Helene Poirier

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Is binge-watching bad for your mental health?

Our research shows that binge-watchers are more likely to report higher stress, anxiety and depression. What we don’t know yet is whether the link is causal<p>With the release of the fourth season of House of Cards, all 13 episodes are available for Netflix subscribers. Some fans might space each …

Mental Health

10 places in Europe you never thought you could afford

It'll take more than a discreetly tucked money belt to protect your cash in Europe's most expensive cities. Here's how to experience London, Paris, Venice and other delightful destinations for a whole lot less than the average traveler.<p><b>Paris</b><p>It's a classic case of supply and demand. There's only so …

Check out the world's best outdoor travel spots

Go to India, not Nepal, for the best mountain experience, and to South Georgia Island, not Antarctica, for the best polar trip. And to Lake Tahoe in California and Nevada because it's "freakishly perfect for just about every pursuit."<p>So says Outside magazine, which recently announced 2014 Travel …

Europe's most fascinating border towns | CNN Travel

10 best national park drives

There's no need to lace up hiking boots for a memorable national park experience. Scenic roads offer spectacular views, and a chance to see wildlife, all from a car. "You see landscapes that have been unchanged largely forever," says <b>Kurt Repanshek</b>, founder and editor of <i>National Parks Traveler</i> …

TOP 10 BEST LUXURY SAFARI CAMPS IN AFRICA

TOP 10 BEST LUXURY SAFARI CAMPS IN AFRICA Which are the top 10 best luxury safari camps in Africa – this is of course debate-able as its not always …

South Africa

10 Amazing European Islands That You May Not Know About

<i>In the spirit of our “off the beaten path” initiative, we asked TPG Contributor Lori Zaino to pull together a list of island paradises that are far</i> …

10 of the world's most underrated cities | CNN Travel

10 of the best markets in Istanbul

Spice Bazaar<p>A short walk from the Grand Bazaar, the 17th-century Eminönü Egyptian Spice Bazaar, open seven days a week, is another favourite of the camera-wielding, souvenir-seeking tourist. A bustling gastronomic paradise since 1664, this is the best place to pick up dried fruits and nuts, spices, …

10 of the best sights in Istanbul

Basilica Cistern<p>The city's most unexpectedly romantic attraction, the Basilica Cistern, offers an insight into the complicated system that once brought drinking water into Istanbul from Thrace (an area of the south-east Balkans now constituting Turkish land n the European mainland, and a chunk of …

10 of the best kebab restaurants in Istanbul

Siirt Şeref Büryan Kebap Salonu<p>Kadinlar Pazari, a pleasant, pedestrianised square in the Fatih neighbourhood, is the closest Istanbul has to a "little Kurdistan". This superb restaurant specialises in <i>büryan</i> kebab; a kind of Turkish version of the Texas pit barbecue. A side of a small lamb is slowly …

10 of the best outdoor cafes and hangouts in Istanbul

Eminönü ferry docks<p>Not the easiest word to master, Eminönü is a chaotic hub on the shores of the old peninsula with spectacular views in all directions. The main draw here is the fried fish sandwiches, prepared on colourful illuminated boats that rock steadily on the water, and then eaten on tiny …

10 of the best high-end restaurants in Istanbul

La Mouette<p>This restaurant is located on the terrace of Beyoğlu's Tomtom Suites hotel. It has a superb view of the old city, but, more importantly, it has the talents of two young chefs who are doing stellar work using locally-sourced ingredients. Their imaginative take on the Turkish staple <i>Arnavut</i> …

Hotel in Istanbul | Luxury

Deluxe Room<p>Varied views of greenery, the courtyard, the Hagia Sophia or the Blue Mosque lend an unmistakable sense of Istanbul in our storied …

Snapshots From Turkey: Kenji's Best Bites From Istanbul

Let's face it: some cities—heck, some <i>countries</i>, just have better food than others. What's the secret to a geographic region's culinary success? It's tough to tell, but certainly having a wide range of cultural influences—whether through busy trade routes, large immigrant populations, or good …