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5 Private Island Resorts for Honeymoons

Looking to get away with your extra-special somebody—and, preferably, nobody else? These five romantic private island resorts deliver sun, surf, …

8 ingenious ways of generating electricity

A world of increasing energy demands and diminishing resources must necessarily seek novel sources of power.<p>Renewable energy has been a perennially …

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How to trek to Everest Base Camp

Mount Everest has captivated intrepid men and women since the 1920s. The exploits of legends such as George Mallory, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay put the mighty mountain on the map; thousands have followed, making huge sacrifices – many with their lives – in their own attempts to the …

Mountaineering

The 20 New Most Popular Cities For Tourists

Bangkok, Thailand will be the number one destination for tourists in 2013, according to MasterCard's new Global Destination Cities Index.<p>It beat out major destinations like London, Paris, New York, and Dubai with an anticipated 15.98 million international arrivals in 2013.<p>The annual report …

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How to Travel Like a Travel Writer

Everyone’s talking about “traveling like a local” these days. Travelers, bloggers, tour operators, souvenir clerks, industry types in pleated slacks—they all seem to say it’s the best way to get to know a place. Go local or go home, right?<p>Well, not me.<p>I’ve spent a dozen years doing research for …

Ten of the world’s toughest bike rides

Cycling’s toughest competitors will line up their bikes in the Corsican town of Porto-Vecchio on 29 June for the centenary edition of the Tour de France. Three weeks of extreme climbs and lightning-fast time trials await. So if their exploits leave you feeling inspired, why not try one of these …

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OMG, I Want This House: Tucson (PHOTOS)

Tucked away in Tucson, this restored home is a dream combination of vintage and rustic. Yes, please!<p>Dominique Vorillon/The Interior Archive

Why flying first class increases your carbon footprint by six times

The World Bank has published a new working paper (PDF) that shows how passengers in premium airline classes create more of the C02 that leads to global warming. Essentially, all the extra space for high-paying customers means airlines expend more fuel to move them, especially if some of the more …

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Top 10 City Beaches Around the World

Summer is finally in full swing, and many find themselves facing the tough decision of a city break or a beach escape as they start planning a vacation. But for visitors looking for the best of both worlds, check out Cheapflights.com's top 10 city beaches where travelers are guaranteed some summer …

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He Said, She Said: Tips for Traveling Couples

My longtime beau, Andy, and I will be celebrating our ten-year anniversary next week.<p>We spent our first anniversary in Paris. Since then, we’ve taken a pickup truck across Texas, a train across Europe, and a plane to the Middle East. Travel has been the backdrop of our decade together.<p>Having …

2012 Year in Review: Best of Architecture + Interiors

From miniature to mansions, from residential to commercial, and from multiple continents, we’ve shared every type of architecture with you this year. …

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Green Walled Home Features Different Plants for Each Area

This stunning home in Lisbon, Portugal is a living, growing example of the beauty of biodiversity. The home, designed by architects Luis Rebelo de …

Top 10 Illusions in 2012

Just like in 2011, let's wrap up 2012 with some of the most mind-bending photos or artworks we came across this year. Though an illusion is defined in several different ways, we like it when it's described as something that distorts our senses or changes our perceived reality. From clever companies …

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30 Unique Bathroom Ideas to Steal

Boring isn't in our vocabulary.<p>Functional doesn't <i>have</i> to mean boring. These unusual bathrooms feature creative designs and memorable details. For even more inspiration, check out 100+ genius bathroom ideas.