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The 10 women who are inspiring us to get outdoors in 2017

As a woman who encourages other women and people of all ages, cultures, and sizes to get outdoors, I often feel inspired by other women who are …

Hiking

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Pippa Middleton Completes Great Wall Marathon, Proves That She's a Badass

The Duchess of Cambridge may be the sportiest royal, but her younger sister Pippa definitely takes the crown in the Middleton family. The 32-year-old …

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

17 photographs that prove Ireland is the most beautiful country on Earth

Emerging Trends Travel Startups Should Know About

The most successful travel startups will be the ones that are tech savvy, responsive to customer needs, and have the ability to remain flexible as …

Travel Industry

Top 10 Travel Experiences in Cuba

See the top ten picks for things to do in this Caribbean island nation.<p>Saunter the Colonial Plazas of Old Havana<p>Founded in 1519 and declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1982, beguiling and beautiful Habana Vieja (Old Havana) is today a remarkable 350-acre trove of cobbled plazas and colonial …

An island paradise you haven’t seen

A trip to this long-lost Eden – known for its tropical forests, azure seas, creative cuisine and quirky city – will show you a whole new side of Cuba.

National Parks

Why 'Don’t Worry About Money, Just Travel' Is the Worst Advice of All Time

I have an internet acquaintance that I’ve been following on social media for a little over two years now, an all-around nice, smart girl who blogs …

Eastern Europe

Netflix Has Thousands of Secret Movie Categories You Can Only Access with This Hack

Oh hello, "Critically Acclaimed Romantic Dramas from the 1980s."<p>You know that horrible, rug-pulled-out-from-under-you, life-spinning-out-of-control feeling when you've poured the wine and settled into the couch and opened the Netflix...and realized there's nothing you want to watch? It's all okay …

11 Secrets Hidden in Famous Works of Art

Among Michelangelo’s venerable ceiling murals inside the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel is arguably the most iconic depiction of man’s relationship to God. …

Art

27 bizarre restaurants to eat at in your lifetime

You could have dinner surrounded by ice, or immerse yourself in a Barbie dream world, or even dine suspended 150 feet above the ground.<p>And if being served by robots or eating on the toilet sounds like a dream come true, then look no further.<p>We've rounded up some of the wackiest restaurants around …

How The Brains Of Happy, Successful People Are Wired

Greater connectivity in the brain may be linked to greater happiness and life satisfaction.<p>It seems that some people may really have all the luck. According to the "general intelligence g factor" theory, if you're adept at one cognitive function (like working memory), you're likely to be adept in …

New Magnificent Photos of Beautiful Libraries around the World

Since 2011, French-born, New York-based photographer Franck Bohbot has traveled all over the world in a quest to document the captivating beauty of libraries for his ongoing series titled <i>House of Books</i>. From Rome to Tokyo to Paris, he creates a visual record of the cultural institutions that have …

The 21 most dangerous foods in the world

We've met that one risk-taking person who says they're willing to try any food or cuisine at least once; they're the adventurous eater. But are they willing to risk their life for it?<p>From monkey brains to hot dogs, we've compiled a list of the most dangerous foods around the world, shedding light …

15 differences between a Dutch friend and an American friend

<b>1.</b> Your American friend obsesses about weight and body image. Your Dutch friend consumes some 3,000 calories daily, including large quantities of …

Independent Travel Agents Look for Support to Master a Niche

The demise of the traditional storefront travel agency over the last two decades has led to an enormous increase in travel agents who work from home …

Tourism

Green Chicago

9 Unexpected Ways Travel Makes You a Better Person — Vagabondish

This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure.<p>I knew who I was this morning, but I’ve changed a few times since then. <br>– Alice’s …

Developing Countries

Best Places to Stay: Northern Lights

If you’ve never seen the northern lights, there’s still time to catch the spectacular display this year. The aurora borealis–named, aptly, after the Roman goddess of dawn and the Greek word for the north wind–can appear on a clear night from September through April, and is often at its most intense …

Smart Travel Advice: Try Something New and Then Do It Again

<b>Doug Lansky</b> says the smartest travelers "are the curious ones who try a lot of new things and then try not to make the same mistakes twice." And he should know. The travel bug bit him during college and turned him into a global nomad. He sold carpets in Marrakech, picked bananas in Israel, guided …

Choose a Better Path, Take Care of Yourself First

As the owner of a spiritual travel company, I get to see people on vacation who are also seeking to change their lives for the better. Over time, I have noticed some big patterns in our guests that have led me to some simple conclusions. One of the most important ones: charity begins at home.<p>I used …

6 reasons planning a trip is (almost) better than going on one

Up until the moment you click “buy” on those airplane tickets, you could go anywhere. Sure you have a budget and places you want to go, but still, …

Parisian cafes: Now with cats?

Inspired by the enchanting Japanese concept, the first cat cafe has opened in the Marais – but with a distinctly Gallic flavour.<p>France’s very first cat cafe has opened, bringing the enchanting Japanese concept that combines food and felines to Paris’ Marais neighbourhood.<p>Le Café des Chats, which …