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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 Blog Posts

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.

These 13 Foods Aren't What You Think They Are

With the recent discovery that wood pulp was being used as a filler in grated Parmesan cheese, you might be wondering what else you're inadvertently eating. Here's a list of 13 foods that are often mislabeled, misnamed, or simply misunderstood.

12 Items That Will Be LESS Expensive This Year

It's going to be a good year for those with a taste for less-sophisticated wines, fast cars, and fancy watches, as well as for caffeine fiends and fitness buffs. Check out our predictions for 12 things that will be cheaper in 2016.

Pay Less to Pump Iron: How to Save on Gym Memberships, Studios, and Equipment

You can spend thousands on boutique classes and buy $400 yoga pants, but it's very possible to get fit on the cheap. Whether you're shelling out for trendy gym classes or working out at home, check out these tips on how to save money on your fitness goals this year.

13 Items That Will Be MORE Expensive This Year

In 2016, it's going to get a little pricier to Netflix and chill, particularly if you plan to supplement your TV binge with candy, almonds, good California wine, or Girl Scout cookies. In all, we'll tell you about 13 items we think will cost more money this year.