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Hike in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Visit the largest national park in Croatia and see countless beautiful waterfalls and lakes.<p>Plitvice Lakes National Park is Croatia's largest …

7 Secrets To Ultra-Cheap Europe Flights

As the euro falls against the dollar and the weather warms, now is the time to book a trip across the pond. But a favorable exchange rate won't help you get there for less.<p>As the euro falls against the dollar and the weather warms, now is the time to book a trip across the pond. But a favorable …

Air Travel

Water Mystically Flows from the Peak of this Lush Patagonia Lodge

If you're a fan of fantasy, especially <i>Lord of the Rings</i>, then the Magic Mountain Lodge is the perfect destination for you. It's a 13-room hotel that looks like it could be from Middle-earth! Located in the private Huilo-Huilo Biological Reserve in northern Chile, this lodge has its visitors enter …

The Best Thing To Ever Happen To Mornings: Breakfast Nachos

Just let this happen.<p>Put an egg on absolutely anything and call it breakfast. That means putting an egg on top of this melty mixture of warm corn …

Breakfast

Marinha Beach Is Clearly One Of The Best Beaches In The World For A Reason

We've seen some "best beaches" before, but none has stolen our hearts quite like this.<p>Welcome to Marinha Beach, on the southern coast of Portugal. It's been named one of the best beaches in the world for its stunning natural rock arches and excellent quality of water.<p>But the best part of this …

How to plan a round-the-world trip

Itʼs the ultimate trip: circumnavigating the planet, and stopping off wherever takes your fancy. Great for travellers who want to see it all, or who are just plain indecisive. But booking a round-the-world (RTW) trip can be a complex business. Hereʼs our guide to getting started.<p>How to do it<p>The …

A Material that Can Be a Mirror... Then a Window

A group of MIT scientists have created a new material that can be both a mirror and a window, and no it's not a one-way mirror.<p>This new material can …

Portable Robot Printer Is Like A Roomba That Squirts Ink

“What is a printer?” asked Zuta Labs, then reimagined it as the Mini Mobile Robotic Printer, as small as your hand.<p>Designed by Zuta Labs and now on Kickstarter, the Mini Mobile Robotic Printer is one for the mobile age. It cleverly sheds the bulk of consumer printing by re-imagining what a printer …

The Exceptional Traveler: Adventure in the Caribbean

Any typical resort vacation in the Caribbean can be turned into an exciting adventure by taking advantage of the reliable and inexpensive ferry system that connects many of the islands.<p>Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of …

New Australia Campaign Tells Americans Why Any Time Is a Good Time to Visit

Australia is on a lot of Americans’ travel bucket lists, but often pushed to the back due to the perceived distance and cost of the destination.<p>So …

How Our Smartphones Are Affecting The Way We Shop

Think your smartphone is all about Candy Crush and restaurant reviews? Think again. They're actually having an impact on the way you shop, too.<p>A new study by Interactions Marketing on consumer trends reveals that a whopping 91 percent of women surveyed conduct online research before making any …

This Italian Town Looks Like It's Out Of A Fairytale

Welcome to Alberobello! This little Italian <i>comune</i> is located in the Bari province of Puglia, Italy.<p>Alberobello is known for its trulli -- limestone dwellings with domed, conical or pyramidal roofs -- which are on the UNESCO world heritage list. The structures look like they're straight out of a …

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CEO Says BlackBerry Sued Typo Because The Keyboard 'Is Our Identity'

BlackBerry is fighting for its rightful place in in the smartphone market, especially when it comes to keyboards.<p>Last Friday the company filed a lawsuit against Typo, an LA-based startup that makes a physical keyboard accessory for the iPhone. Co-founded by American Idol presenter Ryan Seacrest, …

Lumo BodyTech Introduces The Lift: A Small, Stylish Wearable For Better Posture

Palo Alto-based Lumo BodyTech is revealing its second product today, the Lumo Lift. The Lift, like its original Lumo Back, is a device designed to enhance a user’s posture, but with a radically different take. The Lift is small and stylish, and is designed to be placed unobtrusively on the collar …

How To Make Master French Chocolatier Jacques Torres' Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies

However, as much as it pains me to say it, these chocolate chip cookies by Jacques Torres are absolutely, without a doubt, the best chocolate chip cookies that I have ever made or tasted in my entire life. I guess that's why they call him Mr. Chocolate!<p>These are a chocolate chip cookie of another …

LifeProof announces the first ever waterproof iPhone 5 case without a screen protector

<b>Update: Now available for preorder from Best Buy in black or white for $90 with free shipping.</b><p>LifeProof has made their first major product announcement following last month’s merger with their top competitor, OtterBox. The ultra-tough case maker is bringing their popular Nuud style to the iPhone 5 …