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The Country’s Best Speakeasies

The Country’s Best Speakeasies

During the Prohibition era, speakeasies weren’t simply the hottest clubs in town — they were the only clubs in town, and illegal at that. When the 21st Amendment was passed in 1933 and Americans were free,

Everything You Need to Know About Ice Hotels

Everything You Need to Know About Ice Hotels

Where are they? Not Jamaica, for starters. Since ice hotels require constant subzero temperatures — and their proprietors like a steady stream of clientele — there are few places in the world where they can be built. In addition to the aptly-named ICEHOTEL in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden

A Beginner’s Guide to the Pacific Island Nations

A Beginner’s Guide to the Pacific Island Nations

With tens of thousands of islands, islets and atolls scattered throughout the South Pacific, it’s easy to confuse the independent countries that govern them. Here’s a little background info to help you tell them apart.

The World’s Best Hostels by Continent

The World’s Best Hostels by Continent

Every year, Hostelworld.com presents ‘Hoscar’ awards to the finest communal lodging establishments in the world. This year’s winners (by continent) are:

America’s Best Food Trucks

America’s Best Food Trucks

Food trucks are everywhere these days, and each mobile eatery that pops up seems to generate a devoted following among local foodies. Here are some of our coast-to-coast favorites.

6 Overlooked Travel Cities

6 Overlooked Travel Cities

When we think of glamorous travel we usually think of London, Paris, New York and when we think of rugged travel we think of Nepal, Patagonia, and Alaska. While these locations have the reputation to back

The ‘-stans’: A Comprehensive Guide to Central Asia

The ‘-stans’: A Comprehensive Guide to Central Asia

The geography of Central Asia has always proven to be a conundrum to the majority of U.S. citizens. The five former Soviet republics that lie between the Middle East, Russia and the Caspian Sea have

The World’s 10 Most Haunted Destinations

The World’s 10 Most Haunted Destinations

In many countries around the world, October (and the beginning of November) are reserved for holidays that focus on honoring the dead, warding off evil

5 Places to View Amazing Fall Foliage in the U.S.

5 Places to View Amazing Fall Foliage in the U.S.

The days have grown shorter, the air more crisp, and in the Northwest it has finally begun to rain. Although the fall often represents decay it is also a time of rejuvenation: it’s time for comfort food, for the promise of ski season, and

The World’s Top 9 Rooftop Bars

The World’s Top 9 Rooftop Bars

While sipping a cocktail under the stars is arguably enjoyable at any establishment, some rooftop bars go beyond typical ‘outdoor boozing’ to deliver a first-class experience. Here is our list of the best alfresco watering holes across the globe.