Karen I. Chen

Rockaway is now the coolest spot to hang out in New York — that frankly doesn’t feel like New York at all.
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Why is the Bond bag perfect for travel? Let me count the ways.
"Honestly, you do you, but most importantly, don't lose yourself."
Don’t leave home without these clever carryalls.
The To All the Boys star teamed up with Vera Bradley for a practical new line of bags.
In 2021, it's all about making working from home the best it can be.
No need to tell us obrigada for these tips.
Opa! Learn these basic words and phrases and it won't be all Greek to you.
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Learning basic Mandarin Chinese phrases, words, and slang doesn't have to be as daunting as it seems.
Lasai in Rio de Janeiro was recently named one of the World's Best Restaurants by Travel + Leisure and Food & Wine. It's worth planning a trip around — here's what you should explore once you're there.
Take a happy hour trip to places like Japan, Brazil, and Iceland with these cocktail recipes.
Far be it from me to tell you what to do on vacation, but I promise that enjoying a caipirinha while listening to samba on a steamy summer night in Rio, or sipping a refreshing Aperol spritz while sunning yourself on the Amalfi Coast are must-dos in those destinations. Plus, in the age of social media, if you don’t capture a cocktail shot against a scenic backdrop on your travels, did you really even go on vacation? (The answer of course, sarcasm aside, is yes. Please enjoy your trip completely phone-free, if you so choose.) But whether you indulge in the occasional humble brag or not, there's something completely wonderful about sipping a perfectly crafted cocktail at a local watering hole, as you soak in the sights, sounds, and smells of your new surroundings. Drinking also brings people together — bartenders and patrons, tourists and locals. Some of the most memorable and spontaneous moments while traveling begin with a good drink and some friendly banter. Just as countries all over the world are known for their unique food and music, many destinations are also known for their libations. Ever wondered about the origins of their signature cocktails and where to get one? Read on for 10 national drinks you must try and where to find one when you’re there.
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The Cidade Maravilhosa has more than a few marvelous places to spend the night.
Somebody didn’t pay attention in Home Ec class.
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Depending on where you're going, it can be trickier than you think.