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(Relaxnews) - Costa Rica was the most popular vacation destination among US holidaymakers in 2014, according to Bing’s annual trends report.

Art, Shows & Exhibitions

(Relaxnews) - Art Basel Miami Beach gets under way Thursday and is expected to draw 70,000 visitors over four days.

Interiors & Design

(Relaxnews) - Philippe Starck is captivated by elegance. It runs like a current through the bold aesthetic of his myriad designs, from yachts to bicycles, watches and prefabricated houses. Currently in the headlines due to the news that his successful "Mama Shelter" hotel concept is heading Stateside in 2015, the French designer seems to be on something of a crusade to preach his message to the masses.

Interiors & Design

(Relaxnews) - Florida is heating up for the 10th edition of the unmissable contemporary fair Design Miami, set to kick off this December.

Art, Shows & Exhibitions

(AFP) - A long-lost avant-garde painting has returned home to Hungary after nine decades thanks to a sharp-eyed art historian who spotted it being used as a prop in the Hollywood film "Stuart Little".

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(AFP) - The Hagia Sophia, which the pope visits Sunday on his tour of Istanbul, has in the course of some 15 centuries of its history served as a church, a mosque and now a museum but still inflames passions.

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(Relaxnews) - New York City, famed for being a concrete jungle, could become the world’s first city to build an underground park complete with grass, trees, park benches, and sunlight.

Art, Shows & Exhibitions

(Relaxnews) - Britain's Tate has launched a series of maps of virtual 3D worlds with Minecraft, combining art, history and gaming.

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(AFP) - A limestone statuette of a shapely woman some 23,000 years old has been discovered in northern France in what archaeologists Thursday described as an "exceptional" find.

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(AFP) - Brazil's Afro-style Capoeira fight and dance, Estonia's medieval tradition of smoke saunas and the nomadic yurts of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan were listed by UNESCO as intangible world heritage sites Thursday.