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Why You Need to Go to the Montreal Jazz Festival This Year

Once you’ve finally outgrown the communal camping, flower crowns, and drunk teenagers of Coachella and Bonnaroo, what exactly is a dedicated music fan to do? Luckily, plenty of more adult festivals await, chief among them the annualShow More Summary

Looking for Unique Lodgings? Spend the Night in a Haunted Canadian Jail

Canada's capital city, Ottawa, is known for its historic parliament buildings, Rideau Canal, and bustling Byward market. But right in the center of the downtown core, there exists a truly unique travel experience: Operating as a small...Show More Summary

This Cruiseliner Is Offering a Multi-Sensory Underwater Lounge Complete With Vibrating Sofas

The Blue Eye Lounge on the Ponant Explorer’s cruiseline is offering a space onboard unlike any other—one that offers passengers an “immersive sensory experience of the subaquatic world.” The lounge sits in the ship’s hull, 2-3 meters below water level, and is equipped with vibrating sofas and a sound system that captures sounds of the ocean. Show More Summary

14 Photos From the Incredible Burning Man Art Exhibit

Before Burning Man was known for tech billionaires and bikini-clad models, it was famous for art. Each Labor Day weekend, artists from around the world make the trek to the Black Rock Desert in Nevada to install large-scale art projects. Show More Summary

A 'Learning-Meets-Vacation Destination': Facility in California Redwoods Offers New Style of Travel

Newly opened 1440 Multiversity, named for the number of minutes in a day, is nestled among the Redwoods in Santa Cruz County. But this is more than your typical NorCal retreat—the 1440 Multiversity wants to merge learning with relaxation...Show More Summary

Istanbul's Parkorman Park to Be Architectural Adventure Including Treetop Trampolines

The city of Istanbul, famous for sweeping bazaars and stunning mosques, does not have a particularly large amount of areas dedicated to green space. For a city that exists often out of reach from nature, how can residents and tourists...Show More Summary

Columbia, South Carolina Is Going All Out for This Summer's Solar Eclipse

Despite how it sounds, the “path of totality” is not a term related to geometry or Star Trek. But it does allude to something spectacular: this summer’s full solar eclipse. Thanks to the path’s August 21 trajectory, the lower 48 states will get the planet’s best exposure to the galactic phenomenon. Show More Summary

10 Places to Celebrate Frank Lloyd Wright's 150th Birthday

Frank Lloyd Wright, arguably America’s greatest architect and pioneer of the Prairie School movement and organic architecture, designed more than 1,000 original and innovative offices, churches, schools, skyscrapers, hotels, museumsShow More Summary

12 of the Coolest Things At Disney's New Avatar-Themed Park

Walt Disney World’s newest park, Pandora: The World of Avatar has debuted at Disney's Animal Kingdom, occupying 12 acres just across a bridge from Tiffins restaurant, at the edge of Africa. The new section, which opened on Saturday,Show More Summary

Let's Get Ready to (Tummy) Rumble: World Doughnut Eating Championship in LA Today

Los Angeles, looking for a sweet start to the weekend? Let the World Doughnut Eating Championship fill your lunch hour like custard in a Boston Creme. Taking place in Santa Monica today, June 2, at noon, watch the 8-minute fight to the...Show More Summary

22 New Books to Read on Your Summer Vacation

From thrilling beach reads to poignant memoirs to wanderlust-inducing travelogues, we’ve rounded up the best books to bring on your summer vacation—wherever that may be.—Teddy Minford

This Musician Wanted to Save the Planet--So She Recorded It

Electronica artist Hydrah has dabbled in many genres: she performed in musicals and with choirs in high school, was part of an Indonesian Gamelan orchestra in college, and even toured the West Coast as the frontwoman of a punk band.Show More Summary

Vacation Like Royalty at Pippa Middleton's Exclusive Honeymoon Destination

After Pippa Middleton’s royal(ish) wedding, she and husband James Matthews jetted off to honeymoon on Tetiaroa, an elite and luxurious island destination just a 20-minute flight from Tahiti. They’ll be celebrating their nuptials for a week in the stunning South Pacific. Tetiaroa is a dozen islands surrounding an incredible blue lagoon. Show More Summary

Stomping Grounds: David Grann, Author of The Lost City of Z Reflects on Venturing into the Amazon

Editor’s note: STOMPING GROUNDS is an ongoing interview series where artists, musicians, authors, and directors give us an intimate look at the coolest cities and regions on earth. Illustration by Chantel Delulio Nicknamed the "Green...Show More Summary

7 Private Island Paradises in the Caribbean

Looking to get away with your extra-special somebody—and, preferably, nobody else? These 7 romantic private island resorts deliver sun, surf, sand, and seclusion, at off-the-path oases that you'll have (practically) all to yourselves. Show More Summary

How to Build Paradise in 31 Months

Very few of us, while lounging in a resort destination, spend any time wondering just how it all got there, or how a place goes from under-the-radar to tourist destination sensation. Even fewer of us imagine an executive from Norwegian...Show More Summary

Australia's Favorite 55-Foot Lobster Has a Whole New Look

Larry the Lobster under construction in 2016 It has been a controversial issue in South Australian tourism for some time now, but finally, a move has been made. At last, Larry the Lobster has had his plastic surgery. This 55-foot tall...Show More Summary

This Town in Oregon Is Up for Sale

The town of Tiller, Oregon, is now for sale. How much is it worth, you ask? Well, it will set you back about $3.85 million. South of Portland, the purchase of the unincorporated town—currently owned by a family—includes six houses and an apartment, commercial lots, a former school house and a building that was once a general store. Show More Summary

10 Under-the-Radar Honeymoon Destinations in Asia

Move over, Maldives. Fare thee well, Florence. Asia is home to some of the most exotic honeymoon destinations on the planet. From lush jungles and elephant camps to sapphire blue waters, snow-capped peaks, and old-world train journeys, the region spills over with under-the-radar experiences that will kick-start a lifetime of adventures.—Kate Springer

Where to Drink in Edinburgh, Scotland

Scotland’s capital has long labored under a rather staid reputation as a city of proud traditions. Today’s bold and adventurous Edinburgh, however, is shaking things up. That includes its drinks scene, which, by the way, is much more than Scotch. Here’s where and what to drink when you are in town.—Karen Gardiner

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