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The psychedelic world of Indian truck art

The psychedelic world of Indian truck art

India's fantastical trucks look like they just rolled out of "Alice in Wonderland." But this isn't just about pure aesthetics -- it's a shrewd business move.
World's coolest bookstores

World's coolest bookstores

From Maastricht to Melbourne, these itineraries make bookish travelers look stylish
Google Street View takes on Mongolia

Google Street View takes on Mongolia

After going underwater, climbing mountains and riding atop trains, Google Street View chalks up another achievement
The electric beauty of Morocco's blue city

The electric beauty of Morocco's blue city

More than 50 shades of blue create an incredible cityscape where figures in robes reminiscent of "Star Wars" stroll through maze-like streets
Beyond safaris: 8 alternative things to do in Kenya

Beyond safaris: 8 alternative things to do in Kenya

Get married like a Maasai warrior. Take part in a bone-rattling road rally. Kiss a giraffe
Photographer’s mission to capture the windows of the world

Photographer’s mission to capture the windows of the world

Don’t call the cops. Andre Vicente Goncalves isn’t casing the joint, he’s just a window addict
The disappointed tourists of Yelp

The disappointed tourists of Yelp

"Old Lady Liberty is just that...old." For a small but vocal minority of Yelp's unhappiest travelers, the world is full of disappointing discoveries
10 of the world's most beautiful new nature reserves

10 of the world's most beautiful new nature reserves

From an old mining zone in rural Australia to a new breeding ground in Zambia, here's a look at the latest and greatest national parks and marine reserves
Landmarks light up for Eid

Landmarks light up for Eid

Buildings around the world, including the Empire State Building, are illuminated to commemorate Eid, the end of Ramadan
Bosnia and Herzegovina: 10 reasons to go

Bosnia and Herzegovina: 10 reasons to go

Two decades ago it was ravaged by conflict. Today it's one of the most exciting destinations in Europe.
Heritage and hilarity: Funnyman's mission to save Old Manila

Heritage and hilarity: Funnyman's mission to save Old Manila

Comedian/historian Carlos Celdran hopes to revive the isolated old districts of the Filipino capital with an alternative tour