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The best luxury hotels for active travelers

While relaxing vacations certainly have their virtues — think pina coladas on a white sand beach, or a deep tissue massage at a desert spa — many people prefer a daily dose of action and adventure on their vacations.<p>No, I'm not talking about golf, or tennis or long walks on the beach. I'm talking …

Here's What Fruits And Vegetables Looked Like Before We Domesticated Them

The original genetic modification.<p>Next time you bite into a slice of watermelon or a cob of corn, consider this: these familiar fruits and veggies …

13 Recipes for Chow Mein Noodles

Skip the takeout menu entirely and make your own delicious chow mein noodles instead. From standard shrimp chow mein to creative cold noodle dishes, …

Food & Dining

1,069 Outdoor Brands Reveal Their New Products for 2016

Like all national trade shows, Outdoor Retailer attracts tens of thousands of attendees and more than 1,000 exhibitors showcasing their wares, from …

What is Starbucks Reserve®?

Our rarest, small batch coffees roasted in Seattle<p>In constant search of great coffee, we every so often find something special in the most unlikely …

The Best Tools and Apps to Boost Your Productivity in 2016 | Inc.com

<i>The following is part of a series from Trello, which partnered with business and lifestyle experts to bring inspirational advice to successfully stay on track with your New Year's resolutions. Follow @trello and #readysetgoal for more.</i><p>No one knows more about productivity than Tim Ferriss. As an …

Productivity

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In pictures: the UK's 10 best cities for short breaks

The most unusual hotel spas in the world

The 17 best US cities for people who really like to eat

Food- and drink-rating site Zagat asked editors around the country to make a case for the US city they believe had the biggest year in food. The editors looked at new openings, award-recognition, and national media attention to determine which cities had the most victorious years. The final list …

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6 great adventure trips for 2016 | CNN Travel

Travel

9 of the Longest Journeys You Can Take Around the World

Sometimes, you just want to stretch your journey out as long as possible. So try putting some of the world’s longest journeys on your bucket list. …

Trains

RANKED: The 20 best TV shows in 2015, according to critics

More outlets are creating this TV content, from streaming-video companies like Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu, to cable networks increasingly getting into the scripted-show game, like Bravo, E!, and Spike.<p>Metacritic keeps track of a curated group of critics, assigns each review a number according to how …

This guy used a frequent-flyer trick to take a $10,000 first-class flight for just $130 — here's what it was like

This time, Huang cashed in 67,500 American Airlines miles for a one-way ticket from Chicago to Hong Kong. The first-class ticket on Hong Kong's iconic airline, Cathay Pacific, normally goes for $10,000, but Huang paid just $130 — including a $75 late booking fee. And he took plenty of pictures.<p>The …

15 European Christmas Markets We Love To Love Year After Year

Where chestnuts really are roasting on open fires.<p>If you were wondering whether Christmastime really is the <i>most wonderful</i> time of the year, look no further than Europe's Christmas markets. Seriously, your face will light up, your heart will warm and you might even begin searching for last-minute …

European Travel

The 7 Most Intriguing Philosophical Arguments for the Existence of God

Nietzsche is famous for saying that God is dead, but news of The Almighty's demise may have been greatly exaggerated. Here are some of the most …

8 Signs You Have A Strong Personality That Might Scare Some People

When people encounter someone with a strong personality, they don’t understand the kind of person they are dealing with.

These are the hardest things to get used to when living in space, according to astronauts

Above a door on a platform standing 200 feet in the air that connects to the NASA space shuttle that ferries astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS), there's a sign that holds some serious significance for astronauts. It reads: "Last bathroom on Earth."<p>Living on the $100 billion space …

Pictures: Canada's Rocky Mountaineer Train

Canada's Rocky Mountaineer train cuts through the heart of the Rockies and explores how a country came to be.

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The 22 best small towns to visit in your lifetime

All around the globe, there are lots of small towns with an old-school atmosphere, incredible landscape, and an array of activities for travelers.<p>We've put together a list of 22 delightful small towns to visit around the world, from the coastal town of Positano, Italy, to Bled, Slovenia, whose …

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The Strangest Places on Earth (Are Also the Most Sublime)

Technicolor mountains, otherworldly forests, and glow-in-the-dark beaches: These unusual places around the world prove that weird can also be wonderful.<p>Rakotzbrücke (Rakotz Bridge): Kromlau, Germany<p>Salar de Uyuni: Bolivia<p>Valle de Cocora: Quindío, Colombia<p>Mendenhall Ice Caves: Juneau, Alaska<p>Angel …

National Parks

14 high-tech gifts to buy the hardcore gamer in your life

From a leather gaming chair with a subwoofer to a noise-cancelling gaming headset, Business Insider UK has compiled the best gift for hardcore gamers.

The Danish Secret to a Happy Winter

Want to know how to deal with the increasingly short days and frigid temperatures of winter? Consider consulting some of the world’s leading …

6 websites that let you download free ebooks

Flickr/Peter Macdiarmid<p>If you're a voracious reader, chances are you've run into the book lover's biggest problem: Spending too much money on …