Michelis Eleftherios

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The world's 10 most amazing design hotels

With the opening of the oval-shaped Yanqi Lake hotel in Beijing next month – one that resembles a glowing shell – we take a look at the most creatively designed hotels you can stay in around the world

Royal palaces you can visit

Spain's Swankiest Seaside Lounges

<i>© Vincci Selección Estrella del Mar Beach Club</i><p>With open air terraces and plush lounges, Spain's effortlessly cool seaside bars are reinventing the beach club trend. Hotel search trivago.com presents 6 luxurious Spanish hotels offering panoramic views of the sea, live music all day and innovative …

10 dream trips every traveler should experience | CNN Travel

Ranking the world’s most powerful passports

Ten years ago, in my first job after graduation, I shared an office with a researcher called Munir who I nicknamed Dr2 because he not only had a PhD …

The world's 10 oldest ruins

Discovering the Great Blue Hole

When Jacques Cousteau puts a dive site on his Top Ten list, then you know it must be good. That’s what I was reminding myself as I descended along a wall into the depths of the Great Blue Hole, a World Heritage Site off the coast of Belize.<p>So far, it was dark.<p>But suddenly, the wall gave way to a …

Scuba Diving

10 best London restaurants to eat gluten-free food

Great Family Trips: Island-Hopping in Greece

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>The family vacation, like the concept of family itself, has evolved. Kids are traveling with grandma or a single parent or an indulgent uncle (or all three). However you define your kin, this island-hopping itinerary is all relative.<p><b>> Why Go:</b><p>From the windy <b>Cyclades islands</b> to …

Hot Springs

Great French train journeys: readers’ travel tips

<b>Winning tip:</b> <b>Nîmes to Le Grau-du-Roi</b><p>This single track line not only takes you to within metres of the Mediterranean, it also reveals a couple of gems in the Camargue along the way. After winding through the vineyards of Costières de Nîmes, there is a wonderful close-up view of the medieval city …

The Wild Side of Tuscany

Over a decade ago, the film <i>Under the Tuscan Sun</i> tossed the heart of central Italy into the global tourism spotlight, sending busloads of camera-wielding tourists to historic hamlets and pack-them-in, pack-them-out wine tasting pit stops.<p>For today’s thoughtful travelers, Tuscany’s Maremma region …

National Geographic Travel

Top 10: Caribbean beach holidays

The Caribbean excels at beaches above all else. Think soft golden and white sands, laid-back bars, water warm enough to stay in for hours and with shoals of tropical fish darting around your legs, and often watersports galore. Moreover, many Caribbean beaches are big or secluded enough to offer …

My 5 Top Secret Cooking Tips For Anyone Wanting to Eat Vegan

Everybody loves a backstage pass. We want to know secrets. We want the inside scoop. We adore gossip columns because they give us an inside glimpse … …

Hotel In A Volcano-Waterfall Is The Sweetest Digs You'll Ever Find

We've seen some pretty tricked-out hotel rooms in our day, but nothing quite beats these.<p>Welcome to Montaña Mágica Lodge, a hotel built INSIDE A MAN-MADE VOLCANO in Chile's Patagonian rainforest.<p>Here, the daily "eruption" is not lava, but rather a magical waterfall trickling down the plant-covered …

Ziplining

Hotels need to get the (Facebook?) message

At the recent F8 (Facebook Developer Conference), a considerable amount of time (parts of the first and second day keynotes, at least three sessions) …

Messaging

After taking a flight on Emirates, I never want to fly a domestic airline again

Emirates, which is owned by Dubai's government, has exploded onto the US market in the past several years. It is regularly rated one of the top airlines in the world, and I was psyched to experience it on the eight-hour flight.<p>The trip did not disappoint. I ate salmon and saffron risotto, drank …

In-flight Entertainment

Living in: Venice

In this living, breathing, sinking city, residents enjoy dreamlike canal settings, peerless Gothic and Renaissance architecture and masterpieces by Titian and Tintoretto.<p>Venice is one of those places that everyone has seen before they visit. The green canals and famous bridges; the warmly coloured</i> …

20 epic wine regions to visit before you die

<i>[Editor’s note: The expertise in this article comes from Sam Hovland, wine buyer at East End Wines in Austin, TX. I’ve been shopping East End since</i> …

TripAdvisor's picks: World's top 25 destinations | CNN Travel

TripAdvisor

How to Eat Healthy and Affordable During Long Hotel Stays

<i>What are your best hacks for eating healthy and affordable while traveling, especially when options are limited?: originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Ask a question, get a great answer. Learn from experts and access insider knowledge. You can follow Quora on Twitter,</i> …

11 Reasons Why Travel Makes You a Happier Person

Travel is good for lots of things, but it can also increase mental well-being - and not just in the short-term. Whether you're traveling for business, on a one-week family holiday, or have sold everything to pursue a life on the road, traveling can make you a happier person by building …

Happiness

The 25 most popular travel destinations in the world

Millions of TripAdvisor users weighed in and voted for their top travel destinations around the world.<p>For the first time, travelers ranked Marrakech, Morocco, as the top travel destination in the world. Last year, it ranked at No. 6. And while perennial favorites like Paris and Rome made the list, …

United Arab Emirates

Lets Talk Breakfast: Top Five Breakfast Bowl Recipes

Breakfast is fast becoming the nations favourite meal, or so word on the street tells us. Speaking for myself I know I am breakfast obsessed. With …

Adults, stop kidding yourself: fast food is a fix for your nostalgia, not hunger

When I was a kid, Friday night meant fish and chips for dinner. The adults took the night off cooking and we would pile into the car, drive to the local shop and wait patiently with everyone else in town who had the same idea.<p>We’d line up on plastic chairs against the greasy wall listening out for …

Food

Europe's 8 Most Picturesque Towns

From the islands of the Mediterranean to the peaks of the Alps, Europe's postcard-perfect towns continue to inspire travelers with distinct architecture preserved from 1,000 years ago. Filled with plenty of charm, many of these treasured areas contain historic ruins, cobblestone streets, and …

European Travel

Going back in time in Mid-Wales: eco-tourism in Britain's secret wilderness

Often overlooked in the rush to Wales’s more famous regions, Mid-Wales is the perfect base for an outdoor holiday with plenty of old-school charm. You can escape the crowds found elsewhere, allowing visitors to experience a deeper and more personal connection with nature and local history. As every …

Top 10 Extreme Environments