Evan Killion

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Four Things You Must Know Before Going to Istanbul

<b>Get to Istanbul's Blue Mosque faster with these four tips.</b><p>Istanbul is an adventure. Pure and simple. The Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia Cathedral, strolling around Sultanahmet Square, walking over the Galata Bridge and watching water traffic on the churning Bosphorus from a cafe on the Asian side. The …

This Austrian Park Literally Transforms Into A Lake And It's Totally Awesome

It's a park! It's a lake! It's... both?<p>Just below Austria's Hochschwab mountains near the town of Tragoess sits Grüner See ("Green Lake" in English).<p>Why do I care, you say? Well, you care because it <i>literally</i> changes with the seasons -- and we're not just talking about leaf colors. During winter, …

A no-sushi guide to food in Japan

You're in Japan. You've eaten more sushi in two days than you have in your whole life and you feel like you consist entirely of raw fish. It's time to try out these spectacular Japanese culinary classics, without a shred of sashimi in sight.<p><b>Tempura</b><p>If your only experience of tempura is …

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

'Rose Valley' Exists In Bulgaria, And Here's Why You Should Visit

When we heard rumors of this Rose Valley in Bulgaria, we weren't quite sure if a place so beautiful could exist. As it turns out, it <i>does</i> exist and it <i>is</i> so beautiful. And for a major bonus, the roses are in bloom <b>right now</b>.<p>Rose Valley, a.k.a. Valley of Roses, is an area that covers a little over …

Disney's Abandoned Theme Parks Could Double As Scary Movie Sets

If you're a Disney fanatic, then maybe you were already aware that Donald Duck was once a Nazi and that Hannah Montana was almost accidentally named after a pornstar. But finding out that Disney had two abandoned theme parks that still exist? We want all the details. NOW.<p>The Disney parks that …

Cenotes In Mexico Are Totally Worth A Visit

If you're a fan of cenotes, or underground sinkholes, you should probably head on down to Mexico ASAP.<p>There are some 6,000 of them along the country's Yucatan Peninsula, mostly around Tulum. The Mayans believed they were sacred gateways to the underworld, and while you may still find relics of …

26 Castles That Have Reached Fairytale Status

Castles are already pretty spectacular but put one on top of a mountain or hanging over the edge of a cliff and they get elevated to fairytale status.<p>From Scotland to Syria, the amazing architecture and jaw-dropping views are sure to impress any traveler.<p><b>Swallow's Nest, Gaspra, Crimea</b><p><b>Aragonese</b> …

Haida Gwaii Is Canada's Best Kept Secret

Oh, Canada. Who knew you were hiding this gem from us?<p>Formerly known as the "The Queen Charlotte Islands," Haida Gwaii is an ancient Canadian archipelago located just off the coast of British Columbia. Its name translates to "Islands of the People," and is the perfect combination of both remote <i>and</i> …

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First time Ireland: unmissable Emerald Isle experiences

Ireland’s reputation precedes itself, so first-time visitors might think they know what to expect – rolling green fields, chatty locals and a pint for each hand – but there’s so much more to Ireland than its stereotypical charms. Skip the bus tours stopping at leprechaun-filled souvenir shops and …

PhotoProX iPhone Photography Case Review

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he biggest problem with waterproofed, “tough as nails” smartphone enclosures is that they’re too large — they won’t fit in a …

Grill And Eat At The Same Table, JAG Table Grill Lets Guests Grill Their Own Food

If you like the setup at Korean BBQ restaurants, where you grill your own meat, then the JAG Table is what your need in your backyard. Perfect for …

SlideRider Transforms A Staircase Into A Slide

Slides are super fun – just ask any kid at the playground! Well, Trisha Cleveland thought so, too, and has come up with an indoor stair slide! Most …

Seven of the world’s most unusual bus stops are in this small Austrian town

In most cities, the bus stop is the lowliest piece of urban infrastructure. Not so in Krumbach, a small, rural town in a region of Austria known as Bucklige Welt (“hunchbacked world”) because of its hilly landscape. Last year, the town’s cultural association invited seven architects from Chile, …

China Hits Back Over Hacking Charges

The Obama ad­min­is­tra­tion’s de­cision to bring crim­in­al charges against mem­bers of the Chinese mil­it­ary is already show­ing signs of …

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Make Your Espresso In The Microwave With Piamo

Espresso makers can be bulky and take up a lot of kitchen room that you might not have, but don’t fret because you can still have your delicious …

The "Forever" Lock Is Completely Unpickable

One of the problems with locks is that in the long run, they’re fairly easy to open if you know what you’re doing. That’s especially problematic for …

Nod Brings The World Around You To Life, Wearable Ring Controls Your Environment

Wouldn’t it be cool to wave your hand and turn on your living room lights? It would almost be like magic! Well, Nod wants to do exactly that and …

5 Reasons Why The BKON Craft Brewer Is The Ultimate Tea Maker (list/video)

Serious tea drinkers are not to be missed with. Like the caffeine addicted coffee junkies, drinking a perfect cup of tea can be pure nirvana. And …

10 things Hong Kong does better than anywhere else | CNN Travel

This Is The ONE Tourist Trap You're Missing Out On In Each U.S. State

It's a fine, blurred, and fuzzy little line that separates our nation's most-visited cultural sites from its trashy tourist traps.<p>Of course, any "tourist trap" can be a "cultural site," depending on how you look at it. And any "cultural site" can feel like a "tourist trap," if it's crowded enough …

10 Truly Unique City Tours Around the World

See a completely different side of a city when you break away from the mob of tourists following the guide with the red umbrella. On these 10 unique city tours, you'll venture into the Bronx with an old-school rapper, see abandoned buildings in Portugal's second city, and go longboarding through …

Best places to get naked

It's not news to point out that the human body has been fetishized by advertising, consumerism, cinema, etc. There is, however, no better way to realize the folly of this fetishism than to get naked with others (in some non-sexual way) and see how quickly the symbolic becomes hyperbolic. Here are …

Will Game of Thrones make Ireland the next New Zealand?

Game <i>of Thrones</i> has attracted a cult following over the past three seasons and Ireland, where part of the series is filmed, wants a piece of the profits.<p>After what Tourism Ireland describes as “months of negotiation” with HBO, the country is launching a Game of Thrones-themed campaign in time for …

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The Best Gelato in Rome

In Italy, a land of such strict culinary customs that sprinkling Parmesan on your pizza is practically a crime, only one food is excepted from the no-eating-while-walking rule: gelato.<p>On warm evenings, Rome’s locals stroll the cobblestoned streets, cones and cups in hand.<p>However you eat it, gelato …

20 free things to do in Sydney

You don't need a fat wallet to enjoy the glamour and chic of Sydney. These 20 attractions, activities and icons won't cost you a cent.<p><b>Take the Bondi to Coogee Walk</b><p>One of the most spectacular walks and coastlines you could hope to see, this route takes in some of Sydney’s most iconic beaches. In …

New Havana

TravelDigital Nomad<p>“I wanted to see Cuba,” explains one man in our group, “Before it changes.”<p>We all nod in agreement, except for the two Cubans in the room, who simply smirk.<p>“I’ve been hearing that for the last twenty years!” says Migdalia, our guide. And she’s right—I’ve been hearing (and saying) …

19 Surprising Facts About Malta

Fun fact: There are over 200 islands in the Mediterranean, but a whopping 90% of tourists stay on just 10% of them. File Malta into the "lesser-known" category, at least as far as Americans are concerned.<p>Malta sits south of Sicily and northeast of Tunisia. It has a craggy coast, beaches, lots of …

Born to Be Wild: Raising Active Kids

A funny thing started happening around here a few years ago: kids. Colleagues, contributors, athletes they all started having them. And everybody seemed to be struggling with the same question: How do I raise an active kid while still doing all the stuff I love? So we started asking around. Among …