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National Trust homes: London's small historic houses

It was all down to the damp, really. When Khadambi Asalache moved into a Regency two-up, two-down on the Wandsworth Road, southwest London in 1981 there was a commercial laundry next door. He put recycled pine on the party wall to block out the seeping damp and concealed its vertical lines with a …

A Guide to Hemingway's Paris

• <b>Author:</b> John Leland<p>Retracing for modern-day visitors the Paris of "The Sun Also Rises" and "A Moveable Feast," of James Joyce, Gertrude Stein, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Ezra Pound, thsi guidebook uncovers the cafes, hotels, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, gardens, and other landmarks immortalized by …

7 Quirky American Winter Festivals

Got cabin fever? Just because the temperature is dropping doesn’t mean the outdoorsy fun has to stop. Take a page from these weird and wacky …

Prince William talks about fatherhood in first official interview since Prince George's birth

The Duke of Cambridge has spoken of his first few days as a new father, describing his son as a "little bit of a rascal".<p>In his first official interview since the birth of Prince George on July 22, Prince William described the 'high' that he and his wife, the Duchess of Cambridge experienced on …

Chelsea Flower Show 2013: a world of change

100 years of Chelsea and so much has changed for the post-war gardener, not least saving native species.<p>Chelsea 2013 was abuzz with centennial themes: the plant of the century, (from saxifrage to streptocarpus, via pieris, lupins, rhodies, the Iceberg rose and 'Bowles's mauve', to heucheras and …

The 21 best songs for a heatwave

Hottest summer for seven years

Britain has enjoyed the hottest and sunniest summer for seven years, Met office figures show today.<p>This year was the tenth warmest summer since records began in 1910, and the single hottest since 2006.<p>Temperatures averaged 15.2°C for June, July and August, which is 0.8C above the average just half …

Gogobot, The Travel Site Where Friends And Experts Plan Your Vacation, Is Growing Really Fast

It now has 3.7 million registered users and has become the fastest growing travel site on the web, according to data from Comscore and eMarketeer shared with us by cofounder and CEO Travis Katz.<p>In the summer-travel month of July, Gogobot was a more popular website than AirBnB, Bing Travel or …

My Fabulous Summer in the Hamptons

Jealous<p>My Fabulous Summer in the Hamptons<p>New York’s beach enclave has been hopping with hot celebrities this season. Check out their most …

London's Hidden Shopping Streets: A Walking Tour

When you’re in need of some serious retail therapy, it can be hard to resist the charms of Oxford Street’s main drag. But, there’s a brave new world …

Walking Tours

The 10 best hidden London attractions

1. The Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art<p>The stylish Estorick Collection is housed in a Grade II-listed Georgian building in Islington and …

10 Keys To Writing A Speech

<i>“This is my time.”</i><p>That attitude will kill a speech every time.<p>You’ve probably sat through some lousy speeches. Despite the speakers’ renown, you eventually tuned them out over their self-indulgent tangents and pointless details. You understood something these speakers apparently didn’t: This was …

How to Travel the World for Free

Our list of temporary "homes" have included a brownstone in Manhattan, a villa in southern Spain, a 10th century manor in rural Ireland, and more. And for all of these exciting living arrangements, we haven't paid a cent.<p>Our list of temporary "homes" have included a brownstone in Manhattan, a villa …

Home Ownership

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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 …

Ten Scandinavian Seafood Adventures

On my two-nights-a-city tour of Copenhagen, Denmark; Stockholm, Sweden; Bergen, Norway; and Oslo, Norway -- where I didn't speak a lick of any of their languages -- I stopped not just to savor the flavors of each dish, but the journey surrounding them.<p>Trolls. Vikings. Moose. That was about the …

Flavors

Living Life Outside in Sri Lanka

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>I left home knowing nothing about where I was going except that there would be waves, but I had a feeling it was going to be different from anywhere I’d ever been. And when I stepped off the plane 26 hours later, I knew I was right. During the time I spent in Sri Lanka, I …

Starbucks Is The Most Popular Restaurant For Business Travelers

One of the perks of traveling for work, aside from getting a refreshing change of scenery outside your cubicle, is the ability to travel and eat at little to no cost to you.<p>But rather than pick the top rated-restaurants in their destinations, business travelers are opting for cheaper meals.</b> …

Top things to do in Rome

Few cities evoke the sheer wonder and amazement of Rome. Ancient history, outstanding art and religious icons are around every corner and when it all gets too much you can just join the locals in sipping espresso in one of the city's many squares. With so much to see and do, the real test will be …

Are You a Traveler or a Tourist? Take the Quiz to Find Out!

What makes a tourist different from a traveler? Is it true that, "The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see"? Answer these five questions to find out whether you're a confirmed, unapologetic tourist or a true traveler.<p><b>By Candice Gaukel Andrews</b><p>What makes a <i>tourist</i> …

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10 delicious kid-friendly foods of the world

Parents remain ever hopeful as we strive to introduce different foods into our children's diets. Whether your family is travelling the world, or just looking for a little variety in your home kitchen, international cuisine can be a source of inspiration and nutrition. Here are 10 foods from around …