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The World's Longest Flight Will Soon Cover 8,590 Miles

There are a lot of things you can do in 18 hours. And, beginning February 1, 2016, flying from Dubai to Panama city will be one of them, Mashable reports. It will also be the longest flight path in the world, beating out Qantas' Dallas, Texas, to Sydney, Australia, flight that currently holds the world record at 17 in-air hours.
The 2015 Museum Of The Year Is…
The 2015 Museum Of The Year Is…
Last week, Art Fund announced the nominees for its 2015 Museum of the Year award, the most prestigious arts award in the United Kingdom. British museums dominated the shortlist, nabbing five of the six slots, but only one could take home the coveted title and the £100,000 prize ($156,131 in U.S. dollars).
A 12th-Century Abbey (And Prison) Lives On As A Stunning Hotel
A 12th-Century Abbey (And Prison) Lives On As A Stunning Hotel
The Loire Valley in France is home to some of the world's most beautiful castles and impressive wine regions. And, it also plays host to the largest abbey in all of Europe - Fonteyraud Abbey. Fonteyraud itself dates back to the 12th century, and once housed thousands of nuns before Napoleon saved it from destruction, repurposing it as a penitentiary in 1804.
6 Tastemakers Share Their Favorite Summer Getaways
6 Tastemakers Share Their Favorite Summer Getaways
1. Paula Crown, Aspen Her drawings and sculptures refract topography into haunting geometries, so it's not surprising that the Chicago-based Crown escapes to the dramatic landscape of the Rockies to refresh and unwind. The alpine enclave abounds with summer arts festivals; farmers' markets offer peak peaches, corn, and tomatoes; and high-altitude sunshine beckons everyone outdoors.
Chicago's Must-See Iconic Buildings
Chicago's Must-See Iconic Buildings
The Monadnock Building was completed in 1893 but has many of the modern qualities we value today, with heavy walls stripped of ornamentation. They didn't decorate every surface, instead relying on the mass of the building to express its beauty. 53 Jackson Blvd. Historians view the Reliance Building as the grandfather of the modern skyscraper.
The Famous King Cole Bar At The St. Regis New York Unveils Its New Look
The Famous King Cole Bar At The St. Regis New York Unveils Its New Look
One of Manhattan's most iconic hotels, The St. Regis New York, debuts a new era of glamour after undergoing a dramatic renovation. The hotel unveiled the renovated and redesigned guestrooms, suites and public spaces recently, along with the new King Cole Bar & Salon. The coveted King Cole Bar, Manhattan's most storied meeting place and home to the original Bloody Mary, reveals not only its new interiors but also, through a partnership with Chef John DeLucie, an innovative new culinary direction
Here's How You REALLY Fly First Class: The VIP Boeing 747-8
Here's How You REALLY Fly First Class: The VIP Boeing 747-8
Most of us can't afford to fly first-class, let alone buy our own jet. And even within that exclusive world, it's a big step up from your standard private jet to a personalized Boeing 747-8. Greenpoint Technologies, of Kirkland, recently fitted out the industry's first VIP 747-8 for a private, undisclosed client.
Norway Debuts The World's Largest Sauna
Norway Debuts The World's Largest Sauna
If you're searching for the ultimate serene and relaxing retreat, look no further. Norway is now home to the world's largest sauna-at least according the creators-and it's quite the hot property. (See what we did there?) The timber A-frame structure was built as a part of SALT, the country's arctic arts and music festival, which is held on the isolated island of Sandhornøya.
The Queen Just Hopped Aboard A Public Train To London
The Queen Just Hopped Aboard A Public Train To London
The Queen of England - she's just like us! Queen Elizabeth II recently ventured into the public sphere by hopping aboard an ordinary commuter train to make the trip from Norfolk - where she spent Christmas and New Years at her residence in Sandringham - back to London. Getty Images The Queen has more leeway than most when it comes to travel.
Queen Victoria's Osborne House Is Now Letting Visitors See The Famous Royal Myrtle Plant
Queen Victoria's Osborne House Is Now Letting Visitors See The Famous Royal Myrtle Plant
Between Buckingham Palace and the Queen's preferred weekend home Windsor Castle, the royal family has enough stunning residences to leave you envious. Osborne House, a favorite retreat of Queen Victoria back in the day, is no exception. Located on the Isle of Wight, the residence's sumptuous state rooms and gorgeous grounds continue to draw visitors to the property, and now you'll be able to experience a whole new side to the stunning home.
St. Helena Island Will Soon Have Its Own Airport
St. Helena Island Will Soon Have Its Own Airport
After the British defeated him at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815, Napoleon Bonaparte was banished to the remote island of St. Helena, located off the coast of Africa, in the middle of the South Atlantic Ocean, some 1,200 miles from land. The tiny volcanic island, along with the rest of the Atlantic, was controlled by the British Empire.
There's A High-Tech Forest Of Flowers Coming To Australia
There's A High-Tech Forest Of Flowers Coming To Australia
What happens when nature and technology collide? You'll have to visit, Melbourne's Queen Victoria Gardens this October to find out. In its second year, Australia's MPavilion is bringing a high-tech forest to the lush park. Designed by Amanda Levete of AL_A Architects, the structure is meant to mimic a forest canopy.
These Airplane Meals Are Michelin Star-Worthy
These Airplane Meals Are Michelin Star-Worthy
Airplane meals get a bad rap, and for good reason: between the dry air and today's security restrictions, it's difficult to prepare quality food on a plane, let alone taste it. But for the jet-setting elite, airplane dining is a first-class affair. According to FastCo.Design, the $13 billion dollar in-flight catering industry goes far beyond a menu of salted peanuts and stale bread when it comes to their wealthiest customers.