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Looking to travel? You're going to want to visit these destinations in 2016

Airbnb: Where to go in 2016<p>You're not imagining it — flights really are cheaper this year than they have been in a long time.<p>According to estimates from Hopper, an airfare site that helps travelers find good deals on flights, air travel prices are down 12 percent from last year, and more than 20 …

This woman quit her corporate job at 35 and saved $16,000 to travel the world 'indefinitely'

In November of 2012, Clelia Mattana handed in her letter of resignation.<p>She had an established career as a sourcing coordinator at luxury fashion brand Burberry, a good salary, and her own apartment in London. But something was missing.<p>"I was unhappy because I wasn't following my true nature. All I …

South-east Asia

Visit These Bucket-List Destinations Before They Vanish

Like drafting a budget or organizing your 401(k), there are some things in life we automatically file into a “later” folder. While your accountant …

13 cities you can't pronounce (but should definitely visit)

As of tomorrow British travellers can add a new destination to the ever-growing list of intriguing places to visit in eastern Europe – with names that can only be pronounced after you’ve had at least five vodkas.<p>This one is Olsztyn – pronounced "Ol-sh-tin" since you ask – a modest-sized city on the …

13 Ways to Get Through Airport Security Checkpoints Faster?

1. Have Your Ticket and Photo ID Out Before You Approach the Security Agent.<p>My identification — whether it is my driver’s license or my passport — is …

5 Things To Do Today to Make Your Life Better

You and I have spent the better part of our lives pursuing success, but we can't change this eternal truth: <b>The best things in life are (nearly) free.</b> Good health, time with loved ones, relaxing with our pets, and the simple comfort of a cup of coffee at the kitchen table on a quiet Saturday …

Happiness

How to use Skype to spy on your cats or dogs

Pet parent guilt be gone! If your pet hates to be alone -- or you just like checking in on your animals throughout the day -- you don't need to buy a fancy security camera.<p>All you need is an inexpensive tablet and a Skype account to make a homemade video chat system.<p>The tablet<p>For the best results, …

You Can Train Your Cat to Do Your Bidding

It’s a strange little timeline: Housecats were domesticated around 10,000 years ago. Dogs were possibly domesticated twice over the past tens of …

Pets

Tracking clues to Shanghai Disney's hidden perk: a members-only Club 33

Opening its $5.5-billion resort in mainland China this week, Walt Disney Co. has been eager to share all manner of details about its Shanghai theme park — down to how many bok choy it expects to serve in the first year of operation (12 million, if you’re wondering).<p>But one thing Disney reps have …

US National Park ranger uploads more than 1000 free maps

A National Park ranger who began uploading free maps of US national parks in 2013 recently passed the 1000 map mark – and he’s still going.<p>In 2013, Matt Holly of the National Park Service’s Natural Resource Stewardship and Science Directorate in Colorado made the most of an enforced layoff during …

Things Your Airline NEVER Wants to Tell You

From annoying passengers to long lines and horrible TSA check points, flying can potentially be a nightmare. You may not be able to avoid these things, but there are certain things airlines don't tell you that can make your experience easier. *See: 6 Stress-Free Travel Tips<p>There are secret rights …

Compensation

The Strongest Leaders Use This Simple, Powerful Phrase

Leadership doesn't always mean action. Emotional intelligence expert Brene Brown talks about 3 words the wisest people use.<p>All entrepreneurs have a mythology, from Steve Jobs to Jack Dorsey. It plugs into our need to tell stories, whether we are the heroes in our own personal lives or the saviors …

Psychologists say a simple strategy can help you get over a rough breakup

I suspect a lot of people can relate to this desire — something about heartbreak makes us feel poetic and creative — like pouring our psychic guts out all over the page.<p>But how effective is this strategy, really, in terms of helping us cope with the dissolution of the relationship?<p>Back in 2012, …

Psychology

How to be happy — lessons from an Amazonian tribe

One month ago I returned back from an adventure in the Ecuadorian rainforest. Myself and a friend spent 5 days learning from and living with the …

You Don’t Have to Be Likable to Be a Great Leader

<i>MPW Insider is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s answer for:</i> …

A new map shows how much it costs to rent in Paris by each station on the metro

Ever lusted after a historic apartment overlooking the Seine? A boho loft on the Left Bank, or an elegant townhouse in trendy Le Marais? Well now you can find out exactly how much your Parisian dream home would set you back, thanks to a new map that shows you just how much it costs to rent near …

France

7 of the best day trips to take around the world

Hit the road in the direction of these charming towns—all a short drive (or ferry ride!) away from a major international city.

10 Coaching Skills Every Leader Should Master

As more and more companies realize the benefits of hiring a coach, they also realize the benefits of incorporating a coaching methodology into the management style of their leaders. After all, there’s a difference between simply telling employees what to do and working with them on professional …

Just gorge-ous: the world’s most tantalising food markets

There’s no better way to get under the skin of a destination than to gorge on local food. And markets provide an unrivalled way to eat stunning, affordable dishes, as well as see a city in all its messy glory. If your appetite rules on the road, then these are the places you need to go.<p>Tsukiji Fish …

Crowds flock to ancient alley despite ban on tour groups[1]

Nanluoguxiang, a well-known and popular ancient hutong in Beijing lined with shops, restaurants and bars, was packed with visitors during the May Day …

Malaysia is most Muslim-friendly nation, says travel study

There were an estimated 117 million Muslim visitor arrivals globally last year, representing almost 10% of the entire travel market.<p>KUALA LUMPUR: …

Seoul, Bangkok, Tokyo top 3 overseas destinations for Chinese holiday travelers - Lifestyle

Asian cities of Seoul, Bangkok and Tokyo were the top three overseas tourist destinations for China's May Day holidaymakers, in part because they can …

10 Reasons Why Qingdao Is A Wondrous Land That Looks NOTHING Like China

<b>Hipster China</b><p>Polluted air. Congested roads. Fake goods. If not the great wall, these are things we can crudely name offhand about China.<p>My time in …

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

<i>This piece originally appeared on Travel + Leisure.</i><p>If you’re looking to extend your vacation into a permanent leave, take a look at a recent survey …

20 Holiday Travel Secrets From Industry Pros

Looking to book your holiday travel? Better act fast. “Our numbers are showing that it is going to be even busier than last year,” says Mark Drusch, Chief Supplier Relations Officer for CheapoAir. Average domestic holiday fares on Kayak, another popular travel site, are up 10%- 13% from 2012. …

The Best Way To Deal With Jet Lag, According To Flight Attendants

The experts have spoken.<p>Traveling enriches your life and improves your overall wellbeing in myriad ways. Jet lag, on the other hand, is arguably its most undesirable side effect.<p>Sometimes it feels like your body finally adjusts to a new time zone just in time for you to return to your old one. Few …

Jet Lag

Bahrain's king holidays at Sharm el-Sheikh and tips Egypt for tourism

Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa has done his bit to promote tourism – in Egypt.<p>Breaking off after an official visit to the country, he went snorkelling in the resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. He also played golf and volleyball and the photos went viral.<p>The king praised the Egyptian government’s …

Sharm el-Sheikh

Yamanashi

A ring of emerald mountains around a low plain forms landlocked Yamanashi prefecture in the Chubu region; a landscape ripe for outdoor activities. …

10 Festivals Worth Traveling for in May

Ah, May! Spring flowers blossom, birds chirrup, serpents get thrown in the forest. That's right - Italy's snake festival takes place this month, as do many more of the world's quirkiest festivals. From cheese rolling in the heart of England to grown men climbing a tower of buns in Hong Kong, get …