Alex McCollom

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The lake escape: 20 great European holidays beside the water

Sometimes, even the most turbulent seasons can be soothed into serenity by a sighting of waves flowing softly to land. Ask Maxim Gorky. Exiled from Russia in the wake of the Moscow uprising of 1905 (a pre-cursor to the revolution that would ensue in 1917) and his imprisonment in St Petersburg, the …

European Travel

13 Of The Best Cities in Germany You Have To Visit

Germany is one of those countries that you visit and get a totally different experience depending on which region you explore. That’s the beauty of …

European Travel

Leave It to Richard Branson to Create Cruise Ships Like None You've Seen Before

Virgin is headed to the open seas.<p>Virgin Voyages, the upcoming cruise line from Richard Branson, has unveiled a “shiptease” with information about …

Cruise Ships

NASA's 'Impossible' Space Engine Tested—Here Are the Results

The first independent tests of the EmDrive suggest there's a mundane explanation for the wildly controversial device.<p>Spaceflight is hard. Blasting heavy cargo, spacecraft, and maybe people to respectable speeds over interplanetary distances (not to mention the luxury of stopping at destinations) …

Auctions

A Rare Virus Without a Cure Has Emerged in India And Is Killing People

It has the potential to cause a deadly pandemic.<p>At least nine people in southern India have died in cases linked to an outbreak of the rare and …

Disease

I've Been to 26 Countries in Europe—These Are the 5 I Always Recommend

My first trip to Europe was a heady mix of excitement, nerves, and total awe. At 19, I wandered the streets of Le Marais wide-eyed, marveled at the …

European Travel

Job program for foreign graduates of U.S. colleges has quadrupled in size

Almost 1.5 million foreign students have been allowed to stay and work in the United States after graduation as part of a work permit program that now is larger than the controversial H-1B program for highly skilled foreign workers, according to a new report.<p>The number of students in the science, …

A Harvard Doctor Has Made A Definitive List of The Best Workouts. Full Stop.

Dr I-Min Lee has made it simple for you<p>There’s a lot of information out there about exercise - be it how to lose weight, what’s best for anxiety or how to get a rock hard bum. Thankfully, a super clever person from one of the best Universities in the world has broken it down for us in the simplest …

This 75-year Harvard study shows how to have lifetime joy

For over 75 years, Harvard’s Grant and Glueck study has tracked the physical and emotional health of two groups:<p>456 poor people in Boston from 1939 …

Happiness

Enjoy Seven Days in Iceland

Iceland, except for the capital of Reykjavik, is not big on public transport. If you wish to explore Iceland in a week, driving through Iceland is …

35 trips every couple should take in their lifetime

There's nothing quite like travel to put any relationship to the test, no matter whether you and your SO are adventure-seekers, lovers of luxury, or …

European Travel

22 phrases Americans say that leave foreigners completely stumped

1/<p>When a task is easy or straightforward, Americans will say it's a "piece of cake."<p>NBC Universal<p>The phrase likely derives from a line in "The …

Did another advanced species exist on Earth before humans?

Our Milky Way galaxy contains tens of billions of potentially habitable planets, but we have no idea whether we’re alone. For now Earth is the only world known to harbor life, and among all the living things on our planet we assume <i>Homo sapiens</i> is the only species ever to have developed advanced …

Universe

The Caribbean Island That's Quietly Luring Americans Away From the 50 States (Video)

When dreaming of a window-seat view on a flight to the Caribbean, one color comes to mind: blue. Or, more specifically, that sparkling turquoise-blue …

Vancouver International Airport : Getting To and From YVR

<i>Looking for direct flights to Vancouver? Nonstop & Direct Flights to Vancouver International Airport</i><p>The <b>Vancouver International Airport</b> — also known …

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12 of the Most Beautiful Infinity Pools From Around the World

The only thing better than an uninterrupted view? A continuous panorama enjoyed from an infinity-edge pool. From urban properties in the American …

12 of the best beach towns in southern Europe

Šibenik, Croatia<p>It’s known as the gateway to Krka national park and the Kornati islands, but this 1,000-year-old city has enough in itself to keep visitors happily busy for days. A slow amble along its waterfront goes past bars, restaurants and the 15th-century Cathedral of St James, a Unesco world …

European Travel

50 Best Places to Travel in 2018

1 of 50<p>Šolta, Croatia<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 50<p>Grenada<p>3 of 50<p>Los Cabos, Mexico<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 50<p>Fiji<p>Advertisement<p>5 of 50<p>Archipelago Sea, …

Packing Secrets From a Two Million Miler Traveler

How Many Pairs of Underwear Should You Pack On Your Next Business Trip?<p>One of the most common conversations among business travelers have among each other is to discuss how to pack optimally for your next trip. As someone with more than two million miles of experience under by belt, I have …

The 10 Best Places to Retire Abroad

Looking to take a permanent vacation? Here's where to start.<p>Given all the possibilities, one of the biggest challenges in pursuing a life abroad is …

Fajita heist: Texas man sentenced to 50 years for stealing $1.2 million worth of food

A Texas man who plead guilty to stealing more than $1.2 million in fajitas while acting as a public servant has been sentenced to 50 years in prison.<p>Gilberto Escamilla, 53, was employed at the Darrel B. Hester Juvenile Detention Center in San Benito, Texas, until August 2017 — when it was …

Crime

9 of the Best Bars in Prague

Quench your thirst in one of Europe's top cities for beer.<p>If you ask around in Prague, you’ll often hear the claim that the city has the highest concentration of bars per square mile in the world. Whether or not that’s been mathematically proven, it’s definitely hard to walk more than a few yards …

European Travel

This Airline Will Pay You $4,500/Mo. to Move to Iceland & Travel the World All Summer

Spending the summer traveling all over the world is one of those things you expect to find at the top of most people's bucket lists. Unfortunately, …

Leaders worldwide are falling for a ‘deadly illusion’

ALTHOUGH HIS audience was the European Parliament, French President Emmanuel Macron articulated truths on Tuesday that resonate for the entire globe. Nationalism and authoritarianism are on the march. Democracy as an ideal and in practice seems under siege. The United States, traditionally a beacon …

European Parliament

Scientists have figured out how to listen to the earth and unlock Africa’s hidden riches

Africa was once at the centre of the world – literally. It was the landmass at the centre of Pangaea, a super continent that broke up into smaller plates about 200 million years ago.<p>Today, Africa sits on the second largest of these plates and her physical landscape is not a permanent fixture. It’s …

Episode 50: Retiring abroad: What you need to know

Have you thought about where you might live when you retire? Some Americans are retiring outside the U.S., taking advantage of warm weather, lower costs of living and expat communities in other countries.<p>Subscribe on iTunes by selecting the “plus” icon in the audio player above.<p>In this episode of …

Retirement

48 Hours in Singapore: The Ultimate Itinerary

Day One: Morning and Afternoon<p><b>Morning</b>: Arrive in Singapore, check into your accommodations, and then spend a relaxing couple of hours exploring the …

Take a Trip Through New York City in the Year 1911

Back in 1911, the Swedish film production company Svenska Biografteatern visited New York City during a trip to America and shot footage of various …

Enjoy Paris Without Letting Language Get in the Way

Travelers headed to a destination where they don’t know the language can often have a hard time feeling plugged into the local scene. Communicating with locals can be a challenge, and so can finding insider information like that off-the-beaten restaurant that serves the tastiest food in town.<p>In …

France