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Kazuo Ishiguro just won the Nobel Prize. Here’s a brief guide to his bleak, beautiful world.

From Never Let Me Go to The Unconsoled.<p>The 2017 Nobel Prize in literature went to Kazuo Ishiguro, the Japanese-born English novelist who writes lovely, lyrical books about trauma, repression, and survival.<p>Ishiguro’s novels range from the polished and conventional to the sprawling and incoherent, so …

Literature

7 Foundations That Are Worth the Splurge

If you found the *perfect* foundation that gives you the even, smooth, glowing complexion of your dreams, what does it matter if it costs more than …

15 beautiful photographs that will convince you to rewrite your bucket list

5 Classic Novels Everyone Should Read

One simple truth about life is that everyone has a reading lane. Whether it’s romance novels, or books about troubled former Navy SEALs racing …

Literature

#IcelandChallenge - How much can you do in Iceland in 7 days?

<b>What do you think of when you think of Iceland?</b><p>Icy glaciers? Northern Lights? Vikings and volcanoes? More waterfalls than you can shake a stick at?<p>Or …

Breathtaking Skógafoss Waterfall

One of Iceland’s many famous waterfalls, Skógafoss is part of the Skógá River, plummeting over the cliffs that used to form the coastline.<p>Because of …

37 Photographic Proofs That Iceland Is A Miracle Of Nature

Iceland might be a small and remote nation, but it also happens to be one of the most picturesque as well. Iceland attracts millions of photographers …

Three Photographers' Journey Through the Jaw-Dropping Landscapes of Iceland

Around this time last year, photographer Elizabeth Gadd decided that she would visit the number one country on her bucket list, Iceland. She convinced her two photographer friends, Rob Woodcox and Whitney Justesen, to join her on this once-in-a-lifetime trip. Soon, they had their tickets book and …

Hiking

Meet The World's Most Famous Hotdog Vendor

The world’s most successful hotdog stand is not, as many would assume, in New York City: instead, it is in the heart of Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland.<p>The small business, Bæjarins Beztu Pylsur – which translates from Icelandic into English as “the best hotdog in town” – reached global fame in …

48 Pictures That Prove Iceland Is Actually Another Planet

Your bucket list just got a whole lot longer.

Iceland is officially our #1 travel pick for 2015 (and we have some very good reasons why)

See that picture? That’s Bey and Jay — unofficial rulers of Planet Earth — sipping something fancy, while standing in the shadow of their helicopter …

Goðafoss Waterfall

This is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Iceland. It is shaped like a horseshoe and and the wide cascade is mesmerising. Goðafoss is located …

Hexagonal rocks

This is an Icelandic waterfall called Litlanesfoss and the naturally occurring rock formation is columnar jointed basalt.<p>The columns form due to …

Iceland makes me more “human” each day

“Sometimes life pushes you in strange directions and you have no idea but to go along with the ride, and in the end, you’re rewarded with …

Aurlandsfjellet to Sognefjellet: The Best Road Trip From Bergen

When we were planning our trip along Norway’s coast Dan made me promise that we wouldn’t spend the entire week in the car. Of course I agreed, as I …

European Travel

This Novel Is So Good Bill Gates Gave It to 50 of His Friends

Another billionaire publicly discusses how fiction changed his life.<p>Amazon founder Jeff Bezos's favorite book of all time is <i>The Remains of the Day</i>, Kazuo Ishiguro's novel about a butler with a dark past. Barack Obama claims reading fiction made him a better citizen. And classic sci-fi by Isaac …

Bill Gates

16 Great Reads for the Summer

In preparation for summer beach bags, plane carry-ons, and afternoons spent by the pool: a list of sixteen books to read—most new, some just …

Books

The 9 most photogenic places in Europe

29 New Fiction Books To Read This Summer

Everyone knows the best part of June through August is summer beach reading. Seriously, is anything better than flopping out in the sun with a book …

Eating House Offers Wakin-N-Bacon Weekend Brunch

Eating House, <i>Chopped</i> champion Giorgio Rapicavoli's popular Coral Gables restaurant, has given its Sunday brunch a face-lift. Beginning Saturday, …

Top things to do in Miami

Top things to do in Miami Miami is such a fascinating city of old and new, funky and creative, traditional lifestyles, Latin inspired neighborhoods …

This playful Airbnb treehouse near San Francisco lets you sleep in a 150-year-old oak tree

This amazing treehouse near San Francisco is built around a 150-year-old live oak tree. Linda and Doug Studebaker built the Bay area’s only Airbnb …

Why Bargain Travel Sites May No Longer Be Bargains | Backchannel

<b>Last August,</b> Andrea Giacobbe logged on to Skyscanner, a European metasearch engine like Expedia and Travelocity that scans multiple travel websites …

Hospitality

This Is the Cheapest Day to Fly in All of Summer 2017

At this point, we'd consider ourselves masters of snagging discount airfare. From the website with the best flight deals to the handiest travel apps …

The complete list of Alexa commands so far

Amazon's voice assistant, Alexa, is infiltrating your home, your beach trips and even your ride to work. Now that there are many ways to interact with Alexa -- with the Tap, Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Look, Echo Show, Dash Wand and the Amazon Fire TV -- you might find yourself talking to her more …

Smart Homes

Which is Better? Hyatt Regency Maui or Andaz Maui

If you want to use your Hyatt points to stay on Maui you have two choices, the Hyatt Regency Maui in Ka’anapali or the Andaz Maui in Wailea. These …

Best Snorkeling in Hawaii - Our Favorite Islands and Spots

Best Snorkeling in Hawaii<br>Top Islands & Snorkel Spots<p>You will find the best snorkeling in Hawaii on the Big Island and Maui. Oahu and Kauai have some …

Comparing Suites at Hyatt Regency Maui and Andaz Maui

Our most recent trip to Maui was an absolute blast, and I think it is fair to say we may even have a touch of Hawaiian fever as all we want to do is …

Recommended Maui Snorkeling Spots - By Experienced Snorkelers

Maui Snorkeling<br>Everything You Need To Know<p>Maui snorkeling is exceptional. We have snorkeled almost every spot on Maui (and the other Hawaiian …