August 2015

By Kyle Ellison , July 31, 2015
“The Road To Hana.” It’s a four-word phrase that, for many people, elicits four-letter responses. Driving this serpentine, rainforest road is one of the world’s best drives—but for those who rush, or fail to prepare, it can be a frustrating journe...
By N/A, July 31, 2015
Let there be no doubt: New York’s LaGuardia Airport desperately needs to be fixed. The 50-year-old Central Terminal Building, in particular, (barely) stands as an outdated, cramped, decrepit welcome for millions of passengers each year. Dank, n...
By Erika Owen, July 31, 2015
When you spend a good chunk of your savings on a trip, it's hard to decide whether or not to spend even more on travel insurance. ConsumerAffairs has pulled together a handy interactive tool that'll give you a good sense of whether or not your sit...
By Erika Owen, July 31, 2015
If you find yoursef in Boston, you're not going to want to miss Janet Echelman's addition to the cityscape—just make sure to look up so you catch it. The artist teamed up with design firm Arup to create a hanging scuplture 365 feet above the city....
By Corina Quinn, July 31, 2015
Chicago-born, Nashville-based chef Tony Galzin (of the pop-up Sycamore Nashville, formerly Trio in the Windy City) has opened with GM and partner Caroline Galzin the much-anticipated Fifty First Kitchen & Bar, in the heart of The Nations, a neighb...
By Veronica Meewes, July 31, 2015
Spaniards perfected the art of small plates long before the phenomenon reached the States and became associated with “new American cuisine.” And while the country is mainly known for socializing over tapas, pintxos have been a huge part of norther...
By Melanie Lieberman, July 31, 2015
The Titanic Beach Lara resort, fresh off of a 2014 renovation, is a gleaming reincarnation of the doomed ocean liner. The five-star, all-inclusive property is sure to be a hit with fans of the 1997 film, and indeed the (at times wacky, at times bo...
By Caroline Hallemann, July 31, 2015
But before she could head out of town, we caught up with the world champion as she prepared to throw out the first pitch at yesterday’s Mets game. Read on for her thoughts on being a role model, her hair, and Rio 2016. On being a role model: ...
By Amy McKeever, July 31, 2015
Alaska Airlines fliers may soon be trading in their boarding passes for their fingerprints. Since mid-April, the airline has been testing using biometrics for check-in, security, and boarding at the Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport....
By Erika Owen, July 31, 2015
For the past month, the European Space Agency has been sharing photos of the world from the Sentinel-2A satellite. Many of the images have been altered to show agriculture or heating patterns using infrared technology. All scientific uses aside, t...
By Erika Owen, July 31, 2015
For the past month, the European Space Agency has been sharing photos of the world from the Sentinel-2A satellite. Many of the images have been altered to show agriculture or heating patterns using infrared technology. All scientific uses aside, t...
By Erika Owen, July 31, 2015
For the past month, the European Space Agency has been sharing photos of the world from the Sentinel-2A satellite. Many of the images have been altered to show agriculture or heating patterns using infrared technology. All scientific uses aside, t...
By Erika Owen, July 31, 2015
For the past month, the European Space Agency has been sharing photos of the world from the Sentinel-2A satellite. Many of the images have been altered to show agriculture or heating patterns using infrared technology. All scientific uses aside, t...
By Erika Owen, July 31, 2015
For the past month, the European Space Agency has been sharing photos of the world from the Sentinel-2A satellite. Many of the images have been altered to show agriculture or heating patterns using infrared technology. All scientific uses aside, t...
By Erika Owen, July 31, 2015
For the past month, the European Space Agency has been sharing photos of the world from the Sentinel-2A satellite. Many of the images have been altered to show agriculture or heating patterns using infrared technology. All scientific uses aside, t...
By Erika Owen, July 31, 2015
For the past month, the European Space Agency has been sharing photos of the world from the Sentinel-2A satellite. Many of the images have been altered to show agriculture or heating patterns using infrared technology. All scientific uses aside, t...
By N/A, July 31, 2015
The Edward Larrabee Barnes-designed home of the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles is architecturally remarkable only in its anonymity: perched on a sloping corner site, its blank facade stands in the shadow of a bland office building and turns in on it...
By Jane Szita, July 31, 2015
There’s a rare opportunity to relive Amsterdam’s great maritime history in August, when Sail Amsterdam brings a fascinating flotilla of historic sailing vessels to the city August 19 through August 23. The event, which happens only once every five...
By Erika Owen, July 31, 2015
Getting something in the mail is always a nice surprise—especially when that something is a mental vacation in a box. Zhestia is an "at-home traveling experience," featuring everything you need to partake in one of the world's many traditions with...
By N/A, July 31, 2015
With all the controversy currently swirling over big game hunting, it’s nice to know there is an animal-friendly way to achieve that sought-after safari look without actually killing anything. In his old-world studio on Madrid’s tranquil yet trend...
By N/A, July 31, 2015
What would you do if you knew you had a potentially valuable asset that could vanish upon your death? Your bank account, empty. Your antique car, gone. Your grandmother’s jewelry, evaporated. Globe-trotters appear to have that problem: Many air...
By Erika Owen, July 31, 2015
SALt—which stands for "sustainable alternative lighting"—is a new travel lamp that runs completely on seawater (or a saline solution if you're using it off-shore). A team from inventors from the Phillipines came up with the idea to provide light a...
By Jenna Scatena, July 31, 2015
Some say San Francisco’s new restaurants are beginning to gravitate toward a common theme (hello, upmarket pub fare), while Oakland’s dining scene is increasingly diverse. Its latest opening is another fresh move: Salsipuedes, a seaside barbecue r...
By Caroline Hallemann, July 31, 2015
LISTEN The Waifs "Come Away" With sweet melodies and intimate, expertly crafted song lyrics, this trio of Australian troubadours (aided by an additional drummer and bassist) offers listeners a new take on its folk-rock sound with Beautiful Y...
By N/A, July 31, 2015
India’s population is set to surpass China’s by 2022, according to the United Nations’ latest report, and Uber isn’t missing a beat. The ride-hailing company said on Thursday that it plans to invest $1 billion into its operations in the South Asia...
By N/A, July 31, 2015
The final choice for the host city of the 2022 Winter Olympics was uninspiring. One candidate, Beijing, which co-bid with the lesser-known Chinese city of Zhangjiakou, spent months trying to convince International Olympic Committee (IOC) delegates...
By Nikki Ekstein, July 31, 2015
Anyone who has not yet heard about the tragic killing of Cecil the lion—the subject of an Oxford University research study and beloved Hwange National Park resident—might as well be living under a rock. The outrage surrounding the incident has bee...
By Rishi Iyengar / Time.com, July 31, 2015
Asia has been taking stock of its tiger population. The Bhutan government announced Wednesday—World Tiger Day—that its first-ever national survey revealed a total population of 103 tigers. This represents an increase from the previous estimate ...
By Erika Owen, July 30, 2015
Canon has announced a new camera with the ability to capture scenes in almost complete dark. With a whopping 4,000,000 ISO—most cameras boast numbers around 3,200—the camera lets in an enormous amount of light. The new design has a 2.26 megapixel ...
By Brooke Porter Katz, July 30, 2015
Alinea, El Bulli, Per Se, The French Laundry—chefs Kim Floresca and Daniel Ryan have worked in some of the best restaurants in the world. Two years ago, they gave up their positions at the three Michelin-starred Restaurant at Meadowood in Napa and...
By Brooke Porter Katz, July 30, 2015
Alinea, El Bulli, Per Se, The French Laundry—chefs Kim Floresca and Daniel Ryan have worked in some of the best restaurants in the world. Two years ago, they gave up their positions at the three Michelin-starred Restaurant at Meadowood in Napa and...
By Brooke Porter Katz, July 30, 2015
Alinea, El Bulli, Per Se, The French Laundry—chefs Kim Floresca and Daniel Ryan have worked in some of the best restaurants in the world. Two years ago, they gave up their positions at the three Michelin-starred Restaurant at Meadowood in Napa and...
By Brooke Porter Katz, July 30, 2015
Alinea, El Bulli, Per Se, The French Laundry—chefs Kim Floresca and Daniel Ryan have worked in some of the best restaurants in the world. Two years ago, they gave up their positions at the three Michelin-starred Restaurant at Meadowood in Napa and...
By Brooke Porter Katz, July 30, 2015
Alinea, El Bulli, Per Se, The French Laundry—chefs Kim Floresca and Daniel Ryan have worked in some of the best restaurants in the world. Two years ago, they gave up their positions at the three Michelin-starred Restaurant at Meadowood in Napa and...
By N/A, July 30, 2015
No offense to the extraordinary lobster rolls from Charleston’s The Ordinary or L.A.’s Hinoki & the Bird or Minneapolis’s Smack Shack, but sometimes you just have to eat the real thing. Those hankering for from-the-source New England lobster sh...
By N/A, July 30, 2015
No offense to the extraordinary lobster rolls from Charleston’s The Ordinary or L.A.’s Hinoki & the Bird or Minneapolis’s Smack Shack, but sometimes you just have to eat the real thing. Those hankering for from-the-source New England lobster sh...
By Erika Owen, July 30, 2015
The competition for America's best slice of pizza might be over (for this year). TripAdvisor pulled together the power of its user reviews to come up with the best cities and restaurants to grab a pie in the United States. Surprisingly, Chicago's ...
By Krista Simmons, July 30, 2015
The South Bay has been oft-overlooked when compared to its hipper, more heavily visited Northerly neighbors like Venice Beach and Santa Monica, but there’s a lot going on in this bustling Beach City. Body surfing, beach volleyball, people watching...
By Caroline Hallemann, July 30, 2015
A founding member of the Grammy-award winning Zac Brown Band, John Driskell Hopkins has spent more than his share of nights out on the road. In fact, even though he's currently on break from the group's summer Jekyll + Hyde tour, Hopkins is hittin...
By Caroline Hallemann, July 30, 2015
Still grieving over the Mad Men series finale? Now’s your chance to indulge in a little retail therapy. Starting Friday afternoon, Screen Bid is auctioning off a collection of the show’s meticulously curated costumes and props. Among the finds?...
By Caroline Hallemann, July 30, 2015
Still grieving over the Mad Men series finale? Now’s your chance to indulge in a little retail therapy. Starting Friday afternoon, Screen Bid is auctioning off a collection of the show’s meticulously curated costumes and props. Among the finds?...
By Caroline Hallemann, July 30, 2015
Still grieving over the Mad Men series finale? Now’s your chance to indulge in a little retail therapy. Starting Friday afternoon, Screen Bid is auctioning off a collection of the show’s meticulously curated costumes and props. Among the finds?...
By Caroline Hallemann, July 30, 2015
Still grieving over the Mad Men series finale? Now’s your chance to indulge in a little retail therapy. Starting Friday afternoon, Screen Bid is auctioning off a collection of the show’s meticulously curated costumes and props. Among the finds?...
By Caroline Hallemann, July 30, 2015
Still grieving over the Mad Men series finale? Now’s your chance to indulge in a little retail therapy. Starting Friday afternoon, Screen Bid is auctioning off a collection of the show’s meticulously curated costumes and props. Among the finds?...
By Caroline Hallemann, July 30, 2015
Still grieving over the Mad Men series finale? Now’s your chance to indulge in a little retail therapy. Starting Friday afternoon, Screen Bid is auctioning off a collection of the show’s meticulously curated costumes and props. Among the finds?...
By Caroline Hallemann, July 30, 2015
Still grieving over the Mad Men series finale? Now’s your chance to indulge in a little retail therapy. Starting Friday afternoon, Screen Bid is auctioning off a collection of the show’s meticulously curated costumes and props. Among the finds?...
By Caroline Hallemann, July 30, 2015
Still grieving over the Mad Men series finale? Now’s your chance to indulge in a little retail therapy. Starting Friday afternoon, Screen Bid is auctioning off a collection of the show’s meticulously curated costumes and props. Among the finds?...
By Caroline Hallemann, July 30, 2015
Still grieving over the Mad Men series finale? Now’s your chance to indulge in a little retail therapy. Starting Friday afternoon, Screen Bid is auctioning off a collection of the show’s meticulously curated costumes and props. Among the finds?...
By Caroline Hallemann, July 30, 2015
Still grieving over the Mad Men series finale? Now’s your chance to indulge in a little retail therapy. Starting Friday afternoon, Screen Bid is auctioning off a collection of the show’s meticulously curated costumes and props. Among the finds?...
By Caroline Hallemann, July 30, 2015
Still grieving over the Mad Men series finale? Now’s your chance to indulge in a little retail therapy. Starting Friday afternoon, Screen Bid is auctioning off a collection of the show’s meticulously curated costumes and props. Among the finds?...
By Andrew Ferren, July 30, 2015
Ironically Barcelona’s—and indeed the world’s—largest Art Nouveau complex is often overlooked by architecture lovers who come to the Catalan capital chanting “Gaudí, Gaudí, Gaudí.” Yet just a few blocks away from architect Antoní Gaudí’s celebrate...
By Erika Owen, July 30, 2015
 A software developer from Berlin named Ramiro Gomez created a poster-worthy visualization to every pub in Great Britain. By pulling public data from OpenStreetMap and using the Matplotlib Basecamp Toolkil—a gadget allowing you to plot location co...
By Alexandra Marshall, July 30, 2015
While the stereotype of the chic Parisian woman irks most of the Parisian women I know, it also happens to be the God’s honest truth. Many, many words have been dedicated to analyzing the phenomenon, but the explanation is really simple. Women fro...
By N/A, July 30, 2015
You won’t need a travel visa to attend Brasil Summerfest, but a Metrocard is highly recommended. The annual event brings a taste of Brazil to the streets of New York City with a cultural mix of music and film, all set to a samba beat. Running f...
By Mike Pomranz, July 30, 2015
In his search for America’s quietest spot, Emmy-award winning acoustic ecologist Gordon Hempton wasn’t looking for the absence of noise, but the absence of human-made noise. After visiting locations in all 48 continental states, he chose a locatio...
By N/A, July 30, 2015
An Australian official warned Thursday not to jump to conclusions about a barnacle-encrusted, 9-by-3-ft. piece of flotsam that washed up on the French island of Reunion — a discovery many are saying may be debris from the missing Malaysia Airlin...
By Erika Owen, July 30, 2015
Food, People, Places—a Youtube video series based on exactly what you'd expect—has shared a bit of culinary know-how for sandwich lovers. If you thought your Fraken-wich was a sight to be seen, wait until you see 13 popular sandwiches from around ...
By Erika Owen, July 30, 2015
The Eiffel Tower itself may not have changed much since the 1920s—although, the landmark was painted yellow at the turn of the 20th century—but the visitors sure have. While it's always been a tourist attraction, the '20s hosted a glamorous line-u...
By Erika Owen, July 30, 2015
The Eiffel Tower itself may not have changed much since the 1920s—although, the landmark was painted yellow at the turn of the 20th century—but the visitors sure have. While it's always been a tourist attraction, the '20s hosted a glamorous line-u...
By Erika Owen, July 30, 2015
The Eiffel Tower itself may not have changed much since the 1920s—although, the landmark was painted yellow at the turn of the 20th century—but the visitors sure have. While it's always been a tourist attraction, the '20s hosted a glamorous line-u...
By Erika Owen, July 30, 2015
The Eiffel Tower itself may not have changed much since the 1920s—although, the landmark was painted yellow at the turn of the 20th century—but the visitors sure have. While it's always been a tourist attraction, the '20s hosted a glamorous line-u...
By Erika Owen, July 30, 2015
The Eiffel Tower itself may not have changed much since the 1920s—although, the landmark was painted yellow at the turn of the 20th century—but the visitors sure have. While it's always been a tourist attraction, the '20s hosted a glamorous line-u...
By Erika Owen, July 30, 2015
The Eiffel Tower itself may not have changed much since the 1920s—although, the landmark was painted yellow at the turn of the 20th century—but the visitors sure have. While it's always been a tourist attraction, the '20s hosted a glamorous line-u...
By Erika Owen, July 30, 2015
New York City-based photographer Walter Chang did what we all sometimes wish we could: He quit his job, packed up his life, cleared his savings, and took off on a trip around the world without a truly solid plan as to where he was heading. He expe...
By Max Grinnell, July 30, 2015
By Michal Addady, July 30, 2015
Following consumer complaints about the amusement park’s price discrepancies, Disneyland Paris is facing an investigation by the European Commission and French authorities. The park has been accused of charging customers more based on their cou...
By Tom Austin, July 30, 2015
In Cornwall, England, Port Eliot is the 1,000-year-old ancestral seat of the Earl and Countess of St. Germans, possibly the oldest continuously occupied house in the United Kingdom. Napoleon, sailing by the property, called Port Eliot the “most be...
By Katie James, July 30, 2015
By Corina Quinn, July 30, 2015
Hong Kong architects John Lin and Olivier Ottevaere have partnered with their students at the University of Hong Kong and completed The Warp, a swelling wooden overlook that echoes the surrounding mountains in Ludian town, Yunnan, China. This i...
By Corina Quinn, July 30, 2015
Hong Kong architects John Lin and Olivier Ottevaere have partnered with their students at the University of Hong Kong and completed The Warp, a swelling wooden overlook that echoes the surrounding mountains in Ludian town, Yunnan, China. This i...
By Corina Quinn, July 30, 2015
Hong Kong architects John Lin and Olivier Ottevaere have partnered with their students at the University of Hong Kong and completed The Warp, a swelling wooden overlook that echoes the surrounding mountains in Ludian town, Yunnan, China. This i...
By N/A, July 30, 2015
If you think a nice nap in a steam room is just what you need to relax after an intense workout, think again. Shape spoke with Dr. Daniel Vigil, an associate professor of health sciences at UCLA and team physician for the UCLA Department of Int...
By N/A, July 30, 2015
On August 1, 1639, a group of Augustinian sisters from France stepped off a boat into what today is Quebec City, Canada, carrying with them a signed charter from King Louis XIII and a mission to care for the sick. Tomorrow, on August 1—376 years t...
By N/A, July 30, 2015
On August 1, 1639, a group of Augustinian sisters from France stepped off a boat into what today is Quebec City, Canada, carrying with them a signed charter from King Louis XIII and a mission to care for the sick. Tomorrow, on August 1—376 years t...
By N/A, July 30, 2015
On August 1, 1639, a group of Augustinian sisters from France stepped off a boat into what today is Quebec City, Canada, carrying with them a signed charter from King Louis XIII and a mission to care for the sick. Tomorrow, on August 1—376 years t...
By N/A, July 30, 2015
On August 1, 1639, a group of Augustinian sisters from France stepped off a boat into what today is Quebec City, Canada, carrying with them a signed charter from King Louis XIII and a mission to care for the sick. Tomorrow, on August 1—376 years t...
By Bridget Arsenault, July 29, 2015
By Erika Owen, July 29, 2015
Finally, you can wear your favorite landmark—or at least a satellite image of your destination of choice. Cityzen by Azin is a line of apparel and accessories for men and women that feature NASA imagery taken 3-5 miles above cities around the worl...
By Melanie Lieberman, July 29, 2015
The Digs: The Titus Villa, a Laurel Collection Suite at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada  Size: 11,200 square feet Price: $25,000 a night The Skinny: We think Rome’s renowned Emperor Titus would be more than comfortable in this lavish...
By Melanie Lieberman, July 29, 2015
The Digs: The Titus Villa, a Laurel Collection Suite at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada  Size: 11,200 square feet Price: $25,000 a night The Skinny: We think Rome’s renowned Emperor Titus would be more than comfortable in this lavish...
By Melanie Lieberman, July 29, 2015
The Digs: The Titus Villa, a Laurel Collection Suite at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada  Size: 11,200 square feet Price: $25,000 a night The Skinny: We think Rome’s renowned Emperor Titus would be more than comfortable in this lavish...
By Lisa Cheng, July 29, 2015
Australia Get 50 percent off from Intrepid Travel, a Down-Under based small-group tour operator known for taking travelers off the beaten path. Two-for-one Rock to Rock Safari includes: • Two nights in safari camps in the Northern Territory...
By Brooke Porter Katz, July 29, 2015
There was a time in my life when I ate an Amy’s bean-and-cheese burrito almost everyday for lunch. So the 25-year-old me was extremely excited to hear about the organic frozen food company’s latest development: a healthy fast-food drive thru in Ro...
By N/A, July 29, 2015
United Airlines, the world’s second-largest airline by seat capacity, was the target of a group of Chinese hackers who were behind one of the largest breaches of government data in U.S. history. The airline detected an attack on its computer sy...
By N/A, July 29, 2015
It’s back: Disney’s Captain EO ride. The attraction, which graced Epcot originally from 1986 to 1994, stars the King of Pop himself in full 3-D glory. The ride was brought back in 2010 after the pop star’s death, and Disney is reinstating it ag...
By Erika Owen, July 29, 2015
A youth organization called Germen Crew completely transformed a hillside in Pachuca, Mexico. The result is much more than a pretty picture (although it most certainly is that). The group worked with residents to turn the space into a 20,000-squar...
By Jenny Adams, July 29, 2015
Summer screams “road trip,” with the energy of a teenager, conjuring images of bare feet sticking out of an open passenger window and a live stream of black asphalt unfolding in the rearview mirror. Americans in particular have a long and historic...
By Jenny Adams, July 29, 2015
Summer screams “road trip,” with the energy of a teenager, conjuring images of bare feet sticking out of an open passenger window and a live stream of black asphalt unfolding in the rearview mirror. Americans in particular have a long and historic...
By Jenny Adams, July 29, 2015
Summer screams “road trip,” with the energy of a teenager, conjuring images of bare feet sticking out of an open passenger window and a live stream of black asphalt unfolding in the rearview mirror. Americans in particular have a long and historic...
By Jenny Adams, July 29, 2015
Summer screams “road trip,” with the energy of a teenager, conjuring images of bare feet sticking out of an open passenger window and a live stream of black asphalt unfolding in the rearview mirror. Americans in particular have a long and historic...
By Krista Simmons, July 29, 2015
It may seem like the Land of Endless Summers, but there are seasons in Los Angeles. Admittedly, though, they’re marked more by the produce offerings at the farmers markets and events going on around town. Summer is defined not by better weather—th...
By Erika Owen, July 29, 2015
Debris found off the coast of Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean could possibly be from the Malaysia Airlines plane that mysteriously disappeared on its way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8th, 2014. According to CNN, what is thought to be a...
By Erika Owen, July 29, 2015
MileHi insists it's not the Tinder of the skies, but with a name like that it's almost hard to believe. The app is focused on 'networking'—specifically helping solo travelers meet up with like-minded travelers before, during, and after a trip. At ...
By Erika Owen, July 29, 2015
Anyone that can't make it out to the Breaking Bad themed pop-up bar in London can now consider a trip to Istanbul, which is home to a new Walter White coffee house. Water's Coffee Roastery borrows the super-clean aesthetic from the show's secret c...
By Corina Quinn, July 29, 2015
Chef Chloe Coscarelli (you may remember her from the Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars”) has opened a casual café and restaurant in New York City’s West Village, featuring a menu of 100% plant-based options. The longtime vegan chef partnered with ESqua...
By Corina Quinn, July 29, 2015
Chef Chloe Coscarelli (you may remember her from the Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars”) has opened a casual café and restaurant in New York City’s West Village, featuring a menu of 100% plant-based options. The longtime vegan chef partnered with ESqua...
By Erika Owen, July 29, 2015
Thirty-seven years old may not seem like such an accomplishment at first, but that comes out to be 111 years in panda years. Jia Jia—an absolutely adorable giant panda living in a Hong Kong wildlife sanctuary called Ocean Park—recently broke the w...

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