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The Albanian Riviera: Your Next Budget Beach Destination

Rewind 50 years and Albania was completely shut off to the rest of the world. Rewind 20 years and Albania was a war zone. Rewind five years and …

Albania

20 of America's most beautiful hotels

<b>(CNN) —</b> With so many iconic cities and diverse landscapes, beautiful hotels in the United States are a dime a dozen.<p>But some are, quite simply, more beautiful than others.<p>From rustic alpine lodges in the Rocky Mountains to sleek beachfront resorts in Miami, we've handpicked 20 of America's most …

Hotels

10 excellent steakhouse and hotel burgers

What do you want? A great burger!<p>Where do you want it? Well ...<p>Truth is, you can find a great burger just about anywhere, from tiny shacks to white-tablecloth restaurants. Two great places to look, in my humble opinion, are high-end hotels and steakhouses.<p>"Hotel dining" doesn't always quicken the …

Food

Seattle’s Favorite Farm-to-Table Sandwich Chain Headed to SF

The mini-chain chain Homegrown Sandwiches is heading south<p>Seattle has long been privy to the sustainable sandwiches that <b>Homegrown Sandwiches</b> cooks up …

Seattle

How to Visit Sunny Chernobyl

A few months ago, I read the book <i>Visit Sunny Chernobyl</i> by Andrew Blackwell, about the worst’s biggest garbage-ridden and polluted places. It’s like …

Travel

16 Places In The South of England That Are Definitely Worth Visiting On Your Road Trip! - Hand Luggage Only - Travel, Food & Photography Blog

You’ve seen our complete guide to planning your own Great British Road Trip and you’ve probably even seen some of the places we visited on our …

25 of the most luxurious homes you can stay at around the world

With the rise of Airbnb and other home rental companies, evidence has shown that vacationers are increasingly opting to stay in private homes instead of hotels.<p>And it's a trend that's ripe to continue: vacation rentals offer things that hotels can't always provide, like additional privacy, more …

Travel

Into Corsica, From Rustic Villages to Stony Cliffs

One reason the French island of Corsica can feel so bracing to a visitor is that — and I mean this in the best way possible — Corsicans don’t much care about you.<p>Of course, they want to make sure that you’re comfortable and taken care of. But they’re not going to fuss over the details of your …

Corsica

9 Reasons Bilbao, Spain, Should Be at the Top of Your Must-Visit List

In coastal Northern Spain, otherwise known as Basque Country, San Sebastián and Guernica may be considered the most popular destinations. But hiding slightly inland and roughly an hour’s drive from the former is Bilbao.<p>A city of contrasts, Bilbao has the unexpected duality of things to do, see, and …

List-Worthy

6 Underrated European Cities You Should Seriously Visit

You’ve been to Paris and you’ve been to Rome, but Europe is a big continent full of hidden treasures ripe for exploring. Here, six lesser-known European cities that deserve a spot on your travel bucket list.<p>GO TO AMSTERDAM, BUT DON’T MISS MAASTRICHT<p>Read more.<p>GO TO LISBON, BUT DON’T MISS PORTO<p>Read …

Europe

Las Vegas for foodies: top 10 new gourmet restaurants in Sin City

Hungry epicures have been singing ‘Viva Las Vegas’ for the past decade as the decadent spread of this neon-lit city moved from steakhouses and buffets to celebrity-chef destinations. That trend has continued as a slew of eateries offering adventurous cuisine have opened recently.<p>Some serve the …

Sin City

14 Amazing Sights You Have To See In Europe’s Most Dramatic Country - The Faroe Islands - Hand Luggage Only - Travel, Food & Photography Blog

If pictures are worth a thousand words, then surely videos are worth millions of words?<p>Whatever the case might be, we’ve finally put together our …

The 50 Best Romantic Getaways

There are simply some places, some kinds of adventures, that make us want to fall in love.<p>Almost everyone agrees, for example, that there’s a certain romance to being near the ocean. And there are plenty of places to make those magical sunset beach strolls happen—like the South Pacific island of …

Travel

Retire for Half the Cost in These 5 Countries

If you're getting close to retirement, but you're planning on working an extra couple of years because you just "don't have the money," think again. …

Retirement

The 10 best scenic train rides in Europe | Travel Feature

Easier than a car and more comfortable than a bus – what’s not to like about taking the train through Europe’s most picturesque regions? Sit back and …

Europe

Thinking of Going to Reykjavik (Like Everyone Else)? You Should Try Helsinki Instead.

Does it seem like everyone you know is going to Reykjavik this summer? The Icelandic city is indeed a lava-hot destination and it’s not that we don’t want you to check it out, but, really, can all those people fit in the Blue Lagoon? Even the country’s tourist board and Tourism Research Centre are …

Helsinki

The $20 Diner’s guide to the best sandwiches in Philadelphia

To paraphrase one J. Alfred Prufrock, Philadelphians measure out their lives in Italian-style sandwiches.<br>Casey Patten, co-founder of Taylor Gourmet, the Washington hoagie chain with a Philly soul, remembers a sandwich accompanying every important or mundane moment of his childhood in the City of …

Philadelphia

5 Stunning Day Hikes in Seattle

As the mecca of nature and outdoor activities, one of the most popular activities in Seattle, rain or shine, is to go hiking. On the Instagram feeds …

Trails

Philadelphia's Essential Brunch Restaurants, Summer 2016

AllOneMap<p>From traditional Pennsylvania Dutch biscuits and gravy to eggy Roman pastas and BYOs perfect for mixing up your own bloodies, Philadelphia …

Brunch

Seattle's Greatest Underrated Restaurants, Mapped

AllOneMap<p>Seattle's restaurant scene is hot stuff, with new establishments opening at an impressive clip. The latest contenders attract the lion's …

Seattle

Rome's Restaurants Old and New

Romans favor the same restaurants and dishes they always have, and everyone will have an opinion as to which restaurant serves the best pasta, the freshest seafood or the most flavorful lamb. Still, new restaurants do open that help diversify the city's dining scene. Here's a some of my …

Rome

15 Essential Fried Chicken Restaurants Around D.C.

The bird is the wordGolden, tender, juicy and crispy: it's hard to find anything that sounds — or tastes — as good as fried chicken. For many, this …

Fried chicken

This is the carry-on suitcase I wouldn’t travel without

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>As part of an ongoing series, each week Insider Picks features a product or store that’s poised for big things. The subject of this …

North America Travel

The 19 best Greek islands

Travel

48 hours in Tirana

Lively Tirana wears its history with pride. It would be easy to mistake Albania’s colourful capital for any modern city in Western Europe – with stilettoed professionals crossing its wide main boulevard to meet for macchiatos in chic cafes. But then you come across an Ottoman-era stone bridge, an …

Travel

The Best Hotels in Every State 2015

Great hotels can inspire you, pamper you, and give you a much-deserved break from the humdrum routine of daily life. Europe may have hotels in former palaces, but there are plenty of outstanding hotels and resorts in the U.S. too, and in many ways, they tell the story of this country.<p>Take the …

Travel

Why Barcelona is Europe's greatest city for nightlife

Barcelona doesn’t have the searing heat of Madrid, but there is a certain stickiness in the Catalan capital in the warmer months, and narrow medieval streets that grant much-needed shade during the day feel somewhat muggy at night. The best place to spend your evenings is close to a sea breeze or …

Barcelona

[VIDEO] Croatian Recipes: Ćevapčići

<b>Ćevapčići are probably the most barbecued of all the meats in Croatia…</b> <br>Although not technically Croatian in origin, ćevapčići could almost be …

Recipes

Ten of the best Spanish coastal hotels

(c) Hotel Aigua Blava<p>Heading to Spain this summer but wanting to avoid the over-developed beach resorts? There are plenty of boutique properties to be found all around the country, all offering individuality, style and excellent service. Here, The Good Hotel Guide offers a selection of their finest …

Hotels

America’s Best Little Beach Towns

Nightlife-driven souls looking for Floridian action point their convertibles toward the likes of Fort Lauderdale and Key West. But a certain quieter, off-the-radar destination on the state’s Gulf Coast holds a different kind of allure.<p>The cult-fave town of Boca Grande is a throwback, an Old Florida …

Beaches