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6 Untold Reasons Amsterdam Should Be On Your List of Places to Visit

Clearly any city clever enough to bring all the vices together under "one roof" cannot go wrong and Amsterdam has proved that, making it a dream location for almost everyone looking for some fun and freedom.<p>Credit<p>Just in case going on a vacation is one of the things you have planned for this …

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Europe's 20 most beautiful hotels | CNN Travel

(CNN) — With so many iconic cities and diverse landscapes, beautiful hotels in Europe are commonplace. But some are, quite simply, more beautiful than others.<p>From clifftop luxury retreats on Italy's Amalfi Coast to art nouveau masterpieces in the heart of Budapest, we've handpicked Europe's 20 most …

The 18 best science movies and shows streaming on Netflix right now

From shows that delve into the tasty science of gastronomy to those that unmask the mysterious depths of the ocean, there's no shortage of mind-expanding titles to indulge in.<p>But there's a downside to all of that choice: It's <i>a lot</i> to choose from.<p>I polled the Tech Insider team and came up with 18 of …

National Parks

31 Brilliant Books That You Really Need To Read This Spring

Required reading from April to June. UK release dates.

The 24 Best Websites For Discount Furniture And Decor

Clear eyes, full carts, can't lose.<p>When decorating a new space, it’s important to know which pieces are worth the investment, and which are worth finding for cheap. But let’s be honest ― we’ll take a good deal any day.<p>Thankfully, you don’t have to expend tons of time or energy searching for the …

18 of the greatest Irish pubs that tourists (mostly) don't know about

THIS IS A country of wonderful pubs. Unspoilt pubs. Pubs where there is no decoration but old GAA pictures*, no food buttoasties, and no crisp …

Better Interface Design: Logins, Menus, Toggles And Other Fancy Modules

CodePen has become the playground for developers. The sandbox where you can build whatever your imagination fancies. Practical things, experimental …

Five underrated countries you need to visit

From a medieval African trading town to a Mediterranean island nation, these overlooked outposts are worth a look.<p>With each welcoming more than 50 million international visitors each year, France, the United States and China dominate the list of most popular countries for travellers. But are the …

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9 Motivational Videos to Help You Succeed in Business and Life

Can a few minutes of watching change your life? These deeply inspirational videos just might.<p>There are videos that energize us, inspire us, and motivate us to do great things. Then there are the very few that do all of that--and touch us so deeply that we wind up watching them over and over. We …

NASA’s dreamy new space posters recall the golden age of air travel

Riding a wave of popular interest in space travel, NASA has unveiled a treat for its fans. In an online gallery called “Visions of the Future,” the US space agency’s Jet Propulsion Lab has released a collection of colorful retro posters.<p>With tongue-in-cheek advertising tag lines like “<i>Earth: Your</i> …

NASA just released some stunning space-themed posters — here they are

These posters were created as part of an internally distributed NASA calendar, but all of the images they created are going to be posted for free online. You can also buy prints from their online store.<p>The three released so far: "The Grand Tour," "'Mars," and "Enceladus" are all focused on Mars …

The Best Historic Hotels In The United States

History buffs, you're going to love this.<p>Brush up on your history at one of these 12 incredible retreats from around the country, all winners of this year's Historic Hotels Of America awards.

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23 Short Stories You'll Want To Read Over And Over Again

And again and again.

Books

10 Dishes Every Beginner Cook Should Master

What's the best dish for a beginner cook to try? We asked star chefs from all over the country for their recommendations. Here’s what they had to say.<p>…

12 Small Ways To Travel More This Year

We often trick ourselves into thinking of travel as a big-time event -- and the truth is, you're not always going to have thousands of dollars to fund a plane ticket, hotel room and dozens of meals out. But you <i>are</i> always going to have wanderlust, and there <i>is</i> a way to cure it without breaking the …

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The Perfect Three-Day Road Trip Through Virginia

When Fathom sent me on a road trip with five other 20-ish travel writers to discover the hidden gems of Virginia in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley, I was tentatively optimistic and curious.<p>Wright's Dairy Rite iconic sign. All photos by Emily Warman<p><i>By Emily Warman for Fathom</i> | <i>Fathom sent a</i> …

Dining Rooms

24 Splurge-Worthy Hotels for Luxury Seekers

It takes a special hotel that delivers the right mix of pampering, fine dining, and premium accommodations to warrant a high price tag. Many properties around the world have mastered this trifecta, attracting loyal guests who keep coming back for more. Go all out in style at any of these …

Travel Guides

Spectacular Black and White Portrayal of San Francisco in the 1940s and ’50s

In a post-war San Francisco, photographer Fred Lyon found that, everywhere he looked, he could capture the essence of the city through his camera lens. The wonderfully exhilarating culture during the 1940s and '50s was one of energy and lively spirit, as residents and visitors enjoyed the many …

Hotel Suite In An Airplane Soars Over The Costa Rican Jungle

This is just plane awesome.<p>If a typical room at Costa Rica's luxurious Hotel Costa Verde isn't enough, allow us to offer the 727 Fuselage Home as an option.<p>The retired Boeing plane -- at one of our longtime favorite offbeat hotels -- is nestled high above the jungle, on a coastal bluff near the …

World's 50 best bars in 2014 | CNN Travel

The Endless Holiday

As soon as commercial jet travel became widespread in the late 1950s, the international elite built a lifestyle around it, flying from one glamorous destination to the next. Bruce Handy looks at a bygone era—almost unimaginable in this age of Travelocity, TripAdvisor, and jam-packed cabins—when …

10 (More) Gorgeous Colorized Photos That Put History In A New Light

For the history buffs of the world, we imagine there are few experiences as fulfilling as poring over volume after volume of black-and-white photographs, hunting for that rare shot of a notable figure or iconic location.<p>As for the rest of us, we'll be trolling Reddit. Their ongoing thread of …

These Are The World's Least Visited Countries

If you're constantly searching for an undiscovered, crowd-free getaway, you're in luck -- some of the least-visited countries on earth are calling your name.<p>These countries are totally beautiful and completely underrated, which means few crowds and pristine, untouched nature. Many of them are small …

10 Great Novels That Will Make You More Passionate About Science

Many of the world's greatest scientists were inspired to go into their fields by reading science fiction books. And it's easy to see why. A lot of …

The 40 Best Beaches on Earth

It ain't summertime without at least spending a few days at the beach soaking up the rays and relaxing with family and friends.<p>Let's face it...it ain't summertime without at least spending a few days at the beach soaking up the rays and relaxing with family and friends. In the spirit of summer, …

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