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The Wild Pizzas of Southern Italy Have to Be Seen to Be Believed

A restaurant critic and two chefs go on a pie-in-the-sky adventure to find exactly how far you can stretch the idea of pizza.<p>When do dough, tomato …

Before and After: A Couple Revamp an Old Airstream Into a Charming Workspace and Home

After stumbling upon an outdated Airstream on eBay, a couple decide to make a radical life change.<p>When Sheena and Jason noticed their everyday was becoming a bit too monotonous, they knew it was time to shake things up. So, they did what any curious mind would do—they turned to the treasure trove …

Nasa astronaut twins Scott and Mark Kelly no longer genetically identical after space trip

Nasa astronauts Scott Kelly and his identical twin brother Mark have shared a lot throughout their extraordinary lives.<p>Born just a few minutes apart, the pair were both US Navy captains, both flew on the Endeavour and Discovery space shuttles, and both spent time on board the International Space …

Disappointing photos of roadside attractions in real life

Natural wonders and oversized objects enliven overseas travel and the great American road trip alike.<p>But the picturesque images you may have in your head don't always align with how things look in real life.<p>From drab landscapes out west to big crowds at Stonehenge, these photos show the …

Depressing photos show what tourists, vandals, and climate change have done to America's national parks

In Ronald Dworkin's "Religion Without God," he said that the greatest proof of a unifying divine experience is the common awe humans share in viewing a sunset — although the sheer spectacle of our nation's national parks are pretty neat, too.<p>But from the irritating legions of tourists to the highly …

12 Creative Road Trips You Didn’t Know You Could Take In The U.S.

With another heavy travel season around the corner, airports will once again become mazes of luggage and large traveling parties. Venturing out for a …

For Decades, Our Coverage Was Racist. To Rise Above Our Past, We Must Acknowledge It

We asked a preeminent historian to investigate our coverage of people of color in the U.S. and abroad. Here’s what he found.<p>It is November 2, 1930, and <i>National Geographic</i> has sent a reporter and a photographer to cover a magnificent occasion: the crowning of Haile Selassie, King of Kings of …

Black History

How a Sigma Art Lens Messed Up My Ferrari Photo Shoot

My name is Steffen Jahn, and I’m a seasoned car photographer based in Germany. With over 20 years in the business and having worked with all the …

Scientists Find Diamond Full of an Alien Form of Ice

Ice-VII was known to exist in space, but not naturally on Earth.<p>A group of researchers led by Oliver Tschauner, a professor of geoscience from the University of Nevada, have discovered a form of super-dense ice known as ice-VII on Earth for the first time. Though ice-VII was known to form in space, …

Quick Core Workout Routine

For a quick workout that strengthens your core, try a simple routine of eight basic exercises. These are classic moves that have been used by …

You can rent an entire private island in Belize on Airbnb

• Little Peter Oasis is a private island and two-bedroom overwater villa in Belize that's available on Airbnb starting at $975 a night.<br>• The two-bed, …

The 23 Best National Park Adventures

Longtime park patrons known that what makes parks significant isn’t the packaging, but what’s inside their borders. Still, the more popular parks get …

Why You Need To Visit The Indonesian Island Of Sumba

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20 Reasons You'll Want to Visit Marrakesh in 2018

For most travelers, Marrakesh conjures images of riding horseback through the Ourika Valley, passing emerald hills and lonely villages high in the …

Yves Saint-Laurent

Inside the secret masquerade yacht party that brings the wildest techies and Wall Streeters together for a night of debauchery

By 10:30 p.m., I was ready to collapse on the dance floor. Everyone else was heading to an afterparty at a far-off warehouse. That's the kind of party New York's Burlesquerade is.<p>Now in its 7th year, the annual costumed gala has grown from a birthday party in a tiny apartment to an extravaganza on …

iOS Apps

The Traveler’s Guide to Staying at a Japanese Ryokan

I was young, single, and travelling alone through Japan. Not only was it my first time abroad, but I barely spoke more than a word of Japanese. It …

11 Neighborhoods To Check Out In Tokyo, For The First-Time Traveler

Tokyo is an intoxicating blend of tradition and progressiveness, modesty and fetishism, stoicism and animation. Youth dressed in cosplay mix with …

Japan

This Santorini hotel has rooms with SECRET TUNNELS leading to hidden infinity pools - and the views are incredible

With its iconic blue domed churches, pristine white buildings, picture-perfect views and glorious sunshine, we didn't think we needed more proof that …

Your brain knows when you've just died, researchers say

Researchers at New York University's Langone School of Medicine said in an interview that people who've temporarily died are aware that their life has ended, and might be able to hear a doctor announcing their death.<p>Scientists at the New York City school told The Independent newspaper that they’re …

What to Know About Germany's Legal Prostitution Industry

Throughout German history, prostitution was never criminalized and was widely accepted into mainstream culture. German society agreed that legal …

The Beautiful Italian Lakes Americans Don't Visit Enough

Admittedly, I’m a saltwater kind of person, and a good vacation has always required an ocean beach. The appeal of lakes never truly hit me until I …

Italy

Why The Least Visited Country In Europe Should Be Next On Your Travel Hitlist

With distinctive food, architecture and natural wonders it's no wonder Europe was the most-visited continent in 2016.It's for that exact reason that …

This once-serene island is absolutely overrun by tourists

With its whitewashed walls and blue domed roofs, Santorini, Greece has become the dream holiday destination for millions.<p>But the beautiful Greek …

European Travel

Phone Survives Fall from Plane While Recording, Confuses Man on Ground

A Tennessee man named Blake Henderson was recently flying in a small plane and recording some video of another plane on his Samsung Galaxy S5 when …

Samsung Galaxy S5

The Top Hotels in Venice

Experience the timeless magic of this canal city at one of these properties, voted World’s Best by T+L readers.<p>Visitors to Venice feel like they’ve …

Italy

MotoGeo Thrashes Ducati Scrambler Cafe Racer Through Tuscany

Now <i>that's</i> a spicy meatball!<p>Jamie Robinson – Yorkshireman, motorcycle racer, and RideApart alum – just released a new motorcycle adventure video on …

Motorcycles

Landslide buries California's scenic highway in Big Sur

<b>(CNN) —</b> A monster of a landslide has buried a quarter-mile section of the scenic coastal highway in California's Big Sur region, piling fresh misery on a remote area that hasn't seen the road fully passable for months.<p>More than 1 million tons of rock and dirt fell Saturday onto the Pacific Coast …

California

What ‘personal space’ looks like around the world

If you've traveled even a little bit, you’ve surely had the experience of sharing a public space with someone (or many someones) who wants to stand closer to you than you’d allow your partner most of the time. (I often had this experience at the ATMs in Baku, Azerbaijan, where crowding has replaced …

This Is Where Italian Girls Go on Summer Vacation (and Why You Should Too)

When planning your first trip to Italy, there are a few standout cities that provide a perfect first glimpse at the Italian way of life. But after …