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10 of the most Jaw-Dropping Hotel Photos EVER

By Kristen McKenzie, HotelsCombined.com<p>Here at the HotelsCombined office, we've all gotten pretty used to staring at stunning hotel images -- with over 400,000 hotels in our database, sorting through scenic pics of luxury villas and infinity-edge pools has become standard daily fare.<p>However, there …

Europe's 10 Coziest Mountain Villages

As winter approaches, the first blankets of snow are falling on the great mountains of Europe and the continent's enchanting mountain towns are gearing up for a new season of visitors eager to hit the slopes or take in the unique local culture that these mountain regions seem to inspire. While …

top 10 cities

After feverish debate, the results are finally in. Discover our travel experts' final cut of the most essential travel experiences and destinations on our Best in Travel page. And our top 10 cities - from reinvented classics to destinations on the rise - are sure to inspire your travels in …

10 underrated European beauty spots | Boutique Travel Blog

Europe, with its sun-soaked beaches and gorgeous historical cities is always going to be a holiday favourite. Although the continent is also filled …

European Travel

Delhi rape: how India's other half lives

It was a Sunday evening routine: heavy drinking, some rough, rustic food, and then out in the bus, cruising Delhi's streets looking for "fun". This particular Sunday, 16 December last year, was like many others for Ram and Mukesh Singh, two brothers living in a slum known as Ravi Das Colony. The …

Top 10 budget hotels, hostels and apartments in Bangkok

Loy La Long<p>Hidden at the back of one of Chinatown's Buddhist temples, this one-of-a-kind B&B is a winsome example of a growing trend: hotelier-driven conservation. An old two-storey teak hut that juts over the Chao Praya river has been converted into a bohemian retreat with seven rooms, all done …

Inspiring Adventures For Solo Female Travellers

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The Prince Who Blew Through Billions

When two British lawyers, Faith Zaman and Thomas Derbyshire, signed on in 2004 to manage the affairs of Prince Jefri Bolkiah, notorious playboy brother of the Sultan of Brunei, they entered a world of orgiastic wealth: 250 companies, 2,000 cars, luxury hotels, planeloads of women and polo ponies, …

How To Make Master French Chocolatier Jacques Torres' Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies

However, as much as it pains me to say it, these chocolate chip cookies by Jacques Torres are absolutely, without a doubt, the best chocolate chip cookies that I have ever made or tasted in my entire life. I guess that's why they call him Mr. Chocolate!<p>These are a chocolate chip cookie of another …

8 Wallet-Friendly Getaways

A roundup of affordable vacation destinations around the world<p>We've rounded up more affordable alternatives to pricey vacation destinations around the world, from the new European Riviera to the fashion set's Mexican beach spot

Sea Salt

The 7 Day Fat Loss Meal Plan!—Week 1

<b>Part 1 | Part 2</b><p>I've written articles on the science behind weight loss, supplements, training, etc. But one of the most frequent questions I get is …

Ten unusual honeymoon hotspots

It’s your honeymoon, so it has to be special and unique. From the windswept beaches of a car-free island in the Baltic to tasting wine rarely sipped outside Argentina, these hideaways rarely appear on the usual post-wedding itinerary:<p><b>1. Snuggle in a beach basket built for two on Hiddensee Island,</b> …

Vienna on a budget

Dodging Vienna's tourist traps and making the most of the Austrian capital on a tight budget is easy when you know how. Read on to learn how to see Klimt masterpieces for free, fill your belly for €6 and score opera tickets for a song.<p>'Hofburg' by Chris Brown. Creative Commons Attribution …

Island adventures: top activities in the Philippines

The Philippines is justifiably known for its beaches, but the country isn't just about finding an isolated patch of sand and sinking into a sun-kissed stupor. The 7000-plus islands of the Philippines offer an array of more adventurous pursuits that can raise any adrenaline junkie's pulse. Here are …

Backpacking: a guide to classic and new must-do experiences

Australia<p><b>Classic</b> Diving at the Great Barrier Reef; surfing the Gold Coast; Uluru; climbing Sydney Harbour Bridge; coffee shops in Melbourne; sailing …