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What it's like to stay at the best hotel in Ireland

Dating back to 1228, the castle has luxurious rooms with plush beds and almost every activity guests can imagine, from cycling to lessons at Ireland's oldest falconry school.<p>The hotel ranked 4th on our list of the best hotels in Europe and was our top-ranked hotel in Ireland, in addition to being …

Ireland

The countries that don’t exist

There really is a secret world of hidden independent nations, with their own populations, governments – and football leagues. In fact, you’ve almost certainly visited one without realising.<p>When I first see Nick Middleton, he is surrounded by globes and atlases showing the most exotic places on the …

Queen Elizabeth II

5 Cheap European Destinations

<i>By Gloria Atanmo for the CheapTickets Travel Blog</i><p>If you're looking in the mirror and wondering when it's time you finally take the plunge and book your first trip overseas to Europe, then yes, "Mirror, mirror on the wall, you're the smartest of them all!"<p>2015 is definitely <i>THE</i> year to travel.<p>While …

European Travel

The 10 Best Free Things to Do in Amsterdam

Some of the best experiences in the city come at no cost. Here are ten of our favorites.<p>Like many other major cities, Amsterdam isn’t exactly famous …

European Travel

Nigella Lawson's One-Step, No-Churn Ice Cream

<i>Every week -- often with your help -- Food52's Executive Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: 4 ingredients. 1 step. No cooking. No churning. Ice cream!</i><p>Not having an ice cream maker never stopped us before. We've done all kinds of weird stuff in the …

Tour Montparnasse Has A Better View Than The Eiffel Tower... Because It's A View Of The Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower observation deck sees a horde of almost seven million tourists every year. Wait times average two hours (for the <i>first</i> elevator), and it's not uncommon to kill a whole day just trying to snag a view of Paris from above.<p>So why has nobody told us there is a BETTER view two miles away, …

5 of the World's Sexiest Infinity Pools

By: Jordi Lippe<p><i>Credit: Six Senses Yao Noi</i><p>While the thought of sailing off the edge of the planet used to strike terror into the most intrepid of explorers, today's Mai Tai-sipping vacationers the world over explicitly seek out the sensation of teetering on the edge of the horizon -- in the form of …

Swimming Pools

10 First-Class Airplane Seats That Are Nicer Than Your Apartment

As some airlines gut their frequent flyer programs, increase fees and cram more seats into coach, others are pushing the boundaries of flying luxury with of over-the-top first class suites.<p>Airlines are betting that these opulent accommodations will drive up profit margins and yield greater revenues …

American Airlines

Great places to stay on the world's loveliest islands

Don’t waste precious travel time dragging your flip-flopped feet to the beach. We’ve rounded up ten places to stay on some of the world’s most beautiful islands – and they’re all a stone’s throw from the beach. Best of all, you don’t need to sell your granny to enjoy an island getaway, we’ve picked …

Trails

Spoilt for choice: Vietnam's best beaches

Vietnam might have been late to Southeast Asia’s beach party, but it was well worth the wait. The country boasts more than 3400km of coastline, with infinite stretches of powdery sand, coves, lagoons, impossible boulder formations and tropical islands ringed with yet more beaches. We can help you …

Vietnam

Reader Recs: Romantic Destinations

Planning a trip with that special someone? We asked our Facebook fans to share their favorite romantic destinations, and they came through in a big way.<p><b>Whether you’re looking for a tried-and-true classic or something more off the grid, our travel community has got you covered:</b><p>Not surprisingly …

Romantic Getaway: Long Weekend in Montréal

Winter in Montréal can be brutal—and beautiful. Couples willing to bundle up are rewarded with one of the most romantic cities in North America, …

France

Ruby Red and Rosemary Honey Cocktail

• Author: Cookie and Kate<br>• Prep Time: 10 mins<br>• Total Time: 10 mins<br>• Yield: 1<br>• Category: Cocktail<p>★★★★★<p>4.8 from 10 reviews<p>A beautiful and light winter cocktail …

Dry Rosé Sorbet

Rosé Sorbet.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> December 13, 2013 126<p>My inquiring mind is inquiring about you.<p>It’s a bit early, but I’m dying to know what kind of New Years …

How to Flood Royal Icing

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: The secret to the prettiest holiday cookies: royal icing. Here's how to decorate with it.</i><p>It's that time of the year again; your local bakery and every …

Many teas contain enough lead to be dangerous for pregnant and nursing women: new Canadian study

It is often marketed as a naturally healthy food, with solid science behind some of those claims, but many teas also contain enough lead to actually …

Google Wants To Make Your Passwords Obsolete

<i>Update to add comment from Google on U2F technology.</i><p>If there’s one thing that decades of computer use have taught security experts, it’s that most of us are really bad at creating good passwords. After the recent data breach involving Adobe’s customer accounts, security researcher Jeremi Gosney …

The 50 greatest animal photobombs of all time

COOPERSTOWN has the Baseball Hall of Fame. Springfield, its Basketball Hall of Fame. And the Internet has…this: the 50 greatest animal photobombs of …

Hall of Fame

2013 Holiday Gift Guide: DIY Homemade Presents

Holiday Gift Guide: 33 DIY Homemade Presents.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> November 22, 2013 31<p>Moving right along!<p>I think we all know that I’m not the craftiest …

10 Off The Beaten Path Cities You Should Absolutely Visit

Ask a random person and they can easily rattle off the famous cities around the world, and the list will undoubtedly include New York, Paris, and London.<p>Paris is Paris and London is London, but that shouldn’t mean it’s the only city worth checking out. If you’re already planning to shell out the …

MOGA Ace Power gamepad for the iPhone is the first with full iOS 7 support

Gaming controllers for iPhones are nothing new, but MOGA claims it's just launched the first to work with iOS 7 and its native gamepad support -- as we saw with the as-yet unreleased GameCase. The Ace Power works with the Apple's latest handsets, including the iPhone 5, 5c, 5s and fifth-gen iPod, …

Economy at risk as demand cools for new homes

Canada's economy is highly vulnerable to a slowdown in home construction, according to two new reports that highlight the country's growing dependence on booming real estate markets.<p>Construction now represents 7.1 per cent of Canadian economic output, a sharp increase from the 5.2 per cent in 2000, …

Underwater Room At Pemba Island's Manta Resort Unveiled (PHOTOS)

If you've ever dreamed of sleeping under the sea, à la The Little Mermaid, your dreams can soon become reality at the Manta Resort's new underwater room.<p>The Manta Resort is located on Pemba Island, part of the Zanzibar archipelago off the coast of East Africa. The resort's newest feature allows …

National Geographic Travel

Europe’s hot springs: 20 of the best spots for a soak

Sliding into a bathtub after a long day is one of life’s little luxuries, but there’s nothing quite like the restorative buzz garnered by a dip in a proper thermal pool. From Iceland’s idyllic Blue Lagoon to Switzerland’s most chic spa, here’s a rundown of some of Europe’s best hot springs.<p><b>Blue</b> …

European Travel

Pumpkin Waffles Recipe

Pumpkin waffles are the world’s best answer to leftover pumpkin purée.<p>Ever have a half-empty, opened can of pumpkin purée staring back at you when …

Breakfast

Top 10 Hotels & Resorts in the U.S. (Photos)

The world’s best hotels and resorts aren’t necessarily overseas. In this list, readers pick the most impressive properties right here at home, from …

Google Can Now Use Your Name and Photo For 'Shared Endorsement' Ads

Google published some upcoming amendments to its terms of service today, revealing changes that would enable the company to feature users’ names and photos in certain parts of its advertising.<p>The new terms of service (spotted by The New York Times) includes some limitations, however.User names and …

15 Craziest Hotels Around The World

Not everyone wants the typical room service, continental breakfast, and double bed of a chain hotel. Whether you still harbor a childhood dream of living in a treehouse, or you love wine so much you'd give anything to sleep inside a giant empty wine barrel, there's a crazy hotel out there that fits …