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Martin Miller's Gin -- The Spirit of Iceland | July 30, 2015 | Travel
Great gin starts with pure water, so when iconoclast entrepreneur Martin Miller decided to distill his own spirits, he knew there was only one place to go -- Iceland. Distilled in England and blended with naturally filtered Icelandic water, Martin Miller's Gin is...
Rick Steves

Beauty in the Ruins of Tintern Abbey

Rick Steves | July 30, 2015 | Travel
Tintern Abbey is one of most beautiful and evocative sights in all of Britain. And seeing a wedding ceremony inside was icing on the cake.
Jo Carrigan

Holiday With the Italians: The Tuscan Riviera

Jo Carrigan | July 30, 2015 | UK Lifestyle
There's something to be said for the Italians - they do it bloody well. And by "it", I mean everything; food, wine, football, and as I found out recently on a trip to Tuscany, incredible beach resorts.

9 Reasons Why You Should Visit the Galapagos Islands, Before It's Too Late

Findery | July 30, 2015 | Travel
If ever there was a time to visit a few of the 3500 islands that make up the Galapagos, now is the time. For many of us, the Galapagos represents the quintessential expression of the unencumbered forces of nature. It could...
Spencer Aronfeld

MSC Cruise Line Finds New Home in Havana

Spencer Aronfeld | July 30, 2015 | Travel
They say home is where the heart is, and the heart of MSC Cruise Line will now be in Havana...
Down East Magazine

Your Guide to the Maine Accent

Down East Magazine | July 30, 2015 | Travel
Nancy Hopkins-Davisson never really heard herself until she heard herself on television. The year was 1975, and Nancy -- then just Hopkins, a high-school student born and raised on the island of North Haven -- was one of three young people interviewed for a Maine Public Broadcasting documentary about island life.
Spencer Aronfeld

New Mega Ships on the Way for Carnival Cruise Line!

Spencer Aronfeld | July 30, 2015 | Travel
The race to sail the largest cruise ship is heating up among the world's cruise ship companies. Carnival announced its newly ordered ships will hold nearly 7,000 passengers each, making them literally floating cities.

15 Most Expensive Cities for Singles

GOBankingRates | July 30, 2015 | Business
Singles' financial situations aren't so simple, and the investments required to stay attractive and dateable while trying to find one's mate can quickly add up, especially in high-cost cities where even everyday necessities carry luxury-level prices.
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Fall Asleep in Class at Portland, Oregon's Kennedy School

National Trust for Historic Preservation | July 30, 2015 | Travel
There's the multi-level Broiler Room Bar, a bar located, unsurprisingly, in the former broiler room. And there's the Cypress Room, which focuses on international rums. The Detention Bar permits cigar smoking, while Honors Bar plays classical and operatic music for its guests.
The Active Times

National Parks With the Absolute Best Beaches

The Active Times | July 30, 2015 | Travel
Maybe your mind goes to epic hikes in Yosemite, paddling the coast of Acadia or camping out under the stars in Zion--but chances are you didn't think of relaxing on a beach.
Kerri Zane

What to Do When Airline Customer Service Isn't

Kerri Zane | July 30, 2015 | Travel
Traveling is one the best part of life, but it can also be fraught with unexpected "surprises." One grumpy customer service rep can make a trip go from bad to worse, but that doesn't have to be the case. Here are some tips to help you navigate a similar situation.
Lisa Shanahan

L.A.: A Mother/Daughter Story (I Was the Visitor. She, the Guide.)

Lisa Shanahan | July 30, 2015 | Travel
Headed cross-country, I peer out the window. The plane bounces, lofts high above Vegas, where I'd taken her and G'ma to celebrate her twenty-first. Now, two years later, I'm on my way to L.A. to visit my daughter's new home.

7 Ways to Make Your Vacation Cheaper in London

Hipmunk | July 30, 2015 | Travel
London is a popular destination for tourists but has a reputation for being expensive. Here are some ways of making your stay cheaper whilst having fun in Britain's capital city. This gives you more money to spend on sightseeing, shopping and world-class restaurants in London.
Christine Negroni

Egg Heads Unlikely Malaysia 370 Heroes in the Bamboozle Era

Christine Negroni | July 30, 2015 | Travel
In the past I've referred to them as the kids who couldn't get a date for the prom. Now, I bet the engineers at the British satellite communication company inmarsat will be the coolest kids of summer.
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

15 Secret (and Not-So-Secret) Spots In Connecticut's Northwest Corner

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | July 30, 2015 | Travel
In California or New York, A-List stars are hassled and harried. Not here. So it's no surprise that even stressed-out New York unknowns come up to the unspoiled Northwest section of

5 Simple Body Hacks to Avoid Jet Lag

Supercompressor | July 30, 2015 | Travel
It's easy to get pumped about traveling abroad, but if you've ever been punished with a crippling case of jet lag, you know the struggle to reboot your body clock in unfamiliar territory is very real.

10 Things You Need to Do Before Any International Trip

Fodor's | July 30, 2015 | Travel
It can be tempting to book a ticket and start fantasizing about your getaway, but there's work to be done. In addition to the planning any trip requires--lodging, restaurants, activities, and so on--international travel calls for extra steps and research to ensure a stress-free experience.

The Secret Behind Hattie B's Legendary Hot Chicken

Details | July 30, 2015 | Taste
"You see every walk of life in line at Hattie B's, from somebody selling newspapers on the side of the road to a neurosurgeon from Vanderbilt. It's about as southern as it gets, just a really fun atmosphere. And we got beer."
Mike Arkus

Skagway and the Yukon Gold Rush Railway: Cruising Alaska's Inside Passage on the Looney Front, Part 5

Mike Arkus | July 30, 2015 | Travel
Waterfalls, large and small, tumble down the cliffs every few yards - and, alas, a zillion selfies click every few nano-inches on the observation platforms with a gazillion inane and insane grimaces, grins and grunts. I must be in a proud minority of one in my aversion to the selfie craze.
Patricia Zohn

10 Reasons to Go to France

Patricia Zohn | July 30, 2015 | Arts
The French have been reading the tea leaves. Despite or perhaps because of recent violence, there seemed a new spirit of generosity towards tourists, if not to migrants. So many Americans are trooping off to art fairs. Why not also visit the most exciting performance festivals, many in France, which have a multicultural, often political, contemporary perspective? And a spate of private, hidden-away sites has also opened to the public which document the intensity of the lives and work of artists.
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