Saurabh Agrawal

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The Overprotected American Child

A few weeks ago I left my 9-year-old daughter home alone for the first time. It did not go as planned.<p>That’s because I had no plan. My daughter was sick. My husband was out of town. And I needed to head to the drugstore—a five-minute walk away—to get some medicine for her. So I made sure my …

The 10 Best National Parks in the U.S.

A few are even free.<p>From swampy marshes to soaring canyons, from pristine glaciers to scorching deserts, America’s national parks encompass nearly …

The Most Expensive Cities in Europe and Their Cheaper, Cooler Alternatives

When it comes to popular European cities, Barcelona, Paris, and Rome grab all the headlines. And while these destinations have the cultural offerings …

Five Tips for a Luxury Paris Getaway on a Budget

Whether it’s a hotel stay, shopping or dining out, a vacation to Paris can be a pricey proposition, especially if you’ve got your sights set on an upscale trip. But there are plenty of ways to stretch your dollar in the City of Lights and have a high-end getaway.<p>Barkley Hickcox, a Paris specialist …

France

21 amazing World Heritage Sites you've probably never heard of

The 16 Most Beautiful Places in Europe Will Take Your Breath Away

Complete with fairy-tale castles, picturesque seaside retreats, otherworldly natural parks, and charming cities, Europe is full of striking places to …

The Most Popular National Park in the U.S. Is a Spectacular Road Trip Destination

It attracted over 16 million visits last year.<p>America’s National Parks offer you a chance to get up close to the great outdoors as you explore …

Latin America has the best beaches on Earth – here are 20 you must visit

A few years ago, after passing through the party strip north of Punta del Este, Uruguay – this was before the likes of Shakira, Martin Amis and George Clooney became regulars – I went walking around a lagoon surrounded by protected semi-wild pampas.<p>A breeze barely rippled the cool blue water; …

South America

The 30 Best Restaurants in London

Our list of the best places to eat in London, from Michelin-starred dining rooms to tiny neighborhood joints. Be prepared to book ahead—and where you can’t, to queue—but rest assured, it’s worth it.<p>This is a city whose diners are adventurous to a fault, spawning all kinds of niche pop-ups and …

A Road Trip Through Tuscany That's All About the Food

Cookbook author and local transplant Emiko Davies tells you about those little Tuscan restaurants and wineries you had a hunch were there, if only you knew who to ask.<p>A love of history lured me to Florence from Australia to study art restoration in 2005, before relocating to the hills above the …

The 23 Best National Park Adventures

Longtime park patrons known that what makes parks significant isn’t the packaging, but what’s inside their borders. Still, the more popular parks get …

10 cool things to do in Kyoto

Shiny golden temples, ultra-calm Zen gardens and scarlet-lipped geisha are all evocative of Japan's old imperial capital. Kyoto is a soothing …

Japan

30 Movies from the Past 10 Years Everyone Should Watch at Least Once

Movie night, here we come.<p>If you’re looking for great movies, look no further. I’ve compiled a list of fantastic films from the past ten …

Florence & Siena Italy Travel Diary

If you follow GWS on Instagram, you might remember our European travels this past fall. I already shared about our 48 hours in London, the Lake Como …

10 of the best new UK museums and galleries for 2018

V&A Dundee<p>One of the most significant new openings of the year will be Scotland’s first design museum – and also the first V&A anywhere outside of London – on 15 September. The museum building sits on the river Tay and boasts a bold, radical design by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma – its shape and …

England

Steve Jobs Was the World's Greatest Salesman Because He Answered the 1 Question on Everyone's Mind

Once you realize your customers don't care about your 'product,' you'll be more likely to make a sale.<p>I'm looking at an intimidating 800-page binder as I write this article. It contains confidential information about a new product category. When I prepare the company's leaders to launch the …

MacBook Air

WATCH: Inside the Box – ‘Charterstone’

<i>Inside the Box is a comedy tabletop game series, bringing their favorite board games to life with a mix of visual FX, cinematic presentation, and an</i> …

Kickstarter Preview: Donning the Purple from Tompet Games

Donning The Purple is a game where you and up to two others vie for victory points by being the most successful Emperor of Rome. You’ll need to …

WATCH: How to Play – ‘The Grimm Forest’

<i>Every week, Game the Game host Becca Scott shows us how to play awesome tabletop games here on Geek & Sundry, as well as play great games with</i> …

A New Restaurant in Tokyo Has its Own Indoor Forest and Cave

Whether you've visited Japan or not, you've likely heard about its incredible culinary scene — and its capital city, Tokyo, in particular, has some …

The Best Times to Visit Italy for Good Weather, Deals, and Wine

Deciding where to travel in Italy — and when — all boils down to taste. Beaches or vineyards? Bustling cities, or quiet and secluded rural …

Italy

2019 Aston Martin DB11 Volante

See and be seen.<p>No matter whether it’s an old Miata or a megabuck exotic, driving a convertible is all about being seen. To drop the top is to expose yourself to the world, and you certainly will like doing so in Aston Martin’s sumptuous new DB11 Volante.<p>The DB11 in any of its forms is a car anyone …

14 City Squares You Totally Have To Visit

Out of all the nice places of a touristic city, the main squares are probably the most visited ones. Lovely, medieval, mesmerizing and crowded most …

Ireland's border country: walking the line and in love with the landscape

Today I’m hiking from Thur Mountain to the Cavan Burren along lanes and among prehistoric relics. This is north-west Ireland, not far from the sea but far enough for me to call it midlands. My route goes from Co Leitrim into Co Cavan, staying close to the border with Northern Ireland. For so long …

Archaeology

Top 10 things to do in Reykjavik

Reykjavik has come a long way since I first visited in 2004. It was a charming city then, but it did feel small. It has now become an exciting and …

This 17th-century Italian Castle Is Now a Luxurious Boutique Hotel

Step back in time to Renaissance Italy at the newly renovated Castello di Ugento in Puglia.<p>The castle, which dates back to the 17th century, has been …

Italy

This Ring-Shaped Hotel Will Have 360-Degree Views of the Arctic

Even better? The hotel will generate more renewable energy in a 60-year period than would be required to build and demolish it.<p>Adventurers, this one is for you: Architects Snøhetta have announced their latest project in Norway: a hotel with a 360-degree view of the Svartisen glacier. Designed as a …

10 of the best eccentric attractions in Europe: readers’ travel tips

Winning tip: Theme park in a Transylvanian salt mine, Romania<p>For a surreal experience, look no further than the Salina Turda salt mine. The 120-metre-deep mine was built in the 17th century and briefly used during the second world war as a bomb shelter. Then, later, it was a cheese storage …

European Travel

Spain’s Secret Islands

We know you’ve heard of clubby Ibiza and its more cosmopolitan sibling, Mallorca. Maybe Gran Canaria rings a bell for its wispy sand dunes, or Menorca for its bohemian beaches. But Spain presides over more than 60 islands, a mix of virgin nature reserves, uninhabited islets, and honeymoon-worthy …

Bern: Where to eat, drink, shop and stay in Switzerland’s capital city

With a beautifully preserved Old Town, a view of the snow-covered Alps, world-class museums, great restaurants offering more than just chocolates and …