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Susan Fogwell

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A Photo Tour: Chocolatiers in Brussels

Susan Fogwell | October 31, 2014 | Travel
Belgium has been at the center of Europe's chocolate trade since the 1690s. With a million residents and about 500 chocolatiers, the average Belgian consumes over 15 pounds of chocolate annually.
Liftopia

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It's a Long Way to the Top: Glossary of Ski Lifts

Liftopia | October 31, 2014 | Travel
While chairlifts may be the classic type of ski lift, they are just one way to get high. (Enter quip about Colorado and Washington's laws here.) Here's a rundown of the most common types used at ski areas around the world.
Jessica Rosenberg

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When Home Is Everywhere

Jessica Rosenberg | October 31, 2014 | Women
I grew up in a different world. A world filled with French bread and yummy cheese; with snacks made of bread, butter and chocolate; with classy children's clothes and outdoor markets. I grew up in France, and for the first seven years of my life, that was the only world I knew.
John Mariani

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Traveling in Bordeaux, France

John Mariani | October 31, 2014 | Taste
Bordeaux has its own virtues: castles and chateaux of great beauty, impeccably maintained vineyards on gravelly soil, and some superb restaurants.
Michaela Wagner

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The Unforgettable Trek Up Mount Roraima (Or What I Did Last Week)

Michaela Wagner | October 31, 2014 | Travel
On the triple border between Brazil, Venezuela, and Guyana lies one of the crown jewels of Canaima National Park. Mount Roraima is a 2-billion-year-old, 3,000+ meter high rock that served as inspiration for the wondrous landscape in the film Up.
Thrillist

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The 10 Worst Questions to Ask Your Flight Attendant

Thrillist | October 30, 2014 | Travel
You know how miserable it is to fly? The crying babies, the perpetual delays, the fistfights breaking out over reclined seats. Now imagine you did that every... single... day. And you didn't get paid much for it either.
Gail Nakada

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Going Viral: Japan's Mania for Masks Is Finally Cool

Gail Nakada | October 30, 2014 | Travel
Good manners in this country demand masks for any cold symptom. Parents get their children used to wearing them by pre-school.
Map Happy

In Defense of the Selfie Stick

Map Happy | October 30, 2014 | Travel
I see the selfie stick as a helpful apparatus, falling into the same category as a tripod would. When I make it to a place I am excited about with people I care about, I want a documented memory of that and I don't think there's any shame in that.
Anne Z. Cooke

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At Home at Ballyfin: Ireland's Best in Show

Anne Z. Cooke | October 30, 2014 | Travel
As the carriage rounded the lake and headed uphill, Billy the Irish cob glanced back at Lionel Chadwick, the coachman at Ballyfin Manor, as if to say, "I'm ready, old son. What about you?"
Val Wang

My Life on Two Wheels and Two Continents

Val Wang | October 30, 2014 | Books
The first bike I ever loved was stolen from the ground floor of the building I lived in in Beijing in 1999, where she had been locked only to herself, the same as all other bikes in China.
Trivago.ca

5 Film Hotels of Halloween Horror

Trivago.ca | October 30, 2014 | Travel
Hotels inspire the horrific and macabre, and with Halloween almost upon us it's time to celebrate haunted rooms, menacing presences, poltergeists, and even the occasional Log Lady lurking in the lobby.
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7 Secret Spots to Tie the Knot in Fall

trivago | October 29, 2014 | Travel
Autumn's dramatic pink and purple sunset skies and naturally golden foliage make an outdoor wedding absolutely magical, and it also happens to be the most economical season in which to say 'I Do' -- especially if you venture outside the big city.
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10 Best Luxury Hotels To Visit In The Off-Season

Fodor's | October 29, 2014 | Travel
For some travelers, cold weather means an escape to hot beaches; for others, it's a chance to take part in winter sports like skiing and snowboarding. But what about travelers looking for something a little different? It may not seem intuitive to visit places like Long Island or...
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How to Use Apple Pay When You Travel

Fodor's | October 29, 2014 | Travel
With the release of a software update for its iPhone operating system today, Apple has officially launched Apple Pay, the tech giant's mobile payment system that uses NFC-based technology to allow consumers to pay for a variety of services with their phones. Time will tell how revolutionary this...
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

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15 Fantastic Things to Do in Southwestern Virginia, the Birthplace of Moonshine and Country Music

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | October 29, 2014 | Travel
Landmarks in Southwest Virginia towns tend to be identified by the reoccurring themes of time-honored country music songs.
Alexii Lardis

My Incurable Disease

Alexii Lardis | October 29, 2014 | Travel
I will not deny for a second that my disease is a disease of privilege. No, I'm not talking about Type II Diabetes. I'm talking about Wanderlust. wanderlust [won-der-luhst] noun 1. a strong, innate desire to rove or travel about. Dictionary.com has no idea. The desire to travel has in...
Travel + Leisure

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America's Best and Worst Airports for Flight Delays

Travel + Leisure | October 29, 2014 | Travel
We analyzed data from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics for 29 major U.S. airports to highlight which have experienced the least and most delayed departures over a 12-month period.
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Best Meatballs in America (PHOTOS)

Travel + Leisure | October 29, 2014 | Taste
Whatever you call it, the meatball turns up in nearly every culture.
Robert Whitcomb

Instructive Capers With the Capers

Robert Whitcomb | October 29, 2014 | Travel
It's an old cliché that Canada is entirely like the United States -- a sort of 51st state. Of course, it isn't. It has some qualities that are characteristically Canadian, not American. The "Capers,'' a mix of Scottish, French, English, Irish and those whom Canadians call members of the "First Nations'' (our "Native Americans''), have a very strong regional identity.
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The Perfect Three-Day Road Trip Through Virginia

Fathom | October 29, 2014 | Travel
When Fathom sent me on a road trip with five other 20-ish travel writers to discover the hidden gems of Virginia in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley, I was tentatively optimistic and curious.
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