Holly Crawford

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Sri Lanka: nirvana for beach lovers

Sri Lanka overwhelms the senses. The air is heavy with the scent of jasmine, the food richly spiced and the landscape one of utter beauty; the radiant green rice paddies, forests of swaying palm trees and mountains puckered in tea plantations are utterly bewitching. But for many people Sri Lanka …

10 of the world's best learn-to-dive destinations

Dreaming of getting your dive ticket? With a combination of idyllic conditions and reputable dive outfits, we’ve narrowed down the top spots to get certified – from the Caribbean to the Maldives, and everywhere in between.<p>Gili Trawangan, Gili Islands, Indonesia<p><b>The diving:</b> Indonesia boasts an …

The Best Places To Eat And Drink On New York's Upper East Side

All that has changed as rents in the area have become increasingly affordable, luring in young people who are priced out of the more trendy neighborhoods downtown.<p>And with the young people come more innovative and affordable restaurants. When I moved to the Upper East Side last year, I was …

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Massive wall of ice over 240 feet tall makes the tourists look like ants at the Perito Moreno Glacier in Argentina. Photo by @ExtremeNature http://bit.ly/1emwlFR

The Food Lover's Guide to Paris

• <b>Author:</b> Patricia Wells<p>The book that cracks the code, from the incomparable Patricia Wells. An acclaimed authority on French cuisine, Ms. Wells has spent more than 30 years in Paris, many as former restaurant critic for <i>The International Herald Tribune</i>. Now her revered <i>Food Lover’s Guide to Paris</i> is …

Photography & Travel Product Reviews

5 More Reasons Why I Love New York

New York City exudes an energy like no other city in the world. Each time I visit, I discover new things to experience as I relish the many things that I have delighted in before. But there is always something new.<p>New York City exudes an energy like no other city in the world. Each time I visit, I …

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Best Guacamole Recipe

"The real trick to great guacamole is to use good avocados. Make sure your avocados are ripe and of the Haas variety! Serve this dip with corn chips, …

Indian-Spiced Tomato Soup

This spicy vegetarian soup is an excellent way to warm yourself up for breakfast or lunch.<p><b>Indian-Spiced Tomato Soup</b><p><b>Ingredients</b><p>1 tbsp olive oil<br>• 1 small …

14 Travel Predictions for 2014

<i>by Wendy Perrin</i><p>Coming up with the ten biggest changes in travel of 2013 got me contemplating what 2014 might have in store. Here are a few …

Airbnb CEO Gives New York His Three-Step Plan For Going Legit

Today Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky used his company’s blog to write about the legal landscape he’d like to see in New York City, one of the company’s …

The 17 Most Iconic Scenes in ‘Breaking Bad’ (VIDEO)

As we gear up for Sunday’s series finale of what might be the greatest television show ever created, it’s time to take a look back at what made</i> …

Move: Flight of the Gibbon in Cambodia

Seeing Burning Man Through A Drone Is The Best Way Short Of Being There

Both drones and Burning Man provide a fresh ability to see the world.<p>But the magic of Burning Man lies in the experience and interaction, which cannot quite be captured in photos or videos.<p>That's why viewing the Burn from a drone, which can see the entire playa, is hands down the best way to see …

9 Activities You Must Do On Your Next Bermuda Getaway

About 640 miles off the coast of North Carolina, Bermuda sits in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean and is actually closer to New York than it is to Miami. (It's a quick two-hour flight from New York City and a three-hour flight from Miami.)<p>And sure, there's golf, tennis, diving, and shopping to keep …

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Beginners Guide to Eating Clean

Even if you’re brand new to fitness and working out, you’ve probably seen or heard someone talking about eating clean, and secretly (or not so …

Private Islands With Awesome Vacation Rentals For Every Budget (PHOTOS)

Don't have the funds of Sir Richard Branson or Johnny Depp, but still want to getaway from it all...even other people? Have no fear, TripAdvisor has done us a solid and pulled together eight private islands with vacation homes for rent for every budget.<p>So if you really want to get away from it all …

5 Reasons to Go to Laos

Laos often gets short shrift compared to its heavily traveled neighbors. Thailand, the undisputed tourism champ in the region, sees almost 10 times …

Mini guide to pubs in London

In a country known for its watering holes, these are the go-to places for craft beers, gastropub dishes and to soak up the city’s wealth of history.<p>One of the city’s great social levellers, a local can be the place to go for craft beers or gastropub dishes, for feeling the sun on your face in an …

How to Take Better Photographs

Some people think that great photography requires an expensive camera, but good technique is more important than expensive equipment. If you are …