Erin Stiefel

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The 8 Hardest Places in the World to Visit

<i>By: Sophie-Claire Hoeller</i><p><i>Credit: Flickr/abrinsky</i><p>Some countries in the world are difficult to visit because they're waaaaay off the beaten path, while others are tough because they just don't like you. Or at least, don't want you there. And these eight strongholds -- well, they're a combination of …

It’s a Small World After All

The 1964-65 New York World’s Fair opened in the midst of the atomic age, the space race, the Cold War, and growing civil rights unrest.<p>A 12-story stainless steel model of Earth called the “Unisphere” symbolized its theme of peace. Walt Disney showed off his new audio-animatronic technology with a …

World Peace

Fabulous Fiji

Wow, this trip was one of my favorites! The only way to capture the true beauty islands is by boat.<p>​The coral reef here in the South Pacific Ocean is one of the most magical in the world and makes for some amazing snorkeling and diving. Especially the night diving, which I highly recommend.<p>I was …

The Tourism Benefits of Being Called the ‘Next Berlin’

However cliche it may seem, being called the next Paris or Brooklyn or Berlin has become a fast-track ticket to landing in headlines.<p>Leipzig, a small …

Tourism

Europe's Best Island Escapes

<i>Jeremy Couture / Flickr</i><p>For most travelers, Europe may be more associated with medieval fortresses and train journeys than sand castles and ferry rides, but close inspection of the map reveals that the continent is home to thousands of miles of coastline and scores of islands off its shores. Some …

Florence Discoveries

I've noticed in Venice, Rome, and Florence that the traditional economy is being pushed out by the playground economy that comes with modern affluence. In old, historic city centers, as rents go up, longtime residents and families are pushed out. Recently, the Florentine government ended rent …

Impressions of India: The Taj Mahal

Tuesday January 20, 2015<p>Today was the day we've been anticipating for weeks: visiting the Taj Mahal! We stepped outside the hotel lobby and were greeted with extreme cold (for India) and dense fog. Because of the limited visibility, our guide Adil told us we should postpone the main attraction …

48 hours in New Orleans

Arriving in New Orleans can seem like turning up to a party in a time-warp. Folk sip cocktails on colonial-era balconies, and restaurants thrum with buzzy gossip just like they have done since the 19th century.<p>But this vibrant city is not stuck in the past. New cocktail bars, inventive eateries and …

The 10 Best Amusement Parks for Families

Providing picture-perfect moments and memories to last a lifetime, amusement parks are ideal places for family fun, but not all parks are designed for smaller visitors. Featuring the conveniences and necessities that children demand and parents appreciate, the country's 10 best family-friendly …

Tips To Help You Invest In The Stock Market – Tips about Investment

Although many different people would like to make some extra money or start a business from home, considering investments in the stock market can …

Opinion: Here’s how a stock market sounds when the bubble bursts

Few people believe the U.S. market is in a bubble. After all, we’ve made all-time highs, numerous analysts have appeared on TV stating the bull …

Stock Markets

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Asian markets tepid ahead of major earnings, Fed meeting

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets were lukewarm Tuesday, taking a cue from losses on Wall Street ahead of earnings from major Asian …

How One Man Crashed the Stock Market

The government says Navinder Singh Sarao’s market manipulation caused the 2010 Stock Market “Flash Crash,” which had the Dow plummeting 1,000 points …

Asian markets mostly higher despite weak China, Japan data

U.S. stocks post biggest gain in three weeks

U.S. stocks rallied on Monday, posting their biggest advance in three weeks, as better-than-expected earnings from companies helped deliver a dollop …

Stock Markets

Business News, Personal Finance and Money News - ABC News

Theranos CEO faces criminal charges<p>Fed raises key interest rate again<p>What the Time Warner, AT&T deal means for consumers<p>Starbucks says it will raise …

Economy

How to make sense of this ‘buy the dips’ grind higher stock market

It’s been a long time since the markets have had so much on the table at once. In a feast or famine environment, today’s lineup is most definitely …

Stock Markets

Inflation data; TCS, RIL earnings key for stock markets

Inflation data, quarterly results of bluechips like TCS and RIL are expected to keep markets volatile in a holiday-shortened week ahead, say …

The Week Ahead: Will Stocks Survive Earning's Season?

The stock market grinded higher most of last week as the <b>Spyder Trust</b> (SPY) closed higher four out of five days. The lack of any sharply higher days has kept the bullish enthusiasm at relatively low levels. The higher weekly close has helped improve the weekly technical studies as I pointed out last …

Stock Markets

Something scary happened in the stock market, and what one analyst said about it was even scarier

S&P 500 futures were down by as much as 1.3% at about 9 p.m. ET. These particular futures contracts are among the most widely traded securities in the world.<p>It's also worth noting that this isn't like Twitter or some other single stock that might see big intra-day swings. S&P 500 futures contracts …

Here Are The Stock Market Charts To Watch Right Now

U.S. equities have pulled back in recent weeks due to concerns about slowing economic growth, weak corporate earnings, the U.S. dollar’s surge, and the upcoming Fed rate hikes. The oil and commodities bust still has the market on edge as traders wait to see if further weakness is ahead or if oil is …

Must watch: Star Wars - TIE Fighter animated fan film

Imagine for a moment that, in the late 80s, a Japanese animation studio had gained the rights to <i>Star Wars,</i> and made a TV series dedicated solely to …

Animation

Cherry Blossom Tourism Makes Japan's Economy Bloom

<i>Hirosaki Castle in Aomori Prefecture.</i><p>In Japan this spring, the color of money is <i>pink</i>. Thanks to the weak yen, Japan is suddenly affordable. Visitors from Asia and elsewhere are coming in record numbers to experience that most iconic of Japanese events, cherry blossom season.<p>Japan's favorite …

11 Reasons Why Travel Makes You a Happier Person

Travel is good for lots of things, but it can also increase mental well-being - and not just in the short-term. Whether you're traveling for business, on a one-week family holiday, or have sold everything to pursue a life on the road, traveling can make you a happier person by building …

If Fictional Places Had Real Postcards, We'd Write Home ALL The Time

Not every travel destination is perfect. Sometimes, you've gotta use your imagination.<p>Enter these creative postcards from imaginary lands. They're inspired by some of our must-visit fictional places, from Arendelle in "Frozen" to King's Landing from "Game of Thrones."<p>They're courtesy of myprint247, …

15 Things NOT To Do In Paris

It's impossible to see and do everything when visiting Paris, so why waste time doing anything that isn't worthy of your hard-earned vacation hours? The next time you're in the City of Light, don't fight with crowds in tourist traps, eat at the wrong restaurants, or wait in line at the Eiffel …

Best of Travel: 16 More Things We Loved

Even if they didn’t snag the tippy-top spots on our 2015 Best of Travel list, these outstanding runners-up still deserve an award for being the best in their respective fields.<p>Want to see the wildlife of Uganda or ride a camel in the Sahara? The outfitters here have you covered. Seeking endless …