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Blake Lively admits watching husband Ryan Reynold's sex scenes is 'torture'

Though she enjoys her glamourous lifestyle and designer clothes, Blake Lively isn’t a big fan of riding on airplanes these days. "The Shallows" star visited "The Tonight Show" on Monday where she talked about her unique issue with airplanes.<p>“It’s kind of torture these days because I’m on a plane …

UCLA shooting: Gunman's wife found dead in Minnesota

<b>Los Angeles (CNN) —</b> Mainak Sarkar, the gunman who opened fire in a murder-suicide at UCLA, left behind a trail of evidence that led investigators to another victim.<p>A woman found dead on Thursday in Brooklyn Park, a suburb of Minneapolis, was Ashley Hasti, according to a Facebook post from her …

Photos: The world’s most impressive outdoor mazes and labyrinths

Outdoor mazes and labyrinths have captured our imagination for centuries, harking back to King Minos of Crete’s elaborate, winding structure to corral the hulking Minotaur in Greek mythology.<p>AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez<p>Corn mazes, especially plentiful in the US, provide farmers an additional source …

Northern Ireland

The Best Design and Vintage Boutiques in Hawaii

Go past the tourist traps, and you’ll find that there’s an exciting independent boutique scene on Oahu.

10 Luxury Resorts That Will Babysit Your Kids

Want to plan a family vacation that also allows for some adults-only time? Contributing editor Ondine Cohane lists 10 luxury resorts that cater to parents and kids of all ages.

10 Movies That Will Inspire You to Visit London

To celebrate the launch of London Fashion Week, here are some cinematic gems that showcase this vibrant city.

New Zealand: Navigating the Land of The Lord of the Rings

New Zealand is an otherworldly mashup of climates, geologies, adventures, and luxuries. Susan Hack explores the Maori land (that you may recognize as the backdrop of The Lord of the Rings), navigating the Alps, Bay of Islands, Milford Sound, Bowen Island, Blanket Bay, and Abel Tasman National …

The Coolest Design Hotels in Amsterdam

Heritage buildings from Holland’s Golden Age now house Amsterdam’s most celebrated design hotels. Revel in Dutch design and hospitality against the backdrop of the city's canal and museum districts.

Copenhagen's Best Food Neighborhood Is One Block Long

Everything that makes Copenhagen a culinary hotbed—rock-star chefs, foraging as art— can be found on this cobblestoned street in the city’s lively Nørrebro neighborhood.<p>These days, any foodie knows that Copenhagen has joined New York, Tokyo, and San Francisco as one of the culinary capitals of the …

How Laura Cunningham of French Laundry and Per Se Likes to Travel

When she’s not at the legendary French Laundry in Napa Valley, chef Thomas Keller’s partner in business and life is traveling the world in search of inspiration, from amazing meals to graceful amenities.<p>If you've been lucky enough to enjoy a meal at the French Laundry or Per Se, Thomas Keller's …

10 Dishes You Must Try In Italy (That Aren't Pizza)

Don't limit yourself to pizza and gelato: Here are 10 terrific, lesser-known dishes you need to try on your next trip to Italy.<p>Torrone

Unexpected Places to Visit In Rome

Want the real Rome experience? Put that guidebook away and get lost in these under-the-radar neighborhoods.<p>Most tourists visiting the Eternal City generally stick to the landmark-heavy heart of Centro Storico. Here, at the nucleus of Rome’s historic center, you’ll find the Pantheon, the Trevi …

The Best Airport Restaurants in the World

We asked our network of trusted travelers with very discriminating palates (Daniel Boulud, Jamie Bissonnette, and Dominique Ansel among them) what restaurants and bars they’ve discovered on the way to the gate. Their go-to dishes—from roast duck noodles to short rib tortas and soft-shell crabs—will …

Getting Tipsy in Chef Ludo Lefebvre's Petit Trois

The L.A. strip mall, like the city itself, has become a blank canvas for reinvention. Chef-owner Ludo Lefebvre’s recent transformation of a Thai takeout joint into a classic French bistro leaves us saying merci beaucoup.<p><i>The L.A. strip mall, like the city itself, has become a blank canvas for</i> …

A new look for Old Montreal

The neighbourhood’s 350-year-old cobblestoned streets are getting a new look – and a reputation for of-the-moment boutiques, bars and shops.<p>Filled with traffic and camera-toting tourists, until recently the 350-year-old streets of Old Montreal resembled a Canadian Times Square. Trendsetting locals …

France

The story behind Lisbon’s beauty

Elaborately-painted Portuguese tiles, called azulejos, fell out of favour in the early 20th Century. But Lisbon today is embracing the art in its murals, museums and metro stations.<p>The blue-and-white tiles that line the church of Lisbon’s Madre de Deus convent complex tell stories in engrossing …

A former train depot dating from 1902 in Amsterdam has been converted into a 55-room hotel by local hospitality maestro Arjen van den Hof http://www.wallpaper.com/travel/august-travel-news-editors-picks/7853#102875

Inspired by their travels across Mexico and the US, Wahaca co-founders Thomasina Miers and Mark Selby have reunited to create DF Mexico in London's East End http://www.wallpaper.com/travel/august-travel-news-editors-picks/7853

One Leicester St

This small, nattily appointed hotel in the heart of Chinatown is brilliant for Soho escapades and nights at the theatre. Mayfair is but a short …

Afternoon Tea @ the Wolseley

It’s the Grand thing to do – and the best afternoon tea in London. Simply exhausted by too much Mayfair shopping, you need a well-deserved pause to …

The 13 Coolest New Hotels In New York City

They've become destinations offering everything from restaurants helmed by celebrity chefs to hot rooftop bars.<p>We evaluated the New York City hotels that have opened within the last year and looked at hotels that will open later this year, and found the buzziest new offerings.<p>Book your room soon — …

Locals Recommend The Best Tourist Spots In Their Home Cities

The best travel tips come from locals, who know the destination better than any travel guidebook.<p>Love Home Swap analyzed over 700,000 travel tips from locals and created an infographic that shows the best local bars, restaurants, and activities around the world.<p>Their research found that Londoners …

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Avenue Hotel - Copenhagen, Denmark Conveniently...

<b>Avenue Hotel - Copenhagen, Denmark</b><p>Conveniently located in central Copenhagen, the award-winning Avenue Hotel is a friendly and relaxed …

Majestic Hotel Spa - Barcelona, Spain Combining...

Majestic Hotel & Spa - Barcelona, Spain<p>Combining luxury and tradition with modern comforts and an unrivalled location on Barcelona’s grandiose …

Zash Country Boutique Hotel Inspired by the...

Inspired by the magnificent Sicilian landscape that surrounds it, Zash combines the original architectural details of a 1930 manor house and winery …

The Alliey Hotel - France Picturesquely located...

<b>The Alliey Hotel - France</b><p>Picturesquely located in the village of Monetier les Bains in the French Alps, Hotel Alliey welcomes its guests in a …

Le Bristol - Paris, France Situated in the very...

<b>Le Bristol - Paris, France</b><p>Situated in the very heart of Paris, on the famous rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Le Bristol is a luxurious hotel that …

Hacienda de San Rafael With its sensual mix of...

With its sensual mix of glorious outdoor spaces, rustic interiors, and friendly service, Hacienda de San Rafael makes for a perfect Andalusian …

Praktik Rambla Hotel - Barcelona, Spain Ideally...

<b>Praktik Rambla Hotel - Barcelona, Spain</b><p>Ideally located on Barcelona’s Rambla de Catalunya and designed by award-winning Spanish architect Lázaro …