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Frugal Foodies: 3 Gadgets to Bring On Your Next Road Trip

One of the many things I love about a good ole fashioned road trip is that I don't have to strategically pack everything in a suitcase. I can just toss my hiking boots, snacks, ice cooler, coats, et. al., in the trunk of my car and be on my merry lil' way!

Africa Vacation Ideas By Way of Your Favorite Celebs

Be inspired to jet set to one or more of these African destinations where celebs like Will Smith, Prince Harry, Mandy Moore, Michael Phelps, Ellen DeGeneres and others like to escape on a much-needed getaway. Want to travel? Not sure where you want to go? Then look to the stars, my friend... music, TV and movie stars, that is!

How to Plan the Perfect Destination Wedding

Destination weddings can be the most magical of experiences for you, your betrothed, and your beloved family and friends. As a wedding and event planner, I've orchestrated many a destination wedding for my clients, to dreamy and romantic places. by Alexandra Hill Speciale

YOLO-a-Go-Go Guacamole

A perfect go-to meal after a long hike, drive or day of sightseeing. It’s hearty and delicious; quick ‘n easy to make; and calls for just a handful of ingredients that all travel quite well. Guacamole is a perfect go-to meal after a long hike, drive or day of sightseeing. It’s hearty and delicious; quick ‘n easy to make; and calls for just a handful of ingredients that all travel quite well.

Royal Wedding Clanger (England)

A romantic chef could, perhaps, describe Meghan Markle as the sweet roll to Prince Harry's savory buns. So, what better way to celebrate the Royal Wedding than by baking this sweet n' savory British pastry that is, arguably, the most efficient pastry dish mankind has ever invented! A romantic chef could, perhaps, describe Meghan Markle as the sweet roll to Prince Harry's savory buns.

Why This Trip is the Perfect Mother's Day Gift

Have you been wracking your brain trying to figure out the best way to thank your mom for all those diapers changed, tears wiped, Terrible Two tantrums, and phone calls of quarterlife crisis angst?

How to Conquer Jet Lag

Once, when I was a kid, I flew from one time zone to the next to visit my grandparents. Upon landing, I innocently informed my grandpa that I was jetlagged, and he just chuckled to himself—the way adults do when a kid says something that's so darned cute! My young mind wasn't yet hip to the fact that you can't get jet lag crossing just 1 time zone. Jet lag is a temporary sleep disorder that occurs when a person travels rapidly (via plane) across numerous time zones, disrupting the body's circadian rhythm or 'internal clock.' Taj Bates

ANZAC Sweet Biscuits (Australia + New Zealand)

April 25th is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand, to honor the brave soldiers of the Australia New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who fought in Gallipoli, Turkey, during World War I.

Packing Tip from Billionaire Aviator Howard Hughes

You've probably heard of Howard Hughes. Leonardo DiCaprio portrayed him in the 2004 Oscar-winning film, 'The Aviator.' And late in life, he notoriously devolved into an obsessive-compulsive (OCD) recluse of the richest order. You've probably heard of Howard Hughes.

There's No Place Like Egypt's Valley of the Kings

The Valley of the Kings is most unassuming from the outside. Sandwashed mounts of limestone and shale stand in stonefaced silence, mum to the ancient secrets they house within. I make my way down a sand and pebblestone path as an October sun shines down upon me in the waning coolness of a desert morn. The Valley of the Kings is most unassuming from the outside.

Best Time to Book Flights & Lodging for Summer Holidays

No doubt about it, major holidays are the worst time to travel. But, if you’re short on vacation days and big on wanderlust, or spending quality time with family and friends living afar, travelling during holiday breaks is an unavoidable pleasure and pain. No doubt about it, major holidays are the worst time to travel.