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Most Americans know Samuel Langhorne Clemens (aka, Mark Twain) as the author of “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” and “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” but he was also a family man, who had four children in his lifetime with his wife Olivia Langdon. As a provider, Clemens had made today’s equivalent of $8 million dollars from his writing and touring while...

Costa Rica was one of the first getaway outposts for semi-expat Americans, thanks to its year-round tropical weather. It's consistently rated by the Happy Planet Index as the happiest country in the world with safe streets, cheap cost of living, beautiful parks, dozens of sandy beaches, excellent medical care, a thriving economy and only a hop, skip and a jump to...

Of course Paris Hilton's dogs live in a two-story mansion. Of. Course. They. Do. Hilton's puppy palace is lined with a pink interior, and has air conditioning, heating, designer furniture and a chandelier, according to a tweet from the heiress. Sure, many Americans can barely afford to pay their energy bills so they can live comfortably in the summer months, but...

Would you like to rub elbows with George Washington? Well, you can't, but you can live in a space his elbows once rubbed. Located at 555 Washington Street in Alexandria, Va., a former social club that hosted the likes of the late great leader is now on the market. The original event space was built in the 1700s, then turned into a restaurant, and finally renovated...

For anyone looking to upgrade their New York City living, this recently listed split-level Tribeca condominium is a knockout. Located at 119 Chambers Street, the 2,240 square foot space resides in a cast-iron building from 1858 that was renovated and converted to a condominium in 2008. Sleek and spacious with lots of sunlight, the three bedroom, four bathroom condo has...

Image Credit Located in the old gold and silver mining town of Tonopah, Nev., this Clown Motel is most certainly not the place for people suffering from coulrophobia (AKA, the fear of clowns). Not only is the lobby filled with hundreds of assorted clowns, from figurines and wall art to assorted trinkets, but each and every room is clown themed as well. Freaky enough...

Who wants a boring old staircase when you can find a fancy way to climb to bed each night? Below are five of our favorite ways to elevate yourself, moving way past the classic spiral. Floating These boxy babies reside at Milan's Gray Hotel. Float upstairs in style. If you create these yourself, consider ditching the slant so you can use the boxes as a bookshelf. Source:...

For New York City fans, living in a brownstone often tops the real estate dream list. If you've got some serious cash to drop on a rental, then this newly listed Gramercy Park spot is sure to brighten your day. With four bedrooms and three bathrooms, this pre-war building has been gorgeously restored with all the flourishes and finishing touches you can imagine. Clean...

There is a house in Mexico they call the Rising Sun. That's how the song goes when you're looking at the Casa Salida Del Sol, a stunning Hacienda in Los Cabos, Mexico, now for sale. With five bedrooms, seven bathrooms and a 180 degree view of the Sea of Cortez, this home has a plethora of outdoor lounging spaces, a pristine swimming pool, a nine hole putting green,...

By Victoria Lim It’s been known that those who long for simplicity in living space look towards Japanese culture and design for inspiration, but there are also those who admire Scandinavian functionality above all. Seemingly opposite, these two trends somehow merged together and today we have a beautiful blend of over-exaggerated and strict design trends. Where...