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America's Best 20 Hikes

1. Hanging Lake, CO

Distance: 3.2 miles round trip | Elevation gain: 1,050 ft | Learn more.

Photo: Nicola Easterby

2. The Enchantments, WA

Distance: 8 miles round trip | Elevation gain: 2,600 ft | Learn more.

Photo: Mikaela Tangeman

3. Angel's Landing, UT

Distance: 5 miles round trip | Elevation gain: …


The world's best rooftop bars

Hotel de Rome, Berlin

Berlin's cityscape unfurls from the central Hotel de Rome. From here you can see the State Opera House, Berlin Cathedral, the TV tower and a host of other landmarks

The London, Hollywood

The rooftop of The London hotel in West Hollywood is a day-to-night destination. Lounge …

Brazil Travel

4 Must-Watch Inspirational TED Talks on Creativity in Business


Get inspired and let the creative juices flow with expert advice from these top TED speakers.

There are days that I'm on fire with creative ideas--I have tons of Post-It notes and email reminders to prove it!

But there are also those dreaded days that a creative block strikes, when it's like …

Business Model Innovation

Top 10: unusual holiday destinations where the terror risk is low

Asia Travel

Top 10 hotels in Istanbul

Hotel Miniature

Tucked into the heart of Sultanahmet, Istanbul’s Old City, the Hotel Miniature occupies a building with a rich history. After its construction in 1875, the premises went from housing an elite intellectual club to a courthouse, from a police station headquarters to the offices of a …


Top 10 Beaches for the Non-Beach Bum

Who says a trip to the beach has to involve, well, lying on the beach? If the thought of staking out a spot on the sand and staying there for hours on end makes you crazy, there's no reason to forgo beach time altogether. There are many beaches that offer more than the chance to work on your tan …

Central America Travel

Island Hopping: Top 5 Beaches in Thailand and Cambodia

The Southeast Asian countries of Thailand and Cambodia are riddled with some of the most amazing beaches the world has to offer. What better way to …


Best Hotels Under $40

Traveling the world as a couple you never really know what kind of accommodations to expect. It can be difficult to find that perfect place to call …


10 of the best ways to enjoy Copenhagen … on a budget

See the city from the water

As well as the pretty old houses and historic warehouses that line the waterside, many of Copenhagen’s key sites are also best viewed from the canal that runs north-south through the city. A great way to enjoy a water tour is to avoid the expensive tour operators and jump …


10 Essential Pieces of Gear you Need for Landscape Photography

If you are interested in going out and getting some high quality landscape photographs, here’s a comprehensive list of items you will either want to …


Summer holidays in the Alps: eight great ideas

Toddler treats, Chamonix, France

Chamonix is a great place to take very young children: because it’s a proper, good-sized town it has lots of facilities and activities aimed at residents as well as tourists. For example, the Richard Bozon sports centre near the Olympic centre has a heated indoor …

Europe Travel

Lonely Planet's best places in Europe 2015

Europe is a magical miscellany of peoples and places, and the range of destinations can be overwhelming if you’re planning a trip. To narrow down the choices, we asked our team of Europe-based editors and authors to pick a list of 10 destinations looming large in their travel plans right now.

This …


7 mistakes companies are making on social right now

Gone are the days when marketing professionals question the value of their company having a presence on social networks. Regardless of if the company is B2B, B2C, or any combination of the two – their customers are on social because EVERYONE is on social.

You would think, however, that at this point …


These Cities Have the Cheapest Luxury Hotels in the World | Travel + Leisure

Hotels around the world are getting more expensive. According a recent report by the behemoth booking site Hotels.com, the average price for a room rose about three percent globally from 2013 to 2014, fifth consecutve year of rising rates. Here in the States, the average room was five percent higher …

Luxury Lifestyle

A Master List of 1,100 Free Courses From Top Universities: 33,000 Hours of Audio/Video Lectures

While you were eating turkey, we were busy rummaging around the internet and adding new courses to our big list of Free Online Courses, which now …


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LoveThisPic is a place for people to come and share inspiring pictures, quotes, DIYs, and many other types of photos. The user 'Bill' has submitted …


How does your garden grow? Indoors, thanks to these five devices

It’s summer, which means lots of time in the garden for homeowners. And while some city-dwellers have access to community or rooftop gardens, not …


Here are the 10 best airports in Europe


23 places you should visit in 2015

Even though it's halfway through 2015, there is plenty of time left to book an amazing trip this year.

We looked at major developments, cultural trends, and global festivals to find the hottest places to travel around the world in 2015.

From the Philippines to Peru, here are the best places to travel …

Brazil Travel

Stunning aerial photos of the world's aquaculture operations

June marks World Oceans Month, a time to learn and share what is important about the huge swathes of the world that the oceans cover. Making up more than 90% of the habitable space on the planet and home to a majority of Earth’s life, the importance of our oceans cannot be overstated.

In President …


The world’s most beautiful volcanoes

Whether they’re long dormant or spewing lava to this day, these eight stunning volcanoes attract sightseers from all over the world.

With fiery molten channels that stretch far below the surface, volcanoes connect us to the very core of the Earth. Active or dormant – they resonate with an energy and …


Top 10 Island Beaches For Unplugging

There are beaches for partying, beaches for swimming, and beaches for doing absolutely nothing at all. If you're after the latter, we've got you covered. These are the best beaches for relaxing, according to Condé Nast Traveler readers.

10. Banana Bay, St. Kitts & Nevis

Though much of St. Kitts has …

Top 10

15 hotels that used to be prisons


20 Must-See Art Museums In America

There's much more to the world's great art museums than just the Louvre and the Prado. In fact, you can skip the jaunt across the Atlantic altogether and set your sights on some world-class art collections right here in the U.S. Even if you're not planning a trip entirely around art, chances are …


7 Intangible Lessons From My First Year at Harvard Business School

There is much debate on the value of the MBA and the future of management education. Even two of the best minds at Harvard Business School, Prof. Michael Porter and Prof. Clay Christensen disagree on this (see NYT article "Business School Disrupted").

Regardless of what the future looks like, to be …


20 of the Most Charming Beach Towns Across America

Cape Cod

A Farm That Floats on Water Could Help Solve Global Food Shortage

The global population looks likely to hit 9.6 billion by 2050. To meet the hungry demands of so many, food production will have to increase by a 70 percent. To make matters worse, water scarcity is becoming a real problem. According to the World Resources Institute, one third of our current food …

Food Science

15 edible plants you can grow in your tiny apartment

Imagine rising with the sun and tending to your crops, all to the beat of morning traffic.

While growing plants in a busy city might seem like an impossible task, there are plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables that can thrive in your urban space — no backyard required.

City dwellers are used to …


Backcountry Navigation: Compass Basics

I grew up in a time before GPS. I learned how to use a compass in Cub Scouts and learned how to navigate with one as I grew older. I think I got my …


4 Glorious Places to Celebrate National Camping Month


June is National Camping Month, and there is no better time to tell stories around the campfire, revel in stargazing, and get up with the sunrise. While some of these spots are not the easiest to get to, we guarantee these destinations will not disappoint. So pack up your tent and your …