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Ethiopia's Ambitious Goal to Triple Its Tourists in Four Years

Ethiopia aims to triple its number of foreign visitors to more than 2.5 million by 2020, making tourism a pillar of one of Africa’s fastest-growing …

Africa

The 10 best new skyscrapers in the world

Based on their sustainability, efficiency, and clever design, they represent the top contenders for the 15th annual Emporis Skyscraper Award.<p>While this year's top prize went to a Zaha Hadid project in Beijing, New York has finally reappeared on the list after a two-year absence.<p>Keep scrolling to …

The Whisky Wars: Japan Versus Scotland

For the first time ever, Japan is challenging Scotland for whisky dominance, and consumers are the winners.<p>Japanese whisky was once considered a novelty crowded out by Scottish offerings, but this perspective changed radically two years ago after renowned spirits writer Jim Murray named Yamazaki’s …

The 10 Best Cities in Asia 2015

The Indian capital struck readers with its extremes—the juxtaposition of urban sprawl next to dense green spaces, as well as rich next to poor—and …

Why you should always dress up on a plane

I get it, flights are long, seats are uncomfortable. You want to wear something flexible and not sit on jeans buttons for eight hours.<p>But there's a difference between looking sloppy and rocking leisurewear.<p>You can look put-together in less than 10 minutes if you just have your outfit planned and …

Life Is Never Easy: 5 Indonesians Who Taught Me to Appreciate the Simple Things in Life

Bali has always been a sweet haven in my mind ever since I have watched <i>Eat, Pray, Love</i> with Julia Roberts. I have high expectations for this place, but after reading article after article, I have prepared myself to come to Bali with an open mind and an open heart, no matter what outcome it …

For stress-free life, live in the moment

In this fast-paced, noisy and gadget-dependent world, the recipe for good health and happiness may just be living in the moment and thinking about …

The foodie traveller ... on Iceland’s new way with whey

<i>Skyr</i>, a low-fat fresh cheese brought to Iceland by Norse settlers over 1,000 years ago, is an integral part of the Icelandic national diet – particularly when served with blueberries and cream for dessert. And just as much part of the tradition is whey, the liquid remaining after the cow’s milk has …

Food

Top Secrets of Travel Writers

Traveling for a living is an elusive dream for many, but for travel writers and bloggers, regularly visiting the world's best destinations is just part of the job. Thanks to their occupations, these jetsetters know when and where to book flights, what to pack and how to get the ultimate local …

8 Must-See Cities of Eastern Europe

Surprisingly modern, thrillingly packed with people, and budget-friendly as can be, Eastern Europe should be on your list this year. Not only will fall flights be cheaper, but the U.S. dollar is strong against many Eastern European currencies. Aside from all that, you can expect to see some …

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The 10 best tourist attractions in the world, according to Lonely Planet

The travel guide publisher just released its Ultimate Travel List, a bucket list of destinations assembled by its globetrotting team of travel writers and tourism experts.<p>Here are the 10 best tourist attractions in the world, according to Lonely Planet.

Tips to Cut Clutter and Get a Clean House

Purge the paper<p>Subject every piece of mail that comes into your home to a “tough love” test. Ask yourself, “Am I going to order from this magazine …

10 German words we should all be using

1. <i>Weltschmerz</i> | World pain<p>A state of depression at how the world keeps falling short of expectations.<p><b>Example:</b> After watching the news, all Megan …

7 reasons your next trip needs to be Norway

1. Farm-to-table isn’t ‘hip’ in Norway. It’s just considered normal.<p>To say Norway’s culinary culture is impressive would not be giving the country …

European Travel

Monocle 24 Travels to Tokyo, Vienna and Melbourne Examining 'Quality of Life'

For this week's editions of <b>Section D</b>, Monocle 24's weekly review of design, architecture and craft, and <b>The Urbanist</b>, their weekly "guide to making …

Budapest city guide: what to do, plus the best bars, restaurants and hotels

Few European cities can rival Budapest’s glorious setting astride the Danube river. Its two sides, Buda and Pest, were separate cities until 1873, and they retain their own distinct identities, the former run through with ancient history, the latter noisier, earthier and more cosmopolitan. In Buda …

European Travel

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

See the city from the water<p>As well as the pretty old houses and historic warehouses that line the waterside, many of Copenhagen’s key sites are also best viewed from the canal that runs north-south through the city. A great way to enjoy a water tour is to avoid the expensive tour operators and jump …

European Travel

From beautiful beaches to amazing brunches, cool bars and fascinating foodie suburbs – a weekend in Sydney is joyride for the senses<p>Paul Keating once said Sydney was the only place to live in Australia – the rest were camping out.<p>The New South Wales capital can certainly lay claim to being one of …

Australia

Little Things That Make Travel Way Easier

We have all heard the phrase, "It's the little things that count." In these days of shrinking airplane seats and limited luggage allowances we truly need to be conscious of the size of everything we carry when traveling. From the dimensions of our bag to all the items we place in it, it seems size …

This photographer’s nightscapes will make you long for clear skies

Finnish fine art photographer Mikko Lagerstedt captures the atmosphere of night time like no other: with a sense of mystery and beautiful, clear …

A perfect day in Singapore: the ultimate one-day itinerary

For a country just two-thirds the size of New York City, Singapore packs a big punch, with entertainment, shopping and dining options matching the world’s best. And with a super-efficient (not to mention economical) transport system, it’s possible to visit most of Singapore’s top sights and …

We’re Not Designing Airports for People, Dubai Airports CEO Suggests

If you’re tired of trudging through massive terminals to make your flight connections, you’re not alone. Even industry leaders agree that airports …

Nine Green Spaces You Need to Explore in Singapore

<b>From futuristic vertical gardens to lush primary rainforest, find out why Singapore is also named 'the Garden City' by visiting the city-state's most captivating green spaces.</b><p><b>1. GARDENS BY THE BAY</b><p><i>Image by Jirka Matousek</i><p><b>Wander along a suspended walkway between vertical gardens and through a misty</b> …

Flying High... Then and Now

Once upon a time, many years ago, it was a pleasure and an adventure to fly.<p>We actually got dressed up -- men in suits and ties; women in dresses and high heels, perhaps a fur coat and hat.<p>Even in Economy Class, there was a sense of excitement. We were greeted on the plane by charming young …

6 Ways to Travel New Zealand on a Budget

The sweeping mountain vistas, stunning beaches, vibrant cities and hospitable locals make New Zealand a bucket list travel destination for many. But as breathtaking as it is, plenty of travelers forgo a forage into hobbitdom due to the expensive costs of getting and staying there. The sticker shock …

These brutally honest travel tips will keep you from embarrassing yourself in 15 different countries

It's one thing to look like a goofy tourist while traveling — but offending the locals is even worse.<p>With that in mind, Reddit users have spent the last 24 hours answering the following question: "What should tourists NEVER do in your country?"<p>Like a similar Quora thread from a few months ago, the …

The Big Trip: A City-by-City Guide to Portugal

By: College Tourist; Author: Nicole Darian, University of Iowa<p><b>Activities and must-sees for each city and tips for public transportation</b><p>I found that Portugal has one of the most enriching cultures because it offers a little bit of everything and caters to all interests. Its cities are all walkable …

The Big Trip -- 12 Hours in Reykjavik, Iceland

<i>By College Tourist Author: Ben Rissler, American University</i><p><b>Get acquainted with the world's northernmost capital city.</b><p>The capital city of the "Land of Fire and Ice" boasts a unique beauty unlike any other place in the world. With a skyline dominated by the Hallgrímskirkja, a volcanic mountain range …