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Where to go in 2016: Start making your travel plans for the new year now

The places you'll go<p>Start making your 2016 travel plans right now<p>The places you'll go<p>Start making your 2016 travel plans right now<p>A few years ago, a …

2 Airlines That Are Helping Passengers Live Like a Local

Unlike in hotels or cities, the popular tourist mantra to live like a local presents unique challenges for airlines.<p>On an Iberia flight from New York …

5 travel experts reveal the best places they've ever visited

These are the people we count on to tell us what places are worth a trip and what places aren't, along with other essential travel tips.<p>We asked five of these experienced travelers what their favorite destinations are.<p>Here's what they said:<p>Anne Banas, executive editor of Smarter Travel: The Azores, …

Guide Books

Here's where it's safe to travel in Mexico

But it's also a hot vacation destination, attracting millions of US tourists every year, according to the US Department of State.<p>For the most part, drug-related violence and crime is limited to the country's border areas and trafficking routes.<p>The level of crime in resorts and tourist cities isn't …

Mexico

9 Podcasts We're Downloading This Spring

These tiny, portable files make for perfect travel companions. They don't take up space and provide hours of entertainment on the go.<p><i>By Berit Baugher for Fathom</i> | It took the <i>Serial</i> phenomenon to unite Team Fathom on the awesomeness that is the podcast. Without naming names, there were a few …

Beaches

Vintage Photos Fuse to Create Fantastically Surreal Landscape Collages

California-based collage artist Eugenia Loli fuses vintage photographs to create fantastically surreal compositions. Her colorful scenes often depict people in strange lands that conjure vivid dreams, where outer space is just outside our window and entire cityscapes are at the bottom of a cave. In …

Art

This Week in Travel Startup Funding: Vacatia, Localoye and More

Each week we create a roundup of travel startups that have received or announced funding that week. The total amount raised this week was $14 million.<p>…

Venture Capital

Five Money Saving Travel Tips

<b>Flexible travel date airfare search</b><p>Some airlines and sites have very useful flexible travel date tools. Among airlines, JetBlue, United, Southwest; for third party sites, Kayak and Google Flights are best. On United.com check the "my dates are flexible" box and choose a length of stay. On Kayak, …

Flying

Bitcoin Really Is an Existential Threat to the Modern Liberal State

So far, Bitcoin is not a big deal. Its total value in circulation was$1.4 billion as of this week. That's equivalent to the currency stock of a small …

The Bitcoin Boom

On March 16th, the Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades, who’d been in office for about a month, announced a strategy to solve the country’s banking crisis. This plan, which would be funded in part by confiscating money directly from every single bank account in Cyprus—even the very smallest—met …

Man behind Ding Dong Thatcher campaign 'cannot believe' he has received death threats

The man behind the campaign to promote anti-Margaret Thatcher song Ding Dong! the Witch is Dead has complained that he has received “shocking” death threats.<p>Mark Biddiss, 39, publicised the song celebrating the death of Baroness Thatcher on Facebook and Twitter, helping it reach number two despite …

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Entertainment

LETUCE - Freud Sits Here

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See | Lisa Carletta<p>Lisa is often inspired by her childhood heros. She submerges them into ironic and nostalgic worlds, and she transforms their image to show them in a different light. All is tinted with a bit of darkness, humor, and bad taste.

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14 Festivals and Events Worth Traveling for in 2013

There's nothing quite like visiting a place when it's in the middle of a party -- especially if it's the kind of celebration that doesn't happen every year. In addition to the many festivals and events that occur annually around the world, there are some that are on a far less frequent schedule -- …

Festivals

She & Him "I Could've Been Your Girl"

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Amazing Darth Vader Bust Created with Upcycled Junk

Indiana artist Gabriel Dishaw is a junk artist who repurposes all kinds of used goods in order to create these amazing sculptures. He takes parts from old adding machines, typewriters, and computers and builds unique mechanical creatures, including this piece entitled <i>Darth Vader Upcycled</i>. By …

Darth Vader

Japanese Cherry Blossoms, Circa 1890

Here in the U.S., we've had the pleasure of cherry blossom season since about 1910, when Japan gave a gift of about 2,000 trees — most of which were planted in Manhattan and Washington, D.C.<p>It's now peak flowering season, and all the cameras are out to capture one of the most photogenic springtime …

How To Make A Movie Trailer

Here's the musical equation to making the perfect big budget movie trailer. NSFW.

SkyArt

For talented artists, the sky is the limit. For French artist Thomas Lamadieu (AKA Roots Art), the sky is a canvas. Literally! He turns the skies in …

Garbage in, data out: Enevo gets funding for its smart waste services

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>The internet of things — the scenario where everyday items are equipped with sensors and pumping out data — still feels …

Google’s New Inactive Account Manager Gives You Control Over Your Digital Afterlife

What will happen to your Gmail, YouTube, Google Drive and Google+ accounts after you die? That’s probably not something you really want to think about, but as more and more of our data now lives online, that’s sadly a question that comes up with some regularity. Today, Google is launching its …