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Trips in Europe everyone should take according to the world's top travel experts

The Ice Hotel, Finland.Flickr/bjaglin<p>No matter how many countries you've been to, there's always somewhere new to discover.<p>But with so many cultures, countries, and landscapes to explore, it's hard to prioritise one dream destination over another.<p>Business Insider UK asked top travel bloggers and …

7 books that took us somewhere in 2017

Even though we’re travel writers, we don’t get to be constantly traveling. So when we’re stuck at home, we turn to books to transport us around the …

Books

7 Books That Will Make You Smarter In a Single Plane Ride

Spend your plane ride getting smarter.<p>Flying offers the opportunity to disconnect from the internet — unless you pay for it — and turn your mind off …

TED Talks

Points of Interest: What to See and Places to Visit in Vietnam

Vietnam, <b>officially known as the Socialist Republic of Vietnam</b>, is a small communist country in Southeast Asia that is quickly rising up in rank as …

I Lived in Europe for 5 Years — These Are the Places I Tell All My Friends to Visit

<i>This story originally appeared on Thisisinsider.com.</i><p>These talented women have turned buttercream into a business<p>The 'Star Wars: Rogue One' trailers …

Darth Vader

The Ten Best Travel Books of 2017

At their best, travel writers bottle up the essence of places. They describe streets, restaurants and road stops in photographic detail, and imitate …

29 of The Most Surreal Landscapes on The Planet You Must See

Alien visions right here on Earth.<p>Earth is full of bizarre landscapes. Some are land formations moulded over thousands of years, while others are …

11 Fascinating Nonfiction Books To Give The Reader Who Already Has Basically Everything On Their Shelves

It's a fact that all readers love to receive new books. But finding the right books to gift to bibliophiles is actually much more difficult than one …

2017 Books for the Holidays: Travel Books

2<p>Journey through more than 150 of Teju Cole’s full-color original photos, each accompanied by his lyrical and evocative prose, forming a multimedia …

10 Books That'll Make Amazing Presents For Anyone Who Could Use An Escape From Reality

There's no better gift to give or receive than a truly fantastic book, for obvious reasons. When you give someone an amazing book — especially one …

Books

15 books Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, and Elon Musk think everyone should read

Books have always been important to billionaire moguls like Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, and Elon Musk.<p>Over the years, the trio has sung the praises of several books that influenced the way they see the world, from their approach to technological innovation to how they manage their businesses.<p>Here are …

Jeff Bezos

Here Are 12 Books That Will Change Your Life

In case you missed it, November 4th was National Book Lovers Day 2017, and it’s one of our favorite days of the year. There are few things more …

Sri Lankan civil war novel takes DSC prize for south Asian literature

Anuk Arudpragasam’s The Story of a Brief Marriage takes the $25,000 award with a novel ‘exploring the tragic heart of war with quiet eloquence’<p>A novel that condenses the horrors of the 26-year Sri Lankan civil war into an intimate love story has won the 2017 DSC prize for south Asian literature, …

Bali and beyond: 9 unique Indonesian adventures you’ll want to book now

1: Get adventurous in Bali<p>Experience the exhilarating side of one of the world’s most spectacular islands as you hike, bike and raft your way around …

National Parks

Quora users share the best travel destinations you've never heard of

Paris, New York, Tokyo. They're all amazing vacation destinations, but sometimes (always?) it's preferable to get away from the crowds.<p>With that in mind, users on the querying site Quora asked for "some of the best travel locations that most people have never heard of." There are hundreds of …

Quora

You Might Catch a 'Moonbow' If You Visit the Largest Waterfall on Earth at Night

Niagara has nothing on this impressive waterfall.<p>“Mosi-oa-Tunya,” or “The Smoke that Thunders,” is more commonly known as Victoria Falls, and is …

Africa

Why a small, no-frills vessel is the best way to cruise the Mekong River

Sam’s grandfather is halfway to heaven and she’s watching him, hand on hip. “I’m not happy about this, Willie,” she calls as he plants his cane and pulls himself up, one steep step at a time.<p>“Heaven”, in this case, is the symbolic upper level of Angkor Wat, the largest religious structure in the …

Traditional Vietnamese Food: 15 Dishes to Try in Vietnam

There are so many things to be excited about when traveling to Vietnam, but one of the things we were really looking forward to was trying Vietnamese …

Vietnam

The 5 travel books that changed the course of my life

It is eerie how many of the books that have exploded my old world and created a new one have been travel books. Maybe it’s because the stories that …

Literature

12 Unusual Experiences You’ll Only Find in the Philippines

Get ready to have your mind blown.<p>Once upon a time, you’d be hard-pressed to find any international travelers in the Philippines. Today, beach bums, …

Hanoi after dark: 7 fantastic outings

<b>(CNN) —</b> When Gabriel García Márquez visited Hanoi to see how the capital of Vietnam was faring after the decades-long Vietnam War, he discovered a city that sank into a provincial peace around 6 p.m. every evening.<p>Wandering the streets after sundown in 1979, the Colombian author managed to find a …

Vietnam

Who Was Uncle Ho? - The Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi, Vietnam

<i>After I had already been traveling in Vietnam for two months, I arrived in the capital, Hanoi. Throughout my travels, I was fascinated by how the</i> …

Vietnam

Australia's new bubble tent glampsite is for people wanting to get off-grid without actually doing it

We're always told to get out of our bubble, but this new glamping company wants to put you right back in it.<p>Australia's just landed its very first …

Off-grid

25 Enchanting Photos of Hoi An, Vietnam

Hội An radiates charm and beauty, which is why it’s a popular stop for anyone traveling through Southeast Asia. The Ancient Town is a preserved …

13 psychological thriller books to give you the creeps this Halloween

Stillsearching for a book that's as gripping as 'Gone Girl'? Look no further...<p>Nothing makes a book more page-turning than a bit of suspense. And what better time of year to dive head-first into a load of psychological thrillers? The Reading Agency shared their pick of the best...

11 secret Italian villages to visit before the crowds do

Rome? Been there. Venice? Done that. Florence? Bought the statue-of-David postcard. While this triumvirate of tourist destinations is a must-do for any first-time visitor to Italy, many of the country’s greatest charms can only be experienced in small Italian villages — places where you can slip …

Italy

A day trip to Ban Gioc Waterfall, Vietnam (plus Nguom Ngao Cave)

Ban Gioc waterfall is only slowly appearing on the Western tourist’s map of things to visit in Vietnam. But this fourth-biggest waterfall on an …

Vietnam

Inside the forgotten underground city that once housed 20,000 people