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6 Tips for Using Minute Suites Via Your Priority Pass

Minute Suites are a sweet addition to the Priority Pass network, and one that I’ve taken advantage of plenty of times during the past year. This …

Fort Worth

India's Lesser Known UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Travel<p>Look beyond the Taj Mahal to these incredible cultural and natural gems.<p>The striking thing about a country as vast as India is the sheer, overwhelming variety that it encompasses—of landscapes, cultures, languages, cuisines, and even UNESCO World Heritage Sites.<p>Yet of its 35 cultural and …

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43 Incredible Photos of U.S. UNESCO Sites: Present and Proposed

Travel<p>Find out which sites are under consideration for the prestigious title and which ones have already made the cut.<p>From the glowing lava flows of Hawaii to the pearly ice fields of Alaska, the United States’ natural and cultural heritage is as vast and diverse as the country itself. The U.S. …

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10 Best Beaches in Vietnam

For one of the most beautiful countries in the world, surprisingly few people know much about Vietnam. To many people, the name simply conjures up …

Explore 10 of Macedonia's Top Natural and Historic Treasures

Travel<p>A crossroads between East and West, this tiny country is a treasure chest of historical monuments, natural wonders, and vibrant culture.<p>Macedonia might be one the world's most fascinating, and underpublicized, places. A former Yugoslavian republic, this tiny country—barely bigger than …

10 of the best back-to-nature stays in England

Plant yourself in the midst of glorious English countryside in our pick of rustic accommodation, including hostels, cosy cottages and glampsites<p>What was once a honey farm is now a honeypot for in the far east of the South Downs. The large one-bedroom cabin has smart modern interiors but plenty of …

9 Best Summer Brunch Pastas

Get your pasta fix.<p>Pasta is great any time of day. Show off fresh summer produce with these seven amazing brunch pasta recipes.<p>Since the tomatoes …

How to See Yellowstone Without the Crowds

Visit the country's first national park minus the wild herds...of tourists.<p>This week marks the 100th anniversary of the U.S. National Park Service, and while that’s good news for anyone looking to take advantage of centennial events such as concerts and festivals, it also means an increased chance …

6 local home decor web stores you need to know

If braving the crowds in town in search for a gift is not your thing, you can shop online.<p>Palette-It Coasters, $29.90<br>Naiise (naiise.com)<br>This online …

Gardens: how to keep basil alive | James Wong

Supermarket basil is notoriously shortlived. But there are ways to make it last<p>A pot of supermarket basil is an almost universal starting point for timid first timers making an initial foray into horticulture. Coming as modestly priced, ready-grown plants on the shelves of the veg aisle, they seem …

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5 Luxury Spas in Marrakech

Marrakech is best known for its historic medina and souks filled with spices, colorful textiles, and leather goods. The tourist-packed streets can …

A Local's Guide to Ljubljana, Slovenia

TravelWhere the Locals Go<p>Visit the European Green Capital 2016 with tips from the ultimate insider.<p>Cars once clogged the center of Ljubljana, Slovenia, but now it’s mostly devoted to pedestrians and cyclists. New parks took over parking lots and public transportation improved. Ljubljana’s efforts …

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16 incredible destinations in Asia that tourists don't know about yet

While some of these locations are remote, others are hidden gems often overlooked by tourists.<p>For those in search of the best spots to visit in Asia away from the masses, we've rounded up 16 breathtaking destinations that range from hidden beaches and charming fishing villages to jungle-clad …

The Peloponnese in Greece is the best place in Europe to visit in 2016, says Lonely Planet

Travel guide publisher’s annual bucket list mixes old favourites and more obscure destinations<p>Travel guide publisher Lonely Planet has released its annual list of the best places to visit in Europe, this year opting for a mix of the usual suspects (Venice, the Dordogne) and a scattering of …

20 best vegetarian recipes: part 1

Vegetarian food and drink,Food & drink,Vegetarianism,Life and style,Indian food and drink,French food and drink<p>From Romy Gill’s chana dal to Jane Grigson’s ratatouille, great vegetarian dishes chosen by Observer Food Monthly

9 Tricks to Find a Good, Cheap Bottle of Wine

<i>This post originally appeared on Vinepair.com</i><p>The holy grail is finding a good bottle of wine for under $10. We’re not just talking about a wine that …

Top 15 hidden gems in London

Below, you'll find historic corners of London, hidden-away art and antiquities, curiosities and beautiful buildings that don't appear on traditional …

England

Monterey/Big Sur: The coast with the most

There’s no other swath of coast in the world like the one at Monterey and Big Sur.<p>You can walk, hike, drive, kayak, boat or explore. Just about everywhere you look, it’s world-class.<p>My favorite sites range from the famous — such as Elkhorn Slough, Bixby Bridge, Point Lobos and the Monterey …

Your Guide To An Unforgettable Weekend In Big Sur

You guys, it’s the last stretch of the summer — so put down your Jack Kerouac novel and head out on one last adventure to this California gem: Big …

7 Enchanting Adventures in Big Sur

In all honestly I was only expecting to see the cool waterfall that spills onto the beach of a sandy nook along the coastline, but once I got there and had to figure out where to camp and whatnot, I discovered there were a lot more enchanting things to do and see!<p><i>This post was originally published</i> …

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Peaceful places you won't believe are in London

From ornate temples to hidden gardens, wander off the beaten path, get your camera ready and explore peaceful places you wouldn't believe are in …

England

The best hotels for spa breaks in the UK

It wasn’t long ago that a “spa”, even in the flashiest of five-star hotels in Britain, meant a couple of pokey treatment rooms next to the lift shaft doing overpriced, mediocre massages and facials. Until recently, the UK lagged way behind the likes of Austria, Germany, Italy and Hungary – …

The 30 most beautiful towns in Europe

These are the 30 prettiest towns in Europe, according to the fine people at the Japanese Association of Travel Agents (JATA).<p>It was challenged to come up with 30 smaller destinations to promote to holidaymakers. This is what they came up with (and there's only one in Britain).<p>1. Kilkenny, Ireland<p>On …

The best NYC bars of 2015

The best new bars of 2015<p>1<p>Bars, Cocktail bars<p>Leyenda<p>Carroll Gardens<p>True to her name, Ivy Mix stirs an incredible cocktail, especially in the company …

East Village

Japanese Vegetable Pancakes [okonomiyaki] With Cabbage, Kale And Carrots

Japanese Vegetable Pancakes [okonomiyaki] With Cabbage, Kale And Carrots from smitten kitchen• 1/2 small head cabbage, very thinly sliced (1 pound or 5 …

Lemon Thyme Margarita

Lemon Thyme Margarita from Hatchery• 2 lemon wedges + 1/2 lemon for juicing<br>• 1 Tbsp. Whole Spice Hawaiian Lemon Salt, for rimming glass<br>• 3 to 4 thyme …

The best bars in New York, as chosen by bar experts

Meet the city's best bars<p>Photograph: Filip Wolak<p>Bars, Cocktail bars<p>Attaboy<p>Lower East Side<p><b>Winner: Cocktail Den</b><p>The shuttering of Milk & Honey on New …

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Why the World's Best Vegetarian Food Is in Tel Aviv

An impressive wave of vegetable-centric restaurants are taking Israel's biggest city by storm.<p>How did Israel’s trend-setting city become a herbivore smorgasbord? Start with the abundance of raw material, the gleaming pyramids of eggplants, peppers, and cabbage heaped like pinups at the city’s …

Dive Gear Guide 2015: Best Dive Masks

<i>–Ultrasoft silicone skirt with new face-seal geometry.</i><p>The newest model in the Atomic mask line features a co-molded skirt of two silicone …

Avignon city guide: what to see plus the best bars, restaurants and hotels

Photograph: Bernard Jaubert/Bernard Jaubert/incamerastock/Corbis<p>Palais des Papes in the heart of the town.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/4/24/1429891421956/5be4813d-4f32-4122-9ca7-89742a81cd3d-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Bernard Jaubert/Bernard …

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