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Proof That Train Travel Is the Most Beautiful Way to See the World

Traveling by train is great, if you have the time. For those on the fence, a video documenting Tom Harman's trek across the United States—from New …

Travel

Secrets of Airline Super-Elite Status

I was able to change your departure from JFK to LaGuardia; is there anything else I can do for you?” Delta’s Diamond Medallion agent had just saved …

Forget Pizza; In Florence, Tripe is Tops

The Plate<p>At lunchtime outside of Florence’s tourist-filled Mercato Centrale, locals line up to bite into a native delicacy, but it’s not what you think. Forget about plates of sizzling oven-fresh pizza, and wipe images of home-cooked pasta from your mind. In this Tuscan town, tripe is king of …

Italian Food

Barber Gives Homeless People Free Haircuts on City Streets to Raise Awareness

Barber Joshua Coombes spends his days in the Jeff Goodwin salon and his nights cutting hair on the streets. After observing a similar idea in New York, Coombes was inspired to cut hair for the homeless—free of charge. After work, the barber and his photographer friend Matt Spracklen take to city …

This man is watching a movie and sketching one of its main characters every day for a year

Bill Murray (pictured) stars as Steve Zissou, a washed-up oceanographer searching for love, revenge and a drop of redemption during his ultimate aquatic quest in Touchstone Pictures' "the Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou."<p>There are people who spend their free time mindlessly scrolling through TV …