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10 Truths About Being a Photographer

Is it the best job ever? Well yeah, sometimes, most of the time really, but it also comes along with some bullsh** that not everybody realizes. I …

Amazing Hotels in Rome You've GOT to See

Rome is the third most visited city in Europe, just behind Paris and London respectively, and this comes as no surprise.<p>After all, the "eternal city" a) is beautiful and b) has a rich history dating back to 753 BC, with so many historical sites that seeing them all is nearly impossible. (Might we …

7 Photos From the Caribbean That Make Me Want to Go Back

I took these photos from my Caribbean cruise with Princess Cruises earlier last month, and all I want to do is go back. This winter is harsh in New York City, and although the Caribbean islands are often overlooked, these photos most definitely instill the wanderlust I need to take a trip back -- …

6 Easy Styling Tips to Refresh a Room

Instantly refresh your room.<p>A home makeover doesn't have to require new furniture, a trip to the hardware store, or a big budget. Here's how to style a space for an instant refresh.

What Do (and Don't) Recruiters Look for in a Resume at First Glance?

<i>Answer by Ambra Benjamin, Engineering Recruiter @ Facebook, previously LivingSocial, Google, and Expedia</i><p>I think this varies from recruiter to recruiter and also depends on the role for which you're applying. For one, I don't look through stacks of resumes anymore. I hate paper. I do everything …

45 of the Most Stunning House Exteriors Ever

Talk about curb appeal!<p>They say it's the inside that counts, but these homes are pretty stylish on the outside too. Whether grand or quaint, these homes are inspiration to step up your curb appeal.

Cove 3 by SAOTA in Pezula Estate, Knysna, South Africa

The Cove 3 house, a residential project by SAOTA in Pezula Estate, Knysna, South Africa.<p>Cove 3 is the name of this residential project completed in …

Architecture

The Pros and Cons of Off-Season Travel

<i>Athena Lao / Flickr</i><p>For many destinations around the country -- and the world -- the off-season has arrived. This brief period of time -- usually brought on by the start of the school year and less-than-ideal weather -- can often be the best time of the year to travel. Why? You'll find more deals …

Inside a Happy, Serene House in Cool Blues, Greens, and Grays

In cool blues, greens, and grays.<p>"Cool blues, greens, and grays have a lovely softness," designer Ashley Whittaker says. Here, in this Greenwich, Connecticut house, she creates a calming environment where the colors flow effortlessly from room to room.

Stormscapes 2: An Amazing Severe Weather Time-Lapse by Nicolaus Wegner | Colossal

<p>Filmed last month by Nicolaus Wegner in Wyoming, Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Colorado, Stormscapes 2 is a gorgeous timelapse of severe …

Reader Recs: World’s Spookiest Places

The occasional brush with the occult or the unexplained isn’t enough to keep intrepid travelers at bay, and our Nat Geo Travel fans on Facebook were eager to share their most memorable paranormal experiences.<p><b>Here are some of their picks—from the underworld of Paris to a chapel of bones in</b> …

12 Decorating Ideas You Can Do in a Day

Quick fixes you can manage.<p>Small decor changes make a big impact in a home's look. Here are fast and inexpensive quick fixes from five interior designers.

A Year in the Life of Pro Photographer Forest Woodward

Photo: Forest Woodward<p>Forest Woodward has an enviable travel schedule. In the last year, the climber, surfer, and pro photographer has visited half a dozen countries, including Spain and Peru, and about 20 states in the U.S. Here are a few of the best shots he's taken over the past year. Don't be …

Adventure Travel

Architizer

A NYC Warehouse Becomes a Penthouse Loft

Turett Collaborative Architects took this former Greenwich Street warehouse and created a modern penthouse loft while maintaining parts of its …

Architizer

Roman and Williams Bring the Badlands to New York City Restaurant Scene

The duo behind renowned New York City studio Roman and Williams give Dwell a first look at the interior they designed for Upland, a new restaurant from Chef Justin Smillie and acclaimed restaurateur Stephen Starr.<p>We interviewed Roman and Williams principals Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch about …

New York City

The 13 Greatest Destination Food Towns In America

Eating is probably the greatest excuse we've ever heard for planning a trip. But as a responsible foodie traveler, you want to make sure you're visiting a town with a local culture as rich as the jambalaya on the table.<p>We were thus ecstatic when Saveur released its annual Culinary Travel Awards, …