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UNESCO World Heritage Sites to Visit This Summer Photos

The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization maintains the World Heritage List—an index of sites worldwide that boast universal values and meet one of ten criteria. Some sites “represent a masterpiece of human genius,” some testify to lost civilizations, while others …

Skiing the empty slopes of Kazakhstan

A few years ago, Prince Harry visited the glorious country of Kazakhstan to hit the slopes of the Shymbulak ski resort. The entire resort was shut …

The 10 most scenic hiking trails in the world

From the epic Pacific Crest Trail to Nepal's breathtakingly-beautiful Annapurna Circuit, our local experts share the best hiking trails to pack your bags for.

Hiking

How to Tip: An Etiquette Guide for World Travelers

In order to alleviate awkward stares exchanged at the end of an appointment, taxi ride or other service scenario knowing the local tipping customs …

Burj Al Arab

Physicists Attack Math’s $1,000,000 Question

Physicists are attempting to map the distribution of the prime numbers to the energy levels of a particular quantum system.<p>Prime numbers, the …

Mathematics

11 Travel Backpacks Made for Exploring the World

Pack up one of these top-rated travel backpacks and hit the road for an adventure you'll never forget.<p>Carrying a travel backpack can make life on the road much easier than with a suitcase. Some are great for week-long trips across Europe's countryside, while others are ideal for quick weekend …

This bag will change the way you travel

Going on vacation has its perks — new sights, flavors and cultures among them — but nothing sucks more than schlepping around lots of luggage every step of the way.<p>Now a new backpack-meets-duffle-meets-carry on — a flashy 20-feature product that launched Tuesday on Kickstarter and crushed its …

Depressing Theory: Cancer May Be An Evolutionary Safeguard To Protect Our Species

Living forever wouldn’t be good for the species. Did nature make a way to keep it from happening?<p>When our DNA is damaged and cannot be repaired, the damaged cell is marked for termination so its compromised DNA isn’t passed on. The cells are told not to reproduce. If this process, called apoptosis, …

Mountaineering calendar: When to climb the world’s greatest mountains

Since I first started climbing, I must have spent hours typing “when is the best time to climb…” into search engines and then crawling through …

The Best Beaches in Europe

The focal point of this famous spot is the hulking, weathered hull of a freighter that ran aground in the early ’80s. The ship now sits in the middle …

European Travel