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Your Must-Listen Podcast Playlist For 2016

Serial was just the beginning: here’s what you should listen to next—helpfully arranged by what you already like.<p>A recent study by the Pew Research Center revealed that less than half of Americans have ever heard of podcasts, and of those, 17 percent only listen to one show. That’s a shame, because …


There's an underground grotto in the UK that's covered with millions of seashells — and no one knows who made it

The Shell Grotto, located in Margate, Kent, in the UK, is a stunning underground grotto elaborately decorated with 4.6 million seashells.


Living in: The world’s greatest walled cities

What’s it like to have a towering piece of history surrounding your backyard? We asked residents of five fortified towns across the globe.<p>Massive stone walls were once the last line of defence for ancient cities – impervious structures built to protect their inhabitants from enemies outside. Over …

European Travel

How to Roadtrip Through Southern France’s Languedoc-Roussillon

I’m supposed to be on vacation, but I can’t stop thinking about <i>Children of the Corn.</i> I’m lost, you see, in rural Southern France, whipping my poor …


Your Ultimate Girls Guide to Montreal

<b>Montreal</b> -- a city of culture, great food, abundant in music festivals, great shopping and just oozes class. Montreal has a joie de vivre attitude. They live to eat, drink and play. Creativity is part of the culture -- there's a festival, concert or party throughout the year and those beautiful …


This app will change the way you book flights

Hopper<p>Buying an airline ticket is way more complicated than it should be.<p>Airline websites are ugly and complicated, and you can pretty much forget …

Tiny But Unforgettable Places You Could Stay In On Vacation

So, you'd like to mix it up on your next big trip. On your travel checklist: a place to stay that's equal parts offbeat and off the grid.<p>We've got you covered. Here, six kooky alternatives to generic hotels.<p><b>Little Pinky, Marfa, Texas</b><p>Your sure-to-be-eccentric neighbors alone might be worth the whole …

Northern Lights

Understanding Europe's Passport-Free Travel Zone

Desperate to halt the flow of migrants fleeing conflict or poverty, some European countries have begun erecting fences and tightening border …

The innbetweeners: whimsical pubs of interwar years win Grade II listing

Historic England announces list of 21 establishments from interwar era to be protected by government as examples of the ‘improved pub’ movement<p>When an Israeli property developer took a wrecking ball to the Carlton Tavern pub in Kilburn earlier this year, little can they have imagined that …


6 Destinations To Visit This Fall That Won't Break The Bank

If it wasn't your favorite season already, it's about to be.<p>Often, the word that follows summer is "vacation," but traveling during the season frequently comes with high costs. And, while we'd love to get away from it all, our wallets would prefer to stay intact.<p>But as fall kicks off, so do …


10 dream trips every traveler should experience | CNN Travel


The Ultimate Bucket-List Travel Guide

The world’s top chefs, authors, actors and other globe-trotters—from Anne Rice to Ruth Reichl—share the places they’re dying to see before they die. Take note, then take off. Bon voyage!<p>By<p>Lauren Lipton<p><b>ROBIN ESROCK,</b> whose book “The Great Global Bucket List” will be published next year, has traveled …

Bucket Lists

20 Places Every American Should See Before They Die

From sea to shining sea.<p>Looking for an epic summer road trip idea? Whether you crave culture and history, spectacular natural landscapes, or serious adventure, look to these national parks and small towns.

National Parks

Tie your shoes the Ukrainian way

The "Ukrainian lacing" method puts a pair of loops in both sets of top eyelets, cross-laces to the bottom, and anchors the laces with a pair of …


8 French Cities You Must Visit Before You Die

La vie en rose.


Can Dreams Help Us Communicate Telepathically?

It is easy to subscribe to a set of rules when those rules are set by science rather than religion. But science lives with a bias -- that in order for an idea to be explored it must be observable, measurable and repeatable. Yet the irrational is part of our world, especially when it comes to the …


These are all of Google's weird science projects we know about

Just today, Google founder Larry Page announced the founding of Sidewalk Labs, a spin-off from the search giant with a mandate to make cities a better place to live.<p>It's not Google's first big idea with a long-term vision. Not by a longshot...or a moonshot.

Wearable Tech

Stranger Than Fiction: 16 Documentaries That Will Blow Your Mind

READ MORE: The Crazy Five-Year Story Behind ‘The Wolfpack’<p>“Capturing the Friedmans” (2003)<p>In the summer of 1987, parents in a quiet Long Island …

Wearable Meditation Gadget Steve Jobs Would Have Loved

Steve Jobs believed that Zen meditation taught him to concentrate and ignore distractions. “He particularly wanted Apple’s engineers to learn …

8 Cheaper Alternatives to Popular European Destinations

<i>By: Sophie-Claire Hoeller</i><p><i>Credit: Flickr/alcuin lai</i><p>Rome, Munich, the French Riviera -- all European bucket list spots renowned for their history, their culture, and their affinity for chain smoking and tiny cars. But you know else they're known for? Overpriced everything. And hoards of visitors …

European Travel

This is the best route to take for an epic road trip across the US

Thinking about taking a cross-country road trip?<p>Researcher Randy Olson figured out the ideal route around the 48 contiguous states. Olson used a genetic algorithm to calculate the shortest distances between 50 national landmarks.<p><i>Produced by Alex Kuzoian</i><p><b>Follow BI Video:</b>On Facebook


The 'Man Who Flies For Free' says these are the 3 cheapest days to fly

Contrary to popular belief, there is no right day to buy a plane ticket.<p>A flight to New York is not going to be much cheaper on Tuesday than it will be on Wednesday.<p>According to Scott Keyes, a reporter for Think Progress and author of the e-books "How To Fly For Free" and "How To Find Cheap …


How I quit my job to travel: The lawyer

Lawyer Michael Hodson left his career to travel the world without using any aeroplanes or advance reservations. This “hare-brained scheme” has led to a life on the road.<p>In March 2008, during happy hour at a bar in my hometown of Fayetteville, Arkansas, I made a surprise announcement to my friends: …

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The 5 Best National Parks in the World

<i>by Sarah Bruning, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>Late spring and early summer bring prime weather for outdoor exploration, but these international national parks drop jaws year-round--no Instagram filters needed.<p>Loop Images Ltd / Alamy<p><b>1. Northumberland National Park, England</b><p>England's northernmost (and least …

National Parks

Pinterest’s Simple Secret For Getting Creative With Brands

Kevin Knight, Pinterest’s top brand strategy exec, explains why companies should put away the dazzle when it comes to social media.<p>“Social media engagement” is a modern marketing phrase that means both everything and nothing–brands today can’t live without it, but it can create a lot of meaningless …

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The Best Places to Stargaze in America

For 25 years, NASA’s orbiting Hubble telescope has beamed mesmerizing images of our universe. But Earth dwellers can get stellar celestial views, too.<p>Here are three trip-worthy dark-sky havens in the United States:<p>> Lake Powell (Utah)<p>The combination of a thin atmosphere and lack of artificial light …