Claire McEwen

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A very rare supermoon eclipse of the sun is happening this week that won't take place again until 2034 - SFGate

This Friday, March 20, marks this year's first and only total eclipse of the sun, when the moon passes directly between Earth and the sun.<p>Not only that, this is an extremely rare type of solar eclipse because it takes place on the first day of spring <i>and</i> when the moon is at its closest distance to …

Solar Eclipse

The New Yorker

Laura Ingalls Wilder fans are a devoted breed, and there is nothing surprising about the book’s popularity—until you wade into it.

Here’s How I Overcame The ‘Nice Guy Syndrome’ To Get The Girl

By Mark Belden,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1yhhb3W<p>“You’re really nice and that scares me.”<p>Those were the words out of her mouth when I was …

17 Things EVERY Woman Deserves in a Relationship

Including late-night tampon runs and wake-up sex<p>Sure, we’ve been told to make compromises in our relationships because no one is perfect, but that doesn’t mean you still shouldn’t hold out for excellence. Every woman deserves a partner that will love and respect her, but it’s the little things that …

Oh, baby! Growing celebrity families

See which celebrities are adding to their families.

A Little Romance in Paris

I have schlepped my kids everywhere: Provence, London, Northern Italy, Southern Spain, Budapest, Iceland, and, most recently, Marrakech. Sure I love …

Paris, City of Light, in Black and White (Photos)

2014 or 1914?<p>Christopher Thomas’s new book, ‘Paris City of Light,’ is a sumptuous love letter to a city that has inspired people for centuries. See …

One Photographer’s Quest to Document Rest Stops Across America Before They Disappear

<i>Near Clines Corners, New Mexico – U.S. 66/I-40</i><p><i>Near Flower Mound, Texas – I-35W</i><p>About a year and a half ago we featured Austin, Texas based …

All Aboard: Great Railway Hotels

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Experience the luxury of a bygone era with a wholly modern spin at one of these world-class railway hotels.<p><b>> The Caledonian (Edinburgh, Scotland):</b><p>Though Edinburgh’s Princes Street train station shut down nearly 50 years ago, the century-old sandstone hotel built beside it …

See the artwork that only reveals itself at a 90 degree angle

These images seem to appear in front of your eyes - as they're formed from a formation of 160 glass strips.<p>The artwork is a quirky anamorphic structure that only reveals itself at a 90 degree angle, when a fish or a bird is brought to life before quickly disappearing.<p>Despite three images completing …

The USA's best regional desserts

Apple pie gets a lot of glory for being the embodiment of American desserts – ‘As American as apple pie’ as the saying goes, flatly ignoring the fact that apple pie isn’t an American invention. That said, American apple pie truly shines when prepared with regional flare — such as being made with …

From skulls to sewers: the darker side of Paris

Paris basks in its reputation as a glittering capital of fashion, art and culture – but it also has the power to bewitch visitors with more macabre sights.<p>Peer behind the glamour of the French capital to discover the best of its underground wonders and grisly history.<p>Les Catacombes<p>Beneath Paris’ …

Why I Fell in Love With Florence

Often when traveling, I've heard that the most unexpected, unplanned moments turn out to be the best ones.<p>That's exactly what happened when I decided on a whim to take the train from Pisa into Florence for four days. What happened next was my heart was laid out on a silver platter for what came to …

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Rare photos of untouched Australia

Meet the photographer who travels in a helicopter turned campervan, capturing parts of Australia that most people have never seen.<p>The landscape below us was afire with glittering light.<p>“Pretty, isn’t it?” asked my companion, Richard Green, an eccentric Englishman who has flown all over Australia …

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The World's Best Balconies

BAZAAR's edit of the hotels across the globe with the most breathtaking balcony views.<p><i>BAZAAR</i>'s edit of the hotels across the globe with the most breathtaking balcony views.<p>Courtesy

Stevie Nicks' Polaroid Self-Portraits Prove She Is The Angel Of All Our Dreams

Insomnia can be a cruel burden. When you stay awake past the witching hour, loneliness inevitably sets in. What's a person to do at 4 a.m. when everyone else is deep in their own REM stages?<p>For Stevie Nicks, the ethereal singer and songwriter who endured her fair share of sleepless nights, the …

Ireland's Castles

Castles dot the countryside of the Irish Isles. Some remain private homes, some are open to the public, and some are mere ruins of what they once were.

Swans soak up the sun at Lake Kussharo, Japan. See more stand-out submissions to the 2014 National Geographic Photo Contest. http://on.natgeo.com/XKDqy0 Photo by Kiat Teo

17 Swimming Pools That Make Us Wish Year-Round Summer Was A Thing

But like, why isn't it?<p>From a Tuscan-style retreat to a rustic farmhouse swimming pool, these pools will make you want to dive right in. If you need more inspo, try our favorite patio and landscaping ideas. Now your backyard is summer (and party!) ready.

See Bruce Springsteen’s Short Film for ‘Hunter of Invisible Game’

Bruce Springsteen plays a post-apocalyptic survivor, haunted by the past, in the short film for his <i>High Hopes</i> track “Hunter of Invisible Game” that …

California's top experiences

From towering redwood forests in foggy Northern California to perfectly sun-kissed surf beaches in the south, this 'Golden State' alongside the Pacific simply begs to be explored. Come for the landscape, stay for the sensational meals, and glimpse the future in the making on America's creative …

How to Open a Wine Bottle with a Shoe

Imagine this... you have set out a beautiful picnic in an even more beautiful destination. You have your blanket, your fromage, bread, your prosciutto, a nice bottle of wine... Heaven. Who doesn't like picnics?<p>But wait... you forget your wine opener! Luckily, I have a simple solution to this big …

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How Can I Get the Most Out of the Country's Newest National Monument?

<i>A:</i><p>Five wild mountain ranges. Hundreds of miles of trails. Zero crowds. That's what awaits visitors at the country's newest Naitonal Monument in New Mexico.<p>Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks consists of four separate patches of the Chihuahuan Desert surrounding Las Cruces in southern New Mexico. …

There Are Hidden Waterfalls In The Grand Canyon

Just when we thought the Grand Canyon couldn't get any -- yes -- grander, we stumbled upon some epic waterfalls hidden in nearby Havasu Canyon.<p>Nestled in between gorgeous red rocks and greenery, the waterfalls are located on the land of the Havasupai Indian Reservation, an offshoot of the Grand …

7 Amazing Waterfall Hikes for Adventurous Families

(photo: Flickr/Nomadic Lass)<p>Children have been fascinated by water since the beginning of time. While water parks certainly have their appeal, why not try out Mother Nature's original version? Here are seven stunning and kid-friendly waterfalls from around the country for your family to visit this …

America's Best Swimming Holes (PHOTOS)

Standing in the sunshine on the rocky bank, with rivulets of cool water dripping from your hair and swimsuit, you wait your turn at the base of the old oak. You're up. You grip the fraying rope, get a running start, swing out over the pool of clear water, and release. <i>Cannonball!</i><p>In summertime, when …

The Secret to Exploring Zion Like a Local

Zion is one of the country's most beautiful national parks. It's also one of the most crowded.<p>More than two million visitors flock to this part of Utah per year, placing Zion among the top 10 most-visited parks in the nation. Thankfully, there are plenty of opportunities to escape the tourists …

5 Reasons to Spend Your Next Wine Vacation in the Salinas Valley

I love Napa and Sonoma and would rather swallow a crumpled-up wine box than dis either one of them.<p>But if money talks, a much better California county for wine lovers is on the other side of the Golden Gate Bridge. The side where John Steinbeck was born, the side that, for decades, has grown the …

World's 10 most romantic movie locations | CNN Travel

Spring in Montana

It's possible that there's no finer place to be in spring than Big Sky Country. Have a look at some of the best places the state has to offer.