Marybeth Morrissey

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Great American History Reads From Fascinating Historians

Robert Kennedy once said, “The United States was born in revolution and nurtured by struggle. Throughout our history, the American people have …

Black History

Reading These 13 Memoirs Is Like Talking to Your Wisest Friend

Though memoirs imply a "me, me, me," theme (take out the "moir" and "me" is all you have), they're really some of the most self-sacrificing, …

Books

'A Taste Of Paris': How The City Of Light Became The City Of Food

This time of year, the stands at Paris' hundreds of weekly food markets are laden with plump, dark grapes and wild mushrooms. Wild game often hangs from hooks above.<p>Of all the seasons to visit Paris, food lovers say the best time is autumn.<p>"The fall is the best time to eat in France," says longtime …

France

Where to Take the Best Photos of the Eiffel Tower

Like the Empire State Building in New York City or Big Ben in London, seeing the Eiffel Tower in Paris is, for most visitors, a requirement. Whether sparkling at night or caught in fog on a cloudy day, the beauty of its silhouette can't be denied. But seeing doesn't have to mean visiting—or …

15 Life-Changing Books, According to Real Simple Editors

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Books

The 10 Books Longlisted For The National Book Award For Fiction

Add these books to your must-read pile!<p>The wait is over: The National Book Foundation released its most hotly anticipated longlist, its Award for Fiction, on Friday. The 10 books are a mix of blockbuster titles from high-profile writers, including Jennifer Egan and 2011 National Book Award winner …

This novel reminds us decolonisation and the end of slavery are not as complete as we like to think

What happens to the children of the children of slaves? ‘Homegoing’ has some answers.<p>Who is Yaa Gyasi? Where did she come from? Why doesn’t every …

10 Best Beach Towns to Visit in Winter

1 of 10<p>Camden, Maine<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 10<p>Cape May, New Jersey<p>3 of 10<p>Newport, Rhode Island<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 10<p>Cambria, California<p>Advertisement<p>5 of …

Crush This Quick Tabata Workout to Score Legs as Svelte and Sexy as Jana Kramer’s

Getting a leg up! <b>Jana Kramer</b> prioritizes exercise for the mind-body benefits. “Feeling strong, as a woman, gives you the greatest confidence,” the …

Workouts

10 best last-minute travel websites

Holiday Pirates<p>This travel deals site manually searches for the best holiday offers daily, finding a range of big discounts and emailing them to …

The 24 Best Fiction Books Of 2016

These are the novels and short story collections that we absolutely loved in 2016. (Ranked in no particular order.)

Things to Know About the New United Free Segments

When United MileagePlus changed its award routing and booking rules a few weeks ago many of us were sad at the loss of the “free one way” flight that …

5 Simple Ways To Make Your Comfort Zone Infinitely Larger

I've been on several solo trips over the years, having traveled to The Virgin Islands, Costa Rica, and Prague with only my journal and iTunes library …

The 13 Best New Books To Read Now

With a new season freshly begun, it’s time to update your reading list. 2016 has been an exceptional year for literary achievement, from epic novels …

A Short Guide to Traveling Light: 5 Rules for Packing Less

The best rehab for an overpacker is a strict set of rules. They're a little tough and ruthless, don't get me wrong, but I promise there's an inverse …

21 Genius Travel Hacks We Learned from Instagram

Whether you’re prepping for a weekend getaway, a destination wedding or a legit beach vacay, Instagram is often the first place you head to get inspo on where to eat, what to see and, most importantly, how to travel with a little less stress. Wait, what? Yup. Your fave social network is here to …

Lonely Planet releases handy, playful travel guides

Like most travelers, I have dozens of questions while I'm planning a trip. Will I fit everything I want and need into my luggage? Will there be a …

Drive the northern Oregon coast: Haystack rocks, giant dunes and fresh seafood

One round-trip ticket to Portland. One rental car, pointed west. And one tank of gas.<p>Start with these elements, then stretch them across four days and three nights in the shape of a 270-mile triangle.<p>The result? A road trip to the northern Oregon coast, as far south as Pacific City, as far north as …

Oregon

This Man Planned the Most Efficient U.S. Road Trip of All Time

All the state capitols in the lower 48, in one trip.<p>Hitting the open road and driving into the sunset is a romantic notion, but most of us need a …

University of Pennsylvania

How one app helped me avoid hours in line at the airport

Returning home from overseas after TNW Europe, I had to pass through Chicago’s O’Hare airport before making my way to Portland. If not for a pretty terrible app, I’d have missed my connection and been stranded.<p>After a 9 hour flight from Amsterdam, the flight crew announced that customs was a bit …

Apps

Scratches on the roof of my Avis rental - do I have to pay this claim?

<i>When Duc Nguyen returns his Avis car rental, the company claims he scratched the roof and sends him a bill. Is this for real?</i><p><b>Question</b>: I recently …

Consumer Protection

19 Hacks for Mastering Solo Travel

As soon as you check in, pick up a card or brochure with the hotel’s name and address (and ideally a map) on it. This way if you get lost, you can …

Solo Travel

12 Travel-Inspired Stocking Stuffers

Holiday socks get the globetrotter treatment with foldable flats, individual sheet masks, and more.<p>Sheet Masks<p>Aviator Sunglasses<p>Face Mist

30 Ways to Use Your Smartphone When You Travel

One of the best gadgets for travelers may already be in your pocket. From first researching a trip to remembering where you went once you get back, here are 30 ways to put your smartphone to use when you travel.<p><b>1. As a travel agent:</b> If you know your destination but not your dates, use the Fly.com …

26 Very Important Nonfiction Books You Should Be Reading

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10 New Fall Books That Should Be On Your Nightstand

I can't wait to get my hands on all of these books! From the soul-soothing words of Brene Brown to the historical observations of Margo Jefferson, there's something here for everyone.<p><i>Rising Strong</i> by Brene' Brown -- Getting back up after failing is the theme of Brown's newest book of inspiration. …

The Myth of Authentic Travel

<i>Khao San Road, Bangkok.</i><p>When I first stepped onto Khao San Road, the main backpacker drag in Bangkok, I was a little overwhelmed. I had arrived after weeks spent cycling alone in the Thai countryside, winding through rolling hills, beside acres of fields filled with rice and corn, passing by …

In the Unlikely Event review – quite simply, extraordinary

Judy Blume’s first adult novel in over 15 years is the perfect jigsaw of narrative and emotion

23 Books That Everyone With Wanderlust Should Read

(Photo Credit: Getty Images)<p>Wanderlust is notoriously difficult to manage. Once you've tasted the adrenaline rush of travel, it can feel unbearable to sit at home, knowing that adventure is out there waiting to be had.<p>But if you can't <i>always</i> get out and explore, then it's best to let a book do it …