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World’s 10 Most Ethical Destinations 2014

<i>While we’re on the topic of ethical travel, here’s an interesting list I’d like to share with you.</i><p>Every year, the non-profit organization Ethical …

Where to find the best bird's-eye views of London

Hold on to your hats - these are the most awe-inspiring places from which to check out London from on high.<p>1. The Shard<p>London’s latest icon offers the capital’s highest viewing platform. From the first viewpoint at The View from The Shard (www.theviewfromtheshard.com), at dizzying level 69, you’ll …

England

Latin American adventures for the whole family

Just because you have kids doesn’t mean you have to stop travelling altogether. In fact, bringing the kids along for your next Latin American adventure can be an enriching experience for everybody involved. It’s easier than you think, and just a few simple guidelines can keep your …

South America

Blueberry Hand Pies

6 Servings<p>Prep Time: 35 min<p>Total Time: 1 min<p>Kids love to get a pint-size sweet.<p>July 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>Buttery Pie Crust (click for recipe)<p>All-purpose flour (for dusting)<p>2 cups blueberries (about 10 ounces)<p>1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest<p>1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice<p>1/4 cup sugar<p>1/4 teaspoon …

Baking

15 Reasons Cape Town Should Be No. 1 On Your Travel Agenda

Summer is <i>finally</i> on the horizon and all we can think about is where we’re going to spend our vacations. From lounging on one of Greece’s pristine beaches to sleeping beneath the stars above the Great Barrier Reef, our options for adventure this season are infinite. However, one destination …

An insider's guide to driving in Italy

So you're ready to go. You've booked your flight, arranged your accommodation and organised a hire car. Awaiting is a week of motoring through Italy's magical countryside. But what's it really like to drive in Italy? Is it as nerve-wracking as it's made out to be? Do you need the skills of a …

Autonomous Cars

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Loneliness

Exploring Scotland by road

Scotland offers a heady mix of rugged scenic beauty and historical delights. Whether you're up for urbane city pastimes, outdoor activities or sampling the fresh local food and drink, two weeks is ample time to hit the highlights - depending on your mode of transport. There are good bus and train …

Scotland

How to survive a boring road trip

'Are we there yet?'<p>'But I wanna be there NOWWWWW!'<p>'I’mboredI’mboredI’mboredI’mboredI’mboredI’mboredI’mboredI’mbored...'<p>The above might sound like a small child’s back seat complaints, but it’s actually a sampling of my running commentary from the first 20 minutes of a recent, epic 4.5 hour road …

Travel

Strap yourself in: the world's most extreme road trips

Travelling these routes inspires wonder and awe in those willing to shrug off the discomforts and heart-in-mouth moments that they entail.<p>Whether you're gazing through a dirt-smudged window on a clapped-out bus, its engine revving desperately to clear a narrow pass, or grinding through an endless …

Hiking

Top scenic drives around Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone’s famous landscape doesn’t suddenly end at the park fence. Enveloping the park kernel is a protective cushion of national forests and wilderness areas that offer almost as much scenic splendor as the park itself, but without the crowds and the entry fee. Heading to Yellowstone? See the …

National Parks

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Europe’s top 10 scenic rail journeys

Give thanks to the engineers who built railways across Europe's most difficult terrain, their hard work has translated into some of the world's most picturesque journeys – in Scandinavia along icy rivers to fjords, in Germany, Switzerland and Italy through carved valleys in the Alps, along the …

European Travel

Revealed: London’s Secret Walks

As London heats up (albeit slowly and reluctantly), its inhabitants take a tentative look outside while nervously shedding their tights. It’s almost …

Articles about 5 mid century inspired interiors on Dwell.com - Dwell

Among the vintage interior design trends, the mid-century modern designs of the 1950s are holding fast.<p>Bernhardt Design revives Charles Pollock’s long-dormant career with the release of a timeless new lounge chair.<p>When Andy Linsky, a realtor specializing in mid-century homes, and his partner …

Design

Articles about 5 more fantastic family homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

An architect and his wife roll up their sleeves and create an affordable family residence in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.<p>In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the outside in. We track the project...<p>Whether your garden grows atop a mantel, shares space …

Prefab Homes

Articles about converted loft fit modern family copenhagen on Dwell.com - Dwell

In an up-and-coming area of Copenhagen, a pair of designers and their twin girls inhabit a converted loft, filling it with...<p>It could have been a Sheetrock box, but as the house’s most frequently used point of entry, it deserved the same architectural...<p>A 196-square-foot house born of architectural …

Architecture

Eclectic Coach House in Canada with a High Level of Seductiveness

The contemporary eclectic <b>Coach House</b> by French interior designer <b>Stephane Chamard</b> comes with a puzzling level of seductiveness. While its exterior …

Your Weekly Travel Zen: London

This week's <i>Moment of Travel Zen</i> comes to us from Instagram user @melinnaaaa. Her photo of London's Tower Bridge, framed by foliage, is the perfect example of how charming London can be.<p>Despite its rainy reputation, London offers ample opportunity for moments of zen. From parks and gardens to …

Italy's lesser-known regions

Perhaps you have already seen the art and archaeology in Rome, the lemons on the Amalfi Coast and the winking mosaics of Venice’s San Marco. Maybe you just don’t like crowds, or busy streets or tourist menus; or perhaps you just want to see a different side of Italy, one that’s more intimate and …

Italy

Spoilt for choice: Vietnam's best beaches

Vietnam might have been late to Southeast Asia’s beach party, but it was well worth the wait. The country boasts more than 3400km of coastline, with infinite stretches of powdery sand, coves, lagoons, impossible boulder formations and tropical islands ringed with yet more beaches. We can help you …

Vietnam

#workspace inspiration <3 h a p p y t h u r s d a y Among the oaks and sycamores in Hamburg, is the refuge of creative guru Wolfgang Behnken. 300 square meters of real interior design, where the iconic pieces find the right balance between works of art and photography. On the desk, the Kaiser Idell lamp designed by Christian Dell in 1931 has been reissued by Republic of Fritz Hansen. The PK11 chair and PK51 table were designed by Poul Kjærholm in 1957. And of course the iconic Egg chair was designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1958 for the Radisson SAS hotel in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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Exotica at Work: 13 Ideas to Steal from a Historic Office in Charleston<p>by Annie Quigley<p>10 Easy Pieces: Wall-Mounted Shelving Systems<p>by Sarah …

San Francisco

Steal This Look: Fuzzco in Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston, South Carolina-based Fuzzco is a branding agency founded by Helen Rice and Josh Nissenboim. We’ve been following it since we spotted (and …

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Kitchens

Stunning Mountaintop Views You Need to See Now

Armed with a pair of quality boots and some water, pretty much anyone can hike. It's not hard to find new appreciation for the outdoors when your boots are treading the ground on a mountain that formed long before your ancestors were born. The sweet smell of fresh air, an escape from the daily …

Hiking

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<b>Steve Waters</b> Lonely Planet author<p>Leave the bright lights and tourist delights of Esfahan and Shiraz far behind to track down these astonishing millennia-old relics among the dusty wilds of ancient Persia. From snow-tipped northern crags to scorching southern deserts, you’ll traverse eroded volcanic …

Travel

20 free things to do in Amsterdam

It's easy to spend a fortune in the Netherlands' stylish capital, but the city has plenty of gratis goodies up for grabs.<p>Check out our pick of the freebies on offer.<p><b>1. Canal Ring</b><p>More canals flow in Amsterdam than in Venice, and get this: the 400-year-old waterways are a UNESCO World Heritage site. …

European Travel