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The 30 best hotels in the world

Luxury comes at a price, but when you're staying at one of the best hotels in the world, that price is worth it.<p>We've created the ultimate list of the 30 best hotels in the world.<p>To create this list, we aggregated five notable hotel rankings made by elite travel publications and websites: Travel + …

National Parks

13 Free Things to Do on Your Next Trip to Nashville

Over the past five years, Nashville has emerged as a tourist hot spot, and with its burgeoning culinary community, friendly locals, family-oriented …

The Arts

The Vacation Survival Guide: 38 Possible Travel Disasters (and How to Avoid Them)

From lost luggage to lost in the woods, from shark attack to heart attack, these are the solutions for the worst of your travel woes.<p>1. Lost …

U.S. Department of State

7 Glaciers for Summer Skiing

Just because it's summer, that doesn't mean you have to completely give up your love of skiing or snowboarding. One option is to head to the southern hemisphere. Another option is to ski the glaciers.<p>There are several ski resorts located on glaciers that are open during the late spring, summer and …


10 Castle Stays Cheaper Than a Hotel Room

Where: Monteroni d'Arbia, Tuscany, Italy<p>Price: $136/night


Weekly Travel Deals: New York, Cuarcao, and 40% Off a Trip to Puerto Rico

Thailand<p>Get 41 percent off from World Spree, a tour operator known for making luxury travel to Asia a little easier on the wallet.<p>Best of Thailand …

Puerto Rico

In Hawaii, Snorkeling to Save Maui’s Reefs

We all know not to run with scissors, but what about snorkeling with them? That’s the situation you might find yourself in during a Blue ‘Aina reef …


The World's 5 Best Extreme Hotels

If your idea of an unforgettable vacation includes igloos, yak hair tents or underground cave dwellings, you may want to consider reserving a room at one of these extreme hotels from around the world. Located in one-of-a-kind destinations from the Arctic Circle to a remote Patagonian rainforest, …

Northern Lights

The Ski Resorts of Iran

Asheville-based tour operator Iran Luxury Travel is launching a new package intended to introduce Iran to the world in a new way: as a world-class …


9 Vancouver food trucks we wish could be in every city

VANCOUVER HAS A WEALTH OF CULINARY DIVERSITY — in fact, we’ve won so many awards for culinary greatness that we tend to take incredible, fresh, …

Costa Rica: Enter adventure - Matador Network

<i>EDITOR’S NOTE:</i> If you’re watching this video in your cubicle at work, throwing frantic glances over your shoulder to make sure no one finds out how …

The World's Best Islands Will Make You Want To Plan A Trip Immediately

Discerning readers have ranked their favorite island oases in <i>Travel + Leisure</i>'s World's Best Awards, and this year's results prove that no destination is too remote when pristine, white-sand beaches and exotic fauna await.<p>For the third time in the World's Best Awards two-decade history, the wild …


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Why the Belmond Royal Scotsman is More Magical Than the Hogwarts Express

Still holding out for that letter from Hogwarts? Pass the waiting time aboard the muggle-run Belmond Royal Scotsman. It may not depart from Platform …


More Than Half of Turkey's Salt Comes From This Lake

It's hard to take a photo of Lake Tuz in Aksaray, Turkey that isn't absolutely breathtaking, thanks to its rainbow of reds and pinks. Turns out it's …

North Africa

Here’s a First Look at Disneyland in Shanghai

It's set to open in the spring of 2016<p>Disneyland is coming to Shangai.<p>The Walt Disney Company unveiled plans on Wednesday for its new resort and …

Walt Disney Company

By Land and By Air: Exploring Turkey’s Most Mystical Landscape

Cappadocia’s aptly named Love Valley is home to some of the most striking (or shall we say well-endowed?) rock formations in the world, a labyrinth …


24 incredible new UNESCO World Heritage Sites

The new additions include well-known tourist attractions like France's Champagne wine region, as well as lesser-known historic gems like Jordan's baptist site.<p>From the 18th-century missions of San Antonio, Texas, to Turkey's ancient city of Ephesus, here are the newest UNESCO World Heritage Sites.


The Ultimate Bucket-List Travel Guide

The world’s top chefs, authors, actors and other globe-trotters—from Anne Rice to Ruth Reichl—share the places they’re dying to see before they die. Take note, then take off. Bon voyage!<p>By<p>Lauren Lipton<p><b>ROBIN ESROCK,</b> whose book “The Great Global Bucket List” will be published next year, has traveled …

Bucket Lists

What to Do With 36 Hours in Amsterdam

I recently found myself back in the picturesque city of Amsterdam for just a day-and-a-half, intrigued by the question of what to do from the seemingly endless possibilities! After much thought, my top picks for 36 perfect hours in Amsterdam are:<p><b>Day 1</b><p>2:30 p.m.: Arrive in Amsterdam, check into your …

European Travel

The 9 Coolest Train Station Restaurants


Train Stations

6 Secret Tricks For Photographing Fireworks With Your Phone

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8 Great Reasons to Visit Basel

With its striking medieval buildings spread along the banks of the Rhine, riotous carnival celebrations and thriving art scene, Basel is deserving of its reputation as Switzerland's cultural capital. If you need any more persuading, here are eight great reasons to visit Basel.<p>It Hosts Switzerland's …

European Travel

11 Things You May Not Know About Hong Kong

<i>Source: @naomilvdv</i><p>If you've lived in or visited Hong Kong before, you have most definitely mastered the art of passive-aggressively elbowing strangers out of your way, and have likely also developed the reflexes of a born kung fu master from dodging umbrella spines that threaten to poke out your …

Hong Kong

35 Photography Links to Blow Your Socks Off

With another terrific week behind us in the wide world of photography, Toad Hollow Photography has been searching all known corners of the internet …


Day Trips From Rome

By College Tourist; Author: Sydney Alonso, University of Central Florida<p>The only thing that might be better than the Eternal City is the array of picturesque towns that are just a few hours away.<p>While Italy's big cities do offer tourists a taste of Italian culture, they are often over saturated …


Still Life Photography in 5 Steps

If you’ve been participating in the Light Stalking forums lately, you will have probably also been following the rise in popularity of Mila Pinchev’s …

How To Do A Complete Portrait Edit Part 1 (Lightroom)

So far you’ve read countless articles on techniques that involve editing portraits, but mostly it involves one or two techniques which makes it hard …