Mariam Zakaria

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Where to Eat and Drink in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill

From especially great Italian fare to Japanese izakaya served in a speakeasy, here’s where to eat in the neighborhoods<p>Fort Greene and Clinton Hill are perhaps best known for attractive houses of a plethora of architectural styles and eras on quiet, leafy side streets (and, in the latter’s case, for …

Pie

13 Things Highly Successful People Do Not Waste Their Mental Energy On

Highly successful people (regardless of the variety of ways one could define being “successful”) all seem to understand a few core principles. Chief among them is that it is not your time, but your energy, that is limited each day and therefore, needs to be carefully managed.<p>This is why you hear …

Self-improvement

Inside the world’s new luxury airline with glass floors and private rooms

Imagine floating gently through the clouds on a three-day travel expedition in an airbus that resembles a luxury, super yacht. It sounds a little far-fetched, right? Surprisingly enough, it could soon be a reality for passengers of the Airlander 10.<p>Since its first test flight in 2016, there has …

Aviation

A D.I.Y. Trip Through Alaska’s Inside Passage

Long before his extravagantly bearded profile appeared on postage stamps and commemorative coins, John Muir was a struggling travel writer. Muir, revered today as the founder of the Sierra Club and an early advocate for national parks, was largely unknown to America’s reading public in 1879 when he …

According to Hiring Managers, When Asked, "What Makes You Unique?", Don't Say This

Employers share what NOT to say about what makes you unique.<p>It's not uncommon in a job interview to be asked,"What makes you unique?" Most job seekers naturally feel the need to say something witty or unexpected. And, that's where things go wrong. I recently asked a group of professional recruiters …

The Most Underrated Travel Destinations in the World

Looking for somewhere off-the-beaten path that’s not overrun with tourists? Here are our picks for an unforgettable under-the-radar …

How to Ask Great Questions

Much of an executive’s workday is spent asking others for information—requesting status updates from a team leader, for example, or questioning a counterpart in a tense negotiation. Yet unlike professionals such as litigators, journalists, and doctors, who are taught how to ask questions as an …

Psychology

2017 is Your Best Chance to See the Northern Lights for a Decade

Make that your New Year's resolution before it disappears.<p>Image via theonepicture.com<p>The <b>northern lights</b> are nature's most dazzling light show. Also …

Act Soon to Nab 2017 Inca Trail Permits

Courtesy of Pixabay<p>You may have to find an alternate way to get to Machu Picchu this year.<p>The Peruvian travel ministry has opened registration a …

26 Holiday Ideas You’ve Probably Never Considered Before

Who knew Siberia was an ideal holiday destination?

Our Favorite Travel Photography of 2016

Time to Travel to The World’s 19 Most Beautiful Cities

People might be grossly destructive creatures that want to put parking lots over the top of the very things that clean our air so we can breathe, but …

Amazing

Where to Eat in Rio's Barra da Tijuca Neighborhood

At the Academia da Cachaça you’ll nibble on finger foods while learning the ins and outs of Brazil’s national liquor. (Photo: Alamy)<p>Well-known among …

The 30 Cheapest Places To Travel In 2017

Time to start packing your bags: 2017 is shaping up to be a banner year for budget travel. The dollar is enjoying historic highs — meaning your money goes much further in many destinations around the globe — and according to an American Express Global Business Travel report, airfares are expected …

Insider's Guide to Big Bend National Park

Named for the large, lazy turn in the Rio Grande river, Big Bend National Park defies expectations with lush flood plains, tree-covered mountains …

National Parks

Here are all the dates you can get into US National Parks for free in 2017

As you plan your 2017 travels, know that the U.S. National Park Service will be offering a number of days during which they will waive entrance fees …

This Muslim purge in Myanmar is so awful you can see it from space

If Myanmar’s notorious army is to be believed — that’s a very big if — its soldiers are facing a highly deranged adversary.<p>Along Myanmar’s marshy coastline, villages keep going up in flames. All of them belong to the Rohingya, a horribly persecuted Muslim group. The arsonists? Muslims themselves, …

12 Reasons Why Alberta Is The Perfect Place To Visit If You’re Obsessed With Winter

If you love winter, Alberta is the place for you. The Canadian Rockies, the powder, and the stunning backdrop make it a world-renowned skiing and snowboarding destination, but there’s so much more. Bundle up and check out all of the other fun activities that Alberta has to offer this winter.

WOW Air Adds Pittsburgh As A New Destination. More Cheap Travel To Europe!

WOW Air continues to expand service to the US, which means more cheap fares for more people to Iceland and Europe. Take a look at the introductory …

A Packing Guide for a Pacific Coast Highway Road Trip

Travel<p>Make the most of your journey along California's breathtaking coast with these packing essentials.<p>Travel<p>Highway 1 is one of the most scenic drives in the world, snaking along the California coast past rocky shoreline, miles of farmland, and dozens of picture-perfect towns. The Highway 1 …

12 Terrific Things to do in Copenhagen | The Planet D

We had two and a half days to explore Copenhagen, and the one thing we learned was that we wanted more! There's a lot of things to do in Copenhagen, …

10 of the best women-only activity holidays

Demand for women-only breaks is growing. These activity trips include yoga, surfing, boot camps, and dog-sledding, from Kent to Kilimanjaro<p>Desperately Seeking Adventure runs active trips for small groups of women of all ages – the oldest participant so far was 72. There are two via ferrata trips to …

Be Thankful: Right Now is the Best Time Ever to Travel

Quick, go to The Flight Deal. Yes yes it’s fine, just go and take a look at the first 5-10 deals and then come back…………….ok welcome back (some of you …

You will soon be able to fly from Europe to the US for less than £120

WOW Air has announced it will fly from Europe to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania starting in June 2017, with one-way fares starting at £119.99.<p>The Icelandic budget airline is offering flights from London Gatwick and Edinburgh via Reykjavik. The inaugural service to Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) …

Los Angeles

The European train trip that every family should take

As a child I used to stand beside my dad in the corridor of the overnight car train from Calais to Narbonne in southern France. We’d watch fields of sunflowers shoot by while freight trains roared past like angry dragons. Lost in a reverie, his hair tangled from the rushing wind, my father rarely …

Trains

World's Best Stargazing Sites

Travel<p>Explore seven incredible destinations for sky-watchers, from the top of a crater to a star-studded desert sky.<p>Travel<p>Today most city skies are free of stars. About 80 percent of North Americans live under light-polluted skies, not dark enough to see the Milky Way. But a growing number of …

National Parks

The Art of the Qur’an – landmark exhibit shows holy book as text and work of art

First major exhibit on the Qur’an in the US, at the Smithsonian’s Sackler Gallery in Washington, displays manuscripts over a period of almost a millennium<p>The last significant survey of Islam’s holy book in the west was held at the British Museum in London in 1976. Into that void comes the first …

Witchcraft, wonders and the world's only quadripoint: 10 reasons why Zambia should be your next holiday

As Zambia celebrates its independence day, we shine a spotlight on this stunning Southern African nation, which is known amongst other things for its waterways, wildlife and witchcraft.<p>1. Victoria Falls, obviously<p>One of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, Victoria Falls forms a watery border …

The Best Travel Workouts You Can Do With No Equipment

When it comes to reaching your fitness goals, consistency is key. And while travel workouts are obviously great if you can fit them in, don't stress …