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15 cities across the world that should be at the top of your travel bucket-list

Every year, we ask our readers to rate the best cities in the world, and the results continue to surprise us. Not only do newcomers sometimes float to the top, but longtime favorites also continue to reappear — a testament to a destination's enduring popularity. This year's group of winners span …

Winners of the 2018 Underwater Photographer of the Year Contest

Organizers of the Underwater Photographer of the Year Contest have just announced the winning photographers and images for 2018, with German photographer Tobias Friedrich being named Underwater Photographer of the Year 2018. More than 5,000 images were submitted this year by photographers from …

Your own Italian home for $1? You can buy it in Ollolai

<b>(CNN) —</b> Ever dreamed of owning a home in a pretty village in Italy ? The news you've been waiting for has finally arrived.<p>You can now buy one for just over a dollar.<p>Ollolai, a destination in the mountain region of Barbagia on the Mediterranean island of Sardinia, is selling hundreds of abandoned …

Italy

Winners of the 2017 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year Contest

National Geographic has announced the winners of its annual photo competition, with the Grand Prize Winner Jayaprakash Joghee Bojan receiving a prize of $7,500 for his image of an orangutan in Borneo. National Geographic was once again kind enough to let us display the winning images and honorable …

The 20 Best TV Shows of 2017

The new and returning series that stood out the most<p>Editor’s Note: Find all of <i>The Atlantic</i>’s “Best of 2017” coverage here.<p>How to summarize television in 2017? While no descriptor captures the year’s diverse offerings, one word crops up more than any other: Netflix. The streaming service’s …

Tasmania Is the World's Next Great Under-the-Radar, Unspoiled Travel Destination

My first day back in Hobart, Tasmania, I knew where I had to begin. After checking in to my hotel, I walked to Battery Point, the old seamen's …

Inside the world's most Instagrammed hotel, which boasts the world's longest infinity pool on its 57th floor

Marina Bay Sands, Singapore's largest hotel, is an iconic part of the city's skyline.<p>The five-star resort is not only Singapore's largest and most popular hotel, but it's also the most Instagrammed hotel in the world, according to data released by Instagram this week.<p>Over a million snaps have been …

Las Vegas

Australian weather captured in dramatic photographs

People who switch jobs get paid more

Jumping ship at your job pays off.<p>Teachers, nurses, construction workers and even hotel employees who switched jobs recently saw bigger wage increases than their former colleagues who stayed put, according to new research from ADP, the payment processor.<p>The findings come as employers are scrambling …

Employment

The Most Powerful Passport in the World Now Belongs to Singapore

Singapore’s passport is officially the new most powerful passport in the world.<p>In its annual report, the Passport Index, which was created by …

Foreign Policy

8 Great Tokyo Airbnbs for Your Money

Some of the best value Airbnbs in Tokyo, Japan.<p>Tokyo is home to a neat and tidy 13 million people, so visitors should come knowing it’s going to be …

Japan

Visiting Hong Kong: What To Do, Where To Sleep

Shares 244<p>Visiting Hong Kong for our surprise is one of the most diverse countries that we actually loved while traveling to in Asia. During our …

A One-Week Travel Itinerary for First-Time Visitors to Tokyo

2017 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year Contest

National Geographic has opened its annual photo contest for 2017, with the deadline for submissions coming up on November 17. The Grand Prize Winner will receive $7,500, publication in <i>National Geographic Magazine</i> and a feature on National Geographic’s Instagram account. The folks at National …

The Best Airbnbs in Hong Kong for Your Money

For one of the world’s most expensive cities, Hong Kong offers up some pretty affordable Airbnbs. Of course, as is the case with densely populated …

Hong Kong

14 Australian Beaches That Are More Than Just A Pretty Sight

There’s a beach that looks like a Rainbow Paddle Pop. BRB.

Australia

Travel Guide for Thailand: How to spend 4 days in Bangkok and around

Thailand Travel Guide for a 96-Hours-Trip<p><b>The headline sounds crazy! I know. But perhaps one day you’ll find yourself in this tricky situation where</b> …

The Most Beautiful Places in Australia

Whether you're visiting for the first or fifth time, the natural beauty of Australia is guaranteed to blow you away. With pink lakes, vertical cliffs, and beaches crowded with kangaroos, the country's landscapes are unrivaled. Even below earth's surface, life seems to shine a little brighter Down …

Australia

World's 10 most livable cities in 2017

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's official. Melbourne is on top of the world -- again.<p>The Australian city has topped the Economist Intelligence Unit's ranking of the most livable cities in the world for the seventh year in a row.<p>Melbourne received a score of 97.5 out of 100 on the annual list, which assesses stability, …

Terrorism

27 Magical Places You Won't Believe Are Actually In Melbourne

It's time to get out and explore what's in your backyard.

Australia

10 Fantastic Sights You Have To See in Melbourne, Australia

When we visited Sydney, our friends (who had just moved from Melbourne and hence were urging us to visit), described it as Sydney’s more fun sister. …

Australia

Quick Recommendations for Attractions, Food, Culture and Shopping in Melbourne

Melbourne has earned a fantastic reputation for being a fun and friendly cosmopolitan city. Not only is there an endless amount of excitement to be …

Top things to do in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Top Choice Area in Masjid India, Kampung Baru & Northern KL<p>In this neighbourhood of traditional Malay wooden houses, village life unfolds despite the surrounding skyscrapers. Gazetted by the British in 1899, Kampung Baru's low-slung charms are best revealed by simply wander…<p>Top Choice Hawker in …

10 of Australia's best swimming beaches - Tourism Australia

North Point, Moreton Island, Queensland<p>After exploring the mainland of Queensland, head to the shores of Moreton Island (a 75 minute ferry ride from …

25 best shows on TV that you should be watching

The Television Academy announced its 2017 nominees for the Emmy Awards on Thursday.<p>Some of this year's best shows include FX's "Atlanta," Hulu's "Handmaid's Tale," and HBO's "Westworld." And here's your chance to find out why these shows have earned their accolades.<p><b>Here are the 2017 Emmy-nominated</b> …

Best holiday reads 2017, picked by writers – part one

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie<p>A book I absolutely loved was <b>Margo Jefferson</b>’s <i>Negroland</i>(Granta), a memoir of her life as part of the African American economically privileged class. It is a sharply honest, biting, reflective look at America, and a useful guide on how race and class do not merely intersect, …

Books

Bali's beaches -- 14 of the best for your next trip

<b>(CNN) —</b> Bali's reputation for offering a total escape continues to draw international visitors to the gorgeous destination in droves.<p>There are opportunities for any travel budget, not to mention the most popular activity (hanging out on a beach) won't cost you a thing. The white and black sands …

Asia Travel

Taroko Gorge delivers beauty and adventure

<b>(CNN) —</b> With soaring cliffs, plunging canyons and a base of colossal marble slabs spliced by a torrential river, Taroko Gorge is one of the most popular travel attractions on the island of Taiwan .<p>The 19-kilometer area, part of Taroko Gorge National Park, features canyon cliffs that can soar up to …

Hiking

Way shares insider tips on Adelaide's best experiences

Lonely Planet Local Charles Rawlings-Way moved to Adelaide a decade ago, thinking he’d give it a year to see how things panned out. Within six months this sunny southern city had its hooks into him, exploding the myth of the ‘City of Churches’ moniker and exposing its arty underbelly of bars, pubs, …