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Six Warning Signs Your Hotel Is Not What It Seems

It has probably happened to everyone at least once: That charming B&B or upscale hotel turns out to be not quite as advertised when you see it in person. To avoid that kind of disappointment in the future, watch for these six warning signs that your hotel isn't quite what it seems.<p><b>The Pictures Are</b> …

The 5 Best Street Eats in Bangkok

Thailand is one of the best places in the world to eat on the street. It's cheap, it's fresh, and the mix of distinctive southeastern flavors -- chili, lime, lemongrass, mmm -- reaches an unparalleled peak of covetable deliciousness in the simmering pots and hand-pushed carts of bustling Bangkok. …

The Daily Routines Of 26 Of History’s Most Creative Minds

10 p.m. to 7 a.m.: Sleep. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Be a genius.<p>Even Beethoven and Balzac had just 24 hours in a day. How did history’s most prolific minds schedule their greatness? Based on research from Mason Currey’s <i>Daily Rituals: How Artists Work</i> (which we covered previously here), a new interactive …

Modern Hostels -- They Do Exist! -- For the Low-Budget, High-Style Traveler

Forget no-frills lodging; today's new brand of hostels offers cool decor and plenty of perks. Sounds too good to be true? Well, we've got the scoop on hostels that pack a wow factor with upscale amenities, contemporary comforts, prime locations, and good food. Plus, with fun social scenes and …

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5 Easy Ways to Stay Healthy When You Travel

Intelligent travel is a learned skill. Veteran jetsetters collect countless tips and tricks that can help make any trip easier. They know the best times to book flights, how to get the best deals on lodging, and probably even how to hold onto their sanity during an 18-hour flight.<p>Sure, they could …

California's top experiences

From towering redwood forests in foggy Northern California to perfectly sun-kissed surf beaches in the south, this 'Golden State' alongside the Pacific simply begs to be explored. Come for the landscape, stay for the sensational meals, and glimpse the future in the making on America's creative …

7 Tips to Improve Your Holiday Photographs

All of us get a little more excited about taking photographs when the Holidays approach. Who doesn't want to create beautiful images of their …

6 Common Burger Cooking Mistakes—and How to Avoid Them

We love burgers—but from choosing the wrong meat to overloading on the condiments, are you making any of these common cooking mistakes?<p>Is there anything better than the classic simplicity of a burger fresh off the grill? A good burger—juicy, flavorful, and with just the right fixin's—is summer …

Top adventures in Laos

With its dense forests, limestone caves and endless waterways, Laos is a dream destination for intrepid travellers seeking an off-the-beaten-track corner of Asia.<p>Whether it's kayaking, cycling, rock climbing, ziplining between tree houses or exploring temple ruins – you can choose your own …

48 epic dream hotels to visit before you die

A GOOD HOTEL CAN MAKE or break a trip. The worst hotel in the best place is still going to make retiring after a long day an unfortunate experience. …

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Living in: Abu Dhabi

Considered Dubai’s less-brash sister, a growing cluster of international museums and high-rise apartments make this city an increasingly attractive place to live.<p>The capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a modern miracle on the shore of the Arabian Sea. Considered Dubai’s less-brash sister …

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The most beautiful places on Earth – in pictures

As Lonely Planet turns 40 this year, the publisher has picked the most magnificent sights across the globe to be included in a new book entitled Beautiful World, which contains more than 200 images and aims to inspire readers to see the world as they have never seen it before

Grains Of Sand Magnified x300 Reveal Dazzling Images

A grain of sand is so small and finite that our eyes are unable to render any significant detail.<p>It often just looks like a shiny or dark grain of …

World’s Most Luxurious Private Island Retreats

Private islands have long been a stamp of the filthy rich—just ask Richard Branson or Shakira about their own island oases. Now, well-heeled …

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When to Use a Travel Agent

<i>**RCB** / Flickr</i><p>It's an assumption you've heard before: Travel agents are a dying breed. Many people presume that the rise of do-it-yourself booking engines like Travelocity.com and Expedia.com all but wiped out travel agencies -- Yahoo recently declared a career as a travel agent a "dead-end job." …

Road Trip: Los Angeles

Explore the back roads and ocean drives of Los Angeles and beyond.<p>Los Angeles is far too sprawling a metropolis to visit like a traditional city, and its notorious traffic can make even short distances seem oceans apart. (Remember “Carmageddon”? Last July, a planned weekend shutdown of a ten-mile …

17 Places You Have To Visit To Truly Understand

Some places are portrayed just perfectly in photos-- in fact, they look even better in photos, because their real-life versions are polluted with crowds and chaos (cough, Eiffel Tower, cough).<p>Other wonders, however, are not so overrated. A picture could never do justice to their majesty, because …

10 tricks to get quality work done and still have a life

It took me a long time to accept the fact that adding structure and routine to my workday was not the equivalent of giving up the freedom of …

Best Places to Stay: Northern Lights

If you’ve never seen the northern lights, there’s still time to catch the spectacular display this year. The aurora borealis–named, aptly, after the Roman goddess of dawn and the Greek word for the north wind–can appear on a clear night from September through April, and is often at its most intense …

THIS is How You Change a Lens Like a Pro: Sony Ad Shows Mid-Skydive Lens Change

A couple of weeks ago, we shared a video that showed a guy dropping his brand new $2,300 24-70mm f/2.8L lens as he demonstrates how to quickly swap …

7 Vacation Activities You're Simply Too Old To Do After 30

It hits you, not always gradually, but often suddenly: That overwhelming feeling that you're just too damn old to commit to certain activities, especially while on vacation.<p>For those who are, say, 30 and above, there are certain activities--i.e. not just sitting and reading quietly in the sun …

7 Simple "Calm-Down Phrases" That Can Blow Away Your Worst Troubles

Have you heard the popular urban legend of the <i>space pen</i>?<p>As the story goes, the US space mission needed something reliable to write with while they …

Photography & Travel Product Reviews

Photography & Travel Product Reviews

Photography & Travel Product Reviews

Photography & Travel Product Reviews

Photography & Travel Product Reviews