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Three Miles of Luminarias Light the Way Along the San Antonio River

With Thanksgiving coming soon, the holiday season is getting into full swing. And while your dance card may be filling up with parties and gift shopping and family obligations, remember to take a break from the hustle and bustle. And...Show More Summary

Awesome Chain Hotels for People Who Hate Chain Hotels

Chain hotels offer a predictable experience. You know what you’re getting yourself into when it comes to chain hotels, which is why many travelers reach for them time and again. But for the airbnb-loving, couch surfing, boutique-hotel-staying...Show More Summary

Where to Eat At Disney World

Disney World isn’t just for the kids anymore. With a whole host of new restaurants, cuisines, and celebrity chefs, Disney is a foodie paradise. There are plenty of great dining options for picky eaters and adults alike. Read on for our...Show More Summary

Las Vegas Installs Street Lights Powered by Footsteps

Las Vegas may be famous for being a city that embraces excess, but Sin City has recently adopted a clean energy solution for its streetlights. EnGoPlanet, a clean tech start-up, partnered with the city of Las Vegas to install the world’s...Show More Summary

How to See the Best of Bangkok in One Day

Electric and chaotic, Bangkok is teeming with a dizzying variety of sights and activities. But what should you do if you're in the city only for a short time? Whether you've only got a long layover or 24 hours, here are our suggestions for quintessential Bangkok experiences that can all be done in one day. —Jennifer Arnow

Seoul Completes World?s Largest Shipping Container Shopping Mall

As one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world, Seoul has no shortage of shops. But now shopaholics can have a shopping experience unlike any other. The recently completed Common Ground is now the world’s largest shopping mall made completely from shipping containers. Show More Summary

Inside the Viking Star, the Caribbean?s Fanciest New Cruise Ship

The Star, built in 2015, is Viking’s first ocean liner. Just 745 feet long, this small ship still feels expansive, with plenty of dining options, elegant outside decks, and a luxurious spa and salon. While Viking’s ships are targeted...Show More Summary

This Japanese Town Built a Giant Straw Godzilla

If you visit the Japanese town of Chikuzen, you might find yourself coming face to face with the King of Monsters himself—Godzilla. Luckily, instead of being several stories tall and dousing puny humans with his atomic breath, this Godzilla...Show More Summary

Giant Snowballs Appear Overnight on Remote Siberian Beach

The Arctic shore of the Siberian coast has been blanketed in giant, cannonball-sized snowballs. Overnight, a vast number of perfectly spherical snowballs appeared on the remote shores of the Gulf of Ob. But what looks like the result...Show More Summary

10 Incredible Temples to Visit in Southern India

The South Indian states of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh are home to more than 100,000 Hindu temples, which have stately towers called gopurams often recognizable from far away. These temples serve as religious areasShow More Summary

10 Under-the-Radar Napa Valley Wineries

Napa is an easy place to navigate even for first-timers, as many of the most familiar and largest wineries located right off of Highway 29 and Silverado Trail, with prominent signage to welcome guests. However, many of the best wineries in the valley are still family owned and appointment-only, often tucked away from the major highways. Show More Summary

10 Things To Buy In Istanbul

At the crossroads of Europe and Asia, Istanbul has long been an important trading hub, and a world-renowned handicraft tradition grew up in the area thanks to Ottoman patronage and an eye for luxury that drew on influences from across the globe. Show More Summary

San Diego Beer Week Celebrates the Beloved Libation

Beer lovers already longing for next year’s Oktoberfest—rejoice! Nov. 4 marks the start of San Diego Beer Week. For seven days the southern Californian city will be awash in events celebrating the beloved beverage. San Diego’s many breweries...Show More Summary

This Museum Immerses You in the World of London's Most Notorious Criminals

While a walking tour can invite you to follow in the footsteps of Jack the Ripper, there’s only one way to come face to face with one of the 19th-century killer’s victims. A Virtual Reality experience that allows visitors to view a holographic...Show More Summary

How to Spend 3 Days in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

San Miguel de Allende is a stunning Spanish Colonial gem in the arid mountains of central Mexico, just three hours north of the capital. Its colorful history is a vivid mixture of Spanish and Mexican culture, as evidenced in the city’s architecture, food, and lively plazas. Show More Summary

3 Ways to Escape Election Madness with a Silent Retreat

With all of the election stress, wouldn’t it be great to get away from it all…and find some peace and quiet? The 3,000 acre Rancho La Puerta in Tecate, Mexico has plenty of space to breathe and relax and should allow you to clear your mind in no time. Show More Summary

15 Best Places to Drink Hot Chocolate in America

As the winter months approach and staying warm becomes a priority, there's no tastier way to beat the cold than with a rich, creamy cup of hot chocolate. Chocolatiers across the country are putting their own spin on the delicious beverage, from adding salted-caramel marshmallows to spiking their hot chocolate with spices (or spirits!). Show More Summary

14 Places to Travel Before You Have Kids

Picnicking beneath the Eiffel Tower isn’t the same with a busy toddler in tow, and the high-altitude, stony streets of Cusco aren’t quite as charming when you’re struggling to push a stroller around them. Although it can be wonderful to expose children to new cultures and places, some destinations are best experienced before kids enter the picture. Show More Summary

How to Explore Bermuda Without a Car

One thing that many travelers visiting Bermuda may not realize is that, unless you're a resident, it’s illegal to rent a car. Yes, you read that right. Only Bermudians are allowed to get behind the wheel (the government cites safety and congestion as two reasons). Show More Summary

9 Under-the-Radar Things to Do in Curaçao

There’s a lot more to enjoy on this island beyond the beaches and famous blue liqueur. The capital of Willemstad is the nexus of museums, history, and beautifully restored monuments, but this quirky little island has all kinds of hidden gems and cool adventures secreted throughout its eclectic neighborhoods and surreal desert-like interior.—Susan Campbell

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