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A Passion for Greece

Ruth G. Zavitsanos | Posted 07.13.2016 | Impact
Ruth G. Zavitsanos

Like their highly sought after Mediterranean diet the Greeks are simple, pure and homegrown. Plato said, "People are like dirt, they can either nourish you and help you grow as a person or they can stunt your growth and make you wilt and die." I pray the former is true for the people of Greece.

14 Fun Things To Do With Kids in Dallas

Hipmunk | Posted 07.11.2016 | Travel

When looking for a city to explore with kids, look no further than Dallas, Texas. With an amazing array of indoor and outdoor activities, Dallas offers families a great mix of things to do that are perfect for kids--all without leaving parents bored or frustrated out of their minds.

13 Things To Do In Sydney (That The Kids Will Love, Too)

Hipmunk | Posted 07.11.2016 | Travel

You spent a few years post-college hitting all the beachfront party destinations (Cancun, Cozumel, The Bahamas). And the romantic spots (think Rome and Paris) should be saved for a trip a deux.

Rainforest Hiking: The Top 4 Basecamps in San Juan

Hipmunk | Posted 07.13.2016 | Travel

San Juan, Puerto Rico, has something for everyone: beaches, historic cities, and a vibrant nightlife.

5 Tips for Keeping Your Cool While Traveling with Your Parents

Valerie M. Grubb | Posted 07.11.2016 | Travel
Valerie M. Grubb

Spending lots of time in close proximity, dealing with different expectations, juggling many interests and ability--any of those factors can lead to stress.

White House Lifts Ban on Photography and Invites Instagrammers to Help Spread the Hashtag

Nastasia Yakoub | Posted 07.13.2016 | Travel
Nastasia Yakoub

What do you do when you see an e-mail with the subject line: 'Invitation to the White House: July 1st'? Well, if you're like most people, you'd probab...

Manger Tarte au Humble (Eating Humble Pie)

Sarah Thebarge | Posted 07.13.2016 | Travel
Sarah Thebarge

Recently I spent a weekend in Paris before flying to Togo, where I'll be volunteering at a hospital for a few months. I had a layover in Ethiopia, so I sat on the floor with my laptop and wrote a list of 10 ways to spot an American in Paris, drawn from recent observations.

How Modern Technology Is Keeping Families Overseas Connected

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 07.13.2016 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

Many people still feel that if they retire abroad, they'll end up somewhere in the back of beyond, without connection to their loved ones back home. But the ability to communicate instantly with almost anyone, almost anywhere, is now woven into the fabric of modern life.

Greece Today: Safe, Affordable -- and More Beautiful Than Ever

Jim Luce | Posted 07.13.2016 | Travel
Jim Luce

I was in Greece last week and experienced a country completely different than was being portrayed on TV, amazed at how political and economic considerations could color the news so darkly.

12 Hour Destination Guide to Bled, Slovenia

College Tourist | Posted 07.11.2016 | Travel
College Tourist

While Slovenia is commonly overlooked in European vacations, it is one of the most beautiful countries. Not only is the food amazing and the people friendly, the country never feels tourist heavy. No matter the restaurant, bar or museum, it feels as if you are always surrounded by locals.

Surviving a Weekend in Berlin

College Tourist | Posted 07.11.2016 | Travel
College Tourist

Whenever I would travel around Europe meeting new people, I always got the same response when I told them I was studying in Berlin. From "how are you alive right now?" to "how many beers can you drink?" to "you must rave every weekend," the reaction was overwhelmingly consistent.

Surviving a Weekend in Berlin

College Tourist | Posted 07.11.2016 | Travel
College Tourist

By College Tourist; Author: Ben Rissler, American University What should you know before taking on Berlin's nightlife? Whenever I would travel aroun...

The International WiFi Struggle

College Tourist | Posted 07.11.2016 | Travel
College Tourist

It all sounds trivial, but I've made friends with Germans in Amsterdam, bonded with Kiwis in Copenhagen and gotten to know Brits in Madrid all because we were trying to figure out how to log in to the hostel's WiFi.

Road Trips for History Lovers: London to Bath

Historvius | Posted 07.09.2016 | Travel

For a road trip that promises bags of gobsmacking cultural allure, it's hard to beat the route from Britain's capital, London, to one of the country's most idyllic cities, Bath.

Greeks Do Not Want to be Pitied

Elena Paravantes RD | Posted 07.09.2016 | World
Elena Paravantes RD

Lately there have been several well-meaning articles inviting and urging readers to help Greece by buying Greek products or planning a vacation in Greece. My answer is this: We would rather you visit Greece and buy Greek products because you like them, not out of pity.

The Hotel San Régis Paris France: LuxEcoLiving's Best Hotels in the World

LuxEco Living | Posted 07.09.2016 | Travel
LuxEco Living

This magnificent 5 star Hotel is one of the most precious finds in all the world! Hotel San Régis is just steps away from the epicenter of fashion...and more!

Easiest Way to Get Cheap Hotel Rooms?

Clark Howard | Posted 07.10.2016 | Travel
Clark Howard

I have obsessive compulsive disorder when it comes to saving on hotels. When I travel for work, I book 95 percent of the hotels I stay in through Pric...

The 11 Best East Coast Beaches

Hipmunk | Posted 07.09.2016 | Travel

From New England to the southern tip, the East Coast has many great beaches. Some are ideal for shelling while others are known most for their surfing culture. Here's a look at the best of the best and what makes each of them great.

Campervans: The New Approach to Visiting Thailand

Findery | Posted 07.10.2016 | Travel

It was a special moment, to be sure, watching this very quiet, private ritual in a residential area outside of Bangkok -- a moment our guides had arranged for us on a tour designed to show us daily life in Thailand. We were guests on a trip to showcase a new travel option in Thailand: campervan rentals.

11 Beautiful Places That Look Like a Postcard

Tausha Cowan | Posted 07.10.2016 | Travel
Tausha Cowan

Have you ever been to a place that's so painfully beautiful, it seems as though you've walked straight into a postcard? Anytime I visit these "postcard places," I feel as though my eyes are playing tricks on me.

Is Travel to Greece About to Get Cheaper? | Posted 07.10.2016 | Travel

The euro crisis has many countries in a panic... and potential travelers, too. What does Greece's economic instability (and possible exit from the eurozone) mean for U.S. travelers?

Insert Earplugs and... Wheels Up!

Hipmunk | Posted 07.08.2016 | Travel

Traveling by air is fast and convenient, but unfortunately, it can sometimes be noisy. From the moment you step on the plane, your ears are accosted with announcements, people chatting away (rarely in their library voice) and, invariably, one or more screaming children.

Brunelleschi and a Leap of Faith

Lisa Condie | Posted 07.09.2016 | Fifty
Lisa Condie

It is the essence of the human experience to push the boundaries of what is, and believe that there is something else, sight unseen, that could be. It happens every day. Falling in love, choosing to have a child, buying a home or moving to a foreign country, it's all a leap of faith.

4 Ways to Relive American History in Newport, RI

Hipmunk | Posted 07.08.2016 | Travel

With more than 300 pre-Revolutionary War buildings still standing, Newport offers a glimpse into the early days of American history. We've put together 4 unforgettable outings that will make you feel like you've stepped into the past.

The Best Cities for Accordion Music

Hipmunk | Posted 07.08.2016 | Travel

Live music is a great way to relax and get a unique insight into the local area. That rings all the more true with the not-so-ubiquitous accordion, an instrument with roots in Germany (or Russia, depending who you talk to). Check out these five destinations for some great samplings of "squeezebox" music both at home and abroad.