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10 Aluminum-Free Deodorants You Won’t Have to Hide in Your Medicine Cabinet

Whisper the words natural deodorant around the <i>Vogue</i> offices and you’ll set off a debate on its degree of effectiveness compared with extra-strength drugstore brands (whose aluminum-based formulas have been examined for possible ties to breast cancer).<p>“I think it’s actually working, but maybe I just …

Great Travel Literature: Cambodia

Thinking about planning a trip to <b>Cambodia</b> or simply hoping to bone up on your knowledge about the Southeast Asian nation?<p>Pick up one of these insightful books, recommended by travel literature expert Don George:<p><i>A Woman of Angkor</i>, by John Burgess, illuminates the rites and rituals of 12th-century …

13 Experiences Every Traveler Should Have in England

London’s cultural sights tend to go heavy on the grandeur—royal this, crown jewels that—but a stroll down its most famous outdoor market promises a …

The Drugstore Acne Fighters Dermatologists Swear By

Treating acne isn't always friendly to your wallet: Most of the intensive treatments dermatologists suggest aren't exactly cheap. But every now and then, the pros let us in on more-affordable acne fighters that they love. Here, we've culled the best drugstore products dermatologists recommend for …

Skin Care

13 Insanely Easy Three-Ingredient Desserts

Never let them see you sweat: Holiday edition.

Best whipped cream ever? Just make it yourself

Homemade whipped cream. Just try it, and you'll probably never look at the store brands again. Nothing beats the flavor or texture of the stuff you make yourself, and it's hardly a complicated process. Purists are right — using a hand whisk is one of the best ways. But some of us think that the …

Pecan Pie Bread Pudding

Pecan Pie Bread Pudding is actually Pecan Pie without the crust. Instead, the filling is poured over a delicious bread pudding and baked to …

The 15 best colleges in the Midwest

Many of the top schools — like MIT (No. 1), Stanford (No.2), and Harvard (No. 3) — appear on the east or west coasts of the States, but there are a number of incredible schools in the heart of America: the Midwest.<p>To create this list, we asked readers to choose the colleges that best prepare …

College & University

Amsterdam's 8 Best Markets for Your Every Foodie Find

For those who consider themselves foodies, the process of truly getting to know a place often begins at its markets. Markets are renowned for offering a unique insight into local culture and, most importantly, local food that differs from what you find in a restaurant or guide book. Amsterdam …

European Travel

Souvenirs from Paris: the best gifts to take home

In a city synonymous with iconic sights and world-class shopping, naturally souvenirs abound. You'll find plenty of budget-friendly Eiffel Tower key rings and <i>Paris</i> <i>, je t’aime!</i> t-shirts but thanks to the city’s artistic flair and craftsmanship heritage, you can also find richer pickings on …

France

48 hours in Jeonju: Korea's foodie capital

Jeonju is one of South Korea's top destinations, though it remains under the radar for international travellers. The largest city in the country's southwest, Jeonju has a vibrant historic district and a fantastic food scene: 'eat once in Jeonju and you'll be spoiled for life', Koreans say.<p>In 2012 …

South Korea

I Love Fleas - No, Not That Kind, the Parisian Flea Markets!

Ok, yes, <i>les Puces</i> means the fleas. But how many fleas have you seen in flea markets? Most likely none. In Paris, going daily or weekly to the markets for fruits, vegetables, cheeses, breads, meat, flowers and all sorts of food is a ritual very cherished, as nothing beats the freshness of farmers' …

France

11 French phrases that will make your heart melt

<b>1.</b> The French don’t have “moles” on their skin…they have “grains of beauty” (<i>Grains de beauté</i>).<p><b>2.</b> The French don’t find “dust” under the couch…they …

France

I Heart My City: Anne’s Aix-en-Provence

<b>Anne Elder</b> “fell in love with France somewhere between <i>Madeline</i> and <i>Moulin Rouge</i>.” After studying abroad in Paris, the life-long Francophile migrated south and found a home in <b>Aix–en–Provence, France</b>. When she’s not helping students learn English as a teaching assistant, Anne spends her time keeping …

Top 20 Free Things To Do In Paris

With travel prices escalating regularly, it's good to know that some of the best things in Paris actually are free. Inquisitive visitors willing to stray a bit off the beaten tourist path will be amply rewarded by discovering many of Paris's lesser-known treasures, while saving enough euros to …

France

National Geographic Travel

National Geographic Travel

6 of the Most Unbelievably Cheap Paradises on Earth

By: John Marshall<p><i>Credit: Justin Sawn/Flickr</i><p>Everyone at one time or another has wanted to get away from it all and beach/ski/paraglide-bum it in some foreign land. Small problem: that's very expensive. Or is it? (That's our sweet rhetorical way of saying maybe not.) Check this list of 12 shockingly …

Your European Vacation Just Got Cheaper: 8 Ways to Explore a Now-Cheaper Europe

<i>Enjoy Europe for less now!</i><p>You know what's the best thing when you're a budget-conscious traveler? When something happens that makes your entire trip cheaper, without you having to change a single thing on your itinerary. That something, in this case, is a steep drop in the value of the euro, making …

Here's Some Undeniable Proof That Tahiti Is, In Fact, Paradise

This time of year is the ultimate challenge for those of us who suffer from wanderlust: The holidays are over, but the frost is still sticking. Spring still seems to be eons away.<p>However, a remedy exists for this existential monotony, and that is to plan a trip. Where better to go than …

10 Healthy Two-Ingredient Avocado Recipes

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, make dessert, smoothies, milkshakes, and more in five minutes flat.<p>The world's most perfect berry — yes, avocados are classified as berries — doesn't need much to taste delicious. A little salt is all you really need. But when you're feeling a little fancier, …

Top 10 Things You Must Do in Amsterdam

You know how you have that long list of the top places you want to travel? Well, Amsterdam was never on my list and now I'm kicking myself wondering why it wasn't! I still haven't figured out why, but I sure am glad our paths crossed because I am now in love with it. Love may not be strong enough …

European Travel

48 Hours in Paris: Where to Eat, Stay and Play

Two days is surely not enough time to even scratch the surface of this city of buttery-rich French cuisine and romantic sites. But if you only have a short span of time, here are my top picks on where to eat, stay, and play.<p><b>EAT</b><p><i>Isaphan croissant from Pierre Herme</i><p><b>Pierre Herme</b><p>French Vogue magazine …

France

A thrillseeker’s guide to Vietnam

Dense jungles, brooding mountains, endless waterways, towering cliffs, hairpin bends: the potential for adrenalin-fuelled adventure is limitless in Vietnam. Whether you prefer to scale the heights of jagged peaks or plumb the depths of coral reefs, Vietnam will deliver something special. Heck, just …

Vietnam

The Seychelles for independent travellers

With stunning beaches and brilliant blue seas, it’s hardly surprising the Seychelles rank among the world’s most idyllic island getaways.<p>Marooned in the middle of the Indian Ocean, this archipelago of 115 islands is notoriously exclusive (and expensive), and if you simply couldn’t imagine …

Asia Travel

Streets in Hong Kong

18 Reasons Why Fiji Has To Be Your Next Vacation Destination

The only thing you should be asking yourself when you're not in Fiji is "Why am I not in Fiji?"<p>It's sitting <i>right there</i>, just waiting for you in the South Pacific. This country is a true tropical paradise, but that doesn't just mean you'll be lazing around all day on the beach –- even if, with …

How to Photograph People When You Travel

People often tell me that they find it difficult to take good portrait photos when they travel. Approaching strangers and asking to photograph them, …