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Keys to the backwaters: a coastal Florida road trip

To say that Florida has a mixed reputation is like saying my president occasionally utters unusual sentences. We have packs of tourists wandering the mega-theme parks of greater Orlando like flocks of flightless birds; locust swarms of spring breakers funnelling beers in Panama City before leaving …

Travel

The 51 Most Beautiful Places On Earth

As shared by the BuzzFeed Community.<p><i>Responses have been edited for length and clarity.</i>

Taste Beyond The Tongue

HSBC: Countries where expats have the best lifestyle and make friends easily

Italy makes the list.Pixabay<p>HSBC annual expat explorer report looks at one its like to be a foreigner living and working in countries around the world.<p>The bank asked YouGov to survey nearly 27,000 expats from 190 countries and territories for the report, asking them about how easy it was for them …

13 Places Where You Can See the Bluest Water in the World

1 of 13<p>Egremnoi, Greece<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 13<p>Crater Lake, Oregon<p>3 of 13<p>Con Son, Vietnam<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 13<p>Devil’s Bay, Virgin Gorda, British Virgin …

The Best Black Friday Deals of 2016

Steals and deals from Amazon, Target, Walmart and 13 other retailers.<p>The big retailers launch holiday sales the day after Halloween, and the flow of …

Healthy Dark Chocolate Banana Smoothie

One of the most favourite smoothies for quick pre-workout boost is composed of peanut butter, dark chocolate, and bananas. Dark chocolate is …

Nutrition

Roku Premiere+ and Ultra Are Better Than the Competition and a Third the Price

Last month, Roku unleashed a whole slew of new set-top boxes meant to cater to every single person ever. There’s the box for people with old TVs …

9 ways you're cooking your steak wrong, according to the chef of Wall Street's oldest steakhouse

Few dishes compare to a hunk of juicy steak.<p>And even fewer home-cooked steaks compare to those of your favorite local steakhouse.<p>From fridge to …

BBQ

Columbus police officer fatally shoots Tyre King, 13-year-old with a BB gun

Police in Columbus, Ohio, say officers were responding to a report of an armed robbery Wednesday night when they encountered a person who pulled what appeared to be a gun from his waistband.<p>An officer opened fire, hitting this person “multiple times,” the Columbus police said. He was pronounced …

Inmates are kicking off what could be the biggest prison strike in America

On September 9, the 45th anniversary of the Attica prison riot, inmates from 40 prisons in 24 states are attempting to bring America's multibillion-dollar prison economy to a grinding halt in a coordinated effort to highlight the injustices of prison labor, strike leaders told Mother Jones.<p>If the …

10 Tips From Travel Experts, Flight Attendants and Other Frequent Fliers

Don't forget these travel tips as your pack for your next business trip.<p>For those of us who travel for work, we've come to expect that certain things are bound to go wrong from flight delays to long airport security lines and luggage mishaps.<p>To prepare for this article, I spoke to several expert …

World's fastest EV trounces Tesla Model S and LaFerrari in drag race

When Croatian carmaker Rimac Automobili unveiled its Concept_One, the world's fastest electric vehicle (EV) this spring, we were blown away by both …

Republicans denounce Trump as confrontation with Muslim parents escalates

Donald Trump faced mounting criticism from leaders of his own party Sunday as a confrontation between the Republican nominee and the Muslim American parents of a soldier killed in Iraq continued to consume the presidential race.<p>Khizr and Ghazala Khan denounced Trump in ever more forceful terms, …

Editors' Secrets: Our Off-the-Beaten-Path Vacations

Every travel journalist has a few places that he or she keeps quiet—unexpected finds that have become secret favorites, staples of their little black (traveling) book that are off-duty destinations. So we asked the Condé Nast Traveler team to spill and share those finds, whether restaurants, …

Costa Rica

Five Foods You Should Avoid At Breakfast

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. However, most people either avoid eating breakfast altogether, thinking that it will help them lose …

Italian police hold mafia boss after 20 years on run

Italy’s second most wanted mafia boss, Ernesto Fazzalari, was arrested on Sunday after almost two decades on the run, apprehended by the paramilitary carabinieri police.<p>Fazzalari, of the notorious Calabrian ’Ndrangheta, Italy’s richest and most powerful criminal organisation, had been a fugitive …

Crime

Heroin use at 20-year high in U.S. drug 'epidemic', U.N. says | Reuters

VIENNA (Reuters) - A heroin “epidemic” is gripping the United States, where cheap supply has helped push the number of users to a 20-year high, increasing drug-related deaths, the United Nations said on Thursday.<p>An undated handout picture shows 127 pounds of heroin seized by U.S. Customs and Border …

First look at Queen Mary 2's £90million redesign

Whether they recognise it or not most peoples’ romantic notions of cruising are bound up in the heritage of Cunard. In her hey day the Queen Mary, launched in 1934, carried the great and good – and their pooches too – from Southampton to New York in relative luxury.<p>It’s been 13 years since the …

Wembley

30 incredible beaches to visit in your lifetime

We've scoured the world to find incredible beaches you should add to your bucket list.<p>Whether you're looking for beaches renowned for their scenery and activities, those that offer unbelievable experiences (like swimming with pigs), or stunning locations that remain uncrowded by tourists, we've got …

Why Isis fights

For more than a century, Dabiq was one of northern Syria’s forsaken villages, a speck on a vast agricultural plain between the Turkish border and the deserts of Iraq, which hardly seemed likely to shape the fate of nations. A weathered sign at its entrance said 4,000 people lived there, most of …

Middle East

Local Flavor: Mojitos in Havana

When bartenders from the United States migrated to Cuba seeking jobs during the Prohibition era they brought cocktail culture along with their shakers.<p>In <b>Havana</b>, at established watering holes like El Floridita—where expatriates like Ernest Hemingway would seek respite from the city’s sultry …

Cuba

Oil prices give up gains as hopes of a big deal fade

Oil prices had soared 5% Tuesday, but gave up all those gains as hopes of a deal to cut production fizzled.<p>Oil ministers from Saudi Arabia and Russia met Tuesday and agreed to a tentative deal to freeze production -- a small step that won't meaningfully impact the massive supply glut.<p>Also …

Here are the powerful Mexican drug cartels that operate in the US

Virtually the entire US illicit-drug market is controlled by seven Mexican cartels, according to the US Drug Enforcement Administration's 2015 National Drug Threat Assessment Summary.<p>The DEA report notes that there are no organizations at this time with the infrastructure and power to challenge …

These luxury RVs are like five-star hotels on wheels

Upon the Beach in Sunny Mozambique

<b>By Douglas Rogers; Photographs by Massimo Bassano</b><p>“Want to take her for a swim?” Pat Retzlaff, expert horseman and guide, asks me.<p>“Sure,” I reply. I’m astride Holly, a chestnut mare that belongs to Retzlaff’s stable of safari horses. I’m expecting a gentle trot through the shallow waters of the …

Southern Africa

A wild new Tesla feature lets a car park itself without anyone in the car

But now they're sure to get even more stares, thanks to a head-turning new trick that Tesla cars can perform.<p>A new "Summon" feature allows Telsa cars to park themselves, driving completely autonomously, without anyone in the actual automobile.<p>The Summon feature is part of the new 7.1 software …

Best BBQ in the American South

<i>Photography by Chris Osburn © 2015</i><p>A 2,500-mile, three-week road trip across the American South in search of this vast and varied region's best BBQ turned out to be one of the smartest -- and tastiest -- travel ideas I've ever had. A heaping helping of delectable local culture at every stop was all …

You'll Never Forget These Images of the "Golden Hour" Around the World

It may be the most beautiful time of day: The "golden hour" just after dawn and just before sunset, when the light turns, well, y'know... Here, some …