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Best Restaurants for Budget Travelers in VENICE

Sure, the city of canals is filled with fancy, creative, and unique restaurants. Translation? Watch your wallet! Here, the author of the best-selling …

The 30 most beautiful cities in Europe (how many have you seen?)

From Iceland to Istanbul, from Scandinavia to Sicily, the European continent spans a mind-boggling multitude of cultures, languages, and styles. What …

Read This Before You Book a Vacation Rental!

A summer vacation rental gives you the chance to live large. If you’re traveling in a group or with a family, it’ll save money over hotel rooms, …

Top 20 free things to do in Paris

City of love, fashion capital, literary paradise… Paris has many different guises. And while museum entry can be steep and fine dining comes at a premium, the French capital can also be a cheap date.<p>Whether you go weak at the knees for soaring church spires or want to rub elbows at an authentic …

Top 20 free things to do in Berlin

Berlin may be one of the best-value cities in Europe but, for visitors, those euros can start to add up after days of museum-hopping and nights of clubbing. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to stretch your budget further by cashing in on some tip-top freebies.<p>Catch a ride to the Reichstag’s …

Budapest for free

Budapest is a bargain destination, though you still have to pay for just about everything. That doesn’t mean you’ll be reaching for your wallet from morning till night – the following top attractions and activities won’t cost you a forint. For the most part they involve being on the outside looking …

Best free things to do in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is not a cheap place, but with a bit of planning and creativity, you can spend an enjoyable day in the city on very little money. Outdoor spaces, street concerts, galleries and markets abound in this packed metropolis, many open free-of-charge.<p>Local buses and rooftop car parks provide …

How to have a budget break in Iceland

‘Iceland is too expensive to visit if you’re on a budget’. Along with ‘don’t eat the street food – it will make you ill’<i>,</i> this is one of the great travel myths. And it could lead you to miss out on some amazing experiences.<p>True, Iceland can be eye-wateringly pricey, but with some planning it is …

How to do the Great Barrier Reef on a budget

With around 7000km of coastline, more than 150 islands and the Great Barrier Reef spanning it all, Queensland is Australia’s most dreamed-about tropical destination. The trouble is, it ain't cheap. The cost of living in Australia is pretty high, but there are a few hideaways and deals that can make …

Top 21 things to do in Tokyo for free

Exploring the Big Sushi is a mind-blowing experience, but it can also blow your budget. Don't despair <b>–</b> there’s an abundance of things to do and see in Tokyo that don’t cost a single yen. From gardens and temples to contemporary art, sumo practice and a world-famous fish market, you can experience …

Decoding Your Vaginal Discharge

<b>It's Clear to White, Wet, and Stretchy<br>It’s Probably:</b> Ovulation. This slippery discharge appears during the middle of your cycle; it’s your body’s way of making it easier for sperm to slide into your vagina and fertilize an egg. “Discharge at ovulation can be copious," says Alyssa Dweck, M.D., …

10 Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches

10 abs exercises for women that are so much better than crunches.<p>If you still think that doing crunches will score you amazing abs, you're in for a rude awakening. Flattening your belly requires multi-muscle exercises that target all the regions of your core—upper and lower abs, obliques, …

Workouts

15 Eating Habits That Make You Live Longer

<i>By Dan Buettner</i><p>For more than a decade, I've been working with a team of experts to study hot spots of longevity -- regions we call Blue Zones, where many people live to 100 and beyond. They are the Greek island of Ikaria; the highlands of Sardinia; the Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica; Okinawa, …

7 Reasons Your Boobs Hurt

<b>You're Upping Your Workouts</b><br>Maybe you did an impressive round of pushups or dove into a serious new weight-lifting routine. This may seem like breast pain, but the discomfort actually stems from the muscles underneath the breasts. "There are the pectoral muscles there," explains Shirazian, and this …

5-Minute Workout: Tone Your Butt and Thighs

Sweat with us in real time!<p>When you're short on time, it's a great idea to focus on your legs and butt, because that's where about 60 percent of your body's muscle is. This five-minute routine will work your lower half <i>hard</i>.<p>The key to this routine? Efficiency. For each of the five moves, go as hard …

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How to tip in 24 countries around the world

In the US, it's customary to tip servers at least 15% at both bars and restaurants.<p>But that's not always the case in the rest of the world. In Japan, for example, it's considered rude to tip and doing so might cause some awkward confusion.<p>To avoid these kinds of situations, take a look at the …

Australia Travel Tips: How to Get the Most Out of the Smallest Continent

Australia may be the smallest continent but it's still a vast amount of space to cover -- about equal in size to the continental U.S. Trying to see it all in a week or two is daunting, but here are some pointers to help maximize your travel Down Under.<p><b>Buy tickets online</b><p>Transit fares, city tours, …

8 Luxury Camping Trips That Are Worth It

Camping is great...except for the bug bites, sleeping on the ground and the constant fear of wild animals. The alternative? Glamping. These luxurious vacations allow you to experience nature and gorgeous scenery but without the tent-pitching and fire building. Here, eight amazing glamping trips …

Best Tours in North America 2015

From Traveler Magazine's 2015 Tours of a Lifetime<p><b>Alaska: Conquering Kenai</b><p>This condensed grand tour of the “last frontier” has you circumnavigating Fox Island by kayak, scouting for puffins and sea lions on a fjord cruise along the rugged coastline, trekking Exit Glacier, and learning how to mush …

Travel Photography

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Sublime Places to Visit in Italy

I was lucky enough to travel to Italy last month for a week of road tripping with<p>my fiancée. Based in <i>Lamole in Chianti</i> in Tuscany, we drove out to a number of sublimely beautiful destinations away from (well mostly) crowds of tourists.<p><b>Le Cinque Terre, Italian Riviera</b><p>Sunbathers enjoy the sun as the …

America's Best Beach Towns

Ahhh, summer. Endless sunny days, tanned legs in short shorts and ice cream in the freezer at all times. Can you tell we're ready for a beach vacation? Here, eight of our favorite seaside towns across the country.<p><b>Watch Hill, RI</b><p>Less crowded than nearby Newport and Narragansett, Watch Hill is an …

2015 Tours of a Lifetime

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9 Gorgeous Parks in Cities Around the World

Is the world's most gorgeous park in your city?<p>Whether you're visiting one or living in one, cities can be overwhelming. To escape the skyscrapers, noises and crowds, look no further than these nine green sanctuaries nestled into urban settings across the world.<p><b>Griffith Park, Los Angeles. Here's</b> …

10 Underrated Travel Destinations in Europe.

By College Tourist - Author, Alex Mathews, Davidson College.<p>If you want to branch out from the major European destinations while abroad, check out this list to add some great cities to your travel bucket list.<p>Chances are, when you studied abroad in Europe, you made sure to visit cities like London, …

50 incredible hotels you should sleep in during your lifetime

Everyone has their dream bucket list of travel destinations, but what about dream hotels?<p>Since summer is right around the corner and we're dreaming about vacations in far off places, we've come up with the ultimate bucket list of hotels to stay in around the world.<p>From private overwater bungalow …

30+ Unbelievable Places That Look Like They’re From Another Planet

These out-of-this-world photos will make you feel like you're on another planet. Why spend years training to be an astronaut when you explore strange …

The Most Interesting Roads in the World

Fancy a road trip? With so many fascinating drives across the globe, you're spoilt for choice. Here's a list of 10 of the most beautiful, diverse and scenic roads to get you started.<p><b>1. Chapman's Peak Drive, South Africa</b><p>This scenic route winds between Noordoek and Hout Bay on the south-western tip …

3 places better than Craigslist to buy and sell used items

When you want to buy or sell something used online, your first thought might be to use Craigslist. After all, it's the site that brought the newspaper classifieds into the digital world and today has nearly 40 million new listings every month.<p>Of course, using Craigslist does have valid concerns. …