Halloween may be in October, but for anyone with a passport and a strong constitution, the thrill of visiting a truly scary location can happen any time of the year.
These aren't kitschy haunted housesor charming inns with sordid pasts. Instead, the… More »
Humans like to do amazing things just because we can. Things like landing on the moon, inventing the Cronut, and building the tallest building in the world in 14 months at the height of the Great Depression.
The Empire State Building is one of the… More »
Planes have changed a lot since the days of the Wright Brothers (or, perhaps more accurately, Brazilian inventor Alberto Santos). Those first wood-and-cloth contraptionsarean entirely different species thanthesleek Boeing Dreamliners of today.
With… More »
If couples stuck to tradition, anniversaries would be marked by exchanging gifts of wool and steel. Instead, commemorate your special occasion with a vacation that offers a fresh interpretation on these ancient conventions.
Instead of giving your… More »
Every year, hundreds of fans and participants gather for one of the hairiest events of the yearthe National Beard and Moustache Championships.
Competitors this year flocked to Nashville to vie for the championship title in18 categories.
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Below, Barker shares a fewthoughts on his travel style and most memorable destinations.Read on, then click through the slideshow above to see some ofBarker'sfavorite photographs from his trips.
Last year I took my family to Sri Lanka,… More »
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Travel search engineKAYAKjust released its2016 Holiday Travel Hacker Guide, which outlines the 10most popular beach destinations this year, and the best time to buy a flight there.
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You could spend a lifetime restaurant-hopping in New York City and never have the same meal twice. But finding the truly standout spots is harder than it seems: Online review sites arent always reliable, knowledgeable friends may not have veered off… More »
According to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the biggest drinkers amongst developed economies are in Europe as per the most recent figures in recent years (200-2013 or nearest years)
Among the 34 OECD … More »
Imagine falling asleep to a fresh,salty breeze while listening to the waves rolling right outsideor underneathyour bedroom. With the ocean just steps from where youll sleep, these overwater bungalow resorts are as close to the water as you can be… More »
When youre new to backpacking and camping, its easy to get overwhelmed by all of the technical specifications involved in choosing your gear. Sleeping bags are no exception. To the untrained eye, a -40Frated, down-fill bag may look super similar to… More »
Hear that? It's not the sound of a baby on an airplane, or an argument between two kids. It's the roar of waves crashing on rocks, tree frogs chirping from the canopy, and of complete, grown-up silence. You don't have to be a parent to value… More »
A year of mourning has been declared after the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand.
The world's longest-reigning monarch was treated for various health problems for months, and died at age 88 on Thursday afternoon. … More »
Theres much more to cities than the people that occupy them. The buildings that pop up around certain populaces are just as unique as the faces that pass by each day. New York City is one of those incredibly rare places where youll find… More »
If you thought all cruises were the same, you havent taken a river cruise. While the basics are comparable to an ocean cruiseyou pay once and get lodging, meals, and activities bundled togetherthese ships are designed with the width of the river and… More »