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11 Expert Tips for Your Kitchen and Bath

Anne of The City Sage, Jack of Airows, and Holly from GBlog join forces with American Standard's new high-end kitchen and bath line, DXV, to help transform your most functional rooms into your most luxurious.<p>Anne of The City Sage, Jack of Airows, and Holly from GBlog join forces with American …

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11 Ways Social Media Can ROCK Your Travel World!

Power to the people! Once social media shook up the travel world, there was no turning back—and that's a good thing! The right hashtags, check-ins, …

Travel apps that don't use data roaming

“Travel apps are great, but watch out for roaming charges,” I wrote for the Telegraph in 2009. Five years on, little has changed. Data roaming remains too expensive for dawn-to-dusk app use in most countries. Fortunately, some apps work fine without an internet connection. So, even after you switch …

Reader Recs: World’s Best Street Food

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>In a nod to the Society’s yearlong focus on food, we asked our National Geographic Travel Facebook fans to share the best lip-smacking street eats they’ve sampled around the globe. Their answers left us hungry for more (and wanting to book a ticket to Southeast Asia).<p><b>So grab</b> …

Tips for Dining Out in Italy

Not all Italian meals are red wine and spaghetti with meatballs--but if that's the closest you've come to an authentic Italian dinner, this cheat sheet will help you navigate Italy's varied dining options.<p>Not all Italian meals are red wine and spaghetti with meatballs -- but if that's the closest …

Food & Dining

The 7 Biggest Travel Myths, Busted

As hunter-gatherers turned tourists, we may be hardwired to eat, seek comfort, maybe even shop, but how long do we look at a famous attraction before we're supposed to move on?<p>Travel isn't always what it seems. Nor is the way we react to traveling. As hunter-gatherers turned tourists, we may be …

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7 Ways Flying Messes With Your Body

We know flying tinkers with our bodies -- this much is made clear by our messy post-plane hair and our overpowering jet lag.<p>But being in the air causes bodies to react in some ways that are not as obvious. This is your body on an airplane... get acquainted with your mid-air self, and feel better …

How to DIY Saint Laurent's Glitter Boots

We're walking on (much less expensive) sunshine.<p>Ever since they adorned Natalie Westling's feet on the Fall 2014 runway, Saint Laurent's glitter boots have been on our mental Must Have at (Almost) Any Cost list. But when we found out they retail for $1,145, we 1) clutched our hearts and 2) turned …

10 Home Decorating Mistakes Everybody Makes

From the editors of ELLEDecor.com, the most common interior design mistakes to avoid.<p><b>1) The Looks-Great, Feels-Uncomfortable Piece Of Furniture</b><br>The decor world equivalent of the Stiletto heel: Beautiful, but oh-so-impractical. It ultimately taught you that no matter how good-looking something is, if …

The Diet That Can Save Your Life

What you eat can dramatically affect your chances of developing heart disease, a.k.a. the number-one killer of women in the U.S.<p>When many women think of something that could seriously threaten their health, the bogeyman often starts with a "C": cancer. But if you're going to fear anything, it …

Dublin city guide

The basics<p><b>Currency:</b> euro<p>Tipping is the norm in restaurants – 10-15 per cent of your bill, if satisfied with the service. Taxi tipping: round up to the nearest euro.<p>Public lavatories – and those in some bars and restaurants – display the Irish names for men and women, “Fir” and “Mná” …

The World's Strangest Streets

Whether you're hailing a toboggan or putting on your walking shoes, take a trip down the world's strangest streets.<p>You're browsing the stalls of Thailand's Maeklong Market when a train horn blows, the stall keepers abruptly shutter awnings, and you retreat to the edge of the street -- which also …

Expert guide to Istanbul

Essential information<p>Visa requirements<p>It is no longer possible to obtain a visa on arrival in Turkey. Travellers heading to Turkey must apply for an online e-visa ($20) ahead of departure at evisa.gov.tr. For more information, see: mfa.gov.tr<p>Esssential contacts<p><b>British Consulate</b>: 00 90 212 334 6400, …

Get Paid to Travel the World - The Ultimate How To Guide | The Planet D

This is how we make money traveling and how others get paid to travel. After 8 years of earning a living through travel, we've learned many tips and …

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Istanbul: readers’ travel tips

Photograph: Alamy<p>The ornate cafe/restaurant on the platform of Istanbul’s Sirkeci railway station.<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2014/11/6/1415293850781/ebe5f193-08c8-4b5b-942d-0169677ac35a-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Alamy<p>The ornate cafe/restaurant on the …

23 signs you were born to travel

<b>1.</b> You can make friends anywhere, but are just as happy to sit in silence by yourself.<p><b>2.</b> You’ve always been willing to try anything once. Except …

Things I Wish I Knew Before I Spent a Semester Abroad

Whether you are in a city to party or to enjoy all the tourist attractions, you are not going to be spending enough time in your room to make the soaring prices of London or Paris worth the dent in your budget.<p><b>The Airport is a Perfect Hotel</b><p>Once you take part in a study abroad program, you will …

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5 Best Day Trips from Paris

Our guide to these charming getaways close to the city.<p>There is enough to see, do, eat, and experience in Paris to span a lifetime. But if the itch to explore whats lays beyond Parisian borders, these are the day trips (or weekend getaways) worth your limited time. Within, find our guide on where …