Melina Hartley

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Best travel gifts for the globetrotter in your life

While we love exploring new destinations, getting from point A to Point B can be a real drag. Long layovers, confusing baggage restrictions and noisy airplane cabins are all an unfortunate part of the modern-day travel experience, but you can minimize their effects with these handy gadgets. From an …

Tokyo may be the world's best city for food-loving tourists

The men look at the huge slab of fresh tuna as if they are about to perform surgery, and they are.<p>The knife, more than three feet long, comes down precisely and in one slice, the tuna is cut.<p>Early morning at the Tokyo Fish Market. (Andy Yemma)<p>"Japanese food is our national treasure," says Masanobu …

Day trips from Rīga

There’s plenty to see and do within striking distance of Latvia’s capital, whether you’ve forked out for a hire car or not. Here's our top five destinations within 90 minutes' driving time of Rīga.<p>1. Jūrmala<p>The most obvious day-trip destination, Jūrmala is simultaneously the closest to Rīga, the …

Tuscany's Val d'Orcia Travel Guide

Home to some of Italy’s best wine and food, the idyllic community boasts a new crop of enticing restaurants, smart shops, and country-chic retreats<p>View Slideshow<p>Tuscany’s Val d’Orcia may well be the most perfect slice of the most perfect part of Italy. Lying just south of Siena, this ancient valley …

Tailor Made in Naples

What can style say about a place? Writer Tom Downey seeks out the hidden workshops that have been Naples’ source of elegance for generations.<p>I …

Road Trip: Amalfi Coast, Italy

Wind your way through the villages, beaches, and mountains of Italy's most scenic stretch of coastline.<p>The Costiera Amalfitana, or Amalfi Coast, is widely considered Italy's most scenic stretch of coastline, a landscape of towering bluffs, pastel-hued villages terraced into hillsides, precipitous …

Italy

Italy's Ancient Stone Villages

In the remote valleys of Valtellina and Valchiavenna, near Lake Como, Valerie Waterhouse succumbs to the allure of the region's ancient stone …

Italy's Best Kept Secret: Sperlonga

<i>Contempt</i>, Jean-Luc Godard's acclaimed 1963 film, contains a movie within a movie: A high-powered producer hires a writer—married to a drifting and …

10 TED Talks to Make You a Better You | Inc.com

For something that's been around for only a few years, TED talks have quickly become an important medium for learning and inspiration. They help people in all kinds of pursuits with knowledge and inspiration--and there's something wonderfully accessible about seeing and hearing someone communicate …

Happiness

How to Use a Journal for Better Emotional Health

According to the Anxiety Disorders Association of Canada, one in every four Canadians will develop at least one anxiety disorder in his or her …