Alexandru Costea

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Checking In With Four-Legged Family: Five Luxurious Hotels For Pet Owners

It’s an all-American scene: Driving along a two-lane country road as your faithful dog takes in the fresh air from the open window. Perhaps you’re embarking on a memorable road trip or simply taking a long weekend away—whatever the reason you’re hitting the road with Fido in tow, it’s important to …

The world's most unusual beaches

Candy sands, disappearing waves, transformed trolls - if life's a beach, these are its strangest days. These 10 beaches from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Sights</i> might not all be swimmable, but they are all extraordinary.<p>1. Bowling Ball Beach, California<p>Compared to green sand or vanishing tides, …


How to Photograph Horses

I am glad the ground is soft—until I realize that I am standing in a pile of horse manure.<p>I step aside and knock my boots against the post, then lean into the fence, clicking my tongue and calling to the horses beyond the fence. The animals are beautiful—black, bay, chestnut, cream and white, with …

10 Stunning Private Pools

Whether you seek seclusion or an endless blue vista, these oases provide a swanky way to cool down.<p>By Sarah Bruning, Condé Nast Traveler<p>See the complete roundup of serene, secluded hotel pools here.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>Private Pools<p><i>More from Condé Nast Traveler:</i><p>Hot New Hotels Under $300<p>We Dare You to Walk …

Condé Nast

How to Prepare for a Bike Holiday in Ireland (Without Riding Your Bike)

Congratulations! After months of saving and researching destinations, you've booked a self guided cycling holiday to Ireland! But now what? Four Pure Adventures travelers share their best - and often hilarious - advice for how to prepare for a self guided bicycle vacation in Ireland, with a …


Enchantment and silence in Turku, Finland

In Finland’s Turku archipelago, a borderland of islands preserves Nordic traditions, astonishing natural beauty and some disquieting memories. Explore the rich history and stark landscapes with Marcel Theroux of <i>Lonely Planet Traveller</i> magazine. Images by James Bedford.<p>Fishing on the island of …


National Geographic Travel

OMG, I Want This House: San Francisco (Photos)

Bring the beach home—without the sand? We’ll take it. Take a look at Ken Fulk’s San Francisco townhouse.<p>Karyn R Millet/The Interior Archive,Ken Fulk

Ireland's best drives

Whether or not you're used to getting into the driver's seat from the right, and driving on the left, Ireland's (often pot-holed) two-lane roads make up some of Europe's most scenic drives. Particularly going village to village, pub to pub, on and off the rugged coastal drives of western and …