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The 13 coolest secret things to do in NYC

There are many reasons why NYC is the greatest city in the world—its famous New York attractions are known all over the globe. But what if you want …

Wall Art

The best lesser-known NYC attractions

With so many iconic attractions ranking among the best things to do in NYC, it can feel like a daunting task to get through the entire list. While …

Staten Island

Cops have a secret, unaccountable system for tracking you by your cellphone, and they abuse it like crazy

Securus Technologies markets a product to law enforcement that taps into realtime cell-tower data from mobile carriers to produce fine-grained …

Surveillance

The best Montauk hotels

About a three-hour ride from New York City, Montauk hotels make for readily accessible weekend getaways to an oceanfront playground. Finding a place …

Most romantic hotels in America to keep the love alive

What kind of getaways get you going? For some, it’s a glittering skyline; for others, an unplugged desert oasis or a seaside view. These romantic …

Three lesser-known websites that will save you a ton of money on flights

These days, you can travel the world for a lot less than you may think. After all, it’s easier than ever to find great deals on everything from …

21 outdoor adventures near NYC

When the crammed sidewalks and packed subway cars get to be too much, get out of town for an outdoor adventure near NYC. Queue up the road trip …

How you're tracked online — and what you can do about it

Though Facebook gets the attention because of a recent privacy gaffe, the social network is far from alone in collecting massive amounts of data on …

The 9 Quietest and Darkest National Parks

With roughly 84 million acres of national park lands, some of them hundreds of thousands of acres on their own, you’d think finding a quiet, dark …

The NSA Worked to “Track Down” Bitcoin Users, Snowden Documents Reveal

The NSA’s budding bitcoin spy operation looks to have been enabled by its unparalleled ability to siphon traffic from the physical cable connections …

The 20 Best Places to Go in 2018

These destinations are spectacular—and affordable.<p><b>The 20 Best Places to Go in 2018</b><p><b>By Megan Leonhardt and Kerri Anne Renzulli</b><p>Whether you dream of …

The World's Best Hotels in Every U.S. State, Mapped

Now I love a hotel stay as much as the next person, but time after time I've checked in with high hopes and left feeling — <i>well</i> — a little …

15 cities across the world that should be at the top of your travel bucket-list

Every year, we ask our readers to rate the best cities in the world, and the results continue to surprise us. Not only do newcomers sometimes float to the top, but longtime favorites also continue to reappear — a testament to a destination's enduring popularity. This year's group of winners span …

49 Unforgettable Bucket List Trips You Can Do On A Budget

If you like to travel, you probably have a bucket list of places you want to hit throughout your lifetime. If you've been under the impression that …

The 25 Most Photogenic (and Breathtaking) Spots in America

From the sky-blue alleyways of Morocco to the hot-air balloons over Cappadocia, our bucket list is <i>beyond</i> full. But you don’t need a passport to see …

15 Places Every American Should Visit at Least Once

Established in 1872 by President Ulysses S. Grant, Yellowstone actually stretches across parts of Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho. Visit this stunning …

Smartphone data tracking is more than creepy: here's why you should be worried

File: Having information at our fingertips is the height of convenience. Photo: Pexels<p>LONDON - Smartphones rule our lives. Having information at our …

Human Rights

The best Airbnb Hudson Valley rentals you should stay in

Trade in city lights for the warm glow of a wood-burning stove at the top Airbnb Hudson Valley rentals we could find. Sure, you can snag some …

The Best (and Worst) Times to Visit the Grand Canyon

Arguably the most well-known national park in the United States, the Grand Canyon now attracts some six million visitors every year. People travel …

National Parks

Donald Trump signs bill renewing NSA warrantless internet surveillance

(<i>Reuters</i>) — U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he signed into law a bill renewing the National Security Agency’s warrantless internet surveillance program, sealing a defeat for digital privacy advocates.<p>“Just signed 702 Bill to reauthorize foreign intelligence collection,” Trump wrote on …

Surveillance

Take a candlelight tour of The Catacombs beneath Old St Patrick's Cathedral

Looking for a unique first date? How about a dark descent into some Catacombs? “Into: live music, trying new things and foreboding stone reminders of …

The 15 Best Places to Travel in February

1 of 15<p>Honolulu, Hawaii<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 15<p>Singapore City, Singapore<p>3 of 15<p>Tasmania, Australia<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 15<p>Oman<p>Advertisement<p>5 of 15<p>Los Cabos, …

The best hotels with indoor pools in NYC

If hotels with indoor pools aren’t your top priority when picking a temporary residence in NYC, they should be. There are two things that are …

Hospitality

The Best Secret Date Spots in NYC

You’ve already been to the least-secret date spots in the city. Skating at Rockefeller Center, dinner at a Shake Shack or four, some sort of $300 …

Some apps were listening to you through the smartphone’s mic to track your TV viewing, says report

There may be a reason why that ol’ “Facebook is listening to you talk” conspiracy theory refuses to die – and not just because Facebook’s ad technology has gotten so good, it’s downright creepy. As it turns out, some apps are <i>actually</i> listening. Well, kind of! According to a recent report from The …

Things to Do in Seattle

Catch the view from atop the Space Needle, order a Frappuccino at the original Starbucks, and leave your (teeth) mark on Seattle's gum wall.

Seattle

Seattle to Vancouver: 7 Things to See on the Road

There are a few ways to get from Seattle to Vancouver BC—you can fly, you can ride the train, you can take the BoltBus or Greyhound. Or you can …

Our top 10 travel posts of 2017

<b>Travellers want to get off the beaten track and explore spectacular scenery.</b><p>2017 was the year for dreaming of faraway places. Whether you wanted to …