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15 extraordinary places you've never heard of (but really should visit)

Sailing from Denmark to Iceland

Iceland is busy headlining countless travel blogs, design magazines and social-media feeds. The country's position near the top of global bucket lists seems rock-solid. If you haven't yet visited, you're probably planning to; if you've been, you likely want to return. Fancy making your journey …

Best New Hotels in the World

For this year's Hot List, our editors vetted hundreds of recently opened hotels and resorts, from West Africa to Miami, and found that what stands out are the properties that combine old-school extravagance and service with just the right measure of modernity. Here are the 102 best new hotels in …

Luxury and local life: mixing it up in the Maldives

Some 1800 years ago, Arabic traders gave the Maldives a moniker that remains relevant to this day: the ‘Money Isles’. Back then, the archipelago’s abundant cowrie shells ( <i>boli</i>) were a powerful international currency, and these paradisaical islands have evolved into a playground for the rich and …

Seven sensational day trips from Naples

One of the great attractions of a visit to Naples is the opportunity to explore the rich cultural and natural landscape of the surrounding Campania region. Seaside escapes, restless volcanoes, royal palaces and some of the most famous archaeological sites in the world; there is something for …

6 Underrated Places in Italy

It’s hard to go wrong on a trip to Italy, period -- pasta in Rome, the romantic canals of Venice, the Easter egg-tinged coast of Cinque Terre. But …

The 10 dishes you cannot leave Italy without eating

Continuing our series on the greatest delicacies in our favourite holiday destinations, Tim Jepson selects his 10 favourite Italian dishes.<p><b>1. Pesto alla Genovese</b><p><b>What makes it great</b><p>Like many Italian specialities, pesto (from the Italian <i>pestare</i>, to crush or grind) has long outgrown its original home, …

The Best Itinerary for Italy

Art buffs, architecture lovers, and pizza fans all have good reasons to spend a week in Italy, a country that has lots to see, admire, and eat. …

Natural wonders that will blow your mind

For all our obsession with man-made wonders, technological advances and increasing urbanisation, nothing compares to the creations of Mother Nature.<p>Vast cave systems, wild desert landscapes and breathtaking waterfalls all remind us of our small place in earth’s story. And even with our …

25 Most Beautiful Places in Japan

Ask anyone who has visited, and they'll tell you: Japan is easily one of the most stunning places in the world. The country offers a full range of nature and culture, from subtropical beaches to snowy mountains, futuristic skylines to ancient temples. And while you could spend a lifetime exploring …

Switzerland for nature lovers

Nature had one of her finest moments in Switzerland. Where else can you find such varied and intense beauty – colossal glaciers, raging falls, hidden valleys and 4000m mountains – in such a small country?<p>On foot or skis, by bike or raft, with karabiner or paraglider, the Swiss have harnessed these …

The perfect trip: Switzerland

Rocks and ice took the first steps in creating this mountainous land, home to a multitude of Alpine valleys, enchanting towns and the two best kinds of food to melt in a pot.<p>This 390-mile road trip begins at Lake Lucerne, the historic birthplace of Switzerland, before taking in the awe-inspiring …

15 Reasons to Visit the World's Happiest Country

Visit the land of happiness.<p>If a lingering winter is giving you some seasonal blues, try visiting the land of happiness: Norway.<p>The northern European …

Exploring the Italian Riviera: 10 Ways to Make the Most of Your Stay

The Italian Riviera is one of the most beautiful parts of Italy. The dramatic coastline is home to colourful seaside towns, excellent hikes with …

Italy

Eat Your Way Through Yangon

You don’t come to Burma for fancy, five-star cuisine or trendy decor. You’re here to discover the flavors of a country that’s been in darkness to the outside world for a long time. Savor the journey.<p>CULINARY BASICS<p>Breakfast is usually a delicious, comforting bowl of noodles. (The other time you’ll …

25 Travel Adventures That'll Give You Serious Wanderlust

<i>Also posted on</i> BecomingBrilliance.com<p>Once you’ve been bit by the travel bug, there’s no turning back. Traveling shapes and enriches you, allowing you to learn about yourself and the world around you. And while an international excursion is an experience of a lifetime, there's beauty within …

30 Travel Tips You Need To Know Before Visiting Italy

Italy is one of the most beautiful countries to visit in Europe, nay, the world! My love for this country goes almost as deep as my love of …

Italy

Eataly World, Italy's $106 Million Food Theme Park, to Open This November

The forthcoming Italian food fantasyland serves up pasta, wine, workshops, rides—and adult-sized tricycles.<p>When it opens its doors on November 15, FICO Eataly World will be unlike anything the food arena has ever seen: As part of the sprawling, 20-acre complex in Bologna, Italy, there will be …

Evolution Made Really Smart People Long to Be Loners

Psychologists have a pretty good idea of what typically makes a human happy. Dancing delights us. Being in nature brings us joy. And, for most …

Psychology

The 3 Must-See Illumination Events in Hokkaido This Winter 2016-2017 – Japan Info

While most of Japan is just entering or in the midst of autumn, northern Hokkaido is already making preparations to welcome the onset of its famous …

Niseko United Trail Map 2016/17 is now

<i>Niseko United Trall Map for season 2016/17 is now available for download !</i><p>With winter arriving in less than 2 months time, the Niseko United Trail …

Essential Sushi Etiquette Rules Every Man Should Know

Jiro Ono’s 10-seat sushi restaurant, Sukiyabashi Jiro, is the stuff of legends. Ono is the first sushi chef in the world to receive three Michelin …

Daily habits that sabotage your peace of mind

I used to wake up each morning and, before I'd even brushed my teeth, I would check my email. This often meant that the first thing I saw every day was a frantic message from my boss. Eventually, I realized I had to set a rule: I wouldn't check my email until after I finished my morning workout. …

Self-improvement

The 50 best Tokyo cafés

Boasting roots that go back at least a century, Tokyo's café culture is a fascinating mix of the old and the new. From old-school kissaten that …

Making time for teachers to hone their craft

A peek at the two-page curriculum vitae of a young teacher shows he has a wide range of work experience, from administrator to first aider, event …

Bangkok to get 14 to 15 degrees Celsius weather from end October 2016 to early next year

The Meteorological Department in Thailand has predicted that a cold spell is expected to hit the country by the end of October this year, according …

Weather

Luxury, Adventure & Long Term Travel

The 5 Best Sunday Brunches in Bali - Best All-You-Can-Eat Weekend Buffets in Bali

Add to Trip!<p>The focal point of dining at Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua, Cut Catch Cucina is where the ‘Magnifique Weekend Brunch’ takes place, which welcomes …

Food & Dining

10 Late-breakfast restaurants in Bali that you and your kids will love

<i>Written by Laura Jodoin</i> <i><br>Co-written by Jiayi Ng and Pip Strickland</i><p>Have you always wanted to spend a late Sunday morning enjoying a good long brunch …

Breakfast

9 all-you-can-eat buffets under $19 in Bali for the unusually hungry

While Bali may have all kinds of fantastic food and dining experiences available, there are also great affordable buffets too!<p>We understand the pain …