Katherine Salinas

69 Flips | 1 Magazine | 4 Following | 1 Follower | @NYCgirlRandom | Not all those who wander are lost.

10 Mistakes You Make When Booking Airfare

If you're wondering why you never manage to bag a flight for quite as cheap as the next guy, or you're pining for a getaway but really need to keep the cost down, or you're simply super-interested in all the intricacies of airfare pricing (OK, well, at Hopper, we are!), then this list of 10 …

Flying

Basques bide their time

VITORIA, Spain — For a region that long appeared to entertain Western Europe’s most radical separatist tendencies, the Basque Country seems strangely …

Portable media player gives North Koreans illicit window on the world

£35 device allows residents to listen to pop music and watch South Korean soaps, Hollywood films and outside news programmes, despite government restrictions<p>A £35 portable media player is providing many North Koreans with a window to the outside world despite the government’s efforts to keep them …

Media Players

Michelle Obama, Race and the Ivy League

The education of a future first lady.<p>In 1988, a group of black students at Harvard Law School compiled a report designed to recognize the growing achievements of black students on campus and share their wisdom with newcomers. The longest essay in the 50-page newsletter was written by a 24-year-old …

Major rival protests staged in Venezuela

<b>Caracas -</b> Venezuelans have held a new wave of demonstrations as both supporters of the government and opposition staged major rallies in a country that has been roiled by violence in recent days.<p>Pro-government "Chavista women" held a march "against fascism" on Saturday in Caracas, while the …

Associated Press News

Ethnic violence simmers in Guinea | Guinea

<b>Conakry, Guinea</b> - Through the night sky thick smoke permeated the air, but witnesses saw no flames as they drove through Koule, a small town on the outskirts of N'Zerekore which is around 600km from Guinea's capital, Conakry.<p>The region was the site of an attack on July 14, members of the Guerze …

Electric road charges buses while they drive

The challenge with electric vehicles -- well, one of them -- is that to actually, you know, go anywhere, they have to be stationary for significant blocks of time so they can charge. Some measures have been proposed, such as solar panels that can provide energy while the car drives, and even …

Twelfth International Youth Assembly at UN

The twelfth International Youth Assembly at the United Nations began on 7 August. The three-day event, whose theme is “On the Road to Actions: Moving …

Simple Springtime Dishes

Quick Budget-Friendly Recipes

Your taste buds and wallet will achieve perfect harmony with our selection of quick meals, including stovetop mac and cheese, braised pork chops, meatballs, and roasted chicken tacos.

Simple Springtime Dishes

Quick Healthy Breakfasts

The healthiest breakfasts are ones you make yourself with an eye toward fiber, lean protein and healthy fats. This combination keeps you running all …

Afghan judges free three jailed for torture of child bride Sahar Gul

Human rights activists have warned of an new assault on women's rights in Afghanistan after judges and prosecutors allowed the early release of three …

The Gender Gap in Senior-Level Government Jobs

There is a sig­ni­fic­ant gap between male and fe­male rep­res­ent­a­tion with­in seni­or-level fed­er­al gov­ern­ment po­s­i­tions. Of the 15 …

Gender Equality

Double Exposure Portraits

The Bulgarian photographer Aneta Ivanova suggests a delicate softness in its clichés using the technique of double exposure. Female bodies and …

On this day in 1885, the Statue of Liberty arrived in New York

<b>On this day in 1885, the Statue of Liberty arrived in New York.</b><p>Pictured, the Statue of Liberty photographed from a helicopter by LIFE photographer Margaret Bourke-White in 1952.<p>See more photos of America from above <b>here</b>.

The best countries for food

Food and travel go together like planes and airports. No matter where you go you'll have little trouble finding at least one culinary experience that will help you understand the local culture. In some countries the food is <i>the</i> highlight, drawing many a foodie to its borders, like a moth to a flame. …

10 Inspiring Entries in National Geographic’s Traveler Photo Contest

You now have less than a week to enter the ultimate photo contest! To date, we've shown you both some nature standouts as well as some stellar animal entries in the National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest. If you think you've got what it takes, you have until June 30th to enter and win a …

Nature

The 10 best Roald Dahl characters – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/culture/gallery/2013/jun/15/10-best-roald-dahl-characters<p>720<p>As Charlie and the Chocolate Factory the Musical makes its …

Women's rights are human rights - now more than ever | Sweden

In 1995, then-US First Lady Hillary Clinton said: "Women's rights are human rights" at the UN Conference on Women in Beijing. Almost 20 years later, the challenge of ensuring women's rights remains. <br>On May 30, the UN Secretary-General's High-Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda released …

Brazil to spend $25bn on public transport

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has proposed to set aside $25bn for public transport following days of mass nationwide street protests, in an effort to seize the political initiative.<p>She also suggested on Monday a referendum on broad "political reform" in response to public anger with …

The View From Downtown » Smorgasbar at the Seaport

It is officially summer, and the Smorgasbar at the Seaport is definitely something you don’t want to miss this season.<p>Brooklyn Flea – one of New York …

New York: Assembly Passes Condom Law

(New York) – The New York State Assembly enacted a bill to end the use of condoms as evidence of prostitution-related offenses on the final day of …

Valerie Trierweiler's Qatar Wardrobe Reminds Us She's One To Watch (PHOTOS)

She may not have a fashion following like Michelle Obama, but Valerie Trierweiler has some serious style chops. As France's "first lady," Valerie arrived at the Élysée Palace with her understated wardrobe, filled with A-line dresses, neutral colors, chic high heels, leather bags and those …

Open Data is Transforming Democracy in Africa but it Faces Challenges

Kenya is at the forefront of the open data movement in Africa thanks to initiatives such as crowdsourcing software Ushahidi and government tracker Uchaguzi.<p>At the recent The Next Web Conference Europe held in Amsterdam, Marina Gorbis, Executive Director of the Palo Alto based Institute For The …

Immigration reform a women's issue

Immigration is rarely talked about as a women’s issue, but women and children make up three-quarters of all immigrants to the United States and 51 percent of undocumented immigrants are women. Previous reform proposals did not pay attention to the specific ways in which women were …

5 Tips for the Perfect Summer Road Trip

Summer has practically become synonymous with road trips, both as a way to save money on airfare and to have some fun-filled adventures on the road. …

Road Trips