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JetBlue Is Pushing Farm to Tray Table Concept at JFK Airport

JetBlue Airways is trying to bring a little bit of country to the city — opening its own “farm” at New York’s John F. Kennedy International …

The House That Could Save the World

The next generation of ultra-efficient houses will redefine how we fight climate change—and how we live.<p>In July, when Portland was sweltering at upwards of 100 degrees, the tenants of The Orchards wondered if they had air conditioning. The temperature in their apartments never rose above 70.<p>They …

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Limousin, France, Where Food, Wine, and Hospitality Are Taken Very Seriously

In rural France, businesses and shops close for two hours at lunchtime. It's not possible to have lunch in a restaurant in much less time than that anyway, so you don't really mind that there's nothing else to do at lunchtime but to eat lunch.<p>Shops close again by 6 in the evening, and nothing is …

The world's most unusual beaches

Candy sands, disappearing waves, transformed trolls - if life's a beach, these are its strangest days. These 10 beaches from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Sights</i> might not all be swimmable, but they are all extraordinary.<p>1. Bowling Ball Beach, California<p>Compared to green sand or vanishing tides, …

6 Budget Destinations Where You Can Stretch Your Travel Dollar

When the going gets tough, the tough are of tempted to stop going -- or going on vacation, that is! But the exact opposite should be true: travel inspires and relaxes us. It takes us to new creative heights. It is refreshing. It's exactly what we need when we're in a rut, or going through a rough …

Ten of the world's best city hikes

Stretch your legs over hours or days, without leaving some of the world’s biggest cities. This article is adapted from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Adventures.</i><p>Tijuca Forest, Rio de Janeiro<p>Aerial shot of Rio de Janeiro surrounded by the Tijuca Forest. Image by Paddy Eckersley / Digital Vision / …

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The Most Mystical Cave In The World Sits Pretty In Thailand

It might not be the world's largest, like nearby Son Doong Cave, but Phraya Nakhon cave is pretty darn awesome looking nonetheless.<p>Set inside Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park, the cave can be reached from the Hat Laem Sala beach, but you have to take a boat or a 20-minute hike there.<p>Oh, nbd, here's …

Top 10 stops for Central America first-timers

The green cufflinks between North and South America, these seven compact countries would be easy to skip on a map. Yet they represent a complex web of cultures, ancient ruins, tropical wildlife and adventure.<p>For starters, try climbing lava-gurgling volcanoes with perfect cones that poke above the …

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Reader Recs: Romantic Destinations

Planning a trip with that special someone? We asked our Facebook fans to share their favorite romantic destinations, and they came through in a big way.<p><b>Whether you’re looking for a tried-and-true classic or something more off the grid, our travel community has got you covered:</b><p>Not surprisingly …

Fiji for first-timers: how to choose an island

Fiji is blessed with so much turquoise water, white sand beaches, jungle rivers and authentic culture that it almost seems unfair. Whether you're looking for a decadent resort, family getaway or backpacker adventure, these islands have it all.<p>Wherever you go, expect the warmest welcomes the world …

4 Smart Designs For New Cities That Can Withstand Any Storm

The ONE Prize competition drew dozens of entries from around the world, including everything from artificial islands to a bridge with giant …

Cities

Austria’s Beautiful Mountainside Thermal Retreat

Located in Oberlngenfeld, Austria, the <i>Aqua Dome</i> is an impressive contemporary spa and retreat found at the foothills of the area's scenic mountains. Using the rocky backdrop for inspiration, many of the structures featured at the lodge reflect the shapes and forms found within the surrounding …

Austria

Mangoes and the 3 Best Ways to Enjoy Them in the Winter

<i>Every week we get Down & Dirty, in which we break down our favorite unique seasonal fruits, vegetables, and more.</i><p><i>Today: We’re escaping winter this month -- in our kitchen at least -- and exploring tropical fruits. Next up, the mango.</i><p>We do grow some mangoes in the U.S., but most of what you’ll find …

Best Places to Party Around the World

Vacation is the time to kick back, relax…and have one hell of a party. A new book rounds up the best places to experience a new culture by getting …

10 Comforting South Side Mexican Soups to Help You Warm Up

Gallery10 Comforting South Side Mexican Soups to Help You Warm Up<p>More<p>Mexican Food<p><i>Recetas deliciosas</i> to transport your tastebuds south of the border.<p>You want to know a good way to judge a Mexican restaurant? Try its caldos. I've always said those that take the time and care to make a nice bowl of …

Best New Hotels 2017 | Hot List - Condé Nast Traveler

Previous<p>The 40 Most Beautiful Countries in the World<p>Our Favorite American Road Trips<p>The Best Hidden Beaches in Italy<p>The Most Beautiful Places in France<p>The Best Islands in the World<p>Next<p>Road Trippin<p>Whether you're hurtling down Route 66 or taking your time along the PCH, the joy is all the …

The World's Largest Cruise Ships

To be honest, the world's 10 largest cruise ships are more like small cities than little schooners. The various dining options are plentiful, the spas offer every treatment imaginable and the theatrical entertainment is world-class. Plus, there are zip lines, casinos, pool deck movie screens and …

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Glamorous Cocktail Bars Around The World

<i>By Mark Ellwood</i><p>Enjoying an artisanal cocktail in a sumptuous location is as much about the surrounding atmosphere as it is the drink in hand. Glamorous bars around the world--rich in history, personality and mixological talent--deliver. And as cocktail revivalism continues full bore, they are the …

Top 10 Nocturnal Festivals

Travel<p>Top 10 Nocturnal Festivals from National Geographic.<p>From the National Geographic book <i>Sacred Places of a Lifetime</i><p><b>Noche de la Primavera, Mexico City, Mexico</b><br>Mexico City welcomes the arrival of spring in style. All through the night, the streets and plazas pulse with music and dancing. Mexican …

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Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park, Spain

<b>Name:</b> Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park <b><br>Location:</b> Spain <b><br>Date Established:</b> 1955 <b><br>Size:</b> 40 square miles (102 square kilometers)<p>Did You Know?<p><b>• Catalan Park</b> Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park is located in the mountainous heart of the Pyrenees, a landscape where jagged, …

Long Weekend in Fribourg, Switzerland

Thick fondue, rolling green hills, well-preserved medieval towns—the canton of Fribourg in eastern Switzerland has it all. Often bypassed by visitors …

European Travel

Twentieth Century Fox Is Building a Movie Theme Park in Malaysia

A highlands theme park with rides and special effects based on Twentieth Century Fox movies, shops selling discounted designer goods, upgraded hotel …

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Houston Museum of Natural Science

Being one of the largest cities in the United States, <b>Houston is home to several world class museums</b>, which I've only just begun to explore. Drawn to …

How To Put Together A Great Cheese Plate At A Regular Supermarket

You don’t have to serve Kraft singles at a party just because you didn't go to a fancy cheese shop. There is another way.<p>If you are standing in a nice cheese shop, putting together a delicious cheese plate for a party is a very easy two-step process: Ask the salesperson for recommendations and buy …

14 Destinations For Your 2014 Travel Bucket List

The new year is rapidly approaching and we're making resolutions and wish lists for the year of travel ahead.<p>If you crossed some adventures off your 2013 travel bucket list, surely you'll need some new additions. Check out these awesome, under-the-radar destinations you should add to your list for …

Watch Mandela's first TV interview, when he was on the run

In 1961, when Mandela was a 42-year-old African lawyer, he gave his first clandestine interview to ITN television. He’d already been arrested for his anti-apartheid work and was being hunted by police.<p>In the South African press, he was portrayed as a dangerous revolutionary. So ITN reporter Brian …