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The 12 Best Travel Sites And Apps You Need Right Now

Planning just got WAY easier.<p>It’s a new year, which means it’s time to start planning your next life-changing trip. But with so many options to choose from and so little time to plan, you’re gonna need some assistance.<p>Behold 12 of our favorite travel sites, popular with travel bloggers and …

The Best Farmers' Markets in America

<i>by Stephen Orr, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>These markets are definitely worth the trip.<p><b>1. Santa Monica Farmers Market</b><p>Even in midwinter, nothing beats flying in to Los Angeles from icy NYC and finding yourself surrounded by tables full of artichokes, avocados, and an astonishing array of citrus (and all …

California's other wine countries

Everybody knows the justifiably famous Napa and Sonoma Valleys. If you're looking to take the next step, venture into California’s less-famous wine regions, where family-owned wineries welcome novices and experts alike, and tasting fees are low to non-existent. Most of these well-hidden wine …

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Seven Super Hotel Innovations You Need to Know About

Not all consumer travel news is gloom and doom. The hotel industry, unlike the far less competitive airline sector, is seeing some positive progress. Arguably, traveler-friendly trends -- from innovations in booking to fresh and alluring amenities -- reveal the promising shape of lodging to come. …

10 ways to kill time at the airport

Your bags have been checked, your boarding pass issued... and now you’ve got hours to wait before getting on your plane. What can you do with an airport layover?<p>Plenty, as it turns out. Here are some of our suggestions:<p>Exercise<p>Feeling your muscles atrophy from all those flight delays? Hit the gym! …

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Top ten experiences in Tasmania

Tasmania is still Australia, but beguilingly and bewitchingly it’s just that little bit different. It’s compact enough to ‘do’ in a week and layered enough to keep bringing you back. The island state produces gourmet food and wine, and a flourishing arts scene and a burgeoning urban cool point to a …

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What Are the Best City Guide Apps for my Phone?

<i>A:</i><p>Once upon a time, there were things called travel guidebooks. They were heavy and made out of paper—a material that came from dead trees. The information inside them always became out-of-date very quickly.<p>Today we have city guide apps that offer instant, and constantly updated, information on …

Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid

<i>Editors’ Note: Following the huge popularity of this post, article source Amy Morin has authored a guest post on exercises to increase mental strength here and Cheryl Conner has interviewed Amy in a Forbes video chat about this article here.</i><p>For all the time executives spend concerned about physical …

6 Reasons Not to Get Married

1. Because Not-Married Doesn't Mean All Alone<p>If you're married, it's generally assumed you'll always have somebody—for better or worse. But I'd just …

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San Diego's Most Amazing Hotel Pools

(Photo credit: La Costa Resort)<p>Don't pack the kids' swimsuits away just yet.<p>In balmy San Diego, the onset of fall and winter doesn't mean the end of pool season--the pools are all heated anyway--but it does mean fewer crowds, both at hotels (which are now offering low-season rates) and …

Time for a Digital Intervention: Seven Spots That Force You to Unplug (Photos)

Digital Detox<p>The first step is admitting you have a problem. Then stage your own intervention at an electronics-free retreat. Put that iPhone down …

10 Top Foods To Boost Brainpower

Would you add chickpeas to your soup and celery to your salad if you knew they might sharpen your thinking and prevent age-related memory loss? That’s the premise behind this list of foods rich in compounds that nourish neurons, boost neurotransmitter production, reduce inflammation, and protect …

15 Tricks To Make The Transition To iOS 7 Easier

A lot of improvements have been made in iOS 7 from previous iOS versions. Some changes are apparent, but many of the best features are hidden. Here are 15 of the best iOS 7 tricks. (Text credit: Amit Chowdhry) (Photo credit: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

30 Epic Places You Absolutely Must Visit Before You're 30

Traveling young is important because it shapes your worldview. When you travel young, you realize who you are and what you believe in before it’s time to make the big-kid decisions (career, marriage, and all that scary stuff) that will impact the rest of your life.<p>If you were to visit each of these …

The World's Most Bizarre Tourist Attractions

From the strange to the creepy to the gross, cities around the world have some bizarre tourist attractions.<p>Whether you have a love of all things odd or are looking for a break from everyday museums and monuments, these weird attractions are a must-see.<p>Check out some of the world's most bizarre …

5 Things Super Successful People Do Before 8 AM

Rise and shine! Morning time just became your new best friend. Love it or hate it, utilizing the morning hours before work may be the key to a successful and healthy lifestyle. That’s right, early rising is a common trait found in many CEOs, government officials, and other influential people. …

Where To Get 7 Nutrients That Can Keep You From Going Bald

No, it's not your imagination. Your hair is thinning.<p>According to board-certified hair-restoration physician Alan Bauman, M.D., 20% of men start to lose their hair in their twenties. While genetics play a big role, you still have <i>some</i> control over your hairline—and we aren't talking plugs or …

Top experiences in Bali: making the most of paradise

Immerse yourself in the colour and sound of a traditional festival, dine on local specialities, snorkel beautiful reefs, watch craftspeople at work, wander through lush rice fields, or just relax and be pampered at a Balinese spa. There's an awful lot to do in paradise and it's not all about the …

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12 Things All Successful People Do

<i>“Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.”</i><p>Whether in business or life, we often walk a fine line between success and failure. Booker T. Washington’s quote highlights the inevitability of challenges on the path to …

6 Things You Should Quit Doing To Be More Successful

If you haven’t seen it, I’ll describe it for you. In a now viral video, writer Marina Shifrin turns the camera on herself at the office around 4:30 a.m. She then proceeds to dance herself out of a job. Throughout the video, words splash across the screen explaining her reasons, then at the end we …

How to choose between Thailand’s classic gulf islands

With hundreds of dreamy tropical islands scattered along Thailand’s extensive coastline, choosing your ideal island escape can be overwhelming. Each one of those specks in the ocean is a tantalising composition of turquoise water, lush jungles and divine beaches – so how's a traveller to …

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Six Ways to Grow Your Job

In today’s resource-constrained environment, many of us are delivering 120% on the current demands of our job—but devoting little time to developing ourselves further or positioning ourselves for a future move. As one of my executive MBA students recently told me, “I know that I have to carve out …

17 Ways To Be Indispensable At Work

Job security is a serious concern for so many employees in today’s workforce. Knowing that so many positions are being outsourced, cut, or revamped, for instance, makes it especially difficult to believe that anybody’s job is completely safe, says Rita Friedman, a Philadelphia-based career coach …

Secrets to Saving Time and Money at Amusement Parks

<i>Universal Studios, Orlando</i><p>By Gaia Filicori, Condé Nast Traveler<p>Amusement parks are the stuff that kids' dreams are made of. And guess what? It doesn't have to be a nightmare for parents either. With over 290 people visiting 400 amusements parks each year, you need to do your homework ahead of time. …

14 Signs It's Time To Leave Your Job

Are you constantly stressed about work? Do you feel as though you don’t fit in at the office? Have you experienced verbal abuse on the job? If so, you might be ready to move on. In fact, according to the experts, these are just a few of the 14 signs that it’s time to leave your job.<p>“For some, when …

How To Grow Your Network Like A Super Connector

<b>What separates super connectors is not the amount of time they spend. It’s how they build their network. Learn their #1 strategy.</b><p>One month after achieving his childhood dream of becoming a professional football player, Lewis Howes had a career-ending injury. Suddenly, all of the sacrificed …

Viva Las Vegas (on a low-roller's budget)

Hey, big spender - think a weekend in Vegas means blowing your life savings at the blackjack table? The glittering Strip may conjure up images of slick card dealers, Dom Perignon, and Demi Moore rolling around on a hotel bed covered with hundred-dollar bills, but you can live it up in Sin City on a …

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