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Scientists May Have Found Hidden Chambers in the Great Pyramid

Though the pyramids of Giza are over four millennia old, it appears that there are still plenty of secrets within the famed structures. A team of scientists working with Operation ScanPyramids made a discovery that indicates that there may be more chambers and corridors in the Great Pyramid than previously thought. Show More Summary

Airbnb Wants to Send You to Dracula's Castle for Halloween

Two lucky (or doomed, depending on how you look at it) people will have the opportunity to spend their October 31 at the ultimate Halloween locale. Airbnb is giving away a one-night stay at Bran Castle, the Romanian fortress said to have inspired Count Dracula’s humble abode. Show More Summary

Wine Lover's Guide to the Columbia Gorge

With more than 1,000 vineyards producing around 3 million cases of wine per year, Oregon is a prime spot for wine connoisseurs in search of an alternative to Napa and Sonoma mainstays farther south. The Columbia River divides OregonShow More Summary

U.S. Lifts Import Limits on Cuban Rum and Cigars

The U.S. Departments of Treasury and Commerce have now lifted the import limit on Cuban alcohol and tobacco, which means products from Cuba are now subject to the same import duty as those form any other country, and can be brought back in larger quantities. Show More Summary

5 New Boutique Hotels in NYC to Book Now

There’s nothing better than visiting New York in the fall—especially if that visit entails a stay at a brand-new hotel. Fortunately for us, the Big Apple has plenty to book this season, each one boasting its own perks, from James Beard Award winners to Brooklyn’s very first ballroom. Show More Summary

15 Volcanoes (Almost) Anyone Can Climb

While the challenges presented by behemoths like Everest and the Matterhorn make summiting an ordeal for anyone who’s not an expert alpinist, other mountains prove remarkably less daunting. Volcanoes and their corresponding craters—some with lakes, some with smoky vents, and some with lava—have animated our collective imagination for millennia. Show More Summary

This Fancy Scandinavian Cruise Ship Has a ?Snow Room? on Board

The Viking Star might be one of the fanciest new cruise ships on the seas. Built in 2015 with an eye toward Scandinavian design, this small and sleek vessel boasts a deluxe spa with Scandinavian specialties. The dark and calming spa has all the regular amenities you might expect, like a steam room, a sauna, and a pool. Show More Summary

The ?Texas Chainsaw Massacre? Gas Station Is Now a Road Trip Pit Stop

Fans of the 70s horror classic Texas Chainsaw Massacre can now not only visit the iconic Last Chance Gas station, they can grab a bite to eat as well. The Gas Station, formerly Hills Prairie Grocery Store and Bilbo’s Texas Landmark, was converted into a bed-and-barbecue attraction after it was bought by entrepreneur Roy Rose. Show More Summary

The World's Most Remote Resorts

Tired of tourists but don’t want to spare the luxuries? Book a prime resort in these far-flung locations for maximum tranquility. From a mountain lodge in the red rock mountains of Colorado to a clifftop spa off the coast of Australia, these unique resorts have a unique sense of place. Show More Summary

How to Spend 3 Days in Guadalajara, Mexico

West of Mexico City and east of Puerto Vallarta, Guadalajara is truly the heart of Mexico. The vibrant metropolis is filled with swanky restaurants, art galleries, boutique hotels, and cultural attractions ranging from haciendas and cathedrals to markets and theaters. Show More Summary

Rome's Spanish Steps Reopen After Year-Long Restoration Project

After being closed for almost a year, Rome’s iconic Spanish Steps are now reopened to the public. The steps were closed last October in order for them to be restored. The restoration work included removing stains, re-levelling the steps, and repairing cracked stones and the 18th-century stairway’s original lamps. Show More Summary

This Town Will Transform Into Harry Potter?s Hogsmeade for One Magical Weekend

You don’t need a letter from an owl—or even a theme park ticket—to visit the world of Harry Potter! From October 27th through 30th the city of Ithaca, NY will transform itself into a magical hotspot for its Wizarding Weekend festival. Show More Summary

Asia's Coolest Whiskey Bars

You don’t have to head to the Highlands to savor a delicious dram. From basement establishments to Prohibition-era speakeasies, a handful of Asia’s best bars have set out to impress with malty menus that will make a whiskey geek weak in the knees.—Kate Springer

Exploring Florida's St. Johns River on a Houseboat

Take the jungle cruise out of Disney and what do you have? A weekend houseboat journey on Florida’s oldest highway, the St. Johns River. You’ll see no animatronic hippos or elephants here, but real wildlife, including manatees, alligators, and eagles. Show More Summary

Detroit's Masonic Temple Is Home to the Most Spectacular Halloween Event out There

Looking for something a little more exciting than bobbing for apples this October? Head to Detroit, where you’ll find a Halloween event unlike anything you’ve ever seen. The Theatre Bizarre, which describes itself as a “masquerade spectacular,”...Show More Summary

A Miniature Redwood Forest Has Popped up in the Middle of Brooklyn

Downtown Brooklyn has recently become home to an exhibition sure to be a favorite of art and nature lovers alike. Artist Spencer Finch collaborated with the Public Art Fund to painstakingly create a redwood forest in miniature. Working...Show More Summary

Under-the-Radar Things to Do in New Orleans

It’s a small town with a big reputation, and NOLA lovers know there’s a lot more to the city than Bourbon Street, brass bands, and beads. If you're ready to trade beignets for Vietnamese meat pies, the French Quarter for Algiers Point,...Show More Summary

Dubai Breaks Ground on the World's Tallest Tower

Not content with being home to the world’s tallest skyscraper, Dubai recently announced that it intends to achieve another architectural world record. The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbor, which is set to be completed in 2020, will be the tallest tower in the world. Show More Summary

New Room Uncovered in the Winchester Mystery House

Sarah Winchester may have passed on almost a hundred years ago, but her infamous San Jose mansion continues to unfold with new and intriguing mysteries. The Winchester Mystery House’s preservation team recently discovered an attic space that had been boarded up for over a century. Show More Summary

10 Aerial Photos of Norway That Will Make You Want to Visit

This collection of aerial photographs and video showcases landscapes throughoutNorway, including areas around Oslo, Loften & Årdal. The images were inspired by the myths and folklore of the region and the creatures and spirits that inhabit the water. Show More Summary

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