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4 Perfect Greek Isle Itineraries

A week or more in the Greek Islands—that would be pretty close to the perfect vacation, wouldn’t it? Famed for their sunny weather, crystalline …

European Travel

Planes in Flames: Why Does It Keep Happening?

A 787 Dreamliner caught fire in London last week, just the latest problem for the troubled plane. Clive Irving on what happened—and how it may shed …

A Vancouver page turner

At a time when bookshops are closing faster than you can say “e-reader”, The Paper Hound is aiming to show that physical books still have a role.<p>At a time when bookshops are closing faster than you can say “e-reader”, a new Vancouver store is aiming to become an irresistible page-turner for local …

Books

Bucharest’s new Old City

A decade of refurbishment has resulted in a charming, walkable quarter with enough sights to keep you occupied for the day and enough bars and clubs to ensure you never have to sleep.<p>Travellers often only give the Romanian capital, Bucharest, a passing glance on their way to the more storied …

European Travel
India

Five great national park lodges

From Alberta to Utah, these North American getaways offer both majestic scenery and creature comforts.

National Parks

Paris' Prince De Galles Reopens With Art Deco Design Statement

The historic Prince de Galles hotel in Paris celebrated its grand reopening last month following an extensive two-year, $100 million renovation and redesign that restores the landmark property’s original Art Deco style.<p>Starwood Hotels & Resorts tapped prominent French designer Pierre-Yves Rochon to …

Hotel Fitness Trends You Need to Know Now

Hotel guests are hankering for more than just a couple of treadmills in a fitness center these days. And hotels have taken note, offering a ton of …

How to Save Money on Phone Data Abroad

<i>Photo Courtesy Ajv123ajv/Dreamstime. Article by Robert Firpo-Cappiello</i><p>You probably know someone who has returned from overseas with a horror story about a crazy-big -- and utterly unexpected -- mobile phone or tablet bill. In some cases people have been socked with five-figure tabs for using …

Mobile

Should You Resort to a Resort?

The seaplane is bobbing on its pontoons in the choppy South Pacific Ocean like a plastic duck in a toddler’s bathtub. “You’ll have to wade in from here,” the pilot shouts over the propeller’s rat-tat-tat. I look down doubtfully at the restless sea, the swaying 
ladder, then take a deep breath and …

The Best Places To Watch The Sunset (PHOTOS)

Despite their frequency, sunsets always manage to take our breath away.<p>Watching a sunset is a vacation ritual, it seems, and with the weather as hot as it is, it's nice to even take a virtual vacation. And since travelers often photograph sunsets to no end, there's no shortage of stunning images …

Europe's Hottest Summer Destinations for 2013

Well, summertime is in full swing and many are headed off on their yearly vacation (or eagerly awaiting to do so!). We wanted to find out the hottest summer destinations in Europe, so we went straight to the source and asked the community of nearly 800,000 real travelers and locals on minube to …

European Travel

Luis Suarez included in Liverpool squad for pre-season tour to Asia and Australia

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has been included in the 27-man squad for their pre-season tour of Indonesia, Australia and Thailand.<p>Suarez's desire to leave Liverpool this summer has seemed clear from various interviews he has given over the last few weeks, but the club have stressed they do not …

Soccer

20 Completed Summer Transfer Deals with the Biggest Ramifications

The summer transfer window has been robust with player moves across leagues, countries and even continents.<p>Throughout all of Europe's major leagues, there's been a stack of summer deals with massive implications for the season ahead, as well as the world football order in general.<p>Some are obvious …

Soccer

Tour de France: Stage 16 – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/sport/gallery/2013/jul/16/tour-de-france-2013-tourdefrance<p>720<p>A quiet day in the hills looks like the perfect day for a …

Toronto Indy reaches few TV viewers

The Honda Indy Toronto had a little bit of everything over the weekend, with beautiful weather and plenty of spectators in the stands to watch a compelling storyline unfold that culminated with a stunning double win for Scott Dixon.<p>But there was one thing missing – a television audience. Rogers …

Toronto
Soccer

Oakland Raiders Reportedly Interested in $800 Million, 50,000-Seat Stadium

The Oakland Raiders have one of the oldest and most unsightly stadiums in the NFL today. However, the Silver and Black might be able to ditch the O.co Coliseum—opened way back in 1966—if they can garner enough support.<p>According to Matthew Artz of the <i>Oakland Tribune,</i> the Raiders are interested in …

Football (U.S.)

Wedding Photographer Discusses Why She Switched to Beam

It’s no secret that competition in the wedding photography industry has gotten fierce. One of the best ways to stand out from the crowd and build a …

Life on the Lake

Minnesota native Mark Heithoff ‘s series of images of Lake Minnetonka, called “The Lake,” is currently showing at the Burnet Gallery at Le Méridien …

Muku Shuttr is the World’s First Wireless Shutter Release for iOS and Android

In Japanese, “Muku” means “clean” and “simple,” and that’s what Muku Labs has done its best to create with its first product, the Muku Shuttr. A …

Quad-Copter Camera Flies Over Niagara Falls, Captures Breathtaking Views

Niagara Falls is (or rather are) a sight to behold, and while capturing the falls from a boat or one of the overlooks is impressive enough, why not …

Silent Changes: The Subtle Modifications Made to Camera Gear Over Time

Every so often I get an email asking me to jump in on some forum argument or other. I rarely do that because of the language barrier.<p>Two of the …

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Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

A glimpse into the process behind DRAW Architecture's impeccable work.<p>Submit your very best architectural works for a chance to be published internationally by Phaidon.<p>Submit your best work today: The extended entry deadline is May 25th!<p>The phrase "less is more" has never been more apt.<p>Delta …

Architecture

How To Create Your Own Unique Textures and Apply Them To Your Photography

I would like to take you through a journey today and show you how some very ordinary looking photographs of the world around us can be combined to …

The Interchangeable-Lens Camera Market is Now Bigger Than Point-and-Shoots

It’s official — the point-and-shoot market is dying, while DSLRs and other interchangeable lens systems champion the cause for standalone cameras.<p>A …

Top 10 Composition Tips in Photography

Photography is all about composition. If you can’t compose an image, you can’t take photos. That’s the bottom line. This is where your photography …