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7 'Game Of Thrones' Theories So Crazy They Have To Be True

<i>Warning! This post is dark and full of spoilers!</i><p>You know nothing about crazy, Jon Snow.<p>By now most "Game of Thrones" fans have heard about "R + L = J," a theory about Jon Snow's true parentage. Many fans are also aware of various other theories, like how Tyrion may not really be a Lannister. These …

24 Stunning Natural Wonders in Europe

BlogEurope<p>25 Feb 2015<p>35<p>Europe is full of amazing scenery, but since I’ve only spent 3 months there I needed to rope in some fellow travel bloggers to …

10 Reasons Slovenia Is The Greatest Place You've Never Visited

Melania Trump's home country deserves a spot on your bucket list.<p>Slovenia may not be high on the bucket list of the average traveler, but it should be. This treasure trove of forests, lakes, mountains and precious little towns offers more charm than many major European destinations, with fewer …

Traversing Croatia’s exquisite Adriatic coast

Go beyond Dubrovnik to find former pirate settlements, marble-rich lands, a wine region worth hiking and secret swimming holes worth exploring.

Films to fuel your wanderlust this year

Finding oneself while traveling: it's a classic literary theme from <i>Siddhartha</i> to <i>On The Road</i>, and a somewhat overused trope in contemporary page-turners-turned-blockbusters.<p>But the process comes full circle when film adaptations inspire further adventure. Books such as <i>Into the Wild</i>, <i>Lord of the …

Why You Shouldn't Book Flights Too Far In Advance

Are you one of those people who think it's never too early to book a flight? A recent study disproves that responsible theory, and it'll make you want to wait a few weeks to buy those plane tickets.<p>CheapAir, an online travel agency, recently analyzed 2014 flight data and found that while buying a …

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20 Steps to Becoming an Italian Foodie: An Introduction

Sunset on the stunning Apulian coast<p>Contrary to popular belief, the singular concept of being “Italian” is about as authentic to the <i>Bel Paese</i> as …

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The Top 5 Foodie Adventures of 2015

The French have a term—<i>terroir</i>—for that sense of place that makes food or wine particularly special, and it deepens when you've actually experienced that place. For example, a Sauvignon blanc will always taste better after kayaking down the Loire River, just as the Loire is best viewed through that …

Patagonia: The Wild Place at the End of the World

The southernmost region of South America is huge in every way: Patagonia is twice the size of California and home to some of the biggest landscapes and adventures on the planet. Head south for stunning landscapes, ridiculous fishing, rugged trekking, roadside asados, and a 100 percent chance of …

6 Hacks for Saving Money This Ski Season

Equipment, gear, lodging, lift tickets. The costs can add up.<p>But do not despair! There are still simple ways to ski on a budget. Ladies and gentlemen, don your Guy Fawkes mask: It's time to democratize skiing with these six ways for saving big bucks this season.<p><b>1. Rent Your Gear in Advance</b><p>Some …

15 Ways To Upgrade Your Kitchen Island

Yes. There are that many things you can do with them.<p>Everybody dreams of the extra counter space a kitchen island gives you, but if you're just wheeling one into the center of your room, you're seriously underutilizing it. These cool ideas update the trend, making it more than just another tabletop …

15 Reasons Why Frequent Travelers Are More Likely To Be Successful

A lack of productivity leads to a lack of happiness.<p>When you can’t see yourself making progress or getting things done, you get anxious and become …

5 Spectacular Ways to Decorate Your Stairs

Are you thinking of giving a makeover to your boring stairs? If yes then view these ideas… 1. Book Covers Painted on Stair Risers<p>Image Source: …

Why We Travel

My wanderlust is stirring. I can tell because my wife and I have begun talking about a trip to exotic places we have read about but never visited⎯North Africa, Sicily, and Calabria, the toe of Italy. The very names conjure images of Hannibal, Roman legions, Greek ruins, and Phoenician sailors, not …

Get Lost in These Outdoor Mazes

The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado, once hosted Stephen King and inspired him to write <i>The Shining</i>. But one of the book (and film's) most memorable hotel scenes—murderous, ax-brandishing Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) stalking his son Danny (Dan Lloyd) through a sprawling hedge maze—never …

What Are Some Inn-to-Inn Hikes in the Swiss Alps?

<i>A:</i><p>With nearly 30,000 miles of well-marked and maintained trails, Switzerland is a mecca for hikers. From late June to early September, walkers can explore alpine peaks, wildflower meadows, and crystalline lakes. Although day hikes abound, it’s also possible to string inn-to-inn treks into …

The Food Lab: How to Grill or Broil Tofu That's Really Worth Eating

More<p>The Vegan Experience<p>It's not just great vegan food, it's great food, period.<p>Raise your hand if tofu is your favorite food! Yeah, I thought so. Not all that many of you. Us tofu-lovers don't get a whole lot of understanding 'round these parts. In large part, it's because—at least in this …

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Remodelista New York Market Spotlight: Malfatti Glass in Beacon, NY

Jill Reynolds and Daniel Spitzer, a married glass-making couple, launched Malfatti Glass in Beacon, NY, after friends admired a wonky handblown glass …

The World’s Most Beautiful Box Of Chocolates

Japanese design house Nendo can make <i>anything</i> better. The designers have revamped rubber bands. They tackled the 4,000-year-old design problem of chopsticks. They even figured out how to make wood transparent for crying out loud.<p>Still, I’m always happiest when Nendo turns its design genius to …

Ireland's Castles

TravelPhoto Gallery<p>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.

Packing Tips From Travel Experts

<i>By Shoko Wanger, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>Whether it's a scent, a special snack, or a specific pair of shoes, everyone has something they're always sure to bring with them on a trip. Here, seven frequent travelers (and expert packers) share what they'd never leave home without.<p>Photo by Tahiti</b> …

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Hiking and History in Italy’s Dolomites

When World War I broke out, Italy’s <b>Dolomites</b> became a treacherous front line for Austrian and Italian soldiers.<p>Here among the jagged peaks and sheer pastel walls of this ancient range of the Alps, where many cultures had coexisted for centuries, soldiers on both sides built networks of bolted-down …

10 of the Most Impressive and Exhausting Hiking Routes

For many, synonymous with the word “crusade” is A few hours walking the Transition, Which is more like A Walk good. But These Stories – no more than …

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10 Lovely Italian Islands To Visit This Summer

Italy is a gem of a country, rich in both culture and natural beauty, and its breathtaking islands represent much of its charm. From glamorous …

When Is the Best Time to Buy a Plane Ticket?

<i>A:</i><p>On the Mount Rushmore of flight travel FAQs, this one sits between, “How do I get a free upgrade?” and “Where the blank is my luggage?”<p>Although far from an exact science, picking the right time to book is now less of a guessing game thanks to new metrics and services. This spring, the algorithmic …

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19 Thrilling Trails Guaranteed to Make Your Heart Race

These 19 hikes will raise your heart rate, take you to perilous heights, or bring you to awe-inspiring destinations.

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