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Good Afternoon, Vietnam: A Revolutionary Small Business Impetus and I Learned About It on Skype (Part 2)

Steve Mariotti | Posted 05.31.2014 | Business
Steve Mariotti

As exciting as the social enterprises presented were, the most interesting and perspective-changing lesson for me was the Vietnamese flat tax.

Wines I'm Drinking This Spring

John Mariani | Posted 05.31.2014 | Taste
John Mariani

In early spring, you can certainly still drink big-bodied red wines.

Tourist Scams: What You Need to Know

Rita Anya Nara | Posted 05.31.2014 | Travel
Rita Anya Nara

One of the best ways to defend ourselves against scammers is to know what their tricks are, and how to avoid them -- then you can go back to actually enjoying your vacation.

First Time Istanbul

Jetsetter.com | Posted 05.31.2014 | Travel
Jetsetter.com

Istanbul first-timers need comfy shoes, hearty appetites, history lessons and laser-sharp haggling skills.

Exotic Seafood You Have To Travel For

The Daily Meal | Posted 05.31.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

Near or far, seafood is one of the most universally enjoyed cuisines in the world.

10 Tips on How to Survive a Spiritual Festival

Megan Snedden | Posted 05.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Megan Snedden

During the course of the festival, I experienced the rainbow of human emotion: I was angry, I cried, I was sad, I felt confused and vulnerable. Transformation is never like walking through a golden gate over a path of pillows, whether you do it at a festival or through a life coach at home. Having support is paramount to your well-being. This will also help you make better sense of what you are processing.

Seven Super Hotel Innovations You Need to Know About

SmarterTravel | Posted 05.31.2014 | Travel
SmarterTravel

The hotel industry, unlike the far less competitive airline sector, is seeing some positive progress. Arguably, traveler-friendly trends -- from innovations in booking to fresh and alluring amenities -- reveal the promising shape of lodging to come.

Worst Travel Mishaps (and How to Avoid Them)

SmarterTravel | Posted 05.31.2014 | Travel
SmarterTravel

From the tiniest troubles (spilling your preflight Starbucks) to the absolute catastrophes (losing your passport in a strange country), no trip will go perfectly as planned. But there are preparations you can make to prevent a total vacation meltdown.

4 Ways to Book a "Round the World" Ticket for Cheaper Than You Thought

Paul Jury | Posted 05.31.2014 | Travel
Paul Jury

Yes, we're super lucky to be doing such a thing, and yes, we've had to save up a bit, but after a ton of research, I've learned that an Earth-lapping adventure-of-a-lifetime is not such an unattainable thing.

7 Tips for Visiting the Golden Gate Bridge

Travelzoo | Posted 05.31.2014 | Travel
Travelzoo

Good news is that glimpses of the bridge can be found from many a hilltop in the city's northern neighborhoods. But for those who want a better look, here are tips for making the most of a visit.

Love Someone and Say It Out Loud

Kathleen Buckstaff | Posted 05.28.2014 | Good News
Kathleen Buckstaff

What if I did this with my teen-something boys? What if I did this with my best-girlfriends? With my Dad? With his new wife? My mother-in-law? My father-in-law? My 20-something daughter? What if I let myself be bold and open and in love?

Here's to the Round Pegs in the Square Holes

Jacqueline Herrera | Posted 05.28.2014 | Travel
Jacqueline Herrera

My path has taken me to work in remote villages in Guatemala, play with giraffes in Kenya, ride motorcycles in the Indian jungle, and literally broaden my perspective on this amazing world, with so many people to meet, places to go and stories to know.

Thank the Women for the Cherry Trees

Caroline Cunningham | Posted 05.28.2014 | DC
Caroline Cunningham

If you venture across the National Mall, you will find precious few memorials to women. At one end, Abraham Lincoln's stoic face scans the two-mile-long lawn. In the middle is the monument to George Washington.

Good Afternoon, Vietnam: A Revolutionary Small Business Impetus and I Learned About It on Skype (Part 1)

Steve Mariotti | Posted 05.28.2014 | Business
Steve Mariotti

In growing economies like Vietnam's, we are seeing innovations in business--through both national and foreign investments. But the government, almost 40 years after the US left, is also empowering social enterprises with its reforms.

My Italian Journey

Thom Nickels | Posted 05.28.2014 | Travel
Thom Nickels

Where Florence's small streets splinter into myriad pathways, you may come out onto Piazza Della Signoria, the city's main square, and find large numbers of locals and tourists mixing.

Community Comes From Difference, Not Just Commonality

Bob Deutsch | Posted 05.28.2014 | Technology
Bob Deutsch

Sameness can elicit the beginning of an approach to other people. Difference gets you to something more authentic and intimate and wider.

Observations From the Roman Bus

Paula H. Noe | Posted 05.27.2014 | Travel
Paula H. Noe

I observe a lot on the bus. Rome is so big (about 2 million people) and so beautiful and so full of history (both living and dead) that the views out the windows are just overwhelming.

Sel & Poivre Celebrates 25 Years Without Showing Its Age

John Mariani | Posted 05.28.2014 | Taste
John Mariani

Each dish has been perfected by long practice, day after day, night after night.

To Ship or Not to Ship Your Luggage

Sonia Gil | Posted 05.27.2014 | Travel
Sonia Gil

Wouldn't it be great if you could travel bag-free? There would be no bag-check lines, no waiting for luggage, no lost luggage and best of all, no restrictions. Well, it is entirely possible. And traveling with your beloved bicycle? That is possible, too. How? Ship it.

10 Things You Didn't Know About The Eiffel Tower

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 05.28.2014 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Carin Olsson You might think you've heard all there is to know about the Eiffel Tower, which turns 125 today. But you might be surprised at som...

What Are the Pueblos Mágicos? The Best Reason to Visit Mexico

minube | Posted 05.28.2014 | Travel
minube

Deep in the heart of rural Mexico, you'll find the Pueblos Mágicos, a select group of Mexican villages whose cultural, historical, or natural treasures have been deemed, well, magical.

Aspen Women's Backcountry Ski Hut Trip (PHOTOS)

Stefani Jackenthal | Posted 05.28.2014 | Travel
Stefani Jackenthal

The three-day, two night all women's backcountry ski hut trip in the 10th Mountain Hut Trail System, led by Aspen Alpine Guides, promised ski touring, powder skiing, scrumptious food and wine.

Leaving My Kids for the Weekend Was Friggin' Hard

Dana Mark | Posted 05.28.2014 | Parents
Dana Mark

Of course I missed my kids. I called them and emailed my mom for updates, relishing the few pictures she sent. I talked about them more than any of the childless girls there could probably tolerate. But I had a fantastic time.

These Coastal English Towns Are Too Charming

Posted 03.28.2014 | Travel

Spring is here and if you're not already dreaming about your idyllic seaside retreat this summer, you will be now. We found 10 English resort town...

Meet Ultraman, The Weird Japanese Superhero Promoting Hawaii Tourism

James Cave | Posted 03.27.2014 | Travel

Apparently Japanese people aren’t visiting Hawaii like they used to. That's why Hawaii Tourism Japan is using the superhero Ultraman (Japan's Iron M...