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Festival d’été de Québec is Turning 50 and You Won’t Want to Miss this Party!

Québec hosts its 50th annual music festival this summer with 250 shows across 10 venues over 11 days, from July 6-16.<p>With a line-up that includes …

Dubai to Create Marsa Al Arab Luxury Islands and Resorts for World Fair 2020

In preparation for hosting the World Expo 2020, Dubai plans to develop a $1.7 billion tourist resort on either side of luxury hotel Burj Al Arab. The …

9 Exquisite Places to Luxuriate in Provence, France

Provence is the jewel in France’s many-splendored crown, a wildly diverse region featuring splendid mountains, azure bays, rolling vineyards, and …

Not Your Classical Greece: 8 Spots to Experience Modern Athens

Athens is a must for archaeology aficionados, but there’s so much more to the Greek capital than just ancient sites. This is a modern, vibrant …

Incredible Sculpture Garden in India Has Taken 50 Years to Build (and It’s Still Not Finished)

In Chandigarh, India, there’s a rock garden like nothing you’ve seen before. Started in secret in 1957 by sculptor Nek Chand, the garden began as a …

This Mexico City Ice Cream Shop Specializes in Canine Clientele

The main drawback to going out and indulging in an ice cream cone is that you can’t share your confectionery treat with your dog (which is <i>really</i> hard …

Go to Singapore and Buy a Whole Fancy Car out of an Actual Gigantic Vending Machine

Singapore is now home to one of the world’s largest vending machines—and it dispenses luxury cars. We’re talking Bentleys, Ferraris, and …

6 Lessons Learned From the Trip Where Everything That Could Go Wrong Did Go Wrong

My mother’s planned visit to New York a few months ago began with a broken down bus and ended with a missing spleen. What should have been a …

Airlines

Adorable Monkey Cabal Takes Over Indonesian Temple

Pickpocketing is perhaps the most common crime that befalls tourists. What is decidedly less common, however, is having one’s wallet or pack of …

Maybe Don’t Go to This Small Japanese Island as They Don’t Want You and/or You’ll Turn to Stone

A small Japanese island located in Fukuoka called Okinoshima was recently listed for possible inclusion on the Unesco World Heritage List as a …

Psychedelic Illuminations Blanket San Francisco’s Conservatory of Flowers

In spite of ever-changing demographics, the city of San Francisco can’t shrug its reputation as a city of tree-hugging hippies. In that spirit, the …

10 Don’t-Miss Stops Along Ireland’s River Shannon

Starting in the northeast and flowing 224 miles south through Ireland’s ancient heartland before pouring into the rugged Wild Atlantic Way, the …

Places That Are Actively Trying to Kill You

I’m not trying to sound paranoid here, but there are definitely places on this planet earth that are actively trying very hard to kill us all. Does …

Nature

Experience International Fun in San Diego’s Rising Cultural Scene

Europe is Europe—there’s no replacement for the history, culture, or tradition found around every corner of every country. But if budget, timing, or …

7 of the Best Things I Saw at E3

For over 20 years, E3 (the Electronic Entertainment Expo) has served as the A1 event for the video game industry. Every year the biggest names in …

15 Historic Buildings Reborn as Luxury Hotels

It’s not every day you can lay down your head within the walls of a Roman emperor’s palace. Or a former chocolate factory. Or a historic nunnery. …

Hotels

7 of the Coolest Places Video Games Will Take You

Organizing and executing a trip or, if you will, an <i>escape,</i> can be difficult. Very difficult. But [*infomercial sales pitch voice*], what if you could …

Liquor Is Coming: Get Drunk Tyrion-Style at The Game of Thrones Pop-Up Bar

D.C.’s Drink Company is hosting a Game of Thrones-themed pop-up bar in the capital city (Washington D.C., not King’s Landing). Running from June 21 …

All Felt Items Are on Sale at This Completely Crafted Convenience Store in NYC

The Standard, High Line Hotel in New York City presents 8 ‘Till Late, a convenience store offering a different variety of commodities: handmade felt …

Looking for Unique Lodgings? Spend the Night in a Haunted Canadian Jail

Canada's capital city, Ottawa, is known for its historic parliament buildings, Rideau Canal, and bustling Byward market. But right in the center of …

14 Photos From the Incredible Burning Man Art Exhibit

Before Burning Man was known for tech billionaires and bikini-clad models, it was famous for art. Each Labor Day weekend, artists from around the …

A ‘Learning-Meets-Vacation Destination’: Facility in California Redwoods Offers New Style of Travel

Newly opened 1440 Multiversity, named for the number of minutes in a day, is nestled among the Redwoods in Santa Cruz County. But this is more than …

Istanbul’s Parkorman Park to Be Architectural Adventure Including Treetop Trampolines

The city of Istanbul, famous for sweeping bazaars and stunning mosques, does not have a particularly large amount of areas dedicated to green space. …

Columbia, South Carolina Is Going All Out for This Summer’s Solar Eclipse

Despite how it sounds, the “path of totality” is not a term related to geometry or <i>Star Trek</i>. But it does allude to something spectacular: this …

Let’s Get Ready to (Tummy) Rumble: World Doughnut Eating Championship in LA Today

Los Angeles, looking for a sweet start to the weekend? Let the World Doughnut Eating Championship fill your lunch hour like custard in a Boston Creme.<p>…

This Musician Wanted to Save the Planet—So She Recorded It

Electronica artist Hydrah has dabbled in many genres: she performed in musicals and with choirs in high school, was part of an Indonesian Gamelan …

Nature

Vacation Like Royalty at Pippa Middleton’s Exclusive Honeymoon Destination

After Pippa Middleton’s royal(ish) wedding, she and husband James Matthews jetted off to honeymoon on Tetiaroa, an elite and luxurious island …

David Grann, Author of ‘The Lost City of Z’ Reflects on Venturing into the Amazon

Nicknamed the "Green Hell,” the Amazonian rainforest in the Mato Grosso region of Brazil has long been a place of mystique thanks to British explorer …

Lost City of Z

Eat Like You’re Rich in Mexico City

Though most tourists drool over Mexico City’s reputation for stellar street food, the dining scene covers way more than tacos and tamales. From …

Restaurants

10 Best Antiquing Towns in the U.S.

As today’s top interior designers look to the past for vintage inspiration, stay a step ahead and save some cash by sourcing your next home …

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