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St Petersburg goes back to the future

Achingly beautiful St Petersburg, with its baroque palaces and sweeping broad boulevards, seemed immune from the sweeping tides of change remaking the architectural and cultural character of Moscow.

Daily deal: Six days in the Dominican

A wellness vacation doesn't have to mean rigorous exercise and extreme dieting.

Living in: Vancouver

A shining city of towers and islands, surrounded by beaches and backed by snow-capped mountains, Vancouver is a young city with one ear tuned to the call of the wild and the other to the future.

The 10 best treks in the world

These 10 classic treks are for serious walkers. All of them require a sturdy pair of lungs, fit legs and a good amount of preparation. However, all of these trails offer experiences that last a lifetime. In no particular order:

Cities that define our time

Cities are chameleonic; their fortunes ebb and flow with the tide of history. Those etched in legend are the ones that have plugged successfully into the zeitgeist of the times and thrown up something culture-defining. Consider Caesar's Rome, Moorish Granada, Gaudi's Barcelona, or Haussmann's Paris.

Exotic and Oriental Vacation Spot For Tourism in Thailand (Bangkok)

Bangkok is a city of diversity and also is an amazing city for people who come to visit this capital of Thailand. There the modern and sophisticated office buildings, Star hotels and malls those are scattered all across the city of Bangkok, there are about 400 heritage cultural temples in this beautiful city. These temples to some may seem to be a little out of place in a modern and fully developed city like Bangkok, which is pretty contrasting in style with the modernity of urban life seen in most western countries, but they are so amazingly lovely that you keep looking at them in awe. Bangkok, the capital city of Thailand has been an ideal choice as a vacation spot, especially for foreigners since many decades.

Online Services Have Shaped Tourism Globally

The Internet has permeated virtually every aspect of our lives. We shop, learn, work, communicate, make friends, meet spouses and even bank online. There's nothing that we can't do over the Internet, from planning our wedding to planning a holiday, all the tools you need are available at the touch of a button, or click of a mouse.

Business Trip: New York

To an enviable number of CEOs and Forbes-listed elites, personal concierge Katherine Stromsland is a veritable lifesaver. From chartering Gulf Streams at any given moment to shopping for 60 relatives and friends, this svelte Nordic-Italian New Yorker makes it her mission to lighten the load of the asset-rich, time-poor.

6 Essential Items for a Successful Vacation

No one knows more about sidestepping vacation aggravation than the world`s most traveled people, whose combined journeys total 12 million miles. Here, six items these veterans won`t leave home without, from a device that may have saved one man`s life to a household item that`s the key to a comfortable flight.

Secret Hotels of Paris

In a city known more for romance than thrift, there are still hotels that combine the best of both. Here are six blessedly under-the-radar options—spread across some of the city's most charming arrondissements—all for well under $200 a night.

How to choose a seat on a plane

Choosing a seat on an airplane isn't just about legroom. Nowadays you have to think space, noise and whether paying a premium is worth it.
Choosing a seat on an airplane isn't just about legroom anymore. New "selection" fees and extra charges to sit in certain locations in the aircraft have complicated the process.

37 Secrets of the Caribbean

From swish $80 suites in the Grenadines to Jamaica`s own gondola rides, the Caribbean is full of surprises this season. The biggest shock? What you`ll end up paying. Budget Travel editors hunt out the best bargains this season.

Leh Ladakh Tourism Begins With a Leh Tour

Numerous Buddhist monuments, monasteries and study centers s Leh, the land of lamas (Buddhist monks), serves as the capital of the snow desert Ladakh. The city is picturesquely nestled by the Karakoram and the Himalayan ranges. Leh valley is that it draws tourists from all over the world to the amazing scenery alongside the Indus river. The city, at 3505 m from sea level, is dotted with a number of ancient Buddhist monuments, which still retain the age old Buddhist traditions and practices.

The best places to get married

A selection of the best places to tie the knot, from the giddy heights of romance to the places known for commitment.

Top 10 Cities for Shopaholics

If your heart starts palpitating at the mere sight of a 'sale' sign, or if you've been known to elbow other shoppers out of the way for getting between you and those must-have boots, this list is for you. We've rounded up the world's 10 best cities for shopaholics for those of you who plan your vacations with retail therapy built in s whether you're in the market for high fashion, fancy baubles, or even an unusual pet, we've got a destination for you. So pay off some credit card debt and hit the road s but don't blame us when the bills come in.