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Inside the Most Romantic Hotel in America

A Newport, R.I. hotel in a 19th-century mansion, The Chanler at Cliff Walk is at once elegant, historic, secluded, and scenic. Our readers rated it the most romantic hideaway in this year's Readers' Choice Awards—this is why.

Nova Scotia

This is what it's really like to live and travel in a tiny house

If you haven't come across a tiny home TV show or Buzzfeed article yet, let me be the first to introduce you to the concept of "tiny living." It's a minimalist lifestyle that's resonating with multiple generations, and some people are going so far as to ditch their four-bedroom homes and white …

Why London Spy May Become Your New Obsession

In August 2010, a British MI6 operative named Gareth Williams was found dead in his Pimlico flat, his body, showing no signs of a struggle, zippered, Velcroed, and padlocked into a North Face duffel bag. Was Williams, who had paid visits to bondage websites, the victim of a sex act gone wrong? Or …

Steven Spielberg

Footage from the first Apache strikes of Operation Desert Storm — one of the biggest military triumphs in US history

On January 17, 1991, seven months after Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein invaded and tried to annex neighboring Kuwait, the world decided it had enough. Operation Desert Storm was launched that day, and Saddam was smacked down by a coalition of 39 countries.<p>Conducting this epic assault required …

What If Famous Filmmakers Were Houses?

What would a house designed by Stanley Kubrick look like?<p>The first step in any great film is figuring out the set design: the storyline, the characters, and the world they live in. It's easy to equate the job of a filmmaker to that of an architect, building a film from the ground up, brick by …

Interview: More Portraits of Soldiers Before, During, and After War

About six months ago, we shared photographer Lalage Snow's powerful series of triptychs titled <i>We Are The Not Dead</i> depicting the transformative faces of servicemen before, during and after their deployment to Afghanistan. The 8-month-long project presented the evolution of these brave, young faces …

21 photos that show why a small town in Tennessee was just named America's next hot travel destination

The results were based on increases in positive traveler feedback as well as increased interest in accommodations, restaurants, and attractions.<p>This year, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, was ranked as the top US destination travelers should have on their radar. It also came in fourth place on TripAdvisor's …

National Parks

You Can Pre-Order the Suitcase That Won Kickstarter

It's officially the most funded luggage campaign in the site's history.<p>Prepare for some serious suitcase envy: after launching their Kickstarter campaign in October 2015, the company behind the bag, Travel-Light, raised more than $3.3 million, far over their initial $125,000 goal. In other words: …

Getting Started with Shutter Speed: A Beginner's Guide

In the pyramid of factors affecting exposure, one of the core elements is shutter speed. Each factor comes with its idiosyncracies and shutter speed …

The 11 most underrated ski resorts in America

Vail and Aspen may have the cachet that comes with being glamorous, high-end ski resorts, but they also have crowds and incredibly expensive hotels, restaurants, and lift tickets that can cost upwards of $800 per day.<p>But not all ski resorts are that expensive — or that pretentious.<p>We found the 11 …

Plug bullet wounds in 20 seconds with this FDA-approved syringe

A sponge-filled syringe designed to close up gaping gunshot wounds in seconds has been approved for use in America's civilian population. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says that the device — originally developed for use by the military — can now be deployed by civilian first responders to …

These Are the Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals

Get something great for everyone on your list this year.<p>Aether<p>15% discount on all purchases over $500 with code CYBER 1515 (Black Friday through Cyber Monday).<p>AllSaints<p>30% off with code CYBER (Cyber Monday).<p>Alternative<p>40% off with code CYBMONDAY (Cyber Monday).<p>Apolis<p>20% off online purchases, plus a …

Smoking high-strength cannabis may damage nerve fibres in brain

High-strength cannabis may damage nerve fibres that handle the flow of messages across the two halves of the brain, scientists claim. Brain scans of people who regularly smoked strong skunk-like cannabis revealed subtle differences in the white matter that connects the left and right hemispheres …

Cannabis

An Actually Useful Guide to Nashville, Tennessee

Heading to Nashville, Tennessee? Let Raleigh McCool be your guide. This is Spilling the Beans, where a city's most in-the-know barista gives us the lowdown on what to do and where to eat in their hometown.<p><i>This is Spilling the Beans, where plugged-in baristas give us the lowdown on where to go, what</i> …

Country Music

Simone Biles wins record 10th gold at world gymnastics championships

Simone Bilesset the record by a female for career gold medals at the world gymnastics championships by winning the balance beam and floor exercise on Sunday.<p>The 18-year-old now has 10 golds in all, breaking the mark held by Svetlana Khorkina, Gina Gogean and Larisa Latynina.<p>The three-time …

Seven of the Greatest Films of All Time

Some might say Citizen Kane is the greatest film of all time, others Gone with the Wind, we however might suggest something completely different. …

Here's How One Traveler Got a $60,000 Trip Around the World on Emirates for $300

Not everyone can fly first class. Given that amenities are constantly being improved to new levels of swag-envy, it's truly a shame that more people …

British scientists create a 'tractor beam' of ultrasonic sound

A team of researchers from the Universities of Bristol and Sussex have developed the world's first functioning sonic tractor beam able to operate outside of a lab environment. The device uses 64 miniature speakers to generate high-amplitude, ultrasonic sound waves. These waves create an "acoustic …

A new service will sell all your old stuff for you and take a cut of the profits

When you want to sell your old smartphone, where do you go? There's eBay, Craiglist, or a gadget re-seller like Gazelle. What about a chair you don't want anymore? Or a game console?<p>In a sea of online marketplaces for selling everything imaginable, a new startup called Sell It Easy wants to make …

Where to Go in Asheville, North Carolina

Neighborhoods all over the classic Blue Ridge Mountain getaway are coming to life. This is where to go.<p>River Arts District<p><b>Gallery Mugen:</b> Browse …

Green Beret axed for rescuing Afghan child sex slave

Sergeant Charles Martland has been refused leave to appeal after he was discharged from the US military for confronting an Afghan police commander over the rape of a young boy<p>An American Green Beret who attacked an Afghan police commander for keeping a child sex slave chained to his bed has been …

Afghanistan

$99 Flights to Europe Are Back This Fall and Winter

Note: you may have to cough up a bit more to get home.<p>WOW Airlines, the ultra-budget Icelandic airline that made headlines last fall for announcing …

Six Hurricane-Proof Caribbean Vacations

Hurricane season runs June 1 through November 30, and although summer’s all but over the Caribbean’s discounted rates during shoulder-season (now, …

Super Mario’s Creator Reveals The Design Secrets Of Its Famous First Level

The first level of <i>Super Mario Bros.</i> is a masterclass in game design. And now Shigeru Miyamoto–the genius game designer who gave us some of Nintendo’s most beloved franchises–explains why. Within the first few seconds of the game, a player is enticed to jump and hit that question mark block, learns …

Colorado's 'The Shining' Hotel is Finally Getting That Hedge Maze

The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado knows how to appeal to its fan base.<p>The property, which overlooks Rocky Mountain National Park, served as …

Stephen King

TV Anchors Will Never Ever Go Back in the Ocean After Seeing This Huge Shark and Neither Will You

Nope, nope, nope, nope, nope, nope, nope.<p>Footage of a ridiculously huge shark left a couple of television anchors completely traumatized, for a damn good reason. This shark is <i>terrifying</i>. Forget <i>Jaws</i>. <i>Jaws</i> is nothing.<p>Karl Stefanovic, an anchor for Australia's <i>Today Show,</i> basically turned into a puddle …

The Top 23 Most Beautiful American Campsites

Photo by Christin Healey, Explorer for The Outbound Collective<p>It's not too late to get that summer camping trip in the books and any one of these 23 campsites would make for an amazing trip. Rally the crew, pack up the car, and head out to sleep under the stars at one of these beautiful American …

The Secret to the Creamiest, Dreamiest Hummus

You could be making better hummus.<p>If it strikes you as a little weird that hummus received top billing as our 2015 Dish of the Year, then, well, you haven’t had chef Michael Solomonov’s. The incredibly rich, ineffably smooth version that he dishes up at Dizengoff, his bustling Philadelphia …

Vegan

10 Castle Stays Cheaper Than a Hotel Room

Where: Monteroni d'Arbia, Tuscany, Italy<p>Price: $136/night