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Jinna Yang

Why I Fell in Love With Florence

Jinna Yang | September 30, 2014 | Travel
That's exactly what happened when I decided on a whim to take the train from Pisa into Florence for four days. What happened next was my heart was laid out on a silver platter for what came to be my favorite city in Italy.
Tayo Rockson

14 Ways to Embrace Your Global Identity

Tayo Rockson | September 30, 2014 | Travel
Too many of the world's problems are a result of people being afraid of change or not being willing to understand people around them so as we get ready to wrap up 2014, I came up with 14 things one can do to understand the world around us or use our differences to make a difference.


10 Best Penthouse Restaurants in the U.S. | September 30, 2014 | Taste
Keep your head in the clouds as you look at this list of top-tier restaurants from Las Vegas to Miami.


Seven Shameless Ways to Get an Upgrade

SmarterTravel | September 30, 2014 | Travel
Even if you do belong to your airline's or hotel's loyalty program, you're still competing with countless other travelers for the same upgrade. To rise above the pack, it'll take smarts, a strategy, and (dare we say it) shamelessness.
U.S. News Travel


6 Travel Fees You Can Easily Avoid

U.S. News Travel | September 30, 2014 | Travel
For all of the memorable and potentially life-changing experiences it can provide, travel is not cheap.


Incredible Free Museums Around the World

SmarterTravel | September 30, 2014 | Travel
(Photo: The British Museum) Jetting around the world isn't free, but cultural enrichment can be. We uncovered 10 incredible museums—from Paris to Beijing—where cultural discovery is rich but admission is free for all. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. When we rounded up
Max Gladwell


The 10 Best Snowboarding Instagrams

Max Gladwell | September 30, 2014 | Travel
In the old days, we'd transition to winter sports with print magazines and the annual release of new snowboarding films. Today, we have smartphones and Instagram to keep us stoked on a daily basis.


Drawn at Sea -- Drawing no.05

j.frede | September 29, 2014 | Arts
Once out to sea we changed our bearing for south and sailed down the coast of Hoy. Its majestic cliffs were stunning and soon the famous "Old Man of Hoy" came into view.
Pam Townsend


French Idyll: One Visit, Three Voices (Part 1)

Pam Townsend | September 29, 2014 | Travel
Traveling is, by its nature, an intensely individual and personal experience. Whether one travels solo on a self-planned journey or as part of an organized group tour, the resulting experiences will be different for each traveler, based on interests, knowledge and temperament.


The 10 Longest Non-Stop Flights From Los Angeles | September 29, 2014 | Travel
While in terms of total passenger traffic, LAX still sits somewhere in sixth or seventh place globally; it's always claimed the crown for the planet's busiest single origin and destination airport.
Duane Wells


On Location With Leonie Prendergast -- 'Jimi: All is By My Side'

Duane Wells | September 29, 2014 | Travel
Jimi: All is By My Side offers a snapshot of the singer's journey from Harlem to the heights of fame on the other side of the pond. Interestingly, however, the film was shot in Dublin, which acts as a stand-in for the swinging 60's in London -- a fact that thrilled the film's Dublin-based Costume Designer Leonie Prendergast.
Robert Whitcomb

A Civic Celebration and a Cruise

Robert Whitcomb | September 29, 2014 | Travel
I enjoyed a piece of small-town Americana on Sept. 17, when I gave a talk at a luncheon meeting of the Bristol (R.I.) Rotary Club. Oh, for a renaissance of such civic organizations!
Paula H. Noe

Leaving Italy, Sort of ...

Paula H. Noe | September 29, 2014 | Travel
My body may have left Italy, but my mind hasn't. I am so very very happy I went and I am so very very happy to be back 'home'. My year in Italy was truly a life-changing event in so many ways....
Lisa Lubin


Why Cape Cod is Best in Autumn!

Lisa Lubin | September 29, 2014 | Travel
We all know charming Cape Cod as the idyllic summer getaway. But come autumn, the crowds thin out, the locals return, all the beaches are free, the fall colors reflect off the gorgeous waters...and much of seafood is at its prime!
Mark Sissons


Heavenly Heli-skiing in British Columbia

Mark Sissons | September 29, 2014 | Travel
Half a century after helicopters first transported daredevil recreational skiers high into the mountains of British Columbia, heli-skiing is still the ultimate alpine rush for many.


10 Places Where Summer Lasts Longer

Fodor's | September 30, 2014 | Travel
Labor Day has come and gone, and the official end of summer is here, but that doesn't mean you have to say goodbye to warm weather. For those who want to enjoy every possible minute of fun in the sun, these destinations will make you forget all about the changing...
Tom McLoughlin

Can You Still Travel the Greek Islands on the Cheap?

Tom McLoughlin | September 30, 2014 | UK Lifestyle
Well, I think that backpacking around the Greek islands is still a great option if you want weather, sites, history and an adventure in an amazing part of the world. And thankfully if you plan ahead it can be done without breaking the bank.
Julie Gray


Is Living Abroad Really All It's Cracked up to Be?

Julie Gray | September 29, 2014 | Impact
Nothing shakes up your life like moving thousands of miles away from everyone you know and everything your life was about. It's a serious control-alt-delete move. But is it really all that great?


How To Use Your Cell Phone Internationally

Fodor's | September 30, 2014 | Travel
Using your cell phone internationally can lead to exorbitant bills if you're not careful. Here are a few steps you can take to make sure you stay connected to friends and family while traveling--without paying more than you have to. UNLOCK YOUR GSM PHONE Not all cell phones will...
Gwen Edwards

Road Trip Eating: A Quick Guide to Healthy Travel

Gwen Edwards | September 29, 2014 | Hawaii
I managed to find some healthy and down right satisfying meals between the Sriracha whoopie pies (a real thing in Wyoming) and fast food freeways on this drive across America.
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