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Jimi's Last Ride

Epic plans, earthly troubles and sweet music: the guitar god's frenetic final months and lost recordings<p>On the evening of August 26th, 1970, Jimi …

Guitar

8 Spa-Like Bathrooms Designed to Instantly Soothe

Let these airy oases across the globe spur some ideas for creating your own refuge.

Interior Design

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make …

Single Composite Made from Photo Sequences Shot over 2-4 Hours Show Slices of Time

Singapore-based photographer Fong Qi Wei believes that time is a dimension, and he explores that hypothesis by shooting cityscapes and landscapes …

Photography

Outstanding Art By 9 of the Best Street Artists

The term <b>street-art</b>, or post-graffiti is used to distinguish public space artwork from territorial graffiti, and/or vandalism, and street-art usually …

Mars Rover Curiosity's 10 Greatest Hits

The rover landed on Mars a year ago today. Happy Mars-iversary, Curiosity! You've been busy.<p>Mars rover Curiosity landed on the red planet one year ago today, so we here at <i>Popular Science</i> figured we'd take a look back at the journey. It's not an easy trip to summarize, since Curiosity marked a <i>ton</i> of …

Simple Springtime Dishes

31 Black-And-White Movies Every Twentysomething Needs To See

Life lessons brought to you entirely in black and white.

Love Stories

35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.

InterAct

My Paris: 7 Travel Tips From SFMOMA Curator Corey Keller

<i>Notable San Franciscans dish on their favorite destinations in a seven-part series.</i><p>Corey Keller, SFMOMA’s Curator of Photography, trained her eye …

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 …

European Travel

Prehistoric cave art in the Dordogne

At some point in remote prehistory, roughly 12,000 years ago, a group of men and women – no more than half a dozen, scientists believe – crawled into …

Where Paris Locals Hang Out!

You've seen the sights and done the highlights (excuse the rhyming). But how about some lesser known sights that, according to Paris locals, are highlights too? Other things that Parisians maybe encounter daily on their commutes through the city? One such area is the Rue Chanoinesse area. According …

France

Know Before You Go: Paris

If Paris is a croissant, crafted with immeasurable pride, kneaded by the hands of many, some visitors only get a taste of the flaky exterior. Whether you’re traveling for a long weekend or coming back for more, here’s a quick primer on getting to, from, and around this iconic city with ease.<p><b>>> When</b> …

Montmartre and Surrounding Areas: Paris’ 18th Arrondissement

The 18th arrondissement, located on the Right Bank, is best known for the bustling tourist area of Montmartre, including Sacre Coeur (the hilltop …

11 Perfect Paris Picnic Spots

<b>1. The end of Île de la Cité</b><br>Anywhere you sit along the Seine is going to be great. I like it here because it makes me feel like I’m at the edge of Paris. There’s a nice garden, and the Batomouche stops nearby.<p><b>2. Lac Inférieur</b><br>I recommend cycling through Bois de Boulogne because it is immense. You …

Tiny countries that pack a big punch

Size isn't everything. Here are ten of the smallest countries in the world. Some of them are rarely visited, except by travellers collecting visa stamps. Most are islands, often far flung. Their wealth varies, from nearly the highest per capita GDP to nearly the lowest, but all still manage to …

European Travel

A Traveler's Guide to Packing: Less Is More

With the anticipation of every trip comes the stress of packing for that trip. If ever a saying were true, it's this one: Less is more. If you've read my book, <i>A Traveler's Passport to Etiquette</i>, you'll know the No. 1 rule for packing is to pack lightly so you can make room for your purchases or …

San Francisco

Northern Lights: More than just a pretty light show

Humans have been fascinated by this unpredictable, eerie light show for centuries. But it’s amazing how little we know about the science behind it.<p>The thermometer on the car is reading -22C. Outside, we are standing in snow up to my knees. We’re in a region called Inari in Finnish Lapland, inside …

Astronomy

The GofG New Yorker's Guide To The City

Geographically, we live in one of the smallest cities, but culturally, there is more to eat, see, and do in these 468 square miles than any other …

Mini guide to culture on the Amalfi Coast

In this this southern Italian favourite, architectural flights of fancy and outdoor concerts make for a break well worth writing home about.<p>The terraced towns and rocky coast of this southern Italian favourite bring together a surprising variety of accomplishments. Architectural flights of fancy …

Italy

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Top 10 sustainable travel experiences

Ditch modern civilisation and go wild! (Just be responsible about it.) In this excerpt from <i>Lonely Planet's 1000 Ultimate Experiences</i>, we've got the top 10 feel-good sustainable travel experiences.<p>1. National parks volunteer, USA<p>Fall asleep to a chorus of wolf calls and count bears as your …

New Zealand