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10 tourist traps you should avoid in Italy — and where to go instead

But Italy is big, and it can be overwhelming for first timers, who inevitably, bowled over by choice, fall into overpriced tourist traps.<p>Here are the places you should avoid, and the often cheaper, always more authentic alternatives you should hit instead.<p>If we told you to go see a tilting old …

10 Things You Didn't Know Your iPhone Could Do

From the editors of PopularMechanics.com, You may be missing out on some of its most powerful features.<p><b>1) Take Siri to School</b> <br>Tired of Siri pronouncing things wrong? Next time she screws something up, tell her "That's not how you pronounce X," and then pronounce it for her. She'll give it another …

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How to Book Two Trips for the Price of One

<i>digital cat / Flickr</i><p>One of the best arguments for using miles instead of cash to book your flights is that the routing rules are so much more flexible for award travel. Many loyalty programs allow you to add connections, stopovers and open jaws to your itinerary -- meaning you can combine multiple …

The Exceptional Traveler: Exquisite, Affordable Vermont in the Fall (and Winter)

<b>"Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living." -- Miriam Beard</b><p><b>How To Do Exceptional Things Inexpensively</b><p>A recent Huffington update in my inbox featured the article "This Is The Best Place To Go Leaf-Peeping." Having recently …

10 Hacks for Stylish Air Travel

At one time or another, we all fly. Weddings, funerals, or vacations all require a boarding pass and a high level of patience. Flying has come a long way, but unless you've got a little extra cash to go first or business class, coach still leaves much to be desired in terms of comfort and ease. …

Marshmallow Creme-Hot Fudge Sundaes

Makes 2 cups<p>August 2011Print<p>Ingredients<p>12 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped<p>1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder<p>1/2 teaspoon instant espresso or coffee<p>1 cup plus 2 tablespoons heavy cream<p>6 tablespoons marshmallow creme<p>Vanilla ice cream<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Combine chocolate, cocoa powder, and espresso …

Top Pin of the Day: A Modern Breakfast Spot

Today's top pin is a modern breakfast spot with a nice view. For more inspiring photos and ideas, follow us on Pinterest.<p>Architect William Hefner's wife and business partner, Kazuko Hoshino, designed the wood-and-steel breakfast table and the bench — it's longer, so there's more room to hang out in …

10 Tips for Travelling with a Smartphone

Travelling with a smartphone can make everything easier. From Google Translate and Maps, to apps like TripAdvisor, to being able to check in with friends and loved ones, it’s awesome.<p>Along with the potential positives, there are some things to keep in mind, like keeping your data private.<p>So here …