Lex Pfaff

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Iran holiday inspiration: Instagram feeds to follow – and more

Planning a trip to Iran? Along with <b>our holiday guide</b> and <b>food tour of he county</b>, here are some great Instagram feeds, tour operators, films and books to fire the imagination

Iran

Atlas Obscura’s New Book of Offbeat Destinations Photos

<em>Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders.</em>Photo: Courtesy of Atlas Obscura<p>From a cement-themed amusement park to a Japanese village whose population is slowly being replaced by cloth dolls, the website Atlas Obscura is dedicated to exploring places that are off the …

How to Make the Most of a Weekend Getaway to Venice

If you love great design, you’re in for a treat<p>Fran Lebowitz once said, “If you read a lot, nothing is as great as you’ve imagined. Venice is—Venice is better.” Spend a few days in La Serenissima, as Italians call it, and it’s not hard to see why. As the sun glints off the water in the canals, the …

Italy

Hakuba Hotels - Where to stay in Hakuba in winter

<b>10 Best Hakuba hotels</b><p><b>1- Hotel La Neige Higashi-kan</b><p>Hot tub, massage treatments and a cosy room with a view. Just look out your window and you’ll see a …

A perfect weekend in Helsinki

If Helsinki has so far escaped the short-break spotlight, this is its moment to shine. Shaped by the Baltic, swinging between extremes of dark winters and midsummer sun, and defined by its east-meets-west geography – the Finnish capital is a one-off.<p>Its amiable residents are remarkably in tune with …

European Travel

Best Trips 2016

TravelBest Of<p>National Geographic Traveler presents the New Year's must-see places. Whether it’s Botswana's Okavango Delta or Brazil's beaches, these 20 go-now destinations will get you packing.

Travel Photography

66 Things to Do and See in Paris

From the classic landmarks to the lesser-known gems, we've rounded up some of the most entertaining, most exquisite, and most quintessentially Parisian attractions and activities the city has to offer.<p>From the classic landmarks to the lesser-known gems, we've rounded up some of the most …

Hidden Beijing: 10 intriguing sights to discover in the Chinese capital

As Beijing leaps skywards into the 21st century, its history can sometimes get left in the shadows. But despite the new highways and high-rises, China’s capital has plenty of past pockets hidden away to reward the intrepid explorer. Here are ten little visited, history-rich Beijing sights to get …

China

7 of the best day trips to take around the world

Hit the road in the direction of these charming towns—all a short drive (or ferry ride!) away from a major international city.

The 9 cheapest cities to live in Europe

Salaries differ across Europe but a higher pay packet doesn't always come with a better standard of living.<p>According to Glassdoor's report titled …

Hong Kong's 14 best hotels for amazing views | CNN Travel

(CNN) — With the world's greatest number of skyscrapers in one city, as well as thousands of buildings over 10 stories, Hong Kong's urban landscape has a way of overpowering visitors. Sometimes it's easiest just to stand in front of the window of your hotel room and take it all in.<p>From five-star …

Empty Tables After Paris and Brussels Terror Attacks

PARIS — Les Bouquinistes has long been a favorite luxury restaurant of Paris visitors. Set on a quay along the Left Bank, founded by Guy Savoy, a three-Michelin-star chef, it offers a warm welcome, a contemporary setting, a creative menu, prices that are not stratospheric and drop-dead views of the …

New York City: Top 10 Things to See and Do

Growing up in New Jersey provided me with many life skills such as talking REALLY loud, cursing at strangers, talking with my hands and mouth simultaneously, driving like a crazy person and getting to know neighboring NYC really well. As an actress, I spent many of my weekends in high school around …

Sex and the City

Tokyo Travel Guide | CNN Travel

So you want to feel an earthquake? Now you can<p>Sushi 101: Learn how to eat raw fish like a pro<p>Behind the scenes at Tokyo's Robot Restaurant<p>Where Tokyo's top bartender likes to drink and dine<p>5 Tokyo neighborhoods getting a lot of buzz<p>Top places to see Tokyo's fall colors<p>15 sights that make Tokyo so …

Travel

Best places to see autumn leaves in Tokyo | CNN Travel

Tokyo

Ten Must-Try Foods in Kyoto

As the former imperial capital, Kyoto’s cuisine is linked to its regal history and landlocked geography. It’s home to several Michelin-starred …

Japan

Chartres, France

It was the labyrinth in Chartres Cathedral that drew us.<p>But it was the entire village of Chartres that captured my heart and swept me back in time.<p>It is trite to say this tiny town in France, 50 miles south of Paris, looked like a Disney movie set, but in my over-consumerized American mind, that …

Musée de l’Homme, Paris’s Anthropological Museum, Reopens After Six-Year Renovation

Paris’s Place de Trocadéro has always been worth a visit. It’s got a jaw-dropping view of the Eiffel Tower just across the Seine from the vast …

France

In Rural Japan: an Art Museum Spread Across Fields and Empty Schools

At the Echigo-Tsumari Art Field in northern Japan, sculptures and installations find a revelatory home in the rural countryside. Charles Spreckley …

Just Back: Borneo

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>National Geographic’s <b>Andrew Coleman</b> (on Instagram <b>@andywcoleman</b>) recently traveled to <b>Borneo</b> to explore one of the oldest rain forests in the world.<p>Hoping to spy an orangutan in its natural habitat, Andrew was quickly blown away by the biodiversity he encountered on this …

Wildlife