Matthew J. Manfredini-Lowery

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Eight Ways to Save on Travel in 2017

Saving on flights, hotels and other aspects of travel is a question of how much you value your time versus hours and energy spent. You can scour the internet for low prices on rooms and airfares, but at some point you just have to pull the trigger so you can start planning your trip. Keeping that …

Personal Finance

13 Life-Changing Items To Add To Your Kitchen In 2017

Amazon users gave these products a *chef kissing his fingers* review.

The best time to buy airline tickets and other travel advice for 2017

You don't really need to make it an official resolution, do you? That in 2017 you will travel - a lot? But maybe you will resolve to be smarter about booking airfare and snagging those low prices. Here are some developments that could help make that promise stick.<p><b>More 'bare-bones' fares</b><p>Next year, …

Here are 7 money-saving travel tips we learned in 2016

Booking that next big trip is something we can all look forward to and with a new year on the horizon, there are new opportunities to travel. Thankfully, in 2016, we learned a lot of different ways to save money while travelling, which means any money saved can be put towards getting to your next …

Air Travel

10 best black paints for your home

Interior paint is back in black<p>Anyone who notices interior design has seen it: an inky stain spreading across American homes as people opt to paint their walls black. It may sound grim, but in execution, it’s quite chic.<p>By definition, black is the presence of all colors, which could make it the …

Interior Design

Bookmark This Airport Wi-Fi Password Map Right Now

It's a lifesaver.<p>Sitting in airports waiting for flights — if you don't have access to some baller airport lounge — can range from utterly boring to …

I thought my cake recipe was my family’s alone. Then I traced its history.

“I just received an email from Pam Polson,” said the message. “She just dropped an important piece of information that I was not aware of. You need to get in touch with her before you do any additional research.”<p>That was the email that broke the cake story wide open.<p>Gesplichter isn’t just a cake. …

Dessert

Get the Look: Light & Modern With "Flea Market Chic" Vibes

Not only is this sustainable home in the Philippines an architectural marvel on the inside and out—it is styled beautifully in every single room. …

Flea Markets

Growing Vegetables Indoors

As the winter months descend upon us all, it can be a bit depressing thinking about the layers of snow blanketing our growing spaces. While some …

Gardening

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The Olympics Might Be Over, But This Brazilian Penthouse Is a Winner

Designed to accommodate an art collection and the entertaining needs of the residents, Brazilian architecture firm MK27 built a spacious penthouse in São Paulo. The three floors are connected by large corridors. The walls double as exhibition space the display artwork.

São Paulo

A Well-Spent Weekend: Inside George and Amal Clooney's Favorite Lake Como Hotel

Where well-dressed guests gather under chestnut trees, listening to a pianist while they sip negronis and nibble on olives served by waiters in black tie.<p>Around aperitivo hour at Villa D'Este, the grand dame hotel on Lake Como in northern Italy, well-dressed guests gather under chestnut trees on …

1500 Calorie Diet - Following an Easy Diet Menu to Quick Weight Loss

The key to losing weight is to go on a lower calorie diet than your normal one. Just like most of us you probably have quite a busy lifestyle to …

26 Slow Cooker Recipes That Are Perfect for Summer

Is your slow cooker gathering dust at the back of some cabinet or shelf at this very moment? If the answer is yes, it's time to dig it out, get it …

Cooking

Best French Toast: The Only Baked French Toast Recipe You Need

Baked French toast | iStock.com<p><i>Stop wasting time in the kitchen. We’ve found the best recipes for your favorite foods, from burgers to breakfast</i> …

A Giant List Of Epic Destinations For Anyone Who Lives To Travel

There's a big world out there, and no shortage of incredible destinations to explore. So it's only natural that choosing where to visit can be hugely intimidating. Thankfully, we've got you covered with lists on lists of epic spots to sift through. Check 'em out!<p><i>Note: Some of these destinations may</i> …

South America

DIY Floors that Look Like a Million Bucks

Flooring is one of the things that has the biggest impact on the look of a room — but beautiful floors can also be really expensive. But the good …

Houzz

27 stunningly remote hotels that are worth the trip

While being in close proximity to cities brings you closer to tourist sites, it can also mean lots of people.<p>We've rounded up 27 of the world's most remote hotels, which can offer luxurious touches and a more personal experience. While they may be more difficult to access, they're set in stunning …

National Parks

DIY - Wood Greenhouse - Quiet Corner

If you want to build a construction to store your plants during the cold winters or to grow your own vegetables, we will show you all you need to …

Packed beaches and gridlock loom large as tourists swap terrorism hotspots for Spain

Record numbers of cruise ships, airport capacity pushed to the limit and on the roads. But the Balearics find welcome cash also brings headaches<p>The beaches are not yet packed on a windy weekend in the Balearic islands and few have ventured into the brusque waves. But even though the summer season …

Barcelona

The Island No One Wants You to Know About

There is something enticing about the idea of an island getaway. Though there are thousands of island destinations to choose from all over the world, there is one island that expert travelers do not want to share with you. Why? Because it is way too amazing to share! Sound intriguing? Well, lucky …

Asia Travel

T+L Editors Share the Trips on Their Bucket List

Since the first time I saw photos of Torres de Paine National Park, I have wanted to go to Patagonia. I don't know if it's because of the …

National Parks

The world’s 7 must-see travel destinations for 2016

Can’t decide where to take your next city break? TripAdvisor, the travel website, sliced and diced millions of user reviews to select the most …

Corner Bright Light

Once known for being dark and shadowy, <b>corners are about to be seen in a whole new light</b>. In developing the Corner Bright Light, furniture designer <b>Scott Klinker</b> reevaluated the role of the corner in brightening a room. His elegant floor lamp is comprised of a single exposed LED bulb on a thin frame …

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Travel

Just Back: Getting lost in the backstreets of Venice

<b>Chris Allnutt wins £200 for this delightful tale about his aimless wanderings around the backstreets of Venice.</b><p>When the beleaguered railway official in Milan says, “E’ garantito” [It’s guaranteed], I suspect this is an optimistic way to describe any train in Italy, let alone one scheduled during a …

Ordering coffee in Italy: the 10 commandments

I once met an Italian who didn’t drink coffee. He made light of the fact, but you could see that he was tired of having to explain his disability every time some new acquaintance uttered the standard Italian greeting: “Prendiamo un caffè?” (“Fancy a coffee?”). His breezy but faintly …