Josie Nelson

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'Hoverboards' Banned From Flying—Ha!—On Several Airlines

The "powerboard," a motorized, self-balancing, two-wheel scooter inspired by Back to the Future's famous hoverboard, is the hottest gift this holiday season. Unfortunately, it's also banned by airlines as "dangerous goods."<p>Powerboards (aka "balance gliders" or "hoverboards") are seemingly …

Why You Should Go to Paris (And Beirut, And Belgium, And ...) Now More Than Ever

It's been a jarring ten days, from the Paris attacks to the assault in Mali, the Brussels lockdown and the State Department's alerts. But staying home and shutting down is the opposite of a cure. Empathy is born of exposure—a reaching out, not a turning in. It starts in those moments of discovery …

The 50 Most Beautiful Places in the World

Pinpointing all of the most beautiful places in the world could take a lifetime, but we think that these 50 otherworldly landscapes and awe-inspiring natural wonders need to move to the very top of your travel bucket list. This piece was originally published in 2015 and has been updated.<p>Cliffs of …

Cyber Monday Flight Deals You Shouldn't Miss

Here's hoping your credit card has recovered from Black Friday, because Cyber Monday brings hot airfare deals worth checking out: one for travel around the United States, another a buy-one-get-one airfare on Emirates.<p>25 percent off Virgin America and a chance to win a year of free flights<p>Search for …

25 Things You Absolutely, Positively Have to Do in London

We've compiled a shortlist of the 25 distinctly London things that will ensure a perfect visit, whether it's your first trip or your 50th. Our picks mix the antique with the of-the-moment, the simple with the indulgent. May a bespoke suit and Vesper martini be in your future.<p>Sample the Best of …

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The 10 Events Worth Traveling For in December

MIAMI<p>Touch down in Florida with the rest of the art world (and the art world adjacent) for <b>Art Basel Miami Beach</b> (<i>Dec. 3-6</i>), a whirlwind week of off-shoot art fairs, outrageous parties, and timely exhibitions. For those not in on the invitation-only soirees, here's our shortlist: <b>NADA</b>, the cooler …

The Best Airports in the World

The results are in: Condé Nast Traveler readers picked the ten best international airports outside the U.S in the 2017 Readers' Choice Awards. Most are in Asia and the Middle East, and come with enough amenities and time-wasters (we're talking indoor waterfalls in addition to great restaurants) …

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Why Today is the Best Day to Book a Hotel Room for the Holidays

From beachfront inns in Mexico to historic buildings in the French Quarter, today is the day to save big on hotels. Here's why.<p>Fantasizing about a holiday getaway but feeling the very real strain of your budget? Fret not: Today is the best day to book a hotel room for the holidays at a much cheaper …

The Best Smartphones for Travelers in 2015

Smartphones are now essential travel gear, and 2015 has seen many great new models drop—so many it's tough to choose. To help, we took some of the top contenders out for a real-life, hands-on spin. Here's how they stacked up.<p>These days, we tap smartphones for every aspect of our traveling lives: …

Key West Road Trip: Six Sites Worth a Pit Stop

Florida is known for some pretty outré architectural wonders—Coral Gables' ornate Biltmore (likewise with Palm Beach's Breakers), Orlando's Magic Kingdom, and an uncountable inventory of McMansions from Daytona Beach to Doral. But the Florida Keys' myriad abodes, dive bars, diners, and inns are a …

Polanco: The Mexico City Neighborhood You Need to Know

Maggie Galton and Maria Hagerman, owners of the stylish housewares boutique Onora, dish on how they’d spend a day enjoying the best of their leafy neighborhood just north of Chapultepec Park.<p><b>Morning market</b><br>"On Saturdays, we walk the <i>tianguis</i> (market) in Parque Lincoln, snacking on fresh</b> …

In Defense of Planned Parenthood: My Personal Story

When I first moved to New York City, I knew one person. A beautiful, well-educated young woman, working as a struggling model, who at age 24 had never had a PAP test or a gynecological exam.<p>She did not have health insurance. Was afraid the doctor visit would be too expensive. Was terrified of …

The incredible story of how a funny website 'personally offended' Apple's Jony Ive

He's wealthy. He's a knight. And he's also apparently pretty easily offended.<p>Or so it seems based on an incredible story from interface designer Amy Hoy.<p>It all started with a tweet<p>"I was lying sick in bed, reading Twitter last weekend and a convo went by about iOS 8+ app design being all same-y …

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I Can't Accept the 300-Pound Body I Once Lived In

I can't accept the plus-size body I was living in because it was a diseased and uncomfortable vessel. It has less to do with my looks and more to do with the quality of life. Not accepting my 300-pound body didn't mean I was a bad person or that I hated my body--it just meant my body needed to …

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Karina LeBlanc: Four secrets to the Canadian soccer goalie’s success

This month, veteran Canadian soccer goalie Karina LeBlanc plays in her fifth and final FIFA World Cup competition. When she's not blocking balls, the Olympic medalist devotes her time to UNICEF's No Child Too Far program (that, and watching <i>The Bachelorette</i>). Here, Leblanc shares some of the secrets …

Russia's gymnastics team to prove itself in Belgium - Russia Beyond

The first post-Olympic world championship is always difficult for athletes, including gymnasts. Most athletes still have not had enough time to rest after all the moral and physical exhaustion they went through during the Olympic Games. In Antwerp, during the World Artistic Gymnastics Championship …

Kansas State to build a new soccer field!

K-State announces it is building a new soccer facility next to its baseball stadium. Most games will be played there. Some at old Memorial.<p>— Kellis …