Baret Kilbacak

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World's longest car-free trail stretching 15,000 miles to open next year in Canada

Canada started work on a huge cross-country network of trails for cyclists, hikers and other outdoor enthusiasts back in 1992, and the project is …

When The Biggest Earthquake Ever Recorded Hit Chile, It Rocked The World

The rumbling started on the afternoon of May 22, 1960. Sergio Barrientos, then about 8 years old, was walking down a street in his hometown in southern Chile when the ground started to shake. He remembers electrical wires swinging from the telephone poles — so violently that they slapped each other …

Ottoman houses and Roman ruins in historic Antalya

The largest city on the western Mediterranean coast, Antalya is modern and largely affluent, comprised of high-rises, and busy shops and businesses. However most visitors to the city itself, rather than the surrounding beach resorts, stay in the old district of Kaleiçi, a largely traffic-free area …

Airfares from the US to Europe are ridiculously cheap right now, but act fast

It has gotten even cheaper to fly from the US to Europe this summer, and you can thank airlines’ struggles for that. But you’ll want to act fast.<p>Roundtrip airfares from US airports to Dublin, Paris, Madrid, Frankfurt and Rome averaged as low as $616 on July 16, the cheapest at any point at least …

Travel Deals

Round-the-world sailor Alex Thomson reveals shock of $5M boat capsizing

<b>(CNN) —</b> Not many people can just shrug off an ocean helicopter rescue, but when your mission is to win the world's most prestigious round-the-world sailing race, you have to be prepared for the worst.<p>"We suddenly got hit by a rogue wave and then within a flash the boat was upside down," says Alex …

Sailing

Sleeping Around: How to Sleep on the Side of a Mountain

As I look around the valley that night as midnight approaches, the idea of missing out on a few hours of sleep seems very insignificant. Feeling a little more tired than usual tomorrow does not seem important. Hopefully tonight it doesn't seem important to you either.<p><i>"Sleeping Around" is a</i> …

Water

I’m a NASA astronaut, and here’s what it takes to become a space voyager

I was teaching a third-period science class on April 12, 2004, when I got the phone call from NASA I’ll never forget. Soon I’d relocated to Houston, Texas, close to the Johnson Space Center, to begin training to become an astronaut.<p>As I would quickly discover, it’s a long and rewarding road. But …

Space Science