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The 8 Most Stunning Bookstores In The World

By Elizabeth Stamp for Architectural Digest.

Tour the most extraordinary bookshops across the globe, from a hidden gem on Santorini to a repurposed church in The Netherlands.

El Ateneo Grand Splendid, Buenos Aires, Argentina

(photo: Wim Wiskerke/Alamy

Architect Fernando Manzone transformed a former …


Top 10 Things You can Do Today to Be More Happier, Backed by Science

I would love to be happier, as I’m sure most people would, so I thought it would be interesting to find some ways to become a happier person that are …


6 Stand-Out National Wildlife Refuges

America’s national parks get plenty of laudatory ink, but what about its wildlife refuges?

As the name suggests, these wild sanctuaries were created to safeguard the habitats native animals need to survive and thrive in an ever developing world. Together, they protect 150 million acres of land and …

National Wildlife Refuge

How to Pack for an Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike

Congratulations! You’ve done it! You’ve committed to the journey of a lifetime. After weeks, months or perhaps even years of toying with the idea, …


Best Tours in North America 2015

From Traveler Magazine's 2015 Tours of a Lifetime

Alaska: Conquering Kenai

This condensed grand tour of the “last frontier” has you circumnavigating Fox Island by kayak, scouting for puffins and sea lions on a fjord cruise along the rugged coastline, trekking Exit Glacier, and learning how to mush …

Caribbean Travel

22 Absolutely Essential Diagrams You Need For Camping

From survival to s’mores, here’s everything you need to know to ensure a flawless camping trip.

How to Build a Campfire

Tent Tips

Everything You Need to Know About the Technicality of S’mores

How to Estimate Remaining Daylight with Your Hand

Snacks to Pack

What You Can Do to Repel Mosquitoes

How to Sleep …


The 10 Most Walkable Cities in America

History isn't all that matters: Cities can change to cater to pedestrians instead of, or at least in addition to, cars.The post The 10 Most Walkable …


The real best souvenirs to bring home from 19 countries around the world

Travelers always want to bring home something that will remind them of their trip — but many often get stuck buying cheap knick knacks from tourist traps.

To avoid getting something you’ll only throw away in a few months, we’ve rounded up a list of some authentic items you should buy when …

Europe Travel

The 8 Best Food Cities in the World

Travelers love to eat--that's why every year, as part of our Readers' Choice Awards survey, we ask our readers to rank their favorite food cities around the world. This year's results contain some old favorites (Paris, Rome) as well as a few surprises. Read on for more mouth-watering details.



America's Prettiest Beach Campsites (PHOTOS)

When making summer beach plans, sometimes all one really wants is an ultra simple warm-weather escape: sand, water, sun. Enter: these 12 sublime seaside camping spots, where visitors fall asleep to the sound of the surf and awaken to scenery to rival any five-star hotel. Even better? Each option …

U.S. Travel

5 Must-See National Parks

From the vast Alaskan backcountry to the swampy subtropics of southern Florida, the diversity and drama of America's natural landscape is rivaled by few other nations. Thankfully, our forefathers had the foresight to preserve our environmental treasures by laying the groundwork for an extensive …

National Parks

World's Most Romantic Honeymoon Treats

You're planning your honeymoon and you feel like you deserve some VIP treatment. Just how extravagant can things get?

Check out my slideshow to discover the most romantic add-ons to make your special trip just that little bit more special.

You can find more ideas at 101 Honeymoons.


11 of the Most Stunning Aerial Safaris in Africa

Take a helicopter, hot air balloon or scenic flight over Africa's desert, plains and thundering falls for unforgettable views of the iconic destinations.


1. A Scenic Helicopter Ride over the Okavango Delta

Believed to be the world's largest inland delta, this region is flooded by the Okavango …


Top 5 US Beercation Destinations

Since yesterday was #NationalBeerDay, that got us thinking. How can we book a better beercation? According to Conde Nast Travel writer Amy Plitt, there are a handful of American cities that are killing the craft beer game. Lucky for travelers, these cities are often under loved, meaning low prices …

U.S. Travel

Beautiful EarthPorn Will Make You Feel Very, VERY Small

It's a big, big world, and these are big, BIG photos.

In a stunning series of round-the-world photo tours, online nonprofit AirPano shows us just how tiny we really are compared to our dazzling planet of teeming cities, sprawling mountains and wide-open waterfalls. It's pretty much the best …


9 New Places You Must Add To Your Travel Bucket List

While seeing the places you know and are familiar with is all fine and well, sometimes, adventuring into the unknown can be immensely rewarding. The following nine places may be a bit remote, but they're absolute must-sees before age gets the best of you:

Milford Sound, Southland, New Zealand

Milford …

Bucket Lists

World's Best Picnic Spots


3 ways small businesses can use video marketing

This article is part of SWOT Team, a new series on Mashable that features insights from leaders in marketing, brand-building and public relations.

In an age of ubiquitous viral photos and videos, 2015 is the veritable heyday of self-promotion.

Generation Y has become so adept at personal marketing — …


How to Write a Great Business Plan: The Executive Summary


The second in a comprehensive series to help you craft the perfect business plan for your startup.

The Executive Summary is a brief outline of the company's purpose and goals.

While it can be tough to fit on one or two pages, a good Summary includes:

A brief description of products and …


How to Write a Great Business Plan: Key Concepts


The first in a comprehensive series to help you craft the perfect business plan for your startup.

Some entrepreneurs succeed without a business plan. With great timing, solid business skills, entrepreneurial drive, and a little luck, some founders build thriving businesses without ever …


World's Best Hikes: Thrilling Trails

Besseggen Ridge

El Caminito del Rey (The King's Pathway)

Leukerbad Via Ferrata

Devil’s Path


Aonach Eagach Ridge

Huntington Ravine

Kokoda Trail

Dry Fork Coyote Gulch

Black Hole of White Canyon

Granite Peak

Búri Cave

Crypt Lake Trail


Huayna Picchu

Mount Huashan

Lion's Head

Kakum Canopy Walk

Low’s Peak …


4 of the Remotest Vacation Spots on the Planet

Remember when you vacationed in Cape Cod and ran into Bob from accounting? And then, next year, when you vacationed in Myrtle Beach and ran into him again? Well, you might have a more serious problem, but you also might want to try going somewhere a little more remote to get away from it all. "All" …

Travel (Australia)

Top 10 Places Spring is in Bloom

Spring is in the air, finally! Some may wonder if we'll see a spring this year, as they battle through the last bit of a winter that refuses to leave. Rest assured, though. Spring is here. And, if you need a little extra dose of it this month (or next), we've got just the list for you. …

Travel (Canada)

The greatest wildlife spectacles around the world

Where to go to witness real animal magic, as creatures of all colours, shapes and sizes feed, court, fight and migrate.

Travel to destinations around the world to witness real animal magic, as creatures of all colours, shapes and sizes feed, court, fight and migrate.

Látrabjarg bird cliffs, …


Biggest Startup Mistakes And How To Avoid Them


10 of Europe's best national parks … that you've probably never heard of

Gran Paradiso, Italy

It may be one of the oldest protected areas in the Alps, but the wild lakes and mountains of Gran Paradiso national park often get overlooked by tourists, who are more likely to visit northern Italy’s more popular destinations: the lakes of Como, Maggiore and Garda. In the …

Europe Travel

Top 10 Oceanfront Cities

Tel Aviv, Israel

Tallinn, Estonia

St. John's, Canada

San Diego, California

Marseille, France

Perth, Australia

Brisbane, Australia

Durban, South Africa

Vladivostok, Russia

Portland, Maine

Travel (Australia)

5 Bucket List Travel Destinations

We live in a wild and wondrous world, which means it's time to dust off your passport and get busy exploring Earth's natural treasures and man-made marvels. While hunting down every awe-inspiring landmark would take a lifetime, we've started off with five must-see destinations that should be on …

Central America Travel