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5 Gangster Movies You Have to See

<i>Editor's Note: Marc Krulewitch's Jules Landau mysteries take place in Chicago, where he was born and where his family has lived for generations. He</i> …

How to Brew Coffee: 8 Step-by-Step Videos from Stumptown Coffee & Bon Appétit

We got a major lesson on how to brew coffee—eight different ways—with these videos from java experts Stumptown Coffee Roasters<p>Coffee. Any way you look at it, it's become way easier to get a decent cup in the past decade or so. The rise of good coffee (and the attendant coffee nerdery) has made us …

Coffee

National Geographic Travel

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Creativity

The Best Beaches in The World

40 reasons to start planning your winter getaway ASAP.<p>Whether you're looking for a quick weekend getaway, the ultimate surf or are planning the trip of a lifetime, a beach vacation is always a good idea. To get you inspired, here are some of the world's most beautiful beaches from South Beach to …

Beaches

15 Fresh Furniture Trends to Watch For in 2014

Furniture is one of those things in the house which gains a lot of attention from guests. They are talking points, topics of communication, and as …

18 Fresh Interior Design Trends to Watch For in 2014

Two thousand and fourteen; it sounds so futuristic, but here it is, right on our doorstep. After explaining the <b>10 Commonly Made Decorating Mistakes</b> …

How to Maneuver Paris’s Top Tourist Attractions

A perennial favorite of tourists, Paris fires up the imagination, delights the senses—and draws the crowds. According to the 2013 Mastercard Global …

France

Amazing Things to Do in Florence, Italy (Insider's tips)

Are you looking for tips on <b></b>things to do in Florence?<p>As part of our city guides series, we interviewed Laurel Perry Turner who owns and operates an …

5 Top Spots for Panini in Florence

Florence has incredible food (trust us, we’ll even take you to it) but if the visiting traveler has one go-to meal in this great city it’s definitely …

Italy

How to Read An Italian Menu

Dining in Italy is one of the best parts of traveling here… but reading an Italian menu? That, we know, can be intimidating! While some restaurants …

Vino Sfuso in Florence: Honest Wine, Honest Prices

coffee & wine, Florence, Italian Culture<p>How Italians Drink Wine:<p>I’ve come to the conclusion that while any good Italian is educated about and …

Baptistry of San Giovanni - The Florence Baptistery

The <b>Florence Baptistry</b> (or Florence Baptistery, in Italian <i>Battistero di San Giovanni</i>) is part of the <b>Florence Duomo Complex</b>, which includes the …

Palazzo Vecchio,Florence:History,Museum Opening Hours,Tickets,Tours

<b>Palazzo Vecchio</b> is the symbol of the city of <b>Florence</b>, together with Santa Maria del Fiore and Michelangelo’s David, and has always been the seat of …

Spring in Florence's countryside: shapes, crafts and colors

<b>Spring</b> is a time for new projects, growth and renewal. It’s a time to think about the future and the fruits of the new season. A perfect period for</b> …

Coffee Culture in Florence! The basics.

Of all the beverage in Italy to be enjoyed there is one I love above them all (you’ll have to ask Carrie about the wine…)<p><b>ITALIAN COFFEE …

Florence Bike Tour with Elaiza, me :)

Florence is a quaint city, with a pretty small city center that allows you to visit the main sights just walking from a place to another, in a short …

Chianti Classico Wine Resort in Italy. Dievole Winery

Restaurants in Italy: The Dievole Guide to best restaurants in Italy<p>Italian flavors have long since been a favorite, and the …<p>13 Original Things to …

Wine

Top 10 foods you must eat in Tuscany | Visit Tuscany

<b>Lampredotto</b> is the fourth stomach of the cow which is cooked in a broth and then served with salsa verde or/and spicy sauce.<p>The word crostini …

Food

Best Areas to stay in Tuscany:Destinations in Tuscany,Italy

Anyone planning a holiday in a completely new country soon wonders as to <b>where is best to go</b>. Which part of Tuscany is better to visit? Which are its …

Italy

50 Cool Things to Do in Paris

<i>This post was last updated on March 11th, 2017</i><p>One of the best things about Paris is the sheer number of things there are to see and do—and, of …

Bastille's Best Happy Hours - Paris Attitude - Paris Travel Guide

Bastille is one of the liveliest neighborhoods and the most spoiled in terms of the number of bars there. Between the Rue de Lappe and the Rue de la …

How To Eat Like A Local In Paris, According To Actual Parisians

Nobody eats better in a city than the locals. They know where to find the best coffee, because they need it every morning. They know where to find the best late-night grub, because they've been desperate at 2 a.m. after leaving the bar. They know which hole-in-the-wall restaurants are worth …

The Dragon's Back and beyond: the best hikes in Hong Kong

You’d be forgiven for thinking that hiking isn’t among the must-try activities in Hong Kong – that the only place you’ll cop an eyeful of green is in Yau Ma Tei’s Jade Market. But a quick look at a map tells a different story: the territory is mostly painted in swathes of emerald and azure, fringed …

Hong Kong

15 Famous Landmarks Zoomed Out To Show Their Surroundings

This collection of photographs of majestic landmarks around the world do a great job of just how important framing, perspective and lighting are to a …