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The 20 best places to live on just a Social Security check

Social Security is an essential safety net for many Americans. Even if you haven’t saved enough for retirement, you can still count on Social …

37 Places to Travel on Less Than $50 a Day

It might sound too good to be true, but careful budgeting can lead to a foreign getaway sooner than you think. We've considered affordable …

40 stunning natural wonders everyone should see in their lifetime

<b>From waterfalls to mountains, there are plenty of beautiful places to enjoy nature all over the world.</b><p><b>Peyto Lake in Banff National Park in Canada is</b> …

50 Places in the US to See Before You Die

Mark Twain wrote that travel was "fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness," but he forgot to mention that it's also a chance to have the …

20 of the most beautiful campsites around the world

Camping might mean a little more work than checking into a glamorous hotel and dealing with housekeeping for a vacation, but if you're okay with …

The 14 most amazing waterfalls in the world

Pictures of power<p>Few natural wonders encapsulate the sublime power and impermanence of the wild better than roaring waterfalls, including the Ban …

Hiking

30 mysterious wonders that are forbidden to tourists

When you’re daydreaming about your next vacation, there’s a good chance that the locations in this gallery won’t cross your mind, and for good …

This city in China is bursting with UNESCO World Heritage gardens

More than 2,600 years ago in an area west of current-day Shanghai, the city of Suzhou was the capital of the Wu Kingdom and home to several royal …

Landscaping

The 50 Most Beautiful Places on the Planet

One of the most famous waterfalls in Iceland’s south region, Seljalandsfoss is a must-visit stop on any drive along the ring road.<p>This protected land …

America's 30 Most Charming Seaside Towns

America is chock-full of waterfront seaside towns, cities and villages but a select few stand out for their one-of-a-kind character and charisma. …

12 boardwalks that capture the essence of summer

Like a time capsule<p>Boardwalks are synonymous with summertime. For more than a century, these seaside destinations have drawn fun-seekers with …

Casinos

20 unique beaches with unexpected colors

There are few things in life that are better than a beautiful beach. The clear blue sky, the verdant waters, and the bright yellow sand. That is, of …

Fabled 'Gate to Hell' really did kill people — and now we know why

The truth about the infamous "Gate to Hell" has been uncovered — and it's no less fascinating than the myth.<p>A research team from University of …

Archaeology

The 2018 World's Best Cities

What makes a city truly great? Jaw-dropping architecture, distinctive restaurants, a rich array of cultural offerings, and intriguing shops are a …

Underrated American Cities You Need to Add to Your Bucket List

Hot spot tourist destinations have earned this distinction. They certainly deserve to be on a person’s bucket list but certain off the grid places …

25 of the World's Most Iconic Mountains

Due to rockslide and subsequent erosion, the height of Mount Cook slowly decreases.<p>Grand Teton National Park offers opportunities for fishing, …

The Best Coastal Towns in America

What defines the “best” beach town? Is it all about waking up with a nice breeze, enjoying world-class seafood at just about any small restaurant, …

10 secret gardens in the middle of major cities

Paris Petite Ceinture<p>The Petite Ceinture means the "Little Line" in French. This is a 20-mile-long railway that hasn't been used for its intended …

Wildflowers

Devil's Punchbowl is beautiful, but dangerous

This spectacular geological formation is one of the gems of the Oregon coast. Just don't get caught inside at high tide.<p>The Oregon coast is famous …

Hiking

The world’s incredible living volcanoes that will blow your mind

Amazingly, many of the world's rumbling and smoking active volcanoes can be explored up close. Be filled with a primeval sense of awe and dread as …

9 precariously perched temples and monasteries

Meteora<p>Meteora, which means "middle of the sky" or "lofty," is a collection of rock formations in Greece. The natural spires are picturesque, but the …

European Travel

Where Americans Live Longest — and Shortest

Life expectancy can be affected by many things, from genetics to smoking to stress. Here's a look at how all 50 states and D.C. rank.

UNESCO selects 19 new breathtaking World Heritage Sites

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) selects World Heritage Sites that have cultural or historical value, or …

The World's Most Untapped Destinations

Tom Marchant is the co-founder of luxury travel company and trip planner, Black Tomato, which delivers luxe experiences around the world via …

The 24 Most Scenic Places to Camp in the United States

Located on Mount Desert Island, Acadia National Park is the Pine Tree State’s natural jewel. The park boasts 17 million acres of forest, 6,000 lakes …

The Best Natural Swimming Pools in the United States

There's nothing like a good, old-fashioned swimming hole to beat the heat this summer. Here's where to find the best spots all across the …

The 40 Best Places in America to Travel Back in Time

Learning about history can take place outside of the shushed halls of a traditional museum. Instead of gazing at dusty artifacts behind glass, …

The 10 Best Countries to Retire Where You Can Live Large and Save Big

Let this guide help you weigh affordability, climate, health care, friendliness and other characteristics of top retirement destinations.

These Are the 10 Best Small Towns in America to Retire

A recent study found that one in three Americans don’t have enough in savings to pack-up-shop at the office. That’s why picking the town that you’ll …