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Adidas, NBA all-star latest to join airport carpet cult

Adidas, NBA all-star latest to join airport carpet cult

Adidas unveils Trail Blazers' star Damien Lillard's line of sneakers made to resemble the iconic floor covering at Portland International Airport
Abandoned mines transformed into amazing tourist attractions

Abandoned mines transformed into amazing tourist attractions

A series of innovative regeneration projects brings new life to former industrial wastelands
Pets on private jets

Pets on private jets

An inside look at the pampered pooches and coddled cats getting a taste of the high life in the skies
Johnny Depp: A case study in how not to travel with your pet

Johnny Depp: A case study in how not to travel with your pet

The actor was told to get his dogs out of Australia or risk them being euthanized
10 things Singapore does better than anywhere else

10 things Singapore does better than anywhere else

Flamboyant parking spaces and the world's most striking hotel pool: What Singapore lacks in size, it makes up for in greatness
Japan’s bitterest feud: Kansai vs. Kanto

Japan’s bitterest feud: Kansai vs. Kanto

Japan may seem homogeneous, but the country’s eastern (Tokyo) and western (Osaka) regions can be worlds apart
3.69-carat diamond found in Arkansas park

3.69-carat diamond found in Arkansas park

When fields get plowed, diamonds don't usually pop up -- unless you're at Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas
The perils of flying with instruments

The perils of flying with instruments

Taking her daughter's cello on airplanes piqued Sally Kohn's curiosity about getting instruments from point A to point B in one piece
The coolest World's Fair leftovers

The coolest World's Fair leftovers

The World's Fair has left us with a number of familiar architectural marvels that long outlived their six months in the global spotlight
Hey, tourists, leave them monks alone!

Hey, tourists, leave them monks alone!

Tourism meets tradition: Monks at a Myanmar monastery aren't happy about becoming a tourist attraction
Travelers beware! Pickpocket artist shares secrets

Travelers beware! Pickpocket artist shares secrets

James Freedman, a pickpocket artist known as the "Man of Steal," shares the secrets of his trade and tells you how to avoid becoming a victim