Alexandra Wiechmann

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Photos of the First Weeks of Baby Bunnies’ Lives

When photographer Ashraful Arefin‘s bunny had babies recently, he decided to document the growth of the new family members through a series of daily …

18 Signs You've Spent Too Much Time In Texas

Texas is a stellar state, to be sure. And with some of America's top cities to visit and the best cities to move to, you could really never spend <i>too</i> much time there.<p>However, there are a few telltale signs that you've spent more time in Texas than most people. Most symptoms involve new vocabulary …

17 Make-Ahead Breakfasts for Busy Mornings

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but busy mornings result in us skipping it altogether more often than not. These 17 make-ahead options make starting the day off right with some non-coffee sustenance much much easier. Featuring a wide spectrum of healthy <i>and</i> indulgent eats, you’ll be …

Why You Don't Need a lot of Money to Travel

<i>Note: Since I originally wrote this article, I have booked a flight from Dallas to Dubai for 300 bucks using a resource mentioned below.</i><p>I often hear people say the reason they don't travel as much as they would like is because "it's too expensive."<p>Hearing this gets me excited because:<p>A) Challenges …

Why You Should Travel Solo At Least Once

<b>"Don't be scared to walk alone. Don't be scared to like it." John Mayer</b><p>Three years ago, you couldn't pay me to travel <i>anywhere</i> by myself, and getting on a plane to go abroad solo was definitely out of the question.<p>It's funny how time changes things and us, and the things you never saw yourself doing …

Paris By Neighborhood

Louvre museum (Photo Credit: Flickr/Problemkind)<p>If you want your kids to understand the layout of the French capital, try this visualisation exercise: Start at the center with the first district and imagine a snail as you go around -- it's not easy but it does make some sort of sense! Paris' …

Reader's Digest Dropped Wallets In 19 Cities To Find Out Which One Was The Most Honest

Reader's Digest wanted to know which world city was the most honest, so they "lost" 192 wallets around the world.<p>In each of the 19 cities, they included a name, cellphone number, family photo, coupons, and business cards in the discarded wallet, as well as $50 in whichever currency the country used.<p>…

The World's Most Dramatic Coastlines

Summer has officially drawn to a close, and the sunny days of sprawling on the sand are numbered. For fans of the coast, though, the end of summer doesn't necessarily mean the end of beach trips. The world is still full of spectacular coastlines to explore, many of which are more famous for their …

Cape Town

The Most Iconic Photographs From National Geographic's 125-Year History

Since then, National Geographic has expanded its global reach to over 60 million readers, a TV channel, and a website. The publication is known for its award-winning nature photography and knack for visual storytelling.<p>In honor of its 125th birthday, Nat Geo is unveiling its most iconic images in …

8 Places You Can Only Appreciate And/Or Get To At Low Tide

Unlike your favorite corner store falafel, not every marvelous wonder on this earth is accessible 24/7, rain or shine. Some travel destinations change as rapidly as the ocean tides... because they're in the middle of the ocean, which has tides.<p>Plan carefully before visiting these precariously …

20 inspiring quotes on nature and our place within it

THIS PAST SUMMER I was out for a hike and came across a rocky ledge that jutted out over Kootenay Lake. It was just my partner and I with no one else …

Nature

Jane Austen Chosen for £10 Note

Maya Beiser: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

Europe's 10 Strangest Tourist Attractions

Does just the thought of standing in long lines for Europe's biggest attractions this summer make you sweat? Ditch the crowds and send a chill down your spine instead by visiting Europe's 10 strangest tourist attractions. You'll be grateful for sunshine and safety in numbers after checking out some …

Best TV & Film Tours Around the World

Taking a vacation can be all about escape -- and the same can be said about losing ourselves in the movies and TV shows we love. It's only natural, then, for film and TV buffs to combine the two when we travel by visiting famous filming locations around the world.<p>Sometimes you'll find out that a …

The world's best wild swims

Little can match the pleasure of taking a dip in a secluded spot. Sliding into a river or striking out for the centre of a lake, it’s impossible not to feel as if you’ve become part of the scene, rather than simply marvelling at it.<p>Indulge in one of these stunning swims and we promise they’ll make …

D.C.’s ‘Downton Abbey’ Mansion: Living Artfully at The Hillwood Estate

In a new exhibit, The Hillwood Estate offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the life of its richest owner.<p>Always dreamt of visiting a European …

22 Beautiful Pictures of Ripples in Water

Beautiful and fleeting, ripples in water exist for only a few magical moments.They do offer up some warning before they arrive though, often with a …

Serenity

How to escape yourself

Maybe I’m a weird travel writing teacher, because I’m always assigning my students texts that are not traditionally thought of as travel literature. …

Literature

I Heart My City: Liz’s Bilbao

<b>Liz P.</b> recently moved back to the Midwest after spending two years teaching English in Bilbao, Spain. What was a random placement in the Basque Country turned her into a Bilbao enthusiast (see Liz en España for proof) and, now that she’s stateside, she spends most of her time telling people why …

Behind the Shot: Skier Carter McMillan Pulls Off a Perfect Backflip in Revelstoke, BC

<i>See more photos like this in our Extreme Photo of the Week gallery >></i><p><b>Adventure: What were you thinking at this moment?</b> <b><br>Carter McMillan:</b> At that particular moment I was focused on setting the rotation for my backflip correctly, while craning my neck to catch a quick glimpse of the landing coming up …

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In Rome, see how the other half lives

This weekend, some 170 private palaces, academies, homes and other buildings will open their doors to visitors.<p>In Rome, some 170 private palaces, academies, homes and other buildings will open their doors to visitors.<p>This weekend marks the city’s second year of participating in the global Open …

Italy

An unusual Ballet Dancer

Why your brain loves music

New neuroscience study sets out to explain why in some respects music offers the same sort of pleasure as a really good thriller.<p>The love affair between <b>music</b> and neuroscience just keeps going and going. And this isn’t surprising because music’s power over us is so huge, and so odd. It’s not like …

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