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

<b>"We didn't want to do a 'wow' kind of renovation, we wanted to keep our soul." Mr. François Delahaye, the general manager of the Plaza Athénée and the chief operating officer of the Dorchester Collection.</b><p>What can I say? It was a revelation. Like the opening of a hit play on Broadway. BRAVO! All the</i> …

America's 8 Most Overlooked Small Cities

<i>By: Gianni Jaccoma</i><p><i>Credit: Shutterstock.com</i><p>Let's be honest: size matters. Being a small city isn't sexy, what with lacking name recognition of a New York or the quaint charm of a tiny town like Carmel-by-the-Sea. Falling somewhere inside the bell curve usually means a middling metropolis is …

The 9 Most Spectacular Lost Cities in the World

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Cities

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 …

♬ I’m Never Gonna Stop The Rain By Complainin’♬

Spread the Cute:<p>‘Member this post from June of last year? Well, it’s <i>still</i> raining. But at least the little feller has some shelter! (Yeah, we <i>kinda</i> …

The Return Of Nuts The Sqwerl!

Spread the Cute:<p>Flashback to May of 2013- Charlie B. sent us a video of Nuts The Sqwerl, from his college campus in the UK. But wait, as they say on …

Friday Haiku Too: Shoulder Sqwerl

Spread the Cute:<p>Sleepy little sqwerl<br>Looking for a place to crash<br>This hoomin will do<p>“This is a baby squirrel that was on my campus and was very tame. …

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 …

C.O. Cat Café World Tour: New York City

Spread the Cute:<p>Oakland, CA. opened up the first full-time Cat Café in the US just before Halloween, and now the East Coast’s first Cat Café is open, …

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 …

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 …

Cute Animals

Travel Photography by Elia Locardi

• shares<br>• Share on Facebook<br>• Tumblr<br>• VKontakte<br>• Reddit<br>• Flipboard<p>Elia Locardi is an internationally recognized professional travel photographer, writer, public …

Best Secret Ski Towns of North America

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 with …

Animals out in the cold - in pictures

Japanese Macaques have a ‘hot tub culture’ and Emperor penguins huddle

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!

Source: <i>©Tourismus Salzburg GmbH</i><p>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>To give …

European Travel

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, …

Invading Albania's Party Beaches

Enver Hoxha was right. An invasion of the Albanian Coast is coming. However, his projection for the arrival of the foreigner hordes was off by about 60 years, and it looks like the roughly 700,000 igloo-shaped pillboxes dotting the Albanian coast and countryside won't be necessary.<p>Hoxha, the brutal …

European Travel

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 …

Nature

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 …

National Parks

National Geographic Travel

National Geographic Travel

National Geographic Travel