• Donald Trump Is Making Air Travel Even More Miserable

    The often frustrating process of air travel stands to become even more difficult for many people under President Donald Trump’s administration, and the hassles could take a major toll on the U.S. travel industry.
    Acquiring a U.S. visa is already an extensive process for most non-U.S. citizens, taking months or even years. But Trump’s recent directives, including an electronics ban and a stricter visa application process, signal a push for “extreme vetting” measures l
  • These Quick Videos Will Reduce Your Stress In An Instant

    It’s been a rough couple of months in terms of stress, to say the least. Luckily, Mother Nature has our backs.
    A recent study from the University of California, Berkeley and BBC Earth suggests that watching nature videos can reduce stress and anger and increase feelings of awe and joy in the viewer.
    Researchers surveyed more than 7,500 people in the United States, United Kingdom, Singapore, India, South Africa and Australia before and after they watched clips of wildlife footage from &ldq
  • a snapshot of abu dhabi

    From markets to Michelin star-rated chefs, extravagant architecture, roller-coaster rides at Ferrari World, lavish hotels, street food and breathtaking sunsets, Abu Dhabi has what it takes to be a world-class holiday destination.
    sheikh zayed grand mosque
    The key site for worship in the country, this spiritual masterpiece is the third-largest mosque in the world and is surrounded by lush gardens and calm water pools. Created by over 3 000 artisans from different countries, the mosque&r
  • our must-have interior design books this month

    1. bookmark readyOne of the most jaw-droppingly beautiful books to be published about South African domestic architecture and decoration in the past few years, Remarkable Heritage Houses of South Africa is by renowned photographer Craig Fraser and writer Nini Bairnsfather Cloete. Ranging from an exquisite apartment in Johannesburg’s most famous block of flats to traditional farmhouses and heritage properties located across the country, the homes featured will inspire and delight. Bairnsfat
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  • So THAT'S Why Traveling Messes With Your Period

    Many female travelers know that taking a trip can majorly mess with your period. Travel ― especially long-haul or international journeys ― can cause periods to come late, early or skip a cycle altogether.
    The simple reason is that your body is stressed, even if it’s on the beach drinking a piña colada. 
    Of course, an island vacation may not sound “stressful” in the casual sense of the word. But to your body, “stress” is a
  • Nose-to-tail eating – and much more – at La Tête

    Is it completely insane to be obsessed with the fish dishes at a restaurant best known for serving nose-to-tail meat? While I’ve also tasted the crispy pig’s tails (of course I have, how could you not?) and literally drooled over a starter of pig cheek with chicory and apple, it’s La Tête’s fish options that I always seem to want to order. And they are always outstanding, too – a perfectly cooked and seasoned piece of hake with almost nothing else on the plate
  • Utah Adopts Nation's Strictest Drunk Driving Law

    WASHINGTON — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert on Thursday signed a controversial bill to lower the state’s blood-alcohol limit for drivers to 0.05 percent — the strictest standard in the nation.
    Herbert said in a statement that the bill is good public policy aimed at reducing the number of alcohol-related deaths on Utah’s roads. 
    “Public safety is our focus,” he said. “This law does not target drinking; it is a public safety law that targets impaire
  • The 5 Best Resorts In Whe World

    For Condé Nast Traveler, by CNT Editors.You voted; we listened. These are the best resorts in the world, from safari lodges in South Africa to remote lodges in Chile, all winners of the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards.
    1. The Brando, Tetiaroa, French Polynesia
    Situated on coral-reefed Tetiaroa, surrounding a lagoon 30 miles north of Tahiti, this luxe eco-resort is the vision of late actor Marlon Brando, consisting of 35 thatch-roofed villas with plunge pools, a flo
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  • 5 Places To See Cherry Blossoms In The U.S., Besides D.C.

    For Condé Nast Traveler, by Amy Plitt and Caitlin Morton.Can’t make it to the National Cherry Blossom Festival? Head to one of these locations to find gorgeous blooms throughout the United States instead.
    1. Hanami at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden
    During the Brooklyn conservatory’s celebration of hanami, or the cherry blossom season, its Cherry Esplanade is perhaps the most Instagram-worthy spot in the borough: A long walkway is lined with colorful flowering trees in shades of p
  • The Best New Luxury Train Trips

    For Condé Nast Traveler, by Andrew Sessa.Tricked-out new airplane cabins and cruise gadgets tend to steal the spotlight, but 2017 is shaping up as the year of luxury train travel. From Peru to Japan, new and newly refit locomotives are chugging along the rails, treating passengers to gourmet local cuisine in white-tableclothed dining cars, five-star service in sleeping suites, and old-fashioned globe-trotting camaraderie with other guests around the bar and in glass-walled observation car
  • The Best Far-Flung Hotels Worth The Trip

    For Condé Nast Traveler, by CNT Editors.These Gold List hotels may require a longer drive or a connecting flight (or two), but that “are we there yet” feeling will be replaced with “I’m never leaving” as soon as you walk through the door.
    1. Amangiri, Canyon Point, Utah
    “Paradise on Mars. And I dream of the perfectly chilled sage lemonade they put in your hiking backpack.” –Andrea Whittle
    See our complete list of the best hotels in Italy.2.
  • The Best Cities For Expats

    For Condé Nast Traveler, by Sebastian Modak.As an expat, it can be difficult to adjust to a new city and make an unfamiliar place feel like home. Some cities are easier than others, though, and thankfully, some people have crunched the numbers to tell us where exactly they are: Mercer, a global consulting firm, has just released its annual index of the best quality of life for expats around the world. The index takes into account a number of metrics, including the political environment, e
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  • meet the head chef of jamie’s italian

    Dining at the newly-opened Jamie’s Italian in Melrose Arch, it’d be easy to believe that Jamie Oliver himself was in the kitchen casting a friendly and ever-discerning eye over the proceedings (in between grating Parmesan over fresh pasta in his typically generous style). While this isn’t the case, you’ll likely spot the talented chef who Jamie hand-picked to run his first-ever franchise in South Africa, Shane Smit. It’s no easy task to carry out the vision of a wor
  • Tyrone Arendse’s home truths

    Tyrone Arendse’s mid-century modern design collection takes centre stage in the considered interior of his Johannesburg apartment. We find out what makes him tick.
    The best thing about living where I do is being in an area that celebrates walking culture, with restaurants, bars, coffee shops and galleries all within walking distance. Luxury means having to only take my own tastes, opinions and needs in account. My style is better than it was in my twenties. I am inspired by unsolicit
  • Londoners Raise Their Voices To Let The World Know They're Not Afraid

    A terror attack in London left four people dead on Wednesday ― but Londoners will have you know they’re not giving in to fear.
    After an armed man rammed a vehicle into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge and tried to storm the Parliament building, British pundit Katie Hopkins claimed on Fox News that citizens were “cowed” and “afraid.”.@KTHopkins on UK terror: "People are cowed. People are afraid. And people are not united." #Tucker pic.twitter.com/QNFr4cY9
  • Free Things To Do and See In Brooklyn

    It doesn’t matter if you’re a tourist or a born-and-bred New Yorker: Free entertainment always feels like a win. We rounded up fun, free things to do around Brooklyn, a borough known for its hip arts scene, culture and history. 
    From free hours at museums to wellness classes to bocce ball, there’s something here for everyone. But a pricey afternoon? Fuhgeddaboudit!
    -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It ma
  • 3 herb-inspired recipes to try this autumn

    First up in this trio of recipes is succulent lamb chops served with pita bread and a fennel salad. Then there’s a contemporary update on hearty roast beef, with rosemary potatoes and a lemon-balm remoulade. And finally, there’s a recipe for herb bread and two delicious spreads that are perfect for al fresco dining.
    lamb chops with pita bread and a fennel saladFor the lamb marinade2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped1T curry plant (Helichrysum italicum), roughly chopped3T
  • London Subway Workers Respond To Terror Attack With Messages Of Hope And Defiance

    Workers at subway stations across London have reacted to Wednesday’s terror attack which left four people dead in very inspirational ways.
    On Thursday morning, they inked messages of hope and defiance as their “Quote of the Day” on London Underground service information boards.
    “The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of them all,” wrote staff at Tower Hill station, alongside the hashtags #LondonIsOpen and #WeAreNotAfraid:Hard to wr
  • Gretha Scholtz’s home truths

    The Cape Town base of international businessman Mogens Tholstrup and Gretha Scholtz hints at a glamorous jet-set lifestyle yet retains the essence of a real South African home. Read Gretha’s truths when it comes to this beautiful abode.
    My best place for inspiration is our island house in the Finnish archipelago, which is surrounded by wild, unspoilt nature and more than 8 000 neighbouring islands. The most cherished item in my home is our cabinet of curiosities. Whether it’s a piec
  • 20 breathtaking photographs from around the world

    Travel broadens our horizons. By discovering new or unfamiliar sights, places and ways of life, we gain a greater appreciation for the world we live in and a better understanding of what it means to exist. While most of us won’t make it around the globe, we’re lucky that modern technology has allowed good photography to become so accessible. More locations – from the bustling tourist meccas to the ultra-remote – are being beautifully documented for us to enjoy than ever b
  • 48-Hour Family Getaways in Virginia: Fun-Filled Adventures That Feel Worlds Away

    You don’t have to spend an arm and a leg, wear silly mouse ears or bunk at grandma’s house for your next family getaway. In fact, the perfect destination may be just a quick drive or short plane ride away in Virginia. Because when it comes to memory-making and family-friendly adventures, the state of Virginia has endless options. Don’t believe us? We partnered with Virginia Tourism to help create three inspirational itineraries for different trips that you and your family could
  • The One Thing You Must Do In Each Country, According To Tourists

    If you could only do one thing in each country you visited, what would it be?
    U.K. travel site Vouchercloud compiled a map that shows the top-rated “Thing to Do” on TripAdvisor in nations around the world. And while some picks seem on-point, others may sound inaccurate to seasoned travelers.
    Take Peru, for example. Machu Picchu is listed as the top attraction, and it’s certainly incredible and one of the seven wonders of the world. But is a Harry Potter Studio To
  • It's Hard To Be Humble When You're An Expat

    This article comes to us courtesy of InternationalLiving.com, the world’s leading authority on how to live, work, invest, travel, and retire better overseas.
    January and February aren't good for my humility.
    These are the months when I get the most emails and Facebook messages from my friends and family up north complaining about the hideous deep freeze that is winter in most of the U.S. and Canada.
    "A foot of snow last night. Picture of the back yard...that lump in the middle is the dog
  • It’s Full Speed Ahead For Titanic Dives, Tour Companies Say

    Two tour companies plan to start offering dives to Titanic’s watery grave, some six years after the last such company reportedly called it quits.
    Companies Blue Marble Private and Bluefish said this month they will begin offering tours of the famous wreck in submersible vessels, beginning in 2018. More than 1,500 people lost their lives at the site as the ship sank on April 15, 1912. 
    Penny pinchers beware: These trips are going to cost you.Blue Marble Private’s eight-day excurs
  • The Best Instagram Dogs to Follow

    You can find almost anything on Instagram: photos that provoke wanderlust, photos that inspire a new take on dinner, even photos of women who proudly show us all what a real body looks like. 
    Now it’s time for photos of dogs that’ll fill your feed with humor. Some of these accounts are wildly popular, while others are less known. But all of them do the same thing: consistently post high-quality photos of really adorable, really funny canines. 
    These pups will
  • 'Snake On A Plane' Just Happened In Real Life

    Travelers on a Sunday commuter flight in Alaska got a special announcement: There was a snake on the plane, but the crew didn’t know where.
    A previous passenger had alerted local airline Ravn Alaska that he may have left his snake onboard, a Ravn spokesman told HuffPost. Passengers soon found the snake sleeping under a bag near the back of the plane, ABC News reports."Guys we have a loose snake on the plane, but we don't know where it is." A snake's been found on a flight to Alas
  • Dreaming Of Spending The Night Among Sloths? This Conservation Center Offers Sleepovers

    Sleepovers will never be the same once you’ve had one with a sloth. 
    The Zoological Wildlife Conservation Center in Rainer, Oregon offers a special program for fans of the animal called the sloth sleepover. This slumber party lets participants hang out with sloths inside their colony habitats at the center, which is dedicated to rescuing sloths, researching how to keep them alive in safe-houses, and educating the public, according its mission statement.  
    Guests willing
  • Let This Spectacular Video Take You On A Virtual Flight Over Mars

    Although Donald Trump has signed a bill authorizing money to fund future exploration of Mars, tourism to the Red Planet is still a long way away.
    Still, a person can dream, and one Finnish filmmaker is making that dream look like reality.
    Jan Fröjdman spent three years turning photos taken by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter into a four and a half minute travelogue of the planet’s surface.
    Take a look with the full screen for best effect:Fröjdman said the anaglyph im
  • The All-Animal Terminal At JFK Is Better Than The Human Ones

    Flying with a puppy isn’t easy. Flying with a planeload of horses is even harder. That’s why JFK Airport has officially opened The Ark, a $65 million, 178,000-square-foot airport terminal for animals of all sizes.
    Just like humans, animals need to go through customs, have a drink of water and rest up during long layovers. And it’s not only domestic dogs and cats: horses, livestock and birds going through exportation or passing through the U.S. for commercial pur
  • trend spotting with st leger & viney

    In the ever-changing world of trends, fabrics and wallcoverings are an easy and cost-effective way to update your space. There’s no need to completely redecorate – all it takes is a fresh wallpaper or a few new accents to keep your home on-trend. To provide us with some inspiration, St Leger & Viney let us in on a few of the looks that are sure to take off in the months to come.
    tropical glamPalm trees and flamingos are stepping aside for a far more muted, luxuriou
  • Go graphic with The Urbanative

    Thandeka Server
    A furniture and design-solution brand founded by Mpho Vackier, The Urbanative is inspired by ethnic patterns and motifs – particularly Ndebele – and explores the way in which these graphic cultural signifiers can be applied to products for the modern urban citizen. The Urbanative has a collaborative approach and pieces are customisable, allowing clients the chance to express their individuality by having items tailored to meet their needs. We love the newly
  • 5 reasons to own the #HLKitchenIssue

    The April 2017 edition of House and Leisure is now on shelves, and we’ve turned our attention to kitchens to bring you the latest trends, ideas and inspiration. For the first time ever, we’ve partnered up with kitchen specialist bulthaup to create three unique covers, giving you the chance to vote for your favourite and stand in line to win R10 000. What’s more, every issue comes with a 10% off voucher for Le Creuset cookware. Read on for a sneak peek at the #HLKitchenIssu
  • Airline Electronics Ban Probably Based On Legitimate Threats, Experts Say

    The ban on electronics larger than a cellphone on incoming flights to the United States and the United Kingdom from a handful of airports in the Middle East and North Africa was announced Tuesday without much information to back it up.
    But the action was probably based on credible terrorist threats against air travel, experts said.
    The link between terror and aviation isn’t new, and the fact that other countries are implementing versions of an electronics ban points to the legitimacy
  • Electronics Ban Means Unfriendly Skies For Many Travelers

    A new U.S. policy banning certain electronic devices in the cabin on flights coming from parts of the Middle East and North Africa has already put potential travelers on the fence.
    The ban ― which mandates that devices larger than a cellphone be checked ― affects passengers on direct flights to the U.S. from 10 airports in Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Qatar, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates. Nine airlines are listed: Egypt Air, Emirates, Etihad Airw
  • U.K. To Also Ban Large Electronics On Some Flights From Middle East, Africa

    The threat of terrorism has prompted the United Kingdom to follow the United States’ lead and ban passengers from having electronics larger than a cellphone in the cabin on U.K.-bound flights from certain countries, The Associated Press reports.
    The ban will affect flights from Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia, according to a U.K. government spokesperson. 
    U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May and the U.S. have in recent weeks discussed intelligence reports abou
  • People Aren't Happy About The Trump Kids' Vacation In Aspen

    For spring break this year, the Trump kids ― Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump and Ivanka Trump ― have all headed to Aspen, Colorado. 
    With them, the three kids brought along their significant others and children (though Ivanka’s husband, Jared Kushner, stayed behind in D.C. as he’s President Trump’s senior advisor). 
    The Aspen Times reported the family arrived over the weekend and, according to a source, were reportedly accompanied by around 100 members o
  • I Don't Want To Travel

    If you want to feel out of place tell your friends you don’t want to travel. The looks you’ll receive in return will run the gamut from shock and disgust to quiet pity. Admitting this is pretty much declaring ignorance and isolationism. It’s tripping down the stairs while crawling back into your doomsday bunker. Good, self-actualized people travel. If they don’t, they want to.
    Somehow getting on a plane and going far away became the highest form of purchasable enlightenm
  • 14 Airport Restaurants That Are Totally Worth A Layover

    Airport food has a reputation for being pricey and palate numbing, and once you’re in the air, the meal options often get even more dismal.
    The dining establishments below, however, are breaking the norms for terminal fare. We consulted expert roundups, travel guides and passenger reviews to compile a list of top-ranked eats at some of the busiest airports in the U.S. Some spots look so good, they may constitute a trip all their own. 
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  • Laptops, Other Electronics To Be Banned On Some U.S.-Bound Flights

    Federal authorities plan to ban laptops, tablets and other electronic devices from the cabins of certain international flights to the United States, according to Reuters. 
    The new measure, expected to be announced on Tuesday by the Department of Homeland Security, was in response to an unspecified terrorist threat and would affect about a dozen airlines, Reuters reported. 
    The restrictions would apply to flights coming from some North African and Middle Eastern countries, according to
  • Laptops, Other Electronics To Be Banned On Some Flights To And From U.S.

    Federal authorities plan to ban laptops, tablets and other electronic devices from the cabins of certain international flights to the United States, multiple news outlets reported on Monday.
    The Department of Homeland Security is expected to officially announce the travel rules on Tuesday. However, the scope and the motivation for them is currently unclear. Reuters reported that an unspecified terrorist threat prompted the rules, which will affect about a dozen airlines. CBS
  • Laptops, Other Electronics Banned On Some Flights To U.S.

    The U.S. has banned laptops, tablets and other electronic devices in the cabins of flights to the U.S. from nine airlines operating in parts of North Africa and the Middle East.
    The ban, which affects devices larger than a cellphone ― including cameras, DVD players and electronic games ― went into effect Tuesday morning, senior administration officials said in a conference call with reporters. 
    Federal officials, requesting anonymity, said intensifying threats from terrorist gro
  • Laptops, Other Electronics Banned On Some Flights To And From U.S.

    The U.S. has banned laptops, tablets and other electronic devices in the cabins of flights to and from the U.S. from nine airlines operating in parts of North Africa and the Middle East.
    The ban, which affects devices larger than a cellphone, including cameras, DVD players and electronic games, went into effect Tuesday morning, senior administration officials said in a conference call with reporters. 
    Federal officials, requesting anonymity, said ongoing threats from terrorist groups again
  • U.S.-Muslim Teen Stopped From Boarding International Flight Home

    A spring break trip to the Muslim holy city of Mecca has turned into a travel nightmare for a Tennessee family after their 17-year-old daughter was denied entry into the U.S., allegedly because the airline they traveled with did not provide the proper documents to U.S. officials.
    Zubaidah Alizoti, who was born in the U.S. and attends school in Knoxville, was scheduled to fly out of Turkey on Sunday with her family, but she was barred from boarding her Atlanta-bound flight, the Knoxville News Se
  • The 13 Most Magnificent Castles In The U.S.

    For Architectural Digest, by Jenny Bristol.
    With their thick walls and iron-clad windows, most of the world’s castles were originally built to keep enemies at bay. Medieval warfare was a thing of the past, though, when castles started to appear in America. These extravagant structures were built not as fortresses but as temples to wealth and power — often by business magnates. Today some are located far from civilization, while others are in the middle of cities. They range from stat
  • Luna Legend Is Living Her Best Life In Morocco. You Can Do The Same.

    Who wouldn’t want to live like Luna Legend and visit Morocco?
    The daughter of Chrissy Teigen and John Legend accompanied her parents on vacation to this land of mosques, medinas and markets, and the photos and videos are precious. A post shared by chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) on Mar 18, 2017 at 6:19pm PDTA post shared by chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) on Mar 14, 2017 at 11:43am PDTFirst bow! A post shared by chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) on Mar 20, 2017 at 6:
  • Baby Luna Is Living Her Best Life In Morocco. You Can Do The Same.

    Who wouldn’t want to live like Luna Stephens and visit Morocco?
    Chrissy Teigen and John Legend’s daughter accompanied her parents on vacation to this land of mosques, medinas and markets, and the photos and videos are precious. A post shared by chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) on Mar 18, 2017 at 6:19pm PDTA post shared by chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) on Mar 14, 2017 at 11:43am PDTFirst bow! A post shared by chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) on Mar 20, 2017 at 6:30
  • The Best Family Resorts Are Also All-Inclusive

    Family vacations are truly something special, in part because they don’t happen all the time. Between limited vacation days, school schedules and of course, money, it can be tough to make a real getaway happen.
    If you’ve ever looked into planning a family vacation, you probably know that all-inclusive resorts ease the burden of trying to budget for every little thing and figuring out activities that everyone wants to do. But enough of the hotel deals you see touted over and
  • 8 U.S. Solo Travel Destinations You Probably Haven't Thought Of

    For Glamour, by Perri Ormont Blumberg.If pushing yourself out of your comfort zone is at the top of your agenda this year, booking a solo travel experience might be a good place to start. Friends weekends and romantic getaways are great—and often very necessary—but there’s something potentially life-changing about testing your own boundaries by exploring new places on your own.
    "Solo travel makes you more outgoing. It requires you to engage with people you normally may not need
  • achieve a natural aesthetic with coral & hive

    Somerset West-based studio, Coral & Hive, produces authentic, hand-woven rugs using the largest traditional wooden looms in Africa. Comprising karakul wool, mohair and cotton, each rug is unique,  and beautiful in its imperfection. Coral & Hive employs talented local weavers whose skills have been passed down for generations, bringing age-old techniques into contemporary living. We chatted to owner Jeannine Birch to get to know the company better.
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  • The U.S. Should Take A Few Cues From Norway, Just Voted Happiest Country On Earth

    It’s become clear that both social and economic factors are at play in determining people’s happiness, so it’s no wonder that Norway won the top slot on the 2017 World Happiness Report, released Monday, up from fourth place last year.
    “Norway has insulated itself from the boom and bust cycle of many other resource-rich economies,” said the report, put together by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network. “To do this successfully requires high levels

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