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Where to admire the beauty of the pagoda

A signature of East and Southeast Asian architecture and common to China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam and other countries in the region, the pagoda is a tiered tower-like structure made of brick, stone, or wood and characterized by multiple, upward curving eaves. The pagoda traces its origins to that of the stupa—a hemispherical, domed, commemorative monument first constructed in ancient India. The pagoda itself is usually associated with a Buddhist temple complex, but there are those that serve a purely decorative purpose. Click through the following gallery and take a closer look at these towering achievements of architectural splendor.


Bugsy Siegel Couldn't Escape His Sins

The roots of Las Vegas have their stories—and some of those stories trace back to the rowdy streets of New York City, and the legend himself, Bugsy Siegel.


Whatever happened to Britain's great train robbers?

The Great Train Robbery remains one of the most infamous heists in British criminal history. In the early 1960s, a masked gang held up a Glasgow to London mail train and stole money worth millions. Some of the robbers evaded capture for years, with one or two later becoming celebrities by cashing in on their notoriety. The majority were eventually jailed. But one escaped justice, a mysterious figure whose identity is still subject to speculation 60 years later. Click through, get on track, and find out what happened to Britain's great train robbers.


Different ways that spirits may communicate with us

Have you ever spotted a wild animal during the day and felt it was there to tell you something? Ever felt your hairs stand on end when listening to a song you haven't heard in years? If so, it's possible a spirit was trying to contact you. Indeed, many people believe that our loved ones stay in contact with us via various channels, even once they have passed. Curious? Check out this gallery to find out more.


These Small Towns in California Are Bursting With Beauty and Charm

Nope, this isn't Italy.


History's most impressive sea forts

Sea forts are fortified stone structures located in the ocean. They can be found in the shallows near the coast, or set further off the mainland in deeper water. Built mainly to defend the approaches to a city or estuary, most sea forts were constructed on natural or artificial islands and would have provided a formidable obstacle to an invading navy. Today, many of these unique sea defenses still stand. But where can you admire some truly impressive and historic examples? Click through and find out where waves meet walls.


7 of the Most Ridiculously Long Interstates in the U.S.

Historic, iconic, impossibly long.


The 28 Best Westerns of All Time

Saddle up for a trip to Hollywood's version of the Wild West.


30 Rare Photographs Taken at Chateau Marmont

The iconic Hollywood hotel has been a favorite among celebrities for nearly 100 years.


Pottery city wins global recognition for craft

Stoke-on-Trent is joining other cities across the globe with World Craft City status.


The Wild Baroness Rothschild

Baroness Nica Rothschild ruled over The Stanhope Hotel in New York City, but people didn’t realize she kept disturbing secrets locked up in her rooms.


Boy with autism found dead in the water at resort near Disney World

Rakim Akbari, 3, wandered away from a resort just outside of Walt Disney World at some point on Thursday morning, prompting a missing child alert.


How the South Central Bell tower came to be

How the South Central Bell tower came to be


The Best Solo Travel Destinations in the United States for an Unforgettable Adventure

Whether you're looking for nonstop activity or total relaxation. While traveling with friends and family can be a lot of fun, going somewhere alone has its perks. You get to choose everything — the destination, the hotel, the itinerary, the restaurants, how much money you spend and beyond. Only one opinion matters...yours. It's also a great way to push yourself out of your comfort zone, meet new people (if you so choose), unplug, rejuvenate and bask in moments of reflection — or even just escape reality for a few days. Whether you're planning your first adventure on your own or are a solo travel veteran, choosing a destination can be overwhelming, especially if you still have a lot of places to check off your bucket list. The good news is, you don't have to go far for the adventure or relaxation you crave, because there are plenty of options across the U.S. Weighing variables such as walkability, safety, self care opportunities, number of historic sites and museums and access to nature, we've come up with a list of the best places in the U.S. for solo travelers — ranging from mountain and beach destinations to small towns and large cities. Time to book your ticket for one, plan your itinerary (or don't, remember, it's your trip!) and answer to no one except yourself for a few days.


UNC students who shielded the American flag get a warm welcome at RNC

Fraternity brothers from UNC who defied pro-Gaza protestors by banding together to keep the U.S. flag from touching the ground received a loud and warm welcome from RNC attendees.


Archaeologists closer to exact room where Jesus ate Last Supper

Archaeologists are working to uncover whether the Upper Room in Jerusalem is the official site of Jesus's Last Supper. It is also believed to be where Jesus reappeared after he died.


These are the most dangerous roads in the US

With 4.19 million miles (6.74 million km) of roads, the US is a country built for driving. However, with that many routes to ride on, you can be sure that some roads are going to be less safe than others. In fact, roughly 36,000 people die on American roads each year. And while you can't blame the roads alone, there are certainly some that host more than their fair share of fatal accidents. With this in mind, click on to discover the most dangerous roads in the US.


40 Things That Didn't Exist 40 Years Ago

The world really was a different place back then.


The 8 Oldest Restaurants in New York City

These iconic restaurants have withstood the test of time.


The most unpopular countries in the world — can you guess America's position?

Internet trolls show no mercy when it comes to sharing their opinions online. Voters on The Top Tens have shared their thoughts on their favorite and least favorite countries, and the reasons range from serious human rights violations to the locals' alleged rude behavior towards tourists. Is your favorite travel destination actually one of the most unpopular countries in the world? Click through the gallery to see if you agree with these rankings or not.


15 Countries Worth Visiting for an Epic Drive

Whether it's the awesome roads, incredible terrain, or lax driving laws, plan your next road trip with this guide to our international favorite driving spots.


Tourists who've ruined historic artifacts and attractions

For some reason, certain people traveling abroad seem to think that normal rules of conduct just cease to apply. Like most tourists, they want to go see the ancient marvels and modern manifestations of culture in museums and galleries, and yet they leave a trail of waste in their wake, sometimes including the art and artifacts. Of course, it's not always on purpose, but, as you'll soon see, many times it really is out of sheer stupidity. Through selfies, graffiti, and other foolish antics, these people are oftentimes responsible for stricter tourist regulations, huge restoration bills, and even the irreparable damage of priceless artifacts. Curious to hear the stories? Click through and find out.


Hate crowds? Try these alternatives to famous destinations


20 of America's Best Historic Homes You Definitely Have to Visit

Yes, it's time to plan a trip!


California's most famous beaches are hiding this disgusting secret

Ten beaches along the shores of California and Baja California, including around the Santa Monica Pier, received the poorest water quality ratings on the West Coast.


13 Ways Experts Find the Most Valuable Items at Thrift Stores

Never miss a hidden gem again.


Damanhur: inside the secret underground Temples of Humankind

Did you know that there is an underground complex of temples that were built in secret in Italy? Excavations started in 1978, and it took approximately 15 years to complete. Inside you will find a number of rooms that are astonishing works of art. But who built these, and why? And can you actually visit the temples? Click through the following gallery and find out the answers to these and more questions.


I converted a British Gas VW into a home-on-wheels and travel the UK with my dogs and partner - here are the most surprising things about van life and the top three places to visit

Owen Price, 32, from Arbroath, in Scotland, uses his van most weekends to travel alongside partner Megan Mcleod, 28, and their dogs Riley, 13, and Skye, nine.


The 20 Best Luggage Brands Worth Investing In

From Samsonite to Rimowa, Tumi to Away—here's what you need to know about each one.


These Dog-Friendly Hotels Will Pamper Your Pup in Luxury

Save this for your next road trip.


After a Night at These Luxurious New International Hotels, You’ll Never Want to Come Home.

Wanderlust is not a deadly sin.


25 Beautiful Cities Around the World to Add to Your Travel Bucket List

These skylines will give you a surge of inspiration.


The Most Beautiful Small Towns In Every State

Why yes, we would love to reside in a place where we can pan for sapphires.


15 Dishes That Prove The Best American Food Is From The Midwest

You might want to book a flight to Omaha ASAP.


34 Rare Vintage Photos of The Plaza Hotel

It’s always been the place to be.


The best and worst US cities for singles in 2024

Struggling to meet someone? You might not be totally to blame! It turns out the city where you live makes a big difference. Some cities have a much higher number of single people, or going out to meet people comes at a lower cost, with better amenities and safety available. Dating in these cities makes it a lot easier for singles to spend time (and money) meeting new people, with a bigger dating pool available to choose from. Conversely, there are cities where unaffordability is a problem, where there is a mismatch between the number of singles of a certain gender, or there is a smaller pool of eligible people to date. Curious? Click on to find out which US cities you should go, and where to avoid, if you're single in 2024. All prices in USD.


The five ancient cities that once ruled North America

Well before the Europeans arrived, the indigenous people of North America raised cities that rivaled those an ocean away. From Teotihuacan to Cahokia, these ancient metropolises featured striking pyramids, palaces, temples, and tombs. Some even had ties throughout Central America, while others were believed to have had the equal power and advancements of the Inca and Aztec. Today, archaeologists are slowly discovering more about the splendid past of North America's first megacities. Intrigued? Let's find out more about these ancient metropolises.


Miraculous stories of plane crash survivors

Plane crashes have been some of the deadliest accidents in history, yet, somehow, there are people that are fortunate enough to walk away alive from such incidents. Click through this gallery to learn more about the amazing stories of airline accident survivors.


Airlines are scrambling to fix the unsustainable crisis caused by too many cheap flights

A flood of low-priced, money-losing, economy-class seats has airlines across the industry scrambling to fix this crisis for their bottom lines.


Want to Keep Deer From Eating Your Garden? Here's What to Plant

If Bambi likes to visit your garden, this list is for you.


The welcome signs of every US state (and their meaning)

Welcome signs serve as indicators of having crossed state lines. They are also important tools in marketing a state to visitors. Some US states have really interesting signage; many feature nicknames and slogans, and also make reference to the region's unique landmarks and visitor attractions. So, how do you want to be greeted? In this gallery you'll find the welcome signs for all 50 US states, and the meaning behind them. Click on.


Beloved Las Vegas tradition being killed by 'corporate greed'

Las Vegas' lounge shows, popular in the 1950s and 60s, are fading due to corporate greed. Mega resorts and superstar residencies overshadowed these intimate venues that showcase local talent.


Beautiful Cities in Greece That Deserve More Love

Don't overlook these hidden gems!


The 21 Best Travel Pants That Aren’t Leggings

Heading off on a trip and don’t know what to wear? Before you rummage for bottoms in the back of your closet, take a look at these elevated travel pants. We understand whether you’re traveling by plane, train, or car, comfort is key. And while we love our trusty leggings and cozy sweats, some folks prefer looking a little more pulled together with stylish bottoms during their trips. When it came to curating our best travel pants, we put in place...


Calling all whiskey lovers, Malbon and Bushmills just dropped landmark first spirits and golf style collaboration

It’s a love story for the generations: The oldest whiskey distillery in the world—granted a license in 1608—blended with golf fashion’s prodigal youngling, to create a marriage of groundbreaking tastemakers. For each brand, this partnership marks a first: For Bushmills Irish Whiskey, this is the company’s first trip to the golf apparel space; and f...


9 Underrated Areas to Get a Vacation Home

These under-the-radar destinations are the perfect place to kick back and relax.


Why you should visit Uruguay

Switch off your cell phone, leave civilization behind you, and spend an unforgettable vacation in Uruguay. Its 170,000 sq km holds wonders of nature and surprising hidden gems that will leave you breathless. Discover more about these heavenly corners of tranquility!


Princess of Wales hails ‘power of nature’ as Natural History Museum unveils garden project

The Princess of Wales hailed the “power of nature” as she shared a message of support for the National History Museum’s new project. The Princess, who is undergoing cancer treatment, said nature could help keep us “physically, mentally and spiritually healthy”. As patron of the Natural History Museum, and a staunch believer in encouraging children ...


13 Beautiful City Skyline Photos Snapped Around the World

Dazzling views from the top await.


13 Amusement Parks in the U.S. That Are Completely Free to Enter

A few even charge you nothing for parking and entertainment. Amusement parks are synonymous with so many wonderful things: fun in the sun, rollercoasters and carousels, games galore and delicious food. And all in a colorful, jubilant, family-friendly setting. The only issue? Joy like that does not typically come cheap. Or can it? Well, at these 13 amusement parks across the U.S., from the Golden to the Garden States, you can save on one very important front: entry. While the vast majority of amusement parks — including Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and Busch Gardens — require tickets just to walk through the gates, these resorts and parks do not. Of course, if you want to ride the rides or snack on the snacks, you'll still have to open your wallet. (A good thing can only go so far!) But if you're someone who's more about the vibes than the rides, this is the list for you. Make sure you scroll to the bottom: There's one very famous park that's about to go "open gate" with its water parks for guests staying on property. (Hint: It's home to a special mouse!)