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49 Unforgettable Bucket List Trips You Can Do On A Budget

If you like to travel, you probably have a bucket list of places you want to hit throughout your lifetime. If you've been under the impression that …

Patton Oswalt Shares Anthony Bourdain's Brutally Honest Email About Eating In Paris

The comedian said friends put together a list of Paris tips for his honeymoon. Then he sent that list to Anthony Bourdain.<p>Anthony Bourdain was loved and celebrated for his blunt way with words, and comedian Patton Oswalt shared an email Sunday that captured the late chef’s uncompromising spirit …

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Blade runners: the joy of moss lawns

Grass lawns provide the most work and worry of traditonal British garden features, while offering the least in return<p>I know I mess with the hallmarks of traditional British gardens at my peril, but there is one that I still struggle to love: the grass lawn. Of all garden features, to me at least, …

36 Hours in the Cotswolds

Stretching across 800 square miles of bucolic hills, Britain’s Cotswolds region includes countless charming villages in five counties that personify the enduring appeal of the English countryside. Medieval wool merchants built stately manor houses and remarkable, timeless churches that have been …

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Castles and Wine Make the French Countryside the Most Exquisite Place to Take a Road Trip

“You do not have chateau in America?” a young French innkeeper asks as she escorts my fiancé and me onto the grounds of La Ballue, a petite (for a …

L.A. to Vegas for $2.99: Europe’s Flixbus Rolls Into the United States

Courtesy of Flixbus<p>The big green Flixbus coach is soon to be a familiar sight in Southern California and the U.S. Southwest.<p>With high-tech flair, the …

6 Reasons to Cruise in 2018

Racetracks! Zip lines! Show tunes! Set sail in 2018 with the newest ships and hottest amenities on the water.

The budget breakdown of a couple that makes $500,000 but only ends up saving $7,300

Americans of all income levels are falling short when it comes to putting money away. As money expert at Intuit Kimmie Greene tells CNBC Make It, …

Greek Island Hopping Is the Low-Key Summer Vacation You've Been Craving

There's something about the Greek Islands that always makes travelers come back for more. It's a vacation that seems to evolve and mature as you do. …

How to Make an Emergency Preparedness Kit

An emergency can hit your home at any time — whether it be a citywide natural disaster, or an isolated crisis such as a house flood or fire. And …

Bill Gates Wants You to Watch These 9 TED Talks

You can read what Gates called "one of the most important" books he's ever read, or you can watch these short but amazing TED Talks.<p>In an interview published in <i>Time</i> magazine earlier today, Bill Gates said that the late Hans Rosling's book <i>Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why</i> …

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7 International Cities Where You Could Live in Luxury Without Breaking the Bank

The idea of picking up and transporting your life to another part of the world can be daunting. But if you can summon all your strength, language …

Solo Travel Destination: Lake Como, Italy

This Solo Travel Society member spent five days working her way around Italy's Lake Como, and enjoyed it from every vantage point.The post Solo …

The #1 Myth About Minimalism

Becoming a minimalist is about adopting new routines. The more routine I become, the more free I feel. I used to be trapped by emergencies and other …

These 7 Books Are Necessary Reading for All Creatives

One of the most challenging aspects of creative work is, well, sitting down to actually do it. There are so many different ways to cull out one’s …

The world's best hidden beaches: Trang archipelago, Thailand

While popular Thai destinations such as Koh Samui and Phuket stagger under the weight of development, these southern islands retain a sleepy, tropical charm<p>Framed by jungle-draped limestone karsts, this small but striking bay has serene waters free of riptides, making it safe for families to splash …

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INFOGRAPHIC: NASA's top houseplants for improving your wellbeing and removing air pollution

Next time you’re cruising Amazon for an air purifier, consider heading to your local nursery instead. Thirty years ago, NASA studied houseplants as a …

Kadeejeen: The World in a Bangkok Neighborhood

In the center of Bangkok lies a .6-square-mile ecosystem that represents a greater global whole: the community of Kadeejeen. Over the centuries, Thai …

23 Off-the-Beaten-Path Experiences for Serious Travelers

Save Place<p>Carretera a Punta Sam Km 5.2 Manzana 9 Lote 3 SM 2, Zona Continental de Isla Mujeres, 77440 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico<p>Located in Cancun, Mexico …

NASA Has Compiled a List of the Best Air-Cleaning Plants for Your Home

Many of us spend most of our time indoors, so it’s important to cultivate a space that’s a healthy one. A simple—and beautiful—way to do this is through houseplants; they add some green to your home while being an effective way to purify the air.<p>NASA hardly seems like the organization that would …

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8 Things Science Says We Can Do To Become A Little Happier

Happiness can be fleeting under the best of circumstances. Even people who are basically happy have periods when they’re not, and for those who are prone to depression, it’s always a struggle. The core issue with depression (or one of them) is that it hijacks your urge to <i>want</i> to fix things, which …

If You Haven’t Taken a Vacation in a While, Watch This Video

Courtesy of Pexels.com<p>Visit Mexico pulls at the heartstrings while calling out Americans’ squandering of vacation days.<p>We’ve said it before: …

Ditching the Crowds in Southern Thailand

The view from Wua Talap island.<p>Just back from a solo trip to Thailand, AFAR Ambassador Rachel Rudwall shares her tips for authentic island …

Burning Man regional event in Tankwa, Karoo, South Africa

Supplier Process: Update<p>21 Feb 2018<p>In November 2017, we announced a new supplier system designed to better manage and support – Read More<p>Creative …

Road Trip Gear: 11 Essentials To Travel Iceland

For 11 days this summer my wife and I traveled through Iceland in a camper van to explore the land of fire and ice. Check out our gear list and …

A Guide to Google Flights: My (Not So Secret) Weapon for Booking Any Flight

I am fortunate enough to be able to travel in premium cabins once in a while, using point and miles. We’re social animals—when I find something good, …

10 secret places in Paris you would never discover on your own

SECRET TOUR GUIDE and filmmaker Mathieu Stern reveals the top 10 secret places to discover in Paris.<p>1 – Jardin alpin (Map)<br>Nestled in the heart of the …

8 Secrets of Paris You've Never Heard Before

We love Paris's classic attractions—seeing the Eiffel Tower is always a thrill!—but if you're looking for hidden cafés, museums, and walks that …

Vacation Bucket List: The Top 10 Trips of a Lifetime

Your complete guide to the must-have travel experiences across the globe.<p>For those of us suffering from an incurable case of wanderlust, the question is always '<i>where am I going to vacation to next?</i>' If you don't have your travel bucket list already mapped out, luxury travel consortium Virtuoso is …