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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 …

What to pack? Gear for every situation

Okay, not <i>every</i> situation. But we've carefully pondered various scenarios travellers might encounter on the road and come up with some suggestions and tips. What's the ultimate set of accessories for a bar crawl? What should you take if you're visiting somewhere prone to four-seasons-in-a-day …

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Airpnp Is An Airbnb For Toilets

We’ve all been in a situation where nature calls at a crowded event and an empty toilet is nowhere to be found. Airpnp is an experimental service that aims to solve this problem — by letting residences and businesses rent out their bathrooms to people in their immediate location who need to use …

Top 10 Tips for Traveling Spain

If you’ve ever traveled around Spain for any length of time, you’ve most likely found yourself without toilet paper at key moments. That’s right, the …

Falling Upwards: A Vertigo-Inducing View at King Aragon’s Stairs in France | Colossal

<p>Photographer Allard Schager shot this perplexing photo while looking up the Stairway of the King of Aragon, a stairwell carved into a steep cliff …

The Best Cake in Vienna

Browsing in the gift shop of Vienna’s famed Cafe Sacher, I resist the cookbooks, magnets, robes, and teddy bears. But I can never resist buying an Original Sacher-Torte, a dense but delectable chocolate cake made with a thin layer of apricot jam and a rich chocolate glaze, to take home with me.<p>The …

Tesla Completes First Coast-To-Coast Supercharger Route

While likely not committed with the driving of a silver spike, Tesla has completed the first Supercharger line spanning from each coast. This achievement now makes it possible to drive a Tesla Model S from LA to NYC, recharging the vehicles exclusively through Superchargers. Best of all, at these …

Getting Hired: To Land a Job at frog, Know Your Strengths, Have a Point of View and Be Comfortable with Ambiguity

<i>This post is part of our Getting Hired interviews, in which we solicited job-seeking advice from key hiring personnel at LUNAR, IDEO, Philips, BMW</i> …

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14 Tips for Quick and Effective Travel Photography

If you are a serious photographer, you are reflecting each and every shot. You are planning it. You are studying the subject from every possible …

Using Backlight for Dramatic Portraits

I have been exploring backlight lately. Any light coming from behind the subject can be considered backlight. Backlight that is two or more f/stops …

7 Places Where You Can Still Go Off the Grid

<i>This post was authored by Lauren Hunter (Vayable.com).</i><p>I banned Christmas in 2013. I know what you're thinking: <i>How could you do that to Santa?!</i><p>After last year's battle of overanxious crowds and snappy sales clerks, I couldn't look at one more overcrowded shopping mall or department store sales …

Touring in the Cold: What Travelers From Mild Climates Need to Know

Some of us, quite frankly, are sick of seeing flowers, hearing birds, and braving it through 65-degree afternoons where we call home. We may live in the Southwest, in Australia, in Southern Europe, or any number of other "lucky" places that escaped the recent rash of glacial gloom. For many of us, …

Where to Get Your Favorite Holiday Drinks

Holiday traditions abound in the United States, and, during the months of November and December especially, they influence everything from our music to our food. They even influence what we drink.<p>Festive drinks have been around for centuries. For hundreds of years people in different cultures …

Austria's Beautiful Mountainside Thermal Retreat

Located in Oberlngenfeld, Austria, the <i>Aqua Dome</i> is an impressive contemporary spa and retreat found at the foothills of the area's scenic mountains. Using the rocky backdrop for inspiration, many of the structures featured at the lodge reflect the shapes and forms found within the surrounding …

8 Lessons Learned While Traveling The World

I'm from Barranquilla, Colombia. I've lived in Buenos Aires, Auckland, Los Angeles and now currently, Vancouver. I like to travel and experience cultures and situations that are out of my comfort zone [but not too much]. I lived out of my luggage for seven months last year (2013). I've ticked 20 …

First Time to Peru? 10 Best Things to Do and See

<i>Photo courtesy of Mark Adams</i><p>1.<b>Read Turn Right at Machu Picchu</b> by Mark Adams for an historic overview of the fabled Machu Picchu, Cusco, the Sacred Valley, and Lima, amusing takes on local characters, and a heavy dose of self-deprecating humor. With the wit of Bill Bryson and scholarly research of a …

Brain Games: Move Objects With Your Mind To Find Inner Calm?

<b>Listen · 4:00</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>Couch potatoes everywhere, rejoice.<p>New commercial devices, using technology borrowed from the field of neuroscience, are making it possible to control objects with brain power alone. The idea is to help train users to become more focused — and …