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Why you can’t make it in New York

You are not as cool as any of those people. Get it out of your system because unless you’re famous already, there’s a 99.9% chance no one in New York …

New York City

Tokyo on a budget: tips for making your yen go further

You don’t have to live off vending-machine coffee and rice to experience the grandeur and excitement of Japan’s singular capital. Here are our tips for doing Tokyo a budget.<p>Finding a place to stay<p>Shop around online months ahead for Tokyo accommodation, as rates can fluctuate dramatically. The best …

How to Pack Mindfully

I didn’t know what I’d need for my first extended meditation retreat, and I’d never been to the Bay area in winter, so I packed enough for a year in any climate – just to be on the safe side.<p>After paying penance in the form of an overweight-bag fee at the airport, I lugged my 90-pound albatross up …

Top Chef Brian Malarkey’s 10 Favorite U.S. Restaurants

You may know Brian Malarkey from his appearances on <i>Top Chef</i> and <i>The Taste</i>, but this eccentric chef is now cooking up some new buzz in Los Angeles. He …

San Diego

Brandon Stanton Captures 'Humans of New York' (Photos)

See photos from photographer Brandon Stanton's new book capturing the characters that make up the teeming streets of New York.<p>Brandon Stanton

Using American Credit Cards in Europe? Get Ready for a Little Rejection

Traveling around Europe with an American credit card can be difficult for travelers who can't handle rejection.<p>Here's a typical situation: You're ready to buy your RER ticket to get in from Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris. You line up behind your fellow travelers at the boxy ticket machines and …

Fashion weeks: all that glitz reminds me why I prefer style to fashion

Whoosh! What was that? Oh, that was London fashion week, that was. And before that it was New York. But now it's Milan and then it's Paris's turn to be glitter-dusted by the fashion week travelling circus. In the two weeks since London put away the fancy dress, dreams and props – and totted up the …

World’s best-dressed nations -- and how to fit in

After reading this guide, you'll never again be daunted by sartorially superior lands<p>First impressions count.<p>That, no doubt, is why few first dates take place in lederhosen.<p>For the traditional Germans among us, no offense intended.<p>But there's something about a sharply cut suit, or a well-matched …

Miu Miu

EMBARGOED: Death of the Cronut, May 2013–TK

The illegitimate child of a croissant and a Krispy Kreme was found half-eaten and discarded in Times Square yesterday [DO NOT PUBLISH W/OUT CONFIRM]<p>CRONUT OBIT<p>EMBARGOED/EDS DO NOT PUBLISH!!<p>[PRODS: Better pic?]<p>The Cronut™, the illegitimate child of a flaky croissant and a jelly-filled Krispy Kreme …

Doughnuts

What to Pack: Chicago

Whether you go for the food, the shopping, the sports, or just for a good, old fashioned city break, Chicago offers something for everyone. President …

Clothing

10 Coolest Small Towns in Europe

Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime. Article by the editors of Budget Travel.<p>America hasn't cornered the market on <b>Coolest Small Towns</b>! Sure, we love London and Paris as much as the next traveler. But over the years, some of the most charming, delicious, historic, and, well, cool places in Europe that …

A Royal Weekend in London

Whether by luck or deft maneuvering, I’ve avoided a Disney vacation thus far. I have not had the same luck with the princess phase, which commandeered my daughter’s imagination somewhere around age two and hasn’t let up since. Recently, I decided to give in to the royal impulses and take a trip to …