Courtney Sewell

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49 Unforgettable Bucket List Trips You Can Do On A Budget

If you like to travel, you probably have a bucket list of places you want to hit throughout your lifetime. If you've been under the impression that …

European Travel

Still-Secret Spain: 9 Fairy-Tale Towns Off the Tourist Track

For unspoiled nature, centuries-old architecture, and guaranteed tranquility, hole up in one of these postcard-perfect villages.<p>If you’ve been to …

These are the Essential Apps Globetrotters Won't Travel Without

Apps have revolutionized the way we travel in so many ways. From booking the best points and miles hotels to helping us pack for a last-minute trip, …

36 Hours in Lisbon

Forget Lisbon as the budget capital of Europe. Yes, the seafood is still (relatively) cheap, as is the wine. The old canary-yellow trams still rattle along steep hills, and you’ll never pay more than a euro and change for a pastéis de nata, the classic Portuguese pastry. But today the Portuguese …

European Travel

The Top 5 Attractions in Aviero, Portugal

On the shores of a coastal lagoon filled with birdlife, the colorful city of Aveiro in northern Portugal has a fascinating blend of historic …

Lisbon Travel Guide

Situated on the banks of the Rio Tejo, the country's capital offers a number of museums and galleries, an unpretentious atmosphere and a pleasant …

Mark Cuban: This is 'the best investment you can make'

In a recent interview with MarketWatch, billionaire Mark Cuban shared the best investment anyone can make: "Paying off your credit cards. Paying off …

Best beaches in Portugal from the Algarve to Lisbon that you'll want to bookmark for your next holiday

Portugal has long been a firm favourite with Brits for a family holiday thanks to its hot and sunny weather, the plethora of activities on offer and, …

Find out how to live like a Local in Porto

The warmth of Portuguese people prompted Lonely Planet Local Emily McAuliffe to plant roots in Porto in 2016. In search of culture and adventure, she found a city that wore its heart on its sleeve and casually showcased centuries’ worth of history and tradition along compact streets.<p><b>When I have</b> …

The simple trick that has helped me land jobs without having to apply

Every few years, I pull out my "hire me" email and bcc it to my contacts, which includes old coworkers and bosses — but also former neighbors, landlords, people I trained with for a marathon, and so on. It looks like this:<p><i>Hi all,</i><p><i>After a really fun two years of traveling and freelancing — currently</i> …

A Lonely Planet Editor's Guide to Portugal's Medieval Capital, Coimbra

There are countless reasons to visit Portugal. Between the creative capital of Lisbon, the wine country in Porto, and pink-sand beaches in the south, …

The 16 Most Beautiful Places in Europe Will Take Your Breath Away

Complete with fairy-tale castles, picturesque seaside retreats, otherworldly natural parks, and charming cities, Europe is full of striking places to …

European Travel

12 of the Best Small Towns in Germany

First-time visitors to Germany often flock to Munich or Berlin, and tend to miss out on the country’s rural enclaves. From the southern Alps to the …

European Travel

The STD that keeps most contestants from competing on ‘The Bachelor’

<i>Los Angeles Times staff writer Amy Kaufman’s new book, “Bachelor Nation: Inside the World of America’s Favorite Guilty Pleasure” (Dutton, out March</i> …

Penguin Random House

I'm a native New Yorker — here are all the spots I take my friends when they visit

When friends and family come to New York City to visit me, they expect more than just a normal reunion. The city that never sleeps lives larger than life in people's heads and when they make it there, they want to see everything.<p>If someone is coming for the first time I — unwillingly — take them to …

Greenwich Village

How a French 16-year-old is teaching the world to build VR headsets for $100

Palmer Luckey, the founder of Oculus and the inventor of arguably the most successful commercial virtual reality headset, was only 17 when he completed his first prototype for the device. Fast-forward to the present day, and Luckey is now worth roughly $750 million at the age of 25, having sold his …

Virtual Reality

A local’s guide to Porto, Portugal

Sitting in my customary Porto cafe, a non-descript place on Praça Carlos Alberto across from my kids’ school, a troupe of Asian tourists march by. They are sheltered under umbrellas, heads down, following their guide in an orderly step to the next tourist honeypot.<p>For a whistlestop visit to …

European Travel

The 3 Healthiest Drinks at Starbucks

<i>Cooking Light</i> has shared 4 ways you can make your everyday order at Starbucks just a bit healthier. So, now that you know the tricks of the trade, be …

6 podcasts for people who love to travel

The coming of the new year means that for many of us, our paid time off (PTO) allocation resets. This lets us dream of how we'll spend that vacation time, and where we'll travel. If you're not sure which sights to see, a travel podcast might be just what you need. These six travel podcasts will …

Immersive Technology Could Help Change How We Work

Thomas Hedger<p>What if an office could be anywhere you wanted, at any time? And what would that mean for people, countries, and even robots?<p>Work and specialized labor are at the heart of many issues related to globalization, immigration, and borders: People emigrate to new countries for work, and …

Augmented Reality

You Can Book an Amazing Island Trip to the Azores for Super Cheap Right Now

You’ll have to act fast.<p>Tour operator Azores Getaways is offering a vacation package that you’ll want to know about — but it’s only available for a …

Burrow raises $4.3M for its modular sofa

Burrow, a startup bringing a Casper-style approach to manufacturing and delivering sofas, is announcing that it has raised $4.3 million in seed funding.<p>This might not sound like the most obvious area for a startup to tackle — unless you’ve had the experience of trying to carry a couch up a twisty …

Kevin O'Leary explains one big thing people don't understand about bitcoin (but need to)

With the recent frenzy around the staggering rise in the price of bitcoin, which briefly reached a high of $19,340 trading on the Coinbase exchange …

Cryptocurrency

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Bitcoin for Beginners: Everything You Need to Know

With this sense of confusion in mind, here is a brief primer for investors wanting to know more about the biggest investing story of 2017.<p>Load</b> …

Wandering Madrid, With No Itinerary Necessary

MADRID — Living in Madrid for the last 15 years, I’ve witnessed a transformation in the city’s shopping experience so astonishingly favorable that it defies warnings about the dire straits of retail. While it certainly didn’t feel like good news at the time, the financial crisis of 2009 to 2013 …

TourRadar Raises $10 Million as Solo Female Travelers Turn to Tour Bookings

The multi-day tour market — think river cruises, group bicycling tours, and hikes up Mount Kilimanjaro — is growing but, like a lot of other areas in …

Bitcoin for Beginners: Everything You Need to Know

Still confused about bitcoin? Don't know what cryptocurrency is? Can't figure out why anyone would want to make a chain out of blocks? You've come to …

These enchanting islands are Europe's best-kept secret

Situated in the heart of the Gulf Stream in the North Atlantic Ocean, there is a windswept world where the grass is so electric green, the terrain so …

If You Liked Gone Girl, You'll Love These Suspense Thrillers

For a long time, it seemed like maybe Liane Moriarty and Stephen King had cornered the modern market on the suspense-fiction genre. But no more: …