Greg Mardosz

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Go Here Not There: Five Brilliant Alternatives To Expensive Destinations...

Goodbye, pushy tourists…<p>Social media has changed the world more than anyone could’ve ever fathomed. It’s not only turned tragically cat obsessed …

European Travel

Retirement planning: Go abroad and you can live nicely on just $30,000 a year

If you've been racking your brain about where to retire on a budget, it might be time to think outside the U.S.<p>A new report by International Living, which publishes information about living abroad, ranks the five best places to retire and coast on $30,000 a year.<p>To be sure, retiring in a new …

Retirement

Awesome Tech You Can’t Buy Yet: Laptop screen extenders and self-healing tents

Previous Next<p>1 of 5<p><i>At any given moment, there are approximately a zillion different crowdfunding campaigns happening on the web. Take a stroll</i> …

Crowd Funding

20 of the best group trips for solo travellers

<b>Sailing and socialising in the</b> Mediterranean<p>Med Sailors runs skippered sailing holidays for 20- to 35-year-olds, many of whom travel solo. Everyone shares a bunkbed cabin with someone else of the same gender; each yacht sleeps eight and travels in a flotilla of up to eight boats, so there is plenty …

Travel

These Are the Most Beautiful Villages in Italy

Italy is home to some of the most spectacular, art-filled cities out there, but the country’s true charm lies in the countryside, where life revolves …

Italy

I've Been to 26 Countries in Europe—These Are the 5 I Always Recommend

My first trip to Europe was a heady mix of excitement, nerves, and total awe. At 19, I wandered the streets of Le Marais wide-eyed, marveled at the …

Let’s talk about the Big Book: Everything your family needs to know when you die

Tax season is over. School is starting to wind down. Summer is coming.<p>Things have slowed enough to gather yourself and get organized.<p>We call it the Big Book in my family. Invented by my scrupulously detailed father-in-law, the Big Book is the index containing a road map to everything we own.<p>The …

Retirement

10 great Greek islands: readers’ travel tips

Winning tip: Hiking in Amorgos, Cyclades<p>As well as the azure bays and its role in Luc Besson’s The Big Blue, Amorgos is also renowned for its hiking trails, which not only connect the island’s villages but also provide access to ecclesiastical and natural landmarks. Start at Hora, the capital of …

European Travel

Best Plants for Hanging Planters

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The 25 best countries to buy rental property and make money on the side

Buying a rental property is a wise way to earn passive income.<p>As a landlord, you're getting paid to own something, rather than paying to own it. The mortgage is often covered by rental income from tenants, and if you play your cards right you'll profit after covering insurance, taxes, and …

Real Estate

Spend two weeks travelling Norway this summer with an all-you-can-fly pass

Packing a trip around Norway into just two weeks may be within reach this summer with an all-you-can-fly pass.<p>Widerøe, a Norwegian airline, is offering an Explore Norway Ticket, which provides unlimited travel around Norway for two weeks, between 1 July and 31 August. The airline has divided the …

These Are the 25 Most Breathtaking Hikes in US National Parks

From hikes across ancient glaciers to lush rainforest treks, these are the 25 most beautiful U.S. national park hikes.<p>Sure, with 60 National Parks …

Container gardening: The rules to know, and the rules to break

May is the month to assemble pots and containers for the rest of the growing season. They aren’t just for summer; spared an early frost, tender container plants can still look great at the end of October, so it pays to devote some time and resources to getting them right.<p>Lushly planted containers …

Gardening

Downsizing a House to Expand the Garden: At Home with Landscape Architect William Dangar

Though he’s a landscape architect known for designing gardens to complement large houses, Australia-based William Dangar often gets to work with only …

Everything You Need to Know About Driveways

Driveways are a great improvement over the rutted dirt paths that in centuries past connected houses to public roads. Modern-day suburbia has …

6 reasons why you should visit Portugal in 2018 | Travel Feature

Portugal is less than three hours’ flight time from the UK, while flights from the US are generally available for under $500. Moreover, once you get …

Medicare doesn't cover everything. Here's how to avoid surprises

Each day in the United States, about 10,000 baby boomers celebrate their 65th birthday. Their gift from good old Uncle Sam is Medicare.<p>After years of …

Health Care

How to Pay Zero Taxes Legally in Retirement

And when you pay zero taxes, you shouldn't be doing it the way most people do it -- which is by being broke.<p>5 min read<p>Are you gambling your retirement savings on the idea that your taxes will be lower when you retire? If so, I’ve got some bad news. If you have your retirement savings in a …

Building a Portable, Collapsible Workbench

Some of our most popular posts here on Make: have been about workbench construction. People always seem to be in the mood for a new workbench. Or, at least, dreaming about having a new bench in their shop.<p>We’ve covered permanent benches, folding benches, and quick and sturdy benches. Here, Elisha …

Light It Up: 7 Elegant Ways to Illuminate a Landscape

Outdoor lighting should be dramatic without being overly theatrical. To create elegant illumination in a landscape, consider all the tools at your …

Ikea Summer 2018: 10 Best Products for Outdoor Living on a Budget

As if the soft-serve ice cream cones ($1) weren’t enough to lure me into braving the crowds at my nearest Ikea store: Ikea’s newest collection of …

How to Plank Like a Pro (and Avoid These 6 Mistakes)

Crunches are easily the most common of the abdominal exercises but they are certainly not the most effective way to strengthen your core.<p>Core …

Intermittent fasting may have 'profound health benefits'

Intermittent fasting has been gaining popularity among people looking to shed extra kilograms and maintain a healthy weight. Researchers argue that …

Holistic Medicine

These Super Simple Mushroom Tacos Are Ready In No Time

Happy Taco Tuesday! Looking for a new recipe to switch things up tonight? Maybe something vegetarian if you're still riding the Meatless Monday high?

These 5 Habits Can Add 12 Years or More To Your Life, According to a New Harvard Study

Data from tens of thousands of people revealed those that practice all 5 were 74% less likely to die than those that adopt none.<p>The blueprint for living a longer life has been confirmed in new research out today from Harvard University's T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the American Heart …

Holistic Medicine

18 leading lifestyle and interior trends that will transform your home this year, as revealed by Pinterest

From mindfulness to fringe furniture...<p><b>Have you incorporated the Lagom lifestyle into your home or started decorating with geometric prints? If so, you may be much trendier than you thought.</b><p>Although by no means 'new' trends, both of these have been named among the most popular interior design …

The Best Salmon Toppings You Haven’t Tried Yet

Are you bored with your same-old, basic salmon recipes? Try one of these easy, healthy ways to add serious flavor to your fish dinners fast. For each …

35 trips every couple should take in their lifetime

There's nothing quite like travel to put any relationship to the test, no matter whether you and your SO are adventure-seekers, lovers of luxury, or …

20 Low-Light Houseplants That Are Easy to Maintain and (Nearly) Impossible to Kill

It is important that the home is not just a place where we survive, but where we live. People don’t just like their home to be functional—some really …

12 of the best beach towns in southern Europe

Šibenik, Croatia<p>It’s known as the gateway to Krka national park and the Kornati islands, but this 1,000-year-old city has enough in itself to keep visitors happily busy for days. A slow amble along its waterfront goes past bars, restaurants and the 15th-century Cathedral of St James, a Unesco world …

European Travel