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18 natural wonders of the US that will inspire your next road trip

I’VE BEEN FORTUNATE ENOUGH to have traveled to some amazing places around the world over the last 10 years: Bolivia, Papua New Guinea, South Korea, …

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9 Of The World's Most Stunning Places Where You Can Sleep On A Boat

We know you can sleep underwater, but what about <i>on</i> the water?<p>Yes, we are aware you can sleep on a cruise ship (or sailboat, or privately chartered mega-yacht) in the middle of the ocean. But to see the world's natural and urban wonders from a totally new angle, try trading your hotel room for an …

This Is The Prettiest Beach In Greece, Which Basically Makes It The Prettiest In The World

We know, we know. You're thinking to yourself, "Come on, guys, another pretty beach?" And we totally understand but look. at. this:<p>Navagio has been called the prettiest beach in all of Greece, which, if we can all agree is one of the prettiest places in all the world, then this beach is the …

12 of the Hardest Places to Visit on Earth

From impassable terrains to unstable political situations to strict visa regulations, there are some places on Earth that are nearly impossible to get into. Fortunately, these adventurous photographers dared to venture into these territories!<p>From impassable terrains to unstable political situations …

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Australian Child Protection Accused of Repeating Sins of 'Stolen Generations'

In 2008, then Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd made history when he issued a formal apology to the “stolen generations” — Aboriginal and Torres …

Second baby possibly 'cured' of HIV

The first time, it happened almost by accident.<p>Just hours after delivery, a baby born with HIV in Mississippi was given high doses of three antiretroviral drugs. More than three years later, doctors say the little girl has no evidence of the life-threatening disease in her blood, despite being off …

All The Cool Kids In Singapore Hang Out On The Henderson Waves Bridge

More than 100 feet above busy Henderson Road in Singapore, there spans an unexpected forest oasis: the Henderson Waves Bridge. This architectural mind-boggler connects two nature parks with a curvy, twisty formation seamlessly woven from yellow balau wood and massive steel ribs.<p>The bridge gives you …

Pa. woman admits killing man she met on Craigslist, claims she killed others

A Pennsylvania woman has admitted to killing a man she met through a Craigslist advertisement and claimed to have killed more than 20 other people across the country.<p>Miranda Barbour, 19, claims in an interview with the Daily Item of Sunbury, Pa., to have killed at least 22 other people in Alaska, …

14 Breathtaking Places You Probably Didn't Know Existed

Do you ever feel like you've seen it all? Do you crave those breathtaking moments of your first travel adventures?<p>The world is full of wonders, sometimes you just have to look a little harder to find them. These 14 spots are lesser-known but equally (if not more) breathtaking.<p><b>1. Whitehaven Beach</b><p>The …

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Six Most Romantic Hotels in Paris

It's arguably the most romantic city in the world, but where do you stay if you want a truly seductive experience of Paris? Here's my personal pick of the six best hotels for couples in love.<p>It's arguably the most romantic city in the world, but where do you stay if you want a truly seductive …

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How to enjoy recreational marijuana in Colorado when most places are smoke-free

<i>My hotel room is non-smoking. So is every restaurant and bar in Colorado. So are the ski areas. Wait, what? I was promised pot tourism and legal</i> …

US military relaxes uniform rules for religious wear

<b>The US military is easing its uniform rules to allow religious wear including turbans, skullcaps, beards and tattoos, officials have said.</b><p>Muslim, Sikh, Jewish and Wiccan soldiers, marines, sailors and airmen can now request exemptions to strict military uniform and grooming policies.<p>Requests will …

Obama: Pot not worse than alcohol

Citing his own experience as a kid with marijuana, President Barack Obama is weighing in on the legalization debate, saying it isn’t more dangerous than alcohol or different from cigarettes.<p>“I don’t think it is more dangerous than alcohol,” the president told The New Yorker’s David Remnick in a …

Chinese villagers build £1.3 million 'money wall'

Chinese media says the village in the country's southwest became rich after locals invested in pig farms, cherry growing and hydroelectric energy<p>Rural farmers from southwest <b>China</b> have become instant celebrities at home after building a £1.3 million "money wall" in their village with rectangular …

Britain Is Threatening to Leave EU

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne (here he is being booed at the 2012 …

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Lion's Head, Cape Town Is The Ultimate Daredevil Instagram Spot

Lion's Head, a picture-perfect mountaintop in South Africa, is one of those places that just makes your mouth drop.<p>The rocky playground is perched over 2,000 feet above Cape Town's coastline, but the ascent up the mountain is relatively easy. We've seen some pretty precarious Instagram spots …

Thoughts on white people in blackface for the Dutch ‘Black Pete’ tradition

We turned the corner onto Dam Square, and high above us, a smiling man in blackface dangled mid-rappel above an H&M store. His giant teeth sparked …

4 Beautiful Cable Car Rides Around the World

We scoured the globe to find the most travel-inspiring views, whether you're seeking a relaxing ride in Rio or want to try capturing a different angle of the New York City skyline. All you have to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy. And don't forget your camera!<p><i>Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime. Article</i> …

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Virgin Islands National Park

Travel<p><b>Location: U.S. Virgin Islands<br>Established: August 2, 1956<br>Size: 15,135 acres</b><p>High green hills dropping down to enchanting turquoise bays, white powdery beaches, coral reefs, and ruins that evoke an era of sugar and a tragic period of slavery all find protection on St. John, one of about a …

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School tries to silence fifth-grader’s speech on religion

<b>Zachary Golob-Drake (WFLA)</b><p>A Florida student writes about injustices committed “In the Name of Religion”<p>Mary Elizabeth Williams<p>December 17, 2013 3:36pm (UTC)<p>Zachary Golob-Drake is the kind of kid any school would be proud to have representing it. And last week, the Tampa, Fla., fifth-grader won a …

Man's severed hand attached to his ankle

Doctors have kept a Chinese man's severed hand alive by stitching it to his ankle after a work accident severed it. Xiao Wei's right hand was reportedly temporarily attached to his left ankle for a month before surgeons reattached it, largely because injuries to his arm required immediate attention …

Lufthansa airlines convinced 42 Swedes to change their names

Courtesy Magnus Engvall<p>Would you change your name for a chance to move to Berlin, all expenses paid?<p>That’s the question at the heart of a strikingly bold—and utterly bizarre—marketing campaign by the German airline Lufthansa, which in October made a rather unconventional proposition to Swedes: …

A Most Illegal Adventure with New York City’s Wildest Underground Event Planners

On a rainy Saturday night in October, a group of 100 strangers have converged on the Waldorf Astoria hotel for an unsanctioned scavenger hunt. …

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