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Things I Learned Wandering Around Europe for 7 Months

<i>These things, traveling taught.</i><p>After five years a slave in the consulting world, I booked a oneway ticket to Iceland, and negotiated a seven-month sabbatical. Yes, in that order.<p>It's common to wonder: What did you learn? How did you change? What impacted you the most?<p>These are a few of the things …

5 Painless Steps for Getting Rid of the Fear of Street Photography Once and for All

“Look at me,” he said. Complying, I turned in the man’s direction. “Look me in the eyes!”… I tried to raise my eyes and look into his, but I …

Charming Cabin Built for $500 with Repurposed Windows

Located in the mountains of West Virginia, photographer Nick Olson and designer Lilah Horwitz have built their own enchanting retreat made out of discarded windows. The towering home away from home boasts a creative facade made of windows of varying sizes, giving it an artistic flair that is both …

6 Must-Try Foods in Seoul, South Korea

Cuisine-wise, South Korea is probably best known for traditional (and healthy) fare like spicy kimchi, bibimbap, and cooked-at-the-table barbecue. …

The Pin-Ups In This Calendar Are Wearing Only Spilled Milk But Nobody’s Crying About It

Until recently, the most creative innovation for pin-up calendars in 2013 was the phenomenon of cats posing in the manner of buxom models. Those cats have officially been declawed, though. Not only is Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz’s forthcoming calendric creation a technical marvel, it’s also something …

The Seychelles for independent travellers

With stunning beaches and brilliant blue seas, it’s hardly surprising the Seychelles rank among the world’s most idyllic island getaways.<p>Marooned in the middle of the Indian Ocean, this archipelago of 115 islands is notoriously exclusive (and expensive), and if you simply couldn’t imagine …

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30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

Starter Kit to Vietnam

Vietnam is one of Southeast Asia’s fastest-growing countries. Its vibrant cities are booming, UNESCO World Heritage Site Halong Bay is expanding its …

Top 20 free things to do in Berlin

Berlin may be one of the best-value cities in Europe but, for visitors, those euros can start to add up after days of museum-hopping and nights of clubbing. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to stretch your budget further by cashing in on some tip-top freebies.<p>Catch a ride to the Reichstag’s …

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The World's Most Dramatic Coastlines

Summer has officially drawn to a close, and the sunny days of sprawling on the sand are numbered. For fans of the coast, though, the end of summer doesn't necessarily mean the end of beach trips. The world is still full of spectacular coastlines to explore, many of which are more famous for their …

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Where To Watch NFL Abroad: 8 Life-Saving Bars For Football Fans

Things can get dicey when the big game goes down during your trip (or, more appropriately, when your trip goes down during the big game).<p>But never fear, football fans! Many European cities know how to run a nice, old-fashioned sports bar. Here are the #1 spots to catch your team on the screen this …

On Seeing The World For The First Time, At 67

One of the best short films on travel you will see all year. Imagine “Lost in Translation”, only through the eyes of a 67-year old retired Russian …

The 10 best treks in the world

These 10 classic treks are for serious walkers. All of them require a sturdy pair of lungs, fit legs and a good amount of preparation. However, if you choose to go on any of these trails then you will be rewarded with experiences that last a lifetime. In no particular order:<p>1. GR20, France<p><i>Image by</i> …

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7 Ways to Let Go and Watch Your Life Flourish

<i>By letting it go it all gets done. The world is won by those who let it go. But when you try and try. The world is beyond the winning.</i> -Lao Tzu<p>So …

How to travel around the world in 80 days

In Jules Verne's classic adventure novel, Phileas Fogg had a devil of a time trying to travel around the world in 80 days. But in the 21st century, circumnavigating the globe has become a bit of a breeze: all you need is a round-the-world (RTW) ticket. In fact, a dedicated (if masochistic) …

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Top 5 unmissable journeys by rail

There are few more memorable ways to travel than by train. Here are <i>Lonely Planet Traveller</i> magazine’s top five ways to get on board.<p>1. The Ghan, Australia: the luxury rail ride<p>The Australian outback is a place that’s hard to grasp: a vast, ill-defined area mapped by Aboriginal people not on paper …

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18 free things to do in Barcelona

Barcelona has enough to keep the most voracious of culture vultures and self-indulgent of gourmands happy for weeks, but all those entry fees and tapas bills can mount up. Fortunately, help is at hand with a variety of ways to make your holiday budget stretch a little further.<p>In addition to the …

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14 Gorgeous Structures In The Running For The 'Building Of The Year' Award

This year's festival will be held from October 2nd - 4th in Singapore at the Marina Bay Sands, a building which was itself once a WAF Award winner.<p>More than 300 projects from 50 countries made the official 2013 shortlist, and the architects responsible will each have a chance to make their case to …

The coating that makes iPhones touch sensitive is running out

No, iPhone screens are not magic. They are coated in a transparent material called indium tin oxide that senses when a finger makes contact.<p>ITO comes …

How to Cleanly Remove the Bottom of a Bottle: Product Photography Trick

Having the bottom of a bottle removed by a professional could cost anywhere from 50-60 dollars apiece. This is probably because the process involves …

31 Photos Of New York City In The Summer Of '69

In 1969, Life magazine captured both the energy and the misery of a hot summer day in the city.<p>Via: <i>Life</i>

Basic Lighting for Portrait Photography

Lighting can be one of the most challenging aspects of photography, but something every photographer should strive to learn more about, no matter …

35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.

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