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The Essential Travel Guide to Rome (Infographic)

Italy‘s capital city, Rome, is overflowing with history, beauty and culture. Whether you desire to see all of the amazing churches or you’re looking …

The Best Things to Do in Vietnam

Save Place<p>Words can do little justice to the scenery that awaits travelers to Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Hundreds of forested …

Hiking Havasu Falls in 2018

If you’re like me, you’ve seen tons of amazing pictures of Havasu Falls then wanted to hike it immediately! I love hiking and being outdoors so when …

5 Boston Highlights You Probably Won't Find in Guidebooks

“What to do in Boston,” a phrase oft searched online or posed to strangers on the street, comes with a dependably routine answer: the swan boats need …

How to Get a Hotel Deal

These booking tools can knock hundreds off the cost of a stay. Sign us up.<p>Everyone loves an upgrade, but not every wants to pay for it. If you're smart about how and where you book, though, these tips, apps, and websites will have you cashing in—and trading up.<p><b>Use Upside:</b> Priceline founder Jay …

Portugal is a foodie's dream - both in the city and the countryside

It’s gridlock – but not as you know it. The car is brought to a stand-still in the northern mountains of Portugal, surrounded by goats. Hundreds of …

Ponte de Lima, Portugal Travel Guide

Named after its Roman/Medieval bridge, which still carries automotive traffic, Ponte de Lima is one of the most beautiful towns in Portugal's …

The 5 Must-see Attractions in Belém, Portugal

Belém offers a total cultural immersion, with UNESCO World Heritage sites and tons of museums.<p>Antiga Confeitaria de Belém<p>Locals line up in droves for …

World-class tacos in a back alley: SF's most unique, often secret dining and drinking options

If you're willing to dig past the layer of high-end dining options and four-star restaurants, San Francisco still maintains a level of kitsch and quirk for those ready to look for it.<p>It's San Francisco's "unique and incredible" feel that has made it a perfect place for unique venues and bars, said …

The Best Reviewed Books of 2017 (So Far)

With the year more than half way through, we at Book Marks thought we’d take a look back at the titles that garnered the strongest reviews since …

Novel cancer treatment wins endorsement of FDA advisers

Food and Drug Administration advisers on Wednesday enthusiastically endorsed a first-of-its-kind cancer treatment that uses patients' revved-up immune cells to fight the disease, concluding that the therapy's benefits for desperately ill children far outweigh its potentially dangerous side …

10 Food Podcasts for Your Next Road Trip

As anyone who has taken to the open road can tell you, road trips are the perfect time to queue up a podcast. Not only will it keep your mind busy …

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Bay Area hikes that are even better after the rain

Many of the region's best waterfall hikes haven't been much to look at the past few drought-ridden years. But that's changed in a big way recently.<p>Waterfall lovers are in heaven right now, thanks to a bit of March rain. All over the Bay Area and beyond, Northern California's prettiest cataracts are …

The Netflix Travel Documentaries You Need to Watch Now

Sometimes a spot of television is all that's needed to help stoke even the most dormant of wanderlust.<p>While Netflix, the popular video-streaming …

15 Websites That Help You Travel Like a Local

In a post-1980s world, the travel industry had to change with the whirlwind installation of global Internet and mobile services. These websites tap …

Tried and tested: the best carry-on cabin bags

We've tested dozens of carry-on cabin bags - here is our pick of the very best<p>On a budget<p><b>Go Explore, Small 2 Wheel Suitcase, £14.99</b><p><b>Buy at argos.co.uk</b><p>The Argos range of luggage offers surprisingly sturdy and well designed cases that hold their own against some of their more expensive counterparts. …

16 hikes you must do in Marin County

While we're pretty much convinced you can't go wrong with when it comes to hiking in Marin, there are some areas you undoubtedly must visit at least once.<p>Considering Marin's seemingly endless selection of open space and trails, creating a list of the best hikes the county has to offer was no easy …

Some of Japan's Most Stunning Sights Are Still Unknown to Tourists

Don't miss out on these must-see sights the next time you're in Japan.<p>According to a recent report by the global consulting firm McKinsey and …

25 Best Country & Americana Albums of 2016 So Far

Brandy Clark, ‘Big Day in a Small Town’<p>It's music tooled alternately for stadiums and songwriting circles, commercial and public radio, line-dance …

Scientists need you to count cute baby penguins

By Karin Brulliard<p>Karin Brulliard<p>Reporter and editor for Animalia<p>Email Bio Follow<p>British and Australian scientists have come up with a way for you to simultaneously spend hours scanning online photos of adorable animals and not feel like you’re a drain on society.<p>In fact, they say they really need …

The best spring hikes in the Bay Area

With the El Niño season coming to a close and the winter season in our rearview mirror, it's time to take in what the Bay Area has to offer by exploring the great outdoors.<p>Looking for a prime location to take your workout outside, picnic with your family or gaze at butterflies in their natural …

Bay Area ablaze with colorful wildflowers

In the past week, the greatest artist in the world wielded a magic paintbrush over the Bay Area foothills and far beyond.<p>That great artist is nature. A bright April sun has followed saturating rains. Some spots look like the Garden of Eden. Wildflowers are igniting into spectacular colors across …

Beyond Facebook: The best travel social networks you need to know

Traveling in the digital age is a cinch. You can easily find the best local restaurants and make new friends—on your phone.<p>When it comes to picking a destination for your next big vacation or even your next meal, nothing beats a personal recommendation from someone who has already made the trip. …

10 Asian Breakfasts to Wake Up With In SF

Dumplings are great. Waiting in line for weekend dim sum isn’t. The good news is you can have a hearty, <b>Asian-inspired breakfast</b> (almost) any day of the week. From a kimchi benedict to a simple bowl of rice porridge, this East meets West list rounds up some of the most satisfying, savory ways to …

The 15 Most Popular Free Online Courses For Professionals

It's never too late to invest in your career.<p>It's never too late to invest in your career. Fortunately, we live in a time where we all have access to an elite education at our fingertips, not to mention completely free of charge. All you have to do is create a free account at Coursera, and you'll …

Sunday Recipe: Make Momofuku's Kimchi at Home

Everyone's guilty at one time or another of over purchasing at the grocery store or the farmers market. Fortunately, simple fermentation techniques developed over thousands of years of human history can help reduce food waste and add an interesting layer of flavor to a home cooked meal.<p>New York …