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13 incredible department stores to shop at in your lifetime

How about combining the two?<p>Whether you're into shopping or not, there are several glamorous and historic department stores around the world that are so famous they have become tourist attractions in their own right.<p>Get a taste of local style and culture at these 13 world-famous department stores.


10 Places to Go While They Are Still Cheap: 2014 Edition

Do your travel ambitions eclipse your bank account? We've got just the fix: destinations around the world that offer plenty of cheap ways to stay, play, and eat. Whether you're on the prowl for a perfect beach or a city bursting with culture, these cities and countries deliver big but cost little. …

14 hacks that will make your visit to Disney World way better

The Florida theme park is open year round, however some specific attractions and rides close every so often for renovations.<p>Within Disney World there are a total of four theme parks: the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios, and Disney's Animal Kingdom.<p>There are also two water parks: …

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The 8 worst decisions you can make in Portugal

1. Go ‘out drinking’ instead of ‘living the night’.<p>Please don’t come here and try to drink like you are sprinting to the finish line. It’s about 11pm …

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21 Amazingly Easy 5 Minute DIY Projects

Make your life better in five minutes flat.

31 Pretty Hair Accessories You Can Actually Make

Cheap and easy ways to save any bad hair day.

25 places to party before you die

We've found 25 places every partyer will want to cross off their bucket list.<p>From the yachts of Saint Tropez to the raucous clubs of Ibiza and Las Vegas, these destinations will give you a party you will never forget.<p><i>Megan Willett contributed to this post.</i>

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Here's why everyone wants to go to Milan this year

Flights to Milan from the US are regularly cheaper than they are to other European cities.<p>And with the euro near an all-time low, US visitors can take advantage of the shopping, dining, and nightlife the city has to offer.<p>Bottom line — if you see a great deal on a flight to Milan, book it. There's …


18 free things to do in Barcelona

Barcelona has enough to keep the most voracious of culture vultures and self-indulgent of gourmands happy for weeks, but all those entry fees and tapas bills can mount up. Fortunately, help is at hand with a variety of ways to make your holiday budget stretch a little further.<p>In addition to the …

Make a DIY Kimono From a Scarf

Being able to create something quickly and easily that looks totally legit, is something that I love doing. With a $10 scarf, I created this soft and …


Quirky sleeps: Sweden's top 10 unusual hotels

Sweden’s varied landscape, from the frozen reaches of the north to its vast forests and lakes, combines with cutting-edge design to inspire some unique lodgings. Here's our pick of the country's quirkiest sleeps, taking you underground, underwater, face-to-face with wildlife and beyond.<p><b>Icehotel</b><p>Near …

Switzerland's 'Valley Of 72 Waterfalls' Is Breathtaking Beyond Your Imagination

The heart-meltingly beautiful village of Lauterbrunnen, snuggled in a Swiss valley among 72 waterfalls, is perhaps one of the most stunning places we've ever seen. It's unsurprising then, that Lauterbrunnen is said to have inspired various locations in J.R.R. Tolkien's fantastical <i>Lord of the Rings</i> …


A perfect weekend in Barcelona

Two days in Barcelona can only ever be a teaser of what it has to offer, so bear in mind that this a subjective grab-bag of highlights, spanning ancient and modern and packaged into a geographically convenient, eminently walkable, weekend tour. It is also all-weather, but in high summer you might …

10 Cheapest Airports to Fly to in Europe

It's no wonder that European cities like Vienna, Milan and Stockholm are such popular tourist destinations, delighting hundred of thousands of American visitors every year with their medieval­-era squares, church spires and cobblestone streets.<p>Crossing the Atlantic can be pretty steep, though, so …


10 ways to totally humiliate yourself in Spain

1. Go in for a hug or a handshake.<p>Like most Europeans, Spaniards favor a bi-cheekal* kiss greeting. Go in for a hug or handshake at the wrong time …

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Budapest for free

Budapest is a bargain destination, though you still have to pay for just about everything. That doesn’t mean you’ll be reaching for your wallet from morning till night – the following top attractions and activities won’t cost you a forint. For the most part they involve being on the outside looking …

How to piss off someone from Italy

1. Try to compare us to the French.<p>Italians appreciate and hold in high regards a lot of the same aspects of life as the French, but we are <i>very</i> …

Venice Still Has a Few Islands Not Ruined by Tourists

In the crescent-shaped Venetian lagoon, which stretches nearly 32 miles across, there are dozens of spectral islands that are unknown to most …


10 places to see before they change forever | CNN Travel

The DIY Massage That Reduces Face Bloat

You’re just five minutes away from being puff-free.<p>Although it may not seem like it, celebs deal with water retention just like you—as well as the unfortunate face swelling that goes along with it. But they know something that you don't: A simple face massage can help minimize the damage (Claire …

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10 Things NOT to Forget the Week Before Your Wedding

The last few days leading up to your wedding can be a complete whirlwind. You’re going to be distracted by the arrival of friends and family and last-minute questions from your vendors. But before you settle into celebration mode completely, there are few final details you’re going to need to cross …

All Natural Beauty: 4 Simple DIY Natural Skin Care Recipes From Mother Earth

Transforming your body care products from harmful to homemade doesn’t need to cost a fortune or take hours of your time.<p>These four simple natural …

How to be Parisian? Move to Paris

<b>I’ve noticed that yet another book has come out telling us that we should all be more like Parisian women. To save me reading this book, can you tell me how to be more Parisian?</b><p><i>Jemima, by email</i><p>Pas de problème, mon petit chou-fleur! After French Women Don’t Get Fat, French Women Don’t Get Facelifts, …

Don't Even Think About Leaving Home Without These Apps on Your Phone

<i>This article was written by Ben Bowers and originally published on AskMen.</i><p>Though most smartphone owners may view their device as a critical tool for handling the details of their everyday lives, thanks to a bevy of incredibly useful applications, this pocket-sized wonder can also be a tremendous …


21 Inspiring Fitness Girls To Follow On Instagram

All the motivation you need to get in shape—and stay there—in 2018.<p>From ballerinas to yogis and celebrity trainers, these stylish and in-shape girls show off the best workout motivation on Instagram. Follow along and be inspired to get fit—the healthy way.<p>Instagram