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10 Silly Travel Pillows That Want to Sell You Sleep on Your Next Flight

Fall 2013 Guide to Rome

Even in the Eternal City, summertime has to end. And thank goodness for that, because autumn is arguably the best time of year to visit, when the …

Italy

Sublime sunsets around the world

From New Zealand to Kansas, see dramatic colours paint the horizon as the landscape transitions from day to night.

New Zealand

Majority Of People Consider Quitting Job After A Vacation: Study

A new study confirms what we've long suspected: Vacations are great for mental health and bad for jobs you hate.<p>The survey, conducted by Monster.com, found 70 percent of people are more likely to look for another job after they return from vacation. The results are based on a poll of more than …

12 Must-Try Street Foods Around the World

"Street food, I believe, is the salvation of the human race."<p>So proclaimed Anthony Bourdain, passionate street food advocate and consumer, at the …

Travel Etiquette: How to Pack Your Suitcase Like a Pro

Whether your fall travel plans include business meetings, leaf peeping in New England or a seasonal trip to visit family, a few easy packing tips will get your trip started off on the right foot:<p>1. <b>Write it down.</b> Start the packing process by making a list of scheduled meetings, lunch and learn …

6 Travel Souvenir Collections You Need To Start

Picture this: You're traveling in a foreign city, enchanted by unfamiliar streets, iconic landmarks and beautiful scenery. You're struck with the desire to capture and commemorate it all. The nearest souvenir shop lures you in. Under the city's spell, you feel inclined to buy all sorts of things …

Guide to the Off Season: An Infographic

Need to get away? Need to save money while doing it? Traveling off season is the perfect solution. The question isn't just where to go... but <i>when</i>. Check out these destination ideas and tips for timing your vacation just right.<p>By Laura Hoot<p>Follow Home Away on Twitter: www.twitter.com/HomeAway

14 Places To Visit This Fall

From cutting-edge contemporary art in Miami to epically awesome Kenyan resorts, this season's hottest destinations exceed expectations. Go beyond the biergartens in Munich, check out the other Portland, escape hurricane season in Mexico City, and discover a culinary hotspot in the heart of the …

Mini guide to coastal Côte d’Azur

Soak up the good life on the French Riviera, where seaside paths, unspoilt islands and historic towns await exploration.<p>The Riviera is all about the good life, but you don’t have to be a millionaire to hire a lounger at a beach club. For a more down-to-earth trip, you can explore coastal paths, …

France

Top 10 glamorous A-list destinations

Hoping to catch a glimpse of the rich and famous on your next trip? Unfortunately for any aspiring celeb-spotter, those celebs are stealthy types and really aren't interested in being spotted, so while some getaway locales never change, new under-the-radar destinations keep popping up around the …

5 Reasons to Go to Cappadocia, Turkey

With its mix of naturally formed rounded and jagged rock, hill, valley, and chimney formations in hues ranging from clays to pinks, Cappadocia looks …

Top 10 Travel Mistakes and How Not to Make Them

Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime. Article by Jamie Beckman, contributor to Budget Travel.<p>Even the most meticulously planned trip is subject to snafus, but with a little insider know-how, you can avoid making the common mistakes that can derail a vacation. Stick to the guidelines below, and you're more …

14 Favorite Fall Destinations

The world turns and seasons change—summer has passed and led us into gentler autumn with its changing leaves and more rigid schedule. The kids are back in school, and work is revving back up again, but there is no such thing as a bad time to go wandering.<p>Next month, National Geographic will release …

Best places to have a cathartic breakdown

My flight to Romania was suddenly cancelled, leaving me stranded in New York’s JFK airport at midnight, without access to my luggage and 24 hours before the next flight. After an unproductive call with an unhelpful customer service agent, I hung up the phone with the kind of force used to drive a …

Hung Up

Prettiest Spas And Hot Springs Of The World Make Us Want To Take Tomorrow Off

Because on certain Thursdays, you just want to get away from it all more than usual.<p>Whether made by man or Mother Nature, these calming retreats would be the perfect destinations for a three-day weekend... if we had a three-day weekend.<p>1. Blue Lagoon, Iceland<p>2. Springs Eternal Spa at the Omni …

Digital marketing maturity: the race is on

Digital marketing, which reaches customers interactively through web, mobile and social media, is in rapid ascendance. But not all companies – and, more importantly, their marketing departments – have embraced the creative opportunities that social media offer.<p>While some brands are receiving awards …

UK competition watchdog to probe Google Waze acquisition

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is looking into Google's acquisition of Israeli mapping app maker Waze, to determine whether it affects competition in the UK.<p>Google bought Waze, a traffic map app with 47 million users, for $1 billion (£640m) in June 2013. Waze uses satellite signals from members' …

Waze

The most recent evidence that Google can’t shake Europe thinking it’s a monopoly

Being a business behemoth in Europe is rarely easy. Britain’s Office for Fair Trading put out an “invitation to comment” this morning on the recent acquisition by Google of Israeli mapping company Waze. The request for opinions marks the beginning of a formal process to look into potential adverse …

Google Maps

20 maps that will change the way you see the world

I’VE ALWAYS fancied myself a renegade cartographer — my journals and sketchbooks are filled with scribbled street maps of various cities around the …

Disney World

How to not look like a jackass on your freelance profile

Before you can start convincing companies to hire you on oDesk or Elance or Freelancer or wherever to do whatever it is you do, you need to make sure …

Employment

Just added: 7 more reasons to use Google Now on Android

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Google Now(s goog), a contextual application that pops up useful information where and when you need it, gains seven new or …

Google Glass can now tell you what’s nearby. Isn’t that what it was supposed to do all along?

Let's face it: We all secretly think Google Glass is a little disappointing. It comes out in every story self-consciously mocking the way it looks. You see it every time a famous person struggles to test it out. The problem is that the technology doesn't really live up to Google's original vision. …

Google Glass Isn’t Coming To Best Buy Next Year, And It Won’t Cost $299

Even though Google Glass is out in the wild and on the heads of around 10,000 people, there are still plenty of questions about it. For a long time now, we’ve heard that Glass would retail for $299. And earlier this week, unofficial Glass evangelist Robert Scoble put a bit more oil on the fire when …

Google updates search to show synonyms, translation

On their Google+ page, everyone’s favorite search-centric company announced an improvement to their core function. In addition to providing definitions, Google will now give you examples of how the word is used, as well as synonyms.<p>Users can either enter “define:” followed by their word of choice, …

Android News

8 Remarkable (and Stolen) Content Marketing Ideas

“<i>Your idea isn’t new. Pick an idea; at least 50 other people have thought of it. Get over your stunning brilliance and realize that execution matters</i> …

10 Small Business Social Media Marketing Tips

<i>Ross Kimbarovsky is the co-founder of crowdSPRING, a community of 43,000+ graphic designers that helps small businesses from around the world with</i> …