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How much does it cost to live in the Algarve long-term?

The Algarve is an extremely affordable place to live. Three hundred days of sunshine and a low cost of living makes it a popular destination for …

Learn Eight Field Photography Tricks In 90 Seconds

If you’re looking to boost your field photography skills, these eight clever tricks can be done with common items almost everyone has.<p>In this video, …

How to Sew: Six Basic Hand Stitches

Hand stitching is sometimes seen as a lost art, and while that may be true, it’s not entirely accurate. Hand stitches are as useful and pertinent …

How You Can Make Money as a Tour Guide With Airbnb

<i>This piece originally appeared on Travel + Leisure.</i><p>When Airbnb announced this week the launch of Trips—an expanded service that makes the company …

Pew Research Center
Customer Experience

The Best Tours for Single Travelers

Sometimes the best travel buddy is yourself.<p>There are a lot of reasons to travel alone. Perhaps you’re lucky enough to have more vacation days than …

Travel

Holiday guide to Costa Rica: beaches and adventures, plus hotels and restaurants

This small country is perhaps the best in Latin America for a tropical adventure, thanks to its misty jungles, incredible wildlife, active volcanoes and glorious deserted beaches • Readers’ tips on where to go in Costa Rica<p>The essential itinerary for Costa Rica was defined long ago: Manuel Antonio …

Central America

Articles about self contained on Dwell.com - Dwell

It’s hardly a surprise that the Plant-in City cofounder lives surrounded by vegetation.<p>Miele's new La Perla series dishwashers (available in late fall 2008) have an automatic door opening and closing system that aids...<p>Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's May 2016 issue.<p>A …

Architecture

Seven Stunning Vacation Rentals in Munich, Just in Time for Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest is right around the corner—the annual beer fest kicks off on September 19th in Munich—and people around the world are preparing to face …

European Travel

The Basics of How I Built a Seven-Figure Business Without Employees

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There is a lot to be said for those rare few that possess the ability to create huge companies with hundreds or thousands of employees that are all just ecstatic to be at work. It is exceptionally difficult and equally as impressive, …

Small Business

Top 10 budget beach hotels, villas and bungalows in Bali and Lombok

Surf and diver pads, yoga retreats and stylish cabanas on deserted beaches … there are plenty of ways to get away from it all on Bali and neighbouring Lombok<p>BALI<p>Good Karma Bungalows<p>A long standing local legend on Bali’s north-east coast, Good Karma sits at the foot of the sacred volcano Gunung …

Destination Seminyak: a guide to Bali's cool corner

The grown-up neighbour to Bali's party centre of Kuta, Seminyak has attracted travellers in-the-know for years with its hip hotels, cool cafes, slick bars and boutique shopping. But while Seminyak is no longer a secret, it certainly pays to know your way around. Get oriented with our guide to …

Asia Travel

Walkthrough Of A Mobile Home - Mobile Home Park Investment Tip

How-To: Transfer a Photo onto a Slice of Wood

Tired of putting your photos into right angled frames? Give this ink to wood transfer technique a try.<p>You can find ready to use kiln dried wood slices at most large craft stores. If you want to use your own DIY slice of wood cut from a fallen tree, be aware that if not dried with the proper …

Airbnb Experiments With ‘Experiences,’ Offering Everything From Bike Tours To Home-Cooked Meals

Traditionally, we’ve come to know Airbnb as a place where guests find accommodations in unique spaces, and as a platform for hosts to make extra money by opening their homes up to strangers. But over the last few months, the company has been quietly testing out a platform for connecting visitors …

The Best Workout for a Toned, Tight Butt

Exercise 1 Prone Leg Raise<p>Lie facedown on the floor with your head supported by crossed arms, legs shoulder-width apart, core engaged <b>(a)</b>. Contract your glutes to lift your legs about 12 to 16 inches off the ground and bring them together to touch <b>(b)</b>. Pause, then slowly lower back to start. That's …

Everything you need to know about overlanding trips

Fancy travelling the world's greatest routes with a bunch of like-minded travellers? Then overlanding could be for you...<p>What is overlanding?<p>Any …

Adventure Travel

How to survive long-distance bus travel in the USA

It's not be the fastest or most comfortable way to get around the USA, but bus travel is undoubtedly one of the most affordable. These tips will help …

How to have a budget break in Iceland

‘Iceland is too expensive to visit if you’re on a budget’. Along with ‘don’t eat the street food – it will make you ill’<i>,</i> this is one of the great travel myths. And it could lead you to miss out on some amazing experiences.<p>True, Iceland can be eye-wateringly pricey, but with some planning it is …

European Travel

Tag: Garden Visits

Letter from California: Lotusland Survives Fire and Fury in Montecito<p>by Kendra Wilson<p>Before & After: An Airy Gravel Garden for a Midcentury British …

10 Garden Ideas to Steal from Australia

Autumn in April is business as usual in Australia. Why have it any other way? As these gardens show, there is a liberation from being closer to the …

On the ground at Rio’s Carnaval: a local’s guide to the biggest party on earth

Every February the infectious sights and sounds of <i>carnaval</i> (carnival) return to Rio de Janeiro. The world’s best known party has taken place in the month before lent since the 1700s and the ‘party of the flesh’ is more alive today than ever, with two million people enjoying Rio’s street parties, …

Brazil

25 Shockingly Great-Looking Homes Made From Shipping Containers

See how these creatively recycled containers are turned into surprisingly attractive dwellings.<p>See how these creatively recycled containers are turned into surprisingly attractive dwellings.

Living Rooms

Step-By-Step: DIY Cabana

Cabana checklist: What you’ll need<p><b>Frame</b><p>Eight 10-foot 1 ½-inch schedule-40 PVC pipes<br>• 10 feet of 2-inch-diameter ABS pipe<br>• Four 1 ½-inch schedule-40 …

7 Creative Guest Houses You Can Actually Afford

Having guests home to visit is often a reason to celebrate. But after a day or two, we might wish for a little more—well—personal space. It turns out …

13 New Landscape Design Ideas to Steal in 2015

Good garden design can change your life–and remove boundaries between indoors and out to increase living space. We’ve rounded up 13 new ideas to …

Portuguese Home Delivering a Soothing Beachside Ambiance: SilverWoodHouse

Architect <b>Ernesto Pereira</b> envisioned <b>SilverWoodHouse</b>, an original contemporary timber-clad residence located in Portugal. Pereira was in the process of …

Architecture

The Recycled House

Built from recycled materials and designed to accommodate the owners' love of warehouse living the Recycled House in Perth, Western Australia is by …