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This Is the Most Popular Sweet Potato Recipe on Pinterest

It was sometime last year that I became deeply enamored of sweet potatoes. I don't do anything particularly special with them or anything — I simply …

Sweet Potatoes

5 Essential Things to See and Do in New Orleans' Garden District

The glorious Garden District is one of New Orleans' most popular tourist spots, but the atmosphere is nothing like the hustle-bustle of the French …

Rick Steves: Three of Europe's most spectacular journeys

Sometimes in travel, the journey is the reward. And that is particularly true in Europe, where travelers can enjoy special trains, buses and boats that link destinations near and far, high and low, urban and rural, often through spectacular scenery.<p>One of my favorite journeys is called "Norway in a …

European Travel

5 of the Most Underrated Destinations in Spain

With over 75 million foreign visitors, Spain was the third most visited country in the world in 2016. It's also been ranked the most tourist-friendly …

10 of the best Christmas shopping cities in Europe

Lisbon<p><b>Why go</b><br>Lisbon sparkles at Christmas (check out the massive tree in Praça do Comércio), but is more cool than twee. The scent of chestnuts fills the air, and concerts are held in churches, but festivities feel refreshingly uncommercialised.<p><b>Best buys</b><br>Great independent shops include <b>A Vida</b> …

European Travel

How to live like a local in Bucharest

Lonely Planet Local Monica Suma recently moved back to her native Bucharest after 12 years abroad. Drawn by the urban revival and cultural effervescence, this former New Yorker enjoys strolling through the back alleys of interwar Bucharest, searching for the hidden haunts, delicious eats and …

11 secret Italian villages to visit before the crowds do

Rome? Been there. Venice? Done that. Florence? Bought the statue-of-David postcard. While this triumvirate of tourist destinations is a must-do for any first-time visitor to Italy, many of the country’s greatest charms can only be experienced in small Italian villages — places where you can slip …

Italy

Plan your perfect Croatian island-hopping adventure

Fancy a sojourn along the Croatian coastline without having to worry about parking, crazy drivers or lengthy bus trips? Don’t have your own yacht? Can’t bear the thought of cruise ships? Croatia’s extensive ferry network makes an island-hopping holiday a breeze.<p>When to go?<p>If possible, plan your …

The holiday websites that let you find 'error fares' online - and the deals are amazing

Airlines and agents are forever pushing rock bottom rates to entice travellers, but if you're on the ball, one tip can help you lock in an even …

How to Buy a Phone Now That 2-Year Contracts Are Dead

Two-year cell phone contracts are officially dying. T-Mobile dumped them years ago, then Verizon followed suit late last year. With AT&T set to get …

100 Wedding Cocktail Hour Songs That Make a Perfect Playlist

The cocktail hour at your wedding is a magical moment: You're officially a newlywed, drinks are flowing, and there are smiles all around. Create a playlist full of songs to match the golden vibes! Get inspired with this roundup of the best cocktail hour songs (in every genre) to play on the big day!<p>…

Here are 6 Easy Ways to Find the Cheapest Flights Using Google

If you’re not already familiar with Google Flights, let us introduce you to one of the quickest and most efficient travel search engines out there. …

3 lesser-known websites that will save you a ton of money on flights

These days, you can travel the world for a lot less than you may think. After all, it's easier than ever to find great deals on everything from luxury hotel rooms to international flights.<p>By now, you probably know how to set up price alerts on KAYAK, or find cheap airline fares via Hopper, but …

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Exactly How to Get Into Rome’s Most Beautiful Off-Limits Attractions

The Eternal City has always brimmed with secrets, and today, epic burial grounds quietly crouch beneath unassuming streets, and unremarkable doors just might open to jaw-dropping works from the city’s most famed artists. We spoke with a few in-the-know locals about their favorite back-door, …

The 10 Best Bars in Venice, Italy

This is the best video of Italy you’ll ever see

Italy is an incredibly beautiful place. No matter how many pictures and videos you’ve seen, the moment you visit the country for the first time, …

Italy's best beaches and islands

<b>(CNN) —</b> In a perfect world, we wouldn't need to explain why beaches and islands up and down Italy are worth visiting. We wouldn't need to describe the fluorescent waters and talcum-powder sand, or highlight the delicious seafood or lively nightlife.<p>Fortunately, this isn't a perfect world, so we get …

Italy

The Best Italian Islands You've Never Heard Of

You love Sicily, Sardinia and Capri—but so does every other tourist. Italy has more than 350 sea islands alone, so this summer, head to one of these equally beautiful, but lesser-known Italian spots to soak in all that Mediterranean wonder—without the crowds.

Italy

The best movies of 2017 so far, ranked

Superheroes, superpigs, and all points in between.<p>It’s hard to believe, but true: 2017 is already half over.<p>The most prestigious films of the year usually come out in the fall in an attempt to make a run at the Oscars. But this year has <i>already</i> yielded a bumper crop of great movies, including three …

Entertainment

Essential Travel Apps and Websites for Frequent Flyers

Research by Nielsen indicates that 137 million U.S. customers use travel apps on phones and tablets each month. With so many travel apps it can be …

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 …

Air Travel

The Hidden Treasures in Italian Libraries

In the madness of late spring at San Marco Square in Venice, amid the hordes pouring in from land and sea, hard by the hissing espresso machines and sizzling panini presses of overpriced cafes, I found the still point of the turning world.<p>I found it in the library.<p>It was 10 in the morning and I was …

Italy

The secret garden gems of Italy

Italy

The easiest and cheapest way to get to the airport in 12 cities [INFOGRAPHIC]

Unless you have someone who will pick you up from the airport, one of the things you need to figure out as soon as your plane lands in whatever place …

The 7 Best Retirement Stocks No One Talks About

The hunt for the best retirement stocks is like the hunt for the best pizza — much of it is a matter of taste. Do you want income or capital …

Retirement

Invest in a Roth IRA, Retire Tax Free. Really

By<p>March 23, 2017 4:51 p.m. ET<p>Financial advice sites like Barron’s Next urge readers to save for retirement, and we’ve got the numbers to prove that …

Retirement

The 7 Best ETFs for Retirement Investors

Exchange-traded funds have surged in popularity over the years. And it’s easy to see why. The passively managed baskets of stocks, bonds and other …

6 Ways Google Flights Can Save You Time and Money on Travel

One of the downsides of our loan repayment journey was that my husband and I did not have much time or money allocated towards travel. We would take …

Google Flights

7 Secrets to Celebrating Mardi Gras Like an Insider

In New Orleans, the Carnival season is about so much more than Fat Tuesday.<p>Beads, beers, and Bourbon Street are the stock images that come to mind when conjuring the frivolity and merrymaking that explodes in New Orleans's antiquarian streets during the Carnival season. But if you make the trip to …

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