~Travel & Leisure~

30 incredible natural phenomena you have to experience to believe
Whether you are an adventurer seeking new experiences or a science enthusiast fascinated by the mysteries of the world, these wonders will leave you in awe.
Fuel your outdoor adventures: 12 energizing vegan camping meals
With a little bit of preparation, you can fuel even the energy requirements of the great outdoors with these delicious, whole, plant-based camping meals.
A visual guide to Bangkok’s rich cultural treasures
From ornate temples and bustling markets to traditional Thai experiences, there is something for everyone to discover in Bangkok.
How to sleep tight and not let the bed bugs hitch a ride home from vacation: 10 tips
Whether you're staying in a hotel, Airbnb, or vacation rental, the tips in this article will help you keep bed bugs at bay and ensure a pest-free return home.
10 insane teenager highs that weren’t urban legends, after all
There is nothing braver or more creative than a broke teenager in search of a high.
The urban underground: secrets under today’s modern cities
Many cities have rich histories that date back millennia, and the source of that history lies right below the structures and streets that make their modern versions.
Are you guilty of these 12 high crimes against tea?
And yes, the oriental tea ceremony is one of them. One should never rush a cup of tea, but come on!
5 secrets that will make you the star of karaoke night
Your friends and coworkers will never think of you the same way again. Here's how to not just be good at, but dominate, karaoke night.
The human wonders of America’s long lost sideshows
The freak show lives on as reality shows, but the fantasy world dreamed up by PT Barnum lies as a relic in the depths of the American imagination.
The catchy genius of the ‘nonsense song’: an ode to silly songs
It's easy to dismiss nonsense songs as silly and dumb, but they have a rich history and channel the very lifeblood of rock'n'roll.
The true history of absinthe, and the reason it was banned for 100 years
The drink has a colorful history involving everything from medical miracles to murder.
Classical music cheat sheet: everything you need to know, in one sitting
Become irresistibly cultured after just one afternoon of study with this 8-step cheat sheet you can't fail.
Five true tales of beer saving the day
Beer has often turned hairy situations right-side-up just by existing and isn't getting enough credit.
This 70s Hawaiian commune was a hippie paradise until the government burnt it down
Elizabeth Taylor's brother Howard Taylor allowed 13 hippies to move into his beachfront property to live rent free—and they built a tree house paradise.
Jamming with Elvis and toking with Dylan: what it was really like to tour with The Beatles
Author and journalist Ivor Davis saw Beatlemania spread from coast to coast while on the road with The Fab Four in the mid 60s.
11 short story collections that need to be in every bookshelf
Ah, short stories—the lazy man’s novel. But so much harder to pull off.
How to have sex in a port-a-potty—and 5 other festival tips
If you’re going to a festival this summer, we thought we’d provide you with a few pointers.
Which bookstore trope are you?
These are the ten types of people you'll see at the bookstore.
The 12 most infamous chef feuds
Celebrity chefdom is rife with conflict: Here's our definitive roundup of the 12 biggest, baddest, craziest celebrity chef feuds.
Bar etiquette: the ultimate guide to ordering drinks
I have spent more hours in a bar than any non-employee should, and I've learned that bartenders hate almost all of us.
How to get secretly drunk at children’s birthday parties (and other events)
I like my children, but I LOVE them even more after a few drinks. This is the true secret to raising children.
An anonymous bartender spills… 10 tips to get better service
Pointers for endearing yourself to your barman and getting your drinks refilled with stunning regularity.
Deadliest Place on Earth: 10 Disneyland rides with blood on their tracks
“The Happiest Place on Earth” is littered with the ghosts of fallen visitors.