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The Best Hotel Rooftops in the U.S.

Summer is the season of outdoor living, and hotel rooftops across the U.S. are courting visitors with handcrafted cocktails and stirring sunsets. Sure, every city has its must-see bars with incredible vantage points, but sometimes you want a spectacular rooftop view, deliciously curated cocktails, and date-worthy ambiance without leaving the hotel. Show More Summary

12 Budget European Cruises for Fall 2016

If sky-high summertime prices scared you away from a European cruise this year, now is the time to reconsider. With “shoulder season” approaching—that sweet spot between high season and the end of the season—cruise lines of all stripes are lowering fares to entice travelers to make one last trip to Europe before winter descends. Show More Summary

5 Reasons to Go on a Port-Intensive Cruise

Part of the allure of a cruise vacation is visiting several ports of call during the same trip. Planning a cruise with many port visits allows cruisers to see more, travel further, and take in a deeper experience of the ports they visit. Show More Summary

Why Adrenaline Junkies Flock to this Greek Island Airport

The island of Skiathos has the classic hallmarks of any Grecian vacation. Gorgeous beaches, a picturesque waterfront, and plenty of sunshine -- with the added bonus of being able to feel what it’s like to have an airplane zoom directly over their heads. Show More Summary

23 Under-The-Radar Things to Do in San Francisco

When you first arrive in San Francisco, you will want to check certain things off your list: crossing the Golden Gate Bridge, visiting Alcatraz, Chinatown, and even Fisherman’s Wharf. But after the first trip or second or third, then...Show More Summary

Where to Eat & Drink in Denver

Denver may not have the culinary reputation of New York or San Francisco–yet–but its restaurant scene is evolving by leaps and bounds every year. The mile-high city offers a metropolitan food scene as well as cultural, outdoor, and agricultural bounty. Show More Summary

Zoo Escape: Red Panda Goes on 8-Month Vacation

? Last winter, three red pandas escaped from the Hangzhou Zoo when, in a scene fit for a charming Pixar adventure, a branch fell on the pandas’ cage granting the opportunity to make a break for freedom. Two of the red pandas were located...Show More Summary

Totally Gnarly! THC Found in Colorado Town?s Water Supply

If the small Colorado town of Hugo sees a spike in Bagel Bites sales and Phish t-shirt orders in the next couple of weeks, we’ll know why. Officials warned the residents of the small town not to drink, cook, or even shower with the town’s...Show More Summary

For the First Time Ever, a Street Stall Has Been Awarded a Michelin Star

If you visit Singapore’s largest open air food market, you may notice that one stall in particular features an unusually long queue. Eager customers line up before the stall even opens, waiting several hours just to place an order. But a delicious plate of Hong Kong-style soya sauce chicken noodle is worth the wait. Show More Summary

10 Last-Minute Beach Getaways for Summer

You’re dreaming of sun-kissed days on the sand and the sounds of the ocean, but you haven't made your summer vacation plans yet. No need to worry—there's still time to book a beach getaway. We’ve tracked down 10 spots enjoyable for all types of travelers, whether you're a foodie, a fisherman, or fixing to become a beach bum. Show More Summary

A Perfect Day in NYC's Meatpacking District

While it’s hard to pick the best neighborhood in New York City, a day spent in the Meatpacking District is a day well spent. The area, bordered by Chelsea to the north (17 th Street) and the West Village to the south, is one of New York’s most fashionable neighborhoods. Show More Summary

This Tiny Town in the Australian Outback Hosts the World's Most Remote Music Festival

The tiny town of Birdsville, Australia, population 100, sits on a far-flung section of the outback, 12-hours from the nearest city. Temperatures in Birdsville can reach up to 122 degrees Fahrenheit, and yet the town attracts throngs of tourists in the thousands. Show More Summary

New York City's Most Treasured National Park Sites

Thanks to the National Parks Service, many of the Big Apple’s historic sites are federally protected, collectively attracting more than 12 million yearly visitors. In addition to the city’s monuments, memorials, heritage centers, and destinations tied to our country’s founding, there are glorious recreational spaces. Show More Summary

Long Weekend in Vancouver

With the mildest weather in Canada, incredible seafood, and spectacular forest, ocean, and mountain landscapes, there’s a lot to love about Vancouver. Locals are more laid back and friendly than in many other major cities, and the major Asian influence means a diverse culinary scene. Show More Summary

Radical Vintners Flood Streets of French Town with Wine

What first looked like a Dionysian blessing turned out to be a curse as the streets of Sete, France were flooded with wine. The flood (which was well rounded, with playful notes of blackcurrant and pepper) occurred after nearly 50,000 liters were poured onto Marachel-Juin Avenue, overflowing into nearby streets, underground cellars, and parking lots. Show More Summary

Clear and Present Danger: China Opens Glass Cliffside Walkway

A new glass walkway on China’s Tianmen Mountain is now open to the more daring tourists. The glass-bottom path wraps around Coiling Dragon Cliff, giving adventurous visitors a crystal clear view of the mountainside drop. The attraction,...Show More Summary

Dim Sum with a Twist in Hong Kong

Dim sum in Hong Kong is a time-honored tradition for families to get together and eat (and eat, and eat). While there are plenty of traditional dim sum restaurants with loyal fans in Hong Kong, culinary innovators are waking up to the possibilities of creative cuisine for dim sum lovers. Show More Summary

The World's 15 Best Amusement Parks

Whether you’re dangling over a cliff in Hong Kong or standing at the top of a 330-foot drop on the coast of Spain, thrill rides are universal. Driving attendance by the millions, theme parks now compete on a global scale to win the attention of savvy adrenaline seekers. Show More Summary

Walk on Air at Brighton's New Vertical Pier

Brighton, England’s historic beachfront is getting a futuristic twist. The British Airways i360, engineered by the minds behind the iconic London Eye, is now the world’s tallest moving observation tower, boasting a 531-foot tall viewing tower that offers visitors a panoramic view of the surrounding coast. Show More Summary

Where to Stay in Rio de Janeiro during the Olympics

Famous the world over for its spectacular beaches, stunning natural landscape, and colorful Carnival, Rio de Janeiro is set to dazzle as the host of the 2016 Olympic Games. Despite much-publicized problems in the run-up to the games, Rio is primed to put on a stunning show. Show More Summary

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