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6-Minute Gut-Busting Bodyweight Ab Workout

Get a stronger, more-defined core in minutes with this six-minute workout. All you need is space on the floor and your own body, and this gut-busting workout will leave you sore tomorrow.<p>This workout includes six moves, done for 30 seconds each, making a three-minute workout. Repeat for a total of …

The Keemala Hotel – A Sanctuary Of Beauty Hidden In The Rainforest

A vacation in a remote, unpopulated location can turn out to be exactly what you need once in a while, just to recharge your batteries and refresh …

Outdoor Spaces

10 Bucket List Hotels That Are Worth The Splurge

Tired chain hotels these ain’t. While the destination is the draw for most travellers, these spectacular stays are reason enough to pack your bags …

See inside the transatlantic ocean liner Queen Mary 2 after a £90 million redesign

Following a £90 million refurbishment, the Queen Mary 2 ocean liner is back on the water and ready to sail across the Atlantic.<p>On 23 June, the liner sailed from a shipyard in Germany to Southampton Water in the UK, flanked by the ships Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria, and will soon sail to New …

Shipping

World Largest Luxury Apartment In New York On 1680 Square Meters

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Real Estate

The 22 best places in the world for a beach holiday, according to travellers

The travel booking site's annual Flip Flop Report, which was published on June 21, based its findings on responses from UK residents who took part in a global study conducted among 11,115 adults across 24 countries.<p>Locations that made the cut include tropical islands sprinkled with palm trees in …

Beaches

A Giant List Of Epic Destinations For Anyone Who Lives To Travel

There's a big world out there, and no shortage of incredible destinations to explore. So it's only natural that choosing where to visit can be hugely intimidating. Thankfully, we've got you covered with lists on lists of epic spots to sift through. Check 'em out!<p><i>Note: Some of these destinations may</i> …

South America

The 10 Weirdest Hotels in the World

Now that places like crazy colorful hotels and their art-infused rooms exist, there’s really no going back to ordinary. Since it seems like there’s something for everyone these days — from must-visit foodie hotels to haunted Airbnbs — creativity is becoming competition. These 10 unusual hotels give …

Willy Wonka

The world's most beautiful restaurants - Telegraph

In pictures: 10 iconic rail journeys you must do in your lifetime

An Insider’s Guide to the Amalfi Coast: Add These 3 Under-the-Radar Towns to Your Itinerary

Braving the last leg of the journey to Italy’s Amalfi Coast is not for the faint of heart. The white-knuckled wind down a narrow, cliff-hugging road should be enough to deter, yet this stretch of southern coast near the Sorrentine Peninsula lures countless visitors each summer—both Italian sun …

Best Romantic Summer Getaways

Dubrovnik gets lots of love, but we’re smitten with the lesser-known city of Rovinj to the north. The terracotta rooftops, church steeples, and …

Santa Fe

20 resorts and villas where you can have a private island practically all to yourself

We've put together a list of 20 resorts, villas, and rental properties that are located on incredible private islands around the world. These range from all-inclusive hotels to accommodations that were created specifically for couples.<p>From Fiji to the Florida Keys, here are 20 off-the-radar …

Pacific Ocean

12 Reasons Maui Is The Best Island On The Planet

Not all tropical islands are created equal.<p>In fact, according to TripAdvisor's Travelers’ Choice Islands awards, one island puts all others to shame.<p>This year, that island is Maui -- and we can't say we're surprised. Since the 1960's, Hawaii has been America's ultimate getaway, and it's no wonder …

10 Questions to Ask Before Booking Travel Accommodations

Spontaneity looks awfully daring and fabulous in the movies, but I'm one of those travelers who'd really rather know she has a place to crash before arriving in a foreign destination. If that tweaks your carefree style, my apologies -- but sometimes a little peace of mind makes a tiny bit of …

Asia Travel

Top 10 Places You Must See in Istanbul

Turkey holds a special place in my heart, because of the generous hospitality that the locals offer, despite me being a stranger in this foreign land. It lends itself a distinct character because of its heavy Islamic influence, which is probably the very reason why a Euro-trip will not be complete …

Top 10

The 14 best adults-only, all-inclusive hotels in the Caribbean and Mexico

Not only are your food and drinks already included in the price, but most adults-only versions also offer stunning settings and luxurious amenities.<p>We teamed up with Hotels.com to find the 14 best adults-only, all-inclusive hotels in the Caribbean and Mexico, based on guest-review scores that had …

Los Cabos

10 Places You Should Visit In Mexico

Mexico is incredibly rich in culture, vast landscapes, archaeological treasures, dramatic nature, food and of course that (in)famous Latino passion. There's a lot to see, however if you're traveling with a time limit you might as well see the very best Mexico has to offer.<p><b>1. Baja California Sur -</b> …

Mexico

Top 10: the best Amalfi Coast hotels

The fabulous coastline between Positano and Ravello, with its switchback road that hugs the cliff and curls around the deep bays that protect the towns and villages along the way remains as glamourous, compelling and historic as any summertime destination in Europe, with breathtaking views, …

Now This Is Romance: A Fairy-Tale Hideaway Hotel on the French Riviera

<i>By Pavia Rosati for Fathom</i> | I had heard about <b>Eze</b>, the charming French medieval hilltop village in the Côte D’Azur, for years. (Château Eza made it onto our first list of The World’s Most Romantic Hotels.) And I am no stranger to charming European medieval hilltop villages. (Fathom decamped to a …

France

Take a tour of the Indian palace which is the world's best hotel according to Tripadvisor

One of the world's largest private residences, India's historic Umaid Bhawan Palace is the best hotel in the world, according to Tripadvisor's …

21 incredible luxury destinations you should visit in 2016

Robb Report, which specializes in publishing content for ultra-affluent consumers, recently released a list of the top 21 luxury destinations to visit this year.<p>To put the list together, they worked with their base of writers to determine which destinations would be most interesting to …

Sri Lanka

Which holiday property tribe do you belong to?

We have scoured the globe to find holiday homes to suit all types - whether you're a city breaker, brand junkie or an eternal sybarite<p>In what is shaping up to be one of the wettest Januaries on record, many of us must be dreaming of sun-soaked villa holidays, or escaping to our very own continental …

2015 Icehotel in Swedish Lapland unveiled – in pictures

The 26th Icehotel has just opened its doors for the winter season showcasing 19 suites designed by artists and carved from 5,000 tonnes of ice

Hotels

Photos Taken 100 Years Ago Capture Rare Look at Paris in Color

Over 100 years ago, a French banker named Albert Kahn undertook a massive photography project that became known as <i>The Archives of the Planet</i>. Sending photographers to every continent, Kahn aimed to collect colour snapshots from all corners of the Earth using a brand new technology known as the …

France

Hypnotic Northern Lights Time-Lapse Captured Over 2 Magical Nights in Alaska

The Northern Lights -- or Aurora Borealis, or Polar Spirits, or whatever you'd like to call it -- is far up my bucket list. Like really far up. So far up I often have dreams of standing in the middle of a frozen landscape, completely alone, looking up at this celestial display, awestruck.<p>My dreams …

Northern Lights

Articles about 9 modern dwellings midwest on Dwell.com - Dwell

From small workshops to home studios, we herald a group of American makers.<p>Today is the final day to venture through this well-received survey of the phenomenon that is the prefabricated home.<p>Humble in size but big on seaside views and low-key vibes, the beach bungalow is a classic staple of …

Sonoma County

House in the Hamptons by Rangr Studio

A modern home by Rangr Studio for a young family located in the Hamptons, New York.<p>The architects of Rangr Studio have completed this Hamptons home …

Hamptons

Architizer

This Just Might Be the Rustic Fairytale Home of Our Dreams

This castle-cabin combo is simply breathtaking.<p>Sometimes our taste in real estate is a bit contradictory around here. We go gaga for grand, centuries-old English castles, and but totally swoon over super-cozy cabins, too. So this home, which we spotted on Curbed Ski, checks all the right boxes: …