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Afghan hero's wife 'wrecked finances' in property fiasco

Donna Vaughan spent £600,000 on a doomed property deal before divorcing him<p>The wife of a soldier injured in Afghanistan blew a large portion of his £1 million compensation in a series of disastrous financial decisions, before leaving him and demanding a divorce, a court has heard.<p>Simon Vaughan, 31, …

10 of the most fearsome insects in the world [pics]

I used to keep bees in high school — it was one of the more rewarding, relaxing activities I’ve ever done. I had two different hives over the course …

Take A Virtual Tour Of JetBlue's Swanky New Business Class Suites

Starting in the second quarter of 2014, the low-cost airline will add to its fleet 11 Airbus A321 jets with private suites and massage seats for business class passengers, and moveable headrests and power outlets for the rest of those onboard.<p>There's no way to know yet if the new planes and …

JetBlue

Emirates Has Turned A 124-Seat Commercial Plane Into A Luxurious Private Jet

It is using the narrowbody jet to launch a luxury private jet service for clients who want to go "beyond first class."<p>That means flying around the world in a jet that typically holds 124 passengers, but is customized to fit only 19.<p>According to Emirates, the aircraft can be booked at short notice, …

Surfing the world’s longest uninterrupted wave [vid]

Recently, I came back from a 10-day journey down the Amazon River. Never before in my life have I witnessed water so forceful, undeniably powerful, …

New York City

Land of the Frequently Naive -- Things About America You Won't Hear in America

About a year ago, I moved from my upper middle class Long Island home to London for a year to get my master's degree. I'd worked in New York City for nearly two years and was ready for a change. I'd only been to Europe one other time before when I visited my sister studying abroad in Barcelona for …

Classical Chinese Shoes

Cool Camera Clip? Yes!<p>I saw this Kickstarter for this Capture Camera Clip v2. Man, that thing looks pretty slick! I’ve seen many versions… and this …

The Worst Food in the World

On the way to the headwaters of the Bio-Bio River in Chile, where we hoped to make the first descent, we stopped at a Mapuche Indian farm house and asked if we might camp in an untilled field.<p>Yes, Yaco, the owner, replied, but only if we joined for dinner.<p>Of course! We would be delighted.<p>As we sat …

8 Awe-inspiring Waterfalls

This summer has seen a lot of flops on the big screen, but luckily Mother Nature is still directing some of the best shows around. Nothing but water tumbling from a vertical drop, waterfalls have a transcendent beauty that's almost difficult to explain -- there's the rush of the flowing water, the …

National Parks

JetBlue's New Lie-Down Seats Take Space From Coach

JetBlue Airways will cut one inch of legroom from its coach seats on transcontinental flights to make room for a new first-class cabin that will …

9 ‘extreme’ places you can visit (fairly) easily [pics]

“Extreme.” What a word. Our collective conscience has stretched “extreme” to its literal — pun possibly intended — extreme, thanks to such cultural …

Is This The Most Perfect City Timelapse Ever Made?

For our money, it surely is among the best city nightscape timelapses we’ve ever seen. Titled “Nightvision”, this sub-4 minute HDR timelapse video …

What it’s like to eat at McDonald’s in Denmark

Gudmund Gudmundsen returns to the table with a plastic tray loaded with El Maco salsa burgers, <i>laksewraps</i> (fried salmon rolled in something like a …

Twitter User Fools Irate Customers with Fake United Air Account — Vagabondish

This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure.<p>When it comes to venting your travel woes online, it might be best to do some …

United Airlines

'Breaking Bad' Tourism Boost Will Last After Series Leaves New Mexico

At the Candy Lady shop in Albuquerque, customers can chose from 20 flavors of fudge, a wall of licorice, handmade chocolates and bags of blue-tinged …

The Cronut spawns in London

From the Townie (a brownie-slash-tart), to the Dosant (half doughnut, half croissant) and the Duffin (a doughnut and muffin fusion), these hybrid sweets are going down a treat.<p>The new trend for cross-breeding pastries has reached London. From the Townie (a brownie-slash-tart) to the Dosant (half …

Disney's Coolest Upcoming Vacation Experiences

(photo: Disney Cruise Line)<p>Ready for new ways to vacation with Mickey, Donald, and the gang? Here are four of the most highly-anticipated new Disney vacation experiences on the horizon:<p><b>Reboot the Magic</b><p>Disney Cruise Line's very first ship, the Disney <i>Magic</i>, is slated to undergo an extreme makeover …

8 Uncommonly Cool Children's Museums

(photo: Paul Specht/Boston Children's Museum)<p>While plenty of adult museums offer specific exhibits with kid appeal, there is a whole genre of museums that take child-friendliness to a much higher level. These institutions are specifically designed to engage the younger set through hands-on, …

Museums