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The Souvenirs You Buy in Africa Could Be Cursed

Aimee Heckel | Posted 09.22.2014 | Weird News
Aimee Heckel

I didn't know what I was looking for, just that I'd know when I saw it. I wanted something irreplaceable and perfect -- something to remind me of my work with refugees, and of the woman that this dirty, relentless and fulfilling work had made me.

The Envelope Please: A Great Idea That Should Be Passed On

Susan Danish | Posted 09.22.2014 | Impact
Susan Danish

One of the hidden strengths of the nonprofit world is our ability to come up with a great idea that, because of its compelling emotional logic, allows people to change the way they view a situation --- and, in doing so, make a big collective impact.

My Experience Going 312 Hours Without a Shower

Lena Desmond | Posted 09.22.2014 | Travel
Lena Desmond

How did 312 hours of being showerless, laughing in negative 40 degrees, and muleing up steep passes become life's work for this city girl? I don't know.

Cao Lau, One Of Vietnam's Greatest Culinary Treasures

Alison Spiegel | Posted 09.22.2014 | Taste
Alison Spiegel

There's something in the water... or so they say.

Travel Tips: How to Take the Best Selfie Ever

Sonia Gil | Posted 09.22.2014 | Travel
Sonia Gil

Taking pictures of yourself isn't always the easiest thing to do. Have you ever been on the road and asked somebody to take a picture of you? But then... where are you?

U.S. Airports We Wouldn't Mind Being Stranded In

The Active Times | Posted 09.22.2014 | Travel
The Active Times

Simple additions and amenities go a long way -- for proof just look to airports with free Wi-Fi. Taken to a larger scale, though, additional amenities have made some airports destinations in their own right.

Obicà Opens Mozzarella Bar Flagship In NYC's Flatiron District

John Mariani | Posted 09.22.2014 | Taste
John Mariani

I almost never write about chain restaurants, but I've waited a long while for an Obicà to come to New York.

Iconic Cookie Brands From Around the World

The Daily Meal | Posted 09.22.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

In the States we may find pantries filled with Chips Ahoy!, but head to Spain and you are likely to find Lu Principe cookies.

Cheap Ways To Travel To Europe On Points

U.S. News Travel | Posted 09.22.2014 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

With the help of a few travel hacking tips, it's easy to book a trip to Europe for less.

Toronto: Touring Around the 2014 International Film Festival

Dwight Brown | Posted 09.21.2014 | Travel
Dwight Brown

The unique blend of locals and visitors stops the Distillery District from being a tourist trap like New York's South Street Seaport. The place feels organic, authentic, warm and inviting. It's steeped in history.

Lost in Translation: Loneliness Abroad

Isabella Basco | Posted 09.20.2014 | College
Isabella Basco

Being abroad this semester in Salamanca, Spain, the word 'lost' has taken on new meaning. 'Lost' for me now extends to homesickness, jet lag and culture shock. It's wondering if other students will ask for your company tonight, or hoping service on Viber isn't too fuzzy to talk to your mom.

6 Reasons Why You Should Visit Colorado in the Fall

Shannon Kaiser | Posted 09.19.2014 | Travel
Shannon Kaiser

Punches of roasted red popping against the crystal gray Rocky Mountains will do more than bump your Instagram photo likes. Your soul will sing as you step into an ancient land and take in all the beauty.

Seven Hidden Gems for International Travelers

R.F. Hemphill | Posted 09.19.2014 | Travel
R.F. Hemphill

As an international business traveler, I have had the opportunity to observe cultures, dine on cuisine, and see some of the most breath-taking places all around the world.

Travel Tips: Fear of Flying

Sonia Gil | Posted 09.19.2014 | Travel
Sonia Gil

I can sit here and tell you all of the statistics you already know. But... that won't really help much. Although I don't have an exact recipe for getting rid of your fear, I can give you a few tips on how to cope with the anxiety.

The World's Most Interesting Festivals

Viator | Posted 09.19.2014 | Travel

From fire dancing to flesh piercing, there are some experiences that seem extremely strange to the uninitiated. However, once you've either seen it firsthand -- or taken part in it -- you'll never be quite the same.

Room With a View: 11 Hotels With Incredible Vistas

Oyster | Posted 09.19.2014 | Travel

We've trekked from coast to coast seeking out the best views this country has to offer (tough work, but someone's got to do it).

Art Shows to See in the US Before The Year Ends

Leora Novick | Posted 09.19.2014 | Arts
Leora Novick

As the leaves begin to change and weekends are no longer reserved for beach trips, it's time to start editing not just your fall wardrobe, but your recreational activities as well.

Paris in One Day? On a Budget? Oui, Oui!

Carrie Seim | Posted 09.19.2014 | Travel
Carrie Seim

This summer I hopped aboard an early morning Eurostar train from London, with only my handbag and the joie de vive necessary for a single, delicious day in Paris.

The Hottest Pool Parties in Las Vegas | Posted 09.18.2014 | Travel

At the end of the day, a pool party in Las Vegas makes perfect sense: what could be better in the desert heat than a nice cool dip in the pool with a chilled drink in your hand? Yep, it's a match made in heaven. Well, a heavenly match made in Sin City anyway.

Planning a European Winter Getaway on the Cheap

Travelzoo | Posted 09.18.2014 | Travel

Instead of hibernating when the colder climates arrive, book a European vacation between November and March to save big bucks and explore without the swell of summer crowds.

Incredible Natural Infinity Pools Around the World

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 09.18.2014 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

These natural infinity pools make swimming pools look tame.

7 Airport Terminals That Are Doing It Right

Shermans Travel | Posted 09.18.2014 | Travel
Shermans Travel

Airport terminals around the globe are stepping things up a notch with high-tech designs, indoor art museums, and speedier ways through passport control.

Visiting the Waterfront Bar and Grill in San Diego

Clint Lanier and Derek Hembree | Posted 09.17.2014 | Travel
Clint Lanier and Derek Hembree

You walk into the place and somehow just feel at home. It's a dive bar for sure -- stickers cover the wall behind the beer taps and bric-a-brac is everywhere -- but for some reason you can easily spend an entire day here.

Travel Tipping: Don't Forget the Housekeeper

Diane Gottsman | Posted 09.17.2014 | Travel
Diane Gottsman

Holiday travel is right around the corner and I'm offering a few of my travel and hotel tipping suggestions.

Travel Like a Pro Without Bankrupting Your Savings

Amandah Blackwell | Posted 09.17.2014 | Travel
Amandah Blackwell

You have the option to spend thousands of dollars on a luxury vacation, and there's nothing wrong with that. Or, you could travel on a budget. Either way, learn how to save for travel and take a vacation each year.