Merel Grootswagers

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'The Best of Me' Trailer: A Sexy High School Reunion From Nicholas Sparks

Nicholas Sparks is at it again, with his darn heart-tuggin' ways. In "The Best of Me," high school sweethearts are reunited after 20 years apart. James Marsden and Michelle Monaghan star as Dawson and Amanda, whose dreamy small-town love is cut short by Amanda's dad. (Liana Liberato and Luke Bracey …

Stars Who Got Their Starts on Broadway

Broadway's biggest night of the year is upon us! The 2014 Tony Awards air this Sunday, giving theater and its many talented stars a time to shine on national TV.<p>Hugh Jackman will be on hand to host and we can expect to see performances from shows like "Cabaret" and "Bullets Over Broadway."<p>Hugh …

The Best of Downton Abbey Comes to Winterthur in Wilmington, Delaware, Through January 4, 2015

"What is a weekend?" the Dowager Countess of Grantham once snarked on that loveliest of English soap operas, <i>Downton Abbey</i>. Dame Maggie Smith may lay claim to all of the great lines, but the winner of the Abbey Aesthetics Award goes to the show's costume designers, who manage to convey a certain …

Downton Abbey

Doing the Caesar Shuffle in Rome

With just under two days in Rome, our Best of Europe in 21 Days tour needs to be very well designed. We do what I call the "Caesar Shuffle" upon arrival (Colosseum, Forum, Capitoline Hill, and Pantheon). We go together to Campo de' Fiori and disperse to find dinner on our own before embarking on …

Italy

Five Signs Your City Is the Next Boomtown, USA

Depending on how in the know you are, you've either heard that our hometown, Austin, Texas, is the coolest up-and-coming city in America for the past year or the past decade. And we like that about our hometown: It just keeps getting better. (This month alone, Uber, Lyft and the ESPN X Games just …

North Carolina

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Cape Blanco Is THE Beach You Need To Visit This Summer

It may not have white sand and palm trees, but Cape Blanco beach needs to be on your summer destination bucket list.<p>The beach is located in Cape Blanco State Park on the Pacific Coast of southwest Oregon. At the westernmost tip of the cape sits a lighthouse that began operating in 1870.<p>The state …

How You Can Stay Free (or Super Cheap) on Your Next Trip

When you picture your dream trip, what do you see? Is it a white-sand beach with fantastic surfing, or a hiking and camping expedition up in snow-capped mountains, or maybe you see yourself exploring the streets of a foreign city? Whatever your ideal expedition, it's a sure bet that your daydream …

Air Travel

A Beautiful Holiday Home in Brindisi, Italy

House Ceno, a holiday home located in Brindisi, Italy.<p>Italian architect Daniele Corsaro has completed this beautiful holiday home in 2012. House Ceno …

Italy

“The Fault in Our Stars” has been unfairly bashed by critics who don’t understand it

Those condemning “Fault in Our Stars” as immature are blinded by their own prejudices<p>What makes a novel, or any other piece of writing, "literature"? There are at least two ways to answer that question. If you're Ruth Graham, author of a recent essay in Slate titled "Against YA: Adults Should Be …