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23 Latin American Destinations That Prove There's A Lot More To See Than Rio And Buenos Aires

It's no secret that Latin America houses many of this planet's most jaw-dropping destinations. Spotlight countries such as Brazil continue to be among our favorites due to the beautiful beaches, cities and colonial sights that easily captivate those who find themselves in constant wanderlust.<p>You …

4 Reasons Why Your Startup May Never Be Successful

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Starting a company is one of the hardest things you can ever do – and often the outcome isn't a billion-dollar exit or even a company deemed successful. The high failure rate that occurs in the startup world can be attributed to many …

Free Things to Do in Bangkok

With its haphazard sprawl, steamy climate, and traffic-choked streets, Bangkok can overwhelm visitors at first, but scratch the surface and you’ll find warm hospitality, gilded temples, festivals, markets galore, and a vibrant arts scene, all easy on your budget.<p>With its haphazard sprawl, steamy …

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Economy In Gutter, Brazil More Expensive Than Europe

Brazil’s economy might be growing near zero, and it’s currency isn’t as strong as it was in the heyday of the U.S. housing bubble of 2008, but that hasn’t stopped the country from becoming more expensive than the entire euro zone. In fact, according to <i>The Economist</i> magazine’s latest edition of the …

14 Travel Predictions for 2014

<i>by Wendy Perrin</i><p>Coming up with the ten biggest changes in travel of 2013 got me contemplating what 2014 might have in store. Here are a few …

Review: 'Wolf of Wall Street,' AKA 'Spring Bankers'

<b>Would Anchorman still be as funny if Ron Burgundy was a real person and the movie based on a book he wrote himself?</b><p>The first time I showed my friend Matt Louv the trailer for Martin Scorsese’s <i>Wolf of Wall Street</i>, he said “It’s Spring Bankers, dude.”<p>After having seen it, I can confirm that his …

10 Islands for a Perfect Trip to Thailand

After Bangkok edged out London as 2013's most-visited city, Thailand has finally gained global recognition for what seasoned travelers have known all along: it's one of the most magical and affordable destinations on Earth. While the mountains, temples, and incomparable markets of the mainland …

5 Countries to Visit for Under $500

[section]One of the biggest misconceptions of international travel is that most people cannot afford it. While there are certainly places in the …

Navratilova: Sexism still in tennis; easier for Federer to be loved than Serena

Martina Navratilova says there still is inequality between men and women in tennis and in other sports.<p>“Men still have more opportunities, more …

10 Unique Train Trips

Love train travel? These railways offer a unique window on the world, cutting a swath through some of the most breathtaking landscapes on Earth:<p><b>1. Cass Scenic Railroad (West Virginia)</b><p>The steam trains climb the 11 miles (18 km) from Cass to the 4,842-ft-high (1,476 m) summit of Bald Knob, which has …

Ten great cycling routes: from day-trips to long-distance adventures

Wind in your hair, landscapes whipping by, cruising through peaceful forests: embracing the outdoors on two wheels is one of the healthiest and most enjoyable ways to get around. Here’s our round-up of great cycling routes which offer something for everyone, from multi-day adventures to relaxing …

When to Call Yourself a Pro Photographer

When can you call yourself a “professional” photographer?<p>Is it when you buy an expensive camera, sell a picture, or get published? No one seems to agree on the qualifications necessary for such a distinction, but I feel I’ve been flirting with that label for awhile now.<p>I started snapping pictures …

Top adventures in Laos

With its dense forests, limestone caves and endless waterways, Laos is a dream destination for intrepid travellers seeking an off-the-beaten-track corner of Asia.<p>Whether it's kayaking, cycling, rock climbing, ziplining between tree houses or exploring temple ruins – you can choose your own …

The 10 Most Sketchy-Sounding Airline Names, In Order

Budget airlines like Ryanair and easyJet are known for skimping on everything from reclining seats to airport check-in in an effort to cut costs and bring us the cheapest tickets in the industry.<p>One element that costs zero dollars, however, is an airline's name. Even though they cost nothing to …

Bitcoins: Widely known and widely misunderstood

Back in the 1980s, when I lived in Nairobi, foreign residents had a simple way of obtaining Kenyan shillings.<p>They'd write a check in, say, U.S. dollars on their U.S. bank accounts to the Indian man who owned the ice cream store down the block. He'd pay over shillings at the current black market …

The True Costs of Developing an App

<i>Jeremy Rappaport is a writer at Fueled, the leading iPhone application developers and masters of mobile design in New York City. This post was originally published on the Fueled blog.</i><p>Everyone knows about the big names: Angry Birds, Candy Crush, Facebook, Twitter, Uber, Instagram. Countless others …

Thousands flee as Indonesia volcano erupts eight times in a matter of hours

Mount Sinabung, which has been erupting intermittently since September, goes in to overdrive and rains rocks down forcing thousands to flee homes<p>A volcano in western Indonesia has erupted eight times in just a few hours, "raining down rocks" over a large area and forcing thousands to flee their …

Lars Von Trier has given up final cut on Nymphomaniac

It’s a sad day, folks, as it seems Lars Von Trier has given up final cut on a film for the first time in his career. He turned in a five-hour cut of his full-penetration sex epic (comedy), <i>Nymphomaniac</i>, but it seems <i>some</i> people thought that was going to be a tough sell. The planned five-hour epic …

How to plan a trek along the Abraham Path

A new series of walking trails through the Middle East is opening up trekking opportunities in a region more often seen solely as a historical destination. The Abraham Path traces the journey of the Prophet Abraham (revered as the father of monotheism by Jews, Christians and Muslims alike) from his …

18 free things to do in Barcelona

Barcelona has enough to keep the most voracious of culture vultures and self-indulgent of gourmands happy for weeks, but all those entry fees and tapas bills can mount up. Fortunately, help is at hand with a variety of ways to make your holiday budget stretch a little further.<p>In addition to the …

Big Change, Big Sur: Is Jack Kerouac Actually Filmable?

In the pantheon of American writers, Jack Kerouac sits with his own special reverence among readers. A founding member of the Beat Generation, a term …