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8 Nifty Little Items You Never Pack... But Should

<i>Photo courtesy of Stephanie Adams. Article by Sean O'Neill, contributor to Budget Travel.</i><p>No matter where you're traveling next, there are a few things you can add to your grab-and-go bag that will make everything run a little more smoothly. Meet eight items that will turn you into the MacGyver of …

An Intriguingly Detailed Animation of How People Move Around a City

The craziest OkCupid date ever

Jeff and I traveled to eight countries in 21 days without changing clothes. It sure beat meeting for coffee<p>Clara Bensen<p>November 12, 2013 12:00am (UTC)<p>We’re standing on the side of a highway in Budapest, trying to hitch a ride. I’m elegantly dressed for a proper afternoon at the National Gallery in …

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Articles about home office design inspiration on Dwell.com - Dwell

What’s the future of office design? We investigate how start-up culture is influencing everything from corporate campuses to...<p>With more and more people beginning to telecommute and work remotely from home, the home office is getting more attention than...<p>In an age where offices come with ping pong …

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The World's 10 Most Mesmerizing Views

From the freedom of wide open spaces to glittering of big city lights, our world is filled with thousands of breathtaking panoramas just waiting to be enjoyed. With the variety of natural wonders and stunning cities throughout the world, finding the best views can be somewhat of a daunting task. …

Top 10 Caribbean Resorts

Planning a trip to the Caribbean? Check out our list of the 10 best hotels and resorts in the Caribbean Islands. From Anguilla to the Turks & Caicos, this list includes our favorite hotels and resorts to help you plan the ultimate escape.<p><b>ANGUILLA</b><p><b>Cap Juluca</b><p>A mere 25-minute boat ride from the shops …

Articles about top 5 houses dwell week 1 on Dwell.com - Dwell

In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying property,...<p>In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying...<p>Either tucked away in the desert, nestled in the …

5 Reasons to Spend an Extra Day in Athens

Wait—before you hop on that catamaran to one of Greece’s enchanting isles, there are more reasons than ever to spend more than just a one night, …

Six Random Travel Tips You’ll Love

<b>1. Plan your flights, not your schedule –</b> Everyone always seems to want to find the best last minute deal, confident that they’ll discover the sale …

Bora Bora beyond the beach

Bora Bora is world-famous for its glinting turquoise lagoon, dazzlingly white sandy stretches of beach and luxurious resorts. With such a dreamlike setting, this magical island is, unsurprisingly, a great spot to decompress. But there’s much more to do than simply sipping a cocktail on your chaise. …

Europe's Hottest Summer Destinations for 2013

Well, summertime is in full swing and many are headed off on their yearly vacation (or eagerly awaiting to do so!). We wanted to find out the hottest summer destinations in Europe, so we went straight to the source and asked the community of nearly 800,000 real travelers and locals on minube to …

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 …

Latin America's Top Adventure Destinations

For more than a century, Latin America has lured travelers in search of real adventure: crossing craggy peaks and dense jungles, or rafting mighty rivers and exploring unique islands. This tradition continues today, with many amateur adventurers heading south to challenge themselves on Latin …

What It Takes To Be A Great Technical Leader

They often don't manage people, but instead coach them to do their best work.<p>Every company is different, but there are some common threads among the best tech leads that I've worked with. Hat tips to Brian Stoler, Nathan Hunt, Evan Gilbert, and Rich Burdon for leading by example.<p>In this article, I …

The 20 Best New Bars of 2013 (Photos)

Drink Up!<p>Check out the 20 hottest new bars around the world—and the tasty concoctions they’re whipping up.<p>06.30.13 4:45 AM ET

10 Mediterranean Islands to Get Away From it All

The Mediterranean's charm is based largely upon its history, cuisine, sun-bleached villages, and relaxed lifestyle, and nowhere are these on better display than its many islands. This summer, why not skip the crowded beaches and touristy fare of the region's traditional summer hotspots and head for …

Connected Sofa is the Perfect Space to Work From Home

Working from home isn’t nearly the oddity it was just a few years ago. Today, people around the world work from home from full-time to one or two …

42 Amazing Tropical Bathroom Décor Ideas

A tropical bathroom provides a spa-like experience and to create such an interior in your bathroom you needn’t much. If you can’t make an outdoor …

From Fuseproject, A Keyless Door Lock You Control With Your Smartphone

August is the latest in keyless entry–and party invitations.<p>Consider all the touch points in a morning routine: alarm clock, toothbrush, coffee pot, thermostat, weather report, newspaper. They’re all tactile parts of the home that can now come rigged with WiFi or sensors, and operated via a …

7 Travel Trends You Need to Know Now

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending the Virtuoso Symposium in Buenos Aires, an annual event that this year drew more than 400 top travel advisors, brands, and hoteliers together from 33 countries. (The Virtuoso network sells almost $10 billion in travel annually through its network of 340 …

A Micro Loft Designed For Maximum Impact

New York architects demonstrate just how good micro-living can be with their surprisingly spacious Manhattan Micro Loft.<p>Design constraints can breed invention. Few have tested this thesis more fully, perhaps, than architects Specht Harpman, who have transformed a dreary 425-square-foot New York …

Can These iPad Apps Teach Your Kid to Code?

The pillars of elementary education in the U.S. — reading, writing, math — have remained the same for a long time. Now another skill set is …

Surprising, Smart Secrets Of Top Travel Pros

How to find more joy on your journey? I've interviewed dozens of on-the-go, globetrotting gurus to bring you practical and inspirational travel strategies. Some ideas are quirky-fun and wildly creative, too! Try these tips to add more vroom to your next vacay!<p>• Ask for the middle seat on an …

The world's 15 most expensive taxi rides from the airport to a city

Thrifty travellers would do well to avoid taxis from Tokyo’s Narita Airport, new research suggests.<p>A taxi from the main international airport serving …

A Visit to Folklore

A jump across the pond lands us in London for this month’s installment of Design Store(y). Folklore is a new interior design shop owned by stylist …

Maison L by Christian Pottgiesser architecturespossibles

Paris-based Christian Pottgiesser architecturespossibles designed Maison L as an extension of an 18th-century residence just outside the city’s …