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These State Parks Have All the Beauty of National Parks — and None of the Crowds

From Hawaiian waterfalls to Florida beaches to a real life fern gully, put these gorgeous preserves on your must-visit list.<p>Every year from Maine to …

National Parks

24 of the Most Scenic Places to Camp in the United States

Take a road trip from coast to coast, and you’ll find beautiful sights in every state in the U.S.<p>One of the best things about traveling around the …

Hiking

The Theology of Consensus

Consensus decision-making, a process in which groups come to agreement without voting, has been a central feature of direct action movements for …

Singapore’s prime minister schools Trump on how trade actually works

The prime minister of Singapore is really not cool with Donald Trump’s tariffs. In a Washington Post op-ed this week, Lee Hsien Loong condemned Trump’s trade barriers as “not the correct solution.” His key point:<p>As economists have pointed out, when assessing economic relationships, what matters is …

This is the ultimate American road trip, according to scientific research

A data scientist has put together a series of the ultimate road trips of the United States so that travellers can see as many sights as possible while clocking up the least amount of mileage.<p>Randy Olson created six separate routes for car manufacturer Chevrolet designed to maximise sight-seeing …

8 New Things to Do in NYC in 2018

In search of the “new” in New York City? In dynamic Gotham, there is always something fresh and exciting just around the bend. So mark your 2018 …

See Japan’s rare sacred Buddha this month - only revealed every 33 years

As a country that holds countless seasonal festivals throughout the year, any visit to Japan is likely to bring with it the opportunity for travellers to immerse themselves in a unique way of life and get a taste of traditional culture and history. But sometimes, extra special events can take place …

The Best Pastries in Paris, According to Top Chefs

It’s been the world’s favorite destination for luscious baked goods since forever. Now the French capital is outperforming even itself.<p>By Kate …

Liz Weston: Beat the retiree crowds to these 5 places abroad

Coronado in Panama once had pristine beaches and not much else. Today the resort town is a haven for U.S. and Canadian retirees, with strip malls, …

Retirement

The most underrated coastal towns in Europe to go to before they become touristy

The vertiginous houses of Positano, the white settlements of Santorini and the poetic villages of Cinque Terre might still be some of the most …

Italy

Paris is a city that a lot of tourists do wrong—here’s how to get it right

There is perhaps no city more idealized, and more written about, than Paris. And yet, for tourists and travelers embarking on their first visit, there is also no city that’s easier to get wrong.<p>The Louvre, Ladurée, Champ de Mars, the Eiffel Tower—newcomers are often torn between all the sights to …

France

The Best Cities to Visit in Spain This April

April is an ideal time of year to visit Spain because the weather is warm and sunny but not too hot to enjoy the many outdoor activities that cities …

8 Underrated Destinations in Germany

Americans are traveling abroad in record numbers. According to data from the National Travel and Tourism Office, Germany is the seventh most popular …

European Travel

Scientists studying psychoactive drugs accidentally proved the self is an illusion

Philosophers and mystics have long contemplated the disconcerting notion that the fixed self is an illusion.Neuroscientists now think they can prove it or, at least, help us glimpse this truth with some help from psilocybin, the psychoactive property in magic mushrooms.<p>Researchers around the world …

Consciousness

The 60 greatest train journeys for 2018

The best train journey I’ve ever done? Tricky. In terms of sheer pinch-me-is-this-for-real wow-factor, it has to be the Trans-Mongolian, a journey of truly epic proportions. In my case it involved four days of travelling between Moscow and Lake Baikal on the traditional Trans-Siberian before …

27 underrated US destinations everyone should visit in their lifetime

Seattle Weekend Getaway Ideas

Whether you are a visitor looking to add on to your Seattle vacation experience, or a local looking for a quick escape, the Seattle area is blessed …

The Best Places to Stay in Tuscany

In this guide, you'll find the best places to stay in Tuscany, from top-rated hotels in Tuscany's popular hill towns and cities to agriturismo …

Tuscany

The SF Bucket List: Everything You Need to Do Before You Die

If you do life right, you'll live and die in San Francisco. In which case you've hopefully got some time to cross all of these must-do, only-in-SF …

Hipster counterparts of America's most popular national parks

Visiting America's most popular national parks, especially in summer, is quickly becoming a gamble. Will it be one of your favorite memories, or will …

Spain's Slice of Africa: The Vacation Spot Even Spaniards Don't Know About

“Where’s that?” asks my friend when I tell him about my upcoming trip. “Why are you going there?” inquires the ticket vendor at the ferry station, …

A Zillionaire’s Solution: Tax the Rich and Save the Economy

The Republican tax plan is a scam that won’t create jobs, contrary to what Trump says.<p>The Republican tax plan is a scam—a massive and destructive financial giveaway masquerading as pro-growth tax reform. Which is why our first response must be to demand not one penny of tax cuts for big …

Income Inequality

Stop making sense!

I’m on Capitol Hill and I know the root cause of the crazy<p>I could see them coming up behind me about a quarter mile back. They were in a late model gray sedan, a Camry or a Chevy, something mid-size and generic. I was in the left lane on I-40 passing one semi, trying to get around a string of them …

I grew up in Alaska — here's what I tell my friends to do when they visit

The 49th state certainly lives up to its moniker of "The Last Frontier," but it is also home to vibrant, growing cities, a booming outdoor culture, and mountains that take your breath away. And yes, dog sleds.<p>As someone who was born and raised in Anchorage, the state's largest city, I consider …

Bill Perry is Terrified. Why Aren’t You?

How an 89-year-old cold warrior became America’s nuclear conscience.<p>At this naked moment in the American experiment, when many people perceive civilization on the verge of blowing up in some metaphorical sense, there is an elderly man in California hoping to seize your attention about another …

Cold War

Why my attempt to go 21 days without a whinge took me six months

<b>Sunday 24 July 8.43am.</b> In the midst of the US presidential election, news breaks that WikiLeaks plans to release 20,000 hacked Democratic Party emails that will likely damage Hillary Clinton’s chances, and enhance Donald Trump’s. I read the relevant passage aloud to my wife, before adding my own …

Democratic Party

8 Camping Sites Within Two Hours of San Francisco

<i>This story is brought to you by the great people over at the Bold Italic. The Bold Italic is an online magazine, shop, and events hub in San</i> …

The Mind–Body Problem, Scientific Regress and "Woo"

The deepest of all scientific mysteries, I once thought, is why there’s something rather than nothing. Now I think <i>mind</i> is the deepest mystery, …

World's Smartest Physicist Thinks Science Can't Crack Consciousness

I’ve been writing a lot lately about consciousness, the ultimate enigma. I used to think why there is something rather than nothing is the ultimate …