Dina Morais

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Epic 'Do-Not-Disturb' Signs Show Privacy Is Needed No Matter Where You Are

You probably don't notice them often, but Edoardo Flores does. The Italian traveler has been saving "do not disturb" signs from hotels for 18 years -- his massive collection now includes over 8,700 signs from 190 countries.<p>"I picked up a first door hanger from a hotel in Islamabad, Pakistan, as a …

The Best Places To Eat And Drink On New York's Upper East Side

All that has changed as rents in the area have become increasingly affordable, luring in young people who are priced out of the more trendy neighborhoods downtown.<p>And with the young people come more innovative and affordable restaurants. When I moved to the Upper East Side last year, I was …

For 2013, these are the world's happiest countries | CNN Travel

Two Friends Quit Their New York Jobs To Spend Seven Months Backpacking Across Asia

Over the course of their journey, Jennifer Diamond and Hilary Walke, both 26, made friends from around the world, hiked volcanoes, saw gorgeous scenery, and created unforgettable memories. In total, they visited 12 different countries in Asia.<p>They were just catching up on each other's lives when …

Tour de dessert: Europe’s most delicious pastries, cakes and tarts

American cafe culture has come a long way in the last two decades: corporate coffee has spawned near two generations of independent cafes that offer more than the old standby of roadside diner joe and pie. But in Europe, grand salons with wrap-around pastry cases have more in common with jewellery …

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The Ultimate (Affordable!) Tropical Vacation

<i>Photo Courtesy of Whitney Tressel. Article by Whitney Tressel of Budget Travel.</i><p>We can almost guarantee that if you haven't been to Costa Rica yet, one of your travel-crazy friends has. And they've told you all about it, right? The beaches and the rain forests. The food. The eco-resorts. And, of …

Five Common Myths About Belize Busted

There is a unique pocket in the world that buzzes with warmth, inner peace and joy. The people are peaceful, with a quiet confidence emanating from their eyes. They smile broadly, and are filled with energetic laughter, friendly gazes and cozy hugs. Welcome to Belize.<p>Belize is more than a …

3 minutes of bad-ass soccer freestyling to pump you up for World Cup 2014

People love taking videos of this guy juggling a soccer ball in Tübingen, Germany. There’s one here with a different soundtrack and this one where …

The Beauty of Beaujolais

In France’s Beaujolais, you’ll find an intoxicating blend of warmth and welcome, but, as writer Bruce Schoenfeld warns, “Don’t expect hospitality directors or gift shops at the wineries you visit.” Advance appointments by phone or e-mail are necessary, since nobody is waiting around to receive …

How the Galápagos inspired Darwin

Witness an array of wildlife like no other on Earth, and explore the Pacific islands’ breathtaking, untraversed landscapes.

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Top Five Off-Peak Destinations for Winter 2013/2014

Before you grumble at the arrival of frigid winter weather, remember that the upcoming season heralds untold affordable off-peak travel opportunities. In many of the alluring destinations of the Northern Hemisphere, travel providers slash prices as the touristic crowds bid adieu until spring. If …

A New Paris Walk: La Petite Ceinture

New York City has the High Line that runs alongside one mile of the old West Side Line Central Railroad, a nice and green elevated hike, which was designed after the Parisian <i>Promenade Plantée</i>, or <i>Coulée Verte</i>, a 3-mile long linear park also built on top of ancient railway tracks, opened 20 years ago.<p>…

20 free things to do in Amsterdam

It's easy to spend a fortune in the Netherlands' stylish capital, but the city has plenty of gratis goodies up for grabs.<p>Check out our pick of the freebies on offer.<p><b>1. Canal Ring</b><p>More canals flow in Amsterdam than in Venice, and get this: the 400-year-old waterways are a UNESCO World Heritage site. …

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Pumpkin Tres Leches Cake

I don’t feel much like telling a story today. It’s dark outside way too early, colder than it should be, and altogether dreary. I do feel like …