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The 10 Best Bagel Shops In New York City

There must be something magical in the water here in New York that gets the perfect amount of chewiness outside and softness inside.<p>Our friends at Yelp helped us put together a list of the top 10 bagel shops in the city.<p>Yelp reviewers named the Upper West Side's Absolute Bagels their number one …

Manhattan

Have Time to Spare at the Airport? Make Time to Visit a Library - Vagabondish

Here’s a fun travel scenario: your flight has just been delayed for four hours. What are you options? Sit around, maybe get something to eat? Listen …

What travel can be when there’s no limit to your imagination

<i>RUSSIA: The Outpost Vol. 01</i> is a new 100-page color photobook and 25-minute short film by Chris Burkard and Ben Weiland that shows what travel can be …

Ibiza Summer Comes To A Close With Ridiculous Partying

We previously reported that our European pals were spending their summer vacation days on secluded islands and remote mountain ranges.<p>Well that estimate was maybe a little off. Apparently all of Europe is actually on the Spanish island of Ibiza! Spain saw a record number of tourists this July, and …

Can these next-generation hostels kick off a real hosteling trend in the US?

The United States lags behind the rest of the world, especially Western Europe and Australia, in the number and capacity of its hostels.<p>The US has …

5 Reasons to Go to San Diego

With an average temperature of 70 degrees year-round, terrific hotels and eats, and 70 miles of coastline, there’s never a bad time to visit San …

How to: Plan the Perfect All-Girls Getaway

I’ve heard all the excuses when it comes to why people can’t — or don’t want to — plan an all-girls getaway. Almost invariably, they involve a lack of time, money, or patience.<p>I’ve traveled a ton with my family and, of course, with my significant other. But when I think of the trips where I’ve had …

G Adventures: Changing People's Life through Travel

As some of you know, I’m one of G Adventures‘ Wanderers in Residence and I’ve have worked closely with them for the past two years. I’ve had some …

12 myths about Australia’s ‘boat people’

The Australian government has declared it will not grant visas to refugees who arrive by boat. Period. They claim it’s to protect them, because the …

Are tech-free vacations worth it?

Although at-your-fingertip devices make travelling hassle-free, there are major perks to unplugging on your next getaway.<p>At-your-fingertip maps, online booking services and apps to check flight delays have made the nuts and bolts of travelling easier than ever. Yet the same devices that connect us …

Jigsaw Puzzles

Vancouver’s big birthday bash

Head to Canada’s favourite urban green space this weekend, when the city’s iconic Stanley Park celebrates its 125th birthday with a mammoth free-entry party.<p>Thousands of Vancouverites will flock to Canada’s favourite urban green space this weekend when the city’s iconic Stanley Park celebrates its …

Western Canada

Five curious facts about Croatia

Nestled near Italy on the Adriatic Sea, the tiny country has been an unsung source of innovation, libation and historical intrigue for centuries.<p>Nestled near Italy on the Adriatic Sea, the tiny country has been an unsung source of innovation, libation and historical intrigue for centuries.<p><b>Fashion</b> …

European Travel

My Suite At The New York Palace Hotel Felt Like A Multi-Million Dollar Apartment

The renovation is meant to maintain the hotel's historic roots (it was constructed in 1882 as the Villard Mansion) while bringing it into the 21st century with a more modern aesthetic.<p>So far, only the rooms in the Towers, the more elite part of the hotel, have been completed — and they're looking …

Hospitality

Vienna’s Horizontal Hotels

A curtain is always rising in Vienna, Austria, with vacant shops now playing new roles as stand-alone hotel rooms.<p>A trio of architects launched <b>Urbanauts</b> (“city explorers”), a network of street-level “lofts” that combine with the funky shops and galleries of Vienna’s Fourth District to form …

Pt 3: High and dry in Australia’s Buccaneer Archipelago

Talbot Bay is only a small part of this island cluster, where horizontal waterfalls and some of the biggest tidal changes in the world add danger to the average fishing trip.

Australia

Pt 1: Inside Kazakhstan’s labyrinthine bazaar

Lonely Planet travel writer Iain Shearer explores the capital’s famed Green Market on a quest to find life-giving herbs.

Loneliness

Behold the future of hostel bunkbeds

There are any number of things that could keep you up at night during in a hostel…<p>With all the above in mind, and using my personal hostel …

The Exceptional Traveler: House Rentals

Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living. -- Miriam Beard<p><b>How To Do Exceptional Things Inexpensively</b><p><b>Post #4 House Rentals</b><p>Our Marrakesh house rental<p>You know from my last post that <b>I'm a big fan of housesitting and house rentals,</b> …

Swimwear

The San Diego Beach That Swallowed up My Family

Each trip to San Diego started with the best of intentions. We wanted to visit the famous San Diego Zoo with our three young children. We planned to explore the historic Gaslamp District. We wanted to check out the USS Midway aircraft carrier museum.<p>And then we arrived in Mission Beach, and it all …

California

5 Unexpected Things to Do in Hong Kong

The iconic Hong Kong skyline is among the most recognizable in the world. As a result, many often equate Hong Kong with teetering monuments of steel …

Hong Kong

A guide to the eateries of France

There's a vast number of eateries in France. Most have defined roles, though some definitions are becoming a bit blurred. Here's a quick guide:<p>Auberge<p>An <i>auberge</i> (inn), which may also appear as an <i>auberge de campagne</i> or <i>auberge du terroir</i> (country inn), is usually attached to a rural B&B or small hotel …

France

Nighttime swim at the Four Seasons Vancouver

Lunch at Yew and Playing Space Team<p>This is kind of just a fun video… you can watch my family sitting around playing a fun iPad game called Space …

Reds Forever

Apps or Websites for the Aurora Australis?<p>What are your favorite apps for real-time or predictive data about the Aurora? I’d like to know more about …

Little Stream Through The Hills

Running out of days for Spring (In New Zealand!) discount<p>This is the early warning on final spots at a cheaper price on the upcoming October …

Cruising through Tracy Arm

Time Lapse<p>I met a guy on the front of the boat that had his tripod set up and he was taking a cool time lapse as we turned this way and that through …

The prismbleed sunset

Tablets… Your thoughts?<p>I’m seeing a lot of reports of the Google-Android tablets really becoming a lot more popular. I do have one of the new Nexus …

The essential guide to backpacking China's Silk Road

The section of the ancient Silk Road that runs through China is an epic journey through desert dunes to the end of the Great Wall, a length of pink mud that ends abruptly in the magnificent beige towers of the Jiayuguan Fort.<p>This is not a voyage that many travellers experience; it's often and …

Asia Travel

We're the Millers – review

A small-time drug dealer hires three misfits to pose as a squeaky-clean family in this goofy road movie<p>Bob Fisher and Steve Faber co-wrote the successful but charmless Owen Wilson/Vince Vaughn romp Wedding Crashers in 2005. This is better: a genial broad comedy directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber …