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You should never trust the pictures hotels post online

What you see is not what you get. Courtesy of Oyster We recently learned that hotel stars can't be trusted, but you probably shouldn't fall for their photos, either.<p>Often, hotels find clever angles and smart ways to tweak the photos they post online to make them appear nicer than they actually …

Myrtle Beach

The 16 lessons every traveller learns

• Share<br>• Post on facebook wall<br>• Share on twitter<br>• Share via Email<br>• Pin to Pinterest<br>• Share on Google Plus<p>It's a big wide world out there. A scary world. A world …

Aprenda inglés con un teléfono inteligente

Una nueva ley en California espera disuadir a los ladrones de robar celulares inteligentes más avanzados. Vea el video y aprenda vocabulario.<p>Transcripción en inglés<p>Smartphones are everywhere, but they're <b>easy pickings</b> for criminals.<p>Here in San Francisco, <b>high-end</b> handsets are specifically targeted in …

Mystery Solved: How Snakes Climb Trees

Wildlife & Wild Places<p><b>When climbing a tree, a snake thinks “safety first,” according to new research published Tuesday in Biology Letters.</b><p>Instead of gripping the tree with just enough force to keep from sliding back down, snakes overcompensate and grip with a force that far exceeds what’s …

Aprenda inglés atrapado en una montaña rusa

Un susto de altura al quedar atrapados durante horas en lo alto de una montaña rusa. Vea el video y aprenda vocabulario.<p>Transcripción en inglés<p>Too many <b>thrills</b> - even for a rollercoaster.<p>More than 20 people had to be rescued by fire-fighters when the ride in the US state of Maryland …

'Garcia Marquez changed the way I wrote'

Flanagan said what Garcia Marquez and other Latin American writers were grappling with in their writing was how to reconcile the great European and …

Literature

London's Little Venice Is The City's Best Hidden Wonder

The typical London bucket list includes a ride on the London Eye, a stroll across the Tower Bridge and perhaps a musical moment with the Queen's Guard. But if you're looking for a tranquil escape within The Big Smoke, London has a secret little corner you need to check out.<p>Have you ever heard of …

These Are The Most Overrated Vacation Destinations, According To HuffPost Readers

Strong opinions emerge when the topic of overrated travel destinations comes up.<p>Conversations can get so heated that on Thursday, we asked the followers of the HuffPost Lifestyle Facebook Page to finish the following sentence:<p>The most overrated place I've ever vacationed is ____________.<p>The post …

Great places to stay on the world's loveliest islands

Don’t waste precious travel time dragging your flip-flopped feet to the beach. We’ve rounded up ten places to stay on some of the world’s most beautiful islands – and they’re all a stone’s throw from the beach. Best of all, you don’t need to sell your granny to enjoy an island getaway, we’ve picked …

Trails

The 10 worst things to do in Paris

From queuing for hours for the Eiffel Tower to overdosing on 12 per cent beer, here are the things to avoid in the French capital.<p><b>1. Going to the</b> …

Europe's Best Art Hotels

Inject some culture into your next vacation with these art-inspired European hotels<p><b>Le Negresco, Nice</b>With its palatial exterior and decadent rococo interiors, Le Negresco has welcomed everyone from Princess Grace of Monaco to the Beatles and Salvador Dalí through its doors. From its famous pink dome …

Art

18 free things to do in Barcelona

Barcelona has enough to keep the most voracious of culture vultures and self-indulgent of gourmands happy for weeks, but all those entry fees and tapas bills can mount up. Fortunately, help is at hand with a variety of ways to make your holiday budget stretch a little further.<p>In addition to the …

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11 Rooftop Hotel Bars for Hot Summer Nights

With summer in full effect, raise a glass and raise the roof -- quite literally -- it's peak season for rooftop patio-ing. As such, I've rounded-up 11 favorites at luxury hotels from Laguna Beach to Bangkok.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>11 Rooftop Hotel Bars for Hot Summer Nights<p>Follow Joy Pecknold on Twitter: …

Luxury Lifestyle

Smart car faces off with S-class in a crash test

The newest versions of the smart fortwo and the smart forfour are just around the corner, and Daimler is set to reassure potential buyers that the …

North America

Norway's Floating Snowflake Hotel Is A Five-Star Fjord Paradise

Norway is the greatest, and soon there will be a whole new way to see it: from the glass windowed wall of the world's first floating snowflake hotel.<p>The Krystall will feature 86 five-star hotel rooms, a spa and a conference center, all in a snowflake-shaped community in the middle of a picturesque …

Indonesia's new mega-rich spend it big as inequality grows

<b>The masters of ceremonies at this charity gala in a flashy suburban Jakarta mall are in top form tonight, entertaining hundreds of orphaned children.</b><p>They laugh and applaud as a troupe of brightly coloured Sufi dancers swirl and twirl to Arabic music blaring from the speakers.<p>Surrounding the …

Asia

Belgian tourist raped on her second day in Sydney returns to Australia

Belgian traveller Kirsten Vanhentenrijk in Kings Cross, Sydney. <i>Photo: Janie Barrett JEM</i><p>Since studying tourism it had been my dream to visit …

Top European Tours 2015: Where to Go Now

With 2015 fast approaching, we're vowing to make it one of our best travel years yet. But with so many exciting places to visit, it can be hard to pinpoint the next destination. Our advice? Find a tour that gives you the opportunity to cover a lot of ground in a short amount of time -- then make …

European Travel

Study shows gay athletes face rampant homophobia

His story forms the backdrop to an alarming new study that reveals 85 per cent of gay athletes have experienced or witnessed homophobic abuse.<p>In the …

LGBTQI

Phoenix, Arizona, covered by huge dust cloud

A large dust storm has covered the city of Phoenix in Arizona, causing poor visibility and tough driving conditions.<p>Aerial footage shows the giant sand cloud moving across the sky covering streets and major road networks.<p>Maxine Mawhinney reports.

Weather

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'Challenging' Ramadan in Norway as day lasts 20 hours

Norway is often referred to as 'the land of the midnight sun'. For Muslims here, fasting during Ramadan is a particular challenge.<p>Most believe in waiting till dusk to break their fast - not easy when the day is 20 hours long.<p>There are over 200,000 Muslims in Norway and their numbers are …

Ramadan

Snow falls in Melbourne's outer suburbs as Victoria braces for extreme weather

A strong cold front has moved into Victoria's east in the late hours of Thursday night, bringing strong winds in its wake while snow dusts parts of …