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Hannibal Buress Tears into Justin Bieber at Comedy Central Roast

The best jokes at Saturday's taping weren't the obvious ones.<p>"It wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be," Justin Bieber told a room full of reporters after he was taken to task onstage for three hours during the <i>Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber</i> on Saturday night at Sony Studios in Los …

Macaroni and Cheese Waffles Recipe

Waffled macaroni and cheese might not rank quite as high on the list of "things you must try before you die" as, say, a fresh-from-the-water oyster, or a sliver of Parmesan sliced off of a wheel that has just been opened in front of your eyes, or a bit of playful light bondage, but it's certainly …

Photo of the Moment: Touching the Clouds in Maldives — Vagabondish

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Visit California Gets Into Content Marketing with 24-Hour YouTube Takeover

Visit California is taking over YouTube for the next 24 hours.<p>The state tourism board is making its first foray into content marketing with a 24-hour …

Writer’s block? 5 easy jumpstarts to get you flowing

I’ll never forget the woman. She was impeccably groomed, everything about her pulled together. She slumped back against the wall of the writing …

Why Destinations Should Cater to Chinese Weddings

Although China’s modern wedding industry is relatively young, in the past 2 years, the industry has grown by a third, blowing up into an $80 million …

Every Twenty-Something Should Experience At Least Once

Three words should describe your travels as a twenty-something: beautiful, rough, messes. Dancing until the sun comes up, paying the least amount of money for the least fanciest experiences out there -- that's what this is about. Wandering as a "millennial" means taking in as much as your senses …

Our Nation's Raging Conversation About Marijuana

Our nation has been mired in a war against marijuana that has proven to be as wrong-minded and counterproductive as the prohibition against alcohol back in the 1930s. Recognizing the social and economic toll this war on pot was causing our country (not to mention the civil liberties concerns), I …

Washington D.C.

The Best Time To Book A Plane Ticket, According To New Study

Finally, there’s a scientific answer to that magic number of days before a flight when tickets are at their cheapest.<p>The answer? Are you ready? Are you reeeally ready?<p>Fifty-four days before takeoff is, on average, when domestic airline tickets are at their absolute lowest price. And if you don’t …

16 Local Legends You Should Probably Pay Attention To

There's something hallowed about visiting a place of legend. To think that thousands of people over dozens of centuries have kissed the same stone, or climbed the same bell tower, or petted the same bronze boar-turned-pig as you, hoping for their own wishes to come true, brings a deeper meaning to …

When the rain doesn’t change anything

Peter and I did a lot of things in the rain. We met in the rain at a bus stop after arriving by ferry from mainland Malaysia to the island of Penang. …

OTP's Guide to Partying Your Ass Off in Prague

Prague's party scene is more beer and jazz, less ecstasy and techno. Although not as cheap as it once was, Prague's beer-brewing skills are amongst the best on the planet and you can still party like a king on a peasant's budget.<p>Raise a glass of fairy juice to Prague's unique formula for getting …

Central Europe

10 Signs You're the Worst Person on Your Flight

Are you a candidate for most-hated passenger on the plane? If you're guilty of any of the following bad habits, you'll likely be the subject of disdainful glares, sanctimonious whispers, and violent revenge fantasies on your next flight.<p>Are you a candidate for most-hated passenger on the plane? If …

U.S. Federal Courts

10 Places in Europe You Never Thought You Could Afford

It'll take more than a discreetly tucked money belt to protect your cash in Europe's most expensive cities. Here's how to experience London, Paris, Venice, and other delightful destinations for a whole lot less than the average traveler.<p>It'll take more than a discreetly tucked money belt to protect …

Credit Card Fraud

This Epic California Timelapse Is Pure Sun-Drenched Seduction

With landmarks like the iconic Sun Portal at Pfieffer Beach, the arid desert of Joshua Tree, or the ancient giant sequoias of Yosemite National Park, it's easy to see why the diverse landscape of California has captivated travelers since wheels were made of wood.<p>From sweeping desert vistas to …

National Parks

21 Films to Look Forward to in 2014

World War II dramas, dystopian teen trilogies, time travel, Bible stories, and more<p>The coming year in cinema is shaping up to be strikingly symmetrical: As one major dystopian YA franchise arrives, another winds down. As one World War II drama kicks off the year, another caps it off. The first …