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7 Unexpected Things That Can Make You Happy

Hervé Larren | Posted 04.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Hervé Larren

"Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" are so fundamental to our well-being that our forefathers included these values in the Declaration of Independence. So, shouldn't it be obvious how to achieve that third value, happiness? Not in my experience.

Traveling in Cornwall: History and Tradition in England's Southwest | Posted 04.11.2014 | Fifty

The sea sparkles in Mediterranean shades of blue and turquoise, coastal paths are pink with sea thrift and the moors are carpeted in heather. Primroses, frothy white angelica and gaudy yellow gorse smother the narrow country lanes.

Best Music Fests of Summer 2014 | Posted 04.11.2014 | Travel

The holy grail of American music festivals, Coachella, kicks off today and officially sets "festival season" in full swing. This year, expect an epic dining roster and an even more expertly curated lineup of musical acts.

The Minimalist Traveler's Makeup Bag

Courtney and H.J. Derr | Posted 04.11.2014 | Style
Courtney and H.J. Derr

Maybelline Cover Stick Concealer for dark circles as well as the occasional blemish.

Great Makeup Bags for Traveling

Sonia Gil | Posted 04.11.2014 | Style
Sonia Gil

They're made of oilcloth, which makes them completely water and spain-proof, ideal for both your sunscreen and your makeup.

Cruises That Are Fun for the Young and Adventurous

Aly Walansky | Posted 04.14.2014 | Travel
Aly Walansky

Traditionally, traveling as a single has its own bag of complications. While most cruise lines offer single occupancy booking, there is usually an added single supplement.

Eight Meals You'd Never Believe Came From An Airplane

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 04.11.2014 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Here are eight dishes that take haute cuisine to new heights -- quite literally.

Why Does Airplane Food Taste So Bad?

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 04.10.2014 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

By Barbara Peterson, It's a question every traveler has asked themselves at some point: Why does airplane food taste so bad? No ...

Can I Earn Reward Points or Miles by Paying Taxes?

MyBankTracker | Posted 04.10.2014 | Money

So the worst has happened after calculating your tax return: you owe money in taxes this year. Is there a way to make lemonade out of the grand experi...

Future Travel: Hot Technology Will Change Your Hotel Stay

Mark Chesnut | Posted 04.10.2014 | Travel
Mark Chesnut

The way we travel is changing. And hotels are upping the ante, with technology that's as forward-thinking as your favorite airline -- and, in some cases, your favorite video game.

10 Fabulously Free Things to Do in D.C.!

Budget Travel | Posted 04.10.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

Did you know that amid the trappings of office, pomp and ceremony, and glitz and glamor of Washington, D.C., you'll find more high-quality freebies than anywhere else on earth?

Eating at the World's Best Restaurant: El Celler de Can Roca

Pure Adventures Travel | Posted 04.10.2014 | Travel
Pure Adventures Travel

"Maybe I expected more or maybe I expected the experience to be more memorable after almost one year waiting for the meal. I think it's become some sort of celebrity thing and a place where you should go if you get the chance, no matter how and that it has to be good."

Drink the World: Havana

Dan Miles | Posted 04.10.2014 | Travel
Dan Miles

In Havana you can't remove drinking from music. It's a city where you move through bubbles of music, all intersecting, overflowing, bleeding into each other; from bars, from restaurants, from the windows of homes played on scratchy vinyl and all just adding to the magic.

How Much You Really Need To Retire Overseas

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 04.10.2014 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

Your cost of living will depend on your lifestyle, of course. In the new book we've just written, we explain just what this means, and we share details about how you should be able to reduce your living expenses by as much as 30-50 percent over what you may be spending in the U.S. or Canada. . . maybe more, depending on where you choose to live.

People Want This Amenity More Than Anything Else

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 04.10.2014 | Travel

Hotels these days are amping up their amenities to attract travelers... you can hang in an uber-chic lobby, dine in a cave, and even customize your be...

OTP's Guide to Street Art: Egypt

Off Track Planet | Posted 04.10.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

While tens of thousands picked up bricks and sticks during the 18-day demonstration to overthrow long-standing President Hosni Mubarak, street artists protested by bashing contemporary politics through expressive paintings.

5 Movies You Must See Before Going to Australia

Off Track Planet | Posted 04.10.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

Can koalas be kept as pets? Films poke fun at these false stereotypes of Australian living, and they also paint more realistic pictures of life on the world's largest island. We chewed through the best Australian flicks and picked five to watch before you hop down to the Sunburnt Country.

Royals Tour New Zealand and Ruin Family Travel for All of Us

Inga Batur | Posted 04.09.2014 | Celebrity
Inga Batur

But dear Kate, Wills and especially you, you little, cute after more than 20 hours of flight, royal baby, you all ventured onto my territory. So, sorry but you kind of asked for it. Because you have literally, single handedly ruined travel for all the families to come.

What a Long, Strange Trip It's Been

Robert J. Feldman | Posted 04.09.2014 | Fifty
Robert J. Feldman

Dark Star Orchestra, named after the Grateful Dead's epic psychedelic tour de force, re-creates the Dead experience. They are seasoned and evolving musicians who have played with the living members of the Dead at one time or another.

Festival Season Travel Tips

Travelzoo | Posted 04.09.2014 | Travel

Festival season has kicked off for the year, with events nationwide inspiring music and comedy fans, foodies and travelers to hit the road this spring and summer. The best way to enjoy the shows is to do a little planning beforehand.

Traveling for Fashion in Vancouver

Kate Thomas | Posted 04.09.2014 | Travel
Kate Thomas

I recently visited the beautiful city of Vancouver, Canada, where I got an inside look at local fashion. To be specific, I spent a day hopping around to the many boutique clothing stores around the city. And it suffices to say, I was impressed by what I discovered.

11 Travel Tips Italians Want Americans To Know Before They Arrive There

Lisa Condie | Posted 04.09.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Condie

Italians are very kind, and extremely patient (unless they're driving). They are the guardians of some of history's most magnificent treasures, and they are used to sharing them. However, there are a few things Italians want Americans to know before you arrive in their country.

The Craziest Places To Have A Meal

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 04.10.2014 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

There's no doubt we'd go out of our way to visit a restaurant in an an amazing and unexpected location -- like the ocean floor, perhaps, or inside an ice castle...

Where to Stay in Istanbul

Budget Travel | Posted 04.09.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

Istanbul -- the only city in the world that straddles two continents -- just took the No. 1 spot in TripAdvisor's Traveler's Choice awards. If you're thinking of going, we've got some stylish steals for you.


Lois Alter Mark | Posted 04.09.2014 | Travel
Lois Alter Mark

Although the family albums on our coffee table feature beautiful pictures of historic landmarks and famous sights, our kids' internal scrapbooks are filled with a random assortment of adventures that can't be found in any brochure. Adventures that come from living in the moment and taking the detours.