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9 Things Every First-Time Visitor To Las Vegas Should Know

Before last weekend, I was a Las Vegas virgin.<p>I had never walked the Strip, taken a ride on the New York New York roller coaster, or even gambled. The only things I knew about Vegas were what I had seen on TV.<p>I ended up having a blast — it's impossible not to in Sin City. But there were quite a few …

Japan's top 10 culinary locations

Unesco recently added Japanese cuisine – known in Japan as <i>washoku</i> – to its Intangible Cultural Heritage list. This puts it equal to French cuisine, the only other national culinary tradition to be so honoured. A journey around Japan reveals the wisdom of Unesco’s decision: every corner of the …

Come Celebrate Thailand's National Elephant Day With Us

To some, March 13th was just "Thursday," but in Thailand, it was National Elephant Day! This special day is used to raise awareness about elephant conservation and protection and what better way to celebrate than by looking at these adorable creatures!<p><b>No bath time please!</b><p><b>Into the wild</b><p><b>Those EARS</b><p><b>Hey,</b> …

27 photos of glorious Ireland | CNN Travel

Malaysia Flight 370: Amid a sea of questions, 28 of the most compelling

Questions about the fate of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared a week ago over Southeast Asia, continued Friday to hang in the air. Here is what we know -- and don't know -- from hard data to conspiracy theories.<p><b>THE SEARCH</b><p><b>1. Where is the plane?</b><p>As evidence grows that the plane could …

Five things to know about the Andaman Islands | CNN Travel

6 Budget Destinations Where You Can Stretch Your Travel Dollar

When the going gets tough, the tough are of tempted to stop going -- or going on vacation, that is! But the exact opposite should be true: travel inspires and relaxes us. It takes us to new creative heights. It is refreshing. It's exactly what we need when we're in a rut, or going through a rough …


Top 10: Beach Cities

See photos of National Geographic Traveler's top 10 beach cities (including Sydney, Barcelona, and Nice) in this travel photo gallery from National Geographic.

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Ten of the world's best city hikes

Stretch your legs over hours or days, without leaving some of the world’s biggest cities. This article is adapted from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Adventures.</i><p>Tijuca Forest, Rio de Janeiro<p>Aerial shot of Rio de Janeiro surrounded by the Tijuca Forest. Image by Paddy Eckersley / Digital Vision / …

Why you should never date a girl who travels

SHE’S THE ONE WITH the messy unkempt hair colored by the sun. Her skin is now far from fair like it once was. Not even sun-kissed. It’s burnt with …

The 15 Most Unlikely TV Actors-Turned-Movie Stars

Some are simply destined for stardom. But there's another class of actors who, while always talented, weren't exactly predicted to do big things.<p>Click ahead to see which famous actors emerged from humble beginnings.

The Rocket, Under The Skin, The Zero Theorem: this week's new films

The Rocket | Under The Skin | The Zero Theorem | Suzanne | Veronica Mars | Need For Speed | Plot For Peace<p>The Rocket (12A)<br>(Kim Mordaunt, 2013, Aus/Thai/Laos) Sitthiphon Disamoe, Loungnam Kaosainam, Thep Phongam, Bunsri Yindi. 96 mins<p>Children are often the best ambassadors for world cinema and so it …

7 Facts That Prove You Don't Know Everything About Superheroes

Our favorite disturbed minds over at CineFix (who are responsible for those 8-bit video game recreations of your favorite movies) are in the midst of superhero week, so they have decided to unleash a surprising video of facts that you probably never knew about your favorite superheroes.<p>Some of …

STAR WARS: EPISODE VII Casting - Oscar Winner Lupita Nyong'o up for Role

Concepts We Don't Have Words For, But Should

Illustrated by Ly Ngo.<p><i>You've probably noticed by now that, in addition to being adorable, Zooey Deschanel is also really, really funny. So, it only</i> …

Blue for the boys: men's fashion for all ages – in pictures

Each week, the Weekend fashion team pick a range of outfits that represent a current trend and style them for different age groups. This week that look is men's fashion in blue, which is huge on the high street at the moment, and show how this look can work whatever your age

White shirts: get the look - in pictures

So you've read our fashion editor's column on white shirts, but how do you go about getting the look yourself? The Guardian's fashion team picks four of the best examples on the high street

Investigators conclude missing jet was hijacked, Malaysian official says

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Investigators have concluded that one or more people with significant flying experience hijacked the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, switched off communication devices and steered it off course, a Malaysian government official involved in the investigation said Saturday.<p>No …