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Britain's classic red phone boxes get a makeover

Britain's classic red phone boxes get a makeover

Giles Gilbert Scott’s famous design was first introduced following a competition in 1924, with variations appearing across the country, from London street corners to remote villages. More than 90 years later, the phone box is a popular backdrop for thousands of selfies, but thanks to the ubiquity of smartphones, these British classics are becoming obsolete. […]

JFK, LGA, EWR: Which NYC airport do I pick?

JFK, LGA, EWR: Which NYC airport do I pick?

Major transportation hubs have to be plunked down at the very periphery of city limits, leaving jetlagged travelers to deal with the confusion of how to get out of the purgatory that is western Queens or central New Jersey. On top of that, all of the city’s three major airports, JFK, Newark, and LaGuardia ranked […]

Bringing the tastes of Damascus to London

Bringing the tastes of Damascus to London

But even in the most difficult of times, one thing never faded: his love of Syrian cuisine. Before the Syrian civil war, Alarnab had built a successful restaurant empire in Damascus — always full of people, serving generous portions. “The only thing you need (in Syria) is a good location, nice tasty food and a […]

Farm-to-hotel: 10 resorts that grow their own food

Farm-to-hotel: 10 resorts that grow their own food

Rosemary and sage perfume the air, while four chickens strut in a coop surrounded by a canopy of hops shading them from the midday sun. The kitchen staff of the Crosby Street Hotel head to the rooftop to collect the eggs and tends to the habanero peppers, just a few flights from the Prince Street […]

Castle hotels: Your own 'Beauty and the Beast' fairytale

Castle hotels: Your own 'Beauty and the Beast' fairytale

Turreted spires, moats, drawbridges and centuries-old charm are all within reach — and more affordable than you might think. Here, we’ve handpicked 15 of the world’s best castle stays, where your very own “Beauty and the Beast” fairytale may await. They’re not all castles in the strictest sense of the term, but they all deliver […]

12 of Amsterdam's best canalside hotels

12 of Amsterdam's best canalside hotels

But one thing beats, and links, them all: Amsterdam’s canals. Not only do these 17th-century transport routes lend the Dutch capital a certain grandeur, they also provide locals and visitors with a great place to soak up the city’s atmosphere. Staying in a hotel that overlooks one of these elegant canals is one of the […]

7 Paris restaurants where the food is amazing

7 Paris restaurants where the food is amazing

The French capital was where legendary names in the world of cuisine such as CarĂªme and Escoffier honed their craft. Centuries on, their legacy remains in an astonishing array of creative talent cooking in stunning settings. Here are some of the standout dishes that will have you looking at flights in no time. Chef Christian […]

Tel Aviv's cool new lifeguard stand 'hotel'

Tel Aviv's cool new lifeguard stand 'hotel'

One of the city’s famous lifeguard stands, normally a tan color that blends in with the sand, has been repainted with Israel-inspired graffiti from local street artist Edgar Rafael and converted into a pop-up three-room hotel. The idea began when Israeli tourism officials discovered that many younger visitors to the country were more interested in […]

Exploring Meghalaya, India's abode of the clouds

Exploring Meghalaya, India's abode of the clouds

But across this cool, green state travelers will also find India’s cleanest village, the country’s highest waterfall and a man who just might be the country’s biggest Bob Dylan fan. For those ready to give this up-and-coming Indian destination a try we’ve put together a short itinerary centered on the Khasi Hills, a central Meghalaya […]

Where to eat on New Zealand's wine island

Where to eat on New Zealand's wine island

Time and transport have gradually caught up with the island and now day-trippers can sample its beaches, laid-back villages and — famously — its wine. The island is home to more than 20 vineyards — about one for every 370 residents — and plenty of them have great on-site restaurants where the food is as […]