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10 Best Beaches in Hawai'i

1 of 10<p>Holopo'e Beach, Lāna'i<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 10<p>Hāmoa Beach, Maui<p>3 of 10<p>Punalu'u Beach, Hawai'i<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 10<p>Hāpuna Beach, Hawai'i<p>Advertisement<p>…

Mesmerising NASA photos show the density of our cities from outer space

Spectacular satellite images have revealed what some of the earth’s major cities, including London, look like from space. The River Thames can be seen snaked through England’s capital in one shot while Central Park dominates the shot of New York City.<p>The City of Light illuminates the night sky in …

New York City

12 Great Places to Go in 2017—and How to Do Them on a Budget

5 New York City Restaurants That Make You Feel Like You're Elsewhere

As an extreme wanderluster at times, I’m wary of places that aim to imitate places abroad to little or no success — it ends up feeling kitschy, and not in a good way. But what’s great about this city is some of its talented chefs’ and designers’ ability to surprise you. Here are a few restaurants …

The ultimate travel bucket list: 31 things to do in your lifetime

The world's cheapest (and most expensive) beaches

Beach bums in search of a bargain could do far worse than head to Vietnam, new research has suggested.<p>When it comes to the cost of food, drinks and an all-important bottle of sunscreen, the country’s beaches are the world’s cheapest, according to the second annual Beach Price Index – a survey of …

23 Companies That Help You Travel The World For Free (And Might Pay You, Too)

Think you can’t afford to go on vacation? Think again.<p>A Wisconsin-based teacher and author with a passion for Spain, Abbey Algiers looks for inexpensive ways to take trips on her summer holidays. So when she discovered Diverbo, she couldn’t believe it. Diverbo offers free vacations for English …

Human Rights

Resorts by the beach for everyone in the family

10 Great Tips for the Health Conscious Traveler

With the rise of tech-savvy travelers, many independent boutique hotels have introduced amenities that cater to the needs of Fitbit-wearing guests. …

Knife Skills Every Home Cook Should Master

Chopped mirepoix from above.<p>No matter how refined your palate may be, a cook who lacks good basic knife skills is a liability in the kitchen. Since …

How nature turned a failed communist plan into Bucharest's unique urban park

The wild wetland of Văcărești is a symbol of nature’s resilience. Without human interference, wildlife has reconquered this abandoned lake and transformed it into a green oasis in the middle of one of Europe’s densest cities<p>There are rarely ever more than a handful of people present when you visit …

Cities of the Future Could Look Like Burning Man

Once a tiny counter-culture gathering on a San Francisco beach, Burning Man has ballooned into what could be considered an impressive experiment in …

Death Valley's Rare 'Super Bloom' Covers Desert With Beautiful Flowers

California's Death Valley National Park is so named because it's the driest, hottest place in North America. But the normally arid site is suddenly awash in bright yellow, pink, and purple blooms thanks to El Niño, which brought unusually plentiful rains in the fall. The result is a …

National Parks

See Amazing Photos of the Real 'Rosie the Riveter' Women of World War II

Woman working on an airplane motor at North American Aviation, Inc., plant in California, June 1942. Photographed by Alf<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Library of …

Harvard Business School Takes on Fashion and Beauty: Meet the Mogul Grads Who Are Changing the Game

The secret's out.<p>It was a chilly Monday in December 2008, and Jennifer Hyman and Jennifer Fleiss, classmates at Harvard Business School, were meeting for one of their frequent lunch-hour brainstorming sessions to bounce business ideas off each other while they dug into their salads. Hyman had …

See the Most Dazzling Photos of the Perseid Meteor Shower

The Perseid meteor shower at Bamburgh in Northumberland in August 2015.<br>Peter Greig—REX/Shutterstock

VERTICAL VEGETABLES: "Grow up" in a small garden and confound the cats!

''How to solve a problem like cats digging and toileting in the vegetable patch'''''', and growing veg in a very small garden. I needed a solution …

Thrifting

The 10 Best Burgers in America

<i>By Abbey Chase</i><p>From In-N-Out and White Castle to menus from Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Daniel Boulud, no food spans the gap between high-end and budget dining like the classic American burger. Yet while there are many great burgers in bars and restaurants across the country, there's nothing quite …

Burgers

Photographer Captures the Mesmerizing Spirit of Adorably Wise Owls

Owls are known around the world as a symbol of wisdom and beauty, which Thai photographer Sasi Smith intuitively captures in his mesmerizing photographs. Smith is an experienced cameraman who focuses mainly on parrots, but he also has a vast collection of owl images that are both adorable and …

The 10 most popular American cities to visit this summer

Hamilton Pool is a popular summer stop in Austin, thanks to its 50 foot waterfall.Flickr/KnowsphotosAmerican Express Travel recently released its list of the top 10 most popular cities to visit this summer in the United States.<p>To make this list, the travel company looked at the top destinations …

American Cities

The 5 Most Spectacular National Park Road Trips

<i>by Valerie Conners, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>Nothing gets us more excited for summer than the prospect of an epic road trip: wind whipping through open car windows, highways flanked by stunning landscapes. Luckily, this is an easy reality in the U.S., thanks to an abundance of amazing national parks. …

National Parks

25 daily habits that will make you smarter

In the Quora thread, "What would you do to be a little smarter every single day?", readers shared the habits they follow to fuel their brains.<p>Here are some simple actions that could help you become a smarter person.<p>Think about how to reduce poverty, how to solve a daily problem you have, …

Success

Top 10 Eye-Catching Train Stations

When you think of train stations, you most likely think of a way to get from point A to point B, and, of course, you would be correct. However, there's more to some railway stations than mere transportation. Many train stations are works of art in and of themselves, featuring breath-taking …

Top 10

Elena Shumilova Shares Her Secrets on How to Photograph Kids

By now, you've probably heard of Elena Shumilova. She is the talented mother who takes heartwarming photos of her sons in the Russian countryside. Her images were shared around the web, garnering over 60 million views. We're excited to report that Shumilova just had another baby boy, her third son, …

A Time-Lapse of the World’s Largest Salt Flat, Where the Earth Reflects the Sky

Time-lapse photographer Enrique Pacheco shot this beautiful time-lapse at Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia, the world’s largest salt flat. The …

Time-lapse Photography

Graveyard of Stars May Lie at Milky Way's Center

An unidentified blast of powerful X-rays suggests something violent is happening at the core of the galaxy—but astronomers aren't sure what it is.<p>The center of the Milky Way is a crowded, violent place, where stars and gas clouds whirl at high speed around a gigantic black hole. Now astronomers …

Here's why I think everyone should travel alone at some point in their life

A couple months into my semester, I booked a 10-day trip to Spain and Portugal — five days in Spain with a friend of mine, and five days in Portugal alone.<p>Then the friend who was supposed to come to Spain with me told me she couldn't go anymore.<p>It was a last minute drop out, so by that point I had …

New in the Shop: Wildly Feminine Illustrations by Jenny Liz Rome

Get whisked away into a surreal fantasyland by viewing these bold illustrations by Jenny Liz Rome. The Canada-based illustrator, who's known for her images of wild animals blended with female figures, shows us just what happens when sensual femininity is mixed with raw animal imagery. Rome studied …

Art

An Interview with Photographer Jill Greenberg

Jill Greenberg is a commercial and fine art photographer who is famous worldwide for her daring and original portraits of people and animals. Her new …

Counting Down America's 20 Most Charming Cities (PHOTOS)

To find the heart of New York City, you need the right shoes.<p>"I always seek out a city's charms on foot," says Rachel Rudwall, co-creator of the travel series <i>How 2 Travelers</i>. In the Big Apple, she says, walking gives her the thrill of "moving through a sea of people who are drastically different …

New York City