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There are 63,000 homeless youths in L.A. County. These are the children of skid row

Their eyes shift from joy to fatigue as they walk hand in hand and take in the tents, the smells, the people.<p>The smaller ones tune it out, faces blank. The eldest openly stare.<p>These are the children of skid row — black, white, Latino. They have pink and red Adidas sneakers or thumbs in their mouths …

Homelessness

The worst-reviewed attractions in San Francisco

It's pretty hard to find a place in San Francisco that tourists don't love.<p>Visit the TripAdvisor page of things to do in San Francisco and there are pages and pages of five- and four-star attractions. Alcatraz has over 33,000 reviews and a nearly perfect five-star rating. That's tough to beat.<p>But …

Do You Want To Explore Japan the Luxury Way? Try This New Service! – Japan Info

To some, the idea of a vacation is to go through the wilderness and work your way through as you go along, even if there are difficulties such as …

South America is getting its first luxury sleeper train — and it will be one of the highest train journeys in the world

Because of this, train travel communicates a sense of old-fashioned decadence, and the latest rail journey from Belmond, a luxury travel adventure company, takes this notion to new heights.<p>Literally.<p>The Andean Explorer will be one of the highest train journeys in the world, offering overnight …

South America

Study: Homeopathy not effective in treating anything

<b>(bochimsang12 via Shutterstock)</b><p>Americans spent $2.9 billion on homeopathic medicine in a single year<p>Joanna Rothkopf<p>March 11, 2015 7:45pm (UTC)<p>Homeopathy, the medical concept based on the premise that "like cures like" has been around for over 200 years. Practitioners of homeopathy dilute a …

21 Best Things To Do In The San Francisco Bay Area, As Explained By Locals

New York was freezing, and I had to leave. Thanks to JetBlue and a $63 round-trip ticket (yes, you read that right), I headed to the San Francisco Bay Area where the weather was better and the food, too, gave NYC a run for its money.<p>While there, I worked from various cafes, friends' homes and …

San Francisco

The Top 25 Hotels In The World, According To Travelers

The top 25 winning hotels offer exceptional service and amenities while also providing unforgettable experiences to travelers.<p>The hotel that TripAdvisor users picked as the 'best in the world' is a luxury bungalow retreat in the Maldives that implements a strict "no news, no shoes" policy to help …

11 Websites That Will Make You Smarter About Money

Not everyone has a financial adviser, and not everyone has the time to read a personal finance book.<p>Luckily, there's the internet.<p>We've made learning about money easier for you by compiling a list of some of our go-to websites for money advice.<p>Happy browsing.<p><b>Why we like it:</b>Investopedia's dictionary …

Personal Finance

Portland Essentials: 10 Must-Visit Food Carts

I'd argue that the best way to eat in Portland, Oregon is by visiting the city's many food carts. For chef-owners, carts offer freedom from the headaches of a traditional restaurant—like staffing and restrictive overhead—breaking down the whole idea of food service to its essential elements: hungry …

Fall Dining Guide 2014 | The Washington Post

Tom Sietsema Oct. 9, 2014<p>The breakout chef of the year is Jeremy Waybright, and if you have to ask “Who?” you haven’t had his first-class fried chicken at Boss Shepherd’s. Or the tender buttermilk biscuits that go with the bird, brought to the table on a plank with whatever vegetable is seasonal …

Fall Dining Guide 2014 | The Washington Post

<i>Escargots with parsley-garlic butter, puff pastry and champignons de Paris. [Joseph Victor Stefanchik/For The Washington Post]</i><p>Tom Sietsema Oct. 9, 2014<p>A list of the most impressive chefs in town would have to include Michael Abt, if only because his kitchen nails every dish, every time I drop by — …

10 Things I Want to Do Before I Die

They say you can speak things into existence. So, fingers crossed -- I'm sharing 10 specific things I definitely want to do before I leave this little world, and I won't quit until I cross every single one of these off my list.<p><b>1. Sit in the "end of the world swing" at Casa del Arbol in</i> …

Northern Lights

Off the beaten track in Rome

From the Colosseum to the Sistine Chapel, Rome's headline acts need no introduction. But away from these historic crowd-pleasers, there are a host of lesser-known sights and neighbourhoods waiting to be discovered. Here's a selection of our favourites.<p>Chiesa di Santa Prassede<p>The interior of the …

35 Places You Need To Visit In France

Provence is famous for its fragrant lavender fields. Shutterstock France was recently named the most-visited country in the world with over 84 million visitors in 2013 — and for good reason.<p>Millions of people go to France each year to stroll along the quays of Paris, lie on the gorgeous beaches of …

France

Jill’s San Francisco

<b>Jill Schneider</b>‘s career as a photojournalist takes her all around the world, but her hometown of San Francisco always calls her back. A high school photography teacher and leader for National Geographic Student Expeditions, Jill is also a frequent Intelligent Travel contributor. Here are some of …

America's Best New Restaurants 2014: The 50 Nominees Are Here!

Bon Appétit magazine's 50 nominees for America's best new restaurants 2014, selected by Andrew Knowlton.<p><b>In the past year, thousands of restaurants opened</b> in America—and after just as many air miles, <i>BA</i>'s <b>Andrew Knowlton</b> chose 50 as his favorites. (See the 2016 list here.) They range from oyster bars …

Los Angeles

Best Summer Trips 2014

Three days in the Coromandel, New Zealand – travel guide

The Coromandel’s charms are no secret — tens of thousands flock here from the North Island’s urban centres and beyond every summer. Yet it remains just far enough from the madding crowds, as the intermittent weakness of phone signal and the car radio’s scratchiness can attest.<p>The peninsula is full …

The 10 Best Small Cities in America

By David Jefferys, CNTraveler.com<p>Instead of planning a trip to New York City or Los Angeles, explore some of America's quainter cities. These spots, voted among the best in the U.S. by Condé Nast Traveler's readers, have plenty of cultural attractions, stylish hotels, and charm to spare.<p>See how …

The 25 Best Hotels In The World

The magazine asked its readers to vote on hotels around the world, and rank them by categories such as location, service, and food. Each hotel then received an average score out of 100.<p>This year, the Triple Creek Ranch in Montana took the top spot. But Triple Creek Ranch isn't the only American …

National Parks

At Mazagan, a glimpse of modern Morocco

If you’ve come to the new Moroccan restaurant in Arlington expecting to sit among arches, lanterns and extravagant kilim rugs, you’ll be in for a surprise. Mazagan favors the contemporary over the customary in many of its details. Proof is as immediate as the bar, where up-to-date cocktails are …

World's 15 Best Waterfront Cities

In most large cities around the world, waterways are the norm, not the exception--but some places capitalize on their location more than others. These 15 cities all have unique personalities centered around their waterfronts, where visitors can stroll along bustling harbors, sample the catch of the …

Cape Town

The Perfect Day in San Francisco

As our joyful adventures in Dublin drew to a close, it was good to know that there were more adventures ahead. Catherine and I would be flying back over the Atlantic to explore the city Catherine calls home: <b>San Francisco</b>.<p>The city is a transcendent beauty, a place that makes your throat catch when …

Sambal Chicken Skewers

4 Servings<p>Kebabs get a bad rap. (Decades of alternating zucchini coins and cherry tomatoes can do that.) But this Asian take, with a spicy, sticky glaze, makes for a very convincing comeback.<p>July 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>1/2 cup (packed) light brown sugar<p>1/2 cup unseasoned rice vinegar<p>1/3 cup hot chili …