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Ever Dream Of Quitting Your Job And Having Adventures? Here’s Some Wisdom From The Backpacking Trail | Inc.com

<i>Answer by Patrick Mathieson, VC at Toba Capital, on Quora</i><p>Two Aprils ago I quit my job at Dell, crammed some stuff into a backpack, and went to Southeast Asia (and a few other places) for about six weeks. Not exactly “traveling the world” as we only went to a few countries, but it was more of a …

South-east Asia

7 cultural faux pas travelers should avoid making in Paris

Like any other city, though, Paris has its customs.<p>We took at a look at a Quora thread that asked the question "What are some cultural faux pas in Paris?"<p>Here are 7 things travelers should avoid doing in Paris.<p>While "to go" does exist in the French language — à emporter — it doesn't have the same …

How Not to Take a Travel Photo

The world is filled with incredible subjects: countless landscapes change over the course of each day as the light passes through them; cultures …

Landscape Photography

Flashback CRAFT Pattern: Lazy Weekend Sweater

<b>By Nikol Lohr</b><p>With the slouchy, comfy fit of your favorite old t-shirt and a removable hood that can be worn independently, this oversized short-sleeved sweater is perfect for three seasons of layering. Designed in textured reverse stockinette, it’s knit inside out to avoid excess purling. But …

Knitting

The Incredible True Story of How Cannabis Could Be Coming to Rite-Aid

The Mayflower in Washington, D.C., is one the capital’s grand old hotels, presenting to Connecticut Avenue a broad, brick facade and an awning …

The Minimalist

Traveling great distances on a bicycle has always fascinated me. As a kid, I'd jump on my three-speed and pretend that I was embarking on a long road …

Sunday #FoodPorn: French Baguettes for Bastille Day

Like black berets and the Eiffel Tower, crusty baguettes have become stereotypical symbols of France. Today, the flaky deliciousness, and easy availability, of French bread is taken for granted. The opposite was true in 1789, when the starving French, unable to purchase their pain quotidian, …

Bernie Sanders Has a Secret

Vermont, his son and the hungry early years that made him the surging socialist he is today.<p>One morning last month in Burlington, Vermont, at the law office of John Franco, one of Bernie Sanders’ best friends since the 1970s, Franco talked to me at length about Sanders’ commitment and his …

Middle-class

33 More Places for Your Bucket List

We asked and Budget Travel readers answered! From Iceland to Machu Picchu, these are the top spots our audience can't wait to visit.

Budget Travel

These Are the 10 Best Cities to Visit Around the World

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14 incredibly preserved historic villages and towns around the world

The rich historical context they give us has led to their recognition by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites of cultural significance.<p>From Banská Štiavnica, Slovakia's oldest mining town, to South Korea's Yangdong and Hahoe villages, whose stunning landscape inspired 17th- and 18th-century poets, here …

IBM Engineer Quits His Job to Travel the World as an Instagram-Famous Photographer

If you had the chance to quit your job and pursue your passion, would you do it? Engineer-turned-photographer Eelco Roos seized the opportunity to follow his dream, and hasn't looked back since. The Dutch creative used to work as an IT specialist at IBM Amsterdam for 10 years, but increasing …

Photography

'I backpacked across one of hte went to one of the most dangerous countries on earth... and had a great time': Intrepid female photographer's stunning images of Pakistan adventure

• <b>Teo Jioshvili, from Tbilisi in Georgia, travelled to the perilous country of Pakistan alone last year</b>• <b><br>Although warned by family and friends, the</b> …

Travelers

Yosemite is still one of the most beautiful parks in America — despite the drought in California

The major water shortage is drying out reservoirs, lakes, rivers, and farmland. But rest assured that California's most precious landmarks are surviving.<p>A simple Google search for "most beautiful national park" yields results for California's very own Yosemite National Park. And there's good reason.<p>…

National Parks

These Colorful, Dramatic Cliffs Are a Half Million Years Old

<b>Location: South Dakota<br>Established: November 10, 1978<br>Size: 244,300 acres</b><p>They call it The Wall. It extends for a hundred miles through the dry plains of South Dakota—a huge natural barrier ridging the landscape, sculptured into fantastic pinnacles and tortuous gullies by the forces of water. Those …

National Parks

Love camping? Check out these 10 affordable National Parks.

These 10 National Parks not only offer maintained campgrounds and gorgeous sights, but they also only cost about $160 per week for parking and …

National Parks

Which Country Is Worst at Unplugging?

These days, everyone and their mother (literally) has a smartphone, and your odds of remaining disconnected during a trip to Maui are only as good …

China's Toilet Bowl Dragons

The Chinese dragon is a creature associated with water. Unlike its Western fire-breathing cousin, it is a benevolent creature whose flight through the clouds brings life-giving water to farmers each spring.<p>View image | gettyimages.com<p>Today, a new breed of Chinese dragon is making a big splash. …

Beautiful Garden Sculptures Of Montreal

Sculpture

23 pictures that show why travelers voted Kyoto the best city in the world

This year, for the second time in a row, travelers voted Kyoto, Japan, to be the best city in the world.<p>Kyoto — Japan's imperial capital for over 1,000 years — is full of incredible temples, parks, and markets that make it a favorite with travelers.<p>These photos show why Kyoto was named the world's …

24 Hours in L.A.’s Koreatown with Native Son Roy Choi

The food truck chef tells us about his new restaurants and his favorite things to do in K-town.<p>Roy Choi is a multi-faceted chef and entrepreneur, a …

DIY Fashion: Comic Book Shoes

Love comics? Bring some awesome geek girl fashion to your closet with a pair of DIY comic book shoes!<p>Transform beloved comic books—or any favorite book or piece of decorative paper—into a pair of trendy shoes that are uniquely yours with this detailed decoupage how-to.<p>Ready to give it a try?<p>Check …

Comic Books