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The Danes Are So Happy, They Opened a Happiness Museum

The Happiness Museum in Copenhagen explores happiness across the globe, including how it varies across regions, and why some countries, such as Denmark, are happier than others.

7 Wild and Scenic Rivers You Should Totally Check Out

President Lyndon Johnson signed the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act into law in 1968 to protect U.S. rivers for future generations. Here are seven fabulous rivers you should check out.

Inside Death Valley, the Hottest Place on Earth

Death Valley recorded a temperature of 130 degrees Fahrenheit, the hottest in history. Why is it so hot here and how can anything survive in such brutal conditions?

Tail of the Dragon, Plus 4 Other Roads That Are Wicked-fun to Drive

Itching for a road trip that is as exhilarating as it is memorable? Check out one of these five drives that you surely won't forget.

Deerlick Astronomy Village Lets You Really See the Stars

Some folks love stargazing so much, they're willing to build their lives around it. Welcome to Deerlick Astronomy Village, where you can live the astronomical life full-time — or just visit for a dark sky party.

5 Frigid Facts About the Taiga, the World's Largest Terrestrial Biome

The taiga biome stretches from Alaska to Mongolia, and it's super-cold. You can totally live here, though not too many people do.

Siberia's Lake Baikal Is the World's Oldest and Weirdest

Lake Baikal is a massive, ancient lake in the mountainous Russian region of Siberia. It's home to nearly 4,000 different species, earning it the nickname the 'Galapagos of Russia.'

Mesa Verde National Park Preserves Sky-high Native American Cliff Dwellings

The mysterious and beautiful cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde National Park lie at an altitude of 7,000 feet and are some of the oldest Native American archaeological sites in the United States.

Fenn's Treasure Has Been Found!

A reclusive millionaire hid a treasure somewhere in the Rocky Mountains between Santa Fe, New Mexico, and the Canadian border in 2010. Some lucky hunter finally found it.

A Guide to the Serengeti, Home of the Great Migration

The Serengeti in Africa is famous for being home to the "big five" and the annual migration of more than 1.5 million wildebeest. We'll tell you what else makes this place so special.

What Does It Mean to Be an Explorer Today?

It sometimes seems that, with Google maps and GPS and every-step-you-take tracking, there couldn't possibly be an unturned stone anywhere on the planet, but that's far from true.

Quiz: Is This Spot North or South of the Equator?

You probably know that the equator is the imaginary line that divides Earth into the Northern and Southern hemispheres. But do you know on which side of 0 degrees latitude these famous landmarks fall?

Get to Know Denmark's Gorgeous Faroe Islands in 11 Stunning Facts

People around the globe are just beginning to discover the beautiful Faroe Islands. With little crime, lovely scenery and lots of puffins, here are 11 things to know about this unique destination.

9 Cultural Activities You Can Experience Virtually

You might be stuck at home under quarantine, but that doesn't mean you can't get your cultural fix, virtually, anyway. Here are nine amazing choices.

5 Things a Travel Adviser Does That You Totally Can't

Who's gonna get you the best hotel deal or tell you not to take that cruise during an outbreak of the latest super bug? Your travel adviser, that's who.

Alabama Memorial Remembers the 4,400-plus Who Were Lynched in the U.S.

The lynching memorial and its sister project, the Legacy Museum, in Montgomery, Alabama, cause Americans to reflect on a past they'd rather forget or know little about. We pay a visit.

What's the Worst Seat on the Plane?

Although there are many contenders for this dubious honor, experts have one particular seat in mind.

Lapland Is the Land of Eight Seasons

Four measly seasons may not be enough. The Sámi people of Lapland say their region's eight seasons better express their lifestyle and the cycles of their land. So, what are these seasons?

Flower-covered Floats Blossom at the Annual Rose Parade

The Rose Parade is an iconic New Year's Day tradition for millions of spectators. And it's the floral-decorated floats that always wow the crowds.

The Snowy Dunes of White Sands National Monument Witnessed Atomic History

These brilliant gypsum dunes are the largest in the world and near the site of the first atomic bomb detonation in 1945. They're also renowned for their Instagram-ready landscapes. Our writer went for a visit.

Machu Picchu: The Secrets of This Fabled Mountaintop City

The twisting trail wasn’t the most direct route, but its heart-pounding ascents past other ceremonial sites built suspense for the final reveal.

8 Crazy Facts About the Washington Monument

From the beginning, this project was mired in political infighting, lack of funds and construction delays. Sounds familiar? Find out more intriguing facts about the Washington Monument.

Hiking el Caminito del Rey, Once the World's Most Dangerous Trail

Our writer shares her experience of hiking Spain's el Caminito del Rey, once considered the world's most dangerous path. It was closed for 15 years after five people died on it and reopened in 2015 as a new, improved attraction.

Dark Tourism: 6 Spots That Draw the Morbidly Curious

These destinations are definitely for folks drawn to the dark side of life.

20 Facts About the Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty has symbolized freedom across the world for more than a century. But there's a lot more to Lady Liberty's story.

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