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The Best 2015 Met Gala Red-Carpet Trends

The stars have had their night at the museum, and the red carpet is rolled up for now, but if this year’s gala is anything to go by, then the fashion moments are likely to reverberate into tomorrow morning and beyond. While many touched on the theme, "China: Through the Looking Glass," only a few …

Met Ball 2015: celebrities arrive on the red carpet – in pictures

2 massive whales have washed ashore just south of San Francisco

Because the whale was on its back in the surf, biologists haven't been able to tell if the whale was killed after being hit by a ship, one of the ways the endangered creatures are sometimes killed.<p>"This beach, because of its geographical features and currents, lends itself to being a huge …

10 Places You Wouldn't Have Gone 10 Years Ago

Of all the exciting developments that have occurred in the last decade, the new travel landscape is definitely high on the list. Certain countries have opened up to tourism, some cities have become safer for visitors and a handful of new nations have even been born. Travel destinations that are …

National Parks

The World's 16 Most Incredible Sea Caves

Are you ready to gaze upon the marvels of water and wind erosion? Sure you are. Here are 16 of the world's most incredible sea caves.<p><i>By: Adam Lapetina</i><p>Most people have only been exposed to sea caves by reading <i>Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince</i>, and that's not OK... mostly because the sea cave in …

Lake Superior

8 things you can only understand if you're Austrian

8 things you can only understand if you’re Austrian<p>1. Nobody in Austria has seen <i>The Sound of Music</i>. Nobody.<p>Why the story of the Von Trapp family has …

Bucket List Places You Need To See In The Next Decade

"Where do you see yourself in the next 10 years?" What if instead of a dreaded job interview question, this was asked as a travel challenge? Suddenly the whole world opens up.<p>You had better start thinking, because the world will look very different in the next decade than it does today. For …

Sea Level

Earth from above: Incredible aerial pictures of the world’s great landmarks

BETWEEN THE INTRODUCTION OF technology, and today’s laws limiting or banning their use, there was a glorious period of about 18 months where it was …

Taj Mahal

The 8 Hardest Places in the World to Visit

Some countries in the world are difficult to visit because they're waaaaay off the beaten path, while others are tough because they just don't like you. Or at least, don't want you there. And these eight strongholds -- well, they're a combination of both.<p><i>By: Sophie-Claire Hoeller</i><p>Some countries in …

Visas

The Perfect Week in Nicaragua With Kids

Both of my children have traveled there with us several times, even as babies. Here's my take on how to spend a perfect week with your family in this tropical treasure.<p>In just under 10 short years since I first started traveling to Nicaragua, the questions I receive have changed dramatically from, …

Central America

Photo guide to Costa Rica’s most incredible animals

WITH 5% OF THE ENTIRE planet’s biodiversity contained within its borders, there’s no shortage of incredible creatures that call Costa Rica home. Some …