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The charcuterie board at Two Boroughs Larder in Charleston. @rapo4 approves! #CHWFF

The world's most expensive cities for less

Cost-cutting tips for Paris, Singapore, Oslo, Zurich and Sydney - recently named <b>the world's most expensive cities.</b><p><b>Singapore</b><p>Singapore may now be the most expensive city in the world but it’s still possible to enjoy many of its delights without your wallet taking a hit.<p>As our destination expert …

National Geographic's Best Travel Photos 2013 - in pictures

National Geographic has picked 10 of the most stunning travel images from 2013, from their daily photo feature Travel 365

Venice by night...

New Year 2014 in pictures: Fireworks and celebrations around the world - Telegraph

Recreation

71 Most Anticipated Movies of 2014: ‘The Hunger Games,’ ‘Gone Girl,’ And More

We waded through more than 600 films to bring you the best of 2014. From Wes Anderson and Paul Thomas Anderson movies to blockbuster sequels, here's …

15 Truly Breathtaking Pools From Around The World

Forget the world's most crowded swimming pool. If you're planning a vacation in the future, why not treat yourself to a dash of luxury and check into …

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Tour The Sky-High Infinity Pool Perched 57 Floors Above Singapore

Click the photo above to see more photos of Singapore's famous infinity pool. erandamx / Shutterstock.com The Marina Bay Sands hotel in Singapore opened its doors in 2010, to the tune of a whopping $5.7 billion.<p>That amount paid for the massive 2,561-room hotel, a museum, casino, restaurants, bars, …

Spectacular Ocean of Flowers in Luoping, China

In the spring, the countryside of Luoping in eastern Yunnan, China turns into an ocean of flowers. It's that time of the year that the rapeseed flowers (or canola) are in full bloom. Photographers flock to this destination to capture the spectacular sight – rolling hills surrounded by bright yellow …

China

London’s Weird Winters

Days may be shorter, trees are bare and the sensation of sun on your skin is a distant memory, yet winter in London remains uniquely wonderful. …

31 Things Every New Yorker Should Do This Winter

But as of today, it's officially winter in New York City!<p>It's also one of the best times of year to live in NYC, thanks to all the twinkly lights, creative holiday displays, and surplus of delicious hot food and beverages.<p>Plus, those sub-par temperatures keep the majority of tourists at bay after …

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Mind-Bending iPad App Channels M.C. Escher

Co.Design gets an early look at Monument Valley, an Escher-esque computer game set for release next year.<p>Sixty years after creating landmark works like <i>Relativity</i>, M.C. Escher’s impossible architecture continues to bend our minds. But what if Escher were around today? Would he still work in …

The holly and the ivy: 10 traditional Christmas plants - Telegraph

Christmas Trees

Bora Bora looks gorgeous on the ground, but have you ever seen it from above? Photo by PLEIADES-HR SATELLITE.

Spectacular Day and Night Composite Shots of Major Cities

<i>Day to Night</i> is a spectacular ongoing series by fine art photographer Stephen Wilkes featuring urban landscapes that transcend the confines of time by presenting day and night shots of iconic cityscapes in one image. Using up to 1,500 images from a 15-hour shoot day (from sunrise to sunset), Wilkes …

Photography

Fly Geyser, Nevada’s Coolest (And Least Known) Attraction

Forget Las Vegas or Area 51, Fly Geyser in Nevada offers much brighter and otherworldly sights at a much cheaper cost.<p>Source: ZME Science<p>Nestled on a …

Timelapse of the Moon rising. Made by Dan... - Exploring Space

Behance

Incredible Paintings on Maps Unify Countries

Madrid-based Spanish artist Fernando Vicente uses maps for more than geographical purposes. For his <i>Atlas</i> series, the creative illustrator paints on old maps, transforming countries and whole continents into people, animals, and skulls. The collection of acrylic paint portraits applied and …

Painting

The Clearing

Sleepy Hollow Farm, Vermont, USA.

Awesome Architecture! Ansan City, South Korea

clouds

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Two Magpies Bakery by Paul Crofts Studio

London firm Paul Crofts Studio has completed a bakery on a high street in Suffolk, UK, with a motif based on a magpie's nest set into the douglas fir …

27 Practical And Ingenious Gadgets For Kitchen

We’re all familiar with the basic utensils and accessories we usually need in the kitchen, things like knifes, cutting boards and can openers. But …

Kitchens

Perfect night shot, Maldives