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Gogobot, The Travel Site Where Friends And Experts Plan Your Vacation, Is Growing Really Fast

It now has 3.7 million registered users and has become the fastest growing travel site on the web, according to data from Comscore and eMarketeer shared with us by cofounder and CEO Travis Katz.<p>In the summer-travel month of July, Gogobot was a more popular website than AirBnB, Bing Travel or …

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Blocking TV ads: The new Whack-a-Mole?

August 30, 2013 | 9:40 AM<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2013/08/30/tech/blocking-tv-ads-new-whack-mole/popout" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="240px"></iframe><p>Copy<br>• Close<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2013/08/30/tech/blocking-tv-ads-new-whack-mole/popout" …

'Miracle' Weeping Tree Outside Church Is Actually Crying Bug Crap

Over the last week, congregants from St. John's Cathedral in Fresno, California, have been steadily amassing around a tree outside the church that …

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Two paws up! Dogs get their own TV channel

The idea for Dog TV — a streaming channel for dogs to watch while their owners are out at work or school during the day — came from an unexpected place: a cat.<p>Ron Levi, a radio and TV host in Israel, hated how sad his cat Charlie looked when Ron left the house to go to work every morning.<p>Levi …

Is Willow Smith's new video too sexy for a tween?

At just 12 years old, singer Willow Smith is in the midst of a grown-up controversy. It seems many feel the tween's new song and accompanying video, "Summer Fling," are far too mature for her.<p>Some find fault with the lyrics, particularly the part where Smith sings, "It's just a couple months, but …

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'No dog should die alone': Photographer promotes senior pet adoption

Lori Fusaro is crazy about dogs. She’s lived with them for as long as she can remember, and she photographs them for a living. But until about a year ago, the idea of adopting an older dog made her squirm with uneasiness.<p>“I thought it would just be too sad and painful,” said Fusaro, 44, of Los …

Ariel Castro pleads not guilty to massive 977-count indictment

The Cleveland man accused of kidnapping three women and repeatedly raping them while he held them captive in his home for a decade had to be asked to keep his eyes open when he pleaded not guilty to a sprawling new 977-count indictment Wednesday.<p>A seemingly somnolent Ariel Castro entered his plea …

20 free things to do in Sydney

You don't need a fat wallet to enjoy the glamour and chic of Sydney. These 20 attractions, activities and icons won't cost you a cent.<p><b>Take the Bondi to Coogee Walk</b><p>One of the most spectacular walks and coastlines you could hope to see, this route takes in some of Sydney’s most iconic beaches. In …

How to Save Money on Phone Data Abroad

<i>Photo Courtesy Ajv123ajv/Dreamstime. Article by Robert Firpo-Cappiello</i><p>You probably know someone who has returned from overseas with a horror story about a crazy-big -- and utterly unexpected -- mobile phone or tablet bill. In some cases people have been socked with five-figure tabs for using …

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The Best Places To Watch The Sunset (PHOTOS)

Despite their frequency, sunsets always manage to take our breath away.<p>Watching a sunset is a vacation ritual, it seems, and with the weather as hot as it is, it's nice to even take a virtual vacation. And since travelers often photograph sunsets to no end, there's no shortage of stunning images …

Europe's Hottest Summer Destinations for 2013

Well, summertime is in full swing and many are headed off on their yearly vacation (or eagerly awaiting to do so!). We wanted to find out the hottest summer destinations in Europe, so we went straight to the source and asked the community of nearly 800,000 real travelers and locals on minube to …

European Travel

Europe’s hot springs: 20 of the best spots for a soak

Sliding into a bathtub after a long day is one of life’s little luxuries, but there’s nothing quite like the restorative buzz garnered by a dip in a proper thermal pool. From Iceland’s idyllic Blue Lagoon to Switzerland’s most chic spa, here’s a rundown of some of Europe’s best hot springs.<p><b>Blue</b> …

The Foodist

Sometimes, the best food and drink are also the simplest. Here's what wowed...<p>By Andrew Knowlton<p>From banishing the kids table to drinking dessert, these are the Thanksgiving dinner...<p>By Rochelle Bilow<p>Here's The Foodist Andrew Knowlton's Thanksgiving rules, from football-watching...<p>By Andrew Knowlton<p>…

Our top 45 free things to do in New York City

Seeing New York City's biggest attractions can mean spending a hefty chunk of your trip budget on tickets. Empire State Building? $36. The Guggenheim and the Whitney both go for $25. Even the Frick is $22. But there's a lifetime of fun to be had without ever handing over a cent, and not just by …

America's Best Cities for Ice Cream (PHOTOS)

At East Nashville's Pied Piper Creamery, you can order a scoop of chocolate, vanilla, or, depending on the day, basil tomatillo. Not tempted? Then try the avocado ice cream, infused with lime juice and cracked black pepper.<p>"We don't do weird ice cream just for the sake of being weird," insists …

10 delicious kid-friendly foods of the world

Parents remain ever hopeful as we strive to introduce different foods into our children's diets. Whether your family is travelling the world, or just looking for a little variety in your home kitchen, international cuisine can be a source of inspiration and nutrition. Here are 10 foods from around …

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Where To Go If You're A Cougar, According To Survey By CougarLife.com

The term cougar has become synonymous with a certain type of stereotypical female, generally on the older-side, seeking a certain age-specific (read: considerably younger) gentleman caller for any number of relations. As it turns out, this is quite a marketable demographic in the travel …

Beach Bums Around The World--Everybody Loves Speedos, And Other Fun Facts

There are few things people around the world can agree on, but one of those things seems to be an unwavering love of the beach.<p>Expedia released the results of its second-annual Flip Flop Report Wednesday, which analyzes beach-going trends across the globe. The survey polled 8,606 adults about their …

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Checking In With Four-Legged Family: Five Luxurious Hotels For Pet Owners

It’s an all-American scene: Driving along a two-lane country road as your faithful dog takes in the fresh air from the open window. Perhaps you’re embarking on a memorable road trip or simply taking a long weekend away—whatever the reason you’re hitting the road with Fido in tow, it’s important to …

The world's most unusual beaches

Candy sands, disappearing waves, transformed trolls - if life's a beach, these are its strangest days. These 10 beaches from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Sights</i> might not all be swimmable, but they are all extraordinary.<p>1. Bowling Ball Beach, California<p>Compared to green sand or vanishing tides, …

How to choose a Caribbean island

The dozens of islands scattered across the Caribbean are a remarkably diverse lot. Pulsing Jamaica has little in common with group-filled Aruba, and even islands in plain sight of each other like St Kitts and Nevis are vastly different not just in appearance but in what they offer visitors.<p>So for …

The 8 Cheapest Destinations In Europe

The continent has plenty on offer that won't break your bank account, but you have to know where to look.<p>If you're strapped for cash and want the best bang for your buck, here are 8 of the best value destinations in Europe.<p>Note: The prices listed here are approximate and may fluctuate considerably …

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Big bang theory: how dinosaurs had sex

<b>DINOSAURS WERE THE LARGEST</b> animals to ever walk Earth, and they ruled the planet for more than 160 million years. The long-necked <i>Argentinosaurus</i>, …

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