kelly cole

50 Flips | 4 Magazines | @kelz444 | Keep up with kelly cole on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “kelly cole”

Paris Attempts to Curb Rudeness with New Manual - Vagabondish

Paris has a reputation for its treatment of tourists. Despite, or perhaps because of, being among the most desirable destinations on tourists’ …

The world's best high teas

Sipping tea in rarefied surroundings is a simple treat that can turn a fun city break into something truly memorable. High (or afternoon) tea, involving delicate cakes, buttery scones and the occasional glass of bubbly, is an English tradition dating back to the 1840s. So it’s unsurprising that the …

The 7 Hottest Rooftop Restaurants And Bars In London

Our friends at Zagat rated the seven hottest rooftop restaurants and bars in London.<p>At these hotspots, you can take in a cool drink while admiring the ever-evolving skyline.

England

5 Exotic Places US Citizens Can Travel Without A Passport

Longing for a long-distance getaway but don't have a passport? No problem!<p>We've found five faraway places overseas where, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, you won't need to bring a passport.

How to Travel Like a Travel Writer

Everyone’s talking about “traveling like a local” these days. Travelers, bloggers, tour operators, souvenir clerks, industry types in pleated slacks—they all seem to say it’s the best way to get to know a place. Go local or go home, right?<p>Well, not me.<p>I’ve spent a dozen years doing research for …

Bernanke may have one more Fed revolution left up his sleeve

President Obama all but made it official this week, saying that Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has stayed at the Federal Reserve “a lot longer than he wanted or he was supposed to.” Many had already assumed that Bernanke would step down when his term ends in January 2014. But the president’s …

Prada is losing its sheen in South Korea

There was a small speck in an otherwise rosy picture of luxury spending in East Asia when Prada reported earnings today, June 11.<p>“There is one single market which is obviously not doing well which is Korea,” Donatello Galli, chief financial officer of Prada, said in the company’s earnings call. …

Amazon, Walmart, and Costco – Three Giants Aiming to Shake Up the Grocery Industry

Three non-traditional grocery retailers are looking to make waves in the $700+ billion retail food business in the U.S. Walmart is already the …

First Borders, then Best Buy. Now Amazon's gunning for Safeway

SEATTLE -- For the last five years, Amazon has been working to figure out an online business that has claimed its share of carnage -- grocery delivery.<p>Here in the company's backyard, it's deployed a fleet of green, refrigerated trucks to bring produce, meats, boxes of cereal, and more to customers' …

eCommerce

The World's Most Valued Luxury Brands

Luxury brands have become the hottest story in China. But it’s also been a niche retail segment that’s managed to do well despite the financial crisis.<p>Looked at from a pure equity perspective, stocks like Tiffany & Company are up 35.85% year-to-date ending June 6 while Walmart is up 10.8%. Burberry …

How to Pack Light: 9 Tips to Lighten Your Load

Packing requires practicality: Not only must you carefully plot what items to bring, but you must also strategically organize them into one compact carry-on. With steep checked-baggage fees increasing already lofty flight costs, experienced globetrotters often suggest stripping down to the absolute …

The Ultimate Guide to Las Vegas for 2013

Whether you’re going for a girls’ getaway, spa retreat, or casino-and-cocktails sojourn, Las Vegas is an over-the-top destination that always …

14 Hipster-Friendly Hotels Around The World

But what if your tastes aren't so easily defined? What if you're just as interested in brown-bagging it on a rooftop as you are in a five-star meal? Dive-bar environments with mint Danish design? What if you're a hip/ster creative-minded millennial?<p>With more and more of us wanting something that's …

24 hours in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is a walking city – one that repays those who tramp its cobbles with stately Georgian grandeur. So with 24 hours up your sleeve, where would you go and what can you see?<p>Morning<p>Head over to Valvona & Crolla for breakfast. This Italian delicatessen is an Edinburgh institution. Counter staff …

France's 10 Most Enchanting Towns

It's no surprise that France has long held the title as the world's most-visited country. From the artistic legacy of Paris and the glamour of the Riviera to the legendary cuisine of Provence, France's historic and cultural treasures have made it a perennial favorite among international travelers. …

Country village charm in the heart of Paris

With more than a hint of rural charm, the often-overlooked picturesque pockets of Mouzaïa and La Campagne à Paris evoke a city from days gone by.<p>Far-removed from Paris’ typical tourist sites, Mouzaïa and La Campagne à Paris (the countryside in Paris) are two of the French capital's most charming …

20 free things to do in Amsterdam

It's easy to spend a fortune in the Netherlands' stylish capital, but the city has plenty of gratis goodies up for grabs.<p>Check out our pick of the freebies on offer.<p><b>1. Canal Ring</b><p>More canals flow in Amsterdam than in Venice, and get this: the 400-year-old waterways are a UNESCO World Heritage site. …

77 Bars In Las Vegas To Have A Drink

01 of 08<p>Where Is The Party In Las Vegas?<p>When you look to celebrate in Las Vegas everybody defines a good time in a different way. A party does not …

London Dining: A Restaurant Is Revived at One Leicester Street

Some time last year, I read that financial miscalculations -- nothing more sinister than that, I believe -- had sent London's St. John Hotel and Restaurant (a.k.a. St. John Chinatown) into administration, a term of UK legal art that I gather indicates some form of bankruptcy. I was saddened by the …

Ultimate Guide to a Culture-Filled Summer in Europe

No Europe jaunt would be complete without a hit of culture, what with all of the museums, galleries, and festivals to indulge in. Whether you’re …