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The Most Popular Airbnbs in Every US State, Mapped

If you read our previous article, '8 Awesome North American Road Trips, Mapped,' you may have already decided to ride a Mississippi riverboat in St. …

Travel

5 Tips for Planning a Fun Cruise With Kids

After our latest fun and relaxing cruise with our kids, I've come to the realization that I wouldn't mind cruising with them at least once a year. This is our third cruise as a family, my 10th in general, and, I have to say, each year cruising together gets easier. I think it's partially because …

Live Music

12 Books That Will Lift You Up When You Are Down

Sometimes, you need a pick-me-up. You're feeling blue, down in the dumps, maybe even dealing with a lump in your throat. Whichever idiom fits your situation, you're just not feeling like your best self.<p>To abate the waves of sadness, or palpitations of dread, we've compiled a list of books that can …

Books

Watch as Children Describe What They See in Luxury Fashion Photos

Artist Yolanda Dominguez believes that there is something wrong with the way women are portrayed in fashion photographs. For her recent project …

Here are the world's most popular #TBT songs of all time

You all like R. Kelly's "Ignition (Remix)" way, way too much.<p>On Thursday, Spotify revealed a hundred of the world’s most popular throwback Thursday …

16 of the craziest vacation homes you can rent this summer

Vacation rental sites like Airbnb and HomeAway offer a plethora of interesting homes to choose from.<p>Some — like this colorful gypsy caravan in the English countryside — are a little more interesting than others.<p>We've rounded up some of the wackiest vacation homes we could find on Airbnb and …

Vacation Homes

How to become a master of your time

When you’re managing your time well, important work gets done ahead of schedule, your teammates feel like they can rely on you, and you can feel good …

20 fascinating facts that make you think twice

Luckily, the folks over at Reddit have a collection of true facts about life, and we've combed through them to find our favorites.<p>From a creature that can survive the harsh vacuum of space to the odd state sport of Maryland, you're bound to learn something that makes you think twice.<p><i>Note: A shorter</i> …

Reddit

10 Exotic Places You Can Visit on $10 a Day or Less

<i>By Paul Sisolak, Contributor</i><p>When you combine all of the expenses that go into travel, like airfare, hotels, food, sightseeing and more, the idea of picking up and exploring different corners of the world can seem too expensive for the budget-conscious adventurer. The good news is that some of the …

Asia Travel

Don't Book a Return Flight: 6 Destinations That Are Pricey to Reach, But Cheap to Stay

Airfare has been killing us recently. Fuel prices may be plummeting, but that simply means more cash for airlines, rather than more savings for passengers. So, unless consumer demand drops (which we don't expect anytime soon), flying just about anywhere in the world will remain a costly affair. But …

Costa Rica

I Did Not Quit My Job to Travel the World

Approximately every five minutes someone out there writes an article about how they quit their job to travel the world. Okay, maybe not every five minutes, but these days it does seem like there are many people who do just that -- save up money, quit their jobs and go from country to country, city …

Travel Deals

'American Sniper' box office: Why it probably will never happen again

Over the weekend American Sniper took in $4.5 million at the box office. That wouldn't, on its face, seem like a major achievement. The 2014 release has grossed a lot more earlier in its lifespan — in fact it's grossed a lot more on every other weekend since it widened in mid-January.<p>But those few …

10 Of The Most Colorful Places On Earth

Hi. These places exist. No, not in dreams or hallucinations or Wes Anderson movies, but right here on this beautiful, mysterious planet. We just thought you should know.<p><b>Lavender Fields, France</b><p>In the summer months, the rolling lavender fields of Provence teem with bright purple blooms as far as the …

Panoramic Photography

The Curse of the Window Seat

There is much power in the window seat, and with great power comes great responsibility.<p>I've written about how much I love the aisle seat in the past, but to be fair, it wasn't until I became a permanent migrant to the aisle that I realized that the person in the window seat is really truly the …

Happiness

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

20 Things You Should Throw Away for Better Health

When we talk about the steps you need to take to get healthier, they often involve buying new things: workout clothes, fitness equipment, ingredients …

San Francisco Bay Area

Check Out This Terrifying New Dinosaur From 'Jurassic World'

The Indominus Rex is here, and it's freaking terrifying. The official site for "Jurassic World" introduced this creepy new "attraction," with all sorts of high-tech details that would make anyone rethink booking a vacay to this resort. It's 40 feet long, and it can run up to 30 miles per hour - at …

Jurassic World

How We Traveled The World On $40 A Day, And You Can Too

When we tell people that we traveled to 302 cities in 33 countries across 6 continents for our honeymoon, they generally assume we are millionaires--far from it. We just decided that life was too short, the world was too big, and the value of travel too great to wait until retirement, so we made it …

Frequent-flyer Programs

16 hearty crockpot recipes to keep you warm

Slow down, you're not going anywhere for a while.<p>The blizzard outside has you cooped up for a lazy snow day. Whether you're stuck on shovel duty or …

Slow Cooker Recipes That Will Feed A Crowd

Super Bowl Sunday is fast approaching. Have you planned your Super Bowl party menu yet? If you haven't figured out what you're going to cook for the big game, don't panic. We've got Super Bowl recipe collections that run the gamut from wings and nachos to sliders. We've also rounded up some stellar …

Cooking

What Every Country in the European Union Is Best At

By: Kate Peregrina<p><i>Credit: All images by Thrillist/Jennifer Bui</i><p>The European Union has 28 member countries, and much like snowflakes, they're all special in their own way. You already know what each country is worst at. Well, every country excels at something, too -- and to that end, we found one …

Europe

The Top 100 Restaurants In America, According To Yelp

To determine the best restaurants, Yelp combed through millions of US restaurant reviews over the past 10 years, weighing recent reviews more heavily.<p>From top rated BBQ to a cafe located in a laundromat, here are the best restaurants in America:

List-Worthy

15 'Boy Meets World' Moments That Make Us Miss 'TGIF'

TGIF just doesn't mean what it used to. If you're of a certain age, you probably remember the good old days when you would curl up on the couch at at 8 p.m. on a Friday evening and watch programming for 2 hours straight that seemed perfectly designed to fit your entertainment needs. One of those …

Comedy

12 must-have Super Bowl party dishes to serve this year

Hosting a Super-Bowl party is as much about the delicious snacks than watching the game itself. From cheesy dips, to sliders, to decadent sweets, the options are seemingly endless. In honor of the game, we've rounded up some of the most popular recipes from Pinterest, and they are insanely …

Cooking

Winter Miracle

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8 Nifty Little Items You Never Pack... But Should

<i>Photo courtesy of Stephanie Adams. Article by Sean O'Neill, contributor to Budget Travel.</i><p>No matter where you're traveling next, there are a few things you can add to your grab-and-go bag that will make everything run a little more smoothly. Meet eight items that will turn you into the MacGyver of …

Budget Travel

The 10 Best Islands In The US

"There is something transporting about an island vacation, and these Travelers' Choice Islands winners will help travelers find their next escape," TripAdvisor's chief marketing officer Barbara Messing said in a statement.<p>The site ranked islands based on the quality and quantity of the most …

TripAdvisor

The 10 Most Luxurious Cruise Ships In The World

But you shouldn't have to skimp on luxury even when you're in the middle of the ocean.<p>The experts at CruiseCompete used their extensive database of traveler reviews to help us compile a list of the most luxurious cruise ships in the world.<p>Forget the corny magic shows and nightclubs — these cruise …

Shipping

The Best Way to Travel is With Kids

Less and less people think of me as weird when I say this. Of course more and more of these people are parents like me. Because let's face facts -- if we loved exploring the big wide world before we had our children, isn't it only natural to continue doing it and sharing our passion with them? I …

Parenting