Emily Connolly

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Regulators give failed grade to five US banks

Five major US banks have failed to live up to regulatory requirements laid out by Congress after the 2008 financial crisis.<p>The regulations are meant to protect the wider economy should one or more of them fail.<p>After giving the banks failing grades for the strategies they would deploy if they …

Africa's Best-Kept Secrets Every Traveler Should Know About

By: <i>Lauren Everitt</i><p><i>Credit: JAYSI/SHUTTERSTOCK</i><p>Africa may be synonymous with safaris, but that doesn't mean you should follow the khaki-clad set.<p>The best parts of the continent are far from the five-star safari camps, and if you're willing to stray from the paved-road package tours, you'll be rewarded …

National Parks

The Most Beautiful Places in the World You Didn't Know Existed

By: <i>Matt Meltzer</i><p>@mmeltrez<p><i>Credit: IGUASSU FALLS | CURIOSO/SHUTTERSTOCK</i><p>Anyone who's watched more than two episodes of <i>The Twilight Zone</i> -- or read the angry comments when we named the most beautiful place in every state -- knows that beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder. Undaunted, we proceeded …


These Pull-Apart Biscuit Muffins Are The Ultimate Brunch Mash-Up

For days when choosing between a biscuit and a muffin is too damn hard.<p>Makes 8 muffins<p>Estimated active time: 10 minutes<p>Estimated time: 30 min<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>1 (16-ounce) can biscuit dough<p>¾ cup shredded cheddar cheese<p>6 strips cooked bacon, crumbled<p>¼ cup chopped chives<p>¼ cup (½ stick) unsalted butter, …


The Best Advice on How to Travel More

One of the reasons I started my travel site was to show that it IS possible to travel more, even when you have a full-time job. It's not always easy, but if you're committed to traveling, you will.<p>Though I've shared my own tips on how to get started, I also wanted to collect advice from some of the …


The Strong Dollar & Your Great Escape: Why Now is the Best Time To Travel for Americans

6 months ago, I sold my car, quit my jobs, rented my Los Angeles home, and set out for a trip around the world, planning to live solely off of my savings. I had budgets precisely planned, backpacks packed, and I was ready to penny pinch my way around the globe. What I didn't project was how well …

Buenos Aires

Latin America hotels for 2016

What's new for skiing in Europe?

Ski resort news<p>Saalbach-Hinterglemm becomes Austria’s largest ski area<p>The big news is that Saalbach-Hinterglemm is now Austria’s largest lift-linked ski area. A new piste down to and new gondola back from the formerly separate neighbouring resort of Fieberbrunn has added 70km of runs, which brings …

IMF head warns of weaker global growth

<b>The head of the International Monetary Fund has warned global growth is likely to be weaker this year than last.</b><p>Christine Lagarde also said she expected there would be only a modest acceleration in 2016.<p>And she warned there could be an economic "vicious cycle" caused by higher US interest rates and …


Take a Stunning Aerial Tour of Iceland—By Drone


The 12 countries you must visit - by the man who's seen them all

European Travel

This Is Not Your Average Mimosa Recipe

Chef <b>Charlie Palmer's</b> Napa Valley newcomer <b>Harvest Table</b> absolutely nails the unpretentious, farm-to-table Northern California vibe, especially during brunch. Think plum pop-tarts, maple syrup candy waffles mounted with blueberry compote, and suckling pig hash—all enhanced with fruits and veg from …

Napa Valley

Make This Speedy One-Pot Chicken Couscous Dinner Recipe This Week

Who wants to spend hours in the kitchen after a long day at work? Not us! This deliciously vibrant meal will impress your taste buds and those of everyone at your dinner table. Ready in 30 minutes (which includes the easy way to de-seed a pomegranate without your kitchen looking like a …

Lemon Juice

20 Places All Americans Should See Before They Die

Consider this your checklist for some of the U.S.'s most epic sites.<p>Consider this your checklist for some of the U.S.'s most epic sites.

I would drive 500 miles: Scotland’s new North Coast 500 route

The new North Coast 500 road trip is Scotland’s answer to America’s Route 66. Our writer gets her kicks from wild beaches, high passes and spooky ruins<p>The term “road trip” has the roar of a Chevrolet, the lure of never-ending Californian freeways, and nuances of the wild freedom of Beat writer Jack …


In hot water: an Iceland swimming holiday

Iceland is awash with naturally heated water, making it a fantastic place for an outdoor swimming tour of its bubbling hot pots and geothermal pools<p>The best places to stay in Reykjavik and the rest of the country<p>Bathing outside in naturally heated water is part of Icelandic life. Icelanders are …

European Travel

The great east European road trip part three: hiking in Bulgaria

The deep gorges of Bulgaria’s Rhodope mountains are said to hold the secret to health and long life – which comes in handy after a Shakira-induced injury<p>Week 1: Croatia. Week 2: Albania. Next: Romania<p>We were high in the Rhodope mountains of southern Bulgaria, one of Europe’s largest wildernesses, a …

European Travel