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Articles about 7 homes frame stunning views water on Dwell.com - Dwell

Seaside or lakeside, waterfront houses evoke a sense of peace. Here are 6 of our favorites.<p>Eco-friendly features like solar panels and rainwater catchments keep this retreat's environmental footprint small.<p>What first comes to mind when you think of the Scandinavian lifestyle? If it includes …

30 places in Europe you must see in your lifetime

The Future of Consumer Tech Is About Making You Forget It’s There

Microsoft, Samsung, GoPro, and others take their best guesses at the next five years of consumer electronics.<p>When Apple introduced the iPad 2 in 2011, it laid out a noble goal for the future of technology.<p>“Technology alone is not enough,” an Apple ad proclaimed. “Faster, thinner, lighter, those are …

Augmented Reality

Hidden European Towns in America

© www.FloridasHistoricCoast.com<p>Dreaming of sipping sangria on the beaches of Barcelona or roaming the illuminated Christmas markets in Munich? Now is the perfect time to feed your wanderlust and take a spontaneous trip to explore Europe -- without getting out your passport!<p>Hotel search trivago.com …

London’s top 10 mysteries – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London

Posted at 3:30 pm, November 9, 2014 in Fun London<p><b>1. What happened to Lord Lucan?</b><p>Forget Jimmy Hoffa, a far more intriguing disappearance is this …

Relics of the Cold War 25 Years On

This Is Where You'll Go On Vacation In 20 Years

We've seen the future of flight, and it's awesome. But where will those see-through cabins and self-repairing wings be taking you?<p>Prepare for takeoff into the vacations of the future... and unlike those futuristic airplanes, these attractions are coming sooner than you think.<p><b>NEW YORK: A massive</b> …

Who Were the Ancient Bog Mummies? Surprising New Clues

Ongoing research suggests at least two 2,000-year-old corpses had traveled before their deaths.<p>Cast into northern European wetlands, bog bodies have long appeared as opaque to archaeologists as their dark and watery graves. But new clues are coming in the centuries-old mystery of their origins.<p>Over …

Canada National Parks

What’s your fancy: sandy beaches, rocky coasts, lush forests, or glacial lakes? Canada has them all, in a national park system that’s one of the world’s best.

Scientists: We're 'very close' to finding another Earth

Scientists looking for signs of life in the universe -- as well as another planet like our own -- are a lot closer to their goal than people realize.<p>That was the consensus of a panel on the search for life in the universe held at NASA headquarters Monday in Washington. The discussion focused not …

The Three-Legged Mare, York, pub review

The Three-Legged Mare, known locally as the Wonky Donkey, is blessed with staff that know all there is to know about beer<p>If you were around in the 16th century and heading for a three-legged mare, you’d have been in for a spot of bother. The horizontal wooden triangular structure was a form of …

Free Things to Do in Venice

TravelFree Things to Do<p>It’s easy to get swept up in the romance of Venice: being serenaded as you ply the canals on a gondola; sipping spritzes at an open-air café in Piazza San Marco; succumbing to a Murano glass sales pitch—all of which can break the bank in an afternoon. With a little …

Italy

Coastal Destinations Rated

Travel<p>See photos of the top-rated islands, coastlines, and beaches in Traveler's annual survey of experts.

Sustainable Tourism

Steeped in Darjeeling

This month's great read selected by our editors: Andrew McCarthy heads to India's verdant northern hills to indulge in the champagne of teas.<p>From the June/July 2014 issue of <i>National Geographic Traveler</i><p>SITTING ON A SPLINTER-PLAGUED BENCH outside a cement-and-mud hut under a magnolia tree, I watch a …

A fisherman's son makes a rainy trek home in Bangladesh. See more standout submissions to the 2014 Traveler Photo Contest: http://on.natgeo.com/1mTj4I0 Photograph by GMB Akash

Reader Recs: World’s Best Beach Towns

Summer is officially underway in the Northern Hemisphere, and if you’re anything like me, that means one thing—beach season. Whether it be a long weekend at Wrightsville Beach in North Carolina or an extended stay in sandy Punta Cana, I’m always ready for an ocean breeze and the sweet tang of …

A photographer captures a magical moment of dolphins feeding off the coast of the Bahamas. See more spontaneous travel shots from the Traveler Photo Contest: http://on.natgeo.com/1qJaHGg Photograph by Nadia Aly/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales

Travel<p><b>Name:</b> Brecon Beacons <b><br>Location:</b> Wales <b><br>Date Established:</b> 1957 <b><br>Size:</b> 520 square miles (1,347 square kilometers)<p>Did You Know<p>• <b>Pen y Fan</b> The Brecon Beacons is a north-facing mountain range in South Wales, near the town of Brecon. The range includes the highest point in southern Britain—Pen y fan, …

Ireland

National Geographic Travel

National Geographic Travel

6 Train Tours That Will Bring Out Your Romantic Side

<i>(Photo Courtesy of Rovos Rail)</i><p><i>By Nicolle Monico</i><p>It's no secret around here that our executive editor has a extreme love of travel-by-train excursions. Maybe it's the slow-paced life inside the richly decorated, wood-paneled rail cars, or the hours of conversations you're afforded with other …

America's Favorite Beach Towns (PHOTOS)

For a good lobster roll, Kristin Francis is willing to drive a few extra hours.<p>"It would make more sense for me as a New Yorker to hit the Hamptons or the Jersey Shore each summer," says the souvenir-shopping blogger. "But I skip these spots and take the longer drive to Chatham."<p><i>Travel + Leisure</i> …

Chevy Corvette Stingray gets 8-speed auto for 2015

Christmas has come a year early - and by "Christmas" we mean availability of the eight-speed automatic transmission in the 2015 Corvette Stingray; it was was suspected that the General Motors 8L90 gearbox first announced for the Corvette Z06 might not make it into the standard C7 until 2016. The …

The Z/28, resurrected

Wicked is as wicked does.<p>They call it the "flow tie." In the pursuit of maximum cooling efficiency for the Z/28's 505-hp V8, someone realized that the Chevy's bow-tie-shaped grille badge was acting like a giant stop sign for airflow. Why not take it off? No, the General wouldn't like that. Instead, …

Sports Cars

Ultra Hot Luxury Winter Hideouts

By Anisha Shah<p>It's grey and blustery, sunlight is a rare treat and the sight of your own bare skin even rarer. This is definitely the time to fly to a hot hideaway. Across the globe, luxury-lusters are seeking ever more remote and uncharted territory. In my work as a travel journalist, I've …

Whose round is it anyway? The world's best booze

Drinking the local beverage is a sure way to warm the hearts of the locals. Here is a selection of alcoholic drinks that make the effort of travel all the more rewarding.<p>1. Sake, Japan<p>Called <i>nihonshu</i> in Japan, <i>sake</i> is a rice wine with an alcohol content of 15% to 17%. Prior to the first sake brewery …

Alcohol

The world's most charming ski resorts

Attractive buildings clustered around a church, views of pristine peaks from pretty streets, a little history – here’s our pick of ski villages that best fulfil the chocolate-box dream.<p>Unless stated otherwise prices are per person for seven nights in the cheapest available week. Prices include …

Cadillac CTS: The new standard?

Pity the performance sedan.<p>Were it enough that it conveyed four adults and their weekend bags to the country house. No. It must be transportive.<p>The measure of a performance sedan is taken on this awkward score. Seating for four (or five with a squeeze), ample trunk space and cocktail …