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This crazy pen lets you write and draw in any color you want

Imagine being able to draw or write with any color in the world, not just the color(s) of the ink that come with your pen.<p>Say hello to the Scribble …

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DayZ has sold 3 million copies even though it's still in development

Open-world zombie survival game <i>DayZ</i> has sold over three million copies since launch in December 2013, according to developer Bohemia Interactive. It sold one million copies during its first month on sale, and passed the two million mark during its first four months. Those are impressive numbers for …

Vernazza Is The Most Stunning Cliff Town We've Ever Seen

Craving a getaway to a cliffside village of fresh pasta, ocean breezes and all-around perfect enchantment?<p>Welcome to Vernazza.<p>This Italian cliff town has been proclaimed the "loveliest" of the Cinque Terre, those five seaside towns on the northwestern Italian coast that are famous with hikers, who …

The Best Pizzeria in Every State in America

We like to think that somewhere, in each state, there's a truly sublime pie, and to prove that point, we've crunched the numbers (and the crusts) and come up with a definitive list of the best pizzerias in every corner of this great nation.<p><i>By: Adam Lapetina</i><p>There are things in America that you can …

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35 Places You Need To Visit In France

Provence is famous for its fragrant lavender fields. Shutterstock France was recently named the most-visited country in the world with over 84 million visitors in 2013 — and for good reason.<p>Millions of people go to France each year to stroll along the quays of Paris, lie on the gorgeous beaches of …

8 Amazing Hidden Travel Gems in California

The next time you're rolling down the West Coast and feeling car-bound jitters, take a breather and discover some of California's top hidden travel gems as picked by us here at Hopper.<p>California is by far one of the best states to visit for a holiday or a road trip. Many visitors to the state …

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Summer in Montana

TravelPhoto Gallery<p>It's possible that there's no finer place to be in summer than Big Sky Country. Have a look at some of the best places the state has to offer.

America's Quirkiest Roadside Attractions

There are few things more classic than an American road trip, whether a nerdy one to rocket-launching facilities, a family one for bonding purposes, or an end-of-summer voyage on the great open road.<p>If you've been there and done those, it's time to get off the beaten path (er, highway). That's why …

Activision Letting 'Destiny' Players Upgrade From Last-Gen To Next-Gen For Free

We’re at a strange time in the console space, where tens of millions of players own last generation systems like the Xbox 360 or PS3, but are slowly migrating over to Xbox One or PS4. With Bungie’s Destiny about to launch across all four platforms, they’ve realized some complications may crop …

World's Smartest Cities

Travel<p>Essential places, people, trends, and ideas that have turned the world’s most intelligent cities into travelers’ hottest tickets.<p>We all know our world is increasingly urbanized, but what makes a city <i>smart</i>? A sense of place, for starters, says Ian MacFarlane, consultant for National Geographic …

Best of Montana Year-Round: Outdoor Recreation

Travel<p>Check out the five must-do local activities for outdoor enthusiasts visiting Montana.<p><b>Granite County</b><p>Granite County, southeast of Missoula, is best known as ghost town country. Within 30 miles of the county seat of Philipsburg there are nearly 20 abandoned mining camps, including Garnet, one of …

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These 8 Tiny Islands Are Hidden Where You'd Least Expect Them

Paris, Venice and Rome are all famous tourist draws with one <i>very</i> particular thing in common: they all have islands hidden within them.<p>And since teensy isles are kind of our new favorite obsession, we've culled together some of our favorites for your viewing pleasure. A bonus: certain islands come …

From Imperial Shrines to Manga Comics in Kyoto

Travel<p>See trip details for Kyoto, Japan, one of 30 suggested family trips from National Geographic.<p>Japan Guide<p>More Family Trips<p>Once the country’s imperial capital, Japan’s seventh largest city escaped bombings during World War II, and its centuries-old temples and shrines still stand. The …

Chasing Purple in Rocky Mountain National Park

TravelDigital Nomad<p>I came to Estes Park, Colorado, to see purple mountain majesties, blue hollows, and flaming red alpenglow. Maybe get some taffy and a T-shirt.<p>My guide is a marked-up copy of Isabella Bird’s <i>A Lady’s Life in the Rocky Mountains</i><i>,</i> a remarkable travelogue spun from letters the British …

World's Scariest Stairs (PHOTOS)

Travelers with nerves of steel--and eager for bragging rights--follow these stairs because of what they find at the end, whether a sacred Hindu temple or the top of a spectacular waterfall. There's nothing quite like the thrill of accomplishment that comes once you've taken that last step. Safely, …

Road Trip: Cherohala Skyway, Tennessee and North Carolina

Travel<p>Follow a mile-high ridge in the Unicoi Mountains for amazing views of mountains, foliage, and waterfalls.<p>Crossing the Tennessee–North Carolina border and the crest of the Great Smoky Mountains, this 42-mile (68-kilometer) long byway climbs to a mile (1.6 kilometers) above sea level. It winds …

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Road Trip: Low Country, South Carolina and Georgia

Travel<p>Few regions in the United States pack in as much history, culture, and natural beauty as the Low Country.<p>Few regions in the United States pack in as much history, culture, and natural beauty as the Low Country—a 200-mile (322-kilometer) stretch of coastal South Carolina and Georgia.<p><b>Overview</b><p>A …

Ireland's Castles

TravelPhoto Gallery<p>Castles dot the countryside of the Irish Isles. Some remain private homes, some are open to the public, and some are mere ruins of what they once were.

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10 Places to Go While They Are Still Cheap: 2014 Edition

Whether you're on the prowl for a perfect beach or a city bursting with culture, these cities and countries deliver big but cost little.<p>Do your travel ambitions eclipse your bank account? We've got just the fix: destinations around the world that offer plenty of cheap ways to stay, play, and eat. …

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California's ultimate outdoor adventures

The Golden State is an all-seasons outdoor playground. Here you can go hiking among desert wildflowers in spring, swimming in the Pacific kissed by the summer sun, mountain-biking among fall foliage and celebrate winter by schussing through deep powder. For bigger thrills, launch a glider off ocean …

Top 10: Menu Items to Enjoy in Ireland

Travel<p>The Emerald Isle has long had the raw ingredients for world-class cuisine and top-notch drinks.<p>Good food starts with good ingredients, so it was only natural for an artisan food movement to launch in Ireland. The island has always been home to excellent raw ingredients and communities with …

Top 10 Hideaways & Inns

Travel<p>Top 10 Hideaways & Inns from National Geographic.<p>From the National Geographic book <i>The 10 Best of Everything</i><p><b>Auberge du Soleil<br>Rutherford, California <br>www.aubergedusoleil.com</b> <br>Napa Valley's magical wine country is the backdrop for this elegant hotel, opened in 1985. The accommodations feature …

Warsaw Is The Cheapest City For A Cultural Vacation, So You Should Go There ASAP

London and Paris are great, but if you're on a budget, a trip to those sparkling cities might make you feel a bit, well, broke.<p>Thankfully, affordable options are out there, and you'll probably never guess where you can go for a culture-filled vacation on the cheap.<p>Behold, Warsaw.<p>The capital of …