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16 Oct

Could Traveling To Green Destinations Make You Happier?

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I had woken up at 6:00 a.m. to get to Waimea Canyon State Park on Kauai by sunrise, squeezing it in ahead of a packed day. After about an hour of driving from the Grand Hyatt in Koloa, I pulled over at a lookout and leaned against the metal fence, staring out into the gorge where chestnut browns met emerald green hues. I stood there for 10 minutes, completely entranced by the rugged terrain and distinctive grooves that ran through the hills, before jumping back in my car and continuing upward. I stopped at three more viewpoints along the way, ending in Koke‘e State Park, catching glimpses of Kalalau Valley and the Na Pali Coast, and spent about an hour completely wrapped up...
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27 Sep

Uber Now Lets Your Driver Give *You* Feedback

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If you’ve ever gotten curious enough to take a peek at your Uber rating, chances are you were either incredibly disappointed or pleasantly surprised to see a picture-perfect rating. No matter how many nice conversations you hold with your driver or how many times you’ve kept them waiting, you might still be wondering why your rating is so high or low. But that's about to change. Starting Tuesday, UberPOOL and UberX riders in the U.S. and Canada will be able to receive feedback from their drivers that might just help you improve your rider rating once and for all. This new update to the Uber app allows drivers to offer feedback when giving a passenger a rating of less than five stars, in the...
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14 Sep

The Trans-Siberian Railway Might Soon Take Passengers From London To Tokyo

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A journey on the Trans Siberian Railway is often hailed as the trip of a lifetime, mostly because the 6,152 mile route between Moscow and Vladivostok is believed to be the longest you can take on just one train. Yet the historic railway could soon become even more spectacular, thanks to an ambitious proposal from the Russian government.

Russia has recently announced its plan to link the Trans-Siberian Railway from London to Tokyo, The Independent reports. Beginning in Britain's capital, the 8,400 mile route would take travelers through Germany, Poland, and the Russian mainland before finishing in Hokkaidok, the northernmost of Japan’s main islands, where it would link with the Japanese rail network.

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Trans-Siberian Railway in Krabarovsk, Russi

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7 Sep

LVMH Is Transforming This Iconic Paris Garden Into a $71.5 Million Theme Park

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A Paris garden, with a strong fashion link, is to open as a theme park next year following a €60 million (about $71.5 million) redevelopment.
Luxury goods multinational LVMH, which looks after brands including Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton and Fendi, has confirmed it has been given planning permission to convert the 157-year-old Jardin d'Acclimatation into one of France's top amusement parks.

CELEBRATION _ The day before the launch of the complete makeover, the @jardindacclimatation invites visitors to a special day of free entry, rides and entertainment. Rendezvous on Sunday, September 3, to celebrate the future Jardin d’Acclimatation! More information on jardindacclimatation.fr _ #jardindacclimatation #themepark #paris #nature
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Sadly, it won't be fashion-themed, but the 18-hectare space...
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31 Aug

Is Phoenix The Coffee Capital Of The Southwest?

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Arizona’s largest city has long been linked with golf, spas, and desert hikes. Coffee took a backseat as cities like Seattle and Portland enticed folks to sip pour-over, single-origin brew. Now, with a cluster of new indie cafés, Phoenix is poised to be the coffee capital of the Southwest. Inside these new spots, terms like seed-to-cup and fair trade are tossed around as often as sports scores or talk about the weather. And the epicenter of this scene is downtown, where baristas run a long shift roasting beans at dawn and stay open late, catering to artists, students, and downtown dwellers. With a new light rail line from the airport, a new Arizona State University campus, and a mix of condos and apartments popping...
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30 Aug

You Can Visit The Real-Life King’s Landing, But Locals Don’t Want You To

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Now that there’s probably more than a year until the next (and final) season of Game of Thrones comes out, you have time to check out some of the real-life locations for yourself. But if you want to visit the real-life King’s Landing, be wary, because every other Game of Thrones fan has had the same idea. Insane overcrowding has led the city of Dubrovnik, Croatia, to crack down on the number of tourists who can visit the area Cersei Lannister calls home.

According to the Telegraph, Dubrovnik Mayor Mato Franković is set to cap the number of people who can visit each day at just 4,000, which is half of UNESCO's recommendation. That’s because the pedestrian-only medieval section gets overcrowded with visitors.

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29 Aug

OMG, This Mermaid Café Might Be the Most Magical Place on Earth

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They give you a mermaid tail to wear while you eat.

When I grow up, I would like to be a mermaid. In the off chance that that doesn't happen, I at least hope to visit the Mermaid Island Café, a dreamy mermaid-inspired dessert shop in Pathum Thani, Thailand.
This place makes your wildest mermaid fantasies come true. Upon entering, you're given a beautiful mermaid tail to wear as you make your way through the ocean-themed, mostly pink and blue café. I mean, come on:

Hurry up!! Come to join us! We will close this branch of café at Rangsit soon on next Monday 😭 and moving to Si-lom 🌈😫 come and visit us! Please 🙏 #mermaidcafe #cafebkk #bkkcafe #thailandcafe #mermaidthailand #นางเงือก #คาเฟ่...
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28 Aug

You Can Now buy Your Own Private Tropical Island In Australia

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When life gets a little tough, many of us fantasize about running away to live on a tropical island with white sand beaches, turquoise waters and palm trees. But this no longer has to be just a dream – you can now buy your very own tropical island, complete with a four-bedroom house and a caretaker's cottage. However, you may need a fair amount of cash to purchase Victor Island in Mackay, North Queensland, as it's on the market for $2.8 million (AUD $3,500,000). The island has been completely renovated and modernized by the current owners so no repairs need to be done at all. Covering a grand total of 336,910.54 square feet, you'll have lots of space to move around. The island's house comes fully furnished and...
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23 Aug

This Ice Cream Pie Is The Best Dessert We’ve Eaten All Year

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e've been fawning over Tartine Manufactory's desserts since the day they opened, from the peanut meringue cookies to the sticky date pudding. (After all, the San Francisco megabakery-slash-wine-bar-slash-ice-cream-shop-slash-restaurant is one of our Best New Restaurants of 2017.) But we might just have found the one dessert to rule them all.

One of the first things Liz Prueitt wanted to make at the latest outpost of the Tartine empire was an old-style ice cream pie like the ones she grew up eating at Carvel in Brooklyn. Drawing from the summery jams that she and her crew had just put up, she and Tartine Manufactory's pastry chef Samantha Baum dreamed up an PB&J–inspired concoction for which even Prueitt will admit “people kind of go nuts.” Just ask deputy editor Andrew Knowlton; I’ve never heard him so excited...
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