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Event-o-Rama: 12 Must-Dos in April

<b>There are some amazing events on tap all over the world, all the time. Here’s a taste of what you can see and do in April:</b><p>If you still haven’t been to the Big Easy, spring is the time to go. Come for the French Quarter Festival (April 11-14), the “largest free music festival in the South,” but stay …

Festivals

The 10 Best Islands In The World, According To TripAdvisor (PHOTOS)

TripAdvisor is all about its annual lists: The best beaches, the most romantic hotels, the best hotels, and the best hotels for families being among them.<p>Its newest list examines the islands of the world, and the U.S. in particular. While Florida has five of the 10 best islands in the United …

Three Sisters Springs, Florida

Photos of the Day

Four classic American road novels (and a picture book)

It’s getting warmer out, and I’m starting to get restless for movement, so I’ve been going through my bookshelf and remembering road novels I read as …

Books

Trees in Yosemite

Top scenic drives around Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone’s famous landscape doesn’t suddenly end at the park fence. Enveloping the park kernel is a protective cushion of national forests and wilderness areas that offer almost as much scenic splendor as the park itself, but without the crowds and the entry fee. Heading to Yellowstone? See the …

National Parks

National Geographic Travel

Travel Photography

Curious Cat Walks Over Medieval Manuscript

Inky paw prints have been discovered in a 15th century manuscript.<p><b>From ancient Egyptian religions to Edgar Allan Poe's "The Black Cat" to the latest I Can Haz Cheeseburger meme, felines, literature, and culture have enjoyed a long love affair. But perhaps no other feline has walked through history</b> …

10 Tranquil Yoga And Meditation Retreats In India For Stress Reduction

For years, travelers seeking serenity and spiritual renewal have made their way to India's ashrams and retreat centers to learn the wisdom of ancient practices like yoga, meditation and Ayurveda healing. Whether you're looking for a disciplined daily meditation routine at a spiritual center or a …

Naples and the Gems of Florida's Paradise Coast

When he was growing up, Randy Sarton remembers walking through the Wisconsin swamps with a frog in each hand searching for more critters. Pure bliss was poling along the shoreline to explore. "Early on, I had a real sense of wonder about the beauty of nature," he explains. "I was the kid catching …

I Heart My City (in the Spring)

There’s still a chill in the air here in Washington, D.C., but the days are getting longer, the cherry blossoms are starting to pop, and residents are beginning to shed those cumbersome winter coats. Spring is upon us (at least for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere), and we’re embracing it …

Travel

Photographs of Ocean Waves Captured With a Long Lens and Slow Shutter

Photographer David Orias of Santa Barbara, California photographs waves with a slow shutter speed, capturing their movement, color, and power as they …

Photography from Rankin's The Hunger magazine

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2013/mar/28/rankin-photography<p>720<p>Images from the latest issue of Rankin's new fashion and lifestyle …

Photographer Snaps Photo Atop the Burj Khalifa (Yes, the Very Top!)

Rooftopper photographers are continuously pushing themselves and raising the bar, literally, to get that vertigo-inducing shot. These insane, …

Burj Khalifa

"Truth" and the Best of Light Stalking for the Past Week - Plus Weekly Photo Contests

It can be easy to miss helpful photography articles, weekly contests and photos submitted to the forum as our site and community flourish and grow. …

Amazing

Sunlight: Weekly Photography Challenge

In the last week on dPS we’ve posted a couple of tutorials that focus upon the ‘Sun’ in different ways with our posts Using the Sun as a …

Digital Photography