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4 countries where your US dollar will go the furthest

For most Americans, traveling abroad has become much more affordable than it was five years ago.<p>Not only has the U.S. economy finally bounced back after the devastating financial crisis of 2008, but the ushering in of 2016 has seen the dollar increasing in value against most major …

Reader photos: Road trip views that few have seen

Forget the well-trodden routes – September's photo competition veered off the beaten path and uncovered the most beautiful, unusual or overlooked stops.<p>Congratulations to Charan Dhiman, the winner of September's photo competition! We recently caught up with Dhiman, 36, to get the story behind his …

This Home In Australia Is Totally Off The Grid And Self Sufficient

Jamison Architects have designed the Bach House, located in Queensland, Australia.<p>The architect’s description<p>The Bach House was designed to embrace …

Dirt Cheap Photo Guide to Grand Teton National Park

• <b>Author:</b> Jeff Clow<p>The Dirt Cheap Photo Guide to Grand Teton National Park is written for three distinct travelers; the photo enthusiast, the family photographer and the travel fan. In twelve chapters, pro photographer Jeff Clow takes the readers on a guided tour of the park with instructions as to …

Articles about clifftop house angled roof maui on Dwell.com - Dwell

With an angled roof designed to resemble the surrounding cliffs, a house in Maui, Hawaii, is built to meld with the landscape.<p>Folding Roof House by Ashida Architect &...<p>With a simple brick house on a tiny lot, an Australian architect shows that style needn't be fussy or expensive.<p>Built with …

25 Places to Get Away From It All

Where is the perfect place to find seclusion? From Florida to Malaysia, here are your picks for the world's most inspiring destinations.

18 Great Places to Go Camping

9 Reasons To Head To Belize For Your Next Vacation Getaway

For non-stateside beach getaways, most Americans typically go with the usual options -- Mexico, the Caribbean or one of the Hawaiian islands. But what if you wanted all the trappings of a faraway beach vacation, just with less tourists? Then you've got to head to Belize.<p>Belize is way less crowded …

Belize

10 Of The Most Colorful Places On Earth

These places exist. No, not in dreams or hallucinations or Wes Anderson movies, but right here on this beautiful, mysterious planet. We just thought you should know.<p>Hi. These places exist. No, not in dreams or hallucinations or Wes Anderson movies, but right here on this beautiful, mysterious …

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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 …

Yes, You CAN Afford the South Pacific!

So you thought you had to put those Tahitian dreams on hold? Think again. Luxe locales like Fiji, the Cook Islands—and, yes, even Tahiti!—roll out …

35 Beautiful Beaches You’d LOVE to Be On

Whether you're booking a getaway or just window-shopping, a warm beach sounds perfect right about now, doesn't it? Here, some of your favorite …

3 Good-for-You Dark Chocolate Desserts - Eat Clean with Shira Bocar

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24 Clever Ideas Inside Virgin’s New Hotel

It’s the little things.<p>It’s the little things, and anyone who’s flown Virgin America knows it: the calming purple mood lighting, the food and drink orders you can place electronically from your seats, the entertaining safety video, the ticket stubs that are 50% smaller than the obnoxious industry …

PHOTOS: Where to Go in 2015

Here are the 10 best budget destinations for 2015! From high style and world-class shopping to jaw-dropping scenery and unrivaled art, culture, and …

Best Trips 2015

TravelBest Of<p>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.

The Seven Most Amazing, Surprisingly Affordable Beach Destinations

Unfortunately, a mid-winter or spring break getaway can get quite pricey, especially because so many travelers have just the same idea, thereby creating a price spike among hotels and flights. But, fortunately yet again, there are some beach locales that aren't inordinately expensive.<p>It kinda seems …

Myrtle Beach

6 Salad Ingredients That Help You Drop Pounds Faster

Boost flavor and slim down at the same time with these surprising salad add-ins.<p>Ever wonder why loading up on salad doesn't always help you slim down? Despite their rep as a diet standby, salads aren't synonymous with weight loss. In fact, many of the usual add-ins don't actually offer much in the …

Tuscany travel guide

Expert guide to Tuscany<p>An insider's guide to Tuscany featuring the region's best hotels, restaurants, bars, shops and attractions, chosen by our expert.<p>Why go?<p>Why is Tuscany so eternally popular? After travelling the length and breadth of Italy for over 30 years, I think I’m getting close to an …

This spectacular home is at peace with the California desert

10 Best New Beach Hotels for Winter 2014-15

If you need a break from gift shopping and holiday parties, this is a perfect time to start planning a beach getaway. While we all have our favorite tropical destinations, it could be time to consider going somewhere new. The 2014-2015 beach season is offering a wide variety of new beach hotels …

Key West

10 American Spots You Don't Know About Yet, But Should

Up-and-coming is a phrase we use A LOT around here. And there's good reason for it. Yes, many places are "expected" destinations (ahem, Paris) and some are so remote you have to really try to know about them.<p>Don't get us wrong, we love them all. But anywhere where the crowds are smaller seem the …

The 10 Best All-Inclusive Resorts In The World

There's nothing we love more than an all-inclusive resort. The boundless beverages, the boundless beaches, the boundless beauty... and the boundless food (because let's be honest, that's the whole reason we're on vacation in the first place).<p>And thanks to TripAdvisor's 2014 Travelers' Choice …

2014's Best Hotels in The World

Boutique-hotel experts Mr & Mrs Smith have announced their best hotel award winners for 2014.<p>Boutique-hotel experts Mr & Mrs Smith have announced their best hotel award winners for 2014. <i>Via HarpersBazaar.co.uk</i>

5 Must-Visit Botanical Gardens Across The Country

Nature meets nurture at these five otherworldly botanical gardens<p>Mother Nature saves some of her most spectacular creations for this time of year, and these five botanical gardens offer up a bounty crop of flowers and inspiring landscapes. This piece originally appeared on countryliving.com.

5 overlooked travel sites in Iran | CNN Travel

Should You Be Planning a Trip to the Caribbean #OneHappyIsland?

First thing is the country's weather and topography. Unlike its neighboring islands, Aruba's terrain is rugged and rocky on the northeast coast, closely resembling a desert-like climate and less like the tropical paradise you may expect.<p><b>By Nicolle Monico</b><p>If you would have told me a year ago that I …

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America's Weirdest Fall Festivals

Whether you're betting on speeding coffins, tasting teriyaki bear or just yelling your head off, autumn brings a sense of excitement to the kookiest festivalgoers.<p>Whether you're betting on speeding coffins, tasting teriyaki bear or just yelling your head off, autumn brings a sense of excitement to …

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8 Under-the-Radar Foodie Cities

The lesser-known dining scenes below are ambitious and unconventional, they're buzzing with new and noteworthy chefs, and they're diverse and unexpected.<p><i>Limarie Cabrera / Flickr</i><p>Cities like Paris and San Francisco may get all the attention from discerning foodies, but they're not the only places …

Food & Dining