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Found: Evidence of Shakespeare’s Bold Social Climbing

18 minutes agoLifestyle / Travel : Atlas Obscura

Coat of arms for "Shakespeare the player." (Photo: Folger Shakespeare Library/CC BY-SA 4.0) William Shakespeare might have been an extraordinary writer, but he came from a fairly ordinary family. His father was a glover; his mother’s family owned land. Show More Summary

Pamplona Installs Urine-Repellant Paint Before Running of the Bulls

18 minutes agoLifestyle / Travel : Atlas Obscura

A diagram explaining the anti-pee technology. (Screenshot: Youtube/IG St. Pauli) Pamplona's famous Running of the Bulls involves both running and bulls, but it also features a lot of eating, drinking, and dancing. By its end, many revelers...Show More Summary

There’s a Secret VIP Club in Penn Station

18 minutes agoLifestyle / Travel : Atlas Obscura

The Seaboard Railroad Sun Lounge in the 1960s. (Image: Public domain) I’m standing outside the door of a place in Penn Station that I never knew existed. I have spent 15 years of my life passing through this station. I have waited for...Show More Summary

Nowa Huta in Kraków, Poland

18 minutes agoLifestyle / Travel : Atlas Obscura

As Soviet occupying forces rolled into Poland toward the end of World War II, they found a country devastated by the ferocious fighting on the Eastern Front. Rebuilding was in order and Moscow, in notably Communist fashion, saw the opportunity...Show More Summary

At This Lost Alpine Resort, You Could Ski Among California's Orange Groves

18 minutes agoLifestyle / Travel : Atlas Obscura

The "White City" complex at the top of Echo Mountain. (Photo: Public Domain) Imagine a mountaintop resort that combined snow and orange groves. Where you could go tobogganing among hummingbirds. A place that contained, in the rhapsodic...Show More Summary

Fun Urban Beaches Pop Up in Cities Across The Globe

Best Urban Beaches From Paris to Philadelphia - Summer City Beaches Are Popping Up In Land-Locked Cities Around The World July is almost here when all thoughts turn to lazing at the beach with friends. In major land-locked cities across...Show More Summary

Do Kids Need A Passport To Go On A Cruise? Yes and Here’s How To Get It

Yes, all babies and children need a passport in order to go on a cruise with you. No matter how old your children are, 16 months or 16 years old, all children (and adults for that matter) must have a passport before departing on a cruise. Show More Summary

Fourth of July: Reserve a Yosemite parking spot before you leave home

Yosemite National Park is expecting a super-crowded weekend over the Fourth of July. But if you are heading to Yosemite Valley and want a guaranteed parking spot,  you can now snag one before you go. The national park is testing a program this weekend that allows visitors to reserve a parking space...

Testing New Upgrade, Club Benefits and End of the A380 Coming Soon?

A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips. Continue reading Testing New Upgrade, Club Benefits and End of the A380 Coming Soon?...

Swing during the wee hours at a new high-tech golf complex in Las Vegas

Add this to your to-do list on your next Las Vegas trip: Work on your golf game -- at 3 in the morning, if you like. A new high-tech Topgolf range behind the MGM Grand casino-resort just opened with swimming pools, lounges and a concert venue.  The newest and largest of the company’s 24 locations...

EgyptAir 804 Wreck Showed Signs of Smoke: New Report

Did a bomb or mechanical glitch bring down the passenger plane over the Mediterranean?

How to Beat a Long Summer Customs Line

Long TSA lines were only the beginning—but there is a way to get home without the hassle.

AA, DL, UA $499 Chicago to Paris Sep 28-Oct 20, $466 Amsterdam, $533 London

American, Delta and United all have Chicago to Paris on sale at $499 to $509 round trip for departures from Sep 28-Oct 20. There are a few other cities on sale too like Amsterdam ($466-$481) and London ($533-$565). Brussels, Munich and Frankfurt are also in low to mid-$500s. Show More Summary

Fare Alert Hainan $493 Chicago to Shanghai, $553 LAX/SJC many other cities in China and 125% AS miles

Chicago seems to be the low fare departure airport today for flights to Asia with low fares on Hainan Airlines at $493 round trip to Shanghai and a few other cities in China like Chengdu, Fuzhou, Guangzhou and Kunming. There are a dozen other cities around China priced at $573 round trip. Show More Summary

Review: Etihad First Class A380 Abu Dhabi To Sydney

I've reviewed Etihad's incredible A380 first class many times at this point, including from Abu Dhabi to London, Abu Dhabi to New York, and New York to Abu Dhabi. However, I've also always been intrigued by their Abu Dhabi to SydneyShow More Summary

Check Out The Redesigned Hyatt Gold Passport Site

It has long been said that there's no "IT" in "Hyatt," as historically their IT hasn't exactly been industry leading. I think for the most part that has been true both in terms of the actual features of the website, and also in terms...Show More Summary

Brexit: What It Means for Travelers

So the UK has voted and is set to leave the EU. No one knows what the long-term effects of this decision will be, but the short-term answer to that question is simple: very little will change. Brexit: What It Means for Travelers by Sasha Heseltine from Viator Travel Blog

Heathrow’s hopes of a building a third runway receive another setback

1 hour agoLifestyle / Travel : Gulliver

HEATHROW is probably the world’s most congested airport. It operates at 99% capacity; a plane lands or takes off there every 45 seconds. Most jets must circle London for a while until an air traffic controller can find them a landing slot on one of the airport’s two runways.

5 Summer music events not to miss on Mallorca

Plastic ponchos or umbrellas may be a wise precaution for anyone attending outdoor music events this summer in parts of northern Europe but, on Mallorca, you?ll be soaking up only culture under the stars. With balmy evening temperatures,...Show More Summary

The Artist Who Makes Bug Infestations Beautiful

A close of up of a recent exhibition at the Smithsonian's Renwick Gallery. (Photo: Roy Blunt) Jennifer Angus is one of the world’s most prolific bug collectors. That’s because she’s been an insect artist for the last 17 years, and regularly...Show More Summary

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