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The World's Best Destinations For Solo Travel

Travelling alone is no longer taboo. In fact, it's trendy to go alone out of choice.<p>Traveling alone is no longer taboo. In fact, it's trendy to go alone out of choice. Celebrated as a way to learn about oneself, more people are discovering the freedom of exploring a new place on their own terms. …

Solo Travel

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27 Of The Best Places In The World To Swim

Planet Earth is made up of 71% water allowing so many opportunities for <i>great</i> swimming. That would require quite a bit of exploring to find perfection, so we made your life easier and have listed the 27 best places in the world to take a dip.<p><b>1. Linapacan Island, Palawan, Philippines</b><p>An island …

The 17 Most Amazingly Epic Places on Earth

Do the usual cities and beaches leave you a bit... underwhelmed? Well, we're here to bring you to a magical realm of bubbling volcanoes, cliff-top castles, and roaring waterfalls.<p>Do the usual cities and beaches leave you a bit... underwhelmed? Well, we're here to bring you to a magical realm of …

Grand Canyon

Singapore City: What to Do and Where to Eat in This World Class Food and Shopping Center

Whether you're extending your business trip or visiting for a vacation, here's a weekend itinerary that will show you why Singapore is such a vibrant and exciting place to visit (and eat!)<p>To many, the island of Singapore is nothing more than a gleaming amusement park -- a Disney World of Asia, with …

Curries

7 Tiny, Perfect European Towns You've Never Heard Of

Flying to Europe is incredibly cheap right now, so it's a perfect time to skip the continent's big-name destinations and visit the tiny towns that dot its countrysides. The most precious European towns may range in size from the super small (Bibury) to slightly bigger (Cesky Krumlov), but they all …

20 Gorgeous Seaside Towns In Italy

Have you ever been to Rome in August and wondered where all the locals are? The truth is that they're likely in one of these towns, as Italians in major cities make a mass exodus toward the coast every summer. Many of the well-known beaches get crowded or too touristy, but this list also includes …

Amalfi Coast

A guide to the eateries of Spain

Restaurants have been a part of Spanish culture for centuries. Indeed Spain is home to the oldest surviving restaurant in the world. According to the Guinness book that would be Sobrino de Botín (established 1725) just off Plaza Mayor in Madrid. Botín is merely the oldest and you’ll find many other …

14 legendary natural wonders of South America

Tucked in a corner at the borders of Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay, the 275 falls of Iguazu dwarf Niagara and have to be one of the most amazing …

Articles about jonathan adler and simon doonans shelter island vacation home on Dwell.com - Dwell

For design mavericks Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan, a challenging site that slopes toward the sea yields a unique opportunity...<p>For design mavericks Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan, a challenging site that slopes toward the sea yields a unique opportunity...<p>Though I've become quite fond of them, …

The world's first underwater museum – in pictures

From algae-encrusted VW Beetles to classical busts covered in psychedelic coral, dive into the magical world of Jason deCaires Taylor’s seabed sculptures. He covers his exhibits – which include a dream collector and a dozing dog – in a cement that attracts growth, then plunges them to the ocean …

Siamese fighting fish

These stunning portraits show Siamese fighting fish seemingly floating in mid air, displaying their long, flowing fins and brilliant colours. Thai photographer Visarute Angkatavanich uses specialist lighting and crystal-clear water to capture exuberantly finned and coloured varieties of <i>Betta</i> …

Scared Of Failing? Ask Yourself These 6 Fear-Killing Questions

Warren Berger, author of A More Beautiful Question, collected the provocative questions top designers, tech innovators, and entrepreneurs ask themselves to spark creativity.<p><i>[Editor’s note: The following is the first in a three-part series of posts adapted from Warren Berger’s new book,</i> A More …

Co-Creative Processes in Education: The Small Things That Make a Big Difference

<i>This is the third article in an ongoing series about working with kids by Copenhagen-based architect/designer/educator Moa Dickmark. Her last article</i> …

World's Best Ecolodges

Forestry

Mexico’s Secret Beach

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>I don flippers and a life vest, leave my goggles, smartphone, and camera behind, and line up to dive into the waters off the coast of Mexico’s Marieta Islands.<p>Clusters of people jump off ahead of me — couples, friends, families, all bobbing in the water like Halloween …

Los Cabos: A Window to Paradise

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>When I landed in Los Cabos, I almost immediately started daydreaming. You will too, if you come here. It’s rare that I arrive at a destination and start planning my return trip. Cabo hooked me in an hour.<p>Why? It’s something I started calling “Baja Soul” — a feeling of …

Celebrating Dia de los Muertos

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>In the vibrant, bustling Mercado de San Juan in Mexico City, I saw all the usual produce that I’d pick up at home — apples, raspberries, blueberries — along with exotic fruits I’d never seen before — creamy <i>mameys</i> and spiky <i>guanabanas</i>. As I made my way through the crowd, the …

The Best Eats in Cabo

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>The man making my Caesar salad at Edith’s restaurant is taking his task very seriously. First he mashes aromatic garlic cloves in a big wooden bowl along with anchovies, an egg yolk, dijon mustard, olive oil, worcestershire sauce, and white vinegar. Mix, mix, toss. Next, he …

My Favorite Things About Mexico

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>After I returned from Mexico, I met a good friend for lunch and she asked me how my trip had been. “It was a game changer,” I replied. “It reminded me why I love traveling so much.”<p>I meant what I said. Mexico wowed me in so many big ways, from the level of sophistication I …

Hypnotizing Geometric Paintings Inspired by Sacred Mandalas

These kaleidoscopic arrangements explore ideas of visual pleasure through a hypnotizing array of colors and textures that spiral towards a central point. Created by New York-based artist Amy Cheng, the complex oil (and sometimes wax) on paper compositions are loosely based off of the concept of the …

Luxury Brands Step Up Battle for Travelling Shoppers

<b>PARIS, France —</b> Luxury brands are stepping up the battle for travelling shoppers with more outlets at airports and on cruise ships, tapping into one …

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