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9 Best Small Towns in Portugal

While Lisbon and Porto are often the starting point for most tourists heading to Portugal, it’s worth branching out to experience all the country has …

Savoring the multiple personalities of Malta

What's the best way to introduce Europe — and European history — to a reluctant traveler who's intimidated by long flights, foreign languages and food that has never known the confines of a sesame seed bun?<p>Consider a weekend in Malta.<p>The archipelago nation, in the Mediterranean about 50 nautical …

European Travel

Buy this magical indoor-outdoor house that disappears into the landscape

The Rosebery House by Andresen O’Gorman Architects is located just outside Brisbane, Australia<p>A true indoor-outdoor experience, if ever there were one. Designed by noted practice Andresen O’Gorman Architects in 1995, the Rosebery House sits in a secluded grove on the far side of a gully in Highgate …

A local’s guide to Lisbon: 10 top tips

Before I moved to Lisbon, almost a quarter of a century ago, someone told me: “From afar, it looks like a queen. But from closer you see that the old empress’s make-up is smudged and flaking, and that the ornaments fluttering in the wind are not lace, but someone’s laundry drying at the windows. …

European Travel

The best online clothing stores for men

While the image of men having no regard for their style is somewhat outdated, it is true that the act of shopping itself can sometimes be a bit of a chore.<p>This possibly explains why more and more clothes shopping is done online from the comfort of our own homes. As we search for the ideal suits, …

Clothing

35 Hidden Bars Around the World and How to Find Them

Some of the world's most intriguing bars are in locations you might not expect, hidden in taco joints and noodle shops, or disguised as everything …

Two Weeks in Japan: A Detailed Itinerary

During our two weeks in Japan we experienced as much as possible of what the country has to offer. From the neon lights of Tokyo to the wooden …

Japan

This Airbnb alternative lets you stay in modern homes by top architects around the world

Architecture aficionados take note – a new Airbnb-inspired platform is offering stays in stunning modernist homes around the world. Started by two …

19 Things You Need to Do in Lisbon Before You Die

There are a few places tourists have to see while visiting Lisbon, and a few things they shouldn’t leave without doing. Some of these experiences can …

The most scenic train routes in the U.S.

Keep the romance of riding the rails alive<p>Although train travel is often cheaper than flying, it’s certainly a leisurely and scenic way of getting from point A to point to point B—if you have the luxury of time, of course. Below are 12 majestic train routes across the United States—some on …

Where to Hang Out in Istanbul’s Beyoğlu Neighborhood

Historically settled by foreign envoys and non-Muslim minorities, Beyoğlu (formerly Pera) has always been Istanbul’s cosmopolitan heart. After …

15 Best Islands in the Philippines to Visit

Here are the 15 Best Islands in the Philippines to Visit.The Philippines have over 7,000 islands, perfect beaches, stunning nature, and the local …

This Country Has The Best Quality of Life in the World for Expats

You've always wanted to move abroad - but how do you choose where to go? Do you make your decision based on the beauty of the place, on its …

10 Reasons To Add Malta To Your Bucket List

Malta is the gem of the Mediterranean Sea. This beautiful island country boasts balmy weather, azure waters and a vibrant culture unlike anywhere …

Want a Cool, Beautiful, Affordable Beach Vacation? Go to Portugal

There's no better place to lounge on the beach after a lazy lunch of wine and fresh seafood.<p>Everyone you know is probably going to Portugal, or at least talking about going to Portugal, the same way they went to Tulum, and Cartagena, and Iceland. It’s affordable, and full of exceptional wine and …

Southwest Virginia Road Trip – Top Things to Do in Virginia

When people think of planning a Virginia vacation the first thing that comes to mind is miles of beaches, ocean life and historic battlefields. While …

Off the grid: A 9-day adventure to the islands of the Philippines

In a tropical country made up of 7,107 islands like the Philippines, it is impossible not to find a private patch of paradise. For people who want to …

Mike Peyton on learning to sail – an extract from his autobiography, Quality Time

<b>Tom Cunliffe introduces a hilarious extract from Quality Time, the autobiography of Mike Peyton, Britain's best-loved yachting cartoonist who died in</b> …

Sailing

The Eater Guide to Lisbon

Lisbon eats well and looks good doing it. The city is a wonderland of narrow cobblestone streets, opulent tiled buildings, vintage yellow trams, and stunning views at every (hilly) turn. Ornate kiosks provision local parks with drinks and snacks, neighborhood <i>past</i><i>e</i><i>larias</i> serve classic sweets made by …

Porto city guide: How to spend two days in Portugal's second city

Why go now?<p>Porto is a city on the rise, tempting travellers with its pretty old town, excellent wine bars and golden rooftops. This isn’t a …

Hidden Stone House in San Juan Island

La Pierre, French name for “the stone” is a design house in San Juan, United States, conceived by Olson Kundig. The concept was to integrate this …

Architecture

Landscaping Ideas: 10 Luxuries Worth the Splurge

A landscaping project can get expensive fast. But many landscaping elements that feel costly up front can save money in the long run. A good rule of …

A Midcentury Modern Home in Chicago is Refreshed

With respect for its midcentury design, a couple calls on architect Margaret McCurry to update their Chicago home for coming generations<p><i>This article originally appeared in the February 2009 issue of Architectural Digest.</i><p>Even if you take away all the framed pictures of the kids and grandkids, the …

25 Dreams Homes You’ll Wish Were Yours

It’s difficult to define the things that make a house feel like a home or the characteristics that a dream home should have to actually be everything …

Sunken Gardens And Backyards Blend Privacy And Closeness To Nature

Building a sunken seating area or fire pit is a neat trick that architects sometimes use when they want to create an unobstructed view of the garden …

This 74K tiny home has an incredible interior that's larger than life

You can still live large in a tiny house – just check out the Earth and Sky Palace, an incredible little home with all the trappings of luxury. The …

Single Level Family Home With A Large Backyard

Architects get to make other people’s ideas become reality and to give others their dream homes. Inevitably, they get to always add new ideas to …

Find Yourself in Paradise at These 10 Modern Rentals in the Caribbean

With Spring Break on our mind, we’ve gathered 10 spectacular properties that you can actually rent in the Caribbean.<p>Casa Solaris Off the Coast of Puerto Rico<p>Architect John Hix—who worked under renowned American architect and concrete aficionado Louis Kahn—went as green as possible to preserve this …

Dominican Republic

Chiron: The Inside Story of Bugatti's 1500 HP, 261 MPH Supercar

The Chiron is far more than just a Veyron with a new look. Go behind the scenes with the development of Bugatti's $2.7 million supercar.<p>What is the Bugatti Chiron? Is it just a Veyron in drag? Not quite. It's a luxurious road car that can also outrun the fastest LMP1 prototype at Le Mans, with a …

Ageing process may be reversible, scientists claim

New form of gene therapy shown to produce rejuvenating effect in mice, although scientists say human clinical applications are decade away<p>Wrinkles, grey hair and niggling aches are normally regarded as an inevitable part of growing older, but now scientists claim that the ageing process may be …

Aging