Laurence Ardouin

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How to spend a year living abroad for $1,000 a month

The sabbatical.<p>The year-off.<p>The walkabout.<p>The career/life reset. It's something most of us talk about, or at least dream about. It's the answer to the questions we ask ourselves before our pick-me-up 4:15 p.m. coffees: Will life be a march of unremitting, interminable years of work? Will each year …

Personal Finance

The Sistine Chapel Gets Its Own High-Tech Spectacle, With Music By Sting

One of Rome's must-see sights is the Vatican's Sistine Chapel — but it's usually so packed, visitors have a hard time absorbing the majesty and beauty of the frescoes painted by Michelangelo.<p>Now there's a new spectacle in town, where visitors can sit comfortably in plush theater seats and feast …

Italy

Amazon's Best-Selling Travel Items Are Total Lifesavers

Think you've got your airport arsenal on lock? Well, Amazon might make you think twice. As <i>Travel + Leisure</i> points out, the retailer has some amazing …

Shopping

Our Guide to Buying the Best Packing Cubes 2018 - Family Travel Blog - Travel with Kids

I am always looking for smarter ways to travel. Packing a bag is an annoying part of travel and I always welcome ways that make it easier. Packing …

Backpacking

Top 5 Best Romantic Resorts For Couples In Thailand

Thailand offers white sand beaches, clear blue sea and dramatic tropical landscapes. My top 5 best romantic hotels and resorts for couples in …

Swimming Pools

Airbnb-Style Rentals In Japan Are Disrupting Traditional Inns

While the number of visitors to Japan, particularly from China, is surging, the wealth isn’t being spread evenly among Japan’s hospitality sector. As in many developed nations, hoteliers face stiff competition from informal accommodation such as Airbnb.<p>That’s the option my Hong Kong-Chinese wife …

Japan

TOKYO ON A BUDGET: Travel Guide

One of the most difficult questions I usually get is: What’s your favorite destination? It’s tough to pick just one when a mere mention of the word …

Travel

Why Belize Makes for an Exhilarating Travel Experience

<i>{This article on Belize was written for Albom Adventures by Sam of Soar Legs.}</i><p>Belize is a tiny country on the eastern coast of Central America and is …

9 Packing Mistakes to Avoid Before Your Next Vacation

While you won’t be seeing anything about it at the Met or the Louvre anytime soon, packing a suitcase is a true art form. Mastering any skill …

50 of the Best Travel Gifts for Travelers You Love!

List of the best travel giftsLooking for ideas for the best travel gifts for travelers you know and love? Or possibly for yourself?To save you some …

Shopping

World's first 3D-printed car could cost you $53,000

Local Motors, the world's most prominent maker of 3D-printed cars, announced this week that it plans to offer pre-sales of its series of 3D printed …

Articles about 5 futuristic homes europe on Dwell.com - Dwell

Get ready to dive into warmer weather with these refreshing modern pools.<p>Whether your garden grows atop a mantel, shares space with pencils on your desktop, or takes root in a backyard corner, an aptly...<p>In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the …

Prefab Homes

Bamboo fibre is stronger and cheaper than steel, says Dirk Hebel

<b>World Architecture Festival 2015:</b> bamboo could "revolutionise the building industry" and replace steel as the dominant reinforcing material, …

How good is Skype’s instant translation? We put it to the Chinese stress test

Skype recently announced a new translation tool that can interpret live speech in real time, across a number of languages. But the digital calling company’s demos and promo videos—currently only available as a “preview” on newer versions of Windows—are heavily edited and show people speaking from …

Language

Edible Growth: 3D-Printed Living Food That Grows before You Eat It | Colossal

<p>Edible Growth is an ongoing project by Eindhoven-based food designer Chloé Rutzerveld that blends food, gardening, and 3d printing. The concept …

3D print your own jewelry? This startup says yes

Brian Park was a product manager for social video game company Zynga for a year and a half before he saw opportunity knocking in a field in which he …