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The best spa hotels in the south of England

There are many hotels in the south of England that offer spas; but there is a subtle but definite distinction between ‘hotels with spa’ and ‘spa hotels’. The former offers spa facilities of some sort - often excellent - but it can’t be said that they are the main point of the hotel. The latter’s …

Amazing bars around the world to drink at before you die

The alternative city guide to Cape Town, South Africa

The second of our guides to alt South Africa looks at tourist haven Cape Town. Musicians, designers and cooks show how it is coming into its own as a diverse, free-thinking city with stunning open spaces • Alternative guides to Joburg, Port Elizabeth and Durban<p>Overview<p><b>By Nechama Brodie, author of</b> …

Cape Town

How to Master Your Morning Routine With Flipboard

In the mornings, after showering, grooming, and nourishing yourself, what’s the first thing you do? Check email? Go for a jog? Listen to podcasts? These decisions, along with thousands of other possibilities, could have profound implications not just on your productivity, but your life.<p>But you …

10 European Road Trips to Take This Summer

From America's Route 66 to Australia's Great Ocean Road to South Africa's Garden Route, the world is full of unforgettable road trips, but don't write off Europe for your next adventure. Whether you want to hire a campervan and get off the beaten track, cruise along the coast in a convertible or …

How to delete all your Google history and data

It’s probably safe to say Google knows us better than even our closest friends and relatives. Seriously, the search giant stores all the internet history that goes through any of their products or services. And that is saying a lot, considering Google is pretty much everywhere.<p>Thankfully, they are …

Maps

Gin, glorious gin! 15 reasons why we're fascinated by the "infamous liquor"

Did you know gin shops were once open seven days a week, 24 hours a day? We've extracted the key facts from a fascinating book on the nation's favourite spirit<p>Olivia Williams' book <b>Gin Glorious Gin (Headline, £14.99)</b>, subtitled How Mother’s Ruin Became the Spirit of London, charts the dizzying ups …

I/O Architects design a garden-oriented home in Bulgaria

I/O Architects have designed a new home on a hillside near Sofia, Bulgaria.<p>Surrounding the home is a wall of hedges, that add greenery to the area, …

Architecture

How to Make Money While Traveling

These next-level hacks are easier (and less stressful!) than putting your home on Airbnb.<p>Think the cost of travelling has become prohibitive? Think …

World Wildlife Fund

11 most luxurious train rides | CNN Travel

CNN

50 Years and 9 U.S. Presidents Later, a Waldorf Bellman Tells All

Jalali "Jim E." Eldrissi recounts the best stories from his five decades as a bellman at New York City's iconic hotel.<p>Jalali Eldrissi, better known as Jim E., has been a bellman at New York’s Waldorf-Astoria hotel since the Lyndon B. Johnson administration. He’s served at this hotel through two …

Hospitality

The 6 Best Interview Questions Asked by Famous Execs (and the Worst) | Inc.com

Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.<p>Interviewing people can be terribly dull.<p>It's a dance to which you hope both parties know the steps.<p>Sadly, what sometimes happens is that the interviewer isn't in the mood and the interviewee has …

Employment

10 extraordinary destinations you have probably never heard of

5 Lessons I Learned By Traveling Solo

Hike Bealey Spur in Arthur's Pass | Photo: Vincent Frascello<p>Written by Alexandria Yepsen, Contributor for The Outbound Collective<p>I took the leap two years ago. I decided that my white college apartment was getting too stuffy for the dreamer inside of me. I needed an adventure to challenge myself …

New Zealand

11 Affirmations Successful People Repeat Every Single Day | Inc.com

Accomplishments are based on actions, not on thoughts--yet the thought is always father to the deed. Achievement starts with an idea, a perspective, a point of view, or even just an attitude. (Ideas, perspectives, and points of view like these, for starters.)<p>Here are some of the things …

Motivation
Knives

Beautifully Minimal Contemporary Huts Start at $25,000

Japanese retailer MUJI is well known for their beautifully minimal household and consumer goods. Now, they're expanding, moving beyond products for your home to building shelters that you can inhabit. Called MUJI HUT, it's a concept that provides a reprieve from the hustle and bustle of everyday …

Self-Reflection

6 Things First-Time Entrepreneurs Need to Do Next

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>So, you had a great idea that you managed to turn into a business. You have a few partners-in-crime, your product has launched and maybe you even raised some money. But now what?<p>If you are starting your first business, you may feel a …

Entrepreneurship

163 Free Things to Do in America’s Top Destinations

Our favorite free things to do in America’s most-visited cities.<p>They say the best things in life are free, and for every avid traveler, it’s a …

World Trade Center

A Fresh, Happy Holiday Apartment in Barcelona

Located in Barcelona, Spain, the Tyche Apartment serves as a holiday residence for an Italian family. Designed by CaSA Colombo and Serboli …

Interior Design

Objeckt Creative's FORM + MATTER Mobile Skincare Lab

There's a beautiful piece of design work housed within Californian skincare brand FORM + MATTER's partner stores: SocialStudies. It's a mobile testing laboratory—designed to engage customers, and envisioned by their Berkeley-based parent-company Objeckt Creative. In essence, a shop within a shop, …

Skin Care

Morocco's Best-Kept Secret Is This All-Blue Village

Tucked high in Morocco’s Rif Mountains, the all-blue town of Chefchaouen is a calming respite from the overwhelming frenzy of Marrakech and Fez. Photographer and writer Lucy Laucht takes us on a tour of Morocco's hidden gem.<p>Painted in a palette of mesmerizing blue hues, Chefchaouen's ancient medina …

Travel Photography

Prefab-ulous!

75 years of experience with steel processing is used to craft this prefab shelter designed down to last detail. The only choice left to the customer …

This Single Mom Got Fired, Started a Gym, and Is on Track to a Billion in Revenue

Ellen Latham went from being a fired as a single mother to co-founding Orangetheory Fitness, a multi-million dollar company. Here's how she did it.

Fitness

The ultimate travel bucket list: 31 things to do in your lifetime

21 amazing World Heritage Sites you've probably never heard of

National Parks

Architizer

Britain's best beach cafes and restaurants

Cornwall<p>1. Fifteen Cornwall, Watergate Bay<p>Jamie Oliver’s coastal venture sits right on the beach amid whirling seagulls and crashing waves. Dishes on the menu include Cornish mackerel with fregola di Sarda and John Dory with artichoke caponata, chilli and mint.<p><b>Contact:</b> 01637 861000; …

Secret Mediterranean islands where you can escape the crowds

There are more than 200 islands in the Med, yet 90 per cent of tourists stay on just 10 per cent of them. We’ve rounded up six lesser-known isles worth seeking out if you’re looking for a little peace and quiet.<p><b>Pantelleria, Italy</b><p>Boat at sunset by Luca Volpi. CC BY-SA 2.0.<p>Closer to Tunisia than …

European Travel