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Rebecca Shapiro is a senior lifestyle editor at the Huffington Post. She is formerly the Huffington Post's deputy media editor. You can follow her on Twitter @rebeccashap.

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The Most Popular Vacation Spots For Families, According To Kayak

(0) Comments | Posted February 9, 2016 | 12:38 PM

When it comes to family travel, ease is the name of the game. So it's no wonder that Kayak's 10 most popular family destinations are convenient places to visit. 

The flight booking site's 2016 Travel Hacker Guide analyzed search queries from the past year and found that...

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There's A Jackson Hole In China?

(0) Comments | Posted February 8, 2016 | 4:56 PM

Surrounded by mountains two hours north of Beijing lies a town that looks freakishly similar to the American west. Behold -- Jackson Hole, China, a resort town where wealthy Chinese city-dwellers vacation in timber-frame homes surrounded by expansive views, moose decals and other ranch-like accoutrements. There's even a quaint town square, a clapboard church and a rock-lined creek.

Peek inside the town with the video above from the folks at Great Big Story. While the vacation spot is not a direct copy of America's Jackson Hole, as the Atlantic reported in 2014, the town was heavily inspired -- especially the China resort's commercial center that's named Teton Village after the Wyoming original.

Though it may seem peculiar, China is not alone in its fascination with America's west. Bad Segeberg, a town in northern Germany, resembles a western film set complete with a sheriff's office and saloon. The town hosts an annual festival devoted to Karl May, an adventure writer who, according to the New Yorker, sold millions of copies of his stories bout the American West despite never visiting region.

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The Beach Spots Everyone Is Talking About

(0) Comments | Posted January 14, 2016 | 1:26 PM

If you're the kind of person who associates vacation with waves crashing on the shore, boy do we have a list for you. 

In the latest report from Kayak's Travel Hacker Guide, the trip-booking site listed the top 10 trending beach destinations you'll want to visit...

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16 Ways To Make 2016 Your Most Organized Year Yet

(0) Comments | Posted December 30, 2015 | 11:51 AM

Whether you resolve to eat healthier, get more sleep or plan that dream vacation in the new year, your ability to organize yourself and your things will only allow you to accomplish your goals more effectively. 

We're not talking about merely color-coding some...

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5 Things You Probably Own But Didn't Know Were Invented By Joy Mangano

(0) Comments | Posted December 23, 2015 | 2:17 PM

In Jennifer Lawrence's latest movie, "Joy," the actress plays a character inspired by Joy Mangano, the woman who invented the first-ever self-wringing Miracle Mop™. 

The film, which hit theaters on Christmas Day, tells the story of how in 1990, Mangano created a prototype for the mop...

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Υπάρχει λόγος που η κουρτίνα του μπάνιου σας γίνεται ροζ και είναι (δυστυχώς) αηδιαστικός

(0) Comments | Posted December 16, 2015 | 7:09 AM

Είναι αηδιαστικό και άβολο και κάπως αναπόφευκτο. Λυπόμαστε που σας έχουμε αυτά τα νέα. Αλλά το κάτω μέρος της κουρτίνας του μπάνιου σας παίρνει αυτές τις περίεργες ροζ και μοβ αποχρώσεις, επειδή κάνετε το ντους σας παρέα με τη μούχλα. Κάθε μέρα. Ανατριχιάσατε;

«Η μούχλα μπορεί να πάρει διαφορετικά χρώματα»,...

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15 European Christmas Markets We Love To Love Year After Year

(0) Comments | Posted December 15, 2015 | 4:14 PM

If you were wondering whether Christmastime really is the most wonderful time of the year, look no further than Europe's Christmas markets. Seriously, your face will light up, your heart will warm and you might even begin searching for last-minute flights overseas.

From the 445-year-old market in Strasbourg, France to...

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Your Shower Curtain Liner Turns Pink And It's Not Because You're Gross

(0) Comments | Posted December 11, 2015 | 3:40 PM

It's gross and unfortunate and kind of unpreventable. We're sorry, really we are, to break the news to you. But the bottom of your shower curtain liner turns bizarre colors that range from pink to purple to black because, well, you're bathing with mold every morning. Shudder. 


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Don't Put The Apostrophe In The Wrong Place On Your Holiday Cards

(1) Comments | Posted December 3, 2015 | 1:16 PM

When signing your family's holiday cards this season, disabuse yourself of the notion that adding an apostrophe to your last name "looks right" or "makes sense." It's not right, and it doesn't. Here's why.  

You're not trying to make your last name possessive,...

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스티브 맥커리가 공개한 인도 여행 사진들(화보)

(0) Comments | Posted November 26, 2015 | 2:53 PM


차창 밖으로 보이는 엄마와 아이, 뭄바이, 마하라슈트라, 1993.

"나의 사진 대부분은 사람에 대한 것이다. 나는 무장해제된 순간, 개인이 드러내는 본질적인 영혼, 개인의 얼굴에 아로새겨진 경험을 관찰한다." -- 스티브 맥커리

사진가 스티브 맥커리는 전쟁, 트라우마, 절망, 희망, 기쁨을 사진에 담기 위해 수십년 동안 전 세계를 여행해왔다....

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Steve McCurry's Photographs Of His Travels Will Give You The Chills

(0) Comments | Posted November 23, 2015 | 2:00 PM

"Most of my photos are grounded in people. I look for the unguarded moment, the essential soul peeking out, experience etched on a person's face." -- Steve McCurry

Photographer Steve McCurry has been traveling the globe for decades, capturing images of war, trauma,...

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Can You Ace This 5th Grade Geography Quiz?

(1) Comments | Posted November 16, 2015 | 10:53 AM

Reading about traveling the world all day long will make you think two things: "Where should I take my next vacation?" And, "I think I learned about this mountain/ocean/landmass etc. in middle school, but I kind of, vaguely, sort of remember absolutely nothing about it." 

So this got us wondering......

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10 vuelos baratos que debes agendar para las fiestas, según Kayak

(0) Comments | Posted November 4, 2015 | 1:44 PM

Este año, las tarifas aéreas son más baratas que el año pasado, y los precios continuarán bajando hasta enero de 2016. ¿Así que por qué no estás agendando un viaje a algún lugar en este mismo instante?

Tal vez no sabes qué lugar visitar. Bueno, de acuerdo con...

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Top 10 Holiday Trips To Book Now, According To Kayak

(0) Comments | Posted November 2, 2015 | 5:08 PM

Airfare is cheaper this year than last, and will only continue to drop through January 2016. So why aren't you booking a trip to somewhere right this second?

Maybe you're not sure where to visit. Well, according to travel booking site Kayak, there are some key destinations around the...

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20 Beds So Comfy You'll Want To Go To Sleep Now

(0) Comments | Posted October 30, 2015 | 6:51 PM

Whether you love or hate daylight saving time, one fact remains true: you get one more hour of sleep this time around. Hooray! So what better way to spend your time right now than by looking at photos of deliciously cozy, utterly comfy beds.

Sweet dreams!


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5 Jaw-Dropping Luxury Homes On The Market Right Now

(0) Comments | Posted October 29, 2015 | 6:06 PM

Indoor basketball courts, cavernous wine cellars, breathtaking views of the Rockies -- luxury homes around America are pretty darn impressive. And thanks to sites like Zillow, we can spend our time gawking at them. 

For your viewing pleasure, the real estate listings site rounded up a...

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Moorea Is The World's Most Beautiful Island You've Never Heard Of

(1) Comments | Posted October 28, 2015 | 5:50 PM

Just northwest of Tahiti lies another island that's part of French Polynesia, and despite how utterly stunning it is, chances are you've never heard of it. 

Surrounded by a bright blue lagoon, the volcanically formed island of Moorea was rated as the third-best island in the world by the

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Here's What We Look Like When We Travel

(0) Comments | Posted October 15, 2015 | 12:37 PM

How much of our identity is shaped by where we are? 

We asked EyeEm's community of photographers to capture their individuality through self portraits. Unsurprisingly, space and place played major roles in each image. Whether waking up in a tent perched somewhere in the mountains, or taking to the...

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8 Things Every Guy Should Purge From His Closet

(11) Comments | Posted October 6, 2015 | 5:07 PM

There are certain clothing items that never go out of style, and then there are those that do. We're...

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