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21 photos that show why a small town in Tennessee was just named America's next hot travel destination

The results were based on increases in positive traveler feedback as well as increased interest in accommodations, restaurants, and attractions.<p>This year, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, was ranked as the top US destination travelers should have on their radar. It also came in fourth place on TripAdvisor's …

National Parks

10 incredible bottles of whiskey that make the perfect gift

Finding the perfect gift for that special someone can be tough. Unless they drink whiskey. In which case you've come to the right place.<p>Business Insider has spent some of the past year sampling, inspecting, tasting, and rating several top whiskeys and scotches. And as the holiday season draws …


More Sex Is Better, But Only Up To A Point

People generally agree that a happy romantic relationship is also a sexual one, but past research hasn’t made clear how much sex, exactly, is best. Does sex have a limitless effect on happiness, as in, the more sex you have the happier you are? Or is there a cap after which the stress from trying …


We created Islamic extremism: Those blaming Islam for ISIS would have supported Osama bin Laden in the ’80s

Jingoists conveniently forget the West’s Cold War strategy was to arm the Islamic extremists that became al-Qaida<p>History takes no prisoners. It shows, with absolute lucidity, that the Islamic extremism ravaging the world today was borne out of the Western foreign policy of yesteryear.<p>Gore Vidal …

Political Science

Tel Aviv, Israel: 10 Places Every Modern Man Mus

Share<p>Tweet<p>2. Tel Aviv, Israel<p>Jerusalem is (and may always be) a political hotbed, considering that almost everyone considers it a holy city. But over in Tel Aviv, it’s all about the beach. Tel Aviv is decidedly modern (and decidedly secular, if you’re not looking for religion), and the abundance of …


National Geographic Travel

The 20 best countries to visit in your lifetime

The awards are based on the ratings and feedback of more than 128,000 readers — the highest level of participation in the magazine's history.<p>Other Readers' Choice Awards include the world's best cruise lines, hotels, spas, and airlines, all of which you can check out here.<p>Keep scrolling to see a …

Cape Town

National Geographic Travel

Russian Photographer Captures The Beauty Of Women’s Bodies With B&W ‘Bodyscapes’

Russian photographer Anton Belovodchenko creates natural forms from nude female figures. Artfully shot, the suggestive photos look like sculptures of …


30 movies that will inspire you to travel the world

From the "Lord of the Rings," which was filmed in New Zealand, to "Into the Wild," which was filmed in Alaska, here are 30 movies that will make you want to travel all over the world.

Fly Fishing

The 10 Best Nudist Spots In The World

Want to let it all hang out? Remove the clothing that confines you? By the sea, by lakes, wild or in luxury—here are the best places to go bare.<p><b>1.</b> …

Top 10

15 F*cking Brilliant Hiking Hacks You Need To Try ASAP

Upgrade your outdoors skills.

23 Short Stories You'll Want To Read Over And Over Again

And again and again.


National Geographic Travel

It's Simple, Really: How a Differential Works, Explained in a Vintage Video

The standard open differential in most cars is a brilliant piece of engineering, allowing you to take the tightest turns without fighting your tires or tearing apart your drivetrain. But even if you understand implicitly how a car’s differential works, it’s kind of difficult to explain.<p>That’s why …

Ann Arbor

9 Composition Techniques to Use to Improve Your Photography - Digital Photography School

There’s a lot to learn when you’re starting out in photography and one of the key areas to experiment with is that of composition techniques.<p>While …


Aldi £12.99 whisky wins top medal at drink awards

Discount chain Aldi has won a gold medal for its own-brand whisky at the International Spirits Challenge, beating drinks worth six times the price<p>Aldi <b>has continued its reign</b> over other supermarkets by winning yet another blind taste test, this time for one of its budget whiskies.<p>At the <b>International</b> …

Photographer Takes Incredible Self Portraits Posed in Vast Landscapes

Photographer Nicholas Roemmelt reminds us just how big and beautiful our world is with his ongoing series of breathtaking self portraits. Based in Austria, the 40-year-old is lucky enough to have nature that's easily accessible from his backyard. He'll hike the nearby mountain and insert himself …


5 travel experts reveal the best places they've ever visited

These are the people we count on to tell us what places are worth a trip and what places aren't, along with other essential travel tips.<p>We asked five of these experienced travelers what their favorite destinations are.<p>Here's what they said:<p>Anne Banas, executive editor of Smarter Travel: The Azores, …

Guide Books

10 of the best festivals in Europe ... that you’ve probably never heard of

From a rave in an abandoned Polish coalmine to bonfires and bunting in the Bulgarian mountains, these under-the-radar festivals are an excuse to explore new musical landscapes<p>Compare the costs of festivals around the world<p>Meadows in the Mountains, Bulgaria<p>With a wild camping vibe – bonfires, small …


The Quantum Physics Of A Sunny Day

After a long, exceedingly cold winter in the northeast US, we’re finally seeing signs of spring. The snow is gone, the birds are returning to our yard, and when my alarm clock wakes me and I stumble downstairs to walk the dog, the sun is nearly up.<p>I’m very happy about all of these things, but …


How to Pack for an Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike - REI Co-op Journal

Congratulations! You've done it! You've committed to the journey of a lifetime. After weeks, months or perhaps even years of toying with the idea, …

Guide to Types of Motorcycle Engines

<i>Have you ever wondered why there are so many different types of motorcycle engines, and what makes one kind of engine so different from another? We</i> …

9 Under-The-Radar Attractions In The U.S.

The Grand Canyon. The Statue of Liberty. Mount Rushmore. These iconic tourist attractions are definitely on everyone's must-see list, but there are also a number of hidden gems throughout the country that often go unnoticed. From a ride through the mountains of Nevada on a railway dating back 100 …

National Parks

The Drink That Can Help You Lose More Weight

Looking to drop some pounds? Research says you should sip on THIS<p>Pressmaster/<p>You've probably already heard that sipping some tea can mean major health benefits. And then some more health benefits. Tea is a super<i>drink</i>, all right. Now, yet another report—a meta-analysis of studies, …

I lived in Europe for 5 years — these are the places I tell all my friends to visit

But it usually makes for an experience that exposes you to something new and leaves an impression for years after.<p>I was lucky enough to live in Zurich, Switzerland, for five years when I was younger. Because of its central location in Europe, Zurich made it easy to explore the rest of the continent.<p>…

European Travel