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18 reasons why Nordic countries are better than yours

1. Surreal natural beauty<p>Let’s start with the most in-your-face: Aurora Borealis (see above!). Norway’s fjords. That mouthful of a volcano, Iceland’s …

Disney Is Live-streaming the Cinderella Castle Christmas Lighting — Here’s How to Watch

<i>This article originally appeared on Travel + Leisure</i><p>Christmas is already in full swing at Walt Disney World.<p>But while decor and merchandise are …

A 1,000-year-old promise of peace

Two Muslim families hold the keys to the doors of Jerusalem's holiest church in order to keep the peace between three feuding Christian denominations.<p>On a recent Sunday morning, Adeeb Jawad Joudeh Al Husseini was sitting on a bench just inside the sole public entrance to Jerusalem’s Church of the …

Holy Sepulchre

Mapped: The optimal road trip to see all the US national parks

RANDY OLSON, a Computer Science & Engineering Ph.D. candidate at Michigan State University, is a man who likes to design road trips. He has …

The lost history of the Freemasons

Conspiracy theories abound about the Freemasons. But Scotland’s true Masonic history, while forgotten by many for centuries, remains hidden in plain sight.<p>With its cobblestone paving and Georgian façades, tranquil Hill Street is a haven in Edinburgh’s busy New Town. Compared to the Scottish …

Scotland

Ancient Lost Continent Discovered in Indian Ocean

New evidence of old rocks further demonstrate the landmass "drowned" during continental breakup about 85 million years ago.<p><i>Update</i>: A new study in the British journal Nature Communications recognizes additional samples of the volcanic rock zircon of up to 3 billion years old, providing additional …

The Most Stunningly Beautiful Train Rides in America

If you're trying to get from point A to point B as ruthlessly fast as possible, you're not taking a train. But for those who subscribe to the adage …

Trains

Journey Across Canada by Train

Riding the rails from Toronto to Vancouver is a once-in-a-lifetime smorgasbord of scenery.<p>I’m an introvert. A real rather-do-anything-than-make-small-talk introvert, not just someone who prefers TV to cocktail parties. So what am I doing having breakfast with three strangers—and enjoying it?<p>Blame …

Trains

The World’s Best Beach Parties

The new year may have just started, but it is never too early to plan your vacations — especially beach parties. If you’re starting to get lonely …

Six lesser-known wonders of the ancient world

While many historical landmarks attract millions of travellers every year, these ancient sites lie off the typical tourist trail.<p>When it comes to ancient wonders, there’s more to explore than Petra, Angkor Wat and the Coliseum. So to uncover a few structures that aren’t typically on the tourist …

Micronesia