Carl Pettit

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10 Bonkers Hotel Jobs You’ve Never Heard Of

From baby butler (butlers for babies, not babies working as butlers) to mermaid trainer, hotels catering to the fanciful whims of world travelers offer up all kinds of surprising professions for people with the right skillsets, and for those who want to venture upon an unusual career path.

The Unbelievable True Story of the Would-Be King of the Canary Islands

From rugged hikes around volcanic craters on La Palma to kitesurfing, windsurfing or diving on Fuerteventura—or perhaps just lazing about on the beaches of Gran Canaria—these islands offer a diversity of recreational fun and Spanish culture. Yet the Canaries weren’t always in the hands of the mighty Spanish.

The World’s 12 Most Death-Defying Roads

Avalanches and smaller rock falls, tortuous turns, poor road upkeep, dizzying heights, gorgeous but distracting scenery, sleep-deprived drivers, and incredible elevation gains are just some of the trials that await motorists on these stunningly beautiful yet hazardous roads.