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Beauty in the Wreckage: 7 of the Loveliest Shipwrecks in the World

<i>Smuggler’s Cove (Photo: Ghost of Kuji on Flickr)</i><p>Obviously, shipwrecks represent a tragedy, the loss of life or property or both. But shipwrecks can …

Montemor-o-Novo Castle

This crumbling Portuguese ruin overlooks the populace it once ruled.<p>Dating back to the 13th century the ruins of the Montemor-o-Novo Castle in …

Ancient History

Toblerone Line

This long line of cement defensive wedges is named after the famous chocolate bar for obvious reasons.<p>During World War II, Switzerland was in a …

World War II

Böhmisches Brauhaus

The abandoned remains of this Victorian brewery hide crumbling bowling alleys and rusting industrial gear.<p>Berlin’s Böhmisches Brauhaus is an imposing …

World War II

The Ghostly WWII Ruins of Europe's Northern Coasts

Marc Wilson spent four years chasing the ghosts of World War II for his series <i>The Last Stand,</i> wandering 23,000 miles of shoreline to capture eerie …

The Embassy of the Republic of Texas

An alleyway plaque is all that remains of the independent Texas' envoy that forgot to pay their rent for over a century.<p>Berry Brothers & Rudd is one …

19th Century

The Mad Colored Houses of Burano

The community on a small Venetian island has taken to painting their houses in bright neon hues.<p>The island of Burano sits in the Venetian lagoon and …

Italy

Leffrinckoucke Bunkers

These crumbling Nazi artillery bunkers are now fair game for massive graffiti projects.<p>When German forces took control of the historic French Fort …

History

Musée d’Anatomie de Montpellier

This French anatomy museum greets guests with a skinless man, mid-shovel.<p>The historic Musée d’Anatomie de Montpellier displays a number of unsettling …

France

Seven unknown architectural wonders

Forget the Taj Mahal and the Colosseum – some of the world’s most impressive structures remain out of the public eye.<p>We’ve all heard of the Colosseum, the Great Wall of China, and the Taj Mahal. But what about the world’s undiscovered architectural wonders: the man-made marvels where most crowds …

European Travel

Pont du Gard

This ancient Roman bridge and aqueduct still stands as a wonder of classical construction.<p>A number of large constructions from classical Rome have …

France

Five Great Bicycle Routes in Europe

Planes, trains, and automobiles certainly provide travelers with an edge when it comes to getting the most mileage out of Europe’s dreamy, castle-flecked landscapes. But there’s a price to pay: We end up being passive observers, rather than participants in the journey itself.<p>Touring Europe by …

European Travel

Kloster Allerheiligen

This ancient ruined monastery has been destroyed by fire so many times that it seems like God hates it.<p>Deep inside Germany’s Black Forest, are the …

Archaeology

The Mail Rail

Hidden beneath the streets of London is a secret subway that only carried mail.<p>The Post Office Railway—commonly known as “Mail Rail”—was an automatic …

Trains

Berchtesgaden Salt Mine

Dress up like a miner and take a slide into the disco-lit depths of this once foundational salt mine.<p>The lovely German town of Berchtesgaden in the …

Creative Commons

50 T+L Readers Reveal the Trips of Their Dreams

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be?<p>That’s what we asked our followers on Twitter and Facebook and the frequent travelers we …

Heidelberg, Germany: German Romanticism at its Best

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31 reasons why we love Scotland

Must Do Adventures in Iceland

Iceland has so many breathtaking sights, sounds, and adventures packed into it that one could create a list of the top 1000 things to do on the island country and just scratch the surface. But during the four weeks of production for our first Humanity for iPad issue in Iceland, we made sure find …

Croatia: Explore This Beautiful Country's Dalmatian Coast

By Gigi Griffis, InternationalLiving.com<p><i>This article comes to us courtesy of InternationalLiving.com, the world's leading authority on how to live, work, invest, travel, and retire better overseas.</i><p>Photo: Steenie Harvey, InternationalLiving.com<p>The scene is like something out of a dream: The sea …

Prague vs. Amsterdam (PHOTOS)

Prague and Amsterdam are two very different cities that are often compared by tourists. Prague is the heart of Europe known for having beautiful architecture, pretty women and cheap beer. Amsterdam is known as a place with a crazy night life, legal prostitution and legal drugs. But of course there …

Off the beaten track in Rome

From the Colosseum to the Sistine Chapel, Rome's headline acts need no introduction. But away from these historic crowd-pleasers, there are a host of lesser-known sights and neighbourhoods waiting to be discovered. Here's a selection of our favourites.<p>Chiesa di Santa Prassede<p>The interior of the …

Off the beaten piste: 7 far-flung European ski resorts

Yes, Chamonix, Verbier and St Anton will give you varied terrain, cracking après-ski and classic Alpine vistas. But there comes a time in every skier’s life when it all begins to feel a little homogenous. These seven European and Scandinavian resorts do things a little differently. Some are wildly …

Travel Back in Time to These Amazing Ancient Cities

The world's oldest cities are once-in-a-lifetime destinations, places that effortlessly inspire awe and put you in the shoes of a time traveler. To walk labyrinthine streets, marvel at crumbling fortress walls, or see kings' tombs that have endured thousands of years is to experience a fleeting …

A Tour Through the Downloadable, DIY Smart Home

It’s just a little more complex than an Ikea project.<p>The WikiHouse project is a shining example of open-source architecture: a building design you can download, send off for production, and then put together with no real construction experience. In the latest version of the project, this …

Leave your smartphone behind with the Wink Relay smart home control switch

The Wink Relay smartphone hub replaces a light switch and lets you control all your Wink-compatible devices from a simple console.

New Touchscreen Wall Panels Make Smart Homes Even Smarter

• Smartphones to be one-upped by new wall console for smart homes — ReadWrite<br>• How to take the perfect selfie — PureWow<br>• Apple stock slips after debut of defective iOS8 system — Newser<br>• Products you use every day that do absolutely nothing — Cracked<br>• The best time-saving feature on Gmail ever — Cool Mom …

Amazon is recruiting developers for a secretive smart home project

According to recent reports from Reuters and a number of other sources, Amazon appears to be readying for a significant expansion of its hardware …

Haven's Smart Lock ditches the deadbolt

Haven's crowd-funded Smart Lock wants to challenge the DIY security status quo.<p>A barrage of locks have entered the smart home scene lately, including August , Goji , Kwikset's Kevo , and Lockitron . While each brand made different design choices, they all follow one key DIY principle -- that you …