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'Roof of Japan': Giant snow corridor opens to visitors

Japan

This is officially the most Instagrammable hotel in the world

Yet another reason to book a trip to the Maldives.<p><b>Anantara Kihavah in the Maldives has been named the most Instagrammable hotel in the world.</b><p>As decided by <i>Luxury Travel Advisor</i> – the insider’s publication for travel and tourism operatives – the inaugural contest saw 121,000 votes cast online, with …

Luxury Lifestyle

The Best Beaches in Southeast Asia, by Country

Paradise has a bad reputation in Southeast Asia. It’s been more than 20 years since Alex Garland’s <i>The Beach</i> first sent scores of backpackers along …

Asia Travel

19 incredible places where you'll find heaven on Earth

Cape Town

Spain's Best Kept Secrets- 15 Most Beautiful Villages and Towns of Spain

The beauty of Spain lies in its sleepy, forgotten corners. This is where the real drama unfolds- mesmerizing sights and timeless heritage. If you’ve …

European Travel

20 great lake and mountain holidays in Europe

Summer holidays don’t have to mean sea and sand. We pick breaks amid mountains and by tranquil lakes to suit lovers of long hikes, high-energy activity – or just dreamy upland vistas<p><b>Trail running,</b> <b>Dolomites, Italy</b><p><b>Stay</b> Mountain huts<b><br>Suits</b> Hardened runners<br>It sounds easy: “Cruising over rocky passes and …

European Travel

Escape The Crowds In Thailand: 5 Unspoiled Thai Islands

The Thai authorities recently made the bold move to close Maya Bay on Koh Phi Phi, the beach made popular in DiCaprio movie The Beach, during the low …

Asia Travel

The world's 10 most beautiful waterfalls (and how to see them)

New Zealand

7 things you need to know before you visit Hoi An in Vietnam

<b>If you are planning a trip Vietnam, you’ll have probably heard about Hoi An.</b><p>If you’ve been to Vietnam any time in, let’s see, the last 20 years, then …

Vietnam

8 books you need to read if you’re interested in cults

Novels, first-hand histories, spiritual texts, and more.<p>1. <i>Afterlives of the Saints: Stories from the Ends of Faith</i>, by Colin Dickey (2012)<p>I'll read …

Books

4 of the Most Dangerous Hikes in the World

Hiking, by most accounts, involves nothing more than putting one foot in front of the other over and over until you reach your final destination. …

Hiking

What's it really like on the world's largest cruise ship?

The world’s largest cruise ship, Symphony of the Seas, set sail from Barcelona on her maiden voyage this weekend, ahead of a summer in the Mediterranean. Royal Caribbean International’s record-breaking vessel is 362 meters long (imagine the length of four football pitches) and has a volume of …

Royal Caribbean

See South Africa’s twinkling bioluminescence captured in a beautiful video

Cape Town-based travel and landscape photographer Eric Nathan recently happened upon an absolutely mesmerising sight; twinkling blue lights, or ‘bioluminescence’, in the water lapping against his city’s shore.<p>As he explains to Lonely Planet, this was Eric’s first time witnessing the phenomenon. “I …

Cape Town

6 Underrated Destinations in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia is home to some of the world’s finest beaches, natural landscapes, and vibrant cities. Even better, these diverse attractions can be …

Asia Travel

The best undiscovered vacation destinations of summer 2018

<b>Where it is:</b> Vancouver Island, Canada<p><b>Where it’s better than:</b> Santa Cruz and the rest of Northern California<p><b>Why it’s fun:</b> Consistent waves make the …

Santa Cruz

Frozen river blown up in China

A series of detonations were set off in a river in Heilongjiang, China, in an effort prevent ice jams, which can be dangerous for nearby residents.

Turner Broadcasting

Inside the £56m holiday home for the super-rich - with panic buttons and a T-Rex head

In the rarefied world of trophy homes with eight-digit price tags, it’s hard to find one that has soul. Developers, second-guessing the aspirations of the global super-rich, fill them with bonkers amenities or headline-grabbing features, such as candy rooms worth hundreds of thousands, or walls …

Cannes

Japanese baggage handler filmed cleaning luggage before passengers arrive

A Japanese airport employee has been videoed going above and beyond the call of duty by cleaning bags as they come onto the carousel before …

Flying
Books

This Toilet on a Norwegian Highway Is the Fanciest Pit Stop We've Ever Seen

Everyone loves a good, scenic road trip. You get in the car, drive for miles, crank up the stereo, and get a chance to explore the beauty of the …

European Travel

Culture Calendar: 5 Events Worth Traveling for in April

Ever notice how travel can make you enthusiastic about activities you’d be unwilling to do at home? Like standing in line for a museum or joining a …

Swimming Pools

Want to read world literature? Try the 13 books on the Man Booker International Prize longlist

The shortlist will be announced on April 12, 2018.<p>The Man Booker International Prize currently recognises the best in translated fiction in English …

Books

8 of the Most Unique Walking Paths in the World

1. Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia<p>Once a battle site in the Croatian War of Independence, Plitvice Lakes National Park is an enchanting …

Hiking

Feast Your Eyes on All the New Scifi and Fantasy Books Coming Out in April

This month brings a deluge of new books, including the latest from genre titan John Scalzi, as well as tales involving dark magic in post-apocalyptic …

Books

10 famous cities that China ripped off from the rest of the world — and what they look like in real life

1/<p>Venice is known for scenic gondola rides on the Grand Canal.<p>Shutterstock<p>2/<p>Florentia Village, near China's port city of Tianjin, also has a …

European Travel

9 Unexpected Places To Add To Your Bucket List

My favorite places are the places that are less talked about. They’re the towns and cities — or sometimes entire countries — that people don’t …

South America

100 Things Everyone Should Do In London

If you're visiting London, you can't afford to miss these sights.

England
Books

This 'Sled Hotel' Takes You Straight to the Best Views of the Northern Lights

Catching a glimpse of the Northern Lights is certainly a magical experience. But getting to the ideal location to see them — which is often very …

Northern Lights

Britain’s beautiful green lanes: The charming remnants of leafier times, untouched by the modern world

Although they’re difficult to define, the charm of a green lane – be it a footpath, bridleway, byway or road – is its mystery and otherworldliness, …

To This Day