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11 Brilliant Gifts For The Traveler in Your Life

Many of us have at least one loved one who never can stay in one place for too long. For that frequent traveler in your life, heavy books or gift …

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America's top 10 Christmas and holiday festivals

The holiday baking, shopping and wrapping can wait. The best way take stress out of the season is to grab those you love most -- or at least those you like -- and head to a holiday festival. Many are free. Most everyone will be in high spirits. And the best part: they’re held all over the …

Starbucks Free Drink Offer for the Holidays - Points Miles & Martinis

Starbucks has announced their newest promotion <b>offering customers a free holiday beverage</b>, with the purchase of one, from <b>November 10-14 from 2-5 p.m</b>, …

Single mom faces jail for selling food on Facebook

When California single mother of six Mariza Ruelas joined the Facebook group 209 Food Spot a few years ago, she and other members would exchange recipes, meet for potlucks, and sometimes swap or sell their dishes among members.<p>So Ruelas said yes when a member of the group asked to buy her signature …

SpaceX Has Explained Its Falcon 9 Explosion, but May Still Lose a Launch Order

On Friday, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk appeared on CNBC and seemed to confirm that the company had found the cause of the September 1st explosion of a …

Are You Being Paid Fairly? Glassdoor Launches A New Tool To Help You Find Out

It’s often difficult to understand if you’re being paid fairly. HR departments prefer to keep salary information private for fear of creating tension between employees. Today Glassdoor released a new tool, Know Your Worth, designed to help you understand your potential earnings. It performs the …

Employment

Wi-Fi passwords from airports around the world in one brilliant map

Killing time before your flight can be a serious drag, but traveling just got a lot less painful thanks to this airport Wi-Fi map.<p>Travel blogger and …

Planning an Epic Road Trip: 8 Tips You Need to Follow

There's no better way to grow closer to your family or friends—or your car—than to go on an extended road trip.<p>To guarantee memories to last a lifetime, select the most interesting roads possible and skip the big population centers rife with chain restaurants, cookie-cutter hotels, and crowded …

The 10 best honeymoon trips for couples making $100,000 or less per year

Add to that having just thrown a pricey wedding, money can be tight.<p>Luckily, you don't have to really splurge to enjoy your trip.<p>Wallaby put together a list of 10 destinations that come with plenty to see and do, but without the hefty price tag.<p>Keep scrolling to discover some more affordable …

Fly from the US to Iceland for $250, Round Trip

Iceland is so hot right now. Well not in the literal sense, but as a holiday destination it most certainly is. A once awkward location to reach from …

Venezuela crisis: I flew to U.S. to buy toilet paper

Carmen Mendoza came to New York to visit her daughter Anabella -- and also to buy toilet paper, soap, toothpaste, beans, corn flour, tuna fish, mayonnaise and aspirin.<p>Mendoza, 66, can't find these basic goods in her home country: Venezuela.<p>Venezuela's deep economic recession has spiraled into a …

Venezuela

Another Instagram blogger shows why you shouldn’t get hung up on counting calories

Another blogger on Instagram is urging people to stop obsessively counting calories, after realising it was actually hampering her fitness goals.<p>A …

Qatar expands free transit visa stay to 96 hours for all nationalities

Doha: Qatar Tourism Authority, Qatar Airways and Qatar’s Ministry of Interior announced today a revised tourism visa scheme available to passengers …

Google Trips is a killer travel app for the modern tourist

Going places<p>Google today announced Trips, a new app that serves as a trip planner and travel guide for anyone who is exploring a new place. The free app, which is available on Android and iOS, will organize your plane tickets and hotel reservations, offer editorial guides to more than 200 cities, …

Free entry to national parks and forests on National Public Lands Day (Sept. 24)

How will you celebrate National Public Lands Day on Sept. 24? You can hug a tree, clean up a trail or share a spectacular moment in nature with family and friends — all without paying to enter national parklands.<p>The idea for the one-day event started 23 years ago when the National Environmental …

National Parks

Here's what I found on America's favorite country road, the Blue Ridge Parkway

Here's how not to start a road trip.<p>First, at the Alamo rental car counter at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport just over the line from Washington, D.C., discover that your driver's license is missing. Search and swear for two hours. Then find it in your left shoe.<p>Second, when the Holiday …

Hiking

Chocolate Banana Cake | Recipes, Beautiful, News

Ingredients:<p>Banana – 2 pcs.<br>Cane sugar – 20g<br>Wine vinegar – 1 tbsp. l.<br>Coconut oil – 50 ml<br>Honey – 50 ml<br>Nutmeg – 1/2 tsp..<br>Soda – 1 tsp..<br>Salt – 1/3 …

The cheapest countries for international flights

India placed first, with an average flight cost of $3.25 per 62 miles (100km) of travel. The US placed 17th, with an average flight cost of $9.81 per 62 miles of travel. However, it did place 3rd for most affordable low-cost domestic flights.<p>Here are the 10 countries with the cheapest international …

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Helen Maroulis beats Japanese legend for first gold in U.S. women’s wrestling history

Add Helen Maroulis to the list of history-makers at the Rio Olympics.<p>The 24-year-old from Rockville upset the woman widely considered to be the greatest female wrestler of all time Thursday to take a gold medal in women’s freestyle in the 53kg weight class.<p><i>[Two years of training for this: Helen</i> …

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Rio Olympics: Shaunae Miller's 'Dive' That Denied Allyson Felix Gold Divides Twitter

When Shaunae Miller dove across the finish line in the women's 400 meters Monday night, she not only claimed an Olympic gold medal but also sparked a heated debate about the ethics of her last-ditch move.<p>The Bahamian athlete left her feet in the final yards of the race, beating U.S. track star …

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How to Shop Online Like a Pro

Spending money is expensive! Below are the best online shopping tricks to keep more cash in your bank account, and less in your shopping cart.<p>Find every discount code — even if it takes using a web plug-in.<p>This is where the $$$ is at. Discount codes take a percentage or dollar amount off the total …

You'll Be Able to See All 47 National Parks Along This Insane Road Trip

Just in time for the National Park Service's 100th anniversary!<p>We already know the most efficient and sight-packed route to drive to see all the …

Here's how to watch the 2016 Summer Olympics

Finally, the Olympics are here.<p>Well, technically, they already started with women's soccer on Wednesday (a USA victory!) and men's soccer on …

Waze's new feature will remind you not to leave your child in your car

Navigational app Waze might help give you directions on the road, but it’s now poised to help with a real problem: children left in hot cars. The company has introduced a new feature designed to remind drivers to not forget a child.<p>Waze has introduced a new feature: Child Reminder, which will …

The 19 Best Road-Trip Stops in the U.S.

When plotting our travel bucket list, many of us think of hopping on a plane to far-flung places like Paris, Rome, Tokyo, Sydney—basically as far away as we can get. But some of...

Prepare to Be Totally Creeped Out by This Security Footage of a Home Intruder

This is your worst nightmare come to life.<p>If you don't have a security camera in your home yet, this Chicago couple's chilling story <i>just might</i> inspire you to get one.<p>Jack Mackercher and his girlfriend, Jordan Buranskas, woke up on Monday morning to find that Buranskas's purse was missing from their …

This Android app lets you multi-task while watching YouTube

I love watching YouTube videos on my phone, but I don’t like being restricted to having the app open to enjoy them: why can’t I have it play clips in the background or in a small window while I continue to browse Reddit or flip through my to-do lists?<p>That’s where Flytube comes in handy. This clever …