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The Insider's Guide to the Napa Valley Wine Train Tours

Along with being one of the few remaining active historic railroads in the country, the Napa Valley Wine Train it is also the most lavish way to …

The World's Favorite Hotel Costs Just $99 a Night (Yes, Really)

We're used to seeing overwater bungalows in Bora Bora or treehouse villas in Costa Rica top the list of the best hotels in the world, but Trip …

Costa Rica

10 things happy professionals do before 10 a.m.

Success often seems like a visionary goal — a feat in life that’s attempted only after many strides, plenty of pitfalls and a healthy serving of …

Happiness

What To Do In Amsterdam: Vogue's Insider Guide

Visiting the cultural capital of the Netherlands? From where to stay and shop, to the best places to eat and drink, here are the things to do in …

5 Mindful Habits that Lead to a Minimalist Home

Creating a beautiful, minimalist home can be done in one fell swoop with the help of some major de-cluttering, but <i>maintaining</i> a minimalist home is a …

Your 10-Day Wellness Plan to Jumpstart the New Year: These Simple Diet Changes Can Have Big Results

10 Simple Diet Changes Can Have Big Results<p>“When you commit to making just one simple change each day, it helps create powerful momentum toward a …

6 Meditation and Mindfulness Apps That Will Help You Feel More Zen This Year

Ways to be that well-adjusted person.<p>If you've ever wondered how that impossibly calm, resourceful colleague or friend keeps a level head under pressure—while juggling a full schedule and not pitching a fit about it—chances are she's already up to speed on mindfulness and daily meditation exercises.<p>…

Meditation

“Superfund” a 529 College Plan for Even More Compound Interest Savings

With a 529 plan, you can save for your kids’ college and score some tax benefits in the process. It’s basically an investment account you can only …

The 15 Places You Really Should Visit This Summer

It’s high time to get the summer holiday plans in gear and, inspired by the amazing colourful selection of summer essentials over at Kapten & Sons, …

8 things you can do before 8 a.m. to be mentally stronger

If you're like most people, you probably feel like a zombie.<p>Most people's mornings are a chaotic mess. Exhausted. Stimulant-driven. Rough.<p>However, Benjamin Franklin is quoted to have said: "Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise."<p>To be sure, when you consciously …

How to become luckier, according to science

Ever had a run of bad luck? It feels like the world is actively conspiring against you.<p>Ever wonder if you can improve your luck? And I don't mean …

10 Pieces of Financial Advice for Newly Married Couples

A few weeks ago, I was attending a wedding where I’ve known the groom for about 20 years. I wasn’t one of the groomsmen and didn’t know all of them, …

Personal Finance

30 places you should travel to this summer

Summer is right around the corner, and if you're craving a getaway, there are plenty of amazing options to choose from.<p>While some places have been …

The 13 cheapest destinations for a beach holiday in Europe

The 10th annual survey is based on the total cost of 10 typical holiday expenses in 20 European beach resorts, ranked from the most to the least expensive.<p>Holiday items considered in the survey include a cup of coffee, suncream, insect repellant, and a three-course meal with a bottle of wine for …

European Travel

Pack Your Lunch and Rack Up the Savings

Brown bag lunches may not be exciting, but saving hundreds of dollars is.<p>This is the Day 13 & 14 challenge in the #MONEY30, a month-long bootcamp for …

3 Powerful Ways To Stay Positive

We've all received the well-meaning advice to "stay positive." The greater the challenge, the more this glass-half-full wisdom can come across as Pollyannaish and unrealistic. It's hard to find the motivation to focus on the positive when positivity seems like nothing more than wishful thinking.<p>The …