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The ultimate guide to hiking Italy’s most breathtaking trails

We’re not quite sure why Italy isn’t as popular a hiking destination as places like Patagonia, Iceland, or the Pacific Crest Trail. Italian hiking …

Hilltop charm in the Italian town of Asolo

Franco Cogoli/ 4Corners<p>Robert Browning lived briefly in the wonderful building that is now the Hotel Villa Cipriani in Asolo. He told a friend in …

This Will Be The Biggest Countertop Trend of 2018

Marble has had a good run. Granite had a good run before that. But it’s time to put one of the MVP of surfaces back in the spotlight for a minute. …

12 Beautiful Towns In Southern Italy That You Must Visit

Yup, I’m hankering on about Italy again! Honestly, I just can’t help it, it’s one of my favourite countries in the world to visit. Now, if you’re …

3 Lisbon Insiders Share Tips on What to Do in the Portuguese Capital

From secret walks to artworks, here’s where to find the best that the city has to offer<p>By Nancy A. Ruhling<p>Lisbon, which is a center of commerce, …

Where to go in Italy in 2018: Ten travel ideas off the beaten path

American-turned-Roman John Henderson, who blogs about life in Italy at Dog-Eared Passport, picks ten of his favourite lesser-known Italian …

11 secret Italian villages to visit before the crowds do

Rome? Been there. Venice? Done that. Florence? Bought the statue-of-David postcard. While this triumvirate of tourist destinations is a must-do for any first-time visitor to Italy, many of the country’s greatest charms can only be experienced in small Italian villages — places where you can slip …

Italy

Quebec City: Tips You Won't Find in Your Guidebook

Visit Quebec City to experience outdoor and urban thrills in Canada’s second largest province.<p>Filmmakers Tahria Sheather and National Geographic Explorer Andy Maser are most at home in the wild, documenting the intersection of culture and nature. But first and foremost, they are storytellers, able …

6 High-Performance Habits Only the Most Extraordinary People Share, Backed by Science

Incredibly successful -- and happy -- people consistently do six things. And you can too.<p>Why do some people succeed more quickly than others, and maintain that success over the course of decades? And out of that extremely small subset of people, why do some of them seem miserable, while others live …

This is Europe's Most Beautiful Hiking Trail

See what it's like to hike from Switzerland to France on the GR5–epic views and indulgent dinners are included.<p>Winding from the Netherlands to France, the GR5—Grande Randonnée, or “great trek”—is often called one of the world’s most beautiful hikes. Whether trekking the entire length, or a portion, …

9 incredible places in Colorado you’ve probably never heard of

COLORADO IS AN endless source of inspiration, full of places that have become legends both for the activities they make possible as well as their …

A bulletproof 5-day itinerary to Norway’s fjords: Where to hike, stay, and eat

IF YOU’VE MADE it to 2017 without Norway’s fjord region being on your gotta-see list, you obviously never wiled away an afternoon Googling the …

Italy's Top Hotels With Michelin-Starred Restaurants

Italy is one of the world's premier destinations for foodies, and the country consistently ranks in the upper echelon of Michelin-starred …

Italy

Bill Gates: Your Summer Reading List Should Include These 5 Books

Summer is a great time to escape: to the beach, to the mountains, or to the world of a great book. This year, I found myself drawn even more than …

Princess Charlotte s $27 Cardigan! Prince George s $10 Knee Socks! Breaking Down the (Affordable) Fashion Details in the New Royal Portrait

Posing for a picture with Gan-Gan has never looked so stylish!<p>Nestled proudly in Queen Elizabeth‘s lap, Princess Charlotte showed off a brand new …

Top Travel Websites For Planning Your Next Adventure

Technology’s effects on the travel industry are widespread, with innovation signaling the dawn of a new age of travel products and services after the birth of the Internet and modern-communication systems. Not only has the industry itself benefited from recent technological advancements such as …

Flying

World's Best Hikes: 15 Classic Trails

Over the past decade, author Peter Potterfield has hiked more than 10,000 miles over six continents to research this list. He here tells us his picks for the world's 15 best hikes, including Patagonia, Tasmania, Newfoundland, and Petra. Read more in his best-selling book Classic Hikes of the World …

27 reasons Istanbul residents believe they live in the best city on Earth

1. Our city is legendary.<p>If our city walls could talk, they’d recite hundreds of legends involving mythological gods, prophecies fulfilled, and tales …

20 crucial pieces of life advice, as told by people over 60

RECENTLY, A QUESTION WAS POSED TO THOSE over the age of 60. The question was this: “What advice would you give to those who are half your age?” While …

Rachamankha

Rachamankha<p>A stay at the adults-only Rachamankha feels like an extended visit to a supremely stylish friend’s home. Designed by interiors maven Rooj …

Articles about penny tile inspiration bathroom on Dwell.com - Dwell

Announcing our new feature where we draw from Dwell's Instagram account to bring you the most viral design and architecture shot...<p>The right tiles can transform any basic space into a breathtaking escape.<p>Both classic and graphic, penny tile is an impactful choice for the kitchen and bath, as these …

Architecture

Dickies Are The Nerdy Fashion Trend That's Coming Back

Consider the dickie.<p>Just hear us out.<p>Dickies could be the answer to all your winter woes. For those of you unfamiliar with the dickie (also spelled dickey or dicky), it's a type of false shirt-front that was originally intended to be worn with a tuxedo. Since its inception it has transformed, and …

Clothing

The boomer’s dilemma: When to start collecting CPP?

Ross McShane has noticed a change when talking to clients about when to take their Canada Pension Plan benefits.<p>"It used to be a debate on whether to take it at 60 or to hang on until 65," says the director of financial planning with McLarty & Co. Wealth Management in Ottawa.<p>"That's changing. Now …

48 hours in Girona

Girona may play second-fiddle to its better known Catalan counterpart, Barcelona, but this walkable city makes a perfect weekend destination in its own right. Its narrow medieval streets hold historical treasures from every era, along with a lively selection of quirky bars and superb …

Mallorca's great escapes: where to go to escape the crowds

Mallorca has grown up. Sure, the island still has a touch of the wild child in coastal resorts like Magaluf, but travellers are finally waking up to the fact that the island is so much more than the sum of its fly-and-flop resorts and boozerias.<p>The real Mallorca, as locals have been at pains to …

Pool party, anyone? Photo from Phinda Homestead in the KwaZulu-Natal region of South Africa: http://bit.ly/1gDeTgM