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World's 50 Best Restaurants list and the changing geography of food

UK and France made up more than half of the 50 a decade ago but in 2015 they have just two and five respectively, in list whose outlook is becoming more global<p>Is France no longer the centre of global cuisine?<p>2015 marks the fourth straight year that no restaurants from the country that (probably) …

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Westminster Abbey's secrets in the attic to go on display

Restoration work will allow unprecedented access to rarely visited triforium – and to the many recondite artefacts it holds<p>The triforium of Westminster Abbey has never been open to the public, and the only access to the upper gallery area is via a narrow wooden spiral staircase, from a small arched …

Top 10: things to do in London

St Paul's Cathedral, City<p>Sir Christopher Wren’s 300-year-old masterpiece never fails, with its colossal nave and crypt, glittering Victorian mosaics and mighty dome. Even the most resistant child will love the trek up to the Golden Gallery, 528 steps, 280ft - even in his 80s Wren was hauled up here …

11 of the world's most incredible journeys

Up for an extraordinary expedition? Whether by foot, car, boat or train, these adventures will fire up your wanderlust<p>1. Trek with creature comforts, …

First time Paris: top tips for your first visit to the City of Light

Paris is a city that never lets up. Return time and again and there is always something fantastic to experience—world-famous landmarks and museums mixed with chic shopping, cafe life, gastronomic blowouts and strolls along the banks of the glorious River Seine.<p>The overwhelming amount on offer can …

Reader Recs: World’s Best Markets

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>I’m a sucker for a good market. The noise, the food, the smells, and best of all, the shopping. There’s nothing quite like it.To celebrate these dynamic cultural hubs, we asked our <b>Nat Geo Travel Facebook</b> fans to share with us their picks for the best markets to visit all …

The perfect trip: Norway

This country does not do nature on a small scale. It is a land of earth-shattering glaciers, fjords of epic proportions and countless coastal islands scarcely touched by civilisation.<p>Traverse Norway'­s dramatic landscape in this ideal excursion, taking in one of the world's great rail journeys from …

10 First-Class Airplane Seats That Are Nicer Than Your Apartment

As some airlines gut their frequent flyer programs, increase fees and cram more seats into coach, others are pushing the boundaries of flying luxury with of over-the-top first class suites.<p>Airlines are betting that these opulent accommodations will drive up profit margins and yield greater revenues …

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Road Trip: Route 66

Travel<p>Get your kicks on Route 66 and experience the ultimate all-American road trip from Illinois to California.<p>They say driving Route 66, the iconic 2,400-mile road connecting Chicago with Santa Monica, sneaks us into a bygone America, an era of neon signs and mom-and-pop diners. This waits for …

27 Of The Best Places In The World To Swim

Planet Earth is made up of 71% water allowing so many opportunities for <i>great</i> swimming. That would require quite a bit of exploring to find perfection, so we made your life easier and have listed the 27 best places in the world to take a dip.<p><b>1. Linapacan Island, Palawan, Philippines</b><p>An island …

8 Of Google’s Craziest Offices

Google is known for its zany office designs, from stroopwafel ceilings to slides to scooters. And you thought your office’s foosball table was cool.<p>While most of us 9-to-5ers hunch over in boxy, fluorescent-lit cubicles, feeling lucky if our office has a snack machine, the Google employees of the …

Beautiful Houses: the Grands Jardins

Today we will show you the beautiful the Grands Jardins in Canada, a project by Bourgeois Lechasseur Architectes. This place is amazing. The use of …

Top 10 walking tours for globetrotting foodies

The best – and tastiest – way to fast-track your understanding of a city's cuisine is to embark on a guided walking tour that includes sampling the local food. Tuck into the best offerings from street food stalls, meet chefs at cafes and restaurants, and local producers at markets. Best of all, …

Best New Hotels Of 2013

The entire list of 154 properties spans the globe, from a tiny one-suite find in Chiang Mai to a luxe safari camp in Tanzania<p><i>-- Editors, Condᅢᄅ Nast Traveler</i><p>Here at Condᅢᄅ Nast Traveler, we're obsessed with hotels -- that's why we're thrilled to unveil the 2013 Hot List, the buzz-making list of our …

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Ten hidden gems of Europe

There’s no place like Paris, Barcelona or Rome - but Europe has untouched corners that match the big hitters on beauty and charm, and with far fewer tourists. Take the road less travelled with these ten hidden gems of Europe.<p>1. Burg Satzvey, Germany<p>Whisper it: this fairytale castle is a short ride …

Day trips from Madrid, central Spain: readers' travel tips

Winning tip: Manzanares el Real<p>From the castle of Mendoza (pictured) to the stunning La Pedriza hills, the village of Manzanares el Real, 55km north …

Italy’s finest coastlines

Where are the finest places in Italy to dabble your toes, whisk along in a convertible, or trek through timeless landscapes?<p>The Costiera Amalfitana is 50km of edgy brilliance, a Unesco World Heritage site and one of the world’s finest confections of natural and constructed beauty. Here medieval …

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20 free things to do in Amsterdam

It's easy to spend a fortune in the Netherlands' stylish capital, but the city has plenty of gratis goodies up for grabs.<p>Check out our pick of the freebies on offer.<p><b>1. Canal Ring</b><p>More canals flow in Amsterdam than in Venice, and get this: the 400-year-old waterways are a UNESCO World Heritage site. …

Remote South Pacific islands you can visit (without a sailboat)

Have you ever wanted to get way, way - and perhaps even one extra 'way' - off the beaten path? The vast Pacific ocean presents no shortage of opportunities for those seeking isolation. If you don't know your aft from your starboard, these five island nations are about as far as you can go - no …

Off-the-beaten track Croatia

<b>The Marsh family, Nottingham, writes</b><p>We – fiftysomething parents, a 21-year-old daughter and 19-year-old son – are travelling to Zadar, Croatia, for a week in August. We would like to experience “local” Croatia, use the ferries to access the islands to stay, swim and relax, and to do some walking. …

Unmissable South America

South America is home to dramatic landscapes, archaeological splendours from the past and a dizzying variety of wildlife - the largest collection of plant and animal species on earth, in fact. For the sheer awe factor, it's hard to top seeing Incan ruins through mist-covered cloud forest, spying …

With much of Europe in recession, travelling to the famously pricey continent has actually gotten cheaper, with seven of the 10 least expensive cities in 2013 needing less than 23 euros per day. Can you guess which cities topped the budget-friendly list? http://bit.ly/17sFN6U

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Go wild at Festa Major de Gràcia, Spain's craziest block party

Barcelona has long been known as a hedonist's paradise but the refined neighbourhood of Gràcia can, to the casual observer, seem an unlikely place to find the city's biggest annual street party. By day, when the area is full of local families enjoying siestas in tree-lined squares, even the lively …

Feta Salad

<i>A light, family-friendly choice this feta salad with pink lady apple, rocket and chickpeas is a tasty and guilt-free treat. Share with your friends</i> …

Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

These five winning projects of the 2018 A+Awards celebrate local materials, knowledge and craftsmans hip.<p>Enter now and get your project seen by millions.<p>Find the best brands for every architectural product and material.<p>Thatching is making a comeback.<p>Workshops are designed as spaces to tinker, …

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Beautiful roads around the World (23 pictures)

There are certain roads around the world that go above and beyond average. They’re so sceni that traveling them is a true adventure.<p><b>Like it? Share it!</b>

Articles about six book reading nooks on Dwell.com - Dwell

This modern log cabin from architecture students at Auburn University was designed to be completed for $20,000—an admirable...<p>Architect Deborah Berke has maintained a ledger full of ephemera that details memories of every dinner party she’s hosted for...<p>One of our New Year's resolutions? To read …

Italy: forget the art and get into the action

Blessed with hills, mountains, lakes and more than 8000km of coastline, Italy offers much more than Roman ruins and Renaissance art. Adrenaline addicts can get their fix in any number of ways: there’s mountain biking, climbing and skiing in the Alps, hardcore hiking in the Dolomites and horse …

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