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Rio De Janeiro Time-Lapse Video Is Digital Filmmaking At Its Best

RIO from SCIENTIFANTASTIC on Vimeo.<p>A new time-lapse video of Rio de Janeiro by photographer Joe Capra wonderfully captures the color, energy and immensity of Brazil's second-largest city.<p>Using three small digital cameras, Capra filmed the former Brazilian capital over the course of a week while on …

Top 10 Caribbean Resorts

Planning a trip to the Caribbean? Check out our list of the 10 best hotels and resorts in the Caribbean Islands. From Anguilla to the Turks & Caicos, this list includes our favorite hotels and resorts to help you plan the ultimate escape.<p><b>ANGUILLA</b><p><b>Cap Juluca</b><p>A mere 25-minute boat ride from the shops …

5 Reasons to Go to Laos

Laos often gets short shrift compared to its heavily traveled neighbors. Thailand, the undisputed tourism champ in the region, sees almost 10 times …

Tokyo Akihabara "Must See" Top Five

Let me amend that. Top five things to see in Akihabara that do not involve a Maid Cafe. Because, come on, these costumed girls are all over Akiba handing out coupons. You don't need my help to find one.<p>Akihabara is much more mainstream than the <i>you-will-never-touch-my-virginity</i> Otaku enclave you …

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The World's 10 Most Mesmerizing Views

From the freedom of wide open spaces to glittering of big city lights, our world is filled with thousands of breathtaking panoramas just waiting to be enjoyed. With the variety of natural wonders and stunning cities throughout the world, finding the best views can be somewhat of a daunting task. …

5 Reasons to Go to Burma

Blending the past and future in equal parts has never looked so good, and that is Myanmar today. Ethnic dress and 5 star resorts coexist to make a …

The Best Places To Eat, Drink, And Play In Amsterdam

<b>On your first day here, seeing this is a must:</b><p>What you definitely don't want to miss, is Amsterdam's canals. Walk, bike or "hitchhike" a boat with locals (do not take a touristy canal boat. It's not expensive and may sound tempting, but you'll see almost nothing because they travel much too quickly …

31 Stunning Pictures Of American National Parks

The National Park Service oversees 401 areas throughout the U.S. and U.S. territories and has nearly 300 million visitors each year.<p>You don't have to be a hiking fanatic to enjoy these places. You can swim, kayak, bird watch, walk, bike, drive, camp, or just relax in the country's national parks.<p>We …

What an eyeful: the world's most beautiful buildings

Straight away we'll say that this isn't a top 10 list. There are just far too many styles of buildings, each worthy of a top 50: sacred buildings, homes, skyscrapers, theatres...<p>Instead, this is a list showing the variety of architectural beauty across the globe - and pointing you in the direction …

Famous Sights Then And Now: The Colosseum (PHOTOS)

The ancient Colosseum of Rome, site of historic gladiator battles, has clearly had some structural issues: bits of rocks have fallen from it, causing many renovations and a 25 million dollar plan to build a barrier to protect tourists from falling rocks that should be finished in 2015.<p>But given …

The 10 Most Secluded Hotels Around The World

And while there are dozens of great off-the-beaten-path properties out there, these 10 offer their own special kind of seclusion in great destinations from the Americas to Africa.