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A local’s guide to Chicago: 10 top tips

The city’s bars and music scene are among the most vibrant in the US. And with Lake Michigan beaches to relax on and two new budget flights from the UK, now is the time to go<p>Traditionally overshadowed by coastal powerhouses New York City and Los Angeles, Chicago is on the rise, with a record 55 …

Travel

The 20 Best Places to Go in 2018

These destinations are spectacular—and affordable.<p><b>The 20 Best Places to Go in 2018</b><p><b>By Megan Leonhardt and Kerri Anne Renzulli</b><p>Whether you dream of …

Travel

My Favorite Places To Visit in Kyoto During Summer

One of the most annoying parts about visiting Japan is that a lot of the traditional temples and shrines you would think are ideal for golden hour …

Japan

Fall Off the Beaten Path: A Weekend Getaway to Sakunami Onsen

“What you seek is seeking you.”Trying to decide my next weekend travel destination, I remembered a conversation I had with a friend from Sendai, …

Japan

Tokyo city guide: Where to eat, drink, shop and stay in Japan's capital

It’s easy to get lost in Tokyo. Home to massive skyscrapers, neon-lit signs, owl and maid cafes, anime shops, countless restaurants and karaoke bars, …

Japan

The Best Books Of 2018 We Can't Wait To Read This Year

This is how I know I’m reading an incredible book. All of the day’s obligations — making my bed, walking to the subway, cooking dinner — become …

Books

Enjoy a cruise holiday with a difference down the mighty Danube from Budapest to Vienna

I’m not a morning person, but I was determined to be up at dawn to see Budapest’s magnificent Parliament Buildings glowing in the pre-dawn light as …

European Travel

Free Things to Do in Edinburgh

Stunning architecture, charming locals and tons to see and do — Edinburgh’s a traveler fave for a reason, but that reason isn’t because it’s cheap. …

Scotland

What to Do in an Emergency in Mexico

No one goes on vacation expecting something bad to happen, but you should always be prepared for an emergency, no matter where you'll be traveling. …

Immigration

Malta For 3-10 Days: Build Your Ultimate Malta Itinerary

<b>Whatever Your Timeline – We’ve Got Your Malta Itinerary.</b><p>Simply put: Malta is awesome. The tiny island nation south of Italy and north of North Africa …

7 celebrity book clubs you should join if you love to read

These days, we look to our favorite celebrities for their input on so many things, from their favorite fast food orders to how they treat acne.<p>And ever since Oprah Winfrey ushered in the era of the celebrity book club all the way back in 1996 with the creation of Oprah's Book Club, we've become …

Books

20 travel accounts you really need to follow on Instagram

The best eye candy for your wanderlust.<p>These travel aficionados know how to make good eye candy, are passionate about their travels and know how to …

Bill Gates just revealed his 2 favorite books of 2018 so far

Bill Gates has never been able to pick just one book.<p>So during an AMA session on Reddit on Tuesday, when a questioner asked Gates about the best book he'd read so far this year, Gates named two:<p>"There are two amazing books. One is Enlightenment Now by Pinker and another is Factfulness by Rosling," …

Self-improvement

12 amazing literary journeys across the world to enjoy in 2018

From Romeo and Juliet's Verona in Italy to the Brontës' Yorkshire Dales...<p>When it comes to travelling, people often choose their destination by how …

‘Annihilation’: Why You Need to Read the ‘Southern Reach’ Trilogy

'Annihilation' is a good film, but it just scratches the surface of what this world has to offer.<p>The release this weekend of Alex Garland’s</i> …

Jeff VanderMeer

Secret Edinburgh: our expert's favourite lesser-known attractions

Today, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit Edinburgh on their first official appearance together in Scotland. Their schedule includes a trip to the Edinburgh Garrison to hear the One o'clock Gun and a visit to Social Bite, a cafe that supports the homeless. This evening they will attend a …

New Google Tips and Tools for Travelers

Flight delay predictions, mobile trip-planning, automatic itinerary management, language translation through Bluetooth earbuds, and a smartphone that enables users to learn about landmarks by tapping an icon and aiming the phone at them: These are among the travel innovations Google has been …

Google Pixel

Top 10 books about the Scottish Highlands and Islands

Remote yet magnetic, the rugged environments of Scotland’s north have been inspiring writing for centuries, whether in memoir, natural history or tales of alien hitchhikers...<p>“Wherever I wander, wherever I rove / The hills of the Highlands forever I love,” said Robert Burns, and I high-five him …

Scotland

Two Book Tango: The Gone World and The Worm at the Core

When a book is described as a “mind-blowing fusion of science fiction, thriller, existential horror, and apocalyptic fiction”, you can be assured …

The 28 Scottish novels you must read in 2018 - including Irvine Welsh's latest

These new releases are hotly tipped to be the highlights of your bookshelf for the upcoming year.<p>It's a new year and that means it's time for new …

Books

Revealed: Ireland's top travel destination - 'You cannot have a bad holiday here'

Reader Travel Awards 2018<p>We asked our readers to nominate their favourite overseas holiday destination for 2018... and here's the result.<p>Ireland’s …

10 Cheaper Foreign Trips You Can Take Instead of The Usual Tourist Thing To Do

London, Paris, New York - the big daddies of the international tourist clientele so to speak. These places are all wonderful and vibrant and full of …

New York City

5 Things You Should Know About Traveling to Spain

Spain is one of the richest countries in the world from a cultural perspective. Its history runs from as far back as the period of the Roman Empire, …

Barcelona

Mike Brooks’ Keiko trilogy is the perfect read for fans who miss Firefly and Dark Matter

Crime and spaceships<p>If you’re a fan of TV shows about wayward starship crews taking on whatever job will keep them flying, you might be suffering though a dry spell right now, since shows like <i>Firefly</i>, <i>Farscape</i>, and <i>Dark Matter</i> are no longer running. But Mike Brooks’ <i>Keiko</i> novels could help fill the …

TV shows
Scotland

I Read 75 Books in 2017 & These Were My Top 10

In my mission to read as many books as I could in 2017, I explored new genres, new voices, and became the go-to girl for book recommendations. It's a …

Books

A Walking Tour of London's Most Literary Quarter---with Pub Stops

THE INTELLECTUAL HEART of London has been beating faster of late. North of Soho, the Bloomsbury neighborhood, with its orderly garden squares of soot-blackened-brick Georgian townhouses, was the stamping ground of the Bloomsbury Group, a maverick set of writers, artists and philosophers that …

England