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New App Lets You Photograph Space From Your iPad

What a power trip!<p>Slooh, a company known for its helpful live feeds of awesome astronomical events, has just released a fun, free iPad app that gives regular folk command of robotic space cameras around the world.<p>For $1.99 per "mission," you can snap real-color photos of celestial objects, using …

IBM’s Clever Billboards Double As Benches, Shelter, And Ramps

Billboard ads are an architectural eyesore. And they’re fundamentally designed to get in your way–to leverage visual noise to distract you while going about your day and having your own thoughts. Worried about filing that report? A bus stop wants to sell you french fries. Dodging other drivers …

Parents: Parenting News & Advice for Moms and Dads

The Oscar winner and Goop founder got candid about her private life in a new interview.<p>In 40 years, IVF has helped lots of women become moms, …

Parenting

10 Tech Gifts for Dad

50 Drives You Must Take In Your Lifetime

Ranging from the mountains of Montana and Wyoming to a breathtaking salt flat in Bolivia, the drives aren't to miss.

Hiking

5 Delicious (and Healthy!) Iced Tea Combinations

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Three Cool Small Hotel Chains You've Probably Never Heard Of

There are over 3,500 Marriott hotels on Earth. There could be 3.5 million and that still wouldn't be enough to satisfy the world's traveling population, and so, for your future travel pleasures, we present <b>three small hotel chains you've probably never heard of but should totally book because</b> …

Hospitality

7 DIY Lighting Fixtures That You Won't Even Believe You Can Make (PHOTOS)

An amazing lamp can really make a space sing. And, while chandeliers are stunning focal points that light up a room, store-bought versions can be pricey, especially if they're large or intricate. But did you know you can make one yourself? We've rounded up seven DIY lighting fixtures that are made …

Summer Books: 15 New Releases To Put On Your Reading List

These 15 new books for May include stirring new fiction from Isabel Allende, a memoir from a 6'7" librarian struggling with Tourette's syndrome, a hilarious novel of a young man's job as a bird tracker and more.

Zooey Deschanel & More of the Best Music Videos of the Week (VIDEO)

From Swedish House Mafia to will.i.am, Jean Trinh picks the best music videos of the week.<p>In this week’s top music video picks, we take a journey …

28 Beach Outfit Ideas to Steal from Celebs on Vacation

The sarong envy is real.<p>"Celebrities on vacation" season is fully underway, so naturally we're looking to them for cues on how to style our flip-flops and sunhat staples. Ahead, 28 celebrities keeping their style game strong even on their off-hours—poolside, beachside, and deckside—to serve as your …

Ten amazing off-the-radar experiences in France

No Francophile worth their salt would skip the Eiffel Tower or the lavender fields of Provence. But while France’s tourist trail is well trodden for a reason, there are plenty of wonders that might have escaped your radar. Here’s an alternative bucket list for your trip to France.<p>See flocking …

Mauritius fends off rivals Seychelles and Maldives to capture luxury market

Five years ago, the Indian Ocean idyll seemed in danger of being eclipsed by the Seychelles and the Maldives. Now, says Nicki Grihault, a swathe of …

The Pros and Cons of Road Trips

Should you buy an airplane or train ticket or get behind the wheel of your car and drive to your destination? The answer to this question depends on …

Top 10 Free Things To Do In New York City This Summer

Sunday, June 8, 2014<p>Free things to do in New York City in the summer? I know it sounds like an oxymoron. Let’s face it, the words “free” and “New …

New York City

What to Pack: Vancouver, BC

This striking city is jam packed in more ways than one. Its natural beauty astounds from every angle with a mountain range on one side and the …

Clothing

6 Ways to Save on a Trip to Europe

Ask anyone and they will tell you that traveling to Europe this summer will not be cheap, unless of course you want to go very early June or late …

Travel Deals

Florence and Venice Sites in Inferno by Dan Brown

01 of 12<p>Boboli Gardens<p>Robert Langdon and his new partner, Sienna Brooks, start their quest in the Boboli Gardens, a huge park behind the <i>Pitti Palace</i>, …

7 Sweet Honeymoon Deals for 2013

Paired with the expensive price tag of a wedding, a honeymoon can easily become an afterthought and the focus it deserves can get discarded. But what …

How-To: Add LEDs to an Engagement Ring

Engineer Ben Kokes created this incredible engagement ring featuring LEDs that light up when he and his fiance hold hands. He also documented the process in great detail, just in case anyone else wants to take a crack at making one!

Ten hidden gems of Europe

There’s no place like Paris, Barcelona or Rome - but Europe has untouched corners that match the big hitters on beauty and charm, and with far fewer tourists. Take the road less travelled with these ten hidden gems of Europe.<p>1. Burg Satzvey, Germany<p>Whisper it: this fairytale castle is a short ride …

European Travel

Eat, Pray, Love your way through Italy

More than six million people have read <i>Eat Pray Love</i>, Elizabeth Gilbert's account of her year-long trip through Italy, India and Bali. But seriously, how did she ever make it past eating in Italy?<p>After sampling Rome's gelato, departures require serious discipline – plus maybe some non-refundable …

Mexico’s Hidden Getaway: Todos Santos, Playa Cerritos

Forget Cabo San Lucas and head to Todos Santos for some of the most exciting art, music, and beaches in Mexico.<p>You’ve heard of Los Cabos, right? …

Golden Gate Moon

10 Italian Villages for a Perfect Summer Escape

For years, Italy has ranked among the top summer destinations for American travelers, an unsurprising feat given the country's historical legacy, renowned cuisine, breathtaking heartland, and award-winning wines. To get a true taste of the essence of Italy, many travelers take to the countryside to …

Italy

Top 10 glamorous A-list destinations

Hoping to catch a glimpse of the rich and famous on your next trip? Unfortunately for any aspiring celeb-spotter, those celebs are stealthy types and really aren't interested in being spotted, so while some getaway locales never change, new under-the-radar destinations keep popping up around the …

America's legendary drives

With over four million miles of highway, the USA offers more road trips than anyone could tackle in one lifetime. Whether you’re itching to peek into Wild West history, or just longing for a big ol’ soulful dose of nature’s vistas, you’ll find them along America’s backroads and byways. Here are our …

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The 10 best treks in the world

These 10 classic treks are for serious walkers. All of them require a sturdy pair of lungs, fit legs and a good amount of preparation. However, if you choose to go on any of these trails then you will be rewarded with experiences that last a lifetime. In no particular order:<p>1. GR20, France<p><i>Image by</i> …