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Which holiday property tribe do you belong to?

We have scoured the globe to find holiday homes to suit all types - whether you're a city breaker, brand junkie or an eternal sybarite<p>In what is shaping up to be one of the wettest Januaries on record, many of us must be dreaming of sun-soaked villa holidays, or escaping to our very own continental …

7 ways you're wasting money while traveling

Seemingly tiny expenses can add up quickly when you're traveling. And often it's money that's better spent elsewhere.<p>Here are seven expenses you can (and should) avoid paying for on your next trip.

Personal Finance

16 people who are living the dream without spending a fortune

Circa 4 p.m., pretty much anything sounds better than staring at your office computer screen.<p>For instance, traveling the world — working when you feel like it, how you feel like it, and with a view to rival any Instagrammer's best shot. Or maybe even putting your job on hold (or leaving it …

New York City

Adriatic Sea’s Natural Rhythm Makes Music Through 230-Ft Organ

Croatian architect Nikola Baic is collaborating with the Adriatic sea to make mellifluous music. In 2005, he designed a 230-foot <i>morse orgulje</i> (or <i>sea organ</i>) that uses the rhythm of the waves to play a melody. On the surface, this creation may look like an ordinary set of white stone steps, but it's …

How Traveling Made Me Unpopular

They say "you win some, you lose some", right? Well, I'm not entirely sure who "they" are, but I'd have to say I agree with them. Especially when it comes to friendships and traveling.<p>I'm not saying I was insanely popular before I started traveling, or that I have 0 friends now (side note: ask Siri …

These 17 apps will help you live the dream of traveling around the world while working from wherever you want

That dream might seem too good to be true years ago, but with the growing popularity of working remotely and advances in budget travel options, it has never been easier.<p>Australian app developer David McKinney, for example, converted his van into a mobile office complete with electricity and …

Apps

Meet Companion, a new travel app that claims it will keep you safe

Can a smartphone <i>really</i> keep you safe? On the face of it, the answer is, of course not. A phone can’t protect you from violent crime any more than a …

18 things you should do immediately to best prepare for the next five years

By September 22, 2015<p><i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What Can People Start Doing Now That Will Help Them A Lot In About Five Years?</i> <i>Answer by David Cannon, Founder, Solutionbank.org.</i><p>There’s already a lot out there, but I couldn’t resist writing a note to my 23-year-old self:<p>If you do …

Quora

The 21 greatest travel books of all time

From the classics to more modern stories, there are plenty of travel books out there to feed your wanderlust.<p>We've rounded up some of the best stories out there, written by authors who have traveled across America, Africa, Asia and more.

A couple has been road tripping across the US for 3 years and took these incredible pictures

They soon fell in love with the lifestyle and decided to make their Volkswagen bus — Sunshine — their permanent home.<p>The couple carries everything they own in the van; they have nothing in storage, and they like it that way.<p>"I think that there's an extreme freedom in having nothing to lose," Rachel …

Time Travel

Pack Like a Pro: Tips for Traveling Light

Whether you are packing for a business trip or going on vacation, it pays to travel light. Packing can be problematic -- you don't want to lug too much from place to place, but you also don't want to pack so light and end up forgetting important items. You want to be carrying the least amount of …

Minimalism

Book Now: 10 Dreamy Cabin Escapes for Fall

Every autumn it happens: By the time the weather chills, and it occurs to me that I want to escape to a cozy cabin in the woods—it’s too late to book …

How a man who moved to Taiwan to pay off his student loans turned traveling the world into a career

He was looking for a way to pay off his student loans.<p>Gibson, now 36, graduated with about $10,000 in student loan debt, and had been working planting trees to try and earn some extra cash when he met a man whose girlfriend was in Taiwan, teaching English to pay off about $70,000 of her own student …

Loans

The 26 most luxurious spas around the world

We rounded up some of the best spas around the world, from Switzerland to Barbados.<p>Many of the treatments at these spas incorporate ancient methods and aim to improve guests' mental and physical well being.<p>So if you're in need of a little TLC, consider planning your next trip to one of these …

TripAdvisor

Traveler Discovers Photos of Monks Popping Up in His iCloud Account Months After Losing His Device

In an age when people are often absorbed in their own bubbles of different gadgets and social media, it's incredible to hear stories of how individuals can form unlikely connections through technology. One man discovered this when he lost his iCloud-synced iPod while abroad, only to find that his …

How one man went from working a soul-sucking 9-5 to earning $10,000 a month online

"The highlight of my day was driving to and from work, just because those were the moments I had an excuse to listen to music and not think about how little my life was going anywhere," he remembers. "It wasn't even that I was unhappy. I was just so unmotivated."<p>When the company he worked for was …

South-east Asia

5 tips for writing a blog that people actually want to read

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora.</i><p>What are Oliver Emberton's tips for running a blog?<p><b>Answer below by Quora user Oliver Emberton, Founder of</b> …

The Netherlands: A Look At The World’s High-Tech Startup Capital

It’s a fascinating time to take stock of startup innovation in the Netherlands, a rare turning point where you can watch the hard work of the past give way to the immense promise of the future.<p>Behind London and Berlin, the Dutch startup scene is already considered to be one of the most prominent in …

Startups

10 independent bookshops you should visit worldwide: our readers recommend

Photograph: Allen Ginsberg/Corbis<p>From left to right: Bob Donlin, Neal Cassady, Allen Ginsberg, Robert LaVinge, and Lawrence Ferlinghetti stand in front of the City Lights bookshop in 1956, owned by the latter …

Allen Ginsberg

Is There Really a Cheapest Time of Day to Book a Flight?

It's popular advice we've all read on one site or another: Book early in the morning for the cheapest flights! Or don't book on a Friday night! Or only book at noon on a Tuesday. Or only book during a full moon. (Okay, that one we haven't actually heard, but we're sure someone, somewhere, has …

Places You Need to Visit Before They Disappear

An old saying goes, "the only thing constant is change" and indeed the world is changing all the time. From the moment the earth was formed, it's been changing ever since. Ice ages, mass migrations, climate change, the list goes on; change is constant.<p>In today's world though, scientists are raising …

Climate Change

This 20-Year-Old Inventor Said He Could Clean Up The Ocean–Now He’s Really Doing It

The talk has now been viewed almost 2 million times, and Slat is a minor celebrity in his native Holland. But most remarkably, he’s actually followed …

Pollution

Airport Staff Takes Hobbes on a Fun Adventure Before Reuniting Him with Boy

What started as a sad day for six-year-old Owen turned into a dream that he never expected. Just like Calvin in Bill Watterson's classic comic books, he lost his stuffed animal friend, Hobbes, when they took off from Tampa International Airport, on the way Houston. His loving mother called the …

Airports

Places You Need to See Before You Die

So much to see, so little time--there are no shortage of amazing sights on this planet and you probably won't get to see all of them, so how do you decide which ones to visit?<p>Whether or not you have a formal bucket list, you've likely made a mental list of places you want to go and things you'd …

Grand Canyon

Denver Water responds to Jay Z's 'water is free' comment

Jay Z claimed “water is free” in a March <i>New York Times</i> article<i>—</i>and Denver Water took the opportunity to clarify that, no, water is <i>not</i> free.<p>Denver …

Travelbox Acts as a Pop-Up Hotel Room for Avid Travelers

Now you can tote around a pop-up hotel room no matter where you are in the world, thanks to Austrian design firm Juust‘s new Travelbox. This innovative product unfolds to reveal a comfy bed, chair, table, storage, and even a bicycle for avid travelers who often switch locations. Weighing less than …

Travel

On a Budget? 5 Ways You Can Still Travel the World!

<i>This is part of the #BorderlessTravels series - featuring tips on your upcoming trips.</i><p>The world is becoming more accessible, with airlines, accommodation and everything in between available at budget-friendly prices.<p>If you can sort through the droves of information, you can go a lot further for a …

Travel Deals

15 Things Not to Do in New York City

No matter how many times you've been to New York, the city can overwhelm you with its plethora of sights, museums, restaurants, activities and more. Unfortunately, many visitors make the mistake of spending their precious vacation time on the wrong things, or go about seeing the city in the wrong …

New York City

12 Small Ways To Travel More This Year

We often trick ourselves into thinking of travel as a big-time event -- and the truth is, you're not always going to have thousands of dollars to fund a plane ticket, hotel room and dozens of meals out. But you <i>are</i> always going to have wanderlust, and there <i>is</i> a way to cure it without breaking the …

Why we've all fallen head-over-heels for the 36 questions that promise true love

A simple questionnaire, which claims it can make two strangers fall in love, has taken the world by storm. Claire Cohen explains why we're so drawn to the idea of eliminating risk where our fragile hearts are concerned<p>When <b>Mandy Len Catron</b> fell in love, she probably hoped for a few well wishers – …