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Naples: what to see, plus the best restaurants, bars and hotels

Southern Italy’s biggest city has scrubbed up beautifully – without losing its anarchic charm – and is now a great choice for a winter city break<br>• <b>Readers’ tips: where to go in Naples</b><p>As fascinating as it is contradictory, ravishingly beautiful yet dilapidated and chaotic, Naples makes a brilliant …

A guide to the eateries of Indonesia

You’re never far away from good food in Indonesia, especially in cities where there are eateries on almost every street. Even the streets devoid of food during the day can be enveloped in cooking aromas by nightfall, as makeshift kitchens are set up in car parks and on footpaths. And then there are …

Curries

A guide to the eateries of India

Following the holocaust that took place after the partition of Punjab in 1947, millions of displaced Punjabis scattered throughout India and the world. Many established restaurants that showcased their favourite dishes and the exotic <i>tandoor</i> lured many Indians from their homes. Thus Punjabi food – …

Tamil Nadu

A guide to the eateries of Thailand

The first <i>ráan khâo kaeng</i> (rice & curry shop) to have been historically documented was a lean-to affair situated just outside the palace walls in 17th century Ayuthaya. It was said to have served rice and curry to palace courtiers who were too busy to prepare meals for themselves, but we know …

London for foodies

Gone are the days when London’s food scene left more than a little to be desired. These days the British capital is recognised as one of the world’s great foodie destinations, where Michelin-starred restaurants battle it out with inexpensive ethnic eateries, where food markets are the new rock ‘n’ …

England

What to eat in Beijing

Mongolian lamb, Sichuan-style chilli-spiked crayfish and flaky flatbreads with sweet wafts of fried spring onions cooked before you. Beijing showcases the best of China's (and neighbouring) flavours, with a few surprising additions of its own. You’ll find Beijing’s food is as headstrong as its …

Food & Dining

Six secrets of Hungarian cuisine

Hungarians will tell you that there are just three essential styles of cooking: French, Chinese and their own. That might be Magyar boasting, but Hungarian food has long been the bright spot among the cuisines of Central and Eastern Europe. And Magyars do have one thing in common with the French …

From frites to fine dining: a food lover's trip to Rotterdam

Rotterdam, Europe's busiest port, is a gateway for a wealth of fresh produce from across the world. The city's location at the heart of the Netherlands' farmland and greenhouses, along with a wave of inspired chefs and artisans, are fuelling a flourishing eating and drinking scene.<p>With unique …

Top 10 places to eat and drink in Brussels

Brussels offers some of the most tempting (and dangerous to the waistline) food and drink. Wake up with waffles, devour a cone of frites and mayonnaise at street shacks, get your sugar rush on some of the world’s best chocolate and pile your plate high with fresh <i>moules</i> (mussels). Then wash it all …

A foodie guide to Florence: nine unmissable experiences

Florence titillates the tastebuds. Eating and drinking in this stylish Tuscan city is as fine an art as its Renaissance masterpiece surrounds, with quality ingredients, simple execution and respect for tradition comprising the holy grail of Florentine cuisine.<p>But it’s not all dining in …

Italy

18 Foodie Stops in Barcelona

Save Place<p>Pla de Palau, 13, 08003 Barcelona, Spain<p>Sagas is the modern vision of a farmer and entrepreneur. Slow food served fast; homemade …

Personal Finance

The 20 best countries to visit in your lifetime

The awards are based on the ratings and feedback of more than 128,000 readers — the highest level of participation in the magazine's history.<p>Other Readers' Choice Awards include the world's best cruise lines, hotels, spas, and airlines, all of which you can check out here.<p>Keep scrolling to see a …

National Parks

Airport hacks you’ve never heard of that really work

Most travelers arrive at the airport with hopes of having a stress-free experience. But with long lines, high-priced dining, and cranky passengers, things rarely go as planned.<p>While we can’t control the airlines, there are a few things you can do to make your time more enjoyable. Use these hacks …

The 20 best places to live overseas

For those looking to make the move, HSBC's annual Expat Explorer survey is an excellent resource. The survey ranks the top countries based on experience, economics, and raising children abroad, with subcategories for each group — and a lot can change in a year.<p>Last year's number one, Switzerland, …

United Arab Emirates

First time Rome: a beginner’s guide to the Eternal City

First visit to Rome? You’re in luck. You’ll find it easy to see a lot, no matter how limited your time is. It’s good to plan ahead, but ambling aimlessly is also a joy: at times it can seem like there’s an ancient wonder around every corner. Just don’t stress about trying to see everything: for …

Italy

First time Amsterdam: top tips for your first visit to the Dutch capital

Golden Age canals lined by gabled houses, candlelit cafes, whirring bicycles, lush parks, monumental museums, colourful markets, diverse dining, quirky shopping and legendary nightlife make the free-spirited Dutch capital one of Europe's great cities. With so much on offer it can be overwhelming …

Souvenirs from Paris: the best gifts to take home

In a city synonymous with iconic sights and world-class shopping, naturally souvenirs abound. You'll find plenty of budget-friendly Eiffel Tower key rings and <i>Paris</i> <i>, je t’aime!</i> t-shirts but thanks to the city’s artistic flair and craftsmanship heritage, you can also find richer pickings on …

8 things you should ask for on your next flight

They say there's no such thing as a stupid question, and this rings especially true on flights, which feature a variety of free items passengers can snag, as long as they know to ask.<p>A Reddit thread recently asked flight attendants about secret perks passengers should be taking advantage of on …

Air Travel

What NOT to do in Istanbul

Most buildings in Taksim (home to many popular clubs) were constructed before the era of enormous nightclub sound systems — they don’t muffle the …

21 incredible restaurants everyone should eat at in France

So it's only natural that the country has long been a gastronomic powerhouse. France is home to five restaurants topping the World's 50 Best Restaurants list and a whopping 609 Michelin-starred restaurants.<p>We decided to see what other culinary delights France has to offer by putting together our …

France

12 destinations where you can stay in a 5-star hotel for less than $200 a night

Our friends at Hotels.com curated a list of major destinations around the world where visitors can stay at a five-star hotel for under $200 per night.<p>The bulk of the cities are in Europe, with a few in Asia.<p>Keep scrolling to see where you can treat yourself without breaking the bank.

Europe

The Essential Guide to Alsace, France

Fall harvest season is an ideal time for an Alsatian tasting tour. From Strasbourg in the north to Mulhouse in the south, here are the quintessential reasons to go.<p>Autumn is a high point in Alsace, not just for the wine harvest but the cabbage harvest, too. By early November the crowds have left, …

France

The 15 best hotels in Mexico

We recently published a list of the best hotels in the world, and several of the top properties are in Mexico.<p>So we decided to focus on just the best hotels in Mexico.<p>To create this list, we aggregated five notable hotel rankings made by elite travel publications and websites: Travel + Leisure's …

Mexico

The Complete Travel Guide to Belgium

When booking our trip to Belgium, I honestly had no idea what to expect. I’d done my research, and learned that Belgium was a tiny country, about one …

15 Photos of Alsace, France That Will Inspire You to Think Beyond Paris

Planning a trip to the City of Lights? Here are 15 reasons to take a two-hour road trip to France's greatest food and wine region.

France

10 ancient sites you must see in your lifetime

It’s always exciting to follow, literally, in the footsteps of the ancient Romans – or of the Greeks, or the Egyptians, or any of the shadowy inhabits of the past. Even for me, a fairly hard-nosed professional, who has studied the classical world for more than 40 years, there’s still a buzz in …

19 photos that show where world leaders live

Unsurprisingly, the world's most powerful people live in luxurious homes befitting their positions. These palaces and abodes are equipped with everything from helipads to priceless works of art.<p>From the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, where Japan's Emperor Akihito lives, to Paris' Élysée Palace, where …

François Hollande

Drink like a local: 21 drinks to try around the world

We asked, you answered! Readers weighed in on iconic beverages to order at the bar. How many have you tried?<p><b>Read more: What should I drink in your country?</b>

Entertainment (Canada)

10 Beautiful Canal Towns (That Aren't Venice)

<i>By Jason Heidemann for the Orbitz Travel Blog</i><p>When it comes to a romantic punt along a canal, Venice, Italy is always top of mind. But plenty of other cities around the world are built around enchanting canal systems. Here are 10 of the most beautiful canal towns that aren't Venice.<p><b>1. Amsterdam,</b> …

European Travel

50 apps to improve your smartphone

Photograph: Yui Mok/PA<p>The Rightmove app takes the stress out of house-hunting.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/9/16/1442402799090/a29fb90d-ae79-44f6-9f7b-2bcb648e7925-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Yui Mok/PA<p>The Rightmove app takes the stress out of …

Apps