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This ‘Flow-Motion’ Hyperlapse of Barcelona Won’t ‘Blow Your Mind’… But It’ll Get Close

We’re trying, we really are trying to stay away from the word-inflation, click-bait terms like ‘jaw-dropping.’ But dang it if this hyperlapse by …

Spectacular Photos of the Magical Ice Castles in Utah

Salt Lake City-based photographer Ben Kuhns, who also happens to be one half of creative network Lunar / Solar, captures some enchanting images of the spectacular towers of ice, aptly known as <i>Ice Castles</i>, in Midway, Utah. The massive, icy structures are given a mysterious appeal through Kuhns' …

Castles

The Coolest Places On Earth To Read A Book

Between museum visits and sightseeing, traveling can be a tiring sport. What better way to take a break than settle down somewhere beautiful and historic with a book?<p>Whether it's your vacation book, a travel guide or your handy map, take a time out with your reading material and enjoy your …

Luxury Submarine Hotel Offers Romantic Undersea Getaway

Lovers Deep is a luxury submarine offered by Oliver's Travels for couples to go on a romantic getaway, deep in the ocean, and perhaps join what they're coining as the “Mile Low Club” (an undersea alternative to the Mile High Club that so many have participated in on airplanes). Each watercraft in …

Luxury

How To Get Out Of The Friend Zone

Follow this handy chart.

Europe's 10 Coziest Mountain Villages

As winter approaches, the first blankets of snow are falling on the great mountains of Europe and the continent's enchanting mountain towns are gearing up for a new season of visitors eager to hit the slopes or take in the unique local culture that these mountain regions seem to inspire. While …

European Travel

Pictures: Space Spooks Come Out to Play

In space, no one can hear you scream. But you'll try anyway, after seeing this Halloween's spooky space pictures.

13 Staircases Worth the Climb (Photos)

Looking at any major city today, it's hard to imagine a time without staircases. A new book takes a look at the winding history of getting from one …

Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex?

What happens to a country when its young people stop having sex? Japan is finding out… Abigail Haworth investigates<p>Ai Aoyama is a sex and relationship counsellor who works out of her narrow three-storey home on a Tokyo back street. Her first name means "love" in Japanese, and is a keepsake from her …

Invisible Cities Emerge in the Most Unexpected Places

Marcin Kolpanowicz creates imaginative cities that exist in swirling clouds overhead. <i>The Invisible Cities</i> is a series of oil paintings and pastels that features bustling towns emerging from the whirling dust of a tornado or the puffs of smoke from a train. The compositions, filled with soft yellow, …

Painting

Stay-at-Home Mom's Adorable Food Art Rockets Her to Fame

Four years ago, Malaysian mother Samantha Lee couldn't have expected that the adorable food art she was making for her two daughters would, one day, rocket her to fame. With over 312,000 Instagram followers, as well as articles on <i>Today.com</i>, <i>Daily Mail</i> and <i>Huffington Post</i>, she's become an inspiration …

Cute

Terracotta Daughters Bring Awareness to Gender Preferences in China

108 life-sized female sculptures stand at attention in this powerful exhibit created by multi-disciplinary artist Prune Nourry. Recently exhibited at the Magda Danysz Gallery in Shanghai, the installation was created to explore the gender preferences that exist in China and to “bring awareness to …

Art

Top 10 adventures in Peru

Peru may be known as a cradle of ancient civilisations, but its wild topography also makes it a wonderland of adventure. The icy mountain peaks of the Andes draw trekkers and climbers, the untamed desert coast is lapped by excellent waves for surfers, and for explorer types there’s the Amazon – a …

South America

Nine Jaw-Dropping Hotel-Room Views Around the World (Photos)

The sightseeing doesn’t have to stop when you get back to your hotel room. Check out these fabulous hotels that are even better looking out than in.