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Is Kythira the perfect Greek island?

In my 30-year hunt to find the perfect Greek island, I’ve visited around 40 of them – but my quest has been beset by twin, linked, problems.<p>Firstly, many of them follow a fairly set pattern: a small main town or port, two or three amazing beaches and, if you’re lucky, a ruin or old church atop the …

European Travel

10 of the best ways to enjoy Prague … on a budget

Take your own free walking tour<p>Cross the statue-lined Charles bridge to the Malá Strana district and admire the rich baroque architecture along the Royal Way as you ascend to the looming, and sprawling, complex that is Prague Castle. This offers priceless yet cost-free views back across the city. …

European Travel

Game of talents: management lessons from top football coaches

At lunchtime on the day of the Champions League final in 2012, Chelsea’s manager Roberto Di Matteo had selected 10 of his 11 players. He just didn’t …

17 Places In India to Chill And Do Absolutely Nothing

A clear schedule, a celebration, an empty to-do list, a jobless weekend or a month off- deserve a change of scenery which is as <b>lazy, chilled out and</b> …

It’s showtime! France’s best-kept theme park secret: Puy du Fou

There we were in a thatched village in AD1000, faces flushed from the heat of a building torched by rampaging Vikings. Performing pigs did tricks, stunt-riders dragged men along the ground on ropes. Suddenly, a longship rose from beneath the water of a lake with Viking sailors on board. “How did …

France

Tuberculosis is the most neglected disease: Global funding and attention for TB, HIV, malaria, Ebola.

Two years ago a colleague and I were awarded a grant for a reporting project on the subject of HIV prevention. We chose our location and pitched the …

Great stays for a short break in Kerala

It's a border that takes barely a few minutes to cross, but has kept people apart for decades. Fatima Bhutto crosses the Wagah check-post to travel …

The 100 Best Children's Books of All Time

We’re living in a golden age of young-adult literature, when books ostensibly written for teens are equally adored by readers of every generation. In …

Great treks around the world: readers’ travel tips

<b>Winning tip: Pirin Mountains, Bulgaria</b><p>A friend and I completed a 55km, three-day hike across the Pirin mountains. We started in picturesque Dobrinishte, stayed in mountain huts for two nights and finished in the famous wine-growing town of Melnik, via the stunning Rozhen monastery. The variety of …

Hiking

Lonely Planet's pick of top new travel experiences for 2015

From ice caves to zip lines, Lonely Planet has selected this year’s best new travel experiences around the world. The full list is available now in a free ebook, New In Travel 2015 • What trip would you include? Add a tip in the comments below

Travel

The best iPhone apps for live sports

Are you the type that just can’t get enough live sports action? Do you love any and all sports and wish you could be watching a game of one type or …

Articles about green home la jolla blends indoors and outdoors on Dwell.com - Dwell

The Noorens fell in love with San Diego and the surrounding area during a surf vacation several years ago, and made it their...<p>Currently on view in Los Angeles is an unconventional show organized by the artist Fritz Haeg, best known for his Edible Estates...<p>The always-popular Dwell Home Tour takes …

La Jolla

Top 10 budget beach hotels, villas and bungalows in Bali and Lombok

BALI<p>Good Karma Bungalows<p>A long standing local legend on Bali’s north-east coast, Good Karma sits at the foot of the sacred volcano Gunung Agung, the island’s highest peak at 3,031 metres. The sand here is volcanic – in fact the beach in front of Good Karma is of smooth black pebble. The draw is the …

Ho Chi Minh City in three days: holiday itinerary

Vietnam’s largest city has sprawled from the small Khmer village of Prey Nokor, once surrounded by prowling tigers, through a century of opium-raddled French colonialism, to today’s manic, modern metropolis stalked by glassy skyscrapers – a rapacious capitalist machine powering a one-party …

21 Problems: SOLVED! With Baking Soda

Seriously, store a box of this stuff in every room of your house.<p>Sure, it's a pro at making chewy chocolate chip cookies, but baking soda's real claim-to-fame is its power to freshen and clean many spots in your home. It's a super-effective (but gentle) abrasive and is a great natural deodorizer, …

Your Color Bucket List: The Experiments You Must Try By 30

Designers share the color risks you need to take before you turn 30.<p>Designers share the color risks you need to take before you turn 30. This article originally appeared on housebeautiful.com.

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Home Tours

The magic of Machu Picchu: readers’ travel writing competition

The Incas had three laws by which they tried to live: don’t steal, don’t lie and don’t be lazy. The first two are ubiquitous across most cultures but the third is, perhaps, more unusual. To have “work hard” as one of the tenets of your civilisation must be a tiring prospect, but it is a tenet the …

Articles about tiny house fits family 196 square feet on Dwell.com - Dwell

A 196-square-foot house born of architectural know-how, an enterprising spirit, and just over $11,000 has become an inspiration...<p>Graham Hill shares another view of the near-magical efficiency of his 350-square-foot apartment in New York.<p>The stacked but flexible scheme is modern, urban, and …

New York State

Articles about 7 small spaces incredible kitchens on Dwell.com - Dwell

Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's November 2015 issue.<p>Smart details in recent KitchenAid products point to how appliances are becoming increasingly efficient and intelligent.<p>Designed specifically for compact living, Bosch's line of 24" appliances fits seamlessly into the …

Small Spaces

Articles about tiny streamlined home fit family on Dwell.com - Dwell

A 196-square-foot house born of architectural know-how, an enterprising spirit, and just over $11,000 has become an inspiration...<p>O’Neill Rose Architects designed each unit of this modern Queens compound based on the personality of the family member occupying...<p>An architect and his wife roll up …

Architecture

Articles about future gardening drought resistant plants on Dwell.com - Dwell

San Francisco–based industrial designers Mike Simonian and Maaike Evers sit down with Dwell's Editor-in-Chief, Sam Grawe, to talk...<p>Plants and man have a long lasting relationship since the time civilization flourished.<p>The legacy of mid-century designer Joe Colombo is underscored with a reissue of …

Prefab Homes

Copenhagen city guide: a day in Vesterbro

The allure of Vesterbro, the district that spreads west from Copenhagen's central sation, is in the contrast it provides with the colourful waterside houses, cobbled streets and tourist-thronged sites of the city centre. Here, the hordes thin, the streets widen and you can tap into a Danish living …

Virtual Says It Can Emulate iOS Or Android Devices In The Cloud

A new company called Virtual is claiming that it can imitate nearly any Android or iOS device almost perfectly in software, on any platform, with nearly ‘native quality’ performance. It does this with a combination of virtualization and emulation technology and it could change the way that …

Tip of the Day: How to Dial Extensions on Your iPhone

Adding a contact's phone number to your iPhone is simple. But what about adding phone numbers with extensions? You could manually dial the extension after calling, but fortunately that's not necessary. Here's how to set up a contact's phone number so that your iPhone dials an extension …

Typing

Articles about 7 outdoor entertaining areas done right on Dwell.com - Dwell

Nothing beats a good old backyard cookout with family and friends in the summertime.<p>We’re turning inward for inspiration, highlighting superlative users and fresh photos found on our own site.<p>The alphabet is as easy as ABC, but for typographer Peter Bil’ak, the way language looks is a never-ending …

Cook Out

7 Hidden Google Gems – Number 5 Took My Breath Away

We all know that Google’s pretty great. From searches to email to managing your contacts for you, Google basically covers every aspect of your online …

The best distress and safety apps for iPhone

Distress and safety apps have gotten more attention from developers, particularly in the last few years. They are usually equipped with features like …