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The real value of urban farming. (Hint: It's not always the food.)

During World War II, millions of Americans planted "victory gardens" in their backyards, eventually supplying a hungry nation with 40 percent of its homegrown fruits and vegetables. Once the war was over, those urban farms withered away, supplanted by increasingly efficient large-scale rural …

30 Scariest Horror Movies Streaming in Time for Halloween

With Halloween approaching, there’s never been a better time to stream some scary movies. To help plan a fiendish film festival, here are enough …

The best Scottish castle hotels

An expert guide to the top castle hotels in Scotland, including the best for loch and mountain views, rich history, dog-friendly services, spas and fine dining, in locations including Loch Lomond, Loch Fyne, the Isle of Mull and Trossachs National Park.<p>Inverlochy Castle, Fort Willam, Highlands<p>Queen …

The 13 cities with the best work-life balance in the world

Using data from Swiss banking group UBS, the site compiled information on the biggest, most important cities globally, taking into account how many hours per week and per year people work as well as how many days holiday they take, before creating the ranking.<p>All 13 cities are in Europe, although …

The World's Eeriest Underwater Cities You Can Actually Visit

<i>By: Elspeth Velten</i><p><i>Credit: michaelangeloop/Shutterstock</i><p>From Olympic venues, subway stations, and Old West towns to creepy amusement parks, Chernobyl, and the eeriest spots in the Midwest, we've toured A LOT of abandoned places (well, at least virtually). But one place we haven't ventured -- under …

Six Cruise Lines That Have Their Own Private Islands

Thanks to these forward-thinkers, you’ll never have to fight for chair or umbrella space on a public beach again.<p>With chic staterooms, high-end …

30 places you should travel to this summer

While some places have been popular with summer travelers for years, others have just recently started to catch attention.<p>We've put together a list of 30 places to visit this summer, making our selections from destinations that won notable awards over the last year, that are seeing an increase in …

Here's the Right Time to Book Your Hotel for Summer Vacation

Summer vacation is right around the corner. While you’ve likely scoped out the best plane flights for your destination, one big costs looms: the …

3 Trips All Millennials Must Take

There are certain things 20-somethings refuse to spend money on, including cars, cable, Costco, and even housing. Last year, 26 percent of …

10 trips with the world's best tour operators

Travel with an award-winning travel company, and you're virtually guaranteed to have an amazing trip. Our readers have spoken – and these are their …

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A Beginner’s Guide to Planning the Perfect Thailand Vacation

For those who haven’t yet ventured to Southeast Asia’s “Land of Smiles,” the prospect of planning a trip is understandably intimidating: Thailand is larger than the state of California and has 76 very different provinces, each with a distinct personality. So where do you even begin? Start by …

5 of Ireland's Best Castles-Turned-Hotels

It’s pretty safe to assume that as a child you had dreams of one day living in and owning your own castle (thanks, Disney). Although we may have …

Would You Take an Epic 6-Month Long Cruise Around the World?

Oceania Cruises is a Miami, Florida-based premium cruise line that operates five ships on world-wide itineraries. They just announced an incredible …

How to Do Spring Break Like a Grown-Up: 5 Incredible Destinations

In your very early 20s, the idea of a spring break was a gift from the ultimate party god. You danced, you drank, and you made a few bad decisions, all while wearing a swimsuit and soaking up the sun at some all-inclusive beach resort. In your 30s, this idea may now make you cringe, but that …

Costa Rica

Best Beaches in Jamaica

This Montego Bay beach may be on the small side, but it’s got a lively atmosphere, drawing locals and tourists to its white sandy shores. The …

40 Small Tattoos Even the Most Needle-Shy Can't Resist

These days, there are more reasons than ever to get a tattoo. Tattoos are good for your health (really!) and good for bonding, and you can get one so teeny that all it takes is a...

Why Night Trains Are a Great Way to Travel within Europe

Photo by Kuknauf/Flickr<p>Waking up in another country has never been easier.<p>Red-eye flights have a certain appeal to cash-strapped, time-savvy …

14 Amazing Trips You Can Take With the Average Tax Return

<b>Depart:</b> Los Angeles<p><b>Arrive:</b> Honolulu<p><b>Where You’ll Stay:</b> Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, which is fresh off a renovation and right on Waikiki Beach.<p>…

Want to Move Abroad? Survey Names The Best Cities For Ex-Pats

One city tops the list for the seventh year in a row.<p>If you’re looking to extend your vacation into a permanent leave, take a look at a recent survey …

VIDEO: Five Things to Do in Berlin

There’s no denying that Berlin is a city of contradictions: the capital is dotted with reminders of Germany’s history (fragments of the Berlin Wall …

The Most Beautiful Places in Ireland

More than just the countryside glows on the Emerald Isle.<p>From the staggering Cliffs of Moher to the pristine Killarney National Park, Ireland is home to the kind of beauty that will instantly make you a believer. It's difficult to narrow down the list, but we think these destinations are among the …

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The Best Beaches in Croatia

Sea caves, hidden coves, and medieval architecture are only a few of the highlights Southern Westeros—ahem—Croatia's pristine beaches have to …

The Top 10 Most-Visited National Parks

If someone tells you to take a hike, head directly to Montana’s Glacier National Park where 700 miles of trails wind through the forest-covered …

5 Reasons Why Rishikesh should be on Your Bucket List

Located in the foothills of the Himalayas in northern India, Rishikesh is known as the 'Gateway to the Himalayas' and 'Yoga Capital of the World'. I recently visited Rishikesh and it has already become one of my favourite places.<p>Image Credit: ThatGirl'sLifeStories<p>Rishikesh is the land of spiritual …

How to Plan Your First Road Trip

Road trips hold a special place in my heart. For our honeymoon, my husband and I embarked on a week long adventure traveling to different U.S. states. We figured, if we truly want to see the beauty of each state, the best way to do it is to go on a road trip. Aside from the routine trips to San …

Top Ten Tips to Know Before Booking Tickets and Taking the Train in Europe

Summer is just around the corner and with the Zika virus in full swing, it's one more reason people will be heading to Europe this summer. I personally prefer the train in Europe to any other form of transport. You don't have the same stress as air travel (you don't need to be there 2-plus hours …

Why You Should Live in Another Country at Some Point in Your Life

Living in another country is like a <i>dream</i> to some people. They're envious of the idea of someone who's off exploring faraway places instead of living a normal, seemingly less exciting life. When I've spoken with people who haven't lived abroad, they have this notion that it's something reserved for …

5 Things You Can Do to Inspire Your Wanderlust

So you've thought about traveling. You like the idea and it's something that you'll probably do "someday." It's all very vague isn't it? It sounds like you need some inspiration because there are seven days in the week and "someday" isn't one of them!<p>Let's look at what you can do to spark your …

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Where To Eat And Sleep In Iceland

Because it's about time you finally book that trip.<p>Iceland has become one of the hottest destinations for adventure seekers and foodies alike due to its majestic lunar landscapes, pristine glaciers, heavenly food, and warm, welcoming people.<p>In the summer months, tourists descend upon the island …

European Travel

10 Questions to Ask Before Booking Travel Accommodations

Spontaneity looks awfully daring and fabulous in the movies, but I'm one of those travelers who'd really rather know she has a place to crash before arriving in a foreign destination. If that tweaks your carefree style, my apologies -- but sometimes a little peace of mind makes a tiny bit of …