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Wall-Mounted Box Shelves – A Trendy Variation On Open Shelves

Open shelves are extremely popular and very practical in pretty much any type of environment or style. But lately they’re starting to be replaced …

Interior Design

11 Out-Of-The-Box Ideas For Indoor Herb Gardens

Keeping herbs alive during the winter can be a challengebut it's definitely not impossible. Give your green thumb a shot with these DIY indoor herb planters.<p>Keeping herbs alive during the winter can be a challenge—but it's definitely not impossible. Give your green thumb a shot with these DIY …

14 things to do in Utah after you’re done skiing

IF YOU’VE BEEN FOLLOWING our series on skiing Utah and The Greatest Snow on Earth, you’ve met all 14 of the state’s resorts by the numbers, gotten …

National Parks

Go Here, Not There: 10 Alternative Destinations

The world is filled with must-see destinations we are told we need to tick off our ever-growing bucket lists.<p>Behind these well-traveled hotspots are smaller, lesser-known attractions that are definitely worth your time.<p>It's not to say you shouldn't visit these popular locales (they're some of our …

Don't Go To Las Vegas To Gamble — Go For The Food

But stop going to Vegas to gamble — go for the food.<p>Las Vegas has always been an under-the-radar oasis for foodies, with high-end options like Joël Robuchon, Guy Savoy, and Thomas Keller's Bouchon Bistro.<p>But on a recent trip to Sin City, I was shocked by the number of lesser-known, reasonably …

Hospitality

20 Things To Remember When You Quit Your Job And Travel The World

You're gonna do it one day. You know you are. We know you are. But when Reddit user vom1tcom1t did it, he broadcasted his decision to the entire Reddit community: "I finally did it! I'm quitting my job and traveling."<p>Other users -- some who had traveled for days and others who have been gone for …

The Best Restaurants in Tulum

Typical winter foods just aren’t my thing. I respect the fervor with which fans baste their roasts, whip their potatoes, and twirl their pasta. When the weather turns cold, I think about one thing: <b>Tulum</b>.<p>This winter will be my fourth trip there, and each time I pull into this groovy Mexican beach …

America's legendary drives

With over four million miles of highway, the USA offers more road trips than anyone could tackle in one lifetime. Whether you’re itching to peek into Wild West history, or just longing for a big ol’ soulful dose of nature’s vistas, you’ll find them along America’s backroads and byways. Here are our …

Hiking

Cappadocia from the ground and from the sky

From above, the curvaceous landscape of Cappadocia spools out to the horizon in rippling waves of rock tinged shades of blushing pink. Hot air ballooning may be big business in this geological wonderland, but don't make the mistake of thinking this is the only way to view it.<p>Ballooning companies …

Europe’s hot springs: 20 of the best spots for a soak

Sliding into a bathtub after a long day is one of life’s little luxuries, but there’s nothing quite like the restorative buzz garnered by a dip in a proper thermal pool. From Iceland’s idyllic Blue Lagoon to Switzerland’s most chic spa, here’s a rundown of some of Europe’s best hot springs.<p><b>Blue</b> …

The Best Dirty Rice in New Orleans

Looks can be deceiving.<p>Take the case of dirty rice, the lumpy, scruffy one-pot dish eaten throughout Cajun country–and beyond–as a side or, occasionally, a main course.<p>“The dirty part comes from the livers, hearts, and gizzards that are ground up, seared into the pan, and then baked with white …

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Trolltunga, Norway Is The Scariest Instagram Spot On Earth

We've seen a lot of scary spots in Norway, but this is the hands-down scariest. It's called Trolltunga, and it's the edge of a cliff. Waaay back in the ice age, glacial water froze a hunk of this mountain and caused it to break off, leaving what locals call "the troll's tongue."<p>Crazy hikers make …

The World's Most Dramatic Coastlines

Summer has officially drawn to a close, and the sunny days of sprawling on the sand are numbered. For fans of the coast, though, the end of summer doesn't necessarily mean the end of beach trips. The world is still full of spectacular coastlines to explore, many of which are more famous for their …

Cape Town

Packing List: Antarctica

It took Ernest Shackleton years to prepare for his expedition to Antarctica. Modern-day travelers will need to plan in advance as well.<p><i>Here are a few practical tips to get you started:</i><p><b>When to Go</b><p>Cruises to the continent run during the southern summer, from November through March, when pack ice is …

What to Pack: Kilimanjaro

For many, the trip to Kilimanjaro is the summit of a lifetime—and for good reason. Its trio of volcanic cones are unforgettable with diverse …

Clothing

What to expect on a trek to Everest Base Camp, Nepal

Nepal’s Khumbu region, located just south of Mt. Everest in Nepal, is one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations. The ‘best’ time to …

Mountaineering

39 Places to Have a Great Long Weekend

Master the three-day weekend getaway in one of these vibrant adventure towns across the United States. With the advice of a trusted local, discover the best spots to hike, bike, paddle, eat, drink, and sleep.

Adventure Travel

Where to Eat in Austin Now

In recent years, Austin has managed to boast a never-ending list of hot new restaurants. So we took it upon ourselves to try them all and provide you …

Texas

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. …

How to: Turn Your Car Into a Camper

Earlier this year, I was awarded a National Geographic Young Explorers Grant to spend four months driving around the United States documenting nocturnal culture with my partner and collaborator, Kevin Weidner (who helped me write this piece), and our two dogs (check out my piece on late-night …

A Taste of Rio's Finest

Confeitaria Colombo in Downtown Rio de Janeiro<p>Between the dramatic mountains and white sands of Rio de Janeiro lurks one of Brazil's most baffling mysteries: How does a diet so rich in meat, rice, cheese, and cream produce a country filled with so many tanned and toned beach bodies?<p>While São Paulo …

National Parks Road Trip: Alaska

Experience an unforgettable road trip through three of Alaska's national parks.<p><b>Gateway Airport:</b> Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport<p>Using Anchorage as a hub, these out-and-back drives lead to three huge national parks and some of the world’s most expansive and spectacular wilderness …

National Parks

Wine-Lover’s Guide to the Finger Lakes, NY

In early July, I did something crazy: I lined-up for Manhattan’s Holland Tunnel on a summer Friday afternoon. Why? To traverse a 250-mile swath of …

Top 10 stops for Central America first-timers

The green cufflinks between North and South America, these seven compact countries would be easy to skip on a map. Yet they represent a complex web of cultures, ancient ruins, tropical wildlife and adventure.<p>For starters, try climbing lava-gurgling volcanoes with perfect cones that poke above the …

The next food trends predicted by travel writers

Climb aboard the food trend train: what’s cool today will be passé tomorrow. New food trends arrive on the scene every year, whether you’re ready for them or not. Some will be local foods cast into the spotlight by changing tastes, novel techniques or a hefty dose of whimsy, but most will be …