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Best of January 2013

Travel Photography

2015 Tours of a Lifetime

Travel Photography

Free Things to Do in Paris

Traipsing around pricey Paris might sound like serious damage to your wallet, but that's only if you don't know where to look (and when to go). Indulge in some of the City of Light's sweetest luxuries <i>gratuit</i>—from hidden nooks of authenticity to world-class museums and sights.<p><b>Art</b><p>Admission is waived …

Daylight Savings Time: 7 Surprising Things You May Not Know

Our annual clock fiddling leads to fewer robberies and more unhappy farmers, for starters.<p>For most of the United States, this weekend sees the return of clock confusion—and heated debate.<p>Many Americans will spring forward an hour to mark the beginning of daylight savings time (DST)—also known as …

Daylight Savings Time

Top 10 Landmarks in U.S. National Parks

National Parks

Top 10 Climbs

Top 10 Climbs from National Geographic.<p>From the National Geographic book <i>The 10 Best of Everything</i><p><b>Mount Khuiten, Mongolia</b> <br>In Mongolia, it’s easy for a traveler to be quickly swept away by the endless green steppes, the heartiness of the Kazakh nomads, and the rolling landscapes that define the Altai …

Mountaineering

Adam Silver says NBA will consider taking top 16 teams for the playoffs

The era of below .500 Eastern Conference teams making the playoffs might finally be over.<p>As the three-team race for the final seed in the Western Conference playoffs heats up, there's bound to be more attention on the imbalance that exists between the NBA's two conferences. The West has been …

Basketball

UFO And Alien Egyptian Artifacts Discovered In Jerusalem Kept Secret By Rockefeller Museum

Alien and UFO circles are abuzz with claims of remarkable ancient Egyptian artifacts discovered in the former Jerusalem home of the famous …

Best of 2014

What Every Country in the European Union Is Best At

By: Kate Peregrina<p><i>Credit: All images by Thrillist/Jennifer Bui</i><p>The European Union has 28 member countries, and much like snowflakes, they're all special in their own way. You already know what each country is worst at. Well, every country excels at something, too -- and to that end, we found one …

Best of Montana Year-Round: Nature and Wildlife

Discover Montana's most beautiful landscapes, wild animals, outdoor recreation and more through the seasons.<p><b>Glacier National Park</b><p>Celebrated conservationist John Muir called Glacier National Park’s dramatic landscape “the best care-killing scenery on the continent.” More than a million acres of …

National Parks

Top 10 Extreme Environments

Nature

10 of the Best European Train Trips

Our ten favorite European trains don’t necessarily offer the fastest journeys—just the most memorable. All aboard!<p>Much of European train travel is about efficiency and comfort—punctually leaving and arriving and having a cozy seat or sleeper compartment in which to devour the latest issue of the</i> …

Trains

These 10 Hiking Trails Will Blow Your Mind

Hiking

Astronaut: Mars Can Wait; Let's Make Camp On The Moon

NASA successfully tested the Orion spacecraft that could eventually take humans to Mars, but the Canadian Bowie-covering astronaut sensation Chris Hadfield says we should re-visit the Moon before setting foot on the red planet.<p>“That is a great vehicle,” Hadfield complimented Orion at a Guardian …

10 Reasons Our Universe Might Actually Be Virtual Reality

Physical realism is the view that the physical world we see is real and exists by itself, alone. Most people think this is self-evident, but physical …

National Geographic Travel

Travel

Day trips from Berlin: 'Grand Budapest Hotel' and more | CNN Travel

Everybody hates Americans: My life abroad as the maligned Other

Living in a small Canadian town taught me the near-obsession of outsiders’ scorn. Finally, I’m ready to push back<p>We litter. We are loud. We are fat. We eat standing up. We drive aggressively. We don’t make eye contact. We don’t open doors for people. We rush. We are rude to wait staff in …

The Mysterious Antikythera Mechanism Is More Ancient Than We Thought

As if the freakishly advanced Antikythera Mechanism wasn't astounding enough, a new analysis suggests the astronomical device is older than …

Puget Sound

10 Epic Long Distance Hikes Around The World

A long distance hiking path is typically defined as anything that takes longer than one or two days to complete. We took that idea 5 million steps …

Banff National Park

This Canadian park boasts some of the world's finest unspoiled ecosystems.<p><b>Location:</b> Alberta <b><br>Date Established:</b> 1885 <b><br>Size:</b> 1,641,027 acres<p>Simplicity marks the origin of Banff—Canada’s first national park. In 1883, on the slopes of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, three railway workers discovered a natural …

National Parks

The 16 Wisest Things Men Have Ever Said About Style

From the likes of Cary Grant, Tom Ford, Charles Bukowski, Ralph Lauren, and Charles Dickens<p><b>"Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn."<br>– Gore Vidal, Writer</b><p>"A man should look as if he had bought his clothes with intelligence, put them on with care, and then forgotten …

Men's Fashion

Rocky Mountain National Park's best hikes

Lace up your boots and get ready to explore the vast wilderness of Rocky Mountain National Park, where the windswept tundra contains an ecosystem of hundreds of species of wildflowers, and the sculpted peaks silhouetted against the blue sky serve as a dramatic reminder of the last ice age. Traverse …

Spice Girls hit Wannabe is catchiest pop song since 1940s, study finds

Almost two decades after they zig-a-zig-ahed their way to their first number one, the Spice Girls have achieved another smash: their debut single Wannabe is the catchiest UK hit.<p>The song, which sold 7 million copies worldwide and topped the chart in 22 countries, was rated the most recognisable …

This Is The 'Most Dangerous Road' In The World

Daredevils are always up for something scary when they travel, whether it involves doing a handstand on a sheer cliff, going rope jumping on a Greek isle or "just" zip lining over a pit of alligators.<p>But there's something scarier than doing any of those activities, and it involves something most …

7 Ways to Transcend the Typical EuroTrip

Europe is the world's most ubiquitous travel destination, certainly for North Americans. At the same time, many travelers regard a trip to Europe as an item to be checked off a list, an excursion to be undertaken in one fell swoop before moving on to grander, greater adventures, be it as a college …

10 Places To Put On Your Budget Bucket List In 2015

So you want to know where to go but don't want to spend hours researching? We get it. And so does Lonely Planet.<p>The travel pros have published their 10th annual "best in" travel compilation book, complete with round ups of the best cities and countries to visit next year, as well as lists of …

Prague vs. Amsterdam (PHOTOS)

Prague and Amsterdam are two very different cities that are often compared by tourists. Prague is the heart of Europe known for having beautiful architecture, pretty women and cheap beer. Amsterdam is known as a place with a crazy night life, legal prostitution and legal drugs. But of course there …

10 Stunning Images Of Remote Destinations

From Lapland to the US and back again, photojournalist Kris Ubach and freelance photographer Roberto Ivan Cano have spent the past seven years, cameras in hand, journeying to the most remote places on the planet. The result of this long journey can be seen in their exhibition in Spain <i>Unusual Nature</i>.<p>…