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5 Books You Might Have Missed in 2013 (But You Should Really Read in 2014)

As some of you know, I've spent the last year reading a bestseller a week. The idea behind the project was for me to break down my culturally relevant reading ignorance. Which is a fancy way of saying that the idea behind the project was correcting the fact that whenever I looked at the <i>New York</i> …

Upcoming Books To Read In 2014

NPR's Arun Rath talks to Daniel Alarcon, the author of <i>At Night We Walk in Circles</i>, about the new books he is most excited about for 2014.<p><b>Listen · 3:14</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>Transcript<p>ARUN RATH, HOST:<p>It's ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR West. I'm Arun Rath.<p>2014 has just begun, and this …

The 100 best novels: No 16 – The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne (1850)

Nathaniel Hawthorne, describing "a tale of human frailty and sorrow", insisted that <i>The Scarlet Letter</i> was "a Romance", not a novel. This distinction, in his mind, was important. Where a novel, as he put it, "aims at a very minute fidelity, not merely to the possible, but to the probable and …

Beautifully Detailed Drawings Burnt into Pieces of Wood

Eben Cavanagh Rautenbach, artistically known as LeRoc, uses a soldering iron to create detailed illustrations on pieces of wood. This art of decorative burning is called pyrography or pyrogravure. When LeRoc first became interested in pyrography, he started drawing with only a lighter, a nail and a …

Bureaucracy creates a 'blanket of blandness' in education

The need to record everything, to risk assess every activity, has made schools guarded; no longer prepared to challenge the reluctant child, says headmaster Peter Tait<p>Recently, a Government review found that <b>NHS doctors and nurses were spending up to ten hours a week collecting and checking data</b>, a …

31 Delicious Things To Cook In January

Guys, I'm kind of glad the holidays are over. January will be all about eating healthy... ish.<p><b>WHAT'S IN SEASON:</b><p>(This will vary depending on the time of the month and where you live.)<p>Apples<p>Beets<p>Brussels …

Hump Day Snack: French Toast in a Mug

Today's the start of a spankin' new year of snacks, and since you're probably still recovering from last night's champagne-fueled shenanigans, you'll …

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13 Big Questions on the Future of Travel

Nowadays, there are more travelers on the road than ever before, visiting places that were once off-limits and sharing their experiences in ways the Baby Boomer generation could have never imagined.<p>In a world that’s constantly evolving, it’s important to ask big questions about the future of travel …

The 20 Best Designed Tourism Websites in the World

4 Beautiful Cable Car Rides Around the World

<i>Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime. Article by Kaeli Conforti of Budget Travel.</i><p>Cable cars and aerial trams around the world give you access to brilliant panoramic views without having to go through the effort of hiking a long, winding trail up a mountain or trekking through the wilderness in search of …

Why traveling on your parents’ dime isn’t truly traveling

This past summer, I had the misfortune of sitting across the table from a person who whined, “My university paid for my airfare and gave me <i>only</i> …

Nat Geo Travel Staff’s 2014 Bucket List

The staff at National Geographic Travel is continually criss-crossing the globe to uncover the best and the brightest places, but we have travel wish lists just like everyone else.<p><b>Here’s where we want to go in 2014 and why:</b><p><b>> Iceland and Greenland</b><p>“I have a strange love for quiet, empty, ‘desolate’ …

7 Reasons Not To Make A Bucket List

They're fabulous in theory, but bucket lists -- from short ones to long ones to ones for the coming year -- can harm your travel life more than they help.<p>Here are seven reasons to ditch yours.<p><b>1. A bucket list gives you tunnel vision.</b><p>If you arrive in Australia fixated on that singular bungee jump …

Top 10 Landmarks in U.S. National Parks

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These Cities May Be Small, But They Have Something To Brag About

Most everyone knows the big named metropolis in every state, but what about the little guy who offers just as much excitement without all the hype and expectation?<p>Small cities scattered about this great nation can give you that urban feel without the hustle and bustle that can often overwhelm. But …

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19 Things You'll Only Understand If You Studied Abroad

Because as someone famous once said, "the best things you learn aren't learned in a classroom."<p><b>1. Contrary to every mother's belief, you won’t even feel sick if you eat gelato for every meal.</b> Or pizza. Or crepes. Or empanadas. Or anything in the top, bad-for-you section of the food pyramid. We’re …

Five Tips for Hassle-Free Flying

Traveling can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be that way.<p>Give yourself a much deserved break this holiday season with these five secrets to hassle-free flying from travel industry insider and airfarewatchdog.com founder <b>George Hobica</b>:<p><b>1. Get preapproved.</b> At some U.S. airports, enrollees of the …

10 Greatest Travel Books of All Time

<i>Photo Courtesy Michael Mohr. Article by Ian Crouch, contributor to Budget Travel.</i><p>Just what is travel writing? Sometimes it tells the story of a journey -- the initial excitement of a ship leaving port or the joy of watching the sun rise in a brand-new place. Often it celebrates the act of …

This Map Shows The Most Famous Book Set In Every State

Local literature can be a surprising source of home state pride, no matter where you're from.<p>We found the most famous book set in each state. How many have you read? Check out the annotated map below.

These Maps Show Where People From Different States Like To Vacation

Desti, a travel planning app, just released a series of maps that show where people from different states like to travel most.<p>The app analyzed travel searches performed by its registered users to collect data on where they are from and where they want to go.<p>"People in every state search more out of …

Paradise found in Malaysia

Trek through the Langkawi archipelago’s luscious rainforest, get a feel for Penang Island’s bustling local life and find an urban oasis in one of Kuala Lumpur’s 52 shopping centres.

Ten Things I Love About Portland

I thought I should write a blog post on 10 things I love about Portland, since I've lived here for almost two decades. Here it goes:<p>10. There are two seasons in Portland: Rain and August.<p>9. Yes, there is a kernel of truth about Portland in <i>Portlandia</i> (TV show).<p>8. Portlanders are genuinely nice, …

Closing The 'Word Gap' Between Rich And Poor

<b>Listen · 6:29</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>In the early 1990s, a team of researchers decided to follow about 40 volunteer families — some poor, some middle class, some rich — during the first three years of their new children's lives. Every month, the researchers recorded an hour of sound …

Christmas Light Photography Tips

At this time of year, many of the world’s cultures and religions celebrate holidays that involve lights. While the use of lights and candles is often …