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5 stunning tips that will make you an iTunes master

The native iTunes application offers many features and controls for handling your songs and movies, but sometimes it can seem too overwhelming to understand. In today’s video, we give you five quick tips that will help you master iTunes. You’ll learn how to customize your store settings, access a …

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Swim between two tectonic plates

Iceland’s Silfra fissure is one of the only places where you can dive between two continents. In some cases the space is so narrow, you can touch North America and Europe at once.<p>Iceland’s Silfra fissure – a crack between continents formed by the constant pulling apart of two tectonic plates – is a …

Scuba Diving

Chasing shadows and light in Iran

Marian Reid explores the country’s desert towns, where 3,000 years of generations have adapted to the harsh environment to create a beautiful and timeless world.<p>In the garden courtyard of Esfahan’s famous Abbasi Hotel, surrounded by 300-year-old caravanserai-style rooms, I was in the company of an …

Asia Travel

Street art selfies in Paris

In an amazing juxtaposition of old and new, French street artist JR has taken over Le Pantheon, covering its ceiling, floor and cupola in a sea of black-and-white portraits.<p>Until 5 October, a collage of thousands of larger-than-life self-portraits will cover Neoclassical mausoleum Le Pantheon in …

France

On this Turkish trail, kindness is the compass

Walking an ancient 330km route alone seems solitary. Except for friendships struck with farmers – and for the ghosts of Ottoman sultans and Roman soldiers who trod the trail before.<p>When I arrived in Hersek, a Turkish village located 160km south of Istanbul across the Sea of Marmara, Refik Ertürk …

Pop Music

The Fabulous Life Of Bill Gates, The Richest Man In The World

Gates has been a public fixture ever since he and Paul Allen started a computer revolution in the 1980s. He has all of the toys you would expect from the world's richest man, from a private jet to a 66,000-square-foot home he nicknamed Xanadu 2.0.<p>Yet as his wealth has grown, Gates has done more and …

Chiang Mai, Thailand: World away from Bangkok's hustle | CNN Travel

SAS's New Cabins Reflect the Universal Appeal of Functional Scandinavian Design

SAS has made it clear that its principle strategy is to provide its customers with a convenient comfortable product which meets their every-day …

Doing It Right in the Dominican Republic

With sounds of the surf lapping at the harbor next to La Yola restaurant, I tucked into my curried lobster with gusto. Though dining on an over-fished creature, I didn’t feel the least bit guilty. That’s because I knew that the local fishermen were given lobster houses in exchange for a commitment …

Fodor’s Week in Travel: Off the Beaten Path

Nothing ruins a vacation like being stuck in the middle of a crowd, and with so many great things to see away from the throngs, there's no reason …

Escape the City This Summer With These Affordable Road Trips

If you’re ready to travel this summer but can’t go far, there are some destinations that are driving distance from most cities. Peter Greenberg went …

Heading to Ibiza this summer? Here’s 8 fun things to do on the ‘White Island’

Marie Claire's guide to the party island...<p>Fun, sunny, picturesque (with a few exceptions) and always awake, Ibiza has long been the holiday …

Kim Kardashian

Travel Tip: Must-Have Gadgets to Improve Coach Seats

Photo Credit: Paperclip Design Ltd<p>Let’s face it, coach seats aren’t exactly plush. But there are some gadgets that can help make the travel process …

17 Free Travel Apps to Make Your Summer Vacay a Snap

Making a globetrotter happy — there’s an app for that. A few years ago we wouldn’t have attempted any trip without an arsenal of maps, travel guides and emergency gear, but today we all depend on our tech to make traveling an easy and hassle-free experience. Whether you’re booking your next flight …

Shirahama: Nudity, pandas and a beautiful white-sand beach | CNN Travel

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9 Must-See Sites in Rio de Janeiro (Including 4 You've Probably Never Heard Of)

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is one of the world's top destinations. And for good reason. No other city combines quite the mix of jaw-dropping scenery, world-famous beaches, and laid back cosmopolitan cool, as well as some of the planet's most recognizable landmarks.<p>There's the towering statue of Christ …

Ten of the best food and drink secrets in Europe

With its momentous history, cutting-edge culture, and breathtaking landscapes, Europe comprises an extraordinary wealth of sights, sounds, peoples and parties. But it’s the endlessly varied cuisine that makes us reach for our passports again and again. Whether you’ve been to Europe once or 100 …

Five hidden US travel destinations

<b>US President Barack Obama rattled off a list of iconic US tourist destinations as he launched a campaign to attract more international visitors. But what about the places that could be world-renowned - but aren't?</b><p>"When it comes to tourism, we have a great product to sell," said the president, while …

Coolest Outdoor Hotel Showers

It’s a sure sign of vacation when even your daily shower feels indulgent and comes with scenic views.<p>Imagine gazing out over New York City, both …

World's best national parks | CNN Travel

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