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Cool things to do in Bangkok

What to see in Bangkok, by hotelier and local Bill Bensley<p>'I first came to Bangkok in 1984. Back then the city had more trees than canals and I …

Hong Kong
Barcelona

Incredible Palace Hotels in India: Stay Like a Maharaja in These Heritage Hotels

<b>Authored by Sai Karthik Reddy Mekala</b><p>India is a magical destination, known for its grand architecture and rich cultural heritage. And one of the best …

Explore the beautiful scenery of Wuyishan, China

Asia Travel

Colorado Is Booming Right Now—Here's Where to Go

New reasons to visit are popping up every day.<p>Legalized marijuana has brought more and more visitors to Colorado in recent years, but for tourists, the boom in development has also meant high season never truly seems to end. Little mountain towns are flourishing—and adding more reasons to visit …

Skiing

From Powder to Parties: The Top 10 Après Ski Towns in North America

Serious skiers and snowboarders look for so many factors when choosing a destination: the best powder, highest concentration of black diamonds, …

Skiing

Top Reasons to travel to this underrated city in Croatia ASAP

Most people can name the party island of Hvar when you talk about Croatia. And, of course, Dubrovnik is wildly popular for serving as King’s Landing …

European Travel

Road Trip: Laguna Beach to San Diego, California

Mile 0 | Laguna Beach: Beach Walk<p>Nothing is more beautiful than Laguna Beach in the off season, so take advantage and take a 1.3-mile walk from Main …

What to Do in Tokyo’s Marunouchi and Otemachi Neighborhood

The business district of Marunouchi is home to Tokyo Station, the Imperial Palace, and several hotel chains, but the past decade has seen a big …

Japan

This Map Takes the Guess Work Out of Deciding When to Travel

Deciding when during the year to book a bucket list getaway generally comes down to settling on a date that both jibes with when you can take time …

Travel

Denali National Park: Wild, scenic beauty

Six million acres make up Denali National Park, with only one road through it all. The park's untamed lands await your visit in person, but it's still a little cold right now: The summer is the best time to make the trip. Meanwhile, make your plans and enjoy the amazing scenery in the gallery above …

National Parks

13 Top Attractions and Places to Visit in Gujarat

Located on the western coast of India between Maharashtra and Rajasthan, Gujarat didn't feature on the tourist map until recent years. A very …

The Mondrian Doha is a Lavish Feast for the Senses

Opened earlier this month, this hotel in the Qatari capital is Alice in Wonderland come to life.<p>With ornately carved walls, 24-karat gold elevators, …

Alice In Wonderland

5 alternative reasons for visiting Ibiza

Ibiza is known across the world for its buzzing nightlife, but there’s much more to this Spanish island than partying. Whether you want to catch the …

Luxury Travel

How Armenia Plans to Become the Next World-Class Hiking Destination

Dilijan National Park stretches across the mountains of Armenia's northeastern Tavush region, 92 square miles of beech and oak tree forests and …

The Yosemite most people never see: 10 dazzling hikes

YOSEMITE — Gazing at the spectacular scenery surrounding Yosemite’s Hetch Hetchy reservoir, I can’t help but marvel. Nature has endowed Tuolumne …

Hiking

10 Reasons Why Ljubljana, Slovenia, Should Be on Your Radar

As the capital and largest city in Slovenia, Ljubljana, deserves exploring.<p>It's surprisingly relaxed and uncrowded while offering a vibrant, …

European Travel

12 American towns that look exactly like places in Europe

Europe offers countless charming towns and attractions for visitors to explore.<p>But traveling costs money — especially if you get hit with foreign transaction fees— and sometimes you just don't have the funds or the time to make it across the pond.<p>Fortunately, several US states have their own slice …

New Orleans

Cartagena

Cartagena de Indias is the undisputed queen of the Caribbean coast, a fairy-tale city of romance, legends and superbly preserved beauty lying within an impressive 13km of centuries-old colonial stone walls. Cartagena's Old Town is a Unesco World Heritage site – a maze of cobbled alleys, balconies …

South America

11 Exercises That Will Help You Eliminate Low Back Pain for Good

Going through daily life with back pain is a serious downer. When a heavy squat snatch triggered something in my lower back during the CrossFit Open …

Workouts

Hiking the dangerous and beautiful Angel's Landing Trail

On precipitous hikes, particularly in sections where single file is the necessary order, you are often at the mercy of your fellow climbers. And so …

Cool Things to Do in Mexico City

The rumble of heavy traffic announces a new day in Mexico City and with it a novel adventure. The allure of the city is in its textures and colors, …

Traveling in El Chepe: from Chihuahua to Los Mochis across Mexico by train

AS SOON AS I moved to Mexico, I started dreaming about traveling to Copper Canyon in northern Mexico by “<i>Chepe</i>” — the only passenger train still …

Take a tour of the world's best hotel, a 5-star resort built by fashion mogul Chris Burch on a remote Indonesian island

The luxury island resort in Indonesia even beat the Brando, Obama's recent vacation spot.<p>Nihi was created by Chris Burch, best known for founding or cofounding several internationally known retail brands — C. Wonder and Tory Burch — and investing in several others.<p>Burch, together with hotelier …

New Jersey

How to Do Pike Place Market like a Pro

The newly remodeled Seattle landmark has so much to offer.<p>Nearly a century old, Seattle's Pike Place Market isn't just a regional icon, it happens to …

Barcelona

Best Places to Visit on Mexico's East Coast | The Riviera Maya

<b>Mexico‘s east coast is an exciting destination. While many head for the aquamarine beaches on the famous Yucatán Peninsula, each town offers</b> …

Luxury Resort Hotels in Belize, Beach Dwelling Belize - Sofia's Beach House at Coppola Hideaways Turtle Inn

Sofia's Beach House<p>Sofia's Beach House is a one-of-a-kind modernist-tropical hideaway just steps from the Caribbean Sea, and shares a beach and all …

Beach Houses

New luxury hotel will transform this landmark Central Austin estate

The Commodore Perry Estate, a historic landmark in the heart of Central Austin, will enter a new phase with the development of a small luxury hotel, …

Hospitality
Horseback Riding