Angela Powell

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Jay Z Sparks Controversy With Five Percent Nation Bling

During a recent game at the Barclays Center, Jay Z sported a Five Percent Nation medallion, sparking outrage and general confusion about whether reverse racism is a thing (spoiler: it definitely isn't). The impractically-sized necklace is a symbol for the group, which was founded in 1963 by …

Why I Love Fort Lauderdale

In <b>Fort Lauderdale</b>, water and land are of equal significance. There may be some 165 miles of canals in the “Venice of America,” but this city isn’t sinking. Instead Miami’s little sister is rising in popularity with its laid-back chic-meets-beach vibe and year-round sunshine.<p>Even though I only …

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IllumiNations Sparkling Dessert Party Celebrates Sweet Tastes At Epcot

Check out this genius idea – what if we took the best desserts and sparkling wines from all around World Showcase and gathered them in one area for …

I'm Flying to Europe for $300 and You Can Too -- It's Pissing Some People Off

The rumors are true. You can get from North America to Europe (or vice versa) for under $600 round trip! Or for $300, one way, including taxes.<p>This isn't some travel writer/blogger exclusive. Acclaimed as a new airline, Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA has been around for over 10 years, but recently …

By The Numbers: America's Best Value Destinations

For a domestic vacation that won't break the bank this year, check out these 50 affordable hidden gems. Hotel search trivago.com has compiled a list of the best value destinations on home turf for 2014. Based on the yearly average overnight price of a standard double room, combined with the …

How to Spot a Vacation Club Scam

In the last six months of 2013 a "Vacation Club Scam" setup shop in central New York State, in the area where I grew up. When my family began receiving letters baited with free travel gimmicks, inviting us to join the scam presentation, I decided to attend to better understand how these so-called</i> …

The Exceptional Traveler: Travel on $1200 a Month!

"Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living." -- Miriam Beard<p>Artisinal dairy in Mérida<p>In a recent post, I described my experience of housesitting in Mérida, Mexico this summer, as being in paradise. Meals featured colossal …

The 10 Best Islands In The World, According To TripAdvisor Users

But Indian Ocean islands had their fair share of representatives on the list as well.<p>The site ranked islands based on the quality and quantity of the most highly-rated hotels, restaurants, and attractions listed for each location on TripAdvisor gathered during a 12-month period.

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Top 10 Beaches in Hawaii

Hugging the coasts of the Hawaiian Islands, these beaches feature black, white, golden, and even green sand, as well as clear waters ideal for snorkeling, surfing, and swimming. Enjoy a virtual visit to GAYOT.com's Top 10 Beaches in Hawaii.<p><b>HAWAII</b><p><b>Hookena Beach Park</b><p>The ocean views and scenic vistas …

Travel Reveals 10 Ways America Is Different From the Rest of the World

After traveling around the world for two years we've noticed many differences between America and the rest of the world. From the proper way to eat pizza to how to tell time, here are a few of our favorites:<p><b>Metric system:</b> As an eager middle-schooler in the 1970s I was told that the United States …

A Guide To The Secret Parts Of Paris

See and do<p><i>Eglise St-Etienne-du-Mont</i><p>This is one of my favourite Paris churches, both for its architecture, which is an endearing mix of renaissance and gothic, and as an insight into Paris' history: it is home to the shrine of Saint Geneviève, patron saint of Paris, who saved the city from invasion …

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10 Places Every American Should See

California's Pacific Highway 1 runs 135 miles between San Luis Obispo and Monterey.<p><i>Photo Courtesy Wangkun Jia / Dreamstime.com. Article by Sean O'Neill, contributor to Budget Travel.</i><p>Think you know America's essential sights? Compare your past trips with our picks for domestic destinations every …

How to Prepare an Emergency Medical Contact Card Before You Go Abroad

If you've ever had to visit an ER or doctor in another country, you know how critical it is to have an emergency medical card, and several supplemental documents, with you at all times (or at least in your hotel room). Some of this medical and personal information seems pointless to write down …

10 Travel Mistakes That Will Ruin Your Life

From contracting parasites and bedbugs to illegally crossing a border or racking up exorbitant cellular fees, these 10 travel errors could have serious health or financial consequences that will haunt you long after your vacation is over.<p><b>Crossing the Wrong Border</b><p>In some places, it's easy to wander …

Eight Things You Should Do Before Anything Else in Your Hotel Room

All you want to do is kick off your shoes and relax when you arrive in your hotel room. But before you flop down on the bed, make time to do these eight simple things before anything else. Your health and safety may depend on it.<p><b>Check for Bedbugs</b><p>Scrutinize your mattress, bed frame, and headboard -- …

Insider Tips for Enjoying Castaway Cay

<b>Reserve the Castaway Cay Getaway Package</b>, including snorkel equipment, a float and a bicycle, online or onboard prior to arrival at Castaway Cay. …

A Capital Idea! Knowing What to Capitalize

<b>By Janice Hardy, @Janice_Hardy</b><p>Capitalization might seem like a no-brainer, but if you happen to write science fiction or fantasy (and possibly …

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9 Types of Functional Variation

Usually, we easily identify a word’s part of speech, but a given word’s grammatical category can shift, or one form of the word can differ in meaning …

10 Types of Hypercorrection

<b>Tony Hearnon April 29, 2016 8:07 pm</b><p>Anto, that’s an interesting question. Technically /as/ is an adverb. So, ‘she is as tall as (my brother and) I’ …

60 Synonyms for “Walk”

When you walk the walk, talk the talk: Replace the flat-footed verb <i>walk</i> with a more sprightly synonym from this list:<p>1. <b>Amble</b>: walk easily and/or …

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5 Ways to Live for Free Around the World - Vagabondish

Six years ago I wrote an article for Vagabondish detailing 8 Tools to Help you Travel Forever and Live Rent Free that was a blockbuster hit (but …

Top Ten Things to Do at Castaway Cay with Disney Cruise Line

There’s no doubt Castaway Cay is a Disney Cruise Line guest favorite, and as I’ve shared this week, it is one of mine, too! Now that I’ve given you …

Top Five Behind-The-Scenes Looks at Walt Disney World Resort Holidays

We love sharing behind-the-scenes looks with you here on the Disney Parks Blog. Some of our most interesting holiday content from years past have …

The 10 Most Absurd Flight Delays To Ever Happen

Think your Thanksgiving plane delay is funny?<p>Wait till you hear these crazy excuses for tardy takeoff.<p><b>Bill Clinton's scalp</b><p>In 1993, <i>four</i> LAX runways shut down when then-president Bill Clinton summoned his hair stylist aboard Air Force One for a last-minute trim on the tarmac. Apparently, he hadn't …

Family Time: Doing the Charleston

South Carolina’s Charleston offers a kid-pleasing combination of history and fun.<p><b>Here’s a look at four ways to enjoy some quality family time in this charming Southern city:</b><p><b>1. The Battery</b><p>This is the cherry on the Charleston sundae of history and architecture, and it’s best experienced early, before …

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