Nelson Mandela’s prime legacy is undoubtedly his work ending apartheid in South Africa, for which he won the Nobel Peace Prize. But his legacy also includes the revival of South Africa as a tourism destination.
Why spend the holidays at home, slaving away at a hot stove, when you can escape to one of these foodie winter wonderlands?
Pantone has announced its color of the year for 2014: Radiant Orchid. But what does it look like in real life? We traveled the globe and found 16 destinations featuring this dreamy hue.
As I noted a couple of weeks ago, British Airways recently closed their US call center. Interestingly calls are now being answered by agents in the UK, so I guess you could say they “insourced” the call center, which seems a bit oddShow More Summary
On the otherwise unremarkable Cingino Dam in the midst of Italy's Gran Paradiso National Park, visitors can see a number of hopping, moving specks that are actually goats climbing along the impossibly small brick outcroppings in the dam wall. Show More Summary
Collecting three different institutions into one massive museum, the Harvard Museum of Natural History is a collection of collections that provides more wonders per square inch than almost any other site. The Harvard Museum of Natural...Show More Summary
"Everything begins with mining. Everything!!!" At least that's what the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum believes. The museum sits in the center of Leadville, Colorado, the town with the highest elevation in the entire Rocky Mountain State, a soot-covered gem in the clouds. Show More Summary
The Yucatán is a region well known for having a plethora of Mayan ruins, cenotes, and colonial architecture - demonstrated beautifully by the Hacienda. One of these three things can be found at least every couple of miles. Sometimes, all three can be found in the same spot. Show More Summary
Just off of the roadway below the Anza Borrego Desert View Tower, these gravity defying creatures can be spotted nestling in the treacherous peaks of Anza-Borrego Park. After dipping to a drastic low of less than 300 due to disease,Show More Summary
"Caution - Do Not Dig" A curious epitaph, but a forest preserve is a curious place to house a nuclear reactor laboratory, and Red Gates Woods in Cook County, Illinois had all kinds of unusual happenings occurring within its wooded acres. Show More Summary
Made up of towering walls of marble and limestone, covered in abundant sub-tropical greenery, dotted with shrines, riddled with tunnels and spanned by hanging bridges, the extraordinary and dramatic landscapes of the Taroko Groge were originally recognized as a National Park under Japanese occupation in 1937-1945. Show More Summary
This week the Supreme Court heard oral argument in the case of the Rabbi who complained too much and Northwest Airlines (now owned by Delta) shut down his frequent flyer account as a result. The Rabbi sued, and one of the crucial questions...Show More Summary
The current round of Milepoint Premium offering is: 1000 United miles Hilton Gold status National Car Rental Executive status.. and several other benefits such as with ParkingSpot, Hyatt gift cards, and beyond. Last year’s offering was...Show More Summary
I seem to be drawn to the world’s most expensive countries.
The world is officially in "Countdown to Christmas" mode and now, so are we. Every day until Christmas we'll be featuring a hotel that's in a holiday mood--whether it be with gigantic gingerbread houses, over-the-top Christmas decorations, thrilling lighting displays and best of all, Santa appearances. Show More Summary
I just posted my Royal Princess Photos from the inaugural cruise event to Flickr. She is truly a beautiful cruise ship and I think my new Samsung Galaxy Camera captured her beauty well: Royal Princess Photos If you’re thinking about cruising on the Royal Princess and have any questions, please leave them in […]
Here are some astounding and surprising facts about flying in modern day aircraft. For instance, did you know that due to the development of highly sophisticated guidance systems, pilots only average 3 minutes per flight using the manual controls - shocking! How about... Show More Summary
Eskil Rønningsbakken is an extreme balance artist, stunt person, and certifiable lunatic from Stange, Norway. (That the town name is only one letter away from “strange” probably isn’t an accident.) He’s done a series of public attempted self-harming stunt videos, the latest of which is an admittedly captivating and gorgeous...
Last week, you came along with us as we explored the harbor-side property of Auckland's Sofitel Viaduct Harbour. Today, we're exploring the ways your body can explore...the spa. Since New Zealand is really, really, really far away, one of the best ways to beat jet-lag is to head to the spa to work out your sore and fatigued muscles. Show More Summary
You can hear the whipping of the bat through the air from the on-deck circle, the crunching of the cleats in the dirt. You can see the beards on their faces and hear the words from their mouths, whether it?s a player, coach, or umpire. Show More Summary