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21 Creative Ways to Use Rocks in Your Landscaping

Carve out naturally beautiful borders, stairs, and sitting areas.


34 Rare Vintage Photos of The Plaza Hotel

It’s always been the place to be.


Unspoken Rules Everyone Expects You To Follow In Japan

When you visit Japan, it is essential to show respect for local customs and manners in order to have a pleasant and seamless experience. Here are 30 unwritten rules to follow.


20 of America's Best Historic Homes You Definitely Have to Visit

Yes, it's time to plan a trip!


Snake charming: the beautiful yet dangerous centuries-old practice

The practice of snake charming has its origins in ancient Egypt. But it's in India where this centuries-old street entertainment evolved and where it's associated with Hinduism and the Nagas: half-human, half-serpent beings that reside in the netherworld. Snake charming today is a rare sideshow, at least in India where it's effectively banned. Elsewhere, however, dancing serpents are still being hypnotized by music from a flute. Or are they? Click through and be mesmerized by the delicate and dangerous art of snake charming.


It's Official: We Found the 40 Prettiest Flowers in the World

How many of these breathtaking beauties do you recognize? As is often the case with beautiful things, we've given flowers meaning—so much so that even looking at one can make you feel more alive. A plain red rose has become a romantic expression of love and sunny daffodils represent the rebirth of the planet every spring. Of course, because they're plants, we also use them in more practical ways: Silky flower petals have been crushed and distilled into essential oils and perfumes for centuries, and we've figured out how to eat some of them and make tea with select leaves, stalks, and blooms. But to put it simply, the joy of admiring a gorgeous, colorful flower is unmatched. (Though we should note that some are best admired from afar because of toxicity.) Not to mention, no two flowers are exactly the same. Some rise out of the water to bloom while others sprout vines that go where they want…permanently decorating the side of your house. Even low bushes can produce incredible blossoms, like giant peonies, and if you've ever sat under a cherry blossom tree with a cool breeze blowing tiny petals around you, you know how magnificent flowering trees can be. A person who loves flowers is called an "anthophile," and if this describes you, you'll probably recognize most—if not all—of the flowers below. Rare or common, bright or soft, simple or complex, these beautiful flowers from around the world are certainly sights to behold.


Extreme heat wave approaches southern Europe

Are you still going on vacation? Then be sure to take your precautions if you are heading to southern Europe because it is exceptionally hot there right now. Huffing and sweating in southern Europe these days. A heat dome has been causing oppressively warm temperatures there for weeks. And the mercury will continue to rise there smoothly towards 45 degrees Celsius in many places. Portugal, Spain, Italy, Turkey, Greece, Croatia and Slovenia in...


These stunning Mars images will make you wish you could visit

Browse this gallery and delve into the beautiful landscapes of our celestial neighbor.


Incredible ancient Roman sites you can explore today

The Romans oversaw one of the largest and most important empires in history – these are the most extraordinary treasures they left behind.


The 20 Best Luggage Brands Worth Investing In

From Samsonite to Rimowa, Tumi to Away—here's what you need to know about each one.


The Best Solo Travel Destinations in the United States for an Unforgettable Adventure

Whether you're looking for nonstop activity or total relaxation. While traveling with friends and family can be a lot of fun, going somewhere alone has its perks. You get to choose everything — the destination, the hotel, the itinerary, the restaurants, how much money you spend and beyond. Only one opinion matters...yours. It's also a great way to push yourself out of your comfort zone, meet new people (if you so choose), unplug, rejuvenate and bask in moments of reflection — or even just escape reality for a few days. Whether you're planning your first adventure on your own or are a solo travel veteran, choosing a destination can be overwhelming, especially if you still have a lot of places to check off your bucket list. The good news is, you don't have to go far for the adventure or relaxation you crave, because there are plenty of options across the U.S. Weighing variables such as walkability, safety, self care opportunities, number of historic sites and museums and access to nature, we've come up with a list of the best places in the U.S. for solo travelers — ranging from mountain and beach destinations to small towns and large cities. Time to book your ticket for one, plan your itinerary (or don't, remember, it's your trip!) and answer to no one except yourself for a few days.


Europe's most amazing beaches

Summer is creeping up on us fast, and with it comes the promise of escaping to the sun, unwinding, and sinking your toes into the sand. But what exactly does the perfect beach look like? Retreat booking platform BookRetreats has evaluated beaches across Europe based on their popularity, typical weather conditions, safety, accessibility, and water quality. Using data from Google reviews, safety rankings from the Global Peace Index, and water quality information from the European Environment Agency (EEA), each location was given a score from zero to one for these categories, with a total possible score of five. With that, click on to discover the best European beaches for summer 2024!


Terrified passengers 'trapped' in aircraft on Chicago airport runway

Passengers on flights trying to leave Chicago O'Hare airport last night were left stranded amid severe storms and a tornado warning.


The fascinating story of US currency

The next time you purchase an item or pay for a service in US dollars, give some thought to the money you're using. The history of American currency is a fascinating one, evolving from the earliest colonial coinage through the introduction of Continental bills to "greenbacks" and the pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, and Federal Reserve Notes we are all familiar with today. So, are you ready to cash in on the origins of US currency? Click through and spend time learning more about the money that made America.


7 of the Most Ridiculously Long Interstates in the U.S.

Historic, iconic, impossibly long.


US airline Delta changes uniform rules after Palestinian flag pin outcry

Two flight attendants wearing the pins had complied with airline’s dress code but a social media post sparked uproar.


What the State You Grew Up in Says About You

Every state has its own distinctive culture and traditions.


The War That Shaped History

The crusades are seen as a clash of civilizations between east and west, between Christian and Muslim. But in reality, the crusades had more to do with the similarities between the two developing religious groups than their differences.


25 Beautiful Cities Around the World to Add to Your Travel Bucket List

These skylines will give you a surge of inspiration.


Tannery's 'forgotten history' shared at reunions

The old tannery, seen as a landmark by locals, has been empty for more than 30 years.


Stars who got arrested abroad

In our own countries, it seems celebrities are impervious to the law—or they have enough money to skirt past it. In foreign countries, however, things get a little tricky. Supermodel Gigi Hadid flew to the Cayman Islands in her private jet for a girls' trip on July 10, 2023. When they arrived, Customs & Border Control agents searched her bags and found marijuana and drug paraphernalia. They made a similar discovery in the bag of her friend, Leah Nicole McCarthy. The quantities found "were relatively small and were seemingly for personal consumption," reported a local news outlet. The women were both arrested and then released on bail. They had to appear before a judge two days later where they both pled guilty and were given US$1,000 fines. "Gigi was traveling with marijuana purchased legally in N.Y.C. with a Medical license. It has also been legal for medical use in Grand Cayman since 2017," a rep for Hadid said in a statement. "Her record remains clear and she enjoyed the rest of her time on the island." Hadid seemed to brush off the incident, posting bikini pics on Instagram and showing off a huge fake tattoo of a dragon on her leg. Being arrested abroad has many complications, and some treaties between countries can apparently be disregarded without penalty. Check out the gallery to learn more about Griner's case, as well as other stars that have been arrested while abroad.


10 of the Most Unique Museums In the United States

Add these one-of-a-kind destinations to your travel bucket list.


22 Adults-Only Resorts for a Well-Deserved Vacation

These romantic retreats have everything you need—except children.


13 Beautiful City Skyline Photos Snapped Around the World

Dazzling views from the top await.


Fury as historic limes trees 'butchered' in market town

The tops of 20 century-old blossoming lime trees that line either side of the quaint high street in Henley-in-Arden, Warwickshire, were sawn off without warning.


15 Coffee Table Books on Sale During Amazon Prime Day

From fashion to music to travel to everything in between, there's a decorative tome for every hobbyist.


Why Malta should be your next idyllic vacation

One of the smallest countries in Europe, Malta is truly a jewel of the Mediterranean. The archipelago drifts between Italy and North Africa, and is often overlooked despite its rich history, gorgeous terrain, and abundant sunshine. Somehow this idyllic location has remained off many people’s radar, making it even more of a must-see destination. Whether you’re a solo traveler or with a family, looking for parties or relaxation, searching for the finest food or architecture—Malta has something for everyone. So when you’re planning your next vacation, skip the tourist-packed obvious choices in Europe, and head to the islands. Click on to see some stunning photos that'll have you booking tickets.


Stunning and lesser-known Greek islands for escaping the crowds

When we think of a Greek island vacation, places like Rhodes, Crete, Corfu, and Santorini invariably spring to mind. But did you know that there are over 6,000 islands scattered in the Greek seas? And of these, only 227 are inhabited! So what about those lesser-known destinations that are equally attractive in terms of natural beauty, historic interest, and getaway appeal? Already scanning the map? Click through and let this list of Greek islands you've probably never heard of help make up your mind.


Fancy a break in France but not keen on the Olympic crowds? Here are 8 tourist-free hidden gems, handpicked by travel experts - from a 'local secret' in Brittany to a 'floral paradise' by the Med

Eleven million visitors will descend on Paris during the games. That's great for the athletes, but not ideal if you're looking for a relaxed, crowd-free French break. Head to one of these spots to relax...


These Dog-Friendly Hotels Will Pamper Your Pup in Luxury

Save this for your next road trip.


The best cities to work remotely

Advances in technology are making remote working increasingly popular. Having the freedom to work from any location in the world is decidedly appealing for many. If you're already a digital nomad, or are looking to move to a new city to start working remotely, then this is the gallery for you. Powwownow has conducted research on the best places in the world to work remotely. The criteria for selection included cost of living, average monthly salary, internet speed, price of coffee, and the cost of public transport. Check out the world's best places for remote working!


Dutch team finds missing Jay (19) on vacation island

There has been a breakthrough in the disappearance case of British teenager Jay who disappeared in Tenerife almost a month ago. Thanks to the generous donations of a lot of people, the Lancashire boy's family was able to use the money raised from the GoFundMe to fly in a specialized search team with tracking dogs from the Netherlands to take over the search from Spanish police. On Monday, a Dutch search dog picked up a trail, then Spanish police...


Reason for senators' private charter flights: the cost of living

Senator Jacinta Nampijinpa Price and Senator Jane Hume flew about 300km from Adelaide to Port Augusta, South Australia, to attend three cost of living committee hearings.


Free solo: Climbing on the edge of death

There are people out there who choose to climb mountains taller than the Empire State Building, completely alone, and without ropes or any safety equipment! These adrenaline junkies flew under the radar for a long time, but now the art of free solo has made it onto the world stage. Click through this gallery to learn about this extreme sport and those who have mastered it.


Aircrafts that disappeared mysteriously

Commercial aviation accidents are rare. In fact, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), more than 30 million global passenger airline flights take off and land annually without any incident. However, they can happen. And while safety investigators are often able to determine causes of airplane crashes, their task becomes more difficult when flights failed to arrive to their destinations and when they have seem to have vanished into thin air. Click on for examples of aircraft that mysteriously disappeared.


Scenic California metropolis named America's 'least stressed city'

Fremont, California, has claimed the title of 'least stressed city in America' in a new survey, outshining 181 other cities.


Times Square through the ages

Times Square is one of the most celebrated intersections in the world. Located in New York's midtown Manhattan at the junction of Broadway and Seventh Avenue, Times Square is a tourist destination, entertainment center, and New Year's Eve must-see rolled into one. But it wasn't always so. In fact, this landmark district managed to go from dazzling to dirty and back again in just a few decades, and it's a fascinating story. Interested in learning more? Click through and take a walk through the history of Times Square.


Our Favorite Yeti Essentials Are Up to 30% Off for Amazon Prime Day

The timing for summer outdoor adventures couldn’t be better.


25 years ago: the plane crash that killed JFK Jr.


These Small Towns in California Are Bursting With Beauty and Charm

Nope, this isn't Italy.


United Airlines flight attendants to vote on strike authorization

By Rajesh Kumar Singh CHICAGO (Reuters) -United Airlines flight attendants will vote whether to authorize a strike if agreement on a new employment contract cannot be reached, their union said on Tuesday. The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), which represents 28,000 flight attendants at the Chicago-based carrier, said the vote will open on Aug. 1 and close on Aug. 28. The last


13 Amusement Parks in the U.S. That Are Completely Free to Enter

A few even charge you nothing for parking and entertainment. Amusement parks are synonymous with so many wonderful things: fun in the sun, rollercoasters and carousels, games galore and delicious food. And all in a colorful, jubilant, family-friendly setting. The only issue? Joy like that does not typically come cheap. Or can it? Well, at these 13 amusement parks across the U.S., from the Golden to the Garden States, you can save on one very important front: entry. While the vast majority of amusement parks — including Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and Busch Gardens — require tickets just to walk through the gates, these resorts and parks do not. Of course, if you want to ride the rides or snack on the snacks, you'll still have to open your wallet. (A good thing can only go so far!) But if you're someone who's more about the vibes than the rides, this is the list for you. Make sure you scroll to the bottom: There's one very famous park that's about to go "open gate" with its water parks for guests staying on property. (Hint: It's home to a special mouse!)


13 Ways Experts Find the Most Valuable Items at Thrift Stores

Never miss a hidden gem again.


The Most Remote Inhabited Island On Earth

Discover Tristan da Cunha, the most remote inhabited island on Earth. Find out how the island residents came across the island, and how they have managed to establish a thriving community in isolation from the rest of the world.


The 8 Oldest Restaurants in New York City

These iconic restaurants have withstood the test of time.


Remembering the 1970 Isle of Wight Festival

The 1970 Isle of Wight Festival took place 54 years ago, held between August 26 and 31 at Afton Down on the Isle of Wight off the coast of southern England. Drawing top acts of the day including Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, Miles Davis, Kris Kristofferson, and The Who, the event, which was bigger than Woodstock in terms of attendance figures, came to mark one last blowout for the flower power generation. But is also set the blueprint for UK festival culture and major camping festivals like Glastonbury. Feeling nostalgic? Click through the following gallery and relive the music and counterculture brilliance that was the 1970 Isle of White Festival.


Spain's prettiest towns and villages

Spain is celebrated for its sun-kissed coastal resorts and swathes of golden sand. But this vast country, one of the largest nations in Europe, is possessed of an interior characterized by numerous historic towns and villages of exceptional charm and beauty. Many date back to the medieval period, and retain a singular allure that is at once beguiling as it is appealing. Click through and discover Spain's prettiest towns and villages.


Beautiful Cities in Greece That Deserve More Love

Don't overlook these hidden gems!


After a Night at These Luxurious New International Hotels, You’ll Never Want to Come Home.

Wanderlust is not a deadly sin.


The Best Winery In Every State

Calling all wine connoisseurs!