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80 Books Every Person Should Read

We invited eight female literary powerhouses, from Michiko Kakutani to Anna Holmes to Roxane Gay, to help us create an updated list of books everyone should read. Each participant made 10 picks. It's a new year, a new Esquire.com. We're looking forward to reading and we hope you are, too.<p>What can …

Why physicists are fascinated by Vincent van Gogh's episodes of 'psychotic agitation'

He was sitting in the Saint-Paul asylum in Saint-Rémy, France, at the time, where he had checked in to not long after his infamous ear-severing episode.<p>Little did he know that his rendition of the view from that window would later come to be revered as one of the masterpieces of Western art: …

10 Outstanding Grammar Tips for Writers: Take the Quiz

Grammar mistakes are embarrassing, don’t you agree?To save you embarrassment, WritetoDone collaborated with Grammarly and Daily Writing Tips to …

Asia's Most Amazing Buddhas

From the bespectacled to the bubbly, the daunting to the daring, Asia's Buddhas are among its most extraordinary cultural, artistic, and of course, spiritual attractions. With this in mind, the members of travel website Trippy.com offer their favorite places to pay homage.<p>Did we miss one of your …

35 beautiful cities you must see in your lifetime

Seven countries that are surprisingly hard to visit

Others seem entirely uninterested in tourism dollars, making it extremely difficult for foreign visitors to enter.<p>We've found seven countries that make it incredibly difficult to obtain tourist visas.<p>Note that this list is not comprehensive: We've excluded countries like Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria …

Man who traveled to every country on earth explains the most difficult places to visit and why

This means 196 countries: the 193 members of the United Nations, plus Taiwan, Vatican City, and Kosovo, which are not members but are, to varying degrees, recognized as independent countries by other international actors.<p>In five decades of traveling, I've crossed countries by rickshaw, pedicab, …

16 Of The Most Photogenic Hikes On The West Coast

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10 Amazing Places You Should Go While The Dollar Is Strong

Having to change dollars into foreign currencies may well be the most tedious part of international travel, but it also that means that budget-­wary travelers can save a lot just by keeping an eye on how the American dollar fares against other currencies.<p>To make that process easier, Hopper's …

Panorama Trail in Yosemite National Park

Panorama Trail is a nearly 10-mile long point-to-point hike from the top to the bottom of Yosemite Valley. Starting at <b>Glacier Point</b> and ending at …

Two Striking Deserts Meet In This Popular Park

Arid low desert and vegetated high desert meet in Joshua Tree National Park, offering visitors stunning vistas and rewarding hikes.<p><b>Location:</b> California<b><br>Established:</b> October 31, 1994<b><br>Size:</b> 794,000 acres<p>Two desert systems, the Mojave and the Colorado, abut within Joshua Tree, dividing California's …

National Parks

Photograph: Fotofeeling/Westend61/Corbis<p>Jasper national park, Canada.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/4/10/1428670683754/f15d0dfb-fc28-47d7-a025-6308b667a7dc-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Fotofeeling/Westend61/Corbis<p>Jasper national park, …

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