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17 mind-melting street-art illusions

17 mind-melting street-art illusions

Street art across the globe brings life to dull concrete walls. But few artists do it like this
Seeking the thrill: Extreme hikers go the distance

Seeking the thrill: Extreme hikers go the distance

Between snow storms, avalanches and steep terrain, these hikers brave it all for stunning views and adventure
Pork peculiar: Inside Europe's strangest sausages

Pork peculiar: Inside Europe's strangest sausages

No trip around the continent is complete without sampling its oddest offal-based snacks. Then again ...
World's coolest bookstores

World's coolest bookstores

From Maastricht to Melbourne, these itineraries make bookish travelers look stylish
Portugal's Algarve: Not just for golf-mad pensioners

Portugal's Algarve: Not just for golf-mad pensioners

It's known for golf, sun and British retirees, but it should be famous for more. Here's why
Surfer catches 'monster wave' in Portugal

Surfer catches 'monster wave' in Portugal

British surfer describes what it's like to ride 80 foot wall of water
7 reasons Lisbon could be Europe's coolest city

7 reasons Lisbon could be Europe's coolest city

Nightlife stamina, masterful art and peerless custard tarts are a few reasons Lisbon ranks among Europe's capitals of cool
5 conversation topics for travelers afraid of awkward silences

5 conversation topics for travelers afraid of awkward silences

Every city has its own ice-breakers; we've picked out the best for seven cities around the world
Monster ride: Surfer catches 'world's biggest wave'

Monster ride: Surfer catches 'world's biggest wave'

Finally, 'awesome' is used appropriately