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Top Ten Things to Do in Ireland and Northern Ireland

Travel<p>Epic coastal drives. Historic links courses. Literary pub tours. Castles that echo of ancestry. The allure of Ireland and Northern Ireland is as strong as ever—soak it all in with these ten don't-miss experiences.

Maracas Bay Is As Close To Perfect As A Beach Can Get

Crescent-curved bay. Swaying palms. White sand and gentle waves. If there were such thing as a perfect beach, Maracas Bay would be it.<p>The natural bay is nestled about 30 minutes from the capital of Trinidad and Tobago, an island nation off the coast of Venezuela. The beach's tall, towering palm …

Turks and Caicos Becomes Financial Poster Child for Caribbean Tourism

From a $100 million “ultra-luxury” development that will create hundreds of new jobs to new beach-side penthouse suites in its capital to the …

5 New Travel Startups to Watch This Week

This week’s startups all strive to improve current travel industry models, whether it be tweaking hostel booking in favor of owners or hotel bids for …

5 Reasons to Pack Less (Way Less)

We all know the age-old adage, "Pack everything you think you need, then take half." Unfortunately, that's not always easy advice to follow -- but traveling light is truly the best way to enjoy a stress-free travel experience. Still need convincing? Here are five reasons why it's worth packing less:<p>…

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Packable Items That Can Save Your Life in a Disaster

(Photo: Thinkstock/iStock)<p>Earthquakes. Fires. Tsunamis. Hurricanes. Most of us don't think about these things as we're packing, but when we visit destinations vulnerable to certain types of disasters, we take on the real risk of an emergency.<p>I live about 10 blocks from one of California's major …

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The Grovemade Desk Collection

<i>Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up.</i> – Alan Alexander Milne<p>There are three daily habits …