Andres Castillo

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8 Tools To Aid Your Old-Car Hunts

When you're shopping around for old cars, the old Boy Scout motto applies: Be prepared. That means you need bring along some essential tools to help keep yourself from getting burned on a deal. Here's what we use.<p>When you're shopping around for old cars, the old Boy Scout motto applies: Be …

The world’s must-visit islands

With draws including Jurassic Park-like scenery, hand-blown glass and thousand-strong king penguin colonies, these five islands don’t need tropical beaches to thrill.<p>Often featuring unique geography, wildlife and culture, islands can easily become a world unto themselves. But to find the most …

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21 Buildings You Need To See In Your Lifetime

We've come a long way since then — creating temples to our gods, houses for our operas, and museums for our art that rival nature's beauty.<p>Here are 21 buildings you need to see before you kick the bucket.

The 40 Best Beaches on Earth

Let's face it...it ain't summertime without at least spending a few days at the beach soaking up the rays and relaxing with family and friends. In the spirit of summer, we've gone to the travelers community at minube.net travel community to find the best beaches from around the world, those drops …

15 Pictures Of 'The Most Alien-Looking Place On Earth'

Because of its extreme isolation from other land masses, Socotra has very unique plant life, a third of which can be found nowhere else in the world.<p>Not only are the plant endemic to Socotra, but they look weird as can be, causing people to refer to it as "the most alien-looking place on earth."

5 Things Not to Do on Your First Cruise

<i>By: Shayne Rodriguez Thompson, Cruise Critic Contributor</i><p>So my first cruise -- a weeklong Bermuda cruise sailing on Norwegian Dawn -- wasn't perfect (credit the rain, a couple lackluster shows and several canceled activities), but it was pretty great. It took me a couple days to figure out how to …

Autobahn Dos and Don'ts – Feature

<b>DO</b> look after your car. Make sure you check tire pressures before trying any high-speed runs. Gas stations (or “<i>Rasthofs</i>”) can be far apart, especially considering the extra fuel you’ll burn at speed.<p><b>DO</b> build up gradually. Although we can’t fault your enthusiasm for wanting to know what 150 mph …

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How to clean your car like a professional

There's more to the perfect car wash than just rinsing the grime off your ride.<p>There's a lot more to the perfect car wash than just rinsing the grime off your ride. We talked to professional auto detailer and founder of AMMO NYC, Larry Kosilla, for some expert advice. "To me, detailing is about …

5 Quick Tips for Perfect Grilling

This Memorial Day weekend, get smart and dominate the grill.<p><b>1. Clean your grill after every use.</b><p>Scraping it clean becomes a burden only when you do it too infrequently. A quick scrub with a brush while the grill's still hot brush should do the trick.<p><b>2. Properly preheat the coals.</b><p>You shouldn't be …

Defend Your Cubicle With A Nerf Sentry Gun

You'll be the undefeatable champion with this one<p>Tell workplace pen thieves and pranksters how you really feel with a barrage of foam darts. This project hacks a Nerf gun to automatically fire at large heat signatures. Simply replace the toy’s trigger system with a servomotor, wire up a home …

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The 10 Best Cars Designed by Bertone

Iconic Italian design house Bertone is reportedly on the cusp of bankruptcy. Its history includes some of the greatest automotive designs ever committed to sheetmetal. Let's revisit 10 favorites from the company's epic highlight reel.<p>Iconic Italian design house Bertone is reportedly on the cusp of …

Colombia’s wild Willys Jeep festival

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Roll-Out Flooring = Instant Garage Cred

By the time my wife and I were nearly done with a year-long renovation of our home, sprucing the one-car garage took a back seat to more essential areas, deferring my dream of curating a mini-Garage Mahal. The7.5' x 17' roll for my garage was shipped to my doorstep; though unwieldy,the 100+ pound …

Beat ATM fees with this easy Hot Wheels lifehack

Beat ATM fees AND please your inner child.<p>If it were up to me, I'd never touch another dollar bill for as long as I live. Cash is cumbersome, but in the worlds of Craigslist and manual labor, it's still the best way to pay someone for their goods. The problem? I'm 20 minutes from my closest ATM. …

10 Ingenious Ideas to Keep Your Garage Organized

Its all too easy to let your garage become a refuge for junk, so full of boxes you can barely pull in your car when a storms coming. But follow the advice of these car guys and you could be the proud king of an immaculate space.<p>It's all too easy to let your garage become a refuge for junk, so full …

The 12 Greatest Overlooked Cars

Nobody ever includes the Volkswagen Scirocco 16v or Jeep Wagoneer in their lists of the greatest cars of all time. Which is a mistake.<p>Nobody ever includes the Volkswagen Scirocco 16v or Jeep Wagoneer in their lists of the greatest cars of all time. Which is a mistake. <i>Originally published at Road &</i> …

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7 Things Americans Can Learn From Italians

If you've spent time in Italy you know that life in Italy and life in America are very different. While both cultures have their pros and cons, we think Americans can learn a lot from the way Italians live.<p>Traditionally, Italians have an easy-going and positive outlook on how to go about daily …

10 Discontinued Cars We're Going to Miss

Last week we looked at cars that deservedly got the ax in 2013. This week we'll be a lot kinder because we're looking at the models that are disappearing altogether or making way for generation 2014, but that we'd love to have in our garage.

Rugged Action-Camera Comparison Test

Once dominated by GoPro, the action-camera market is now swelling with competitors. Which tough video taker takes the cake?

10 Unlikely Autos That Changed Cars Forever

At first glance nothing about these cars and trucks jumps off the page. Yet they were the proving ground for car tech and car-building techniques that influence how our autos are built.

Three-Pedal Club: These cars only come with manuals

The rides that make you work for it.<p>It's a sad truth, but the manual transmission is dying. Blame drivers. Blame automakers. Blame regulations. Blame everybody you like. That doesn't change the endgame. Manuals are an increasingly shrinking percentage of the equation.<p>But thankfully, some cars still …

10 Tips to Avoid Speeding Tickets

Richard Diamond's advice will help you to steer clear of encounters with the highway patrol, and to fight that speeding ticket when you get one.<p><b>"The motorist is a source of revenue," says</b> Richard Diamond. And it's become his life's obsession to change that.<p>By day, Diamond is the managing editor at</i> …

Top 25 Islands in the World (Photos)

There’s only one way to avoid the quickly approaching winter: plan a luxurious—and warm—island vacation. See the 25 top picks for where to soak up …

13 track-day essentials

To go fast, you need this stuff.<p>Track days have become more popular as enthusiasts search for places to explore the<p>performance potential of their cars without getting into trouble, at least with the law.<p>Once exposed to it, you'll probably be hooked—track driving is both exhilarating and addictive. …

The 100 best dishes and drinks in New York City

From every borough for every palate, here’s our annual guide to New York’s 100 best new dishes and drinks of the year. Are you looking for a …

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Fall 2013 Guide to Philadelphia

The leaf-peeper-luring trees aren't the only things ablaze with color in Philly this fall. The city comes back to life after another muggy summer, …

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Philadelphia’s 10 Hottest New Restaurants

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5 New Cocktails for National Rum Day

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