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The best countries for food

Food and travel go together like planes and airports. No matter where you go you'll have little trouble finding at least one culinary experience that will help you understand the local culture. In some countries the food is <i>the</i> highlight, drawing many a foodie to its borders, like a moth to a flame. …

Japan

The 10 Worst Superhero Movies of the Past 10 Years

The superhero genre as a high form of cinematic expression, a notion established in 1978 by Richard Donner (<i>Superman</i>) and extended eleven years later …

Helen Mirren

6 Wildest Royal Baby Celebrations in London

Maybe you’re a fellow mom-to-be wary that the Duchess of Cambridge will steal your thunder or excited to share a due date with the incumbent Queen. …

England

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The 10 Most Essential TV Episodes from Sopranos, Breaking Bad

In the last 15 years TV has reached new heights of narrative—think The Sopranos, The Wire, Breaking Bad—and here are the 10 most essential episodes …

Crowdsourcing Spiffy New Book Covers For 50 Literary Masterpieces

Recovering the Classics, a joint initiative that includes the Harvard Bookstore, will print public domain books with well-designed jackets for $15.<p>Seventy years after a writer dies, their work falls into the public domain. That may sound sad, but from here it can be freely distributed to the …

The 10 Best Hotels In The World

To compile these awards, the magazine asked its readers to vote on the best hotels they've traveled to, factoring in everything from rooms and food to service and location.<p>This year, Botswana's Mombo Camp and Little Mombo Camp took the top spot, ousting last year's winner, Tanzania's Singita …

South Africa

10 Song of the Summer Contenders From Daft Punk to Ciara (VIDEO)

At summer’s midway point, Kevin Fallon ranks this year’s contenders for the season’s biggest song.<p>Each year artists hustle to deliver the song of the …

A guide to the eateries of France

There's a vast number of eateries in France. Most have defined roles, though some definitions are becoming a bit blurred. Here's a quick guide:<p>Auberge<p>'Auberge' by Ludo29880. Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike<p>An <i>auberge</i> (inn), which may also appear as an <i>auberge de campagne</i> or <i>auberge du terroir</i> …

Articles about 9 great bunk beds on Dwell.com - Dwell

Looking for a more intimate yet modern travel experience? Consider booking your next stay at a bed-and-breakfast, where you can...<p>Though kitchen cabinets play the obvious role of storing food goods, dinnerware, and pots and pans, they also have a powerful...<p>Designer Jennifer Siegal pushes the …

Central Asia

Smart UK hotel room will let you check in, control temperature, and order meals from your phone

The UK's biggest hotel chain is set to open a new line of budget city hotels that provide app-based check-ins and improved connectivity for people who pride location and design over space. Whitbread will open its first Premier Inn 'hub' in Covent Garden, London in the fall of 2014, compacting a …

Birth Control FAQ

Consider all your contraception questions officially answered! Our medical experts weigh in on your urgent, awkward, and even embarrassing birth control dilemmas.<p><b>Birth control slip-ups, effectiveness, and troubleshooting</b><br>• If I'm on the ring or the patch and forget to replace it on the right day, do …

Pt 2: The secret powers of Sufi sounds

Arabic folk music has evolved over the centuries, but Moroccan mystics still use it to chase away evil spirits and heal the sick.

Spirituality

National Geographic Travel

The Weirdest Hotel Butlers EVER

Hotels are offering some pretty creative butler services these days to attract guests' attention. Many of these offerings may be gimmicks, but we couldn't help but wonder -- what do these specialty jobs actually involve? We've rounded up some of the craziest butler services we've come across, from …

Ten hidden gems of Europe

There’s no place like Paris, Barcelona or Rome - but Europe has untouched corners that match the big hitters on beauty and charm, and with far fewer tourists. Take the road less travelled with these ten hidden gems of Europe.<p>1. Burg Satzvey, Germany<p>Whisper it: this fairytale castle is a short ride …

European Travel

Google Street View Photographers Document the Mysterious Battleship Island

Google is on an ambitious mission to map as much of the world as humanly possible. We recently reported on their project to photograph the tallest …

Google Street View

Survey: Guys Hate Your Wedges, Ladies

We've all been there. You have a big date and your outfit is ready to go, save for the shoes. You try on pair after pair, forcing your roommate to judge your selection until you find the right one.<p>The results of a new survey could make this process a whole lot easier. The poll, conducted by …

Shoes

Kate Upton Goes Film Noir For Yet Another Vogue Cover

Some might bristle at the thought, but it's quickly becoming clear that Kate Upton is this generation's supermodel. She's in a league of her own, …

In Bed with Channing Tatum

How he stripped, strutted, and sculpted his way into the multiplex—and our hearts<p>That Channing Tatum has become one of Hollywood's most compelling leading men could be considered something of a surprise. Sure, he was highly watchable in 2006's <i>Step Up</i>, but many had written him off as a walking …

Which Wonder Woman Wore It Best?

Style<p>Keep up-to-date on new celebrity styles and style news. Get the hottest fashion trends and beauty tips.<p>Hip-Hop<p>Dan's designs defined the look of …

Gigi Hadid

St. Mary's, Kate Middleton's Birth Hospital, Already Teeming With Press (PHOTOS)

Kim Kardashian has taught us an important life lesson (OK, bear with us for a second): Babies will wait for no one. Mothers often give birth very, very early -- or lie about their due dates.<p>That's why the UK press isn't taking any chances with Kate Middleton's royal baby watch. Camera crews started …

Johnny Depp Talks Tonto And Why Everyone Should Put A Bird On It

Johnny Depp is a man of many traits, but cocky is not one of them. Well, unless you consider his $20 million asking fee cocky (we'd just call it a …

Pick Your Panties: What Does Your Underwear Say About You? (PHOTOS)

People might not see it as often as they see your clothes (or maybe they do -- we're not here to judge), but your underwear has a lot to say. The choices you make to your most intimate items speaks volumes about your tastes.<p>We've analyzed your man's underthings, and now it's your turn: What does …

Flatter Your Body With These Swimsuit Trends

Remember at the beginning of March, when you made a pact with yourself to be bikini ready by July? Thinking back, those months seemed to fly. By the second week, it became easier to order Chinese take-out after work than to whip up a grilled chicken salad. And yesterday, you obviously had to eat …

Fashion Rules: Kensington Palace exhibition shows off the royal wardrobe

If the Duchess of Cambridge feels the pressure to negotiate the line between looking fashionable and suitably royal in the coming weeks, she could …

The Ends of the Road

Inspired in part by the great geography game GeoGuessr, I spent some time recently in Google Maps, finding the edges of their Street View image coverage. I've always been drawn to the end of the road, to the edges of where one might be allowed to travel, whether blocked by geographic features, …