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The World's Weirdest Theme Parks

Whether you like Donald Duck or Asterix, scary roller coasters or teacup rides, chances are there’s a theme park for you. But what about Buddhist heaven, encounters with deadly predators, or the display of bodily functions? Still interested? Then forget magic castles and movie studio tours. Show More Summary

Banksy's New Hotel Offers the Worst View in the World

While buying a Banksy still costs around a cool million, you can now be in one for around $30 a night. The Walled Off Hotel, Banksy’s newest installation, invites guests to rent a room with “the worst view in the world”: the wall that...Show More Summary

A Taste of Heaven: 6 Destinations to Sharpen Your Culinary Skills

Culinary tourism is hot out of the oven. These six experiences offer you the chance to get hands-on in some of the world’s most coveted destinations and learn insider cooking tips that will make you the star of your next dinner party. Show More Summary

A Doorway to Hell Is Opening up in Siberia

A doorway to hell is opening up in Siberia, and it’s opening up fast. Okay, it’s not an actual doorway. It’s a crater. Climate change is quickly unfreezing the permafrost surrounding a 200,000-year-old “hellmouth portal” called the Batagaika...Show More Summary

10 Terrifying Activities That Will Make for Great Stories If You Come Back Alive From New Zealand

It may surprise that the leisure activities of such an isolated and relaxed country like New Zealand include throwing oneself off the highest possible bridges and into deep canyons. New Zealand is the country that gave us jet boats, bungy jumping, zorbing, shweebing, and swooping. Show More Summary

5 Places to Savor the Flavors of The South Without Leaving the Atlanta Airport

“I’ve been to Atlanta, but only through the airport” is a common refrain. More than 100 million people a year pass through the world’s busiest airport, but relatively few make it beyond the confines of the concrete terminals to indulge...Show More Summary

This Train Has Become a Mobile Art Exhibit

The Eastern & Oriental Express took to the rails sporting a very unique paint job. Instead of the classic forest green, two of the train’s cars have been turned into a mobile art exhibition thanks to Singapore-based artist Rajesh Kumar. Show More Summary

Hollywood Restaurant Invites You to a 10-Course-Meal Inspired By 'Beauty and the Beast'

Celebrity chef José Andrés has taken the Disney Fandom to another level with a gorgeous 10-course tasting meal inspired by the Disney film Beauty and the Beast. Titled “Be Our Guest (Put Our Dishes to the Test)” the tasting experience...Show More Summary

Japan Will Use Ninjas to Boost Tourism

The government-backed Japan Ninja Council recently announced that it will be giving people an insight into the world of ninjas in hopes of adding to the country’s tourism industry. Set to open in 2018, the organization will be building a new museum in Tokyo. Show More Summary

10 Places to Travel With Your Dog

Why leave Fido or Fluffy behind when you can bring your pooch BFF on vacation? Many U.S. cities are head-over-paws with their doggie doting. Here are some paw-some favorites—featuring dog parks, doggie spas, yappy hours, dog-friendly hotels, specialty doggie boutiques, and more. Oh, to be a dog for a day! —Barbara Noe Kennedy

Hotel Minibars That Bring the Vacation to Your Room

When was the last time you actually enjoyed having a minibar in your hotel room? Simply opening it can lead to a steep bill at check-out time—whether or not you actually ate or drank anything. Another dilemma: run-of-the-mill options like a can of Miller Lite or a tin of Pringles are less than thrilling. Show More Summary

7 Unexpected Finds in Toulouse

If Paris is for lovers, Toulouse is for explorers. There’s something unusual to discover at every turn in this southern French capital, whether you’ve come for the food, the art, or simply a dose of the region’s hallmark convivialité. Show More Summary

These Guys Just Rowed Across The Atlantic Ocean in a Tiny Boat

The Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge is a test of mental and physical endurance, where 20 teams from around the world compete to row 3,000 miles across the North Atlantic in the fastest time. The voyage is widely considered to be one of the toughest challenges on the planet, pushing those who attempt it to their limits. Show More Summary

Europe's Largest Artwork Is a Battery Recharging a Mountain

In an effort to raise environmental consciousness and reforest Mount Olivella, a mountain in Southern Italy, Spanish artist Escif has created Europe’s largest artwork—by planting a lot of trees in the shape of a battery onto the bald part of the mountain. Show More Summary

Washington D.C.'s Coolest Treasure Hunt is Not What You'd Expect

Some people may guess that the nation’s oldest federal monuments are in Washington, D.C. That makes sense. But you’re wrong if you think they’re on the National Mall or on Capitol Hill. And think again if you’re envisioning grand classical...Show More Summary

6 Reasons to Visit Zambia

On a continent besieged with political unrest and disease epidemics, Zambia stands out for its safe, stable, and friendly ambiance. Recently celebrating 50 years of democratic rule, this former British colony in southern Africa is quickly becoming the next best travel destination. Show More Summary

9 New Things to Do in Oranjestad, Aruba

If you haven’t been to Aruba lately you might not recognize Oranjestad. The small city has been refreshed and rejuvenated with both locals and visitors in mind, and there are more innovative improvements to come.—Susan Campbell

Denver Approves Marijuana Use in Bars and Restaurants

Proposition 300 passed in in Denver last Tuesday, permitting bar and restaurant owners in the city to allow patrons to use marijuana. While smoking of any sort is still not permitted indoors, the local ordinance allows patrons to bring...Show More Summary

World's Coolest Underwater Lodgings

Undersea hotels represent one of the newest frontiers in hospitality. From Zanzibar to Sweden, beautiful underwater properties with one-of-a-kind views have been popping up around the globe, featuring some of the most unique rooms that travelers can book. Show More Summary

A Solar-Powered Bike Path May Be Coming to Chicago

Soon you’ll be able to tour the city of Chicago via a floating bicycle route. Second Shore has designed River Ride, a year-round bicycle pathway along the Chicago River that will be made up of floating pontoons. The pathway will have a number of features that’ll ensure the River Ride is a bicyclist’s paradise. Show More Summary

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