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Top 10: Things to Eat in Peru

South America

Istanbul Must-Dos

Our experts recommend the top attractions in and around Istanbul—with advice on how to get the most out of your visit.<p><b>Topkapı Sarayı</b><p>Palace of sultans from 15th- to 19th-century; housed thousands of imperial servants. Center of the historic district, overlooking city across Sea of Marmara, Golden …

Travel

Tone Your Abs on a Mat: 5 Moves Better Than Crunches

<b>Modified V-Up</b> <br>Lie faceup on the floor with your legs straight and your arms at your sides <b>(A)</b>. In one movement, quickly lift your torso into an upright position as you pull your knees to your chest <b>(B)</b>. Lower your body back to the starting position. That's one rep.<p><b>Foam Roller Reverse Crunch with</b> …

Life in fabulous first class

Yes, You Can Make Your Own Crop Top

B + C fans – are you ready to take your sewing skills to the next level? In Sewing 101 we showed you how to make a simple maxi skirt from jersey fabric and now it’s time to create a matching cotton crop top. In this tutorial we will show you how to measure and create your own pattern that will fit …

7 Under-The-Radar Destinations That Will Reignite Your Sense Of Wonder

Do yourself a favor and book a ticket immediately.<p>Set aside time for awesome experiences and ultimately, studies show, it could help you live a happier life.<p>Gazing up at a powerful waterfall, losing yourself in the majesty of a sunset, and feeling the icy magnitude of a glacier all have the ability …

National Parks

The best hotels for spa breaks in Europe

An insider's guide to the top spa hotels in Europe, featuring the best for yoga, infinty pools, thalassotherapy, vinotherapy, massage, and medical and anti-ageing treatments, in locations including Spain, UK, Switzerland, Italy, France and Greece.<p><b>Italy</b><p>Grand Hotel Tremezzo<p>Lake Como, Italy<p>8 Telegraph …

Swimming Pools

9 Of The Most Uniquely Gorgeous Airbnbs From Around The World

Staying at a hotel is great, but staying at a house made out of seashells is even better.<p>Thanks to Airbnb, the website that allows people to rent out their homes and apartments to travelers, thousands of spectacular homes are at your finger tips whenever you go on vacation.<p>And because you could …

Holiday hotspots: where to go in 2015

Málaga, Spain<p>Málaga’s credentials as a cultural city-break destination will get a serious boost this spring, when the Pompidou Centre opens its first outpost outside Paris there. The Cube – a striking €5m glass building on the revamped marina – will house a permanent modern art collection and run a …

European Travel

10 incredible lake resorts in the US and Canada

Our favorite lakeside lodgings run the gamut from rustic cabins to lavish suites, and provide no shortage of outdoor action.<p>From the Grand Hotel in Michigan to the Jenny Lake Lodge in Wyoming, here are some of the greatest lakeside resorts in North America.

9 Delicious Chicken Dinners From Around the World

Spice up your repertoire with these delicious chicken dinners. They come from all over the globe, but are easy to make with ingredients found at your regular supermarket.<p><b>1. Asian BBQ Chicken</b><p>Think of this dish as Chicken Teriyaki with a South Asian flair, or India meets the other flavors of Asia. It …

This Recipe Will Make Weekday Breakfast Feel like Weekend Brunch

Three words: candied. edible. flowers. If you’re looking for an easy way to impress your guests this summer, try your hand at baking these simple lemon loaves with sugared flowers. Both beautiful and scrumptious, these treats will make everyone think you’ve opened your own own patisserie!<p><b>Lemon Loaf</b> …

8 Drinks That Prove the Time to Freeze Your Cocktails Is Now

Sometimes the A/C unit and a beer just can't compete with the oppressive summer heat.<p>Sometimes the A/C unit and a beer just can't compete with the oppressive summer heat. So we've converted some of your favorite classic cocktails into frozen lines of defense against summer's sweatiest days. When …

New York City

Best Tours in Europe 2015

From Traveler Magazine's 2015 Tours of a Lifetime<p><b>Croatia: Coastal Idyll</b><p>Hike rocky bluffs and kayak coves between wine tastings and talks on local history with this introduction to Dalmatia’s coast and islands. High point: dinner at the home of a local artist. <i>Boundless Journeys: “Dalmatian Coast</i> …

European Travel

10 of the best European islands … that you’ve probably never heard of

Lyngør Islands, Norway<p>A far cry from Norway’s jagged western fjord-filled coastline, the Lyngør Islands offer Baltic calm rather than wild Atlantic. Base yourself on the islands of Sandøya or Borøya (where you can park your car) and use the ferries to get around. If ferries are too mainstream, …

European Travel

48 hours in Sydney: what to do, where to go

Paul Keating once said Sydney was the only place to live in Australia – the rest were camping out.<p>The New South Wales capital can certainly lay claim to being one of the most beautiful cities in the world. London and New York have a glamour, history and majesty about them, and San Francisco, …

Australia

These Cities Have the Cheapest Luxury Hotels in the World

Hotels around the world are getting more expensive. According a recent report by the behemoth booking site Hotels.com, the average price for a room …

Gorgeously Illuminated Cracked Log Lamps

Using only salvaged wood that otherwise would have been burnt, artist Duncan Meerding illuminates the forest with his <i>Cracked Log Lamp</i>. “By turning them into a vessel for light, we can bring the outside in, and be reminded of our intrinsic connection with nature,” he says.<p>The Tasmania-based artist …

Design

How to choose a Caribbean island

The dozens of islands scattered across the Caribbean are a remarkably diverse lot. Pulsing Jamaica has little in common with group-filled Aruba, and even islands in plain sight of each other like St Kitts and Nevis are vastly different not just in appearance but in what they offer visitors.<p>So for …

NutriBullet Recipes: 5 Healthy Smoothies To give You An Instant Boost

The NutriBullet is the superfood extractor everyone's talking about, apparently even Kate Middleton is a fan. Read on for info, advice and the …

11 Crazy Cool Luxury Hotels That Will Give You Insane Wanderlust

Ever wanted to sleep in a tree house? What about an igloo? It’s pretty clear that travel these days can get a bit monotonous — land, arrive at hotel, unpack, go to the beach, eat at said hotel, sleep and repeat. That’s why we’ve rounded up some extravagant travel accommodations that will scare, …

The world's most beautiful food markets - Telegraph

European Travel

5 Flowers That Can Stand Up to Summer's Heat

No shrinking violets here.<p>Fill your summer arrangements with these hardy picks from Anaeli Sanchez, BloomNation florist and event coordinator at Floresta.

Expert guide to Sardinia

The basics<p><b>Currency:</b> Euro<p><b>Telephone code:</b> dial 00 39 when calling Italy from abroad, and always use the full area code wherever you call from (070, 0789, etc)<p><b>Time difference:</b> +1 hour<p><b>Flight time:</b> from UK airports to Sardinia is two to three hours.<p>Local laws and etiquette<p>Note that the law requires …

5 Hidden Caribbean Islands That Are Perfect for Families

<i>Nevis (Courtesy Nevis Tourism Authority)</i><p>There's nothing quite like a Caribbean beach break with the kids to recharge the batteries, with its warm waters, gorgeous beaches and relaxing island vibe. But with thousands of families making their way to the islands, it's hard to find a destination that …

The 10 Most Beautiful Restaurants in the World

<i>By Architectural Digest.</i><p><i>(photo: courtesy of restaurant)</i><p>As the World's 50 Best Restaurants releases its annual list of gastronomic excellence, <i>AD</i> spotlights 25 of the most beautifully designed honorees. El Celler de Can Roca (above) in Girona, Spain, ranks #1 on the World's 50 Best Restaurants list. …

Just Back: Havana, Cuba

Travel photographer and writer <b>Erika Skogg</b> (on Instagram @ErikaSkogg) spends most of the year guiding students on photography trips with National Geographic Expeditions. She recently returned from a ten-day trip through Cuba under a people-to-people travel license, which is currently still one of …

Cuba