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How to Tip in France

There is nothing more vexing than trying to figure out who to tip, how much, and when—especially when you're in a foreign country. You’ll come face to face with employees at airports, train stations, hotels, restaurants, and cafés. Do you have to tip everyone? What about shuttle bus drivers, tour …


Beginner's Guide to Hawaii: Maui, Lanai, and Molokai

First-time visitors to Hawaii can be overwhelmed when planning their trips. After all, the state has six tourist islands—which is the right one to experience? It’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking Waikiki Beach and Honolulu should be the first stops, especially because most of the direct …


10 Tech Accessories With Mobility in Mind - Design Milk

The last decade undoubtedly belongs to the dominance of the smartphone in almost every aspect of modern life. But when it comes to the realm of work, …

Mobile Photography

Polaroid Zip Instant Mobile Printer Allows You to Print Photos from Your Smartphone On-The-Go

We have featured Polaroid Digital Camera with integrated printer, but if you need just the printer, you can get Polaroid Zip Instant Mobile Printer. …

Polaroid Photography

Fan TV revealed: is this the set-top box we’ve been waiting for?

In June 2011, a Silicon Valley startup released a well received iOS app named Fanhattan to serve as a central place for finding streaming video. More recently, Fanhattan brought its service to the web. But it turns out the apps were something of a feint — for its entire existence the company has …



A good umbrella should keep you dry during a downpour, but the practical accessory hasn't seen much improvement since its inception. The designers of …


The 5 Most Spectacular National Park Road Trips

by Valerie Conners, Condé Nast Traveler

Nothing gets us more excited for summer than the prospect of an epic road trip: wind whipping through open car windows, highways flanked by stunning landscapes. Luckily, this is an easy reality in the U.S., thanks to an abundance of amazing national parks. …

Road Trips

15 Books Every Recent College Grad Needs on Their Shelf

Graduating from college is an exciting time full of adventures, new opportunities and… uncertainty. While you’re celebrating your major accomplishment and partying with your friends and loved ones, figuring out the future can be nerve wracking. Whether you’re graduating this year, are a recent grad …

College & University

Pileated Woodpecker, YNP, 04/24/2015

Fresh Green

Crater Lake National Park

Location: Oregon

Established: May 22, 1902

Size: 183,224 acres

Few forget their first glimpse of Crater Lake on a clear summer's day—21 square miles of water so intensely blue it looks like ink, ringed by cliffs towering up to 2,000 feet above. The mountain bluebird, Indian legend says, was gray …

National Parks

A sea of tulips at the @woodenshoetulipfarm. Photo by @pushingtin74.

Astoria, Ore., is called 'Little San Francisco' for a reason – several reasons, actually

Astoria, Ore., is tucked near the mouth of the mighty Columbia River where Lewis and Clark came to a weary halt in view of the Pacific Ocean. Fortunes made from fishing and lumber mills lined the town's hilly streets with Victorian flights of fancy, thus the sobriquet "Little San Francisco." The …

San Francisco Bay Area

Top 10 Don’t-Miss Spots On The Oregon Coast

As the Travel Oregon Ask Oregon expert for the Coast, one of the most frequent questions I’m asked is “what are the things I shouldn’t miss on my …

Autumn Bull Moose

Bison w/Calves

Scouting spring

Splish Splash!

Free Things to Do in Prague

Not long ago, Prague was hailed—in hushed tones—as one of the greatest European cities vacationers had yet to discover. Those days are gone, and the city is now well known as a major destination for art, history, and culture. Naturally, its prices have grown along with its reputation. With these …

Europe Travel

Georgian Bay

Georgian Bay, tucked into Ontario's Lake Huron, is a bit of a misnomer. At 5,792 square miles it's not that much smaller than Lake Ontario (7,320 square miles), earning it the nickname "the sixth Great Lake." With more than 1,240 miles of grayish-pink granite shoreline, it is part of a UNESCO …

Travel (Canada)

Acadia National Park

A rugged mix of mountains, rocky coast, and swirling surf make Acadia a magical park/Colleen Miniuk-Sperry

Editor's note: This is a special

National Parks

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36 Hours in San Luis Obispo, Calif.

Occupying a dramatic stretch of coast midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo County is nothing if not well-positioned. It has the Pacific to the west, the fertile San Joaquin Valley to the east and a delicious Mediterranean climate. It is here, on an isolated hill overlooking …

San Luis Obispo

The First 21 Apps To Download For Your New iPhone 6

So you managed to get your hands on an iPhone 6, but what apps should you download?

Every iPhone 6 comes with Apple's new iOS 8 mobile operating system pre-installed, which is capable of some great features like app extensions, widgets, and better-than-ever graphics.

We've collected the best apps to …

Catch (almost) every show and movie online with our guide to the best streaming services

Streaming movies and TV shows from the internet has caught on fast. There’s no shortage of content to stream these days, and there are tons of …


How to survive crossing time zones

You want to be at the top of your game when you’re traveling on business, but crossing time zones can take a toll on even the most experienced travelers.

Business travelers who have crossed time zones experience diminished mental capacity and communication skills as well as a decrease in their …


Great Sand Dunes in Morning Light

Afternoon Strorm at Great Sand Dunes NP

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