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The Verge fall reading list

Autumn is a great time to cozy up at home and get to all the reading you missed out on during the summer. The barbecues are over, the holidays aren't here yet, and your friends will probably believe you if you say you're "busy" this weekend. Sure, there's plenty of television to watch, too, but you …

16 incredible Northern Lights hotels

To watch the ethereal and elusive Northern Lights is to witness one of nature's most splendorous sights: a celestial dance across the Arctic sky that surely features near the top of most - if not all - travellers' bucket lists.<p>Those seeking this remarkable phenomenon have a decent pick of …

European Travel

Writers and Their Libraries: What Books Did David Foster Wallace, James Joyce, and Evelyn Waugh Own? (PHOTOS)

The Harry Ransom Center shares some of the titles in the libraries of David Foster Wallace, James Joyce, Nancy Cunard, and other writers. Plus, …

10 Books You Really Should Have Read In High School: An Alternate List

This week, we came across this list of ‘books you really should have read in high school’ over at MSNBC’s Today Books. While their picks are …

Best Books To Read - New, Favorite Novels

Books

Required Reading: The Bling Ring

“I cannot remember the books I’ve read any more than the meals I have eaten,” Ralph Waldo Emerson famously quipped, “even so, they have made me.” In …

5 of the all-time greatest novels you haven't read - TODAY.com

Many die-hard readers consider their favorite novels more than mere entertainment. But while curling up with a beloved work of literature might seem a loftier pursuit than guffawing at “Family Guy,” it’s still ultimately a diversion.<p>And now that summer’s arrived, grabbing a novel to immerse oneself …

Books

Summer Reading List for Job Seekers

Summer can be a great time to fill your brain with business, particularly if you’re involved in a job hunt. Check out recommendations from Career Expert Lindsey Pollak. Read more: http://blog.linkedin.com/2013/06/28/summer-reading-list-for-job-seekers-slideshow/

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What Bill Gates is reading this summer

If you’re in the market for a light, sunshine-friendly novel—something with an up tempo narrative and relatable characters—then Bill Gates’s summer reading list is not for you. But if you’re a non-fiction buff with a wide range of interests, then it might be the perfect place to look for a new book.<p>…

Bill Gates

Next for Your Reading List: 'Mother Daughter Me'

A difficult saga, told in elegant and upbeat style.<p>The reading public knows Katie Hafner for the technology-and-society stories she has written through the years in the <i>New York Times</i> and elsewhere -- or for her books, the previous one of which was <i>A Romance on Three Legs</i>, an elegant examination of …

Can you improve on F Scott Fitzgerald's improving reading list?

Fitzgerald thought he'd prescribed 22 essential books to his nurse. But your second opinions are encouraged<p>It was 1936, one of the most difficult periods in F Scott Fitzgerald's life: he had just published his essay The Crack-Up in Esquire magazine, exploring the mental and physical decline that …

Pretend You're Going Back To School With This New-Semester Reading List

I’ve been making a bit more of an effort with my reading recently –- sure, I still indulge in the odd Campion or Agatha Christie revisit, but I’ve been forcing myself to read new fiction and non-fiction by contemporary writers, which ordinarily I wouldn’t bother with because I have lazy literary …

Books

Enjoying Monaco on a Budget - GUIDE

Monaco

Top 20 International Small Hotels: Andrew Harper's Picks (Photos)

From Australia to Botswana and Italy to India, see the top luxury boutique hotels around the world.

5 of the most ruggedly beautiful places in the UK | Boutique Travel Blog

Although it’s relatively small, the UK has a huge number of fabulously remote places known for their naturally rugged beauty. So if you’re curious to …

A chef's restaurant tour of Soho, London

The head chef of London's Polpetto restaurant reveals her favourite spots for coffee, cake, a bowl of noodles or a glamorous dinner<p><b>Quo Vadis</b> was one of the first Italian restaurants to open in Soho, in the 1920s, and it has recently been given a new lease of life with the arrival of Jeremy Lee. …

Incredible infinity pools around the world

Top 10 walking tours for globetrotting foodies

The best – and tastiest – way to fast-track your understanding of a city's cuisine is to embark on a guided walking tour that includes sampling the local food. Tuck into the best offerings from street food stalls, meet chefs at cafes and restaurants, and local producers at markets. Best of all, …

Vietnam

Island hopping off Cambodia's coast

Sandy bliss awaits travellers off Cambodia’s south coast. Whether you favour being glued to a hammock upon an isolated shore, or fancy slothful days recovering from all-night raves, Cambodia has an island for you.<p>Lapped by the lapis-hued waters of the Gulf of Thailand, the scattering of islands in …

Asia Travel

Machu Picchu: the Inca Trail on horseback

Cesar and I hit the highest pass on our ride towards Machu Picchu in autumnal fog and driving rain. Not a good result, as the previous day’s lakeside shaman ceremony had promised photogenic sunshine. Instead, we glimpsed intimidating snowscapes rising steeply on either side through swirling cloud. …

The next food trends predicted by travel writers

Climb aboard the food trend train: what’s cool today will be passé tomorrow. New food trends arrive on the scene every year, whether you’re ready for them or not. Some will be local foods cast into the spotlight by changing tastes, novel techniques or a hefty dose of whimsy, but most will be …

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4 Great International Hostels for Less Than €15

AdviceArts and CultureNew YorkSan FranciscoShopping, Style and BeautySlider<p>21 Aug 2013<p>646<p>This post is sponsored by the fine people at …

The Quieter Side of Ibiza

The Spanish do it. The French, the Brits, and the Italians are all doing it. But Americans? We haven’t yet joined the ranks of Ibiza lovers.<p>Last month, I gave in to a nagging feeling that I was missing something and packed up my family for a week of sun and sea on Spain’s “white island.” What I …

Porto Selvaggio, Italy: Secret Seaside

<i>Where is this beach? the Salento peninsula, southern Puglia, Italy</i><p><i>Who's it good for? Sunbathers, history seekers</i><p><i>What is there to do? Bask on the beach, explore coastal towns</i><p><i>What makes it special? The sunset at Porto Selvaggio beach</i><p>The Salento peninsula in southern Puglia is the Cornwall or the …