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5 Places to Buy Large-Scale Art on a Budget

We know great things come in small packages, but sometimes bigger truly is better—especially when it comes to your art. Sure, we love a gallery wall …

New 'eBay for travel' lets you buy people's unwanted holidays

A man stuck with an unwanted luxury holiday to Dubai worth thousands of pounds after splitting with his partner has founded an online marketplace where travellers struck by illness, trauma or a relationship breakdown can try to sell their non-refundable flights, cruises or hotel rooms.<p>Simon Powell …

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No Lie: These 7 Indoor Plants for Low-Light Actually Thrive in Darkness

<b>Not everyone has the luxury of living in a space that basks in natural light. When I first visited my East Village apartment, for instance, it was a</b> …

The 8 Best Luggage Brands Will Make You Feel Like You're Flying First Class

Has your suitcase seen better days? If you're embarrassed to pick up your luggage at arrivals, if it has burst open in the middle of the check-in …

Turn an old laptop into a Chromebook-Linux hybrid

Common scenario: You buy a new laptop, thinking you'll sell, donate or hand down the old one... but it never happens. Maybe you don't want to deal with the hassles of Craigslist or Ebay, not to mention wiping all your data, reinstalling Windows and so on.<p>Whatever the case, now it's just taking up …

Amazon's New Credit Card Primed To Disrupt Retail

In July 1995, when Amazon sold its first book, <i>Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies</i> by Douglas Hofstadter, few could have predicted the disruptions that would follow.<p>One-click purchasing. Drones. Amazon Prime. Amazon Go.<p>Yesterday, Amazon announced its latest benefit for Amazon Prime members: an …

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Ready To Move From The U.S.? Here Are Your 6 Best Options.

Our Top Six Picks For Sunny Post-Election Living<p>Searches for "How can I move to Canada?" spiked during the just-finished U.S. presidential election cycle.<p>Since the Vietnam War, Canada has been seen as a beacon of refuge among Americans. However, life in Canada comes with a significant drawback: …

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United Airlines Doesn’t Think You’re Smart Enough To Understand How Bad Their Changes Are

I've had a couple of days to digest United Airlines' most recent changes to their award booking engine and how it affects members. If this was their …

The Best Free Things to Do in Singapore

Singapore may be on top of the World’s Most Expensive Cities list but that doesn’t mean everything in the city has a high price tag. Travelling in …

A Guide to Google Flights: My (Not So Secret) Weapon for Booking Any Flight

I am fortunate enough to be able to travel in premium cabins once in a while, using point and miles. We’re social animals—when I find something good, …

Blacklane: An Alternative To Uber & Pricey Hotel Cars

<i>If you don’t yet have a Blacklane account you can receive a 10% discount on your first ride when using our link. We receive a future discount as</i> …

Google Trips: the App that will Change the Way You Travel

More and more people seem to be traveling these days thanks to insanely affordable flight rates and the popularity of promo fares. While guided tours …

Would You Hire a Professional to Photograph Your Vacation? Travelogue Podcast

It's the latest way to be just like a celebrity.<p>How many times did you come back from a once-in-a-lifetime trip only to realize that your photos were blurry or that you'd taken all of them and thus weren't <i>in</i> any of them? That was the thinking Nicole Smith used when she founded Flytographer, a …

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How to travel the world for just $1,000

Flight comparison website AirfareSpot.com has just released what could be the world’s best itinerary for budget travelers.<p>Their travel specialists have linked seven cut-price airfares, creating a round-the-world trip featuring the world’s brightest and most exotic destinations.<p>It combines …

Singapore’s Best-Kept Secrets: 10 Must-Visit Under the Radar Spots

There are the obvious things to do when you get to Singapore: the zoo, a stopover at Sentosa island, shopping on Orchard Road; but if you dig just a bit deeper, there are an abundance of off-the-beaten-track experiences that are truly the best way to experience this melting pot of cultures, trends, …

Save Thousands As A Medical Tourist In These 5 Countries

By International Living<p>Affordable healthcare isn't a myth. In fact, if you look beyond U.S. borders you'll find healthcare systems in other countries that are equally as good -- if not better -- than what you get at home. And you won't have to remortgage your house to stay healthy.<p>Many of the …

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The five longest flights in the world make New York to London feel like a hop

Claiming to have the world’s longest flight may give an airline some bragging rights, but from a passenger standpoint nothing sounds worse than …

This fee could triple the cost of your reward flight

By Jonnelle Marte<p>, Reporter<p>If you’ve tried to book an international flight using your rewards miles recently, you might have noticed something strange.<p>Two round-trip flights on the same route that require the same amount of miles can turn out to have starkly different price tags at checkout, with …

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Small Apartment Design Idea - Separate The Bedroom By Elevating It

Russian designer Igor Glushan has created this design for a small apartment that has a few key features you can draw inspiration from for your own …

A New Way To Book Flights Directly From ITA Matrix

By Julian, author of Devil’s Advocate…<p>ITA Matrix is still the godfather of booking engines. There simply isn’t a more powerful tool out there for …

The Cheapest Day To Buy A Plane Ticket, Depending On Where You're Going

Stick this puppy on your fridge.<p>We all know the magic time to buy a plane ticket is precisely 54 days in advance, for domestic travel.<p>But what if you're flying beyond the U.S.?<p>The experts at CheapAir recently researched the cheapest day to buy plane tickets for a whole host of international …

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Turn your Amazon Echo Dot into the ultimate nightstand accessory

Amazon's voice-activated Echo Dot has earned legions of fans, offering nearly all the capabilities of the larger Echo for roughly half the cost. Call it "Alexa for less."<p>Because it can pair with a wired or Bluetooth speaker, you might think it's best suited to a den or living room, someplace where …

5 New Travel Startups Helping Travelers Navigate Loyalty Programs

Travel loyalty programs face new wrinkles with each merger or acquisition that gets announced.<p>The future of the Starwood Preferred Guest program, for …

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11 Reasons Why Houston Should Be Your Next Getaway

7 Things to Do Before You Travel

I spend a lot of time in airports, on the road and in foreign countries, a lot of time kicking myself wishing I'd been more prepared for my travels before leaving home. I've learned the hard way, so you don't have to. Follow this list of 7 things to do before you travel to ensure smooth …

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8 Ways To Travel As A Broke College Student

I'm currently a freshman in college, and I have been to 11 countries. Many people ask just how exactly I can afford to, well what people don't realize is that there are deals all over the internet waiting to be discovered. Luckily I am here to give you insider tips on the best way to travel …

10 Huge Mistakes People Make When Booking Flights

Tips from a pro on when and how to book your air travel.<p>When it comes to air travel, the frustration begins long before that wrap-around-the-corner …

5 Best-Value Retirement Havens For Under $1,500 A Month

By International Living<p><i>This article comes to us courtesy of InternationalLiving.com, the world's leading authority on how to live, work, invest, travel, and retire better overseas.</i><p>Matagalpa, Nicaragua<p>"I can easily afford to indulge myself whenever I want," says expat Rob Schneider. "Between …

Central America

You can actually rent these surprisingly affordable private islands

Sipping rum and lounging in the sun while enjoying a beachfront vacation on your own personal private island sounds like something straight out of a billionaire's summer guidebook. In real life, it's just another workday fantasy for the 99 percent.<p>Or maybe it's not.<p>Airbnb has compiled a list of ten …

Off the Beaten Path in Tokyo

Last August, my girlfriend and I went on a nine day-long trip to Japan. Although we made excursions to Kyoto, Mt. Fuji, and Hakone, we mainly spent our time in Japan's capital. Since this was my first visit to Japan, once we booked our plane tickets I hopped online to identify Tokyo's best …

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