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11 of the world's greatest travel experiences

They're big. They're life-affirming. They're bucket-list beauties. Warning: this list will cause instant wanderlust<p>Plunging into the wilderness, …

Northern lights holiday guide

Photograph: HANDOUT<p>Glacier hiking near Reykjavik, Iceland<p>84<p>image/jpeg<p>http://media.guim.co.uk/58d70030d3b40f6d2be78d1ccc36399d0d901602/0_80_3689_2214/140.jpg<p>140<p>Photograph: Handout<p>The converted oil tank at Skrova island, …

Northern Lights

The 21 most popular novels of the year so far

The beauty of fiction writing is its ability to take the reader into captivating imagined worlds, from fantasy-like environments to tales set back in time.<p>Every year, Amazon pulls together its most popular print books of the year​. Based on sales numbers and updated daily, the list is a good …

Books

First time Rome: a beginner’s guide to the Eternal City

First visit to Rome? You’re in luck. You’ll find it easy to see a lot, no matter how limited your time is. It’s good to plan ahead, but ambling aimlessly is also a joy: at times it can seem like there’s an ancient wonder around every corner. Just don’t stress about trying to see everything: for …

Italy

Video: How to Clean Your Camera Sensor to Remove Dust Spots

When particles of dust and debris get on your camera sensors, they can cause frustrating spots in your shots that ruin entire batches of photographs. …

A Weekend In Rome

LIFESTYLE TRAVEL<p>The fashion pack has decamped to the Italian capital, as Rome's Cinecitta film compex prepares to host the Chanel Métiers d'Art show …

This is the biggest mistake tourists make when visiting Rome

Our first stop was in the historical city of Rome.<p>I'm not much into touristy things, but I knew I had to see the Colosseum and the Vatican. Luckily, a friend who spent a summer in Rome gave me a crucial piece of advice about visiting these two hot spots: <b>Buy tickets in advance online.</b><p>The lines to …

Italy

Cite this Article

Rome's Colosseum is considered a wonder of the world<p>(Photo: The Colosseum in Rome image by Jess from Fotolia.com )<p>The Colosseum, the 1,900 year-old amphitheater that sits in the heart of the city's historic center, is the iconic image of Rome, a symbol of not only of the power of the Roman Empire, …

Italy

Visiting Rome’s Brooklyn—Hipsters, Tattoos, and Strollers in Bars

“It’s like Bedford Street—no, Bedford Avenue? Is that it?” Tommaso, my friend and Motorino driver for the afternoon, shouted back at me as we careened past a ring of ancient aqueducts, over cobblestones, and away from Rome’s center. I laughed and shouted back, “Avenue!” We rounded a corner onto a …

10 of the best ways to enjoy Istanbul on a budget

Photograph: Alamy<p>The Blue Mosque.<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/8/18/1439916416477/9f65743a-986a-48b7-876f-ff9c7830f21d-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Alamy<p>The Blue …

Chai

Greek island holiday guide: the Argo-Saronic islands and Kythira

Photograph: Alamy<p>Spetses Town promenade.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/8/20/1440088657048/80233ddd-0221-4a96-97ac-b69dfaa8ecbf-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Alamy<p>Spetses Town …

Pensions

The 17 Most Memorable VMA Moments of All Time

From Madonna's scandalous "Like a Virgin" performance to "I'mma let you finish...," these are the highlights that stuck with us through 31 years of awards. We can only imagine what this year's ceremony and host Miley Cyrus have in store...<p><b>1) Madonna performs "Like a Virgin" as a less-than-virginal</b> …

10 Things to Do in Bath, U.K.

Founded by the Romans waaaay back in 60 AD, Bath is old (a wild understatement) —but the fact that this England countryside city of 80,000 has survived thousands of years as a social hot spot and meeting point for royalty, A-listers, and health-minded vacationers from around the the world is a …

European Travel

5 Cult Swimwear Labels The Insta-Set Love (And You Will Too)

• Grazia<br>• Fashion<br>• Shopping<p>by Hayley Spencer | 21 07 2015<p>5 Cult Swimwear Labels The Insta-Set Love<p>[Instagram]<p>The perfect swimsuit or two piece is the holy …

Budget calculator: How will the Autumn and Scottish Budgets affect you?

<b>Use our Budget calculator, developed by Deloitte, to find out how the tax measures may affect you in the coming year.</b><p>We have included the new Scottish income tax brackets for 2018/19, so you can see how much tax you will pay depending on where you live in the UK.<p>Some changes will not be seen until …

Income Tax

Reykjaví­k: a guide to the best shops, hotels and restaurants

<b>Stay</b><p>In the heart of the city, overlooking the beautiful Austurvöllur square, <b>Hótel Borg</b> boasts elegant rooms and beautiful suites with panoramic views. A showcase of sophistication. <i>From £190</i><p><b>The Icelandair Hotels Reykjavík Natura</b> is a 20-minute walk from the city centre. Along with the only indoor …

26 Books From Around The World You Need To Read Before You Die

Next stop: your local bookstore.

Healthy Breakfast Recipes to start your day off right

Food bloggers and authors share some of their top healthy breakfast recipes, from sweet potato pancakes to guilt-free ice cream...<p>Breakfast doesn’t …

Top 5 things to do in Iceland with kids

From sucking on ancient icebergs to dressing up as a Viking, Peter Moore reveals the things that kids and adults alike will enjoy most in Iceland<p><i>A</i> …

Top 10 London Art Exhibitions To See In April

<i>We look ahead to London art openings for April and select 10 must-see exhibitions.</i><p>Ravilious @ Dulwich Picture Gallery (1 April-31 August)<br>Discover the …

Art

Photography Visionaries

There's no shortage of beautiful, high-quality photography books on offer, but it's always a pleasure to leaf through a tome and be transported to the time and place each photo represents. It's rare for a photography book to consider the larger place of the work in terms of both the medium and …

Syracuse University

Alternative Engagement Rings: 13 Places To Find A Truly Individual Sparkler

• Weddings<p>For all the brides-to-be that don't have their eyes set on a rock bigger then Everest, here's the alternative- brides' guide to picking the …

24 Restaurants in 24 Hours in NYC: This Hysterical Video Proves It Can Be Done!

New York City

Twenty20 is the World’s Largest Crowdsourced Stock Photo Catalog

Twenty20 is a new stock photography service that just launched to the public after months of beta testing. It claims to have the world’s largest …

Chefs know best: where Tong Chee Hwee gets the best low-cost Asian grub in London – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London

Posted at 5:00 pm, March 3, 2015 in Food & Drink<p>© Louise Haywood-Schiefer<p><b>Tong Chee Hwee, Head chef at Hakkasan, Yauatcha and HKK</b><p><b>Where are the best</b> …

Actor Nick Moran on Guadeloupe

The Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels actor fell in love twice over after filming Death in Paradise on the Caribbean island in the French Antilles<p><b>I proposed to my girlfriend, Jasmin, in Deshaies</b>, a picturesque seafront town with two churches and a modern- looking <i>centre-ville</i> – a reminder that you …

Expert guide to Florence

Essential Information<p><b>British embassy in Rome</b>: 00 39 06 4220 0001; gov.uk<br>Tourist office and information: the main tourist information office is at Via Cavour 1r (00 39 055 290 832, firenzeturismo.it). Open Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm. There are also branches at the train station and the airport<p><b>Emergency</b> …

The foodie traveller … finds the perfect pad thai in Bangkok

Considering how fantastic Thai cuisine can be, the country’s national dish is often a poor – not to mention bland and greasy – standard-bearer. But the pad thai at this busy Bangkok joint does the nation proud<b><br>• Bangkok in three days: holiday itinerary</b><p>Pity the pad thai, that misunderstood, …

Doctor Who game helps kids to learn to code

Gallery: Doctor Who game helps kids to learn to code<p>Gallery: Doctor Who game helps kids to learn to code<p>+ 2<p>+ 1<p>The BBC has revealed its fiendish side …