Connie Pantel

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Olerai is a hidden gem on the shores of Lake Naivasha that you can escape to for a romantic weekend, get away from the smog and rumbles of city life, …

Paris' Most Secret Streets You Need To Walk

Ah, Paris. From its famous food to the stunning architecture, hell, even its snobby locals, we love pretty much everything about the city (not to sound too American, but have you seen the Eiffel Tower?!).<p>And now there's a guidebook, written by a local journalist, to show us all the hidden nooks and …

Safari Experiences Around the World

I think we are all clear by now that I am a serious Africa-phile. That said, I do sometimes get the itch to travel somewhere other than Africa. But, wherever I travel, I still look for that "safari" type of experience. For me that means small properties in amazing and remote natural settings, …

10 Sublime Escapes to the Winter Sun of Latin America

<b>Make the most of Latin America's summer months - from January to March - by retreating to its sun-soaked beaches, mountains and vibrant cities.</b><p><b>ARGENTINA</b><p><b>1. The Lake District</b><p><b>WHY</b> At just the right time for the region's best climate year-round, make the most of the plethora of outdoor pursuits on …

Five reasons to visit Malawi now | CNN Travel

The Most Useful Travel Tool Ever

When it comes to travel, the list of things you "absolutely must have" gets longer and longer with each passing year. My wife and I are in the middle of a year+ trip, and had we done this in the 80s, we would have packed some clothes, a world atlas, a 35mm camera, a Swiss Army knife, and a few …

Best Trips 2014

National Geographic Traveler presents the New Year's must-see places. From Argentina to Oz, the final lineup reflects what’s authentic, culturally rich, sustainably minded—and, of course, superlative in the world of travel today.

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Ranked: The 10 Best Island Beaches Around the World

By David Jefferys, CNTraveler.com<p>Beach season is officially here, and though there are many amazing shorelines to explore, our readers are partial to island beaches. Here are their ranked favorites in countries across the globe.<p><i>More from Condé Nast Traveler:</i><p>The Friendliest and Unfriendliest Cities …

27 Things Every Londoner Should Do This Summer

From the coolest roof gardens to the hippest outdoor markets, here are 27 great activities everyone in London should do this summer.<p><i>Did we miss one of your favorite things to do in London in the summer? Add it in the comments!</i>

Post-Communist Paradise in Albania

The Osum River flows out of Albania’s Korcha highlands and hooks north to sluice through a 16-mile-long gorge called the Osum Canyon, one of Europe’s most spectacular whitewater runs. A steady rain has riled the river into a Class III fury that’s now hurtling us through a particularly beautiful …

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What's in the Pot?

I passed La Bague de Kenza recently and discovered it has a full Middle Eastern food menu and a three-course lunch for 18 euros.<p>The front of the shop …

Top 20 free things to do in Paris

City of love, fashion capital, literary paradise… Paris has many different guises. And while museum entry can be steep and fine dining comes at a premium, the French capital can also be a cheap date.<p>Whether you go weak at the knees for soaring church spires or want to rub elbows at an authentic …

A Must-Stay-and-Experience: La Mamounia Hotel and Spa, Marrakech, Morocco

I must admit, <b>La Mamounia</b> is truly one of the most exquisite hotels I have ever been to and experienced. With its alluring Hispano-Moresque architecture, the setting is intimate, and yet it’s a very grand hotel. The environment is regal—every detail, small to large—and the interior design is so …

19 Places That Make Southeast Asia The Perfect Spot To Digital Detox

If the flocks of postgrad travelers in elephant print pants haven't told you already, Southeast Asia is having what we like to call "a moment."<p>And just because it definitely has its share of over-touristed sites, don't let the region fool you: there are some seriously stunning spots that are …

SAVEUR

Latest Stories<p>A step-by-step guide to preserving whatever vegetables you happen to have on hand.<p>The bakery empire is bringing some seriously great …

In St. Lucia, Giving Winter the Cold Shoulder

<i>Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.</i><p>So said John Ruskin back in the early 19th century. Know what I say? There is, for sure, such a thing as bad weather and right about …

7 Beach Destinations You Haven't Tried Yet

When going to a new destination, many of us stick to the beaten path; we'll go where the other tourists are going for the first time around. But once you've been to Cancun, or Montego Bay, or any other well-touristed beach spot, you may be more interested in heading somewhere a tad more …

Top adventures in Laos

With its dense forests, limestone caves and endless waterways, Laos is a dream destination for intrepid travellers seeking an off-the-beaten-track corner of Asia.<p>Whether it's kayaking, cycling, rock climbing, ziplining between tree houses or exploring temple ruins – you can choose your own …

The Biggest Booking Mistake Travelers Make

There is a science to airfare: The day, time of day, and the time of the month that you book matter.<p>The number one mistake I see most travelers make is to book too early. Unless you are planning travel for high-traffic days, like Christmas or July 4, you stand the best chance for the lowest …

25 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Belize

1. It's the <b>only English speaking country in Central America:</b> Belize was occupied by the British, making it unique among its neighbors.<p>2. It was the <b>center of the Mundo Maya</b>: The Mayan once occupied Belize, as evidenced by the dozen or more protected archeological sites. Practically every buried …

In today’s Paris, cutting-edge art, culture and cuisine

Old Masters, move aside: thanks to a contemporary art renaissance, the City of Light beams with 21st-century galleries, museums, even restaurants.<p>For years, the Paris art scene was associated with the masters of the past – Monet and Manet, Picasso and Degas – while the contemporary art scene was …

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Discovering Jordan

Jordan is home to the well-known UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Petra and Wadi Rum. These sites have been inhabited by many cultures over thousands of years but are perhaps best known for their connection to Lawrence of Arabia and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Or perhaps it was the British …