Blake Wilberding

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Vogue's Insider Guide To Venice

The Hotel: Hotel Papadopoli Venezia - MGallery by Sofitel<p>The Boat Trip: Locanda Cipriani<p>The Shop: Chiarastella Cattana<p>The Hotel: Ca Maria Adele<p>The …

Italy

The 12 Best Travel Sites And Apps You Need Right Now

Planning just got WAY easier.<p>It’s a new year, which means it’s time to start planning your next life-changing trip. But with so many options to choose from and so little time to plan, you’re gonna need some assistance.<p>Behold 12 of our favorite travel sites, popular with travel bloggers and …

Apps

Why Lake Lucerne not Lake Como or Lake Bled should be your next weekend break

<b>Lake Como has Italian glamour and George Clooney but Lake Lucerne has rolling hills, mountains and fresh Alpine air.</b><p>At just over an hour’s flight …

First Underwater Museum in Europe in dazzling photos

At <i>Ecophiles</i>, we’ve always been fans of artist Jason deCaires Taylor’s sculptures. Now the final phase of his monumental project Museo Atlantico in …

Ten Top Travel Apps

What did we travellers do in the old days - all of about eight years ago - before travel apps arrived on the scene? We had to cart around atlases and …

Apps

How to Travel the World and Work from Anywhere

I wrote this post from a hotel room in Manila and edited it on a last-minute trip to Taipei (there was a flight sale, it was practically <i>forced</i> on me …

Vine adventures: the Christmas markets of Hamburg

Hamburg at night ©Kaare Bak/Lonely Planet<p>Lonely Planet Pathfinder, Abigail King of Inside the Travel Lab recently took a trip to Germany to tour the Christmas markets and get in the festive spirit. Here she shares some of her favourite Vines.<p>'Hamburg’s twinkling December lights and wooden chalets …

Christmas Trees

Apple analyst and popular S.F. DJ dies after being stabbed by mob

A weeklong battle for life ended tragically Tuesday for a 29-year-old Apple data analyst and popular DJ who was stabbed along with another man by a mob last month outside a San Francisco nightclub.<p>Joseph Razo’s close friends and family are hoping police find the killer while grieving their beloved …

Montana Road Trip: On the Loose in Big Sky

Travel<p>This 180-mile drive from Bozeman to Yellowstone National Park and back is spectacularly scenic any time of the year. Add a blanket of deep, glistening snow to the surrounding Gallatin Range, however, and the views are utterly enchanting. And it’s not just the scenery that’s magically …

Food Lovers, Take Heed: Rovinj, Croatia, Should Be Next on Your Bucket List

The small Istrian city sits at the heart of a region known for producing the world's best olive oil, wines, and truffles.<p>Rovinj, Croatia, is a small …

Cuba, Beyond the Beaches: Five Must-See Cities

“If I get lost, look for me in Cuba...” wrote the Spanish poet Federico Garcia Lorca. And there’s no better place to do that than in the country’s …

NOSH neighborhood guide: Oakland's KoNo district

We know that there’s more to East Bay dining than Temescal, Rockridge and the Gourmet Ghetto. NOSH’s neighborhood guides explore the best of the …

UC Berkeley

Why the Azores are Europe's secret islands of adventure

For in-the-know travellers, the Azores have long represented a beckoning blip on the radar of possible destinations. Recognition from Unesco and other organisations has helped that blip to pulse more brightly over the years.<p>But most people still know little, if anything, about this far-flung …

How to (really) find a job overseas

I’ve been working overseas for nearly 2 years now. I write this post from once again another country I never thought I would wind up in (Qatar) and I …

Dead Mountain

• <b>Author:</b> Donnie Eichar<p>New York Times bestseller! — What happened that night on Dead Mountain?<p>The mystery of Dead Mountain: In February 1959, a group of nine experienced hikers in the Russian Ural Mountains died mysteriously on an elevation known as Dead Mountain. Eerie aspects of the …

48 hours in New Orleans

Arriving in New Orleans can seem like turning up to a party in a time-warp. Folk sip cocktails on colonial-era balconies, and restaurants thrum with buzzy gossip just like they have done since the 19th century.<p>But this vibrant city is not stuck in the past. New cocktail bars, inventive eateries and …

No Better Friend

• <b>Author:</b> Robert Weintraub<p>The extraordinary tale of survival and friendship between a man and a dog in war<p>Flight technician Frank Williams and Judy, a purebred pointer, met in the most unlikely of places: a World War II internment camp in the Pacific. Judy was a fiercely loyal dog, with a keen sense …

9 Montana backpacking trips that will blow your mind

THERE’S SOMETHING about waking up deep in the backcountry, having carried all of your gear in to camp near a quiet lake or alpine cirque with …

Hiking

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. …

Speedboat

‘Dry Dog Wet Dog’, An Insightful Portrait Series That Poses Wet Dogs Alongside Their Dry Selves

Australian pet photographer Serenah Hodson has created <i>Dry Dog Wet Dog</i>, an insightful photo series that poses wet dogs alongside their dry selves, an …

5 Reasons to Go to New Orleans Now

As the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approaches, it’s a marvel to see how this formerly devastated city has emerged from the wreckage and …

How This Couple Retired In Their 30s To Travel The World

Jeremy graduated from college on a Friday, started working on cell phone design at Motorola on a Monday and worked 80 hours a week for the next four or five years. What fueled his work ethic was $40,000 in debt — $35,000 from student loans and $5,000 in credit card debt for food and other …

The 30 Best Trips of 2015

Warning: unless you’re an annoyingly carefree bon vivant with a hefty trust fund, reading our annual Best of Travel awards may trigger a deep sense of dissatisfaction with the pathetic state of your mundane life. There are so many cool places to go, you’ll think as you scroll through our 30 epic …

How One Couple Earns Money While They Travel Around The World

Now that he works from places like Berlin, Prague, Vietnam, and Amsterdam as he travels the world, he says things aren't much different — at least, things aren't much different for the clients.<p>For Chris and his wife, Danika, everything has changed.<p>"The fact that I'm sitting here in Berlin dealing …

San Francisco

When Paris Went Dark

• <b>Author:</b> Ronald C. Rosbottom<p>The spellbinding and revealing chronicle of Nazi-occupied Paris On June 14, 1940, German tanks entered a silent and nearly deserted Paris. Eight days later, France accepted a humiliating defeat and foreign occupation. Subsequently, an eerie sense of normalcy settled over …

The Wilderness of Ruin

• <b>Author:</b> Roseanne Montillo<p>In late nineteenth-century Boston, home to Herman Melville and Oliver Wendell Holmes, a serial killer preying on children is running loose in the city—a wilderness of ruin caused by the Great Fire of 1872—in this literary historical crime thriller reminiscent of The Devil …

12 images that show the grit and beauty of Myanmar

Myanmar is a land dominated by Buddhism, family, and tradition all the while becoming modern, worldly, and tourist friendly. You may have heard …

Unlikely destinations for unforgettable family holidays

Your toddler requires a hotel room the size of an airfield to burn off steam, your tweenie wants big-budget action and adventure, and your teens, well, they probably just want to be as far away from you as possible.<p>It's a fine art planning a perfect family trip, balancing all the diverse needs, …

#MatadorU student Joanne Chui captured this gorgeous shot of Bagan at sunset. #travelstoke [http://bit.ly/1x2pObu]