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The Best Travel Websites You've Never Heard Of

In the old days, vacation planning was practically a workout. To land a good deal, you had to keep your eyes peeled for newspaper ads and hit up …

10 stunning locations that inspired Studio Ghibli masterpieces

With a filmography that includes such beloved animated classics as <i>Princess Mononoke</i>, <i>Spirited Away</i> and <i>My Neighbor Totoro</i>, the imagination and artistry …

Anime

Tohoku: Beautiful scenes of an overlooked region

<b>(CNN) —</b> Nothing beats Tokyo for bright lights and busy nights. But when it comes to natural beauty in Japan , it's hard to top Tohoku.<p>Located at the tip of Japan's main island of Honshu, the Tohoku region is made up of six prefectures: Aomori, Akita, Fukushima, Iwate, Miyagi and Yamagata.<p>Though …

Japan

7 Minutes. No Equipment. One Science-Backed Core Workout That Works

In the faster-is-better world we live in, carving out 30 to 45 minutes a day for a good workout can seem like a major challenge—and that can totally …

Workouts

The team behind the world’s best restaurant opens affordable spot in NYC

Budget-travellers heading to New York now have another option to get a great meal for less than $15 as the team behind the “world’s best restaurant” opens an affordable and casual spot in NYC.<p>Made Nice is a new spot from Chef Daniel Humm and restaurateur Will Guidara, who own Eleven Madison Park – …

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12 wildlife holidays that should be on your bucket list

Few experiences stir the soul as much as a close encounter in the wild with one of the world’s great predators. Whether it be grizzly bears fishing for salmon in the rivers of British Columbia, jaguars stalking their prey across Brazil’s Pantanal wetland, or tigers in the Kipling country of …

7 Rustic Ryokan-Style Hotels in Kyoto

One of the best ways to experience some of the romantic Old-World charm of Kyoto is to stay in one of the city's many "ryokan." These traditional …

The Best Place to Camp in Each of the 50 States

Ready, set, camp.<p>Numerous studies have found benefits to spending time in the outdoors: better concentration, elevated mood, even faster healing and …

Camping

5 Most Important Features for a Backpacking Camera

Alert! as a backpacker you are not well served by mainstream camera reviews like DPReview.<p>That is, the 5 Most Important Features for a Backpacking …

8 Bucket-List Hikes That Will Transform You

Hiking is a unique and special activity that usually guarantees pretty scenery, well-earned endorphins, and even some spiritual goodness. It will …

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The greatest train journey on Earth

Photo: Alamy<p>The Trans-Siberian is more than just a railway. It’s a journey into the psyche of modern Russia; a triumph of engineering; a movable feast through the largest – and, perhaps, most mysterious – nation on Earth<p><i>By Gavin Haines, Wednesday 5 October 2016</i><p>Crossing seven time zones, between …

10 Best Camera Tripods of 2018 - Tripods for Photography

So you’re up for a three-legged stand to support your camera- A tripod, isn’t it…! Tripods are such a handy tool for any professional photographer …

8 Hiking Trails In Michigan That Are Especially Beautiful In The Fall

Situated within Huron National Forest near Oscoda, a hike along this trail offers stunning views of the Au Sable River and is an ideal spot to …

Stop Hair Fall in Just 1 Day with Indian Hair Care Secrets: DIY

Hello everyone,<p>Having long, shiny and healthy Rapunzel like tresses may not be possible for a lot of women but all of us crave for long and shiny …

How to Stop Hair Fall Instantly and Grow Hair with Ayurvedic Herbal Regrowth Oil: DIY

Hello everyone,<p>Today I am going to share with you a secret Ayurvedic Herbal Regrowth Oil that is going to stop your hair fall and is going to make …

5 Tips for Walking Spain's Camino de Santiago

There's a lot to be learned on a month-long medieval pilgrimage. Here, a few lessons gleaned from the dusty road.<p>Twenty-eight days of walking. More than 400 miles crossed. Four women and one goal—to complete the ancient pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. You might know someone who's …

The new type of hotel rescuing Italy's hill villages

The alberghi diffusi model is revitalising dwindling communities across Italy by repurposing their unused buildings into ‘scattered hotels’. Our writer lives like a local in a few of these hamlet gems. Scroll down for more<p>It was an unusual invasion: well-to-do people, most speaking strange tongues, …

Station to station: the best train journeys you've never heard of

Famous railways – from America’s California Zephyr to Switzerland’s Glacier Express – are rightly celebrated in travellers’ lore. But the most iconic journeys tend to have popularity and prices to match their fame. Look a little closer into the world of train travel, however, and there are dozens …

Trains

I Documented Two Years of Travel By Painting In My Moleskine Notebook

I am an American artist who left the United States in 2013 to study art in Turkey. I used to keep a written diary, but began recording my days by …

25 Incredibly Creative Flea Market Flip Ideas

Finish one of these clever DIYs and you get to call yourself the next Joanna Gaines.<p>Save your Benjamin Franklins in favor of chic design on a dime. Let's roll...

10 Indian Textile Brands

Above all crafts, India is a mecca for fabric lovers. Textile designers and creatives have been flocking to the country for years to be inspired by …

Design

12 Plants That Naturally Repel Mosquitos

If you're the type of person who can't stand outside for an hour without gaining a host of new bug bites, then this article is for you. Don't let another Summer pass by in itchy despair — instead, rid yourself of the mosquito problem once and for all! Using only your green thumb and a bit of time …

Plants

Why They Work: 11 Truly Great Artwork Arrangements

(Image credit: Domino)<p>A gallery wall, done right, is a great way to add a little pizazz to a plain room. But gallery walls can be really hard to get …

Literary travel: around the world in 10 must-read books

Ann Morgan spent a year reading a book from every country in the world – 196 in total. Here she picks 10 favourites that vividly evoke the regions they describe<p>• <b>If</b> <b>you’ve read a book with a powerful sense of place or one that inspired you to travel, we’d love to hear about it in the comments below</b><p>In …

Books

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The 21 most popular novels of the year so far

The beauty of fiction writing is its ability to take the reader into captivating imagined worlds, from fantasy-like environments to tales set back in time.<p>Every year, Amazon pulls together its most popular print books of the year​. Based on sales numbers and updated daily, the list is a good …

Finally, the definitive bucket list: The Temples of Angkor, Great Barrier Reef and Machu Picchu lead the places you MUST see, say Lonely Planet's adventure experts

• <b>Travel website Lonely Planet has revealed the places that every traveller should visit</b>• <b><br>The list was compiled by travel experts and writers who rated</b> …