By their nature, the vast majority of travel books are dry affairs packed with boring (but useful) information. Atlas Obscura: An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders, the new book from the minds behind the web site of the same name, eschews this approach by being a travel book meant more as inspiration to travel than it is a guide for how to behave once you get there.
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If you've had vermouth, it was probably in a martini or Manhattan, but it's doubtful you've ever been offered it neat. Fortunately, vermouth is becoming quite a "thing", and whole bars are being dedicated to this complex, flavorful, fortified wine. Keep reading to learn what vermouth is, how to choose it and what to do with it.
Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.
Smartphones, Wi-Fi and GPS have made travelling easier, but a physical travel guide is always a smart investment when trotting the globe. Both Lonely Planet and Fodor's have been around for decades, but it's time to decide which guidebook deserves that coveted space in your travel bag.
Every family has that one relative that can't stop forcing their controversial political stances down everyone's throats. You're home for the holidays and want to get through an enjoyable meal in peace, but they just won't stop talking about what's ruining the country. Here's how to deal with them and keep the holiday intact.