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California’s 3 least visited National Parks are some of the raddest places in the US. Here’s why.

1. Lassen Volcanic National Park<p>Five hours north of the San Francisco Bay, hell awaits you. Well, Bumpass Hell. Smoldering mud pots, belching sulfur …

Britain's most beautiful bike route - and seven more for your bucket list

It’s a safe bet that keen cyclists who raced around the Tour of Britain route in the Lake District this week didn’t stop for a scrumptious pub lunch in the Blacksmiths Arms in Broughton Mills.<p>They probably barely noticed the leafy woods in Lorton Vale, and as for taking time to muse on the …

Kittens Found Wrapped Around Their Trembling Sister, Keeping Her Safe.. (with Updates)

A litter of three kittens were found huddling up together. The two tabbies were wrapped around their tiny trembling sister, trying to keep her …

A Rare Look Inside The 'Gigafactory' Tesla Hopes Will Revolutionize Energy Use

Outside Reno, in Nevada's high desert, Tesla is building what it says is the world's largest battery factory. The Gigafactory, as it's called, will churn out batteries for the company's electric cars. But it's also making something new — a battery for the home.<p>Tucked away in a dusty valley near …

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The Video That Will Make You Want To Drop Everything And Visit Iceland

Iceland is one of the most breathtaking countries to explore in, dare I say it, all the world! Its dramatic landscape gives us travellers some of the …

How to Travel as a Couple

<i>Photo credit: RTWLovers</i><p>Traveling with your significant other adds a new level of adventure to your trip. You share unforgettable experiences that range from heart wrenching to adrenaline inducing to awe-inspiring. All in the course of a day!<p>But travel is full of pitfalls to make even the most …

Stunning Aerial Shots of Fog Turning Hong Kong into a Dreamy Metropolis

Landscape and architecture photographer Andy Yeung has an absolutely jaw-dropping collection of aerial shots which show the skyscrapers of Hong Kong blanketed in a sheet of fog. Having first picked up a camera over a decade ago in 2005, Yeung remains as passionate about creating unique and exciting …

'Firefall' mesmerizing at Yosemite Park in California | CNN Travel

No Passport Required: 7 Incredible Island Getaways in the US

We love to dream about incredible vacations in far-flung locales. It's all so alluring: tropical weather, international cuisine, and …

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The 11 Most Spectacular Cities to See in the Winter

1 of 11<p>Tallinn, Estonia<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 11<p>Banff National Park, Canada<p>3 of 11<p>Gobi Desert, Mongolia<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 11<p>Tromso, Norway<p>Advertisement<p>5 of …

45 Essential Thanksgiving Desserts

End your big feast on a sweet note.<p>Sure, the turkey may seem like the star, but really, it's all about dessert. End your feast on a sweet note with our favorite pies, cookies, cakes and more.

Yosemite Country: Must-Dos Outside the Park

For outdoor enthusiasts and history buffs, Tuolumne County offers plenty of adventure just outside Yosemite National Park.<p>About four million people visit Yosemite National Park each year—and over half of them take their trips between June and September (a mere glimpse of the unreal, glacier-cut …

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4 Places in South America to Visit Right Now

<i>Bruce Tuten/ Flickr</i><p>With so many alluring destinations across South America, it's hard to pick where to travel next. From the rugged beauty of Patagonia to the striking architecture of Colombia, this part of the world offers romance, charm and a myriad of cultural attractions. Whether you want to …

5 Reasons Why Winter Is the Best Time to See Yellowstone

Among the National Parks, Yellowstone already stands out with its unique collection of hydrothermal features, wildlife, and vast scenery. However, when the busy season ends, and only the hardiest of locals remain, winter comes in hard and transforms Yellowstone into a snow-covered …

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Lake District and Yorkshire Dales national parks extended to meet at the M6

Decision creates largest area of national park land in England - with just a motorway and the West Coast Main Line separating the two national parks<p>The Lake District and Yorkshire Dales national parks are to be extended to meet in the middle - with just the M6 motorway and West Coast Main Line …

A photographer traveled to every brothel in Nevada — here's what they are really like

Now he's been to every single one in the state.<p>Over the course of five years, McAndrews made regular trips to Nevada's legal brothels, staying anywhere from a week to a month each time. He stayed in bedrooms in the houses, shared a bathroom with the working girls, and saw the world that no one — …

5 Hot Paint Color Ideas to Try Now

Narrowing down paint color ideas can be tricky. After all, there are literally hundreds of options to choose from — and that’s just if you decide to …

8 Better Ways to Display Art in Every Room of Your Home

It's time to create an Instagram-perfect wall.<p>In her new book <i>Habitat: The Field Guide to Decorating</i>, designer Lauren Liess shares her favorite, not-always-conventional ideas for livening up any space with art.

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Tiny kitten with no back legs takes first steps with the aid of a teeny tiny wheelchair

<b>Look at the determination on that little face!</b><p>Casidy the kitten has had a pretty rough start in life.<p>Born to a feral mother, Cassidy lost both his …

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Kitten Refuses To Go To Sleep Without Goodnight Kisses

ARS_Blog_DTOP_BelowTitle_300x250<p>A sleepy kitten is getting goodnight kisses from her human and it’s just the thing to put her into a slumber. Wait …

Gorilla delicately hugs and plays with kittens in video that’s off the cuteness scale

<b>The internet’s produced some pretty powerful cuteness in its time – but this video might just top it all.</b><p>It shows Koko the gorilla – famous for her …

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Spread the Cute:<p>Are these two of THE most stunning kitteh pix you’ll EVAH come across, or <i>what?</i> “Hi, I thought I needed to send this to you because, …

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25 incredible hikes to take in your lifetime

We've put together a collection of some of the world's most breathtaking hikes.<p>From the Kalalau Trail in Hawaii to trekking the volcanic Tongariro Northern Circuit of New Zealand, here are 25 hikes everyone should take in their lifetime.

23 Must-Do Hikes in the National Parks

Photo: Michael Matti<p>You can't see all the beauty of the National Parks from your car or the visitor center. You need to hit the trail and get into the wild to really capture all that the parks have to offer. Take a look at this list, lace up your hiking boots, and start planning your next hiking …