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Why only dining at Michelin-star restaurants on vacation misses the point of travel

It's ridiculous to build a trip around 'collecting' destination restaurant experiences if it means you don't eat at places not on the World's 50 Best list With fine-dining restaurants striving to make a spot on the numerous awards lists out there, many are looking more and more generic A friend and I once joked that we should create an "instead" li...


Iconic Photos of Vintage Paris Starting at 1867

A look back at the history of the city of lights.


Headed to San Juan? Here's what you shouldn't miss!


7 Florida Cities That Could Be Headed For a Housing Crisis

Florida seems to be a state that people are always flocking to and never leaving, with its temperate weather, great beaches and lots of excellent attractions. However, even Florida is feeling the...


The Most Beautiful Waterfalls Ever Created By Mother Nature

From Angel Falls to Niagara Falls, get ready to be wowed!


The dark history of the world's first penitentiary

The Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is one of the most famous prisons in America, and indeed the world. But what stories lie within the now-decaying thick walls of the world's first penitentiary? That is exactly what you're about to find out. In this gallery, we delve deep into the dark history of this historic prison. Click on find out all about the Eastern State Penitentiary.


Tilted buildings around the world, in pictures

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is probably the most famous tilted building in the world, but there are plenty of other striking examples of structures that don’t stand up straight, whether by design or by accident. Here’s a look at some lesser-known lopsided lighthouses, temples, churches, and skyscrapers.


The strangest days celebrated in February

When thinking of famous events in February, Valentine's Day comes to mind. Also, February is often the beginning of Lent. But other than that, it's difficult to think of many more. That's why we've compiled a list of strange and obscure days celebrated in February, just for you! Take a look through this gallery to find something to celebrate every single day of the month. Inspired by Days of the Year.


40 Countries You Might Not Have Heard of But Should Visit ASAP

It's time to get your passport ready.


11 Suitcase Packing Mistakes That Could Ruin Your Vacation

Don't let a poor packing job mess up your perfect getaway! Follow these tips for a smartly filled suitcase next time you travel. The post 11 Suitcase Packing Mistakes That Could Ruin Your Vacation appeared first on Reader's Digest.


Mysterious and unsolved disappearances of cruise ship passengers

Cruise ships regularly lose passengers, even crew members, and continue on their trip unless ordered to stop by the local coast guard. But often the coast guard won't be notified until hours after the person has been reported missing. Think about it this way: cruise ships are full of thousands of people, many of whom are intoxicated, and no police are anywhere to be found. While security exists, they answer to the cruise ship company, which is focused on maximizing profits. Have a look at some of the stories behind how people went missing on cruise ships and were never to be found again.


Celestial events to look forward to in 2023

Current events on Earth can get you down, and life here on the ground can sometimes feel monotonous. But staring up at the starry sky is a surefire way to put your problems in perspective, and is also simply a great way to spend a night. Some nights, though, are more special than others. In 2023, there are dozens of beautiful and beguiling celestial events that are sure to hold your attention and push worldly troubles from your mind. From meteor showers to eclipses and supermoons, there are more than enough opportunities in 2023 to bask in the brilliance of space. One such celestial event is the return of a comet that hasn't been near Earth since about 50,000 years ago, which for reference was the last ice age and the time of the Neanderthals. Green comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) will become visible on February 1 possibly even to the naked eye under the right conditions, according to Space.com. The comet will reportedly come to within a distance of around 26 million miles (42 million km) from Earth, which is around 28% of the distance between Earth and the sun. Get ready to mark your calendars for the upcoming sights you won't want to miss. Click on!


This quirky Texas town is home to an unexplained phenomenon

It's hard to believe that, in this day and age, there are still so many unexplained phenomena on Earth. But this is indeed the case in the quirky small Texas town of Marfa, where mysterious lights glow in the night sky. Surely the origins of the lights have a logical, scientific explanation, right? Well, perhaps, but to this day no one has been able to explain them. Marfa is certainly a unique place, which not only attracts curious visitors but also a number of artists who have transformed the place over the years. Curious? Then click through this gallery and learn more about this town and its mysteries.


Discovering Italy: the tortellini from Emilia

Italy is known worldwide for its history, art, culture and....its food. Among the many foods enjoyed around the world, nothing beats the famous tortellini from Emilia. Fresh pasta, filled with meat and cheese. In broth or with sauces or gravies, this traditional dish truly appeals to everyone, both in Italy but also abroad, where you can find them almost anywhere. Invented between Bologna and Modena, their popularity now has no limits, so much so that they have even been revisited according to traditional recipes from each individual country. However, for Italians tradition is important, and purists would turn their noses up at some atrocities. In this article we present to you, in the most traditional way possible, the beauty of the true Emilian tortellino.


The British Museum shows the Tudor jewel found in 2021, photos

The British Museum launches its annual reports Portable Antiquities Scheme & Treasure. On display are some of the 45,000 treasures found in 2021, including a jewel that belonged to the Tudors.


The Best Travel Mugs for Commuting, Roadtripping, and Everything in Between

Enjoy your coffee on the road, riding the subway, or at the office.


The Top 15 Beaches to Visit on the East Coast

Widely considered to be the best stretches of sand along the Atlantic Ocean.


Check out these 16 scrumptious local specialties when you visit Chennai


Famous people buried in unmarked graves

We have been burying our dead and performing funerary rituals for millennia. It's just something humans do, so it's hard to imagine not knowing where a loved one is buried. Many famous people, however, do not always have marked graves. And in some cases where they did get a tombstone, it's not quite in the location they are buried. Browse through this gallery and discover famous people buried in unmarked graves.


Experience the top 14 attractions in Eugene

Eugene, Oregon, United States, is famous for housing the Museum of Natural and Cultural History. Guests will love learning more about the local culture and history by seeing the exciting exhibits it has to offer. Aside from this, guests will also love admiring the beautiful Victorian mansion called the Shelton McMurphy Johnson House. In Eugene you ...


20 amazing places to visit in Colombia

Dreaming of escaping the cold with a tropical vacation, but want to stray off the beaten path? Colombia, with its lush nature and vibrant culture, could be just the ticket. Here are 20 incredible places to visit in this South American country that are more than worth the trip.


The Best Cities To Retire on $2,000 a Month

You're planning to retire in the not-so-distant future, which means you'll be living on a fixed income. Therefore, you're looking for a new hometown where you can enjoy life while stretching your...


20 Essentials for Your Next Winter Road Trip

Before you drive over the river and through the woods this winter, make sure to pick up some of these must-have accessories.


The beautiful Brazilian island with a terrifying backstory

Today, tourists flock to the tropical island of Ilha Grande, Brazil, in search of sun, sea, and unspoiled nature. A UNESCO World Heritage Site and protected nature reserve, the car-free paradise in Rio de Janeiro state is home to colorful flora and fauna as well as some of the most beautiful beaches in the country. But the island was not always so welcoming... Formerly a 19th-century leper colony and, more recently, a top-security prison for some of Brazil's most dangerous criminals, it was off-limits for many years. Intrigued? Click through this gallery to discover the dark secrets of this beautiful Brazilian island.


Check out these tasty delicacies on your trip to Taipei


America's 25 Most Beautiful Scenic Byways

After all, it's about the journey, not the destination.


Cracks begin to show in India's Himalayan building spree


London's 10 Most Historic Pubs

One bar even dates back to the 15th century.


The 15 most amazing attractions in Erie


Park Naimi: ‘Naim’ in every sense of the word

It is a well-known principle that the productivity of a business increases if it operates in a pleasant environment. In Israel, a very pleasant and inviting business environment is Park Naimi, which is being developed by Naimi Towers Ltd., an innovative Israeli real estate company. The large, highly advanced industrial park will be renting space pr...


30 of the Most Incredible Islands in the World to Visit Now

Dig out that bucket list and add these to it!


34 Beautiful National Parks to Inspire Your Next 2023 Getaway

You don’t have to travel out of the United States for sights that will take your breath away.


Most wanted! Notorious outlaws of the Old West

The American Frontier of the second half of the 19th century and the early 20th century is a period sometimes referred to as the Old West. An era often characterized by violence as much as for romance and folklore, it’s also known as the Wild West for the numerous outlaws that took to the saddle to raid banks, rob trains, and hold up stagecoaches. Some of these gunfighters achieved an iconic, almost legendary status. Nearly all, however, were ruthless and brutal and truly deserved their reputations as dangerous gunfighters. Click through the rogue’s gallery of bandits, villains, fugitives, gunslingers, and desperados, and draw on some of the most wanted outlaws in the Wild West.


Sacred animals from around the world: did you know them?

Zoolatry is the religious cult that regards animals as manifestations of divinity, characteristic of ancient and primitive religions. The symbolism used is common in some religions, and even today respect for the animal is more than a popular belief, such as the sacred cow in India. In some nations the pig is a sacred animal, recognized as a symbol of wealth and good fortune, in others we find for example wolf, snake or dog. Mahatma Gandhi said, "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress are judged by the way it treats its animals." What animal species are considered sacred in some countries and why? Browse through the gallery to find out.


11 Tourist hotspots in Astana that live up to the hype


Harpy eagle: photos and characteristics of the world's most powerful raptor

The harpy eagle is an imposing and fearsome bird of prey whose proud appearance and physical strength have earned it the title of the world's most powerful raptor. This solitary and territorial animal lives in the rainforests of South America, where it uses its robust beak and lethal talons to capture its prey. In this article we will explore the characteristics of this fascinating animal, taking a closer look at it through photos and detailed descriptions. We will learn how the harpy eagle has become a wildlife icon, and why its survival is at risk due to deforestation and hunting.


All the Rules You Never Knew Restaurants Have to Follow on 'Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives'

First rule of Flavortown? Don't say the word "Flavortown" on camera. Since 2006, we've watched Guy Fieri travel coast to coast visiting some of the country's greatest establishments for Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. It's one of the biggest shows on the Food Network, and with over 648 episodes and counting, it doesn't appear to be slowing down anytime soon. But what does it take to become a Triple D-featured spot and how does it all work? Both Fieri and producers have spilled behind-the-scenes secrets about the show throughout its 42 seasons—from who picks the restaurants to how you can tell if the host really likes a dish to what happens to these eateries after the cameras leave (spoiler: a little thing called the Triple D Effect!). Keep reading to learn about all things Flavortown and find out what really happens when Fieri rolls into your town.


Four Luxurious And Rejuvenating Retreats To Pamper Yourself In 2023

January is ending in a flash, but if exhaustion is already getting to you, check into these most rejuvenating retreats around the world. Retreats around the world Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Otemachi Housed in the top six floors of the 39-storey One Otemachi, Tokyo’s swanky new landmark in the CBD, is the Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Otemachi. Commanding truly spectacular views, including that of Tokyo Tower and the Imperial Palace, this tranquil...


40 Vintage Photos of Bars Through the Years

From many years and all over the world, partying is universal!


Milwaukee County Zoo groundhog sees his shadow

Milwaukee County Zoo groundhog sees his shadow


Stars with the most beautiful eyes in the world


8 hotels and resorts in Thailand that make perfect locations for ‘The White Lotus’

With myriad rumours swirling that The White Lotus could take place in Thailand, we’ve rounded up a few properties that could serve as locations for the show’s next season. After a recently video of The White Lotus creator Mike White was uploaded on Twitter where he seemed to be on a beach in Thailand, fans have been theorising non-stop that the show’s next location would be none other than the Land of Smiles. And why not? Thailand is well-known...


Best Travel & Tourism stocks to follow in 2022.

Travel and tourism is a broad category, with a diverse list of well-known brands. Ecotourism is a fast-growing niche, especially among young travelers. Tourism sector has been perhaps the hardest hit part of the economy by the COVID-19 pandemic. This list presents some of the best travel and tourism stocks to track in the post-pandemic era. The list's performance is calculated on an equally weighted method.


Rising from the ashes: photos of buildings destroyed by war and rebuilt


S’pore no longer No. 1 most Instagrammable place on Earth, now ranked 13th

More countries have reopened their borders.


Groundhog Day in Punxsutawney


What's It Like To Ride Across The Border From Canada Into The U.S.?

World traveler Kinga and her trusty BMW F 800 GS roll into the American leg of their adventure.


16 Most photo-worthy spots in Porto!


The wonderful wetlands of the United States

America's wetlands, bogs, swamps, and marshes usually get a bad rap. They've been associated with humid, mosquito-infested, alligator-haunted areas of horrors for a large portion of history, and some today still hold that misconception. In truth, the wetlands of the United States, and the world at large, are some of the most beautiful, fascinating, and important ecosystems there are. More than where to find mosquitos and scary reptiles, they are also home to innumerable species of birds, butterflies, and fish. And to put aesthetics aside altogether, wetlands are also some of the hardest-working ecosystems in the world. They filter our air, fortify our coastlines, and blunt the damage that violent storms can bring. Intrigued? Then click on to take a look at some of America's most magnificent wetlands.


Who died in Buckingham Palace?

Buckingham Palace was the official residence of Queen Elizabeth II for 68 years. Built in 1703 and originally known as Buckingham House, it grew over the years into the palace we know today, becoming a royal residence in 1761. Indeed, Buckingham Palace has a rich history, and this of course includes all those who have died there—some under unlikely circumstances. Curious to find out who they are? Then simply click on.