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Chiang Mai, Thailand: World away from Bangkok's hustle | CNN Travel

5 Awesome Places to Visit In and Outside of Chiang Mai - female

by<p><b>And all easily explored thanks to the all-new Honda HR-V!</b><p>Before my trip, when I thought of Chiang Mai, two things came to mind: a laid-back place …

Travel gallery: Baiba and Frankie go to Vietnam

Fancy visiting some boutique hotels in Vietnam? We know a few people who can help… Here at Smith, we pride ourselves on having a top-notch team of …

Starter Kit to Vietnam

Vietnam is one of Southeast Asia’s fastest-growing countries. Its vibrant cities are booming, UNESCO World Heritage Site Halong Bay is expanding its …

Fall Hotel Preview: 24 New Stays With Serious Style

This six-room mansion, previously the home of famous glass artisan Rene Lalique, is likely to become the toughest reservation in the region: in part …

18 Best Places to Celebrate New Year's

New Year's comes but once a year, so it's worth it to make the festivites memorable. But where's the best place to be when the clock strikes midnight on December 31? We've scoured the world for the best annual celebrations, from the beaches of Rio de Janeiro to Berlin's Brandenberg Gate. The fun …

Travel Guides

30 Cozy Bedrooms You'll Want to Lounge in All Day

The Easiest And Most Delicious Work Lunch Ideas You'll Find On Pinterest

Next time you're bored with lunch, Pinterest is here to save you.<p>Let's be real for a second -- lunch at work sucks. Monday through Friday you're faced with the same question: whether to eat your tired old sandwich or spend your lunch break waiting in line at a trendy (read: expensive) salad shop. …

How Travel Guidebooks Are Working Against You

The travel tips you read in popular books and magazines are often more a like a tip sheet for which places will soon be overrun and ruined.<p>Imagine a guidebook author writing about a ski run after a big snowfall. The author might be mesmerized by the virgin powder and amazed that not a single other …

Guide Books

Travel Back in Time to These Amazing Ancient Cities

To walk labyrinthine streets, marvel at crumbling fortress walls, or see kings' tombs that have endured thousands of years is to experience a fleeting moment of what life was like for the first civilizations on Earth.<p>The world's oldest cities are once-in-a-lifetime destinations, places that …

Bell Canada

The Most Beautiful Remote Destinations Worth The Trek

We're now well into 2014 and there isn't much left on earth that hasn't been poked, prodded and probed by the human race. Aside from the deepest depths of the ocean, there aren't many places left that are total and complete mysteries.<p>It's a small world and it seems to be shrinking all the …

National Parks

Small Space Secrets: Go Long and Low with a Console

(Image credit: Lily)<p>Today we're continuing our series of clever little hacks for small spaces. This one may seem a bit counterintuitive: when it …

5 Getaways That Are Only Good in Winter

It's cold out. Not just "cold," but that finally-really-winter frigid that makes you feel achey, keeps you at home, and --ᅡᅠmore often than not --ᅡᅠmakes you feel totally, maddeningly stir-crazy. But fear not, our temporarily housebound readers: The savviest travelers know that winter is the …

National Parks

A Day in the Life of National Geographic Photographer and Extreme Athlete Jimmy Chin

Jimmy Chin — regular <i>National Geographic</i> contributor, world-class climber, outdoor junkie, and overall genuinely awesome guy — has the capacity to …

THE SELECTS: More from Inside Tracks

Cinnabon Muffins Are Everything

Cinnabon muffins with pumpkin get their delectable texture from a secret ingredient -- coffee creamer! The whole family will love them.<p>Cinnabon muffins with pumpkin get their delectable texture from a secret ingredient -- coffee creamer! The whole family will love them.<p>It’s that time of year when I …

Muffins

How to Properly Resize Images for Facebook

Love it or hate it, Facebook has become an important social media platform for not only promoting your work, but also for finding new clients. …

The One Cocktail You Need at Your Holiday Party

Lifestyle blogger Camille Styles shares her recipe for a boozy big-batch punch that will keep you from getting stuck making drinks all night.<p>[image id='b2f71828-712a-456d-97a9-da5365b495d3' loc='C'][/image]<i>Buff Strickland</i><p>Hosting a party or holiday gathering doesn't have to mean that you spend the …

The 9 Best Money-Saving Travel Tips

1-<b>Pick Destinations Based On Currency Exchange Rates</b><p>My destinations are selected based on where the dollar is strongest. Flexibility in choosing my vacation allows me to be opportunistic.<p>Reviewing online currency valuation articles helps determine where the exchange rates are best. A strong dollar …

Forex

10 Who-Knew Uses for Aluminum Foil

It's handy for much more than just wrapping leftovers.<p>You already know that aluminum foil is a kitchen must-have, but its pliable, metallic structure makes it super-useful all over the house. Here's why you should stock up:<p><b>1. Line cabinets and drawers.</b>Not only is the foil easy to clean with a damp …

7 Trips To Take If You Want To Enjoy Traveling Slowly

Yes, high-tech hotel rooms can be fun but they can also be distracting from the real reason we often travel: To connect with our new surroundings and the local culture and to take time to savor the moment.<p>There are numerous ways to slow down while you travel -- leave the phone behind or visit some …

How to Overcome Fear in Photography

Fear. It’s an emotion to which we all can relate. Luckily, nervousness or fear in photography can be overcome with practice and patience. After …

17 Ways You're Sleeping Wrong

Correct these mistakes for a good night's rest.<p>Even if you eat kale, exercise, and somehow resist the office cupcakes, it still won't matter much if you don't get a decent amount of sleep. Your body and mind desperately needs rest to function properly.<p>If only it were as easy as shutting your eyes. …

University of Pennsylvania

Dinosaurs Had Feathers Long Before Any Could Fly, And Now Scientists Know Why

Why did dinosaurs have feathers millions of years before the first reptiles took to the air?<p>Paleontologists have been puzzling over that question for years. But now an answer may finally be at hand, thanks to a fascinating new study by researchers at the University of Bonn in Germany.<p>“Until now, …

Light Shows and Where to Stay

Some places like to take this idea and run with it, making over-the-top decorations and stringing along lights that go on for miles at a time. These well known light shows will awe and entertain you the minute the sun goes down.<p>During the holiday season, as the weather gets colder and the days get …

San Antonio

Travel Well for Less: How to Save on Accommodations

Well, there are lots of ways to score discounted (or even free) accommodations these days. We've done it ourselves in both our personal travel and for our work for International Living.<p>Ever wonder why someone else always seems to get a better deal for their hotel or travel accommodation than you …

Travel Deals

5 Packing Tips for a Cold Weather Getaway

With the holidays fast approaching, many of us will be packing suitcases and driving or flying to visit family. But let's face it: packing for cold winter weather is no easy task. Here are five packing tips to maximize space when headed for cooler temps.<p>With the holidays fast approaching, many of …

Weather

17 Stylish DIYs That Will Help You Finally Feel Organized

Not an overstatement.<p>If you're struggling with storage space, organization, or just <i>need</i> a way to stop losing your keys once and for all, salvation is near. These DIY decor hacks will make your life so much easier, you'll wonder how you lived without them for so long. They're cheap, easy, and will …

Lowe's

10 Things You Didn't Know Your Microwave Could Do

It goes way beyond just heating up your food.<p><b>1. Give your plants a boost</b>Sterilize soil for growing seedlings by heating it up in the microwave first. Colorado State University horticulturist Laura Pottorff suggests filling plastic containers with a thin layer of soil and microwaving them for 90 …

Juicing

BEFORE & AFTER: An Empty Loft Becomes Warm and Inviting

A peek at one of our favorite makeovers from this week's American Dream Builders.<p>On Sunday night's episode of Nate Berkus's new show, <i>American Dream Builders</i>, we were introduced to a pair of post-industrial lofts in Downtown Los Angeles. The spaces were completely blank canvases and it was up to the …