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On the Great Ocean Road: Cruising Australia's Southeastern Coastline

Stretching 400 km across the Australian coastline and connecting the Victorian cities of Torquay and Nelson, the Great Ocean Road makes for one …

Travel

Cruising in Vietnam Without the Crowds: A Savvy Traveler's Guide

THE ROCKY ISLETS resolved through the haze at the bow, and the captain slowed the boat so we could take it all in. Some of the islands stood densely packed like monks in conclave, others lone and admonitory like the fins of monstrous sea creatures. As I cruised through Vietnam’s Bai Tu Long …

Travel

Mom’s PSA About Not Making Her Kids Share Should Be Required Reading For All Parents

Mom’s post about not making her son share all the time goes viral<p><i>Share! Make sure you share! You have to share!</i> This message is pounded into our …

Parenting

Tree

Tiny Saw

A New Hot Air Balloon Festival is Coming to the Maldives

Blue lagoons, white coral islands, unparalleled sunsets... with all these assets, it's hard to imagine the Maldives being any more perfect than it …

Travel

De Beauvoir House

Webb Yates Engineers completed the structural design for the extensive refurbishment and extension of De Beauvoir House, a large Georgian semi-detached house in London. The main works involved opening up the lower ground floor and constructing a new glulam frame extension to the rear.Architect: …

Architecture

11 of the Best Poolside Bars to Enjoy Around the World This Summer

AD surveys the most relaxing locations around the globe to not just take in a drink, but take in the views as well<p>The benefits of international travel are countless—experiencing different cultures, picking up other languages, admiring priceless pieces of ancient art, and, of course, relaxing in a …

Riviera Maya

The Middle House

The strategy to this home was driven by the hill side ordinance in place in the Pacific Palisades. The existing grade elevated to 28 feet, created the maximum allowable height limit. In studying various versions of the property, it was decided that by dropping the street facade 4 feet, we were able …

Houses

HBO’s Silicon Valley premiere tackles the tech industry’s biggest problem

What if there’s nothing left to disrupt?<p><i>Silicon Valley is Mike Judge and Alec Berg’s biting comedy about the American tech industry, now in its fourth season. Every week, we’ll be taking one idea, scene, or joke and explain how it ties to the real Silicon Valley and speaks to an issue at the heart</i> …

Silicon Valley

Midcentury Remodel in Marin County

Designed for a couple with two young boys, this project aims to create an open feeling with a smooth flow, warm elegance by way of refined materials and details, as well as much upgraded functions for family living. The original interior suffered from too many partitions which cut up the common …

Interior Design

The brave, tragic adventurer who inspired generations of Chinese girls to adopt her nickname

<i>點擊閱讀本文繁體中文版本</i><p>I got my English name—Echo—from a tragic, romantic Taiwanese writer.<p>When I was 14, in my second year of middle school in my hometown of Guangzhou, China, my teacher introduced me to the writer San Mao, although she advised caution: “San Mao’s books can ‘misdirect’ a young girl,” she …

China

Wild things: safari alternatives for nature lovers

Spotting some of the world’s most charismatic animals on a traditional African safari is surely one of travel’s greatest pleasures. But there’s so much more to wildlife and nature tourism than seeing a lion, elephant or leopard from your seat in a convoy of four-wheel drives.<p>From tracking down …

This is the Best Time to Travel with Your New Fling, According to Science

Living with a significant other day-in and day-out takes a lot of mystery out of your relationship. You get a sense of their bad habits, pet peeves, …

Travel

Non-Toy Gift Ideas for Kids Who Already Have Everything

Looking for a gift that isn't a toy? Activities and experiences can be the perfect present. Here, clutter-free ideas that will create lasting memories.<p>What do you do when you (or your little one) is invited to a party for a kid who has everything? Or maybe it's your own child's playroom that's …

Kids

Unroll.me’s CEO is ‘heartbroken’ that users are upset their data was sold to Uber

In the latest in a string of negative press for Uber, this past weekend a massive <i>New York Times</i> report revealed that email decluttering service Unroll.me had been selling user data to Uber to help the company gain insight on when customers were switching between its service and its competitor, …

Uber

There’s a better way to celebrate take your kids to work day: Taking someone else’s kid instead

This week, parents are being urged to take their kids to work for the day. Buthere’s a better idea: Don’t. Strike a blow for equality by taking a kid from a different social background instead.<p>Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Dayis intended to get children thinking about their future careers, …

Parenting

Inside the Dubai holiday villa with a $1m bathtub

Opulent real estate is not in short supply on Palm Jumeriah, one of Dubai's artificial archipelagos, so it is only fitting that its latest luxury development should take flashiness to a whole new level. At the XXII Carat, due to be finished by the end of the year, patrons may enjoy the use of a $1 …

Dubai

Fly Roundtrip From the US to Stockholm for Just $376

From the old town of Gamla stan to the lush oasis that is Djurgården, Stockholm is full of beautiful history and tranquil sights. This modern city …

Airlines

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A Guide to Vacationing in the Maldives

The world’s lowest-lying nation rises barely four-feet above sea level (at its highest point, a mere eight-feet), and fans over the Indian Ocean in …

Scuba Diving

6 Moroccan Attractions that are Truly Worth Seeing

Morocco may be known for many things — rich culture, fascinating history, delicious food, and unique tourist attractions — but what the North African …

Morocco

How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint as a Traveler

You don’t need to quit flying in order to be more environmentally conscious—but there are steps you can take to minimize your carbon footprint.<p>Flying is one of the most celebrated inventions in the past century, and for good reason: It enables us to reach our destinations faster than ever before, …

Sustainability

Gaudí's First House is Opening to the Public – And It's Gorgeous

Antoni Gaudí's name is virtually synonymous with Barcelona, thanks to his unique neo-Gothic style and the masterpiece that is the Sagrada Familia. …

Spain

Can This Luxurious Nile Cruise Ship Revive Egypt’s Tourism Industry?

<b>Amid the uncertainty in postrevolution Egypt, the elegant Philae has risen from the dead—and is hoping to bring the mighty river’s tourism industry</b> …

Egypt

The Sinister Truth Behind Caterpillar Conga Lines

Let's talk about this video of caterpillars walking in absurd single-file. Is this another case of nature trying to tell us it's time to get off this planet?<p>There are many videos from people capturing this phenomenon in their own backyards, each narrating with varying degrees of "What the fuck?"<p>Why …

Science