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The USA's 10 best motorcycle roads

A great road is a great road, but if you’re riding a motorcycle, you’re looking for something special: twisties, vistas, turnouts, that perfect stretch of smooth tarmac, and biker-friendly stops that make getting there most of the fun. Here are 10 of the best roads across America for an …

Tour Operator Says British Businesses Are Losing Out Because of Heathrow

SMEs and other UK firms are losing out because other European airports offer cheaper flight options, says the chairman of tour operator Scott …

The Dumbest Questions Tourists Ask In Hawaii

Tourists get a bad rap <i>across</i> the globe -- they're slow, they ask too many questions, they get in the way. But when we're talking about tourists who are merely crossing state lines to explore a new part of their own country, they don't come much more clueless than those jetting off to Hawaii to get …

Flying To Hawaii? 19 Stunning Images You May See From The Plane

You know how they say getting there is half the fun? Well, when it comes to Hawaii, that's the ticket. Below check out some of the most breathtaking aerial views Hawaii has to offer.<p><i>Coastal community on Maui.</i><p><b>Two kayakers over coral formations off Olowalu.</b><p><i>Rainforest valley on Maui.</i><p><b>Magic Island.</b><p><i>Rocky</i> …

Tiny countries that pack a big punch

Size isn't everything. Here are ten of the smallest countries in the world. Some of them are rarely visited, except by travellers collecting visa stamps. Most are islands, often far flung. Their wealth varies, from nearly the highest per capita GDP to nearly the lowest, but all still manage to …

A Monochrome Lego Set To Teach Tomorrow’s Architects

Six cutting-edge design firms have teamed up with the world’s most popular brick-maker to impart the core principles of modern architecture.<p>The first thing you’ll notice about the Lego Architecture Studio is that it’s white. There are no colors, no shades, no pigments, no hues here. It is as white …

24 free things to do in San Francisco

Contrary to what you might expect from such a well known, tourist-heavy city, San Francisco quietly delivers a lot for the money. Many of its hotels offer comfort and location for a third of the cost of a comparable New York or London hotel; public transit is part of the fun (cheaper Market Street …

Up Close With Abu Dhabi Airport's Futuristic Sleeping Pods

The world's most unusual beaches

Candy sands, disappearing waves, transformed trolls - if life's a beach, these are its strangest days. These 10 beaches from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Sights</i> might not all be swimmable, but they are all extraordinary.<p>1. Bowling Ball Beach, California<p>Compared to green sand or vanishing tides, …

The Most Legit Eiffel Tower Replicas You Didn't Know Existed

You don't need to go all the way to Paris just to see the Eiffel Tower these days. With all of the replicas that have popped up around the world an Eiffel Tower might be practically in your backyard.<p><b>The Eiffel Tower</b><p><i>A Few Brief Facts About The Original:</i><p>Was built as the entrance to the 1889 World's …

10 Most Beautiful Sunsets in America (PHOTOS)

Across America, from our eastern coast to our western shores and island outposts, one can find truly stunning sunsets. This evening phenomena, known to inspire poets, instill romance in the unwitting--and cram our Instagram feeds full of wanderlust-instilling images--is particularly remarkable in …

The Top 50 Most Popular Checked-In Places on Facebook

The most-checked in places on the planet, surprise surprise, mostly happen to be airports. People love checking-in them and broadcasting it, showing …

The 13 Quirkiest Roads You Need To See

Driving can be a little monotonous -- the same views for miles, switching lanes just for a change of scenery, constantly checking your rearview mirror to avoid highway hypnosis -- but we've found a few roads where you'll find a lot more excitement. In most cases, you'd be on the edge of your seat, …

Amazing Sequential Photography, Courtesy of Red Bull Illume Contest

<i>Photographer: Scott Serfas Athlete: John Jackson Location: Aniak, AK, USA</i><p>The physical design of the GoPro camera changed videography, as its small, …

Top 10 Extreme Hotels in the World

As the world grows smaller and the luxury hotel scene expands, it's becoming more and more difficult to find a corner of this planet to call your own -- not to mention finding a hotel that doesn't look like a thousand others. That said, it's not impossible, as GAYOT's list of extreme hotels proves. …

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Hi is a Web app that helps you create your own narrative map of the world

Craig Mod, creator of the popular app Flipboard, has shifted his design-centered approach away from news and media and towards writing and photography with his new project, simply titled Hi.<p>Mod calls Hi a “narrative mapping platform.” At its core, there are two tiers of content one can contribute …

23 signs you need to start traveling again

<b>1. You’re lusting after your friends’ travel itineraries.</b><p>(via)<p><b>2. Getting into your own bed every night has gotten pretty boring.</b><p>(via)<p><b>3. You’ve just</b> …

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10 Of The Quirkiest Hotels In The U.S., According To TripAdvisor

We've heard of our share of very unusual hotels, including prison hotels, a cruise ship resort, ice hotels, treehouse lodging, a gas station-turned-AirBnB, a "homeless" hotel, and even a morgue hotel. But a bed & breakfast in the shape of a giant beagle?! Yes, it exists -- here in the U.S.<p>Now …

Photographing Icons: Beyond the Postcard Shot

TravelPhoto Gallery<p>Looking for fresh ways to photograph iconic monuments? Get tips from a National Geographic photographer in this new travel gallery.

Company that wants to be an “online Harvard” finds path to accreditation

Minerva Project, a startup aspiring to build an online Ivy League-caliber university from scratch, just checked a major item off its to-do list. On …

America in the 1970s: New York City

Today marks the start of <b>Documerica Week</b> on In Focus -- a new photo essay each day, featuring regions of the U.S. covered by the photographers of the Documerica Project in the early 1970s. The Documerica Project was put together by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1971, with a primary …

Incredible Online Gallery of High-Res Film Scans from Every Apollo Mission

The title sort of gives it away, but did you know that there is an online archive that contains high-resolution film scans from every Apollo mission? …

The First Affordable Home Security System That Can Think For Itself

"Your cat is just chasing a reflection. Maybe I shouldn't alert the homeowner about this. Or, wait...maybe I should."<p>Canary, a new networked home security system, was posted on Indiegogo this morning. There are lots of similar inexpensive systems out there--most notably the Dropcam--but we're …