An entire generation is currently obsessed with the color pink, but the story behind this week's "Pink Moon" dates back hundreds of years. Look up into the sky this week, and you'll catch a glimpse of this historic lunar event.
April's full moon is also known as the Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon and the Fish Moon, Space.com reports. The trendiest nickname, however, doesn't refer to the orb's actual color.
According to The Old Farmer's Almanac, the term "Pink Moon" alludes to pink phlox, the moss-like wildflowers that bloom this time of year. Native Americans used the name, among others, to denote seasonal changes. For example, the "Fish Moon" marks when certain fish swim upstream to spawn, Bustle reports.
Las Vegas is known for five things: casinos, clubs, the Strip, all-you-can-eat buffets, and the fact that nothing that happens there should be communicated to anyone who wasn't there with you. And while partying 'til all hours of the night/morning is fun and all, there's a chill side of the city that's well worth exploring. Here, your guide to doing Vegas the laid-back way. (Don't worry, there are still plenty of drinks.)
If you've ever dreamed of living out your own Gatsby fantasy like Leo, one of the early-20th-century mansions that inspired the set design of Baz Luhrmann's 2013 film is on the market for a cool $85 million, according to Trulia.
This 14,551 square-foot colonial-style mansion sits on 7.7 acres of gated land on Long Island's Kings Point, in an area of the North Shore that inspired F. Scott Fitzgerald's fictional West Egg in The Great Gatsby. Built in 1928, this 18-bedroom palace also has a wine-tasting room with a full cellar plus an in-home hair salon.
Traveling can cost a pretty penny, especially if you want to venture outside the U.S. and explore the far reaches of the world. But not every destination has to break the bank. Sure, the flight might set you back, but once you arrive in certain places, it’s budget-friendly all the way.
We’ve rounded up 10 inexpensive countries to travel to this year, from Vietnam to Bolivia to Greece. And while we picked these places because they're relatively affordable, no matter where you go, the memories will be priceless.
When it comes to traveling, don’t just think about it being easy. All-inclusives can be a bore after awhile, and cookie-cutter destinations are just that. More and more, we’re getting into this idea of working for your dream vacay. Not so much that it feels like actual work, but enough that you end up in a place where few have gone — a strenuous hike that leads to a hidden colony in Colombia, chasing planes, trains, and automobiles to the end of the world, or following an underwater tunnel to a hidden cove off the coast of Mexico. Sounds like a stretch? We promise these five destinations are totally real and worth the effort.
As far as classic neighborhoods go, few can beat Buenos Aires’s Recoleta. While many might label it a place better reserved for buttoned-up, moneyed ladies who lunch, it’s surprisingly diverse, offering a wide array of experiences that the Argentine capital’s currently hip enclaves can’t match. It mixes fine dining with street food, fine arts with craft cocktails, and it is home to one of the world’s most oft-visited cemeteries. Here, a guide to making the most out of its timeless grandeur.