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Ten of the best food and drink secrets in Europe

With its momentous history, cutting-edge culture, and breathtaking landscapes, Europe comprises an extraordinary wealth of sights, sounds, peoples and parties. But it’s the endlessly varied cuisine that makes us reach for our passports again and again. Whether you’ve been to Europe once or 100 …

Touching Portraits of Couples Who've Been Together Over 50 Years

For all you cynics out there who don't believe in everlasting love, you must check out this series called <i>Love Ever After</i> by Lauren Fleishman. The New York-based photographer captures beautifully intimate moments between New York City couples that have been together over 50 years. She accompanies …

Relationships

6 Budget Destinations Where You Can Stretch Your Travel Dollar

When the going gets tough, the tough are of tempted to stop going -- or going on vacation, that is! But the exact opposite should be true: travel inspires and relaxes us. It takes us to new creative heights. It is refreshing. It's exactly what we need when we're in a rut, or going through a rough …

10 Magical Places Where There Are No Cars

Can you imagine a world without cars? Sure, they're useful. But they also cause pollution, noise and alter the structure of cities.<p>If you're sick of dealing with traffic and parking and spending money on gas, head to one of these 10 spots around the world that are off limits to cars. Grab a bike, …

How to Save Money When Booking Travel Online

Websites like Expedia.com, Hotwire.com and Orbitz.com have all but eliminated the need for travel agents -- why pay someone to compare flight durations and room rates when you can do it yourself? The problem is, if you're not careful, you may end up paying more in the long run. Finding a good price …

Quick and Informative Intro to SLR Lenses for Beginners

The world of camera lenses can be a bit daunting when you first start out, and so a videographer and photographer have joined forces to put together …

Mexico’s Secret Beach

I don flippers and a life vest, leave my goggles, smartphone, and camera behind, and line up to dive into the waters off the coast of Mexico’s Marieta Islands.<p>Clusters of people jump off ahead of me — couples, friends, families, all bobbing in the water like Halloween apples. I survey the landscape …

Beautiful Underwater Panoramas are Being Used to Help Scientists Save Coral Reefs

Stunning, breathtaking, gorgeous, take your pick, any number of adjectives would work to describe the world’s coral reefs. But, sadly, another word …

The world's best secret islands

Looking for a romantic spot that's (almost) all yours? Here’s a list from our brand new <i>Best in Travel 2011</i> guide to reignite your love affair with desert islands, with picks from across the globe.<p>1. Torres Strait Islands, Australia<p><i>Image by Killer White Fluff</i><p>As far as you can go in Oz without …

10 Coolest Small Towns in Europe

Paris, London, Rome…the big cities require no introductions. But have you heard of the foodie haven of Tremolat, France or the pristine Alpine hamlet …

Budget Travel

Fujifilm's New Mini 90 Neoclassic Is Their New High End Instax Camera

We’ve always known the Fujifilm Instax cameras to be pretty lo-fi and extremely simplistic. But the company is now announcing their brand new Mini 90 …

Clearing Up Confusion About Kodak's Film Business

Though we’ve reported on it before, there has recently been confusion about the fate of Kodak’s film business. Folk who are still loyal to the film …

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

'How to Not Get Sick in India,' and Six Other Lessons From a Trip Around the World

Three-hundred-and-sixty-five days, twenty-four time zones, ten countries, five world religions, two passports, and one remarkable circumnavigation later... it feels good to be home.<p>In my year abroad I taught environmental science to children living in Mumbai's slums, heard rocket sirens go off in …

Woody Allen: What I've Learned

Writer and Director, 77, New York City<p><i>Allen was photographed on June 3 at his office in Manhattan. His forty-eight picture as a director,</i> Blue Jasmine<i>, is now in theaters. Interviewed June 4, 2013</i><p><b>My two teenage girls</b> think of me as ancient. But I'm up before them and wake them to go to school.<p><b>What</b> …

Woody Allen

Lessons from Around the World: 11 Skills to Learn on Your RTW Trip

[section]One of the perks of round-the-world travel is that you have more time to stop, absorb the atmosphere of a place, and even put your efforts …

Asia Travel

10 of the Best Places to Hike in the United States

[section]The United States is a huge country with tons of variety, so there’s no shortage of awesome places to lace up the boots, get that blood …

Hiking

5 Tips For Taking Better Food Photos When You Travel

By now, we’ve all been guilty of doing it. It’s one of the fastest epidemics that not even scientists can explain. Anthropologists and historians …

Landscape Photography

Expensive experiences, cheaper alternatives

The world’s most iconic travel experiences don’t usually come cheap – but sometimes there are real alternatives. Here are some ideas for the budget-conscious, and expert advice on whether it’s actually worth paying the price for some of these bucket-list classics.<p><b>1. Orient Express vs InterRail</b> …

28 Big-Batch Summer Drinks That Know How To Get Down

Leave all that shakin' and stirrin' to the pros. Let's go find a container large enough to bathe a puppy in and fill it with booze and laugh and laugh and laugh.

Lemon Balm

China is starting to get embarrassed about its tourists’ obnoxious behavior abroad

Chinese tourists are making their mark on the global tourism industry—literally. The picture above is a relief etched 3,500 years ago in Egypt’s Luxor Temple in Egypt. More recently, someone added the characters “Ding Jinhao was here,” as documented by an ashamed Chinese traveler who posted his …

China

Date a Boy Who Travels

Date a boy who travels. Date a boy who treasures experience over toys, a hand-woven bracelet over a Rolex. Date the boy who scoffs when he hears the words, "vacation," "all-inclusive" or "resort." Date a boy who travels because he's not blinded by a single goal but enlivened by many.<p>You might find …

The Money Shot

The sale of Instagram to Facebook for a cool billion in the spring of 2012 was the ultimate Silicon Valley fairy tale: 18 months from launch to offer. But, for co-founder and C.E.O. Kevin Systrom, it was more of a roller-coaster ride, with several missed opportunities, at least two “aha” moments, …

Follow Favorite: Nobuo Tsuchiya

You know what we love around here? Enthusiasm. We love it when an editor comes back from a trip and is so excited to tell us about some market they …

Travel

Europe Indie Travel Guide

<b>[Updated 2016]</b> The Euro is closer in value to the US Dollar than it has been in a very long time. This makes the entire EU a better value than we've …

European Travel

28 Badass Burgers To Grill This Weekend

Praise the lord, barbecue season is finally here.<p>A little note: This list omits veggie burgers. If you feel miffed in any way by this, know that it is not because they are not delicious. It is strictly because they tend to be delicate, and thus tricky to grill.

Cooking

How to Recreate These 3 Popular Photographic Filters in Photoshop

‘The best laid plans of mice and men' as the old adage goes – how many times have you set you camera up to take that spectacular scene in front of …

There's A New Generation Of Young People Hopping America's Trains

"Two weeks later I was gone — this was it, I was riding my very first freight train."<p>From 2004 to 2009 Brodie rode more than 50,000 miles through 46 states, documenting who and what he encountered along the way with a Polaroid camera before switching to 35mm film in 2006.<p>The Polaroid Kid showcased …

Crime

What The World's Busiest Cities Would Look Like Without People

Artistic duo Lucie & Simon have rendered these photographs of cities around the world—New York, Paris, Beijing—virtually people-less. They call the photographs the Silent World Project.<p>They did this by developing a black filter for their camera. With such a filter, it takes several hours to record …

How to beat Bangkok's scams

Bangkok can be a baptism of fire for rookie travellers who have never experienced how far some people will go to part you from your precious travel budget. While it is very unlikely that you will end up in serious danger, without some rapidly acquired street smarts you may end up leaving town with …