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31 Jul

It’s Very, Very Hard To Get To These Amazing Destinations

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For a certain type of traveler, hitting up every monument on the UNESCO World Heritage Listis their ultimate conquest. What better way to gain an understanding of the world than to experience the very best natural and manmade wonders it has to offer?

If you're thinking of checking a few of these culturally significant spectacles off your list, why start with the touristy entries? Beyond the Taj Mahal and Angkor Wat, there's a wealth of mind-blowing spectacles that deserve a closer look — even if it means you'll have to trek to the corners of the Earth to see them. Ahead, we've rounded up five such destinations that truly are bucket-list worthy.

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Wudang Mountains, Shiyan, Hubei This mountain is steeped...
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28 Jul

Every Wedding And Summer Party Needs a Prosecco Van

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When it comes to outdoor parties, one UK-based company definitely knows how to beat hot summer days by serving bubbly in the coolest way possible.

Bubble Lovers! It genuinely feels like summer is here now. Let's hope it lasts. Our wedding diary is almost completely full for 2017, but if you're planning an office summer party, birthday bash, or you just want endless bubbly on tap and outside your door, hit the link in our bio and give us a shout! We still have a few dates available. BB
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London-based company Bubble Bros. has converted a tiny Piaggio Ape into a sparkling wine bar on wheels, according to Martha Stewart Weddings. Since 2015, the bar staff has been...
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28 Jul

A Long Weekend in Cuba (And Why You Really Need to Visit Now)

The El Capitolio at dusk in Havana, Cuba.
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Sure, we all fantasize of the day when we’ll have a week (or a few!) to devote to the vacation of our dreams—but really, who has the time? With the height of summer upon us, it’s high time to book your next long weekend getaway. Because every moment counts when you’re traveling for three days—and because location is everything when you’re in a time crunch—why not set your sight on someplace special?

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Photo: Courtesy of Rachel Waldman
Cuba may not be the first destination that comes to mind when contemplating a quick break, but if you’re in New York, consider the facts: You can count on spending three hours (if you’re lucky) in bumper-to-bumper traffic en route to the Hamptons—or you can...
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27 Jul

7 New Books You Need To Read In August

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Pack them for that last-minute weekend getaway.

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'My Absolute Darling' by Gabriel Tallent Every once in awhile there comes along a fictional character—Jane Eyre, Kunta Kinte, Jude St. Francis—whose plight and determination to overcome subsumes the reader so completely, we actually feel ourselves missing him or her after the final page. Turtle, the adolescent protagonist of Gabriel Tallent's debut novel, is that and so much more. For her unconventional wisdom and indomitable inner strength, and for Tallent's descriptive dexterity, which makes everything from Turtle's physical anguish to the smells and sensations of the lush California wilderness around her leap off the page—this is one of the most important books you'll pick up this decade. My Absolute...
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27 Jul

8 Genius Ways to Travel the World Without Going Broke

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Summer is all about hitting the beach, sightseeing in Europe, and road tripping, right? Maybe for those with a few extra zeros in their bank accounts. For everyone else, summer travel — the industry’s peak season — can get pricey. And with a record 234.1 million travelers expected to fly this season, costs aren’t getting any lower. But what if you barely had to pay for transportation or a place to stay? It doesn’t take hours of hacking flight-booking techniques or playing the credit-card points game to book travel on the cheap. These are some of the best — and most unexpected — ways to save major cash when hitting the road.

1. Pet-sit. Puppies and a free place to stay? No, this isn’t...
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26 Jul

The Best Shopping In New York City

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Shopping one of the most bustling cities on Earth can seem daunting at first; after all, where does one start in one fashion's largest capitals and the only stateside fashion week hub when there seems to be a luxury department store or chic boutique on every street corner. We've whittled down our favorite brick-and-mortar favorites in one of our favorite cities and suggest you use it as your NYC shopping roadmap, armed with credit cards in hand. Here, our favorite places to score the best clothes, shoes, beauty and more in New York City.

1 Bergdorf Goodman

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Avid NYC shoppers know that a good day of shopping typically begins on 5th Avenue between 57th and 58th Streets, right...
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24 Jul

A Restorative Weekend in Geneva, Switzerland

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Ever since a blissful, teenage summer spent at Lake Yellowstone and a month-long sojourn on Lake Como, I romanticize the notion of a lakeside life. But Geneva is special. I have the happiest memories of arriving with my skis and boots, setting off for the deeper Alps and pure, fresh snow. Or early summer picnics on nearby Mont Salève with my infant son. Or lying on the grass field in the Jura with my first boyfriend, Jonathan, listening to an outdoor jazz concert somewhere not so far away. Geneva conjures the notion of romantic serenity, of an expansive novel where the heroine recovers from a crise de nerfs in a quiet lakeside retreat. Thomas Mann’s The Magic Mountain; Anita Brookner’s Hotel du Lac; D.M. Thomas’s The...
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24 Jul

This Dreamy Treehouse Is Airbnb’s Most Requested Listing Ever And It Could Be In a Nicholas Sparks Film

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Are you sick and tired of seeing your Instagram inundated with pictures of users jetting off for a weekend away to Ibiza with their other halves, and staying in a quirky Airbnb on the beachfront, while you're sat at home picking out broken pieces of chocolate cookie which fell down your pajama top while watching Netflix?

Well, prepare to raise the Instagram stakes because we've just found one of the most popular listings on Airbnb that—wait for it—is a treehouse covered in fairy lights and also happens to located in the middle of nowhere.

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According to the Today show, the listing every holiday-goer is desperate to book right now is the Secluded Intown Treehouse in Atlanta, Georgia. Designer and owner Peter Bahouth...
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21 Jul

Instagram Travel Faker: Why The Outrage?

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These days, word of mouth is no longer the driving force of the tourism industry. All it takes for a hotel, restaurant, or attraction to blow up is one good photo: A meticulously-composed Instagram shot that elicits wanderlust, hunger, or an all-important tap on the bookmark button, indicating the user's desire to actually visit the spot at some point in the future. Influence is the name of the game, and travel bloggers — with their high follower counts and multi-platform appeal — are raking it in. Forbes even curated an inaugural list of top travel influencers this April: These men and women can sway the $180 billion millennial travel industry, while making an average of $207 for one post. But now, the inevitable backlash has begun: In article published...
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21 Jul

The 10 Best Hotels In Los Angeles

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The co-founder of luxury trip planner Black Tomato shared his tips on where to rest your head in the City of Angels.

Tom Marchant is the co-founder of luxury travel company and trip planner, Black Tomato, which delivers luxe experiences around the world via inspiring itineraries and access to the globe's up-and-coming, remote destinations. Marchant's finger on the pulse of travel trends and the world's best in hotels, restaurants, destinations and honeymoons is unique and incomparable–and he's sharing his expertise and curated lists of where to visit, stay, eat and more with BAZAAR.com. There’s something undeniably magical about Los Angeles–be it the Hollywood glamour, the stunning sunsets, whimsical beaches, cutting-edge art, abundant nightlife or plethora of dining options, LA is a city looking...
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