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How to explore the world by cruise ship

For many people the mere mention of the word 'cruise' can evoke cringeworthy images of forced fun and chintzy cabins, but boat trips can be a thrilling way to see the world – it just depends on the cruise you choose.<p>Feel the local rhythm on a freshwater cruise<p>With smaller boats and fewer people, …

I’m Like a Bird: These Wing Scarves Are Seriously Stunning

Raise your hand if you’re beyond excited that scarf season is fast-approaching! We’re going to assume that you’re all raising your hands and say, “Us, too!” Scarves can be tied a dozen (or more) different ways, which makes them a super versatile accessory. But we’ve just found the most beautiful …

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Explore Victoria by pedal, foot or paddle to get a taste of local life

Victoria is known for its many popular attractions: the photogenic Inner Harbour, the Robert Bateman Centre, the Royal British Columbia Museum, the famed Empress Hotel, the restaurants and shopping.<p>But as lovely as it is, Victoria residents don't spend every Sunday afternoon having tea at the …

20 free things to do in Amsterdam

It's easy to spend a fortune in the Netherlands' stylish capital, but the city has plenty of gratis goodies up for grabs.<p>Check out our pick of the freebies on offer.<p><b>1. Canal Ring</b><p>More canals flow in Amsterdam than in Venice, and get this: the 400-year-old waterways are a UNESCO World Heritage site. …

Home Depot: Quartz and Corian Countertops

Choosing the right countertop for your kitchen can be daunting given the many styles and material options. Here's the lowdown on two of our favorite countertop materials -- quartz and Corian -- to help you make the choice that best suits your home and lifestyle.<p>View the Martha Stewart Living …

The 10 Best Washing Machines For Your Home

Laundry is rarely a task to look forward to, whether you're doing a solo load or cleaning clothes for a family of five. A great washing machine can make things a lot easier and eliminate possible frustrations, like having to wait your turn for a machine at a local laundromat.<p>The experts over at …

7 Unique Tours of Rome

Just because all roads lead to Rome doesn't mean they converge into a single route once they get there. When in Rome, forgo the well-trodden tourist …

Ask Fodor’s: Can I See Rome’s Top Sights in 5 Hours?

Our column this week features a question submitted by @davis63 via Twitter:<p>You should definitely be able to see Rome's top sights in four or five …

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100% Solid .925 Sterling Silver. Gardenia flower and leaf ear cuff cartilage earrings. Unique handmade jewelry by RingRingRing on Etsy.<br>It is lightly antiqued by oxidized and polished to show the details of the design. It is for men and women and, it does not require pierced ears.<br>This design is only …

You only get so much vacation: 15 expert travel tips to make every moment count

<b>1. TAKE THE LAYOVER</b><p>I know direct flights are the bee's knees, but arranging for a layover in a cool city can add a whole new dimension to a trip. Either take a five-or-greater-hour layover and pop into town or, better yet, arrange for an overnight (up to 24 hours after initial departure). The …

Ask Fodor’s: How to Avoid Seasickness

Though my first cruises were marked by unpleasant bouts of queasiness and dizziness, I am happy to report that now, some 20 trips later, my time on …

How To Make a Painted Faux Marble Table Top

Yesterday I showed you the "before" condition of this poor little table, which was used outside by its previous owner and left to rot and weather. …

The Best Kind of Paint for Painting Kitchen Cabinets — Paint Project

Walk down a paint aisle in even the smallest hardware store and the number of options is overwhelming. <i>Do you want oil-based paint? What kind of</i> …

How to Maneuver Paris’s Top Tourist Attractions

A perennial favorite of tourists, Paris fires up the imagination, delights the senses—and draws the crowds. According to the 2013 Mastercard Global …

See this European delight that your friends won't hit this summer

<i>Inside the Voronet Monastary (The Last Judgement).</i><p><b>IF YOU GO</b><p>There are no direct flights from Canada to Romania. British Airways, KLM and LOT offer the cheapest and shortest connections from major Canadian cities. Bucharest is not served by Europe’s low-cost carriers, which also makes it difficult to …

Five surprising destinations to enjoy stress-free Europe

Want to see Europe without all the lineups, money grabs and crowds? Here’s how to enjoy the continent’s best stress-free escapes.<p><b>Instead of … taking a day trip from Florence to see the Leaning Tower of Pisa</b><p>The Leaning Tower of Pisa is one of Italy’s most iconic symbols. Even though it leans …

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Renovation Project Secret: How To Lay A Perfect Bead of Caulk Quickly & Neatly, Every Time

(Image credit: June Bhongjan)<p>While in the process of diy-ing a bathroom renovation, I discovered a key process "secret" worth learning. Laying the …

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The Shingled House DIY: Easy Burlap Shades (for Less Than $20 Each)<p>by Margot Guralnick<p>DIY: Homemade Dish Soap<p>by Justine Hand<p>DIY: How to Make the …

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How To Clean Stainless Steel For A Sparkling Kitchen

Modern kitchens are as much about painting a pretty picture as they are about getting the job done. Bringing together convenience, style and sheen,</b> …

Add Dimension And Color To Your Home With 3D Wall Art

I’ve spent a lot of time trying to figure out how I should decorate my new home. At one point I was leaning towards posters or framed photos but then …

Frugal Living: How To Frame Your Art on the Cheap

I never quite felt like a real adult until I framed my first piece of art. All through college I pinned giant collages of unframed art to my walls …

Meet Shigeru Ban, Winner of the 2014 Pritzker Architecture Prize

Considered the Nobel Prize of architecture, the annual Pritzker Architecture Prize is given by Chicago’s Hyatt Foundation. It honors a living …

A New Website For Boomers And Other Older Travelers

There are online travel resources for every demographic, taste and budget, it seems, but AARP just announced the launch of a new website designed as a simple, comprehensive, “one-stop shop” way for older people to manage travel planning.<p>“Users can seamlessly dream, plan, book and share trips with …

Medieval Paris: A Walking Tour of the Marais

By Eric Jager, author of <i>Blood Royal: A True Tale of Crime and Detection in Medieval Paris</i><p>In Paris, you can walk in history’s footsteps: A street …

Top Pin of the Day: An English Library

Today's top pin is a library with a nod to English decorating. For more inspiring photos and ideas, follow us on Pinterest.<p>The library in a 19th-century London townhouse is designer Rob Southern's "nod to English decorating, with vintage floral chintz." Walls covered in Zoffany Serenza. Woodwork …

10 Must-Pack Items for Every Cruise | Fodor's

Whether you start packing for a cruise three weeks before the embarkation date, or you're the type who throws together a bag a few hours before …

How To Lean Art (Without It Looking Like You Forgot to Hang It)

Along with looking super cool and casual, leaning art — instead of hanging it on a wall — also makes for a flexible home. You don't have to whip out …