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Travel Blog

For a long time now, I’ve had a strong desire to organize a conference in conjunction with Superstar Blogging. Today, I’m excited to announce …

10 U.S. Destinations You Should Visit In 2014

Planning a vacation in the US next year but aren't sure where to go? After all, it's a big place! For the fourth year running, our travel experts have scoured the States to make the decision a bit easier for you.<p>While Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2014 covers global must-sees, including Chicago …

15 Genius Furniture Solutions for Small Spaces

Because compact can be chic.<p>The key to making a small home feel comfortable, and not cluttered, is investing in furniture that fits the size of the space and serves multiple purposes. All these items fit that criteria, with the added benefit of being downright stylish. Happy shopping!

West Elm

35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.

Plan the Perfect Family Reunion

From choosing the perfect destination to getting your clan organized, Budget Travel offers the ultimate guide to a freakout-free family fest!

12 Best Budget Airlines

Who says traveling the world has to be expensive? We’ve scoured the globe to find the most affordable airlines, whether you’re looking for a quick …

UK-based startup Love Home Swap goes adds vacation rentals

Love Home Swap, a U.K.-based startup that appeals to homeowners that want to trade their places, is getting into proper rentals.<p>The company, which …

5 Sources for Affordable Patterned Curtains

Oh how I do love cute curtains! They add an easy punch of pattern to a room, hide ugly blinds and windows and prevent Peeping Toms in style. …

10 "Hidden Gems" You'll Love This Summer!

From Yosemite to the Everglades, the U.S. boasts world-famous landmarks. But we're also a land of virtually undiscovered stretches of parkland and …

DIY Idea: Colorful String Cord Covers

You try and try to keep cords under wraps. But sometimes – maybe thanks to a houseguest, party, outdoor screening setup or just an awful floorplan …


Articles about jens risoms block island family retreat on - Dwell

Designer Jens Risom returns to his 1967 prefab off the coast of Rhode Island, readying it for his family's next generation.<p>The designer's granddaughter muses on growing up and living with his well-loved creations.<p>A tribute to honor the 100th birthday of midcentury master Jens Risom.<p>Vancouver-based …


In Muir Woods #53

grand canyon national park

Yosemite Falls


Brook or Stream

Upper Yose Fall Moonbow 2741

Yosemite Falls from Glacier Point

Shafer Trail Overlook, Canyonlands National Park

Grand View



Finding the right Greek island

With more than 2000 islands, from tiny atolls to Crete, maritime Greece is unmatched for sheer variety. Beaches, history, walking, cycling, water sports, festivals, food, ecology: chances are if you want it, they’ve got it. Here are just a few of the incomparable offerings Greek islands hold.<p>The …

European Travel



Caribbean DIY island-hopping: St-Martin/Sint Maarten

If you’re thinking Caribbean this year, don’t want to book a cruise, can’t afford a yacht, and don’t know where to begin, think St-Martin/Sint Maarten. This 33-square-mile island is split in half into a Dutch (aka the jammin’ side) and French (the traditional European) side.<p>It’s not exactly a …

Dominican Republic

American Samoa: an unsung South Pacific paradise

American Samoa, the only inhabited US territory south of the equator, is given the occasional nod for its love of American football and McDonald's, but few people realize that these lush tropical islands hold geometrically cut mountains and blue waters that rival the beauty of Tahiti and Hawaii. …

New Zealand

Fiji for first-timers: how to choose an island

Fiji is blessed with so much turquoise water, white sand beaches, jungle rivers and authentic culture that it almost seems unfair. Whether you're looking for a decadent resort, family getaway or backpacker adventure, these islands have it all.<p>Wherever you go, expect the warmest welcomes the world …

Tom Hanks

10 Smart Kitchen Storage Solutions for Renters

One of the most frequently lamented problems in a kitchen is a lack of storage, an issue that can be compounded when it's a rental kitchen and you …