The 10 Best Value Destinations Now

Spring break may be a recent memory, but savvy travelers know that the down time between the school holiday and summer offers some of the best travel values of the calendar year. Whether renting a villa in the south of France, visiting a newly opened museum in Vienna, or jetting off to some of Asia’s most beautiful islands, these ten destinations offer compelling reasons to visit this season—before the summer rush starts in earnest and prices climb.

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YOU THINK YOU HAVE IT BAD? HERE’S ONE OF THE SNOWIEST PLACES ON EARTH

OK, we know we know. It’s snowing…again. We get it. But these poor folks over in Japan get dumped on annually, sometimes with 50 to 60 feet of snow in a typical year, according to the video below. (For some perspective, they had nearly 17 feet of snow on the ground in January of this year.)

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38 POWERFUL PICTURES FROM THE SONY WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS

The 2014 Sony World Photography Awards have announced this year’s shortlist, revealing some incredible pictures from around the world.

Open Highlights.

The Open competition saw 65,512 entries this year, from across 166 countries. The competition is designed so as to provide committed amateur and enthusiast photographers the opportunity to have their work awarded and exhibited internationally.

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