Irene Chiang

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The Estonian capital of Tallinn is often heralded as one of the first cities to shake off its Soviet shackles. Have you experienced its old-world charm? http://www.bbc.com/travel/slideshow/20130620-voices-of-tallinn-estonia?OCID=fbtvlimg

Would you live here? Architect Jean Renaudie’s Housing Complex in Ivry Sur Seine, #Paris. Photo source: http://urbanination.tumblr.com/post/28434953369/jean-renaudies-housing-complex-in-ivry-sur

“Even among the French, this central part of France is kind of unknown. If people really want to see the country and the small villages not spoiled by tourism, this is the place to go”. http://www.bbc.com/travel/feature/20130620-a-road-trip-through-provincial-france?OCID=fbtvlimg

Summer Palace, China

Photos of the Day

In scorching-hot Dubai is a surprise ski chalet, complete with a fake roaring fire and Nordic-style decor. What do you think of this man-made snow lover’s paradise? http://www.bbc.com/travel/blog/20130618-cool-down-in-a-dubai-ski-chalet?OCID=fbtvlimg

Hostels have come a long way over the last few years. Check out five of the world’s most artful places for cash-strapped travellers to stay: http://www.bbc.com/travel/slideshow/20130617-five-artful-places-to-crash?OCID=fbtvlimg

Un. Real. “Ice cave” at Glacier Bay National Park, #Alaska. Photo by J. Driscoll: http://www.nps.gov/glba/images/20091125130057.jpg

Feel like leaving the modern world behind? On some of Cambodia’s islands you’ll find a land without paved roads, cash machines or 24-hour electricity: http://www.bbc.com/travel/feature/20120621-island-hopping-off-cambodias-coast?OCID=fbtvlimg

Lake Como has become a popular playground for celebrities. Have you visited this spectacular Italian region? http://www.bbc.com/travel/feature/20120608-the-spirit-of-the-italian-lakes?OCID=fbtvlimg

What is the biggest change you've seen in #freelancing? Bryce Emley lays out how old generations and new generations of freelancers get by: http://bit.ly/1cIB4jX Photo by Scott Beale: http://www.flickr.com/photos/laughingsquid/

National Geographic Travel

Who has done paddleboarding? Would you do it here? Lady Bird Lake in Austin, Texas. Photo found on Tumblr: http://yippey-cayey.tumblr.com/post/53333574290/paddleboarding-on-lady-bird-lake-in-austin-texas

Pt 2: The secret powers of Sufi sounds

Arabic folk music has evolved over the centuries, but Moroccan mystics still use it to chase away evil spirits and heal the sick.

Spirituality

Who has explored this World Heritage site? Machu Picchu, #Peru. Photo found on Tumblr: http://movementisalifestylechoice.tumblr.com/post/54063566929/machu-picchu-peru

Senior Editor David Miller discusses why you should be reading Tao Lin's novel, Taipei: http://bit.ly/19TQd6a "Like" if you have read or have heard of this book.

National Geographic Travel

From Japan to Canada, sit back, relax, and enjoy a slideshow of our favourite images from this week: http://www.bbc.com/travel/slideshow/20130703-our-favourite-images-of-the-week?OCID=fbtvl

Kangaroos, Australia

Photos of the Day

Photographing With Available Light

Photographer Catherine Karnow shares expert tips and advice for using available light with this how-to photo gallery from National Geographic.

Landscape Photography

A great white shark swims off the coast of Mexico's Guadalupe Island. (Photo by Marc Henauer) See more shots from the National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest: http://on.natgeo.com/14SaimL

Check out this killer ice tunnel! Rhone glacier, #Switzerland. Photo via Wikimedia Commons: http://cdn.grindtv.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/rhone-glacier-wikimedia-commons-768x1024.jpg

The perfect trip: Catalonia

In this independently spirited region of northeastern Spain, wander between tapas bars in Barcelona, explore the walled city of Girona and awaken your senses in Dalí’s heartland.<p>Whet your appetite for a Spanish adventure with tapas in Barcelona, explore hidden beaches and the coastline that …

Artists

National Geographic Travel

Relaxing Terrace Design In Natural Wood And Lots Of Green

A beautiful terrace is the ultimate dream while it’s so hot! And this terrace design really inspires and impresses, this is pure natural luxury. …

A Colorful Canopy of Umbrellas Returns to the Streets of Agueda, Portugal | Colossal

<p>Aaaaaand the umbrellas are back in Agueda, Portugal. Although the installation doesn’t differ much from last year, the colors have changed a bit for …

Reconfigured 1950’s House in Beverly Hills

Argentine architect Pablo Jendretzki was hired to reconfigure a 1950’s Hal Levitt house located in Beverly Hills. The main goals: to open up the …

Articles about designer we love hella jongerius on Dwell.com - Dwell

Relocating from New York to Kyoto, Japan in 2012 not only marked a new beginning in his life, but proved to be a working catalyst...<p>In her Berlin studio, rogue Dutch designer Hella Jongerius creates colorful, covetable objects that meld the handmade and the...<p>Coffee can be dreadfully serious.<p>The …

Avant-garde

8 Spa-Like Bathrooms Designed to Instantly Soothe

Let these airy oases across the globe spur some ideas for creating your own refuge.

Interior Design