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The Shangri-La of California

Roadtrip LA to SF: 4 Days On The California Coast

In 1910, construction began on what is now one of the most famous stretches of road in the US: Highway 1. Over 100 years later, this route continues …

BIG SUR, California - Road Trip The Americas in a VW BUS

Ready for a summer road trip? 12 California routes to try

The new (and free) California Road Trips 2015 guide lays out 12 summer itineraries around one of the road trippiest states in the nation.<p>Like lakes? You'll see plenty of them on a 703-mile drive from Tahoe City to Bass Lake. Love the desert? Take a 463-mile drive from Anza-Borrego Desert State Park …

Ask the experts: Planning a California road trip

Q<b>I’m planning a two-week California road trip later this summer, flying in/out of Los Angeles. I want to hire either a classic or sports car,</b> …

California

Deal: Insider guide to best road trip food stops in California and beyond

Skip the fast food on your next road trip and instead stop at one of the more than 100 restaurants that OpenTable has decided are worthy of your taste buds.<p>The 2015 Summer Road Trip Restaurant Guide highlights not-to-miss places wherever you're planning to go -- and it's free.<p>The deal: The guide …

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affordable luxury travel blog by an expat in Oz

Transit<p>Singapore Changi Airport<p>How To Have A Luxury Layover At …<p>I’ve travelled through Singapore Changi Airport at least 20 times in the last 4 years …

Luxury Travel

P.S. I'm On My Way - Travel, life and Dreams by Trisha Velarmino

The Everywhereist – travel advice, tips, and stories

Posted in: Attractions, Shows<p>A strange thing happens when you become a theater nerd of the highest order – you develop a relationship not just with …

Time I

How to grow blight-free tomatoes

Want a bumper outdoor tomato crop this summer? Guest blogger Gillian Carson shows you how<p>When I first starting vegetable gardening in 2005 growing tomatoes was a doddle, a breeze. Just a hop, skip and a jump down to the garden centre, bung in the plants, water them a bit, feed them a bit and ta-da! …

How to grow sweetpeas: fill your garden with amazing scent

Sow them now and fragrant sweetpeas will grow bigger and more beautiful next spring<p>Whenever I try to get one step ahead and plant seedlings in pots, they inevitably end up desiccated or leggy due to my neglect. My enthusiasm and memory always fail me, and I miss out on yet another seasonal …

The Serious Eats Guide to Food Photography

Taking great photographs of food is a hard-earned skill—after all, that's why some people are lucky enough to get paid for it. But it's also a lot easier to hone these days, no matter who you are; even a smartphone can yield gorgeous, high-quality images.<p>Sure, professional cameras and …

Food Photography Tips | The Basics Of Food Photography

Food photography has been booming in the recent years with many photographers ditching portrait and wedding gigs to concentrate their whole business …

Photography

Comiendo en Holbox, la isla de los mil sabores

Desayunar después de ver esos amaneceres caribeños, dar un paseo madrugador sobre aquellas playas de finísima arena y mares de azules infinitos es, …

The Best Restaurants in Tulum

Typical winter foods just aren’t my thing. I respect the fervor with which fans baste their roasts, whip their potatoes, and twirl their pasta. When the weather turns cold, I think about one thing: <b>Tulum</b>.<p>This winter will be my fourth trip there, and each time I pull into this groovy Mexican beach …

What to Do, Where to Go in Tulum, Mexico

<i>WHERE TO STAY:</i> Beachfront accommodations in Tulum include the luxe <i>Mezzanine</i> (011-52-984-131-1596, http://www.mezzanine.com.mx), where rates start at $142 a night; <i>Casa de Miel</i> (http://www.casademiel.com), whose rooms start at $220; and the more affordable but still charming cabana rooms at <i>Zamas</i> …

72 Hours in Tulum

Two hours and a world away from the megaresorts in Cancun, Tulum lures a laid-back breed of beach lover, nature fiend and sun seeker to its casita-dotted shores. Jetsetter.com discovers what makes Tulum tick.<p><b>FRIDAY</b><p>Stepping off the plane in Cancun, take note of the beautiful people and their yoga …

Mexico

Pop-Up Hotels: From Tulum To Mykonos, Design Hotels Pushes A New Model Of Curated Luxury

Over the past decade the concept of luxury has gone through a dramatic transformation as globalization has made what was once unique available to more and more people<b>.</b> Curation, or the concept of tailoring specific experiences to the customer, rather than developing the most encompassing, yet high …

Secret Luxury Spots In The Bohemian Beach Paradise Of Tulum, Mexico

<i>Photo: Shutterstock</i><p>My first impressions of Tulum, Mexico were not promising. The multiple police checkpoints en-route and the rough deep pot holes lining the dirt roads were enough to jar my senses in this coastal town 80 miles southeast of Cancun. So much has been written about this scruffy beach …

Top 10 sights in Cancún and Yucatán

It's no great secret why Cancún, and to a larger extent the Yucatán Peninsula, has become Mexico's top tourist destination. Some people are lured by the simple pleasures of a white-sand beach, turquoise waters and perhaps a little partying here and there. Others find themselves drawn to the …

Mexico

Searching for Nesting Sea Turtles on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula

<i>Conservation Trust grantee Brad Nahill, co-founder of SEE Turtles, is working to protect endangered sea turtles by growing the market for conservation travel to support small conservation programs around the world. SEE Turtles also connects volunteers to conservation projects and educates students</i> …

8 Top Spots to Eat and Shop in Yucatan, Mexico

The colorful streets of colonial Valladolid. All photos by Lucy Laucht.<p><i>By Lucy Laucht for Fathom</i> | My three great loves: travel, food, and shopping (the last of which I have become particularly adept at thanks to living in New York City). I recently swapped the polar vortex of the East Coast for …

Secret swims: the cenotes of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula

Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula has undeniably stunning beaches around Cancún, Playa Del Carmen and Tulum. But those who wish to cool off from the sun and teeny-bikini flashiness can escape to a secret underworld of turquoise pools where Mayans communicated with the gods.<p>At these hidden locations, you …

Mexico

Undiscovered Mexico: Best of Yucatan

The perfect combination of sun, sand, and sea helped make Cancún one of Mexico’s premiere resort towns back in the ‘70s. Now another factor must be …

8 Steps to Create Mouth Watering Food Photography

Have you ever tried taking a picture of food and it just didn’t look as good as the dish tasted? Don’t worry, you aren’t alone. Taking pictures of …

11 Quick Food Photography Tips to Make Mouth Watering Images

One of my first jobs in photography involved shooting food, including doing shots for a cookbook. I learned a lot about food styling and choosing the …

Photography

5 Tips to Seriously Improve Your Food Photography Techniques

Food photography is arguably one of the most challenging types of photography out there. Like painting, you start with a blank canvas and build. …

Food Photography