Reasons to Go to St. Petersburg, Florida

<i>By LoAnn Halden</i><p>Arts and culture are celebrated as much as the world-class beaches in St. Petersburg, making it the ideal Florida stop for those who …

Florida

World's Best Hot Chocolate

There's something about wintertime that makes us yearn for a mug of something hot and sweet. Well, hot chocolate -- especially when it comes topped with marshmallows -- seems to be a worthy antidote.<p><i>Courtesy Recchiuti Confections / Tom Seawell Photography</i><p>You can always stir a packet of Swiss Miss …

A Tribute to Paul Walker

Cameron Brooks's Photography Project Shows Hawaii Like It's Never Been Seen Before

It's been said that helicopter pilots in Hawaii have one of the best gigs going. The same could be said of photographers in Hawaii. So, what happens when you combine the two?<p>Pure awesomeness.<p>Cameron Brooks is a professional photographer who does most of his work in a helicopter, thus capturing some …