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The best flight search websites – tried and tested

The internet’s supposed to make things easier when comparing flights. Rather than juggle dozens of airline websites, meta-search engines do the job for you, rifling through countless prices to find the best offers. The only snag is there are dozens of such sites, too, so which should you use?<p>To …

Google Flights

3 New Books About Confronting Desires

Desire is a funny thing. At its best, it can inspire us to achieve the seemingly impossible. We become better people, do important things, and create awesome beauty. At its worst, though, desire, love, and need can take over our lives, becoming obsessions that we find very difficult to surmount. …

Books Make Leaders Better Speakers, Says A Navy Admiral And Commander

Retired four-star Navy Admiral James Stavridis has 4,000 books in his home library. On one side of his business card his title reads: Dean, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. On the other side, his favorite quote by Thomas Jefferson: “I cannot live without books.”<p>Stavridis …

Books

6 science books that inspired Rebecca Skloot

<b>Love at Goon Park by Deborah Blum</b> (Basic, $18).<p>This is a wonderful and compulsively readable character study of Harry Harlow, the scientist whose …

9 magical Europe travel destinations you’ve probably never heard of

While most tourists flock to Europe’s main attractions of Paris, London, and Rome, there are many other beautiful hidden gems around the continent …

European Travel

Top 10 African Safari Tour Operators

Recent controversy surrounding the death of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe at the hands of a big-game hunter has raised an important debate: What is the …

16 of the world's most enormous statues

Taking up to 20 years to build and millions of dollars to create, these 16 enormous creations do just that. They'll stand for centuries as icons of history and culture for visitors to enjoy. From the world's largest reclining Buddha to a 105 foot tall sculpture of Mao Zedong, keep scrolling for a …

A perfect day in Moscow

Spend a perfect day in Moscow walking through history, discovering the city’s medieval foundations and modern flare and everything in between. The Russian capital’s founding site – the majestic Kremlin and the ceremonial Red Square – is still the geographic and spiritual heart of Moscow, making it …

One Trip, Five Tips: Visiting Lhasa, Tibet

Any trip to Tibet should begin with its spiritual and political capital, where these five attractions will have you falling in love with the "roof of the world."<p>Venture to Lhasa, where a once-isolated Himalayan Shangri-La today beckons travelers to a mystical, if fast-modernizing, world, marked by …

San Antonio Missions

<b>Site:</b> San Antonio Missions<p><b>Location:</b> San Antonio, Texas, United States<p><b>Year Designated:</b> 2015<p><b>Category:</b> Cultural<p><b>Criteria:</b> (ii)<p><b>Reason:</b> These five 18th-century Franciscan missions—Missions San José, San Juan, Espada, Concepción, and Valero (the Alamo)—are an uncommonly well-preserved collection of …

Texas League

10 beautiful but less-traveled British islands worth a visit | CNN Travel

Travel

Google Street View crashes Mongolia's Naadam Festival | CNN Travel

Google Street View

10 of the best safaris for 2015 | CNN Travel

Sri Lanka’s spicy secret

As a new train line to Jaffna opens up the country’s north, travellers can experience a truly distinct slice of Tamil culture.<p>As a new train line to Jaffna opens up the country’s north, travellers can experience a truly distinct slice of Tamil culture.<p><i>BBC's Travel Show brings you the latest insider</i> …

Sri Lanka

41 trips to take before you turn 40

You probably have the means and time to take some epic trips around the world.<p>From the canals of Venice to the desert of Namibia, here are 41 destinations to check off your bucket list.

20 Places Every American Should See Before They Die

From sea to shining sea.<p>Looking for an epic summer road trip idea? Whether you crave culture and history, spectacular natural landscapes, or serious adventure, look to these national parks and small towns.

Join the Guardian children's fiction prize book club 2015

Over the next eight weeks (starting Tuesday 14 July) we’re highlighting all the brilliant books longlisted for the Guardian children’s fiction prize.<p>Every week we are going to focus on one book. We’ll have a description of the book, an author interview and/or other features by the author and a …

Books

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Holiday ideas in Greece: readers’ travel tips

We asked readers for travel tips to pass on to holidaymakers looking to give Greece a timely economic boost – and received a wonderfully varied response. Here are our favourite suggestions, from picture-perfect towns to Homer’s tomb<p>• Contribute to next week’s readers’ tips to be in with a chance of …

European Travel

10 Mediterranean islands you've never heard of | CNN Travel

Travel

12 Hour Destination Guide to Bled, Slovenia

By College Tourist; Author: Emily Poklar, University of Wisconsin - Madison<p><b>A city surrounded by the Julian Alps, small neighborhoods, homemade stews and wine, and with a stunning lake in the center - the Slovenian city of Bled is the perfect "off the beaten track" day trip to add to your …

Essential Busan: 10 highlights of South Korea's second city

Busan is one of the great unheralded cities in Asia. Brimming with cobalt oceans, verdant mountains and delectable fare, it’s a city full of surprises and a laid-back vibe that makes it the perfect base from which to explore farther afield in South Korea.<p>With so many choices in this beachy urban …

12 Must-Eat Breakfast Sandwiches Across America

More<p>Breakfast<p>Everything you need to make the most important meal of the day delicious.<p>Quick! You've just woken up. You regret having a salad for dinner. Maybe you're a little hungover. You're <i>hungry</i>. So what are you craving?<p>If you're like us, it's probably a breakfast sandwich of some sort. An egg …

Six Things We Pack to Stay Fit On the Road

It’d be awesome if our bodies gave us free passes on vacation—but that’s not how workout routines work. We like to stay on track by packing …

UNESCO's New World Heritage Sites Span Texas to Japan and Beyond

The United States has succeeded in its bid to “Remember the Alamo,” after the U.N. cultural body approved its status as a world heritage site …

6 Oysters Everyone Needs to Know

We asked three chefs for the essential oysters that everyone should know. It’s a great cheat sheet to keep on hand for the next time you’re …

8 Reasons A Trip To The Philippines Should Be In Your Future

There's an incredible chain of tropical islands in the Pacific that is sprinkled with pink, white and black sand beaches, ultra-relaxing luxury resorts, charming countrysides and villages, exotic foods and an enticing nightlife. You know it exists, but you've probably never thought of planning a …

Wandering Chef: Daniel Holzman in Japan

<i>Photos by Daniel Holzman</i><p>Suisin Knives in Sakai City, Japan.<p>Daniel Holzman, chef and co-owner of The Meatball Shop restaurants in New York, recently …