Erica Smith

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The Friendliest Caribbean Islands

Originally posted on CNTraveler.com<p>As if the incredible beaches, luxurious pools, and delectable cocktails weren't enough draw to visit the Caribbean, the region is also home to some of the world's warmest and nicest human beings. These are the top 10 friendliest islands in the Caribbean, according …

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Cuban Travel Jumps 35 Percent After Government Scraps Exit Visas

Last February, Amalia Reigosa Blanco experienced for the first time the rush of an airplane taking off. She browsed the clothing shops of Italy’s …

Putin Tells Gay Olympics Visitors To 'Leave Children Alone'

Vladimir Putin has promised gay visitors to the Sochi Olympic Games they will have nothing to fear in Russia, but warned them to “leave children …

Suffering Brazilian Airlines Are Boosting Fares During the World Cup

Tam SA and Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes SA, Brazil’s two biggest airlines, are raising prices to up to 10 times their regular fare during the World …

Saipan Is The Most Beautiful Place In America You've Never Heard Of

There's a story, possibly apocryphal, about a federal drug agent who was stationed on a tropical island near Guam -- and every time she called headquarters back in D.C., the conversation would begin like this.<p>"I'm calling from Saipan. Yes, we have an office there. Because it's part of …

Best Places to Party Around the World

Vacation is the time to kick back, relax…and have one hell of a party. A new book rounds up the best places to experience a new culture by getting …

The 30 Best Pieces of Advice for Entrepreneurs in 2013

It started with a gap in the market.<p>Technology writing comes in many forms. It can be long and lyrical a la The New Yorker. And it can be bite-size — …

Up to 48,000 Afghan, Iraq vets at risk for homelessness

As more young veterans of recent wars leave the military, the number of them falling on hard times and homelessness continues to rise sharply.<p>Nearly 50,000 Iraq and Afghanistan veterans were either homeless or in a federal program aimed at keeping them off the streets during 2013, almost triple the …

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