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48 epic dream hotels to visit before you die

A GOOD HOTEL CAN MAKE or break a trip. The worst hotel in the best place is still going to make retiring after a long day an unfortunate experience. …


Top 10 Things to Do in Hawaii


Eating at the Bar: The Best Thing You Can Do on a Solo Trip

I often find myself traveling alone. Whether it’s a short trip to Los Angeles or a longer one to Barcelona, my itineraries are often just for one. …


5 Tips to Enjoy Onsen Like a Pro

Onsen is a word for "hot spring" in Japanese and is a root of the bathing culture in Japan. As a volcanic island, Japan offers various types of …


How to pack for the Trans-Siberian Railway

Watching thousands of miles of snow-kissed forests fly past your window, alighting in remote cities across Russia – it’s no wonder that travellers are captivated by the Trans-Siberian Railway. Planning a train journey from Moscow to Vladivostok or Beijing is easier than ever, but packing the right …

Train Travel

10 ramen shops in Tokyo worth visiting

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Kyushu Jangara is a chain shop hailing from the island Kyushu (hence the name). Jangara is one of the most tourist friendly ramen …


The 30 Types of Japanese Restaurant - Japan Talk

When most people think of Japanese restaurants they think of Sushi restaurants. The fact is, there are 30 kinds of Japanese restaurant in Japan — all …


Sushiya no Yoshikan — すし屋の芳勘

We hadn’t had sushi in a while and had a craving for it so we did some research and decided to try this place and surprisingly had a great experience.


What to Do in Lisbon

Everything old is new again in the Portuguese capital. Throughout the hilly metropolis on the Tagus River, fading structures and spaces are being stylishly reborn. Once-forlorn neighborhood markets have undergone ambitious renovations and currently form the city’s newest hot spots for dining and …


Airbnb announces more than 1,000 listings in Cuba

Americans' options for traveling to Cuba have been changing rapidly since late last year, when President Obama announced an historic change in the long-contentious relationship between the two countries. On Thursday, a major change came to options for where to stay.

Airbnb announced that more than …

Caribbean Travel

The 14 Best Dallas Patios for Drinking

That pleasant weather you've been begging for is finally here, and it's in your best interest to soak up as much of it as you can while it's …


The 10 Best Free Apps for Travel Junkies

These apps could make your next journey a little faster, cheaper and smarter

Odds are you use no more than two travel apps to get from point A to point B, and that’s fine — surveys show you’re not alone.

But consider for a moment these 10 travel apps, which can shave time and money off your next …

Travel Technology

Top 10 highlights of San Francisco

You may think you know San Francisco from social media (Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Pinterest all began here, after all) but for the real thing – the mouth-watering cuisine, ear-tingling performances and truly joyous celebrations of individuality – you have to be here. But where do you start …

San Francisco

10 websites changing the way we travel

Airbnb may be the poster child of the peer-to-peer movement, with more than 800,000 hosts and a valuation in excess of $13 billion.

But it's not the only platform out there giving tourists the chance to live like locals and locals the chance to make some extra income.

Here are 10 lesser known …

U.S. Travel

12 badass bars in Bali where you'll experience nightlife beyond your imagination

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Bali is known for a lot of things – pristine beaches, fantastic swells for surfing, seafood and …


This map shows the optimal road trip across Europe

As a follow-up to my post about computing optimal road trips across the US, I thought it’d be fun to make a road trip map for Europe as well. If you’d like to get into the nitty-gritty of how these road trips are created, check out the first post.

Europe is a massive continent with a diverse mix of …

Road Trips

Top five bistros and brasseries of Paris!

Top five bistros and brasseries of Paris!

Having lived and worked in Paris for a number of years in the 1970s and having been regular visitors to the …


The Definitive Guide to Austin's Best Swimming Holes

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These Apps and Sites Will Make You a Better Spontaneous Traveler

Procrastinators, rejoice: a new crop of digital tools can help you book an entire trip in a matter of minutes, even mere hours before takeoff.

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The 30 Most Incredible Trips to Take in 2015

Warning: unless you’re an annoyingly carefree bon vivant with a hefty trust fund, reading our annual Best of Travel awards may trigger a deep sense of dissatisfaction with the pathetic state of your mundane life. There are so many cool places to go, you’ll think as you scroll through our 30 epic …

North America Travel

32 photos that will make you want to travel to Iceland

Iceland is a beautiful country.

Most of the island is an uninhabited landscape of jagged lava rock, fields of bright green moss, hot springs, towering waterfalls, glaciers, and volcanoes.

Many visitors say that the country is reminiscent of another world.

Plus, it is a perfect place for any …


These Incredible Bars Are Hidden Behind Secret Entrances

It isn't that hard to find these watering holes — provided you know where to look. Hidden behind vending machines, refrigerators, and even fake walls …

Cool Stuff

Spend Christmas in a Castle

The Medici family once owned the medieval Tuscan village of Castelfalfi (above), but now plebians like us can take up residence on the estate.


There Is A Secret Underground Bar In London That Contains An Entire Tube Carriage

Going underground.

Did you know there’s a secret train station in Kingly Court, Soho?

Beware, all is not what it seems.

First, look out for the sign.

Then go down the stairs to the ticket hall.

And you’re in Cahoots.

Cahoots is a 1940s-underground-themed cocktail bar.

The bar is inspired by the idea of an …


When in Tokyo Forget the Fancy Bars and Enjoy the Spectacle

Let’s be real: There hasn’t been a lot of good news lately. But there’s nothing like a trip to Tokyo, the ultimate escapist metropolis, to clear the …

The 10 Best Party Beaches On Earth

These are the world's best beaches to eat, drink and play, as chosen by Condé Nast Traveler readers.

10. Super Paradise Beach, Mykonos, Greece

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If the name alone isn't enough of a hook, Super Paradise Beach on the island's southwestern coast is the hub for eating, …


Hotel Gracery, A Tokyo Hotel Dedicated to All Things Godzilla

The owners of the Hotel Gracery, located in the Shinjuku ward of Tokyo, have remade the place to be far more inclusive to giant monsters with a slew …

Travel Goes 'Boom' in 2015 as Retirees Stay Active

Susan Madden, 62, her husband and their dogs plan to travel via RV on five separate vacations in 2015, making the trek from their home in New Hampshire to warmer temps in Florida. The Maddens are just two of the many baby boomers who will make a similar journey in 2015, according to new survey …

Europe Travel

I lived in Europe for 5 years — these are the places I tell all my friends to visit

Travel isn't cheap.

But it usually makes for an experience that exposes you to something new and leaves an impression for years after.

I was lucky enough to live in Zurich, Switzerland, for five years when I was younger. Because of its central location in Europe, Zurich made it easy to explore the …