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6 Lessons To Learn From Parisian Weddings

They just have that je ne sais quoi...<p>Let's face it–the French know what it means to be effortlessly chic. And weddings in the City of Light (and love) are no different–nuptials <i>en françias</i> opt out of the overdone centerpieces, the far-too-big bridal parties and there is usually no place to plug in …

34 Pre-Wedding Party Dresses from Pre-Fall 2016

This year's pre-fall collections offered up options that will have you just as excited to shop for everything but the dress.<p>Now that he's put a ring on it, we can't blame you for having wedding-dress-shopping tunnel vision. But, aside from your ceremony look, there are at least five (count em, …

6 Wedding Photography Trends That Will Be Huge This Year

A picture is worth a thousand words — and your wedding photos? Well, they're pretty much priceless! To make sure your photographer gets the big picture and all of your priceless moments, we're spilling the beans on some of the hottest wedding photography trends of 2016 you'll definitely want to try.<p>…

7 DIY Photo Booth Supplies That Your Guests Will Love

Pictures are a huge part of any wedding day, especially for your guests, so there's no better way to help your nearest and dearest commemorate your nuptials than with a DIY photo booth. Photo booths are a hit at most weddings, but they can be costly and often eat up a large chunk of your wedding …

Your Ultimate Guide To Wedding Lighting

Lighting is one of the most impactful investments you can make in your wedding.<p>From fairylights and candles to uplighters and spots, paying a little …

What Type of Registry Is Right For You?

With the excitement of planning an engagement comes the fun of registering for your new life as a married couple. But what does that registry look like for you and your fiancé? In today's wedding world, not all registries are alike. Follow our guide to figure out which type of registry makes the …

What Questions Do You Need to Ask Before Getting Married?

Let's be real. Even though most of us wish that our relationships channeled <i>The Bachelor</i> — full of roses, romance, and trips to exotic islands at all times — a marriage is a BIG, serious step in a relationship, filled with twists, turns and, of course, lots of love. But, before you start your …

Wedding Cocktail Ideas: How to Create Your Signature Drink

You have plans for monogrammed napkins, personalized photo booth signage, and table names that reflect your and your husband-to-be's favorite date spots. Why stop the personalization there? Keep it going by creating a signature wedding drink to be passed during cocktail hour or served all night at …

An Easy Packing Secret (You'll Never Forget Essential Stuff Again)

Thanks to this free website, you’ll never have to worry about forgetting something at home again.

7 adventurous trips that'll take you far out of your comfort zone

Discover unchartered landscapes, little-known cultures and far-flung treasures on these off-the-beaten-track trips<p><i>This list was taken from the 57</i> …

5 Offbeat Countries to Visit This Summer (2016)

With summer creeping up around the corner, it's time to start thinking about your upcoming travel plans!<p>After visiting 75+ countries since 2012, I have discovered some amazing destinations around the world that might not be on your radar to visit... but they definitely won't disappoint you!<p>The …

National Parks

How to Take a Safari on a Budget

We’ve been conned into thinking that going on safari has to cost a fortune. It doesn’t.<p>When booking a safari, there's one important thing to keep in mind: Staying in a five-star lodge is expensive, but seeing animals in their natural environment doesn’t have to be. Africa, after all, is a very big …

The Best Small Hotels in Provence

(c) Franᅢᄃois Philipp<p>Provence offers sunshine, scenery, food and wine, and the best way to get a true sense of the region is to stay in a small, owner-run hotel, where the proprietor is also the (excellent) chef. Here, The Good Hotel Guide offers a selection of the best small hotels in Provence.<p>1. …

Swimming Pools

Europe's 28 best hidden seaside resorts

World’s 15 Most Stunning Mountaintop Hotels

Would you look at that view?!<p>Some of the world’s most breathtaking resorts are located far from sea level. Nestled in mountain ranges and perched on …

5 Washington, D.C. Neighborhoods Locals Love

Talk to any longtime D.C. local, and you’re likely to hear a common refrain: the District is <i>so</i> different than it used to be. A grand revival is …

Books That Will Make You Fall In Love With the World

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Those of us who follow the way of wanderlust are wild romantics. When we encounter the pheromone of the unfamiliar, we feel, see, touch, taste, and smell more keenly. Our minds are on high alert, noticing and processing everything—from the geometry of cobbled paths and …

Blue Ridge Mountains

Drop Everything! 8 Girlfriend Getaways You Need NOW

You've talked about it. You've dreamed about it. We're here to tell you there's never going to be a better time to grab the girls and make your …

Greek island holiday guide: Crete

Crete is exceptional in many ways. It is the largest Greek island, has the most diverse mix of landscapes, and stands far to the south of most of the rest of the country. Bits of it are reminiscent of other parts of Greece, but on the whole it stands alone and has its own unmistakeable culture and …

13 Super Charming European Cities Well Worth a Day Trip

Perhaps most famous for being the birthplace of Mozart (as well as the setting for <i>The Sound of Music</i>), Salzburg lies just on the border with Germany. …

A Trip to South Africa -- Travel and You Shall See

There are six kids at the table, five adults, and two more kids who are technically old enough to count as grown-ups. Three are black, two are colored, one has white hair, one has corn-rows, and one is bleached blonde. Ages 7-70. Ginger, the cat, is probably even older if there was such a thing …

Cape Town

The places in France you'd never thought to visit (but really should)

<b>1. Barcelonnette, Provence</b><p>"It’s as delightful as it is surprising," says Anthony Peregrine. "At first sight, Barcelonnette is such an archetypal spot in the southern French Alps that you’d expect it to yodel. Come festival time (August), it is not yodelling you hear, but mariachi music. It’s as …

How to Spend a Perfect Day in Washington, D.C.

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Discover the best of the nation's capital.<p>I’ve lived in Washington D.C. for (gulp) 23 years—and something I’ve learned in all that time: This is one great city to visit.<p>I recently had the honor of writing Nat Geo’s forthcoming book <i>Walking Washington, D.C.,</i> and reveled in the …

6 Ways to Tell Your Bridesmaids Thank You Beyond Just Gifts | Brides

Even though bridesmaids gifts are fun and thoughtful, sometimes brides want to honor their friends with something a little more exciting than a monogrammed bathrobe. Don't waste your time buying basic bridesmaid gifts that will only go to waste! Just like dresses your girls can actually wear again, …

10 places where the weather is always perfect

Each year around this time, we start to feel a little tired of winter. You too? Well, we're here to deliver a few rays of sunshine: 10 great vacation …

Best Trips 2016

TravelBest Of<p>National Geographic Traveler presents the New Year's must-see places. Whether it’s Botswana's Okavango Delta or Brazil's beaches, these 20 go-now destinations will get you packing.

How to Send Paperless, Email Wedding Invitations

Who says wedding invitations and save-the-dates have to be printed? Going paperless can be a great way to save money, and email wedding invitations can be romantic, lovely affair, just like their physical counterparts. "Invitations, whether they're online or in-print, are the first piece of part of …

The New Bridal Archetypes To Know

What's your bridal style?<p>Shopping for a wedding gown typically involves the "what kind of bride are you?" line of questioning. You know, the one-liners bridal consultants use to try and decide what types of gowns they're going to pluck from their back rooms for your appointment. This question …