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More Women Traveling Solo for Personal Growth and Adventure

Solo travel is on the rise ... and it's mostly women on the go.

Disney World and Its Tangled Web With CIA Ops

It may be touted as the 'happiest place on Earth,' but the true story behind Florida's Disney World isn't so sweet.

Why You Should Never Buy Airline Miles

You may be tempted to buy a few thousand miles because you're oh-so-close to the threshold for a free ticket. But experts say you generally shouldn't do that.

How New Zealand Became the Home of Extreme Sports

New Zealand's public accident insurance fund has made the country a magnet for extreme sports and adventure seekers.

10 National Parks to Visit in the Winter

While most people visit America's national parks in the summer, they could miss out on a lot by not heading there in the winter. In fact, some parks are even better in the wintertime. Here are 10 you shouldn't miss when the weather turns cold.

Millennials Say They Have No Time for Vacation

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.

How Pompeii Worked

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?

Why the Taj Mahal Is Inspiring Protests and Controversy in India

The rise of Hindu nationalist political parties and the iconic tomb's Islamic identity underscore religious friction in the world's largest democracy.

How Nude Beaches Work

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.

Can You Be Addicted to Travel?

Many articles have been written about the positive effects of travel. But can it also be too much of a good thing?

'Witness Trees' Testify to History, Embody Hope for Visitors

Trees that survived horrific or important events provide strong emotional connections for visitors to the historic sites.

Ridiculous History: Famous Museum Diorama Includes Human Remains

When Carnegie Museum of Natural History conservators examined the diorama "Lion Attacking a Dromedary," they found a human skull in the male figure.

Scientists Reveal What Living and Working in Antarctica Is Really Like

The most inhospitable continent in the world can be a surprisingly normal at times. But then you have to mail your poop home.

What Do U.S. Citizens Have to Do to Travel to Cuba Right Now?

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."

What's With the Odd European Replica Towns All Across the United States?

Why have small towns like Helen, Georgia, and Solvang, California, gotten all dressed up in immigrant garb?

The Many Haunted Mansions of Disney Theme Parks

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.

Sailing Around the Globe With a Pet Chicken Named Monique

Frenchman Guirec Soudée is sailing around the world by himself. But since everyone needs a first mate, he enlisted a laying hen.

10 Eerie Abandoned Cities You Can Visit

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.

5 Don't-Miss Items in the Smithsonian African American History Museum

The newest Smithsonian museum has artifacts from luminaries ranging from Harriet Tubman to Michael Jackson.

Yes, We Live in a World Where 'Poop Cafes' Are a Thing

Toilet-themed restaurants in Toronto and Moscow are two recent examples of this weird craze spreading beyond Asia.

See the Swirling Glory of Britain's 7-Circle Magic Roundabout

There's a method behind the automotive madness of this massive traffic circle in Swindon, England.

Mind-blowing Design Contest for Future National Memorials

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.

Everest: Still Tough to Conquer Decades After First Summit

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?

10 Lost Islands

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?

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