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18 Super Chic No-Carve Pumpkins

If you love Halloween, but aren’t exactly into wielding a knife to carve out that jack-o’-lantern, you’re in luck. There are <i>tons</i> of great no-carve pumpkin decorating ideas out there. From using paint to stencils to cut paper, the ideas are almost endless. To get you in the Halloween spirit, we’ve …

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6 Amazing Hotels in Caves

One way to beat the heat this summer: Hide out in a cool cave hotel, no a/c required.<p>By Clarke Humphrey, Condé Nast Traveler<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>Cave Hotels<p><i>More from Condé Nast Traveler:</i><p>The Friendliest and Unfriendliest Cities in the World<p>Hot New Hotels Under $300<p>We Dare You to Walk Across these …

9 Most Colorful Beaches in the World

The classic beach scene is beige sand, blue water. Yawn. On these nine beaches, you'll find sand ranging from purple to green to orange, plus one …

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5 trips to take to make your own actual Shark Week

It’s Shark Week and for the country’s most adventure-prone people that means one thing, actual shark diving. Sure, it’s fun to watch a two-hour special on a fictitious prehistoric shark, but why not watch leviathans in real life?<p>In honor of Discovery’s Shark Week, which drew in a record 5 million …

19 free things to do in Singapore

Singapore may be one of the most expensive countries to visit in Southeast Asia, but there are plenty of free things to see and do to ease the pressure on your wallet. Here are some of our favourite Singapore freebies.<p>Get a taste of Peranakan history at Baba House<p>Baba House, the exquisitely …

S'Mores Pancakes Give You A Reason to Rise and Shine

Who says you can't eat s'mores every day? With these s'more pancakes, everyone can enjoy a little chocolate, marshmallow and graham cracker in the …

Top 3 Wedding Dresses of the Week: Pink Edition, Because Brides Are Supposed to Be "Blushing," Damn It

If the past few seasons are any indication, nonwhite wedding dresses are here to stay—and pink is by far the most popular color for brides looking beyond white and ivory. Makes sense: Pink is a <i>little</i> different without being "out there." With that in mind, here are three of my favorite pink dresses …

Bikini Body Workout: The Ultimate Body Shaper

Exercise 1 Sumo Deadlift Shuffle<p>Grasp one end of a heavy dumbbell with both hands, arms hanging straight in front of you, and stand with your feet about shoulder-width apart, toes turned out slightly. Step your left foot out to the left, bending your knees and pushing your hips back to lower …

20 Most Important Restaurants in America

<b>By Andrew Knowlton, Bon Appétit</b><p>No, we're not talking the fanciest, trendiest, or even the ones with the most stars. These are the places that define how we eat out. They're the fearless spots the drive chefs to innovate, restauranteurs to imitate, and the rest of us to line up. In short, these are …

5 Best All-Inclusive Resorts for Honeymoons

Few travel decisions are as weighty as deciding where to honeymoon. No surprise many newlyweds choose all-inclusive resorts: Pay one price and leave …

The planet’s most spellbinding sights

Most everyday experiences are lessons in the inevitable pull of the future: books are replaced with e-books, laptops are replaced with tablet computers, billions of dollars are replaced with trillions of dollars, fresh is replaced with cling-wrapped. When travelling, however, you may find fragile …

20 Most Romantic Destinations In North America (PHOTOS)

Miss Travel, the travel dating site that pairs wealthy men with willing female travelers, released their list of the most romantic cities in North America (which is somehow different than its most romantic destinations in the U.S., which it released last year).<p>Of the top 20 picks, Miss Travel …

The City Of San Francisco Constructed From Jelly

When you think of art and landscapes, you might have visions of expansive paintings, time-lapse videos or sweeping panoramic photographs - you're …

Pictures: Top 10 Newly Discovered Species of 2012

Glowing cockroaches and a destructive fungus make the grade in Arizona State's list of top 10 new species of 2012.

Istanbul clashes could lead to a Turkish Spring, but tourism would be big loser

This morning, Turkish police surrounded protesters in Taksim Gezi park, the central square in Istanbul, blocked all exits and attacked them with …

Is Elon Musk's tube travel at 4,000 mph a pipe dream or the next big thing?

Traveling across the country or the world via any modern mode of transportation is a time-consuming affair. It can also be really annoying with the …