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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.

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Personal guides, or local fixers who can guide you one-on-one or in small groups aren't always cheap, but can enrich your travel experience and can get you behind the scenes access. If you work with one, you want to get your money's worth. Here is what to look for to make sure you do.