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23 of the bluest, clearest waters on the planet

Seventy-one percent of our planet is covered in water, from oceans to mountain lakes to jungle lagoons. Over time, the names and boundaries of these …

14 signs you’re married to a German

Even the hairiest German men with the worst sunburns and the biggest beer bellies love their teeny-tiny Speedos. They wear them at the beach, with …

Q&A: The First-Ever Expedition to Turkmenistan's "Door to Hell"

Explorer George Kourounis describes his descent into a fiery, gas-fueled crater.<p>More than four decades ago, a gaping, fiery crater opened up in the desert of northern Turkmenistan (map), likely the result of a drilling mishap.<p>The Darvaza Crater, more commonly known as the Door to Hell, still burns …

2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

The 26th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest is under way, and entries will be accepted for another six weeks, until June 30, 2014. First prize winner will receive an 8-day Alaskan expedition for two. National Geographic was once more kind enough to allow me to share some of the early …

47 Meaty Super Bowl Snacks You'll Want on Game Day

From chicken wings to meatballs to fajitas, here are 47 satisfyingly meaty snacks for your Super Bowl party.<p>Chicken wings are just the beginning of finger-friendly meaty Super Bowl snacks. Sure, there's the old standby, ribs, and the dip-able pigs in a blanket. But expand your horizon, football …

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Black Desert House Contrasts Nicely in the Mojave Desert

<i>The Black Desert House</i> is a minimalist getaway designed by creative director Marc Atlan in collaboration with architecture firm Oller & Pejic and interior design company Moderne Builders. Located just thirty minutes outside of Palm Springs, the incredible landscape boasts the untouched environment …

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The Ultimate Travel Guide to Partying Around the World eBook: Matador Network, David S. Miller: Kindle Store

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.<p>Sponsored products related to this item (What's this?)<p>Page 1 of 1Page 1 of 1<p>Paul Brodie<p>Imagine …

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Glow, little guys, glow! Glowworm Caves, New Zealand (via http://bit.ly/1cHuj5h).

Seven incredible places you may have never heard of

As globalisation leaves no stone unturned, we took to Quora.com to find a few secret locales well worth the trip.

Lake Superior

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Deadly Lake Natron Turns Animals Into Ghostly 'Statues' (PHOTOS)

Approaching the shoreline of Lake Natron in Tanzania, photographer Nick Brandt faced an eerie sight: There, lying on the earth as still and stiff as statues, were calcified corpses of a variety of birds and bats that had met their untimely demise after crashing into the deadly waters.<p>"No one knows …

Six beautiful and bizarre bridges

Many bridges are the archetype of urban blight, essential yet uninspired. But informed Quora.com users know better. They identified fantastic structures that double as art.

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50 Of The Best Dessert Recipes Of All Time

Dig in.<p>When it comes to dessert, the HuffPost Taste editors have got you covered. Between chocolate brownies, homemade ice cream, chocolate chip cookies, layer cakes and fruit pies, we got dessert on our minds all day long. (And this is not an overstatement.) You could even say that we’re somewhat …

Tiger Genome Sequenced, Shows Big Cats Evolved to Kill

Gene map of endangered Amur tiger seen as aid to preserving big cats in the wild.<p><b>The first sequenced tiger genome shows that big cats evolved to kill.</b><p><b>Genes for strong muscle fibers and for meat-eating appear narrowly shared, researchers reported, among species as distinct as the African lion and</b> …

Meandering train journeys through jaw-dropping scenery are still one of the most immersive ways to explore the splendour of Canada: http://bit.ly/16nydtT Have you tried it?

Even though they are neighbors, here 8 things Americans need to realize about Canada: http://bit.ly/16COkHp

Often overlooked in favour of glitzier neighbours Capri and Positano, tiny Procida is the kind of tradition-bound Mediterranean escape that is increasingly hard to find: http://bit.ly/18DOWPt Which Italian island is your favourite?

Europe's Most Beautifully Precarious Villages

Europe is home to some of the world's most enchanting villages; small, rustic towns where time seems to slow down and travelers can explore narrow streets, ancient buildings, and farm-fresh country taverns to really soak up the local flavor. Europe is also home to some of the most unusual villages …

Top 25 Photographs from the Wilderness #14

It has been a while since the last post… Come again and explore the wilderness with us. We are rediscovering that only through sharing will we save this magnificent planet. Social media gives us the ability to share photographs, thoughts, ideas, and knowledge almost instantaneously with powerful …

What an eyeful: the world's most beautiful buildings

Straight away we'll say that this isn't a top 10 list. There are just far too many styles of buildings, each worthy of a top 50: sacred buildings, homes, skyscrapers, theatres...<p>Instead, this is a list showing the variety of architectural beauty across the globe - and pointing you in the direction …

Total War: Rome II has mind-boggling, epic combat (hands-on preview)

Few games can capture everything from the raw emotions of the battlefield to a bird’s-eye view of a grand imperial chess game as well as Total War: Rome II, a new PC game coming on Sept. 3 from Sega. I believe that this title takes strategy gaming to a new level of quality.<p>This latest game in …

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Beneath the Clouds – Incredible Underwater Photography by Sarah Lee

Sarah Lee is from Kona on the Big Island of Hawai’i, and her photography can make you want to live there too. She captures the full beauty of island …

102-year-old ship became a floating forest (6 pictures)

Homebush Bay in Sydney is the place were many 20th century ships, which are no longer used, ended up: one of them, the SS Ayrfield, is definitely the …

Prismatic Layers of Air in Tuscany

Though not much is known about photographer Adnan Bubalo, his stunning nature and landscape photos speak for themselves. His most captivating works feature the hills of Tuscany in central Italy. With its spectacular rolling hills and surrounding scenery, Tuscany is one of Italy's top vacation …

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On Getting Drunk in Antarctica

When you spend nine months isolated in nonstop, freezing darkness, you run out of the good beer fast.<p>There comes a point every summer where the hot weather starts to feel less like an opportunity for outdoor fun and more like a full-body rash that won't go away. New Yorkers are flocking to an ice …