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Canada's Most Beautiful National Parks That Might Be More Crowded Soon

America's national parks are fantastic, this we know. But if you want to visit any of the best ones, it often means fighting hordes of visitors …

America’s Most Elaborate Corn Maze Is Made of GPS and Math

Mike Wissemann’s 300-year-old Massachusetts farm grows asparagus, strawberries, sweet corn. And each year since 2000, it also sprouts an elaborate …

Business travelers: Use Google Maps 'areas of interest' to find cool stuff in new cities

Google Maps was recently updated with a new design, color scheme, and "areas of interest," which show areas that are full of restaurants, bars and …

Google Maps

The Best Destinations for Rookie Backpackers

July 22, 2016<p>If we could kidnap our friends and leave our lives and daily chores behind, we would all do it without a second thought. Unfortunately, …

Asia Travel

Neuroscience Reveals the Nourishing Benefits That Silence Has on Your Brain

Here's what happens to your brain when it's surrounded by the noise of nothingness.<p>When's the last time you sat in total, utter silence? While it's not easy to find true peace and quiet, there's now evidence you may want to find more opportunities to embrace noiselessness throughout your day.<p>We …

The Brain

The Most Amazing Airbnb Rentals in Every State

We're talking about some of the best prices and most spectacular locations ever.<p>You could go down the rabbit hole of endless listings, or you could start with the top pick in your destination of choice. These highly-rated getaways won't disappoint.

Des Moines

14 Cocktails Every Gin Lover Should Know

Because a simple gin and tonic doesn't always cut it.<p>Because a simple gin and tonic doesn't always cut it.

Google Maps now lets you add multiple stops to your trip

Remember the times when Google Maps' navigation mode could not compete with fully fledged GPS apps? Those times are pretty much over.<p>Google Maps' …

This Magical App Lets You Skip Through Airport Customs For Free

We all know the line at airport customs can be painfully long. And most travelers know they can skip the line by enrolling in the Global Entry program for a $100 application fee.<p>But most of us <i>weren't</i> told that there's an app that lets travelers skip the line FOR FREE.<p>The Mobile Passport app is …


The best hotels in Portugal for under £100 a night

Pastel-coloured palaces, beach-side design hotels, family-friendly farmhouses – and all bookable for under £100 a night. Here’s a pick of Portugal’s best value stays<p>Portugal stays<p><b>CITIES</b><p>1 Gorgeous townhouse, Lisbon<p><b>Casa Das Merceeiras</b> is two apartments in an 18th-century Alfama townhouse, beautifully …

European Travel

Prague has a giant kinetic sculpture of Franz Kafka’s head

Artist David Černý created "K on sun," a giant, kinetic sculpture of Franz Kafka's head. The sculpture is in Prague, right next to a building in which Kafka himself once worked as a clerk in an insurance company, and across from City Hall. It's meant to distract people from the frustations of …


41 Of The Most Suspenseful Books You'll Ever Read

*GASP*<p><i>Note: Entries have been edited for clarity and length.</i>


Kids Write Hilarious Letters to Pantone Petitioning for 2017 Color of the Year

Step aside, Rose Quartz and Serenity.<p>Pantone may be the world's ultimate color authority, but a class of artistically-minded fourth graders are certainly giving the design group a run for its money.<p>In a recent assignment, students at Cloud Peak Elementary School in Buffalo, Wyoming had to propose …

Six Ways to Get the Most Out of Every Vacation

It all starts with embracing life as a local.<p>One of the reasons we travel is to experience a life different from our own. But often, it's all too easy to get stuck seeing only the vacationer’s version of a place, and to feel like you’re only skimming across the top of a foreign city when you know …


National Parks on Flipboard

An 87-year-old millionaire buried treasure in the Rockies—and he’s offered one main clue<p>Somewhere in the Rockies, in the roughly 1,000 miles between …

Is Beaver Butt Really Used To Flavor Your Dessert? Here's What You Should Know.

You may have heard the rumor by now -- certain artificial flavorings like vanilla, raspberry and strawberry are made from the anal secretions of a beaver. (If you haven't heard that rumor, you might have just spit out your coffee. Sorry.) So we're setting out to clear up what's true and what's …

Ice Cream

Best Areas to stay in Tuscany:Destinations in Tuscany,Italy

Anyone planning a holiday in a completely new country soon wonders as to <b>where is best to go</b>. Which part of Tuscany is better to visit? Which are its …


This Nap Desk Is a Workday Game Changer

You can skip that afternoon coffee and take a quick snooze instead.<p>If you've ever had a heavy, carb-loaded lunch during the middle of a workday, you know the struggle of staying awake afterwards is real. Seriously, nothing makes us pine for a quick cat nap more than answering emails after a plate …


13 Tech Things We Tried In 2015 And Recommend

Apps, hacks, and social media accounts that we recommend for 2016.<p>Each month, the BuzzFeed Life team recommends interesting beauty/craft/ recipe/lifestyle products, tricks, and apps its editors tested out in their own lives. It's always one of my favorite things to read – real, honest endorsements …

15 Totally Transformative Furniture Makeovers

We're obsessed with #5.<p>When it comes to furniture DIYs, most ideas are simply surface level. But these pieces didn't just get painted or stained — they got entirely new second lives. Trust us when we say you're about to be inspired to turn your piano into a bar and old tub into a couch.

Storage Ideas

11 Kitchen Storage Spots You Completely Forgot About

22 Maps That Show How Americans Speak English Totally Differently From One Another

Everyone knows Americans don't agree on pronunciations.<p>That's great, because regional accents are a major part of what makes American English so interesting.<p>Joshua Katz, a Ph.D. student of statistics at North Carolina State University, published a group of awesome visualizations of professor Bert …


A photographer is traveling around the US to recreate his grandfather's 40-year-old snapshots

He documented all of his travels with his camera, which is how Carollo ended up with about 30 boxes of photo slides when his grandfather passed away in 2008.<p>After rifling through one of the boxes, Carollo came up with the idea of trying to recreate his grandfather's photos during his own …

South Dakota

25 Museums You Need to Visit in Your Lifetime

The breathtaking art collections (and striking architecture) are certainly worth the trip.<p>TripAdvisor recently released its list of the world's top 25 museums, a comprehensive ranking includes places from all corners of the world.

10 Oktoberfests to Visit If You Can't Make it To Munich

As throngs of thirsty folk head to the halls for Oktoberfest 2015, we round up our favorite Oktoberfests around the country.<p><i>This post originally appeared in 2014 and has been updated.</i><p>Oktoberfest, Fredericksburg, Texas<p>Texas has strong ties to Germany—Texas German, a dialect, is still used amongst …

A couple has been road tripping across the US for 3 years and took these incredible pictures

They soon fell in love with the lifestyle and decided to make their Volkswagen bus — Sunshine — their permanent home.<p>The couple carries everything they own in the van; they have nothing in storage, and they like it that way.<p>"I think that there's an extreme freedom in having nothing to lose," Rachel …

Glacier National Park

16 of America's Most Beautiful Swimming Holes

They're all so amazing, we can't pick a favorite.<p>These dreamy locales are calling your name on a hot summer day.

Oysters Linked to Norovirus That Causes Stomach Flu, Study Finds

You might want to pass on the oysters at your next happy hour: the bivalves can bring on norovirus, otherwise known as the stomach flu, according to …

Environmental Health

Buy a house in foodie heaven

This is what you can get in the gastronomic hotspots, off the beaten track<p>Along with the climate, scenery and culture, the local food and wine is usually a key ingredient in choosing holiday destinations.<p>After all, what would a week in <b>Tuscany</b> be without a glass of chianti classico accompanied by a …