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I Don’t Care if a Flight Attendant Almost Hit a Baby

I received several notes over the weekend asking about the incident on American where there was a flight attendant, a... Read More

First look inside Disney's Guardians of the Galaxy Mission Breakout

By Robert Niles: ANAHEIM, Calif. ? The Disneyland Resort this afternoon invited a small group of local reporters behind the construction walls of Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout! for a walking tour of Disney's first Marvel-themed ride in the United States. Show More Summary

Why You Should Visit Paris's 10th Arrondissement

Of all the things to see in the French capital, the area around the train stations certainly never ranked near the top. Yet today, it would be a misstep not to include it on your itinerary.

The 1880s Supper Club That Loved Bad Luck

On September 13, 1881, in room 13 of Manhattan's Knickerbocker Cottage, 12 expectant men sat around a table. The meal was all set out: big platters of lobster salad, each moulded into the shape of a coffin, surrounded by 13 crawfish....Show More Summary

A Rare Glimpse of Three Snow Leopards Snuggling

There are only around 4,000 snow leopards left in the world, most of which live in China, where they maintain a reputation for being notoriously difficult to spot, much less study. But recently some scientists with the conservation group Panthera caught not one, not two, but three of the big cats lounging around in front of a camera trap. Show More Summary

American Gothic Barn in Mt. Vernon, Iowa

Off the road on U.S. Route 30 in western Iowa, hidden by trees and completely unannounced, Iowa's little-known American Gothic Barn is a fully painted barn coated in color that would make Grant Wood proud. Wood ’s famous painting  “American Gothic” is one of the most parodied pieces of art in modern American history. Show More Summary

Hong Kong's Artsy, Jewel Box Boutique Hotel

It was a telling sign that the concierge at the J Plus Hotel by YOO in Hong Kong offered to wait outside its doors to wave us down so we wouldn't miss it (which we did anyway, three times.)... via

Five Questions to Ask Yourself before considering a Life on the Road.

I honestly can't lie about my answer to #2. I don't know if van life is for me after all. :(

The Muddy Legality of Shooting a Drone Out of the Sky

High school basketball coach Brad Jones was flying his drone on Easter Sunday when suddenly he heard a gunshot, according to Ars Technica. Moments later, Jones' drone began falling out of the sky. Jones often flew his drone above the land surrounding his home, but this was the first time it had been shot at. Show More Summary

Bottle Cap Alley in College Station, Texas

In Aggieville’s Northgate neighborhood, on a strip of buildings emulating the Wild West, you better make sure you’re wearing shoes—or better yet, cowboy boots. You're approaching Bottle Cap Alley, a pathway paved with decades of discarded beer (and soda) caps. Bottle Cap Alley has become an important fixture of Texas A&M University. Show More Summary

Mina de São Domingos (Sao Domingos Mines) in Portugal

With its derelict abandoned buildings, blood-red rivulets of water, and barren fields, a visit to the post-apocalyptic landscape of the abandoned Sao Domingo mine is a haunting experience. Located in the Alentejo region of Portugal, the now-deserted mine was first used by the Phoenicians and the Romans. Show More Summary

The Forgotten American Missionaries of Pyongyang

It may be difficult to imagine from the perspective of the 21st century, but the North Korean capital city of Pyongyang once had at its center a community of Americans—Christian missionaries who lived there from 1895 to 1942. This long-lost...Show More Summary

A Buddhist Interpretation of April’s New Moon: The Beauty of Starting Over.

Some lunar cycles help us wreck our plans, others are meant to encourage us to reap our rewards, and still others---like this one---are meant to push us toward the building of

Man Without Pants on a Plane Is Okay—But Leggings Aren't?

Silicon Valley star Kumail Nanjiani did what anyone would do if they sat next to a pantless man on a plane—Tweet about it.

What to Do in Fishtown, Philadelphia's Hottest Neighborhood

Sprawling beer gardens, new hotels, refurbished warehouses, and more.

Why the Roots of Color Printing Are in Limestone

A version of this post originally appeared on Tedium, a twice-weekly newsletter that hunts for the end of the long tail. In 1993, The New York Times printed its first page in color, far later than most of the rest of the newspaper industry,...Show More Summary

Flight Deal: JetBlue Flash Sale Has $20 Fares Right Now

Feeling spontaneous? You'll have to be ready to hop on a flight in the next two weeks.

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