Bring The Comforts Of Home On The Road With These Day-Tripping Essentials

With a holiday weekend coming up, we’re all looking to get out of the concrete jungle for some nature and fresh air. But, upon surveying the lodging scene, you may have noticed that there’s, um, nowhere to go. Every well-kept and cleaned Airbnb under the sun is booked, and crashing with friends is no longer the more-the-merrier affair it was pre-pandemic. If you’re not already sharing an established “social bubble,” even staying with family can be tricky. And then there’s the matter of travel — with long-haul train and bus rides a less-than-safe transit option, suddenly car travel seems like the way to go.

If you’re determined to mark the long weekend with a multi-mile hike, a full day at the beach, or grilling in the grassy countryside, you can still enjoy a jaunt out of the city — you’ve just got to be prepared. With

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20 surprising things you probably didn’t know about ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’

"Keeping Up With the Kardashians" airs on E!
“Keeping Up With the Kardashians” airs on E!

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  • E!’s “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” began airing in 2007. 

  • Now filming its 19th season, the reality show has catapulted the Kardashian-Jenner family into global fame. 

  • While the footage may seem raw and spontaneous, there are countless moving parts going on behind the scenes.

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The Kardashian-Jenner family showed an early willingness to put their personal lives on a platter when they debuted their reality show in 2007.

What started as a way to promote their brick-and-mortar boutiques, Dash and Smooch, “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” set the stage for the family to become defining figures in reality television.

Though it may seem like the Kardashian-Jenner family has exposed the intricacies of their lives — including break-ups, pregnancies, physical fights, etc. — during the past 18 seasons, what fans see on the camera

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Does Trendy Design Always Stand the Test of Time?

A bright pink kitchen decorated in the iconic style of the 1980s.
A bright pink kitchen decorated in the iconic style of the 1980s.

Architectural design comes to life in a variety of ways, often standing out against a landscape of traditional elements. Strong characteristics of buildings, houses, and other dwellings add eye-catching appeal and provide unique features that make their designers easily identifiable. This type of innovation garners attention and praise from other architects, journalists, and design enthusiasts — but of course, what might initially appear to be ingenious details can also be the very things that turn potential buyers and investors away down the road. That’s because extreme designs often come to be associated with trends, although that fact doesn’t come to light until some time has passed and it becomes obvious that the work isn’t timeless after all.

Although there will always be people with the money and appreciation for extremely unique architectural works, most eccentric features find a

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Inside Coober Pedy, the Australian mining town where residents live, shop, and worship underground

Residents have turned the old opal mines into makeshift homes to escape the oppressive​ heat.
Residents have turned the old opal mines into makeshift homes to escape the oppressive​ heat.

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In the middle of the Australian Outback, there’s a town where chimneys rise from the sand and big red signs warn people of “unmarked holes.”

Welcome to Coober Pedy, the town that lives underground.

What began in 1916 as perhaps the largest opal mining operation in the world has since expanded into a subterranean community that is safely out of reach from the region’s 120-degree summers.

Entire bedrooms, bookstores, churches, and bars are installed in the carved underground walls of Coober Pedy — and after 100 years of living in these “dugouts,” the folks who call it home have no plans of stopping.

Here’s a look inside the underground mining town of Coober Pedy.

Coober Pedy is located in South Australia, over 1,000 miles from Canberra, the country’s capital city.

Location.
Location.
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