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Heat wave: 8 places to cool off and eat frozen desserts (Map)

<b>RITE AID | everywhere</b><p><i>(Photo: Coco Mault/Flickr)</i><p>Chocolate malted crunch, coconut pineapple, rainbow sherbet, vanilla, strawberry — and the list goes …

A Beautiful Antique Astronomical Multitool

The Galileo Museum in Florence, Italy possesses <b>this marvelous work</b> of Sixteenth Century craftsmanship. It is an astronomical compendium, which is a …

Cannes Is Where We Really, Really Want To Be Right Now

The Cannes Film Festival kicked off this week and we're super jealous we're not there to take in all the swanky, over-the-top fun... but then again we probably couldn't afford it anyway.<p>In lieu of our attendance -- don't worry, we're sad about it, too -- we decided to dive deep into the Getty …

Touring the Town That Disney Dreamed

<i>By Laura Lee for Where®</i><p>Wide porches, moss-draped oaks and a friendly vibe blend together in this small town Southern town near Orlando.<p>Try to imagine the perfect town: picket fences, moss-draped oaks, wide porches and friendly neighbors. A few decades ago, the folks at The Walt Disney Company …

Spring Weekend in Sausalito

Business took me to San Francisco...but the pursuit of pleasure lured me across the bay to Sausalito.<p>The town of 7000 has changed little since I first visited it decades ago when I was a graduate student at Stanford. Its little cottages still tumble down the steep hillside to the waterfront, which …

In Mississippi Delta, fill up on blues, Southern food | CNN Travel

Wild, Wonderful Williamsburg

One glimpse of <b>Jamestown</b> from a boat will take you back 400 years. Here, you’re taking in a sight very close to what English settlers must have seen in 1607 as they approached land after a four-month voyage across the Atlantic. The lush Chesapeake Bay region, already home to large numbers of Native …

Tulip Mania at Keukenhof

Any time of year, you'll enjoy flowers in the Netherlands (as the Dutch are experts in greenhouse technology). But if traveling to Holland in May, be sure to visit Keukenhof, just half an hour south of Amsterdam. The park is well-connected by public transport and a delight even if you think flowers …

The 10 Best American Cities For Foodies

Travelers love to eat. That's why, every year in our Readers' Choice Survey, we ask our readers to rate the U.S. cities that have the best restaurants. This year, we were surprised by some of the winners in our Top 20. We think you will be too. Agree with their picks? Disagree? Want to see your …

5 Old West Saloons to Drink at Before You Die

The Old West is on its last breath. Let's face it, neither the western nor the cowboy are really in style of late. True there was a time when John Wayne ruled the big screen and <i>Gunsmoke</i> ruled television, but those days have been over for a long, long time.<p>It's kind of sad, really. With the sunset …

Van Gogh comes back to life in Brixton - audio slideshow | Art and design | theguardian.com

A Portrait Journey Through Eastern Europe

This story is not going to be a technical how to. It’s not about lighting gear, cameras or lenses. It’s not about technique in camera or post …

Epic Photos of the 2010 Volcanic Eruptions in Iceland

Back in 2010, a series of volcanic eruptions in Iceland captured the world’s attention. Although they were relatively small in scale, the ash that …

Look Up, A Poetic Short Film About the Anti-Social Aspect of Social Media

<i>“We’re a generation of idiots, smartphones, and dumb people.”</i><p>“Look Up” is a short film by Gary Turk exploring the real silence involved in the use of …

Star

Latest<p>Lauren Cohan Confirmed For 'The Walking Dead' Season 9<p>The Walking Dead 5 hours ago<p>The Walking Dead<p>Steven Spielberg Reveals How Hayao Miyazaki …

Science Reveals Secret to Winning “Rock, Paper, Scissors”

Use this power wisely, young Padawan: researchers at Zhejiang University have devised a strategy for winning Rock-Paper-Scissors, and it’s not just …

Mathematics

A Visual Comparison Of Fantasy Dragon Sizes

This is a visual comparison of fantasy dragon sizes as compiled by The Daily Dot. As you can see, George R.R. Martin's dragons take the cake. Still, …

7 fascinating cities of destruction | CNN Travel

Route 66: Willy, Woody, Mickey & Brad

I’m not sure what’s in the water in Oklahoma, but it sure makes you sing.<p>And dance, and act, and swing a bat. It makes you witty and dashing and beloved by all—and it makes you famous.<p>A few minutes after crossing into “Native America” on Route 66, I veered into the small town of Commerce, …

Stunning U.S. State Parks

Playgrounds, green pastures and playful pups; these are a few of the things we first think of when we hear the word "park." Not that these associations aren't on point, but there are more than 7,500 state parks plotted across the U.S., all of which feature attractions that reach beyond your typical …

A Taste of Everywhere in L.A.

I enjoy eating out in L.A. more than any other city in the world. That’s a bold statement, especially coming from a New Yorker, but the combination of superior produce grown in a Mediterranean climate, fresh (and inexpensive) sushi, comfort food at Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles, and …

Where to Go When You Want to Do Nothing

There are a million ways to travel these days. You can choose to give back, booking a trip that involves rolling up your sleeves and volunteering. You can choose to be adventurous, filling your days with hikes, bungees and ziplines.<p>Or, you can choose to do a whole lot of nothing.<p>Sometimes the best …

Openview Tunic in Dotted Line

Rated 5 out of 5 by quartzbaby from HELLO, LADIES!!!!!!!!????? This and the other openview tunics, as I also got the coral and black, are …

Banksy Meat Truck Illustration

Remember this one from Banksy's month-long residency on the streets of NYC, "Better Out Than In"? The Meat Truck, aka "Sirens of the Lamb" was …

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Drawings by Victoria Goro-Rapoport

'As an artist and human being, I am interested in exploring the precarious connection between natural and man-made spaces, and the men and women who …

Art

Day to Night

View Gallery<p>Photographer Stephen Wilkes has created a unique body of work that captures the bustle and vivaciousness of cities across the globe. In …

Andy Warhol

Large-Scale Drawings That Look 3D by Fiona Tang

Fiona Tang is a talented Vancouver-based art student who creates large trompe l'oeil optical illusion drawings. "Despite my parents disapproval, I …

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