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Bay Area San Francisco hikes: 9 trails with waterfall endings - Curbed SF

<i>Editor’s note: This article was originally published in February 2017. It has been updated and republished with the most recent information.</i><p>The Bay Area’s abundance of outdoors activities is no secret, and now that spring <i>and</i> springtime rains are here, there’s no better time to get outside, …

Hiking

The Best Tacos in Every US State, Mapped

Breakfast, lunch, dinner, or drunk at 3 am, tacos are considered by many as one of mankind's greatest inventions. They're so great, in fact, that …

College Sports

This Japanese city was the most-pinned international destination of 2016, and it is a historical paradise

Where in the world do Pinterest users want to travel this year? Kyoto, Japan, according to their Pinterest boards.<p>Kyoto topped the list of …

Best State Parks in the United States for a Thousand

<i>This is a guest post from my dad, Grandpa Points. He and my mom are in their 60’s, are (mostly) retired,and are ticking off “bucket list”</i> …

The Top 10 Islands in the Continental U.S.

Easy and breezy is how it’s done at these favored coastal spots, voted tops by T+L readers.<p>We hate to choose geographical sides — but <i>Travel + Leisure</i> …

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I Took A Trip Back In Time At The New York Transit Museum

I think I may have found a new favorite place in New York City; in Brooklyn, to be exact.<p>I was wandering around the other day and I checked Google Maps on my iPhone and as I was navigating my way around, I noticed that the New York Transit Museum was highlighted on the map. I was right around the …

The Island No One Wants You to Know About

There is something enticing about the idea of an island getaway. Though there are thousands of island destinations to choose from all over the world, there is one island that expert travelers do not want to share with you. Why? Because it is way too amazing to share! Sound intriguing? Well, lucky …

A tale of ice and fire: touring East Iceland

This summer, new flights from the UK to Egilsstaðir, East Iceland, bring this region of volcanoes and fjords within easy reach<p>Denni Karlsson and I are standing by a glacial river as it hammers through a rocky gorge. Beside us is a wooden crate, the size of an old tea chest. It sits on two slender …

European Travel

26 magical lost cities that you really can visit

The 'best' pizza in NYC costs $30 for a regular pie — and it's SO worth it

Over 50 years ago, in 1965, Italian immigrant Domenico DeMarco opened Di Fara Pizza in the Midwood section of Brooklyn.<p>To this day, it's considered by critics and locals alike to be "the best of the best" (as former chef Anthony Bourdain reportedly put it back in 2007).<p><b>Just look at this:</b><p>There's <i>a …

National Geographic Releases The Best Travel Photos From 2015

WOW.<p>Even master travelers need to stop and savor the scenery. And that's exactly why we love National Geographic's top travel photos of the year.<p>The set of images, known as National Geographic Daily Travel Photo: Best of 2015, show how explorers across the globe have perfected the art of the travel …

18 Foodie Stops in Barcelona

Wherever open markets and people from a multitude of cultures collide, foodies can count on finding amazing eats. Barcelona is no exception. Barter …

This Is the Best Pizza in America (Yep, We Said It)

Philadelphia’s Pizzeria Beddia is a seatless joint with two employees and no phone. It also happens to serve the best pizza in America. (Yep, we said it.) Andrew Knowlton delves deep into the obsessive mind and magical dough of owner Joe Beddia.<p><i>Philadelphia's Pizzeria Beddia is a seatless joint</i> …

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Here are the best pizza places in the Midwest

We found the best pizza restaurants in each state. Here are the best pizza places in the Midwest.<p><i>Produced by Devan Joseph. Special thanks to Emmie Martin&Lauren Browning.</i><p><b>Follow BI Video:</b> On Facebook

Take A Dip In Hawaii's Crystal Clear Tide Pools

Mother Nature loves a good pool party. And Hawaii, with its plethora of natural tide pools, is happy to oblige.<p>The seascapes and lava rock-lined coasts of the Hawaiian islands provide the perfect conditions for the protected, rocky inlets. We've rounded up 5 of Hawaii's best spots for tide pools -- …

Colorblind Coal Miner Captures Breathtaking Seascapes in Australia

Ray Collins gets up before dawn, pulls on a wetsuit and jumps into the ocean swell in search of the perfect wave. But instead of bringing a surfboard, Collins brings a camera. That's because, on his days off, he is a premier fine arts photographer who showcases the power of the ocean through his …

The towns where travellers lose track of time

It was only supposed to be a couple of days; time enough to check out the temple you’d read about, pick up some bargains in the market, and mosey round the town before you head off to the next stop on your travels.<p>Yet somehow it’s a week later and not only are you still there, but you can’t see …

Atacama Desert

When You Should Complain to an Airline

I have a knack for spotting frequent complainer flyers. They're the ones on the security line or from across the gate ready to complain about anything and everything. I identify them and then stay far, far away from them and their air of angry.<p>Still, I think there are times when voicing a complaint …

Where to Eat Great Barbecue During SXSW When You Can’t Get Into Franklin

Austin offers an embarrassment of barbecue. Here’s the best of the best.<p>A platinum badge at SXSW gets you access to everything on offer at Austin’s annual music/film/interactive bacchanal. But not even that $1,745 plastic rectangle gains you access to <b>Franklin Barbecue</b>.<p>Celebrated pitmaster <b>Aaron</b> …

Texas

Ethereal Photos of the Palace of Mystery in Portugal Look Straight Out of a Storybook

Canadian Taylor Moore recently captured the spectacular and enigmatic place that is the legendary <i>Quinta da Regaleira</i> found in the UNESCO village of …

10 Of The Most Colorful Places On Earth

Hi. These places exist. No, not in dreams or hallucinations or Wes Anderson movies, but right here on this beautiful, mysterious planet. We just thought you should know.<p><b>Lavender Fields, France</b><p>In the summer months, the rolling lavender fields of Provence teem with bright purple blooms as far as the …

The Remarkable Ruins Of Maui's Abandoned Highway

Once upon a time, over 500 years ago, the island of Maui was circumnavigated by a vital trade route -- the King's Highway.<p>The road was originally built by native Hawaiians under the reign of King Pi'ilani, but was revitalized in the 1800s by prisoners, inspiring the moniker "the road that sin …

6 of the Most Unbelievably Cheap Paradises on Earth

By: John Marshall<p><i>Credit: Justin Sawn/Flickr</i><p>Everyone at one time or another has wanted to get away from it all and beach/ski/paraglide-bum it in some foreign land. Small problem: that's very expensive. Or is it? (That's our sweet rhetorical way of saying maybe not.) Check this list of 12 shockingly …

The Best Spots in the World to Be Naked

<i>By Sophie-Claire Hoeller</i><p><i>Credit: Shutterstock</i><p>Because showing up naked to Wednesday-night volleyball is almost never received as well as you'd hope (even if the hot setter is wearing a "Co-ed Naked Volleyball" tee), here's a guide to the best -- and most welcoming -- places in the world to let it all …

The 9 Most Spectacular Lost Cities in the World

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Indian Chains in New York, Worthy of Their Flagships

With hundreds of Indian restaurants in New York City, one would think finding authentic food, or desi khana, would be easy.<p>But many still hark back …

John Muir Trail

Hiking

Man Pulls Gun on McDonald's Employee Who Got His Order Wrong

When a McDonald's employee in Nashville forgot to pack a burger for one hungry customer, that customer returned packing heat. The <i>Tennessean</i> reports that Demetri Johnson ordered several meals at the drive-thru, paid for his food, received his order, and drove away. Soon after, he drove back up to …