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The insiders’ guide to finding great value in travel in 2017

We all love to get value for money, and holidays are no exception, particularly as they are generally a relatively large purchase. With this in mind, Lonely Planet spoke to some British, American and Australian travel experts to get their insider tips on how to find great value in travel in …

15 Super Smart Ways to Use the IKEA Kallax Bookcase

The IKEA Expedit (lately reborn as the Kallax) has, like a lot of classics, an incredibly simple design. And like a lot of IKEA pieces, it lends …

IKEA Saves Prague Apartment Renovation Budget

This eye-popping apartment is located in a swanky neighborhood of Prague in the Czech Republic. Purchased in 2009, this 45 square meter apartment was …

The 12 Most Beautiful Bars and Restaurants in the World

Because you deserve to only eat and drink in stunning surroundings.<p>Great restaurants are loved for more than just their food. Interior design plays an important part in the overall dining experience, which is why the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards celebrate stunning eating and drinking spaces each …

Hospitality

Absinthe Used to Be Malaria Medicine: The Secret Medical History of Cocktails

Créme de menthe settled rebellious stomachs and absinthe fended off malaria. This is the secret medical history of the speakeasy cocktails we've come to know and love.<p>"We don't create cocktails now to cure venereal diseases or to relieve gout, but there's that history there," says <b>Matthew Rowley</b>, …

Alcohol

9 Awesome Places To Visit This Fall

We've got some good news and some bad news. Bad news first? Beach season is finito. Now for the bright side: America is darn beautiful in autumn. Here, nine places to put on your fall vacation list.<p><b>Best Sweater Weather: Portland, Maine</b><p>Break out your L.L. Bean cable-knit and head to this coastal New …

A travel photographer reveals how to get the best photos while traveling

Whitney Tressel is a hybrid travel photographer and photo editor who has dozens of cross country road trips and travels under her belt, documented for the likes of <i>Esquire</i>, <i>Budget Travel</i>, and <i>Hemispheres</i>. Professing that she's always had the travel bug, she's rarely not on the road, as summers see her …

Timelapse: Restoring and Colorizing an Old Damaged Photo

Argentinian professional photographer and retoucher Joaquin Villaverde has a knack for restoring and colorizing old photographs. The video above is a …

Time-lapse Photography

All You Ever Wanted to Know About Laser Hair Removal

I took the plunge into Laser Hair Removal four years ago, when a friend that finished her treatments lifted her arm to show me the smooth softness that lay underneath. This was an underarm that had been to Laserland and come back rejuvenated, hairless and content. I needed to go to there.<p>As a …

55 years of statehood: Hawaii's best sites | CNN Travel

I'm Flying to Europe for $300 and You Can Too -- It's Pissing Some People Off

The rumors are true. You can get from North America to Europe (or vice versa) for under $600 round trip! Or for $300, one way, including taxes.<p>This isn't some travel writer/blogger exclusive. Acclaimed as a new airline, Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA has been around for over 10 years, but recently …

10 Reasons Women Need to Solo Travel

In August 2007, I sent myself to Edinburgh, Scotland as a graduation (I graduated with a Master of Science, Management degree) and birthday gift. This wasn't my first time to Edinburgh, but it was my first time as a solo traveler. Was I nervous? Yes, I was. And it surprised me.<p>I stayed in a hostel, …

This Restaurant Facade Tricks The Eye With Tape

Based in Madrid and Barcelona, this team of interior designers and art directors banded together to form (fos), a multidisciplinary agency that …