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Chelsea Market Tour - How to Enjoy the Best Food in NYC?

New York City…what else is there to say about this city that hasn’t already been discussed before? The reality is, probably not much! There is a …

5 Magazines Worth Your Time: International Women’s Day Edition

Millions of people across the world marched for women’s rights. Women spoke up against sexual harassment and assault with #MeToo movement. Iceland introduced equal pay legislation. The driving ban on women in Saudi Arabia was lifted. Thousands of Kurdish female fighters fought against ISIS. …

Travel Just Got Even Cheaper!! Save 70% on Your Travel This Year by Booking at Wholesale Prices

<b>This post will tell you how to access wholesale travel rates usually reserved for travel agents, at up to 70% off.</b> <b>Spoiler: Genie Traveler.</b><p>The idea …

Mexico's wine country is a foodie paradise spiced with tastings in Baja

ENSENADA, Mexico -- Wine lovers, listen up: There's a little-known gem just south of the border called Valle de Guadalupe.<p>It's a bit dustier and …

10 of the best apps for independent travellers

Luckytrip<p>Want an adventure and don’t care where? Luckytrip is the smarter version of showing up at the airport and buying the first flight you can afford. Just set a budget and let the app plan the perfect trip: it will figure out somewhere to go, a place to stay and something to do, with …

Apps

Top 10 hotels for a Chicago to Memphis road trip

House of Two Urns, Chicago<p>The House of Two Urns is a characterful B&B in Wicker Park, one of the most happening neighbourhoods in Chicago. It is halfway between downtown blues joints and local indie music establishments such as the Empty Bottle. Each of the nine rooms has its own charm (we like the …

10 of the best small-scale cruises worldwide

Mekong, Vietnam-Cambodia<p>The first tourist ship to negotiate the river passage from the Vietnamese Mekong to the more tranquil Cambodian side in 2003, the RV Mekong Pandaw is still doing the trip today. The 24 teak-and-brass cabins have panoramic windows, and complimentary ice-cream is served from …

West Africa

Buenos Aires city guide: what to see, plus the best bars, restaurants and hotels

One of Latin America’s most energetic metropolises, Buenos Aires today is a city for good times, and late nights. Just bear in mind that 1am is an early kick-off when it comes to Argentinian nightlife, and head for Palermo. Divided into numerous sub-districts, this is the city’s pumping pulse. …

Argentina

Guide to Patagonia: what to do, how to do it, and where to stay

For my first forays into Patagonia, in the 1990s, I left behind my guidebooks and travelogues. Travelling light, I was blown away by big, jagged mountaintop glaciers and – more literally – the fierce westerlies that gusted summer long. Between the gawping and the roast lamb dinners, I struggled to …

The best sights and bites in Hong Kong: readers’ travel tips

Winning tip: Trek to the infinity pool near Tai O<p>For a beautiful day, start in the little fishing village of Tai O, trek around the lake and up towards a manmade pool nicknamed “infinity pool”. It’s not too long (around an hour) and has many beautiful views of the hills and sea – you can even spot …

Hong Kong

Damaraland, Namibia: where ‘each day lasts 100 hours’

I walked out into the desert just as the sun was beginning to show above the mountains. I’d been advised not to step out of my bungalow in north-west Namibia while it was dark: there were lion tracks only a few steps away. But now a spotted eagle owl was flapping out of the bushes and beating its …

Wildlife

The Great Movies

• <b>Author:</b> Roger Ebert<p><b>America’s most trusted and best-known film critic Roger Ebert presents one hundred brilliant essays on some of the best movies ever made.</b><p>Roger Ebert, the famed film writer and critic, wrote biweekly essays for a feature called "The Great Movies," in which he offered a fresh and …

Photography 101: The Digital Photography Guide for Beginners

• <b>Author:</b> David Johnston<p>Photography 101 will help you through every step from taking your DSLR camera out of the box to using your camera in manual mode. This guide for beginners will help you gain confidence when you aren't shooting in an automatic mode, and it will encourage you to progress your …

Party of One

Whether you're pulling up a stool at a restaurant bar or grabbing a seat at a food hall's communal table, dining alone can be empowering and …

Buying a used car? Tips on how to avoid costly mistakes

If you're in the market for a used car, online classifieds such as Kijiji and Craigslist are go-to places to find deals.<p>But with that comes …

Off the beaten path in Playa del Carmen – Discover Your Paradise

Playa del Carmen prides itself on being the anti- Cancún destination, and it’s true that the Riviera Maya beach town exudes a hipper, more laid-back vibe than gringo-friendly Cancún to the north. But make no mistake: Playa, as locals call it, is big-time touristy all the same.<p>Having said that, the …

Homage to the Scottish Highlands: walking in the Cairngorms

You don’t need to visit a place to fall in love with it. As a small boy, growing up on the edge of London, I was captivated by the romance of the Highlands. The wild beauty of the glens and mountains offered a thrilling alternative to the tidy world of suburbia. That the Nicholsons had Scottish …

Scotland

6 of Nashville’s Best-Kept Secrets You Thought You Knew

With a population growing at 100 people a day, Nashville is one of the hottest cities in the U.S. right now. Millennials have rediscovered a love for …

5 Life-Changing Experiences in Vietnam

Visiting Vietnam is an unforgettable experience in and of itself. Throw in some breathtaking natural beauty, fascinating local culture, warm […]5 …

Vietnam

Spain and Portugal Wine Regions

Interested in wine travel in Spain and Portugal? Our wine regions map will let you zero in on the wines you enjoy most, and the best places to stay …

James Martin

45 Unique Restaurants Around the World You Should Visit Once in Your Life

Head in the clouds in Salta, Argentina

‘It’s a mystery,” mountain guide Fernando Santamaria says, as we peer through an arched doorway. The “mystery” is an ancient throne made from slate, inside a boxy stone building in the remote desert of Salta in north-west Argentina. “It could have been used by an Inca general as their meeting room, …

South America

Absolute Bute: the Scottish island that could just have it all

Once the beach resort of choice for fashionable Glaswegians, the Isle of Bute lies in the Firth of Clyde, a short distance from Scotland’s biggest city. This year, it became more famous as the place refugees from Syria said they wanted to leave. Focusing on a run-down economy familiar to many …

Scotland

Top 10 hotels, B&Bs, and places to stay in Nashville

Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park<p>Nashville has some great beds to splendour in. But it also has one of the coolest camping spots. Yogi Bear Jellystone campground has been famous for quite some time all over the country. Most Americans pack up their RV around retirement age and hit the road, stopping in …

10 of the best restaurants and bars in San Sebastián – chosen by the experts

Trotting hungrily through the streets of San Sebastián, local food writer Sasha Correa stops at Bar Goiz-Argi, “a great place”. Really? It’s shoulder-wide and looks like a betting shop, with its neon, and floor littered with serviettes. However, it is packed and no one’s doing selfies with <i>pintxos</i>, …

Argentina

10 of the best hidden bars and restaurants in New York

<b>BARS</b><p>Lantern’s Keep, Midtown West<p>Opened in the early 1900s, both the Algonquin and the Iroquois hotels exude the glamour of times past. Inside, the Algonquin has its famed Round Table restaurant, where Dorothy Parker gathered with editors of Vanity Fair and The New Yorker. But the Iroquois has a …

East Village

A wine tour of Canada’s beautiful Okanagan Valley

Even to someone accustomed to going round wineries, Mission Hill is just jaw-dropping. The 40 specially commissioned sculptures, the 12-storey bell tower, the collection of ancient Greek amphorae, the Chagall tapestry … this is as grand as a wine experience gets, yet it’s not in the Napa Valley but …

Wine

10 of the best holidays for solo travellers

<i>Prices are per person and do not include flights unless stated</i><p>Eternal India<p>Contiki specialises in holidays for 18 to 35-year-olds and is a popular choice for solo travellers: last year 60% of its guests travelled solo and that figure is set to rise this year. Though it has been running trips around …

Travelers

Bucharest city guide: what to see plus the best bars, hotels and restaurants

It’s fair to say that Bucharest is unlikely to win any awards for beauty or style, yet the Romanian capital surprises many first-time visitors with its cosmopolitan vibe and energy.<p>During the period between the wars, Bucharest’s epithet as the “Paris of the east” was accurate, up to a point. …

European Travel

Top 10 riads in Marrakech

Dar Hanane<p>Near the Ben Youssef madrasa – the city’s most important Islamic school – this cute, six-room riad is one of the oldest houses in the medina, though you’d never know it. It’s arranged around a central courtyard shaded by bitter-orange trees (for making marmalade). You can sip tea by the …