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Ten Reasons to Love Paris in the Winter

<b>"I love Paris in the winter, when it drizzles...." Cole Porter</b><p>Strolling the streets of the City of Love on a wet, wintery afternoon is one of the fondest memories of my year as a Parisian. I'm no fan of cold weather, and would at times find myself complaining bitterly. But when the trees blossomed …

Bridges

Forget Rio -- Visit These 5 Less-Crowded Cities in Central & South America Instead

Valparaᅢᆳso is possibly Chile's most diverse city, offering a dramatic topography dotted with angular architecture. Long immortalized by poets, painters and philosophers, this colorful destination is a hodge-podge of captivating landscapes, quirky shops and historical landmarks.<p><i>By Nicolle Monico</i><p>In …

South America

6 Travel Apps Every Globetrotter Needs

For globetrotters, quenching wanderlust is a simple task thanks to the slew of travel apps at their disposal. With these tools, researching new destinations, checking reviews and comparing prices on the fly is easier (and more popular) than ever before.<p>David Goehring / Flickr<p>For globetrotters, …

Apps

Rare 'super blood moon' eclipse should bring wonder, not apocalypse

<b>(CNN) —</b> On Sunday night and early Monday morning, much of the Earth will witness a glorious heavenly event.<p>The night of September 27-28 will showcase a lunar eclipse coupled with a "supermoon": a full moon that appears larger because it's at perigee, the closest point of its orbit with Earth. The …

The 5 Most Beautiful Places to Spend the Night

A certain type of traveler seeks out unique experiences, but not without some of the comforts and luxuries that make a vacation just that: a vacation. If you enjoy your adventure with a good dose of design and a smidge of extravagance, check out one of these unique hotels.<p><i>by Stephanie Duval, Condᅢᄅ</i> …

North Atlantic

Top 10 Most Spectacular Drives in the World

This 7-mile ascent up the second tallest summit in the United Arab Emirates was not paved for the faint-of-heart. However, for those who brave the hairpin turns, a desert and limestone panorama awaits from an exhilarating height.<p>Whether you're a bona fide globetrotter or would-be wanderluster (if …

Top 10

Ranking the world’s most powerful passports

Ten years ago, in my first job after graduation, I shared an office with a researcher called Munir who I nicknamed Dr2 because he not only had a PhD …

South Sudan

You Won't Believe These 17 Photos Are Real (But They Are)

Looking for a cliffside massage with a dramatic view? It's going to be tough to top this spa palapa at the Rockhouse Hotel in Jamaica. The lush, laid-back Rockhouse is a holistic haven, with gourmet dining, morning yoga, cliffside loungers, a premium spa and no kids under 12<p>At Oyster, we're known …

Costa Rica

9 Places That Are Surprisingly Cheap This Year

Call it the year of the bucket list. A strong dollar in destinations around the world is making this an amazing time to go farther and do more for much, much less in 2015.<p>(Photo: Peter Zelei/Getty Images)<p>Call it the year of the bucket list. A strong dollar in destinations around the world is making …

Forex

These Beautiful Caribbean Beaches Will Make You Hate Winter Even More

Chances are, there's one "must-do" on your Caribbean cruise, and that's ... to hit the beach. Good thing there are plenty of gorgeous strands throughout the islands. Here, our favorite picks in the top 15 ports.<p><i>Rum Point Beach in Grand Cayman is a quiet alternative. - Photo by SIME / …

Beaches

10 Best All-Inclusive Resorts for 2015

A stay at an all-inclusive resort packs in plenty of convenience: Pay just one upfront price, and you don't have to worry about racking up extra charges for food, drink, and entertainment while on vacation. Add in a beachside setting, and it's even easier to leave your cares behind. There's a host …

Buenos Aires

6 Hotels That Have All Your Bases Covered (For Once You've, Er, Rounded the Bases)

Whether you've booked the room with the sole purpose of getting down with your significant other, or waves of passion spontaneously overtake you, the following hotels have everything you need to stay happy after you get lucky.<p>It's no secret that hotels often kindle desire. Intimacy kits are …

Swimming Pools

5 Splurge-Worthy U.S. Resorts

These luxury resorts across the U.S. will have you fantasizing about your next big trip.<p>These luxury resorts across the U.S. will have you fantasizing about your next big trip.<p><i>Dreaming of further afar? Check out The Best Under-the Radar Destinations of 2015</i>.<p><b>Utah: Amangiri</b><p>What appears as a mirage in …

Luxury Lifestyle

The Most High-Tech Cruise Ship Ever

Here are a few of the technology innovations on RCCL's new Quantum of the Seas, the first of three ships in its class, and without a doubt the most technologically advanced ship afloat.<p>The airline industry could take a few tips from the cruise industry to improve customer service.<p>Not only do you …

Luggage

10 Places in France Every Woman Should Go

Ten places, from Marcia DeSanctis’ 100, that every woman should go to in France.

Should You Be Planning a Trip to the Caribbean #OneHappyIsland?

First thing is the country's weather and topography. Unlike its neighboring islands, Aruba's terrain is rugged and rocky on the northeast coast, closely resembling a desert-like climate and less like the tropical paradise you may expect.<p><b>By Nicolle Monico</b><p>If you would have told me a year ago that I …

Aruba

Glamour Magazine Staff Does the Ice Bucket Challenge | Glamour

Taylor Swift did it. Anna Wintour did it. Now, it's <i>Glamour</i>'s turn to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, in honor of the late Ruth Whitney, editor-in-chief of <i>Glamour</i> from 1967 to 1998, who died of ALS in 1999.<p>Ruth Whitney, left, with Women of the Year honoree Glenn Close in 1995<p><i>Glamour</i> editor-in-chief …

Wedding Reception Idea: Fruit-Infused Water Recipes

After you've come up with the signature cocktails for your reception and refined the dinner wine list, dedicate some time to thinking about nonalcoholic drinks to impress. My fiancé's not much of a drinker, so I've been giving the category a lot of thought. He freaks out over a pitcher of …

21 Genius Hacks for Fixing Ruined Clothes

You have a red wine stain on your shirt. Now what?<p><b>1. Stop your sweaters from shedding by sticking them in the freezer overnight.</b> If you have a cashmere or wool sweater that won't stop shedding, toss it in the freezer before each wear.<p><b>2. Toss your jeans in a plastic bag and stick them in the freezer</b> …

Last-Minute Beach Getaways for Summer

These destinations are not only easily accessible, but are also underrated, uncrowded, and full of fantastic last-minute deals.<p>You're dreaming of sun-kissed days on the sand and the sounds of the ocean, but you haven't made your summer vacation plans yet. No need to worry--there's still time to …

Laguna Beach

Tequila Cocktail Recipes

Happy National Tequila Day! To celebrate, we're making up some tasty cocktails that are <i>way</i> fancier than your average margarita. Take a twist on tequila with these!<p><b>Leap Of Faith</b><p>1 1/2 parts Tanteo Jalapeno tequila<p>2 parts fresh ruby-red grapefruit juice<p>1/2 part fresh lime juice<p>1/2 part agave …

The Jell-O Shot Grows Up (Seriously!)

A few weekends back, I was celebrating Jazz Fest with some friends. There’s a certain spirit down in New Orleans that I’d never encountered anywhere …

The Best Beaches in The World

40 reasons to start planning your winter getaway ASAP.<p>Whether you're looking for a quick weekend getaway, the ultimate surf or are planning the trip of a lifetime, a beach vacation is always a good idea. To get you inspired, here are some of the world's most beautiful beaches from South Beach to …

Beaches

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

10 Perfectly Pretty Topknots Just in Time for Summer

Okay, we’ll admit it. We have thrown our unwashed, un-brushed, knotty hair into a topknot on mornings when our alarms have gotten the better of us. Or maybe it was laziness or maybe it was our subconscious trying to tell us to pursue a childhood dream of being a ballerina. Either way, why (k)not? …

Cotton Candy

Get Better Posture With 5 Easy Moves

When it comes to fitness, we all talk a lot about cardio and strength training while ignoring a huge part of overall health—flexibility. Stretching …

25 Things Every Woman Should Have By The Time She Turns 25

By Brianna Wiest,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1hy8haA<p>1. Enough confidence to no longer feel the need to justify what she eats, who she dates or …

34 Things Every New Yorker Should Do This Summer

Then fall comes along, and you haven't done any of it.<p>We came up with a helpful list of 34 quintessential New York summer activities that make staying in the hot and sweaty city on the weekends not only tolerable, but positively enjoyable. The list is up-to-date for Summer 2014.<p>Bonus: All of these …

Macy's

17 Things People Born In The Late 80s Are Currently Experiencing

By Christopher Hudspeth,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1jfkvV2<p>1. The troubling realization that you can in fact accomplish anything in life, if …