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Ranking the world’s most powerful passports

Ten years ago, in my first job after graduation, I shared an office with a researcher called Munir who I nicknamed Dr2 because he not only had a PhD …

11 must-see San Francisco destinations that most people don't know about

In case you've been considering a sojourn to California, we've picked out some hidden gems of San Francisco.<p>Even if you don't make trip to the West Coast, you can live vicariously by scoping each destination on Maps.

Google Maps

The case against private education: Why we put our kids in public school

It’s chaotic, academically less rigorous and far less nurturing. It’s also giving my children challenges they need<p>Just over two years ago, my husband and I pulled our children out of private school and sent them into the wilds of public education. Now, as they settle into their third year in our …

Education

You Won't Believe These 17 Photos Are Real (But They Are)

At Oyster, we're known for our honest, undoctored hotel photography, and in our Photo Fakeout series we've shown just how different from reality some marketing images can be. But we've also encountered plenty of hotels that were truly as beautiful as advertised. These photos we took at various …

Aegean Sea

Flipagram- A Great Digital Storytelling App Using Pictures and Audio

February 8, 2015<br>Flipagram is a cool app that allows you to create short video stories using pictures and images you have in your camera roll, albums, …

Social Media

3 Apps Students Can Use to Document and Show Their Learning

February 8, 2015<br>There are several ways students can display and document their learning from creating digital portfolios to posting in a blog or a …

5 Best All-Inclusive Resorts for Families in the Caribbean

Whether you're a family of three or of five, with toddlers or with teens, these five best Caribbean all-inclusive resorts promise carefree good times in a natural paradise with unbridled fun under the sun for the whole family. Above and beyond delicious cuisine and decadent spa treatments, each of …

Dominican Republic

Clickless in Ephesus: How I Missed (What's left of) the Wonder of Wonders

I took a whole bunch of pictures at the old Greco-Roman city of Ephesus. Actually, I didn't know much about this spot on the Turkish coast before our cruise ship stopped at the port of Kusadasi, from which it's a half-hour bus ride to the ruins.<p>Tourists, many from cruise ships, pack the lanes of …

Ancient History

25 Financial Terms Everyone Should Know

Do you know your AGI from your ARM from your PMI? Or does the mere mention of those acronyms make you go, "Huh?"<p>If you don't speak personal finance, don't worry -- we're here to help.<p>We know that managing your money can sometimes make you feel like you're learning a foreign language. So we compiled …

The Only Tipping Guide You'll Ever Really Need

We all know Americans like to tip (and that's a good thing) and it seems as though we're always trying to remember how much to tip everyone from bell hops to restroom attendants when we're on the road.<p>Now we don't have to try to remember it, thanks to the folks at Fodor's who have basically created …

Travel

What to Do With Your Cash When Interest Rates Are Low

Not too thrilled about the prospect of that 0.01% APR from your savings account? Here's a better solution for your cash.<p>Interest rates are currently …

Kiribati, World's Least-Visited Country, Is REALLY Beautiful

Is it just us, or is the world's least-visited country actually one of the most beautiful places to ever exist?<p>Kiribati (pronounced kiri-bas) had just 6,000 visitors last year -- this makes it the least-visited country on Earth for which data is available from the United Nations World Tourism …

America's Best Towns for the Holidays (PHOTOS)

Johnny Johnston has lived in Los Angeles for 20 years, but when he goes home for the holidays, he finds himself enchanted all over again by the winter wonderland where he grew up: Vail, CO.<p>"From the moment you drive into the valley, the streets and public spaces are all lit with Christmas lights, …

Travel

America's Quirkiest Holiday Extravaganzas We Love To Love

You've heard it all before: 'tis the season to be jolly. But this year we're really, <i>really</i> jolly and we're sharing our happiness. We're all up on the best tree lightings and European Christmas markets, but we also have a real soft spot for the quirky.<p>Here are 9 places around the country where you …

Surreal Places You Won't Believe Actually Exist

Our imaginations take us to grand and colorful places that we can not conceive as a reality. But what if those colors actually existed right here on Earth?<p>There are places right here on our planet that are absolutely extraordinary. They defy norms and go far beyond the beauty that a typical …

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