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The best New Forest hotels

An insider's guide to the top hotels in the New Forest, including the most hip and luxurious country house hotels with spas, and pubs with boutique bedrooms, in locations including Beaulieu and Lymington.<p>Lime Wood<p>New Forest, Hampshire, England<p>9 Telegraph expert rating<p>Londoners looking to for a …

New Forest

12 Ice Hotels That Will Make You Actually LIKE the Cold

Think cold isn’t romantic? Think again! Ice hotels are an experience that should be on every traveler’s bucket list. With the coolest amenities and epic winter wonderland activities, these frosty hotels make for the ultimate wintertime vacay. From Canada to Japan to Norway, here are 12 of the most …

Cuba's Playa Paraiso Beach Named Among World's Best, Because Of COURSE Cuba Has A Secret Paradise

We can think of many reasons to go to Cuba -- it's not like we <i>needed</i> one of the best beaches on the planet to lure us there.<p>But hey, we'll take it if you're offering.<p>Playa Paraiso Beach, on Cuba's Cayo Largo, was recently crowned one of the top beaches in the world in TripAdvisor's annual …

Cuba

The 10 best places to visit in England - and where to stay

Our experts offer a guide to 10 of the best places and cities to visit in England for family holidays and couples, and the best hotels to stay when there, in locations including Yorkshire, Cornwall, Lake District, Bath, Cotswolds, London, Devon, Norfolk, Suffolk and Brighton.<p>1. Yorkshire<p>Visitors …

The best country house hotels in Britain

The British country house hotel was born in 1949, brought to us in the pink and frilly shape of Sharrow Bay, overlooking Ullswater in the Lake District. Presided over by a splendid couple, Francis Coulson and his partner Brian Sack, it came complete with a gargantuan afternoon tea, and Sack’s …

The 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

The Sony World Photography Awards, an annual competition hosted by the World Photography Organisation, just announced its shortlist of winners. This year's contest attracted 173,444 entries from 171 countries. The organizers have been kind enough to share some of their shortlisted images with us, …

True or False: Scandinavians Are Practically Perfect in Every Way

Thanks to big government and high taxes, Scandinavia is a success story—mostly.<p>To an outsider, Scandinavia can seem like a group of small, difficult-to-tell-apart Nordic countries. Frequently derided by right-wing politicians as an example of everything wrong with Big Government, the Scandinavian …

Best Trips 2015

National Geographic Traveler presents the New Year's must-see places. Whether it’s India’s literary hub or Switzerland’s mountain majesty, these 20 go-now destinations will send you packing.

10 Must-Visit Spots In London

<b>Reported by Natalia Rachlin and Alexa Lawrence for Architectural Digest.</b><p>As sartorial tastemakers descend on England's capital city for Fashion Week, we highlight the destination's latest shops, exhibitions, and restaurants.<p><i>photo: James McDonald</i><p>Tucked away on Walton Street amid the well-manicured …

East Village

Bali's Must-Visit Shops, Restaurants And Hotels

<b>By Alyssa Bird for Architectural Digest.</b><p><i>Hanging Gardens Ubud, a resort in the jungles of central Bali.</i><p>The crown jewel of the Indonesian archipelago, Bali is an island of rich artistic traditions, ancient temples, and verdant mountains surrounded by turquoise sea. "Bali is my favorite place in the …

Bali

The truth about ‘miracle foods’ – from chia seeds to coconut oil

As books that give answers go, there’s one classic that often gets overlooked – the dictionary. So next time you’re wondering whether a £10 tub of the latest miracle food can really stave off cancer, diabetes and heart disease, and get rid of a podgy belly in time for summer, run your finger down …

Coconut

World's Best Ecolodges

The Top 25 Hotels In The World, According To Travelers

The top 25 winning hotels offer exceptional service and amenities while also providing unforgettable experiences to travelers.<p>The hotel that TripAdvisor users picked as the 'best in the world' is a luxury bungalow retreat in the Maldives that implements a strict "no news, no shoes" policy to help …

No Kids Allowed: 8 Adults-Only Hotels in Secret Spots

We suggest heating things up this winter with a visit to a sexy, sandy, and secluded (say that five times fast) adults-only hotel. Whether you need a spot for the long Valentine's Day -- er, we mean Presidents' Day -- weekend, or a remote locale for a romantic rendezvous this spring, one of these …

Costa Rica

Best Hotels in Eastern U.S.

See the best hotels in Eastern U.S. from National Geographic Traveler's annual Stay List.<p><i>The most authentic and unique hotels in the eastern U.S., chosen by</i> National Geographic Traveler <i>editors for the 2011 Stay List</i><p><b>Hay-Adams Hotel, Washington, D.C.</b><br>Closest you'll get to spending the night at the …

Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition No Longer Available At Google Play Store

Last year, several Google Play Edition devices disappeared from the Google Play Store, and it seems there’s one more device which will no longer be …

Articles about smart-security-system-tailored-renters on Dwell.com - Dwell

To complement our July/August issue's Smart Home product package, we've programmed a series of panels that cover the latest...<p>Cheap microprocessors, easy communications, and ubiquitous smartphones make the “home of the future” a reality today.<p>SimpliSafe’s exceptionally designed home security system …

San Francisco

10 ways TV wrongly depicts the PR industry

When it comes to public relations, pop culture has it all wrong, and that makes for a sad state of affairs when PR professionals try to counter …

10 Easy Ways To Free Up A Lot Of Space On Your iPhone

Your iPhone is full of junk you don't need. And a recent class action lawsuit against Apple has brought to light that even if you buy a 16 GB iPhone, you can't actually use all 16 GB of storage.<p>So let's try to make the most of what you have. We have identified 10 simple ways you can manage and …

Apps

PR's obsession with media coverage

<i>This piece originally appeared on PR Daily in January 2015.</i><p>It might shock you to hear this, but “media relations” is not synonymous with “public …

Mad Catz LYNX 9 Mobile Hybrid Controller Unveiled For $300

At CES 2015 this week Mad Catz has taken the opportunity to unveil their new LYNX 9 Mobile Hybrid Controller, that will be launching later this year …

New Year, New Job? Read This First

How to Surf the Wave of Good News and Land a New Job, Expanded Role or Big Raise<p>Here’s a surprising truth about the job market, circa 2015: For the first time in a while, workers have the upper hand.<p>After a few bruising years for job seekers, employers have started hiring again, and several broad …

Employment

Bang & Olufsen's wooden touch interface music player is like magic

LAS VEGAS — The old Sci-Fi quote goes "any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic" (thanks, Arthur C. Clarke) and, along …

A Penthouse Apartment Where Manhattan Meets Montmartre

Rooftop living in NYC.<p>Inspired by the idea of Parisian garret, Leslie Klotz fashions an artful home for herself on a rooftop in New York. Read the interview with Klotz here.

A California Beach Cottage Makeover

An easy and casual design.<p>Designer Peter Dunham and architect Scott Laidlaw transform a Mediterranean-style stucco house in Newport Beach, California, into a cottage-style clapboard. By bringing in natural elements, skylights, and an open-space plan, Dunham creates an easy and casual home.

7 crazy, awesome gadgets we found at CES 2015

CES — the International Consumer Electronics Show — is the place where gadget makers go to flaunt their latest wares.<p>Most of the hardware on display doesn’t captivate, but a fraction of the showcase is quite interesting, quirky, useful, and sometimes even downright bizarre.<p>Here’s a brief selection …

Gear & Gadgets

The world's 50 greatest cities - according to you

Wacom Launches Flagship 27-inch Cintiq Pen Tablets

Professional artists and illustrators have another hardware treat to get excited about. Today at CES, Wacom launched a brand new flagship pair of pen tablets — the Cintiq 27QHD and the Cintiq 27QHD Touch, slated for arrival in late January. These replace the company’s 24HD models.<p>Both feature a …

Tablets

In Norway, A New Model For Zero-Energy Housing

Snohetta’s carbon-neutral model home looks like it’s been tipped up for a quick vacuum underneath. Could it be replicated elsewhere?<p>The building industry is one of the world’s biggest polluters. About half of the U.K.’s carbon dioxide emissions come from the construction and operation of buildings; …

Samsung Unveils Crazy-Small Drive That Gives You 1TB of Storage

Samsung unveiled the mighty mouse of storage devices at its Consumer Electronics Show presentation on Monday.<p>The company says its Portable SSD T1 …