The Greeks believe the gesture of spitting wards off misfortune and stops the power of the Evil Eye. The tradition is a simple "ftou ftou ftou" delivered from the mouth of a wise old woman to the forehead of a vulnerable young one.
Don't have a big travel budget? No worries. If you've been bitten by the travel bug, there's a way to scratch that itch. And it needn't cost a bundle to do it. By thinking outside the box when it comes to where you'll sleep at night, you can travel inexpensively.
With pet travel incidents being in the news, and the holidays coming up, we wanted to know the real story behind pets traveling on airlines. So we did a little digging, and a bunch of research, and what we found was surprising.
Sure, it's fun to book a weekend in popular American cities like Miami, New York and Los Angeles. But some of my favorite jaunts are in cities you might not expect. So I've curated a list of some incredible off-grid getaways to take in across the U.S.
Scott Bryan is among that small cadre of serious young chefs regard as an inspiration, someone who came up at a time when you earned your scars and scorchings in tough kitchens where the pecking order was based on showing what you knew, not showing off.
Every area of Paris has open air markets, usually on Saturdays or Sundays, with rows and rows of vendors installed on temporary tables, covered by tarps, displaying their changing fare of the day openly.
Valldemossa provides a great base for hiking and is famous for its Chopin connection, while Deià has long been home to expat artists and provides sweeping sea views from its hilltop setting. Here are a few things to look forward to if you decide on a visit.
I don't often sit outside of the economy cabin when I fly and neither do most of my friends. So when I or someone I know gets an upgraded experience it is fun to compare what the various airlines consider a lux experience.
During my sexual post-divorce journey, for the first time in my life, I discovered my own boundaries. I claimed what I wanted and disregarded what I didn't. I gave myself permission to make choices and not be attached to the outcome.
In New Orleans, voodoo is more than just a tourism catchphrase and a marketing ploy. Have one day in the city? Here's how to get your own experience with our quick guide of New Orleans voodoo stops for the adventurous traveler.
Everywhere I went in France on each trip I'd run into Americans acting rudely, as if they hadn't spent even a few minutes checking a guide book or Google to find out the basics of French cultural interaction.
There's always another angle to visiting new places, and that's the local's angle. So, here are 10 things that the guidebooks won't tell you about Grand Cayman Island that you might be sorry if you missed!
I live in Miami, and I've watched Art Basel Miami Beach grow from a stellar art event into one of the world's over-the-top annual parties. In many ways it's become a victim of its success: too much traffic, too many Botoxed air-kisses, too many wannabes in designer clothes and mile-high heels.
For those travelers feeling the pangs of loneliness during a holiday away from family - whether you're across the state or across the world -- remember something to truly be thankful for: How lucky you are to travel.
Living on an island in the Caribbean for two years has taught me many valuable lessons I may not have learned living Stateside. In case you aren't currently basking in tropical sunshine like me, allow me to impart some of my newfound wisdom.
Frequent travelers, especially younger business travelers, don't just like being pampered. We also like staying fit too, and a service or amenity that catered to this side of our increasingly health-conscious lives would make a welcome addition to our frequent flyer routines.