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Top ten experiences in Tasmania

Tasmania is still Australia, but beguilingly and bewitchingly it’s just that little bit different. It’s compact enough to ‘do’ in a week and layered enough to keep bringing you back. The island state produces gourmet food and wine, and a flourishing arts scene and a burgeoning urban cool point to a …

Australia

New Zealand's most wondrous night-time experiences

From night hikes to cave-rafts to midnight munchies, there’s lots to do in New Zealand when the lights go out...<p>1. Night-hike the Tongariro Crossing<p>The 19km Tongariro Alpine Crossing is frequently touted as the world’s best day walk, thanks to its compact combination of sulphurous lakes, huffing …

New Zealand

Best New Hotels 2017 | Hot List - Condé Nast Traveler

Previous<p>The World's Most Beautiful Train Stations<p>Our Editors' Favorite Places to Travel Solo<p>A Road Trip Through Portugal's Algarve Region<p>The Best Cities for Expats<p>The Best Hidden Beaches in Italy<p>Next<p>Make It Rain<p>How to blow your tax refund ASAP.<p>Previous<p>Where to Go With Your Tax Refund in 2018<p>Best …

The World's Most Beautiful Botanical Gardens

Spring has finally sprung! Revel in the blooms and flora at these 14 stunning botanical gardens around the world.<p>Jardim Botânico, Rio de Janeiro<p>Brooklyn Botanic Garden, New York City<p>Na 'Aina Kai Botanical Gardens, Hawaii<p>Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney<p>The Butchart Gardens, British Columbia, Canada<p>Nong …

Frozen Peas | Ice Sphere Mold

The Frozen Peas ice mold makes creating ice spheres a simple procedure without needing a fancy device. With a simple and to the point design, the …

Cool Stuff

All-in-one Kitchen Tool Set

This handy All-In-One Kitchen Tool Set is ideal for for anyone living in small spaces and with limited storage. The clever kit features eight …

Handcrafted Nut Butters | By Big Spoon Roasters

Fan of peanut butter? then check out Big Spoon Roasters, they make tasty handcrafted nut butters in Durham, North Carolina. Each batch of nut butters …

The Best Beach Vacations in Hawaii, Mexico, and the Caribbean

Looking for beach vacation ideas? These resorts offer no-fail, keep-everyone-happy activities for a perfect beach vacation—and then some. This gallery was originally published in 2014. It has been updated with new information.<p>Jade Mountain, St. Lucia<p>The silver sand beaches are great for snorkeling, …

Comoros Islands: tropical charm off the beaten path

Here’s a challenge for you: could you place the Comoros Islands on a map?<p>Named after the Arabic word for ‘moon’, <i>Qamar</i>, this poetically named but little-known archipelago is located between Madagascar and Mozambique.<p>It was an important trading post for Arab, Persian, African and European traders …

East Africa

Zoom Q4 | Camera For Musicians

Most video cameras focus on the visuals, the Zoom Q4 camera is billed as the camera for musicians. The creators state the Q4 "delivers audio nuance …

How Not to Get Sick on Vacation: Our Road-Tested Tips and Tricks

"I'm not getting sick this trip"—say that all you want, but sometimes, it happens anyway. When it does, make sure you’re armed with this wellness-boosting arsenal, and heed these road-tested tips and tricks from our favorite globetrotters.<p>“Getting enough sleep when you’re traveling keeps your …

Sydney’s top speciality drinking spots

It’s hard to know where to start in a city that sparkles with entertainment options after dark. There’s no shortage of clubs, pubs, big bars and, these days, small bars in Sydney. But if you’re looking for something a little niche, here is our pick of the best. All are conveniently located in the …

Art Deco

The Best Pastry Shops in Paris, According to a Macaron Master

Second-generation chocolate-maker Michel Richart shares his favorite pastry shops in Paris.<p>We're going to go out on a limb here and say that Michel Richart knows his desserts. The master chocolatier is a second-generation chocolate-maker who travels around France regularly for dessert inspiration …

It's the ELLE Weekend Playlist! Courtesy of Alexa Chung

Photo: Getty Images<p>Like the mini skirt, The Clash, and Cadbury chocolates, we Americans only get Alexa Chung's new book after it's become a smash in Great Britain. Titled <i>It</i> (as in "girl," not the creepy "cousin" from <i>The Addams Family</i>), the catalog of Chung's personal style debuted in London on …

Two Single Twentysomething Guys Wrote a Hilarious Book About Sex After Marriage

Photo: Courtesy of Little, Brown.<p>We could go on and on about the stratospherically accomplished, Brooklyn-based funnymen behind a new, illustrated ode to modern love, <i>The Married Kama Sutra</i> (Little, Brown), out today. It's a too-true-to-life parody of sex after marriage, with witty depictions of the …

Liberal Firebrand Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz Gives as Good as She Gets

This dynamic Democratic Party leader is throwing down the gauntlet in an impassioned new book titled For the Next Generation. Here, we ask the breast-cancer survivor why she's willing to call out Tea Party Republicans by name, why the government should measure its success by how the country's …

Pentatonix Is Making A Cappella Cooler Than Ever

Photo: Brandon Lyon<p>Spurred by the mainstream success of <i>Glee</i> and winning season three of NBC's a cappella competition, <i>The Sing Off</i>, Pentatonix, a five-member a cappella crew from Texas, scored big in 2012: Their debut album, <i>PTX, Volume 1</i>, debuted in the <i>Billboard</i> Hot 200 and has sold over 100,000 …

The 50 Best Hotels in New York City

Whether you want top-shelf luxury or funky boutiques, the best hotels in New York City offer something for every kind of traveler. See which Big Apple hotels were named the best in the 2017 Readers' Choice Awards, then get ready to plan your next trip to NYC. (Click to view as a list)<p>hotel<p>Conrad …

Hospitality

How to Get a New York City Hotel Room for $100

Think it's impossible to find an affordable hotel in New York City? Think again.<p>Think it's impossible to find an affordable hotel in New York City? Think again. Early next year a number of great places to stay will be offering nights for a cool $100, $200, or $300, as part of the third annual Hotel …

Flying Over the Holidays? Don't Leave Without These Apps

Flying during the holidays can be stressful with all the crowds, flight delays, and bad weather. But these four apps—Flightstats, HotelTonight, MyTSA, and SeatGuru—can help make holiday travel a little less unpleasant.<p>Flying during the winter can be extra stressful with all the holiday crowds, …

What Recruiters Look At During The 6 Seconds They Spend On Your Resume

Although we may never know why we didn't get chosen for a job interview, a recent study is shedding some light on recruiters' decision-making behavior. According to TheLadders research, recruiters spend an average of "six seconds before they make the initial 'fit or no fit' decision" on …

Employment

Paris Finally Has Good Coffee, and Here's Where to Get It

Paris is infamous for their bad coffee—but no more! The days of bad, watery, and tasteless coffee in Paris are finally over, thanks to a crop of new cafés that are as serious about their joe as they are about their croissants. These three spots—Ten Belles, Telescope, and the Broken Arm—are …

It's the ELLE Weekend Playlist! Courtesy of Rachel Antonoff

Photo: Courtesy of Rachel Antonoff<p>Family matters to designer Rachel Antonoff. So much so, in fact, that she never produces a sample without earning texted approval from her loved ones, who are saved in her phone as "The Peanut Gallery."<p>"I can't imagine anything I do in my work without them around …

19 free things to do in Singapore

Singapore may be one of the most expensive countries to visit in Southeast Asia, but there are plenty of free things to see and do to ease the pressure on your wallet. Here are some of our favourite Singapore freebies.<p>Get a taste of Peranakan history at Baba House<p>Baba House, the exquisitely …

Asia Travel

Watch Karlie Kloss, Anna Dello Russo, and Leandra Medine Talk Fashion Heartbreak

Photo: Courtesy of Moda Operandi<p>We've all been there—the fluttering in your stomach; the heightened heart rate; the thought that nothing has ever seemed so right. It's the perfect fit. A match made in heaven. And the significant other is the most amazing dress you've ever laid your eyes on.<p>But just …

Scenes From A Life Without Sex: An Exclusive Excerpt from Sophie Fontanel's Buzzy New Memoir

Longtime ELLE France editor Sophie Fontanel decided to give up sex—for nine years. Here, an excerpt from her forthright memoir, which quickly became a cultural sensation.<p><i>For a long while, and I really don't wish to say when it was or how many years it lasted, I chose to live in what was perhaps the</i> …

How to make Baked Sweet Potato Fries

<i>posted on</i> September 12, 2013<p><i>Learn how to make crisp sweet potato fries at home. Baked, not fried – so you can feel good about eating them!</i><p>I have a …

Meze 66 Classics Headphones

After the huge success of the "Meze 88 Classics Headphones", Meze are expanding their range with several models such as these mid sized "Meze 66 …

18 free things to do in Barcelona

Barcelona has enough to keep the most voracious of culture vultures and self-indulgent of gourmands happy for weeks, but all those entry fees and tapas bills can mount up. Fortunately, help is at hand with a variety of ways to make your holiday budget stretch a little further.<p>In addition to the …

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