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China Has A Tropical Island You Know Nothing About

Betcha didn't know China could look like this.<p>Curious wanderlusters should head to the island of Hainan, in the South China Sea, before it gets any more popular. The tropical isle -- with sprawling rainforest and pristine volcanic hot springs -- is a totally unexpected retreat from mainland Asia.<p>On …

Lake Lovatnet - Norway

Playful Corgi Puppies Hop Around

10 Beaches That Will Make You Want To Plan A Trip To The Great Lakes Immediately

Here's a problem we love to have: too many stunning beaches to choose from.<p>That's the constant conundrum with the Great Lakes, where you could spend an entire summer adventuring, swimming and sunning at a new spot each day and still not see most of the shoreline.<p>Though there are many reasons the …

25 Gorgeous Hikes You Have to Do in Your Lifetime

Allow us to introduce you to your hiking bucket list<p>Research shows that spending time outside is vital to our health—and that exercising outdoors is more satisfying and can burn more calories. Luckily, you can get a workout and a hefty dose of vitamin N at the same time by hiking. These 25 …

My mom turned some of my ticket stubs into pillows for my new apartment.

The Pillows<p>I'm moving into a new apartment and love going to the movies, and my craft-y mom saw an idea on Pinterest and thought it would be cool. So …

Rhubarita

Looking for a fun summertime cocktail?Well here you go…<p>Ingredients<p>2 cups rhubarb (chopped fresh or frozen)<p>3 - 4 limes (fresh)<p>1 cup granulated sugar<p>2 …

How to wear pigtails without a partline (and hide any regrowth)

<b>When you think of pigtails, you immediately think of a childish hairstyle that has no business being on an adult.</b><p>To some extent that’s true. …

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Best Summer Trips 2014

Family-Friendly Hiking in America’s National Parks

Finding the right hike for children can be tricky: The trail needs to be safe and not too strenuous, yet interesting enough to keep the young folks’ attention. As a bonus, it would be nice if the hike stimulated them to want to learn more about the place. America’s national parks abound in good …

The UK Cave Where You Can Bounce On Massive Trampolines

It's not exactly a <i>natural</i> wonder, but we'll take it.<p>At Llechwedd Slate Caverns in Wales, brave souls will soon bounce through a cave on three <i>ginormous</i> trampolines. The huge springboards hang from the walls of a slate cavern -- the highest dangles a frightening 180 feet above the cavern floor. …

The Best Under-The-Radar Beaches In The U.S.

Trips to the beach are standard fare for most summer travelers, but crowded stretches of sand can make vacations more of a pain than a pleasure. Some beaches offer a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle, and allow visitors to escape the crowds at more popular destinations. From an isolated …

Photography & Travel Product Reviews

18 Reasons Why Australia Is Travel Heaven

It turns out that travel heaven just might be down under! With its vast and varied landscapes, unique wildlife, and white-sand beaches, Australia is one of the most interesting continents around. We've gone through the tips and photos from millions of travelers on minube to find out exactly what …

Australia

This Colossal Tomb Is an Enduring Monument to Love

According to legend, Shah Jahan's favorite wife bound him with a deathbed promise to build her the most beautiful mausoleum ever known.<p>The Taj Mahal is widely considered one of the most beautiful buildings ever created. The exquisite marble structure in Agra, India, is a mausoleum, an enduring …

Bestival 2014: Desert Island Disco announced as theme

The theme for the fancy dress musical festival has been announced as Desert Island Disco, inspired by wild beach parties and dancing tribesmen<p>Bestival 2014 has announced its theme: Desert Island Disco. Now in its 11th year, the music festival takes place on the Isle of Wight and encourages its …

Photography & Travel Product Reviews

5 Craft Distilleries in Mountain Towns

Plenty of mountain towns have craft breweries, but did you know that many now boast craft distilleries, too? Often family-owned, these boutique …

A Mermaid’s World: The Beauty of Snuba

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>I have no desire to scuba dive or snorkel. That’s always been my policy and preference as a traveler–and one I’ve managed to stick to—until a recent trip to Guánica, Puerto Rico. When the group I was with announced that we were going to <i>snuba</i> on a beautiful Caribbean coral …

Total Strangers Who Could Actually Be Identical Twins

Amongst the annals of fiction and folklore, a "doppelgänger" is considered to be the paranormal double of a living person. We're not talking twins …

Gifts from the Kitchen: 22 Edible Holiday Presents You Can Make at Home

From spicy mustard to chocolate bark, make your holiday gifts for family and friends right in your own kitchen<p>If the thought of going to a crowded mall and picking out the perfect present for everyone on your list is stressing you out, just don't do it. Make your friends and family thoughtful gifts …

Dessert

24 Insanely Clever Gifts For Book Lovers

There's basically no chance that you're not keeping these for yourself.

Five Books You Should Read Before You Turn 30

Someone who saves money for retirement is probably going to be in a better situation come 65 than someone who didn't start saving until they were 45.<p>Here are five books that I think everyone should read before they turn 30. Reading and understanding these will give you an edge, however slight, that …

Books

25 Books That Changed The Course Of History

But what about the lives of an entire generation? Can a book change the future?<p>Miriam Tuliao, assistant director of central collection development at the New York Public Library, helped us come up with a list of 25 books that changed the course of history.<p>From the Torah to Orwell's "1984," these 25 …

Literature

Fast Food Workers Reveal The Best Menu Items That No One Ever Orders

About 80% of Americans eat fast food at least once a month.<p>A recent Reddit thread asked "fast food employees, what are the best menu items that no one ever orders?"<p>We selected our favorites for next time you want to spice up your order.<p><b>1. Popeye's Apple Pie.</b><p>"It's old school, deep fried like the …

The Rock of Guatapé

(Photo: Vallesanchez)<p>El Peñón de Guatapé rises high above Guatapé, Colombia. It's a 200 meter tall slab of granite and quartz. Visitors can climb 649 …

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