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Now in its fourth year, Bird Photographer of the Year is a global photography competition that celebrates avian beauty and diversity. This photo, “Gannet flight — Northern Gannet,” won Best Portfolio category this year by Petr Bambousek from the Czech Republic.

On the hunt for some new slopes to ski? With the closest airports in Grenoble, Geneva and Lyon, and rising from 1,250 to 3,330 meters in the region of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes in France's Central Western Alps, Europe Best Destination calls the resort “a perfect mix of fun, relaxation, sport for families, couples, beginners and experienced skiers.” The snowy mountains of Alpe d'Huez, France are just one of six extraordinary ski resorts in Europe, for the other five, click the link in our bio.

In July 2019 a dramatic total solar eclipse will plunge parts of the southern hemisphere into darkness for a few minutes, just as happened on August 21, 2017 in 14 U.S. states. In 2019, most eclipse-chasers are headed for Chile or Argentina, thinking them the only places that the Path of Totality will cross. But if you have $11,000 to spare, you can watch the eclipse from a remote island in the Pacific. The Pitcairn Islands 2019 Solar Eclipse voyage will begin in Tahiti and depart from Mangareva, French Polynesia. The two-week voyage will land at the coconut palms-covered Oeno Island — 89 miles northwest of Pitcairn Island — for the total solar eclipse. That will occur at 10:23 a.m. and last for 2 minutes 51 seconds.

Work towards the same goal.

The holidays don’t necessarily mean you have to spend time at home, how about a trip away for the holidays? Check out our list of places to celebrate the holidays at our link in bio. Like The Resort at Paws Up in Montana. You don’t have to rough it at this glamping getaway during the holidays. Glide through the snow on a sleigh ride, compete in a gingerbread-house-building contest or zip along in a snowmobile. As part of the Forbes Travel Guide Recommended hotel’s Christmas package, you’ll receive a decorated tree (or if you prefer, supplies to festoon your own). If you’ve been good, Santa will pull up to your room to place gifts under the tree.

OpenTable, one of the popular restaurant reservations systems, just released one of its most anticipated lists of the year: The 100 Best Restaurants in America. The diversity in this particular list gets more pronounced every year, which is refreshing to say the least—and reflects where the American palate is headed. Boca in Cincinnati focuses on serving classic dishes that cannot be defined as solely American, French, or Italian. The chef and owner David Falk instead insists on seasonality and working with the freshest ingredients available. Click the link in our bio to see the full list of 100 restaurants.

For the fourth year in a row, Jim Parsons is the world's highest-paid TV actor, banking $26.5 million. Click the link in our bio to see which actors join him among the top ranks.

Would you consider yourself a digital nomad? This type of remote working is becoming more and more popular with so many destinations adapting to the needs of these people striving for the work-life balance all over the world. Click the link in our bio to see the list of top 25 destinations for digital nomads. Coming in at No. 3, vibrant Chiang Mai in Thailand has the cheapest living costs of anywhere in the top ten.

Thoughts become feelings.

The cannabis industry is estimated to pull in $15.7 billion for both the medical and recreational markets by 2022, and predicted create nearly 300,000 new jobs for American workers by 2020. Which is why it’s no surprise that ambitious Ivy Leaguers are gravitating towards this industry based on sheer data alone. A group of 70 students currently attending the University of Pennsylvania’s prestigious Wharton School have started the Wharton Cannabis Business Club, which is supposedly the first of its kind among business student groups.

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