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How to Take a Scenic Fall Foliage Trip on Amtrak

Don't miss your chance to ride along this historic route.<p>You can experience fall foliage in all its glory by taking a ride onboard Amtrak’s Autumn …

Liquid city: A New York waterfront walking tour

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's easy to forget as you walk along the hard crust of a midtown Manhattan sidewalk, your view hemmed in by mountainous office towers, that New York City is made mostly of water.<p>Drift toward the island's edge, though, where the sun flares on a tranquil, untrafficked expanse, and you see …

Waterfront

Sensory cycles

You see van Goghs, if you are lucky, here and there. A gauche and gnarled-fingered portrait. A spooked, acidic rendering of a cafe at night. A …

There's a $10 million precious stone hidden in plain sight at Grand Central

Grand Central Terminal is one of the busiest train terminals on earth, with more than 700,000 people coming through the doors every day. Whether they're traveling or simply visiting the beautiful NYC landmark, most passersby won't even notice the historical clues or many secrets on display right …

A weekend guide to Cornwall

In the southwest of the UK, Cornwall is a glittering gem of British paradise. Looking at the images of white sandy beaches and turquoise water you’d …

Beaches

Forget Cornwall, move to the Kent Riviera (that's Thanet to you and me)

Move over Cornwall: there’s a newish kid on the block, with award-winning blue flag beaches, white cliffs, period piles, art galleries and its own micro climate. The Isle of Thanet is fast becoming the Kentish Riviera – with property prices at less than half the cost of its celebrity strewn …

Donald Trump, Our ‘America First’ President, Is Profoundly Un-American

‘The presidency,’ FDR said, ‘is preeminently a place of moral leadership.’ Don’t expect any from Donald Trump.<p>The most striking thing about President …

11 ugly urban underpasses now functioning as public parks

Transforming wasted space into community hot spots<p>When Manhattan’s High Line opened on the west side in 2009, locals and visitors alike flocked to the revitalized railroad trestle to marvel at its transformation into a gorgeous and walkable park. Arguably the most famous urban adaptive reuse …

You Can See the Most Beautiful Sights in America on This $213 Train Trip

A big adventure doesn't have to cost you a fortune.<p>If one of your 2017 resolutions is to see all of the beauty and history that America has to offer on a dime, then you're going to love this supremely affordable travel idea.<p>Thanks to a brilliant train route devised by travel expert and blogger …

Better Homes & Gardens Home

SAVED Red Wine<p>SAVED Red gets its showstopping label from American artist Scott Campbell. The label incorporates metal, glass, and an etched design, …

Is this the greatest adventure cruise on Earth?

It was a stiflingly humid night in Australia’s Top End, on what had been a day of firsts for Azamara Club Cruises. It was day one of the cruise line’s inaugural voyage to Australia, and the first time it had attempted to feed the most senior person on its payroll to the local predators.<p>Our ship’s …

Australia

Meet the people who’ve retired at sea

The ultimate sea change might be to spend your golden years afloat.<p>Retirement has often been synonymous with quietly living out your golden years in a sunny climate. But for a more adventurous breed of retirees, the end of work life opens a door to a more extreme type of sea change.<p>The siren's call …

Travel review: The Cayman Islands

There’s a well-known saying on the Cayman Islands that kissing a stingray brings seven years’ good luck.<p>Yet no one has ever said what it means if you …

18 Ingenious Food Storage Hacks to Save Your Food *and* Your Money

You grocery shop with all the best intentions to stock up for a week of healthy meals *and* make the most of your food budget… only to find yourself tossing a whole lot at the end of the week. What gives? Getting the most for your money can totally depend on how well you store food — both fresh …

Hi, @betterhomesandgardens friends! @thehorticult, back for the second day of our garden-filled #BHGTakeover. We’re big fans of vertical gardening because it expands the space that you have to grow the herbs you love. 😍🌿🔝 Sage, parsley, tarragon, and dill have found a home in our repurposed ammo cans—space-saving and easy to harvest at mealtime 🍳 —Chantal & Ryan, @thehorticult #BHGTakeover #BHGFlowers #thehorticult #verticalgardening

Breakfast is the real power hour for success

If you need to persuade someone in business, you might be missing out on the best time of day if you’re only scheduling drinks, dinner or long lunches.<p>For Ryan Estis, breakfast isn’t just the most important meal of the day — it’s also the time for his most productive meetings.<p>Without the alcohol …

Tony Blair

The 23 cities people think are best in the world for happiness, health, culture, food, affordability and influence

The best cities in the world should have a good mix of economic strength, solid infrastructure, innovation, influence, great entertainment, culture …

19 Beautiful Bookstores You Need To Visit In America

Bookshop road trip, anyone?

The Best Places to See Fall Foliage in New York State

From the foothills of the Catskill Mountains to the peaks of the Adirondacks, New York is home to one of the most vivid autumns in the world. Whether …

37 Books With Plot Twists That Will Blow Your Mind

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Books

The 6 Best Christmas Cruises to Take During the Holidays

Want to escape the winter? It's summer in Sydney—and these cruises are the perfect alternative to that overcooked turkey.<p>Crystal Cruises — New Zealand & Australia<p>This 15-day cruise on the <i>Crystal Symphony</i> begins in Auckland and sails the coast of New Zealand before crossing the Tasman Sea for Sydney …

Lost Gardens of New York City

<i>T</i>here are some places in our cities that we’ll never get to see and the secret garden is one of the most endangered species in a modern metropolis. …

Anarchist group installs nude Donald Trump statues in US cities

INDECLINE erected statues in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Cleveland and Seattle overnight Thursday, with the intent to humiliate Trump<p>A nude statue of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump without testicles was taken down on Thursday after causing quite the stir in New York’s Union …

Sea, sun, sand and South Africa: readers’ favourite beaches

The stunning Wild Coast five-day hike from Kei Mouth to Coffee Bay on the Eastern Cape is surely the ultimate beach lovers’ experience. Apart from a series of stunning sandy beaches between lush green hills, numerous river crossings form part of the fun, with some shallow enough to be waded. But …

Lavender Ice Cream for a Picnic in Provence

On my bucket list is a trip to Provence during the summer months. I’ve always had a love affair with Provence and all things related to this French …

The World's Cheapest & Priciest Countries to Travel

One of the biggest concerns for any traveller, but especially backpackers, is money. Like it or not, money usually determines the quality of your …

16 Homemade Trail Mixes For Very Happy Snacking

After realizing how easy it is to make your own trail mix, you'll ditch the store-bought kind for good. Infinitely tastier and healthier, DIY trail mix allows you to precisely measure everything that goes into it and customize it to your preference. These trail mixes make for the perfect desk-side …

Healthy Eating

Safari without the big bucks

African safaris can cost upwards of US$1000 per person per day – but don't scratch them off your travel wish list yet. There are ways to see the big five and more on a budget, if you know where to look.<p>This extract from our new title, <i>The Best Things in Life are Free,</i> reveals destinations where the …

Off The Beaten Track: The Best Way To See New Zealand

New Zealand offers such incredible beauty -- from snowcapped mountains, glacial lakes, sweeping forest skylines, lush-green rainforests, glorious white-sand beaches, to towering volcanoes, and has buckets of culture and charm.<p>It is a sparsely populated country and makes for the perfect destination …

New Zealand

Flight Deal: U.S. to Australia for $750 Round-Trip

Airlines are battling it out over cheap flights to Australia, which is only great news for travelers.<p>It may be hot and humid around the United States, but now is the time to start planning for warm weather travel this winter. When the seasons flip, follow suit and flip hemispheres to head to …