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Your Next Getaway: Spain's Secret Oasis That Even Locals Don't Know About

The barren, rocky highway twists and turns like a cobra that’s downed a fifth of tequila. This is Nowheresville, Spain, a desert land of sand and …

10 Smart Ways to Organize and Store Your Spices

Familiar with the struggle of trying to find the cinnamon or the garlic powder among more than a dozen other spices in varying-sized containers with …

This Material Will Take Your Backsplash to the Next Level

Want to make your kitchen truly unique? Add a little bit of shine. A metallic backsplash, be it brass or copper, is a great way to bring the metallic …

4 of the most scenic train routes through Switzerland

NOT LONG into the train ride between Zermatt and St. Moritz — one of the most scenic, revered, and priciest in Switzerland, if not the world — I …

10 Modern Home Decor Stores (That Aren't IKEA)

Don't get me wrong. I love IKEA. Many of the core pieces in my home came from the Swedish retailer, and of course, the prices are hard to beat. …

The 12 Most Beautiful Bars and Restaurants in the World

Because you deserve to only eat and drink in stunning surroundings.<p>Great restaurants are loved for more than just their food. Interior design plays an important part in the overall dining experience, which is why the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards celebrate stunning eating and drinking spaces each …

Middle East

The One Thing You Should Never Buy From IKEA

IKEA can be a treasure trove of bargain finds for the home styled with Swedish sensibilities. For the student, the recent grad, or even the …

Parisian Walkways: Rue du Faubourg-Saint-Denis

This is contemporary Paris in a nutshell: ethnically diverse, increasingly gentrified and dedicated to the business of food, a vibrant microcosm …

France

Top Places to Buy Italian Leather in Florence: Where to go in Florence for Italian Leather

As the Italians will say, the selection of stores and markets offering leather jackets in Florence "è embarassante" which literally means it is …

How An Independent Movie Turned A Tiny Island Off Of Sicily Into A Bucket List Destination

How many times have you watched a film set in some far-flung locale and been overtaken by the urge to head straight to the airport? It’s hard to watch Dr. Jones galavant across the globe and not want to be his quip-hurling sidekick. Some movies inject us with an undeniable sense of wanderlust for …

All alliances $439-$507 Chicago to Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris and Frankfurt Dec-Mar

The winter fare sale started last weekend is still going strong from Chicago ORD with fares to Amsterdam, Brussels and Paris in the $400s and …

Flying

Is this the most beautiful island in Greece?

I fell in love with Ithaca (Itháki) 48 years before I went there. In my last year at the prep school that tried so hard to ruin my life, I was forced to study Latin and Greek and it’s quite worrying that to this day I can still recite all the prepositions that take the ablative. I hated those …

The best honeymoon hotels in the Indian Ocean

Whether you plan to sunbathe on a white sand beach or embark on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, Telegraph Travel’s new series will help you find the perfect honeymoon resort.<p>The penultimate video in our series looks at the Indian Ocean – featuring luxurious options in the Maldives, Zanzibar and the …

Paris Restaurants

Cool Restaurants in Paris<p>Going out to eat is one of the greatest pleasures Paris has to offer and one of the top reasons I feel so lucky to live …

Take A Walk Through A Rainbow In This Beautiful Abandoned Castle In Italy

Reasons to strike out on the open road and seek adventure are many. You can sip a sour and spicy lambic in Belgium’s Pajottenland. You can chase the origins of your favorite pizzas across Italy. You can make a pilgrimage to a hallowed donut maker for the pastry of a lifetime.<p>Sometimes what drives …

So Fresh, So Clean: You Need These DIY Toilet Bombs In Your Life

Your bathroom will thank you.<p>View this post on Facebook<p>· 1 cup baking soda<p>· 1/4 cup citric acid<p>· Bowl<p>· Spoon<p>· 1 tablespoon dish soap<p>· Ice cube tray<p>1. Stir together the baking soda and citric acid in a bowl until combined.<p>2. Slowly stir in the dish soap until the mixture resembles wet sand.<p>3. Divide …

Cleaning

I lived in Europe for 5 years — these are the places I tell all my friends to visit

These travels exposed me to new cultures, and left impressions and memories that will stay with me for the rest of my life.<p>From the beaches of southern Portugal to the canals of Amsterdam, here are the spots I consider must-sees.

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We've spent the last 3 years using Airbnb to live in 50 countries — here's how we afford it

<i>Here, they share their tips for traveling the world on a budget.</i><p>We've lived for a short time in 50 countries. In order to stay within our budget, we have to spread "the wealth" over expensive and less expensive destinations so it evens out.<p>Scandinavia, Israel and the UK are expensive. Mexico, …

Things You Should Know Before Visiting Sicily: The Largest Island in The Mediterranean

In Personal Development-speak, we are always talking about goals, outcomes, success, desires and dreams. In other words, all the stuff we want to do, …

Secret London: 14 odd attractions you never knew were there

This Robotic Furniture System Transforms a Studio Into Three Different Rooms

All you need is your index finger and then wait and watch it happen.<p>Thanks to technology, there are many things people can achieve with the push of a button: Like jetting up several floors on an elevator in seconds or cooking an entirely frozen meal in minutes. And soon studio dwellers will be able …

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The 10 Best Luxury Adventure Lodges

While the idea of planning a luxury outdoor adventure is compelling, the fact is, it takes a ton of work. You need to research what location you want …

7 Google Flights Tricks That Are Better Than Any Travel Agent

Chances are you’re familiar with Google Flights. The travel search engine does everything you assume it would, like locate flights based on your …

Google Flights

The 13 cities with the best work-life balance in the world

Using data from Swiss banking group UBS, the site compiled information on the biggest, most important cities globally, taking into account how many hours per week and per year people work as well as how many days holiday they take, before creating the ranking.<p>All 13 cities are in Europe, although …

Greek Island Hopping on the Cheap Thanks to New Pass: See 27 Islands

Do you fancy some Greek island hopping on the cheap? The Interrail Greek Islands Pass — offered by the affordable train service in collaboration with …

Did You Know? There's a Cheaper Way to Book Multi-City Itineraries!

Until recently, folks didn’t have to worry about comparing the cost of a multi-city flight itinerary to multiple one-way tickets.<p>Because the …

21 IKEA Desk Hacks for the Most Productive Workspace *Ever*

With the weather getting warmer (and calling your name), the last thing you want to think about is being in your office, let alone staying productive. But making your workspace uber productive isn’t just about purging your pen drawer — after all, a beautiful workspace is a productive workspace. At …

Workstations

15 Clever Ideas to Organize All the Small Things Around Your Home

Clutter at home is never a good thing, no matter what decor style you’re after you always start with cleaning things up and avoiding a mess is the …