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  • 10 Romantic Cars for a Road Trip

    A hot date requires a sexy ride. Take a look at GAYOT.com's Top 10 Romantic Cars to find vehicles that will set your heart racing.

    A hot date requires a sexy ride. Take a look at GAYOT.com's Top 10 Romantic Cars to find vehicles that will set your heart racing.

  • 5 Western National Parks to Add to Your Bucket List

    You will want to hit these western wonders before the kids leave the nest.

    5 Western National Parks to Add to Your Bucket List

    You will want to hit these western wonders before the kids leave the nest.

  • Alhambra: Flickr photo of the day

    In this remarkable photograph taken by Brian Hammonds, the Alhambra evokes the meaning of its Arabic name: Al-Hamra, “the red one.”

    In this remarkable photograph taken by Brian Hammonds, the Alhambra evokes the meaning of its Arabic name: Al-Hamra, “the red one.”

  • April 23, 1914: First baseball game is played at what is now Wrigley Field

    There was baseball in Chicago before there was a Wrigley Field, and Wrigley Field (originally called Weeghman Park) existed before the Chicago Cubs called it home. The stadium would help define baseball …

    There was baseball in Chicago before there was a Wrigley Field, and Wrigley Field (originally called Weeghman Park) existed before the Chicago Cubs called it home. The stadium would help define baseball as we know it now, and — despite a lackluster Cubs record over the ensuing decades — it remains a symbol of baseball’s …

  • On the Bard's 450th, a birthday tour of some play 'sets'

    Known as the Bard and regarded as England's greatest playwright, William Shakespeare, whose 450th birthday is celebrated on Wednesday, let his imagination roam as widely as his characters. Following are …

    File photo shows Luca Ceccarelli kissing his wife Irene Lanforti after getting married at Casa di Giulietta in Verona

    Known as the Bard and regarded as England's greatest playwright, William Shakespeare, whose 450th birthday is celebrated on Wednesday, let his imagination roam as widely as his characters. Following are some of the locales, cited by travel website www.GoEuro.co.uk, associated with Shakespeare and his plays. "Macbeth" …

  • World Cup rush leaves gaps in Brazil cell network

    Brazil had trounced the Spanish world champions. The final of the 2013 Confederations Cup, a dress rehearsal for this year's World Cup, was a promising 3-0 victory for Brazil's national team but a bad …

    FIFA Secretary General Valcke, Brazil's former soccer player Ronaldo and Brazil's Sports Minister Rebelo visit the Arena da Baixada stadium in Curitiba

    Brazil had trounced the Spanish world champions. The final of the 2013 Confederations Cup, a dress rehearsal for this year's World Cup, was a promising 3-0 victory for Brazil's national team but a bad omen for its cellphone network. Despite costly investments and another year to prepare, phone companies are still struggling …

  • Budget Las Vegas: how to save on Sin City fun

    As countless amateur gamblers and weekend partiers have learned the hard way, the cash we spend in Vegas stays in Vegas. But even as Sin City increasingly caters to high rollers with plush new rooms, top-notch …

    As countless amateur gamblers and weekend partiers have learned the hard way, the cash we spend in Vegas stays in Vegas. But even as Sin City increasingly caters to high rollers with plush new rooms, top-notch entertainment and gourmet restaurants, a trip to Las Vegas can still be surprisingly inexpensive — if you play …

  • Iya Traore: Flickr photo of the day

    There is simply no question about it; Iya Traore is the best football juggler in the world.

    There is simply no question about it; Iya Traore is the best football juggler in the world.

  • April 22, 1906: First intercalated (unofficial) modern Olympics kick off in Greece

    The International Olympic Committee no longer recognizes the little-mentioned and now often-ignored Olympic Games of 1906, and no records achieved at them count in official Olympic history. But those games …

    The International Olympic Committee no longer recognizes the little-mentioned and now often-ignored Olympic Games of 1906, and no records achieved at them count in official Olympic history. But those games likely helped save the modern Olympic movement.

  • Terence Blanchard vacations at home in New Orleans

    World-renowned jazz trumpeter Terence Blanchard will be in his hometown when the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival kicks off this weekend. He travels around the world, but this is his favorite place …

    World-renowned jazz trumpeter Terence Blanchard will be in his hometown when the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival kicks off this weekend. He travels around the world, but this is his favorite place to be.

  • Ten Weird Beers to Try

    Take a look at GAYOT.com's Top 10 Weird Beers to find great breweries across the world where you can challenge your tastebuds.

    Take a look at GAYOT.com's Top 10 Weird Beers to find great breweries across the world where you can challenge your tastebuds.

  • The cat from Rabat: Flickr photo of the day

    Linda Hatfield of northern Westchester County, N.Y., photographed this fine feline in the historic medina of Morocco’s capital city.

    Linda Hatfield of northern Westchester County, N.Y., photographed this fine feline in the historic medina of Morocco’s capital city.

  • 5 Under-the-Radar State Parks

    Check out these state park adventures that may be hiding just around the corner.

    5 Under-the-Radar State Parks

    Check out these state park adventures that may be hiding just around the corner.

  • April 21, 1962: Seattle World’s Fair opens, showcasing ‘city of the future’

    With both the space race and Seattle’s rise to aerospace hub in full swing, the Seattle World’s Fair of 1962 celebrated the emerging jet age. The structures that remain feel quaint now, but many have become …

    With both the space race and Seattle’s rise to aerospace hub in full swing, the Seattle World’s Fair of 1962 celebrated the emerging jet age. The structures that remain feel quaint now, but many have become beloved landmarks.

  • Viking River Cruises Inaugurates Record Number of Ships

    The cruise line breaks its own world record, christening ships in Germany, France and the Netherlands.

    The cruise line breaks its own world record, christening ships in Germany, France and the Netherlands.

  • They’re baaack: Flickr photo of the day

    Once again, behemoth cruise ships are prowling the Venetian Lagoon. A regional court has overturned a law passed last November that banned giant cruise ships in response to the Costa Concordia’s disastrous …

    Once again, behemoth cruise ships are prowling the Venetian Lagoon. A regional court has overturned a law passed last November that banned giant cruise ships in response to the Costa Concordia’s disastrous grounding the year before.

  • April 18, 1906: Earthquake, fire rip through San Francisco

    In 1906, San Francisco was a thriving city of 400,000 residents, full of majestic Victorian mansions, beautiful hotels and thriving arts scene. But the earthquake that hit on the early morning of April …

    In 1906, San Francisco was a thriving city of 400,000 residents, full of majestic Victorian mansions, beautiful hotels and thriving arts scene. But the earthquake that hit on the early morning of April 18, 1906, changed everything — including how the city would rebuild itself into the incarnation we know now.

  • The Next Big Thing: 5 Places to Go Slacklining

    Bounce, balance and maybe even backflip at these innovative slackline locations.

    The Next Big Thing: 5 Places to Go Slacklining

    Bounce, balance and maybe even backflip at these innovative slackline locations.

  • Trip tips: Sun, yachts and stars beckon visitors to Cannes

    By Alexandria Sage CANNES (Reuters) - Sun, celebrities, and a world-renowned film festival have made Cannes synonymous with glamour, guaranteed prime people-watching and a chance to relish the good life …

    File photo of luxury yachts and boats mooring in the port of Cannes

    By Alexandria Sage CANNES (Reuters) - Sun, celebrities, and a world-renowned film festival have made Cannes synonymous with glamour, guaranteed prime people-watching and a chance to relish the good life against the backdrop of palm trees and yachts. From Brigitte Bardot to Angelina Jolie, Grace Kelly to Nicole Kidman …

  • Pure Ireland: Flickr photo of the day

    Should you want to be hearin’ real Irish Gaelic spoken, or to bicycle around the westernmost part of Europe this summer, then the Dingle Peninsula is calling.

    Should you want to be hearin’ real Irish Gaelic spoken, or to bicycle around the westernmost part of Europe this summer, then the Dingle Peninsula is calling.