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The Ultimate Guide to Petrified Forest National Park

National Parks

The Best Island In Hawaii Has Been Hiding In Plain Sight

It’s Hawaii exactly like you want it to be.<p>The major Hawaiian islands all have their calling cards. On Oahu, it's Waikiki and the famed North Shore. On Kauai, it's the breathtaking Na Pali coast. Maui has Haleakala and the Road to Hana. And on the Big Island, it's a scientific trifecta of …

Hawaii

12 Reasons Maui Is The Best Island On The Planet

Seriously, TripAdvisor says so.<p>Not all tropical islands are created equal.<p>In fact, according to TripAdvisor's Travelers’ Choice Islands awards, one island puts all others to shame.<p>This year, that island is Maui -- and we can't say we're surprised. Since the 1960's, Hawaii has been America's …

Maui

10 epic road trips in the world to take once in your lifetime

With the gas prices coming down, there cannot be a better time to plan your next road trip. But how do you decide on which one to take? We have …

See 9 Gorgeous Winning Images From Smithsonian’s Annual Photo Contest

Drawing from a wide range of over 46,000 submissions from photographers in 168 different countries, the organization narrowed it down to nine winning …

Photography

Every Crazy Jeep Concept Created for the 50th Easter Jeep Safari | Flipbook

Every Crazy Jeep Concept Created for the 50th Easter Jeep Safari

This Custom Jeep Wrangler Looks Like It’s Built for ‘Jurassic Park’

Reminiscent of the four-wheel-drives seen in <i>Jurassic Park</i>, this customized Jeep Wrangler looks like something you could outrun dinosaurs with.<p>Its …

Jurassic Park

Gloria García

This is a real picture of a star being eaten by a black hole. 😦 #spaceisfreakincrazy 📷: ESA

Before you head off to bed, be dazzled by the spectacular "Astral Night" by @stianmklo Check out more of his spectacular landscape shots at 500px.com/stianklo Sweet dreams!

Absinthe Used to Be Malaria Medicine: The Secret Medical History of Cocktails

Créme de menthe settled rebellious stomachs and absinthe fended off malaria. This is the secret medical history of the speakeasy cocktails we've come to know and love.<p>"We don't create cocktails now to cure venereal diseases or to relieve gout, but there's that history there," says <b>Matthew Rowley</b>, …

Secret Streets of Barcelona

Few cities in the world boast more delightful narrow, winding alleyways or secret, hidden squares than Barcelona. Here are the ones you shouldn't …

Spectacular Winning Images from the 2015 Wildlife Photographer of the Year Contest

Last month, we featured 10 spectacular finalists in the 2015 Wildlife Photographer of the Year, and we're now happy to share the chosen winners. The contest attracted over 42,000 photographs from both professionals and amateurs, so we're sure that the judges had their work cut out for them!<p>These …

Nature

What Your Eating Habits Reveal About Your Personality

Are you a fast eater, a slow eater or an "isolationist"?<p>You are what you eat, or so the saying goes. But it may be more accurate to say that you are <i>how</i> you eat.<p>Last week, an unscientific but all-too-relatable listicle on LittleThings.com broke down different personality types based on eating …

New York City just might throw the most authentic Oktoberfest celebration outside of Munich

Each year, around six million visitors descend on Munich to drink more than six million liters of beer over the course of three weeks.<p>But what a lot of foreigners don't know about Oktoberfest, apart from the fact that it mostly takes place in September, is that it's still a very cultural, very …

New York City

Jeep J-12 Concept

This sweet one-off mixes grunt with retro style.<p>When all else fails, mine your past. At times, this seems to be the only strategy Chrysler knows how to follow anymore. But for all the Chargers, Challengers, and Darts trading on their namesakes’ legacies, the Jeep division’s products have arguably …

How to pour beer like a German

Of course, no one has perfected pouring liquid gold quite like the Germans, famous for their expertise in all things beer, as well as their stringency in, well, everything. We tapped a real live German — Sylvester Schneider, owner of German bar and restaurant Zum Schneider in New York's Alphabet …

Jokes

Photos: Artists turned an entire Mexican neighborhood into a colorful mural

A neighborhood in the Mexican city of Pachuca has become the a giant colorful canvas for a collective of urban artists.<p>More than 200 houses in the hilly neighborhood of Palmitas, one of the most depressed areas of the capital city of Hidalgo, located in the center of the country, have abandoned …

Mexico

Stunning Photos Of Palawan, The Most Beautiful Island In The World

The Philippines boasts extraordinary hiking, diving, beaches and islands that are so beautiful, that one was named "The Top Island in the World" just last year by Conde Nast Traveler's Reader Choice Awards.<p>In Palawan, beautiful blue water mixes with emerald green, jungle-filled mountains that …

U.S. State Department

6 Reasons Why Montreal is the Perfect Summer Destination

Ask anyone who has ever visited Montreal during the summer, and you would be hard-pressed to find someone who does not love this city. I would go as far as to say it's the perfect summer destination for everyone. Yes, everyone.<p>Montreal's unique blend of North American and European cultures is …

Festivals

The 10 Most Beautiful Spring Hikes In Oregon

1. Abiqua Falls | Scotts Mills, Oregon<p>If you're looking for a place to escape, with no cell reception, a quick 2.5-mile hike, and formations that could only be made from mother nature herself, Abiqua Falls is the place for you.<p>A 92-foot fall, secluded and tucked away for only the adventurous. Pack …

Hiking

Seven unknown architectural wonders

Forget the Taj Mahal and the Colosseum – some of the world’s most impressive structures remain out of the public eye.<p>We’ve all heard of the Colosseum, the Great Wall of China, and the Taj Mahal. But what about the world’s undiscovered architectural wonders: the man-made marvels where most crowds …

Taj Mahal

Street Art That Only Appears When It Rains

Now this is a fun idea we can get behind! Instead of sulking because it's raining outside, why not discover some hidden street art? Seattle, a city that's known for its rain, is now the place where you can find this rain-activated art, or what creator Peregrine Church calls “rainworks.” Using …

Street Art

13 Pin-Worthy Quotes That Perfectly Capture Wanderlust

The urge to travel has a certain hard-to-explain quality. Better known as wanderlust, the feeling drives everything from solo retreats to explorations of uncharted lands.<p>Hence, we're always grateful when someone uses words to define the travel bug in our souls. The philosophers of yore -- and the …

Paulo Coelho

Jeep Chief Concept

Based on the Wrangler yet inspired by the full-size, 1970s era Cherokee, the Jeep Chief Concept is a throwback to the beach rides of yesteryear. …

Fascinating Photos of Reindeer People Living in Mongolia

After living in Nepal and exploring Tibet and the Himalayas for more than a decade, photographer Hamid Sardar-Afkhami decided he would travel to outer Mongolia to document the nomadic tribes and their unique way of life. A scholar of Tibetan and Mongol languages who received his Ph.D. from Harvard …

Europe's 8 Most Picturesque Towns

From the islands of the Mediterranean to the peaks of the Alps, Europe's postcard-perfect towns continue to inspire travelers with distinct architecture preserved from 1,000 years ago. Filled with plenty of charm, many of these treasured areas contain historic ruins, cobblestone streets, and …

European Travel

8 Reasons Why You Should Travel to Jordan Now

Jordan is a destination that is sometimes misunderstood. The land of lost cities and epic adventures like <i>Lawrence of Arabia,</i> it's a place that should be much more popular than it is. Safe and hospitable, Jordan suffers guilt by association due to its location in the Middle East. But visitors who …

Travel