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5 summer trip ideas that won't break the bank

Whether you want to travel by car, train, cruise ship, or plane, there are many destinations in the U.S. and abroad that will enchant you without emptying your pockets.<p>Looking for cities, shorelines, or mountains? No matter what you're interested in, you'll find something intriguing among our 10 …

Travel

Planning a week in Iceland ?

We have just a couple of weeks before we leave for our trip to Iceland. This is a trip that I have been dreaming about and planning for the last few months. I haven't even finished up some of my travelogues from last summer but I'm excited to write this planning post for Iceland. Like most other …

Travel

17 world heritage wonders in South-East Asia

Packed with wild parks, natural wonders and ancient temples – it is amazing that South-East Asia has so few (just 37) UNESCO World Heritage Sites. We …

Here's how far in advance you should book your flight

Booking your flight at the right time can save you money, but it's hard to know when exactly that right time is.<p>CheapAir.com recently released its annual study on when you should book your flight to get the best deals, analyzing about 1.2 million trips from the US to 74 popular destinations.<p><b>Here's</b> …

Air Travel

The world’s 7 must-see travel destinations for 2016

Can’t decide where to take your next city break? TripAdvisor, the travel website, sliced and diced millions of user reviews to select the most …

23 Travel Hacks For Your Next Visit To Florence

If you plan on traveling to Florence, Italy in the near future, chances are you’ve already done your research, browsed..The post 23 Travel Hacks For …

Italy

9 Dream Romantic Getaways

If you and your boo are long overdue for a vacation, we’ve got ideas – and we’re talking seriously romantic ones at that. It’s time to feel the love …

National Parks

30 places you should travel to this summer

While some places have been popular with summer travelers for years, others have just recently started to catch attention.<p>We've put together a list of 30 places to visit this summer, making our selections from destinations that won notable awards over the last year, that are seeing an increase in …

Rio De Janeiro

34 things you can get for free at Disneyland

This list covers the noteworthy free items scattered throughout the Disneyland Resort beyond the obvious shows and attractions which are all included with the price of admission into the theme parks.<p>The list is a helpful companion to the popular 18 Disneyland Money-Saving Hacks article and our …

Walt Disney Company

Is it possible to fly around the world on low-cost carriers?

Around-the-world airfares can be expensive, though the right package from a specialty broker or an airline alliance can save you money versus buying individual legs of a round-the-globe trip separately.<p>With the rise of long-haul low-cost carriers, it seems like it would theoretically be possible to …

Flying

VIDEO: Five Things to Do in Portland

Welcome to the West Coast city that appeals to virtually every type of traveler. There are plenty of ways to have a perfect weekend in Portland, but …

Oregon

5 Ways to Get Brighter Eyes in the A.M.

I often wake up in the morning with eyes that look like I got into a knock-out fight with my organic sheets and—defying all logic—managed to lose …

Makeup

80 Genius Beauty Hacks That'll Change Your Life

The biggest-ever list of must-know tips and tricks.<p>The biggest-ever list of must-know tips and tricks.

Here's How to Take Care of Your Feet

Let’s be real: Sometimes our feet don’t quite draw the proper attention and care they require. Aside from squeezing in a salon pedicure appointment …

Skin Care

The Workout That Burns More Calories Than Running

For the 2013 study, 16 fit adults participated in a 20-minute bodyweight circuit, which included exercises like pushups, burpees, squats, and lunges. John Porcari, the lead researcher and head of the university’s performance lab, says the participants burned an average of 15 calories per minute, …

Exercise

12 Things Women with Great Hair Do Every Day

Watch and learn.<p>If you're constantly coveting an Olivia Palermo-level mane (and seriously who isn't), we're here to tell you that the answer is not pricey salon treatments. It's actually just good old-fashioned daily habits that make or break—literally—your hair.<p>Here, top stylists tell us what a …

Learn the Correct Way to Highlight and Carve Out Your Eyebrows

Fact: Eyebrows can either make or break your entire look, and if your arches have been defined by a too-light concealer or highlighter, they take on …

Makeup

The 12 best things to do in Rome

This is where <i>la dolce vita</i> originated, after all.<p>Of course, after more than 2,000 years in existence, there's enough to explore to keep you busy for years, with decadent pasta and gelato to indulge in, places to shop for everything from handicrafts to haute couture, archeological sites, Baroque …

Italy

26 ancient ruins you should visit in your lifetime

Seeing these sites is like stepping back in time and witnessing what life was like in a place that ceased to exist years ago.<p>From the Roman baths in England to the Ajanta caves in India, we found 26 ancient ruins that everyone should visit in their lifetime.

Archaeology

Here's what people eat for breakfast around the world

But breakfast foods vary wildly from place to place.<p>Inspired by a HostelBookers.com post by Victoria Philpott and a Quora post, we took a look at some classic breakfast choices from countries around the world.<p>Whether it's bread and cold cuts in Germany or baked cheese pancakes in Russia, each …

Breakfast

Ready for a summer road trip? 12 California routes to try

The new (and free) California Road Trips 2015 guide lays out 12 summer itineraries around one of the road trippiest states in the nation.<p>Like lakes? You'll see plenty of them on a 703-mile drive from Tahoe City to Bass Lake. Love the desert? Take a 463-mile drive from Anza-Borrego Desert State Park …

This map shows the best tourist attraction in every state

The US isn't called "America the Beautiful" for nothing.<p>Each year, millions of tourists come from home and abroad to see the country's majestic landscape and iconic sites, from the Grand Canyon to Mount Rushmore. But there are also cool, quirky attractions, like Vermont's Ben & Jerry's Factory and …

Grand Canyon

The most breathtaking natural wonder in every state

In celebration of Earth Day, we set out to find the most beautiful natural attraction in each state, using input from folks who have lived in these places.<p>Can you guess which state the picture to the right is from? Follow along to find out. (They're in alphabetical order if you want to find yours …

National Parks

If It Feels Like Stress Is Killing You, That's Because It Might Be

When you feel frazzled, so do your organs and cells<p>Chronic stress stems from many circumstances, such as poverty, a bad marriage, or long-term ailments. Its repercussions—elevated cortisol levels and inflammation—can wear us out, from the cellular level on up to our major biological systems.<p>Nervous …

11 of the Most Astounding UNESCO Sites in Africa

<b>With golden sand dunes, thundering falls and the world's largest population of giant tortoises, Africa's world heritage sites encompass staggering beauty and diversity.</b><p><b>BOTSWANA</b><p><b>1. Okavango Delta</b><p>With annual flooding between June and August, this astounding delta is formed as the Okavango River meets …

National Parks

See How Much the "Perfect" Female Body Has Changed Over 100 Years

To prove our point, we're taking a closer look at body ideals over the last 100 years—which shows that, as they say on <i>Project Runway</i>, "In fashion, one day you're in, and the next day you're out."<p>Disco! Jumpsuits! Bellbottoms! This decade was a raging party. But the party girl of the day was still …

If You're Always Cold, You May Be More Susceptible to Weight Gain

It's a downside with another downside! Ugh.<p>Are you always cold? You may also be more susceptible to weight gain than people with warmer body temperatures, according to new research recently published in the medical journal <i>Chronobiology International.</i><p>That's because generating natural body heat burns …

17 Life-Changing Beauty Hacks Every Lazy Girl Must Know

Because washing your hair is just too much effort.<p><b>1. Keep makeup remover next to your bed so you have zero excuses not to take off your makeup before you go to sleep.</b> Sleeping with your makeup on can cause breakouts and infections. So on nights when you're exhausted and can't imagine standing at …

One Guy Figured Out How To Plan The Best Road Trip Ever

Don't know where to go on your next family road trip? Let your computer decide for you! At least that's what two people did when they decided to plan the a road trip to see the entire United States.<p>Discovery News Reporter Tracy Staedter got in touch with Randy Olson, a Ph.D. candidate at Michigan …

Michigan State University

United States: U.S. Supreme Court Dramatically Expands Whistleblower Law

September 24, 2014<p>Embed<p>On March 4, 2014, the U.S. Supreme court in <i>Lawson v. FMR, LLC</i>, 134 S.Ct. 1158, held in a 6-3 decision that employees of a …