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Coney Island Amusement Parks Now Open For The Summer

fullscreen<p>Deno's Wonder Wheel, Luna Park, and the Cyclone are now open for business, with the latter turning 90 years old in June. It's officially …

Time travel back to New York's Gilded Age glory with a new app

Take a step back in time and explore New York City in all its Gilded Age glory with a new app from the Museum of the City of New York.<p>A Walk Through Gilded New York takes users on a guided tour of the city’s most extravagant people, places, and things defining the era between the late 19th century …

Time Travel

11 best remote hotels in the middle of nowhere | CNN Travel

(CNN) — From private island villas in Cambodia to Himalayan mountain hideouts and suspended cabins in the woods of Sweden, there's no shortage of far-flung retreats around the world for those seeking some solitude.<p>Desolate beaches, empty deserts and remote cliffsides not enough? There's always an …

Your Display Profile May Be Wrong

Your display profile may be wrong. How is that for a bold statement! But it may very well be true, even if you do it regularly on schedule. Display …

patti smith revisits the earliest days of her relationship with robert mapplethorpe

The Godmother of Punk read from an expansive new book about the iconoclast’s work, Robert Mapplethorpe: The Archive, at a New York bookstore.<p>It's always moving to hear Patti Smith reflect on her relationship with Robert Mapplethorpe, but extra magical when she's speaking at a New York City …

In Photos: Thailand’s Floating Lantern Festival

Thousands of locals and travelers make wishes for the year ahead as they release the lanterns into the sky.

The Best Places to Spend Christmas

Even the greatest of grinches has to admit: These 19 cities, with their sparkle and cheer, can make the heart grow three sizes larger. Here, the best places to spend Christmas, from Cologne to Cape Town. This gallery was originally published in 2015. It has been updated with new information.<p>New …

Spending Halloween in Salem, Massachusetts

There are more witches than ever in modern day Salem—especially on Halloween.<p>Where better to celebrate Halloween than Salem, Massachusetts? A town …

Spend a Night in the Ultimate Reading Nook of Tokyo's New Library-Themed Hostel

There’s about to be one more hotel for book lovers in the world.<p>Book and Bed is about to become <i>the</i> destination for literature-loving travelers …

10 Different Ways You Can Use a Single Softbox

When you’re just starting out in photography, you may not have a lot of money to invest in putting together a high-end arsenal of studio lighting …

How to Spice Up Your Portraits by Including the Environment

I discovered as a child that following rules is not only no fun, it’s often an impediment to true self-expression. Strict adherence to orthodoxy and …

There's an abandoned subway station at the southern tip of Manhattan, and you have to pass a background check to visit

Even if you use New York's subway system every day, you've probably never walked through the City Hall station.<p>Though it's been closed since 1945, the subway station was never demolished. To this day, after the 6 train makes its final downtown stop at the Brooklyn Bridge station, it travels through …

City Halls

19 photos from my stay at the hottest new hotel in China's tech capital

Earlier this year it was revealed that a whopping 265 of the world's Fortune 500 companies have offices in the city. And in the Milken Institute's 2015 report on China's best-performing cities, Chengdu's economy ranked No. 1 over Shanghai and Beijing.<p>Ride-hailing juggernaut Uber is one of those …

Work-life Balance

5 Picture-Perfect Destinations For Design-Minded Travelers

<i>Photo courtesy of Zio & Sons</i><p>Anthony D'Argenzio, the New York City-based creative director of styling and creative company Zio & Sons, is a person with his finger on the pulse, who knows about new spots well before they open (often because he's styled their opening-night party). He possesses an …

The Many Faces of Sustainable Tourism - My Week in Bali

Do you know the difference between ecotourism, sustainable travel, responsible travel and volunteer vacationing? While there is a lot of overlap with each of these terms, they all have one common theme - that is to improve lives through travel and tourism.<p>On a recent Yoga Retreat in Bali, Indonesia …

Bali

There Are No Roads in This Town, Just Waterways

Giethoorn, Holland is the kind of city that storybook scenes are made of. Here's why: There are no roads. Instead, the entire city is linked by a …

12 Secret Hideaway Islands in Europe

Whether you arrive by plane, ferry or a little taxi boat, there's something particularly romantic about marooning yourself on an island. Europe's most popular vacation islands - including Mallorca, Corfu and Ibiza - are well known, but there are hundreds of other smaller, less developed islands …

European Travel

Teaching the Power of Visual Storytelling - An interview with Reza | LensCulture

Sitting in the foyer of Webistan, you are surrounded by history. Meter-long <i>National Geographic</i> covers hang next to old exhibition catalogues and vibrant posters document events long since past.<p>The occasion for much of this history is one man—Reza. An award-winning photographer, a globally …

30 Places To See Before You're 30

Seeing the world is a surefire way to enrich your life and learn, and some destinations are best visited while in your twenties. Amazing destinations around the world cater to the particular strengths and challenges of the twenty-something set. These spots might be more physically challenging or …

South America

These three travelers visited 22 states in 24 hours — here's the route they took

Last year, Garfors and his two travel companions, Øystein Djupvik and Tay-young Pak, managed to break a record and make it to 19 countries in one day.<p>This year, they set out to break another record and make it to 22 US states in 24 hours. And they succeeded.<p>Garfors said the three friends made the …

Inside a glow-in-the-dark hotel: Georgia hotel lights up with themed weekend

For many children, anything that lights up, sparkles and glows is endlessly fascinating. And while that enchantment may fade over the years, there are still elements about the dark that draw us in. With the approaching Halloween season, a hotel in Georgia is unveiling a one-of-a-kind experience: a …

Luxury Lifestyle

How To Create a Photo Book in Lightroom and Send it to Print

Capturing a collection of photographs and assembling them into a physical photo book can sometimes seem like more trouble than it is worth. Different …

How To Create The Film Look In Lightroom Without Presets

You’ve probably come across presets for Lightroom that claim to create the film look on your pictures. And while some really do the job, most of the …

5 Spectacular US Landscapes You Have to See to Believe

Dhinal Chheda / Flickr<p>If you're ready for a change of scenery on your next vacation, you might think you need to grab your passport. But here's the truth: There are plenty of awe-inspiring landscapes to see right here in the good ol' USA. From the mighty peaks of Glacier National Park to coastal …

National Parks

The World's Top 20 Cities, According to That Dude Who Visited Every Country

<i>By: Gunnar Garfors</i><p><i>Credit: Courtesy of Gunnar Garfors</i><p>I've been to a few cities in my quest to visit all 198 countries in the world, and I've written a book about it called <i>198: How I Ran Out of Countries</i>. But this list is about the top 20 cities that I love -- based on the people, the food, the fun, …

There's a Vending Machine Doling Out Free Children's Books at JFK Airport

JetBlue is surprising tiny travelers making their way through New York's JFK Airport with free books. The airline has installed a vending machine …

First time Jerusalem: top tips for your visit to the Holy City

Sacred to Jews, Christians and Muslims, Jerusalem’s Old City is one of the world’s foremost pilgrimage destinations. It’s also one of the most magical – and disputed – places in the Middle East. If the description ‘living history’ truly applies anywhere in the world, it applies here.<p>But the Old …