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Chile creates five sprawling national parks in Patagonia

The parks, spanning 10.3m acres, launch a new 17-park route that stretches down the southern spine of Chile to Cape Horn<p>Chile has created five sprawling national parks to preserve vast tracts of Patagonia, marking the culmination of more than two decades of land acquisition by the US …

Conservation

Stairway to heaven: hiking ancient pilgrimage trails in southern Japan

Mountainous Kumano is the holy ground of Japan and pilgrims have been trekking there for centuries. Shrines, mist, forests and waterfalls combine to create an entrancing hike<p>Normally I am not given to praying but the occasion demands it. After bowing twice and clapping twice, I make a silent …

Hiking

The Little-known Type of Airline Ticket That Can Take You Around the World on a Budget

There’s a little-known type of airline ticket that could help travelers on a budget circumnavigate the globe.<p>A round-the-world ticket — sometimes …

Where to Go in 2018

Plenty of cities are always worth a visit. But when destinations are in the midst of an evolution—bursting with new, standard-setting hotels and …

Travel

50 Incredible Pictures of Argentina to Inspire Your Next Vacation

Check out these amazing pictures of Argentina to inspire your next holiday. You won't believe all of these exists in just one country. Click on any …

Argentina

This stripped-back hotel in Georgia has been named the best place to stay in 2018 — and prices start at $188 a night

But it's the stripped back, industrial Rooms Hotel in Tbilisi, Georgia that has been voted the one hotel in the world to visit in 2018.<p>Global affairs and lifestyle magazine Monocle named Rooms Hotel, Tbilisi the top place to stay in 2018.<p>The accoloade was given as part of Monocle's "Travel Top 50" …

Interior Design

Make These Smitten Kitchen Chicken Marsala Meatballs ASAP

If you love chicken marsala, you've got to try this smart twist on the classic dish. Instead of pounding chicken breast until thin and dredging it in …

What to Cook When You’re Married to One of the World’s Best Chefs

You cook at home and each day you need to prepare meals for one of the world’s best chefs. Sometimes, he shows up with mates who are also culinary …

Recipes

Recipe: Slow Cooker Chicken Piccata

Slow Cooker Chicken Piccata<p>Serves 4<p>1 tablespoon olive oil<p>4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 2 pounds total) <br>1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, plus …

11 websites that let you book luxury hotel rooms for cheap

These days, it's easier than ever to travel for less. With a click or tap of a button, you can find incredible vacation packages on sites like KAYAK or score cheap flights on apps like Hopper.<p>It's usually a bit harder, however, to find deep discounts on luxury hotel rooms — even for seasoned …

Hospitality

Your Next Getaway: Spain's Secret Oasis That Even Locals Don't Know About

The barren, rocky highway twists and turns like a cobra that’s downed a fifth of tequila. This is Nowheresville, Spain, a desert land of sand and …

Barcelona

The 50 best travel websites

The experts:<p><i>Mark Hodson founded 101holidays.co.uk, and 101honeymoons.co.uk</i><p><i>Abigail King is a travel writer and blogger, insidethetravellab.com</i><p><i>Srin</i> …

11 Genius Ways To Cook Pasta You've Never Heard Of

Warning: untraditional pasta preparations ahead. Sorry not sorry, Italy.

12 brilliant prefab homes that can be assembled in three days or less

1/13<p>Green-roofed Hobbit Home by Magic Green Homes<p>The homes of the future will not only be more sustainable and affordable—they will also be much …

Utrecht

How To Use Rain Glass To Make A Splash And Enhance Your Décor

Rain glass is one of those cases when the name is extremely suggestive and perfectly describes the item. This type of glass looks as if rain is …

Interior Design

A Minimalist House Designed for a Couple Desiring a Downsize

When a couple in Seattle decided to pare down and simplify their lifestyle, they hired Suyama Peterson Deguchi to design a minimalist house that …

Tour The Best Luxury Wilderness Lodges In New Zealand

New Zealand’s varied landscapes and unspoiled wilderness made it the perfect setting for JRR Tolkien’s Middle-earth in the The Hobbit and The Lord of …

New Zealand

New Research Shows The Private Jet Set Is Turning To Traditional Travel Agents

It’s no secret the influence of travel agents has been surging since at least last decade. In a nation that right now is debating whether or not it’s possible to bring back manufacturing and service jobs that were shipped overseas, it’s interesting to note this comeback, which may not be relevant, …

Hospitality

25 secret European villages everyone should visit in their lifetime

A few winters ago, my family and I checked into a restored 17th-century estate in the tiny town of Lower Monferrato, in Piedmont, Italy. Our bay window looked out onto rolling hills covered in grapevines and, far, far in the landscape, the snow-topped Alps. No cars passed the cypress-dotted …

Italy

Costa Rica: ‘the most biologically intense place on Earth’

Costa Rica is famous for its national parks, but has only recently turned attention to supporting the people who live in them. Johnny Langenheim joins a community-led tour of its jungly Osa peninsula<p>It’s dusk and Don Felix is sitting on the porch of his cabin, sipping a can of Imperial beer. Two …

Jordan Travel Guide | The Planet D Advenure Travel Blog

Travel Styles:<p>The magnificent Petra and The Blue Mosque of Amman, The Arabian Desert and Wadi Rum, the stomping grounds of Lawrence of Arabia …

Jordan

The World's Most Beautiful Kitchen Floors

The floor may not be the first thing you think of when planning your new kitchen — but that doesn't mean a floor can't make or break a kitchen. Here …

Interior Designers Share Their Game-Changing Shopping Secrets

When you're a home editor, you become a magnet for decorating inquiries of all sorts, but the most common question I get is about where to shop for blank (pretty much every household decorative item you can imagine). To deviate from my usual list, I turned to another group of professionals: …

12 Things That Surprised Me About Traveling in Hokkaido

Hokkaido is a place that’s all about going into the wild. So what better way to experience my first time there than to go as spectacularly wild as it …

Japan

Are you an 'experiental traveller'? How tourism became a dirty word

Holidays used to have it easy. All we asked for was some cheap booze, a tan and a comfy place to read a good book. But this is the era of ‘experiential travel’, meaning that if your holiday isn’t a multi-sensory anthropological plunge into ‘authentic experiences’ that allow you to ‘live like a …

Gwyneth Paltrow

22 Travel Pros Share the Best Place They’ve Ever Been

In honor of the new year, when the whole curious, beautiful world seems to loom expectant with possibility, we asked 22 travel experts: “Where’s the best place you’ve ever been?”<p>Those we spoke to — among them, the founder of <i>Tiny Atlas Quarterly</i> magazine, the director of the world’s largest …

Hawaii

Why Eastern Europe Will be 2017’s Hot Travel Destination

Gazing up at the Eiffel Tower post-baguette, or tossing coins into the Trevi Fountain before devouring bowls of cacio e pepe are dreamy European experiences that will forever inspire flights to Paris and Rome. Beyond such timeless locales, however, curious itinerants are increasingly looking east …

Download These Free Apps to Watch Free Streaming Movies on the Go

This list of free movie apps will put hundreds of free streaming movies at your fingertips. Install them onto your smartphone or tablet and you'll be …

Smart TV

15 Home Design Trends That Rocked 2016

2016 has been a rollercoaster of a year, to say the least. Yet like any other, it brought new home trends that we saw go from the homes of prominent …

Home Decorating