Monica Fricks

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The 25 Least Populated Countries In The World

Quite a few comments indicate that some of the countries on that list may be too hard or expensive to get to or too dangerous to go anywhere near.<p>That calls for another bucket list proposal on the 25 countries where 'no one' lives and why you should still visit. Maldives narrowly misses the list, …

Geography

Things Tourists Say: 5 Clichés You Should Probably Leave At Home

Being a tourist is an innately clichéd experience -- you roam around a foreign city, toting a giant camera, posing for awkward photos and wearing one of those I heart (insert city name here) t-shirts.<p>There are plenty of clichéd things you can <i>say</i>, too -- from corny jokes, to puns, to phrases we've …

10 Literary Restaurants for Hungry Book Nerds Around the World

What’s even better than drinking while reading? Eating while reading, of course (hint: you can have a drink, too). With the news that Biblio, a …

France

Will the FAA Relax Its Electronics Ban?

Moving to Cuenca, Ecuador: What You're Not Being Told!

<i>Photo Courtesy of Hole in The Donut Cultural Travel</i><p>In the past few years, more and more people seem to have gone crazy about Ecuador and, particularly, about the charming and lively city of Cuenca. Cuenca is rich in history and architecture; it's walking friendly and it's surrounded by breathtaking …

Three of Europe's Most Hedonistic Cities: Part 2 - London

<b>Just Back from London...</b><p><i>Part 2 of a 3 part series</i><p>London has a variety of things to do for people of all ages and interests. I lived in South Kensington for 10 years until 3 years ago and still discover new little nooks. From having a staring contest with the royal guards at the Buckingham Palace to …

England

First time Ireland: unmissable Emerald Isle experiences

Ireland’s reputation precedes itself, so first-time visitors might think they know what to expect – rolling green fields, chatty locals and a pint for each hand – but there’s so much more to Ireland than its stereotypical charms. Skip the bus tours stopping at leprechaun-filled souvenir shops and …

11 Tips For Taking Travel Pictures And Videos With Your Phone

Remember lugging around your Dad's brand-new Nikon & telephoto lens during the family trip to the Kennedy Space Center? Those days are over.<p>Most mobile phones have 8.0 megapixel cameras. They produce high-definition video and photos that can become beautiful 8 x 10s. And if you really want to …

Mobile Photography

First Chinese brand to enter luxury hotel market eyes global dominance

As Chinese real estate conglomerate Dalian Wanda confirmed its acquisition of Sunseeker Yachts yesterday, it also provided more details about its …

Beacher’s Madhouse, L.A.’s Craziest Nightclub: The Fav Haunt of Miley Cyrus, Bieber, More

Miley Cyrus’ fav new haunt is Beacher’s Madhouse, the craziest club in Los Angeles.<p>What do Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, flying midgets, and a 6-foot …

Southern Living partners with hotels to launch branded lifestyle collection

Southern Living is putting its stamp of approval on a group of one-of-a-kind, upscale independent hotels with its new Southern Living Hotel …

National Pyrotechnic Festival in Tultepec, Mexico

Every year 100,000 people gather in Tultepec, Mexico to experience the nine day National Pyrotechnic Festival. Like most festivals, food, rides, music, and dancing are involved, but the biggest thrills are the amazing fireworks displays. Tultepec is the largest producer of fireworks in all of …

White Board Eyemask Might Be The Cleverest In-Flight Invention We've Seen...Or Maybe Not

Tired of missing in-flight snacks because you're snoozing? Luckily, an inventor has thought of a quirky solution...two actually.<p>Of his first eye mask (sans white board), Jason Lichtman, CEO and founder of Eclipse Products LLC, told HuffPost Travel via email: "As a frequent traveler, I struggled to …

Vienna on a budget

Dodging Vienna's tourist traps and making the most of the Austrian capital on a tight budget is easy when you know how. Read on to learn how to see Klimt masterpieces for free, fill your belly for €6 and score opera tickets for a song.<p>'Hofburg' by Chris Brown. Creative Commons Attribution …

European Travel

The Chicest Spots In London, As Told By OscarPRGirl

It’s not everyday we get to breakfast with OscarPRgirl Erika Bearman, who was in town on a whistle-stop tour to showcase the brand’s resort ’14 …

Pacific Northwest: 17 Places We Can Think Of That Are Not Kim Kardashian's Baby

So word is that Kanye West and Kim Kardashian have decided upon the name "North West" for their newborn child.<p>The name has, obviously, left us with one burning question: What are the best places to go in the Pacific Northwest?<p><b>Pike Place Market, Seattle</b><p><b>Powell's Books, Portland</b><p><b>Space Needle,</b> …

O'ahu's top surf spots

Haleiwa<p>An unruly, wild, wintertime break that picks up pretty much any north or west swell. A split-peak with a better right, it breaks from two feet to 12 and can either be a lot of fun or one of the scariest places you'll ever surf. The current out of the Haleiwa Harbor's relentless, so make sure …

Honolulu

What It's Like to See the Aurora From Space

Two astronauts chatting about seeing the specialness of Earth's beauty from above.<p>These astronauts, Mike Massimino and Don Pettit, are a bit blasé about the view of the aurora from Earth. "One of the things that we've noticed," Massimino says, "is that when you see something, you get used to it in …

All Things Food and Drink: Week in Review

This week we are doing you (and your stomach) a solid with this all-food-all-the-time roundup. We’ve got Copenhagen tips straight from Rene Redzepi, …

Costa Rica

Our top 45 free things to do in New York City

Seeing New York City's biggest attractions can mean spending a hefty chunk of your trip budget on tickets. Empire State Building? $36. The Guggenheim and the Whitney both go for $25. Even the Frick is $22. But there's a lifetime of fun to be had without ever handing over a cent, and not just by …

A Local's Guide To Shanghai

Shanghai has transformed so much in the past two decades, that some of its prior visitors might not recognize it anymore. To clearly appreciate Shanghai's unbelievable boom, start no further than <b>The Bund</b>. Considered to be the face of Shanghai, it's where the city gets divided by the Huangpu River …

Communist Party

UNESCO grants Japan's Mount Fuji World Heritage status

Japan cheered the selection on Saturday of its most iconic landmark, Mount Fuji, as a World Heritage site.<p>The 3,776-meter-tall mountain has deep …

Rooftop Bars NYC Views - Best Hotels, Pools, Restaurants

New YorkThe NYC Rooftops You Need To Hit This Summerby Elizabeth BuxtonSep 14, 2017<p>New YorkThe 10 BEST Rooftops In NYCWe like to think the rooftop is …

Prison Hotels: A Growing Trend (PHOTOS)

In Britain, Policy Exchange has recently proposed a series of ‘super prisons,’ holding as many as 3,000 prisoners each, in place of 30 run-down and dilapidated prisons, The Guardian reports.<p>According to The London Evening Standard, a leading think tank believes that these plans mean that some of …

Set-Jetting Asia: A Guide to Your Next Movie Location Vacation

The days of filming exclusively in a studio are far behind us and now directors are bringing big budget productions to the most remote corners of the world. Taking these little known locales to the big screen has inspired a slew of wanderlust-driven movie enthusiasts to pack up, travel the world …

Bill Murray

The best countries for food

Food and travel go together like planes and airports. No matter where you go you'll have little trouble finding at least one culinary experience that will help you understand the local culture. In some countries the food is <i>the</i> highlight, drawing many a foodie to its borders, like a moth to a flame. …

How traveling Italy by train captures the country in all its complications

In a new book, Tim Parks says that to get under the skin of Italy, you must board a train. Whether an ultra fast service to Palermo or a time-warp …

Follow Favorite: nathanmichael

What combo is greater than food and travel? That’s a trick question. There isn’t one. So it should come as no surprise that we love nathanmichael’s …

Chicago

Delegations From Rival Koreas Meet At Panmunjom

For the first time in two years, delegations from North and South Korea sat down for talks aimed at ratcheting down escalating tensions on the peninsula.<p>The meeting took place at the symbolically significant border village of Panmunjom, where nearly 60 years ago the two sides signed an armistice …