Christy Simpson

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The Plaza Athᅢᄅnᅢᄅe Paris: LuxEcoLiving's Best Hotels in the World

What can I say? It was a revelation. Like the opening of a hit play on Broadway. BRAVO! All the grande pompe of its iconic facade and bright, brilliantly RED awnings hang like masts blowing in the wind.<p><b>"We didn't want to do a 'wow' kind of renovation, we wanted to keep our soul." Mr. Franᅢᄃois</b> …

America's 8 Most Overlooked Small Cities

We took a look at cities with populations between 100k and 300k, and picked out eight that, for one reason or another, just haven't gotten the national love and attention they deserve. Here's where they get that much-deserved love.<p><i>By: Gianni Jaccoma</i><p>Let's be honest: size matters. Being a small city …

Finger Lakes

The 9 Most Spectacular Lost Cities in the World

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Demi Lovato’s New Puppy Buddy Is The Cutest Thing We’ve Ever Seen In Our Lives

How adorable is <b>Demi Lovato</b>‘s new puppy, <b>Buddy</b>?!<p>“Guys……. SANTA CAME EARLY THIS YEAR……!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” the 22-year-old musician posted on …

Hairless Kittens Need Baths, Too, And They’re Adorable To Watch

ARS_Blog_DTOP_BelowTitle_300x250<p>Just look at those wrinkles! Hairless cats need to bathe every one to two weeks because their skin can develop …

Baby Sloth Takin’ It Easy at Topeka Zoo

A baby Hoffmann’s Two-Toed Sloth made its public debut, recently, at the Topeka Zoo.<p>Photo Credits: Wrylie Guffey/Topeka Zoo<p>The sloth was born …

Santa's Visit Revisited

Last year, we had the extreme pleasure of receiving a visit from Santa Claus and his lovely wife. When I think about the day, it still brings a huge …

This Couple Thought They Adopted A Mini-Pig, But It Grew Up Into 670 Pounds Of Cuteness

Life can sometimes give you a blessing in disguise! When Steve Jenkins and Derek Walter in Canada adopted Esther the pig, they thought she was a …

Pigs

ZooBorns

The oldest – and possibly ‘fiercest’ – sun bear at the Singapore Zoo is now the proud grandmother of a yet to be named male baby bear. This …

Travel Photography by Elia Locardi

Elia Locardi is an internationally recognized professional travel photographer, writer, public speaker and educator who spends his life seeking out …

Photography

Best Secret Ski Towns of North America

Adventure<p>Most people haven’t heard of these towns, which is just fine with the skiers and boarders that live and play there. These are the places without gloss, the unknown gems, where the locals are friendly and shops are locally owned. Some have terrain for everyone, while many are for experts …

Ski Area

Animals out in the cold - in pictures

Matthew McConaughey to take The Stand for Stephen King adaptation

Oscar-winning actor tipped to play villain in four-film version of King’s epic novel, directed by The Fault in Our Stars’s Josh Boone<p>Matthew McConaughey is tipped to take the role of villainous Randall Flagg in The Stand, a Hollywood franchise based on the 1978 Stephen King novel. Backed by Warner …

See More This Winter: Travel to Europe & $ave!

The Euro at its lowest value against the US Dollar since July 2012 - currently exchanging at $1.26 - and hotel rates in many of Europe's most popular cities are lower in winter, which means that it's time to seriously consider taking a trip across the Atlantic.<p>Source: <i>ᅡᄅTourismus Salzburg GmbH</i><p>The …

Salzburg

At the End of the Line in Northern Labrador: Canadian Odyssey on the Looney Front - Part 18

There's a whole new meaning to Canada Dry up here in Nunatsiavut, Labrador's autonomous Inuit area. It's not the beverage company of that name and its bitter lemon and ginger ale, but the actual shades of the prohibition area. A board at Makkovik's airport hut warns that it is prohibited to sell, …

Deep Blue

Invading Albania's Party Beaches

Albania was sealed off to foreigners for almost the entirety of the Cold War. With democracy came an influx of visitors from the rest of the world. No one knew quite what to expect. But getting to the pristine beaches of the Albanian Riviera is not an easy task.<p>Enver Hoxha was right. An invasion of …

Albania

Saving Paris's Oldest Bookstore

Can a uniquely French dedication to culture triumph over Amazon and foreign landlords?<p>PARIS—Nestled between cafés and tour shops on the busy Rue Saint-Honoré, the Librairie Delamain, the oldest bookstore in Paris, strikes an inconspicuous pose. Outside, tourists jostle their way through the stands …

Making Eye Contact With Nature: The "Wild Image Project"

Photo: Daniel Fox<p>Explorer Daniel Fox has paddled through some of the world's wildest places in search of images that can reconnect his audience with nature—without humanizing it. His Wild Image Project brings wildlife up close and personal, asking viewers—ideally young folks—to reconsider their …

Colorado's best scenic drives

Colorado has 25 nationally designated Scenic & Historic Byways, and a number of mind-blowing drives that didn’t make the list, but should definitely make yours. Some will take all day and have you discussing the blows of history and time; others are short hops to lonely mountain passes that are …

Road Trip: Brandywine Valley, Pennsylvania and Delaware

Travel<p>Take a road trip through the mansions and gardens of the early 20th century's New World royalty.<p>A road trip through the Brandywine Valley offers a taste of American aristocracy. In the former country mansions of the ultrarich, travelers glimpse the early 20th-century extravagant lifestyle of …

World Heritage Sites

Poland Photos

TravelPhoto Gallery<p>See photos of Poland (including Krakow, the Baltic Coast, the Tatra Mountains, and more) in this travel photo gallery from National Geographic.

Krakow