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Reykjavik Turned out the Lights for an Unprecedented View of the Northern Lights

The Icelandic capital city of Reykjavik turned out all of its lights for an opportunity to get an even more spectacular view of the Aurora Borealis on Wednesday night. The city council ordered that the street lights in most neighborhoods be turned out and encouraged residents to turn off the lights in their houses for an hour yesterday evening. Show More Summary

How to Visit Denver with Kids

Denver has seen a lot of development in the last few years, adding an impressive list of restaurants, breweries, and hotels to several existing options. Many of the city’s attractions and eateries are also kid-friendly, making it a good...Show More Summary

Hong Kong's Best Boutique Hotels

There’s never a dull moment in Hong Kong. From its steamy summers to fresh autumn air, the city provides a constant stream of beach parties, night markets, outdoor dining, and art events. And with a crop of cool new boutique hotels popping up in offbeat neighborhoods, it’s easier than ever to explore the colorful corners of the city.—Kate Springer

9 Spas Where You Can Try Forest Bathing

The practice of Shinrin-yoku, a term coined by the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry in the 1980s, translates to “forest bathing”. With this treatment, the idea is to slow down and immerse yourself in nature in a mindfulShow More Summary

Neighborhood Guide: Sunset Park, Brooklyn

Manhattan's Chinatown has long been a go-to spot for tourists on the hunt for Chinese food and cheap souvenirs, but ask locals and they would be quick to point you to New York City's other Chinatown in Flushing, Queens to satiate your dim sum and dumpling cravings. Show More Summary

Paris Approves Plans for Nudist Park

Parisians will soon be able to get closer to nature than ever before. Officials voted in favor of a plan to establish a nudist park on the outskirts of the French capital as early as next summer. Naturism is popular among Paris’ citizens...Show More Summary

America's Best Urban Parks

Whether you’re a connoisseur of trees or a traveler who needs a break from museums and crowded city streets, here are some special places in American cities where you can immerse yourself in a beautiful landscape and also learn a thing or two about nature. Show More Summary

25 Underrated Midwestern Towns to Visit this Fall

Autumn in the Midwest means the tiniest of towns are filled to the brim with apple, wine, and pumpkin harvests; farmers’ markets; antique shops and art fairs; outdoor theater; wine tastings; and pastoral settings on both land and water. Pack your hiking boots—you’ll want to explore well beyond the urban core.—Kristine Hansen

Will San Francisco Add a Toll to Its Most Famous Street?

Tourists looking to experience San Francisco’s “most crooked street” may soon find that visiting the iconic attraction comes with a very literal price. Lombard Street draws nearly two million visitors every year, much to the chagrin of the area’s residents. Show More Summary

How to Plan the Perfect Disney World Vacation

The most family-friendly place in the world can be found none other than Orlando, Florida at Disney World. Catch some thrills on new rides, meet your favorite characters, and snack on Dole Whips or Mickey Pops throughout the parks. There’s...Show More Summary

The Seoul Neighborhood That?s Primed to Become the Mecca of K-Pop

In order to reinvigorate the Seoul district of Changdong, the South Korean government is looking to utilize the most powerful tool it has: K-pop. Changdong is a small, primarily residential neighborhood on the outskirts of the South Korean capital, but the city’s officials see it as an opportunity to transform the area into a K-pop mecca. Show More Summary

10 Essential Eats in St. Louis

St. Louis does BBQ and beer very well–just look to Pappy’s Smokehouse, Urban Chestnut, and Schlafly Bottleworks for proof. But over the last few years, this Midwestern city has expanded its offerings to encompass many more international flavors, from Latin American fare at Público to Middle Eastern mezze at Olio.—Amber Gibson

Long Weekend in Burlington, Vermont

From outside Green Mountain State, Burlington seems like a quaint, charming outpost in the northern reaches of New England. But to Vermonters, the city of 60,000 is far larger than it appears. As the cultural, social, and economic center...Show More Summary

15 Under-the-Radar Things to Do in Madrid

There’s never a dull moment in Madrid, whether you’re feasting on jamón at a tapas bar, marveling at a Goya in the Prado, or cheering on Real Madrid at Bernabéu Stadium. But to get a local feel for the Spanish capital, you have to look beyond the playbook of essential sights. Show More Summary

Artists Create a Crochet Coral Reef Exhibit of Plastic and Yarn

Crochet Coral Reef: TOXIC SEA S brings attention to the destruction of coral reefs by human impact and plastic garbage. Margaret and Christine Wertheim, along with other artists from their organization, The Institute for Figuring, have been working on this collective art piece for over 10 years. Show More Summary

10 Spectacular Palace Hotels in India

Overlooking mirror-like lakes and sun-drenched sand dunes, India's palace hotels will make even the humblest traveler feel like a Maharaja. From Mumbai to Jodhpur, here are 10 regal retreats that are sure to impress.—Kate Springer

How a Vacation Can Protect You From Sickness

With flu season nearly upon us, it’s time to take the necessary precautions. Get your flu-shot, wash your hands diligently, and book a relaxing vacation. That’s right, if you’re looking for a way to boost your immune system, a new study...Show More Summary

9 Reasons to Visit Jacksonville, Florida

In a state that dazzles with such glitzy cities as Naples and Miami Beach, Jacksonville—or JAX, as locals lovingly call it—has remained a quiet, under-the-radar treasure beloved by those in the know. That is, until now. A highly touted...Show More Summary

Just Outside Mexico City Is One of the Eeriest Tourist Attractions Ever

? Isla de las Muñecas has become a popular tourist attraction to lovers of the strange and creepy thanks to the thousands of abandoned decomposing dolls. The tradition of leaving dolls hanging from the island’s trees began in the 1950s when, as legend has it, a drowned girl was found in one of the canals. Show More Summary

America's Best Sailing Adventures

North America’s lakes and oceans are a playground for sailing companies and small charter cruise ships that provide exciting itineraries, sailing certifications, and unique land excursions like kayaking, snorkeling, and hiking. From New England to Hawaii, here are 15 one-of-a-kind sailing experiences.—Kristen Oliveri

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