M. Umer Irfan Sharfuddin

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12 Incredible And Affordable Places To Travel Outside The US

See if your dream destination is on the list. H/T Quora<p><i>Note: Submissions may have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

The Most Romantic Small Towns in Europe

We know you love Paris, Venice, and Florence. Problem is, so does every other couple in the world. This Valentine’s Day—or on a romantic weekend away—seek out the quiet romance of these secluded small towns across Europe instead. This article was originally published in February, 2017. It has been …

28 Underrated Desserts You Must Eat In NYC

RIP my diet.

Take Back Your Time With These 10 Ready-Made Spreadsheet Templates (And Our Top Tips and Time-Savers)

One of our cultural values at Buffer, is to <b>live smarter, not harder.</b><p>We like to think this extends into our workflows as well.<p>This is why marketing …

9 Reasons Bilbao, Spain, Should Be at the Top of Your Must-Visit List

In coastal Northern Spain, otherwise known as Basque Country, San Sebastián and Guernica may be considered the most popular destinations. But hiding slightly inland and roughly an hour’s drive from the former is Bilbao.<p>A city of contrasts, Bilbao has the unexpected duality of things to do, see, and …

Alice In Wonderland

UNESCO's 21 New World Heritage Sites Are A Traveler's Dream

UNESCO's list of protected locales are as stunning as they are diverse.<p>If you have plans to see the entire world in all its grandeur, UNESCO’s official list of World Heritage Sites is a good place to start.<p>This sacred collection consists of 1,052 locales across the globe ― historical and cultural, …

Luxury villas in Greece

Luxury Lifestyle

Top 10: World's Best Chocolate Shops

Satisfy your sweet tooth with the most exceptional chocolate around the globe.<p>While several European countries are known for their fabulous chocolate-making, the world hosts thousands of exceptional chocolatiers—in some unexpected places.<p>Top chocolatiers generally work with <i>couverture</i> (first-rate …

Dessert

The best all-inclusive resorts for adults

Looking for a great getaway without the kids?<p>These top-ranked resorts are the best all-inclusives-- and they're only for adults.<p>1. Secrets the Vine, Cancun, Mexico<p>Upon arrival to Secrets the Vine, you're struck by the hotel’s stunning Art Deco design and floor-to-ceiling windows, offering expansive …

A CEO shares 8 simple skills that will radically improve your life

We often focus only on learning skills that are directly pertinent to our job during the busy workweek.<p>Wealthy and successful people, on the other hand, know that there are some other skills outside of their job description that can also immensely improve their wealth and their life.<p>They may not …

One of America’s finest essayists turns her gaze on literary fiction

Cynthia Ozick doesn’t write sentences so much as she unleashes fireworks of prose into existence. Her writing—especially her nonfiction work, of …

28 things I learned about Europe after visiting all 28 EU countries

<b>Jonathan Thompson has spent the last four weeks driving around every single EU country. Here are the nuggets of wisdom he picked up along the way</b><p><b>1. Zagreb is home to Europe’s strangest museum.</b> Dedicated to the study of heartbreak, the Museum of Broken Relationships will make you laugh and cry in …

16 incredible destinations in Asia that tourists don't know about yet

While some of these locations are remote, others are hidden gems often overlooked by tourists.<p>For those in search of the best spots to visit in Asia away from the masses, we've rounded up 16 breathtaking destinations that range from hidden beaches and charming fishing villages to jungle-clad …

30 places in Europe you must see in your lifetime

13 more European cities you never thought to visit (but really should)

12 bookstores every reader should visit in their lifetime

Are you someone who refuses to believe the theory that “print is dead”? Who always makes room in a suitcase for a paperback? Who finds it easy to …

Books

Europe's 20 most beautiful hotels | CNN Travel

(CNN) — With so many iconic cities and diverse landscapes, beautiful hotels in Europe are commonplace. But some are, quite simply, more beautiful than others.<p>From clifftop luxury retreats on Italy's Amalfi Coast to art nouveau masterpieces in the heart of Budapest, we've handpicked Europe's 20 most …

The 8 Technical Skills Modern Entrepreneurs Should Pick Up

Today’s entrepreneurship environment is…complicated. Never before have you had such an extensive array of methods, techniques, tactics, strategies, and ideas for growing your business.<p>The landscape is bewildering in its variety and astonishing in its complexity. And in this brave new world of …

Marketing

12 book recommendations from millionaire entrepreneurs

Every successful person has a favorite books list.<p>These millionaire entrepreneurs say their favorite books have had a significant impact on their success, and they have shared their must-read lists with me.<p>Enjoy!

Entrepreneurship

How to Succeed at Work by Being Lazy

You don't have to answer every email right away.<p>If you had one extra hour every day, what would you do with it? Maybe you’d catch up with a friend …

Top hotel concierge secrets revealed

Concierges are often overlooked as a resource for insider information on any given destination—called upon instead for last-minute theatre tickets, restaurant reservations, and the like—but they're also experts at the destinations they represent.<p>"Certified Indigenous," a new book released by The …

12 Productivity Blogs Smart People Read

Who needs Tony Robbins when you can motivate yourself? Overcoming the emotional hurdle to get stuff done when you’d rather sit on the couch isn’t …

Motivation

Esquire's Summer Reading List

Packed with sex, drugs, and digital wormholes. Also: mistaken identities.<p><i>Last month, we rounded up the</i> best non-fiction books for Spring<i>. Now we're heralding the advent of June with sexy tell-alls, page-turning thrillers, and genre-defying short stories. From Don Winslow's ruthless drug war novel</i> …

12 Photos That Show Why Florence Is The World’s Best City For Travelers

The Italian city is like a living museum, where every street, alley, and building is full of history. It's also full of incredible food, art, and culture.<p>It's a jewel in Europe that everyone should visit at least once.