Kevin Desai

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A perfect day in Washington, DC

No stranger to the world’s gaze, Washington, DC is a proud and complicated city (politics makes it so) of grand boulevards, iconic monuments and idyllic vistas over the Potomac River. Its museums and historic sites bear tribute to both the beauty and the horror of years past, and even on a short …

10 Life-Changing Utah Hiking Trails

Matadornetwork.com<p>There's nothing like hiking in Utah. No matter if you are in the southern part of the state or if you are hiking along the Wasatch …

4 Reasons to Visit Idaho Now

Potatoes and skiing summarize the majority of America's perception of Idaho's attributes. Although frequently confused with residents of pancake-flat Iowa, located two doors down in the Midwest, Idahoans take no offense to the error--they actually prefer the anonymity, as it keeps the population …

The World's Best Adventure Holiday Destinations

For many people, sun, sea and sand are the mark of a decent holiday. It doesn't matter where you are as long as you're lounging on a pristine white-sand beach and enjoying some well-deserved rest and relaxation. But for others, beach holidays just don't cut it.<p>Whether you're a water-lover or …

Feel young again in 'Old Florida' | CNN Travel

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The search for the Higgs boson – and why science will defeat stupidity

A thrilling documentary makes science look awesome. But does this tremendous discovery mean “the end of physics”?<p>It’s not clear how much a movie like Mark Levinson’s documentary “Particle Fever,” which depicts the 2012 discovery of the fabled Higgs boson – the Holy Grail of particle physics -- …

The Boneyard of the East – My Retro Planespotting Experience

Noses of a Boeing 747 and 727 – Photo: Caleb Howell | Flickr CC<p><i>This guest post was written by Andrew Vane (@pipelinedrew) for …

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Lonely Planet's top 10 best value stays for 2014

Amazing experiences aren’t reserved for unlimited budgets. These characterful places to stay around the world offer comfort and charm in superlative settings - all of them are well under US$100 per night, and plenty have dorm beds for only a few dollars. Here are our top 10 wallet-friendly hotels …

Date a Boy Who Travels

Date a boy who travels. Date a boy who treasures experience over toys, a hand-woven bracelet over a Rolex. Date the boy who scoffs when he hears the words, "vacation," "all-inclusive" or "resort." Date a boy who travels because he's not blinded by a single goal but enlivened by many.<p>You might find …

50 Tips for World Travel

Shares 2K<p>When traveling to another country it’s important to obtain some background information on the destinations you plan to visit. Taking the …

If You Like Walking, These Are The Cities For You (PHOTOS)

We all know that walking is the best form of transport in big cities: it's cost-effective and environmentally friendly, and you don't have to worry about traffic or delayed trains during your morning commute.<p>For urbanites curious on how walkable their city is, Walk Score has you covered. They …

The Best of the Best Places to Visit in 2014 (Photos)

To help with 2014 vacation planning, the Andrew Harper team has rounded up the best of the best bars, restaurants, spas, adventures, and more from …

14 Unexpected Things You Can Do With A Can Of Frosting

Cooking-wise. (Get your mind out of the gutter.)<p><b>HOW-TO</b>: Spread any flavor frosting into the lid of the frosting can. Roll the rim of a glass into the frosting and then dip in sprinkles, chocolate shavings or crushed candy bars. Desserts and a night cap all rolled into one.<p><b>HOW-TO</b>: Take a two pound …

10 Things I Loved About Backpacking the USA (... and You Should Too!) - Vagabondish

If there is one country that should be on every traveler’s bucket list, it should be America. And it HAS to be a road-trip. There’s just no other way …

Feel the Love in Philly

<i>From art to cinema, and from spas to breweries, this is how to feel the love in Philadelphia.</i><p>By Jessica Lopez, Philadelphia editor for Where<p>From dramatic shows and majestic murals, to romantic dinners and seasonal brews, there's something for everyone to love about Philadelphia, whether you're in …

22 Dishes Every Vegetarian In London Has Got To Try

And they're all from strictly veggie restaurants.<p><b>Update:</b> sadly Saf has closed down since this article was published.

Tour de dessert: Europe’s most delicious pastries, cakes and tarts

American cafe culture has come a long way in the last two decades: corporate coffee has spawned near two generations of independent cafes that offer more than the old standby of roadside diner joe and pie. But in Europe, grand salons with wrap-around pastry cases have more in common with jewellery …

A beginner's guide to Brazil

What do you get if you combine cinematic landscapes, kaleidoscopic culture, head-spinning biodiversity and a constant rhythm of carefree joie de vivre? Welcome to Brazil!<p>The world's fifth-largest country commandeers the lion's share of South America, all the way from the Amazon Basin – the world's …

The planet’s most spellbinding sights

Most everyday experiences are lessons in the inevitable pull of the future: books are replaced with e-books, laptops are replaced with tablet computers, billions of dollars are replaced with trillions of dollars, fresh is replaced with cling-wrapped. When travelling, however, you may find fragile …

7 reasons why, exactly, you should travel

Let’s face it: Traveling takes planning, is expensive, and, depending on where you’re going and who you’re going with, can be a little …

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Best Budget Destinations for 2014

<i>Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime. Article by Jamie Beckman, contributor to Budget Travel.</i><p>Conditions are perfect for visiting these near- and far-flung, culture-rich locales: Price-wise, 2014 is their year. Dipping hotel rates, new attractions, and some perennially affordable sights and eats make these …

Ten of the world's most mind-blowing landscapes

Gazing at a remarkable view for the first time is one of travel’s greatest thrills – and these 10 landscapes are among the most mind-blowing we’ve ever seen.<p>Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA<p>Yellowstone National Park has an embarrassment of astonishing sights, from the thundering waterfalls of …

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