Jo Ann de Leon

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Visiting Paris in Two Days: What To See

Paris in Two Days - Introduction and Overview of the Itinerary<p>A Flexible, Fun, and Self-Guided Itinerary<p>A week or more in Paris is absolutely ideal …

The Top 15 Islands in the Caribbean, Bermuda, and the Bahamas

Gorgeous beaches are a given — but there’s even more to discover on these isles, voted World’s Best by T+L readers.<p>Paradise wasn’t lost, but it …

Caribbean

7 Places You Can't Miss If It's Your First Time In Paris

<b>A Bucket List For Paris Virgins</b><p>Two expat friends in Panama are planning their first-ever trip to Paris. They'll spend Christmas 2016 and New Year's 2017 in the City of Light.<p>What should they be sure to see and do, they've asked me...<p>In response to their question, here is a bucket list for Paris …

Budget Travel In The Maldives

Ever dreamed of travelling to paradise but thought you could never afford it? Think again, because solo travel in the Maldives on a budget is totally …

Budget Travel

America’s Favorite Cities for Affordable Getaways

The Windy City comes in as number 15 on this year’s list of America’s favorite cities for affordable attractions, thanks largely to its collection of …

5 reasons to keep your money separate from your spouse

Money may not be the root of <i>all</i> evil — but it's the clincher in a great many relationships gone haywire.<p>Research shows that arguing about money is by far the top predictor of divorce. "It's not children, sex, in-laws, or anything else. It's money — for both men and women," says Sonya Britt, an …

6 Palm Springs Hotels Where All the Cool Kids Hang

Welcome to InStyle ♥ Palm Springs! Throughout the month of April, we'll be highlighting our favorites in the area, from the best places to dig for …

Palm Springs

Santorini for first-timers

Santorini is the supermodel of the Greek islands, a head-turner whose face is instantly recognisable around the world: multicoloured cliffs soar out of a sea-drowned caldera, topped by drifts of whitewashed buildings. With its reputation for dazzling panoramas, romantic sunsets and volcanic-sand …

vacation

The 10 Best Campgrounds in America's National Parks

The classic summer road trip to visit a national park is a quintessential part of American culture. After all, the parks are home to some of the most …

New Flight Search Tool Reveals the Optimal Time to Buy Airline Tickets

Info is specific to the route you're flying.<p>Trying to score a cheap airline ticket is a traveler’s holy grail, but the complex and dynamic systems …

Flying

15 islands you don't need a passport to visit

Stunning, shimmering sunsets across the water, the peaceful lullaby of waves crashing and the wind blowing, the feeling of truly being removed for your everyday life ... yep, islands are pretty much the best.<p>While it's wonderful to get that coveted passport stamp, there are plenty of islands to …

10 of the best travel apps … that you'll actually use

No one needs a smartphone full of gimmicky apps. We’ve rounded up a selection of the best tools for the digital-savvy traveller<p><b>’</b><b>Appy days: Tell us your favourite travel app in the comments below</b><p>For a long time, whenever I was spotted using Google Maps to navigate London’s public transport network a …

Apps

15 Best U.S. Resorts For Fall Getaways

As we head into the heart of the fall season, there's no better way to celebrate the changing of the seasons than to escape into nature. Fortunately, many of the country's best resorts cater to leaf peepers with special tours and programs that allow guests to enjoy awe-inspiring views and the crisp …

19 Banned Books That Actually Changed Your Life

"I can honestly say that reading it for the first time saved my life."<p>*The following books were banned by the user's town, school, or library.<p>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.

10 Of America's Best Places For Seriously Stunning Fall Foliage

'Tis the season for driving around and gawking at leaves.<p>Grab a sweater, sip some apple cider and get the heck out of your house. It's leaf peeping season, people!<p>There are officially 13 weekends of fall, so it's time to book a weekend getaway to an autumnal paradise. Based on tons of user reviews, …

20 of the best hotels in Italy

And there are no places in Italy like these amazing hotels, named the best by our Condé Nast Traveler readers.<p>From the ivy-covered Hotel Raphaël to the Grand Hotel Majestic on Lake Maggiore, here are the best hotels in Italy.

The 25 best cities for foodies around the world

One of the best parts about traveling is getting to indulge in regional delicacies from around the world.<p>We combed through a recent Quora thread on the best cities for foodies and pulled out the top food cities where you'll find everything from high-end Michelin-starred restaurants to scrumptious …

20 Places Every American Should See Before They Die

From sea to shining sea.<p>Looking for an epic summer road trip idea? Whether you crave culture and history, spectacular natural landscapes, or serious adventure, look to these national parks and small towns.

24 incredible new UNESCO World Heritage Sites

The new additions include well-known tourist attractions like France's Champagne wine region, as well as lesser-known historic gems like Jordan's baptist site.<p>From the 18th-century missions of San Antonio, Texas, to Turkey's ancient city of Ephesus, here are the newest UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

5 Reasons Every Foodie Should Visit Minneapolis/St. Paul

By: Fiona Moriarty, Hipmunk<p>One of the Midwest's truly global economic centers, Minneapolis/St. Paul gives travelers two amazing destinations right next door to each other. And the area's urban boom has spawned new waves of breweries, butchers, and eateries great for locals and tourists alike. So we …

The 6 Books Shark Tank's Daymond John Wants You to Read

Former West Coast Editor<p><i>This article originally published on September 26, 2015.</i><p>When Daymond John was in elementary school in Queens, N.Y., he had to read books four times over to retain what they said. Now, at 46, he says he still has to reread them several times -- often two to three times each …

Entrepreneurship

Going on Vacation Doesn’t Have to Stress You Out at Work

Vacations are the things that dreams and cruise commercials are made of. Ideally, you come back refreshed, recharged and ready to go. But sometimes, the exact opposite is true. Who among us hasn’t said at some point, usually the day before we leave, “Trying to take this vacation is so stressful, it …

Productivity

Tips For Building Wealth From Millionaire Blogger FrugalTrader

In 2006, a young Canadian couple decided they were going to become millionaires by their mid 30's. These are their tips for how to get there:

How to decide which vacation rental site to use

But with so many places to book a rental, it can be tough knowing where to look.<p>To make things easier, we've put together a list of some of the top vacation rental websites and broken down what you'll find in each one.<p>Airbnb<p>With over a million properties around the world, Airbnb.com is probably the …

10 Incredible Photos That Will Turn Your World Upside Down

Ever get the feeling that the world is turning upside down? We do, too. While a startling life event or surprise encounter is usually to blame, sometimes it doesn't take anything more than the setting sun to figuratively flip us on our heads.<p>You don't even have to see the real thing to get that …

The 4th Happiest Place On Earth, As Captured By Sean Ensch

Born in southern California, landscape and adventure photographer Sean Ensch has harbored a hefty love for the ocean and nature in general from a young age. That love was paired with a desire to capture it on camera, which he began exploring in high school with film.<p>But, as it turns out, neither …

10 of the Most Exotic Hotels in the World

<b>By Alyssa Bird for Architectural Digest.</b><p>These recently opened hotels and resorts offer a sense of privacy, captivating design, and unforgettable views.<p><b>MAALIFUSHI BY COMO, THE MALDIVES</b><p>The idyllic white-sand beaches and turquoise lagoons of the Maldives are among the world's most alluring, and …

The World's 15 Most Amazing Waterfalls

<i>By: Alex Robinson</i><p>Waterfalls have been an awe-inspiring sight ever since the first man walked down river, peered over the edge, and then wildly exclaimed to his tribe-bros, "I think we can jump off of this!" So it's with the same passionate spirit of adventure and danger that we're proud to …

The 10 Most Dangerous Phrases In A Relationship

You're on your best behavior when you first start dating someone: polite to a fault, quick to suggest sharing dessert (later, you enter "order your own!" territory), and really, truly careful about what you say.<p>Then, somewhere down the line, you get comfortable. A little more loose-lipped. You say …

How to Experience the Best of Hong Kong

One of the great cities not only in Asia, but the world, Hong Kong is exciting, fast-paced and always changing. That means that for tourists, it can be hard to know what to see and do since everything always seems to be in flux. But there are a few iconic experiences that everyone should have, as …