Lana Ruvolo

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Gorgeous Green Lake in Austria is a Fleeting Underwater Fairy Tale [32 PICS]

This is Grüner See (Green Lake) in Austria where every spring the ice and snow on the mountaintops melt and part of the park goes underwater; this is …

Scuba Diving

The Best Beach In The World Is One You've Never Heard Of

With so many famous beaches on this planet, you'd think it would be easy to guess which one is "the best beach in the world." Is it a Caribbean oasis in St. Barts? A Greek isle? The infamous Copacabana?<p>Nope, <b>the best beach in the world is one you've likely never heard of</b>. Brace yourself for the …

The U.S. Should Invest In Science, Not War

In this week’s <i>Science</i> magazine, former Republican Congressman John Porter calls on scientists to “speak up for research.” Well, I’m all in.<p>We’re in the midst of a remarkable stream of scientific and medical advances, spurred by dramatic advances in biotechnology, computing, and miniaturization. Our …

8 Trips You HAVE to Take Before You Die

There are trips we strongly recommend you take and then there are those that we basically demand. Trust us, as travel experts, we know the getaways that should make your bucket list. Here are eight trips you HAVE to take before you die -- and we even ordered them chronologically with the adventure …

Florida by Water: Paddle Into the Wild

Florida's wilderness canoe and kayaking trails provide access to unspoiled areas: primeval forests, mangrove hammocks, and swamps and rivers teeming with life.<p>Florida's wilderness canoe and kayaking trails provide access to unspoiled areas: primeval forests, mangrove hammocks, and swamps and rivers …

National Parks

Grenada, The Caribbean's Prettiest Place

It isn't warming up anytime soon, which means we’re still in need of a mid-winter Caribbean vacation to keep us sane. Barbados, Barbuda, the Bahamas -- there are too many beautiful places to choose from!<p>So why not pick a wild card and head to Grenada?<p>Grenada is an island country in the Caribbean …

7 Most Romantic Caribbean Resorts

<i>By Dalia Colon for the Orbitz Travel Blog</i><p>Vacation is meant to be an escape -- from the kids, from errands, from that irritating guy at work who's really into gratuitous lunchtime meetings. So if you're thinking of booking a Valentine's Day getaway this year, a carefree, all-inclusive resort makes a …

Where To Find The Best Sushi In Tokyo

Obviously, if you love sushi, Tokyo is probably your number one foodie vacation destination, but Tokyo is a big place! There are plenty of excellent sushi restaurants-and plenty of great ones at that. But for seriously fresh sushi, there might be no better place than right off the boat.<p>And if you …

Climbing in St Lucia: the best view in the Caribbean

After flying west, you wake early. For a night owl like me, this is a wonderful bonus. On my first morning in <b>St Lucia</b>, with my body clock five hours ahead of local time, I was wide-awake soon after 4am. By well before six I had wandered out on to the balcony of my room to enjoy the warm air and …

I Got One Less Problem Without Grindr

There is a big problem with the gay community. The fact that we’re gay is not it, so if you were hoping for a homophobic rant about how gays are …

9 Wedding Details for Coffee Addicts

From using aromatic coffee beans as a way to amp up your escort card display to creating a customized cappuccino bar, there are plenty of ways to …

6 Ways to Save $500 on Your Big Day

Sticking to your wedding budget is an important part of the planning process. After all, who wants to start married life in the red? If you do find yourself towing the line, there are ways to cut back that will hardly change your big day a bit. This week, we're sharing six ways to shave $500 off …

10 of the Most Striking Spots in Hawaii

Discover our favorite activities in the Aloha State.<p>There are iconic spots in Hawaii that first-time visitors need to see to believe, but there are also the lesser known gems that the locals know are just as worthy of your time–especially on that second or third return trip. For a mix of both, add …

Travel Photography

Event Designer Kristin Newman Shares Her Top Wedding Tips

Kristin Newman, a top party planner in Charleston, South Carolina, tells brides to get grooms involved early — and keep the wine flowing late. Here, more of her expert tips.<p><b>If you're good at making decisions, a short engagement is fabulous.</b><p>A long one can be agonizing; it lets you rethink …

18 Things Every Starbucks Addict Needs To Have At Their Wedding

If you love Starbucks so much, you should marry (in) it.

Weddings

A Top 10 List of Southern Africa's Best Destinations

01 of 10<p>Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe and Zambia<p>Known locally as Mosi-oa-Tunya, or The Smoke That Thunders, Victoria Falls is the largest waterfall in the …

South Africa

Surf, Sun, Shave Ice, and Spam: Where to Eat in Oahu, Hawaii

Oahu, Hawaii’s most populous island, offers more than beaches: It’s also home to a burgeoning food scene defined by local ingredients and traditional one-of-a-kind treats.<p>Oahu, Hawaii’s most populous island, offers more than beaches: It’s also home to a burgeoning food scene defined by local …

Dairy Queen

10 extraordinary destinations you have probably never heard of

War

First new antibiotic in 30 years discovered in major breakthrough

The first new antibiotic to be discovered in nearly 30 years has been hailed as a ‘paradigm shift’ in the fight against the growing resistance to drugs.<p>Teixobactin has been found to treat many common bacterial infections such as tuberculosis, septicaemia and C. diff, and could be available within …

Medicine

Why Some Chefs Just Can't Quit Serving Bluefin Tuna

On Monday, a single 380-pound bluefin tuna sold for about $37,500 in the first auction of the year at the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo. That's far below the peak price of $1.76 million that a bluefin went for at the same market in 2013, and this year's price isn't a good indicator of the supply, or …

Endangered Species

Wedding Details Guests Will Definitely Notice

Figuring out where to splurge and save on your big day can be a huge headache. After all, you want everything to be Pinterest-perfect, right? Unfortunately (sorry perfectionist brides!), when you're working on a wedding budget you can't have it all your way. You can, however, choose to spend your …