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Bill Murray's 5 Most Underrated Movies

When he's not Ghostbusting<p>Despite Bill Murray's reputation as a freewheeling comedian who loves nothing more than to crash unsuspecting civilians' engagement photo shoots and bachelor parties, there's more to the 66-year-old star than just cooler-than-cool ridiculousness. For every <i>Stripes</i>,</i> …

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The 25 Best Restaurants In America, According To TripAdvisor Users

Only 25 could be chosen, however, as the best by TripAdvisor users for its 2014 Travelers' Choice Restaurants Awards.<p>These restaurants include everything from the theatrical inventiveness of Chicago's Alinea to the conservative Southern charm of Charleston's Halls Chophouse.<p>And since TripAdvisor's …

The 30 Ultimate Rules of Air Travel

Check in early. Stay hydrated. Bring hand sanitizer. Consolidate credit card and hotel points. Thanks, Condé Nast or <i>USA Today</i>; should I be taking notes? The only thing missing are the words "life hack."<p>Simply put, there's nothing glamorous or exciting about commercial air travel, especially …

15 Tasty Tomato Recipes for Summer

15 easy dishes to show off peak flavor.<p>Delicious and packed with healthy antioxidants, fresh tomatoes are at their peak in late summer. Whether they're stewed, grilled, or baked in a tart, here are 15 new ways to try them.

10 Beauty Products Every Woman Should Have By 30

For the first few decades of your life, a laissez-faire beauty routine is all you need. Nows the time to take a more grown-up approach with a few easy adds.<p>For the first few decades of your life, a laissez-faire beauty routine is all you need. Now's the time to take a more grown-up approach with a …

Architect Visit: A Modular Danish Summer House—Ready To Go in Six Months

The Danish architectural firm Lykke + Nielsen has launched a side business called Moenhuset building modular summer cottages. Created from a simple …

This Household Item Will Make You Prettier

This simple upgrade will help perfect your beauty routine with just the flip of a switch. This piece originally appeared on ELLEDECOR.com.<p>In the case of your morning makeup routine, the most important beauty booster isn't actually your makeup—it's your light bulb. Every cosmetic product advertises …

The 5 Best Ways To Learn How To Code

Photo: Courtesy of Skillcrush.<p>It’s no secret that the world of tech has a serious diversity problem. From bro-y CEOs and founders behaving badly on …

75 Summer Recipes Everyone Should Know How to Cook

Master these ultimate summer dishes and eat well through September.<p><b>Just because we're not in the mood to fire up the oven</b> to make brisket in the summer doesn't mean we're off the hook when it comes to warm weather meals. Nope, when it comes to summertime, there are <i>definitely</i> some classics that just …

Cooking

A Guide to Identifying Your Home Décor Style

Many of us peruse home décor books, magazines, websites, and blogs and like much of what we see there…but when it comes to decorating our own homes, …

Interior Design

Why It’s Not Crazy to Quit Your Job and Travel the World

[title2]The American Dream[/title2] [section]• Graduate high school<br>• Go to college<br>• Start your career<br>• Get married<br>• Buy a house<br>• Have children<br>• Watch them grow …

South-east Asia

Why You Should Forgo the American Dream

[section]We had "arrived." We had made it. We were living the American Dream. We had the model home, fully furnished, with 6 inch base boards and a …

Costa Rica

How I Overcame Obstacles to Travel the World

[section]Almost ten years before I finally set off for a year to travel the world alone, when I was twenty-one, I spent two and a half months …

Motivation

7 Steps for Transitioning Out of the Corporate World to Find Your Bliss

Many business professionals, top executives and people who earn a comfortable living struggle with the security of having a consistent pay check vs. pursuing the lifestyle or career they dream of having. Likewise, before I opted for lifestyle and career satisfaction over stability, I was faced with …

7 Steps to Save $70K in 18 Months to Travel the World

When I was transitioning out of the corporate world in 2008 to travel the world, several people I spoke with similarly expressed how they would love to quit their jobs to travel. However, the number one excuse people had for not quitting their job to travel was the lack of money. If you are …

Why are Chinese tourists so rude? A few insights

They are seen as pushy, loud, impolite, unruly, and they are everywhere.<p>And although destination countries welcome the tourism dollars the Chinese …

Why Won't the Chinese Line Up?

The title of this blog is not quite what I mean to say. It should read instead, "Why won't the mainland Chinese line up?"<p>The distinction is crucial. My point isn't about race.<p>I am not sure what is worse.<p>On the one hand, there are Chinese tourists who are loud, rude, and numerous. Most trying of …

China

A Texas Couple Quit Their Jobs, Sold Their Home, And Traveled To 10 Countries In 6 Months

"One night we were talking about how great it would be to just take some time off and travel, so we took out a piece of paper and wrote down our dream destinations," Seth Hanson told Business Insider. "Our lists turned out almost identical."<p>Wasting no time, they decided to start actually planning …

South America

Travel From Spain To Portugal In Less Than A Minute With This Zany Zip-Line

What if you could get on a zip line and then wind up in another country? What if we told you it would take less than a minute?<p>Interested? Hop on the next flight to Spain and head to Andalucia, where Limitezero, the company behind these international shenanigans, is headquartered.<p>It's a rare (and …

Cappadocia from the ground and from the sky

From above, the curvaceous landscape of Cappadocia spools out to the horizon in rippling waves of rock tinged shades of blushing pink. Hot air ballooning may be big business in this geological wonderland, but don't make the mistake of thinking this is the only way to view it.<p>Ballooning companies …

10 Multiuse Travel Products You Need to Pack

Save space in your suitcase with these travel products that serve two or more purposes at once. Think a flashlight that doubles as a battery pack, a suitcase that serves as a chair, and a travel pillow that supports more than your neck. Here are 10 of the best multiuse travel products that will …

5 Overhyped Tourist Destinations, and Where to Go Instead

<i>By Alex Schechter</i><p>Whether it's a packed cruise ship unloading throngs of boisterous passengers, or a mob of thirty college students tearing through town, an excess of tourists can make a destination go from in-demand to insufferable, just like that. Consider avoiding these played-out locales and …

13 Reasons Why the Cyclades Are Basically Paradise

Paradise isn't on some far-flung, pricey South Pacific island; actually, it's in Europe. Greece, to be precise. The Cyclades islands have an amazing mix of culture, history, and cuisine, and a natural beauty to rival any of the world's exotic island getaways. Using the tips and photos of the minube …

Check Out Beijing's Forbidden City Before It Starts Limiting Visitors

The former Imperial Palace sees about 7 million visitors each year, and officials think that's just too many people.<p>Worried about inflicting damage to the important historical site, China's state media recently announced that it will begin limiting how many tourists it admits to the Forbidden …

What’s Wrong With ‘1,000 Places to See Before You Die’?

Remember, in the 1983 film <i>National Lampoon’s</i> <i>Vacation</i>, when Chevy Chase pauses at the Grand Canyon for two seconds before rushing off? It’s probably travel’s most laughable cinematic moment (and one that’s spawned many terrifically awful reenactments on YouTube).<p>I’d make fun of it, except for the …

If you make these excuses, you need to get out and travel

I’m sure you’ve heard them before: Utterly incomprehensible travel excuses that keep people stuck in the same boring place for decades at a time, …

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Google Street View Lets People See Angkor Wat Without Disturbing It

Google Maps has added Cambodia’s ancient temples of Angkor to its World Wonders Project.<p>More than 90,000 images captured by the Internet giant’s …

4 Ways to Book a "Round the World" Ticket for Cheaper Than You Thought

Have you ever dreamed about flying Around the World? Picking a dozen countries you'd like to see before you die, and hitting them all by airplane so it doesn't take three years, like Magellen used to do it back in the day? But you've probably never gone much beyond the dreaming stage, because a …