Marisol Valerín

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10 Best Ways to De-Stress in L.A. Before the Holidays

It's mid November, which means you're about to have a tension headache for roughly the next month and a half. The holidays are bright and shiny and …

A Step-by-Step Guide to Packing for a Complicated Work Trip

Packing for a business trip doesn’t seem all that complicated … until you’re planning for a two-week sojourn through multiple climates and dress codes, and trying to squeeze it all into a carry-on bag. Then it becomes a “capsule-wardrobe-Chinese-puzzle thing,” in the words of Cindy Gallop, founder …

4 Beach Resorts That Prove The Kohala Coast Is Hawaii’s Hidden Gem for Laidback Luxury

If you only have a few days to spend on the Big Island of Hawaii, the Kohala Coast is most likely where you’d want to be. Just north of Kona …

Mauna Kea

HotelTonight now lets you book a 2-night hotel stay at a discounted rate

Last minute accommodation service HotelTonight is giving its tried-and-true model a bit of an upgrade. The company has introduced a new feature called Tonight +1 which makes it easy for users to not only book a second night, but do so at a 30 percent discounted rate. Available at booking, this …

Top 10 Adventure Trips

Laos: readers’ travel tips

From alternative food and nightlife in Luang Prabang to adventures well off the tourist trail, readers pick their best Laos experiences

Laos

You should always pack these items in your carry-on

Whether your travels will take you 90 or 9,000 miles, three days or three months, these small wonders will improve any travel situation.<p>1. A notebook & pen.<p>Pack a small notebook like the Moleskine pocket notebook in grid (best for adding little drawings to your notes), which features a pocket in …

Tips for Planning a Vacation 1-6 Months Out

<i>Planning a perfect trip requires putting in some time to research your best options, from flights to hotels and local activities. As TPG Contributor</i> …

48 hours in Istanbul, in 24 images

STRADDLING THE BOSPHORUS STRAIT between Europe and Asia, Istanbul is etched with thousands of years of history, bearing the marks of the Ancient …

European Travel

A former Wall Streeter who travels the world on credit-card points says there's one card that's better than the rest

The former Wall Streeter turned "The Points Guy," travels the globe up to six months a year — and he does it for next to nothing, thanks to credit-card rewards and frequent-flyer miles.<p>When he's not jet setting, he's running his website, The Points Guy.<p>In an interview with Vice, Kelly shared the …

Personal Finance

The 17 most beautiful metro stations around the world

With grand chandeliers, architectural designs, and light projections, these metro stations will make your commute anything but boring.<p>We've put together a collection of the most awe-striking metro stations around the globe, from the Formosa Boulevard Station of Kaohsiung, Taiwan, to the …

Audio-visual

What NOT to do in Istanbul

Most buildings in Taksim (home to many popular clubs) were constructed before the era of enormous nightclub sound systems — they don’t muffle the …

The 34 best hotels in Asia

So we decided to focus on the best hotels in Asia.<p>To create this list, we aggregated five notable hotel rankings made by elite travel publications and websites: Travel + Leisure's World's Best Hotels,Conde Nast Traveler's Top 100 Hotels and Resorts, TripAdvisor's Top 25 Hotels in the World,Fodor's …

Hong Kong

Your Complete Travel Guide to Vietnam

By College Tourist; Author: Nicole Darian, University of Iowa<p><b>A Look into Each City, How to Eat, Where to Stay, and Transportation Options</b><p>After spending a few months backpacking in Southeast Asia, I've concluded that Vietnam was my favorite country in the region for several reasons. I fell in love …

Vietnam

A Big Heart Open to God: An interview with Pope Francis

<i>Editor’s Note: This interview with Pope Francis took place over the course of three meetings during August 2013 in Rome. The interview was conducted</i> …

Pope Francis: 'I would love a church that is poor'

<b>Vatican City —</b> On his election to the papacy, Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio chose to name himself after Francis of Assisi because the …

The Pope: how the Church will change

Dialogue between Francis and La Repubblica's founder, Eugenio Scalfari: "Starting from the Second Vatican Council, open to modern culture". The …

Pope Francis 'Evangelii Gaudium' Calls For Renewal Of Roman Catholic Church, Attacks 'Idolatry Of Money'

(Reuters) - Pope Francis called for renewal of the Roman Catholic Church and attacked unfettered capitalism as "a new tyranny", urging global leaders to fight poverty and growing inequality in the first major work he has authored alone as pontiff.<p>The 84-page document, known as an apostolic …

Associated Press News

Vatican: Assad Sent Private Message to Pope

Syrian President Bashar al Assad has sent a letter to Pope Francis, Vatican sources confirmed Saturday.<p>The contents of the message were not revealed …

Vatican observers look for thaw between Pope Francis, U.S. nuns

When the Vatican censured an organization representing thousands of American nuns, it did so in part because the group had not spoken out enough against gay marriage and abortion.<p>The Vatican said the Leadership Conference of Women Religious had espoused "radical feminist themes," adding, "Issues of …

Vatican blasts back at UN report on pedophile priests, abortion

The Vatican blasted back at a UN-authored Rights of Children report, saying its criticism of the church's stand on homosexuality is driven by critics of the church's "non-negotiable" teachings.<p>The U.N. Committee on the Rights of the Child, whose members have included such nations as Saudi Arabia, …

Scathing U.N. report demands Vatican act against child sex abuse

GENEVA/VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The United Nations on Wednesday accused the Vatican of systematically turning a blind eye to decades of sexual abuse of children by priests, and demanded it immediately turn over known or suspected offenders to civil justice.<p>In a scathingly blunt report, the U.N. …

Poll: Catholic Beliefs at Odds With Vatican Doctrine

As Pope Francis reaches out to Catholics around the world in an effort to reinvigorate the church, the Vatican faces a wide ideological gap with …

Pope Francis urges new cardinals to avoid Vatican intrigue and gossip

Pope Francis has instructed his new "princes of the church" – among them Cardinal Vincent Nichols, the archbishop of Westminster – to avoid "intrigue, gossip, cliques, favouritism and partiality" as they don the Roman Catholic church's prized red biretta.<p>Speaking in St Peter's basilica a day after …

Tale Of Two Popes: Francis, Benedict Appear Together In Public

Pope Francis and his predecessor, Benedict XVI, appeared together at a ceremony anointing 19 new cardinals in what The Associated Press described as "an unprecedented blending of papacies past, present and future."<p>In the solemn event, known as a consistory, Francis on Saturday bestowed red hats on …