Melissa Cheatham

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12 Breathtaking Roads That Will Make You Gasp in Amazement

Traffic jams, the daily commute; somehow everyday driving never quite lives up to the endless roads they show in car commercials. If you dream of …

10 Asian Destinations That Offer Almost The Same Experience As A Euro Trip But For Way Cheaper

If your Facebook timeline is flooded with your friends' pictures frolicking in Europe, while you sit and sulk, because there ain't no money, my …

20 of America's most beautiful hotels | CNN Travel

(CNN) — With so many iconic cities and diverse landscapes, beautiful hotels in the USA can seem like a dime a dozen. But some are, quite simply, more beautiful than others and truly worthy of note.<p>From rustic alpine lodges in the Rocky Mountains to sleek beachfront resorts in Miami, we've …

San Antonio

The Best Castles to See in Germany

How to make your trip to Germany the stuff of legends.<p>What is a vacation to Germany without a peek at its famous castles? Capturing important moments …

European Travel

Top 10 Reasons to Visit Puglia Italy

Top 10 Reasons to Visit Puglia Italy<p>Updated on July 22, 2016<p>The Puglia (<i>pronounced pool-ya</i>) or Apulia region as it is known in English, is the most …

Adventures by Rail: The Most Scenic Train Vacations in North America

Train voyages and vacations have been part of European and U.S. culture as long as there have been tracks on the ground. Millionaires Jay Gould and …

Toilet paper wedding dresses up the ante with feathers, flower crowns and more

It's that time of year again — when hundreds of designers try their hand at creating the ultimate wedding gown out of toilet paper.<p>More than 1,500 people entered the 12th annual Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest, presented by Cheap Chic Weddings and Charmin, and this year's grand prize went to Van …

Weddings

28 incredible roads to drive in your lifetime

From a mountain pass in Abu Dhabi to routes that wind through the Swiss Alps, these roads make for a drive you won't soon forget.<p><i>Sarah Schmalbruch contributed to an earlier version of this post.</i>

10 places you should visit in Europe this year, according to Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet recently released its Best in Europe list, which highlights the top 10 European destinations travelers should visit in 2016.<p>The list, which was selected by Lonely Planet's travel experts, includes a mix of destinations that are currently trending, hidden gems that are set to become …

Croatia travel advice: holidays for families with teenagers

<b>Brigid O’Malley writes</b><p>I would like some information on the best resort in Croatia for three teenagers and four adults. We would ideally like somewhere with a sandy beach and nightlife, but not too rowdy – a place where it’s possible to have a quiet night, too.<p><b>Jane Foster, Croatia expert, …

Here's How To Make The World's Greatest Chocolate Chip Cookies

Real talk: These cookies are what dreams are made of.<p>Makes about 24 cookies<p><i>Recipe by Lindsay Hunt</i><p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted and cooled to room temperature (8 oz/226g)<p>1¼ cups packed light brown sugar (9 oz/250g)<p>¾ cup granulated sugar (6 oz/175g)<p>2½ cups all-purpose flour, …

The 30 Best Summer Road Trips

Get ready to hit the road.<p>Summer is almost here, which means it’s time to pack the car and hit the road. This year, in particular, is a great time to …

National Parks

Best Romantic Summer Getaways

Dubrovnik gets lots of love, but we’re smitten with the lesser-known city of Rovinj to the north. The terracotta rooftops, church steeples, and …

18 incredible European destinations that haven't been discovered by tourists

Some of these places are difficult to access, while others remain local secrets.<p>We've put together a list of 18 European destinations that you can enjoy without hordes of travelers, from one of France's most majestic villages to a breathtaking hiking trail in Sweden.<p><i>Sarah Schmalbruch wrote an</i> …

The 10 Best Restaurants In Montepulciano

Montepulciano, Italy, is renowned for its fine Tuscan cuisine. The regional food is led by the idea of simplicity, but that doesn’t mean every dish …

The best islands in the world in 2016

The Pacific outcrop of Maui in Hawaii has been named as the best island in the world to visit as a tourist.<p>Roughly the same size as the Shetland …

The 50 best hotels in Italy for summer

It’s the sheer variety that strikes you first. Italy has as many hotels as it has destinations, from old-fashioned family-run pensioni in historic city centres to elegant lakeside resorts where you dine by candlelight at the water’s edge. There are mountain lodges with Michelin-starred restaurants, …

Cheesy, Gooey Croques Monsieurs Recipe

A good croque monsieur is all about nailing texture, bread-to-filling ratio, and the goo factor. This recipe, which calls for thin slices of toasted-on-all-sides bread, melted cheese, rich Mornay sauce, and Dijon mustard, is a case study in getting it right.<p>Why It Works<p>Slicing the bread thinly …

Success In The Real World: 7 Daily Behaviors Conscientious People Avoid

I walked out into the middle of the street without looking both ways, forgot to pay parking tickets, lost debit and credit cards regularly and, when I became self-employed, convinced myself everything would just work out.<p>My “I’ll just make it” mentality is characteristic of my generation: …

Self-improvement

This Is What Happens To Your Brain When You Fail (And How To Fix It)

Four months after graduating college among the top of my class, I failed. I moved to Vancouver to be with my boyfriend and travel somewhere. I tried to be Lululemon’s Senior Director of Marketing, but somehow that didn’t work out. So I wound up a legal secretary—a job that was, for me, unfulfilling …

4 Protein-Packed Healthy Smoothie Recipes

These 4 Protein-Packed Healthy Smoothie Recipes make smart eating choices quick and easy.<p>And just like that, we turn the page on our holiday eating …

Healthy Eating

Sanaa, Yemen, is one of the oldest cities in the world. Its unique architecture seems to grow organically from the earth because the materials used (mud, stone, etc.) are available locally. The elements of design and the tradition of craftsmanship have been the same for centuries.

SYDNEY, Australia. One of the most beautiful cities we shot, both by day and by night. This shot is from the end of a long day of shooting, when the city fell into darkness and the lights came on and the entire city just sparkled. This image is now available as a 22x28" lithograph http://www.laforetair.com/proddetail.php?prod=AIR_SYDNEY It was an honor and pleasure to partner with @canonaustralia to capture this stunning city. An interesting story about Sydney really encapsulated the elements of chance, opportunity and good fortune that underpinned much of Project AIR (and made it, at times, very, very challenging for me). We actually had a real challenge initially trying to get someone to fly us in Sydney (trying to find a heli company AND pilot who was willing, able, qualified, respected AND happy to take us up wasn't easy). As always, opportunities presented themselves - a chance meeting with aerial cinematographer Nathan Tomlinson of @filmhelicopters at SMPTE (SMPTE is the Australian equivalent of NAB) connected us with the excellent team over at @sydneyhelichart and our OUTSTANDING pilot, Eemon Marstella. One of the very few female helicopter pilots out there, Eemon was a real master and a joy to fly with! Big thanks to both Sydney HeliCharter and Eemon again - you guys rock!

Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe - Chowhound

Tip<p>Why Do We Celebrate Christmas on Dec. 25?<p>There are several reasons Christmas is celebrated on Dec. 25. The date is nine months after March 25, a …

The Secret Ingredient for Chewy Sugar Cookies

<i>Posie Harwood, who finds the best back-of-the-box recipes in the grocery store, confirms that molasses is the key to chewier sugar cookies.</i><p>The flavor of molasses reminds me of spoonbread, a dish my mother made often when I was little. I'd douse the soft pudding-like bread liberally with a thick, …

The 50 best colleges where students earn high starting salaries

The list ranks colleges by median starting salary, average SAT score, and a survey that asked more than 1,000 Business Insider readers to choose the colleges that best prepare their students for success after graduation. Read our full methodology here.<p>We reranked the schools by pay here to find the …

19 Stunning Photos of National Parks in the Fall

Warning: These photos will inspire your next road trip.<p>There's no better place to witness the turning of the seasons than in our country's beautiful national parks. These bucolic spaces (and one parkway!) may inspire you to grab your family, pack up the car, and take advantage all that autumn has …

T+L Deals: Fall Foliage Getaways

Add a little color to your autumn.<p>Utah<p>Get 38% off from luxurious desert retreat Red Mountain Resort, right on the edge of Zion National Park.<p><b>The Deal</b> …

New England