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11 Common Steak Mistakes (And How To Fix Them)

Finally get that perfect sear.

8 Best Trekking Trips Around The World

These trekking trips are not for the faint-hearted nor for the narrow-minded. A great trail is bound to make you look at more than the map and these …

Where land meets sea: 6 phenomenal coastal hikes around the world

LITTLE BEATS HIKING ON THE COAST — the crashing of the water, the often dramatic rise of the land, the feeling of adventure. Following a path through …


Best things to do in NYC according to concierges

One concierge recommends grabbing lobster rolls aboard Grand Banks.Grand Banks/Yelp<p>Savvy travelers know that the quickest way to uncover New York's secrets is to solicit tips from the hardened locals who walk its streets each day. But this strategy has its limitations: even the most connected …

Wine Cellars

In Portugal’s mountains, an ecotourist haven rises from abandoned stone villages

By Jeanine Barone<p>Why would a young, dynamic person pack up and leave buzzing Lisbon for a life in a dilapidated stone hamlet with just 40 residents? It didn’t take long for my guide, Pedro Pedrosa, an environmentally conscious entrepreneur and avid mountain biker, to make the case. I was instantly …

Three ways to see the Great Wall of China, two much greater than the other

My first trip to China 15 years ago came at a pivotal moment.<p>The country had just been admitted to the<p>World Trade Organization. The largest construction project in the world — the Three Gorges Dam — was nearing completion.<p>A few months before my visit, Beijing had been chosen as the host city for …


Rick Steves: What's new in Spain and Portugal for 2017

Both Spain and Portugal have interesting stories to tell and interesting cultures to share. Here's some travel news for those visiting in 2017.<p>Across Spain, neglected corners of many cities are now being made more inviting for visitors. Sevilla's Triana neighborhood, for example, long considered …

The 21 Best Budget Travel Destinations For 2017

From the Philippines to Georgia, this year’s list of best budget travel destinations features exotic ideas from some of the world’s experts in travel. While some of these countries made the cut thanks to fluctuating currencies (Australia, we’re looking at you), others like Kyrgyzstan are more …

Why you haven't seen London until you've done this pub crawl

Rich in tall tales and superlative ales, these pubs deliver some of London’s most fascinating historical nuggets. Take an afternoon to wend your way around them, soaking up the atmosphere while you partake of a pint or two.<p><i>This walk features in Camra’s excellent new London Pub Walks guide – out</i> …

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

These travels exposed me to new cultures, and left impressions and memories that will stay with me for the rest of my life.<p>From the beaches of southern Portugal to the canals of Amsterdam, here are the spots I consider must-sees.

European Travel

Scotland road trip: North Coast 500 route | CNN Travel

Hidden beauty spots in the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales

Lake District holidays,Yorkshire holidays,England holidays,United Kingdom holidays,Walking holidays,Swimming holidays,Travel,Food and drink<p>Wonderful, secluded places are still to be found in the well-trodden Lakes and Dales, as we reveals in an excerpt from the Wild Guide to the area

Yorkshire Dales

The 20 Most Beautiful Places in California

Traveling through California is like getting a crash course in America's natural beauty: the windswept deserts, Redwood forests, rocky coastlines, and rows of vines. Add to that some world-famous architecture and city skylines, and you have a state you could spend a lifetime exploring. It's …

National Parks

A Not-So-Easy Hike for an Otherworldly View

Photo: Brandon Morris<p>A year ago, Brandon and LeAnn Morris decided to quit their jobs in Seattle and hit the road. Not an uncommon premise for anyone that follows any adventurous Instagram accounts, but they actually did it. Six months of passport stamps from Nepal, Thailand, New Zealand, Japan, …

10 great walking holidays in Europe

We round up some of the best guided and self-guided walks that explore the continent’s high peaks, deep fjords and rare wildlife<b><br>More great walks: UK | epic | best kit</b><p>Some parts of Iceland are well-trodden, but the east remains a vast wilderness of ice and fire. This eight-day adventure takes in an …

Air Travel

10 epic long-distance walks around the world

From the Highlands to the Himalayas, these hikes take in some of the world’s most spectacular landscapes. They’re not for the faint-hearted, but keen trekkers will love the challenges posed by each<b><br>More great walks: Europe | UK | best kit</b><p>The trek to the base of the fifth highest mountain in the …


A Long Love Affair With the Scottish Isles, in Pictures

Picture Stories<p>For photographer Jim Richardson the remote islands of northwest Scotland have become like home.<p>From the deck of the boat, the cloud-raked island of Boreray beckoned me, flanked by fanged stacks rising out of the sea. Odd, perhaps, that I should find this welcoming. But I do.<p>Boreray …

Expect more delays and security checks if you're traveling in Europe

<b>UPDATED, 5:25 p.m. ET</b><p>After terror attacks in Brussels targeted the city's airport and metro system on Tuesday, travel in the region has been …

4 luxurious train journeys that will make you feel like 19th-century royalty

Every summer, throngs of American tourists head to Europe with their Eurail passes in hand, ready to see the continent the way locals do. But these trains don't offer luxury. Several rail journeys exist that exude the opulence of yore, with guest amenities that rival the world's finest luxury …


Switzerland for Adventurers

24 reasons why a trip to Wales is better than a holiday in the Med

To mark St David's Day, here are 24 reasons why you should forget the Med - and head to Wales instead.<p>1. You could almost be in Italy<p>Yes, really. The twee coastal town of Portmeirion in North Wales was in fact modelled on an Italian village and on a sunny day the colourful facades of its baroque …

The most extreme hotels around the world

Britain's 10 best islands

1. Skye<p>Clattering on to the deck of the Skye ferry in the Arctic half-light of a January blizzard, I felt as if we were crossing to a land invented by Tolkien. I first went to Skye as a teenager to climb mountains. Back then the island felt as remote as Spitsbergen. It still feels very Lord of the …

The world's most romantic cruise destinations

Santorini, Greece<p>Elba, Italy<p>Dubrovnik, Croatia

British Virgin Islands

Secret seaside: 17 unspoiled European islands

10 of the best adventure holidays in Europe

Walk, cycle, kayak or horse ride around some of the continent’s most stunning and remote corners<p>The Persians named Cappadocia “the land of beautiful horses” after its wild mountain ponies – and the striking landscape of deep canyons and strangely shaped rocks is perfect for an unusual horseback …

Far-Flung Hotels & Resorts Worth the Trip: Gold List 2016

While some places are significantly harder to get to than others, the journey—and the destination—are more than worth it. From Iceland to Dominica, here are our favorite hideaways.

The Best Secret Streets Around the World