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Stunning Photos of 8 Million Flower Petals Raining Down on a Costa Rican Village

When your day involves eight million flower petals, you either have a VERY upset significant other, are St. Valentine himself, or you’re doing a …

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48 epic dream hotels to visit before you die

A GOOD HOTEL CAN MAKE or break a trip. The worst hotel in the best place is still going to make retiring after a long day an unfortunate experience. …

17 steps for traveling in style

WHO CARES that this is a promo for J Crew? For me it’s just another example of media that proves it’s not what the motivations are, but the emotions …

Motorcycle Photography 101

I’m a photographer of many things. I shoot live music, portraits and fashion, but my favorite subjects have wheels—and more specifically, two wheels.<p>There are many ways to photograph a motorcycle. You can shoot it while riding, racing, or wrenching. Or when it’s just leaning on the kickstand at a …

10 best things to climb

Over ice and iron girders, shinnying up temples and scaling rainforest trees – tackle the world’s most worthwhile ways to reach the top. In this excerpt from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Experiences</i> we've gathered together ten things to go up, from the somewhat gentle to the downright difficult. …

Ten of the world's best city hikes

Stretch your legs over hours or days, without leaving some of the world’s biggest cities. This article is adapted from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Adventures.</i><p>Tijuca Forest, Rio de Janeiro<p>Aerial shot of Rio de Janeiro surrounded by the Tijuca Forest. Image by Paddy Eckersley / Digital Vision / …

Event-o-Rama: 10 Must-Dos in March

There are some amazing events on tap all over the world, all the time. <b>Here’s a taste of what you can see and do in March:</b><p>Stop and smell the flowers during <b>Tokyo</b>‘s <b>Ueno Sakura Matsuri</b> (March 20-April 8), timed to coincide with peak bloom times for the 1,000+ cherry trees in Ueno Park. The magic …

Trailer and Report From Topher Grace's Edit Of Close Encounters of A Third Kind – /Film

In May 2012, I was invited to a private screening of the <b>Star Wars</b> prequels that had been edited down into one 85-minute movie by actor Topher Grace. …

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Stylish Ceiling Designs That Can Change The Look Of Your Home

When redecorating our homes, we often tend to ignore the ceiling design. We usually just paint it white and don’t think twice about any other …

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Beautiful Houses: Loft Conversion

This week we will show you the beautiful transformation loft conversion in Terrassa, Spain, a project by Egue & Seta. The details of the project on …

This stunning underwater shot made our list of the best travel photos for January. Check out the full gallery here: http://on.natgeo.com/1iV9Sqb Photograph by Patrik Gustafsson, National Geographic Your Shot

50 Incredible Travel Destinations to Consider for 2014

Where will you go in 2014? We can't plan your vacations for you, but we can certainly help you narrow your wish list of destinations with our annual Top 50 Travel Destinations list. No, we don't propose that you visit all 50 in a year -- although, hey, that's an admirable goal -- merely that you …

Netflix's first Oscar nomination comes for 'The Square' and you can watch it right now

Yesterday the nominees for the 86th Academy Awards were announced, and for the first time, that list includes a production that will be primarily distributed via Netflix (check here for a list of theater screenings). A documentary centering on the 2011 Egyptian revolution, <i>The Square</i> has already …

Top 10: Historic Sites in Ireland and Northern Ireland

More than 5,000 years of history are revealed through colossal passage tombs, the beehive huts of early monasteries, and more iconic landmarks. Here are Irish places of curiosity, pilgrimage, and inspiration.

Event-o-Rama: 10 Must-Dos in January

There are some amazing events on tap all over the world, all the time. <b>Here’s a taste of what you can see and do in January:</b><p>Celebrate the coming of a new year <i>and</i> the oldest folk festival in the U.S. at the <b>Philadelphia</b> <b>Mummers Parade</b> (January 1). Local clubs take to the streets to compete in one of …

14 Travel Predictions for 2014

<i>by Wendy Perrin</i><p>Coming up with the ten biggest changes in travel of 2013 got me contemplating what 2014 might have in store. Here are a few …

Most Powerful Photos of the Year 2013 from Reuters Photojournalists

As 2013 draws to a close, we reflect back on the high points (and low points) experienced in the past year. Many people look back on the year by …

Location, Location, Location! These Hot Spots Were All the Rage in 2013

What locales were all the rage in 2013? Close to home, Brooklyn, New York continued to grow in "hipness" as many a Manhattanite has flocked to the …

10 Movies You Should Have Seen in 2013

Photo: Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures<p>There is nothing better than sitting back and having a marathon in your own living room over the holidays. As the year winds down, the list of must-sees piles up. We selected the best of the year's releases to appease every taste whether you prefer sci-fi …

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14 Destinations For Your 2014 Travel Bucket List

The new year is rapidly approaching and we're making resolutions and wish lists for the year of travel ahead.<p>If you crossed some adventures off your 2013 travel bucket list, surely you'll need some new additions. Check out these awesome, under-the-radar destinations you should add to your list for …

4 Places to Go Before You Have Kids

<i>Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime. Article by Danielle Contray, contributor to Budget Travel.</i><p>Having kids doesn't mean you can never travel again, of course. Yet once you've gone from packing a suitcase and two carry-ons to dealing with travel cribs, car seats, strollers, and diaper bags (not to mention …

Why Men Should Give a Damn About Appearance

You can talk all you want about fashion, but most men still won't give a damn.<p>That's partly because there's a lot of silly, useless information out there that confuses, and as a society we've tried to push the mantra -- it matters how you perform, not how you look.<p>And yes, in a perfect world that …

Articles about 7 modern steel homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

We take a look back at Salone del Mobile's 2014 special exhibition—Where Architects Live—with a sneak peek into the personal...<p>Once a locker for a midnight loo, the bedside table has taken on a far sweeter function—and a score of forms for holding big...<p>Just in time for summer, here are seven …

Food Pho Pas: 23 Simple Things You're Doing Wrong While Eating Asian Food

Asian nations have rich histories of eating etiquette that most Americans are oblivious to, as we're all too busy reading World Books about how General Tso made that delicious chicken he totally invented.<p>To help guide you through the confusing world of Eastern cuisines, <b>we asked all sorts of experts</b> …

Bavaria's Neuschwanstein Castle Is A Fairy Tale Dream Come True

Looks familiar, doesn’t it?<p>Try as you may, you won’t find this castle in any of the Disneylands around the world. This fairy tale palace, however, can be found in Bavaria, Germany, more than 350 miles away from the closest Disneyland in Paris.<p>Called the Neuschwanstein Castle, the magnificent 19th …

Why Travel Makes You An Awesome Person

People always ask how travel has changed me. If I look back at who I was before I began traveling and compare that to who I am now, I would have to say that travel has made me a better and more well-rounded person. I'm way cooler now than I was at 25 when I first left to explore the world.<p>Simply …

5 Places Not to be Missed in a Lifetime

As a travel writer since 1997, I have visited 100 countries, and I make 20 to 30 trips a year. I am always being asked where in the world I'd most like to go. In this post, I'm going to reveal the five destinations I'd love to visit, or re-visit, before I die. This includes, of course, the biggie …