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I would drive 500 miles: Scotland’s new North Coast 500 route

Photograph: Graham Mackay<p>The northern lights over the coast of Caithness.<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/8/20/1440081110392/510d5c28-cf18-420b-898c-d1df2f9c0e2a-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Graham Mackay<p>The northern lights over the coast of …

Northern Lights

The 11 Most Zen Places On The Planet

More than just vacation destinations, some places have long been revered for their natural beauty and spiritual power. Whether sparkling lake, clear-blue ocean or majestic mountain, these spots will help you find your inner om.<p><b>Mount Kailash, Tibet. View Panoramic.</b><p>This mountain in western Tibet is a …

Greek island holiday guide: the north-east Aegean

Photograph: Getty Images/Flickr RF<p>Calm waters … Lesbos.<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/7/21/1437498261392/a1514dc1-8548-4ba0-9ee7-e488e21be3a1-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Getty Images/Flickr RF<p>Calm waters … …

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The 20 best summer holiday islands in Europe

National Parks Week: Britain's best views

What if you could spend the summer on one of the most beautiful islands in the world?

LIFESTYLE TRAVEL<p>From the Maldives to Capri and Santorini, take a look at these idyllic islands around the globe for an unforgettable vacation.

Lifestyle

Budapest city guide: what to do, plus the best bars, restaurants and hotels

The Hungarian capital comes into its own in summer. We have the lowdown on the best of the city’s unique outdoor bars and thermal baths, plus escaping to Buda Hills<p>Few European cities can rival Budapest’s glorious setting astride the Danube river. Its two sides, Buda and Pest, were separate cities …

European Travel

7 most romantic Caribbean resorts

Vacation is meant to be an escape—from the kids, from errands, from that irritating guy at work who’s really into gratuitous lunchtime meetings. So …

Dominican Republic

Inside the world's 25 most expensive hotel rooms

The hottest (and coldest) places on Earth

The 10 best US family holidays

8 reasons to visit Holland

The best bits of the Netherlands are outside of Amsterdam, says Helen Moat. Do you agree?<p>“You’re going back to the Netherlands? Isn’t it a bit …

London’s best late-night and dawn experiences

If New York is the city that never sleeps, London is the city that likes to have a quick nap sometime between 3 and 6am. But whether you’re chasing a late-night buzz or are rising for the dawn, the wee hours offer the opportunity to experience the capital as few others do. Here are our picks for …

England

12 Buildings To See In New York Before You Die

New York City is home to some of the country’s most iconic architecture: Eero Saarinen’s TWA Terminal, Grand Central Station, the Chrysler Building. Its interior architecture is just as spectacular, but at times harder to access, and often lesser known. The city’s most beautiful interiors aren’t …

New York City

NutriBullet Recipes: 5 Healthy Smoothies To give You An Instant Boost

The NutriBullet is the superfood extractor everyone's talking about, apparently even Kate Middleton is a fan. Read on for info, advice and the …

Food

The world’s most beautiful markets

Before the industrial age, people shopped for food in their local areas – often in beautiful covered halls and markets. Jonathan Glancey describes the best.<p>When it comes to fresh food, there has long been a dividing line between Britain, the United States – or English-speaking countries – and much …

Holiday guide to Goa: the best beaches, hotels and restaurants

Photograph: Matthew Parker<p>Getting fresh … chef Gome Galily at his restaurant, Matsya Freestyle Kitchen.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/1/29/1422553737035/84c6b7d3-fc06-4221-a912-d187ec0a9b76-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Matthew Parker<p>Getting fresh … chef Gome Galily …

We Tried The App That Lets You Rent 'Well-Connected Partygoers' In London And Had A Wild Night

Zoola Fix owner Richard Walker-Smith, right, with our friend Charlie. Author Zoola Fix is a startup new to London that connects tourists and locals looking for a good time with "Fixers," the platform's name for "well-connected partygoers" who know the city's hottest nightspots and how to get inside.<p>…

Traveling abroad with a smartphone: How to cut costs overseas

The opportunity to travel abroad is an exciting adventure, but before heading off to your destination, one of the most important to-do items is to make sure your smartphone works internationally.<p>After all, we rely on mobile internet for many things: Maps, travel guides, photo-sharing apps, …

19 Breathtaking Photos of Winter Wonderlands Around the World

We're in the middle of winter here, so what better time is it to look at some of the most breathtaking photos of the season? We've looked through the web and we've found photo after photo of photographers who've shot, not just snow or ice, but trees covered in white, lakes dotted in ice. Around the …

The 10 best beach holidays in France for 2018

For more general advice on booking a holiday in France, see our France summer holidays guide. Our guide features expert recommendations for city, beach, villa, culture, food and drink and activity holidays.<p><b>1. Menton, Provence</b><p>Menton is the thinking person’s Côte-d’Azur. As required, it has the lazy …

19 photographs that will convince you to visit the world's happiest country

The world's best hotels, according to TripAdvisor

Would you wait 14 years for a restaurant booking?

Prepare to get acquainted with the hold tone; these are the toughest restaurants in the world to get a reservation<p>Do you loathe the trend for "no-reservations" restaurants? When you read about the length of the waiting lists at the following places your attitude may change.<p>Better an hour at the bar …

River cruises for 2015: a month-by-month guide to the best holidays

The cheapest countries in the world

It ranks 119 countries based on the Consumer Price Index - which takes into account the cost of groceries, restaurant meals, transportation and utilities.<p>On a tour of <b>Latin America</b>? Try <b>Bolivia</b>, <b>Ecuador</b> and <b>Peru</b> - and be sure to avoid Venezuela. Heading to south-east Asia? Indonesia and the Philippines …

The 16 Wisest Things Men Have Ever Said About Style

From the likes of Cary Grant, Tom Ford, Charles Bukowski, Ralph Lauren, and Charles Dickens<p><b>"Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn."<br>– Gore Vidal, Writer</b><p>"A man should look as if he had bought his clothes with intelligence, put them on with care, and then forgotten …

'MECCA-HATTAN': Islam's Holiest City Is Being Overhauled, And People Are Furious

As a child, Osama al-Bar would walk from his home past Islam's holiest site, the Kaaba, to the market of spice and fabric merchants where his father owned a store. At that time, Mecca was so small, pilgrims could sit at the cube-shaped Kaaba and look out at the serene desert mountains where the …

7 Secrets From the Man Who Turned a Kickstarter Flop Into the Most Successful Campaign Ever

6 min read<p>A decade ago, Ryan Grepper decided he wanted to be able to make frozen mixed drinks while picnicking with his friends and family. So, he attached a blender to a weed whacking engine.<p>The picnic-ready frozen drink machine was a hit at outdoor parties -- and it inspired a product that, as of …

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