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The world's best secret islands

Looking for a romantic spot that's (almost) all yours? Here’s a list from our brand new <i>Best in Travel 2011</i> guide to reignite your love affair with desert islands, with picks from across the globe.<p>1. Torres Strait Islands, Australia<p><i>Image by Killer White Fluff</i><p>As far as you can go in Oz without …

23 looks at New Zealand’s stunning geographic diversity

FOR A RELATIVELY compact nation (it’s about the size of Colorado), New Zealand packs in a striking array of landscapes and biomes.<p>From the 10,000ft …

This underwater hotel is the future of lodging [pics]

Water Discus Underwater Hotel<p>Though still in its conceptual phase, Dubai's Water Discus Underwater Hotel sure is making some waves (!). It's slated …

The 10 Best Islands In The World

Luckily for you, Condé Nast Traveler just released its list of the Top 25 Islands in the World as part of its annual Readers' Choice Awards. We're taking a closer look at the top 10.<p>From the isolated tranquility of Bora Bora to the sprawling golf courses of Kiawah Island, South Carolina, these …

South Carolina

Modern Eco-Friendly Homes Set Amongst the Trees

<i>Primeval Symbiosis (Single Pole House)</i> is an architectural design project by architecture student and interior designer Konrad Wjcik that seeks to organically install living spaces in forests without disrupting the innate beauty of nature. Wjcik's detailed presentation lays out the many benefits of …

Study Skills

21 Inspirational Natural Light Portraits - dPS

Check out this collection of natural light portraits - all taken using the light from the humble window.

Best Budget Friendly All-Inclusive Resorts

Photo Courtesy of Krystal Cancun. Article by Chanize Thorpe, contributor to Budget Travel.<p>It's a fact that all-inclusive resorts can be expensive, with the average nightly rate at some of the bigger chains running $450 -- per person. And when you find one in your price range there's usually a …

The 10 best treks in the world

These 10 classic treks are for serious walkers. All of them require a sturdy pair of lungs, fit legs and a good amount of preparation. However, if you choose to go on any of these trails then you will be rewarded with experiences that last a lifetime. In no particular order:<p>1. GR20, France<p><i>Image by</i> …

Five Breathtaking Lake Hikes Near Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City is known for epic skiing in the winter, however, summertime offers some of the region's best hiking opportunities. Numerous hikes include lakes as destinations and are just minutes from Salt Lake City ski resorts, which offer a variety of summer activities and lodging deals.<p>These …

Hiking

Tessellating Black Blocks Create Free-Form Furniture

Design your own mathematically inspired free-form furniture with a series of identical lightweight five-sided units that come together in creative …

Articles about wake your walls 10 wall decor ideas on Dwell.com - Dwell

The days of relegating yourself to static wall art are over.<p>A tiny bit like the Renzo Piano-designed Pompidou Centre that wears its insides on its outside (pipes, ducts, all the 'ugly'...<p>The larger-than-life, exuberantly patterned wallpaper by the Paris studio Minakani Walls makes me want to …

San Francisco

Underwater Hotels: Five Things You Need To Know (PHOTOS)

Underwater hotels have been the talk of extreme vacationing for a few years now, with new visions of aquatic resorts surfacing each year.<p>From the Poseidon Undersea Resort in Fiji to the Discus Hotel in Dubai, these proposed hotels-of-the-future would allow travelers to sleep in the sea, and offer …

How to choose a South Pacific island

The South Pacific confounds even the savviest map buffs with its splatter of dots spread across the world's biggest ocean. What you can't tell from a map, or even most tourist brochures is that these palm-laden pinpricks are as diverse as the region is vast. While the postcards might look similar, …