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A Taste of SIngapore's Only Michelin Star Food Stall

While restaurants and hawker stalls practically fill the streets in Singapore, there's only one food stall where you can find a Michelin star meal …

Singapore

The Food Lab: How to Make New Orleans Red Beans and Rice

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>Whoever came up with the expression "a case of the Mondays" probably never spent much time in New Orleans.<p>Head to any classic New Orleans restaurant on a Monday, and you're likely to spot red beans and rice running as a special. (An even better plan: Get invited …

Cooking

The World's Most Beautiful Beach Cities Where You Can Live for Dirt Cheap

More than a few Americans fantasize about picking up their lives and moving to some seaside villa in a country where your rent is less than a car …

Cool Stuff

14 Beautiful Places That Make South Africa a Once-in-a-Lifetime Trip

For years, I dragged my feet on visiting South Africa. <i>Too far</i>, I said. It wasn’t until this year, when I finally gathered the time and funds to visit …

South Africa

This Japanese City is Getting a Tourist Tax

Venice, Barcelona, Iceland — the tourist tax has officially become a global trend, with the city of Kyoto being the latest to adopt the policy. …

Japan

After 10 Year-Gap, Thousands of Lotuses Bloom in Thailand

The flowers are so fragile, however, that curious visitors are being asked to stay clear.<p>In addition to its sandy beaches and street food, Thailand is also famous for its lotus bloom, a sacred symbol that can be found everywhere from the inside of temples to flowers piled high on stalls in local …

Thailand

These are the best family-friendly hotels in the US

Between long, cramped flights and that judgmental look you often get from other airline passengers, traveling with kids can be tough. And while there are certainly a number of hotels geared toward adult-friendly vacations, it’s a bit harder to find ones that welcome children with open arms.<p>Luckily, …

Hotels

You Can Now Buy a 1.3-Gallon Cocktail in NYC

It's patio drinking season, and there's maybe no better suited cocktail for the season than the iconic Moscow mule. Made with vodka, ginger beer and …

Food

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The Giant panda is no longer endangered! Celebrate this news by making a family of pom pom pandas in their honour.Here’s some good news: the Giant …

Giant Pandas

24 Hours in Rio: What Every Twenty-Something Should Actually Do

On the east coast of South America sits a city we all have come to know: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Although the city was all over our television …

Brazil

Paradise in the Philippines: A Guide to Palawan

When people talk about traveling to Southeast Asia, Thailand is usually the assumed first stop. Bali might figure into an itinerary, and so may Vietnam and Singapore. Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar are also increasingly popular, au courant choices. But the second-most populous country in that region, …

Philippines

Roger Moore Was The Perfect James Bond For A Generation

Roger Moore, who died today at the age of 89, was the perfect James Bond for a generation. That’s why his legacy as Bond is a strange one: He’s beloved by the younger Gen X crowd as their favorite (including this reporter) and often dismissed by everyone else as “too silly.” Don’t even try to argue …

Movies

California may ban potential employers from asking about prior salary

California could further strengthen its equal pay protections under a bill passed by state lawmakers.<p>The state Assembly voted Monday to prohibit employers from asking applicants what they were paid at previous jobs. The Assembly voted 56-8 to send the bill to the Senate.<p>Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown …

California

This Secret Water Slide in Hawaii is Epic

It's hard to find an island more famous or its lush natural beauty than Hawaii. Full of waterfalls and surf-perfect beaches, it's hard to keep track …

Hawaii

You May Be Holding Your Daughter Back With This Common Practice. Here's How to Raise a Confident Leader

It may not be the easiest thing to do now, but she'll thank you for it later. So will we.<p>A while ago, I saw a little girl wearing a cheeky shirt that said <i>"Good girls go to heaven. Bad girls go places."</i><p>It made me smile. I liked the thought of this little girl being a rebel (or at least encouraged to …

Parenting

Can Youth Sports Actually Discourage Leadership? A Former Olympian Wants You Coaching Kids (and Employees) Correctly

An exclusive interview with one of the greatest soccer players of all time, Claudio Reyna, offers lessons on being the right kind of influence--for parents, coaches, and yes, leaders.<p>Soccer Hall of Famer Claudio Reyna hung up his cleats as one of the greatest soccer players of all time and set out …

Leadership

Italy is Giving Away 103 of its Castles for Free

We all know Italy is so hot right now – and not just weather-wise, but as one of the most popular tourism destinations in the world. It's so filled …

Italy

Stay At One Of These Strange Hotels To Make The ‘Summer Of 17’ Memorable

#Summer17 is almost here, which means that you have an important decision: Where will you stay on your vacation? For many, a hotel room isn’t a major part of the overall experience (“I’m just here to sleep”), but staying somewhere fun — even if it’s not swanky — can make the difference between a …

Hotels

Swaziland: a kingdom’s worth of wild travel possibilities

Safari and Swaziland sound like a perfect match, though few people realise that this small African kingdom is ripe with opportunities to view iconic African wildlife. In fact, the country offers some of the best encounters with rhinos on the entire continent.<p>But these much-heralded horns are just …

List-Worthy

This European City is Losing its Unesco Status to Tourists

One of the most interesting and diverse countries on the European continent, it's not hard to see why Montenegro is a major tourist draw. A popular …

Europe

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'Dragon' Lizard Named for the 'Hobbit' Pummeled by Poachers

Humans are vanquishing the “sun gazer” lizard for the pet trade and traditional medicine.<p>Smaug is in peril. But it’s not Smaug the wicked dragon in Tolkien’s <i>The Hobbit</i> that’s under siege. Calamity has instead beset <i>Smaug giganteus</i>, a spiky lizard that looks exactly like a miniature dragon—and is now …

Wildlife

15 words for “kitten” in different languages that will make your heart explode

Everything about kittens is cute. Their fluffy faces, little legs, huge eyes, tiny squeaks for meows — they are just so innocent and pure! It’s …

Cats

The Prettiest National Park in Each Canadian Province

Ah, the Great White North. The name conjures up images of stunning alpine peaks, dense forests, and icy waters. It's no secret that Canada is rich …

National Parks

3 Unique Adventure Tours for U.S. Citizens Traveling to Cuba

Cuba is fascinating, beautiful, and unlike anywhere else in the world. So it’s no wonder that the country provides a huge draw for travelers seeking …

Cuba

Fly to Both Iceland and Paris for Just $394

Icelandair is at it again with its ever-popular flights to Iceland — but this time, their discounted round-trip fares include two European …

Iceland

Fly From the US to Venice for Just $406

Ah, Venice: a city so iconic, historic, and beautiful, it really doesn't need an introduction. So much so, that the influx of tourism to the floating …

Air Travel

Thailand’s nefarious island paradise

Tarutao is one of the most beautiful islands in Thailand, but its white-sand beaches and lush rainforests were once home to hardened criminals.

Beaches