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London's rooftop restaurants and restaurants with views

Long a vast but low-rise city, London's skyline has only recently been perforated by blocks of buildings that could legitimately be described as skyscrapers. As the number of high-rise buildings in the capital grows, so too do the number of rooftop restaurants. Many of these restaurants charge top …

Holiday guide to the Llŷn peninsula, north Wales

With tiny lanes lined with wildflowers leading to empty coves and rugged cliffs, this magical, often-overlooked peninsula has a timeless island feel – some say the Llŷn is like Cornwall 50 years ago. Welsh is spoken more often than not, and sacred places abound. But it’s not stuck in the past: …

Scotland

The best Mediterranean islands to hole up on in April

Travel, as you appreciate, is all about timing. July and August, the peak holiday months, are far from ideal for enjoying Venice (absurdly crowded), …

Forget the Four Seasons and The Ritz-Carlton: The most luxurious hotel brands in the world are ones you've likely never heard of

When it comes to planning a luxury vacation, whether it's a honeymoon, a celebration, or that's just how you roll, it's easy to think first of the large, luxury hotel brands you're familiar with and the destinations in which they have properties.<p>You wouldn't be wrong to consider brands like The …

Hospitality

Top questions you should ask during an interview to raise eyebrows

Job interviews are laced with questions that give the interviewer the opportunity to get to know A) if you will be an asset to the company and B) if …

Fed up of people? Here are 11 of Britain's most remote holiday cottages

Hunting for "remote cottages" in which to alienate yourself isn't as straightforward as it might seem. There are plenty of ways to measure seclusion, of course, but "miles from the next nearest human" can be hard to quantify.<p>In our quest, we settled on holiday rentals furthest (as the crow flies) …

Which is the perfect Greek island for your family?

The best Greek islands for families, whether your children are after sandy beaches, wild water sports, unspoilt island life or history and culture.<p>1. Rhodes, Dodecanese<p><b>Best for:</b> fly and flop<p>If you’re after a bit of R&R, Rhodes’s east coast has a 30-mile stretch of well-maintained golden-sand …

European Travel

The Jamaican island paradise that gave birth to James Bond and Bob Marley

Chris Blackwell is late. This is not a problem. For two reasons. One is the view. Ahead of me, Low Cay Beach fans out, its arc of gold bejewelled by nine villas. To the left, the sea rolls in almost politely, as if loath to disturb such a calm picture. For this is GoldenEye, the oasis at Oracabessa …

22 European cities you'd never thought to visit (but really should)

These Are the 20 Gorgeous Caribbean Airbnbs Topping Travelers' Wish Lists

Travelers looking to take a break from winter weather without blowing their budget might think about staying in one of Airbnb’s island escapes. In …

Caribbean

Romantic retreats: 20 of the world's most seductive places to stay

I have long believed the best and most cost effective form of relationship maintenance has nothing to do with the therapist’s waiting room. No, it involves a very different form of close scrutiny in an enclosed space. I am talking, of course, about the exquisitely remedial benefits of a couple of …

The most breathtaking destinations on the Amalfi Coast

The Strangest, Wildest, and Most Luxurious Valentine’s Day Hotel Packages

Think: skywriting, caviar, and Flo Rida.<p>This time of year, hotels around the world get serious about going above and beyond for Valentine's Day, …

Luxury Lifestyle

Places You Should Visit in 2018 Before They Get Too Popular

For every primo travel destination, there’s a sweet spot to find it. Visit too soon -- say, before the airlines start offering half-decent service …

Comic Books

The world's most charming ski resorts

Attractive buildings clustered around a church, views of pristine peaks from pretty streets, a little history – here’s our pick of ski villages that best fulfil the chocolate-box dream.<p>Unless stated otherwise prices are per person for seven nights in the cheapest available week. Prices include …

Skiing

Home-grown hotels: the world's most special places to stay

All over the world, hotels are becoming increasingly homogeneous – slick bubbles of luxury perhaps, but ones that barely make even passing reference to the destination in which their guests find themselves. Arrive blindfolded in one of these beige and glass boxes, and you would be hard pressed to …

Dining Rooms

Is this the Lake District's coolest new hotel?

The highly anticipated Another Place, The Lake hotel opened its doors on Ullswater Lake last week – a fitting time following the announcement that Lake District National Park (where the hotel is located) has been crowned a Unesco World Heritage Site.<p>The hotel, which is the first of a new brand of …

Tiree, Scotland’s ‘Sunshine Island’

The last time I sat on the saddle of a pushbike I was still in short trousers. Forty years later, I was pedalling gleefully down an undulating single-track road on a clear blue mid-July morning. Either side, the road was framed by hedgerows and, beyond, untamed croft land was gold and purple thanks …

Scotland

50 great summer holiday activities for families in the UK

<b>ALL SUMMER</b><p>Polar fun, Edinburgh<p>Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh is keeping cool this summer with lots of polar-themed activities, including family science shows on the Arctic and Antarctic, icy experiments, and craft sessions where kids can make their own penguin, walrus or polar bear.<br>• <i>Until 28 August,</i> …

England

The Best Short Movies on Netflix

Your time is valuable—so don't waste it on movies that don't deserve it.<p>Movies are too long. Not all of them—but a <i>lot</i> of them. For every tightly edited, beautifully told film that comes out of Hollywood, you get at least a half-dozen bloated messes that will somehow be even longer when the …

Best smart home system

From smart light bulbs and thermostats that think for themselves to Bluetooth door locks, wireless security cameras, and all manner of sensors, …

Smart Homes

Opulent sleeper train to take it up another notch

<b>(CNN) —</b> If there's one drawback to having an authentic 1920s train experience, it's the way Golden Age passengers bathed on their journeys.<p>They didn't.<p>Hence, there are no showers or baths aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express -- the luxurious European sleeper train that's known for its romantic …

Trains

9 Modern Maldivian Resorts With Spectacular Overwater Villas

A dream destination for anyone who loves the island life, the Maldives, which is made up of 26 ring-shaped atolls, is home to more than 1,000 coral islands surrounded by crystal clear blue waters, vibrant marine life, and sandy beaches.<p>One of the best ways to enjoy the Maldives and get as close as …

Indian Ocean

11 Smart Home Devices For an Efficient Home

If you're looking to make your home work more efficiently and reduce energy costs, the smart home market has a lot to offer.<p>From smart locks and voice assistants to air-quality monitors and smart fans, the smart home market is growing at a rapid rate. If you're interested in learning about how …

Smart Homes

Britain's best family-friendly music festivals for 2017

It was arguably Rob and ­Josie da Bank, who set up Dorset’s Camp Bestival in 2008, who first decided that big music festivals shouldn’t be reserved for the grown-ups. Why should adults be the only ones allowed to cover themselves in glitter, skip about in the woods and dance all day long?<p>Once the …

Festivals

15 Photos of Alaska That Will Have You Planning Your Next Trip

Photographer Alex Strohl shares some shots from his most recent trip to The Last Frontier.<p>Alaska is one of those places that top many bucket lists — …

10 of the UK's best castles for a family day out

<b>Herstmonceux Castle,</b> <b>East Sussex</b><p>A 15th-century moated castle surrounded by a 300-acre estate, Herstmonceux is a tranquil site with a range of themed gardens to explore, including an Elizabethan, a magic and a butterfly garden. From May to October, Herstmonceux also offers horse and carriage rides …

England

Find Real Estate, Homes for Sale, Apartments & Houses for Rent - realtor.com®

× It looks like Cookies are disabled in your browser. For the best experience, please enable cookies when using our site.<p>Blocked IP Address<p>Your IP …

The books every new graduate should read, according to a dozen business leaders

New graduates may think they’re ready for the world, but even after all that learning, there’s still room in their heads for some wisdom. We asked a dozen business leaders—from CEOs of big companies and startups, to deans of leading business schools—what books they would put in the hands of a newly …

Books

Get Smarter in 2017. Here Are 5 Places to Educate Yourself Online (for Free) | Inc.com

What do you want to learn more about this year? Nanotechnology? Virtual reality? Bitcoin? How to protect democracy?<p>According to neuroscience professor Ken Kosik, adult education, or specifically engaging in challenging new learning experiences, encourages brain plasticity. And plasticity is …

Learning