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HowStuffWorks headed to the Parthenon in Nashville, Tennessee for some exploring and discovery in a new 2018 Chevy Traverse, fully equipped with amazing navigational features including Apple CarPlay and OnStar, great for our adventures courtesy of our partners at Chevrolet.

You don't have to travel to Greece to see the Parthenon; there's a full-scale replica in Nashville, Tennessee.

By Kathryn Whitbourne

National parks are for everyone, and though nudity isn't technically prohibited, please don't scare the bears.

By Jesslyn Shields

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Treasure hunting may be dangerous, but it sure is super exciting. Here are five treasures people are hunting down right now.

By Mark Mancini

On Jan. 1, 2018 it became legal for adults to partake in recreational marijuana in California. But there are still some restrictions.

By Jamie Allen

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

By Cherise Threewitt

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

By Diana Brown

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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.

By Cherise Threewitt

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

By Melanie Radzicki McManus

While most people visit America's national parks in the summer, they could miss out 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.

By Nathan Chandler

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

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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

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

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

By Dave Roos

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

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

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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

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

By Chris Opfer

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

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

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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