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Nest Unveils Its $129 Protect Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector

Connected home provider Nest is expanding its offering as launches a new product designed to redefine what you come to expect out of appliances in your domicile. On sale this November, consumers can add the Nest Protect smoke detector to their homes for $129.<p>In addition, the company is releasing …

Five Things You Must Do When Backpacking Through Thailand

<i>Today's guest post takes us to the amazing country of Thailand, a place I've been wanting to get back to with John. Matthew Barby shares five</i> …

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New York City's top shopping strips

<i>This is an excerpt from the Shopping chapter of Lonely Planet's</i> <i>New York City</i> <i>guide.</i><p>To the question ‘Where do I shop?’, NYC answers ‘How much you got?’ Well-funded shoppers head to Midtown’s Fifth Ave and the Upper East Side’s Madison Ave. SoHo has high-end boutiques stocking the wares of …

Our top 45 free things to do in New York City

Seeing New York City's biggest attractions can mean spending a hefty chunk of your trip budget on tickets. Empire State Building? $36. The Guggenheim and the Whitney both go for $25. Even the Frick is $22. But there's a lifetime of fun to be had without ever handing over a cent, and not just by …

Most Wanted Stuff | Uncrate

Initially launched as a crowd-funded curiosity, Bose Sleepbuds are now available to everyone who wants help getting a good night's sleep. These tiny …

Best New Hotels Of 2013

The entire list of 154 properties spans the globe, from a tiny one-suite find in Chiang Mai to a luxe safari camp in Tanzania<p><i>-- Editors, Condᅢᄅ Nast Traveler</i><p>Here at Condᅢᄅ Nast Traveler, we're obsessed with hotels -- that's why we're thrilled to unveil the 2013 Hot List, the buzz-making list of our …

Chiang Mai

The Best Thai Dishes that You Need to Try

I know Monday’s post was a bit of a Debbie Downer, but don’t worry, I’m not done writing about travel — just being a permanent nomad. So in a …

Thai Food

Find the Best and Most Under-Appreciated Places to Eat, Drink and Travel

6 Reasons to Go to Nantes, France

Question: why do travelers come to France? Some people are history buffs, some are gourmands, but some are what we might call whimsy-hunters—poetic …

11 Hotels That Know How To Welcome Guests In Style

After a 13-hour flight from New York, and an additional hour-long jaunt from Papeete, the capital of French Polynesia, guests are ready for a welcoming arrival.<p>Those staying at Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora are greeted at the airport and receive a lei before boarding <i>Heinoanoa</i>, a custom (and …

Top 10 Eastern European getaways

For years Eastern Europe was the undiscovered half of the continent - but things have changed. The diverse highlights of Eastern Europe are now drawing travellers by the trainload. Here are our top 10 Eastern European getaways.<p>1. Julian Alps, Slovenia<p>The Julian Alps form Slovenia's dramatic …

14 Ways To Enjoy New York City's Swankiest Spots For Free (Or Cheap)

From a subterranean food court inside the Plaza Hotel to little-known lunch deals at some of the city's best restaurants, here are 14 ways to enjoy New York City's fanciest venues without spending a fortune.

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20 Cool Melbourne Restaurants You Have To Try

Sydney, we love you, but there’s a reason Melbourne is known as Australia’s culinary capital. Despite practically being a galaxy away from the …

Constance Moofushi Resort | Maldives

The latest hotel by luxury hotel chain Constance is the Moofushi Resort in the Maldives. The paradise getaway is widely considered one of the best …

Rayavadee Resort | Thailand

Rayavadee Resort is an exclusive, luxury five-star resort on the tropical peninsula of PhraNang in the spectacular and peaceful Marine National Park …

National Parks

Andara Resort | Phuket

Andara Phuket is a 5 star resort on Phuket´s west coast by the Kamala Beach, a paradise full of palm trees and infinity pools. Andara resort is on a …

Travel Like A Man

Perched atop a hill overlooking Mykonos Town, the Myconian Kyma is an 81-room ode to relaxation. In addition to the rooms and suites, which offer …

Top 10 US travel destinations for 2013

Every year our US-based editors team up with Lonely Planet’s expert authors to compile a list of US destinations that are prime for the next year. <i>Best in Travel 2013</i> already covered two places we think the world should be looking at – San Francisco and the Gulf Coast – but here we wanted to dig …

Flipboard for Travelers and Adventure Seekers (Even Just Armchair Ones)

Inside Flipboard / May 20, 2013<p>“Flipboard For You” is our bi-weekly series highlighting how different groups of people can make the most out of …

14 Hipster-Friendly Hotels Around The World

But what if your tastes aren't so easily defined? What if you're just as interested in brown-bagging it on a rooftop as you are in a five-star meal? Dive-bar environments with mint Danish design? What if you're a hip/ster creative-minded millennial?<p>With more and more of us wanting something that's …

20 free things to do in Amsterdam

It's easy to spend a fortune in the Netherlands' stylish capital, but the city has plenty of gratis goodies up for grabs.<p>Check out our pick of the freebies on offer.<p><b>1. Canal Ring</b><p>More canals flow in Amsterdam than in Venice, and get this: the 400-year-old waterways are a UNESCO World Heritage site. …

The Best Neighborhood Coffee Shops In Manhattan

New Yorkers take their coffee seriously.<p>Street corners are dominated by Starbucks, and city favorites include Stumptown Coffee, La Colombe, East Village espresso bar Abraço and California import Blue Bottle Coffee.<p>But it's not just about the coffee, but also the people and atmosphere.<p>Check out ten …

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Google Maps 2.0 for iOS launches with support for iPads

Just a week after a revamped Google Maps for Android launched, an update for iOS devices has hit Apple's App Store.<p>Google Maps 2.0, which began rolling out to users worldwide on Tuesday, features support for the iPad's larger touch screen. As with last week's update to the Android version, the new …

Destination Daydream: 14 Thai Resorts to Ignite Your Wanderlust

"Chang puak kird ni pa," say the friendly Thai locals. In English the phrase's literal translation employs the evocative imagery of baby white elephants to signify that the best things in life are difficult to find. Fortunately in a country so devoted to the art of relaxation, it is not so …

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The Only Hamburger Recipe You'll Ever Need

Today is Memorial Day and if you're like most Americans, your celebration will culminate at the grill over a sizzling hamburger. Here's a recipe for the Inside-Out Burger: the only burger recipe you really need in your repertoire.<p>Today is Memorial Day and if you're like most Americans, your …

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GQ Rules: The Dusties

The palette of the season is these sun-faded, bleached-out colors that create a snappy, complementary look from head to toe