Melanie Matarita

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15 cities across the world that should be at the top of your travel bucket-list

Every year, we ask our readers to rate the best cities in the world, and the results continue to surprise us. Not only do newcomers sometimes float to the top, but longtime favorites also continue to reappear — a testament to a destination's enduring popularity. This year's group of winners span …

The 20 Best Islands for Dream Getaways: Readers' Choice Awards 2015

A palm-fringed island of perfect snorkeling and shady hammocks may seem like a dream, but it's a fantasy found in many destinations around the world. Whether your passion is for wildlife, wild waves, or simply wild cocktail recipes, these 20 islands should be at the top of your list.<p>Raja Ampat …

The 22 best small towns to visit in your lifetime

All around the globe, there are lots of small towns with an old-school atmosphere, incredible landscape, and an array of activities for travelers.<p>We've put together a list of 22 delightful small towns to visit around the world, from the coastal town of Positano, Italy, to Bled, Slovenia, whose …

European Travel

This Guy Saw The U.S. For Under $500 And You'll Want To Copy His Trip

Amtrak is your new BFF.

The 15 best movies on Netflix you've probably never heard of

1/<p>"A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night" (2014)<p>Vice Films via Netflix<p><b>What it's about:</b> In the post-apocalyptic Iranian ghost town known only as Bad City, …

Entertainment

11 Tips For Having Way Better Orgasms

From Jenny Block, author of O Wow: Discovering Your Ultimate Orgasm.

Passion for Christ Movement

What she said made her strong man cry right before their first kiss on their Wedding Day!

13 Graphs That Will Speak To You If You Suffer From Anxiety

Yes, I know my worries ~aren't rational~.

23 Life-Changing Things You Can Read Right Now

Guaranteed pick-me-ups, in under a half hour.

This Could Be the Future of Cruising

"Lilypads" off the coast of Monte Carlo. - <i>Photo by Vincent Callebaut</i><p>Fifty years ago, no one thought cruise ships would evolve into 1,200-foot behemoths capable of carrying 5,000 passengers. And while we’re excited by the innovations on new ships like Quantum of the Seas, it’s hard not to wonder how …

Cruise Ships

Take the Plunge: 11 Swimming Holes Around the World

Lounging poolside is one thing, but nothing beats the childlike allure of splashing around in a swimming hole. The lake near your parent's home may top your typical list, but there are plenty of other swimming holes around the world that will capture your heart.<p>So, pack your swimsuit (and a sense …

Swimwear

How to travel around the world in 80 days

In Jules Verne's classic adventure novel, Phileas Fogg had a devil of a time trying to travel around the world in 80 days. But in the 21st century, circumnavigating the globe has become a bit of a breeze: all you need is a round-the-world (RTW) ticket. In fact, a dedicated (if masochistic) …

The 13 Greatest Iced Coffee Recipes for Summer

Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home!<p>Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home! Via Redbook.com

'Go Local!' and You Just Might Return a Better Person

Having started my career in the travel industry, right after I returned from a yearlong backpacking excursion, I learned at a young age how to live with locals and experience familiarity wherever I traveled.<p>Over the past few years there has been a shift in travel values. Now, more than ever, …

Travel

10 biggest pot myths, debunked by science

<b>(Jeremy Brinn via Shutterstock)</b><p>By any objective analysis, cannabis and cannabinoids exceed the FDA’s existing standards for medicine<p>Paul Armentano<p>May 20, 2014 11:00am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Medical cannabisopponents are fond of promoting many myths and misconceptions …

15 Books Every Young Gay Woman Should Read

Because all the best ladies are well-read.