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HAV shares first images of planned luxury airship cabin

Last October, British aerospace firm Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV) announced that it was developing a luxury-tourism-oriented version of its …

Aviation

The Art-Lover's Guide To Traveling The World

Where to head if you're after high art, architecture, food and museums.<p><i>Tom Marchant is the co-founder of luxury travel company and trip planner, Black Tomato, which delivers luxe experiences around the world via inspiring itineraries and access to the globe's up-and-coming, remote destinations.</i> …

Travel

Who needs Paris? 10 smaller cities with just as much culture and style

Forget Paris, Rome and Vienna; these smaller cities are just as big on culture and style.<p>1. Vintage Seville<p>Andalucia’s lively capital may lack size, but it offers an atmospheric old town, 12th-century architecture, the Moorish Alcázar palace and the grand square of Plaza de España, combined with …

European Travel

The Best Beach Vacation Destinations for Adventure

There is a misconception among many travelers who believe that you can't go to the beach and have a great adventure at the same time. Nothing could …

Beaches

Hippies, Crocs, and a Terrifying Cliff—Hiking One of the World’s Deadliest Trails in Hawaii

Hawaii’s Kalalau Trail has cost a number of determined hikers their lives over the years, but the breathtaking vistas and pristine nature make it …

Hiking

You've Been Doing Lobster Rolls All Wrong

On the eve of lobster roll season, the annual debate over summer’s “perfect food” picks up: Who started it, how to make it, hot or cold, and what’s …

New England

3 World Trade Center officially opens in NYC

3 WTC is the second-tallest skyscraper at the World Trade Center site, after SOM's One World Trade Center. It's also the 5th tallest in the USA.<p>Its …

Anthony Bourdain Put These Restaurants on the Map

Over nearly 300 episodes of television, Bourdain turned these restaurants into destinations.<p>Anthony Bourdain always aimed high. Episodes of <i>A Cook’s</i> …

Vietnam

Zaha Hadid Architects to transform Russia's largest port

ZHA has previously worked on a high-profile port project with its Port House in Antwerp. However, the Admiral Serebryakov Embankment project is on a …

Quotes from Anthony Bourdain on life and travel: I'm going to 'die in the saddle'

Outspoken host of <i>Parts Unknown</i> Anthony Bourdain has died, his employer announced Friday. Bourdain was known for his love of travel, food — and his colorful commentary.<p>"His love of great adventure, new friends, fine food and drink and the remarkable stories of the world made him a unique …

Parts Unknown

Castles and Wine Make the French Countryside the Most Exquisite Place to Road Trip

Château d'Amboise. Manfred Gottschalk/Lonely Planet Images/Getty Images<p>On the farmland-surrounded highways, instead of advertising chain restaurants, …

Wine

This Site Is My Secret to Finding Great Luggage at a Fraction of the Price

I'm talking 80% off designer luggage sets.<p>The thing about spending money on luggage is that I don’t really want to spend much money on luggage (and …

Great Barrier Reef has "died" five times already – but this might be the last straw

The Great Barrier Reef is not doing so well. In 2016 it was hit with the worst coral bleaching event in its history, and it didn't help that another …

7 of the most scenic biking routes in Europe

For cycling enthusiasts and amateurs alike, Europe offers some of the most scenic biking routes in the world. You can cycle a 1000-year-old …

Video: The Top 10 Most Beautiful Hikes in the World

This weekend is the long Memorial Day holiday here in the U.S., which often unofficially starts the summer season. No doubt, many of you will be …

Watch this: Bucherer winds up the world's most expensive motorcycle

Demonstrating a watchmaker's flair for stuffing a product with ostentatious bling, Swiss custom house Bünderbike managed to pack no less than 360 …

Bike Travel Weekend 2018 - BIKEPACKING.com

Bike Travel Weekend 2018 is a worldwide call to go on a one or two-night bike trip during the weekend of June 1-3. Register your trip for free for a …

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 …

The T&C Hotel Awards: The Best New Hotels in the World

Creating a good hotel, Mark Twain wrote in 1898, “is an art apart,” and he went on to quote (of all people) Saint Francis of Assisi: “All saints can …

Lacoste

The 9.9 Percent Is the New American Aristocracy

The class divide is already toxic, and is fast becoming unbridgeable. You’re probably part of the problem.<p>1.<p>For about a week every year in my childhood, I was a member of one of America’s fading aristocracies. Sometimes around Christmas, more often on the Fourth of July, my family would take up …

Income Inequality

10 of the most beautiful airplanes from the history of aviation

Lockheed Constellation<p>The stunning Constellation, nicknamed Connie for short, was conceived by the Lockheed Corporation in 1939 to exceed the needs …

How Tom Wolfe Became … Tom Wolfe

Michael Lewis delves deep into the archives of the legendary reporter turned novelist to discover what made the man in the white suit the voice of a journalistic generation.<p>I was 11 or maybe 12 years old when I discovered my parents’ bookshelves. They’d been invisible right up to the moment someone …

Récital 22 Grand Récital wristwatch puts on an astronomical show

Even at first glance, the Récital 22 Grand Récital is a remarkable combination of craftsmanship and playfulness. You can tell the time with it, …

Successful launch and touchdown for next-generation Falcon 9 rocket

The liftoff of the Falcon 9 was under partly cloudy skies and went without incident after leaving the pad. At the one-minute 14-second mark, the …

The Sights and Smells of Sicily’s Second City

We stood on the deck of the hulking cargo ship, through the bluster and drizzle in the Strait of Messina, both of us feeling something like sailors docking at an unfamiliar port of call. My new acquaintance, a Genovese Ph.D. student in anthropology named Giacomo, explained to me that he’d rarely …

Italy

Children of the Opioid Epidemic

It was not until her third month of feeling unwell, in the fall of 2016, that Alicia thought to take an at-home pregnancy test. Until then, she assumed her fatigue and nausea were withdrawal symptoms from the Percocets she’d been dependent upon since the year before. “When some days you don’t get …

Pregnancy

5 Underrated Cities to Visit on Your Spain Trip

Spain is a festive, historical country filled with rich culture. Yet, travel lovers leave much of this country unexplored. While Barcelona and Madrid …

European Travel

9 Ways To Reduce Your Environmental Footprint While Travelling

Tourism makes up 8% of the world's greenhouse gas emissions.<p>These days it’s probably fair to say life experience has been found to trump material …

Winklevoss to Gates: Here's How to Short Bitcoin | Investopedia

Yesterday Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) co-founder Bill Gates described bitcoin as one of the “crazier, speculative things” and told CNBC’s Squawk Box that …

Over 30? You’re Too Old for Tech Jobs in China

Ou Jianxin said goodbye to his wife and two young children shortly after 9 a.m. on a cold day last December. He was on his way to Chinese smartphone …