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Brighton, East Sussex, England<p>Owners Richard and Lorraine run this central Brighton bed and breakfast, which opened in September 2013, with attention to detail. The property attracts parents visiting children studying at the University of Sussex, and couples on weekends away.
Gazing at a remarkable view for the first time is one of travel’s greatest thrills – and these 10 landscapes are among the most mind-blowing we’ve ever seen.<p>Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA<p>Yellowstone National Park has an embarrassment of astonishing sights, from the thundering waterfalls of …Yellowstone National Park
For more than 30 years, artist Chuan-Hong Li has found countless ways to convey the beautiful elegance of the Chinese culture through paint. His vibrant watercolors are filled with a touch of nature, often plum blossoms, lotus, and peonies, that are accompanied by beautiful calligraphy lettering. …Calligraphy
As part of this year's recently wrapped National Geographic Photo Contest, photographer Sungjin Kim entered this fantastic light painting portrait. Like we've seen a few times before, a piece of steel wool was spun to produce a brilliant cascade of sparks. Love how this was taken right in the …Photography
Let these airy oases across the globe spur some ideas for creating your own refuge.
(photo: Blue Ridge Parkway by NCBrian/Flickr Creative Commons)<p>America has so many breathtakingly scenic highways, it's no wonder that the family road trip is a national obsession. But summer isn't the only season to pack up the family and hit the pavement. With cooler weather comes the brilliance …
A Mexican architect has revamped the form of ancient Egypt and modern Vegas, angling in on a livable pyramid home.<p>In the pantheon of architectural forms, few carry the sense of timelessness and grandeur of the pyramid, forever associated with the great ones of Egypt. But the most colossal …Architecture
155 Years Before the First Animated Gif, Joseph Plateau Set Images in Motion with the Phenakistoscope | Colossal
<p>Nearly 155 years before CompuServe debuted the first animated gif in 1987, Belgian physicist Joseph Plateau unveiled an invention called the …
The festival took place October 2nd - 4th at Singapore's Marina Bay Sands, which was also once a WAF Award-winning design.<p>These 29 incredible designs were winners in their respective categories, which included Housing, Villa, and Office. Among the winners are repurposed public spaces, brand-new …Architecture
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 …
As any traveler knows, Lonely Planet creates awesome travel guide books that inspire people to explore far-flung places all over the world. Who hasn't bought a Lonely Travel book before they took off on their vacation?<p>In their latest book, <i>Lonely Planet's Beautiful World</i>, they take us on a journey …College Basketball
Photos by Michael Shainblum<p>Beautiful astrophotography. You can see more of his work at his website.<p>SHARE:
Mauritius is an island nation officially called the Republic of Mauritius, or in French, <i>République de Maurice</i>, located in the Indian Ocean about …Indian Ocean