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

Hospitality

You Will Be Amazed By These Free Things To Do In Vienna

Vienna is an amazing city. The architecture is as impressive as the city itself. There are many amazing buildings, both historic and modern that will …

European Travel

This Glass Cabin Is The Best Spot To Watch The Northern Lights In Iceland

Located 30 minutes outside Reykjavík, the Panorama Glass Lodge is a nature-lovers ultimate vacation cabin. Why?<p>This glass house igloo is the perfect …

Northern Lights

The Azores Aren’t the ‘Next Iceland’ — and That’s Exactly Why You Should Go

“Everyone says the Azores are the new Iceland,” says Catarina Maia, emphatic despite the patchy connection on our transatlantic call between New York …

10 things to do in Singapore

Singapore is a city of contrasts.<p>While predominantly associated with shiny skyscrapers and a building that looks like a giant boat held aloft by …

Asia Travel

A local’s guide to Porto, Portugal

Sitting in my customary Porto cafe, a non-descript place on Praça Carlos Alberto across from my kids’ school, a troupe of Asian tourists march by. They are sheltered under umbrellas, heads down, following their guide in an orderly step to the next tourist honeypot.<p>For a whistlestop visit to …

European Travel

The 20 Best Hotel Bars in America

Hotel bars tend to be a category all their own. Often a spot for a quick solo glass of wine while on a business trip, they can be casual or opulent, …

Why Uzbekistan Should Be Your Next Destination

In a world where going on holiday is as much about what to ‘gram next as it is about enjoyment, Uzbekistan hits both nails on the head. Whether …

35 Hidden Bars Around the World and How to Find Them

Some of the world's most intriguing bars are in locations you might not expect, hidden in taco joints and noodle shops, or disguised as everything …

Buenos Aires

Angular roof covers clifftop home in Maui by Dekleva Gregorič Arhitekti

The owners of this Hawaiian home by Ljubljana firm Dekleva Gregorič Arhitekti can clamber onto its faceted roof to enjoy a lofty view of the Pacific …

Pacific Ocean

Best Urban Hotels 2017: the shortlist

Dreamy cabin is a luxurious escape in the New Zealand bush

Cabin envy is real with this gorgeous Back Country house in New Zealand’s Puhoi bush. Designed by David Maurice of LTD Architectural, this …

Tom's Hut

Nestled in the Austrian woodlands, Tom's Hut is a modern refuge in a rustic shell. The exterior's rough timber cladding was left unfinished and laid …

Architecture

Hot new e-commerce startup Brandless is totally obsessed with its own brand

E-commerce company Brandless launched last week, but it is already billing itself as the “Procter and Gamble of millennials.” The startup sells a variety of Brandless-branded foods and household goods, supplied by its proprietary partner manufacturers, and all priced at $3. It’s raised nearly $50 …

Johnson & Johnson

19 cool things to do in Lisbon on a budget

Belatedly. I finally got around to putting together a mini guide of some pretty cool things to do in Lisbon on a budget. I know Lisbon needs no …

European Travel

First-timer's Guide to Singapore

Singapore is one of South-East Asia's most alluring destinations...<p>Image 1 of 12<p>The Lion City, as it’s known, packs a lot into its diminutive size, …

Travel

New Orleans Dive Bars You've Got to Experience

Short on amenities but long on lore, some of New Orleans’ most popular bars might be considered dives in other cities. But here, bars with storied …

New Orleans

What Fine Dining Looks Like in Lisbon

Lisbon might not be known as a fine-dining destination, but a group of groundbreaking chefs are ushering in a new era of ambitious cooking. Showcasing the unbelievable ingredients Portugal has to offer, including fresh seafood and <i>porco preto</i> pork from Alentejo, these restaurants blend Portuguese …

European Travel

Hotel Mono Singapore

Nestled in the heart of Singapore’s Chinatown, Hotel Mono is a chic hideaway set in six historical shop houses, on the historic Mosque Street. The …

Travelers

Indonesia’s Exotic New Private-Island Resort

Cempedak Island has opened on a secluded 42-acre isle in Indonesia’s picturesque Riau archipelago…<p>It has been a decade since the Australian banker …

Roofing

Cheapest Time to Travel to Tokyo

A year-round destination, Tokyo ranks amongst the world’s most expensive cities to visit. As with most travel destinations, however, there are times when you are most likely to get the best deal. To identify the cheapest time to travel to Tokyo, you must have an understanding of the city’s holiday …

Flying

This is the best city in the world for millennials

Apartment-hunting website Nestpick recently released its list of the best cities in the world for discerning millennials, and the timing couldn’t be …

Scotland's amazing Gleneagles Hotel is Straight out of Fairytales

Scotland’s amazing Gleneagles Hotel is Straight out of Fairytales<p>Home » Travel » Scotland’s amazing Gleneagles Hotel is Straight out of Fairytales<p>Set …

Hospitality

The Best Of Singapore: Must-Sees and Dos Before Or After A Flight Or Cruise

Recently, Singapore hosted the christening of Seabourn’s largest cruise ship, the <i>Seabourn Encore</i> <i>(</i>which offers modern design by Adam Tihany, and innovations including The Retreat, a secluded for-charge deck-top sanctuary for guests to relax in private cabanas, and Seabourn’s first dedicated sushi …

Michael Kors

Shipping container transforms with walls of glass in Argentina

From industrial to rustic<p>Fans of Philip Johnson’s Glass House take note: As it turns out, you too can have <i>something</i> like the modernist icon if you get a shipping container, paint it black, and replace the corrugated steel with sleek walls of glass. How’s the above example for inspiration?<p>Designed …

Shipping Containers

TOOP Architectuur arranges timber and concrete house around a recessed patio

The facades of this low-lying concrete and wood house in rural Belgium are interrupted by large windows, and a central patio that separates the …

Balnarring Retreat

Equipped with a series of modular features, the Balnarring Retreat isn't defined by function. Each of the plywood walls contain folding components — …

Dashing prefab home perches above California wine country

A weeHouse with big guts<p>Oh, the places prefab will go. In this new project in California wine country, a customized version of the weeHouse, an affordable modern prefab model from Saint Paul, Minnesota-based design firm Alchemy, has been assembled on the hills of Santa Rosa, where it commands …

Cliffside Residence Modern Home in Austin, Texas by Specht Architects

Location: Austin, Texas - Suspended on a narrow limestone ridge halfway down a cliff overlooking Lake Austin, this home was designed to enhance the drama of living in such an unusual natural setting.

Austin

These Are the Most Beautiful Bars and Restaurants Around the World

Where to eat and drink in stunning surroundings<p>Great restaurants are loved for more than just their food. Interior design plays an important part in the overall dining experience, which is why the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards celebrate stunning eating and drinking spaces each year.<p>The 2016 award …

Hospitality