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Lesser Known Capitals of Europe: Bucharest, Romania

Bart van Poll | Posted 11.19.2014 | Travel
Bart van Poll

If you're planning a visit to beautiful Bucharest, look up the listed landmarks and historic sights that made the city what it is today. But don't forget to add a locals' component, as they are obviously a large part of the city's life and ambiance.

A Trend in European Cities: The Anti-Cafe

Bart van Poll | Posted 10.24.2014 | Travel
Bart van Poll

There's an interesting trend emerging in some cities in Europe, called Anti-Cafe. For those unfamiliar with it, it might conjure up a great deal of questions as to what it is.

Six Reasons to Share Your Mobile Location

Grace Chan | Posted 10.22.2014 | Technology
Grace Chan

More and more mobile phone apps leverage your location to deliver personalized information to you in real-time. Here are some general app categories that make it easier for you to go about your daily life by knowing where you are.

Which Is Better: Organic or Local?

Ali Rosen | Posted 10.21.2014 | Taste
Ali Rosen

When given a choice in a restaurant, should the owners focus more on organic or local?

The 12 Best Locally Made Bitters In The U.S.

Liquor.com | Posted 10.16.2014 | Taste
Liquor.com

Stock up; start experimenting; go nuts, if you're so inclined: It's all better with bitters.

The Golden Rule of Social Media: How One Local Austin Retailer is Keeping It Real (and Growing!)

Julie Niehoff | Posted 10.09.2014 | Small Business
Julie Niehoff

There is a retail store in Austin called Sue Patrick that has been around since the 70's. They have survived the age of big box stores and Amazon.com ...

New England, Travel Secrets From a Local

Global Yodel | Posted 09.26.2014 | Travel
Global Yodel

New Englanders are a lot like the lobsters they catch: independent, tough­-skinned, and perhaps a bit pinchy on the outside. But once you get through their hard exteriors they are pretty sweet on the inside. They also tend to turn red when exposed to heat.

At Home in the Airport: Lessons On Belonging From an Acclaimed Global Writer

Camalo Gaskin | Posted 09.23.2014 | Books
 Camalo Gaskin

Author Brittani Sonnenberg has received high acclaim globally, including The New York Times Books Editors' Choice, for her new novel Home Leave. In it she masterfully narrates the layers of stories, anxieties, and familiarities that seep in and out of the heads of women and their family members who embody this itinerant lifestyle.

Lesser-known Capitals of Europe: Bratislava, Slovakia!

Bart van Poll | Posted 09.22.2014 | Travel
Bart van Poll

Bratislava is Slovakia's biggest city, and also the (very young) capital. The capital boasts an impressive historical centre with medieval towers and century old buildings.

Is Buying American-made Important?

Brian Moody | Posted 11.12.2014 | Business
Brian Moody

It turns out that phrase isn't as simple as it sounds. I think what's most important is that the car you're considering is actually built in the U.S., even if the automaker is based elsewhere. Here's why.

States Welcome Taxpayers but Make It Hard for Them to Leave

David Seiden | Posted 10.11.2014 | New York
David Seiden

In my more than 25 years of helping individuals and businesses navigate the complexities of state and local taxes, I have found there to be one constant: States are very welcoming to new residents but make it extremely difficult for them to leave.

Jacüterie: Local Charcuterie At A New Farmers' Market

Anne Maxfield | Posted 09.21.2014 | Taste
Anne Maxfield

This farmer was carefully putting out some of the prettiest lettuce to go along with the usual summer squashes.

Discovering The Pink Petticoat, Tampa's Lingerie Treasure Trove

Shoptiques | Posted 08.31.2014 | Style
Shoptiques

Girls just want to have fun! Right? Well The Pink Petticoat is just the place to have some fun; it drips feminism.

The AskMen Guide to Drinking Like a Local in Moscow

AskMen.com | Posted 08.26.2014 | Travel
AskMen.com

Young professionals in the heart of modern Russia care about cool cocktails, having a good time, a peaceful resolution in the Ukraine, and being an active part of the global world. It makes for great nightlife.

What Factors Make a City Great?

Localeur | Posted 08.19.2014 | Travel
Localeur

At Localeur, we've discovered some leading indicators on what is important in making a city great through the eyes of a millennial traveler, and these attributes can be applied to any city in the world.

Toward Local Resilience in Hungary

John Feffer | Posted 08.18.2014 | World
John Feffer

Joining the European Union should have been a step up environmentally for Hungary. But it was a mixed blessing.

Five Signs Your City Is the Next Boomtown, USA

Localeur | Posted 08.06.2014 | Travel
Localeur

Whether you live in Portland, Oregon, Asheville, North Carolina, Oakland, California, or some place so cool we haven't even heard of it yet, be on the lookout for these telltale signs that your city's becoming a boomtown.

Five Ways the New Limits on Carbon Pollution Will Influence the Midterms

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 08.02.2014 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

The Obama administration just did the most important thing it could to confront climate change right now: it set limits on carbon pollution coming from power plants.

Are Music Festivals Killing the Live Music Venue Vibe?

Localeur | Posted 07.27.2014 | Entertainment
Localeur

In Austin, where classic venues like Emo's and Antone's have been forced out of their downtown locations in part due to rising operating costs, music festivals can be seen as a partial if not a root cause of less patronage to these businesses over the last decade before their closings.

Why Billboards Are Important

Brigham A. McCown | Posted 05.25.2014 | Business
Brigham A. McCown

Recently, electronic billboards have been popping up alongside America's roadways, catching the eyes of motorists. The reactions vary wildly. Some op...

Stop and Smell the Sustainable Flowers: Valentine's Day Alternatives

Heritage Radio Network | Posted 04.14.2014 | Green
Heritage Radio Network

Most people don't think about where cut flowers come from but the growing interest in sustainable food has led to a greater focus on environmentally and socially responsible flowers. Like food, flowers come with their share of sourcing challenges.

eBay Now in a Race to Beat Amazon to Your Doorstep

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 03.30.2014 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Drones vs. valets? Game on. Let the race to my doorstep begin.

5 Easy Ways To Get Into The Holiday Spirit

Alondra Meraz | Posted 02.17.2014 | Teen
Alondra Meraz

As we grow older we begin to see the realities of our childhood and our innocence on Christmas begins to fade. To get the most out of Christmas 2013, have fun, revamp the Xmas spirit and be a child again do these 5 simple and exciting things and have the best Xmas yet!

All Health Care Is Local, Part 3: Tanzania

Eric Silfen, M.D. | Posted 02.15.2014 | Impact
Eric Silfen, M.D.

In the United States, obstetric fistula is virtually unknown. This isn't the case in in the developing world, where obstetric fistula affects more than two million poor women and girls, Some 50,000 to 100,000 new cases occur each year.

For a Smarter Trip, Connect With a Local

Christopher Elliott | Posted 02.12.2014 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

Pauline Frommer is the co-president of Frommer Media. "I started traveling with my guidebook writing parents at the age of four months and have been...