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10 Dazzling, Delicious Easter Desserts

Make your Easter feast unforgettable by ending on a sweet note. From Classic Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting to Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie, these desserts are all serious show-stoppers.<p><b>1. Classic Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting</b><p>Carrot cakes can be heavy and dense, but this one is …

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These Reasons Will Compel You to Start Printing Your Photographs

Forgive me for being a little nostalgic. I was brought up in the days of film, the days of one hour mini lab printing on the high street of every …

Digital Video Is the Fastest Growing Format for Travel Marketing

Digital video is one of the fastest growing formats for travel industry marketers in 2014.<p>According to eMarketer’s report “The U.S. Travel Industry …

Chinese architecture: Best new hotel designs (photos) | CNN Travel

The stunning aurora borealis lights up the sky in Norway. See more standout submissions to the 2014 Traveler Photo Contest, and enter your best shots today: http://on.natgeo.com/1jc0IWJ #TPC2014 Photograph by Gabor HGabor/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

Kea, Greece's Hidden Gem

A mere breath away from Athens lies the small Cycladic island of Kea. It's often overlooked by its more prominent siblings, Mykonos and Santorini. Kea does not reveal its secrets easily. It's more an island for Greeks to visit, rather than an island that tourists seek out. But it's one of my …

Visit These 21 Amazing Places Without Leaving North America

As far as amazing places go, there's truly no place like home. After all, why fret about exorbitant airfare to far-flung locales when you can experience some of the world's most stunning sights right here in North America? We've gone through the tips and photos of the minube travel community to …

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10 Craziest Superstitions From Around the World

People believe the nuttiest shit for no apparent reason.<p>Photo by: Victor Bezrukov<p>Perhaps an expression of our collective OCD, or our attempt at controlling things that are out of our control, crazy superstitions of all kinds have existed for millennia. Some relate to luck, others to wealth and sex, …

Best hot air balloon rides | CNN Travel

Coastal Tuscany's "Hidden" Treasure: Exploring Morellino di Scansano

While international tourists routinely bypass the beautiful coastal region known as the Maremma on the way to central Tuscany, in-the-know Romans and international jetsetters alike flock to its beaches and hilltop towns every summer to enjoy just-caught seafood, locally raised pork, beef, and lamb, …

Top Airport Restaurants

While the promise of a favorite restaurant at the end of a flight can be incentive enough to get through a long day of travel, eating at the airport can be just as rewarding. Airport restaurants these days feature menus by some of the world's top chefs -- like Gordon Ramsay, Andrew Carmellini, …

How to Blog Like an Expert: 10 Tips From Top Travel Blogs (Pt. 2)

<i>Stephanie Be in Alanya.</i><p>About a month ago, I "pulled a slim shady," admitting that although an experienced traveler and expat, I'm new to the travel blogging community. I thus sought advice from travel blog experts. In Part 1, I featured legends Lee Abbamonte, Johnny Jet, La Carmina, Jenny McIver, …

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How do you photograph the Moon? | Martin Robbins

Photograph: Martin Robbins/Martin J. Robbins<p>The moon is very bright, and easily over-exposed. Photograph: Martin Robbins<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>https://static-secure.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2014/4/29/1398802296812/43fb6003-001c-4d91-84dd-e6fe71a03889-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Martin …

A Beginning Photographer’s Guide to Photographing The Northern Lights

<i>Dean J. Tatooles specializes in fine art panoramic landscape photography, wildlife photography, and indigenous portraiture from remote locations</i> …

26 futuristic urban farms and green spaces [pics]

With cities taking up more space on the planet than ever, communities are struggling to solve problems of food security, climate control, and how to …

12 Tips For Finding The Best Airfares

No question about it, airfares on some routes are higher than they were four or five years ago, although Airfarewatchdog airfare searchers frequently find hundreds of fares crisscrossing the country for $250 or less round-trip. And even though fares seem higher, let's not forget that, adjusted for …

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How to Blog Like an Expert: Tips from the 10 Best Travel Blogs (Pt. 1)

I'm going to pull a Slim Shady here, and point out my weaknesses. Having lived in Sydney, Barcelona and Rio, I might have an understanding of expat life and travel, but I'm still new to the travel blogging community.<p>I'm a rookie, and I want to pitch with the All-Stars. How better to learn the …

10 of the world's best beaches | CNN Travel

23 Overlooked European Cities You Must Visit In Your Lifetime

(Photo: Getty Images)<p>Everybody loves a European adventure. But when we are going abroad we tend to overlook smaller cities for enduring favorites like Paris, London, Venice and Rome.<p>Once you've visited the classics, it's time to head to one of these underrated cities in Europe.<p><b>1. Cork, Ireland</b><p>Cork …

Amtrak writers’ residency – Apply March 17

STOKED to announce this program from Matador’s new partner, Amtrak.<p>Directly from the #AMTRAKRESIDENCY page:<p>#AMTRAKRESIDENCY<p>#AmtrakResidency was …

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Do Not Enter: 5 Countries That Don't Roll Out the Welcome Mat

<i>Photo courtesy of Dreamstime. Article by Fran Golden, contributor to Budget Travel.</i><p>Some tourist visa applications are easy -- an Australian visa, for example, can be acquired in a few minutes via the Internet. Others, however, can take weeks, if not months, to procure. The following five countries, …

Why You Should Take Bali Off Your Bucket List

We've visited over 30 countries so far on our two-year around-the-world journey, but one place strikes the heart as the most romantic: Bali. Before we arrived we envisioned the Bali of glossy magazines and travel memoirs like <i>Eat Pray Love</i>; sylvan sandy beaches, lush landscapes and warm water that …

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The language of photography

Photography and technical jargon go together like a DSLR and a hot shoe mounted flash. If you're new to photography there's a lot of lingo to know, particularly around the camera and its equipment. There's ISO, White Balance, RAW, etc.<p>It can be intimidating to try and navigate the world of …

The 7 types of modern American bigots

THOUGH IT MAY SEEM like the true heydey of American bigotry has come and gone, 2014 America has its own special blend of casual hatred and gross …

White Supremacism

What You Need to Know About Your Camera's Auto Focus System

When first embarking on the journey toward becoming a photographer, you were probably repeatedly told of the importance of exposure and composition. …

These 31 Photography Links Will Keep You Busy For a Really Long Time

Another wonderful week has passed us by in the world of photography, and Toad Hollow Photography has been looking in all corners of the internet to …

The Airplane Smells Like Farts... And 4 Other Travel Annoyances

With the crazy expensive cost of flying these days one would think that you would have a pleasant, even 5 star experience traveling the friendly skies. But, if you're like most people, you're shelling out a big chunk of change to fly coach and there is little, if anything, friendly about it. Here …

The speech Lupita Nyong’o gave at the Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon is about more than skin color

THE SUBJECT OF COLORISM — intra-racial discrimination of dark-skinned people of color — really hits home for me. I’ve been tied up in its grasp, a …

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100 Trips Everyone Should Take In Their Lifetime

And if you're stuck in front of a computer all day, then yours probably is, too.<p>We've updated our bucket list of travel destinations to include reader suggestions and 2014's travel hotspots.<p>From eating pizza in Naples to skiing in Japan, these are the 100 trips everyone should take in their …

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Tyler Arboretum Hosts Its Annual Pancake Breakfast And Maple Sugaring Celebration This Saturday, February 22

One of the region’s oldest and largest botanical garden devoted to trees, Tyler Arboretum maintains more than 17 miles of trails on its 650 acres of …