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The Soviet Travel Brochures That Made Estonia Look Like a Fairytale

A scene from the dance festival of school children in Tallinn, 1972. (All Photos: Courtesy The Tallinn Collector) "The restaurant of Hotel Viru serves excellent food,"the brochure reads, under a photo some fondue, before continuing, "and is a pleasant place to relax and rest". Show More Summary

Jean-Michel Basquiat Commemorative Plaque in New York, New York

A New Yorker through-and-through, the great American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat was born in Brooklyn in 1960, and he lived all of his too-brief 27 years in the city he loved. The last five years were spent here, at 57 Great Jones Street. Basquiat...Show More Summary

Silent Heroes of the Cold War National Memorial in Mt Charleston, Nevada

In the early days of the Cold War, Mt. Charleston, Nevada was the site of a tragic plane crash that took the lives of fourteen men. They remained unknown and unnamed for over forty years. What happened to the plane, and how we’ve come...Show More Summary

KLM $578 Atlanta to Romania or Serbia, $666 Athens August-March 2017, even Christmas holidays

KLM has some low fares from Atlanta to Athens, Greece at $666 round trip for departures as soon as next week. Even lower are ticket prices at $578  to Bucharest, Romania or Serbia, Belgrade. Sofia, Bulgaria is in mid-$600s. These ticket...Show More Summary

New Chase Sapphire Reserve Card: More Rumored Details

As I first posted about a few days ago, there are rumors of Chase introducing a new premium credit card intended to compete with The Platinum Card® from American Express and the Citi Prestige Card. While Amex, Chase, and Citi, typically...Show More Summary

Video: Put Your Oxygen Mask On First

This video popped up in my Twitter feed the other day, and I thought it was worth sharing. Smarter Every Day visits a NASA training lab to experience (and demonstrate) the effects of hypoxia -- the term for what happens to the humanShow More Summary

From LAX, airfare to London for off-season travel drops to $782 on Air New Zealand

Here’s a great round-trip fare for off-season travel to London’s Heathrow from LAX on Air New Zealand: $782, including all taxes and fees. Here’s the catch: You must buy this ticket by Friday, Aug. 5.  Other rules: It is subject to availability and for departure between Nov. 1 and Dec. 13 or between...

Where to watch Kilauea's lava flow hit the ocean on Hawaii Island

Molten lava is making a big splash on Hawaii Island as it enters the Pacific Ocean for the first time in nearly three years. Visitors can witness the lava flow from the Kilauea volcano by land or from the air with experienced guides. The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory  says lava from Kilauea’s Pua...

Flash floods gush every day at Las Vegas Springs Preserve

Summer usually brings monsoonal rains to the Mojave Desert. For those who don’t want to wait around to see the big rain, a Las Vegas attraction shows visitors just how dangerous it can be. The catchphrase “turn around, don’t drown” is brought to life in the Flash Flood exhibit, one of the most...

Zika in Florida: Officials Confirm Local Transmission Is 'Likely'

These are the first known cases of the virus being transmitted by mosquitoes in the continental U.S.

Cocktails and cots on horseback safari into Colorado's back country

Smith Fork Ranch, halfway between Telluride and Aspen in Colorado, has been long-known for its posh digs amid a spectacular outdoor setting. Now the ranch goes farther by taking guests on a ‘horseback safari’ into the back country for a campout. The safari promises to take participants to hidden...

Flight Deal: NYC to Milan for $440 Round-Trip

Book dates from August 2016 through May 2017, with peak holidays included.

The Best Lakes in Italy

Italy’s rolling countryside and coastal towns, plates of pasta, and ancient sites are well documented (and well visited). But its more than 1,500 lakes? Not so much. From the country’s largest lake to its most star-studded, consider this your guide.

With Harbourspot, Book a Night on an Ultra-Luxe Yacht

Because sleeping in hotels is so 2015, companies like Harbourspot are making it easier to spend the night in the lap of luxury—on a mega-yacht.

The Buddhist Ayurvedic Tradition Hidden in Nepal.

Hidden in the foothills of the Himalayas are the last vestiges of Indian Buddhism, and a little-known, ancient tradition of priests and physicians of Ayurveda...

Blue City, Rollercoaster Bridge, and 7 Fascinating New Locations in the Atlas

Every day our community of travelers and writers unearths fascinating places from the hidden corners of the world and adds them to the Atlas, helping to build our collaborative database of over 9,000 hidden wonders. And while each and every place is worth a wander off the beaten path, some stand above the fray as particularly extraordinary. Show More Summary

The Mock Mayors Who Pretend to Rule Bits of Britain

NEWS | Mock mayor celebrated - — Bury Street (@BuryStAbingdon) June 23, 2016 If you were traveling across England in the mid-1700s, and you happened to come upon the village of Yarmouth...Show More Summary

Watch More Than 200 Rubik's Cubes Turn Into Pokémon Art

One artist is putting an interesting twist on the concept of cubism. In this time-lapse video, a single pair of hands belonging to artist Kyudan arranges 240 Rubik’s Cubes into a stunning Poké-picture 15 cubes wide and 16 cubes tall....Show More Summary

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