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After college: Why travel is right for your career

YOUNG, CAREER-ORIENTED AMERICANS DON’T TRAVEL. Sure, we enjoy hard-earned one to two week vacations, short respites from our work, but do we really …

How to Make Your Black-and-White Images Pop With Lightroom 6

What we know today as the process of photography had its start at the beginning of the 19th century. Back then, the process was really complicated. …

5 Reasons to Visit Miami This Winter

In 2015, Miami Beach is celebrating its 100th birthday, and while the festivities won't get started until March, the city has been heating up in more …

The Best Tools for Managing Your Long Term Investments

Investing your money is one of the most complex things you can do with it. It's a lot easier if you have tools that can show the right perspective. …

Route 66, Ride for the Relay, Day Nine

We decided it was fine to be on our own today, as Jen had never been to this wonder of the world, and we wanted to spend more time there. Little did we realize however, the great distances we would be traveling and how little time we'd really have.<p>Sunday September 14, 2014, from Winslow to Kingman, …

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In-flight Etiquette: How to Be a Better Passenger

Flying can be tense, and shrinking seat sizes don't help. In fact, research suggests that crowded flights can lead to a breakdown of normal social functioning among passengers. But flying doesn't need to bring out the worst in you.<p>You're on a plane. It's a crowded flight, and you're in the middle …

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The Ultimate Guide to Las Vegas for 2013

Whether you’re going for a girls’ getaway, spa retreat, or casino-and-cocktails sojourn, Las Vegas is an over-the-top destination that always …

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 …

One day in Brooklyn: the perfect itinerary

For many first-time visitors to New York, New York equals Manhattan. But just a couple of subway stops across the river lies a whole other delicious world that deserves your exploration. So set aside a day to take a tour of Brooklyn, with these hand-picked highlights from Brooklyn local, Brian …

24 free things to do in San Francisco

Contrary to what you might expect from such a well known, tourist-heavy city, San Francisco quietly delivers a lot for the money. Many of its hotels offer comfort and location for a third of the cost of a comparable New York or London hotel; public transit is part of the fun (cheaper Market Street …

Viva Las Vegas (on a low-roller's budget)

Hey, big spender - think a weekend in Vegas means blowing your life savings at the blackjack table? The glittering Strip may conjure up images of slick card dealers, Dom Perignon, and Demi Moore rolling around on a hotel bed covered with hundred-dollar bills, but you can live it up in Sin City on a …

17 cultural clashes this European had in America

Sometimes I wonder if political correctness is in your constitution. Speaking your mind <i>to individuals</i> is a major taboo. You can’t tell a friend …

The 10 Most Luxurious Cruise Ships In The World

But you shouldn't have to skimp on luxury even when you're in the middle of the ocean.<p>The experts at CruiseCompete used their extensive database of traveler reviews to help us compile a list of the most luxurious cruise ships in the world.<p>Forget the corny magic shows and nightclubs — these cruise …

U.S. Tours of Cuba Changing Travelers' Opinions on Blockaded Country

When President Barack Obama reinstated “people-to-people” travel to Cuba in 2011, the idea was that visiting Americans would act as cultural …

The Biggest Booking Mistake Travelers Make

Now that I've narrowed down when I want to travel, I follow a few time-tested rules about when to book. There is a specific time if you want to get inexpensive flights.<p>There is a science to airfare: The day, time of day, and the time of the month that you book matter.<p>The number one mistake I see …

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Stainless: Hypnotizing Slow-Motion Footage from Trains Pulling into Stations | Colossal

<p>These videos by Adam Magyar are one of those things that are difficult to explain verbally, but as soon as you see it, you realize how completely …

Austria’s Beautiful Mountainside Thermal Retreat

Located in Oberlngenfeld, Austria, the <i>Aqua Dome</i> is an impressive contemporary spa and retreat found at the foothills of the area's scenic mountains. Using the rocky backdrop for inspiration, many of the structures featured at the lodge reflect the shapes and forms found within the surrounding …