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America's Best Swimming Holes

There is something quintessentially American about a good swimming hole. Pure, unplugged, communal—all these peaceful oases require are some good friends and perhaps a few beers. Here are some of the best stretches of freshwater the country has to offer. Bring your suit.<p><b>Johnson’s</b> …

Hiking

Is this the ultimate cruise for classical music lovers?

When I was at school I signed up for evening classes to learn about the theory of music. I managed two lessons before giving up – which may explain why I felt a little anxious about my first ever musical river cruise along the Danube and in particular the lecture I was about to attend on classical …

7 of the world’s fastest trains and where they can take you

Since the first commercial steam locomotive left the station in Leeds in 1812, train travel has become a staple of public transportation. Train …

5 of NYC's Greatest Speakeasies

Gotham has a love affair with the speakeasy style of bar: creative craft-cocktail spots hidden behind unmarked doors or false storefronts such as …

25 Must-see Spots in North America According to a Man Who Took a 22,000-mile Road Trip

From remote surf towns to fern-covered canyons and massive glaciers, here are some of the most incredible sights the U.S. and Canada have to …

North America

11 Epic Places In Barcelona Even Locals Don't Know About

El Paradiso<p>This stylish speakeasy is hidden away behind the cover of a trendy Pastrami Bar in the heart of El Born. Simply give a knowing look to the …

The Most Romantic Destination in Every State

1 of 52<p><i>RELATED</i>: 20 Beautiful Beach Views From Around The World<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 52<p>Alabama — Cheaha State Park<p>3 of 52<p>Alaska — Mendenhall Ice …

This Disney Color Quiz Is So Hard, You Might Hate Me For It

You get three colors, and you gotta guess the character!

From Powder to Parties: The Top 10 Après Ski Towns in North America

Serious skiers and snowboarders look for so many factors when choosing a destination: the best powder, highest concentration of black diamonds, …

Nothing but wow moments on this tour of Utah's five national parks

Leave the driving to Austin Adventures on an eight-day exploration of Canyonlands, Arches, Capitol Reef, Bryce and Zion national parks.<p>Moab, Utah, is base camp for two days of hiking in Arches and Canyonlands. An afternoon trek will introduce participants to colorful Capitol Reef, followed by two …

Where to Eat in Hong Kong Right Now

Our methodology is simple. We asked ourselves to be really honest, like “last meal” honest, about the food we live and fly for, and we canvased our trusted network of writers, chefs, and restaurateurs for the dishes they can’t stop dreaming about thereafter. What follows is the print-it-out …

The Best Road Trips in the World

We pooled our editors for their ultimate road trip picks. While the snacks and tools you pack for a drive through Namibia's deserts might be slightly different than, say, Hawaii's Road to Hana, the joy is all the same. Here, 13 of the best road trips in the world, whether you're looking to stop at …

One green, four red: tomato recipes from Anna Jones | A modern cook

So farewell to summer and all its edible spoils, not least the buxom tomatoes that have graced our plates in past months. Here are five ways to see them out in style<p>Today I ate tomatoes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Squashed on to bread with oil, salt and a little cheese on the side in the …

Tomatoes

10 images that prove the Gore Lake Trail is one of the most beautiful hiking routes in the US

I WANTED to backpack somewhere unreachable by car, to hike an unknown trail — and not have to drive too far from Denver. The Gore Lake Trail near …

Hiking

Where You Do and Don’t Need to Tip Around the World

Avoid tipping too little or too much when traveling with this guide.<p>Countries around the world can vary greatly when it comes to their tipping …

Handy

The Hottest Cities for Solo Travel, According to Airbnb

In some popular tourist destinations, like Buenos Aires, Toronto, and Oslo, up to 27 percent of all bookings are made by solo travelers. But new data from Airbnb, the popular home rental site show that these ten spots around the world are rising in the ranks for guests looking to explore on their …

Tiny Houses You Can Rent for the Night

If you believe less is more, it’s easy to see the appeal of the tiny-house movement: You’ll spend less money living in a tiny house, use less energy, and spend less time inside. But if you’re not ready to downsize your entire life into 200 square feet, you can rent a tiny house for the weekend, …

What Are the Cheapest Days to Fly?

It seems like this advice changes all the time.<p>If you track airfares regularly, you’re probably convinced prices are set by a group of chimpanzees throwing darts at a newspaper somewhere outside Toledo. That seems like the only way to explain why a flight from Chicago to Dallas costs $300 on …

The Goblin Valley State Park campground is perhaps America's best-kept camping secret

The perfect campsite is out there. One that’s secluded, but still has tons of amenities; is in a beautiful location, but isn’t too popular; is comfy, …

This map reveals Wi-Fi passwords at airports around the world

Is there anything more annoying than having to pay for Wi-Fi, that basic of human rights?<p>Anil Polat, a travel blogger and computer security engineer, …

The best movies coming to Netflix, HBO, Amazon, and Hulu in May.

Every month, tons of new movies and TV shows become available to stream for free for subscribers to Netflix Instant, Hulu, HBO Now, and Amazon Prime. …

Entertainment

Emma Watson's late night mix-up

On "The Tonight Show," Emma Watson and Jimmy Fallon talked about her confusing him with Jimmy Kimmel during her first appearance on the show.

Emma Watson

A Heineken commercial puts Pepsi's 'protest' ad to shame

The ad, titled "Worlds Apart," pairs people who hold opposing views on hot-button social issues like feminism, climate change, and transgender rights.<p>The pairs, who initially aren't privy to each other's views, go through a bonding activity before the big reveal. They're then given a choice to chat …

12 Recipes You Can Make From Alton Brown's Latest Cookbook

Alton Brown's <b>Everyday Cook</b> is intended to be filled with easy, doable recipes for the at-home cook. So what are his fans cranking out at home? Take a look at some of his recipe IRL and if you don't have the cookbook, we've linked to some of the recipes so you can try them out at home! You'll …

SpotCam connects you to your home, outside and in

When it comes to home surveillance cams there are two kinds of cams – low-end, highly-motorized, wireless IP cams that are (typically) fairly insecure and higher-end cloud service systems like Dropcam that offer secure but more expensive cameras. SpotCam seems to land squarely in the middle with …

Home Automation

Where to Stay in Mexico's Most Popular Destinations for Every Budget

Whether you're a honeymooning couple, family taking a winter vacation, or college student on spring break, Mexico has likely made your …

Mexico

13 movies you should stream on Netflix because you're trapped inside your apartment this week

Rain or shine, Netflix is always there to entertain us when we need it the most. We’ve come to rely on Netflix movies to get us through anything — …

Lower sales tax only for print not for e-books, EU court rules

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European countries must levy standard rates of sales taxes on digital books and newspapers rather than the reduced levels possible for their printed equivalents due to e-commerce rules, the EU's top court ruled on Tuesday.<p>The European Court of Justice was called to interpret EU …

Best Social Media Platforms for Your Biz

With new social media platforms popping up every day, how do you decide which sites your company should have a presence on?<p>In today’s business world, …