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CNN's Anthony Bourdain dead at 61

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> In death, as in life, Anthony Bourdain brought us closer together.<p>On his award-winning series, "Parts Unknown," Bourdain brought the world home to CNN viewers. Through the simple act of sharing meals, he showcased both the extraordinary diversity of cultures and cuisines, yet how …

Anthony Bourdain

The Gaza fence and why it is the focus of Palestine-Israel conflict

The fence is actually two parallel barriers built by the Israelis: a formidable one of barbed-wire within Gaza and a 10-foot-high metal "smart fence" …

Melania Trump Tried to Remain Incognito in All Black, but Her Boots Gave Her Away

We know Melania Trump owns a fine collection of shoes, from casual sneakers to the latest designer heels. She readily shows off her footwear, but recently flashed a pair of boots that we hadn't seen yet. As she boarded Air Force One with her family, Melania was spotted in a pair of buckled combat …

‘Time traveller’ claims he’s from the year 5,000 and he has photographic evidence

<b>A ‘time traveller’ who claims he visited the year 5,000 has issued a chilling warning to humanity.</b><p>The traveller, who is only known as ‘Edward’ and …

See the winning images in the International Landscape Photographer of the Year awards

The gorgeous wilds of Patagonia and New Zealand are captured in the winning images of the International Landscape Photographer of the Year competition.<p>Chosen from more than 3500 entries by over 850 photographers, the winner of international competition is Maxe Rive from the Netherlands. His …

Ciara's Swimsuit Is So Sexy and Sweet, It'll Stick With You Till Next Summer

Ciara's swimsuit collection runs the gamut from ridiculously sexy to sophisticated. That's why we like how this hot pink one-piece falls somewhere in between. The splashy color is playful, but the side ties on this Sian Swimwear design bare an extra hint of skin. Ciara played up her glow with gold …

9 Simple Tips to Pack Your Life Into Just One Suitcase — Vagabondish

This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure.<p><i>One suitcase.</i> The thought alone gives me anxiety.<p>As a girl in my mid-twenties, packing all …

The Trysts of Avalon

26 miles across the sea, or so the song goes, Santa Catalina awaits. A land of Buffalo Milk and honeys, you're sure to get your wiki wacked. 90 percent of the 75-square-mile island is primitive, held in a conservancy established in the 1970s by the chewing gum magnate Wrigley family, while the bulk …

Here’s a First Look at the Expedia-HomeAway Vacation Rental Experiment

Expedia and HomeAway have taken baby steps and begin their beta as HomeAway for the first time began very modestly offering a few vacation rentals …

12 Travel Pet Peeves

People like to complain. It is one of our natural predispositions. Studies may suggest that we Americans complain more than others because either: a) we don't know how lucky we really are so stop whining, or b) we feel we're entitled to something more -- you pick.<p>We travelers are no different. …

CityLove Goes to Boise, Idaho

<i>Written by Grant Stevens</i><p>Looking for a place to love on Valentine's Day? The Community Outreach team has a suggestion for you: <b>Boise, Idaho.</b><p>Refresher: Back in January we started a new blog series (initially called Cities in Focus, now more enticingly called CityLove), where we're picking a city and …

How Michigan Became One of the Most Popular Destinations on Social Media Worldwide

When thinking of U.S. destinations that have a handle on innovative social campaigns, states like California, Colorado, or New York might come to …

The other side of St-Tropez

It’s easily one of the most recognisable names on the French Riviera. St-Tropez: the name alone conjures up images of champagne-fuelled yacht parties and star-studded beaches. And who can forget the sultry TV commercials from Bain de Soleil in the 1980s promising a 'St-Tropez Tan'?<p>In truth, the …

France

The 10 most embarrassing American stereotypes (that are kinda true)

If there’s anywhere to start, it’s right here. Our expanding waistlines have been the subject of global ridicule for decades, with our weapons of …

7 Places You Should Visit in 2014

<i>Photo of Mexico courtesy by Dreamstime. Article by Kaeli Conforti of Budget Travel.</i><p>Is Brazil on your bucket list this year? How about Haiti? We've got the inside scoop on some surprising places you should visit this year, where you should proceed with caution, and which spots to re-think visiting …

The wild side of Western Australia

Covering one-third of the continent, vast Western Australia teems with wildlife – and there’s rarely a soul in sight.<p>Measuring the length of a school bus and weighing some 19 tonnes, whale sharks are the world’s biggest fish – and one of the rarest. As a result, the chance to cruise alongside one …

Western Australia

The Mistake Locals Make When Advising Tourists

This winter, be careful asking Michigan residents the question, "How cold will it be when I visit Michigan?" Our new research suggests that you're better off asking this question to a tourist who just visited Michigan than a friend who is veteran of Michigan winters.<p>You'd think that Michigan …

That awful 3 minutes when I was robbed in Sicily

I was recently beaten and robbed in Catania, Sicily.<p>The highlights included being thrown to the ground by six young Italians who couldn’t manage to …

Crime

Miley Cyrus isn't a child: she's 21 and she can twerk if she wants to

This summer, a line from a new Jay Z song was as ubiquitous as the person it referred to: "Somewhere in America," he raps, "Miley Cyrus is still twerking." Not somewhere, in fact, but everywhere: Cyrus, coming in like a wrecking ball as she came of age, became the butt that launched a thousand …