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The Hottest Pool Parties in Las Vegas

(0) Comments | Posted September 18, 2014 | 6:49 PM

Las Vegas needs no introduction. There's gambling, clubs and dubious nighttime activities. But there are also some fantastic swimming pools, some of which hold parties that can rival the best clubs in Las Vegas. There are lots of hotels and lots of amazing hotel pools in Vegas, but some are...

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8 Amazing Hidden Travel Gems in California

(0) Comments | Posted September 16, 2014 | 2:43 PM

California is by far one of the best states to visit for a holiday or a road trip. Many visitors to the state typically flock to the larger cities, like Los Angeles and San Francisco, but California also has an abundance of beautiful towns and pristine nature.

Its expansive...

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Visiting 10 Real-Life Locations From FX's 'Archer'

(0) Comments | Posted September 12, 2014 | 1:11 PM

Despite being an animated series (perhaps encouraged by that fact), Archer and his team at the International Secret Intelligence Service often travel to various high-flying locations around the world to practice spycraft (poorly). Most of these locations, as one would imagine, are perfectly conditioned for mad secret agents whose huge...

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The 10 Longest Non-Stop Flights from New York

(20) Comments | Posted September 9, 2014 | 4:40 PM

Between sprawling JFK, Queens' LaGuardia and the cross-state Newark Liberty International, New York boasts the busiest and largest airport conglomeration in the whole of the United States. That means tens of millions of passengers a year, along with hundreds of thousands of departures and arrivals. It also means good news...

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The 5 Must-See Acts at Boston Calling

(0) Comments | Posted September 4, 2014 | 4:54 PM

One of Hopper's editors, Virginia Nicholson, is headed to Boston Calling this week. Here is her take on the five must-see acts playing Boston Calling.

2014-09-03-ScreenShot20140903at5.49.20PM.png Boston Calling, via Dave Levy

As festivals have become increasingly popular...

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The World's Top 5 Cities for Celebrity Sightings

(2) Comments | Posted August 27, 2014 | 4:05 PM

"Where are the best places to see celebrities tonight?" That's the question nobody wants to be caught asking the hotel concierge, because that question is predicated on another question that nobody wants to be asking themselves: Why do I want to see celebrities tonight? The simple answer might just be...

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Set Jetting to the Filming Locations of 12 Iconic Sci-Fi Movies

(0) Comments | Posted August 15, 2014 | 12:07 PM

Capturing the atmosphere of a place can be one of cinema's most powerful qualities. One way to achieve this is by shooting on location, although when the location is a planet in a distant galaxy that might be a little ambitious. But some directors have made exceptionally creative use of...

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The World's 10 Best Castles

(11) Comments | Posted June 27, 2014 | 3:36 PM

Formidable stone bulwarks and soaring medieval keeps, romantic palaces and regal mansion homes that ooze with opulence from every nook and cranny; the castles of the world are so varied in their appearance and character that finding the best ones can be a daunting task for any traveler. Amidst the...

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The World's Ten Best Hotel Pools

(1) Comments | Posted June 20, 2014 | 12:56 PM

The world is full of beautiful places, and it's also dotted with incredible hotel pools to admire them from. Whether you prefer drifting in heated pools among ice-flecked mountain peaks or looking out over the Pacific from the tropical beaches of Tahiti, this selection of 10 jaw-dropping swimming pools will...

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The Ten Best State Fairs in the United States

(19) Comments | Posted June 13, 2014 | 2:22 PM

The state fair has long-been a favorite national institution in America, attracting millions of people to various enclaves of cultural activity, from north to south and east to west, since its popular establishment sometime in the middle of the 19th century (that is, in most places at least). Today, the...

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Ballpark Bucket List: Flying to All 30 MLB Ballparks for Under $2,500

(0) Comments | Posted May 28, 2014 | 5:23 PM

Baseball season is upon us and stadiums across the country are in full swing, packed with families and ravenous fans alike. But don't settle with just visiting one ballpark this baseball season, instead live out every ball fan's dream and visit all 30 major league baseball stadiums! The

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America's 10 Most Scenic National Parks

(30) Comments | Posted May 12, 2014 | 5:43 PM

Towering mountains, deep canyons, dry deserts, wide meadows, craggy coasts, dense forests -- an immensely varied natural world covers the United States. This collection of 10 of the most scenic American national parks captures this variety at its most extreme. It moves from desert to glacier to coast, and features...

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America's Top 7 Cities for Pizza

(27) Comments | Posted April 25, 2014 | 9:42 PM

From its origins in the culinary culture of Italian peasants, pizza has taken over the world. Here we select the seven best cities in the United States in which to eat the country's best pizza. New York is a given, but where else in America can claim to have the...

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America's Ten Best Cities for BBQ

(49) Comments | Posted April 7, 2014 | 5:02 PM

The practice of smoking meat over an open fire has been around for as long as people have known how to summon the flames and needed to eat meat, but almost certainly, it was the good old United States of America that perfected it -- and continues to perfect it....

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The Zombie States of America: The Best and Worst Places to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse

(3) Comments | Posted March 27, 2014 | 12:33 PM

Do you live in constant fear of the impending zombie apocalypse? No? Well, with The Walking Dead wrapping up its season, it's literally all we can think about. We know how Rick and the gang are faring in Georgia (terribly) but how would survivors in other states cope?

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Visit the New York Filming Locations of HBO's Girls

(0) Comments | Posted March 14, 2014 | 1:41 PM

Girls is the coming-of-age love child of a Nora Ephron rom-com, Joan Didion prose meandering and Woody Allen-esque awkwardness over a Sex and the City best frenemies through-line. But the starring role doesn't go to the first-billed cast member, it goes to the city of New York. Move...

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The 5 Best Places to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day

(2) Comments | Posted March 10, 2014 | 2:49 PM

Officially, St Patrick's Day commemorates the arrival of Christianity in Ireland. But these days it seems more like a celebration of the arrival of the restless Irish on the shores of the rest of the world. Parades and festivities sweep across Europe, America, Asia and Australasia, splashing green over cities...

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5 Surprising New Year's Eve Travel Destinations

(29) Comments | Posted December 8, 2012 | 8:27 AM

It's often said that New Year's Eve is for amateurs. To that end, there are some obvious destinations that any joker could tell you will be "fun" on New Year's Eve. Steer clear of the obvious and increase your chances of getting to the front of the line...

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Like Obama, Hawaii Is A Winner (PHOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted November 7, 2012 | 6:00 AM

We have a winner! After a tremendously long and hard fought election, Barack Obama has emerged victorious. As Obama celebrates and prepares for his second term, we, the American people, have earned ourselves a break from it all. And what better way to celebrate our president than a vacation in...

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Escaping Sandy: Recommended Beach Vacations For Storm Avoiders (PHOTOS)

(1) Comments | Posted October 28, 2012 | 9:20 AM

Snowicane Sandy is a'coming! Stock up on bottled water, canned peas, batteries and firewood! It's the perfect Perfect Storm! Here at Hopper, we're not immune to weather related freak outs. But, as much as we love the staycation that could result from 80 mile an hour winds and...

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