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The New Vodka Cocktail Recipe You Need in Your Life

Chic, easy, and I went all the way to Sweden to find it.<p>The town of Åhus, Sweden is about as idyllic as they come—in fact, it's one of the best preserved medieval towns in the entire country. The exteriors of most houses, with tiled roofs and colorful front doors, are covered in bright flower …


Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Reviews Show Apple Has Work To Do

More than ever, Apple has its work cut out for it with next two iterations of the iPhone. That’s the message some Galaxy Note 7 reviews are sending.<p>A quick canvassing of reviews this week yielded more than a few unflattering hardware comparisons with the iPhone 6/6s/6s Plus. Of course, Apple could …


The Other Machu Picchu You Should Know About

The first bus to Machu Picchu leaves Peru’s party-all-night tourist town, Aguas Calientes, at six in the morning. The line to be on it forms sometime …

The Science Behind Why You Feel Sick When You Try to Read in the Car

Some people get carsick when they try to read on the road, other people do it blissfully, but if you’re one of those folks who just can’t get through …

The Brain

15 Real-Life Places That Look Like They Could Be Straight Out Of The Latest 'Harry Potter' Book

It's wingardium leviOsa, not leviosAH.<p>Even though we'll never get our own Hogwarts acceptance letter, there happen to be some pretty magical alternatives that you can visit across the globe.

Living Off Hackathons: The Possible Rise Of The Pro-Hacker

Hackathon prize money keeps rising each year as organizations learn to take advantage of their value. Runner-up cash prizes are now in the thousands, and grand-prize payouts are as high as $1 million.<p>There is now a compelling argument for ambitious programmers to live off hackathons: They can …

SmartThings And Samsung Team Up To Make Your TV A Smart Home Hub

Samsung and SmartThings are buddying up to introduce Samsung’s latest line of Smart TVs, complete with SmartThings platform integration so folks can use their TVs as an interface to control the home.<p>There is no shortage of internet-connected devices out there, from standard security systems and …

10 Reasons Why Morocco Is Great for Every College Tourist

By College Tourist; Author: Haley Ryger, University of Massachusetts Amherst<p><b>Morocco may not be on the top of your list for studying abroad but "Al-Marghrib" is the ultimate destination for all adventurous college travelers.</b><p>Many of my friends and family were skeptical regarding my decision to study …

20 destinations you must visit in 2016

1. Park City, Utah<p>Park City has always provided an excellent base for exploring Utah’s best ski areas and enjoying the epic quantities of light, fluffy powder snow for which the state is renowned.<p>This season the resort town, chock full of lively bars and restaurants, becomes an even better hub for …

European Travel

National Geographic Travel

National Geographic Travel

THE SELECTS: Looking For The Force in the Desert


Here Are 2015’s Biggest Pop Songs–All Mashed Up Into a Single 4-Minute Earworm

DJ Earworm just released his annual United State of Pop mash-up for 2015’s hit songs and you will not be able to resist jamming out to it.<p>“You already know what it is” is something rappers and singers have lately taken to saying during the intro to some songs. Whip/Nae Nae-exhibitionist Silentó is …

Architects are Designing Skyscrapers That Won't Cast a Shadow

Architects from New York City to Sydney are working on designing skyscrapers that won’t cast a shadow. The light-maximizing building designs are a …

5 Lessons I Learned By Traveling Solo

Hike Bealey Spur in Arthur's Pass | Photo: Vincent Frascello<p>Written by Alexandria Yepsen, Contributor for The Outbound Collective<p>I took the leap two years ago. I decided that my white college apartment was getting too stuffy for the dreamer inside of me. I needed an adventure to challenge myself …

National Geographic Travel

The 14 Hottest Places on Earth

Summer is upon us, which means it's time to pack up our sweaters and embrace the sunshine. And while we're all for beach vacations and sweating it out in the tropics, there are some places where temperatures soar past the point of human comfort (unless tanning in 120-degree weather sounds like your …

20 Places That Are Straight Out of Fairy Tales

Visiting these real-world places is like jumping into the pages of a story book, where castles sit on clouds and forests are carpeted with flowers. <i>This gallery was originally published in 2015. It has been updated with new information.</i>

The 50 Most Beautiful Places in the World 2017

Pinpointing all of the most beautiful places in the world could take a lifetime, but we think that these 50 otherworldly landscapes and awe-inspiring natural wonders need to move to the very top of your travel bucket list.<p><i>This piece was originally published in 2015 and has been updated.</i>