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Because We Love Each Other

By Gillian Bennette,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1tff4r4<p>I will dance around the kitchen to 60s music in front of you. And you laugh and tell me …

Best Trips 2014

TravelBest Of<p>National Geographic Traveler presents the New Year's must-see places. From Argentina to Oz, the final lineup reflects what’s authentic, culturally rich, sustainably minded—and, of course, superlative in the world of travel today.

National Parks

The craziest OkCupid date ever

Jeff and I traveled to eight countries in 21 days without changing clothes. It sure beat meeting for coffee<p>Clara Bensen<p>November 12, 2013 12:00am (UTC)<p>We’re standing on the side of a highway in Budapest, trying to hitch a ride. I’m elegantly dressed for a proper afternoon at the National Gallery in …

10 Places To See Before They're Gone

Places, much like animals can become endangered, and some of the world's most amazing sights are gradually disappearing. Trust us, you want to see these now, just remember to travel responsibly and respectfully.<p>Places, much like animals can become endangered, and some of the world's most amazing …

Puerto Rico

Pretend It’s Still Summer at These Island Escapes (Photos)

Summer Lovin’<p>Pretend It’s Still Summer at These Island Escapes (Photos)<p>A little depressed that summer’s winding down? Distract yourself with one of …

Ten hidden gems of Europe

There’s no place like Paris, Barcelona or Rome - but Europe has untouched corners that match the big hitters on beauty and charm, and with far fewer tourists. Take the road less travelled with these ten hidden gems of Europe.<p>1. Burg Satzvey, Germany<p>Whisper it: this fairytale castle is a short ride …

The 10 Most Secluded Hotels Around The World

And while there are dozens of great off-the-beaten-path properties out there, these 10 offer their own special kind of seclusion in great destinations from the Americas to Africa.

Six Hotels in Unlikely Places (Photos)

Alternative Hotels<p>Six Hotels in Unlikely Places (Photos)<p>See the former jam factory turned art hotel and more lodgings with interesting past …

See the Best of Travel 365

The world's best secret islands

Looking for a romantic spot that's (almost) all yours? Here’s a list from our brand new <i>Best in Travel 2011</i> guide to reignite your love affair with desert islands, with picks from across the globe.<p>1. Torres Strait Islands, Australia<p><i>Image by Killer White Fluff</i><p>As far as you can go in Oz without …

France's 10 Most Enchanting Towns

This summer, ditch the tourist trail in Paris and Marseilles and hit the countryside to experience the wealth of gorgeous historical villages France has to offer.<p>It's no surprise that France has long held the title as the world's most-visited country. From the artistic legacy of Paris and the …

Notre Dame

10 Places You Should Go While They're Still Cheap

And while there are plenty of tricks for squeezing the most out of every vacation dollar, one of the simplest options is to find a place that has a lot to offer but hasn't yet been hit by the price inflation that comes with big-time popularity.<p>Here are 10 destinations great enough to make the …

Sri Lanka

Japan’s Cutting-Edge ‘Ripe Tomato’ Hairstyle

Brian of Kotaku recently shared photos of the “Ripe Tomato” (“kanjuku tomato”), a cutting-edge hairstyle created by Hiro of Osaka-based salon Trick …

18 Brilliant Photo Manipulations by Erik Johansson

We first wrote about Erik Johansson, a Swedish photographer and retoucher, 4 years ago, when he was still a computer engineering student. Even back …

I’m still here: back online after a year without the internet

I was wrong.<p>One year ago I left the internet. I thought it was making me unproductive. I thought it lacked meaning. I thought it was "corrupting my soul."<p>It's a been a year now since I "surfed the web" or "checked my email" or "liked" anything with a figurative rather than literal thumbs up. I've …

Top 21 under-the-radar destinations

From Canada’s Yukon wilderness to the mountaintops of India, these unconventional holiday destinations will lead you off the beaten path and onto an adventure all your own.

How To Flirt With Hot Guys

By Madison Moore,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/ZNCpAa<p>I love taking the subway because it’s a great place to people watch. And, an amazing place to …