Shannon Grice

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Winding Our Way to Ravello by John Mariani

The serpentine route along Italy's gorgeous Amalfi Coast can be daunting to those doing it in a rented car for the first time, but the road that winds and winds and winds its way up to the mountaintop town of Ravello, a thousand feet above the sea, makes the Amalfi Drive seem like a<p>straightaway.<p>You …

The Villages of Zagorohoria

Although I consider myself to be a city girl at heart, there are only so many days of crowded metro rides that I can take before I need to get away. Let's just say when the urge to get away hits, it's time to get out of the city, lest I provide a reenactment of Michael Douglas' behavior in <i>Falling</i> …

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Free Things to Do in Budapest

While the Four Seasons, Nobu, and other global luxury brands have glitzed up postcommunist Budapest, the city’s soul remains intact. Dazzling architecture, stunning Danube vistas, and grassy parkland offer visitors plenty to do that won’t cost a forint.<p>While the Four Seasons, Nobu, and other global …

Top 20 free things to do in Paris

City of love, fashion capital, literary paradise… Paris has many different guises. And while museum entry can be steep and fine dining comes at a premium, the French capital can also be a cheap date.<p>Whether you go weak at the knees for soaring church spires or want to rub elbows at an authentic …

Top 10 reasons Belgium isn’t boring

Late British comic Bob Monkhouse used to joke ‘I went to Belgium once. It was closed.’ Little understood, riddled with Eurocrats, somehow <i>between</i> places – all these impressions have contributed to Belgium’s dull rep. But dig a bit and you’ll find that Belgium is actually fascinating. Here are 10 …

The Greek Islands Are Calling You. Here's Where To Go.

So you want to take a trip to the good ole Greek islands, and we can't fault you. But there are nearly 6,000 of them scattered around so finding what's right for you can be tricky.<p>But hark! We've done some organizing for you to help whittle down the choices based on the type of vacation you're …

Top 20 free things to do in Berlin

Berlin may be one of the best-value cities in Europe but, for visitors, those euros can start to add up after days of museum-hopping and nights of clubbing. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to stretch your budget further by cashing in on some tip-top freebies.<p>Catch a ride to the Reichstag’s …

20 free things to do in Amsterdam

It's easy to spend a fortune in the Netherlands' stylish capital, but the city has plenty of gratis goodies up for grabs.<p>Check out our pick of the freebies on offer.<p><b>1. Canal Ring</b><p>More canals flow in Amsterdam than in Venice, and get this: the 400-year-old waterways are a UNESCO World Heritage site. …

A Taste of Everywhere in L.A.

I enjoy eating out in L.A. more than any other city in the world. That’s a bold statement, especially coming from a New Yorker, but the combination of superior produce grown in a Mediterranean climate, fresh (and inexpensive) sushi, comfort food at Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles, and …

11 Criminally Cheap Chicago Restaurants

It's one of the best things about living in Chicago: Walking into a restaurant you've never been to, and sometimes never even heard of, ordering, and …

The cutest animal ever: melt at the Power of Sloth - in pictures

What's your favourite animal? Warning, it might be about to change when you see these pictures from Lucy Cooke's new book The Power of Sloth.<p>Prepare to crumble, very slowly, into a heap of happiness as you learn more about a species about which you may know very little

These Awesome Croatian Tours Take You To 'Game Of Thrones' Filming Locations

Tour operator Viator is offering a one-day walking tour of Dubrovnik — which became King's Landing in Season 2 — for around $80, while another company, Collete, provides a 12-day Discover Croatia tour with "Game of Thrones" highlights, starting at $2,149.<p>Tour operators are getting creative to make …

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Trip.com's Green Travel Tribe Names Top Eco Hotels

Eco credentials are ever more important in a hotel these days -- and not just for hippies going camping or the super-rich heading to exclusive luxury ecolodges. Some hotels, which shall remain unnamed, even try to jump on the green bandwagon without really reducing waste. Think signs encouraging …

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Five reasons to visit northern France in 2014

France’s refreshing Nord-Pas-de-Calais has been overlooked by travellers for too long. The region has embraced the jokes about chilly weather and yokel locals while quietly transforming into a world-class destination with a daring arts scene, clutch of historic sights and irresistibly rugged charm. …

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 …

7 Awesome Cave Hotels To Add To Your Bucket List

Sleeping under the stars or in a super luxury hotel room or even underwater... it's all be done before. How about sleeping in a cave?<p>These seven cave hotels let you get up close and personal with one of nature's most fascinating wonders in really beautiful places. Check them out below.<p><b>1. The Caves,</b> …

The New Stress Solution

Feeling wrung out? Barring the off-chance you can drop everything and move to the South of France, check out this easy expert advice for how to keep calm.<p>As the clinical director of New York's buzzed-about YinOva Center, a holistic-based medical practice, Jill Blakeway has seen her share of strung …

Eat Your Way Through Montreal This Winter

<i>By Natalie Taylor</i><p>When the maple-syrup-drenched croissant touched my tongue, I knew that this Martin Picard brunch was worth the delighted squeals escaping from my fellow hungry foodies who had made the hour-plus pilgrimage from Montreal to his remote <i>cabane à sucre</i> (sugar shack) in Mirabel, …

Reader Recs: Romantic Destinations

Planning a trip with that special someone? We asked our Facebook fans to share their favorite romantic destinations, and they came through in a big way.<p><b>Whether you’re looking for a tried-and-true classic or something more off the grid, our travel community has got you covered:</b><p>Not surprisingly …

Made in Italy: Milan

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>“The hallmarks of Italy’s artisanal tradition–creativity, innovation, craftsmanship–go back at least 3,000 years, to when Etruscans fashioned extraordinary works with bronze and Romans excelled in mosaics and glass.<p>Now travelers keen to avoid mass-produced generica can …

Taking a bite out of the Big Apple

The Big Apple’s history and identity is best explored through its food – dishes given a new home by waves of immigrant communities and turned into New York City icons.<p>The Big Apple’s history and identity is best explored through its food – dishes given a new home by waves of immigrant communities …

New in the Shop: Michael Aldo’s Surreal Dreams

Indonesian photographer Mikael Aldo visualizes the depths of his imagination through his photography. The young fine art photographer's images are both surreal and raw at the same time, offering the viewer an extraordinary blend of ‘unbelievable' and ‘absolutely relatable.' Each emotionally-charged …

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Sweet Drawings Illustrate Experiences of Young Love

Korea-based artist Hana Jang uses a combination of pencil and digital painting to create these sweet illustrations. The memorable collection appears to tell a tale of young love, innocence, and loss where the main subject, a single female character, experiences a relationship with a mysterious male …

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12 Important Things to Know Before You Buy a Sofa

Designers reveal what you must consider before making this major purchase.<p>When it comes to furniture, a sofa is likely to be one of the biggest investments you'll make. Yet, with so many options, it's so easy to go wrong. We spoke with our favorite designers to find out the secrets to making a …

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10 Delicious Slow-Cooked Vegan Dishes

Crockpots are often viewed as the domain of meat-heavy winter dishes—but did you know you can slow cook some fantastic vegan dishes for those cold …

15 Vegan Recipes for a Very Green 2015

<i>Every other Thursday, Gena Hamshaw of the blog Choosing Raw shares satisfying, flavorful recipes that also happen to be vegan.</i><p><i>Today: If you're looking to add more vegan dishes to your diet in 2015, start here.</i><p>I don’t love New Year’s resolutions, especially those that involve the words “diet,” …

Strawberry Fruit Roll-Ups from 'Classic Snacks Made from Scratch'

I was rarely given <b>Fruit Roll-Ups</b> as a kid. Instead, my siblings and I were stuck with the healthier, thicker fruit leathers from the natural foods aisle. We often yearned for the pliable texture, bright color, and saccharine flavor of the decidedly fruit-less roll-ups in our friends lunch boxes. …