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The 6 Best Road Trips to Take in Europe

Its open roads might not share the same pop culture status as some of the iconic U.S. highways, but Europe is home to some incredible drives that …

European Travel

11 beautiful kayaking trips that will change your life

There are few better ways to see the world than by kayak. Ten-time world champion Claire O'Hara reveals the best places to paddle...<p>Some people like …

Kayaking

Walking paths less trodden in the Yorkshire Dales

‘Have you noticed anything?” my guide Jonathan asks me.<p>We stop for a moment. There’s a lot to notice. I gaze across meadows speckled golden with buttercups. Dry-stone walls carve the fields into tiny fiefdoms, each with its own stone barn. The low hill we’ve just descended is washed by a panoply of …

Yorkshire Dales

25 Secret European Villages

The charm of Ticino, the Italian-speaking canton of southern Switzerland, is the not-quite-here, not-quite-there, lost-in-time feel of the place. To …

Sylvania’s $34 LED light strip is just as good as the $90 Philips Hue model

The Philips Hue LightStrip Plus is one of the coolest products the company makes. But at $90, it’s also a tough pill to swallow for a lot of people. …

Smart Homes

18 of the world’s best rail journeys

<b>UK</b><p><b>London to Fort William</b><p><b>Duration: 419 miles/13hr<br>Price (single): From £45</b><br>The Caledonian Sleeper, one of Britain’s last sleeper services (the other is the Night Riviera to Penzance), is getting a £100m upgrade. The new trains will have double beds, en suites, Highland food and Arran toiletries. …

Trains

Norman conquest: cycling from Paris to Mont Saint-Michel

Four regions, eight <i>départements</i>, three <i>parcs naturels</i>, four Unesco world heritage sites and, if you’re lucky, one wannabe Marcel Proust … Welcome to the Véloscénic, the long-distance cycleway from Paris to Le Mont Saint-Michel that opened in 2013 and now, at last, has its very own guidebook in …

France

Hikers’ paradise: walking holidays in Dolomites Val Gardena

From high-altitude treks and mountaineering to wandering through bucolic farmland and vineyards, be sure to pack your walking boots when you go to the most northern province of Italy<p>The beauty of the Dolomites is beguiling. The minute you set eyes on the towering peaks, the stretch of the Alps that …

The 7 Most Adorable Towns in France

Not to knock Paris -- a city everyone agrees is the prototype for pretty capitals -- but these small towns are the ultimate when it comes to French …

Everything You Should Know Before Renting Your First RV

If you’ve never rented an RV for a vacation, you might want to consider this unique method of travel. Renting an RV offers the fun and flexibility of …

The 38 Essential Amsterdam Restaurants

Where to find salt-cured herring, ethereal Chinese, and some of the finest street fries in the Netherlands<p>At the beginning of this decade all eyes were on Paris, which was experiencing the peak of the so-called bistronomie movement. London quickly followed with a restaurant and food truck surge …

European Travel

Best Bluetooth Speakers 2018: Great sound anywhere, at any budget

• Best list<p><b>The best Bluetooth speakers offer you a quick and easy way to stream music from your phone, tablet or laptop. If you’re a music fan tight on</b> …

Batteries

135 Amazing Facts for People Who Like Amazing Facts

Store these away for future trivia nights.<p>1. Mister Rogers always mentioned out loud that he was feeding his fish because a young blind viewer once …

Pop Culture

Where to Eat in Lisbon, According to Chef Nuno Mendes

Portugal’s hilly capital city is famed for many things, but foremost among them two stand proudly: its hazy light, dripping conspiratorially over …

European Travel

The 60 greatest train journeys for 2018

The best train journey I’ve ever done? Tricky. In terms of sheer pinch-me-is-this-for-real wow-factor, it has to be the Trans-Mongolian, a journey of truly epic proportions. In my case it involved four days of travelling between Moscow and Lake Baikal on the traditional Trans-Siberian before …

Trains

Lunigiana Map and Travel Guide

More than 100 small castles dot the Lunigiana landscape, which is composed of three valleys cut by rivers. There are abundant hiking trails in the …

Best of Italy

Use our best of Italy guide as you plan your Italian vacation. Below you'll find our picks for where to go in Italy including top cities, romantic …

17 Beautiful Places To See In Italy

There’s no beating around the bush, there are so many beautiful places to see in Italy. It’s one of my favourite countries to just hop in a car, …

21 of the world's eeriest ghost towns

Okpo Land, South Korea

South Korea

Aarhus, Denmark: what to see, plus the best restaurants, bars and hotels

The 2017 European Capital of Culture has cool museums and galleries, and a wide range of modern Nordic food and drink, all within a compact walkable city centre<p>When Aarhus was named joint European Capital of Culture for 2017, even seasoned travellers had to reach for an atlas. Denmark’s second city …

7 of South Africa's Most Romantic Honeymoon Retreats for Every Type of Couple

<i>From Cape Town's charm, to the unmatched beauty of the South African winelands, to the adventure of a lifetime on honeymoon safari, here are some of the most romantic places to stay on your South African honeymoon.</i><p>Courtesy of Lion Sands Game Reserve<p>Kingston or Chalkley Treehouse<p>Courtesy of Lion …

South Africa

Dip into Berlin's beautiful public baths

Berlin<p>Dip into Berlin's beautiful public baths<p>Image credits: berlinerbaeder.de<p>A century-old swimming pool may not sound particularly appealing, but …

Germany

This New Home Decor Trend Is All About That Edgy Minimalist Vibe

Since its feature on MyDomaine, Brutalist decor has been taking the design world by storm. Once popular during the mid-’80s, it’s making a comeback, with decor enthusiasts praising its iconic post-apocalyptic aesthetic. Mainly characterized by raw concrete, jagged edges, organic shapes and …

10 top tips from our New York correspondent

Our insider tells us where to find cutting-edge art, amazing views and cheap beer away from the crowds – and why a baseball game is a must-do<p>The Brooklyn Bridge is so crammed you can barely move. Instead, walk over the <b>Pulaski Bridge</b>, which connects the tip of Greenpoint, Brooklyn, to Long Island …

33 Inexpensive Pieces Of Furniture For Your Tiny Apartment

All less than $100!

The Best UNESCO World Heritage Sites in France

France boasts 41 UNESCO sites, but many of them fly under the tourist radar. Here’s a peek at the country's top World Heritage havens.<p>Forty-one. That’s the number of World Heritage sites in France preserved under the auspices of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization …

Top 10 Things to Do in Ireland and Northern Ireland

Epic coastal drives. Historic links courses. Literary pub tours. Castles that echo of ancestry. The allure of Ireland and Northern Ireland is as strong as ever—soak it all in with these ten don't-miss experiences.<p><b>Fly Falcons at Dromoland Castle</b><br>Falconry was a sport of choice among medieval nobility, …

In search of the funkiest little town in America

On a quest to find the best alternative town in the US, our writer takes a road trip through the north-west. Along the way he finds plenty of contenders with great diners, bookshops and easy access to the outdoors, but which place gets his vote?<p>Out on Route 21 in Washington state, the long golden …

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