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The best beach bags to buy now

These Will Be the Most Popular Beach Bags This Summer

Warm weather is just around the corner, so we’re already daydreaming about our next getaway to somewhere sandy. For us at least, finding the perfect …

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11 Must Visit Places in Indonesia

Indonesia is the biggest country in Southeast Asia, fourth largest country in the world and with over 17,000 islands, the largest archipelago in the …

Want to Be Happy? Stop Doing These 10 Things.

A few small adjustments to your outlook could be the key to happiness.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Last year, the Journal of Happiness Studies published research by Michael Minkov and Michael Harris Bond that claims happiness has a genetic component -- some people …

I Never Pay Full Price for Flights—This Is Where I Book

The first time I ventured overseas I was 18 and worked two jobs to buy a return ticket to Phuket, Thailand. Determined to pay my own way, I spent …

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Ultimate beginner’s guide for planing a two-week trip to Nepal

The deadly earthquakes that struck Nepal on April 25 and May 12, 2015, not only killed and injured thousands of people, but also wrought a major …

How to make chocolate spread

With only four ingredients, this spread is simple to whip up and keep in your fridge<p>MAKES<p>1 jar<p>INGREDIENTS<p>142g chocolate, chopped<br>• 166g double cream<br>• 47g sugar<br>• 2g salt<p>METHOD<p>Bring the double cream, sugar and salt to a boil. Pour over the chopped chocolate; whisk until smooth.<p>Emulsify with a hand …

25 Beautiful Zen and Tibetan Buddhism Quotes That Will Change Your Perspective on Life

Zen Buddhism and Tibetan Buddhism come from schools of Buddhism. Zen Buddhism tends to emphasize regular meditation practice and insight into daily …

Why You Should Skip the Beach and Head to Northern Thailand Instead

The postage-stamp airport in Chiang Rai, a region in the northernmost corner of Thailand, employs an eight-piece band to welcome arrivals. The passengers from our flight move toward the single baggage carousel to music from flutes and goblet drums. Luggage appears instantly, the plane being just …

5 Luxurious Getaways in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia has long been considered a backpacker’s dream, offering vast landscapes and affordable boutique accommodation in the perfect budget …

Full of character, offering good value and great locations, our readers have memorable tips for places to stay in cities from Berlin to Vienna, Valencia to Lisbon<p>A five-minute tram journey from the city centre, <b>MyMojoVie</b> proved the hostel of my dreams. Behind a nondescript front door, on the top two …

European Travel

The Secret to Scoring Luxury for Less on Bali

Ubud, Bali’s increasingly luxe cultural capital, rewards budgets both big and small. An essential guide to the island’s best-value hotels, restaurants and sights<p>The view of the pool at Uma by Como.<p>Uma by COMO<p>1 of 11<p>•••••<p>By<p>Sara Lieberman<p><b>DURING MY FIRST</b> trip to Bali, in 2001, I was a …

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13 more European cities you never thought to visit (but really should)

I took a train trip across Portugal alone — and now I'm convinced it's the perfect place to travel solo

I had so much fun on a solo long weekend in Lisbon a few years ago that I recently went back. This time, I took a solo cross-country train trip from Lagos, on Portugal's southern coast, through Lisbon and north to Porto.<p>I went back because I was looking for a place where I'd be comfortable …

Switzerland’s Grand Tour

Climb aboard for an epic public transit tour of Switzerland. This seven-day itinerary is a celebration of all things transport: trains, boats, buses, zip lines, cogwheel trains, funiculars, and more.<p><i>By Maryellen Kennedy Duckett</i><p><b>GATEWAY AND DEPARTURE AIRPORT</b> Zurich Airport, Zurich<p>Climb aboard for an …

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How to Stay Sober With Buddhism and the Law of Attraction

<b>The Law of Attraction</b><p>In 2008 I sold my first book to Beyond Words publishing. They'd just been bought by Simon and Schuster after phenomenal overnight success with the now infamous, "The Secret." I'd looked at "The Secret" when it came out and thought it was really hokey. This wasn't new material, …

Bread for Success: How to Make Bakery-Style Loaves at Home

An artisan bread revolution is about to take over your home kitchen.<p>There’s an artisan bread revolution happening in America. You know the loaves coming out of so many pro kitchens these days: crusty, hearty, chewy, and deeply flavored. We wondered if something similar could be re-created at …

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42 simple things that will help you discover your calling in life

"Sensations such as twinges, uneasiness, and tension are indicators that you may not be thinking, acting, or behaving in alignment with your authentic self, which is the source of all passion. When you sense constriction or discomfort stop and ask, "Why?" Let your intuition speak and decipher what …

What is Mindfulness? A Guide to Mindfulness Meditation

What is mindfulness?So, what <i>is</i> mindfulness? In a nutshell, mindfulness is<b> a complete and nonjudgmental awareness of the present moment.</b>But perhaps my …

11 Winter Tofu Recipes to Keep You Cozy

Tofu can be a delicious comfort food, if you know how to use it. From Tex-Mex-style chili, to Asian-inspired soups and stir-fry, here are 11 amazing …

11 things that will happen when you move to Germany

1. You’ll get weird looks for smiling in public.<p>Americans in particular are used to smiling, especially when they’re feeling nervous or trying to fit …

Ten Must-Try Foods in Kyoto

As the former imperial capital, Kyoto’s cuisine is linked to its regal history and landlocked geography. It’s home to several Michelin-starred …

Tips for Getting an International Visa

<i>Justin Vidamo / Flickr</i><p>Dealing with the paperwork and procedures of procuring an international visa may not be the most exciting part of traveling overseas, but it's certainly an important step in the trip-planning process. Getting a visa can be complicated, laborious and stressful, but not …

Oprah Asks the Question, 'What Do You Believe?'

An Interview with the Media Icon About Her Landmark New Series, "Belief"<p>Oprah's life's work, she told me, is to be a "connector" and "to be able to share ideas with people that allow them to see the best of themselves." Throughout her career, she has provided life-changing inspiration to millions …

26 signs you were born and raised in Germany

1. Your mother ironed your bed linen, underwear, and towels.<p>What would the neighbors think if she allowed you to leave the house with unironed …

7 incredible Japanese destinations that tourists haven’t discovered yet

Japan is often known by tourists for its most popular attractions, like Mount Fuji, the cities of Tokyo and Kyoto, and its amazing shrines and temples.<p>But there's a lot more to the island nation than that.<p>We took a look at a Quora thread that asked, "what are some of Japan's best kept secrets," and …

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