Carol Pan

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The Ultimate Guide to Puglia, Italy: How to Travel Well in "the New Tuscany"

When Helen Mirren was on the Italian press tour for <i>The Queen</i> in 2007, she fell so in love with Puglia that she went back and bought herself a <i>castello</i> (a castle) a few months later. And who can blame her? Heralded as "the new Tuscany,” the region has attracted admirers from Bella Hadid to Tom Hanks …

Italy

This Simple Strategy Will Make You a Faster, More Effective Learner

<i>What is the best approach for learning new things? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Praveen Tipirneni, CEO of Morphic Therapeutic, Inc., on Quora:</b><p>Our minds are incredibly powerful, …

Learning

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

How to make $400,000 a year writing about what you love — according to someone who's doing it

After posting my blogging income report from last year (where I made $401,681 with my blogging side hustle), I've been getting a lot of reader questions about how much money can you actually make blogging? I think blogging is the perfect side hustle because you can do it in your own time, you can …

20 travel accounts you really need to follow on Instagram

The best eye candy for your wanderlust.

Instagram

Goa: India's Latin Quarter

Every time I have come here, there seem to be no guests, only the empty ramparts, the silent rooms of elegant furniture, the café tables with the …

Goa

Young Japanese are surprisingly content

KOJI TANAKA enjoys his work for a tech company in Tokyo. In his free time he goes for a workout or to receive a form of massage known as <i>shiatsu</i> that …

How to make the perfect dan dan noodles | Felicity Cloake

A quick noodle dish laced with smoky chilli oil and tingly Sichuan pepper is the ideal choice for Chinese new year<p>If you’re not familiar with dan dan noodles, or if you’ve had this fiery, aromatic and addictively savoury snack in a restaurant but never made it yourself, this column will change your …

Chinese New Year

Xi’an Street Foods Opens in Allston Today

Xi’an Street Foods (<i>182 Brighton Ave., Allston</i>) opened in Allston today, January 26, adding to a growing list of Chinese restaurants in the neighborhood. The restaurant features foods from Xi’an, the capital city of China’s Shaanxi province.<p>Though the names are similar, Xi’an Street Foods is not …

Puglia Italy Travel Diary

If you follow GWS on Instagram you probably remember some photos this past October from our trip to Italy. We (Jason + I) LOVE Italy. We visit Italy …

A Siem Reap Weekend Trip And Photography Tour

THIS POST WAS CREATED IN PARTNERSHIP WITHYOUR HOLIDAY EXPERTS FOR UNIQUE TRAVEL EXPERIENCES <b><br>kkday.com</b>My girlfriend and I were looking for a place to …

9 Onsen in Kansai Where Men and Women Can Bathe Together

Japan’s <i>konyoku onsen</i>, or mixed gender hot springs, were a national norm for hundreds of years. It wasn’t until the Meiji Restoration when the country …

How to eat your way around the world in San Francisco

During the holidays family and friends gather around food as delicious flavors unfailingly bring people together and put everyone at ease.<p>Often we're looking to share these meal at places where we can make a connection with a piece of our heritage, whether its a Mexican restaurant serving tamales …

The 27 Best Budget Travel Destinations For 2018

From Senegal to China to Mexico, this year’s <i></i>2018 list of budget travel destinations is better than ever before.<p>And with an all-star panel of experts, from KAYAK CEO Steve Hafner to TV host Samantha Brown, it’s no wonder.<p>Luckily for us, this seems to be the year of the island. From budget-friendly …

An Insider's Guide to Rome: Where to Eat, What to See, Where to Stay

The chef-owners-sisters behind Boston's Nebo, Carla and Christine Pallotta, on their favorite spots in the city where their father grew up.<p>While …

How to Make a Crepe Cake That's More Dramatic Than a Shonda Rhimes Show

We went through 125 crepes testing this crepe cake recipe—so we learned a lot.<p>If crepe cake making was a sport, assistant food editor <b>Amelia Rampe</b> would have a shelf full of gold trophies. When developing our brand-new crepe cake recipe, she tested the 25-layer pastry <i>five times</i>, making 125 crepes in …

Breakfast

Free Things to Do in Tokyo

TravelFree Things to Do<p>With a population that simultaneously embraces unapologetic trendiness and centuries-old traditions, Tokyo presents travelers with paradoxical experiences at every turn. Kimono-clad women amble past contemporary architectural masterpieces. Well-dressed young professionals …

Trails

6 Plants You Can Surprisingly Grow in Pots

For creative stoops, patios, and—okay, okay—fire escapes<p>If you want to have flowers and greenery, but you don't technically have a yard or a garden to plant in, the options for container plants seem bleak (well, predictable at least): herbs, geraniums, pansies. . . That's it, right? I'm about to …

Landscaping

Three-Step Watercolor Value Study

It Can’t Get Much Easier Than ThisLately I’ve been filled with impatience. I’m on a short fuse when dealing with everything from friendships to …

GUEST ARTIST: "How To Paint A Simple Rural Scene In Watercolour" by Tim Wilmot

Hello. I am Tim Wilmot, based in Bristol UK and I’m a semi-professional watercolour artist (full-length video tutorial of how I painted the …

Three Editing Mistakes New Photographers Often Make

I find it interesting how often I see new photographers make the exact same editing mistakes I made when I started out. Every photographer who has at …

How to See a City When You Have No Time

We asked road warriors how to make the most of limited free time on a layover or business trip.<p>Maybe you have a five-hour layover—just long enough to leave the airport, find somewhere to eat, and race back to catch your connecting flight. Maybe you’re traveling on business, trying to muster energy …

5 Tips for Traveling Solo After Retirement

As a chronological leader in the cohort of Baby Boomers who are now retired or thinking seriously about it, I’m happy to say that I have the …

What to Eat in Italy: 50 Foods You Need to Try

The 50 Best Foods to Eat in Italy Before You Die<p>The don't call it "Eataly" for nothing.<p>Italy is known for some of the best foods in the world. It's …

Homemade Amaro is a DIY Project That’s Really Worth Doing Yourself

How to make the bittersweet Italian liqueur and become a backyard potion master<p>Flower Power is on 9th Street in Manhattan, just a few buildings down …

Photos: Things to do in Ubud, Bali | CNN Travel

Travel

Why Portugal Should Be Your Next Travel Spot

For Americans enchanted by the idea of a European getaway, Iceland and the U.K. have long dominated as de facto “gateways” to the continent: the …

European Travel

Vietnam Travel: 9 Best Beaches to Soak Up the Sun

Vietnam is renowned for its beaches globally. With its long stretches of more than 2,000 miles of spectacular coastline that provide sand and surf …

10 of the best public gardens in Italy

Barberini Garden, Castel Gandolfo, near Rome<p>The pope’s summer palace, Castel Gandolfo has only recently been opened to garden lovers. The gardens are on the south-west shore of Lake Albano and built over the ruins of an ancient Roman villa, Albanum Domitiani. It has a grand belvedere, and a …

Italy

Spain Travel: 9 Gorgeous Sights in Southern Spain You’ll Love

While studying in Seville, Spain, it was always nice to put my work down and see the incredible places that Southern Spain has to offer. As a travel …

Andalusia