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Europe's Largest Artwork Is a Battery Recharging a Mountain

In an effort to raise environmental consciousness and reforest Mount Olivella, a mountain in Southern Italy, Spanish artist Escif has created Europe’s largest artwork—by planting a lot of trees in the shape of a battery onto the bald part of the mountain. Show More Summary

Washington D.C.'s Coolest Treasure Hunt is Not What You'd Expect

Some people may guess that the nation’s oldest federal monuments are in Washington, D.C. That makes sense. But you’re wrong if you think they’re on the National Mall or on Capitol Hill. And think again if you’re envisioning grand classical...Show More Summary

6 Reasons to Visit Zambia

On a continent besieged with political unrest and disease epidemics, Zambia stands out for its safe, stable, and friendly ambiance. Recently celebrating 50 years of democratic rule, this former British colony in southern Africa is quickly becoming the next best travel destination. Show More Summary

9 New Things to Do in Oranjestad, Aruba

If you haven’t been to Aruba lately you might not recognize Oranjestad. The small city has been refreshed and rejuvenated with both locals and visitors in mind, and there are more innovative improvements to come.—Susan Campbell

Denver Approves Marijuana Use in Bars and Restaurants

Proposition 300 passed in in Denver last Tuesday, permitting bar and restaurant owners in the city to allow patrons to use marijuana. While smoking of any sort is still not permitted indoors, the local ordinance allows patrons to bring...Show More Summary

World's Coolest Underwater Lodgings

Undersea hotels represent one of the newest frontiers in hospitality. From Zanzibar to Sweden, beautiful underwater properties with one-of-a-kind views have been popping up around the globe, featuring some of the most unique rooms that travelers can book. Show More Summary

A Solar-Powered Bike Path May Be Coming to Chicago

Soon you’ll be able to tour the city of Chicago via a floating bicycle route. Second Shore has designed River Ride, a year-round bicycle pathway along the Chicago River that will be made up of floating pontoons. The pathway will have a number of features that’ll ensure the River Ride is a bicyclist’s paradise. Show More Summary

This Thanksgiving Will Be the Busiest Travel Period in Nearly a Decade

If you’re planning on packing up the car or heading to the airport this Thanksgiving, be prepared to share the road and the sky with 48.7 million people. A forecast by AAA is predicting that this Thanksgiving will be the busiest travel period since 2007. Show More Summary

Patagonia's 10 Most Breathtaking Sights

Stretching from the midlands in Argentina and Chile to the tip of South America, Patagonia is about as close to the end of the world as you can get—just 500 miles from Antarctica. Imposing, craggy mountain peaks; icy blue rivers andShow More Summary

Shipping Containers Become Solar-Powered Youth Centers in Colombia

When it comes to creating youth education centers, architectural firm Squire and Partners and charity Computer Aid International really think outside the box. Or, depending on your point of view, inside the box. Squire and Partners recently...Show More Summary

Art Lover's Guide to Cape Town

Once the 100,000-square-foot Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA) opens on the V&A Waterfront in September 2017, it will reign as Africa’s largest contemporary art gallery—and one of the world’s most influential art institutions. Show More Summary

6 Places to Visit if You Can't Get Tickets to the National Museum of African American History

The National Museum of African American History and Culture opened to much fanfare on September 24, 2016, in Washington, D.C. This long-awaited museum celebrates African American heritage with 35,000 treasured artifacts, including Louis Armstrong’s brass trumpet, Rosa Parks’s dress, and a 77-ton, 44-seat segregation-era railway car. Show More Summary

Rolling Stones Exhibit to Open in NYC

It’s only fitting that one of the most iconic rock-and-roll bands of all time should have a blockbuster exhibit to match. Now fans of the Rolling Stones will be able to experience the band’s journey with Exhibitionism—an exhibit that explores the storied career of the band through a number of immersive and interactive pieces. Show More Summary

Looking to Leave? 10 Incredible Places to Make a Home in Central America

The word is out: Central America gets rave reviews as a place to retire with its ever-improving standard of living and health care, increased availability of consumer goods, and mild climate. That’s right: No snow! We recommend testing the waters before you take the expat plunge, with a short-term rental. Show More Summary

Go on an Australian Vacation From the Comfort of Your Own Home

From the Great Barrier Reef to the untamed natural beauty of the outback, it’s no wonder why Australia is a quintessential Bucket List destination. But between flights being a pretty penny and an approximately 20-hour affair, getting there can be daunting. Show More Summary

How to Spend 3 Days in Buenos Aires

The Paris of the South, la Reina de la Plata, mi querido—Buenos Aires, with its cultural influences ranging from Rome to Latin America, is known by many names but it’s a city all its own. History buffs, style mavens, gourmands, and art...Show More Summary

Exploring Denver by Rail

Getting to Denver International Airport from downtown Denver has always been a trek, but earlier this year the city alleviated travelers’ headaches by introducing the new A Line of the Denver Airport Rail. For $9 each way, the train whisks visitors from the airport to downtown’s Denver Union Station in just 37 minutes. Show More Summary

10 Essential Experiences for Wine Lovers

For true wine lovers, wine is all about the experience, from savoring the pop of the cork to exploring the wine’s aromas and expressions through a ritual of swirling, sniffing, and sipping. Every glass of wine has the power to take its holder on a journey, telling a story of terroir, climate, and tradition. Show More Summary

10 Best National Parks to Visit This Winter

The snowy solitude of winter creates a serene landscape in National Parks all over America and the cold ensures fewer people jostling to take in the views. In fact, you may just have the entire park to yourself. At the other end of the spectrum are the warmer climate parks, offering a welcome reprieve from the chill. Show More Summary

20 Under-the-Radar Places in Washington D.C.

Tourists flock to D.C. to see the monuments and historic landmarks, but there are plenty of things to do and see beyond the Lincoln Memorial. From local markets to historic estates, here are 10 under-the-radar places to visit in Washington, D.C. —Emily Wasserman

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