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21 Fantastic Beach Reads Our Readers Loved This Summer

Summer's not over yet!

Books

The 25 best thriller books of the summer

This summer’s packed with suspense. Buckle up and enjoy a sensational ride.<p><b>“The Speed of Sound (Speed of Sound Thrillers)” (Thomas & Mercer)</b> <i><br>by Eric</i> …

Books

Fatmap Is Like Google Earth (on Steroids) for Hikers

Not long ago, my girlfriend and I set out for a 20-mile mountain bike ride in the Gila National Forest, in southern New Mexico. We had plenty of food and water, but we were armed with only vague directions and a mimeographed trail map from a local bike shop. The ride is remote but …

Google Earth

Best Midwest Road Trips in the U.S.

Here, three of our favorite Midwest road trip itineraries, including where to stop, where to stay, and what you’ll see along the way.

Lake Superior

28 Modern Thrillers You Should Add to Your Reading List ASAP

It all began with an early obsession with Nancy Drew, then I moved on to Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie, and before I knew it I was devouring any book that promised thrills, intrigue, and murder. Is there a detective in it? I'll read it. Bonus points if the protagonist is a woman. And the …

Books

13 New Historical Fiction Books To Read If You Want To Escape 2018 For A Little While

The sun is shining, the weather is warm, and I'm looking to escape the rest of the world for a little while. It's one one thing to take a social …

Books

10 History Books That ‘Game of Thrones’ Fans Need To Read, Because The Red Wedding Was Based On A Real-Life Event

Whether you're a TV fan waiting for season eight, or a long-suffering book fan still holding out hope that <i>The Winds of Winter</i> will be published at …

I rode the Orient Express' sister train through the English countryside, and it took me back to the Golden Age of travel

1/<p>I arrived at London Victoria station, where the Belmond British Pullman is based, at 10 a.m. We were due to depart at 10:45 a.m. and return at 4 …

Trains

8 Historical Fiction Books You Don’t Want to Miss

From ancient Egypt to the grunge era, historical fiction novels are a fun immersive way to experience the past! Even if you’re not into togas or …

13 Books About The English Language That Will Change What You Know About Writing And Reading

Language is a funny thing. If you're reading this sentence, for example, there's a good chance that you speak and understand English perfectly well. …

22 books we can’t put down (AKA your search for the perfect summer read stops here)

Summer is undoubtedly a time to be active, whether for you that means surfing near a millennial-pink beach, hiking to Instagram-worthy waterfalls, or …

Books

20 books Bill Gates says you should read this summer

Bill Gates loves to read.<p>The billionaire co-founder of Microsoft and chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation reportedly reads around 50 books a year, and he chronicles his literary adventures on his blog, Gates Notes.<p>Gates' book recommendations have included historical accounts like Walter …

Books

73 Books to Read While the Sun Is Out and the Days Are Long

Thrillers, romances, cookbooks, the great outdoors: We’ve got them, and more.

Books

10 of the Best Street Markets in London

London is blessed with a wealth of famous shopping streets, whether you're on the lookout for antique collectibles or a gourmet lunch. Here are 10 of …

The Best Smart Home Products to Simplify Your Life

Wouldn’t it be great if you could start your coffee maker just as soon as you hit snooze on your alarm? Well, with a smart coffee maker, that dream …

Experience old school Americana at Michigan’s Grand Hotel, an iconic lake escape on Mackinac Island | Post Magazine | South China Morning Post

<b>What is it?</b> For generations of Midwestern Americans, summer has meant a stay at the Grand Hotel, an iconic lake retreat on Mackinac Island, …

Heading to Venice This Summer? Here's Where to Visit

Venice is a storied, centuries-old city with a hyper-modern international appeal, so it makes sense that annual visitors number in the …

The $8 Shorts That Keep Me From Being a Subway Flasher

During my first summer in New York, I walked out of the Times Square subway station and my bright-red dress blew up and exposed my underwear. A woman …

10 Best Summer Reads of 2018

Page turners for the beach and beyond.<p>Whether it’s an hour before a flight or a full day by the pool, the structure of summer travel affords us precious windows for reading. Here are the books to pack this summer, recommended by the <i>Traveler</i> editors whose advance copies already have sandy spines.

Camping without the hassle: New service rents you all the gear you need, plus the car

One day in April, I returned from a camping trip — a quick 24 out of the city — and ran a load of laundry. What’s more telling is what I didn’t do.<p>I didn’t hose down a muddy tent, I didn’t soak a shoddily cleaned pot, and I categorically did not empty a cooler or clean out a car. Instead, I relied …

The 24 Most Popular Book Club Picks This Month, According To Goodreads

If you've ever been in a book club and been tasked with <i>picking the next month's book,</i> then you already know: It's a high stress, big stakes …

Thirteen pan-tastic facts about Rome's Pantheon

Long free to enter, Rome's iconic Pantheon will start charging visitors to enter this week. These facts might convince you the €2 ticket is worth it.

Where Giada De Laurentiis Loves to Go in Italy

Both food and fame are in Giada De Laurentiis's family history.<p>Long before she became a star on the Food Network, beginning in 2002 — she has had nine shows, including “Giada in Italy” — her grandfather, Dino De Laurentiis, produced Federico Fellini’s 1954 drama “La Strada” and the 1973 “Serpico,” …

Italy

How to Visit Venice on a Budget

Venice is must-see destination for anyone visiting Italy. If Venice is on your itinerary, you will need a travel guide in order to visit this …

Travel Academy: Everything You Need to Pack for Machu Picchu

The 15th-century fortress, considered the most famous icon of the Inca civilization, is about 7,970 feet above sea level. The high altitude makes it …

A Traveler's Guide to the Major Cities in Peru

Peru has a population of just over 29 million, the majority of which lives in urban areas. According to the 2007 census, 75.9 percent of the …

Byzantium Is the Most Gorgeous, Blood-Sucking Vampire Movie on Netflix

It also stars a pre-Lady Bird Saoirse Ronan.<p>Over two decades ago, director Neil Jordan helped make vampire movies fashionable with the lovingly filmed <i>Interview with a Vampire</i>. While that movie might not have been on Oscar winner—although it was nominated for Art Direction and garnered a Golden …

A local’s guide to Chicago: 10 top tips

Traditionally overshadowed by coastal powerhouses New York City and Los Angeles, Chicago is on the rise, with a record 55 million visitors in 2017 – and new direct flights from the UK with Norwegian and Wow making the US’s third-largest city more accessible. While visitors tend to congregate around …

Travel

Florence Renaissance: How to Experience the Historic City Now

Florence, Italy is having something of a renaissance right now. With the opening of Gucci Garden, and jewelry designers such as Temple St. Clair opting to set up shop in historic locations like the Ponte Vecchio, there’s never been a better time to visit. Even on a more foundational level, the city …

In Peru, a Still-Hidden Alternative to Machu Picchu

I was standing in a cloud forest in northern Peru, 10,000 feet above sea level. Quiet cloaked the more than 400 cylindrical homes and ceremonial buildings that make up the most important settlement of the Chachapoyas, or “Cloud Warrior” culture. Farther out were limestone walls up to 65 feet high. …

South America