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32 Spectacular Photos of Winter Wonderlands

There's just something about freshly fallen snow—how it makes everything so peaceful. Here are your best shots of winter landscapes, from a sunrise …

Healthy Diets From Around the World (And Why You Should Try Them)

New year, new you—that’s the mantra, anyway.

Four common myths about exercise and weight loss

It’s that time of year when many are trying, and some are failing, to live up to their New Years’ resolution of losing weight. Many of these probably …

Exercise

Top 10 beach hotels and B&Bs on New Zealand’s South Island

Beach resorts and retreats on New Zealand’s South Island make the most of dramatic views, as well as offering a tranquil getaway. Here are 10 to suit the calm, collected – and the adventurous<p>Those who visit New Zealand’s South Island in search of a traditional beachside holiday are likely to be …

Searching for the remote: Cabo Raso, Patagonia’s coastal ghost town

Holidays don’t get more ‘getaway’ than at Cabo Raso, Argentina, an abandoned coastal village reborn as an eco-friendly retreat. Plus, five more remote trips to try<p>• <b>Where’s your favourite wilderness escape? Reveal it, if you dare, in the comments below</b><p>I am in the backseat of a pickup truck that is …

The 50 Most Beautiful Places in the World 2017

Pinpointing all of the most beautiful places in the world could take a lifetime, but we think that these 50 otherworldly landscapes and awe-inspiring natural wonders need to move to the very top of your travel bucket list. This piece was originally published in 2015 and has been updated.<p>Cliffs of …

How to talk to anyone: the experts' guide

Handle awkward date silences, end a conversation with a stranger – plus chat to your children, your parents and your boss. Our panel shares their secrets<p>Children often don’t have the words to say what they’re feeling, and they don’t always understand what we’re looking for when we ask them …

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The 5 Most Eco-Friendly Cities in the World

Some cities have made eco-friendliness a priority and a mandate. After studying 120 cities in Europe, Latin America, Asia, North America, and Africa, Siemens has released its latest Green City Index, the definitive list of cities where protecting the environment is a way of life.

The murderers next door

In a remote corner of Romania, neighbours kill each other over tiny strips of land. Betrayed by their rulers, these rural communities have resorted to violent assertion of their rights<p>In the poor and remote province of Maramureş in the northern Carpathians, cut off by bad mountain roads from the …

20 Places That Are Straight Out of Fairy Tales

Visiting these real-world places is like jumping into the pages of a story book, where castles sit on clouds and forests are carpeted with flowers. This gallery was originally published in 2015. It has been updated with new information.<p>City Palace: Jaipur, India<p>Ashikaga Flower Park: Ashikaga, …

Banksy Was Here

The invisible man of graffiti art.<p>The British graffiti artist Banksy likes pizza, though his preference in toppings cannot be definitively ascertained. He has a gold tooth. He has a silver tooth. He has a silver earring. He’s an anarchist environmentalist who travels by chauffeured S.U.V. He was …

This Is What the Northern Lights Look Like From Space

We've all seen photos from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, but astronauts aren't just focused on the great beyond. The shuttles and scopes often point toward home, creating some incredible footage of our own planet. View the Northern Lights and other natural wonders from a different angle.

The Most Beautiful Abandoned Places in the World

There is something both eerie and striking about abandoned places. Whether it's a train cemetery in Bolivia or an Art Deco subway station underneath New York City, each location is a snapshot of history frozen in time. Take a tour of these mesmerizing sites around the world—stark reminders of what …

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15 Drone Photos That Leave Us Speechless

Our friends at SkyPixel are running a drone- and aerial-themed photography competition and some of the submissions have been (very literally) over the top. This technology has already changed the way we capture our travels—providing new angles on everyday subjects. Here are 15 of our favorite …

The best ways to tell a real New Yorker from a fake New Yorker

Ah, the eternal question. Ist thou, or ist thou not a real New Yorker? Residents of this fair city have devised one million and one different ways to …

48 Hours in Istanbul: Where to Eat, Stay and Play

<i>Streets of Galata, Istanbul.</i><p>Istanbul is one of the world's most historically rich destinations, a busting metropolis with one foot in Asia and the other in Europe. It's a city of many contrasts -- East and West, the old and new, traditional and modern. There's so much to discover in this beguiling …

Why You Should Consider Splurging for Travel Insurance

Whether you’re a thrill seeker or simply intrepid, if you want solid travel insurance on your next trip, here are a few ways to get it.<p>A couple of weeks ago, I discussed some of the shortcomings of travel protection, specifically in the medical realm. One of the ways to fill in a potential gap is a …

What Frida wore: the artist's wardrobe locked up for 50 years – in pictures

After Frida Kahlo died in 1954, her husband Diego Rivera shut her belongings in a bathroom at their Mexico City home, the Blue House – then demanded it be locked until 15 years after his death. In fact, the room wasn’t opened until 2004. Ishiuchi Miyako was invited to photograph its intimate …

10 Jaw-Dropping NYC Apartments With Incredible Outdoor Spaces

We're willing to bet good money that our odds of winning the lottery are <i>probably</i> better than finding an apartment with outdoor space in New York …

Top 10 B&Bs in France to break your motorway journey

Photograph: ROGER Nicolas/sawdays.co.uk<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/4/3/1428057543265/190acf9e-fb96-486a-8972-20af9be19023-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: ROGER …

8 movies to stream on international women’s day

on netflix<p>This Sunday is International Women's Day. We like to celebrate women every single day, though, so we're going to observe this holiday by watching (or re-watching) movies. Specifically, movies about strong women, being played by strong women. So fire up your Netflix account, check out one …

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8 Foods That Can Boost Your Mood and Help Battle Seasonal Depression

It's getting darker outside. For a lot of us, it seems like it's getting darker inside, as well.<p>Since the clocks fell back, and the sun started going down right after lunch, a lot of people have been complaining about SAD, or Seasonal Affective Disorder. It's one of those conditions that comes with …

The Best Illustrations from 150 Years of Alice in Wonderland

On July 4, 1862, English mathematician and logician Charles Dodgson boarded a small boat with a few friends. Among them was a little girl named Alice Liddell. To entertain her and her sisters as they floated down the river between Oxford and Godstow, Dodgson fancied a whimsical story, which he’d …

Legends: The Body of Jean-Michel Basquiat

Photo from Poster Boy NYC.<p>Basquiat OD’d in the summer of ‘88. Much of what we know about Jean-Michel’s life surrounds his death, and his body — the …

The Flaneur: Familiarity and Distance

This flat land haunts me. Yet here I am again, arraigned to stand trial with the past.<p>A personal history looms before me: the birds and landscapes …

271 Years Before Pantone, an Artist Mixed and Described Every Color Imaginable in an 800-Page Book | Colossal

<p>In 1692 an artist known only as “A. Boogert” sat down to write a book in Dutch about mixing watercolors. Not only would he begin the book with a bit …

5 Meditation Apps for Channeling Your Inner Peace

Meditation and, more broadly, mindfulness have of late been linked to everything from increased creativity to stress reduction. But who has time to …

NoMad Hotel

Broadway, NYC is at the centre of everything yet until now it’s been hard to find a cosy hotel to call home. We love the rich bohemian vibe of NoMad …