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Zion National Park Photos

National Parks

The Most Spectacular Views Are High Above The Clouds

There is high… and then there’s sky-high.<p>While airplane window seats give us spectacular views from above, there are places in the world that <i>don't</i> require the hassle of airport security, blowing lots of money, or even boarding a plane.<p>Weather permitting, you can (literally!) stand above the</b> …

How far you could get from New York in one day—back in the day

Before directions provided by Google Maps, the interstate highway system, cars, the transcontinental railroad, and the Erie Canal, a traveler in New York City could expect to spend a whole day and night traveling over what a suburban commuter now does in an hour.<p>Philadelphia became a one-day trip …

Los Angeles

14 Destinations For Your 2014 Travel Bucket List

The new year is rapidly approaching and we're making resolutions and wish lists for the year of travel ahead.<p>If you crossed some adventures off your 2013 travel bucket list, surely you'll need some new additions. Check out these awesome, under-the-radar destinations you should add to your list for …

North America’s Oldest Human Footprints

DURHAM, ENGLAND--Geoarchaeologist Nicholas Felstead of Durham University has conducted a new analysis of human footprints discovered in northeastern …

The Blog

The Hobbit's Ultimate Guide to New Zealand

Two hundred sixty-six days, 500 people, 115 truck drivers, 263 beards, and more than 140,000 cups of coffee.<p>These are a few of the astounding statistics behind the logistics of filming the latest in The Hobbit trilogy. Though the majority of the movies were filmed in a Wellington studio, nine weeks …

Five Great Cabin Getaways for Fall

<b>Andrea Minarcek</b> Senior Travel Editor, <i>Sunset</i> magazine<p>At <i>Sunset</i>, we've had cabin fever for years. Since the magazine began, in 1898, we've devoted countless pages to introducing our readers to gorgeous cabin retreats across the U.S. West. This fall, we decided to round up our very favorites and …

The Food Lab: How to Roast Fall and Winter Vegetables

I associate different appliances with different times of the year. The vacuum cleaner comes out in the summer as the dogs start to shed their fall coats. (Ironically, the vacuum cleaner <i>also</i> comes out around November when my building decides to kick in its …

5 Hotels To Literally Be Surrounded By Nature

Sometimes you just feel the desire to be immersed in the natural world.<p>If camping isn't your cup of tea, these gorgeous hotels will let you experience both luxury and the zen wonder of being totally surrounded by nature.<p><b>Juvet Landscape Hotel, Norway</b><p><b>Kakslauttanen Igloo Village, Finland</b><p>Can you even</i> …

Pharaoh Hatshepsut's Deir el-Bahri Temple in Egypt

The Deir el-Bahri Temple Complex (also spelled Deir el-Bahari) includes one of the most beautiful temples in Egypt, perhaps in the world, built by …

Much Earlier Split for Neanderthals, Humans?

Study challenges thinking on last common ancestor of Neanderthals, humans.<p><b>In the ranks of prehistoric humans, Neanderthals were our closest relatives.</b><p>We were so close, in fact, that our species interbred with theirs. Tracing back our lineages, there must have been a last common ancestor of <i>Homo</i> …

Who Is Buried in Herod’s Tomb?

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL—Further investigation of a tomb identified in 2007 as belonging to Herod the Great suggests that it was too modest to have belonged …

Saving Armenia’s Medieval Frescoes

YEREVAN, ARMENIA—Rainwater has seriously damaged frescoes at the ruins of the twelfth-century monastery of Kobayr in northern Armenia. Depicting …

More Evidence For Crippling Bronze Age Drought

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL— A new study of ancient pollen grains from the Sea of Galilee supports the theory that a devastating drought was responsible for a …

Norse Parliament Site Discovered in Scotland

DINGWALL, SCOTLAND—Archaeologists excavating at a parking lot in northern Scotland have unearthed the remains of a man-made mound where a “thing,” or …

Ancient Egyptian secret tomb uncovered

Excavations at Abusir Archaeological Cemetery at Giza have revealed the tomb of Shepseskaf ‘ankh, Head of the Physicians of Upper and Lower Egypt who dates to the Fifth Dynasty of the Old Kingdom of Egypt.<p>The physician's final resting place is "huge" for its time, vice head of the Ancient Egyptian …

Turkey: Yenikapı - World Archaeology

Discovering the Great Harbour of Constantinople<p><b>One of the most spectacular excavations in the world today is in the Great Harbour, built by</b> …

Archaeology

Restoring Sparta's Ancient Theater

SPARTA, GREECE—Conservators working under the auspices of Greece’s Central Archaeological Council are studying how to rehabilitate the ruins of …

Viking parliament found under Dingwall car park

A CAR park in a Highland town has been confirmed by archaeologists as the meeting place of a medieval Norse parliament.<p>Excavations at the Cromartie …

Stuffed Tomatoes with Gravy Recipe by Manjula

Copy Cat in the Kitchen: Shakshuka

0<p>SHARES<p>I’d forgotten the book with the recipe I’d planned to use for this installment of Copy Cat in the Kitchen.<p>I loved this Israeli breakfast …