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Josie Rubio

Josie Rubio

Josie Rubio is a Brooklyn-based freelance editor and writer, who has interviewed everyone from Britney Spears to ghost experts during her 15-year journalism career. She has visited five continents so far and loves to write about travel, food, nutrition, health, gardening... and pretty much everything. She was most recently a senior editor at VIVmag and her byline has appeared in Shape, Brooklyn Based, The Red Hook Star-Revue, The Local, The Agit Reader, Music’s Bottom Line, Columbus Monthly, and Mid Ohio Golfer.

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Save Big on Hunter Boots With These 2 Tips

Hunter's Wellington boots have adorned the feet of royals, celebrities, and soldiers alike. Here are two ways to snag these rain boots for the best possible price.

Blame It on the Rain: Your Complete Guide to Hunter Boots

In the decade since Kate Moss made Hunter Boots fashionable, the brand has become nearly synonymous with rain boots. If you're looking for your own pair of "wellies," our guide will help you select the right fit and style.

13 DIY Halloween Costumes for Pop Culture Nerds

Pop culture moves quickly, but these shared moments are prime inspiration for a clever Halloween costume. We've rounded up our favorite DIY pop culture outfits you can put together pretty easily on a budget — some cost less than $20!

This Bad Food Habit Could Be Costing You $2,000 a Year

Bad food-budgeting habits can cost you twice. Not only are you spending money eating out, but also the groceries at home go to waste. Realistically planning for dining out can reap big benefits. Follow our nine steps to lean in to eating out.

Everything You Need to Know About Traveling With Pets

Whether you want to take your dog camping or sail the world with your chicken, traveling with pets can be fun. However, there are a lot of things to consider, from method of transportation to finding dog-friendly wineries. Here are some tips to help plan a safe and fun vacation with your pet.

11 Essential Things to Know Before Buying a Used Car

Not only are used cars expensive, but buying one is stressful. You want a good deal on a safe and reliable vehicle that won't cost a lot of money in repairs. To ensure that you make a smart purchase, read up on these 11 things you should know before buying a used car.

8 Easy Ways to Save on a Beach Vacation

Summer is prime beach time, but a trip to the shore can be expensive. Here are our eight best tips for stretching your travel dollars.

Top 10 Cheap Summer Travel Destinations for 2016

This summer brings good news for travelers on a budget. Thanks to relatively low gas prices and a strong U.S. dollar, you'll be able to get more vacation value for your money, both domestically and internationally, from NYC to Lisbon.

7 Features to Consider When Buying Carry-On Luggage

Will your bag fit the next time you fly? We look at bag requirements common among the major airlines, as well as other features to consider when finding the best carry-on luggage deals.

After the Price Increase, is Class Pass Still Worth it?

In New York and other cities, rates for the ClassPass fitness service recently increased by 50% to 60%. Given these price hikes, is ClassPass still worth it? We'll go over the plans, prices, and alternatives to help you decide.