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Archaeologists Find Mystery Coffin At Richard III Burial Site

Archaeologists Find Mystery Coffin At Richard III Burial Site University of Leicester Archaeologists from the University of Leicester in England have discovered a strange coffin at the same site where they discovered the remains of King Richard III earlier this year. The team was digging in the foundations of the Franciscan friary...

U.S. Navy Ship Goes On Display. . .In North Korea

U.S. Navy Ship Goes On Display. . .In North Korea Michael Day It's one of the most popular attractions in Pyongyang, North Korea, and with a new coat of paint it's ready to attract more admiring crowds for a brainwashing display of jingoism. The USS Pueblo is a U.S. Navy spy ship captured by the North Korean Navy in...

Travel's Three Gifts: Notes from an Indonesian Island

Travel's Three Gifts: Notes from an Indonesian Island Candace Rose Rarton The first time I meet Rai is at the morning market in Sampalan, the largest town on the Indonesian island of Nusa Penida. She says hello to me from behind mounds of mangos and bright green chilies at the stall she runs with her mother. Despite the...

5 Tips For Traveling With Pets

5 Tips For Traveling With Pets Beverly, Flickr For those of us who consider pets members of the family, leaving them behind when we travel often isn't an option, especially if they're a certified companion or therapy animal. Sometimes, however, we just want to bring our furry friends along. Fortunately,...

Kids' Bedroom Replicates 737 Cockpit, Doubles As Flight Simulator

When I was a kid, beds modeled after race cars were all the rage. Apparently, what's cool these days is having a bedroom that so closely resembles a 737 cockpit, it doubles as a simulator. Oh, and bonus points if your dad builds it. According to Gizmodo, Laurent Aigon has...

How To Avoid Getting Attacked By A Mockingbird

Reports of mockingbirds attacking people who were walking through Transmitter Park in Greenpoint, Brooklyn started coming in over the last couple of weeks, but mockingbird attacks aren't limited to New York City. That's because mockingbird attacks aren't contingent on a...

Movie Questions SeaWorld's Animal Capitivity Practices

A vacation to SeaWorld may not seem as innocent as it once may have with the release of 'Blackfish.' The documentary explores the case of Tilikum, an orca who killed three people in 2010, while also providing context and information on captive whales in general. Now that...

Why Do Bees Swarm Airports?

A swarm of bees kept US Airways Flight 2690 grounded at Charlotte/Douglas International Airport yesterday afternoon for over two hours. The plane, which was heading to Indianapolis, was unable to take off when the swarm surrounded the nose of the plane. Since some people...

Visiting A Working Silver Mine In Potosi, Bolivia

Visiting A Working Silver Mine In Potosi, Bolivia Laurel Miller, Gadling Bolivia has a turbulent, often tragic history. Rich in natural resources, the country was plundered by the Spaniards for silver and gold in the 15th century, exploiting the indigenous Quechua and Aymara peoples in the process. Yet, Bolivia has managed...

Who Are The People Behind The Voices In The Airport?

Who Are The People Behind The Voices In The Airport? Nick Harris, Flickr If you're late, an airport can be a stressful place (although some people might love to call one home). You're juggling your overpacked carry-on bag, trying to find your ticket -- or did you go for the mobile boarding pass this time? -- and suddenly...

Rare View Of Empire State Building Endangered

Rare View Of Empire State Building Endangered I had only been talking to Brooklyn's Richard Kessler for a minute or two before he began telling me about his personal passion project: protecting a rare view of the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Mirador. The view of the iconic building from the edge of Prospect...

Find The World's Best Festivals

Find The World's Best Festivals Chip Conley, Fest300 Do you travel for food, culture or history? You can find all that and more at a festival, and a website launched this week aims to connect travelers with some of the world's most unique, exciting and unusual festivals. Fest300 is part practical...

Valencia: Spain's Third City Offers Culture And Cuisine

Valencia: Spain's Third City Offers Culture And Cuisine Sean McLachlan There's a well-worn tourist trail in Spain: Madrid for the art, Barcelona for the nightlife and the Costa del Sol for the beaches. All of these are great, but there are plenty of other spots that often slip under the radar. Valencia, for example, gets plenty...

Five Things To Bring On A Long-Distance Bus Trip In A Developing Nation

Five Things To Bring On A Long-Distance Bus Trip In A Developing Nation David Dennis, Flickr It may be a cliche, but it's true: if you want to get off the beaten path when you travel, at some point you're going to have to take a long-distance bus ride. Even if you're not a backpacker, some destinations are accessible only by the most...

New Dinosaur Unearthed (And On Display) In Utah

New Dinosaur Unearthed (And On Display) In Utah Rick Bowmer, AP Dinosaur lovers will be flocking to the University of Utah in Salt Lake City to check out a new discovery, a big-nosed, horned-faced dinosaur found in what is now Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Here's some stats about this new species, now named...

Hi: A Narrative Mapping Site

Hi: A Narrative Mapping Site Hi is a new website that allows users to map their journeys through personal narrative and original photography. The platform relies upon moments and their respective places. The goal of Hi is to map the world and if the execution of the idea proves to be as good as the...

The Aboriginal Art Of Australia's Kakadu National Park

The Aboriginal Art Of Australia's Kakadu National Park Kraig Becker Australia's vast and wild Northern Territory holds a number of wonders for visitors to discover, not the least of which is Kakadu National Park. Spread out across more than 7600 square miles, the park is the true embodiment of the Outback with a rugged and...

The Desolate Salt Mines Of Sal Island, Cape Verde

The Desolate Salt Mines Of Sal Island, Cape Verde I didn't know about Sal until a couple weeks before I departed for a trip to the island, at the invitation of a friend who wanted to go there for the purpose of diving and also wanted to have a travel partner in tow. I knew little about the country of Cape Verde. Between...

Vampires Exhumed From Polish Graveyard

Vampires Exhumed From Polish Graveyard Wikimedia Commons A graveyard containing the remains of four vampires has been excavated by a team of archaeologists in Poland, Polskie Radio reports. The archaeologists were excavating ahead of the construction of a new road in Gliwice, southern Poland, when they...

Tangier, Morocco: Stop And Stay A While

Tangier, Morocco: Stop And Stay A While Almudena Alonso-Herrero Every now and then in my travels I find a spot where I want to stop for a while. Damascus, Harar and the Orkney Islands have all captured my imagination because of their rich culture and laid back atmosphere. Damascus is lost, sucked into the...

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