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By Kate Cohen | Travel clipping from Kate

Want to protect your data at the border? Delete it

It’s getting harder and harder to enter the United States with your privacy intact. In the wake of President Trump’s executive orders on immigration, travelers have reported increasingly invasive stops by border agents. On January 30th, NASA scientist and US citizen Sidd Bikkannavar was coerced …

Security

The Checking Accounts That Let You Avoid Foreign ATM Fees

If you’ve traveled to other countries, you understand the pain of getting dinged by foreign ATMs when you withdraw cash. It doesn’t seem like a big …

Personal Finance

Los Angeles Rentals

The best lesser known NYC attractions

1<p>Housed in what was once a military residence at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, this small museum pays homage the historical significance of the former …

New York City

Most Expensive to Cheapest Accommodations in the National Parks

Ann Patchett’s Guide for Bookstore Lovers

The pilgrims have been coming to Nashville for as long as the Grand Ole Opry has been on the radio. They come for Fan Fair and Taylor Swift concerts or just to walk down Lower Broad in cowboy boots. Parents visit their children in college. Conventioneers deplane by the thousands. Nashville is a hip …

Books

11 Places Every Introvert Should Go In Their Lifetime

No crowds? No problem.<p><i>If you need a vacation from small talk, sign up for the newsletter that will help you do just that.</i><p>Introvert travelers tend to have little desire for big crowds, buzzy hostels and parties that last until dawn. Their idea of a well-balanced trip may look more like time spent …

The 10 Must-See Wineries in Yountville for Newcomers

Although well known for its Michelin star rated cuisine, the small town of Yountville is now becoming the little gem of Napa Valley wines. Its …

Restaurants

Giant Breed-Friendly Hotel Chains - It's Dog or Nothing

After Nick and I got married, we decided to do a mini honeymoon. We had traveled across the country with Mauja and Atka so they could be in our …

Dogs

Huge Sculpture Dangles From St Pancras Station Roof

If you look up at St Pancras station from today, you'll see a huge new piece of art, dangling above your head. Thought of Train of Thought, 2016, by …

London

Peaceful Places in London

From ornate temples to hidden gardens, wander off the beaten path, get your camera ready and explore peaceful places you wouldn't believe are in …

America’s Tuscany: 9 Amazing Olive Oil Orchards to Visit in the U.S.

We love all things Italian—including, of course, olive oil.<p>Unfortunately, according to the American Olive Oil Producers Association, as much as 75 …

Wine

66 Things to Do and See in Paris

From the classic landmarks to the lesser-known gems, we've rounded up some of the most entertaining, most exquisite, and most quintessentially Parisian attractions and activities the city has to offer.<p>From the classic landmarks to the lesser-known gems, we've rounded up some of the most …

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I flew on an all-business-class airline I had never heard of, and it was one of the best travel experiences I've ever had

I recently returned from a five-day trip to London with my family. Before booking our flight in March, we'd asked my uncle's travel agent to help us find the best deal. Normally, we'd just go for the economy tickets since they're the most affordable. But since we were taking a red-eye to London, we …

Flyover Country is an app that makes the window seat worth it

Smithsonian Magazine reviews a free smartphone app called Flyover Country that makes it more fun to be in the window seat. No Wi-Fi needed.<p>Flyover …

Apps

Portland Jewish deli named one of America's best

A Jewish delicatessen in Portland was named one of America's best.

Restaurants

What to Do in London's Coolest Neighborhood

Follow acclaimed baker Claire Ptak through her once shabby, now chic Hackney neighborhood.<p>In 2005, Claire Ptak left the pastry team at Alice Waters's Chez Panisse to join her future husband in Hackney, a then-dodgy part of East London. “There were interesting people living here,” she says. “But the …

London

US by rail: Take the slow train down the West Coast

The usual way to do the US West Coast is to drive Route 101 – which is fine, if a bit obvious, perhaps a touch unadventurous. There is another way which is neither obvious nor bland, but a great adventure. And – as Billy Connolly reveals in his current television series – it is brilliant. It is the …

Museums

Japanese Perfection in Paris

Restaurants
Restaurants

My Secret Paris Archive

<i>I</i> don’t like going to the Louvre. There, I said it. Let’s leave all those people to queue up for hours while we disappear to find a hidden Paris …

Roaming the Roman ruins of Provence

Deep in the south of France, Provence offers an almost predictable palette of travel experiences: oceans of vineyards, fields of scented lavender, …

Clever travel foot hammock is just the thing for the long flight to Japan

Collapsible design also should work great on the bullet train.<p>Sometimes, the discomfort of a <b>long plane or train ride</b> isn’t so much from a lack of leg …

Top Shopping Hidden Gems in London

1. Camden Passage, Islington<p>The cobblestone laneway of Camden Passage that runs parallel to Islington's Upper Street is a treasure trove of market …

London
Paris