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Tag: Design Travel

Material Interiors: A Shoppable Apartment in New York, Design Luminaries Edition<p>by Annie Quigley<p>A Room at the Inn: At the Chapel in Somerset<p>by Julie …

Hot Springs

Silver Screen Cities

Photograph: Casa Amora<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/11/6/1446824650572/a7f94271-47b9-40b1-8832-bd464aeda905-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Casa …

European Travel

E1: The World’s Smallest Micro Four Thirds 4K Camera

It’s not every day that a startup company launches a new camera to challenge the likes of heavyweights like GoPro and Panasonic, but that’s what the …

An American In Cuba: Part 1

<i>This is part I of a V-part series on my experiences in Cuba. Read Part II, Part III., Part IV & Part V</i><p>"How can you go to Cuba? You're American." I hear this over and over again from friends. From the Cuban Americans I meet in Miami, I hear worse: "Be careful - it's horrible, dangerous." Usually, …

Images of a Polynesian oasis: Mitiaro, Cook Islands

It was just before sunrise when I opened my eyes. A soft palette of pastels reflected off the polished steel perimeter of my cabin window, signaling …

The 20 Best New Bars of 2013 (Photos)

Drink Up!<p>Check out the 20 hottest new bars around the world—and the tasty concoctions they’re whipping up.<p>06.30.13 4:45 AM ET

Thompson Hotels' millennial-friendly new brand Tommie unveiled for NYC

Commune Hotels & Resorts—the result of a 2010 merge between Joie de Vivre Hospitality and Thompson Hotels—launched on Wednesday a brand called Tommie …

Speakeasies Around the World: Where to Drink Like Jay Gatsby

<i>-- By Jennifer M. Wood, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>Alcohol may be legal, but that hasn't stopped a proliferation of hard-to-find drinkeries that recall the 18th amendment. As The Great Gatsby hits theaters, we uncover ten speakeasies where you can party like it's 1922.<p><i>More from Condé Nast Traveler:</i><p>The Best …

Insider's guide to Madrid: the lesser-known art of Spain’s crowning capital

When it comes to art, Madrid knows few rivals. The Museo Del Prado justifiably attracts more visitors than any other museum in Spain, while the extensive private collection of Thyssen-Bornemisza and the contemporary masterpieces of Museo Reina Sofía have their own generous share of followers. Yet …

Ten hidden gems of Europe

There’s no place like Paris, Barcelona or Rome - but Europe has untouched corners that match the big hitters on beauty and charm, and with far fewer tourists. Take the road less travelled with these ten hidden gems of Europe.<p>1. Burg Satzvey, Germany<p>Whisper it: this fairytale castle is a short ride …

Two Wonderful Madrid Restaurants

I'm an old-fashioned food and wine snob who has eaten all over Spain for 40 years. Today I'm going to highlight two Madrid restaurants I find myself going to these days at least once a week. (There is a third one on my beat as well, the Taberna Arzábal (Calle de Menéndez Pelayo, 13) but much has …

I Traveled Through Afghanistan And Didn't See Another Tourist

Go figure. Then again, I always thought it would be even less visited. Not because of its beauty, cold mountains and fantastic scenery, but because of regular bombings, terrorist attacks and being the home turf of Taliban. War zone tourism never really did catch on.<p>I traveled there in 2009 with two …

Seattle Oddities and Unusual Attractions

01 of 12<p>Archie McPhee is the most novel of novelty shops you’ll likely ever find - and certainly the queen of novelty shops in Seattle - filled with …

International Traveler of Mystery: Istanbul

<i>Your mission, should you choose to accept it: Go undercover with us to a series of exotic, daring locales worthy of the most stylish, seductive</i> …

Where Paris Locals Hang Out!

You've seen the sights and done the highlights (excuse the rhyming). But how about some lesser known sights that, according to Paris locals, are highlights too? Other things that Parisians maybe encounter daily on their commutes through the city? One such area is the Rue Chanoinesse area. According …

6 Dream Travel Jobs that Actually Exist

Since graduating from college in 2007, Turner Barr has been traveling the world. Not convinced that a desk job was for him, he headed to South …

Top 20 free things to do in Paris

City of love, fashion capital, literary paradise… Paris has many different guises. And while museum entry can be steep and fine dining comes at a premium, the French capital can also be a cheap date.<p>Whether you go weak at the knees for soaring church spires or want to rub elbows at an authentic …

California's other wine countries

Everybody knows the justifiably famous Napa and Sonoma Valleys. If you're looking to take the next step, venture into California’s less-famous wine regions, where family-owned wineries welcome novices and experts alike, and tasting fees are low to non-existent. Most of these well-hidden wine …

Carousing in the cocktail capital of South America

Starting 28 April, Buenos Aires is hosting Tales of the Cocktail, a renowned New Orleans festival that is bringing its love for all things mixology south of the equator.<p>Like many cities around the world, Buenos Aires has recently seen a rise in the art of mixology, with bars offering delicately …

5 Animal "Commuters": Train-Riding Monkeys, More

Birds on a train, goats on a bus—see some weird ways animals get around.<p><b>From birds on a train to goats on a bus—adaptable animals are learning how to get around our expanding cities.</b><p>Many are domestic—like cats—but coyotes, monkeys, and other wild species are also finding their way onto public …

In Tijuana with your gente

You should just park at the border and walk to the big revolving metal door that welcomes you to Mexico. There’s never a wait to get into Tijuana, …

Chicago's best homegrown junk food

'Junk food' is often used as an insult, but in Chicago it's a celebrated art form. Known the world over for its gorgeous architecture, impressive museums, legendary sports teams, barely tolerable winters and cutting-edge cuisine, The Windy City is also home to some of the best guilty pleasure food …

Tokyo on a budget: tips for making your yen go further

You don’t have to live off vending-machine coffee and rice to experience the grandeur and excitement of Japan’s singular capital. Here are our tips for doing Tokyo a budget.<p>Finding a place to stay<p>Shop around online months ahead for Tokyo accommodation, as rates can fluctuate dramatically. The best …

The World's Largest Swimming Pool Is Where You Want To Be Right Now

It's not every day that a photo causes an audible reaction, but these pictures of the world's largest swimming pool are most definitely whine-worthy.<p>Yes, we told you about this glorious man-made pool that sits on the grounds of the San Alfonso del Mar Resort in Chile a while back and yes we know …

A Spam-tastic festival in Hawaii

The annual Waikiki Spam Jam, held on Oahu, welcomes more than 25,000 people to sample dishes featuring the canned meat, including Spam nachos and the choco Spamalicious popsicle.<p>Long before it was a term for Nigerian princes clogging our inboxes, Spam was one of the United States’ most infamously …