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15 Things to Bring On Your Summer Adventures | Posted 07.03.2015 | Travel

Whether you're in a hammock, at your desk or flying through the clouds, this little velvety journal from the folks at Live Happy magazine reminds you to stay positive, be grateful, and jot down all those summer adventures.

Walking in Williamsburg: A Guide to Styles, Snacks, and Sounds

Shoptiques | Posted 07.02.2015 | New York

Photo by Jaspermaz via Wikimedia Commons A hipster paradise within the sprawling boroughs of New York, Williamsburg is just a short ride on the L tr...

Experience an All-American Coastal Summer in 9 Easy Tips

Findery | Posted 07.02.2015 | Travel

You'll find many coastal summer ideas on my Findery notemap, but here are nine tips on how to perfect a coastal family summer. Please note, I'm not even going to mention swimming and enjoying nature, because I hope everyone takes those as a given!

What the Media Gets Completely Wrong About Cruising | Posted 07.02.2015 | Travel

There are plenty of myths about cruising floating around the internet: they're full of old people, there's nothing to do, and so on. Most of them are fairly harmless and easily disproven, but if you're a true lover of cruising, nothing irks you more than the media shining its sensationalist spotlight on your favorite vacation.

Weekend Guide to Atlanta: Food, Fun and Fashion

Shoptiques | Posted 07.02.2015 | Travel

With everything from classic southern neighborhoods to cosmopolitan museums, Atlanta isn't just the "Chicago of the South." It's become a diverse, cosmopolitan city yet still manages to maintain rich southern roots.

5 Summer Getaways on the Great Lakes (You've Probably Never Heard Of)

Hipmunk | Posted 07.02.2015 | Travel

The Great Lakes may be America's best-kept secret as a vacation destination. And while Midwesterners have been vacationing on some of the world's largest freshwater lakes for ages, the rest of the world has some catching up to do.

Most Travelers Don't Know That These 6 Hotel Upgrades Are Actually Worth the Cost

Oyster | Posted 07.02.2015 | Travel

A real deal can be found in the occasional gem of an upgrade. We plugged in August dates and found six hotel rooms where the upgrade from one room type to the one directly above it is well worth the indulgence.

Instagram 101: What Are "Feature" Accounts?

INK361 | Posted 07.02.2015 | Arts

Some of these gems are found through delightful accidents, so in these upcoming posts, we will share with you some of what we love and know in hopes of encouraging more people to discover and explore to their hearts content.

The 4 Best Cities for Golf Resorts

Hipmunk | Posted 07.03.2015 | Travel

Whether you are looking to enjoy the ocean air at a links style golf course, or to accept the challenge of one of America's toughest courses, the US has plenty of incredible options for a golf vacation. In fact, of the 34,000 golf courses worldwide, over 15,000 are in the US.

5 US Gay Pride Parade Cities Worth a Visit

Hipmunk | Posted 07.02.2015 | Travel

In June, members of the LGBT community march for equality all over the world. Many of the marches commemorate the resistance against routine police raids at the Stonewall Inn in New York City in 1969.

6 Great Ways to Experience Tampa on a Budget

Hipmunk | Posted 07.02.2015 | Travel

Though stays in luxurious beachfront resorts and dinners at expensive restaurants can certainly help make a vacation to Tampa memorable, they're not the only ways to travel through this city in style.

Can You Deduct a Midnight Ride?

Mark Steber | Posted 07.02.2015 | Business
Mark Steber

As we approach our nation's birthday, barbeque, swimming, and fireworks tend to dominate our thoughts. Hopefully we can make time for another thought, even if it's brief and in between hot dogs, about the men and women who helped make our country and how they weren't very different from us.

Houstonians Have No Problems Dining Well

John Mariani | Posted 07.02.2015 | Taste
John Mariani

Houston long ago belied its food media image as a place just for great barbecue, mediocre Tex-Mex, and steakhouses. My preferences are for restaurants that show off Houston's finest -- not its most gimmicky -- places that speak of the city's more sophisticated dining scene.

A Real Holiday? Needs More Work!

Amanda Gore | Posted 07.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Amanda Gore

How long is it since you had a holiday? A real one -- not just time off work. A time where you weren't looking after some family member, or spendin...

The Cases For and Against Sex on the Beach

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.02.2015 | Travel
Van Winkle's

Like its more desperate cousin, "long walks on the beach," there's something clueless about the trope. And yet, sex on the beach cannot be completely dismissed. Clichés hold power.

Celebrity Chef Bobby Chinn on What to Eat in Vietnam

Jacada Travel | Posted 07.02.2015 | Travel
Jacada Travel

"Vietnam has a modern cuisine that was perfected a thousand years ago," the chef tells us, "The food has been influenced by geography, economics and politics. Due to its turbulent history while fighting for independence, the cuisine hasn't been documented like many others have."

The 10 Things I Learned on My First Cruise

Travelzoo | Posted 07.02.2015 | Travel

A big thing I'd recommend to anyone considering a cruise, or really, before booking any type of vacation. Think about what you want and what you like. We like great food and drinks, a four-star experience, amazing service, visiting places we've never been and an environment where we'll feel comfortable bringing two children.

17 Destinations That Belong On Every Travel Bucket List

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.02.2015 | Fifty

Many of us have that one place, that one magical destination we've dreamed of visiting all our lives. Perhaps it's a sandy beach, an exotic country or...

15 Amazing Wild Animals on Instagram

INK361 | Posted 07.01.2015 | Travel

The National Geographic Instagram account, @natgeo, is one of our favorite things to read and follow. We could spend hours catching up on all the diff...

The Good People

Mimo Khair | Posted 07.01.2015 | Travel
Mimo Khair

Life is slow in Yunnan. People walk with no rush; the fields can wait. The clouds change form in slow motion; the lush mountains are great company....

15 Of The Most Exotic Beaches In The World

Jinna Yang | Posted 07.01.2015 | Travel
Jinna Yang

From colored sand to hidden caves, here are 15 of the most exotic beaches all around the world.

8 Of The World's Most Beautiful Abandoned Cities

Supercompressor | Posted 07.01.2015 | Travel

If you've seen any zombie movies, you know how haunting an abandoned, once-thriving city can be. But despite the ruin and overgrowth, there's also a flicker of beauty that shines through the silent emptiness.

An Unexpected Sea Experience

Honey Good | Posted 07.01.2015 | Fifty
Honey Good

"Jaws!" yelled Captain Rope Nelson, as he stood on top of the tuna tower of our deep sea 60-foot Hatteras fishing boat. When this story took place, Rope, was a man in his fifties; written up in all the books as the most revered and respected deep sea fishing captain in the State of Hawaii.

13 Unique Things You Should Collect When Traveling (PHOTOS)

Trippy | Posted 06.30.2015 | Travel

Let's face it. If you love to travel, there's nothing more exciting than exploring a new place for the first time. Well, maybe there is one thing: buying something new from each place to remind you of your trip!

The Best Places To See Fireworks On The 4th Of July

The Active Times | Posted 07.01.2015 | Travel
The Active Times

Our Founding Fathers may not have been able to predict specifics about modern day society, but they knew our independence would always be something worth celebrating--and no celebration would ever be too grand, too loud or too bright.