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8 Budget-Busting Travel Fees (And How to Avoid Them)

You booked the flight, you got the hotel, the rental car -- maybe you even figured out how much your food costs are going to run you on your upcoming summer vacation. You're set, you're done, no surprises. Right? Well, maybe not.<p>As we too often find out when traveling these days, the cost of the …

The 7 Classic Pieces of Gear You Will Want After You Get a DSLR

Congratulations! You’re the proud owner of a new camera. But not just any new camera; no, not a new mobile device, not a new point and shoot — not …

5-Star Hotels on Hong Kong Island | Luxury Hotel

Accommodations<p>Previous slideNext slide<p>Deluxe Peak-View Room<p>Lofty ceilings and wide-open views invite you to linger just a little longer in these …

Hong Kong

Macau Hotel | Macau Luxury Hotels

Royal Suite<p>The expansive living room is the hub of these suites, where you’ll find your friends or family gathering for lively dinners and relaxed …

Luxury Lifestyle

Vacation Blues? 6 Tips to Ease the Before, During, and After

"How was your vacation?" I asked my friend who had just returned from a beach holiday.<p>"Now I <i>really</i> need a vacation." she sighed. "It was exhausting to get ready, the kids fought while we were there, and now it's overwhelming to be home."<p>Yep. I've been there. When you consider the Herculean effort …

Italy's top attractions: taking the 'trap' out of tourist trap

Across the globe, lucky souls are packing for Italy to explore the famed marvels of ancient Rome, find romance along Venice's teal-blue canals – and well-meaning friends are still trying to talk them out of it. 'You're going where? When? But it's a tourist trap!' they gasp.<p>This popular wisdom may …

Grab a Coffee: Here's 85 Amazing Photography Links from Around the Internet

As another week passes us by Toad Hollow Photography has been diligently searching all over the internet for the very best links to tutorials, …