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The Parenting Rite of Passage I Almost Got Wrong

Karri-Leigh P. Mastrangelo | Posted 11.06.2013 | Parents
Karri-Leigh P. Mastrangelo

One thing is quite clear. Someday, they will start asking for things bigger and better than what I can offer them... a new car, help with college tuition or the wedding of their dreams. And while there is definitely value taught in having to say "no," I look forward to the few times I can say "yes."

Fly Fishing in Ireland: Tips From an Irish Angler

InternationalLiving.com | Posted 11.06.2013 | Travel
InternationalLiving.com

Ireland is a fisherman's dream. All around the country you'll find glittering lakes. Lazy rivers meander through green fields toward the wave-lashed coast. Countless spring-fed streams tumble and rush from high in the wild mountains.

The Mzungu Diaries: 6 Months in Africa

Caroline Henshaw | Posted 11.06.2013 | Travel
Caroline Henshaw

"So, how are you finding Africa?" asked the man next to me as our bus careered around a blind corner, narrowly avoiding a huge lorry laden with bricks in the oncoming lane. "Wonderful," I answered, ducking the box of live chicks thrown towards me by the force of the turn.

Miami: Discover Luxury Hotels Off The Beaten Path

Dwight Brown | Posted 11.06.2013 | Travel
Dwight Brown

Vacationers, by the thousands, flock to South Beach crowding the streets, hotels and restaurants. But if you prefer a luxury Miami vacation, away from the throngs, you can find swank havens in Mid Miami Beach, Bal Harbour, Aventura and on Fisher Island.

Tokyo Akihabara "Must See" Top Five

Gail Nakada | Posted 09.06.2013 | Travel
Gail Nakada

A carefully planned urban revolution has poshed the place up over the last couple of years. New high rises, open plazas, restaurants and cafes now spread out around the station. There are almost as many places to eat as shop.

Down Under

Fathom | Posted 09.06.2013 | Travel
Fathom

Adrenaline junkie, city girl, and Fathom contributor Shari Bayer celebrated her birthday in high-octane style in Queenstown, New Zealand, jumping off a bridge, out of a plane, and into a helicopter.

Belgrade with a Local and a Bodyguard

This Is My City | Posted 11.06.2013 | Travel
This Is My City

There is a point in every world trip where things start getting a little bit strange. Belgrade was that point for This Is My City.

Our Complicated Global World: The Story of David Good

Monica Edinger | Posted 11.06.2013 | Travel
Monica Edinger

For some of us in the world today it can seem easy to make connections to others far from us. We travel widely and our young people, in and out of school, are making virtual and real journeys to other places and cultures.

The Best French Fries in the U.S.

Gogobot | Posted 11.06.2013 | Taste
Gogobot

It's the ultimate American side dish prepared the way we love them -- fried and salted.

Sharing the Sufis of Syria

Emily O'Dell | Posted 11.05.2013 | World
Emily O'Dell

While today we're all thinking about chemical weapons in Syria, I can't stop thinking about the Sufis there--the living and dead mystic masters and dervishes whom I encountered in Damascus just two months before the civil war began.

Now That's a Room

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 09.05.2013 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Themed hotel suites that put regular rooms to shame.

The Exceptional Traveler: Think Globally, Not Locally

Bonnie Kassel | Posted 11.05.2013 | Travel
Bonnie Kassel

I want you to "think outside the box," or in this case more precisely, "think outside the country."

A Taste of Rio's Finest

Zach Udko | Posted 11.05.2013 | Travel
Zach Udko

While São Paulo tends to get more international recognition for its dining culture, the Cariocans are enormously proud of their cuisine. Ask the locals about Rio's top attractions and you'll learn that they value their food just as much as their beaches.

Napa Valley With Kids

Michele Bigley | Posted 11.05.2013 | Travel
Michele Bigley

Many of my friends look at me like I am crazy, but I am a big fan of bringing my kids to Wine Country. Why not? If they are going to whine, I'll at least drink some wine. If they are going to be outside, why not play in the country?

I Met Bashar Al Assad. He Was Pretty Cool.

Nick Taranto | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics
Nick Taranto

Today I wonder about Asma and Bashar Al Assad. The friendly, smart, kind parents who cared so much about the youth and future of Syria. I'd like to think that there is a part of this story that that ties it all together so that my time with Bashar Al Assad and his wife makes sense.

6 Colorado Fall Festival Musts

Alison Lewis | Posted 11.05.2013 | Travel
Alison Lewis

If you're looking for something fun to do this season, start with some of these health-focused fall festivals. These celebrations offer something to challenge you, teach you how to get healthier, enable you to experience great local food, and showcase new sports you may be interested in.

Top 10 Tech Savvy Airlines

Fly.com | Posted 11.05.2013 | Travel
Fly.com

Americans don't want to unplug from their portable communication devices when flying, which means rumors about the FAA loosening rules for communication are good for tech-savvy flyers. But the question is, just how "plugged-in" are the airlines themselves?

Fall Travel: Best Spots to Visit in Maine

FlipKey | Posted 11.05.2013 | Travel
FlipKey

Pack away your beach towels and sunscreen until next year because in many parts of the country a new travel season is just about to begin. Beautiful fall colors on the mountains and the many shining lakes of Maine remind you that there is no better time than fall to head north.

The World's 10 Most Mesmerizing Views

minube | Posted 09.05.2013 | Travel
minube

From the freedom of wide open spaces to glittering of big city lights, our world is filled with thousands of breathtaking panoramas just waiting to be enjoyed.

When Travel Becomes a Dangerous Escape

Nicole Melancon | Posted 11.04.2013 | Travel
Nicole Melancon

Sometimes we use travel too much as an escape, but what is it we are exactly trying to escape? Unfortunately, our lives, and from things we cannot change. However, it is important to have a good, happy place to come back to.

Let's Get Lost for the Memories (Pura Vida)

Aaron Caleb Bardo | Posted 11.04.2013 | Travel
Aaron Caleb Bardo

Travelers are a bit egocentric: We put our journeys ahead of time. We put life above because as far as we know, as far as Sendak knew, we've only got one -- too short to be confined to memory.

Indian Culture Teaches Us Plurality

Andrew Luisi | Posted 11.04.2013 | Religion
Andrew Luisi

India has taught me that there are endless paths to reach the same destination. Hindus believe in many deities, but ultimately and regardless of the deity they choose to worship, they believe that they will be lead to the same truth.

Secrets to Saving Time and Money at Amusement Parks

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 09.04.2013 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Amusement parks are the stuff that kids' dreams are made of. And guess what? It doesn't have to be a nightmare for parents either.

A London Sojourn

Daniel Asia | Posted 11.04.2013 | Arts
Daniel Asia

I lived in London over 25 years ago as a young composer. During my two years there I attended a couple of concerts a week which gave me a good sense of the English musical landscape, attended some theatre, and got to know at least parts of the city well.

Alejandro Cartagena, the Mastermind Behind the 'Urban Transpiration' Photo Series

Global Yodel | Posted 11.04.2013 | Arts
Global Yodel

In the summer of 2011, photographer Alejandro Cartagena spent three mornings a week -- any more and his wife would have kicked him out -- hunched over the railing of a pedestrian footbridge crossing one of Monterrey, Mexico's busiest highways.