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8 practical ways I’ve built my life and career on travel

I turn 26 this month and have been to nearly 50 countries, worked professionally in over a dozen of those over a period of 3 years, and gone …

12 professional fonts for designers

There's no shortage of paid-for and free fonts available for designers to choose from these days. But what if you want a typeface that's really …

This small trick can save you serious cash on flights

Sometimes, the trick to finding the best flight price isn't just the time that you book your trip, but also where you're booking from.<p>A ticket's "point of sale," or the location where it's being purchased from, can affect its pricing.<p>When you're looking at flights online, there's a trick that you …

This Caribbean island has no beaches — but you should still visit

I'm not surprised. These are the types of stories I've gotten used to hearing during my time on the small island: dogs who grocery shop for their owners; vertical thumbs that substitute for bus routes; courtship that centers around weekly karaoke; government-run goat buyback programs that dominate …

Burma cruise: Down the Chindwin to temples, caves, and a giant Buddha

As we scramble up the muddy bank of western Burma’s Chindwin River, a group of farmers stops unloading bananas from ox carts on to an open wooden …

Burma

Inside North Korea: fascinating images of the world's most secretive state

Don't Quit Your Job to Travel the World

While I encourage everyone and anyone to follow their dreams, I'm still a realist at the end of the day. If you're looking to read an inspirational yet unbalanced opinion, I'm sorry but I can't be that person for you. With that said, I want to reiterate a few reasons why I think it's important to …

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5 Realizations From Quitting My Job to Travel Europe With No Plan

I've read that traveling can be the best teacher. But the best teacher of what exactly? I believe that depends on the person and how many lessons you allow yourself to gain.<p>Most of us will learn the tricks and traits of how to travel on a budget, without a plan, alone, or whatever the situation may …

14 Genius Ways To Save Money On Travel In 2016

<b>Yes, you can see the world on the cheap.</b><p><i>By Zahra Barnes</i>, SELF<p>Photo: Richard Rutledge/Vogue<p>If you've got a serious case of wanderlust but think traveling is way too expensive, you're only partially right. While exploring new places certainly isn't free, there are so many ways to cut back on travel …

Costa Rica

How to Take an 'Eatcation' Like an Olympic Athlete

As the countdown to the Rio 2016 begins, T+L is talking to Olympic hopefuls about how they travel. Here, American Triathlon favorite Gwen Jorgensen …

5 Lessons Learned to Truly Enjoy Traveling

Just because we are physically traveling doesn't mean our minds have psychologically adjusted to being outside our comfort zone. Now after six months of roaming around Asia, I've learned how to truly appreciate my adventures; by traveling both physically and with my mind.<p>Traveling is exciting and …

How a team of architects built a stunning contemporary home in just 3 days

A Portuguese team has crafted a sleek pre-fabricated house that takes just three days to construct, from laying the foundation to moving in the furniture. The 860-square-foot structure is a marvel of minimal contemporary design, made with reinforced concrete, wood, slate, and glass and designed to …

How to Choose the Frequent-Flyer Program for You

In On Points, Brian Kelly, founder of The Points Guy, shares his strategies for getting the most out of your points and miles.<p>Do you need to choose a …

How Visiting India Makes You Feel Alive Again

Contrary to what I expected, India is not a country you see, is a country you feel. You have no choice (yes, it will be uncomfortable at times) but to get out of your hard shell of western comforts and open up. In only 1 visit, this is all what India did for me:<p>Despite being a savvy traveler, I had …

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The Best Advice on How to Travel More

One of the reasons I started my travel site was to show that it IS possible to travel more, even when you have a full-time job. It's not always easy, but if you're committed to traveling, you will.<p>Though I've shared my own tips on how to get started, I also wanted to collect advice from some of the …

Bucket Lists

These 7 Sundance premieres are taking on the biggest human rights issues facing us right now

A FEW DAYS AGO, I WROTE ABOUT the most relevant themes and topical subjects in the documentaries that are having their world premieres at this year’s …

How to Make Money While Traveling

These next-level hacks are easier (and less stressful!) than putting your home on Airbnb.<p>Think the cost of travelling has become prohibitive? Think …

5 Moves to Keep Your Desk Job From Killing You

Take a minute and stretch.<p>We go to work hoping our days spent at the office will challenge us professionally, but in reality, living the 9-to-5 (or 6 …

The 20 Best Beaches in the World 2017

Start planning your tropical getaway now—these are the best island beaches in the world, according to Condé Nast Traveler readers in our latest Readers' Choice Awards.<p>10. Lindquist Beach, St. Thomas<p>9. Orient Bay Beach, St. Martin<p>8. Treasure Beach, Jamaica<p>7. Matira Beach, Bora Bora, French …

Beaches

My whole life was based around travel. Here’s what happened when I stopped

SIX MONTHS AGO, I DID THE UNTHINKABLE: I gave up a dream job as a travel writer for a desk job at a startup in New York City. It was a challenging …

To my kids: Here’s why I couldn’t care less if you go to college

Little loves of mine,<p>Let’s get something straight: I couldn’t care less if you go to college. In fact, there’s actually a part of me that hopes you …

Home Bathroom Fixtures: 10 Ideas for Tile, Tubs & Toilets

It is easy to be misled by designer products into thinking that your own bathroom will be as cool, contemporary, clean and serene as those shown in …

6 to Follow: Social Media Masters

Like blogs, social media has matured and become a major source of news and information for people. What was once a way to keep up with the Joneses became a lucrative, serious media platform for publishers, businesses and entrepreneurs. If you’re trying to spread the word about your company, looking …

What it's like to eat at Bouley, the best restaurant in America

Originally opened in 1987 by Chef David Bouley in New York's hip Tribeca neighborhood, the Michelin-starred restaurant has become a premier dining destination for upscale French cuisine.<p>From its stunning decor to its eclectic and beautiful French-inspired dishes, see what makes Bouley such a …

Creative Artist’s Instagram Feed Forms One Endless Work of Colorful Art

Artist Micah Milner has transformed his Instagram feed into a never-ending, continuous scroll of designs that revolve around pop culture. Rather than prompting you to click through to each individual image, Milner makes the overview of his portfolio the art itself. As you scroll through Milner's …

10 independent bookshops you should visit worldwide: our readers recommend

Photograph: Allen Ginsberg/Corbis<p>From left to right: Bob Donlin, Neal Cassady, Allen Ginsberg, Robert LaVinge, and Lawrence Ferlinghetti stand in front of the City Lights bookshop in 1956, owned by the latter …

Allen Ginsberg

10 rules for classy apps – a developer manifesto

If you ever dig into the privacy policies of app developers, be prepared for a shock. This is where they confess their sins: invading your privacy, selling your data, and pestering you with popups and unwanted ads.<p>As the App Store becomes increasingly crowded and competitive, many developers …

Apps

The world's most eye-catching art galleries

The 'Man Who Flies For Free' says these are the 3 cheapest days to fly

Contrary to popular belief, there is no right day to buy a plane ticket.<p>A flight to New York is not going to be much cheaper on Tuesday than it will be on Wednesday.<p>According to Scott Keyes, a reporter for Think Progress and author of the e-books "How To Fly For Free" and "How To Find Cheap …

Coppersmith Hotel

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia<p>This all-white hotel offers a pleasant refuge after a busy day exploring Melbourne’s galleries, parks and laneways. With its smart bar, ultra-cool bistro, stylish rooms and rooftop garden, Coppersmith is clever and modern, but the atmosphere is warm and familiar. It …