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One Week in Prague and Budapest

Before summer slinked its sunshine and idleness into oblivion, we decided spontaneously, mid-month in August, to do a one week trip to Budapest and Prague. Why these two cities in Europe? Well we had only a week available, and I wanted to see Eastern Europe since I had read so much about its being …

23 Latin American Destinations That Prove There's A Lot More To See Than Rio And Buenos Aires

It's no secret that Latin America houses many of this planet's most jaw-dropping destinations. Spotlight countries such as Brazil continue to be among our favorites due to the beautiful beaches, cities and colonial sights that easily captivate those who find themselves in constant wanderlust.<p>You …

10 Places to Go While They Are Still Cheap: 2014 Edition

Do your travel ambitions eclipse your bank account? We've got just the fix: destinations around the world that offer plenty of cheap ways to stay, play, and eat. Whether you're on the prowl for a perfect beach or a city bursting with culture, these cities and countries deliver big but cost little. …

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One of the biggest investments of opening a new restaurant is the kitchen. A commercial kitchen needs industrial grade equipment that will withstand …

A Simple Guide to Opening a Trendy Restaurant

Bearded bartenders, mismatched furniture, and an "up and coming" neighborhood. Designer Ben Horsley's guide is on point.

Tom Mylan on The Craft of Butchering

<i>We're sitting down with our favorite writers and cooks to talk about their upcoming cookbooks, their best food memories, and just about anything else.</i><p><i>Today: We're sitting down with butcher, cookbook nerd, and burrito lover Tom Mylan to talk about his new book -- which you could win!</i><p>Tom Mylan's …

Recipes

Koh Yao Noi: A Beautiful Aerial Tour of an Undeveloped Island in Thailand by Philip Bloom | Colossal

<p>This has been shared far and wide around the web over the last week, but if you haven’t seen it yet take a quick gander at filmmaker Philip Bloom‘s …

42 Things To Do In Cape Town Under R200

We’re almost halfway through 2014 and Cape Town is still enjoying the spoils of the momentum she’s gathered from numerous international press …

Travel

Welcome To The 19 Most Charming Places On Earth. They’re Too Perfect To Be Real.

Hidden all over the world are towns that you may think only exist in your dreams. They are villages full of quintessential charm, almost too perfect …

Five Destinations Under 30 Dollars Per Day

We all want to take that vacation, career break, or gap year, but with the way the economy is right now, many people are concerned about being …

10 reasons to keep a travel journal

When I was 31, I backpacked alone through Vietnam without a journal. I’d recently purchased a pricey camera, so I enthusiastically snapped hundreds …

15 Bad Travel Habits You Should Give up Today

Nobody wants to be <i>that</i> person on a trip. You know who I’m talking about, the one who makes you cringe, the one you makes you angry, or, quite simply, …

How to explain long-term travel in a job interview

Traveling the world was probably a lot harder than you’d imagined, and now that you’re back, you find yourself in need of a job. You may be …

Employment

21 Things You Suddenly Start Wanting In Your Mid-20s

Once you have officially retired from your Crazy Girl self (or Crazy Guy, as the case may be), you start strangely desiring things that had never …

On the creeping commoditization of Tibet

THE PHOTOGRAPHERS LINE UP on the horizon, about 15 of them: head to toe Gore-Tex, cigarettes dangling, black cameras at the ready.<p>It’s late afternoon …

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World's best coffee cities: London, Seattle and 6 more | CNN Travel

A beginner's guide to Brazil

What do you get if you combine cinematic landscapes, kaleidoscopic culture, head-spinning biodiversity and a constant rhythm of carefree joie de vivre? Welcome to Brazil!<p>The world's fifth-largest country commandeers the lion's share of South America, all the way from the Amazon Basin – the world's …

Top Fairy Tale Places You Must See

Fairy tale destinations own its name for a reason. Unique, unusual, amazing – these locations make you wonder at every step you make around them. …

Effective habits of great travel writers

When I was writing the first edition of <i>Lonely Planet’s Guide to Travel Writing</i>, we decided to incorporate interviews with a wide range of travel writers, editors and agents into the book, thinking that readers would profit from hearing a spectrum of experiences and opinions.<p>We’ve continued this …

Writing

Jodhpur Is an Oasis in the Middle of the Mad Rush of India

For a respite from the frenetic bustle of New Delhi and Mumbai, head to Jodhpur to kick back among the deep history of the “Land of Death."<p>An …

Escape the Deep Freeze: 7 Destinations Where It's 70 Degrees or Higher Right Now

Spring is supposedly on the way, but with temperatures across the U.S. still below freezing and snow continuing to fall, we can't help but ask ourselves if we've entered the next Ice Age. The lure of sun and sand has never been stronger. If you just can't stand it one second more, here are seven …

The next food trends predicted by travel writers

Climb aboard the food trend train: what’s cool today will be passé tomorrow. New food trends arrive on the scene every year, whether you’re ready for them or not. Some will be local foods cast into the spotlight by changing tastes, novel techniques or a hefty dose of whimsy, but most will be …

Exploring Mexico's Pacific and Caribbean coasts

When people think Mexico, many see golden sand, blue water and green palms. Hundreds of beaches fit this bill: some near-empty with a few palm-thatched eateries and cabañas; others busy urban beaches. Most of the best are on the Pacific or the Caribbean coasts.<p>Right, got your bathers and a …