Its amazing how beautiful our planet is, and that beauty was captured perfectly in this years National Geographic 2013 Traveler Contest. This year marks the 25th edition of the Traveler Photo Contest and top photographers from around the globe joined in to win this year’s prestigious award. Here are a series of photos selected from among the candidates already competing as well as some of the contest winners. You can view more images from the series ...

read post »

Talk about the perfect getaway! Imagine getting back from a wonderfully long day of skiing in the snowy white mountains of France, and being greeted by the perfection that is Chalet Brickell. The Chalet is located in a quaint little village high in the Rhône-Alpes, in the south-eastern region of France, known as Megève. The city is famous for being the ideal location for Skiing. The gorgeous interiors are a blend of both vinage and modern ...

read post »

I hate that feeling of being in a gorgeous new city and being completely lost. But what I hate even more is having to carry around those annoying large maps that I have to fold and unfold every few seconds. Well, thats where these little beauties come in. They are called Crumpled City Maps and they are made by Palomar. Basically instead of filling your phone or smartphone with maps or running around with an annoying ...

read post »

Dubai needs no introduction, its limitless additions to tourism in its country is unmatched and here entering their arsenal, is The Water Discus Underwater Hotel and yes it is underwater. Designed by Deep Ocean Technology, this conceptual hotel may look like UFO’s mainly because of their looks but as exciting as aliens and space are, this hotel shows us something remarkable as well, the rooms overlook underwater at the beautiful ocean, fish and maybe sharks too. Me ...

read post »

No this is not Star Wars or any other movie that makes Earth look better, it turns out we live in a place that we probably don’t realize how beautiful it is. Dutch astronaut André Kuipers is not only an astronaut but also one talented photographer who is on board the space station right now and set to return next month (May 2012). The photography he has taken is very professional and shows a different side ...

read post »

I don’t know about you but I have certainly never seen an airport lounge this cool. This is the Turkish Airlines CIP Lounge located in the Ataturk Airport International in Istanbul and I just love how the traditional Istanbul design is always present in all what they create even when it is a mere touch. Created by design firm Autoban, this lounge is probably better than boarding a plane, it has many things in store and ...

read post »

If paradise had a name it would be Villa Amanzi! This amazing villa in Phuket, Thailand has six spacious guest rooms, each with its own ensuite bathroom and private balcony with uninterrupted views over the Andaman Sea, and of course the incredible 15m infinity pool. The villa was designed by Original Vision, an architecture firm based in Thailand and Hong Kong. According to their official website, this luxury villa enjoys a spectacular headland location along Kamala’s ...

read post »

Looking for a funky and young atmosphere to stay on your trip? Do you happen to be somewhere near Hamburg, Germany? Look no further because this is the place for you. Its called the 25hours Hotel HafenCity and its not exactly what you would expect from a hotel but wouldn’t this be an amazing college dorm? As soon as I saw those images I though that this would be perfect for college students, I would ...

read post »

Boutique hôtels have been popping up all over the place and with good reason. Being on vacation is usually based on seclusion and relaxation so avoiding the bustle of gigantic hotels is a priority. But have you ever seen a boutique hotel that was once a 19th-century military fortress? Cap Rocat is exactly that. This recently renovated getaway located in Mallorca’s Bay of Palma is an adults-only paradise, overlooking the ocean. The idea ...

read post »

You’d never imagine a video created in two days looks this amazing. This video was shot and edited by Matthew Brown at the beautiful rural areas of Basilicata, Italy. The video was an entry in the Digital Diary contest where directors where challenged to explore this very natural and beautiful side of Italy and turns out two days of work is all it took for this to win first place and I can see why. At ...

read post »

Purple has always been a color that’s been associated with royalty and nobility but here its just plain funky! This is the House Of Purple, a hotel located in Seoul, South Korea. The lavish home-away-from home is located in Seoul’s prominent gangnam-gu neighborhood for the purple card holders of South Korea’s leading credit card company, Hyundai Card. This lavish getaway was designed by Staat, an international creative agency based in Amsterdam. The whole design is modern with a ...

read post »

Sheltered from the bustling crowds of Paris, this boutique hotel is tucked into a quite street near Montmarte. The hotel, known as ‘The Kube‘ is located in an antique Parisian building with a retro fitted modern facade which acts as the hotel’s concierge and assistance. So soon as you walk into the building, the chic design stands out thanx to the work of the designers Raymond Morel and Christiane Derory who took the u-shaped ...

read post »

Planning your next getaway? Well if paradise is what your looking for then look no further! This gorgeous villa situated along the Umbrian countryside on the border with Tuscany, is called Villa Arrighi. The private estate is in an area is known as the green heart of Italy, a land of rolling hills, vineyards, olive groves and peaceful perfection where few things have been altered since the Middle Ages. The Villa has been restored and redesigned ...

read post »

I’ve never been to Morocco but the rich culture and colorful markets have always been an interest of mine. So I hope to go one day and if I do, I know where I’d like to stay. Tucked away in the in the ancient Mouassin Quarter of Marrakesh is Riad Joya, a brand new 7-suite boutique hotel. The hotel is built to resemble a the traditional layout known as riad, which is a square architectural design ...

read post »

Imagine being on vacation at a luxury suite. Now imagine that suite flying high above the clouds! Ok, let me explain. The suite is actually a 120 seater plane from East Germany, complete with a Sauna, jacuzzi, 24/7 hostess, 3 flat screens, and Blu-Ray player to name a few. Guests would have full access to the entire plane, from a king-size bed in the back all the way up to the cockpit. The cost of having ...

read post »

I’ve been to Turkey a few times and every time I go there I love it a bit more than I did the last time. There’s just something about Turkey, the culture, the atmosphere, the cafe’s by the river. It just never gets old and theres always something to do, and lets not forget the food! But if your like, me then you’d rather have a vacation where you don’t keep running into people you know. ...

read post »

  • Page 1 of 2
  • 1
  • 2
  • >