Michele Carmack

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The 7 Best Vacation Spots For Nature Lovers

And even though it can get your blood pumpin', there is nothing more relaxing than some quality time with Mother Nature, whether you're hiking, fishing, or whitewater rafting — or simply kicking back and taking in the views after a day filled with activity.<p>Our seven favorite spots in the U.S. for …

Ten hidden gems of Europe

There’s no place like Paris, Barcelona or Rome - but Europe has untouched corners that match the big hitters on beauty and charm, and with far fewer tourists. Take the road less travelled with these ten hidden gems of Europe.<p>1. Burg Satzvey, Germany<p>Whisper it: this fairytale castle is a short ride …

European Travel

The world's best multi-day treks...without high altitudes

Love trekking but suffer from altitude sickness? Or do you just want to want to enjoy a good trek without worrying about acclimatising? Altitude sickness, which usually kicks in around 2500-3000 metres (8200-9850 feet) and higher, affects some (but not all) of us, no matter how healthy you are.<p>And …

10 Memorial Day Getaways NOT on the Beach (PHOTOS)

Memorial Day weekend is just around the corner, and with it comes the official kick-off of the summer season. When that Friday hits, thousands of beach-bound celebrators will clog the highways on their way to sun and surf. But while we love a good beach day just as much as the next patriot, this …

The lowdown on low-season travel

Great weather can be a trade-off for high prices and huge crowds in peak tourist season – and to a lesser extent, in increasingly popular shoulder seasons. Before you consider travelling in low season, though, give your expectations a reality check...<p>The down side<p><b>Sights, activities and tours</b> …

Under-explored day trips from top European cities

For those with the time and inclination to take the road less travelled, these three lesser-known gems are just a short distance from their more famous siblings.<p>Travellers can enjoy a myriad of wonderful experiences when visiting Europe's most popular cities ­­– a veritable cornucopia of historic, …

Italy

The 25 Most Popular Travel Destinations In America

Millions of TripAdvisor users voted on their favorite destinations around the world, as well as their favorite destinations in the U.S.<p>Paris took the top spot on the World Destinations list, trumping New York City (#2) and London (#3).<p>Unsurprisingly, New York City topped the list of American …

New York City

Oklahoma Tornado: Why So Destructive, Unpredictable?

Hurricanes are relatively easy to predict, but not tornadoes.<p><b>A massive tornado that tore through the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore on Monday and killed scores of people was unusual not for its size or ferocity, but for the path it took, experts say.</b><p>"Strong tornadoes occur pretty much every year," …

5 Reasons to Go to the Aran Islands

Guinness, fiddles, and all-around Celtic madness: you’ve waited your whole life to pub hop in Ireland. But on your visit to the Emerald Isle, why not …

America's Best French Fries

Sidekicks are never given enough credit. Tonto had to sit back and let the Lone Ranger take the spotlight; Ron Weasley faithfully followed Harry Potter to all ends of the wizarding world; and Robin always had Batman's back, no matter how sticky the situation. It's quite possible that our most …

6 Sky Events This Week: Cosmic Scorpion, Planetary Triangle

Wildlife<p>Venus, Mercury, and Jupiter, will seem to huddle together this week. Composite image courtesy NASA<p><b>Sky-watchers this week get a chance to go eye to eye with a cosmic scorpion and witness a magnificent meeting of three neighboring worlds in the evening skies. (Take a solar system quiz.)</b><p><b>Red</b> …