5 things I love about Manila

5 things I love about Manila

You may love your city, but do you love it enough to want to tell the world about it? iReporter Elaine Baricante does. Here she explains why Manila is her favorite city. 1. Food Manila’s like a vast buffet. One of the most common questions you’ll hear a Filipino ask is “Kumain ka na?” (Have you eaten?) Eating is a central More...

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Where the world's wild mushrooms grow
By eliana watson On Friday, July 15th, 2011
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Where the world’s wild mushrooms grow

A troop of raincoat-clad peasants tramps through a damp forest, eyes locked on the ground. Wicker baskets hang at their sides; they carry sticks and knives. They are mushroom hunters in Yunnan province, China, scanning More...

Free things to do in the most expensive cities
By eliana watson On Friday, July 15th, 2011
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Free things to do in the most expensive cities

Nothing makes a traveler tremble more than having booked a holiday and, while having that dreamy cup of coffee over the papers, you spot your destination of choice glowing brightly on the list of ‘The World’s More...

Why Japanese bartenders are the world's best
By eliana watson On Friday, July 15th, 2011
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Why Japanese bartenders are the world’s best

Suffice to say, by bartenders I am thinking neither of college students filling pitchers — and occasionally themselves — from a leaky keg, nor of hostesses tipping Suntory Royal into a bleary-eyed salaryman’s More...

8 idyllic lakeside summer towns
By eliana watson On Friday, July 15th, 2011
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8 idyllic lakeside summer towns

With seas of jostling crowds and sky-high costs (not to mention jellyfish and riptides), ocean retreats can be more frustrating than fun, which is why we’ve compiled a list of quintessential American lake More...

By Angela Miller On Saturday, March 26th, 2011
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Royal Caribban Europe 2012: more with a twist

Royal Caribbean International this week unveiled its 2012 Europe cruise and cruisetour season, increasing deployment from its 2011 lineup of 11 ships to 12 for 2012, which will again include two Freedom-class ships. More...

By Shayla Kiderten On Friday, March 25th, 2011
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How to save the United States

Would you like to know how to save the United States? The SS United States that is, the last remaining US-flagged transAtlantic superliner which has been pretty much just sitting around rusting at a Philadelphia More...

By Shayla Kiderten On Friday, March 25th, 2011
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Cruise lines hit rough waters, navigate well

While the popularity of cruise vacations has never been higher, earnings at major cruise lines are down. First they adjusted operations in a depressed economy. Then they absorbed high oil prices to hold the line More...

By Staff Reporter On Thursday, March 24th, 2011
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Spider Holster’s Black Widow DSLR / camera belt holster review

There aren’t too many new camera peripherals that do something truly new. Sure, quite a few of them complete a familiar task with more ease and less clutter, but the Black Widow by Spider Holster is an entirely More...

By Staff Reporter On Thursday, March 24th, 2011
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SkyWork launches Bern-London route with iPads

Today SkyWork, a small Swiss airline, launches service between Bern-Belp and London City. SkyWork will be the only airline connecting the two cities with a direct service. London will join a short list of destinations More...