Olivia Kang

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A Trainer Shares 3 Kettlebell Exercises That'll Give You a Toned Booty

The kettlebell can seem like a weird contraption, especially if you've never used it before. But before you just glance over it the next time you're at the gym, consider giving it a try. Kettlebells are great for building up grip and core strength, and you can achieve more movement with them than …

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Galapagos Island Tours - Adriana

Famous for its rich biodiversity and place of Charles Darwin’s research on the theory of evolution, the Galapagos Islands are situated approximately …

Hipster Portland: Family Edition

<b>Portland</b> may be best known for its beer, bicycling locals, and street food, but—as unlikely as it sounds—many of the city’s seemingly “grown-up” attractions can be geared towards kids with just a little tweaking.<p><b>Here’s the rundown on how to give hipster Portland a family-friendly spin:</b><p><b>Instead of</b> …

How to pack for travel with kids

As a travel writer, I've raised my kids on the road. After dozens of family trips by planes, trains and automobiles, months spent living out of a duffel with newborns and teenagers, and plenty of mistakes and mishaps, I've learned a thing or two about packing for a family. Here’s everything you …

Tykes on a plane: a survival guide to flying with young children

We've all done it. A parent boards the airplane with a child in arms, and all the other passengers on the aircraft hold their breath, hoping that the family does not sit near them.<p>But now that parent is you: how can you avoid fulfilling the other passengers' worst fears - and your own? Here are a …

675-Day Honeymoon Around the World

When planning our honeymoon, Mike and I knew that ten days by the hotel pool wasn't going to cut it. This was our chance to explore, share new experiences and celebrate our life together so we quit our jobs, rented out our house, and set out on HoneyTrek: Our 675-day honeymoon around the world. Six …

Giola Lagoon Is Epically Beautiful And Crazy Cool To Swim In

In the northern Greek island of Thassos near the village of Astris sits this completely fabulous looking natural pool called Giola Lagoon.<p>The lagoon water is warmer than that of the Aegean, over which it looks, and it's kinda a pain to get to, but it looks so so worth it.<p>Yea, we can't wait for …

Exploring the best of Croatia's islands

Croatia’s coast is speckled with dozens of magnificent islands that range from tiny, verdant and unpopulated to massive, arid and sporting ancient towns and villages. One of the chief delights on any visit to Croatia is hopping between the islands on the numerous ferries, catamarans and taxi boats, …

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Europe’s hot springs: 20 of the best spots for a soak

Sliding into a bathtub after a long day is one of life’s little luxuries, but there’s nothing quite like the restorative buzz garnered by a dip in a proper thermal pool. From Iceland’s idyllic Blue Lagoon to Switzerland’s most chic spa, here’s a rundown of some of Europe’s best hot springs.<p><b>Blue</b> …

6 Tips for Traveling With a 6 Year Old

Traveling with young kids can be exhausting, stressful and, let's face it, not always fun for the parent. Instead of cultural treats, daytime activities typically involve excursions to the zoo, children's museums, nearby amusement parks or a trip to the nearest outdoor playground. And traveling …

Fun Baby Shower Games

Fun games for a baby shower do exist! Shower-planning pros share the best easy and free games and activities around for your baby shower party.<p>No baby shower hostess (or mom-to-be) wants guests to groan when the baby shower games begin. This game is a baby shower classic for a reason: It engages …

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How To Skip The Cronut Line At Dominique Ansel Bakery

There's still a Cronut™ line outside Dominique Ansel Bakery every morning. You don't want to wait in that notoriously long line, but you still want a tasty Dominique Ansel treat so you can brag to all of your friends at home, which we can only assume is outside of New York, because you considered …

10 Non-Boring Oatmeal Recipes

Raise your hand if you've ever had an unpleasant experience with oatmeal. Yeah, we thought so. Even the staunchest oatmeal advocates have encountered gloopy, bland, oddly textured oatmeal that looks like an alien life form. The culprits can be hotel breakfasts, school cafeterias, or even your …

5 Must-Have In-Flight Beauty Products

No matter where you’re headed, helping your skin look good is just as important as the clothes you pack. If photoshopping vacation photos isn’t your …

Ultimate Cruise Planner

If you’ve never stepped foot on a cruise ship, you might not know the first thing about planning the perfect vacation at sea. Get your feet wet with …

Inspired by Istria: Visiting Croatian Wine Country

After a few glasses of his delicious aged Malvasia Istriana, (known locally as Malvazija Istarska) winemaker Ivica Matosevic told us, "My grandfather lived in Austria, my father was born in Italy, I was raised in Yugoslavia, and my daughter was born in Croatia, yet nobody ever moved." Matosevic, …

Puerto Rico: (U.S.) Passports Optional

In his latest book, <i>100 Places That Will Change Your Child’s Life</i>, <i>Traveler</i> magazine’s editor in chief Keith Bellows proclaims that the passport is the new diploma — that a child who learns to travel will travel to learn.<p>The sad reality is that only about a third of all Americans have passports. …

The (15 Minute) Bye-Bye Arm Jiggle Workout

Strapless dresses expose your upper back, shoulders, upper chest, and arms. This workout will shape all those places. Do these arm exercises one after another with no rest in between. Repeat the circuit, resting a minute between circuits.<p>1. Standing V Raise<p>Hold a dumbbell in each hand and stand …

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A Secret to the Best Bacon Ever

<b>Preheat the oven to 400°F.</b> Arrange a rack in the lower third of the oven and heat to 400°F. If you're cooking 2 sheets of bacon, position a second …

An 8-Minute Fat Loss Workout

Most of us exercise more than we actually need to. Sure, if you want to finish an Ironman triathlon, do a marathon, or compete in some crazy competition such as the Crossfit Games, then you'll need either amazing genetics or a lot of time on your hands to exercise.<p>But if you just want to burn fat, …

Secret Mediterranean islands where you can escape the crowds

There are more than 200 islands in the Med, yet 90 per cent of tourists stay on just 10 per cent of them. We’ve rounded up six lesser-known isles worth seeking out if you’re looking for a little peace and quiet.<p><b>Pantelleria, Italy</b><p>Boat at sunset by Luca Volpi. CC BY-SA 2.0.<p>Closer to Tunisia than …

Government Travelers to Get Steep Airfare Discounts with New City Pair Program

The General Services Administration just came out with the 2014 rates for its City Pair Program for federal-employee travel, providing up to 59% …

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The Only Chocolate Cake Recipe You'll Ever Need

There are a lot of options when it comes to chocolate cake. Between molten lava cake, German chocolate, and devil's food cake, we seriously have an array of choices when we want cake that's rich with chocolate. But just like with everything else in life, not all chocolate cakes are created equal -- …

Finding the right Greek island

With more than 2000 islands, from tiny atolls to Crete, maritime Greece is unmatched for sheer variety. Beaches, history, walking, cycling, water sports, festivals, food, ecology: chances are if you want it, they’ve got it. Here are just a few of the incomparable offerings Greek islands hold.<p>Best …

First time Ireland: unmissable Emerald Isle experiences

Ireland’s reputation precedes itself, so first-time visitors might think they know what to expect – rolling green fields, chatty locals and a pint for each hand – but there’s so much more to Ireland than its stereotypical charms. Skip the bus tours stopping at leprechaun-filled souvenir shops and …

Great Beaches of the World: Italy

When it comes to the art of living, Italians are masters, and this talent extends to the seaside. Combing coasts in 8 regions—Tuscany, Sardinia, Puglia, Sicily, Capri and Amalfi, the Italian Riviera, Maratea, and the Veneto (tough job, but someone had to do it)—Ondine Cohane discovers 50 fabulous …

15 Minute Kettlebells Workout

Earn a balanced—and bangin'—physique with this killer kettlebells workout<p>No disrespect, dumbbells—you're great and we heart you—but the kettlebell is kind of stealing our adoration. To be honest, this isn't a new crush: We've always been fond of the kettlebell's shape, which creates an uneven …

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