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Hidden Gems

The Best-Kept Secrets In South American Travel

Thrillist | Posted 10.06.2015 | Travel

Sure, the backpackers might think they've got the inside scoop on all of South America's hidden spots, but no matter how many recommendations are passed along on the Inca Trail or in Cuzco bars, this vast continent always has more surreal places to uncover.

Hidden Gems To Visit In Amsterdam

College Tourist | Posted 07.12.2015 | Travel
College Tourist

Amsterdam is a vibrant, colorful city that plays host of a variety of slanted Renaissance-era residences that align the city's winding canals. Take a break from the coffee shops and famous museums and explore another side of this beautiful city.

15 Surprising City Gems That Prove You Should Always Ditch The Beaten Path

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 05.13.2015 | Travel

(Photo Credit: Sam Ciurdar/Snapwire) Some well-known tourist attractions are totally worth visiting, but often the building, street, garden or ga...

Hotel/Restaurant Mogul Robert Earl Wants You to Be His Guest

Andrew Benkovic | Posted 09.12.2014 | Taste
Andrew Benkovic

Robert Earl knows business, hospitality, and food. Even if you happen to not recognize his name, you most likely visited, stayed, or eaten in one of h...

Six of the World's Best Sights in Skiing

Liftopia | Posted 10.25.2014 | Travel

I've developed an additional criteria for a great ski trip. It's what I call the "surreal factor," something one ski area offers that no others do -- hopefully something weird, something wacky.

Making Sugar In Costa Rica's Mountains

Peter Greenberg | Posted 07.22.2014 | Travel
Peter Greenberg

Located high up in the mountains is a little village called Santa Juana. Here, you can participate in an ancient tradition of turning sugar cane into pure sugar.

Where You Can Pet a Baby Sloth: Hidden Gems of Costa Rica

Peter Greenberg | Posted 07.20.2014 | Travel
Peter Greenberg

Ever imagined petting a baby sloth? They're crazy cute and you can get up close to them at the Toucan Rescue Ranch in Costa Rica. The ranch rehabili...

From Bean to Brew With Costa Rica's Organic Coffee

Peter Greenberg | Posted 07.21.2014 | Travel
Peter Greenberg

Ever wondered why Costa Rica and coffee go hand in hand? Coffee has been a vital part of this nation's economy for centuries, due to its fertile, mine...

Hidden Gems in Times Square | Posted 11.17.2013 | Travel

Times Square has been rebuilt from the ground up with glittering skyscrapers, chain restaurants and megastores. These surviving gems are worth your time and money for their history, niche wares and individualized character in an area that is only becoming more homogenized.

PHOTOS: Philly's Hidden History

Posted 03.07.2013 | Travel

That Philadelphia is packed with history has never been in doubt: Ben Franklin would be plenty even if the city hadn't been the capital of the United ...

WATCH: Behind The Scenes In Sydney

Peter Greenberg | Posted 11.10.2012 | Travel
Peter Greenberg

At the Sydney Opera House, early birds can actually get up onstage and conduct.

Turks & Caicos, Conch And Cuisine

Peter Greenberg | Posted 10.22.2012 | Travel
Peter Greenberg

In Grenada it's spices. In Jamaica, it's reggae and jerk. But what you may not know is that in the Turks & Caicos, they've got something really special: the conch.

WATCH: Turks & Caicos, Naturally Beautiful

Peter Greenberg | Posted 10.14.2012 | Travel
Peter Greenberg

Every Caribbean island claims to have pristine beaches and natural beauty, but the Turks & Caicos islands have experiences you can't find anywhere else in the Caribbean.

The Best Colleges You Haven't Heard Of

Posted 11.28.2011 | College

Sure. We've all heard of the big name schools. The Yales. The Princetons. But what about colleges that maybe you haven't heard of -- but should? U...

WATCH: A Peek Inside New York's Secret Bookstore

Posted 09.12.2011 | Home

If you're looking for Brazenhead Books in New York City, you might run into a problem. In a grand tradition usually reserved for the fake ID or other ...

Local Celebs' Favorite Hidden Gems in LA

Tara Settembre | Posted 05.30.2011 | Los Angeles
Tara Settembre

Whenever I have moved to a different area of Los Angeles, it's not the new gourmet restaurants that I miss the most, but the local dive bars and hole-in-the-wall restaurants.

PHOTOS: Haunting, Abandoned Island In New York

The Huffington Post | Jonah Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Walter Benjamin once described progress as "one single catastrophe which keeps piling wreckage upon wreckage" as the past is quickly erased by new ide...

John Salazar's Defeat Sends Hidden Gems Back A Step

The Aspen Times | Scott Condon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

ASPEN -- The Hidden Gems Wilderness Campaign appeared to suffer a setback Tuesday when the congressman being lobbied to sponsor a bill to protect land...

The Most Amazing Hidden Sites In The World

The Huffington Post | Anya Strzemien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

When it comes to travel--especially to ancient sites, which are big business for the tourism industry--very little stays secret. That said, some an...

PHOTOS: The World's Most Amazing Hidden Sites

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

Very little stays a secret nowadays, not least when it comes to the world's ancient sites. After all, in the big business of the tourist industry we'r...

Interior Department Documents Reveal Plans To Protect Enormous Amounts Of Land In The West

Grand Junction Daily Sentinel | Gary Harmon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Broad swaths of western land, equivalent to the size of Colorado and Wyoming combined, should be considered "treasured lands" and managed without rega...

Hidden Gems Wilderness Protection Bill Shows Lack Of Consensus

Vail Daily | Scott Condon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

ASPEN, Colorado -- U.S. Rep. Jared Polis will introduce a wilderness bill that provides some level of protection to roughly 70 percent of the lands ta...

'Hidden Gems' Proposal Could Complicate Water

Pueblo Chieftain | Chris Woodka | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A campaign to add 400,000 acres of wilderness areas in Colorado could threaten future operations that bring water into the Arkansas Valley. It's no...

Diana DeGette The Leading Force Behind Controversial Legislation Expanding Protected Lands

The Colorado Independent | David O. Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

For a decade now, Democratic U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette of Denver has been fighting an uphill battle to vastly increase the acreage of Colorado's public ...