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The best honeymoon destinations around the world for the ultimate romantic break

The best honeymoon destinations around the world for the ultimate romantic break<p>In case no one’s already told you this, let us be the ones to break …

No Need To Travel Int’l For Pristine Beaches, Here Are 10 Indian Ones That Are Just As Beautiful

You would think that to sit by a pristine beach, miles away, and staring at the faraway setting sun, you will have to get a stamp on your passport …

Asia Travel

Best 5 day trips from Kuala Lumpur

<b>(CNN) —</b> Once you've escaped the Kuala Lumpur International Airport maze and explored the city itself, these five day trips are worth penciling into the itinerary.<p>Melaka<p>This historic seaside town is the first port of call for anyone interested in Malay culture and cuisine. It epitomizes Malaysia's …

Kuala Lumpur

5 reasons Bhutan is worth the US$250 daily fee

<b>(CNN) —</b> Bhutan's strategy of "low volume, high quality" tourism has made it a highly regarded destination among discerning travelers.<p>It costs an official US$250 per day per person to sample the charms of this isolated Himalayan kingdom, an amount that includes land transport, accommodations, food …

Asia Travel

Vacation Inspiration: The 5 Best Places to Go in January

With daily highs around 83 degrees and lows around 79, January is one of the best months for a trip to the Big Island. Jetsetters in search of a …

Nusa Penida Festival to return to Bali this December

Amid the Mount Agung eruption, the show must go on for the fourth Nusa Penida Festival that will be held on Dec. 6-9 in Klungkung regency, …

The Best Places to Visit in Hampi, A UNESCO World Heritage Site in India

India

Where to go in Jordan - My Solo trip to a magical land!

<b>PHOTO: Beautiful Jordan!</b><p><b>WHERE TO GO IN JORDAN?</b><p>Where to go in Jordan – My Solo trip to a magical land! There are plenty of websites ticking off …

Komodo Island gains international recognition from Vogue

Komodo Island in East Nusa Tenggara was named one of the “10 Unexpected Places to Travel This Summer” by American fashion and lifestyle publication …

Where To Stay in Bali For First Timers – 18 Stunning Villas and Resorts

You might think deciding where to stay in Bali is pretty easy – as almost every hotel, villa or beachside bungalow is drop dead gorgeous. The tricky …

Asia Travel

Layover in Singapore? Here's The Best Things To Do in Changi Airport

Singapore’s Changi Airport has been named the ‘<b>Best Airport in the World</b>‘ for a whopping 5 years in a row – which is no easy feat! And that is due in …

Is this really the best island in the world?

The Philippine island of Palawan isn’t short of admirers. There’s Jacques Cousteau, the French oceanographer, who described the little-known island as the most beautiful place he had ever explored. Then there’s Alex Garland, the author who took inspiration from Palawan’s palm-fringed beaches, …

Lonely Planet launches guide to world's most spectacular toilets

National Parks

The ‘New Seven Wonders of the World’

The Great Wall of China. The Taj Mahal. Petra. The Colosseum. Christ the Redeemer. Chichén Itzá. Machu Picchu.<p>These sites and monuments are popularly known as the “new Seven Wonders of the World,” modern additions to the ancient Seven Wonders laid out by Philo of Byzantium in 250 B.C., which …

Archaeology

India's most luxurious hotels -- where to stay in style

<b>(CNN) —</b> Old Delhi, Mumbai, Rajasthan, the Himalayas -- India is full of contrasts and layers, diverse landscapes and notoriously hard-to-reach villages.<p>"The palace hotel experience in Rajasthan, in particular, is something you don't see anywhere else in the world," Jay Tindall, co-founder of …

India

40 Top Motivational Quotes to Inspire You to Greater Determination and Perseverance | Inc.com

Without a doubt, a key quality every successful person has is perseverance: the grit and drive and will to keep pushing forward in spite of challenges and obstacles.<p>Luckily, if you're trying to do big things, determination and willpower are qualities you can develop. Perseverance is something we …

Motivation

Farmers look at ‘murungai’ tree for miracles

“Murungai undavan verum kaiyyai povan (Those who eat ‘murungai’ will go empty handed)” is a popular saying in the villages of south Tamil Nadu. A …

Inside the forgotten underground city that once housed 20,000 people

Archaeology

Got a Big Presentation Coming Up? This Is the Most Effective Way to Improve Your Public Speaking | Inc.com

"What's the best way to prepare for a big presentation?" I was recently asked this question by Logan LaHive, the Managing Director of TechStars Chicago.<p>He had invited me to come in and speak to the founders at TechStars -- one of the leading accelerator programs for early-stage companies. The …

Public Speaking

Researchers Discover The Best Exercise To Get A Flat, Toned Stomach

The most effective exercise for a toned, flat stomach?<p>If your belly is your area of concern when it comes to weight loss, you're certainly not alone. …

How I Turned My Side Hustle Into a Career That Earns 10x the Salary of My Day Job | Inc.com

Ever since I was a kid I've always worked more than one job at a time. Some of my extra jobs were fun little ways to earn a few dollars--like mystery shopping. Others were a way to gain valuable experience that I wasn't getting in my day job--like teaching college classes as an adjunct …

Employment

12 Little Things That Show People You're Intelligent, Without You Having to Say It | Inc.com

I was at a breakfast meeting the other day.<p>Four people around a small table on the outdoor deck of a nice hotel, right on the beach, one of the women brought two boxes of avocado toast from the café.<p>"For us to share," she said.<p>My first thought was, "How are we going to share avocado toast in those …

Notepads

If You're Not Taking Advantage of This Perk at Disneyland, You're Majorly Missing Out

You're standing in a seemingly endless line at Disneyland twiddling your thumbs as the minutes tick by. Why aren't you using those thumbs to flip through your phone? Because, at the worst moment, you lost cell service.<p>This exact scenario happened to me while waiting for Soarin' Over the World in …

Tour of Japan blends old and the new, history and culture

History and culture are the focus of a new seven-day tour in Japan offered by Classic Journeys. The excursion begins in Tokyo with a guided walk to the old district of Asakusa, followed by a sushi-making class and a trip to a karaoke bar.<p>In Hakone, known for its hot springs and views of Mt. Fuji, …

Japan

The Best Restaurants in Manila: Where to Eat in the Philippines Capital City

<b>Sponsored by Accor Hotels</b><p>When I visited Manila, the one thing which blew me away was the culinary scene. Year by year, Manila’s local food scene has …

The New Generation of Japanese Accommodations

Any traveler to Japan knows that its sense of hospitality — the sober, subtle beauty of the country’s lodgings, and the elegant, unobtrusive service within them — is unmatched anywhere else. For years, visitors could choose between two kinds of hotels: the Western kind (though often reinterpreted …

Japan

There's a Secret Handrail on Planes You're Not Using

Know that overhead bin? It's designed to do more than store your bags.<p>For the past three years, fliers in Expedia's annual airplane etiquette study have voted seat-kicking as the most annoying passenger behavior. Following close behind in the fight to be named the worst? Inattentive Parents (59 …

The 'Devil’s Swimming Pool' on the edge of Victoria Falls is for adrenaline junkies only

Victoria Falls, without question, should be on every serious traveler’s bucket list — especially adrenaline junkies who are willing to risk it all for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.<p>The 354-foot-high falls, which are one of the seven natural wonders of the world, are a truly stunning sight to see. …

A Beginner’s Guide to Japanese Onsen Etiquette

Courtesy of Nishumuruya Honkan<p>The onsen at Nishumuruya Honkan, one of Japan's best ryokan.<p>Before you soak, you need to know the specific dos and …

Japan

8 Cool Places for Mumbai sightseeing

<b>The city of Mumbai is filled with men and women who dared to make their dreams come true.</b><p>Being the city of dreams Mumbai sightseeing places is well …