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Гопники из трущоб стали иконами стиля. Им подражают даже миллиардеры Фото: Crystalite Productions / Entertainment Pictures / ZUMAPRESS.com / DiomediaХип-хоп — это не только музыка, но и целая культура: граффити, брейк-данс, стритбол и, конечно же, мода. Зародившийся в 1970-е годы в Южном Бронксе, …

Power to the traveler!

If TRVL has its way, it’s the travel agencies’ turn to tremble<p>Shaking up the online travel industry<p>TRVL is the best travel platform you’re not using …

Travel Industry

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A Shop making Handmade Globes

These beautiful globes are made by hand in a London studio by Peter Bellerby, who was disappointed to find there weren't any shops making them when …

30 Travel Life Lessons

One week ago, I hit the two month mark since my return from my (dream-come-true) full-time travels this year.<p>With each month mark that passed during …

Happiness

Things to Do before You Plan a Dubai Trip

Dubai, a true desert retreat, is the second name of extravagance and opulence. From huge shopping malls, jewelry shops, and beaches to luxury hotels, …

Old Souk in Dubai

Dubai's famous old gold souk. The shops are modern which is quite disappointing if you're looking for that old market style. The world's largest gold …

Travel

How to Save Money in Dubai (and 9 cool things to do there!)

Dubai is a big stopover destination for travelers flying Emirates Airlines as they transit around the world (or Etihad passengers if they decide to …

Sri Lanka

Passekudah Beach Kalkudah, Eastern Province, Sri Lanka<p>My idea of paradise: deserted white sand beach…<p>Galle, Southern Province, Sri Lanka<p>One of my …

Exploring Thailand

Mekong River Tambon Khuean, Chang Wat Maha Sarakham, Thailand<p>There are many ways to cruise the Mekong. Either…<p>Tambon Khao Kaeo, Chang Wat Loei, …

Dominican Republic Off-Resort

Hidalgo, Monte Plata, Dominican Republic<p>If, when you arrive to your hotel in the Dom. Rep…<p>Cruce de Rio Verde, Monte Plata, Dominican Republic<p>You can …

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Cruise Cancellation Policies: What to Know

Rule number one: don't panic.<p>You've booked and planned your dream cruise, patiently waiting for that much-anticipated embarkation day. Then, with your wide-brimmed hat all packed and visions of frothy cocktails and far-flung ports dancing in your head, the unthinkable happens: Your cruise line …

Flying

Why Luxury Dude Ranches Are the New Glamping

Western-inspired luxury resorts are suddenly everyone's getaways of choice.<p>Around the winter holidays, you expect to hear about celebrities and VIPs flocking to tropical destinations like St. Barts. While some did make it to the beach, a lot of folks opted for something a little more unexpected: …

The Real Reason Planes Dim the Lights During Takeoff and Landing

It's not what you think.<p>When an airplane’s cabin lights dim, well-conditioned air travelers instinctively know their flight has been cleared for takeoff, or that they are in the final moments of descent before a plane touches down. And though the lowering of cabin lights is widely accepted as a …

Aviation

How to Pick the Ultimate Souvenir: Travelogue Podcast

On this week's podcast, our editors take a look at what makes something worth bringing home.<p>Here at <i>Traveler</i>, we enjoy nothing more than exchanging souvenir stories. It could be about a menu stolen from an unforgettable restaurant, or a one-of-a-kind feathered headpiece from Brazil. But whether it …

Why Ryan Gosling, Jennifer Lawrence, and More Are Spending Time in Budapest

When Hollywood meets Hungary.<p>Even if you haven’t been to Budapest, there’s a good chance you've seen it in a movie. From <i>Evita</i> to <i>Inferno</i>, Budapest has hosted numerous film productions, standing in as a body double for wartime Paris, Cold War-era Berlin, and Buenos Aires in the 1950s.<p>The combination …

How Airline Passenger Rights May Change in 2017

A look ahead at what proposals are probably safe—and what may be at risk.<p>As the Obama administration leaves Washington, D.C. and power changes hands, travelers might be wondering: What’s going to happen to the dozens of airline passenger protection rules that took effect—and others that are still …

What to Do in Aarhus, Denmark, 2017's European Capital of Culture

The restaurant- and museum-heavy Danish city has a monumental year ahead.<p>You’d be pardoned for not knowing much about Aarhus. The small Danish city on the rugged Jutland Peninsula has long played second fiddle to its slicker sister city, Copenhagen. Second cities are usually second cities for a …

Emirates Now Provides First Class Passengers With Moisturizing Pajamas

Nutrient-rich sea kelp pajamas, to be even more precise.<p>Flying leaves you parched like few other activities, and save for the most nimble lavatory contortionists, most passengers resign to flying with itchy, dry skin—unless you happen to be flying first class on Emirates, that is. The Dubai-based …

Why Airplane Bathrooms Are Getting Smaller

It's not just your imagination.<p>Legroom and patience aren’t the only things that have been shrinking on your flights. No, it’s not your imagination—airplane bathrooms have been getting smaller, too.<p>As airlines ditch older aircraft (like the tried and true 747s) and order new planes, some are …

Aviation

The Gulf of Tonkin's Big Secret

In this week's Maphead, Ken Jennings explores just how big the Pacific Ocean is. (Spoiler: It's really, really big.)<p>Today, the warm waters of the Gulf of Tonkin, off the coast of northern Vietnam, are mostly remembered for one thing: the "incident" there involving a U.S. Navy destroyer that …

The Best Time to Buy Airline Tickets

Everything you need to know.<p>Travelers often swap theories on the right—and wrong—time to book a flight. We've heard it all: The lowest fares are on Tuesdays at 3 p.m. Eastern. (No, Wednesday at 1 a.m. is the best time to buy!) You need to book at least two months before you fly. (No, you should …

Dubrovnik to Limit Tourist Numbers in Old Town Using Security Cameras

Dubrovnik is just one of many popular tourist sites struggling with too much foot traffic.<p>The Croatian city of Dubrovnik has grown into a top European tourist destination in recent years, thanks to its historical sites, baroque churches, and views over the Adriatic (not to mention a prominent role …

Skiing Skincare: Everything You Need to Know

The mountains (plus sunburn, windburn, and dryness) are calling—but prepping your skin for a successful ski trip is possible.<p>Waking up in the mountains can be a breath of fresh air, however for unprepared travelers, a cool, alpine breeze rolling off the slopes can lead to more than just the …

The 8 Best Beachfront Restaurants and Bars in Mexico and the Caribbean

From the sleekest, toes-in-the-sand lunch spot on St. Barts to a colorful beach shack on its own island off Anguilla, these eight beachfront eateries and watering holes lend to the ultimate Caribbean and Mexican vacations.

Dubai Airport Is World's Busiest for International Travel (Again!)

The airport's 2016 traffic was up 7.2 percent from 2015.<p>In the realm of superlatives, you can't get very far without mentioning Dubai. The world's largest indoor theme park? Check. The world's tallest building? All official, 2,716.5 feet of it, in Dubai. The world's largest floral installation in …

50 Most Beautiful Cities in the World

We seek beauty in many forms: through art and architecture; from water views and mountain highs; in its people and its history. This list circles the globe, finding the most beautiful cities in the world from Italy to Iran. This gallery was originally published in 2016. It has been updated with new …

Barcelona Approves New Law to Limit Tourist Numbers

The accommodation law limits the number of beds available and freezes the building of new hotels in some zones of the city.<p>In 2014, then-rising political player Ada Colau wrote in an opinion column that, thanks to tourism, the "way of life for all Barcelonans is seriously under threat," and that …