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20 destinations you must visit in 2016

1. Park City, Utah<p>Park City has always provided an excellent base for exploring Utah’s best ski areas and enjoying the epic quantities of light, fluffy powder snow for which the state is renowned.<p>This season the resort town, chock full of lively bars and restaurants, becomes an even better hub for …

Travel

Pictures: Mozambique

South Beach

The Top 20 Must-Do Adventures In California

Written by Anna Cohen, Contributor and Explorer for The Outbound Collective<p>When you think of California, the first things that come to mind might be movie stars, avocados, and tech. But if you love outdoor adventure, then California has so much more to offer. With the Sierra Nevada Mountains, …

11 Reasons to Pack Your Bags and Move to Spain

There is no country that better capsulates Europe’s beauty and diversity than Spain. Anyone who has ever had the pleasure of spending time here knows …

Barcelona

Road Trip: Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way

Explore the sights and sounds of the Wild Atlantic Way, and meet the people who make it unforgettable.<p>At the western fringe of Europe is a marginal zone where the force of the Atlantic crashes against the jagged rock defenses of Ireland’s western seaboard. The Wild Atlantic Way, a new driving route …

Ireland

5 places to ski before you die

To most, a ski holiday is characterised by good company, fine food, and après-ski bars, with time hitting the slopes as just a detail. But to others, …

The world's best train views

Trains

5 must-visit cities you wouldn’t expect to see on a must-visit list

Slide 1 of 7<p>Paris, Rome, London. Those are the easy ones. The low-hanging fruit of must-visit cities on just about any globetrotting itinerary. But …

Iran hopes to welcome 20 million tourists a year following nuclear deal

Iran’s tourism industry looks set to grow rapidly following the lifting of economic sanctions, with more westerners looking to visit and plans being made for the development of tour companies, hotels and tourist facilities.<p>Rotana hotels group, based in Abu Dhabi, confirmed that it is opening four …

National Parks Road Trip: Northern Rockies

Grand Teton > Yellowstone > Glacier<p><b>Gateway Airport:</b> Jackson, Wyoming<p>Explore the three crown jewels of the Northern Rockies on this tour spanning some of the continent’s most stunning alpine scenery and explosive geologic wonders. This trip takes you into the beating heart of wild America, from the …

National Parks

Pinnacles National Park

<b>Location: California<br>Established: January 10, 2013<br>Size: About 26,000 acres</b><p>Pinnacles—the newest U.S. national park—is a geologic wonderland of jutting volcanic spires, cliffs, and peaks located in the dense chaparral country of the Gabilan Range in west-central California. A mecca for rock climbing …

National Parks

AIA Names 10 Most Impressive Houses of 2015

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) have announced the recipients of the 2015 Housing Awards. Currently in its 15th year, the awards are …

Top 10: Photos: World's Best Picnic Spots

Have a snack while you're soaking in the sights. Here are some of the most beautiful spots for a picnic.

Travel Photography

10 Stunning Photos From @USInterior

National Parks

Glamping: 5 Must-Go Spots for Families

I can’t believe it either, but we are not doing any glamping during our big summer road trip. Clearly, I must change this, especially after reading …

National Parks Road Trip: Utah

Discover the Road to Mighty: Zion > Bryce Canyon > Capitol Reef > Arches > Canyonlands<p><b>Gateway Airport:</b> McCarran International, Las Vegas<p>This multiday adventure on remote byways is a journey through the slickrock heart of the American West, linking Utah’s "Mighty Five" national parks—Zion, Bryce …

National Parks

The 10 Most Beautiful Spring Hikes In Oregon

1. Abiqua Falls | Scotts Mills, Oregon<p>If you're looking for a place to escape, with no cell reception, a quick 2.5-mile hike, and formations that could only be made from mother nature herself, Abiqua Falls is the place for you.<p>A 92-foot fall, secluded and tucked away for only the adventurous. Pack …

Pippa Middleton enjoys adventure holiday in Norway

<p><b>Pippa Middleton</b> loves an adventure – the little sister of <b>the Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton</b>, has taken part in a gruelling charity cycle …

European Travel

10 Picturesque National Parks Worth Hiking

Blaze some of the best trails in the country while taking in the breathtaking views at both legendary and lesser-known U.S. national parks<p>Need …

2015 Tours of a Lifetime

Travel Photography

Free to See: 10 U.S. Adventure Activities

Interested in trying a new sport or activity? Check out this list of free ways to give it a go without shelling out big bucks. Sponsored by Toyota Venza<p><b>Sail Boston Harbor</b><p>Boston, Massachusetts<p>Sail scenic Boston Harbor with an experienced skipper during one of the Open House events held by the Boston …

New England

Discreet Blend of Old and New Defining “House 3” in Melbourne, Australia

<b>House 3</b> by <b>Coy Yiontis Architects</b> consists of a renovation and extension of an existing two-level home on a site in Melbourne, Australia. According to …

Gorgeous Shipping Container Art Studio in New York

1/14<p>Container Art Studio by Mb Architecture (photo credit: Dalton Portella)<p>Wow! We knew that shipping containers could be used to build beautiful …

Hopetoun Road Residence By b.e architecture

b.e architecture have completed the Hopetoun Road Residence, where they did a complete renovation and added an extension to an existing home in …

Floating Seahorse boats to offer partially submerged living in Dubai's Heart of Europe

The Floating Seahorse boats will be moored offshore from the St. Petersburg and Main Europe Islands, a short boat ride from the coast of Dubai. The …

Sea Level

Two Greek Island Homes by Z-Level Architects

Z-level architects create two homes for a pair of brothers wanting to connect with their roots on the Greek island of Lesvos. The design of the two …

Dune House by Marc Koehler Architects

Dune House is a minimalist house located in Terschelling, The Netherlands, designed by Marc Koehler Architects. The residence is inspired by the dune …

Japan’s Creative, Ephemeral Homes

Buyers value brand-new, highly personalized houses—forget resales<p>Would you buy a house that you knew would lose its value as years passed? That you would never be able to sell? That you might have to pay to demolish?<p>In Japan, this is the willing choice of many houseowners. In Western countries, a …

Real Estate

The award-winning bridge connecting Iranians | Iran

As an architecture student, Leila Araghian, 31, recalls roaming the sycamore-lined boulevards of her hometown, Tehran, looking for the next adventure. Once, she and a friend were passing by a bridge along Zafar Street, when they spotted a brown leather sofa outside a building.<p>So they got an idea, …

Middle East