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A sommelier explains why it's nearly impossible to find good, cheap wine from Italy or France

Jörn Kleinhans, owner of The Sommelier Company, told Business Insider that it's very possible to find a high quality wine at a low price point. However, you have to know where to look — and it's not France of Italy.<p>"While blind tastings of hobby drinkers have been inconclusive, trained sommeliers …

France's 'Secret Venice' On the Mediterranean

By Barbara Diggs, InternationalLiving.com<p>Grand Canal, Sete, France<p>Of the handful of canal towns that fancy themselves the "Venice of France," the port town of Sète, in the Languedoc region on France's Mediterranean coast, comes closest to deserving that title. Its blue-green canals are stunning, …

9 essential IFTTT recipes for iOS users

When everything is operating smoothly and all your devices and services are working together, it's still cumbersome, at best. Whether you're traveling for business or setting up a complex smart home, taking the time to set up some IFTTT recipes is worth the investment. Things you used to spend …

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19 Gorgeous Ways To Display Your Favorite Travel Photos

Besides your Instagram grid!

This watermelon salad recipe could be the easiest summer dish ever

Watermelon fan? Rather than slicing it into wedges, chop the watermelon into bite-size cubes and toss with a little fresh mint and lime juice, along with a touch of olive oil for richness. Serve it right away, or fix it ahead of time and chill until ready to serve. With just this handful of …

11 Bad Habits That Will Ruin Even The Strongest Marriage

For as much envying as we do of other couples, the truth is — even the most wonderful, 'perfect' couple can end up divorced.<p>We've all seen it: Two genuinely great people start off head-over-heels in love, but then somewhere along the way (despite everything looking rosy on the surface) they shock …

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Trippy.com Announces the World's Most Underrated Destinations

Although it seems counterintuitive, the only thing that can be more annoying than discovering a destination is overloaded with tourists, is discovering a destination that should be but isn't. While it's great that this means you'll have the place all to yourself, half the fun of travel is being …

Marriage And Parenthood

I've been married for 16 years and a parent for 12. Both are the hardest things I've ever done. Here's a list of 20 things I wish someone told me before I started this complicated, stunning, hard as fuck journey.<p>1. Your wedding gown will be the last white thing you wear that doesn't have smeared …

A Giant List Of Epic Destinations For Anyone Who Lives To Travel

Pack your bags.<p>There's a big world out there, and no shortage of incredible destinations to explore. So it's only natural that choosing where to visit can be hugely intimidating. Thankfully, we've got you covered with lists on lists of epic spots to sift through. Check 'em out!<p><i>Note: Some of these</i> …

Top 10 Things to Do in Venice, Italy

Top 10 Things to Do in Venice, Italy<p>Updated on August 11, 2017<p>There aren't too many places on this earth that when you see them for the first time …

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5 Magical Train Trips That Rival the Hogwarts Express

Road trips rock because you get an amazing view of the changing landscape while you’re getting from point A to point B. But what’s a gal to do if she wants to travel without the expense of renting a car or taking weeks of vacation time? Since we’re committed to the journey just as much as the …

Shiva Rose on mindbodygreen - mindbodygreen

Shiva Rose is an actress, writer, activist, and blogger for her website The Local Rose. She lives near the Santa Monica mountains with her two …

66 Things to Do and See in Paris

From the classic landmarks to the lesser-known gems, we've rounded up some of the most entertaining, most exquisite, and most quintessentially Parisian attractions and activities the city has to offer.<p>From the classic landmarks to the lesser-known gems, we've rounded up some of the most …

19 Beautiful Alternative Wedding Bands That'll Steal The Damn Show

This finger ain't big enough for the two of us.

10 insanely awesome incredible edible egg hacks

Did you know May is National Egg Month?<p>Eggs may be one of the world's most versatile foods and they are a protein powerhouse, chock full of essential vitamins and minerals.<p>Whether you like 'em poached, roasted, hard boiled, fried, or scrambled, there's always a new egg dish to try.<p>But perfecting …

The Best Day Trips From Paris (Beyond Versailles)

Aleady done Versailles and Monet's Gardens? Then look into these five excursions about an hour from the City of Light.<p>Taking a day trip from Paris is …

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The artisanal coffee movement has arrived in Paris — but with a French twist

“People would walk in and be, like, ‘What are you?’ ” David Flynn recalls of the early days after he opened a coffee shop called Télescope in Paris. “Vous êtes quoi exactement?”<p>Four years ago, customers were confused not just by the spare decor, nothing like a traditional Parisian cafe, but by the …

Your ultimate luxury guide to Italy's summer hot spots

Looking for your perfect itinerary for an Italian summer getaway? Check out these top 3 Italian destinations to visit this summer. This will be a trip to indulge, feel pampered and ignite your travel-spirit.<p><b>Sorrento</b><p>Stay:<p>Grand Cocumella<p>Part of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World exclusive group, …

3 Awesome DIY Recipes for Curly Hair

If you have curly hair, we're willing to bet that you know your way around a good curl DIY recipe, especially if the concept of an effective, awesome, one-and-done curl product is as rare to you as a unicorn. So we asked three of our favorite curly girls to share their top at-home recipes for …

Hair Care

Turn Your Water Into A Tonic With These 5 Simple Recipes

Must. Drink. More. Water.<p>Boring, right? We all know what we should be doing, but drinking more water can be a bore if you don’t want to add heavily …

6 Delicious Ways to Eat 2 Breakfasts Without Gaining Weight

Yum x2. (And your scale will never know.)<p>If you want to benefit from breakfast but can't stomach food first thing in the morning, need to fuel up before and refuel after morning workouts, or wake up criminally early and want to keep your energy levels up until a reasonable lunch hour, it could be …

15 Things To Know About Visiting Cinque Terre In Italy

Cinque Terre is many a traveller’s dream location (especially in Italy) and with summer just around the corner, promising with it oddles of sunshine, …

From Zero to 45 Days in a Row: How I Built a Habit of Daily Exercise

This year I’m focusing on habits to help me build new skills and look after my health. One of these habits is to do push-ups every morning. I went …

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Zurich city guide: what to see, plus the best restaurants, bars and hotels

Yes, it’s big on banking and watches but don’t imagine the Swiss city is entirely straitlaced – this year it’s going gaga over Dada for starters<p>Although it’s routinely placed at the top of lifestyle rankings, Zurich is rarely, if ever, rated as one of Europe’s cultural capitals. There’s a …

Salaries & Wages

Why These Superfood-Packed Energy Balls Will Be Your New Favorite Snack

For those unfamiliar with “energy balls,” the peculiar-looking spheres—typically about the size and shape of a golf ball—are sweeping Instagram and …

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Why the City of Matera Is Italy’s Hidden Treasure

A trip to Italy always involves at least a little bit of history—a Roman ruin here, some renaissance art there, and churches, churches, churches. But while some may bemoan these as gelato delays, others may relish the visual inspiration. For the latter, the Basilicata town of Matera may be your …

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Paris Chocolate Shops: Do’s and Don’ts of Buying French Chocolate

Buy Clotilde's latest book, The French Market Cookbook!You can’t spend time in Paris and overlook <b>the chocolate side</b> of the experience; I won’t let …

Sofia Helin's Malmo: 'Not quite Danish or Swedish, 'but Skaneish''

Why Malmo?<p>It’s a very cosmopolitan city, being so close to Copenhagen. It’s not quite Danish and not quite Swedish but “Skaneish” – from Skane, the name of this Swedish region. I went to Lund University in my late teens, which is close to Malmo, and my husband’s family has a summer house not far …