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IRS To Count Automatic Gratuities As Wages, Not Tips

Gratuity included? A new IRS rule could end, or at least curtail, the practice.<p>The Internal Revenue Service will soon begin classifying automatic gratuities as service charges that are taxable as regular wages and subject to payroll tax withholding. Currently, they're considered tips, and it's up …

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The USA's 10 best motorcycle roads

A great road is a great road, but if you’re riding a motorcycle, you’re looking for something special: twisties, vistas, turnouts, that perfect stretch of smooth tarmac, and biker-friendly stops that make getting there most of the fun. Here are 10 of the best roads across America for an …

Hiking

5 More Creative Ways to Beat Photographer's Block

I’m sure this is hardly the first article you’ve read on this topic, but it’s worth revisiting from time to time because, at some point, we all …

London for foodies

Gone are the days when London’s food scene left more than a little to be desired. These days the British capital is recognised as one of the world’s great foodie destinations, where Michelin-starred restaurants battle it out with inexpensive ethnic eateries, where food markets are the new rock ‘n’ …

England

Tiny, Secluded Beach In The Adriatic Sea

There's something about secluded beaches that make them so coveted.<p>Picture this: you’re laying on the beautiful, soft white sand, listening to the relaxing sound of the waves gently washing ashore, and a summer breeze lightly brushes your cheeks. The cherry on top? No crowds or tourists! For that …

Flying Solo on Nantucket

Every summer our family rents a house in <b>Nantucket</b>, an island 30 miles off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, where we spend our vacation riding bikes along cranberry bogs, bodysurfing waves in the Atlantic, and kayaking to Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge to look for shells.<p>This summer, all three …

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Top 10 stops for Central America first-timers

The green cufflinks between North and South America, these seven compact countries would be easy to skip on a map. Yet they represent a complex web of cultures, ancient ruins, tropical wildlife and adventure.<p>For starters, try climbing lava-gurgling volcanoes with perfect cones that poke above the …

Central America

How to Pack for a Boat Trip

Last year I went on an extended trip through the deserts of Jordan and learned all about packing outside my comfort zone. This summer I faced a new travel challenge: how to pack for a diving expedition on the Great Barrier Reef.<p>After spending more than three days on the 100-foot <i>Spoilsport</i> with a …

Five of Australia's treasured islands

Ah, Australia. Partying the night away amid the bright lights of Sydney. Exploring the undersea extravaganza of the Great Barrier Reef. Watching the sun rise over wind-sculpted Uluru. A visit Down Under is never short of do-before-you-die moments.<p>But did you know that there’s a whole lot more to Oz …

Australia

Skillet Blueberry Cobbler with a Cheddar Crust

Skillet Blueberry Cobbler with a Cheddar Biscuit Crust.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> August 14, 2013 103<p>Sooooo I have a thing for fruit and cheese.<p>I just LOVE it. …

Where Everybody In Europe Is Hanging Out Right Now

We've long been jealous of the fact that many European employees get at least 30 days of paid vacation per year.<p>This August, while we wallow in our cubicles, those lucky ducks will pack their chic, European purses and jet off to enjoy a break from being chic and European. But when hubs like Paris …

Nicola’s Rome

<b>Nicola Ferlei-Brown</b> is a British travel writer based in Rome who’s passionate about getting the word out about where to eat, shop, and see all things divine in the city of Seven Hills. Here are a few of this art history aficionado’s favorite things about the place she’s proud to call home.<p><b>Rome is</b> …

Best of the World Weekly

Each week National Geographic Traveler editors select a seasonal trip showcasing the world's best destinations to visit right now.

Long Weekend in Sicily

An hour’s flight from Rome, Sicily makes the perfect holiday-within-a-holiday. (Or, obviously, a holiday all its own.)<p>Sicily is one of Italy’s two …

Five Self Assignments That Teach You To See

In my 20 years in photography, I’ve seen a lot of different assignments teachers have given their students. Most I have heard, or been given myself …

Digital Photography

First-Timer’s Guide to Riviera Nayarit, Mexico

If you haven’t yet heard of Riviera Nayarit, a 200-mile stretch of Pacific Coastline in Mexico, you will soon. The destination—chockfull of authentic …

Best Salmon Recipe: The Only One You'll Ever Need

There are a lot of different ways to prepare salmon -- many of them good too -- but there's only one best way to cook this fish and we're going to share it with you.<p>When we talk about the best, we don't mean a fancy 12-hour preparation of a dinner that you'll finish in 20 under minutes. While we're …

The Loveliest Short Story You Will Read Today Was Published on Craigslist

"Missed Connection" stays with you.<p>Lucas Jackson/Reuters, Chris Heller<p>Craigslist: that scourge of the newspaper industry, that den of lust, that middleman responsible for an untold number of bedbug crises.<p>Or, Craigslist: the Internet's simplest and most ingenious disruptor, a digital equivalent of …

10 of the world's best learn-to-dive destinations

Dreaming of getting your dive ticket? With a combination of idyllic conditions and reputable dive outfits, we’ve narrowed down the top spots to get certified – from the Caribbean to the Maldives, and everywhere in between.<p>Gili Trawangan, Gili Islands, Indonesia<p><b>The diving:</b> Indonesia boasts an …

Scuba Diving

'How to Not Get Sick in India,' and Six Other Lessons From a Trip Around the World

Three-hundred-and-sixty-five days, twenty-four time zones, ten countries, five world religions, two passports, and one remarkable circumnavigation later... it feels good to be home.<p>In my year abroad I taught environmental science to children living in Mumbai's slums, heard rocket sirens go off in …