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Experts May Have Uncovered the Mystery Behind the Bermuda Triangle

An upcoming Science Channel documentary claims to have uncovered the cause behind the Bermuda Triangle’s propensity for shipwrecks, downed planes, and vanished aviation pioneers. So what’s to blame? Aliens, an ancient curse, or an Illuminati conspiracy? It turns out that the likely culprit is clouds. Show More Summary

Sleep Like a King: 10 Castle Hotels in Germany

There's no shortage of castles in Germany. Customs houses and fortresses known as Burg line the riverbanks and crown nearly every hilltop. Scattered throughout the countryside are the more ornate homes of landed gentry and archbishops, or Schloss. Show More Summary

9 Must-Try Street Foods in Hanoi

Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam, is famously home to some of the most incredible street food in the world. Delicious, fast, and fresh, there are endless options to choose from on every bustling street. Here are our picks for dishes you must try when visiting Hanoi. —Jennifer Arnow

Exhibit Dedicated to Taylor Swift to Open in NYC

Taylor Swift fans visiting New York City should definitely leave a blank space on their sightseeing itinerary. “The Taylor Swift Experience,” an exhibit dedicated to the sparkly-guitar slinging singer, begins its three-month run at the Grammy Museum on Nov. Show More Summary

Pope Francis Opens Private Summer Residence to the Public

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to vacation like a pope, you can find out with a visit to the pontiff’s private summer residence. Pope Francis made the gardens of the Apostolic Palace at Castel Gandolfo open to the public in 2014, but only now have 20 new rooms been made accessible to tourists and pilgrims. Show More Summary

America's Most Haunted Hotels

If your hotel also keeps a ghost log in addition to a guest log, you know you’re in for a scary night. Halloween is just around the corner, and in truefreak-ourselves-out style, we’ve found the spookiest hotels in all corners of the country. Show More Summary

Alba?s Truffle Celebration is a Delicious Autumn Tradition

In Italy, great food and wine are fundamental to life. Never is this more apparent than at the country’s sagre, the town festivals that consecrate the yearly harvest of local delicacies. People come together at these rustic village fairs to feast on seasonal specialties and partake of the local wine. Show More Summary

Now You Can Set Sail for the Marvel Universe

Starting in the fall of 2017 Disney Cruise Line guests will be able to go toe-to-toe with the Marvel Universe’s bravest heroes and most devious villains. Disney Cruises have announced the launch of Marvel Day at Sea—a day-long celebration dedicated to feting the Marvel Universe. Show More Summary

The 10 Best Cocktail Bars in New Orleans

The city that bills itself as home of the original cocktail takes its craft very seriously. This is your go-to list for spirit sipping: from local dive to historic hang to hipster lounge, here are the best renditions of the classics to fresh modern twists.—Cameron Quincy Todd

How to Spend 3 Days in the Lot Valley, France

If you’re looking for French country charm, fine wine, and stone villages steeped in history all at affordable prices and removed from the tourist crowds, look to the lesser-traveled Lot department in southwest France. Along the loops...Show More Summary

South America?s Biggest Aquarium Set to Open in Brazil

South America’s largest aquarium is set to open in Rio de Janeiro on Nov. 9th. AquaRio will have 28 tanks with 8,000 animals, but the most intriguing feature might be its 650-foot underwater tunnel. The submerged glass tunnel will allow visitors to walk through a massive tank, getting face to fin with the underwater world. Show More Summary

Russian Observatory Hosts Exhibit Where Art and the Cosmos Collide

A Russian observatory that once housed one of the largest mirrored telescopes in the world has now become the site of an art installation dedicated to exploring the place where the cosmos and human imagination meet. The Special Astrophysical...Show More Summary

Artist Brings World Class Carvings and Vignettes to Arizona Pumpkin Garden

The town of Carefree, Arizona has a pumpkin patch unlike any other. The Carefree Enchanted Pumpkin Garden features four acres of pumpkin tableaus and carvings. The carvings come courtesy of Ray Villafane, who Martha Stewart called the...Show More Summary

6 Central Florida Ranches That Let You Ride Back in Time

If the countryside by horseback is on your bucket list, take a few days from your Central Florida theme park vacation and experience an old-Florida cattle ranch. Whether you seek a shared bunkhouse, a rustic cabin, or a deluxe teepee, there are many ways to observe life as a rancher. Show More Summary

Virgin Voyages to Set Sail in 2020

Billionaire business magnate Richard Branson recently announced that the Virgin Group, having conquered the skies with Virgin Atlantic and space with Virgin Galactic, is setting its sights on the open sea. The company will now be entering...Show More Summary

5 Reasons to Visit Paraty, Brazil

The bay town of Paraty (pronounced para-chi), Brazil, is literally off the map. A mere dot against the majestic Costa Verde’s seaside cliffs, burrowed right between Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, it’s easy to miss. But once you visitShow More Summary

Japan Names Its Best Rest Stop Toilet

In order to encourage highway service station operators to provide the best, ahem, bathroom experiences possible, the Japanese transportation ministry gives out an annual Japan Toilet Award. In order to be eligible for the award, rest...Show More Summary

20 Photos of Peru That Will Make You Want to Visit

Peru is full of spectacular sights, from Arequipa's Monasterio de Santa Catalina to the famed llamas of Machu Picchu. These 20 photos will have you wanting to book a trip immediately.—Rebecca Baer

What Not Taking a Vacation Is Costing You

In 2015, Americans left 658 million vacations days unused in spite of asserting that taking time off is important. Why were Americans so hesitant to go on vacation? Market research institute GfK conducted a survey that found that bosses had the biggest influence on whether or not employees used their time off. Show More Summary

America?s Best Fall Harvest Festivals

Throughout the country, as leaves change colors and the temperatures drop, farmers prepare for fall harvest and its bounty of apples, pumpkins, grapes corn, pecans, and cranberries. Meanwhile, day-trippers pack up their cars make their...Show More Summary

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