Alison Wonder

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How to live like a local in Paris

"Come come," urges Jeanne, a pint-sized Frenchwoman nearing 70 but with the joie de vivre of someone half her age. She is waving her hands above her head, frantically trying to hurry us along. Jeanne strides on unperturbed, weaving in and out of the narrow Parisian streets, ducking and dodging …

Real History at the Downton Abbey Set Goes Back to Ancient Egypt

What’s the biggest conception about <i>Downton Abbey</i> location Highclere Castle among viewers of the show? According to the current Countess of Carnarvon, …

Hollywood blacklisted my father Dalton Trumbo: now I’m proud they’ve put him on screen

When Mitzi Trumbo was 15, she opened her front door to find one of Hollywood’s most famous actors standing outside. It was Kirk Douglas. A few days later, Laurence Olivier turned up. “He outstretched his hand for me to shake and the dog got in the way and he tripped over.”<p>Fifty-five years later, …

Charlie Chaplin

The Most Insane Abandoned Places in New York City

<i>By: Jess Novak</i><p><i>Credit: 2E</i><p>After discovering the craziest abandoned places in New York state, we decided to take another look through New York for spooky abandoned spaces -- and this time, keep it close to home. Who knew that in a city where the average monthly rent has climbed over $3K (hahaha, sure, …

Top Trips for the Adventure Traveler

If your dream trip revolves more around an epic experience than laying on the beach all day, then we have the list for you! Now you don’t have to be …

Chicken Breasts

The chicken breast is America's favorite part of its favorite bird, and Food & Wine has the best recipes for this staple weeknight dinner ingredient. …

Lifestyle Portrait and Black and White Landscape Photographers: Show us Your Stuff

Hey folks,<p>The Phoblographer is looking for two distinct types of work to feature right now. La Noir Image will feature Black and White Landscapes and …

Walk, cycle, kayak or horse ride around some of the continent’s most stunning and remote corners<p>The Persians named Cappadocia “the land of beautiful horses” after its wild mountain ponies – and the striking landscape of deep canyons and strangely shaped rocks is perfect for an unusual horseback …

European Travel

Screen Test | Saffron Sharpe

Screen Test <i>is an in-house photo editorial series curated by Highsnobiety. Each edition highlights the best up-and-coming models and photographers</i> …

Lake Erie's wild waves caught on camera by Dave Sandford - Telegraph

Science Suggests You Should Not Shower Every Day Anymore

We start our day by taking a shower and we finish the day same way. However, is showering every day necessary? Know here why you shouldn’t shower …

Rebirth of 1,000-year-old castle in Italy that once hosted Salvador Dali

Medieval castle was home to former debutante who entertained Beat poets and invented the modern bra<p>A 1,000-year-old Italian castle once owned by the hedonistic American libertine who first patented the bra has been returned to its former glory.<p>The fortress of Rocca Sinibalda, 50 miles north of …

Italy

25 Cities From the First Half of My 20s and What's Next Before 30

As I child I believe I took traveling for granted. Thus, in the first half of my 20s I made sure to venture on to see the parts of the world that were left undiscovered from my childhood.<p>In those first five years I went to 25 cities that each hold a very special place in my heart. They've all …

The 15 Coolest Bookstores From Around the World

Rumor has it J. K. Rowling was inspired by Livraria Lello while writing <i>Harry Potter</i> (and teaching English) in Portugal. It doesn’t take long to …

Classic Book Recommendations For Every Person In Your Life

Everyone has at least one classic book they're meant to be given. By you.<p>A good book always makes a good present: This we hold to be true. The wealth of literary options can be both liberating and daunting. Looking for a quality new read? There's no shortage of lists of the best books of 2015 …

50 places you should travel to in 2016

It may be hard to believe, but 2015 is coming to a close, and it's time to start planning for 2016. Whether you're a seasoned traveler or a novice, it's never too early to start thinking ahead to the places you want to check off your travel bucket list in the new year. From Iceland's otherworldly …

Best Places to Travel in 2016

Intriguing developments are under way in Mie Prefecture, a four-hour ride from Tokyo on the bullet train, which until now had mostly lured domestic …

Small Business Brands So Cool You’ll Forget About the Mall for Good

In theory, we’d love to shop from cool, new indie brands all the time. But if we’re being honest, life sometimes gets the better of us and all too often we end up at the mall when we find ourselves in need of a new beauty product, t-shirt or piece of home decor. So in honor of Small Business …

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National Geographic Travel

Travel

14 candid family photos from the 1970s show the quirky ways Americans celebrate the holidays

Some photographers think they have to travel to the ends of the world to get the most interesting and unique images.<p>Meryl Meisler, however, did the opposite. In the 1970s, she decided to take photos of her charismatic family at home, in their neighborhood on Long Island.<p>"I documented celebrations …

Where You Should Study Abroad Based on Your Personality

Co-authored by Elena Nicolaou, writing intern at Avelist<p>It's said that people travel to see the world. And you do see the world when traveling. You walk down streets that curve differently than the streets at home, hear vendors hawking in different rhythms than you're used to. You meander through …

Road workers discover 2,000-year-old Roman villa

Routine operation leads to chance discovery on Esquiline Hill, one of the seven hills on which the imperial capital was built<p>A routine operation to repair gas pipes beneath a cobbled street in Rome has revealed the remains of what experts believe is a 2,000-year-old villa, complete with frescoed …

Archaeology

Man Posts Hilarious List of All the Random Things That Make His Wife Cry

"She was hungover and saw a picture of a piglet."<p>Some people are really sensitive to the world. My mother cries at pretty much everything. She cries when she sees birds nuzzling in their nests. She cries when she sees a spider get eaten. She cries when it rains. Sometimes, she cries because the …

Biscuits

Inside the plot to kill JFK: The secret story of the CIA and what really happened in Dallas

<b>(Wikimedia)</b><p>The official narrative only gets more implausible, especially when you hear the stories of these secret super-spies<p>David Talbot<p>November 22, 2015 11:00am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “The Devil’s Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA and the Rise of America’s Secret Government”<p>Those resolute voices in …

Schnitzel, Sweets, and Shopping: A Day in Vienna With Aerin Lauder

The Estée Lauder creative director carries on her family’s long love affair with Vienna—a city known as much for its old-world appeal as for its persistent modernism.<p>On a Saturday morning in Vienna, Aerin Lauder hardly looks like she just stepped off a red-eye from New York. Dressed in a cream silk …

Destinations that are so magical, they hardly seem real

These seven dreamy destinations make you feel like you’ve stepped straight into a magical fairy tale world.<p>Where to go to escape the stresses of life, the bustle of the workweek and the noise of traffic? To find out, we turned to question-and-answer site Quora, where users have been sharing their …

European Travel

In Henry VIII's castle, they're still making meals fit for a king

Robert Hoare appeared remarkably unfazed as he sat beside a blazing fire inside the historic Hampton Court Palace, dressed in the bulky clothes of a 16th century working man.<p>As huge flames belched searing heat, Hoare sat on a wooden stool beside the giant stone hearth, turning the metal spit onto …

Henry Viii

These 20 photos show what breakfast looks like around the world

In European countries like Spain, France, and Italy, the first meal of the day is a quick piece of bread or pastry and strong coffee. Meanwhile in Korea, breakfast is a sweeping event that crowds the table just as much as dinner.<p>Below, we take a look at some classic breakfast choices from around …

The World's 10 Best Cities. Hands Down.

Whether it's a serene ancient metropolis or a bustling modern capital, a favorite city is like a great friend: they never disappoint, there's always something new to discover and no matter how much time you spend together, it's just never enough. With this in mind we asked the members of travel …