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The 7 Worst Problems While Driving In A Foreign Country

Rita Anya Nara | Posted 06.16.2014 | Travel
Rita Anya Nara

Hungry to take a summer road trip someplace exotic? Read up before you give Hertz or Avis a call, and remember, a drive around another continent can be a wonderful adventure as long as you're prepared.

Driving in a Foreign Country: What You Need to Know

Rita Anya Nara | Posted 07.20.2014 | Travel
Rita Anya Nara

Getting from Point A to Point B in a foreign land is a fundamental part of traveling -- and should be one of the more enjoyable aspects of exploring a new country. So what do you need to know before you get behind the wheel for the ultimate private tour?

Tourist Scams, Part 3: What to Know Before You Go

Rita Anya Nara | Posted 06.30.2014 | Travel
Rita Anya Nara

Do you love being self-sufficient by buying your own metro ticket in Paris, Rome, or other large cities -- but get tired of locals huffing and sighing behind you as you stumble around on the screen to choose the right train or fare?

U.S.A., Russia and the Missile Shield

Aurelia Condrat | Posted 06.28.2014 | Politics
Aurelia Condrat

On February 4, 2010, the Supreme Council of National Defense of Romania approved the installation of the missile shield at Deveselu, in Olt County. This shield is meant to defend all states that benefit from it and protect them against possible missile attacks.

Tourist Scams: What You Don't Know Could Cost You Big-Time

Rita Anya Nara | Posted 04.21.2014 | Travel
Rita Anya Nara

Calling all travelers, explorers, vacationers, and wanderlusts who don't want to be taken advantage of abroad: here's the continuation of last week's series on scams you need to be aware of in cities around the world.

The Mowgli's: Peace, Love and Taxes

Maggie Hollander | Posted 04.18.2014 | Entertainment
Maggie Hollander

For The Mowgli's, things are cheaper by the dozen... except for cab fare. The seven-person group travels in a 15-seat van, accompanied by friends, cre...

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.

How to Find a Quiet Place to Relax in a Crowded Foreign City

Rita Anya Nara | Posted 05.13.2014 | Travel
Rita Anya Nara

It's easy to feel drained or overstimulated during and after travel. Finding a tranquil place to relax and regroup during your trip is one of the most obvious ways to prevent mental or emotional burnout -- and keep every day of your vacation feeling (almost) like the first day you arrived.

Fear Traveling? Go From "Headcase to Suitcase" With These 8 Steps

Rita Anya Nara | Posted 05.07.2014 | Travel
Rita Anya Nara

7. Have back-up plans. Have a Plan B to deal with everything from metro strikes and public rallies to lost luggage and closed attractions.

How to Travel on a Special Diet

Rita Anya Nara | Posted 05.03.2014 | Travel
Rita Anya Nara

If you find that eating abroad causes you a lot of stress, you might find the following tips helpful.

Suomenlinna: The Ultimate Destination for Travel Loners

Rita Anya Nara | Posted 04.28.2014 | Travel
Rita Anya Nara

The six islands comprising the Fortress of Suomenlinna in Helsinki, Finland, have the kind of forlorn beauty that one would expect in this pocket of Scandinavia -- and a quirky, varied culture all their own.

You've Never Seen Casablanca Like This Before

Rita Anya Nara | Posted 04.26.2014 | Travel
Rita Anya Nara

I've come to the conclusion that all Casablanca needs is a little color -- and a lot of Photoshop. Will artists across the city be offended by one tourist's over styled photographic impressions?

Are You a Dromomaniac? -- The 10 Most Common Manias That Affect Travelers

Rita Anya Nara | Posted 04.20.2014 | Travel
Rita Anya Nara

Are you a dromomaniac (insatiable traveler)? Of course you are -- if you weren't a xenomaniac (inquisitive person obsessed with foreign things and places) you wouldn't be reading this. You've come to the right place.

7 Ways to Avoid Post-Vacation Depression

Rita Anya Nara | Posted 04.20.2014 | Travel
Rita Anya Nara

Becoming more active will not only make it easier to be in shape for the next trip, it can give any mounting depression a cheerful kick in the face. You may also conveniently lose some of the weight you gained at that last round of restaurants in Florence.

21 Things to Pack for a Trip to a Developing Country

Rita Anya Nara | Posted 04.09.2014 | Travel
Rita Anya Nara

If you're destined for a place where it's easier to buy a goat than a bottle of Purell, or where the locals think that "Samsonite" is the name of an American airline, find space next to your swimsuit for these essentials.

Can Smartphone Applications Take the Stress Out of Touring Alone?

Rita Anya Nara | Posted 04.08.2014 | Travel
Rita Anya Nara

Can smartphone applications take the stress out of touring alone? Or will it take out the fun? And the discovery?

Being There: The Gospel According To Neutral Milk Hotel

Jonathan Valania | Posted 04.05.2014 | Entertainment
Jonathan Valania

Thursday night, the siren song of Julian Koster's singing saw lured us -- like mice to cheese -- out of our warm, smoky Hobbit Holes to the Tower Theater in Philadelphia on a dark arctic evening to hail the return of the King Of Carrot Flowers and his band of merry men.

Tasting the Wine From the Wheels of a Bike in Sonoma

Christine Negroni | Posted 03.30.2014 | Travel
Christine Negroni

Don't ask me how, but the more wine I had, the more furious I pedaled until by the end of our 20 mile tour of the vineyards of Healdsburg, California, I think I burned off all the calories consumed.

Goddess of New Wave: A Conversation With Berlin's Terri Nunn

J.L. Sirisuk | Posted 11.27.2013 | Entertainment
J.L. Sirisuk

It was in the midst of glam metal and punk rock in late 1970s Los Angeles that Terri Nunn, the queen of New Wave, emerged as the lead vocalist of Berlin. Nunn mesmerized with tantalizing appeal, encompassing the alluring glam of David Bowie combined with the powerful confidence of Grace Slick.

Interview: Here We Go Magic Frontman on His Month in Sri Lanka

Kristy Ann Muniz | Posted 11.18.2013 | Travel
Kristy Ann Muniz

In 2009, the civil war in Sri Lanka ended with the Tamil Tigers admitting defeat. While tourism to the island has been growing rapidly since then, it is still a relatively new trend, which is precisely why musician Luke Temple opted to visit the South-Asian nation.

Reverb: The New Green Sound

Daniel Cespedes and Izzy Weisz | Posted 11.10.2013 | Green
Daniel Cespedes and Izzy Weisz

Remember when concert tours were eco-friendly? Yeah, me neither. But this, "said no one ever," is potentially on its way to being a, "said everyone." Reverb, a non-profit, is working to green-ify music tours and do outreach and education.

UK YouTube Stars To Launch Comedy Show at Avalon Sept. 13

Shira Lazar | Posted 10.26.2013 | Los Angeles
Shira Lazar

Sam Pepper and Mazzi Maz have made their names online with outrageous pranks, stunts, tattoos and comedy. Now they're hitting the road, bringing the...

UK YouTube Stars are 'like The Beatles all over again'

Shira Lazar | Posted 10.26.2013 | Media
Shira Lazar

Sam Pepper and Mazzi Maz have made their names online with outrageous pranks, stunts, tattoos and comedy. Now they're hitting the road, bringing the...

Peter Hook's Dreams Never End

Salvatore Bono | Posted 10.26.2013 | Entertainment
Salvatore Bono

Many musicians try and find success with one band or one outlet. It is very rare that a musician can find deep success and respect with two bands. For Peter Hook, who played bass in both Joy Division and New Order, he has managed to accomplish that task.

Emeli Sandé: The Start of Something Big Over Here

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 10.13.2013 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

Don't know who Sandé is? Then you haven't stepped in Europe for the last two years or been near pop radio in America for the last few months.