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Exploring the best of Croatia's islands

Croatia’s coast is speckled with dozens of magnificent islands that range from tiny, verdant and unpopulated to massive, arid and sporting ancient towns and villages. One of the chief delights on any visit to Croatia is hopping between the islands on the numerous ferries, catamarans and taxi boats, …

How to Tip When Traveling Around the World

There is nothing more vexing than trying to figure out who to tip, how much, and when—especially when you're in a foreign country. You’ll come face …

35 Places You Need To Visit In France

Provence is famous for its fragrant lavender fields. Shutterstock France was recently named the most-visited country in the world with over 84 million visitors in 2013 — and for good reason.<p>Millions of people go to France each year to stroll along the quays of Paris, lie on the gorgeous beaches of …

8 Amazing Hidden Travel Gems in California

California is by far one of the best states to visit for a holiday or a road trip. Many visitors to the state typically flock to the larger cities, like Los Angeles and San Francisco, but California also has an abundance of beautiful towns and pristine nature.<p>Its expansive coastline, endlessly tall …

Would You Stay in a Hobbit House?

Attention, Tolkien fans: While you await the final "Hobbit" movie, you can immerse yourself in the world of hobbits, trolls, and elves at this Montana fantasy dwelling.<p><i>The Shire of Montana</i><p>If re-watching all the "Lord of the Rings" and "Hobbit" movies isn't enough to get your fantasy fix, it might …

Bora Bora beyond the beach

Bora Bora is world-famous for its glinting turquoise lagoon, dazzlingly white sandy stretches of beach and luxurious resorts. With such a dreamlike setting, this magical island is, unsurprisingly, a great spot to decompress. But there’s much more to do than simply sipping a cocktail on your chaise. …

4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

How to Rent a Car on Vacation

Though renting a car can seem easy, it's important to know a handful of basic, but important facts—age restrictions, insurance coverage options, …

Detroit not alone in shutting off water for unpaid bills

Detroit has drawn fire from all over the world for shutting off water to customers delinquent on their bills, but the city isn't unique. Cities across the country do it also.<p>In Michigan, Hamtramck, Warren, Pontiac, Eastpointe, Romulus and other cities have shut off delinquent customers as a way to …

Croatia & Slovenia Travel Guide: Incl. Zagreb, Split, Dubrovnik, Ljubljana & more. Illustrated Guide, Phrasebooks & Maps (Mobi Travel)

• <b>Author:</b> MobileReference<p><b>Table of Contents:</b><p>CROATIA Essentials: Contact | Stay Safe & Healthy | Respect | Croatian Phrasebook | Driving in Europe | Units Conversion<p>1. CROATIA General: Geography | Regions & Cities | History | Politics | Demographics | Economy | Culture | Cuisine | Do | Buy | …

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Infographic: Should You Buy Or Rent A House?

It can be hard to decide between renting or buying when looking for a new home. There are so many variables! And it’s an enormous decision, not one to be taken lightly. The <i>New York Times</i> blog The Upshot has put together an interactive infographic that could help.<p>The calculator asks several …

Lakeside treks in a geothermal land

North Island’s Rotorua Lakes are an unrivalled natural landscape with absinthe-bright forests, bubbling springs and active volcanoes – all easily explored with a new network of trails.<p>Travellers to New Zealand, especially those with an eye for adventure, often flock to the country’s South Island. …

How to read in a foreign language

Reading has been extremely important on my journey with languages. It’s no coincidence the languages I speak the best are also the languages in which …

The Archaeologists in My Aunt’s Yard – The Everywhereist

Posted in: Random Musings<p>I wish I had taken more photos of the archaeologists in my aunt’s yard, but I was too busy marveling at the fact that there …

Travel | Taxes - Consumer Reports News

When you’re planning a family vacation, you’re likely to earmark some of your travel budget for incidentals such as souvenirs and tips. But you might …

Volunteer Jobs For Seniors With Perks | Retirement - Consumer Reports

It's like a job but more fun<p>Note the costs—and perks

Putin says Prince Charles's Hitler remarks 'unacceptable and wrong'

Russian president Vladimir Putin has described the Prince of Wales's reported comparison of him with Adolf Hitler as "unacceptable" and "wrong" and said that remarks of this kind are "not what monarchs do".<p>Putin's response came just days after the prince was reported to have made the remark in a …

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often | Inc.com

Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good news and bad news: Unfortunately, approximately 50 percent of your …

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50 Influential Photographs That Changed Human History

1 of 51<p>Family members pass Kosovar refugee Agim Shala, 2, through a barbed wire fence into the hands of grandparents at an Albania camp, March 1999.<p>2 …

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Kareem: 20 Things I Wish I'd Known When I Was 30

When I was thirty, I was living my dream.<p><b>When I was thirty, I was living my dream.</b> I'd already accomplished most of what I'd set out to achieve professionally: leading scorer in the NBA, leading rebounder, leading blocker, Most Valuable Player, All-Star. But success can be as blinding as Bill …

Five reasons to visit northern France in 2014

France’s refreshing Nord-Pas-de-Calais has been overlooked by travellers for too long. The region has embraced the jokes about chilly weather and yokel locals while quietly transforming into a world-class destination with a daring arts scene, clutch of historic sights and irresistibly rugged charm. …

Exploring the quiet side of California Wine Country

Blooming orchards under azure skies, vivid mustard flowers beneath budding vines, and rocky hillsides wrapped in fingers of fog – it’s no wonder California’s Wine Country receives millions of annual visitors. With its mild Mediterranean climate and mineral-rich soil, Napa and Sonoma Valleys seem …

Our top 45 free things to do in New York City

Seeing New York City's biggest attractions can mean spending a hefty chunk of your trip budget on tickets. Empire State Building? $36. The Guggenheim and the Whitney both go for $25. Even the Frick is $22. But there's a lifetime of fun to be had without ever handing over a cent, and not just by …

A beginner's guide to Brazil

What do you get if you combine cinematic landscapes, kaleidoscopic culture, head-spinning biodiversity and a constant rhythm of carefree joie de vivre? Welcome to Brazil!<p>The world's fifth-largest country commandeers the lion's share of South America, all the way from the Amazon Basin – the world's …

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Success!<p>Fly like a bird over Rio de Janeiro<p>Rio is one of the most amazing cities in the world to see from the sky – and hang gliding is an exhilarating way to get high.Ready to go? Plan your trip with Lonely Planet's guide to Rio de Janeiro.<p>1:11<p>Featured videos<p>Featured videos<p>Travel inspiration<p>Shoes …

Making Mint Sun Tea

There are some really great ways to conserve energy/power. One of our favorite is to make sun tea, since so many people have access to the outdoors …

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