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5 Places Not to be Missed in a Lifetime

As a travel writer since 1997, I have visited 100 countries, and I make 20 to 30 trips a year. I am always being asked where in the world I'd most like to go. In this post, I'm going to reveal the five destinations I'd love to visit, or re-visit, before I die. This includes, of course, the biggie …

10 Reasons Why Jordan Is So Much More Than Petra

Jordan -- it's a country we've all heard of. Maybe you've seen <i>Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade</i> as he travels on horse to reveal Petra's Treasury carved out of its rock surroundings. In some ways this was Petra's unveiling to the world, and perhaps Jordan's unveiling as a tourist destination. But …

Do Americans Just Travel Wrong? Part II

My last piece documented five reasons why we Americans just travel wrong.<p>They revealed that: <i>We are addicted to mini-vacations; we travel at the worst times; we take Groundhog Day vacations; we want Champagne vacations on beer prices</i>; and finally, <i>we vacation like we work with lists of things to do</i>. …

10 Destinations On The Rise, According To TripAdvisor

We never really can get sick of people telling us where to go next.<p>The advice is always varied and gives the inner traveler in you ideas of where you want to schlep off to next.<p>Enter TripAdvisor, who has released their annual list of places "on the rise." Many of the spots have been around for, um, …

15 Festivals To Attend Before You Die

Throwing tomatoes and watching balloon races aren't your standard, everyday activities. But every year, visitors gather in different locations around the world to participate in festivals ranging from spiritual to lighthearted. From samba dancing to bathing in a sacred river, each festival offers …

Get the Perfect Glow: How to Make a DIY Highlighter

Makeup Bag Organization: 6 Ways To De-Stress Your Cosmetics Case (PHOTOS)

Between dirty brushes, smeared lipsticks and expired mascaras, makeup bags -- which exist solely for the purpose of making us more beautiful -- can get pretty ugly. When left unkempt, a once-organized cosmetic pouch can become a breeding ground for bacteria, dirt and clutter, and it can add a whole …

To Be Happy or Beautiful, That Is the Question

<i>This post first appeared on HappinessPlunge.</i><p>As I travel I get to see far off places that stick to local customs that may be thousands of years old. Other places are more "modern" and globalized, adopting more Western customs in their lives. Either way, the concept of beauty is by far one of the …