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Jamaica's top 10 travel experiences

Jamaica’s lovely landscape – with its crystalline waters, lush banana groves, and sheer mountains – combined with its confident, yet cool reggae demeanor, makes Jamaica an ideal destination for those looking for stunning scenery and a big dose of local culture. Pack your bag and head down to this …

Forget Punta Cana; Visit DR's Five-Century-Old Colonial City

Christopher Columbus, who made four trips to the New World, had his pick of beautiful locales. Although Ferdinand and Isabella, his benefactors, tried to negate their deal (they sorta figured he'd never make it back alive when they agreed to make him Admiral of the Ocean, Viceroy of all New Lands …

What Are the Best Beaches in Florida?

<i>A:</i><p>If you’re looking for the seclusion of a private beach with the affordability of a state park, but want to do more than kick off your flip-flops and sunbathe, these are the five Florida beaches for you.<p>Sanibel Island<p>(Fotophilius/Flickr)<p>The beaches on this Gulf Coast island are the real versions …

All The Travel Advice You've Ever Received Is Wrong, And Here's Why

You know all that great advice you get from certain websites, protective neighbors and both sets of grandparents before you travel? It's awesome, but we're going to take all of it and tell you to do the opposite.<p>Whether you're studying abroad or headed on a vacation with family or friends, here's …

13 Reasons Why You're Winning At Life If You're In Croatia

Any country that has Blue Ivy as an honorary citizen is automatically awesomer than other places. But Croatia's also totally winning thanks to its stunning landscape, chic port towns, awe-inspiring national parks and party isles.<p>Here are some places you'd be remiss not to hit up this summer.<p><i>Vis</i><p>It's …

Chiang Mai, Thailand: World away from Bangkok's hustle | CNN Travel

TripAdvisor's Deal With Telefonica Bring Its Mobile Apps to Latin America

TripAdvisor, which currently offers city guides apps for Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo in Brazil, plans to add 10 more cities in the country before …

Skift Business Traveler: Could IHG Join Starwood?

What to Know Now<p>Welcome back after a long holiday weekend. I write today from a cafe outside of Paddington station in London, where for maybe the …

Jungle Book Your Hotel

Hotel search trivago presents nine jaw-dropping hotels around the world that are tucked away in tropical jungles. Retire in white canopy beds in the Daintree Rainforest of Australia (the oldest rainforest in the world), share a backyard with squirrel monkeys in Brazil, or treat yourself to a …

Doing It Right in the Dominican Republic

With sounds of the surf lapping at the harbor next to La Yola restaurant, I tucked into my curried lobster with gusto. Though dining on an over-fished creature, I didn’t feel the least bit guilty. That’s because I knew that the local fishermen were given lobster houses in exchange for a commitment …

Where You Can Pet a Baby Sloth: Hidden Gems of Costa Rica

Ever imagined petting a baby sloth? They're crazy cute and you can get up close to them at the Toucan Rescue Ranch in Costa Rica.<p>The ranch rehabilitates and releases hundreds of animals that were once at risk due to black market trade and deforestation. At the ranch you can get some quality …

Dog Training: Knowing When to Break the Rules

In photography, there's something called the Rule of Thirds. It has to do with composition. If you digitally overlay a tic-tac-toe grid on your photo, ideally, your subject should be positioned where lines intersect, or at least in the top, bottom, left, or right thirds. Placing a subject smack dab …

I Love My Dog Because He's a Huge Jerk

I was absolutely clueless when my husband and I adopted Bowie. Before he came into our lives, I had no clue what his breed -- a puggle -- was. What a stupid name, right?<p>If I had done research, I would find out that a puggle is a 'designer dog' (blech) and a combination of breeding a beagle and a …

The 13 Greatest GIFs of Awkward Doofus Dogs Failing at Fetch

Most dogs are inherently good at catching objects. It’s built into their doggie DNA. However, for these 13 pups, the game of catch is difficult. …

Want to Win a 6-month BarkBox Subscription? Snap a Selfie!

<b>Do you want to win a 6-month subscription to BarkBox? Of course you do! Do you take selfies? You KNOW you do!</b><p>If you live in the NYC area, be on the …

The World's Smallest Working Dog Brings Big Bundles Of Joy To Everyone She Meets

Meet Lucy, the world’s smallest working dog.<p>The tiny Yorkshire Terrier is only 5.7 inches tall and barely weighs 3 pounds. And in case you were …

John Legend - All Of Me (Dog Parody) - All Of Meat

How to Adopt a Dog

Tails are wagging at Bark & Co today as we officially welcome a new paw-duct to the pack. BarkBuddy is the app that matches you with the fluffiest …

History Proves That Even Presidents Are Crazy Dog People

A couple weekends back, after a long battle with lymphoma, former President George W. Bush had to say goodbye to his beloved dog, Miss Beazley. While …

Gentle Giant German Shepherd Adopts Runt Piglet

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Becuz I’m Happy…

Spread the Cute:<p>Yes, I nose we have already done the Pharrell Williams “Happy” thing, but in Suki’s case, it’s just so appropriate, right?<p>Submitted …

Puppies Come In All Shapes And Sizes, But This Is What They All Look Like When They're 6 Weeks Old

What's not to love about puppies? They're cute; they're small; they're cuddly.<p>Photographer J. Nichole Smith captures the individuality -- and adorableness -- of several 6-week-old puppies in her book, <i>Puppyhood</i>. Smith -- who founded dane + dane studios pet photography agency -- photographed 25 …

11 MORE Dog Breeds You've Probably Never Heard Of

Last year, we pointed out eleven wacky dog breeds you’ve likely never heard of. And there’s plenty more where that came from. Sure, you might have …

This Sleeping Dog Has An Impossibly Long Tongue, But Doesn't Care At All

"Prepare yourselfs [sic] for the most mystical, magical, and the magnificent graboid Roxy tongue," writes video poster.<p>But nothing could have prepared us for Roxy's tongue, which is basically like the Energizer Bunny -- it keeps going and going and going and... you get the picture.

Curious Miniature Pinschers Are Next Great Filmmakers

More Essie spring 2014 polishes: Hide & Go Chic

Every season, I look to the experts at Essie to dictate what colors my nails will be sporting. Just like Pantone tends to lead the way in color …

Luxe Lacquers

Your shades of summer have arrived.<p>We've all stood at the nail salon, staring at the polish display, overwhelmed by row after row of colors on the wall. You don't know what to pick, so you choose the same safe red or nude—again. While those classics always work, why not update your look with the …