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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
11 of America's most spectacular libraries

11 of America's most spectacular libraries

Try keeping your eyes on the page in these amazing temples devoted to the written word
Blossoming buildings: 10 of the world's most beautiful sky gardens

Blossoming buildings: 10 of the world's most beautiful sky gardens

Proof that every urban space could do with a bit more jungle
Thailand's Koh Phayam: “Like Koh Samui in the 70s”

Thailand's Koh Phayam: “Like Koh Samui in the 70s”

Travelers head to Koh Phayam to find the good old Thailand they remember -- well-discovered yet unpolluted
Cat lost after 14-hour flight from Abu Dhabi to New York

Cat lost after 14-hour flight from Abu Dhabi to New York

Couple spent $1,200 to ship their cat, which went missing somewhere at JFK Airport
No love for 'ugly' Lucille Ball statue

No love for 'ugly' Lucille Ball statue

Fans of the late actress want her statue removed from a park, saying the "ugly" likeness does not do justice to the "I Love Lucy" star
Does this mountain have the world's best powder?

Does this mountain have the world's best powder?

Backcountry skiers flock to Hokkaido's own "Fuji mountain," an active volcano, for some of the finest snow in the world
Drive from Europe to the U.S.? Russia proposes massive superhighway

Drive from Europe to the U.S.? Russia proposes massive superhighway

The plan includes a road that would connect Russia's eastern border with the U.S. state of Alaska, while linking with existing roads in Western Europe and Asia
Best way to get rid of spare currency?

Best way to get rid of spare currency?

Fliers arriving at Sweden's two biggest airports can now kill time while waiting for their luggage by playing video game classics -- all in the name of charity
How much would you pay for a Disney monorail cab?

How much would you pay for a Disney monorail cab?

Not sure whether he's ready to part with his piece of Orlando memorabilia, a Disney fanatic has listed it for $260,000
Japan's 31 most beautiful places

Japan's 31 most beautiful places

Is it possible to take an ugly photo of these stunningly scenic destinations in Japan? We don't think so
Global laws you may not have realized you were breaking

Global laws you may not have realized you were breaking

A Facebook image of Buddha wearing headphones landed a New Zealander in jail. Here are other global laws travelers should be aware of
Yuck or yucks? Airlines uses 69 jokes to flog tickets

Yuck or yucks? Airlines uses 69 jokes to flog tickets

Spirit Airlines has a new fare deal and is announcing it with sex jokes