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Is it possible to fly around the world on low-cost carriers?

Around-the-world airfares can be expensive, though the right package from a specialty broker or an airline alliance can save you money versus buying individual legs of a round-the-globe trip separately.<p>With the rise of long-haul low-cost carriers, it seems like it would theoretically be possible to …

This Spectacular Flower Carpet Is Made From 700,000 Begonia Petals

Every gardener needs to add seeing this showstopper to their bucket lists.<p>It may still be chilly and snowy in some parts of the country, but spring is certainly in the air — and these stunning photos are going to make you want to break out your gardening gloves.<p>The first Brussels Flower Carpet was …

Nonprofits

The World's 20 Best Skylines, Ranked

Impressive, eye-catching, testament-to-human-engineering skylines are not exclusive to the U.S.A., which is why we decided to nod approvingly at pictures of the 20 most recognizable skylines around the world and then rank them based on their overall aesthetics.<p><i>By Matt Meltzer</i><p>Beauty, as we all …

Los Angeles

The 5 Can't-Miss Islands Of St. Vincent And The Grenadines

Leaving ASAP.<p>Yes, it's freezing out. And, yes, we are constantly writing about the Caribbean and all its glories.<p>But let's face it, there's a reason behind it. You can visit the bigger, more developed islands of St. Maarten or St. Thomas, among others; go glitzy on St. Barts; go diving off Saba; or …

Port Elizabeth

9 of the Most Incredible Beaches In the World

Remind yourself how magical our planet is by feasting your eyes on these nine supremely beautiful beaches.<p>Remind yourself how magical our planet is by feasting your eyes on these nine supremely beautiful beaches.<p><b>Scala Dei Turchi, Sicily, Italy</b><p>This stunning beach trades sand for a smooth, white, …

Beaches

Nine Hours Capsule Hotel Is Basically A Human Recharging Station

If hotels were luxury vending machines, they'd look like this. 9h nine hours capsule hotel -- with two locations in Japan -- is designed to deliver one thing only: a refreshed feeling for the next leg of your journey.<p>At nine hours, guests recharge in high-tech "sci-fi" sleeping pods, complete with …

11 Rooftop Hotel Bars for Hot Summer Nights

With summer in full effect, raise a glass and raise the roof -- quite literally -- it's peak season for rooftop patio-ing. As such, I've rounded-up 11 favorites at luxury hotels from Laguna Beach to Bangkok.<p>With summer in full effect, raise a glass and raise the roof -- quite literally -- it's peak …

Laguna Beach

Comino Island In Malta Has A Blue Lagoon, And It's Kind Of Heaven

If paradise exists, it might be in Malta.<p>This is Comino, the tiny island off the tip of Italy's boot in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea. Comino has an estimated population of four humans, a complete absence of cars and a Blue Lagoon with waters so perfectly azure, we don't even believe they're …

First of Its Kind Map Reveals Extent of Ocean Plastic

There's less than expected on the surface. Scientists are trying to find where in the ocean it's gone.<p>When marine ecologist Andres Cozar Cabañas and a team of researchers completed the first ever map of ocean trash, something didn't quite add up.<p>Their work, published this month in the <i>Proceedings of</i> …