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Aaron Sorkin's Letter to His Daughters About the Election Is a Touching Call to Arms

"America didn't stop being America last night and we didn't stop being Americans."<p>It is perhaps no surprise that a man who wrote a 156-hour long liberal wet dream about an honorable president is more than a little perturbed by the rise of Donald J Trump.<p>It is also no surprise that <i>West Wing</i> creator …

Barack Obama

Should You Care About This Batman v Superman Movie?

Are we killing our superheroes?<p>As Harvey Dent said in <i>The Dark Knight</i> in 2008, "You either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain." In 2016, Marvel and DC will churn out eight films, cramming dozens of heroes and dozens of villains into countless frames of CGI. It all …

Comic Books

‘Creed’ Is the Movie ‘Rocky’ Fans Have Been Waiting For

Sylvester Stallone returns to his roots in this rousing Rocky reboot, which channels the larger-than-life, up-from-your-bootstraps fantasy of the …

Film Industry

50 trips everyone should take in the US in their lifetime

America has been called a lot of things: beautiful, majestic, wild, and great. It's all those and more.<p>Whether you're driving down the Pacific Coast Highway, whale watching in Cape Cod, or embracing your inner child at Orlando's Disney World, the US is full of incredible surprises.<p>From the East …

Mauna Kea

National Geographic Travel

A Practical Guide to Exploring One of the Best Temple Parks in the World

PHOTO BY FLASH PARKER<p>Sunrise over Angkor Wat<p>The Cambodian flag is a true representation of what's important to the country. The red represents the …

National Geographic Travel

50 incredible hotels you should sleep in during your lifetime

From ice palaces in Canada to underwater rooms in Africa, we've come up with 50 of the world's most incredible hotels that will take any vacation to the next level.<p>Here's our ultimate bucket list of 50 hotels everyone should stay in at least once in their lives.<p><i>Did we miss your dream hotel? Let us</i> …

Marlon Brando

19 natural wonders everyone should see before they disappear

America is home to some of the world's most stunning natural wonders, but many of these sights are increasingly under threat from climate change and pollution.<p>While some are slowly experiencing change, others are deteriorating at a more rapid rate.<p>We've put together a list 0f 19 incredible and …

National Parks

Beyond Burning Man: The Best Festivals to Hit This Winter

Are you anti-festival? These under-the-radar (and not too over-the-top) events might change your mind.<p>Summer may be long gone, but that doesn’t mean the good vibes must end. This season’s fresh crop of retreats take the old school music festival to the next level by putting the emphasis on …

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50 places everyone should visit in Europe

We've come up with the ultimate bucket list of travel destinations in Europe.<p>From biking along the canals of Amsterdam to scuba diving in the clear Mediterranean waters off the coast of Cyprus, here are 50 things you need to do in Europe in your lifetime.<p><i>Eliza McKelvey and Megan Willett contributed</i> …

European Travel

The best thing to eat in every state

From regional delicacies to to-die-for dishes, we found the one food you should eat in every US state.<p>We chose the most iconic and famous dishes, taking local recommendations into consideration, and picking items you simply can't get anywhere else.<p>Whether you have a sweet tooth, a preference for …

South Dakota

The Most Instagrammed Locations in the US & Canada

Crashing waves. Artfully prepared meals. Roadside attractions. Many travelers are passionate about documenting the world around them via Instagram. …

Five Fabulous, Unexpected Walking Tours in San Francisco

San Francisco’s best walking tours don’t go to predictable landmarks like Coit Tower or the Golden Gate Bridge—instead they take you to the …

In Napa, Mexican Americans have gone from migrant workers to vineyard owners. Here are 10 Latino-owned wineries to visit.

In Napa County, around 95% of farmworkers are originally from Mexico. Yet, with so many Latinos working on the vineyard fields, why are they so …

Napa County

Misty-Eyed: 5 Beautiful Waterfalls to Visit Now

<i>By Jason Heidemann for the Orbitz Travel Blog</i><p>Don't go chasing waterfalls. So sang TLC in 1994 in a song that cautioned against making bad life choices. Of course, if the song were referring to actual waterfalls the sentiment would've been just the opposite. After all, who doesn't derive absolute …

24 things to do in Australia before you die

1. Attend the Australian Open, Melbourne, Victoria.<p>2. Hire a van and drive Tasmania.<p>3. Have a flutter on the Melbourne Cup in Melbourne, Victoria.<p>4. …

Australia

A Guide To Drinking Around The World at Disney's Epcot

<i>The Rose & Crown Pub at the United Kingdom pavilion, Epcot Photo: Stephen Kubiak/VISIT FLORIDA</i><p>Think Walt Disney World is just kiddie rides and princesses? Think again. Epcot is home to the World Showcase, which consists of 11 pavilions representing countries from around the world, including Canada, …

Here are the real best things to do in Los Angeles, according to locals

To help you experience the best of the city, we've put together a list of favorites from Los Angelinos.<p>From Korean barbecue joints to iconic music venues, here are the real best things to do in Los Angeles, according to locals.

California

The 21 best trips for foodies around the world

But for some people, food is the <i>only</i> reason for the trip.<p>From a Puerto Rican highway famous for its pork to an Italian forest filled with white truffles, we've found some of the most epic foodie trails and destinations around the world.

Craft Brewing

The 20 Greatest Driving Roads in the World

A great road challenges everyday notions. But most of all, it elicits a thrill. These 20 mythic highways inspire us to hit the road.<p>If you're gonna hit the road, hit some of the best roads on Earth.

Hiking

Six lesser-known wonders of the ancient world

While many historical landmarks attract millions of travellers every year, these ancient sites lie off the typical tourist trail.<p>When it comes to ancient wonders, there’s more to explore than Petra, Angkor Wat and the Coliseum. So to uncover a few structures that aren’t typically on the tourist …

Asia Travel

The 33 Best Movies Streaming on Netflix and More in October 2015

What's coming to your couch this month.<p>October ushers in the movie award season and, with it, a glut of prestige pictures clamoring for Oscar gold. But the month also brings with it that feeling of not wanting to get out of your house. So your various streaming devices will come in handy as …

Michael J. Fox

This is the biggest mistake tourists make when visiting Rome

Our first stop was in the historical city of Rome.<p>I'm not much into touristy things, but I knew I had to see the Colosseum and the Vatican. Luckily, a friend who spent a summer in Rome gave me a crucial piece of advice about visiting these two hot spots: <b>Buy tickets in advance online.</b><p>The lines to …

Vatican

Sharp Investments: The Only 5 Culinary Knives You'll Ever Need

Don't waste time with knives you'll never use. Stock your block with these five essential blades.<p>When it comes to knives, chefs know that it's quality—not quantity—that really matters on the chopping block. Forget the artisan hand-forged cleaver with the $600 price tag. Your money is better spent …

Knives

The 25 best restaurants in Napa

Headed to Napa? You're going to need to plan your meals.<p>There are a LOT of Napa restaurants and a lot of small towns that make up Napa Valley and Sonoma as a whole, and it can be hard to make decisions - especially when you only have two or three opportunities to eat well in between all that wine …

Napa Valley

Lost cities: where to pretend you are Indiana Jones

Unearthing lost cities used to be the preserve of machete-wielding, Indiana Jones types, but advances in technology lie behind the most recent discoveries rather any derring-do in the jungle.<p>One of the most groundbreaking recent finds lay hidden in Honduras’ near-impenetrable La Moskitia rainforest …

The Most Photogenic National Parks

America's best idea--our national parks--are probably best known for the outdoor activities they afford us. From hiking to fly fishing and everything in between, these well-maintained and preserved public lands open up a whole world of outdoor activities.<p>The active resources are easy enough to …