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An Author’s Tour of Iceland

W.H. Auden once said that, "Few people take an interest in Iceland, but in those few the interest is passionate." Truer words were never spoken. …

Four Seasons Hotels Launches Food Truck

What happens when you combine a luxury hotel with the street food concept? You get the FS Taste Food Truck. That "FS"? Yeah, it stands for "Four Seasons."<p>With the launch of its signature food truck, Four Seasons Hotels is creating a delicious oxymoron.<p>The truck's goal is to put the high-end, …

Where to Celebrate Oktoberfest in the USA

Way back in 1810, Bavarian commoners were invited to a royal wedding celebration. It was such a rollicking good time that the fall festival became a yearly tradition. Munich's Oktoberfest, as it came to be called, now attracts more than 6 million revelers each year -- and it's one of the world's …

Oktoberfest In The US: Where And When To Celebrate This Year

Unless you're a study abroad student or a wealthy jet-setter, chances are you don't have the time or money to hop over to Munich for Oktoberfest.<p>But that doesn't mean you can't enjoy beer, bratwurst and all the accompanying festivities. There are plenty of places to celebrate the fall festival in …

Europe's Most Beautifully Precarious Villages

Europe is home to some of the world's most enchanting villages; small, rustic towns where time seems to slow down and travelers can explore narrow streets, ancient buildings, and farm-fresh country taverns to really soak up the local flavor. Europe is also home to some of the most unusual villages …

Tesla Motors Founder to Take Family Road Trip Across America in His Electric Car - Vagabondish

Elon Musk, the founder of electric car maker Tesla Motors plans to pile his five kids into his Model S and drive across America, recreating a road …

Where to Eat in San Diego Now

If the imaginative, farm-sourced fare at this eclectic collection of San Diego restaurants gives any indication of what's on offer state-wide, then …

Here Are The Cities That Americans Love To Visit In The US

The report looked at the most-visited destinations in America, based on hotel bookings.<p>For the third year in a row, Las Vegas remained the most popular travel destination in the U.S. for American travelers. Sin City continues to lure in travelers with its promise of luxe hotel rooms at a reasonable …

RANKED: The Best Airlines In America

But if you want to know how American carriers really stack up, you have to look at the raw data. So that's what we did.<p>We've created a list of the best airlines within the United States, based on the two most important factors for a trip: an enjoyable flying experience and a timely flight.<p>For …

22 Reasons The Midwest Is The Best

Travel Tips: How to Score the Best Hotel Deals

Travel Etiquette: How to Pack Your Suitcase Like a Pro

Whether your fall travel plans include business meetings, leaf peeping in New England or a seasonal trip to visit family, a few easy packing tips will get your trip started off on the right foot:<p>1. <b>Write it down.</b> Start the packing process by making a list of scheduled meetings, lunch and learn …

Majority Of People Consider Quitting Job After A Vacation: Study

A new study confirms what we've long suspected: Vacations are great for mental health and bad for jobs you hate.<p>The survey, conducted by Monster.com, found 70 percent of people are more likely to look for another job after they return from vacation. The results are based on a poll of more than …

12 Must-Try Street Foods Around the World

"Street food, I believe, is the salvation of the human race."<p>So proclaimed Anthony Bourdain, passionate street food advocate and consumer, at the …

Flipboard Is Now At 85 Million Users

<b>Update:</b> Flipboard CEO Mike McCue told Fox Business Network’s Liz Claman on Thursday that hitting the 85 million user mark is “amazing”, confirming John Doerr’s statement at TechCrunch Disrupt:<p>A lot of the growth has come since we launched 2.0 about 5 or 6 months ago. 2.0 really allowed anyone to …

What I like and what I don’t like about the new Apple iPhones

Advertisement<p>34 Comments<p>Credit: Apple<p>From manufacturing processes to marrying elements of user experience with hardware components, Apple(s aapl) …

Samsung: “Our next smartphones will have 64-bit processing functionality”

Advertisement<p>11 Comments<p>In a move that probably surprises no one, Samsung’s mobile business chief Shin Jong-kyun revealed that the company is working …

Samsung Tizen-based TVs could hit market in 2014, CEO says

Boo-Keun Yoon, co-CEO of Samsung and head of the consumer electronics business, tells a German publication that the company is working on televisions running the open source operating system.<p>Samsung's Tizen operating system may debut in TVs as soon as next year, one of the company's CEOs said in an …

Electronics Industry

Samsung: Of Course, Our Next Smartphones Will Be 64-Bit (Spoiler: Android Doesn’t Support 64-Bit, Yet)

When it ships on Sept. 20, Apple’s iPhone 5s will be the first and only smartphone on the market powered by a 64-bit processor — but not for long, if …

Mobile

Former convicts make bad employees—and other hiring myths big data expose

Despite the high rate of unemployment in the US, 4 million job openings remain unfulfilled. Attrition and lost productivity contribute to $350 billion in annual losses for US businesses; outdated hiring and workforce management practices are largely to blame.<p>Used in the right way, big data …

Human Resources

Physical money costs Americans more than $200 billion each year, so why bother?

For a case study of doing business in cash, look no further than America’s fledgling marijuana industry, which typically can’t access the official financial system. Conflicts between federal and state law over the legality of the marijuana trade are minefields for any bank holding money for a …

Cannabis Industry

Dell Shareholders Approve $25 Billion Buyout to Go Private

Michael Dell and the private equity firm Silver Lake have prevailed in their 14-month effort to convince shareholders in the computing company Dell …

IT