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All the World Is a Stage: Will the UAE Play a Part?

<i>Remember, when you see me at the airport, whatever you do, do not hug or touch me in any way.</i><p>That was what one of my best friends said on the phone as I was finally making travel preparations to come see him in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE), a year ago. With that last-minute instruction, …

The Crumbling Elegance of Cuba

The taxi wasn't a bright shade of yellow. It wasn't sunny, orange, or even close to a primary color. The opaque maroon paint was worn off in many sections and patches of rust adorned the doors. Half of the lighted numbers on top were dim and the engine roared when it turned a corner. The old Lada …

A stunning view of Mount Everest--the highest peak on Earth at 29,029 feet--is one of our 50 best travel photos of 2013. See the entire gallery here: http://on.natgeo.com/1dGNieO Photograph by Cory Richards, National Geographic

Seeking Fortune, on Flipboard

Inside Flipboard / December 11, 2013<p>Brilliant leaders zig when others zag. In 1930, a scant four months after the collapse of Wall Street signalled …

Echoes of Shackleton

DARK AND MALEVOLENT, the mountainous seas of the Southern Ocean dwarfed our tiny boat. We battled to keep it at right angles to waves twice the …

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Expedia CEO Is Bullish About the Future of Airbnb

Expedia Inc. CEO Dara Khosrowshahi sees a lot of potential in Airbnb-type short-term rentals, and could envision partnering with these types of …

Larry Ellison Is Still Trying to Get Reliable Air Service to Lanai, Hawaii

Island Air has been operating under a cloak of secrecy since billionaire Larry Ellison purchased the local interisland carrier in mid-February.<p>It was …

The Last Thing That Venice Needs is an Amusement Park

An Italian company that built Coney Island’s latest attractions and an amusement park in a never-activated nuclear plant in Germany has unveiled …

The Most Unusual Massages Around The World

It’s no secret that massages can alleviate plain, relieve stress, and increase your overall wellbeing.<p>But in some parts of the world, the usual Swedish, hot stone and deep tissue massages aren’t the <i>only</i> options around. How about getting massaged with knives or by an elephant?<p>Check out some of the …

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Take A Tour Of The World's Most Luxurious Hotel

With 202 luxurious duplex suites, four swimming pools, a private beach club, personalized butler service, and airport transfers in a Rolls Royce, Mercedes, or helicopter, it stands out in almost every way for its over-the-top luxury.<p>They even recently unveiled solid 24-carat gold iPads, which serve …

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Outdoor Dining: The Best Al Fresco Restaurants in Washington, D.C. (PHOTOS)

Summer fever is in full swing and we'll do just about anything to enjoy a little sun during our lunch break or a boozy weekend brunch. Over the past couple of weeks, we shared our top al fresco hotel restaurant picks in New York City and Los Angeles, and this week we're spilling our inside scoop on …

OMG, I Want This House: Brussels (Photos)

A sleek Brussels townhouse? Oui, Monsieur—we’ll take it. Look inside a home by Belgium’s finest artisans.<p>Simon Upton/The Interior Archive

How one maverick developed Oregon's $3 billion vineyard business

In 1961, Richard Sommer, an agriculture student at the University of California, Davis, took a leap of faith.<p>His professors told him Oregon would …

Sinai tour bus accident claims four lives in latest Egypt tourism setback

Four Mexican tourists were killed and 17 were injured, two of them critically, in a bus accident on Friday in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, the governor …

Paul Theroux revisits and disparages Africa

Paul Theroux wrote his last great travel book, <i>Dark Star Safari</i>, an account of his overland journey down the eastern edge of Africa from Cairo to Cape …

12 Crazy Expensive Hotel Suites Around The World

From high-roller villas in Las Vegas to the uber-decadent suite in Istanbul where Madonna shacked up with her beau, these suites are designed to make you drool — and sold at prices that will make you gag.

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Gastronomic B&B Getaways Along Maine's Coast

The historic lighthouses and quaint seaside villages of Maine's storied coastline have always drawn visitors far and wide. But now they have another reason for escaping to the region. Its plentiful farmers' markets, craft beer scene, innumerable eateries and ocean-to-table seafood are attracting …

Top 10 glamorous A-list destinations

Hoping to catch a glimpse of the rich and famous on your next trip? Unfortunately for any aspiring celeb-spotter, those celebs are stealthy types and really aren't interested in being spotted, so while some getaway locales never change, new under-the-radar destinations keep popping up around the …

Sticker Shock: 12 Crazy Expensive Hotel Suites (PHOTOS)

Shelling out thousands of dollars a night for a hotel room may not be in the cards for most of us, but that doesn't mean we can't take a voyeuristic peek at the jaw-dropping suites that command these high price tags. From high-roller villas in Las Vegas to the uber-decadent suite in Istanbul where …

10 Italian Villages for a Perfect Summer Escape

For years, Italy has ranked among the top summer destinations for American travelers, an unsurprising feat given the country's historical legacy, renowned cuisine, breathtaking heartland, and award-winning wines. To get a true taste of the essence of Italy, many travelers take to the countryside to …

Design Hotels Turns 20!

From Bali and Portugal to France and Miami, a look back at some of Design Hotels’ coolest properties.<p>Courtesy of Design Hotels

Two Wonderful Madrid Restaurants

I'm an old-fashioned food and wine snob who has eaten all over Spain for 40 years. Today I'm going to highlight two Madrid restaurants I find myself going to these days at least once a week. (There is a third one on my beat as well, the Taberna Arzábal (Calle de Menéndez Pelayo, 13) but much has …

Remembering Normandy: Let Us Never Forget

For years I honestly didn't understand the difference between Memorial Day and Veteran's Day. The fact that the former honors the brave men and women who have died during military service, while the latter recognizes all veterans of the armed forces, living or dead, was a distinction that had …

New Web-based Game Ideal for Geography and Travel Fans - Vagabondish

If you’re the kind of person visually stimulated by geography and have a knack for identifying far off locations, GeoGuessr is the game for you.<p>Using …

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Travel Splurge: Fancy a Private Island Vacation? Check Out Mozambique's Medjumbe Resort - Vagabondish

<i>Click.</i><p>I switch off the last light and climb back into the hammock where I’ve been for the last three hours. Darkness has fallen around my beachfront …