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18 incredible European destinations that haven't been discovered by tourists

Some of these places are difficult to access, while others remain local secrets.<p>We've put together a list of 18 European destinations that you can enjoy without hordes of travelers, from one of France's most majestic villages to a breathtaking hiking trail in Sweden.<p><i>Sarah Schmalbruch wrote an</i> …

The 22 Most Beautiful Places in the World

These destinations are just begging to be Instagrammed.<p>There are so many amazing places around the globe to see, we couldn't possibly include them all in just one list. But, these breathtaking destinations are definitely worth bumping to the top of your travel bucket list–whether you're looking to …

21 places you should visit in California in 2016

Experience a city in the midst of a transformation. Tour the ranch of one of the world's most renowned writers. Whirl around a roller coaster that takes you upside down three times.<p>Our vast Golden State is filled with a dizzying array of things to see and do, and we've tracked down must-visit …

19 of America's most surreal travel destinations

From massive underground caves to rainbow-clad natural formations, the country is teeming with breathtaking spots that leave travelers in awe.<p>We've put together a collection of 19 such sights to visit in the US, from the world's largest gypsium dunefield to shimmering ice caves hidden within a …

Pictures of the day: 5 February 2016 - Telegraph

North West England

How To Pack For An RTW Trip (And The 11 Things I'll Never Leave Behind Again)

Photo credit: Anthony Spino<p>I am not a packing expert. I don't own zip-off convertible pants or Tevas or carry my own towel when I travel.<p>I backpacked through Europe in college and will never again hoist a heavy pack onto my delicate trunk. Which is why, HOW THE HELL DID YOU PACK?? is the question …

Beautiful Painting-Like Photos of the Iconic Flatiron Building in New York City During the Blizzard

During the amazing blizzard that hit New York City and much of the east coast on January 26, photographer Michelle Palazzo braved the harsh weather …

The best solo trips you can take in 2016

Now more than ever, solo travel is gaining popularity, as the travel industry has seen a steady increase in single travelers in recent years. According to a study by Visa, one in five travelers set out on their most recent vacation alone.<p>Not only do these types of trips enable travelers to meet new …

Literary travel: around the world in 10 must-read books

Ann Morgan spent a year reading a book from every country in the world – 196 in total. Here she picks 10 favourites that vividly evoke the regions they describe<p>• If you’ve read a book with a powerful sense of place or one that inspired you to travel, we’d love to hear about it in the comments …

Books

10 incredible rail journeys you've probably never heard of

3. Clermont Ferrand-Neussargues-Béziers, France<p>7. Mettupalayam-Ootacamund, India

Trains

These 8 Shockingly Beautiful Wedding Photos Will Make You Swoon

Feast your eyes on the winners of this 2015 photography contest.<p>There are weddings, and then there are the surreal dreamscapes that make up the winners of Junebug Weddings' 2015 Best of the Best Wedding Photography Collection. This year, over 10,000 photos from 45 different countries were …

12 Brilliantly Literary Hotels for Book Lovers

Add this grand, dramatic hotel set in a palace built in 1894 to your bucket list, not just for the regal digs, but for the massive library, which …

Books

20 destinations you must visit in 2016

1. Park City, Utah<p>Park City has always provided an excellent base for exploring Utah’s best ski areas and enjoying the epic quantities of light, fluffy powder snow for which the state is renowned.<p>This season the resort town, chock full of lively bars and restaurants, becomes an even better hub for …

Travel

ELLE's Definitive Guide To The World's Best Spas

Whether your 2016 goals involve slimming down, defying gravity, getting more shut-eye, or simply carving out a bit more me-time, these ELLE-approved spas will help you get there.<p>Whether your 2016 goals involve slimming down, defying gravity, getting more shut-eye, or simply carving out a bit more …

20 Places That Look Like They're On Another Planet

We can't help but fantasize about traveling to far and distant worlds. Luckily, our planet is full of surreal and otherworldly places that are just a plane ride away, from lunar valleys to underwater caves. This gallery was originally published in 2015. It has been updated with new …

National Parks

27 Doors to Walk Through in New Orleans

New Orleans is a city made of equal parts magic, music and lovers of life. When walking down the streets of the French Quarter, Frenchman Street, and the Garden District, you can't help but stroll among the spirits of yesterday -- each one filled with a variety of emotions ranging from love, light …

New Orleans

Dishonored Was Such A Beautiful Video Game

Cedric Peyravernay is a French artist who has worked on games like <i>Dishonored</i> (indeed, we featured some of his paintings from that game a few years …

11 most luxurious train rides | CNN Travel

CNN

This holiday season, 34 long reads to explore

Post-feast, pour another glass of wine and savor some of 2015’s best long reads, published on the Guardian and elsewhere<p>You’ve made it: your belly is full, and you’re now sitting on the couch with a glass of scotch in hand.<p>You now have a few hours to kill, so here’s a list of incredible features …

Cover Art

Why There’s Nothing Wrong With Photographing Your Cat

Have you heard these before? “Not another cat picture!” “Real photographers don’t photograph their cats.” “Social media is just a place to post cat …

Pets

12 Stylish Ways To Ace The Celestial Trend

Suns, and stars, and moons. Oh, my!<p>This season, celestial-inspired designs are adding a touch of wonder and enchantment to the home and wardrobe.

10 Places You Have to See to Believe

Are you ready for your daily dose of wanderlust (and then some)? These wonders around the world—from Seussian flower fields to seas that shine like stars—simply must been seen to be believed.

New Zealand

8 Most Overlooked Ways to Lose Weight

His theory, known today as Occum’s Razor, basically says that the simplest path forward is usually the best. And while we’ll never know if William …

An unlikely spot for 180 bookstores

Tired of an unsatisfying telecomm career, this Tokyo resident stumbled on a simple idea that would turn his passion for books into a new lease on life.<p>With an empty suitcase in tow, Daniel Wiltshire trawled through shelf after shelf of musty second-hand books in the Tokyo suburb of Jimbocho. When …

Books

19 Of Hawaii's Most Epic Photo Ops

Do it for the 'gram.<p>Hawaii is undeniably photogenic, but even in the Aloha state, some photo ops are better than others.<p>Vacations, after all, are as much about sharing your adventures with the folks back home as they are rest and relaxation.<p>Whether you’re a professional photographer, a selfie …

The Best Fall Weekend Trips On The West Coast

Big, week-long trips have an obvious appeal, but they're not always feasible. Whether it's an issue of not having enough money, time or you simply have too much on your plate, it's not always possible to make major trips a reality, but that doesn't mean you can't travel on the weekends.<p>One of the …

The 20 best countries to visit in your lifetime

The awards are based on the ratings and feedback of more than 128,000 readers — the highest level of participation in the magazine's history.<p>Other Readers' Choice Awards include the world's best cruise lines, hotels, spas, and airlines, all of which you can check out here.<p>Keep scrolling to see a …

The 25 best hotels in the world, according to travelers

Condé Nast Traveler recently released its 2015 Readers' Choice Awards, an annual set of rankings based on surveys of thousands of experienced travelers.<p>Included in the awards were readers' rankings of the 100 best hotels in the world.<p>The hotels named all offer top-notch accommodations with …

Best Places to Stay to See the Northern Lights

These eight hotels offer comfort and luxury in addition to prime sightings of the aurora borealis.<p>The aurora borealis, or Northern Lights, occurs …

Northern Lights

20 Of The Most Beautiful Abandoned Places In The World

Sure, there's something spooky about them. But also something undeniably striking.<p>Sure, there's something spooky about them. But also something undeniably striking.