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What You Don't Get To See When Your Plane Is Landing

There’s no better window seat than the one in the cockpit.<p>A Qatar Airways pilot, Sandeep Varma, posted a mesmerizing video to Twitter last week documenting a plane landing at Queenstown Airport in New Zealand, one of the world’s most scenic airports.<p>The tweet, which has been shared more than 27,000 …

Qatar Airways

11 Reasons Singapore Needs to Be Next on Your Bucket List

I may be a little biased, as some of my fondest childhood memories are of living in Singapore, but it really is a country with so much to offer. It's often seen as a quick stopover destination on a longer journey, with the only tourist attraction being the iconic Marina Bay Sands. While I'll admit …

Eat your way around the world - as the top ten food destinations are revealed

If you love food and travelling, you will be watering at the mouth over a new list of top food destinations around the world. The top ten list was compiled by accommodation booking site, Booking.com, which says that the destinations endorsed for food were chosen by its global travellers. It has …

Asia Travel

The Incredible Italian Island You've Never Heard Of

Plan a visit to Ischia, but don't let the secret out.<p>There are places you go to get away from it all. And then there’s Sant’Angelo.<p>To get to this Italian village, you take an hour-long ferry from Naples to the volcanic island of Ischia, nestled a few waves’ breadth from Capri in the heart of the …

Short sleeve button-ups are a staple of every guy’s summer wardrobe — here are 12 great options

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Just barely casual Friday-appropriate, they can add more character to your wardrobe than your everyday oxford.<p>When looking for the best …

Clothing

Hong Kong: Exploring the spectacular city - Firstpost

<i>“You can leave Hong Kong, but it will never leave you.”</i> ― Nury Vittachi<p>Hong Kong is a city of mystery and abundance, a modern cosmopolitan city with …

Hong Kong

Camera Gear You Should Have With You on Every Trip

Travel and photography go hand in hand these days, and with the accessibility of advanced technology, even amateur photographers and beginners can …

Photography

8 Travel Photography Tips from People Who Do It For a Living

We spoke with four of the world’s top travel photographers about how to get a gorgeous shot every time—from the best ways to shift your perspective (both literally and figuratively) to how to make your sunset Instagram look better than everyone else's.<p>Have a Sunset Strategy<p>“The sunset is everyone's …

Landscape Photography

Get Up Close With Great White Sharks & Whales In South Africa

Africa is well known as THE location to catch a glimpse of the Big 5 safari animals, but these are of course land based animals; South Africa has a …

17 signs you’re a traveler who blazes your own trail

1. Routine makes you wildly uncomfortable.<p>Yes, “cabin fever” is most definitely a thing, but you rarely have the opportunity to experience it. Even …

Halong Bay

The Best Places to Take Amazing Photos in Amsterdam

<b>Authored by Phoenix Hutton</b><p>The capital of the Netherlands, Amsterdam is a beautiful city with an amazing variety of things to see and do. And if you …

25 incredible streets you must visit before you die

As today marks 250 years since the first stone was laid for the foundation of the Royal Crescent in Bath, we thought we'd collate our favourite spectacular and quirky streets from around the world.<p><b>Which streets have we missed? Let us know in the comments below.</b><p>1. Champs-Élysées, Paris<p>This …

Most Americans Have Almost No Savings--Even If They Make More Than $100,000 a Year | Inc.com

How much do you have socked away in savings for unexpected emergencies or large purchases such as a vacation or car? If you're like most Americans, the answer is: not enough. A recent survey of more than 7,000 Americans by the personal finance site GOBankingRates found that most Americans have less …

Retirement

Travel Photography Tips That Will Immediately Improve Your Images

When you’re traveling, it’s sometimes hard not to get stuck in your schedule or itinerary and rush around trying to see and experience everything …

Landscape Photography

President Obama Draws Line from Sarah Palin to Donald Trump

President Barack Obama has said there is a direct correlation between the emergence of Sarah Palin as the 2008 Republican vice-presidential pick and …

Sarah Palin

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Why you should never post pictures of your boarding pass online

When you’re jetting off on a hard-earned holiday you might be tempted to post a picture of your boarding pass online – but you could be giving identity thieves a free ticket into your personal details.<p>You don’t have to scour social media hard to find a bragging #boardingpass post – there are over …

Delta Airlines

What travel taught me that my Ivy League education didn’t

As the first in my family to attend an Ivy League school, I used to praise my university any chance I could. I shrugged off any casual comment about …

The enduring damage of 9/11: How the War on Terror gave rise to a bigger threat in the form of ISIS

The U.S.’s hawkish response to 9/11 demonstrates the long-term pitfalls of responding to terrorism with force<p>"Never forget" is the oft-repeated refrain used when talking about the 9/11 attacks. Yet, it often seems an empty phrase brought out yearly for memorial services and invoked by politicians …

Middle East

This simple formula can tell if you’re getting ripped off by an airline

Travelers no longer have to guess whether they got a decent deal on airfare or not.<p>There’s now a straightforward formula that can reveal whether …

Air Travel

1 Question Is All You Need to Judge Someone's Personality

This research-backed shortcut can give you an instant sense of someone's character.<p>If you want to better understand someone's personality, there's no shortage of options. Psychologists have developed various checklists and inventories to evaluate everything from whether someone is a card-carrying …

Psychology

What's in the Missing 28 Pages From the 9/11 Inquiry?

If members of Congress force the government to release 28 secret pages of a 14-year-old inquiry into 9/11, the missing pages may yield new tidbits about a possible role by some Saudis in aiding the hijackers — but there are thousands of other still-classified documents that would reveal far more …

Terrorism

Transatlantic air travel is about to change in a big way

For those of us who aren't jetting around on expense accounts, who might glance at the business-class seats with a mixture of jealousy and scorn as we shuffle toward the back rows, price and convenience are what matter most.<p>But airfareology is a tricky science. How are prices set? How do I find the …

Flying

Budget airlines: 10 things to learn from Richard Quest | CNN Travel

Editor's Note — This article was originally published in April 2016.<p>(CNN) — Last month Richard Quest took on his greatest Business Traveller challenge yet. He flew round the world in eight days, visiting nine countries, using 10 airlines -- all on low-cost carriers. The cost: $2,345.<p>Now you can …

Long Haul

What your phony internet personality says about you

The internet cannot tell who you are, no matter how much it wants to<p>Mon, Apr 11, 2016, 06:52 Updated: Mon, Apr 11, 2016, 07:11<p>Besides everything …

7 Habits That Will Make Men Attractive

If you expect to get advice like, “grow a five o’clock shadow” or “work out”, you’re wrong. That kind of advice doesn’t fix the real problem.<p>What you …

Revealed: The rooms that are safest in a hotel terror attack

Security experts have revealed which rooms are safest in the event of a hotel terror attack.<p>To increase your chances of survival, they claim, guests should book a room above the first floor but below the sixth.<p>Safest hotel room<p>“Floor choice can be important,” explained Rob Walker, head of …

Porn and the Threat to Virility

Noah Church is a 26-year-old part-time wildland firefighter in Portland, Ore. When he was 9, he found naked pictures on the Internet. He learned how …

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