• Photos Shine A Spotlight On Just How Beautiful Traffic Lights Can Be

    These photographs are simply traffic-stopping.
    Lucas Zimmermann’s long exposures of a set of traffic lights near Weimar in central Germany are going viral, for all the right reasons.
    The 23-year-old Bauhaus University student actually snapped the images in 2013, but they gained international exposure this week after Reddit user dittidot posted one of the pictures online.
    Zimmermann, who is studying visual communications with a focus on photography, said he came up with the
  • 7 Overlooked Tropical Islands to Visit in 2017

    With winter approaching and the new year only a few weeks away,right now is a great time to start thinking about your next tropical getaway that involves sunny blue skies and white sanded beaches.In this post, you'll get ideas for some of the best, hidden tropical islands to visit in 2017. I've been to each of these islands over the last 3 years, and I can personally attest that they are all fantastic.
    Let me clear that you will not read about the popular, touristy, money-making islands such as
  • Wanted: Someone to Film a Hit Movie at Mada'in Saleh

    A movie helped Jordan make Petra its top tourist draw.
    You probably never heard of Mada'in Saleh. Chances are you won't, either - unless some Hollywood studio films a blockbuster movie at this remote spot in Saudi Arabia, much like George Lucas put Jordan's "lost city" of Petra on the map in his 1989 hit, IndianaJones and the Last Crusade. Mada'in Saleh, by the way, is Petra's sister city and a big dot - about 300 miles south of Petra - on the ancient Incense Road from southern Arabia to the Me
  • Women Can Read Maps Just As Well As Men, Thank You Very Much

    Ladies, listen up: Should you find yourself wandering an unknown city with a dude who is questioning your directional abilities, don’t doubt yourself.
    A recent small study published in the journal Psychological Science found that the longstanding theory that women have a more difficult time reading maps isn’t true. At all.
    Historically, men have performed better than women in studies that tested spatial ability (in other words, looking at a map and figuring out where
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  • 17 Experience Gifts That'll Make You Never Want A Regular Gift Again

    If you’re feeling uninspired by gift offerings this holiday season, why not give away experiences instead of stuff? We’ve found 17 absolutely incredible experiences across the country that your friends and family will love.
    From space camp in Huntsville, Alabama, to hot air balloon rides over the Rocky Mountains, these experiences are utterly unforgettable. Check out each gift idea by state below.The Huffington Post may receive a share from purchases made via links on this page. -- T
  • This Clever Suitcase Is Basically A Closet On Wheels

    We’re always game for gadgets that make travel easier ― especially those that allow us to bring our entire wardrobe along.
    Behold the ShelfPack. This expandable suitcase turns into a shelving unit that can hold a crazy amount of clothes:The ShelfPack debuted last year, but its capacity for closet cargo will remain timeless for generations of over-packers to come.
    Simply fill the ShelfPack’s four collapsible shelves with clothes, get to your destination, then rais
  • Judge Reinhold Arrested After Refusing Airport Security Search

    Actor Judge Reinhold was arrested Thursday after refusing to submit to a security check at Dallas Love Field, police said.
    Police officers led the 59-year-old Reinhold, who appeared in “Fast Times At Ridgemont High” and the “Beverly Hills Cop” movies, from the airport and took him to a detention center, where they charged him with disorderly conduct.
    In the segment above, KCAL 9 reported that Reinhold took off his shirt and used explicit language during the incident.
    Tran
  • Snowy Street Morphs Into Slo-Mo Demolition Derby

    Sure, building a snowman is fun, but this video reminds us just how awful winter can be.
    People are going about their business in the Canadian city of Montreal this week, when suddenly a slight incline on a snowy road over black ice turns a street into a slow-motion demolition derby.
    Cars, two buses, a police cruiser, a taxi and even a snow plow failed to get purchase on the slick roadway, resulting in a 10-vehicle pileup.
    “Get out of the car!” someone can be heard shouting in the v
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  • Love For Sale: Paris To Auction Off Famous Bridge Locks

    Many travelers who left “love locks” on Paris’ Pont des Arts were disheartened to learn last year that officials were banning the trend and removing the mementos from the bridge. But leave it to the City of Light (and love) to come up with a heartwarming way to honor the hundreds of thousands of locks left over the years.
    Paris plans to auction off some of the locks and donate the proceeds to refugees, city officials have announced.
    “Members of the public can b
  • Surprising Ways Your Vacation Can Impact The Environment

    What happens on vacation stays on vacation, right? Well, if you’re talking about the impact of your vacation footprint, almost the exact opposite is true. We’ve partnered with Harrah’s Resort SoCal to share some surprising stats about how you’re expending energy on your trips ― and exactly how you can make a difference the next time you travel.You shouldn’t have to take a vacation from sustainable living to have a first class vacation experience. Through its a
  • 25 Must-Have Gifts For Women Who'd Rather Be Traveling

    Sometimes the best gift a woman can give herself is a change of scenery. And if an actual trip isn’t in the cards, travel-themed merch will have to do. 
    Here are 26 travel-inspired gift ideas for the woman in your life who just can’t seem to sit still. 
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  • Cruises To Cuba Are On The Way From Royal Caribbean And Norwegian

    Cuba, ahoy!
    Norwegian Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean announced plans to launch cruises from the U.S. to Cuba on Wednesday after inking a deal with the Cuban government. The two companies will be among the first to offer sailings since the U.S. first relaxed travel restrictions to the island nation in 2015. 
    Norwegian will make its first voyage from Miami to Havana in March 2017, continuing trips through April and May. Shore excursions will offer an “authentic Cuban ex
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  • Mixed Tomato Salad with Szechuan-Pepper Cream

    ingredients
    For the dressing½t each salt and black pepper2T sweet sherry vinegar1T olive oil
    For the Szechuan cream250g mascarpone cheese2T Szechuan pepper, roughly ground1T chilli flakes1t sumac10g mint leaves, roughly chopped10g chives, roughly chopped20g spring onion, roughly choppedzest from one lemon
    For the salad1kg mixed tomatoes, halvedbasil leavesmixed micro-herb leaves30g pine nuts, toasted
    method
    To make the dressing, mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl and refrigerat
  • In Time for the Holidays: JetBlue Offers 12 Days of Deals

    By Mollie Pendexter for ShermansTravel
    With the holiday season upon us, it's time for giving -- and we think JetBlue is giving travelers the best gift yet. Through December 16, the airline is running its December to Adventure promotion with twelve straight days of stellar flight deals to get you out of that winter rut.
    The specials are revealed daily at 1 p.m. EST and are valid through 11:59 p.m. EST on the same day; just click on
  • 8 Treasures from Anatomy Design

    Since the concept was first initiated by the gifted Megan Hesse and Andrea Kleinloog back in 2010, Anatomy Design has become a name synonymous with beautiful design, timeless quality and understated luxury. It’s an association that’s helped the brand to grow to a point where change and expansion was essential. In 2016, the founders decided to split the two wings of the business – retail and interior design – and open a bespoke Anatomy Design store on the Keyes Art Mile in
  • 7 Antarctic Adventures of a Lifetime

    I recently got back from my 7th continent trip - a basecamp activity cruise to Antarctica. As one would anticipate, it truly was a trip of a lifetime and filled with unexpected adventures at every turn. These majestic sights and stunning opportunities are out there and yours for the taking as well - this trip took me years of dreaming and planning, and it was worth every minute dedicated. Use these seven wild and wonderful Antarctica adventures below to spark your imagination and dream
  • Norwegian Air Will Offer Even More Cheap Flights Next Year

    Frugal travelers, rejoice! Budget airline Norwegian Air is growing its U.S. presence and will offer even more cheap flights to and from Europe in 2017.  
    New routes and/or boosts in existing service are in store at Los Angeles, Newark Liberty, Fort Lauderdale, Oakland and John F. Kennedy International Airports.
    Norwegian is the cheap European airline you may not have heard much about, but should definitely start following. They currently operate one-way flights from several U
  • Dad With 350,000 Airline Miles Helps Families Who Can’t Afford Holiday Travel

    This year, Peter Shankman racked up 350,000 frequent flyer miles thanks to his job. After giving some to his assistant and friends and family, the rest will go to complete strangers. 
    With help from the internet, Shankman ― who travels the world speaking about marketing, as well as his experience with ADHD ― has donated his frequent flyer miles to people who are unable to travel for the holidays. 2016 marks the fourth year of his selfless project. For the project, he teamed
  • Why Forrest Gump Ran Across America; & Why I'll Run Across Switzerland In May 2017!

    Unquestionably if a person runs long enough, he or she will hear a neighbor, friend, or passerby break out the customary Forrest Gump reference.Indeed, if you've run as long as I have you know this to be true!
    The movie Forrest Gump has been part of the American culture for well over twenty years and its impact can easily be measured by the point referenced above. When aspects of a film, book, or any artistic medium melt into everyday jargon, the quality and contribution of that individual work
  • Hotel Industry vs. Vacation Rentals - Are They a Threat Yet

    As the millennium was coming to a close, a new type of business was born - the vacation rental business. Most people who entered this business entered it by accident. They had a few homes in exotic locations which they could rent out. The vacation rental industry was at a very nascent stage and nobody knew that it would turn the hospitality industry upside down and if you were to bet that vacation rentals would give hotels a run for their money, then everyone would have mocked you. Fast forward
  • Antarctica: A Modern Day Expedition

    One hundred years ago, the men from Ernest Shackleton's failed Endurance expedition, sailed to Elephant Island and were eventually rescued by aid from South Georgia. Part of the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration, the journey was made in large wooden ships that had no radio communication. The promise of discovery that drove the explorers of old remains today and fortunately, modern travel to Antarctica is much more comfortable.
    In November, along with 100 other passengers, I walked aboard the P
  • Where to Stay, Eat and Explore In and Around Boston's Legendary Kenmore Square

    Boston's vibrant hub of Kenmore Square is an area rich with history that serves as a favorite hangout for Boston University students, and sits on the doorstep of Fenway Park.
    I recently had the opportunity to explore this area on a solo trip to Boston. The solitude allowed the city to be my companion, and show me the nuances that make it so special: vine covered facades of Georgia and Federal style buildings, the creatively decorated plots of Fenway Victory Gardens, and the changing leaves that
  • Where To Cruise In 2017: 5 Lesser-Known Ports

    For Condé Nast Traveler, by Cynthia Drescher.While some of the world's most popular destinations are flat-out telling tourists to stay home, cruise ships have actually expanded their itineraries with even more destinations this year. The desire to go somewhere your neighbor hasn't gone (or at least hasn't Instagrammed) is strong onboard. "Guests delight in being able to visit places they are not familiar with and truly experience the destination. We also look for places hard to get to via
  • The 5 Best Hotels In Florida

    For Condé Nast Traveler, by CNT Editors.Condé Nast Traveler readers voted in this year's Readers' Choice Awards and let us know their favorite hotels in the Sunshine State. Notice a certain city missing? For the first time, we've also got a whole separate list for your favorite hotels in Miami.1. The Alfond Inn, Winter Park
    Couples and business travelers are both satiated here: The inn offers workstations, 10,000 square feet of meeting space, and comfortable down beds for harried r
  • The 5 Best Hotel Christmas Trees

    For Condé Nast Traveler, by CNT Editors.While we love the traditional Christmas tree (because, who doesn't?), hotels like Claridge's and the Connaught in London, and a whole host in New York City, decide to put their own creative stamp on the holiday icon each year. From macarons to minimalism, these are our favorite hotel Christmas trees.
    1. The Peninsula Chicago
    It's no surprise that this luxury spot—voted the third best hotel in Chicago in our annual Readers' Choice Awards—
  • The Best New Private-Island Resorts In The World

    For Condé Nast Traveler, by Jen Murphy.We know, we know. Hear the words "private-island resort" and you think: not for me. Obviously those white sand beaches are the exclusive province of unimaginative billionaires and trophy spouses bored by St. Barts. But with new resorts opening from coastal Africa to Asia (there will be five in the Maldives alone by the end of the year), a private-island vacation isn’t out of the question for us mere mortals who want a bit more adventure than an
  • Your Ultimate Hawaiian Honeymoon Guide

    For BRIDES, by Michele Bigley.Discover the perfect Hawaiian island (or two) for your honeymoon.
    Whether you want to eat your way through Waikiki's hottest restaurants or get your zen on at a wellness retreat on Maui, there's a Hawaiian island for every type of honeymooner. How do you know which one's right for you? First, assess what kind of traveler you are: Are you active and adventurous? Laid-back and chilled? Into culture and local experiences? Rest assured, there's something for everyone.
    H
  • A Vegetarian's Survival Guide For Traveling the World

    For backpackers, long-term travelers, or anyone who travels for work, sampling new local cuisines is one of the things to look forward to most. Who wouldn’t be enthusiastic about to trying traditional tacos in Mexico, sampling steaming-hot street food in Southeast Asia, or digging into a bowl of fresh spaghetti in Italy?
    But if you don’t eat meat or fish, things can be trickier. Though the vegetarian movement is growing across the world, in many places meals still centre on meat, and
  • The Differences Between Living In The Suburbs And The City

    Life in a suburb or small town is very different than life in, say, New York City. The ample space and slower pace of the ‘burbs generally make it easier to head outdoors or find your dream home, but you may risk boredom without the hustle and bustle of big-city offerings. 
    Considering a change of venue, or just wondering what life is like on the other side of the picket fence? Illustrator Victor Rosas II breaks it down in these flawlessly accurate comics from
  • Assemble Your Own Flat-Packed Home

    A very special project that ties in with the Tiny House Movement is taking place in Vancouver. The Backcountry Hut Company, which is part of Leckie Studio, is redefining the way we approach future housing developments by launching a prototype for a flat-packed cabin that is delivered to your site to build your very own small home. Essentially, as Dezeen noted, this genius project means that homes are now being approached in a similar way to pre-packed furniture items from the likes of IKEA. In t
  • Asian Bento Box

    Asian Salad
    Ingredients
    50g baby spinach leaves
    1t black sesame seeds
    115g water chestnuts, thinly sliced
    small handful alfalfa sprouts
    2 sticks celery, finely sliced
    2 radishes, very finely sliced
    62g mangetout, blanched
    50g cauliflower florets, finely sliced
    1.5T vegetable oil
    ¼t sesame oil
    ½T rice wine vinegar
    ½t sugar
    ½T soy sauce
    ¼t grated fresh ginger
    Method
    Place the spinach leaves, sesame seeds, water chestnuts, alfalfa, celery, radish, mangetout and ca
  • Forbidden Photos Reveal What Life In Hawaii Was Like After Pearl Harbor

    It’s no secret that the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor, which killed more than 2,000 Americans, changed the course of history for the United States and the rest of the world.
    But it also dramatically altered the identity of the island paradise of Hawaii, changing everyday life for the people who lived there and bringing tourism, one of the islands’ most important industries, to a halt.Hours after the attack, Hawaii, a U.S. territory at the time, was placed under martial la
  • Need To Clear Your Head? Try One Of These Perfect-For-Winter National Park Getaways

    If you're like most Americans right now, you could probably use a little quiet time. Unplug, take a few deep breaths. (No, really, it's all for the best.) An easy and relatively affordable solution: Lose yourself in your nearest national park. Here are just a few that are typically nice and mellow year-round, alongside others that remain vastly under-appreciated during the winter months. You'll have plenty of personal space, not to mention extremely limited access to social media – in othe
  • The Strange Hair Escapades I Experienced In Asia

    I expected a lot of difficulties before moving to Asia but one thing that never occurred to me was that those difficulties would center around my hair. From language barriers and cultural differences to lack of time to keep up with it, my hair ended up in a whole lot of interesting situations.It may seem strange but here are just some of the things that I experienced while trying to keep my hair under control as I traveled around Asia.The Center of Attention in China
    I had been putting off getti
  • No Kiddin': Iceland Really Has a Penis Museum

    Some visitors try to keep a straight face, some giggle and some aren't sure how to act as they browse around a museum in Iceland displaying hundreds of penises from tiny knob-like appendages to giant whale organs. Said to be the only one of its kind in the world, the museum in Iceland's capital at Reykjavik is packed with some 280 penises including organs from 17 different kinds of whales.
    Visitor is dwarfed by a whale organ.
    A must-see for students specializing in phallological studies, the mu
  • A Sea-Facing Sanctuary in Scarborough

    By the time you reach the remote scattering of houses that’s known as Scarborough, you’ve succumbed to the sense of serenity that draws people to this special spot on the edge of the Cape Point Nature Reserve.
    For Craig Price there’s something almost sacred about the land on which he has created his glass, wood and steel house. ‘I pick up on the natural energy of this place,’ he says. ‘I’ve always felt extremely relaxed here. That’s why I decided t
  • Créma Design Sets Up Shop in Joburg

    Joburg design enthusiasts will be pleased to know that the inspiring and innovative Créma Design store is no longer solely located in the Mother City. Opening its doors in the trendy suburb of Parkhurst, the new showroom stocks exclusive, luxury furniture items created by leading international designers such as Tom Dixon, Lee Broom, Hay, Muuto,Foscarini and Nanimarquina.
    Image Credit: Créma Design, Joburg
    The well-lit, open-plan space acts as the perfect showroom for leading b
  • Wrap Yourself in Art

    We love it when beautiful design and philanthropic efforts come together. Such is the case with non-profit organisation Lalela (“listen” in Zulu), which offers art education to at-risk youth in an attempt to foster creative thinking, develop problem-solving skills and build confidence. The venture’s latest project is a range of limited edition scarves printed with artworks created by the programme’s learners. Made of soft modal, cashmere or a cotton/silk blend, these gorg
  • The Howard Schultz Interview: "Why I Love Seattle"

    Howard Schultz has been in the news a lot lately. He was on the short list for Hillary's pick as Vice President (could that have made a difference?).Last week he announced he would step down as CEO on April 3, handing over to his personally selected successor the management of the company he built into the world's largest coffee business, with over 25,000 stores in 75 countries.Schultz made Starbucks part of the national conversation on issues such as health care, gun violence, gay rights, race
  • Things you Need to Know Before Road-Tripping Round Iceland

    Picture one of those TV documentaries where the camera pans across deserted icy tundra... and you have Iceland! The unparalleled natural scenery makes it the perfect place to take a road trip like no other.Driving in a strange country in wintery conditions can be daunting. You could take a tour, but the freedom of being able to pull over whenever you want just to take a look at something beautiful was what made it feel like a true adventure to me.Photo by Moyan Brenn/CC BY 2.0
    Ready for your roa
  • Five Places to Start a Beautiful Friendship with Genoa

    For many people, I suspect, Genoa is little more than a run-down harbour town in between the two strips of the Italian Riviera. For me, it is an endless source of delight. We go there fairly regularly, but no matter how many times we return: we always find something new to discover.Here are five places where you can to start your own personal journey:1. Via Garibaldi
    What Venice was to the eastern Mediterranean in the early modern age, Genoa was to the west: the predominant maritime and mercanti
  • 6 Wonders in Kobuk Valley: America's Least Visited National Park

    The enchanting, like-a-dream landscape at Kobuk National Park in Alaska. Photo credit: Jonathan Irish
    In the great state of Alaska, north of the Arctic Circle, there is a place where you can be dropped off by bush plane and stand amidst one of Earth's last true wilderness places. There are no signs of humanity in your perimeter; there is nothing other than wide open space stretching far into the distance. There are no man-made trails, only game trails, winding through spruce and birch forests t
  • The 11 Cheapest Caribbean Destinations to Visit in Winter 2017, Ranked

    Every winter, when you get blasted with blistering, freezing winds, you may start fantasizing about a beach getaway. If you are already thinking to yourself, "I wish I was sitting on a Caribbean beach with my toes tucked in the soft sand" -- well, you are not alone. And even if you have a tight budget, all is not lost. Traveling to the Caribbean need not cost an arm and a leg. You just need to pick the right place with the right price.While some islands are known for relaxing, pristine beaches,
  • San Francisco Airport Goes Whole Hog For LiLou The Therapy Pig

    Travel is stressful, especially at peak times like the holidays. No wonder some air travelers could use a little “PLC” ― that’s pig loving care.
    And that’s what they’re getting at the San Francisco International Airport, in the form of LiLou, a therapy pig who turns two on Dec. 15.
    LiLou is the newest member of the airport’s “Wag Brigade,” an elite force of therapy animals trained to cheer up grumpy airport visitors.
    Most of the current
  • 5 Top Qualities Women Look For In a Perfect Travel Companion

    The sense of adventure traveling affords is one of the greatest sources of inspiration and life affirming pursuits most of us will ever experience. So why is it that we get progressively worse at assimilating this well of perspective changing wisdom as we age? The pure unadulterated excitement you felt as a kid in the backseat of your parent's station wagon as you embarked on the unknown didn't have to fade. True, we may have to reluctantly trade out our back seat cocoon of pajamas, pillows, bla
  • Watch These Latinos Freak Out Over What's In Colombian Hot Chocolate

    If you thought there was only one way to make a cup of hot cocoa, Colombian hot chocolate will blow your mind.
    A group of Latinos were recently asked to try Colombia’s version of hot chocolate for Buzzfeed’s Pero Like Facebook. In the video, participants were flabbergasted to discover cheese melting at the bottom of their cup. 
    The simple but seemingly bizarre tradition of putting fresh cheese (think mozzarella) in hot chocolate is common in the colder regions of Colombia, like
  • Olivia Wilde Gets Creative After Running Out Of Breast Milk Bags

    Olivia Wilde knows that parenthood requires a lot of resourcefulness.
    On Sunday, the actress posted a photo of herself pumping breast milk for her 7-week-old daughter, Daisy, on Instagram. As the photo shows, she had to get a little creative.Ultimate cliché status reached. Pumping milk into mason jars ✔️. Ran out of storage bags. Rookie move. Big thanks to the plant for really perking up for this photo. Also thanks to the Airbnb owner for the use of said mason jars. #pu
  • 25 GIFs From 'Planet Earth II' That Show How Tragicomic Nature Can Be

    Whet your appetite for the upcoming U.S. launch of the “Planet Earth II” series with these 25 sublime GIFs from the show.
    From flirting to faceplants and failed hunts, they prove just how funny or fatal nature can often be.
    British naturalist Sir David Attenborough narrates the BBC Studios production, which is currently on air in the United Kingdom and premieres in the United States via BBC America on Jan. 28.Check out more GIFs from the show here. Watch the epic
  • Dad Shares Hilarious Photo Of 1-Year-Old Daughter On 'Frozen' Ride

    When Ryan Dunlap took his 1-year-old daughter Poppy on her first ride at Walt Disney World, the experience seemed to go off without a hitch.
    “I thought she was doing great!” he told The Huffington Post. 
    But after seeing Poppy’s face in the in-ride photo later that day, Dunlap realized the adventure didn’t go as smoothly as he’d previously thought...The Tennessee-based dad posted the epic photo on Reddit, where it quickly went viral. His caption read, “I
  • Ten of the best UK gourmet hotels for foodies

    At this time of the year, nothing beats the kind of Sunday lunch you can spend all afternoon enjoying.So keeping standards high and appetites satiated, here are 10 of the Good Hotel Guide's best UK gourmet hotels for foodies...Fischer's at Baslow Hall, Derbyshire
    Outstanding cooking is what Fischer's at Baslow Hall is best known for, thanks to Michelin Star chef Rupert Rowley.Using British produce, home-grown vegetables and even honey from the garden hive, enjoy foraged wild garlic and flowers i

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