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6 Incredible Private Islands to Rent With Your Friends in 2018

If you've ever spent time on a remote, exotic island, you're already luckier than millions of other people in the world. But if you want to take …

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Europe's Lesser Known Seaside Escapes

Spring is, really, still a ways away, but that doesn't mean we're not pumped to plan all of our theoretical summer vacations. Europe's calling--as always--and we want to spend time in quaint villages without all the crowds, if such a thing exists.<p>Here are seven towns we have our eye on.<p><b>Tellaro,</b> …

Comoros Islands: tropical charm off the beaten path

Here’s a challenge for you: could you place the Comoros Islands on a map?<p>Named after the Arabic word for ‘moon’, <i>Qamar</i>, this poetically named but little-known archipelago is located between Madagascar and Mozambique.<p>It was an important trading post for Arab, Persian, African and European traders …

Best of January 2014

A guide to the eateries of France

There's a vast number of eateries in France. Most have defined roles, though some definitions are becoming a bit blurred. Here's a quick guide:<p>Auberge<p>An <i>auberge</i> (inn), which may also appear as an <i>auberge de campagne</i> or <i>auberge du terroir</i> (country inn), is usually attached to a rural B&B or small hotel …

My experience photographing on the front lines of the Syrian Civil War

It’s cold. The air is stinging my ears and my hands are numb. I pull back on my gloves and resume huddling in the conner of the courtyard. It’s …

Middle East

Ten ways to break a sweat in Mallorca, Spain

Mallorca has been saying <i>adiós</i> to the cheap-as-chips package holiday cliché over the past few years to focus on its year-round outdoor appeal.<p>And whether you are jumping off a cliff, negotiating the Tramuntana's gruelling hairpins by mountain bike or kayaking to secluded coves too tiny to appear on …

Paradise Lost and Found in Northern Kenya

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>For a recent birthday, writer David Lansing received an unusual gift from a friend–a well-worn book with the great title <i>I Married Adventure</i>, purchased at auction because his acquaintance like the book’s cover: a zebra-stripe pattern.<p>The memoir, published in 1940, sat …

Photography & Travel Product Reviews

27 Reminders Why Brazil Is On Everyone's Bucket List

It has crossed your mind at least once ... You, Brazil, a beach, sipping on some fresh coconut water that an endearing elderly man probably just chopped open for you with a machete -- sun, relaxation, beauty.<p>Whether you've been dreaming of experiencing Carnaval in the South American paradise for …

The Sounds and Colors of a Papua New Guinean Sing-sing – Wild Junket Adventure Travel Blog

16<p>1<p>Wayne assured me that I would be in the company of real tribesmen and witnessing a truly authentic and unique <i>sing-sing</i> (celebratory festival or …

The Rastafarians of St. Thomas, Jamaica [pics]

I PHOTOGRAPHED THE RASTAFARIANS in one of the most beautiful places on Earth — Jamaica. All you see are rolling hills, dotted with trees and …

10 Winter Pastas

On days like these -- when cold snow creeps over the tops of our boots and we're glad to be packed into a crowded subway car simply for the heat -- very few things make us warm <i>and</i> happy. Hot chocolate is too fleeting, our favorite winter hats are weathered, and by the time we get home all we want …

Articles about price wise design 10 affordable houses around globe 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>From clever materials to coastal living, here's what caught …

Mid-Century modern

Palau Photos

Photography & Travel Product Reviews

10 Best Weekend Getaways for Fall

Most weekend getaways, come fall, replace ice cream with hot chocolate and beach trips for fall foliage. But if you’re in the market for year-round …

Mississippi River

First time Ireland: unmissable Emerald Isle experiences

Ireland’s reputation precedes itself, so first-time visitors might think they know what to expect – rolling green fields, chatty locals and a pint for each hand – but there’s so much more to Ireland than its stereotypical charms. Skip the bus tours stopping at leprechaun-filled souvenir shops and …

Cherif’s Favorite Places

Beyond Halong Bay: lesser-known highlights of northeast Vietnam

Stunning<p>Halong Bay continues to dominate the itineraries of most travellers in Vietnam, but it’s not the be-all and end-all of the country's northeast.<p>If you’ve got some time up your sleeve and want to delve a little deeper, you’ll find there is more to this region than cruising around Halong’s …

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A perfect day in Trastevere, Rome's favourite neighbourhood

You’ve thrown coins into the Trevi Fountain and marvelled at the Colosseum – what next? Take a trip across the Tiber river to Trastevere, a charming medieval neighbourhood with a fiery temperament. A stroll around Trastevere, a formerly working-class district with a heady nightlife, will take you …

The planet’s most spellbinding sights

Most everyday experiences are lessons in the inevitable pull of the future: books are replaced with e-books, laptops are replaced with tablet computers, billions of dollars are replaced with trillions of dollars, fresh is replaced with cling-wrapped. When travelling, however, you may find fragile …

Video: Photo Restoration and Colorization Demonstrated Through a Time-Lapse

Digital image editing technology — culturally controversial uses aside — has enabled us to do some pretty amazing things. In the past, we shared a …

How to Prepare a Photo File for Printing

The goal of this tutorial is to help photographers prepare digital images either originated by scanned film or digital capture for printing purposes. …

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Six Hotels in Unlikely Places (Photos)

Alternative Hotels<p>See the former jam factory turned art hotel and more lodgings with interesting past lives.<p>06.23.13 4:45 AM ET