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According to Science, You Actually Can be Addicted to Travel

Apparently being a 'travel addict' is incredibly real, and it has been labelled by science as a mental disease. While that sentence is no doubt …

The Best Day to Book a Flight

Ask a handful of frequent flyers which day is best to book airline tickets, and you’re likely to get seven different answers. Plus, the advice seems …

Flying

Eight places that look their best from the deck of a cruise ship

By land or by sea?<p>Some locales are best seen from the water; others are best when viewed from land.<p>But how do you know?<p>CruiseCritic.com has developed a list of eight places it thinks look better from the deck of a cruise ship than from land:<p>Norway<p>Norway gets Cruise Critics' first nod of …

Los Angeles

Ancient puzzle: 4,000-year-old decapitated toads found in Israeli tomb

It’s been three years since archaeologists uncovered a 4,000-year-old tomb near the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo in Israel. They were surprised by what they found inside: numerous vessels containing date palms and myrtle bushes, neither of which were native to the area, and — strangest of all — the …

Pluto's 'Skyscrapers': What's Responsible for Dwarf Planet's Giant Ice Blades

Pluto's surface hosts blades of ice that soar to the height of skyscrapers — and researchers have narrowed down exactly how the dramatic features …

When 2 Black Holes Dance, Space Quivers

Albert Einstein didn't like them.<p>To him, black holes were a bit of an embarrassment, as they compromised his dream of a "rational" nature, that is, natural phenomena that we could describe and quantify with the usual methods of science. According to this view, good scientific theories shouldn't …

Confirmed: A Huge Gravitational Wave Announcement Is Happening

What a time to be alive.<p><b>Update 27/09/17:</b> The biggest rumour did not pan out, but the LIGO team announced something just as amazing - the most …

The Wonders of Peru and the Amazon in a Luxury Adventure Tour

It’s rare these days to find a destination where you can go from a downtown setting to literally being lost in the jungle in a matter of hours. But …

SpaceX’s Dragon cargo capsule splashes down with a crew of mouse-tronauts

SpaceX’s robotic Dragon capsule was set loose from the International Space Station today and returned to Earth with more than 3,800 pounds of cargo …

The Most Powerful Passports in the World, Ranked

With affordable flight deals, new airlines, and innovative hotels popping up all over the world, traveling is more accessible now than ever before. …

NASA's Hubble spots "pitch black" planet lurking beyond our solar system

WASP-12b orbits a Sun-like star 1,400 light-years from Earth and is "black as fresh asphalt"<p>NASA's Hubble telescope has discovered an exoplanet that …

How I got an airline to pay for items in a delayed bag

Not long ago, an airline lost my checked bag for five days. There’s no point in naming and shaming the airline, because what I’m about to tell you could apply to, or happen on, any airline.<p>I will say that it was a non-stop flight and I checked in for the flight three hours before departure, so …

Aviation

The fleet and home ports of Norwegian Cruise Line, by the numbers

Norwegian Cruise Line is the world's third largest cruise operator in terms of passengers carried per year, accounting for roughly 8% of all cruise vacations worldwide.<p>Headquartered in Miami, the company operates 15 large, resort-like vessels with a combined capacity for 46,555 passengers, based on …

8 Beer Gardens Worth the Trip to Germany

Long tables, gorgeous settings, and—of course—great beer make these spots destination worthy.<p>German summers aren’t anything to write home about: …

The Best Hot Springs in the World

When hot water bubbles up through the surface of the earth, the resulting springs are some of the most amazing natural wonders you can encounter. For centuries, these mineral-rich waters have either gathered naturally into pools or have been channeled into man-made spas, both options providing …

The 10 Best Apps for Last Minute Travel

Download these apps to be prepared for your next spontaneous getaway.<p>If you’re feeling spontaneous and want to head out of town for a last minute …

17 Mini Travel Products That Can Easily Fit in Your Carry-On Bag

Oh, and did we mention they're affordable and TSA-approved?<p>Headed on vacation? Preparing for a girls-only weekend getaway? Though the end of summer …

Should NASA keep flying flagship missions? A new report weighs in

NASA's biggest, most ambitious missions may cost billions — but they're well worth it, according to a report published Thursday.<p>The findings, released by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, may help settle the question of whether the agency should be investing in missions …

Renaissance Sao Paulo: Luxury Hotel in Brazil's International Mega-City

A Quick Look at Renaissance Sao Paulo Hotel in Brazil<p><b>What is Renaissance Sao Paulo Hotel Like?</b><p>Renaissance Sao Paulo Hotel is a premier hotel in the …

Top Things to Do and See in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Home to more than 17 million people, Sao Paulo is the largest city in South America and Brazil's bustling economic and financial center. Waves of …

The 8 Best Safaris for Every Budget

Experiencing Africa’s wildlife while driving across the Savannah is one of those moments right out of your wildest dreams. (Right, T Swift?). If …

18 Science Fiction Spacesuits, Ranked

Spacesuits in TV and movies may look cool, but how safe and usable would they be in real life? Some of them were designed for media before we …

This New Cellphone Camera Lets You Take Selfies and Scenery Shots at the Same Time

It's called a "bothie."<p>No longer do travelers have to choose between a vacation selfie and snapping a picture of the surrounding scenery.<p>On …

Mobile Photography

17 Unreal Bars for a Drink You’ll Never Forget

There are many great bars in the world, but only a handful offer an unforgettable experience.<p>Whether it's one of the most breathtaking views in the …

Caribbean Islands With the Best Value for Visitors

Those who dream of the perfect beach escape from the US know that the Caribbean offers the most pampering bang for your buck. Destinations like …

Island paradise: A travel photographer's guide to Tahiti

Summer probably isn't the time of year when we're all dreaming of getting away to an island paradise to sip colorful drinks on the beach by day and …

Perfect Journeys for the Solo Traveler

Calling all the single ladies (and lads).<p>Intrepid Travel has just announced a new range of tours that is for solo travelers only.<p>With half of …

10 Apps I have Gathered To Help With My Travels

Charge your smartphone and get ready to use them when traveling.<p>I've been all around.<p>I've been to Europe, Central America, Middle East and North America. As time passes, I find myself dependent on my smartphone more and more. For instance, I don't think I would have ever survived my first trip to …

Craft Beers Can Have Microbes Previously Unknown to Science

credit: Pixabay<p>Who knew beer would help us advance science? Actually, a lot of people. Scientists (chemists especially) love their beer, if for no …