Irina Jan

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This study explains why pets can be so important for people with mental illness

New research suggests that owning pets is a big help for managing mental illness.<p>Researchers published a study the journal BMC Psychiatry, in which …

Entry is Free to Canada's National Parks in 2017

01 of 06<p>Banff National Park<p>Canada's first national park is arguably also its most beautiful. Nestled in the heart of the Canadian Rockies in Alberta, …

National Parks

Want fantastic Chinese food in North America? Head to Vancouver.

By Eagranie Yuh<p>It doesn’t take long for visitors to Vancouver to notice there are a lot of Chinese people here. According to the latest census, nearly 1 in 5 people in Greater Vancouver identifies as ethnic Chinese. The city’s Chinese population includes people originally from Hong Kong, mainland …

Hong Kong

Is Paris Even More Magical at the Holidays? Oui!

The spirit of Christmas is alive and well in Paris’s Galleries Lafayette. (Photo: Alamy)<p>The City of Light is beautiful at any time of year, but there …

France

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The European restaurants that need to be on your bucket list

Sometimes there is more to a restaurant than the food. Whilst the the real test is in the taste, the entire experience is important – and some of the …

Magical Christmas Markets of Europe

Every year leading up to December large squares throughout Europe transform into Christmas wonderlands. From the small villages tucked high in the …

European Travel

The 50 Most Scenic Drives Across the Country

When you want to hit the open road, here's where to set your GPS.<p>Here are 50 drives—one in every state—where you'll lose yourself in the surroundings, stumble upon the unexpected, and possibly blank on where you're ultimately headed. Do final destinations really matter?

Here’s Your Exclusive First Look at Jenny Packham’s New Wedding Dresses for David’s Bridal

Kate Middleton loves Jenny Packham dresses*—and so do we. So naturally we’re obsessed with Wonder by Jenny Packham, the designer’s line of wedding gowns and special-occasion dresses for David’s Bridal. (Pay attention bridesmaids—and mothers of the bride or groom.) The newest collection features …

Weddings

Mapped: the best pastry shops in Italy

Put the Michelin guide down, this is the culinary bible to follow.<p>The Gambero Rosso, one of Italy’s foremost food and drink magazines, has published its annual Pasticceri & Pasticcerie guide, listing the 18 best places in Italy to gorge on the nation’s finest desserts, from tiramisu and cannoli to …

Your Complete Guide And Itinerary For Visiting The Faroe Islands

Nestled in between the tip of Scotland and Iceland, this tiny island nation is one of Europe’s most picturesque countries to explore. The Faroe …

European Travel

Learn About Tattoo History While Getting Inked at This Museum

The Field Museum in Chicago is currently showing an exhibition that explores the 5,000-year-old history of tattooing across the globe. It's also literally bringing ink to the museum world in the form of a pop-up tattoo shop.<p><i>All images courtesy of the Field Museum</i><p>The history of tattooing spans over …

Move Over, Iceland: The Azores Are the Hot New Adventure Destination

Millions of years ago, the earth’s gurgling mantle gave rise to nine small islands in the middle of the North Atlantic. Today, the Azores—which are …

17 Cheesecake Recipes That Will Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

Sure, we get excited over moist and melty skillet cookies and grab ‘n’ go hand pies. We’re also known to bite our bottom lips in that <i>guilty pleasure</i> sort of way whenever we see slices of hot and heavy pound cakes through cafe windows. We’re all human, and we all lose the battle against the ol’ …

15 perfect Instagram shots of London

A CITY FULL of history and iconic architecture, London is truly one of the world’s great capitals. A city where world-class museums and art galleries …

12 Fantastic Things To Do In Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva is a gorgeous city, one that’s filled with mountains of chocolate, some incredible history and a water-jet that’ll put any fireman’s hose to …

20+ of the most beautiful places in Italy

IF THERE IS ONE COUNTRY that has so many beautiful spots that it just seems like it’s bragging, it’s Italy. Roughly the size of Arizona, the Italian …

Snake chases iguana, becomes a glorious musical meme

LONDON — Remember that nightmarish <i>Planet Earth II</i> clip of a pack of snakes chasing a fleeing iguana?<p>Well, it turns out it's a lot less nightmarish …

The kitten meditation video you need to help you keep your election chill

As the U.S. presidential draws ever nearer, tension is officially running high. But, with only one more day to go, the world needs some calm before …

10 of the best women-only activity holidays

Demand for women-only breaks is growing. These activity trips include yoga, surfing, boot camps, and dog-sledding, from Kent to Kilimanjaro<p>Desperately Seeking Adventure runs active trips for small groups of women of all ages – the oldest participant so far was 72. There are two via ferrata trips to …

Old Meets New: Edo-Tokyo Museum in Japan

Japan: A blend of the very old and very new<p>By Max Hartshorne<br>GoNOMAD Editor<p>Japan is unlike any other country—it’s such a unique destination that chef …

Top 15 Most Powerful Women in History

A number of powerful women have shaped the course of history with their intelligence, strength, passion, and leadership qualities. They have …

World History

Chic Wedding Color Palette Inspired by Aspen, Colorado

Your guests will think they've stepped into a winter wedding wonderland (say that three times fast) with this Aspen-inspired wedding color palette. Create a cozy chalet-esque ambiance by layering knits and sheepskins in shades of cream around lounge areas during your cocktail hour and reception, …

Grilled cheese reaches pinnacle in white-sauce-slathered croque monsieur

As the days grow shorter, my cooking leans toward comfort. Be forewarned, I like my comfort food with a bit of flair and plenty of warm cheese. Freshly shredded, it improves any macaroni and cheese. Vegetable and bean soups come into their own with a garnish of grated hard cheese. Even hot dogs …

25 Crazy but True Facts I Learned During a Top-Secret Lush Factory Tour

1. Lush flies its employees to the UK to learn how to pour mixes and make products because the process is so intense. The specific soap I witnessed …

11 Fascinating Books About Art History’s Most Scandalous Forgeries

Art World<p>Get ready to slather on the Crisco.<p>,<p>Can’t get enough of the current Old Master forgery scandal?<p>As artnet News awaits new details about the …

Art

Not Just Art: NYC Museum Shopping

Once upon a time, the museum gift shop was a simple concept, offering posters, books and the like.<p>Then the MoMA Design Store was born, and everything …

End of World's Coolest Landing? KLM Will Stop Flying the 747 to St Maarten

For a while, KLM has been flying the 747 to St Maarten’s Princess Juliana Airport (SXM). The airport’s runway is known for its proximity to the …

20 Essential Travel Tips You Need To Know Before Visiting Europe

Europe is one incredibly awesome continent to explore! With so many things to see, do and discover, it’s the perfect place to plan your travelling …

European Travel