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20 Gorgeous Summer Houses With Inspiring Interior Ideas

From a beachside penthouse to a humble shack in the forest, these homes have one thing in common: inspiration.<p>The only problem: How could you ever leave?

Top 10 industrial-chic hotels and hostels

If you’re a fan of the raw concrete and exposed brick aesthetic, book into one of these converted factories or offices where the design is bare, bold and beautiful<p>10 of the best industrial-chic spaces<p>Sekeping Kong Heng, Ipoh, Malaysia<p>With beds made from wire fencing (don’t worry, the mattresses on …

25 restaurants in Wales with the most amazing views

Wales is full of brilliant local produce, excellent restaurants where it's cooked and stunning views of the country's beautiful landscape.<p>And …

Wakayama, Japan: See fire festival and 10 other things | CNN Travel

CNN

2 Quick + Easy DIY Ways to Customize Your Wedding Day Heels

For many brides, a big portion of your wedding planning (and budget) is focused on your amazing dress (like this non-conventional tea length), but we are here to remind you not to forget about your shoes! We’ve drummed up a couple of easy two-material hacks for you to make your wedding shoes …

Weddings

RANKED: The 19 cheapest holiday destinations on earth

To find the cheapest places to go to, Hoppa calculated the average cost per person for a day trip in each destination, crunching the numbers for six typical travel expenses, including a 3km taxi journey, a night's stay at a hotel per person, and a meal.<p>The average amount a traveler would spend on a …

Sharm el-Sheikh

9 Great Science Fiction Books For People Who Don't Like Science Fiction

So there's someone in your life who doesn't like science fiction. Nobody's perfect. But the good news is, genre is expansive, and there's almost …

Science Fiction

10 space-saving furniture designs for small homes

City dwellers are adapting to escalating house prices by living in smaller, more flexible spaces, and designers are responding with furniture that …

The Great Fictional Artists of Literature: A Reading List

Novelists, like painters, make worlds and atmospheres out of images. In different ways, we both work with setting and perspective, with motifs and …

6 of Thailand's most beautiful beaches

There are certain things that characterize a Thai beach experience — clear waters, white sand, and the iconic longtail boats that dot the shore. No matter where you go, you'll find vendor peddling food, drink, souvenirs, or massages. There will be plenty of ice-cold beverages (frozen mixed …

Asia Travel

Shiny happy campers: an Airstream stay near Venice

1950s Americana isn’t something you associate with Venice, but a new Airstream park across the lagoon is an ideal base. Plus more Airstreams in western Europe<p>Most travellers planning a trip to Venice picture staying in a romantic hotel on the Grand Canal or a cosy B&B in an ancient palazzo. But a …

35 Bridal Designers You've Probably Never Heard Of...Until Now

Introducing: Bridal's New Guard.<p>Bridal has its mainstays, and you've undoubtedly heard their names before–multiple times. That voluminous textured ball gown with a corseted bodice is most likely a bespoke Vera Wang creation; your dear friend's silk faille A-line gown adorned with hand-cut lace, or …

5 Classics Every Entrepreneur Should Make Time to Read

These are the books that have turned normal men into millionaires.<p>There are a few books out there that have stood the test of time in the business world. They helped shape the industry years ago, and they continue to remain true to this day. If you have high aspirations for yourself and haven't …

Self-improvement

Everything You Need to Know If You Love Cooking With Garlic

If you're like me, you believe that garlic makes any savory dish better. Having a few heads of garlic on hand guarantees an instant boost in flavor, and knowing how to prepare it can make all the difference. If you've ever wondered about the best practices for chopping, storing, and even roasting …

Top 5 Must See Places in Japan for 2016

Japan was recently named #2 in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel for 2016, which means there is no better time to visit Japan than right now! The …

Japan

An Arizona vacation to please the whole family

IS IT POSSIBLE FOR EVERYONE in a family of four — ranging in age from 8 to ancient — to get what they want from a weeklong vacation in the …

National Parks

13 Irish Writers to Read This St. Patrick's Day

By Sarah Jane Abbott | Off the Shelf<p>St. Patrick's Day is a time to honor Irish heritage and culture, whether that means attending a performance of Irish music or dancing, wearing green and searching for four-leafed shamrocks, or sampling some fine Irish whiskey. We at Off the Shelf will be taking …

The best science fiction and fantasy novels – reviews roundup

Eric Brown on Radiance by Catherynne M Valente, Eleanor by Jason Gurley, Empire V by Victor Pelevin, A Gathering of Shadows by VE Schwab and Immortals by Jordanna Max Brodsky<p>In <b>Radiance</b> (Corsair, £16.99), her first adult novel for four years, Catherynne M Valente posits an absurdist alternative …

The Irish Novel That’s So Good People Were Scared to Translate It

In 1948, the Irish-language writer Máirtín Ó Cadhain received the kind of rejection letter a novelist might dream of getting. He had submitted his foul-mouthed first novel, “Cré na Cille” (“Churchyard Clay”), to his publisher, only to see it denied on the ground that it was too “Joycean.” This …