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Cruising: Sailing and Scuba Diving

There are few things people enjoy doing outdoors more than sailing and scuba diving. And for many, the ability to combine the two while out on a …

5 NYC Pizza Shops to Check Out Immediately

<i>By Mackenzie Allison for Where</i><p>Whether you call it a pizza, pie or pizza pie, there's no denying New York City is home to some of the best in the country. And while trying to make any "best of" list for restaurants is guaranteed to cause a stir, we're going for it. So with a little help from the …

Direct flights to Florence

<b>Val Myers writes</b><br>We would like to visit Florence at the beginning of October for a few days. I have been told there are no direct flights to Florence, is this true? We would like to stay where it will be easy to get to the interesting places which we need to see. Are there any package deals that you …

The most expensive hotels in New York

Top experiences in Bali: making the most of paradise

Immerse yourself in the colour and sound of a traditional festival, dine on local specialities, snorkel beautiful reefs, watch craftspeople at work, wander through lush rice fields, or just relax and be pampered at a Balinese spa. There's an awful lot to do in paradise and it's not all about the …

Asia Travel

A guide to the eateries of Spain

Restaurants have been a part of Spanish culture for centuries. Indeed Spain is home to the oldest surviving restaurant in the world. According to the Guinness book that would be Sobrino de Botín (established 1725) just off Plaza Mayor in Madrid. Botín is merely the oldest and you’ll find many other …

Barcelona

Luxury hotels opening around the world, May 2013

Amazing Places to Swim With Sharks!

Nothing sends ocean swimmers fleeing for shore faster than a fin sighting. The word "shark" alone is enough to scare most people, immediately calling to mind the menacing theme song for the movie <i>Jaws</i> -- and, of course, all the gruesome attack scenes therein. But some people look past the Shark …

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Amazing Places Cost Nothing (BOOK EXCERPT)

Herbert Ypma, the creator of the HIP Hotels series (that stands for highly individual places) is at it again, this time with "Amazing Places Cost Nothing," a new book which states, essentially, that the world's most amazing places don't cost all that much to see.<p>The book highlights thirty …

Sailing the Fiji Islands with Captain Cook Cruises

The islands of Fiji are a slice of South Pacific paradise: a dramatic montage of lush volcanic isles fringed by palm-studded beaches; uninhabited …

Fiji for first-timers: how to choose an island

Fiji is blessed with so much turquoise water, white sand beaches, jungle rivers and authentic culture that it almost seems unfair. Whether you're looking for a decadent resort, family getaway or backpacker adventure, these islands have it all.<p>Wherever you go, expect the warmest welcomes the world …

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5 Top Places to Visit in Croatia

Croatia looks like it may be the next big thing in European travel – the beautiful country has history, recreational facilities and plenty of nature …

5 Best Islands for a Summer Holiday Retreat

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Road-tripping Spain’s Mediterranean coast

The Mediterranean Sea spreads its calm waters over 1660km of Spanish coast, from Tarifa, the southernmost European point in the province of Cádiz, to the rocky cliffs of Cabo de Creus, on the border between France and Spain in northern Catalunya. This vast distance allows for a wide variety of …

European Travel

10 Hotels with Views of Stunning Natural Wonders (PHOTOS)

Nothing man-made can rival Mother Nature at her finest. For those who love the great outdoors, the most memorable vacations aren't at massive mega-resorts -- they're at hotels that bring you closer to some of the world's natural wonders. From an historic landmark hotel in Yosemite National Park to …

National Parks

Spoilt for choice: Vietnam's best beaches

Vietnam might have been late to Southeast Asia’s beach party, but it was well worth the wait. The country boasts more than 3400km of coastline, with infinite stretches of powdery sand, coves, lagoons, impossible boulder formations and tropical islands ringed with yet more beaches. We can help you …

Vietnam

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 …

European Travel

The 33 Most Beautiful Abandoned Places In The World

Can't wait until the world ends and EVERYTHING looks like this.

New York City

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 …

France

Tiny countries that pack a big punch

Size isn't everything. Here are ten of the smallest countries in the world. Some of them are rarely visited, except by travellers collecting visa stamps. Most are islands, often far flung. Their wealth varies, from nearly the highest per capita GDP to nearly the lowest, but all still manage to …

European Travel

Top 5 Island Destinations This Summer

Millions of people travel the world over all looking for the ultimate getaway. Let us help! With Taleee's Consensus Engine technology we've scoured the Web and social media and tallied up traveler opinion to bring these five gems that you may want to consider for that great summer vacation. Send us …

Travel

Beautiful roads around the World (23 pictures)

There are certain roads around the world that go above and beyond average. They’re so sceni that traveling them is a true adventure.