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6 Crazy Things You Never Knew About the Great Lakes

1. They’re HUGE—6,000,000,000,000,000 gallons huge.<p>What's so great about the Great Lakes? Well, their size, actually, may be the most obvious (and …

Great Lakes

Stunning Under-the-Radar Hikes in Europe

Travel<p>Explore Europe's natural landscapes through these lesser known hikes.<p>Global tourism is on the rise. There was a six percent increase in worldwide travelers in 2017, and nearly 52 percent of Americans plan to visit Europe in the next two years, according the World Tourism Organization. While …

Hiking

This Country Has Just Been Voted as the Best European Travel Destination

Voices in global travel have officially declared what Portugal’s Tourism Office, the Turismo de Portugal, has been communicating for over a year now: …

European Travel

America’s 25 Favorite Beach Towns

It isn’t summer without a trip to the beach.<p>The sand is golden, the pace is slow, and at least five ice cream shops are within easy reach. That’s the …

vacation

Delta Just Made a Huge Announcement That Puts Other Airlines to Shame

This is a big surprise for passengers.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>I was sure my eyes were fibbing.<p>Sometimes, they present sights that stun me into stupor so much that it takes me a while to ponder whether what I'm seeing can …

Aviation

The Top 10 River Cruise Lines

These reader-favorite companies have sleek vessels that ply the world’s most picturesque waterways, from Europe to Asia and beyond.<p>Imagine sailing …

Top 10

The Top 100 Hotels in the World

Use this collection of stunning properties — voted the best on the planet by T+L readers — as your ultimate travel checklist.<p>Year to year, we see our …

List-Worthy

50 Charming American Towns You Haven't Heard of But Should Visit ASAP

Hit the roads less traveled.<p>When you plan a vacation, most people tend to go to more popular places, right? It's usually cities they've read about or towns and attractions that have been recommended by friends and family. But that's about to change, because there are plenty of small towns in …

New England

This List Of The Top Tourist Attractions In Every Country Is Actually Super Fascinating

A vacation somewhere new is a great chance to explore and find your own path, stumbling upon unique, hidden gems along the way, and seeing things …

European Travel

Seattle bans plastic straws, utensils, becoming first major US city to do so

Seattle has officially become the first major U.S. city to ban restaurants from giving plastic straws and utensils to customers in an effort to help the environment.<p>Since July 1, restaurants in the Emerald City are barred from providing customers plastic straws, cocktail picks or utensils unless …

Pollution

Seattle becomes first major U.S. city to ban straws

In one fell sip, Seattle on Sunday became the first major U.S. city to ban drinking straws, an environmentally friendly move that leaders hope will spark a nationwide conversation about small, everyday changes that people can make to protect the planet.<p>A decade ago, the city adopted an ordinance …

Pollution

2018 America’s Happiest Seaside Towns

1 of 11<p>America’s Happiest Seaside Towns<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 11<p>10. Cannon Beach, Oregon<p>3 of 11<p>9. Bellport, New York<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 11<p>8. Hampton/Hampton …

The Olympic Peninsula Loop is over 300 miles of pure scenic driving perfection

If you want to see the beauty nature can create with a little (by "a little" we mean "a lot") of rain, you can't miss the Hoh Rain Forest. During …

Top 200 universities in the world 2019: Oxford beats Cambridge

The latest QS world university rankings reveal that Oxford is top in the UK for the first time – although the US still leads overall<p>After two years of slipping down the table, this year there is good news in the latest QS world rankings for UK universities. Of the 76 British institutions ranked …

University Rankings

Why New York City Stopped Building Subways

Nearly 80 years ago, a construction standstill derailed the subway’s progress, leading to its present crisis. This is the story, decade by decade.<p>In the first decades of the 20th century, New York City experienced an unprecedented infrastructure boom. Iconic bridges, opulent railway terminals, and …

75 of the Best Places to Visit in Southern California

Balboa Island Fun Zone from a Duffy Boat in Newport Harbor.<p>I spent the first 18 years of my life living in Orange County. Then I moved to Santa …

From anti-pollution drops to organic sheet mask

“Unless you’re headed to a destination spa or spiritual retreat, it’s hard to stay healthy on the road. There are the changing time zones; the buffet …

How Chattanooga Created $1.8B In Startup Exits In Under 5 Years

It's easy for a city to host startups in an unused building -- but Chattanooga offered them super-fast broadband that gave them a competitive advantage. It quickly attracted 671 companies with 14,000 employees.<p>The mayor of Chattanooga, Tenn. (population 177,571) has valuable advice for cities …

Startups

London ranked top city for students

<b>London has been ranked as the best city in the world for university students.</b><p>The top 30 rankings for student cities, produced by the QS higher education data analysts, has previously put Montreal and Paris in first place.<p>The ratings are based on factors such as the number of top universities in a …

5 Things You Need to Know about the New TSA Security Procedures

What to Expect When You Go to the Airport<p>Recently, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced they had completed the rollout of enhanced screening procedures for carry-on baggage at all U.S. federal airports. Per their press release, the new screenings are part of an effort to raise …

Flying

The Simple Request That Will Get You a Bigger Hotel Room for Free (Video)

Travelers are always looking for tricks to get the most out of their vacation budgets.<p>While surprise free upgrades are always nice, you can’t rely on …

Hospitality

The 2018 World's Best International Airports

Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar, came in at No. 2 for the second year in a row thanks to what one reader called its “excellent …

Swimming Pools

The Beginning of the End for Those Tiny Shampoo Bottles - WSJ

By<p>Scott McCartney<p>Scott McCartney<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@MiddleSeat<p>Scott.McCartney@wsj.com<p>Those little bottles of shampoo, conditioner and body wash in hotels—icons of travel—are disappearing, replaced by bulk dispensers mounted on shower walls. And some travelers are in a lather.<p>Marriott …

Hospitality

The 9 Best Napa Valley Tours to Book in 2018

California’s bucolic Napa Valley is one of the world’s great wine-growing regions, making it a bucket-list travel destination for wine lovers and a …

A Travel Guide to Savannah, Georgia

Savannah is known for its charming parks, spanish moss, and antebellum mansions, but there is a lot more to this historic city than meets the eye. …

Ice Cream

7 Entrepreneurs Who Built Businesses Off Their Love of Travel

These founders turned wanderlust into wherewithal and became their own bosses.<p>Entrepreneur Staff<p>Associate Editor<p><i>Quit your job to travel the world</i> -- it’s a reality for some and a pipe dream for others. And still others flip the cliché on its head to turn travel -- or the business of travel -- <i>into</i> …

Entrepreneurship

Clockwork Orange? Why Russian Ski Slopes Are Being Blanketed In The Strange Color

Skiers in Russia posted some bizarre photos on social media over the weekend: slopes covered in snow with an unmistakably orange tinge.<p>Meanwhile in Crete, the sky had a similar mandarin glow, as if scooped from the same pint of sherbet.<p>It turns out these two phenomena have the same cause: strong …

Eastern Europe

The American Midwest is quickly becoming a blue-collar version of Silicon Valley

The economic engine of Silicon Valley seems to have driven right by the Midwest. America’s urban coastal cities have enjoyed an explosion in their technology sectors. New York’s Silicon Alley and Boston’s biotech corridor are world-class incubators of talent and startups. Austin (Texas), Seattle …

Silicon Valley

The 32 most fun, friendly and affordable cities in the world

Time Out's City Life Index, a survey of 15,000 people in 32 global cities, has been released and it shows which ones promise the most fun and …