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50 Things to Do in Asia Before You Die

Whether you prefer to meet a holy monkey, eat sushi for breakfast, receive a monk's blessing, helicopter over the Himalayas, or just enjoy the myriad unique views—we've rounded up 50 things that you need to do, eat, see, shop for, and experience in the wide world of Asia.<p>Meet a holy monkey<p>Fly over …

23 Places You Should Visit In 2015

We looked at major developments, cultural trends, and global festivals to find the hottest places to travel around the world in 2015.<p>From the Philippines to Peru, here are the best places to travel next year.

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How To Travel The World On A Budget | Nomadic Matt

I put all my knowledge into one easy to reference book! This New York Times best-selling book takes the information on my website and goes into much …

Personal Finance

Here's How To Get A Passport Fast, And No It's Not From A Shady Company

A U.S. passport is one of the most powerful in the world. Not only does it allow us travel to more than 150 different countries, but it also comes in a super-sized edition (because what's more American than that?!).<p>But when you book a trip and realize (gasp!) that you'll need a passport or that …

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To Sua Ocean Trench Is Your New Happy Place In Samoa

We've seen some amazing secret beaches in our day, but nothing quite blows the mind like a giant aquamarine swimming hole on a Samoan volcanic island.<p>... Right?<p>To Sua Ocean Trench -- whose name literally means "big hole" -- is a 98-foot-deep hole on the Samoan island of Upolu. Intrepid adventurers …

10 European Cities With Cheap Five-Star Hotels

We love a good dose of luxury when we travel -- especially when that luxury involves fluffy white robes, top-notch room service and bellhops at our beck and call.<p>What, do we sound like we're high maintenance or something?<p>When hostel life has you ready to call it quits, it's time to book a night in …

The 10 American Spots To Visit In 2015 Might Surprise You But Go There Anyway

It's time to book a vacation... to Queens.<p>That is, at least according to the fine folks at Lonely Planet, who have released their "Best in the US 2015" list. While there are plenty of good reasons to always go to New Orleans, the same can't be said for western South Dakota or even the Mount Shasta …

How to Fund Your Travel Lifestyle

The biggest excuse for not traveling more often is because we think we don't have enough money.<p>Chances are slim that you'll win the lottery, strike it rich in a hot technology IPO, or have trust funds waiting for you to cash in. Most of us are in the grind of earning and burning with no end in …

Personal Finance

Creative Kids’ Beds are the Ultimate Playhouses

Bedtime just got a whole lot more exciting with these amazing kids' beds by the designers at the Belgian company Mathy by Bols. With unique designs such as a tent, caravan, and cabin, these beds are a perfect combination of sleeping quarters and playhouse that demonstrate Mathy by Bols' key words …

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Reshaping Design Through Lighting: Cozy Luxury Home by Cornerstone Architects

Beautiful and with an imposing façade, the <b>Cat Mountain Residence</b>, designed by Cornerstone Architects in Austin, Texas, is quite unique, thanks to the …

Exclusive Beverly Hills Residence Offers Lovely Terrace Views And Luxurious Interiors

Contemporary homes are as much about the view outside as they are about the warm and inviting atmosphere inside. The Wallace Ridge home in Trousdale …

Articles about affordable high design vacation home mexico on Dwell.com - Dwell

By pooling their resources and giving their architect complete creative control, two busy Mexico City–based brothers built a...<p>Casa Da Rampa - a perfect vacation spot in Sintra, Portugal.<p>It's a dream for many to own a beach home, but an unrealistic one because of coastal homes prices.<p>A New Zealand …

Articles about leeding way on Dwell.com - Dwell

One day last April there was great excitement on Highland Avenue, a quiet, hilly street (on which this writer happens to live) of...<p>New York–based designer Todd Bracher represents the United States at an important furniture fair in Germany.<p>A killer bachelor pad in Hollywood, the manliest chair of …

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Rammed Earth Modern House by Brent Kendle

Kendle Design Collaborative have designed a rammed earth house in Paradise Valley, Arizona.<p>Description<p>A modest single story hillside home designed …

Articles about sustainable brownstone transformation brooklyn on Dwell.com - Dwell

How do you make a Brooklyn brownstone more sustainable? First, get rid of the brownstone.<p>After a total renovation, a historic home becomes a modern masterpiece while keeping its charm intact.<p>Following a meticulous restoration and gut renovation, an elegantly revamped Park Slope townhouse hits the …

Articles about suspended home extension australia on Dwell.com - Dwell

A contemporary lean-to extension provides a fresh modern look to this 1960s Australian dwelling.<p>Australia is home to many beautiful beaches, koalas and kangaroos, and most importantly, incredible prefab houses.<p>You've already seen our favorites in Sydney and on Australia's southern coast.<p>Careful …

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RC Helicopter Enthusiasts "Get Carried Away" With World's First Human-Payload RC Flight

HeliGraphix is the name of a Germany-based collective of RC helicopter enthusiasts who document their stunts online. The group's latest project, …

Heartmelting Photos of a Protective Bulldog with His Foster Kittens

About a week ago Michelle Parden (or Redditor RorschachBulldogs) showed some incredibly sweet photos of her bulldog Hammie being incredibly protective to a group of foster kittens. Born from a local stray cat, the kittens all ended up being adopted to loving homes, but for the limited time when …

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Articles about top 10 houses dwell week 17 on Dwell.com - Dwell

From a home designed by David Chipperfield in London to WORKac's New York duplex, here is what caught our eye over the last few...<p>From floating student dorms to concrete homes, catch up from the week with these abodes from around the world.<p>John Pawson's minimal home and an experimental residence by …

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8 Best Mobile Flight Tracker Apps

The best flight tracker apps do way more than update you on your departure time.<p>Traveling on a holiday weekend or during the holiday season is generally not a very relaxing experience thanks to crowds and flight delays. Fear not: There are ways to make the ordeal a lot less stressful, thanks to …

Step Inside Africa's First Underwater Hotel Room

Africa opened its first underwater hotel room this month, making it the second in the world.<p>The room, at the Manta Resort on the Zanzibari island of Pemba, was designed by Swedish artist Mikael Genberg, who also built the first underwater hotel room in a lake in Sweden. The Manta Resort room sits 4 …

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Incredible Private Pools at 7 Worldwide Hotels

While an infinity-edge pool that glints under the sun is fabulous, nothing beats a private pool you need not share with other hotel guests. At …

The world's best secret islands

Looking for a romantic spot that's (almost) all yours? Here’s a list from our brand new <i>Best in Travel 2011</i> guide to reignite your love affair with desert islands, with picks from across the globe.<p>1. Torres Strait Islands, Australia<p><i>Image by Killer White Fluff</i><p>As far as you can go in Oz without …

Bronte House – Modern Architecture by Rolf Ockert Design

Dream House Architecture in Sydney, Australia.<p>The architects Rolf Ockert Design have designed this modern dream house, located in Sydney, Australia. …

5 Best Old-School Ski Resorts

<i>By Christina Valhouli</i><p>There’s something wonderfully comforting about an old-school ski resort. They’re not hip, they’re not cool, and that is …

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8 Amazing Places Made Famous by Lawrence of Arabia

As film lovers the world over mourn the passing of Peter O'Toole, many of us are taking the time to revisit one of the legendary actor's greatest works: <i>Lawrence of Arabia</i>, a film whose adventurous spirit and exotic locales also inspired scores of travelers to seek out their own life-changing …

Living in: The world’s healthiest cities

Five destinations across the globe that have excellent mass transit, ample green spaces and readily available healthcare.<p>What makes a city healthy? A combination of factors, ranging from readily available healthcare to excellent mass transit to a commitment to improving access to green spaces. …

Best Budget Destinations for 2014

<i>Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime. Article by Jamie Beckman, contributor to Budget Travel.</i><p>Conditions are perfect for visiting these near- and far-flung, culture-rich locales: Price-wise, 2014 is their year. Dipping hotel rates, new attractions, and some perennially affordable sights and eats make these …