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10 Incredible Vacations to Take With Your Tax Refund

The Most Beautiful Pink Sand Beaches in the World

What makes a pink sand beach—a million pieces of shattered coral? A trick of the eye and the light? On Harbour Island in the Bahamas—one of the most famous beaches pictured here—the pink hue comes from foraminifera, a microscopic organism that actually has a reddish-pink shell, while the sand is a …

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The World's Coolest Glass Treehouse Is in Kazakhstan

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15 Most Beautiful Waterfalls in the World

You might know some of the world's most famous waterfalls, like Niagara and Victoria, but what about Kaieteur Falls or Gullfoss? Here are 15 of our favorite cascades (and their respective heights) from around the globe. This post was originally published in 2013. It has been updated with new …

The Most Beautiful Coastal Towns in Italy

We pulled together a list of the prettiest towns on the Italian coast. From Manarola to Ravella, these hamlets of beauty will have you trading the hustle and bustle of big cities Rome, Milan, and Florence, for coastal charm—and relative quiet. La dolce vita, indeed. This post was originally …

The 10 Most Beautiful Places in Iceland

Though it once played second-fiddle to Nordic neighbors Sweden and Norway, Iceland has quietly come into the spotlight to show the world what it's been missing all these years: expansive underground ice caves, towering volcanoes, thermal baths, and landscapes so convincingly lunar that even …

European Travel

The Most Beautiful Deserts in the World

By definition, a desert is a region that receive about 10 inches of rain or less each year—but its greatest incarnations vary wildly, from Arctic freezes to ochre-colored dunes in Africa to sandy stretches blanketed by wildflowers. These are 11 of the loveliest deserts in the world.<p>Gobi,</b> …

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The 10 Most Beautiful Clifftop Hotels in the World

Private plunge pools aside, there are few things more thrilling and luxurious than a clifftop hotel. Perhaps it’s the sheer seclusion, or the unobstructed views, or the feeling that you’re living on the edge—quite literally. From lofty hideouts on the Amalfi Coast to precariously-perched Balinese …

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13 Beautiful Images of Bhutan, the World's Happiest Country

High in the Himalayas is the kingdom of Bhutan, where success boils down to the gross national happiness index (GHP) instead of the gross national product, and where travelers have only been allowed to visit since 1974. Prince William and Kate Middleton visited last month to solidify their …

10 Best Convertible Drives in the U.S.

There’s nothing as freeing as cruising down the highway with the sun on your face and wind wreaking havoc on your hair. Some drives are better suited than others for dropping your...er, top, including the iconic coastline curves in Big Sur, the Florida Keys' Overseas Highway, and past the red rocks …

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10 Best Convertible Drives in Europe

If you're planning a road trip through Europe, know this: There’s no better way to take in the most scenic stretches in France, Italy, and beyond than from an open-air ride. From a summer spin through the mountain passes of the Swiss Alps to a pintxos-fueled drive along Basque country roads, these …

European Travel

27 stunningly remote hotels that are worth the trip

While being in close proximity to cities brings you closer to tourist sites, it can also mean lots of people.<p>We've rounded up 27 of the world's most remote hotels, which can offer luxurious touches and a more personal experience. While they may be more difficult to access, they're set in stunning …

National Parks

The 20 Most Beautiful Places in California

Traveling through California is like getting a crash course in America's natural beauty: the windswept deserts, Redwood forests, rocky coastlines, and rows of vines. Add to that some world-famous architecture and city skylines, and you have a state you could spend a lifetime exploring. It's …

California

16 Romantic Dinner Places Around The World

Looking for the ultimate dinner destination to impress your special one? We’ve put together 16 extraordinary places from around the world, where the …

No diet, no detox: how to relearn the art of eating

Our relationship with food has become disordered and obsessive. As the new year brings diet madness, it needn’t be such a struggle to learn good eating habits<p>So many of our anxieties around diet take the form of a search for the perfect food, the one that will cure all our ills. Eat this! Don’t eat …

Vegetables

50 Most Beautiful Cities in the World

We seek beauty in many forms: through art and architecture; from water views and mountain highs; in its people and its history. This list circles the globe, finding the most beautiful cities in the world from Italy to Iran. This gallery was originally published in 2016. It has been updated with new …

European Travel

Banishing Cellulite: The Foam Roller Detox

Integrative structural specialist and frequent <i>goop</i> contributor Lauren Roxburgh is a bit of a magician. By manipulating the fascia—i.e., the saran …

Yoga

The 7 Best Train Trips in the World

There's a reason every plane you take these days is totally full: Just about everyone who wants to go somewhere wants to get there as quickly and …

Here's How To Actually Eat Healthier This Year

This one-week clean eating challenge is a healthy eating boot camp that'll teach you how to cook awesome food all year long.<p>It's great to want to eat healthier but crash diets don't work — you need a sustainable plan. So, with the help of nutritionist Abby Langer, we put together a weeklong meal …

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The Best Foods for Quick and Healthy Detox

If you read about ancient torture methods, you’ll find some pretty gnarly stuff like something called “infusion,” in which a victim is bound and then …

Nutrition

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26 incredible waterfalls to visit in your lifetime

Some cascade lightly into trickling streams while others harness a speed and height that is simply mesmerizing.<p>We've put together a collection of 26 waterfalls from around the world that provide travelers with surreal scenery, incredible size, or unique shapes that won't be found anywhere else.<p>From …

National Parks

16 incredible European destinations that haven't been discovered by tourists

A recent thread on Quora discussed some of the best destinations in Europe that remain unknown.<p>The answers hit on a number of hidden gems, which we included in this list, along with some others that came from our own research.<p>From Denmark's Faroe Islands to one of Armenia's oldest monasteries, here …

European Travel

This Moroccan City Is Completely Covered in Ethereal Blue Paint

Chefchaouen is the stuff of dreams — but it's real.<p>As people who love color, we're always looking out for rooms that employ vibrant decor. But entire cities that embrace our love of saturated hues? Now you've got us excited.<p>Chefchaouen is a town in northwest Morocco that is best known for its …

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