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Check Out Our Photos From California's Incredible Wildflower Super Bloom

Long and steady winter rain in California has created a "super bloom" of colorful poppies and wildflowers along the hills and valleys of Walker Canyon in Lake Elsinore, CA. Nature lovers and visitors from around the world are gathering to see the rare Southern California phenomenon which last occurred in 2005. Show More Summary

Dive into theBlu at the Natural History Museum Los Angeles

In one breath, I’m standing in an atmospherically dim room surrounded by the low chatter of fellow museum-goers, in the next, I’m on the deck of a sunken ship as schools of fish and manta rays glide through the water overhead. By the...Show More Summary

9 World-Class Spas in Surprising Places

Think of lavish spas and signature treatments that fold in exotic, local ingredients and you probably imagine utopian places—for spa lovers, at least—like Arizona, Hawaii, Mexico, and South Florida. However, in pockets around the globe that are more known for adventure travel, safaris, or cuisine, the spas are just as grand. Show More Summary

9 Gorgeous Spring Blossom Festivals Around the World

Ah, springtime: When nature takes a box of crayons to the drab gray winter. The world (well, the northern hemisphere) blooms March through May, offering blossoms so beautiful they're worth a trip halfway around the world. From the National...Show More Summary

Disney Announces Beauty and the Beast-Themed River Cruises for 2018

Riding the wave of excitement surrounding the release of the live-action interpretation of Disney’s Beauty & the Beast, Adventures by Disney has announced a series of Beauty and the Beast-themed cruises along Europe’s Rhine River. Guests...Show More Summary

River in New Zealand Now Has Legal Rights of a Human Being

After a 170 year-long battle and one of New Zealand’s longest-running litigations, the Whanganui River, sacred to the indigenous tribes of Whanganui and their descendants, now has rights similar to a person, and is recognized as “anShow More Summary

Warm up Your Winter Adventure in These 10 Glamorous Yurts

For many people, skiing or snowshoeing is the highlight of winter and the best way to cope with chilly weather. But even then, there comes a point in time when you need to escape the elements in search of a warm spot by a crackling fireplace. Show More Summary

10 Places to Relive Your Favorite TV Shows

’Tis the season for reruns while we wait for our favorite shows to start up again. Don’t spend the next few months vegging out on the couch; put down the remote and book a ticket to one of these screen-worthy destinations that will bring your favorite TV shows to life.—Kristy Alpert

The 10 Old-School French Dishes that Define Toulouse

Somewhere in Toulouse at this very moment, potatoes are sputtering in goose fat, apricot cakes are rising in a warm oven, and soups are bubbling in big clay cassoles. This is the heart of French comfort-food country, a meat-and-potatoes...Show More Summary

Archaeologists Uncover Giant Statue of Ramses II in Cairo

A joint team of Egyptian and German archaeologists discovered a massive statue in the working class neighborhood of Matariya in Cairo. The statue, which is believed to be a depiction of Ramses II, had been submerged amongst mud and groundwater near the site of the pharaoh’s temple in what was, 3,000 years ago, the ancient city of Heliopolis. Show More Summary

10 Aerial Photos of Turks and Caicos That Will Have You Dreaming of a Tropical Vacation

These drone photos of Turks & Caicos will have you dreaming of tropical paradise.—Photos by Oren Schauble?

The First Craft Beer Hotel Will Have Beer-Filled Jacuzzis (and Other Beer Things Everywhere)

BrewDog, a Scottish Brewery, plans to open the first craft beer hotel in Columbus, Ohio, where later this year they will open their first international brewery called The DogHouse. They were hoping to raise $75,000 of the $7.3 million...Show More Summary

The Strangest Local Delicacies that America Has to Offer

Culinary explorers crossing America, “the land of the free and the home of the brave,” will likely come across a fair number of people exercising their gastronomic freedoms in creative ways. And by whipping up some local grub that—depending...Show More Summary

10 Totally Bananas Over-the-Top Hotels in Macau

Larger than life and gilded in gold, Macau is like nowhere else on earth. In just 10 years, this former Portuguese colony has turned its modest village heritage upside down. Known as one of Asia’s most over-the-top destinations, this tiny Chinese territory offer jaw-dropping experiences left and right. Show More Summary

This Art Exhibit Takes Up 45 Miles of the California Desert

An artist enclave and celebrity hiding spot less than two hours east of Los Angeles, the vast and often oppressively hot Coachella Valley is an expansive and picturesque landscape brimming with myth and history. For this reason the desert...Show More Summary

10 Endangered UNESCO Sites to Visit This Year

The struggle to protect history’s most significant ruins against the march of time and modern development is an ongoing battle, and despite the awareness and funding the UNESCO World Heritage Site program provides, many sites struggle to maintain the outlined preservation standards. Show More Summary

The 10 Best Pubs in Ireland

Thanks to the Irish diaspora and a love for the pub culture, you can find great Irish bars all over the world. Nothing, however, compares to a properly poured pint of Guinness in a traditional pub in the motherland. From the capital city to the small fishing villages on the west coast, even the tiniest Irish towns boast fantastic drinking holes. Show More Summary

Looking for Trouble in Golden, British Columbia

I didn’t come looking for trouble on my trip to Kicking Horse Mountain Resort in Golden, British Columbia, but my mountain agenda included plans to reach the peak and face a grizzly bear, all without breaking a sweat. AVOID BECOMING LUNCH FOR A GRIZZLY The four-season resort is located just off the Trans-Canada highway in southeast British Columbia. Show More Summary

Volcanic Activity: Boarding Down an Active Volcano in Nicaragua

The verdant, volcanic landscape of Nicaragua offers a variety of opportunities for adventurous travelers to explore this dynamic (and occasionally volatile) region. The most unusual and unique of these volcanic activities is volcanoShow More Summary

Study Shows Which Vacation Destinations Are Most Likely to End in Heartache

If you’re planning a romantic getaway with your significant other, there are certain destinations you should definitely avoid—if you want to still be together post-vacation, that is. A new study from travel booking site Sunshine hasShow More Summary

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