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9 Differences Between Older Millennials & Younger Millennials

If you're reading this, there's a strong chance you (like me) are a millennial, though you may not identify with all of the generational traits …

Demographics

18 Places to Go in 2018

Christopher William Adach/Flickr<p>Wondering where to travel in 2018? We’ve got you covered.<p>It’s never easy to decide which destinations to feature in …

Northern California

Ten Most Significant World Events in 2017

Last year a lot of people were asking if 2016 was the worst year ever. (It wasn’t.) I haven’t seen anyone making similar claims about 2017, but that …

Geopolitics

7 Reasons Why Titanic the Movie Could Have Been a Shipwreck, Too

Whether or not you think Rose and Jack could both have made it out alive, there’s one thing about the movie <i>Titanic</i> that is not up for debate: it was …

A Matter of Mentors: In the Studio With GoldLink and Rick Rubin

GoldLink: "Dance on Me" (via SoundCloud)<p>“If it sounds too new, then tomorrow, it will sound like yesterday,” Rick Rubin tells his mentee GoldLink during a critical listening session for the D.C. rapper’s upcoming debut album, <i>And After That, We Didn’t Talk</i>. “But this has a new, timeless feeling, …

Everything we know about Rihanna's imminent album 'Anti'

Where is <i>Anti</i>? Rihanna’s eighth studio album — which, until last week, was just a nameless rumor — was one of 2013’s most anticipated releases. And …

Hear Puff Daddy Salute Own Hustle on Eerie New Track, 'Workin''

Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs offers a three-minute dedication to his "hustle" on minimalist new track "Workin'," which the rapper debuted Tuesday night …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Lorde's answers to fan questions on Tumblr feel like a warm, fuzzy blanket

Good witch Lorde is predictably great at Tumblr. So when a fan asked her to chat like she did in the old days, she obliged.<p>She answered questions …

New Albums

Madonna convinces couple to get engaged at her concert

Magical things happen at a Madonna concert, like spontaneously deciding to get engaged.<p>At the singer's Oct. 12 show in Edmonton, she started up a …

Keith Urban on Ed Sheeran: 'Thank God Real Songwriting Still Exists'

Ed Sheeran has restored Keith Urban's faith in humanity. The country music veteran became a true fan of Sheeran when he watched the 24-year-old's …

Music

Apple will officially sponsor next year's star-studded Met Gala

Fashion and technology; technology and fashion. The two sectors seem to be converging at lightning speed as of late. And to consummate the marriage, …

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend: 'We are pregnant'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Supermodel Chrissy Teigen and singer John Legend are expecting a baby.<p>Just a few months after going on television to talk about their fertility struggles, Teigen took to Intstagram Monday to tell the world that a child is on the way.<p>"John and I are so happy to announce that we are pregnant …

Kylie Jenner

Fall Out Boy Plot 'Wintour' Trek With Awolnation

Fall Out Boy will head out on a winter tour – or "Wintour," as the band calls out – this February when the "Uma Thurman" crew hits the road with …

Music

From highway to high waves: five offbeat coastal road trips

California's Big Sur and Australia's Great Ocean Road may get all the headlines when it comes to coastal driving but they're not the only places where you can lose yourself in spectacular scenery, glowing sunsets and glistening surf.<p>The following routes are equally impressive and also offer quirky …

Six sublime historic buildings in France's Auvergne

The Auvergne wins admirers for its brooding scenery, a jigsaw of valleys, lakes and craters sculpted by ancient volcanoes. But this French region is rich in man-made beauty too, and its historic buildings are made all the lovelier by their setting.<p>Lustrous basilicas nestle among rough mountain …

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Travel

The best cruise and stay holidays

Combining a cruise with a land-based holiday offers the best of both worlds, particularly if you want to escape the British winter. Not only do you get a value-for-money holiday at sea, or on one of the world’s great rivers, but you will also have time to stay in or near your departure port and …

Hong Kong

Paradise found: Thailand's 17 best beaches

Beaches

The 10 best destinations for March sun

It’s not too late to plan an escape in March, ahead of the Easter rush. Below are 10 sultry shortcuts to the sun, but there are many more great destinations for March, or other months of the year, on The Heatseeker, our interactive tool that helps readers plan their holidays.<p>19C-24C<p>1. Gran …

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One in four Britons couldn't afford a holiday this year

Twenty-three percent of Britons chose not to take an annual holiday this year, up from a fifth in 2014 and 10 per cent in 2011.<p>The findings, published today as part of Abta's annual Holiday Habits Report, shows that British families are facing greater financial pressures, the travel association …

Around the world in 80 trains: Thailand

Joe hugged his bag to his chest and looked from the floor to the ceiling fan and then out the window. At the age of 65 this was his first train journey: after retiring he had decided to treat himself to a week in Bangkok followed by an overnight journey home to Malaysia. Fishing a tiny Pentax from …

Trains

South Africa holidays: Where to enjoy Cape Town's Summer Season

A day at the races at the height of the English Season – panama hats, breezy summer dresses, champagne corks popping iwn marquees and a track so deliriously green it deserves a Queen’s Award for greenness. This must surely be Glorious Goodwood in late July.<p>Well, no. In fact, it’s the middle of …

Price more important than punctuality for flying Britons

Travel comparison site Momondo asked 1,000 people their priorities when selecting an airline with which to travel, and 56 per cent said cost of the flights was the most important factor to take into consideration, with 44 per cent saying a precise departure time was of most importance.<p>A third of …

Snowboarders save horse stuck in the snow

From humble snowboarders to horse-saving heroes – watch as two riders in Chile perform the ultimate equine rescue up a mountain<p>It's always fun to spot a bit of wildlife on the slopes – a marmotte here, a chamois there. Heck, it's adorable.<p>But not all beasts were made for the snow, as a couple of …

Skiing

The Big Picture photography competition: round 375

The 15 best destinations for December sun

December is an alluring time to travel in search of much-needed warmth. There is something of an air of extravagance to the idea of being abroad for Christmas, shunning turkey bones and dirty plates for Santa hats on the beach – and with the school holidays also appearing as part of the equation, …

Ski holidays: last-minute deals and the best for 2019

The 2017/18 ski season has so far been one for the history books, with record amounts of snowfall across Europe. As the days get longer and the sun starts to shine now's the perfect time to book a last-minute winter getaway to make to most of the spring conditions in the mountains.<p><i>Offers are</i> …

Skiing

The 10 best places to visit in England - and where to stay

Our experts offer a guide to 10 of the best places and cities to visit in England for family holidays and couples, and the best hotels to stay when there, in locations including Yorkshire, Cornwall, Lake District, Bath, Cotswolds, London, Devon, Norfolk, Suffolk and Brighton.<p><b>1. Yorkshire</b><p>Visitors …