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2019

January 2019

King Tut’s Tomb Is Reopening to Visitors After 9 Years of Dazzling Restoration Work — Take a Look Inside

After nine years of restoration, Tutankhamun (AKA King Tut)’s tomb is making its grand re-debut.

February 2019

When Is Mardi Gras and How Did New Orleans Become the Place to Celebrate?

Mardi Gras is observed around the world, but in the birthplace of jazz, it’s a huge cultural moment that marks the biggest Carnival in the United States.  Each year, almost 1.5 million people descend on New Orleans to revel in the vibrant parties and the parades that are full of feathers, beads, and artfully decorated floats. 

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How to Celebrate Holi, the Festival of Colors, From India to the U.S.

Partaking in the annual Holi Festival is the most fun I had as a kid. Holi is a Hindu festival of colors, celebrated once a year in March. And growing up in a Hindu household, I absolutely loved the spectacle that came along with celebrating Holi.

March 2019

How to Prep Your Fridge Before a Trip, According to the Woman Who Literally Wrote the Book on Food Waste

Getting one's kitchen situation under control before a big trip can be a balancing act. When the fridge empties out a few days before a precious week of PTO, those of us who don't excel at meal planning often find ourselves in a pickle. Either we stretch our pantry basics to the limits of reason — canned mushrooms and vanilla soy milk dumped into an old packet of mac and cheese, anyone?

How to Get a Universal Studios 9-month Pass for $149 Right Now

Consider it some kind of Harry Potter magic, because Universal Studios Hollywood just made it crazy cheap to visit the park this spring and summer.

April 2019

16 Easy Tips for Saving Money on Your Family Vacation

Fireflies, Flowers, and a Blue Moon: Here Are All the Natural Wonders Not to Miss in May

In most parts of the country, especially those that experience full-blown winter weather, May is a magical time of year when the temperatures start to warm up, the flowers bloom, and you finally want to leave your couch to explore the great outdoors. There is no shortage of free activities happening around the U.S. in May to celebrate Earth’s rebirth, but why not explore the best of what the whole globe has to offer?

May 2019

The Top 5 Hong Kong City Hotels

Frenetic and perpetually buzzing, Hong Kong offers something for everyone. It’s the Asian hub of commerce, culture, food, and art, with a hotel scene to match. It’s also a crossroads, where travelers often have a layover on their way to even farther-flung destinations — which means hotels are always at the top of their game, with plenty of healthy competition in order to attract bookings.

June 2019

This Historic Trail in Puerto Rico Has the Best Views of San Juan

One of Puerto Rico’s most beautiful and historic paths is more accessible and beautiful than ever before.

The Paseo del Morro Trail is a one-mile hike that winds along the seaside, outside the ancient walls of San Juan. It recently opened after an expansion and renovation that cemented the path as one of the best ways to explore the city by foot, according to Lonely Planet.

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The Best Small Wallets for Women

We get it: you love your bottomless, trifold, continental wallet and never leave home without the thing if you can help it. But when it comes to traveling, it’s best to leave big, bulky accessories at home.

July 2019

You Can Stay Overnight In One of Rome’s Best Contemporary Art Galleries

Staying at the Rooms of Rome is about as close as you can get to spending the night in a contemporary art museum. The new apartment-hotel can be found inside the 17th-century Palazzo Rhinoceros, which also houses the galleries of the Fondazione Alda Fendi Esperimenti. This genre-bending project has been almost two decades in the making.

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The Best International Phone and Data Plans: Everything You Need to Know to Use Your Cell Phone Abroad

You know the moment: As soon as the plane touches down, everyone immediately pulls out their cell phones, turns off airplane mode, and phones start to ding with the sound of notifications coming in. Now imagine if you could do that even when you’ve just landed in a different country. Ah, the sweet sound of international phone connectivity.

September 2019

Fort Worth Is Where Cowboys and Contemporary Culture Meet — Here’s What to Experience in Cowtown

The state of Texas is home to a handful of notable bucket-list cities: its hip and trendy capital of Austin, the bustling metropolis of Dallas, and the coastal city of Houston to name a few.

Inside the South Carolina Hotel Where Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin Got Married

Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin tied the knot (again) this week at one very special hotel in South Carolina.

November 2019

Amazon’s Best-Selling Face Serum Is Only $9 Today

Long gone are the days of TruSkin’s Vitamin C Serum reigning as Amazon’s best-selling face serum.

This 3-piece American Tourister Luggage Set Is $200 Off for Cyber Monday

There’s no better time to upgrade your luggage than right now: Black Friday through Cyber Monday. And right now eBags’ Cyber Monday savings are the deepest they’ve been marked down yet.

December 2019

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Share Adorable New Photo of Archie to Ring in the New Year

Archie and his proud parents Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are sending wishes for the new year!

On Tuesday, Harry and Meghan shared a year-end video featuring a sweet new photo of their nearly 8-month-old son Archie in dad Harry’s arms on the couple’s Sussex Royal Instagram account.

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