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The best fund for small investors

Sanlam has just published its list of top performers – and those to avoid<p>The best one-year savings bonds pay depositors just 2% interest. Locking your cash away for five years would earn you around 3%. However, you can pick up 4% in dividends a year from funds of shares – and, like deposit …

Investing

Philadelphia for Foodies

By: Timothy Churchill<p>Philadelphia is a well-known restaurant destination: even when the city was going broke, it boasted the likes of traditional French restaurant, Le Bec Fin, known as one of the best in the nation. Much has changed in the last decade; Le Bec Fin has closed its doors, but new …

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How to decide which vacation rental site to use

But with so many places to book a rental, it can be tough knowing where to look.<p>To make things easier, we've put together a list of some of the top vacation rental websites and broken down what you'll find in each one.<p>Airbnb<p>With over a million properties around the world, Airbnb.com is probably the …

Hospitality

Vacations, Not Business Travel, Drive New Tourism Record in Philadelphia

Philadelphia had a record year for tourism in 2014 with 39.7 million visitors and $10.4 billion in economic impact, the city’s tourism board Visit …

Tourism

The 25 best restaurants in Paris

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8 Cheaper Alternatives to Popular European Destinations

<i>By: Sophie-Claire Hoeller</i><p><i>Credit: Flickr/alcuin lai</i><p>Rome, Munich, the French Riviera -- all European bucket list spots renowned for their history, their culture, and their affinity for chain smoking and tiny cars. But you know else they're known for? Overpriced everything. And hoards of visitors …

European Travel

The best idioms from around the world, ranked

<i>The following were sourced from</i> I’m Not Hanging Noodles On Your Ears and Other Intriguing Idioms From Around the World <i>by Jag Bhalla (National Geographic Books, 2009).</i><p>25. Ear-nectar<p>Origin: Indian. Meaning: A sweet noise or sound.<p>24. Can’t stop being the owl.<p>Origin: Italian, French. Meaning: Can’t …

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Hackers Stealing Credit Cards and PayPal Accounts via Starbucks App

According to a report by <i>CNN Money</i>, Starbucks has officially acknowledged that hackers have been breaking into individual customer rewards accounts, …

Greece Tours

Book a Tour to Greece<p>On an organised tour you could relax on stunning beaches on the Mediterranean Sea, hike Mount Olympus, see spectacular beaches …

Restaurant tips around the world: how much should you leave?

According to research, Brits leave an average tip of nine per cent. But doing the same abroad might get you in trouble...<p>A survey has found that the average <b>British diner will tip nine per cent after a meal</b>, with 87 per cent of adults claiming to always leave a tip.<p>The standard service charge in …

How to manage cash flow in retirement

Smart ways to help make managing your finances easier, more efficient, and less expensive<p><b>Strategies for managing cash flow</b><p><b>✔ Set up direct or remote</b> …

Retirement

Our Top Tips for Family Travel... - Our Blogs

<i>Meet six of our Travel Counsellors</i><p>Our huge network of over 1,350 Travel Counsellors not only provide the most personal service to you when booking …

8 Perfect Day Trips From London

Even the most urbane Londoners like to get out of the city once in a while. Follow the locals to these eight attractions, including UNESCO World Heritage sites, ancient ruins, and destinations for riverside relaxation.<p>Maritime Greenwich<p><b>What to know:</b><p>Although it's technically part of London, Maritime …

England

European river cruising: A boom fulled by ship design as well as destination choice

Sunset on the Middle Rhine is a symphony in light, a magical period of shifting shades and deepening shadows when the towering valley comes alive …

European Travel

Gear Closet: Granite Gear Cross-Trek Travel Duffel

Years ago I came to the conclusion that when I traveled I prefer to carry a backpack. I found the ability to just throw my bag over my shoulder and …

Backpacking

Five-star holiday in Greece turns into a five-star nightmare

When you book yourself a five-star holiday, you probably imagine the worst case scenario is that your room is dirty, the staff are rude and the food …

50 Apps and Websites to Optimize Your Vacation

Technology has completely changed the way we travel. Even when going on an off-grid adventure, we document every detail to save as soon as we’re back …

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