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The necklace that cost Marie Antoinette her head

Jonathan Beckman unravels the bizarre hoax that ultimately took Marie Antoinette to the guillotine<p>In the late summer of 1785, Europe was gripped by a scandal unfurling at the French court. A diamond necklace of immense value, containing 647 stones and weighing 2,800 carats, had gone missing. Its …

Celebrities as Neoclassical Paintings

With his Replace Face project, an artist has decided to draw his inspiration from English painter George Dawe who painted 329 portraits of Russian …

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Bloodshed continues in South Sudan as warring groups remain deadlocked

Hopes of settlement fade as Salva Kiir and Riek Machar fail to respect ceasefire agreement<p>It is time to take stock in South Sudan, a process involving macabre, but far from conclusive calculations. No one knows for certain how many have died. The ethnic groups targeted by the massacres are totting …

US evacuates more South Sudan embassy staff as fighting continues

• Officials blame 'deteriorating security situation' for decision<p>• US ambassador Susan Page is remaining in the capital Juba<p>The US has evacuated more diplomatic officials from its embassy in South Sudan, the State Department announced on Friday, blaming a “deteriorating security situation” for its …

10 Ways To Make Coming Home Less Depressing

It's the most wonderful time of the year.<p>...until you come back from your vacation and it's over. But hark! You <i>can</i> stave off the end-of-holiday doldrums, with just a few little adjustments.<p><b>1. Promise yourself you'll go on adventures.</b><p>We're talkin' make a checklist of activities, and hang it on the …

A Lesson Learned in Grand Cayman

Try Grand Cayman. If you don't like to dive, you may learn something. We did. Our first lesson consisted in island time. Everything is "five minutes."<p>"How long will it take for the taxi to arrive?"<p>"Five minutes."<p>Fifty-five minutes later, we asked again.<p>"He said he'll be here in five minutes."<p>When …

9 Reasons to Visit Colorado That Aren't Pot Tourism

Originally posted on CNTraveler.com<p>Pot is now legal in Colorado, folks. As of Jan 1, Colorado becomes the first place in the world where it is legal to simply walk to into a licensed shop and purchase marijuana, no prescription necessary. Washington State and Uruguay aren't far behind, but with the …

Travel Tips: Save Money in 2014!

Why you need to stay stoked in 2014

OF COURSE there’s no real intellectual defense of the word “stoked.” But in a quick response to Esquire blogger Stacey Woods’ inclusion of “being …

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4 Tips for Getting Over Jet Lag

<i>Sailing in Europe? Plan ahead so that jet lag doesn't cause you to miss key sights, such as London's Big Ben. Photo by anshar / Shutterstock.</i><p>No matter how much you travel, jet lag can be a challenge. Your internal clock is thrown off, so instead of wanting to explore a new port, you may feel …

Common Visa Program for Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda Fails to Launch

The much announced introduction of a common single tourist Visa for foreign tourists coming to Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda, has started the new year …

The Best New Hotels of 2013 to Add to Your Travel Bucketlist

-- Kristen McKenzie, HotelsCombined.com<p>It's been a big year for the hotel industry -- from the opening of America's first LEGOLAND resort to the introduction of the innovative "Instagram hotel," there's been a slew of amazing new accommodation options on offer for travellers to enjoy. As we now …

5 Layover-Worthy Airports

Could your next layover be the highlight of your trip? At more and more airports, a long layover can open a window into local culture–whether you choose to venture into the city or simply roam the terminals. When time is of the essence, we suggest a surgical-strike approach. While some airports …

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Colorado Tourism Office Won't Promote Marijuana Tourism

Colorado ski resorts and the state Tourism Office have chosen not to embrace out-of-state visitors who have come to buy legalized cannabis, creating …

OTP's Favorite Travel Apps of 2013

New apps to color the road from point A to point B (and one to keep you alive should point C be passed-out drunk in a ditch.)<p>Photo by: Ethan Hein<p>Whether you count digital sheep to sleep or spend nights scrolling through on-demand sex dates, over a million apps exist to make your life easier (or at …

How To Get A Better Seat Next Time You Fly

Everyone gripes about economy-class air travel, and sometimes with good reason. But here are ten strategies to fly in a bit more comfort.<p><b>1. Don't fall for the "only premium economy seats are available" ploy.</b><p>So you booked a fare on American, Delta, United or some other airline that has economy as …

10 Ways to Earn Frequent Flyer Miles Without Getting On a Plane

Earning miles in the air is very straight forward. Get on the plane and earn one frequent flyer mile for every mile flown in the air. Although elite flyers may earn a mileage bonus for every mile flown, there are much better ways to earn miles on the ground.<p>We talked to long-time travel hacker, …

7 Routes to Extended-Layover Bliss

Could your next layover be the highlight of your trip? At more and more airports, a long layover can open a window into local culture–whether you choose to venture into the city or simply roam the terminals. When time is of the essence, we suggest a surgical-strike approach.<p>While some airports pack …

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7 Reasons Not To Make A Bucket List

They're fabulous in theory, but bucket lists -- from short ones to long ones to ones for the coming year -- can harm your travel life more than they help.<p>Here are seven reasons to ditch yours.<p><b>1. A bucket list gives you tunnel vision.</b><p>If you arrive in Australia fixated on that singular bungee jump …