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Can you solve it? Are you smarter than a Japanese schoolchild?

Hello Guzzlers.<p>It is with huge pleasure that I introduce today’s puzzle, which is already a big deal in Japan. It’s called Menseki Meiro, or Area Maze, and I hope you find it as brilliant as I do.<p>Can you solve it? How can you engineer a country with more girls than boys?<p>Read more<p>Area Maze is the …

All-American Adventures in Wonderlands

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Don’t just see the world, seize it. From paragliding the Grand Tetons to cave exploring in Kentucky, these six wild adventures in the U.S. turn vacations into calls to action.<p>> Descend Into Mammoth Cave<p>Kentucky’s <b>Mammoth Cave</b>, the longest known cave system in the world, …

No, Big Game Hunting Does Not Secretly Help Conservation Efforts

In the wake of the loss of Cecil the Lion, leading conservationists open up about big game hunting—and the bunk “population control” justifications …

7 Must-Do Adventures in Yosemite Valley

Photo: Tiffany Nguyen<p>Written by Tiffany Nguyen, an Explorer for The Outbound Collective.<p>When I'm hitting the drawing board and thinking of places to travel to, one of the first places that comes to mind is Yosemite National Park. This place has it all, from the tallest waterfall in North America to …

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Irrefutable evidence that Utah has the most epic night skies in the US

Picture Utah. What comes to mind is probably the impressive geological formations in the national parks and their other-worldly landscapes shaped by …

Get Bitten by the Disney Bug

A friend of mine posted on Facebook a while ago that she doesn't get why people become so Disney travel obsessed. Personally, I am not Disney obsessed when it comes to travel. All in all, we have taken more trips abroad than trips to Walt Disney World with our children. I was in my early twenties …

The Best Tourist Attraction in Every State

<i>By: Matt Meltzer</i><p><i>Credit: Shutterstock.com</i><p>One of the best things about this great nation of ours is that we don't like to be bored. Like, ever. But mostly, on road trips. Which is why we have all these bizarre roadside attractions that, in addition to entertaining us on long drives, also entertain …

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5 Tips to Plan a Better Vacation

With summer quickly approaching, the thought of a summer vacation may have crossed your mind. You may be thinking about location, activities to do and your budget.<p>A survey conducted by AAA in 2013 found that the most frustrating thing about traveling was unexpected expenses such as "airline fees, …

5 New Travel Startups for Search and Discovery

This week’s travel startup watch is all about connection. These apps connect travelers with locals, hotels with their guests, and events and their …

14 foods you’ll get addicted to in Tokyo

Tan Tan Men in Asakusa<p>Cold noodles in a spicy black sesame sauce = AMAZING SUMMER FOOD. My first summer in Tokyo, I ordered the <i>hiyashi kurogoma</i> …

Places You Need to See Before You Die

So much to see, so little time--there are no shortage of amazing sights on this planet and you probably won't get to see all of them, so how do you decide which ones to visit?<p>Whether or not you have a formal bucket list, you've likely made a mental list of places you want to go and things you'd …

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33 social media groups you should know about

Whether you’re a community manager, a social media marketer, a PR pro or a digital strategist, chances are good you could use a sounding board once in a while.<p>Joining a group of likeminded professionals is a great way to bounce around ideas, ask and answer questions and share industry news and tips.<p>…

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21 Reasons Hotel Sex Is Better

Hotel sex is a thing, which you know if you've ever had sex in a hotel -- or heard a certain R. Kelly song. There's a reason nobody's writing ballads about getting it on in your familiar, comfy bed after reading <i>Good Night Moon</i> to the kids. That's a reliable erotic standby, nothing to write (or …

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The 5 Best National Parks in the World

<i>by Sarah Bruning, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>Late spring and early summer bring prime weather for outdoor exploration, but these international national parks drop jaws year-round--no Instagram filters needed.<p>Loop Images Ltd / Alamy<p><b>1. Northumberland National Park, England</b><p>England's northernmost (and least …

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35 incredible travel destinations you've probably never heard of

Inspired by this Quora list asking about the best travel destinations most people never knew existed, we put together our own list of the 35 hidden gems around the world that are worth the trek.<p><i>Additional reporting by Megan Willett.</i>

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Top 5 Castle Hotels in the World

Sleep like a king (or queen) at these regal properties across the planet -- literally! From Medieval-style English manors to an Indian palace in the middle of a lake, GAYOT's Top 5 Castle Hotels give guests the royal treatment. Centuries-old architecture is complemented by modern amenities and …

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7 Psychological Tricks for Getting More Work Done

Being more productive starts with willpower and discipline. Here are seven mind tricks for becoming more productive and disciplined.<p>We all wish we could get more work done in less time. If we were more productive, we'd have a better chance at getting that raise, we'd have more personal time to do …