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America's Strangest Taxes (PHOTOS)

Although taxes are one of life's certainties, they can still surprise you.<p>Consider the iconic New York bagel: decide to have yours toasted, and it'll come with a tax. The rationale is that sliced bagels are usually consumed on a café or store's premises--and restaurant meals are taxed, whereas …

The Most Romantic Hotels Of The South (PHOTOS)

Romance is alive and well below the Mason-Dixon line, where Southern charm makes everything seem more lovable. Couples looking for a romantic getaway will be satisfied no matter their taste, considering that the region boasts both gorgeous antebellum mansions and modern luxury stays. Choosing the …

Ten great cycling routes: from day-trips to long-distance adventures

Wind in your hair, landscapes whipping by, cruising through peaceful forests: embracing the outdoors on two wheels is one of the healthiest and most enjoyable ways to get around. Here’s our round-up of great cycling routes which offer something for everyone, from multi-day adventures to relaxing …

New England

Nepal Travel: Tips and Essential Info

Traveling to Nepal is a unique, adventurous experience that leaves a traveler feeling the true immensity of life on this planet. Nepal somehow just …

Fuel-Efficient Car News

Jaguar is the latest automaker to take on Tesla and the first to edge it on price and performance. The 2019 Jaguar I-Pace is an all-electric compact crossover starting at $69,500 (excluding the $7,500 federal tax credit and available state rebates), which is exactly $10,000 less than the only other …

Iron Man approves of the 2014 Audi R8

Tony Stark, a.k.a. <i>Iron Man</i>, has been a pretty loyal R8 guy in the movies – there was a coupe in his garage in the original film, and he conspicuously rocked a V10 Spyder in the sequel. One notable dalliance with a prototype Acura NSX in <i>The Avengers</i> notwithstanding, Audi's supercar seems like …

Aston Martin Blows Some Steam With Hydrogen-Powered Rapide S Racer

Aston Martin is known for many things—beautiful styling, sonorous V-12 engines, an “in” with James Bond, to name a few—but advanced alternative powertrain research and development isn’t exactly one of them. Well, at least until now. Aston has announced that it is fielding a hydrogen-powered Rapide …

Aston Martin

2016 Mercedes-Benz C-class Cabriolet Spy Photos

Finally, a C-class convertible that isn't badged as an E-class.<p><b>What It Is:</b> The cabriolet version of the next-generation Mercedes-Benz C-class. This droptop is expected to hit the market in 2015, a year after the new sedan, as a 2016 model. The new C will adopt Benz’s latest design language, which …

Automotive Design

Motor Authority

Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse is World's Fastest Roadster

Open-top motoring is about taking in the scenery more than about speed, but it’s good to have the capability to do both. This line of thinking has been taken to an extreme at Volkswagen’s ultra-luxury subsidiary Bugatti, which produces the open-top Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse. Powered by a …

Sports Cars

Spied! 2015 Ford Mustang Prototype Caught Under a Very Un-Pretty Cover

We know it’s about a year away from being revealed, but the 2015 Ford Mustang probably is <i>the</i> debut to watch for next year. Tantalizingly, we’ve been fed a steady diet of spy photos showing smidgens of the next-gen car’s design and its possible independent rear suspension—and now along comes this …

Sports Cars

Citroën DS Wild Rubis Concept

Because no one wants a domesticated ruby.<p>Does the world need another crossover? Probably not, and any station wagon offers most of the same benefits of a crossover without looking like a butched-up minivan or sacrificing performance. But the "command" seating position, as some automakers refer to …

Automotive Industry

2013 Audi RS5 - Raw Video

Last Call- Carriage On Thy Wayward Son Edition

Long before there were cars and their related horsepower, there were Carriages that were actually powered by horses. This one is particularly notable …

2013 Fiat 500E EV

There's much more to the fully electric 500 than the driving.<p>Would you consider an electric car if your lease cost were $999 down and $199 per month for 36 months? And if the dealership had a special hotline you could call to untangle confusion regarding costs, incentives, and more? What if, each …

Audi Design Undergoing Massive Shakeup

Sweeping changes are happening at Audi design, we’re hearing from our sources. Chief designer Wolfgang Egger is executing a number of high-level personnel changes at Audi’s Ingolstadt design studio, while hiring new designers from SEAT, Alfa Romeo, and elsewhere. Former Bentley chief designer Dirk …

Alfa Romeo