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Millennials Say They Have No Time for Vacation
10 Alternatives to the Las Vegas Vacation
How Nude Beaches Work
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How Pompeii Worked
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What's the world's biggest food fight?
See the Swirling Glory of Britain's 7-Circle Magic Roundabout
10 Great Motorcycle Trips
10 Spring Break Staycations
Top 10 Summer Travel Destinations for Families
The Many Haunted Mansions of Disney Theme Parks
A Guide to Hiking at Yosemite National Park
10 RV Travel Tips for Retirees
Bumped Off Your Flight? A Fistful of Cash Is No Sure Thing
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Don't believe the hype: Not all millennials are entitled. A report on vacationing shows their age group is the most vacation-deprived of any.
By Michelle Konstantinovsky Nov 14, 2017
The eruption of Mount Vesuvius and destruction of Pompeii in 79 C.E. was a horrible disaster. So why are people so enthralled with the ashy remains of the ancient city?
By Ed Grabianowski
The rise of Hindu nationalist political parties and the iconic tomb's Islamic identity underscore religious friction in the world's largest democracy.
By Patrick J. Kiger Nov 3, 2017
Nude beaches aren't the hotbed of hooking up that many people suppose. In fact there are a whole lot of etiquette rules to observe when going au naturel.
By Nathan Chandler
Many articles have been written about the positive effects of travel. But can it also be too much of a good thing?
By Dave Roos Jun 23, 2017
Trees that survived horrific or important events provide strong emotional connections for visitors to the historic sites.
By Dave Roos May 23, 2017
Play the bump game at your own peril.
By John Donovan Apr 19, 2017
When Carnegie Museum of Natural History conservators examined the diorama "Lion Attacking a Dromedary," they found a human skull in the male figure.
By Alia Hoyt Feb 21, 2017
The most inhospitable continent in the world can be a surprisingly normal at times. But then you have to mail your poop home.
By Jesslyn Shields Feb 2, 2017
The tropical island next door that was off limits to Americans for more than half a century is now open for business … as long as you're not a "tourist."
By Jesslyn Shields Jan 30, 2017
Why have small towns like Helen, Georgia, and Solvang, California, gotten all dressed up in immigrant garb?
By Chris Opfer Dec 22, 2016
Disney parks around the world all have a haunted attraction, but not one is exactly like the original, and all have fascinating reasons behind their differences.
By Bryan Young Oct 31, 2016
Frenchman Guirec Soudée is sailing around the world by himself. But since everyone needs a first mate, he enlisted a laying hen.
By Jesslyn Shields Oct 28, 2016
There's something about abandoned cities that makes you curious about what happened. Here are 10 where you can satisfy that curiosity by taking a visit.
By Melanie Radzicki McManus
The newest Smithsonian museum has artifacts from luminaries ranging from Harriet Tubman to Michael Jackson.
By Melanie Radzicki McManus Sep 21, 2016
Toilet-themed restaurants in Toronto and Moscow are two recent examples of this weird craze spreading beyond Asia.
By Christopher Hassiotis Aug 10, 2016
There's a method behind the automotive madness of this massive traffic circle in Swindon, England.
By Christopher Hassiotis Aug 4, 2016
According to Congress, there are too many memorials in the District of Columbia. Finalists in a new contest rethink our monuments for the digital age.
By Jesslyn Shields Jun 9, 2016
Thousands have summited the world's highest mountain since Hillary and Norgay made their historic climb in 1953. What's changed about that formidable trek?
By John Donovan May 28, 2016
Lost islands are the stuff of adventure movies and ancient tales, but some actually did exist. Others were only alive in imagination or because someone mistook them for another place. Do you know any of these islands?
By Patrick J. Kiger
Photographer Philip Grossman used drones to capture these amazing shots of the nuclear meltdown site and abandoned city of Pripyat.
By Christopher Hassiotis May 13, 2016
Cremation in Japan is pretty much a nationwide tradition. That means you may have to wait days or weeks before your loved one is cremated. What to do in the meantime?
By Kate Kershner May 7, 2016
Would you pay $200 to drive an asphalt roller or a bulldozer? Lots of adults would — that's why there's Diggerland XL.
By Dave Roos May 4, 2016
Thinking about making some extra cash with Airbnb? Pick your profile photo carefully. New research finds that it matters more than you think.
By Christian Sager Apr 23, 2016
Whether you're looking for like-minded cat lovers or conspiracy theorists, there's a cruise out there for you.
By Alia Hoyt Mar 7, 2016
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