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America's 8 Most Overlooked Small Cities

Let's be honest: size matters. Being a small city isn't sexy, what with lacking name recognition of a New York or the quaint charm of a tiny town like Carmel-by-the-Sea. Falling somewhere inside the bell curve usually means a middling metropolis is overlooked by foreign and domestic travelers alike.


Surviving Your First Year As A Small Business Owner

If you are launching a business, you have probably heard the horror stories of business failure after business failure. Listen to some of the naysayers and you’ll start believing that 90% of new businesses are destined to fail. However, the reality is much brighter: according to the U.S. Bureau of …


10 Great Secret Spots In (And Around) Boston, MA

You've done the Freedom Trail, you've gone to the museums, now discover what some Bostonians don't even know about their own city. Here are ten secret spots. How many are you familiar with? Want a bit more? The Getaway Mavens take a deeper dive.

1. Fenway Farms @ Fenway Ball Park. The home of the


8 Under-the-Radar Museums Worth Visiting

When most travelers set out to explore a destination's museums, they usually don't stray from the most popular (packed Smithsonians come to mind). But a host of off-the-beaten-path institutions full of historical treasures and rare artifacts are waiting to be discovered by travelers willing to go …

U.S. Travel

The 10 Best U.S. Beaches to Go With Kids

Sure, the beaches in far-off family-friendly destinations like Greece or the Caribbean are enticing. However, traveling families should remember that there are beautiful beaches closer to home too, which should save them travel time and expenses.

This summer, consider spending a day in the sun with …

North America Travel

Should you hire a VP of sales?

The sales team is the bread and butter of any company, and it’s often the area where startup founders have the least direct experience. That’s why in the course of scaling your company, the VP of Sales is typically the first executive-level hire.

Bringing a VP of Sales on board is a big step. Hire …


8 Cheaper Alternatives to Popular European Destinations

Rome, Munich, the French Riviera -- all European bucket list spots renowned for their history, their culture, and their affinity for chain smoking and tiny cars. But you know else they're known for? Overpriced everything. And hoards of visitors blocking your view of tired tourist traps with their …


European Train Trips

Much of European train travel is about efficiency and comfort—punctually leaving and arriving and having a cozy seat or sleeper compartment in which to devour the latest issue of the Economist. But rail travel in the United Kingdom and on the Continent is also about experience: gaping out the window …

Middle East Travel

Why Newfoundland Should Be on Your Summer Bucket List

Breathtaking vistas, natural wonders and fabulous people (so nice, we actually felt guilty at times!) combine to make the island of Newfoundland one of our favorite places on earth. Here's why we think Newfoundland should be at the top of everyone's bucket list:

The Beauty is Unmatched

Find yourself …

Newfoundland and Labrador

10 Jaw-Dropping Photos From The 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

The entries for the 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest are in, and the photographs are as stunning as ever. The annual contest asks photographers from all around world to submit photos in four categories: Travel portraits, outdoor scenes, sense of place, and spontaneous …

Travel Photography

17 Books For Entrepreneurs That Will Change Your Life

Let me tell you a story, there were two guys that graduated from college at the same time. Both of them wanted to be successful entrepreneurs …


The best extreme outdoor adventures in America


Fly an aerobatic plane in Las Vegas

You might want to save the buffet for later. Getting an eagle’s-eye view of Vegas is thrilling in itself, but …

A Rare Glimpse of Vanishing Rain Forest Cultures

“For hundreds of miles in every direction, a magnificent forest extended over plain and mountain, rock and morass.”—Alfred Russel Wallace

In 1994, inspired by the travels of British naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace—a contemporary of Charles Darwin and a 19th-century explorer of the Malay …

Natural Resources

The Most Interesting Roads in the World

Fancy a road trip? With so many fascinating drives across the globe, you're spoilt for choice. Here's a list of 10 of the most beautiful, diverse and scenic roads to get you started.

1. Chapman's Peak Drive, South Africa

This scenic route winds between Noordoek and Hout Bay on the south-western tip …


30+ Unbelievable Places That Look Like They’re From Another Planet

Fly Geyser, Nevada, UsasourceTianzi Mountains, ChinasourcePamukkale, TurkeysourceZhangye Danxia Landform In Gansu, ChinasourceDragonblood Trees, …

United Kingdom

50 incredible hotels you should sleep in during your lifetime

Everyone has their dream bucket list of travel destinations, but what about dream hotels?

Since summer is right around the corner and we’re dreaming about vacations in far off places, we’ve come up with the ultimate bucket list of hotels to stay in around the world.

From private overwater bungalow …


10 Underrated Travel Destinations in Europe.

By College Tourist - Author, Alex Mathews, Davidson College.

If you want to branch out from the major European destinations while abroad, check out this list to add some great cities to your travel bucket list.

Chances are, when you studied abroad in Europe, you made sure to visit cities like London, …


9 Gorgeous Parks in Cities Around the World

Is the world's most gorgeous park in your city?

Whether you're visiting one or living in one, cities can be overwhelming. To escape the skyscrapers, noises and crowds, look no further than these nine green sanctuaries nestled into urban settings across the world.

Griffith Park, Los Angeles. Here's

Brazil Travel

Top 10 Animal Encounters

Where to have close-up encounters with some of the world’s most remarkable animals.

From the National Geographic book Secret Journeys of a Lifetime

1. Right whales, Bay of Fundy, Canada

Northern right whales are on the brink of extinction, but survivors arrive in the Bay of Fundy each summer (May …


2015 Tours of a Lifetime


The USA's Top 10 Hiking Trails | From Coast To Coast

Long Trail, Jay Peak Long Trail North: Jay, Vermont

This trail settled in the Green Mountains of Vermont is a true gem that is worth seeing if you are …


Counting Down America's 20 Most Charming Cities (PHOTOS)

To find the heart of New York City, you need the right shoes.

"I always seek out a city's charms on foot," says Rachel Rudman, co-creator of the travel series How 2 Travelers. In the Big Apple, she says, walking gives her the thrill of "moving through a sea of people who are drastically different …

U.S. Travel

The Entire History of the World—Really, All of It—Distilled Into a Single Gorgeous Chart

The Vault is Slate's history blog. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @slatevault, and find us on Tumblr. Find out more about what this space

World History

America's Best Beach Towns

Ahhh, summer. Endless sunny days, tanned legs in short shorts and ice cream in the freezer at all times. Can you tell we're ready for a beach vacation? Here, eight of our favorite seaside towns across the country.

Watch Hill, RI

Less crowded than nearby Newport and Narragansett, Watch Hill is an …

Sand Dunes

Sublime Places to Visit in Italy

I was lucky enough to travel to Italy last month for a week of road tripping with

my fiancée. Based in Lamole in Chianti in Tuscany, we drove out to a number of sublimely beautiful destinations away from (well mostly) crowds of tourists.

Le Cinque Terre, Italian Riviera

Sunbathers enjoy the sun as the …


World’s most colourful cities

From a monochromatic blue in Spain to a full palette of hues in Buenos Aires, these five towns are a shade above the rest.

Caribbean Travel

10 of the best beaches … that you’ve probably never heard of

Vault Beach, Cornwall, UK

Around nine miles from St Austell, which has plenty of its own beautiful bays and beaches that can be reached by the coastal footpath, you’ll find Vault Beach. A 20-minute cliff-top walk from Gorran Haven, near Dodman Point, the wild beach consists of a long strip of clean …


The 44 best restaurants in America

With new restaurants opening left and right, it can be hard to break through the noise and find the ones that are truly the best of the best.

We combined five noteworthy lists compiled by food critics, experts, and diners to come up with a definitive ranking of the best restaurants in the country.

We …


The 8 Most Stunning Bookstores In The World

By Elizabeth Stamp for Architectural Digest.

Tour the most extraordinary bookshops across the globe, from a hidden gem on Santorini to a repurposed church in The Netherlands.

El Ateneo Grand Splendid, Buenos Aires, Argentina

(photo: Wim Wiskerke/Alamy

Architect Fernando Manzone transformed a former …


Top 10 Things You can Do Today to Be More Happier, Backed by Science

I would love to be happier, as I’m sure most people would, so I thought it would be interesting to find some ways to become a happier person that are …