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Google’s Touring Bird is a travel tool to help vacationers find free activities in new cities

If you find yourself in a new city without a strategy<p>Google’s incubator Area 120 is at it again with a new tool to help you find vacation activities. The tool, called Touring Bird, is a website designed for mobile that lists tours, attractions, and activities to do in popular travel destinations. …

Cities

12 of America’s Most Unique and Scenic Rest Stops

Discover more than snacks and restrooms.<p>An American road trip is not complete without at least one unexpected stop. Whether it is beautiful scenery, …

National Parks

10 Gas Station Foods Across the Country That Are Worth the Detour

While you may think of Slim Jims, Twinkies and watery coffee as three of the only gas station food options, some remarkable food and drink is coming …

Portland, Maine, Is the 2018 Restaurant City of the Year

From the butteriest croissants to outstanding pho, it’s never been a better time to hit up Portland, Maine.<p><b>Full disclosure: I’ve got a thing for Maine.</b> I went to college there, I got married there, I regularly vacation there. And I’ve always believed that Portland has one of the more vibrant, …

12 Enchanting Small Towns You Should Visit in New Mexico

Madrid, Ruidoso, Silver City and so many more.<p>Endless chromatic skies, the smell of roasting green chiles, gorgeous adobe houses, craggy red …

Los Angeles Volunteer Opportunities

Where to Stay in Paris: The Best Neighborhoods and Hotels for Every Type of Traveler

Whether a long-planned holiday or spontaneous weekend trip, your first time or fifteenth, an important question before traveling to Paris is: where …

Top 10 Road Trip Routes in the Northeastern US

There's no better region than the Northeast when you're longing to get behind the wheel or rev up your motorcycle. Roads in New York and the New …

New England

Why the North End is the Place to Eat on Your Day Out in Boston

The seven wonders of Boston's North End.<p>July 20, 2018<p>Right on the waterfront of Boston, the North End is filled with history, sights, and most …

FBI: Reboot, reset your router immediately to prevent cyberattacks

Following reports that a type of malware has infected more than 700,000 routers used in homes and small businesses in more than 50 countries, the FBI …

Routers

Here are 300 free Ivy League university courses you can take online right now

The eight Ivy League schools are among the most prestigious colleges in the world. They include Brown, Harvard, Cornell, Princeton, Dartmouth, Yale, and Columbia universities, and the University of Pennsylvania.<p>All eight schools place in the top fifteen of the US News and World Report 2017 national …

University of Pennsylvania

The Secret Attraction at Disney World That Most Guests Don’t Know About (Video)

Space Mountain, Pirates of the Caribbean, and It’s A Small World may be all-time favorites, but there’s a popular Disney attraction plenty of guests …

10 Best Things To Do On Your First Visit To Florence

Florence is one of Italy’s most popular cities to visit, especially for first-timers. Not only is Florence the art capital of the world, it’s a …

Italy

How to switch on the awesome new Gmail interface

Gmail’s sweet new interface is rolling out to users. It offers the familiar simple text-based interface from the Gmail you all know and “love,” but it manages to be both less messy, and more useful. If you want to take it for a spin, then switching it on is easy.<p>Why bother? What’s new in Gmail?<p>Our …

11 new Gmail features, how they work, and when you'll get them

Google on Wednesday announced a brand new Gmail. Well, not brand new, but the company took the Gmail we all know and (maybe) love, added a ton of new features and overhauled the design.<p>By my count there are 11 new features in Gmail, some of which you can get today. Others you'll have to wait a few …

If you bought any of these electronics from 2001 to 2011, you could be sitting on a gold mine

Residents of the good old U.S. of A., we have some great news. If you bought one or more phones, laptops, or tablets between January 1, 2000, and May 31, 2011, you could be eligible for a BIG payout. (And if any of these things are in your attic, you're sitting on a gold mine.)<p>A class action …

The IRS isn't calling you — it's a scam, and here's what to do if it happens to you

The IRS isn't exactly modern.<p>If it needs to get in touch with a taxpayer, it sends a letter— not an email, not a phone call, and definitely not a message over social media. Especially in cases of tax fraud.<p>So when I recently got a voicemail admonishing me for supposed issues with the tax return I …

Identity Theft

14 hostels you won’t believe aren’t luxury hotels

When you think of hostels, images of dirty, insect-ridden bunk beds in a tiny dorm room may come to mind.<p>But thanks to technology and social media, dodgy operators can't get away with mediocre listings anymore if they want to succeed in the competitive hostel market.<p>Hostel booking site Hostelworld …

6 Places You Absolutely Have to Stop on a Florence-to-Rome Road Trip

The drive from Florence to Rome is pretty straightforward, just hop on the A1 and jet three hours south. But you should be making a road trip out of it, so skip eating at the roadside autogrill and extend your drive. Pick one or two of our favorite pit-stop towns along the way for 12th century …

Someone just created a site to make browsing Netflix easier

Here's some great news just in time for the weekend: someone's created a site that makes browsing through Netflix so much easier.<p>Reddit user …

Why Anything Slow Cookers Can Do, Others Can Do Better

People love their slow cookers. I mean, they <i>love</i> them. Month after month, they continue to be one of the top-selling kitchen appliances, and the number of websites and books dedicated to recipes for them is staggering. And with good reason. At least on the surface, slow cookers offer a level of …

Slow Cookers

How New-Breed Travel Agents Can Give You an Edge

WHEN LAURA Fenamore set out to walk part of the Camino de Santiago in Spain she interviewed three travel experts. One had never been to Spain. One she found too hesitant and bereft of ideas. In the end, she hired Nicole Lee, founder of The Curated Travel in New York and a former private equity …

The 7 Overlooked TV Shows to Stream Before 2017 Is Over

In 2017, there was so much original TV to stream across all platforms—from Netflix to Hulu to Amazon Prime—that it would have been impossible not to overlook some very worthy shows, but that's what this holiday weekend is for. Before the new year and its slew of new shows we can't hope to catch up …

How to score big at government auctions, on everything from real estate to bugles

By Elisabeth Leamy<p>Elisabeth Leamy<p>Bio Follow<p>Rolex watches seized from drug lords. Homes confiscated from tax cheats. Blackhawk helicopters the military no longer needs. The federal government is auctioning off all this — and more. The "more" often means mundane things like office chairs and …

Real Estate

11 iPhone email tips you'll wish you'd known all along

I can't quit the stock iOS Mail app. I've had brief dalliances with the Gmail app and a handful of other email apps that promise to improve my life, but I keep coming back to the Mail app. As a result, this long-time Mail app Gmailer has picked up a few tricks along the way.<p>1. Archive vs. …

Netflix has 31 new original shows and movies premiering in January – here’s the full list

Is there any question whatsoever that Netflix completely ruled 2017? Other streaming content companies definitely stepped up their game, including …

Entertainment

Apple will give you more cash for your dusty old Mac

Apple has increased its trade-in values for a bunch of old Mac models. Machines released in 2009 and later could now earn you up to $2,500. That’s a generous $1,000 more than the previous limit.<p>If you were thinking about treating yourself to a new Mac this Christmas, Apple just made it a whole lot …

How to check if someone's secretly using your Netflix account

Your Netflix is a personal space. What you watch, when you watch it, and how often you watch it can reveal a lot about you. The last thing you want …

Netflix reveals 10 most binge-watched Netflix Originals of 2017

Netflix has released the results of a survey that identified the Netflix shows that were binge-watched the fasted in 2017 and the results were pretty …

15 Essential Finnish Ingredients That Belong in Your Pantry

All the fresh, dried, and canned goods you need to eat like a proper Finn<p>Many Finnish people recall being traumatized by boiled potatoes as children …

Food Preservation