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The World's 30 Most Impressive Hotels

Checking in, please.<p>The world's most impressive hotels are far more than a place to crash. Some are underwater. Some bathed in ice, perched atop mountains, or awash in pure opulence. If you've got the cash to book a room, these 30 lodgings will blow your mind.

19 of the World's Most Incredible Hotel Pools

These vacation destinations will make you want to dive right in.<p>Vacation doesn't truly feel like vacation until you're sitting poolside sipping a cocktail. But we're not the types to settle for any old swimming hole. Here, we've gathered some of the most breathtaking hotel pools in the world, from …

This Woman's Genius Folding Hack Will Forever Change the Way You Pack a Bag

You'll fit two weeks' worth of outfits in one carry-on.<p>We're seldom able to travel with just a carry-on bag, which is annoying because that means we have to pay at least $50 to check bags both to and from our destinations, in addition to the price of the plane ticket. Part of that reason is because …

The 10 highest-rated boutique hotels around the world

For its Loved by Guests Awards, Hotels.com looked at trusted reviews from travelers to find the best hotels in different caregories. One of those was the top 10 boutique hotels from around the globe.<p>The results were based on hotels that had an average guest rating of at least 4.7 out of 5, and a …

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This website lets you book private jet rides that are cheaper than some commercial flights

Stratajet bills itself as "the world's first online private jet marketplace," using technology to pull up real-time prices and availability for aircraft, much like Skyscanner or Expedia except for private jets.<p>Though it's not the only private jet booking website online, it's the first to let users …

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An American in North Korea: What it's like to run the Pyongyang marathon

Nearly 1,000 foreigners pounded the pavement of Pyongyang on Sunday, as part of North Korea's annual marathon.<p>The event draws in a handful of elite …

These Overwater Hotel Suites Are INSANE (& All-Inclusive!)

Imagine the most over-the-top hotel you’ve ever seen, and then multiply it by 100. That’s what you’ll find at Sandals’ just announced foray into the …

This year's new hotel openings - 2016 - Telegraph

The 22 best small towns to visit in your lifetime

All around the globe, there are lots of small towns with an old-school atmosphere, incredible landscape, and an array of activities for travelers.<p>We've put together a list of 22 delightful small towns to visit around the world, from the coastal town of Positano, Italy, to Bled, Slovenia, whose …

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Riding the subway in Seoul showed me how far behind New York is

As someone who lived in New York City for over a decade, I've relied heavily on the subway system there. But as much as I appreciate the MTA, it's not the most sophisticated or technologically advanced service in the world. A recent trip to South Korea made me realize that it may be time for NYC's …

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24 incredible underground attractions to visit in your lifetime

While some are man-made constructions, others are fascinating natural wonders that have been formed over the course of thousands of years.<p>We've put together a list of 24 subterranean attractions to visit in your lifetime, from a 10,000-year-old cave in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, to a town that built …

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This secret train track was once used to transport VIPs into the Waldorf Astoria hotel

1/9<p>FDR Train Under Grand Central<p>Most people lucky enough to stay at New York City's famed Waldorf Astoria get in through the lobby doors, but did you …

10 of the best boutique hotel websites

Photograph: Doris and Dicky<p>Riad Al Jazira, Marrakech<p>84<p>image/jpeg<p>http://media.guim.co.uk/8b1139ff9c94bc921c2e655bbedf7ee9c253d8ec/0_80_1200_720/140.jpg<p>140<p>Photograph: Gounusual<p>Cabanes Sister treehouse outside …

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The Hottest Miami Hotels for 2016

We love Miami; the beaches are beautiful, the people are sexy, and the nightclub and food scenes are top-notch. Whenever we're looking for a warm-weather getaway, we often start scoping rates for our typical Miami stays -- Delano, Fontainebleau, or the Standard. But 2014 and 2015 brought several …

Sights and Bites: What to Eat While Touring Tokyo, Japan

With a cultural map in one hand and a culinary compass in the other, savor the treasured sights, then seek the local bites.<p>From day to night, culture and cuisine come together in tantalizing <b>Tokyo</b>. As you experience stunning shrines and bustling markets, bright lights and big-city skyscrapers, take …

12 abandoned places worth seeking out

Eerily beautiful places around the world that have been abandoned by humans – and they're all the better for it<p>1. Ani, Turkey<p>A millennium ago this …

The Best-Kept Secrets In South American Travel

<i>By: Karina Martinez-Carter</i><p><i>Credit: Shutterstock</i><p>Sure, the backpackers might <i>think</i> they've got the inside scoop on all of South America's hidden spots, but no matter how many recommendations are passed along on the Inca Trail or in Cuzco bars, this vast continent always has more surreal places to …

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25 incredible hikes to take in your lifetime

We've put together a collection of some of the world's most breathtaking hikes.<p>From the Kalalau Trail in Hawaii to trekking the volcanic Tongariro Northern Circuit of New Zealand, here are 25 hikes everyone should take in their lifetime.

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7 incredible Japanese destinations that tourists haven’t discovered yet

Japan is often known by tourists for its most popular attractions, like Mount Fuji, the cities of Tokyo and Kyoto, and its amazing shrines and temples.<p>But there's a lot more to the island nation than that.<p>We took a look at a Quora thread that asked, "what are some of Japan's best kept secrets," and …

40 Trips You Should Take Before You Turn 30

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16 adrenaline junkie attractions to visit in your lifetime

You can free climb to staggering heights, get up close and personal with majestic sites, and get views that will take your breath away.<p>We've put together a collection of 16 adrenaline-pumping tourist activities around the globe, from volcano boarding in Nicaragua to skydiving over Mount</i> …

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Bangkok Airplane graveyard becomes home for families | CNN Travel

The 20 Greatest Driving Roads in the World

A great road challenges everyday notions. But most of all, it elicits a thrill. These 20 mythic highways inspire us to hit the road.<p>If you're gonna hit the road, hit some of the best roads on Earth.

18 amusing examples of London's subversive graffiti

Much graffiti serves no purpose other than to promote the tagger who's defacing the property, much like a dog marking his territory.<p>But there are a few street artists — Banksy is one — whose works arguably enhance their environment.<p>An anonymous London photographer who goes by the name Mobstr takes …

This guy rode the longest possible subway route and here's what he learned

Earlier this summer, the WNYC Data News team published a story attempting to find the longest possible subway ride in New York. Turns out, that …

27 Art Destinations Around The World To Visit Before You Die

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” ― Pablo Picasso

The 43 Best Hidden Hikes In The U.S.

Read the full list on Greatist.<p>Sure, hiking the Appalachian Trail is an experience no one ever forgets. But the United States is a pretty big place, with tons of opportunities for hiking and camping in spots that don't attract millions of tourists every year. If you like the feel of going where …

The 7 Most Insane Abandoned Places in California

<i>By: Grant Marek</i><p><i>Credit: Flickr/Thomas Hawk</i><p>If you've ever seen I Am Legend or 28 Days Later you know that 1) there's something eerily fascinating about abandoned places, and 2) zombies are jerks. Providing you with all the eerie fascination you can handle, but none of the "zombie dogs killing your …

Around the world in 80 trains: Trans-Mongolian

Oxana set down my green tea and a fork and patted me on the head. The dining car’s waitress had taken to mothering me since I boarded four days previously and seeing as she was the one who held court – and the keys to the fridge – I was more than happy to let her. At the next table a man in a …

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