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14 Gorgeous Castles You Must See In Europe

I’m a sucker for a good castle! It doesn’t matter where or where we go, I always try and find one of the picturesque castles that seem to be almost …

Castles

Nat Geo Travels: Iceland

A National Geographic staffer reveals her most memorable moments—including frosty glaciers and lovely lagoons—in this beautiful wilderness.<p>National Geographic Travel communications director Meg Calnan recently traveled to Iceland with National Geographic Journeys with G Adventures. She trekked …

European Travel

Armistice Day: Letters written by Muslim soldiers during WW1 disclosed

New letters from some of India’s Muslims soldiers who fought in the First World War have been discovered by an academic at Birmingham City University.<p>…

Birmingham City FC

See Gorgeous Vintage Disneyland Posters From the Park's Early Years

Original Disneyland "Fantasyland" Attraction Poster, Disneyland, 1950s.<br>Courtesy Van Eaton Galleries<p>1 of 12<p>When Disneyland opened in July of 1955, …

Ancient Egyptian Science Technology

The great temples and monuments of ancient Egypt continue to fascinate and amaze people in the modern day. The sheer size and scope of structures …

Report: German military intelligence finds 20 Islamists in Bundeswehr

The German government is planning security checks on all Bundeswehr applicants from July 2017 after 20 Islamists were uncovered in the army, a report …

Fighting Continues In Aleppo After Three-Day 'Humanitarian' Cease-Fire Ends

Fighting is continuing in the besieged, rebel-held neighborhoods of eastern Aleppo, a day after the end of a 72-hour "humanitarian" cease-fire that …

Nat Geo photo competition gives us a glimpse of a strange, alluring world

THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Nature Photographer of the Year contest is attracting the best photographers, the brightest images, and the most …

The Surprise Inside Secret Chambers

Archaeologists got the media in a frenzy this week over the discovery of a possible secret chamber in the Great Pyramid of Giza. But what exactly did …

Archaeology

1177 BC: The Year Civilization Collapsed

For more than three hundred years during the Late Bronze Age, from about 1500 BC to 1200 BC, the Mediterranean region played host to a complex …

Ancient History

Sea lions doing better but ‘still depressed’ off California coast

Sea lion pups are in much better shape this fall than last year, when unusually warm Pacific Ocean waters caused an alarming increase in deaths along the California coast, but the birth rate for the flipper-footed mammals is not yet back to normal, federal scientists said Friday.<p>The number of …

Ocean Beach Swastika Coconuts Likely Part of Hindu Ritual, Not Nazi Display

<i>This story originally appeared on Hoodline.</i><p>When Eileen W. of Golden Gate Heights arrived at Ocean Beach Wednesday morning to walk her dog, she came across an unusual sight: several coconuts with red swastikas were washed up on the beach, just above the waterline.<p>Before Germany's National Socialist …

Private Rome Tour with Exclusive Colosseum Access in Rome, Italy

Tour the Colosseum in Rome with this private 3-hour tour with a skip-the-line ticket. Enjoy access to the areas of the Colosseum, including places normally off-limits to visitors. Explore the Colosseum's underground chambers and see where wild animals were caged. See the arena where gladiators once …

Top hotels for Italian getaways offer breathtaking views and glamorous hot spots

Choosing a hotel for an Italian getaway can be a daunting task. Look for accommodations that will maximize the pleasures to be had with easy access …

13 more European cities you never thought to visit (but really should)

The most dazzling city of the ancient world

A new exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art celebrates Pergamon, the stunning city that reveals a great deal about the ancient world, writes Alastair Sooke.<p>When Alexander the Great died in Babylon, still only in his early 30s, in 323 BC, he left behind a vast kingdom, sprawling across three …

Ancient History

City Guide: San Francisco

Generations have come to San Francisco in search of something big. The city’s beloved football team—the 49ers—took its name from the 300,000+ hardy miners seeking wealth during the California Gold Rush of 1849. A little over a hundred years later, idealistic youths camped out in San Francisco’s …

San Francisco

Notorious Palos Verdes Surfer Gang May Have A Secret Hideout

The middle-aged territorial wave czars of Palos Verdes' Lunada Bay apparently have a secret hideout where they 'barbecue and chill.' [ more › ]

Aquatic Sports

Mexico mayor murdered one day after taking office

The mayor of a city south of Mexico's capital was shot to death on Saturday, less than a day after taking office, officials said.<p>Gunmen burst into the house of Mayor Gisela Mota in the city of Temixco and killed her, said the government of Morelos state, where Temixco is located. Two presumed …

This Week in Disney Parks Photos: Rosy Experience at Disneyland Resort

Disneyland Resort was part of college football history yesterday: it was the first time Iowa and Stanford have faced each other in the schools’ …

Walt Disney Company

20 Biggest Pop Culture Fails of 2015: Steve Harvey, Donald Trump, and So Much More

Fantastic Four bombed. The Tidal wave crashed. Rihanna never released an album, and those Good Wife stars didn’t share that scene. A look back at …

Miley Cyrus

Gourmet Treats Kick Off the New Year at the Disneyland Resort

Ring in the New Year with new gourmet treats from our Candy Kitchens! If you’re headed to the Disneyland Resort this January, here are a few quick …

Dessert

The 10 Most Beautiful Snow Castles In the World

With stunning scenery and majestic fortresses, these are the cold-weather climes we actually wouldn't mind visiting.

European Travel

Disney Parks Blog Time Capsule: December 2014

One year ago this month, we were … of course … celebrating the holiday season at Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts! We also explored our …

Walt Disney Company

Nationwide Crime Spike Has Law Enforcement Retooling Its Approach

Crime in America may be on the rise again. It's too early to talk about a national trend, but there have been troubling spikes in shootings and murders in big cities such as New York, Baltimore and Los Angeles.<p>Until recently, crime decreased steadily for two decades, and the national murder rate is …

Law Enforcement

How Eddie Van Halen Hacks a Guitar

The guitar god is also an inventor and patent holder who has spent the better part of 35 years in this shop, rebuilding guitars and amps, searching for his signature sound<p>I've always been a tinkerer. It comes from my dad. Growing up, we lived in a house in Pasadena that had no driveway. You used an …

8 Cheaper Alternatives to Popular European Destinations

<i>By: Sophie-Claire Hoeller</i><p><i>Credit: Flickr/alcuin lai</i><p>Rome, Munich, the French Riviera -- all European bucket list spots renowned for their history, their culture, and their affinity for chain smoking and tiny cars. But you know else they're known for? Overpriced everything. And hoards of visitors …

The 10 Best U.S. Beaches to Go With Kids

<i>Kaanapali Beach (Flickr: Brian Lauer)</i><p>Sure, the beaches in far-off family-friendly destinations like Greece or the Caribbean are enticing. However, traveling families should remember that there are beautiful beaches closer to home too, which should save them travel time and expenses.<p>This summer, …