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10 Amazing Places You Should Go While The Dollar Is Strong

Having to change dollars into foreign currencies may well be the most tedious part of international travel, but it also that means that budget-­wary travelers can save a lot just by keeping an eye on how the American dollar fares against other currencies.<p>To make that process easier, Hopper's …

European Travel

34 Unique Things to Do in Prague

From parks to pubs, tours to theaters, markets to music and more, we've got the insiders' scoop on the best Prague to-dos straight from those in the know. We asked over 30 influential locals to share their favorite things to do in the Czech Capital, meriting a list that (in our not-so-humble …

European Travel

How Traveling Helps You Succeed in Business

There are wide discrepancies among studies, but one thing is certain: More startups fail than succeed. Are you starting a business? Do you want to increase your odds of making it? Here's my simple advice: Travel.<p>Before you dismiss this idea, let me explain, because travel can contribute to business …

Business Strategy

Where To Go Next in Europe

<i>By: Jordan Simon</i><p>Everyone knows the great capitals of Europe - London, Rome, Paris, Berlin: steeped in history and culture, rich in architecture, cuisine, and so much more. Unfortunately, the experience usually comes at a cost, whether in inflated prices or jostling crowds of fellow tourists. Yet …

European Travel

Romantic Getaway: Long Weekend in Annecy, France

Paris may have dibs on big city romance, but when it comes to the ultimate romantic French weekend getaway, few towns can surpass Annecy. This …

10 Places to Go While They Are Still Cheap: 2014 Edition

Do your travel ambitions eclipse your bank account? We've got just the fix: destinations around the world that offer plenty of cheap ways to stay, play, and eat. Whether you're on the prowl for a perfect beach or a city bursting with culture, these cities and countries deliver big but cost little. …

European Travel

National Geographic Travel

Fall Is in the Air

It's my favorite time of year once again - yesterday was the autumnal equinox, marking the end of summer and the start of fall across the Northern Hemisphere. And 2014 appears to be the year we reach peak pumpkin spice. Autumn is the season of harvests, festivals, migrations, winter preparations, …

19 Unapologetic One-Liners From Joan Rivers

“We don’t apologize for a joke. We are comics. We are here to make you laugh. If you don’t get it, then don’t watch us.”<p>Joan Rivers was not a …

This Is The Quaintest Village In England, And It's Truly Perfect

Forget whatever you've got planned for fall, because we found the trip you need to take. Head to Bibury -- also known as "the most beautiful village in England."<p>Nestled in the Cotswolds, Bibury looks straight out of a painting. It has everything you're looking for in a trip to England -- rows of …

Read J.K. Rowling's new Harry Potter story about a singing sorceress

<i>J.K. Rowling is serving up another dose of Harry Potter for her die-hard fans, this time in the form of a biography of</i> <i>one of her favorite,</i> <i>albeit</i> <i>lesser-known characters in</i> <i>the Harry Potter universe. The</i> <i>story comes from Pottermore.com, the online home for the world of Harry Potter,</i> <i>which</i> s<i>hared her</i> …

Books

These images of world cities from 'space' are not what they seem

These high-quality images may look like photographs of world cities at night taken by astronauts from the International Space Station – but they are painstakingly constructed from public map data and finessed by artist Marc Khachfe<p>• Interactive gallery: the fall and rise of Detroit?

Lorde - Tennis Court (Flume Remix) by Flume - Listen to music

Lorde

How to plan a round-the-world trip

Itʼs the ultimate trip: circumnavigating the planet, and stopping off wherever takes your fancy. Great for travellers who want to see it all, or who are just plain indecisive. But booking a round-the-world (RTW) trip can be a complex business. Hereʼs our guide to getting started.<p>How to do it<p>The …

Western Australia

Russian Photographer Takes Stunning Portraits With REAL Animals

What you’re about to see is not Photoshop – Moscow-based Russian photographer Katerina Plotnikova created these stunning images with the help of real …

Cute

Elke Vogelsang's dog portraiture

Cosmic Bulletins: Two Major Discoveries Rock Science

The Theory of General Relativity seemed truly bizarre when Albert Einstein first articulated it 99 years ago: gravity, the great physicist declared, …

Physics

100 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Many of the books are 20th century classics or recent bestsellers — the oldest book on the list is Jane Austen's 1813 masterpiece "Pride and Prejudice." It also spans multiple genres, with adult fiction, nonfiction, children's, and young adult novels such as "The Hunger Games" and "Harry Potter" …

Books

Spin around a mountain in super speed like Superman

Things that usually spin really, really fast: a top, the wheel of fortune wheel, other wheels, circular objects, knobs and other things of that …

Cool Stuff

38 ways to truly feel thankful this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is my favourite American holiday, because in its essence it’s an officially recognized celebration of that great universal truth: It’s …

The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

Back in July, we wrote about Amazon editors' selections for best books that were released between January and June. Now, Amazon is back with an updated list of the Best Books of 2013 (so far).<p>Here are the top 10 books from this year, according to Amazon editors.<p>1. "<b>The Goldfinch"</b> by Donna Tartt: …

Books

Amsterdam

This a Cappella Version of Lorde's "Royals" Gives Us Chills

If <i>Pitch Perfect</i>'s Barden Bellas really existed, we're sure Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, and the gang would be scheming up strategies on how to beat the Florida State University AcaBelles in a sing-off. This real-life a cappella girl group is fierce—and their gorgeous rendition of Lorde's catchy …

Karl Lagerfeld

The 10 Greatest Books Ever, According to 125 Top Authors (Download Them for Free)

Earlier this month, we highlighted The 10 Greatest Films of All Time According to 846 Film Critics. Featuring films by Hitchcock, Kubrick, Welles and …

Watch These 13 Amazing Documentaries On Netflix Instant And Abandon All Hope Of Productivity

1. Man on Wire<p>I avoided Man on Wire for a few years – something about an Oscar-winning documentary on a French tightrope walker who crossed the Twin …

Three Modern Travel Writing Classics

While I’ve met a few modern-day nomads in my travels, most of us can’t be on the road all the time. So how can we keep our wanderlust satiated in those stretches between journeys? We can escape into a really good book that brings a far-off place to us.<p>Here are three extraordinary travel narratives …

Wildlife photographer of the year 2013 – in pictures

The results of the wildlife photographer of the year 2013 competition have been announced at London's Natural History Museum. The overall winner is South African photographer Greg du Toit for his picture Essence of Elephants, a portrait of elephants in Botswana. Here is a selection of some of the …

Montana Duelling Dinosaurs could fetch $9m at auction

Fossil is remains of two dinosaurs – a herbivorous ceratopsian and a predator that may be a young T rex or a new species<p>They died about 67m years ago, locked in combat in what is now Hell Creek in Montana. Their entwined bodies were covered by layers of soil and rock, they decayed, became …

Montana man serves 30-day sentence for rape of 14-year-old girl

Stacey Rambold, 54, released after trial that prompted outcry over length of sentence and judge's comments about the victim<p>Montana prison officials released a former high school teacher on Thursday after he completed a 30-day sentence for rape that is under review by the state's high court and has …