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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.

Josie Rubio's Most Recent Features

Avoid the Thrift Store: 10 Things You Should Never Buy Used

Buying secondhand items is often a great way to save money. However, some purchases can end up costing you more in the long run — or even pose threats to the health and safety of you and your loved ones. We compiled a list of things that should always be bought new.

7 Ways to Save Money When Buying a New Car

The car-buying process can be daunting, but if you walk in as an informed, empowered consumer, you can avoid common — and expensive — mistakes. Before signing those papers, heady from a test drive and that new car smell, learn what you need to know to save money when buying a new car.

The Best Carry-On Luggage That Conforms to Airline Rules

The days of airlines offering free checked bags have gone the way of in-flight smoking and gateside farewells. So to save some cash, now is the time to invest in the best carry-on luggage that meets the rules for size and weight.

From the Caribbean to SoCal: The Best Domestic & International Flight Deals

For most of the country, it's been an extremely long winter. Mother Nature seems especially fickle around this time of year, when she gives us a few warm days followed by punishing cold. But we all deserve a vacation. Thankfully, there's a flurry of airfare deals to sunny beaches in the Caribbean, exotic locales in Europe, and destinations in the U.S. and Canada. It's time to emerge from hibernation, pack a bag, and treat yourself to a getaway.

Our Fave Affordable Cities: San Francisco, New York, Las Vegas, and Beyond

Most of us have a favorite metropolitan vacation destination: a city filled with beloved haunts and fond memories or a place that feels like a home-away-from-home. Check out these domestic flight and hotel deals to some of the best cities in the U.S. and finally figure out if that Buzzfeed quiz was right about the city in which you should reside.

Building Sand Castles in Florida is MUCH Better Than Shoveling Snow at Home

As if the winter blahs weren't already bad enough around this time of year, the recent Polar Vortex has most of us looking for relief from bitterly cold temperatures. If you're still not impressed with the current temperature spike that's making the mercury rise above zero or — gasp! — to the double digits, then check out these deals to sunny Florida. We hear the white groundcover there is sand, and the only shovel you'll need is a plastic one to build a sand castle.

Rise of Interactive Ads: Your TV Wants You to Buy David Beckham's Underpants

As Super Bowl XLVIII approaches, competitors are rolling out their best game plans and gear to battle — for your dollars. This year’s Super Bowl ads are already generating buzz, and at the forefront is H&M’s spot for the David Beckham Bodywear line, which is employing "t-commerce," or allowing viewers to shop directly through their televisions.

Bitcoin Goes Mainstream at Major Retailers & Lemonade Stands

Until recently, Bitcoin wasn't a mainstream topic of conversation. But the peer-to-peer payment system is making headlines again. Discount shopping site Overstock has plans to accept Bitcoin by June, making it one of the first major retailers to do so.

Blow into the Windy City with These Chicago Travel & Entertainment Deals

Chicago is a favorite vacation destination for many because it has the glamour and attractions of a large metropolis and that friendly, down-to-earth Midwest vibe. There’s something for everyone in Chicago — theater shows, cool music venues, and countless dining options, whether you’d like to try dishes from famous chefs or you want a classic Chicago hot dog and deep-dish pizza (no matter what Jon Stewart says). So pack your bags! We're going to Chi-town.

2014 Mexico Getaways Make Great Holiday Gifts!

The recent drop in temperatures — even in typically warm places like California and Texas — has most of us daydreaming about jetting off to warm locale, where ice is only to keep beverages cold. Fortunately, you can make your (or someone's else's) dream a reality with a getaway to Mexico in the new year.