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10 tourist traps you should avoid in Italy — and where to go instead

But Italy is big, and it can be overwhelming for first timers, who inevitably, bowled over by choice, fall into overpriced tourist traps.<p>Here are the places you should avoid, and the often cheaper, always more authentic alternatives you should hit instead.<p>If we told you to go see a tilting old …

For just one euro a night — This entire house can be all yours

At only one square meter, it's the smallest house in the world — and people are renting it on Airbnb.<p>Although the International Business Times reports that the 1 SQM house project ended in Berlin in July of 2012, the small space is still listed on Airbnb.<p>The house was designed by a Berlin-based …

Why Restaurants in South America are Turning to the Coca Leaf

Forget quinoa. In South America’s culinary capitals, the controversial coca plant is the new breakout star of kitchen and bar.<p>Coca leaf, or <i>hoja de</i> …

Exclusive: Stephanie Izard to Bring Taiwanese Street Food to Chicago

A trip to Taiwan has inspired the Girl & the Goat chef to offer made-to-order snacks at her latest Chicago opening, Duck Duck Goat.<p>On her first visit …

I had a rare chance to tour the Metropolitan Museum of Art without anyone else around, and it was surreal

So when a former editor of mine emailed me a few weeks ago asking if I wanted to go on a private tour of the Met, how could I say no?<p>After some research, I learned that this was a small program the Met has been doing. You can actually go on social media and see others also alone in the met using …

10 After-Dark Activities to Experience This Summer

Only when the sun goes down can you enjoy some of the best outdoor activities of the summer, and in the cooler night air no less. From stargazing parties to desert garden flashlight tours to evening turtle walks, there's a lot that can be done and enjoyed only at night. Here are 10 must-do evening …

A wall in Bolivia is covered in thousands of dinosaur footprints, and it's becoming a major tourist attraction

Cal Orcko, located 3 miles south of downtown Sucre in Bolivia, is home to the world's largest and most diverse collection of dinosaur footprints from the Cretaceous Period.<p>Discovered on the grounds of the local cement company Fancesa in 1985, the cliff was closed off to tourists after mining …

Paleontology

Breaking: Brand New Flights to the Caribbean (and the Prices are Sick)

Low-cost airline Norwegian Air announced today that it's heading to the French Caribbean this winter. Beginning in December, the airline will launch winter flights from three cities (New York City, Boston and Baltimore) to the Caribbean islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique.<p>The airline's new …

Guests Can 'Turn Off' Wi-Fi at This Luxury Hotel in Germany

As much as we may plan to disconnect during vacation, actually following through is much harder than it sounds. One hotel in Germany is looking to …

The 'Royal Flush' Water Slide Is As Close to Flying As You May Ever Get

It might not look like much more than a typical outdoor water slide at first glance, but the Royal Flush is what warm summer daydreams are made of. …

London May Soon Be Home to a Pub With a Completely Tea-Inspired Menu

Brew will serve loose-leaf tea by day and tea-based cocktails at night—like the English Breakfast Martini.<p>Tea lovers, rejoice: London may soon be …

9 Awesome Honeymoon Trips No One Takes

There isn't a more exciting time to get away with your special someone than post nuptials. If your wedding is coming up, maybe you're dreaming about escaping to the flawless, white-sand beaches of the Caribbean, Thailand or even Greece. We understand; we love the idea of a sunny, tropical, relaxing …

5 Best Golf Hotels in the World

From the windswept heath of Scotland to the lava-cut contours of Hawaii, golf is truly a global sport. It offers great opportunities for adventurous links lovers to explore their native countries and beyond. On GAYOT's list of the 5 Best Golf Hotels, you'll find luxurious accommodations that also …

Disney World Has Had Enough Of The Selfie Sticks, Will Ban Them Entirely

It was once "the place where dreams come true." And it still is, for the most part -- unless that dream is to carry around a selfie stick unimpeded.<p>Walt Disney World is rumored to be banning the notorious devices from its theme parks, potentially as soon as June 26, an unnamed source told Inquisitr …

An Unexpected Twist on a Classic Lemonade

<i>You know you love your great aunt's banana bread, but you probably don't know why you do. In Modern Comfort, Ashley Rodriguez from Not Without Salt figures out what makes our favorite classics work, and then makes them even better.</i><p><i>Today: Add vanilla simple syrup to classic lemonade and there's no</i> …

The Story Behind The Most Popular Salad in New York

<i>We partnered with California Walnuts to trace the history of New York's most storied salad. Add your version to their timeline by submitting an original recipe to their contest here. Read on to find out more.</i><p><i>Today:</i> <i>The Waldorf salad gets a makeover—again, and again, and again.</i> <i></i><p>When Chef David …

Cookbooks

You're Better Than Waffle Cones. You Deserve A Chocolate Chip Cookie Cone.

Today in ice cream trends: Cookie cones are hot and waffle cones are totally not.<p><i>(Photo: Dudefoods.com)</i><p>A cookie cone is exactly what it sounds like: an oversized cookie shaped into cone form. They've been around for a while, but it's ice cream season right now, and some innovations are permanently …

14 Chefs Reveal Their Secret Hangover Cures

Unlike most of us, chefs know how to whip up a remedy fast.<p>It happens, even to—some would say, <i>especially to</i>—culinary experts. Chefs keep weird hours. The work is hard and the nights are late. Plus there's the inherent sense of community found both intra- and inter-restaurant. A late night, lots of …

Alcohol

We're Into 'Em: EatPops Fruit and Veggie Ice Pops

Can a sugar-free fruit ice pop be a satisfying dessert? According to our associate web editor, who's been bingeing on them all month long, YES.<p>If you asked me about the dessert of my dreams one month ago, I guarantee I would not have said, "low-calorie ice pops."<p>But that was a month ago. And a …

Nutrition

What It's Really Like to Cook on a Food Stamp Budget

In 2013, 49.1 million Americans lived in households struggling with hunger, a stark number which includes 15.8 million children and 4.8 million seniors. Food insecurity is a daily reality for about one in seven households. So why do we only seem to talk passionately about it when a celebrity is …

Google’s self-driving pod cars now on California public roads

Google has dispatched its fleet of autonomous cars onto the public roads of California, though the pod-like prototypes won’t be racing human drivers. …

Cruise Like Crockett and Tubbs for Only $3500!

Ferraris are great but the problem with them is they’re so darned expensive. That’s why we were excited to see this vintage ’87 model on eBay, which immediately brought back all those <i>Miami Vice</i> memories from back in the day. With the ask on this sinister, black-on-black example only $3500, how can …

DM Blade is a Startup's 700-HP Supercar With 3D-Printed Components

San Francisco Bay Area startups are all about disrupting things, and that’s exactly what Divergent Microfactories hopes to do with the auto industry and how vehicles are built. The company’s first prototype is a supercar called Blade, and the initial specs are intriguing. With a curb weight of …

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Cadillac XT5 caught uncovered during photo shoot

It's only been a few weeks since Cadillac announced that its replacement for the SRX, the new XT5, is on its way. Now, we have images of it out in the open and <i>completely</i> free of camouflage.<p>Obtained by a reader at <i>Jalopnik</i>'s Opposite Lock forum, the Caddy was spotted during what user Saw930 believes …

Google seeking art to put on its self-driving cars

Do you live in California and have artistic inclinations? If so, Google has an exciting opportunity for you. Later this year its self-driving cars …

DTI Logo

Jolson’s renovation and reinterpretation of Robin Boyd’s 1954 Richardson House is a triumph. The original house was literally built as a bridge to …