Maria Jacovou

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Truly Zac Posen Fall 2014 Wedding and Occasion Dresses

The "Say Yes to the Dress" alum shows ruffled ball gowns, twinkling 3-D florals and sexy bodices for his first namesake collection this spring. See …

Ideas & Advice

Photo<p>26 Must-Have Wedding Photos You Don’t Want to Miss<p>Trust us—you’ll want to capture all of these moments.<p>Flower Arrangements<p>Your Complete Guide to …

Watters Spring 2015 Wedding Dresses

We scouted the runways to find the bridal fashion trends you need to know about. See what's hot now.

Sottero and Midgley Fall 2014 Wedding Dresses

Sottero & Midgley always show innovative designs on the runway and this season was no different. Each dress was totally unique and made for brides …

The Pretty Skin Diet

When it comes to having a gorgeous complexion, you truly are what you eat.<p>Maintaining a consistent skincare routine that utilizes a powerful mix of anti-agers to reverse as well as prevent future damage is key to having youthful, radiant skin. However, it's not the only link in the quest for …

Temperley Bridal Spring 2015 Collection: Something Old, Something New

Bridal Fashion Week is a time for designers to showcase new bridal styles and silhouettes, but for Temperley Bridal it's all about maintaining its …

Using Couchsurfing to hook up: The unspoken culture of sexsurfing

In 2008, I was a professional bellydancer and went on a self-organized tour of Canada and the United States. Teaching classes and workshops and doing …

Relationships

A brunch-lover’s guide to New York City

Ahh, brunch. One part omelette, two parts mimosa, three parts coffee – life’s sweet distraction when the workweek is nigh. Though not a uniquely New York 'thing' <i>per se</i>, there’s no other city that takes its breakfast-lunch combustion quite as seriously as the Big Apple and every visitor should take …

Deep in the Heart of West Texas Is a National Park Where the Mountains Meet the Desert

You may not have heard of Big Bend National Park, and it's almost certainly far, far away from where you live, but it's well worth a visit.<p>Big Bend is one of the least-visited national parks in the United States, receiving fewer than 300,000 visitors a year, but after traveling there once, you'll …

Southern India’s stunning secret

In the south Indian state of Karnataka, pristine backwaters lie untouched, dotted with sleepy hamlets, and the seaside beaches and fertile hill country remain equally undiscovered.<p>While Goa and Kerala have the most well known beaches and backwaters in India, today these palm-fringed lagoons teem …

India

Cognac Lover’s Guide to France

Anyone planning a trip to France to sip wine at its source has a tough decision: Bordeaux or Burgundy? The Loire or the Rhone? But if it’s Cognac you …

France

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Travel

Take to the skies: the world's greatest airborne adventures

To mark Lonely Planet’s sponsorship of the iconic 1917 Curtiss JN-4 ‘Flying Jenny’ Biplane’s commemorative air tour this summer we’re exploring aviation's history and continued impact on travel. Here are 10 ways to soar into the ether in some of the world's most inspiring locations, adapted from …

Small U.S. Towns Turn to Social Media to Help Drive Tourism

Southern Indiana’s tourism bureau is tossing its old marketing plan in favor of one that will launch it into the year 2014.<p>The Clark-Floyd Counties …

If Greece's Melissani Cave Doesn't Inspire Wanderlust, We Don't Know What Will

Let's take a little trip, shall we?<p>This time, let's go to Greece, where we went to see the world's prettiest beach not too long ago.<p>Located on the east coast of the island of Kefalonia surrounded by forest sits Melissani cave. It's in the shape of a "B" and is mythologically known as the "cave of …

13 Mistakes Study Abroad Students Make

Studying abroad is the first opportunity most young adults have to travel the world on their own. With all the excitement, it's easy to make some mistakes.<p>These 13 errors are totally common and very avoidable. Take our advice, and you'll have the best semester (or year) abroad. We promise.<p><b>1.</b> …

What Are The World's Most Social Travel Destinations?

They say "there's no place like home," but we finally put it to the test! The travel site minube along with over 100 tourism boards from Iowa to Indonesia asked travelers one simple question: what are the world's <i>most social destinations</i>?<p>During a one-month voting period, thousands of international …

White sandy beaches, crystal clear ocean: Kenya's water sport paradise | CNN Travel

Top 10 Quick Tips for Caribbean Cruisers

Is there a Caribbean cruise in your future? Before you board, check out my top 10 tips for smooth sailing.<p>1. <b>Break Wind</b><p>Feeling chilly on a Caribbean cruise? Trust me, it <i>can</i> happen. Once you get out into the open sea blustery nights are common even in Caribbean waters, and they'll put the kibosh on a …

8 Top Spots to Eat and Shop in Yucatan, Mexico

The colorful streets of colonial Valladolid. All photos by Lucy Laucht.<p><i>By Lucy Laucht for Fathom</i> | My three great loves: travel, food, and shopping (the last of which I have become particularly adept at thanks to living in New York City). I recently swapped the polar vortex of the East Coast for …

Mexico

Photo Gallery: Havana

This National Geographic Expeditions Cuba Trip has offered a spectacular opportunity to meet Cubans on their home turf and share with them our own impressions of their country. Though we explored several other areas in Cuba, we began and ended our expedition in the capital, Havana. With 2.2 million …

Why You Should Visit America's National Parks in 2014

<i>By Tommy Burson</i><p>The United States maintains more than 6,000 federally-protected sites, spanning over 1 million square miles and totaling roughly 27 percent of the U.S.'s entire land area. Attracting millions of visitors worldwide, the U.S. National Park System offers tourists incredible variety, …

How to vacation like Italian aristocracy | CNN Travel

Ebola Outbreak Spreads Across Three Countries: What Do Travelers Need to Know?

As the global workforce continues to expand with travelers, expatriates and businesses pushing further into remote regions, so too does the risk of exposure to previously unheard of infectious diseases. It's against that backdrop that it's all the more important for organizations to have plans in …

The Most Unique Places to Stay in Chicago

We all know Chicago is a great vacation destination. Michigan Avenue. The Bean. Wrigley Field (which celebrates its one hundredth anniversary this year!) Gorgeous Lake Michigan. We have it all.<p>And we have about 40,000 hotel rooms just downtown to lodge all the teeming visitors that venture to our …

7 things you’ll miss as a first-time traveler to Chile

I quickly learned that among certain groups of Chileans I was to observe the same decorum I learned from my mom’s Southern, WASPy brood — limit small …

Good Morning, Vietnam

Sam's last and only other trip to Vietnam was in 1970. He came with a delegation from the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the Fellowship of Reconciliation, church leaders and one student, his friend, Charlie Palmer. The purpose of the trip was to meet with the so-called Third Way -- …