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What Your Flight Attendant Thinks of You

Quit your whining. Don't ask me where to shove your bag. Take the damn headphones off, so I can take your drink order. Ever wonder what your smiling …

Flight Attendants

20 Amazing Hotels You Need To Visit Before You Die

<i>Credit: Bored Panda</i><p>Take a look at some of the most amazing hotels in the world. Not everyone can afford to holiday in one of these locations, however …

Dubai's Hottest New Designer Shares Her Travel Secrets

Dubai designer Reema Ameer opens her little black book of favorite places for well-heeled visitors to the UAE.<p>Dubai designer Reema Ameer opens her little black book of favorite places for well-heeled visitors to the UAE—and she's certainly the person whose black book we want to see. In her former …

The Most Colorful Cities In The World

No drab, gray skyscrapers here. We found beautiful photos of colorful city scenes and skylines from around the world.<p>Cape Town, South Africa<p>Jodhpur, India<p>St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada<p>Copenhagen, Denmark<p>Istanbul, Turkey<p>Burano, Venice, Italy<p>San Francisco, California<p>Pelourinho, …

Gold List 2014: Hotel Lobbies So Cool, You Won't Want to Check Into Your Room

We don't know if it's the dramatic views or outstanding design, but either way, we'd be happy to just hang out in the lobbies of these Gold List hotels for the rest of our lives.

The New Hilton Istanbul Bomonti: The City's Largest Hotel Ever

We take a look inside Istanbul's swanky new Hilton hotel, the Hilton Istanbul Bomonti—which also happens to be the biggest hotel in the city.<p>Though there are still concerns about whether Istanbul is safe for travelers, you wouldn't know it from the number of newly-opened hotels in the city. There's …

Niagara Falls on Ice

The Polar Vortex worked its chilling magic on Niagara Falls, where stunning photos show an ice-crusted cascade.

New Hotels to Watch for in 2014

2014 is shaping up to be a big year for hotels. HotelChatter rounds up its annual Master List of Worldwide Hotel Openings.<p>2014 is shaping up to be a big year for hotels. We've already seen the arrival of the tallest hotel in North America (the Courtyard-Residence Inn Central Park in New York), and …

The best rooftop bars—with views—at New York City hotels - Curbed NY

Though it may not feel like it right now, spring is just around the corner, which also means that soon, most New Yorkers will be feeling the itch to be outdoors. There are plenty of places to satisfy that ourdoorsy urge (parks! beaches!), but the city's plethora of trendy hotels offer some of the …

Delightful Chairs With Quirky Characters by Romanian Designer Irina Neacsu

Romanian designer Irina Neacsu launched a fresh collection of chairs with character at the Cote Deco section of the famous Parisian event …

10 Quick Tips for Choosing the Perfect Lampshade

Every room in your home is enhanced with beautiful light and illumination from natural means like sunlight to artificial means such as lamps and …

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

This recipe, from the How Sweet It Is bakery in New York City, is used to make delicious .

Dessert

Striking Large Scale Wall Murals Adding New Dimensions to a Room

Have a look at these creative wall mural designs! Vimagio proposes large scale, self-adhesive wallpapers that you can perfectly match with your …

How To Open A Boutique Hotel For Outdoorsy Hipsters

Today Curbed National put out their "Definitive Guide to Opening a Hipster Boutique Hotel," with must-haves including ensuite record players, analog photo booths, and orange velvet with lots of tufting with any hotelier trying to appeal to the young, mustachioed traveling hipster. So we had to poke …

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 …

The World's 18 Strangest Hotels

For the intrepid, quirky and adventurous traveler, the flower-quilted double bed and lacquered furniture of a typical hotel room is just plain boring. Here are the world's 18 strangest hotels.<p>The first thing every hotel developer considers before construction is "who is the guest, and why are they …

Living Rooms

10 Coolest London Hotels: A Man's Guide

There’s a time in every young man’s life when sleeping in dodgy hostel bunks and eating two-minute noodles with other young travellers is the …

Turkey: top 10 budget beach hotels on the Aegean coast

Turkey has ancient ruins, turquoise waters, and boutique B&Bs and hotels for under £100 a night. Here's a pick of the best places by the Aegean sea<p>Paradise Garden, Fethiye<p>Located at the meeting point of the Aegean and the Mediterranean, Fethiye is home to plenty of sandy beaches and the celebrated …

11 Things We No Longer See on Airplanes

Traveling by airplane is a lot different than it used to be. And we’re not just talking about the elaborate and cumbersome security restrictions that …

Birds

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 …

All That Money Can Buy

Lauren Lipton reports on how—and where—the top 0.01 percent travel, including private islands in the Bahamas, secluded resorts in Adirondacks, and the talented travel agents who make it happen.<p>All That Money Can Buy<p>There’s a growing set of the super-rich who are pushing the boundaries of luxury to …

The Next Big Trends in Hotels, Spas, Hotel Food, and Design: Hot List Predictors

The best hotels aren’t just hotels: they’re incubators for the next great trends in food, interior design, architecture, and wellness. We asked five of our favorite tastemakers to predict the trends we’ll be seeing next year.<p>The best hotels aren’t just hotels: they’re incubators for the next great …

The Original Le Pain Quotidien in Brussels

Small Luxury Hotels of the World Announces 11 New Properties

From chic city hotels to secluded wilderness lodges, SLH has expanded its collection in the Americas, Europe and Asia. The new properties to join the …

Luxury Lifestyle

Meet The League Of Extraordinary Women: 60 Influencers Who Are Changing The World

The previously untold story of how an unprecedented network of high-achieving women from the world’s largest companies, innovative startups, philanthropic organizations, government, and the arts combined forces to change the lives of girls and women everywhere.<p>Act One<p>IGNITION<p><i>They needed the …

How Female Leaders Should Handle Double-Standards

IMF head Christine Lagarde tells a story about a woman leader she met who took over at a tough moment in her country’s history and resolved to be different. They had to cut the deficit and she wanted to set standards by personal example. When she travelled around the country, she took a small …

Why Women Still Can’t Have It All

It’s time to stop fooling ourselves, says a woman who left a position of power: the women who have managed to be both mothers and top professionals are superhuman, rich, or self-employed. If we truly believe in equal opportunity for all women, here’s what has to change.<p>Eighteen months into my job …