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This Handy Tool Tells You If It's Cheaper to Drive or Fly to Your Destination

Bookmark this, STAT.<p>There's nothing quite as thrilling as a good getaway. In fact, research suggests that travel is the best mood-boosting activity out there. The only problem? The time and effort it takes to plan a trip.<p>But now there's one less barrier to going on vacation. TravelMath, a website …

The best cereals of all time, ranked

To taste your favorite cereal is to transport yourself back to the saccharin days of youth — the Saturday cartoons, the lazy mornings, the innocent bliss.<p>Since we tend to romanticize the cereals we grew up with, debating which one is the best can be a rather contentious affair. Luckily, there’s …

This Redesigned Map Of U.S. Train Routes Might Make You Actually Want To Take Amtrak

“The transit map metaphor, with its straight lines and evenly spaced stations seems to make this easier to imagine,” says designer Cameron Booth, who …

Maps

Mexico's first supercar compete with the best? - CNN Style

Written by Ben Griffin, CNN<p>When you think of famous car-producing nations, Mexico is probably not at the top of your list. But two brothers, Guillermo and Iker Echevarría, are on a mission to change that with a two-seater built by their own fledgling manufacturer, Vuhl.<p>Vuhl's first creation, the 05 …

'Miracle on the Hudson' safety advice not carried out

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the seven years since an airline captain saved 155 lives by ditching his crippled airliner in the Hudson River, there's been …

Airplanes

Here's The Most Popular Taco Spot In Every State

Definitely something to taco 'bout.

9/11 Survivor: I Said I'd Never Return to Ground Zero. I'm Glad I Did.

It doesn’t seem like 15 years ago that I prayed for my life getting out of Tower One on that dreadful day, the day that seemed like the end, before I …

Famous 9/11 Flag Returns After Disappearing for 15 Years

The iconic American flag the firefighters hoisted above the rubble of Ground Zero on September 11 has been donated to the 9/11 Memorial Museum in …

This iPhone 7 adaptor fixes a major flaw in its design

Most Apple fans were left frustrated by the company’s decision to axe the audio jack on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus mainly because it will prevent them from listening to music while their device is charging.<p>Apple’s Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller’s answer to this issue …

IPhone 7

Everything Apple announced at today's iPhone 7 launch event

Kicking off with a cameo from talk show host James Corden and Pharrell driving Tim Cook to the event, Apple took a straightforward approach to promo’ing its new show: <i>Carpool Karaoke</i>. Cook segued nicely from Corden’s car to the main stage and detailed Apple Music’s new look and its 17 million …

iPhone 7 and 7 Plus announced with water resistance, dual cameras, and no headphone jack

A shiny black finish and new home button also make their debut<p>Apple has officially announced the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus today. The new iPhone features a design that's very similar to last year's iPhone 6S (and the year prior's iPhone 6), with a rounded aluminum body. But what's entirely new is …

Parrot announces two new drones, the Parrot Swing and Parrot Mambo

Are you in the market for some new drones? Even if you're not, Parrot's new releases are still worth taking a look at. Parrot, maker of various …

A couple spent $15,000 driving a $500 Volkswagen bus from Alaska to Argentina

Ely was working as a special education teacher, Dylan in a corporate cubicle job, when they decided they weren't ready to settle down.<p>"We both were just ready for some sort of long-term travel," Ely said.<p>The Alaska natives acquired their trusty Volkswagen bus, lovingly dubbed "Rita," in 2014, and …

RVs

10 Maps That Prove the World Is Far From Running Out of Space

Based on data from NASA / SEDAC, this map shows how Italy's population is distributed -- half lives in the densely-packed purple areas (8% of the land), half lives in the sparse grey areas (92% of the land).<p>The map is the latest addition to a long-running string of <i>population maps</i> tweeted out by</b> …

Geography

16 Companies That Started Out Life With A Different Name

They’re names you probably come into contact with every day — Walmart, McDonald’s, Nike, and more — but they were once newcomers on the scene, with …

Seeing a Hot Wheels Car's Point of View Is Too Intense

What does it look like to drive crazy-fast underwater? Like this.<p>The best thing about Hot Wheels cars is how they can drive the imagination. They can fly, do endless loops, make death-defying leaps. But what does these intense thrill rides look like from their perspective? 5 Mad Movie Makers gives …

After 30 years in the air, Blue Angels jet is on its way to Seattle’s Museum of Flight

A 30-year-old Navy F/A-18 Hornet jet that’s been through combat duty as well as a dozen years with the Blue Angels is being packed up in Florida for …

This Tow Truck Can Steal Your Car in Less Than a Minute

One more reason to be extra careful where you park.<p>There's nothing fun about watching your car get towed. Yeah, technically you shouldn't have parked in the wrong spot, but it's still incredibly frustrating. Plus, not only is getting your car back a huge hassle, there's often no good way to appeal …

Solving a Rubik's Cube While Skydiving Is Sheer Madness

Meanwhile, I've been trying to make it work since the '80s.<p>As far as I'm concerned, jumping out of a plane and surviving is an act to be celebrated in itself. But mere skydiving is not enough of a challenge or thrill for some. Thus, here comes a video explaining how you too can learn to solve a …

How to Build an Outdoor Sink

Cleaning, gardening, cooking—an outdoor sink has many uses.<p>A proper outdoor kitchen needs a sink, but running plumbing isn't always an option. An easy hack is building an outdoor sink that is fed from a garden hose and empties into a bucket. Dirty water can be used water plants in the yard, and you …

How to survive the ultimate national park road trip

Our teens had visited the top theme parks in the country, but they hadn’t experienced the grandeur of our national parks in the West. With the National Park Service commemorating its Centennial Anniversary on Aug. 25, this was the perfect year to take them. So we piled into an RV and saw three …

How a Triple-Amputee Can Still Drive His Dream Truck

A fascinating look at how modern technology can make any car accessible.<p>Meet Kenny. Kenny's truck is no average pickup, but that's because Kenny is no average driver. A triple amputee, Kenny has no legs and only one arm, but that doesn't keep him from driving, thanks to technology and, of course, …

Family Road Trip: The Best of America's National Parks in Two Weeks

Brad Rickman, Traveler's digital director, is on the road with his family, taking on 10 national parks throughout the Southwest.<p>Nobody thinks of San Francisco’s Golden Gate as a national park, and technically they’re correct: It’s a National Recreation Area, the equivalent, parkwise, to being on …

National Parks

Here's the Real Reason You Should Never Warm Up Your Car

It takes longer, wastes fuel, and actually increases the wear and tear on your engine.<p>On cold winter mornings, some folks will fire up their cars and leave them running for 10, 20, maybe even 30 minutes, thinking they're reducing wear and tear by letting their cars warm up gently. But Jason from</i> …

Engines

The 100 coolest works of architecture in the world

For those who want to brush up on their architecture knowledge, we've compiled a ranking of the 100 coolest buildings and structures on the planet.<p>These include old and new pieces of architecture all over the world, including museums, wineries, religious spaces, skyscrapers, transportation hubs, …

Architecture

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10 Epic Drives in the U.S. National Parks

Pack your hiking shoes, your camera and some camping gear, because some of the most epic drives in the United States are hidden inside National Parks …

10 Weird Things You'll See During The Olympics

The Olympics are the pinnacle of athletic achievement. There is no elite athlete who doesn't strive to wear their country's colors in the opening …