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Preparatory Division String Camp, June 20-24, Ages 6-9 and 9-12. Registration deadline is May 20th. Preparatory Division, Tanner Dance and Youth Theatre Arts Passport, June 27 - July 1, Create an original performance work to be presented at the Tanner Dance Building. Preparatory Division International Piano Festival, July 26 - July 29, Musicianship, ukulele, and choir classes. University of Utah, School of Music.

Home in Their Eyes: Images and Stories of Home by Residents in Rural China, Friday, March 25 – Thursday, June 2, 2016, J. Willard Marriott Library 3rd Floor

Salt Dance Fest 2016 brings together internationally renowned dance artists and dance makers Jeanine Durning, Alex Ketley and Jennifer Nugent, along with esteemed SLC dance artists Daniel Charon, Molly Heller and Stephen Koester for two weeks of moving, collaborating, dance making and the lively exchange of ideas, June 6-17, 2016.

Summer Chamber Music Workshop, Matt Zalkind, June 26 - 30, 2016, Hasse Borup, Director, Open for serious string and piano players, age 12 - 26,  School of Music, University of Utah

University of Utah Department of Ballet Summer Intensive, June 20 - July 15, 2016. Join us for an exciting four-week ballet intensive with internationally recognized faculty and guest artists.

Performance Calendar of 2015 - 2016 Season, Department of Ballet, University of Utah

Performance Calendar of 2015 - 2016 Season, Department of Modern Dance, University of Utah

Natural History Museum of Utah 2015 Lecture Series

College of Fine Arts, University of Utah

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A 35 foot high luxury treehouse has appeared overnight on the Southbank, London. Inspired by the Virgin Holidays Wonderlist experience at the Lion Sands Game Reserve in South Africa, it... read more »
Amsterdam, 28 October 2015 – On Friday 30 October, CityHub opens the doors to its first hotel on the up-and-coming Bellamystraat in Amsterdam’s Oud West district. With 50... read more »
Filmed for the first time in 3D and for the giant screen and released in 2013, JERUSALEM immerses audiences into one of the world's most beloved cities. Discover why this tiny piece of... read more »
Stretching from Pelabuhan Ratu to Pangandaran, West Java is one of the most populous regions of Indonesia. Known as the Sunda Kingdom in the past, the Sultanate of Cirebon from the 16th... read more »
How much of Paris can one impulsive and adventurous first time visitor see during an unexpected layover in Paris? Will she make her connecting flight after all? Travel with her In... read more »
Have you ever loved a book store so much you wished you could sleep amongst the many shelves, staying up late into the night reading after all the other patrons have gone? For those... read more »
In Jukkasjärvi, 200 km north of the Arctic Circle, the midnight sun glows for 100 days and nights without setting. Sweden’s ICEHOTEL reveals plans for a permanent sub-zero ice... read more »
Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2016 is the highly anticipated collection of the world’s hottest trends, destinations and experiences for the year ahead. Here's a glimpse of the top... read more »
Velaa Private Island is the realisation of a dream to create a ‘beyond luxury’ exclusive boutique hideaway. This unique destination was developed to embody the very best of this unique... read more »
Located on the Courtyard level of The Sea Captains House with private traditional Courtyard and a raised terrace with views to sea, caldera and volcano. Cave suite is one of the biggest... read more »
The Lion Sands Treehouses are the ultimate bush bedrooms. Arrive at sunset to a scrumptious picnic dinner, and spend the hours of dusk fully appreciating the vastness of the bushveld as... read more »
Its large, spacious halls used to be wine cellars to hospitable Novigrad people. Later, they became a part of a nightclub, which entertained thousands of visitors during hot Istrian... read more »
Amangiri is a remote hideaway tucked within the luminous canyons of the American Southwest. Nestled into a protected valley with sweeping views, the resort offers scope for both... read more »
It's 82 feet high and holds more than 1,500 fish. It has a glass elevator that runs up and down the center of the tank. It is so big that it has to be cleaned by divers, three or four... read more »
Museum François Duesberg was opened on September 21, 1994 and is devoted to decorative arts from the period 1775 to 1825. The museum is located in Mons, Belgium. It houses a large... read more »
Megan Sullivan wasn’t about to allow three life-altering events crush her three-year dream of traveling around the world. Last winter, Sullivan fell from a cliff in Yosemite National... read more »
Chefchaouen or Chaouen is a city in northwest Morocco. It is known for its blue-rinsed houses and buildings, a tradition that comes from the town’s former Jewish population. The city... read more »
Looking for a fun, adventurous, and affordable summer vacation? Go take a hike -- literally! Hiking is good way to see waterfalls, mountain peaks, and alpine meadows without spending a... read more »
Attrap'Rêves in Allauch, France invites you to an unusual and romantic moment... A cosmic and poetic experience... An unforgettable souvenir for both of you... A tinted and romantic... read more »

Rêves means dreams in English.

1. Venezuela’s name comes from the Italian word “Veneziola” that literally means “piccola Venezia” (little Venice). It was named so by the explorer Amerigo Vespucci who saw... read more »
Sub Sea systems has completed the construction and installation of Clear Lounge, the World’s first underwater oxygen bar, located in Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Jim Mayfield, Sub... read more »
Remember the story about the husband who posted photos of himself having a miserable time on a holiday he'd won to Puerto Rico? The man, Kevin Blandford, won the original holiday in a... read more »
Recently, the Batman hotel room of the Eden Motel in Kaohsiung, Taiwan has attracted people’s attention on internet. In the room, the Batman logo is everywhere. In total, the hotel has... read more »
The winning photo from the annual hair freezing contest at Takhini Hot Pools in Yukon, Canada is receiving international attention.Owner Andrew Umbrich says the contest for photos of hot... read more »

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In September 2014, Georgy Tarasov and his brother travelled Vietnam and had 45 days amazing adventures. The first video narrates their road story. In the summer of 2014, for a whole month,... read more »
A 74-room mansion used by Napoleon Bonaparte as his headquarters during a famous battle has been put up for sale. Villa La Voglina in Piedmont, Italy, was built in the 18th century by the... read more »
Anantara Dhigu Resort & Spa Maldives welcomes you to discover a tropical paradise island. Wake up to soothing views of the endless deep blue Indian Ocean. Take a morning plunge in the... read more »
PARKROYAL on Pickering, a PARKROYAL Collection hotel redefines Singapore's skyline with a unique hotel concept offering lofty sky gardens and an exclusive rooftop Orchid Club lounge with... read more »
After hearing news of the changing relationship between the Cubans and Americans, Joshua Morin and his fellows decided to grab a flight and travel over the xmas break for a couple of... read more »
Almost everyone loves to go to the movies, but often movie theaters are dull, standard and boring architecture, but there are exceptions around the world. Take a look at some of the... read more »
In 1998, an Arab ship carrying goods from China was discovered at the bottom of the Indian Ocean off Belitung Island, Indonesia. Dating from the 9th century (China’s Tang Dynasty), the... read more »

Dhow: any of various sailing vessels used by Arabs, generally lateen-rigged on two or three masts.

The Rogner Bad Blumau was designed by one of Austria’s most famous avant-garde artists Friedensreich Hundertwasser and unites therapeutic springs, sauna worlds, a hotel and a park to... read more »
What will be the world's best new attractions that we can anticipate in 2015? British newspaper Telegraph came up with a list, including Dubai Frame, One World Observatory in New... read more »
In the last few years, the seekers of true luxury in the snow sphere have started moving away from the big-name resorts, the overrun fancy hotel rooms and even the expect-to-find... read more »
What most people living in the U.S. don’t know is that this country is actually a great place to travel around, because it offers tons of stunning scenery. The United States is one of... read more »
Huangshan (means "Yellow Mountains" in Chinese), is a mountain range in southern Anhui province in eastern China. The range is composed of material that was uplifted from an ancient sea... read more »
Heated by nature and open to the public, there are many hot springs all over the world that offer locals and tourists alike great places to go to soak in the warm, mineral-rich waters... read more »
As the host state of the 2002 Winter Olympics, Utah is famous for its ski and snowboarding resorts. But many people don’t know that the state is also rich in geothermal resources... read more »
The ancient town of Fenghuang (means Phoenix in Chinese) is located in the southwest corner of the west of Hunan province, in China, at the foot of a mountain along the banks of the Tuo... read more »
Houshi Ryokan was founded around 1,300 years ago and it has always been managed by the same family since then. 
It is the oldest still running family business in the world. This... read more »
The well-known ICEHOTEL in Jukkasjärvi of Sweden, has just opened its doors for the 25th consecutive year. Located 200 km north of the Arctic Circle, this hotel is famous for its rooms... read more »
The Tundra Lodge Rolling Hotel in Manitoba, Canada, offers guests spectacular views of polar bears. The 32-room 'hotel' has observation areas meaning you can stay warm inside and not miss... read more »
It gives the phrase 'sleeping with the fishes' a whole new meaning. An unusual new room has officially opened as part of Africa's first underwater hotel has opened for business.The... read more »
Looking for a winter wonderland eco adventure? The Whitepod eco resort located in the village of Les Cerniers in the Swiss Alps offers a private ski resort, mountain chalets and 15... read more »
Perched on the Western Visayas region of the Philippines, the province of Iloilo is a thriving tourist hub blessed with a wealth of tropical beaches and other wondrous natural... read more »
Hospitality company Airbnb has partnered with airline KLM to allow guests the chance to sleep onboard an aeroplane from 28-30 November. Located on the ground at Schipol airport, the... read more »
Located in Jinzhong Basin of Shanxi Province, the 2700-year-old Pingyao Ancient Town is one of the most well-preserved ancient towns in China. Pingyao, which was added to the World... read more »
With around 47 per cent of British travellers saying their holiday starts en route to the airport, Heathrow strives to offer the best airport experience from the moment they arrive. To... read more »
We love public swimming pools. Here are some of the best ones around the world... read more »
The Seven Stars in Kyushu is a deluxe sleeping car excursion train operated in Japan since October 2013. The train consists of the DF200-7000 locomotive and seven coaches: five sleeping... read more »
On Oct. 15th, the world's largest cruise ship arrived in the UK for the first time. The £800m Oasis Of The Seas sailed into Southampton at 10am on Wednesday in dense fog, welcomed by a... read more »
Poseidon Resorts is the company behind this magnificent project. Yes, this is intended to become a unique undersea resort, aptly named after the Greek God of the Sea, Poseidon. It is to... read more »
Located 55 miles from Patna in Bihar of India, Nalanda was the largest residential centre of learning in the world with a nine-storeyed library. The monasteries were built in old Kushan... read more »
WANT a holiday to rejuvenate and recharge the batteries? There are some unusual ways around the world to pamper your body.From mud baths, to fish pedicures and gold facials these... read more »
What a great idea! having a meal with your loved ones or enjoying an underwater concert in a tunnel aquarium. Now you can have both at Haichang Polar Ocean World in north China's... read more »
Paradise found? Aircraft hangar is home to Europe's biggest water park complete with beaches, lagoons and even a tropical rainforest. Tropical Islands resort is housed within the largest... read more »
A British couple have said 'I do' 66 times in a bid to find the perfect wedding location. Hopeless romantics Alex Pelling and Lisa Gant, from Manchester, have spent the last three... read more »
Travellers who dream of seeing the Northern Lights will have the opportunity to do from a glass-roofed, snowflake-shaped floating hotel come 2017. Developed by Dutch Docklands, a... read more »
Leave your Samsonite above the wardrobe and your car keys on the dresser, you won't be needing either on this trip around some of the planet's more access-challenged accommodation... read more »
This thrilling hotel in Harlingen, Netherlands, will provide a novel sleeping experience for guests if they have the head for heights to stay there. It is the second crane hotel to... read more »
The Order of St John of Jerusalem occupied Rhodes of Greece from 1309 to 1523 and set about transforming the city into a stronghold. It subsequently came under Turkish and Italian rule... read more »
To kids, A Night at the Museum, the American Museum of Natural History’s wildly popular sleepover experience, is as exciting as ever. As the doors close and the lights dim, you and... read more »
Simply known as "The Train" by locals, the Santos Express is situated at Blue Flag Santos Beach, Mossel Bay in the heart of the famous Garden Route of South Africa, only 30 metres from... read more »
A water slide is a type of slide designed for warm-weather or indoor recreational use at water parks. Here are 18 coolest water slides from around the... read more »
A good hotel can make or break a trip. Here is a list of 48 epic dream hotels in the world that you might not have seen... read more »
Jinna Yang's father passed away almost two years ago. Working her corporate job in New York left her with little time or energy to cope with his death – and it took a drastic toll on... read more »
Mike and Anne Howard, two American newlyweds, thought a ten-day honeymoon wasn’t nearly enough to celebrate a new life together. With a little bit of savings, no kids, and good health,... read more »
What do you think makes the perfect airport lounge? For some its complimentary drinks and hot food, for business people it could be free wifi, comfortable seating and spacious areas to... read more »
Fancy staying in a Hobbit hole? What about a Trojan horse? The bizarre Belgian hotel where you can live a 'fantasy' for £122. From cosy Hobbit-like hideaways to a giant wooden Trojan... read more »
Located just 25 kms from the city of Uyuni, Bolivia, the Hotel Palacio de Sal Hotel & Spa, recently remodeled, is built entirely of salt: Walls, floors, ceilings, and much of its... read more »
No one would doubt that Prague is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, a living textbook of architecture. Situated on the Vltava river in the centre of the Bohemian Basin, Prague... read more »

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