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Six Underrated U.S. Cities
Many cities in the United States receive millions of tourists a year. The crowds drive up prices, make public transportation unpleasant and altogether can ruin a vacation. Beat the crowds and get more bang for your buck by visiting one of these six lesser-known cities in the country.
Awesome Hidden Beauty in the United States’ National Parks
The Grand Canyon, the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina and Tennessee, and Utah’s surreal rock formations are all familiar landmarks within the United States National Parks. Whether you’re looking to avoid larger groups of people, or just want to experience something new, the following list of places is sure to add a bit of wonder to your next stateside vacation.
The Tech-Infused $15 Million Superyacht
The award-winning Adastra launched in 2012 is an effort by Shuttleworth Design to create an upscale and comfortable yacht that fit the needs of an experienced (and extravagant) voyaging family. The result was a jaw-dropping display of modern design — an innovative 42.5-meter superyacht that features cutting-edge technology and a striking, futuristic look. As the original owner and his family bring their voyaging days to an end, the spec’d out superyacht isn’t getting much use anymore and in July 2019, it was listed for sale. Check out photos of this gorgeous, one-of-a-kind vessel, built for the adventurous and experienced sailor.
The Most Beautiful Castles in the World
Castles have acted as military fortresses and home to royal families for centuries. Some meet the stereotypical gothic image of a castle, but others are more unusual because of the period or country in which they were built. This list of jaw-dropping castles from around the globe includes the largest ancient castle in the world and Dracula’s humble abode.
The World's First Underwater Hotel
Hilton has opened what it is calling the world’s first underwater hotel in the Maldives, a small tropical nation in South Asia. The price tag of $50,000 a night covers the use of a personal chef and a private boat. The real draw though is the dreamlike views of the Indian Ocean that you would be able to get from your bed, 16 feet below sea level. Of course, the whole dang thing isn’t underwater; that would be ridiculous. The top floor of the two-story villa features a relaxation deck where you can get some sun, as well as some other amenities that you might expect to find at a luxury resort, including an infinity pool, a bar and a gym. The villa is connected by a jetty to Hilton’s Conrad Maldives Rangali Island resort, another above-water property. Continue on to see some of the views — both above and below water — that you could take in at this one-of-a-kind hotel, dubbed the Muraka.
The Tantalizing Beauty of Man-made Islands
Artificial floating islands exist in locations all over the world. Some of them are used by militaries or corporations – others are beautiful creations specifically designed for pleasure. From the United States to India, to Japan, there are some truly remarkable feats of architecture on some of these man-made archipelagos. Continue on for a closer look at some of the world’s most impressive man-made islands.
The Weirdest American Cars Ever Produced
Most Automobile manufacturers in the United States operate on a yearly cycle for new model releases. In an industry that’s more than 100 years old, there are bound to be some hidden gems and some head-scratchers. Continue on for a round-up of the strangest vehicles produced by American car companies.
14 of the Most Valuable Toys from the 90s
During the 90s, the world was transitioning into a new era of connectivity ushered in by the Internet. The combination of companies’ decades-long experience in manufacturing paired with the cutting-edge technology of the day made for some very interesting innovations and creative products, especially when it came to children’s toys and games. Today, some of our favorites toys and games from the 90s are worth a fortune. Use this list of extremely valuable toys as a guide next time you’re looking through old stuff at your parents’ house. Maybe you'll find an old Beanie Baby that happens to be worth $50,000.
The Grand Canyon: A Natural Wonder
President Theodore Roosevelt designated the Grand Canyon as a national park on February 26, 1919. “The Grand Canyon fills me with awe. It is beyond comparison—beyond description; absolutely unparalleled through-out the wide world,” he said. We couldn't agree more. Continue on for some of the most beautiful photos of America’s second most-visited national park.
10 Magnificent Space Photos from NASA
Each day, NASA releases a breathtaking image from outer space, giving us a glimpse into the spectacular spectacle of the sky. Check out 10 of the best images from the past month and visit the link below for more incredible photographs.
Inside the Obamas' Post-White House Home
The Obamas signed a contract to lease an 8,200-square-foot home in Washington D.C.’s Kalorama neighborhood. Located at 2446 Belmont Road NW, the red-brick abode contains nine bedrooms and eight-and-a-half bathrooms spanning three stories. It's estimated to be worth $6.4 million, but the Obamas are only renting. Owned by Joe Lockhart—who served as press secretary under Bill Clinton—and his wife, Giovanna Gray, the stately dwelling was partly chosen for its close proximity to Sidwell Friends School to enable the Obamas’ younger daughter Sasha to finish school.