Gina Valcourt

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Is that edible? 18 wedding cakes that defy the eye

They say you're too busy on your wedding day to enjoy a slice of your own wedding cake. You might as well make it interesting to look at, then.<p>These …

Trunk Bay Has Got To Be America's Most Secret Beach Paradise

Shh, don't tell.<p>Between Florida, California and Hawaii, you may <i>think</i> you've heard the sales pitch for every U.S. beach by now.<p>But you haven't heard <i>anything</i> yet.<p>Welcome to Trunk Bay, widely considered one of the most pristine, best-preserved beaches in the Caribbean. It's stunningly white-sanded and …

7 Places Where the U.S. Dollar Is Really Strong Right Now

Let's be real: If money wasn't an issue, we'd be traveling non-stop. But all those life-changing meals, rejuvenating hotel stays, and outdoor adventures can add up to a painful hit to the wallet. While we can't offer you many destinations that will wine and dine you for free, there are places where …

56 Spring Getaway Ideas Near Your Favorite Cities

When the season arrives, it’s time to get out of town. Check out our favorite destinations near these major cities.<p>Winter may have fluctuated from …

21 Show-Stopping Wedding Cakes That Have Some Serious 'Wow' Factor

Give me some sugar! 🍰<p>When it comes to weddings, you <i>can</i> have your cake and eat it too.<p>Below, we’ve rounded up 21 exquisite wedding confections that look and taste like a slice of heaven. <i>(Check out even more beautiful desserts ― including the on-trend drip cake ― here.)</i>

29 Insanely Decadent Desserts You Should Probably Only Make Once Every 4 Years

Celebrate Leap Day with super-rich desserts.<p>Leap Day only happens once every four years, so use it as an opportunity to make something so …

VIDEO: Five Things to Do in Chicago

Whether you’re heading to the downtown Loop or ultra hip Wicker Park, you won’t have any trouble deciding what to do in Chicago. After all, the city …

Travel

The Best Places To Travel in March

This is the spring retreat of choice for many Chinese, and visitors from other parts of the world are just starting to catch on. Visit the former …

Travel

Five Destinations for a Zika-Free Babymoon

Since many sunny destinations have been declared unsafe for moms-to-be, here's a roundup of relaxing and safe babymoon options.<p>Beach jaunts often …

Palm Springs

How to Experience San Francisco Like a Movie Star

It’s easier than you think.<p>In humble, some might say un-glitzy, San Francisco (the home of hoodies and Birkenstocks) the biggest celebrities often …

San Francisco

Sights and Bites: What to Eat While Touring Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

With a cultural map in one hand and a culinary compass in the other, savor the treasured sights, then seek the nearby local bites.<p>Set between majestic mountains and breathtaking beaches, <b>Rio de Janeiro</b> is the city of sun, saints, samba, soccer, and Carnival. The stunning sights and seductive bites …

A Guilt-Free Holiday Appetizer: Coconut Cranberry Soup

The holidays have arrived, and with that often comes temptation around every corner -- creamy eggnog, refined carb-loaded stuffing and flakey, buttery pastries. It's no surprise when, come January, you jeans are fitting a little tighter. However, it <i>is</i> possible to partake in delicious and satisfying …

Cook These 7 Recipes On Sunday, And Feed Yourself All Week

Be better this week.<p>Here we are with another installment of recipes to cook on Sunday that will help you eat healthy, stress-free, homemade meals all week. We're not suggesting that you cook every single meal you'll eat throughout the week on this one day of rest -- that would be an absolutely …