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28 Best and Worst Foods for Acid Reflux

For those who are not familiar with the wrath that is acid reflux, here is a rundown of what this bothersome, digestion-related disorder entails. The …

The 30 Most Beautiful Places in the World

Time to dust off your passport.<p>There are so many amazing places around the globe to see, we couldn't possibly include them all in just one list. But, these breathtaking destinations are definitely worth bumping to the top of your travel bucket list–whether you're looking to relax on a beach, get …

National Parks

The Cat May Have Been Domesticated Two Separate Times

One time it stuck, one time it didn't really<p>There are more than 500 million domestic cats (<i>Felis catus</i>) worldwide. Their grip on the globe is tangible, too. For anyone who has spent any amount of time wasting away on the internet, they’ll know it’s awash in cat videos and memes. Millennia ago, just …

ISS Transit Finder Helps You Shoot Photos of the ISS Against the Sun and Moon

ISS Transit Finder is a new web app that’s designed to help astrophotographers figure out when and where the International Space Station will fly …

North Pole

10 Experiences Every Traveler Should Have in Italy

© Andrew Padgett / Alamy Stock Photo<p>There's a reason Italy ranks as one of the top-visited destinations in the world. Actually, there are a lot of reasons. Its exquisite beauty, its relaxed pace, its startling integration of the ancient and the modern--it all contributes to the magic. Whether …

The Best Souvenir Shopping in 17 Cities

Looking for gifts inspired by your travels? We’ve picked the best local finds from some of our favorite cities.<p>We all want to be the person who …

My Lightroom Post-Production Workflow After a Day Behind the Lens

This post is a basic rundown of how things work behind my lens, after a big day of shooting. In this case, it’s mountain biking. However, whether …

Tutorials

8 Secrets to Better Grilled Vegetables

Up your grilled veggie game.<p>This summer, think outside the usual trio of zucchini, peppers and eggplant, and try grilling vegetables you would …

How much will it cost you to travel around the world for a year? This infographic has it figured out.

IF YOU’VE EVER DAYDREAMED ABOUT quitting your job to travel around the world, the thing that probably took the wind out of your sails was the idea of …

20 popular tourist sites you should see before they disappear

Thanks to a combination of factors like climate change and increased development project proposals in their areas, some of these popular tourist attractions are starting to shrink in size, sink, or erode.<p>From the breathtaking Alps to the iconic Taj Mahal, we've put together a list of some of the …

8 Must-See Cities of Eastern Europe

Surprisingly modern, thrillingly packed with people, and budget-friendly as can be, Eastern Europe should be on your list this year. Not only will fall flights be cheaper, but the U.S. dollar is strong against many Eastern European currencies. Aside from all that, you can expect to see some …

10 Guided Tours That are (Actually) Worth Taking

Bijoux Society’s two-hour Jewelry Tour of Place Vendôme is more a coordinated day spent window shopping Paris' famed jewelry houses than a tour. It …

10 Tips for Doing an Underwater Photo Shoot

My brain is officially underwater. Photographically, that is.<p>I see everything in terms of underwater. A friend shows me the gorgeous wedding dress …

Scuba Diving

Yogurt Has Been Around Forever, But Do We Really Know What It Is?

It all starts with fermentation.<p>Some of us eat yogurt every morning, and most of us are aware that it's a dairy product, but how many of us <i>really</i> know what yogurt is? Not many. That ends today, right here, with everything you ever needed to know about this healthy breakfast option.<p>Yogurt is a …

What You Learn By Traveling Alone

Traveling solo can be exhilarating, lonely, enlightening, an adventure, and tough all at the same time. Nonetheless, we firmly believe it's something everyone should try, simply because it will teach you so much about yourself. Such as:<p><b>How to Be Self-Sufficient</b><p>When you're traveling with a group or …

23 Photos Proving Santorini is Actually Heaven on Earth

Warning: viewing this slideshow may cause immediate trip booking upon completion.<p>It's no surprise Santorini has dotted our World’s Best Award lists …

Istanbul at street level

Filmmaker Justin Heaney captures the essence of Istanbul, Turkey in this unique video. I was interested to learn more about his motivations for …

How to Process the Milky Way using Adobe Lightroom CC

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The 50 Most Beautiful Small Towns in America

We've rounded up the cutest village in every single state.<p>We've rounded up the cutest village in every single state.

New England

There Are No Half Measures in This Bonkers Breaking Bad–Themed Coffee Shop

Just be careful around the Stevia.<p>You may not be able to procure a baggie of Blue Sky meth at this Instanbul coffee shop, but other than that, the full <i>Breaking Bad</i> experience is yours for the having. Named Walter’s Coffee Roastery, the joint features baristas dressed in those famous hazmat suits, …

The Beginner's Guide To Couch Surfing

After a breakup, a lot of people have their own Eat Pray Love moment. We're all for it and like to think that we help people finance their dreams by selling their breakup baggage. Imagine having the possibility to become immersed in new cultures, befriend trans-ocean friends, and make everlasting …

Top 20 Tourist Destinations in Prague

It's entirely possible to experience the beauty, history and magic of Prague on a whim and without a plan. With every cobble-stoned step and around every corner of the Golden City, there is something to be discovered. However, just like all other capital cities around the world, there are also top …

35 Books You Need To Read In Your Twenties

From Cheryl Strayed's Wild to Amy Poehler's Yes Please, these are the books you need to get through your own roaring twenties. Inspired by this post.

Massive Underground City Found in Cappadocia Region of Turkey

Subterranean retreat may have sheltered thousands of people in times of trouble.<p>When the invaders came, Cappadocians knew where to hide: underground, in one of the 250 subterranean safe havens they had carved from pliable volcanic ash rock called tuff.<p>Now a housing construction project may have …

Phuket, Thailand: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Phuket, Thailand is an island that's rapidly developing and changing. It's no secret paradise anymore, as tourists from all over the world come in droves to soak up the sun and play at the beaches.<p>We have lived in Phuket, Thailand for almost three months and have really enjoyed our time here. …

Hawaii's Most Epic And Illegal Hike May Be Gone Forever

Remember that strikingly stunning and famously illegal hike in Hawaii that gave you the chance to view paradise from the heavens?<p>To refresh your memory, here was what it looked like:<p>Well, thanks to a powerful storm, it's gone. Possibly forever. And we're heartbroken.<p>The Stairway to Heaven, Hawaii's …

The 10 Cheapest Places To Stay In Europe

Right now, the euro's value is low, and airfare is primed to fall -- aka we fully intend to make the most of this excellent time for a European vacation.<p>And once we get there, the <i>other</i> great part is that hotel prices are dropping, too. Average room rates in Europe fell nine percent during the last …