Maria Georgi

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15 Ways To Make An American's Day

In America, we have this liiittle teeeeny habit of tending to think we’re the best. At everything. Out of everyone on the planet Earth.<p>So what happens when we travel to countries that are not as <i>glorious</i> and <i>fabulous</i> as the US of A? Some of us begin to miss the cultural norms we know so well.<p>If you …

New Book Rock Paper Fire Examines the Heart of Adventure

In graduate school I took half a dozen “creative writing” classes without learning much at all about how to write. And during nine years of teaching at Hampshire College, in ten or twelve different seminars, I force-fed students recipes culled from my own experience as a scrivener. I don’t think I …

Where Chefs, Bartenders and Sommeliers Eat and Drink in New York

Find. Eat. Drink. checks in with New York City chefs, bartenders and sommeliers to see where the industry pros are eating and drinking.<p>Photo: Betony<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>Find. Eat. Drink.s Where Chefs, Bartenders and Sommeliers Eat and Drink in New York<p>Follow Find. Eat. Drink. on Twitter: …

Fall for Boston: 6 Great Activities

<i>Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime. Article by Jennifer O'Brien of Budget Travel.</i><p>There's no place like Boston in autumn. Sure, the Red Sox are in the World Series (yay!), but even when they're not, this city and its neighboring communities play host to foliage, football, spooky Halloween traditions, and …

6 Of The World's Cheapest Destinations To Travel To On A Budget

If you want to see the world -- especially while you're young -- but don't exactly have the funds to do so, you're not alone.<p>Between flights, accommodations, food and activities traveling can be <i>really</i> expensive. But a trip doesn't have to leave you totally broke.<p>Some of the world's most beautiful …

Idiot-Proof Recipes For Even The Worst Cook (PHOTOS)

We get it -- not everyone can be a trained chef capable of whipping up the world's most difficult recipes. In fact, some of you might find yourselves struggling to cook even some of the more basic dishes -- and we know consistently burning pasta, overcooking chicken, or leaving the paper attached …

Soak Up Some Sand, Surf and Sun in South Central

As a newcomer to Southern California, I'm still waiting to see the parts that aren't beautiful. This was my primary thought as I checked into my room at the Crowne Plaza Ventura. Expansive views of the sparkling sea poured into the hotel lobby, an open living room like space. Adjacent was an …

Airbnb Vs. New York City: Hosts and Users React

This morning WNYC Public Radio in New York City devoted its first 20 minutes on the conflict between the state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and …

The Perrin Report: Confessions of an Unfashionable Traveler

For those of you who value utility over fashion, here is the unvarnished truth about what my wheelie looks like when you open it—and how yours can look that way too.<p>Confessions of an Unfashionable Traveler<p>If the fashion police in <i>Condé Nast Traveler</i>'s Style Department were to peek inside my luggage, …

Best New Hotels 2017 | Hot List - Condé Nast Traveler

Previous<p>The World's Most Beautiful Train Stations<p>Our Editors' Favorite Places to Travel Solo<p>A Road Trip Through Portugal's Algarve Region<p>The Best Cities for Expats<p>The Best Hidden Beaches in Italy<p>Next<p>Eat Your Way Across the Globe<p>The food we live and fly for.<p>Previous<p>World's Best Cities for Street Food<p>…

The 2017 Friendliest Cities in the World

For years, we've asked our readers to rate a city's "friendliness" in the Readers’ Choice Awards survey, focusing on where you felt welcome. Did an outgoing local show you the way? Was the city easy to navigate? Hundreds of thousands of readers took the survey this year—and we're seeing just how …

Wear a Fake Wedding Ring, Pack a Map, and Other Tips for Traveling Alone as a Woman

Travel safety advice for women travelers, including how to pack, dress, and get around. Plus, the results of a Condé Nast Traveler readers' poll on how concerns about safety affect travel plans.<p>Traveling alone as a woman is tricky: It can be dangerous, yes, but the payoffs are often huge. To figure …

How to Stay Safe While Traveling Solo

<i>Photograph by Cojo Barnes, Courtesy Tai Power Seeff</i><p><b>Photographer Tai Power Seeff at a cockfight on Bali.</b><p>By Tai Power Seeff, Condé Nast Traveler<p><b>In January 1994</b> I received my first, and hopefully only, call from the FBI: My cousin Ylenia, then 23 and traveling alone, had made her way from Belize to …

Yoga Classes In Hawaii Are Gorgeous And Affordable

Yoga is for everyone. Unfortunately, yoga is not priced for everyone. But Hawaii is the land of affordable yoga. Thanks to the number of people who practice in the Aloha State, there are an abundance of studios, instructors, co-ops and rogue lessons being taught out of houses, backyard, public …

20 Things I Learned From Traveling Around the World

<i>Travel for long enough and one day you wake up to realize: This is no longer a vacation, it's your life.</i><p>Over one year ago I quit my job and decided to travel around the world. This was both a dream 10 years in the making and one of the best decisions I've ever made.<p><i>Night train from Belgrade to …

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How to Buy, Store, and Cook Apples, In Season in October

Tips on choosing, buying, and storing apples—plus 10 recipes!<p><i>Autumn is in the air, and root vegetables, squash, and hearty greens are coming from the ground. This week, we’ll be taking you through the seasonal ingredients you should be cooking with right now. Today: Apples.</i><p>It's no secret that we've …

31 Delicious Things To Cook In October

Roasted vegetables, welcome back to the regular dinner rotation.<p><b>WHAT'S IN SEASON:</b><p>This will vary depending on time of the month and where you live:<p>Apples<p>Beets<p>Blackberries<p>Broccoli<p>Brussels sprouts<p>Cabbage<p>Cauliflower<p>Chicory<p>Cranberries<p>Dates<p>Figs<p>Grapes<p>Leeks<p>Lettuce<p>Okra<p>Oranges<p>Parsnips<p>Pears (late …

A Travel Writer's Editorial: America and the Threat of National Health Care

The last wealthy nation in the First World without some kind of national health care is about to get a watered down version of what other nations just assume is the mark of a successful and developed society. And the vested interests -- big medicine, insurance companies, and the politicians they …

Americans: Stop what you’re doing and book your holiday flights right now

You’re still here? Go buy your tickets—go!<p>Data analyzed by online flight-booking service Kayak indicate that early October is the best time to book US domestic flights for travel around Christmas or New Year’s. And if you’re traveling around Thanksgiving, the moment has already passed.<p>Booking …

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Non-Beach Hawaii Activities: Yep, They Exist And They Are Awesome

With 75 degree water temperatures, year-round surf and some of the most vibrant sea life in the world, it would be easy to never leave the ocean on a trip to Hawaii. But that would be a grave mistake, as some of the most beautiful and adventurous activities on the islands are inland. Here are six …

New York City Introduces Free Public Wi-Fi Networks in Five Boroughs

New York City plans to offer free public Wi-Fi in commercial districts in all five boroughs, officials said Monday.<p>The city also announced the launch …

Lessons learned from 200 hours teaching English abroad

“¿TRES ensaladas de frutas, por favor?”<p>I leave the tiny serving hatch, where three women wearing hair nets and harried expressions rush back and …

6 Great Murals of New York

Local Treasure<p>A gorgeous new book chronicles the hidden treasures of New York City: wall murals. From Café des Artistes to Keith Haring, see the …

Island-hopping down Central America’s Caribbean coast

You don't always need suitcases full of cash to enjoy the Caribbean Sea – cradled in its western corner lie a number of idyllic island groups that are surprisingly easy on the pocket. Here's our guide to navigating this captivating region sure to bring out the adventurer in you.<p><b>San Blas Islands,</b> …

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Travel Quote of the Week: On New York City

Who doesn’t love an inspiring travel quote? (As if we need any more reason to hit the road.) Like what you see here? There are plenty more travel …

Canada’s 50 Places of a Lifetime

10 Ways the iPhone's New iOS7 Can Help You Travel Better

By Joshua Pramis, Condé Nast Traveler<p><i>A man snapping with his iphone camera in the old bus station in Neveh Shaanan neighborhood Southern Tel Aviv Israel (Eddie Gerald/Alamy).</i><p>Not sure whether to upgrade to Apple's latest operating system? Here are 10 ways iOS 7--and some of its new and updated apps …

Signs It's Time To Quit Your Job And Travel (GIFs)

<b>Each morning you awake from a lovely dream filled with adventure. And it sucks.</b><p><b>On your morning commute, you dream of driving somewhere beautiful and far away...</b><p><b>You've stopped making excuses to your bosses.</b><p><b>Because really, all you do all day is read travel blogs.</b><p><b>The thought of a promotion isn't</b> …