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A Traveler's Guide to the Major Cities in Peru

Peru has a population of just over 29 million, the majority of which lives in urban areas. According to the 2007 census, 75.9 percent of the …

Peru

I Traveled to 60 Countries in One Year—Here's Where I Loved | MyDomaine

It's a scenario many have dreamed about but never dared turn into reality: Stacie Flinner and her husband, David, ended their lease, put their …

Travel

Before and After: This $7K IKEA Kitchen is a Serious Stunner

This kitchen has lots of counterspace and TONS of storage (although, what's with that lonely floating cabinet), but it has a few issues, "ugliness …

Kitchens

5 Great Walks To Explore Brooklyn

Walking Around Brooklyn<p>Brooklyn is best explored on foot, and these five great walks will take you on a tour through the best of the borough, …

European Travel

Madrid Travel Guide

Best Time To Go<p>Though Madrid is miles away from the sea, the city experiences a Mediterranean climate, which means warm, humid summers and mild …

Travel

Meet the neighbors with Tijuana daytrip

One of the great benefits of living in San Diego is the proximity to our sister city of Tijuana. Named by The New York Times last year as one of the …

Mexico

Enjoy Paris Without Letting Language Get in the Way

Travelers headed to a destination where they don’t know the language can often have a hard time feeling plugged into the local scene. Communicating with locals can be a challenge, and so can finding insider information like that off-the-beaten restaurant that serves the tastiest food in town.<p>In …

France

A little-known Mexican gem: 11 reasons to visit gorgeous Guanajuato

If you think Mexico is all about beaches and wrestling then you need to check out Guanajuato.<p>The colonial capital of the state with the same name was …

Mexico

This Treehouse Cottage In Hawaii Is a Dream Romantic Getaway

If you're planning your next vacation, might we suggest choosing Hawaii? You don't need to shell out thousands for a luxury hotel. Instead, you can …

How To Purge Everything You Don't Need From Your Home

Out with the old, in with the new — that’s what ringing in the new year is about, right? And, while that is a good motto for many areas of your life, …

Minimalism

A local's guide to Australia's Gold Coast: 10 top tips

As the Commonwealth Games get under way in this sunny Queensland city, an insider offers tips on what to see and do – and where to eat and drink – away from the sporting action<p>Hugging Queensland’s southeast coast for a whopping 70km, the City of the Gold Coast extends far beyond the borders of …

Travel

In Peru, a Still-Hidden Alternative to Machu Picchu

I was standing in a cloud forest in northern Peru, 10,000 feet above sea level. Quiet cloaked the more than 400 cylindrical homes and ceremonial buildings that make up the most important settlement of the Chachapoyas, or “Cloud Warrior” culture. Farther out were limestone walls up to 65 feet high. …

South America

7 Must-Visit Beaches Maui Has to Offer

Among the eight main islands that make up Hawaii, Maui (aka the Valley Isle) is one of the best spots to visit if you're looking for fewer tourists and abundant gorgeous beaches. In fact, the low-key island offers so many options that it was difficult to visit them all on my most recent five-day …

Beaches

Nashville Country Music Attractions to Visit

If you want to have a heel-kicking good time in Nashville, there is no better place than to go than downtown Nashville and see some of the Top …

Country Music

Paris is a city that a lot of tourists do wrong—here’s how to get it right

There is perhaps no city more idealized, and more written about, than Paris. And yet, for tourists and travelers embarking on their first visit, there is also no city that’s easier to get wrong.<p>The Louvre, Ladurée, Champ de Mars, the Eiffel Tower—newcomers are often torn between all the sights to …

France

12 Epic High-End IKEA Hacks That Totally Had Us Fooled

Look, I know IKEA. And usually, I can spot one of their products from a mile away. But every once in a while I'll see a hack that's so clever, so …

Hacking

9 pro tips for visiting Petra without looking like a total tourist

Amidst desert canyons and mountains, Petra was once the capital of the Nabataean empire and a thriving trading center on the route connecting ancient …

The 11 Best Packable Backpacks for Travelers

Herschel Supply Co. Packable Daypack<p>Known for producing quality backpacks with an American heritage touch, Herschel has made the perfect packable bag …

The BEST Aussie Airbnb’s You NEED To Chuck On Your #BucketList

We get it. Work life is already starting to drain the life out of you and you’re in serious need of another vacation.<p>While quitting and living on the …

IKEA's New Collection Is All About Rest and Relaxation

Home should be a respite from the pressures of the outside world. Now, IKEA is aiming to make taking care of yourself a little easier, thanks to its …

IKEA

The Grand Tour of Switzerland

Though relatively small in size—roughly equal to New Hampshire and Vermont combined—Switzerland packs a big punch. It’s home to a dozen UNESCO sites, a topographic diversity that includes palm trees and glaciers (not to mention four languages to call them by), and some of Europe’s most modern …

Where to see the most incredible gardens in Japan

For the 15th year in a row, the gardens at the Adachi Museum have been awarded the top spot in the 2017 Japanese Garden Ranking.<p>According to the museum, the ranking comes from the <i>Journal of Japanese Gardening</i>, an American publication about Japanese gardens. The beautiful museum gardens have secured …

Japan

This Online Outlet is a Secret Bargain Source for Luxe Decor

Before this post, I had never heard of Century 21 (the store, not the real estate company)—and no surprise, as all 14 locations are on the East Coast …

Home Decorating

Life-Changing Lessons in How to Pack Right for Travel

I feel bad for most people I see in airports. Not only are they carrying larger, heavier bags than I am (or, gasp, <i>checking</i> luggage), but they’re lugging all that extra weight just to bring along clothing and other stuff that’s making them less comfortable. These lessons from the outdoors world will …

Backpacking

25 Best Hiking Spots in San Diego, California

With wonderful weather all year round and spectacular mountains, hills, mesas, canyons, and waterfalls covered with native trees and scrubs, San …

The Most Underrated Restaurants in Denver

Some restaurants are touted as the best in town, year after year. Those golden children of the cuisine scene are in the spotlight time and again, racking up the (often well-deserved) accolades. However, with a city as diverse and cultured as Denver, many others places somehow get missed, despite …

36 Hours in Auckland

The construction cranes that pierce the Auckland skyline are a visual indication of the growth New Zealand’s largest city is experiencing. Close to one-third of New Zealand’s estimated 4.5 million population lives in Auckland, a geographically blessed — and traffic-cursed — city spread over at …

Indigenous Peoples

10 travel safety tips you can learn from the CIA

Mathew Bradley spent more than 14 years in the Central Intelligence Agency, and now this former CIA agent is the Regional Security Director, Americas, for International SOS (a medical and travel security assistance company). I spoke to him via email to ask his top travel safety tips, both at home …

Flying

Latin America has the best beaches on Earth – here are 20 you must visit

A few years ago, after passing through the party strip north of Punta del Este, Uruguay – this was before the likes of Shakira, Martin Amis and George Clooney became regulars – I went walking around a lagoon surrounded by protected semi-wild pampas.<p>A breeze barely rippled the cool blue water; …