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Shock Galaxy S6 Leak Reveals Massive Samsung U-Turn

It isn’t just consumers who get nervous near major handset launches, stress levels at the major manufacturers go through the roof. And it appears patience at Samsung over perhaps the most important part of the Galaxy S6 has snapped.<p>Bloomberg reports Samsung has decided to drop Qualcomm’s next …

Phones

The World's Most Popular Beaches, According To Pinterest Users

Australia also had multiple sandy stretches in the top 10 ranking.<p>The visual discovery site introduced Place Pins — which let users mark their favorite places with images on a map — less than six months ago, but already has nearly one billion pins on over 100,000 Place Boards.<p>Pinterest mined these …

Cabo San Lucas

Short-term volunteer vacations: 10 charitable trips for the time-crunched traveler

Thinking of mixing some volunteer work in with your next vacation, but feeling tight on time? Short-term volunteer vacations are out there: Cheapflights.com has rounded up 10 types of voluntourism trips that can be done in two weeks or fewer.<p>Some of these trips operate on exchanges -- meaning, you …

Cape Town

Fantasy Road Trips - Dallas to San Francisco, via the Loneliest Road.

[Cadiz Summit]<p>For me, the picture on the left is the archetypal American road trip image. The empty road stretching to the horizon, no cars, no white …

The Top 50 Cities To See In Your Lifetime

Buena Vista Images via Getty Images<p>With our ever-expanding bucket lists, it's sometimes easy to lose sight of the essentials. Well, we've gone to the community of travelers at minube.net with a simple goal: find the greatest destinations on Earth. From the great ancient capitals to the modern …

European Travel

Oregon's Boardman State Park Is Straight Out of a Fairytale

It's fitting that the first superintendant of Oregon Parks, Samuel H. Boardman, has a 12-mile coastal corridor named in his honor. Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor is a breathtaking swath of coastal Northwest paradise.<p>From Arch Rock and Natural Bridges to the 27-mile long Oregon Coast …

Oregon

The Lesser Known Treasures of Lands End — The Bold Italic — San Francisco

The Lesser Known Treasures of Lands End — The Bold Italic — San Francisco<p>Lands End is my favorite part of San Francisco. Rain, shine, or fog, there’s …

San Francisco

37 ideal cabin getaways

Subscribe to Sunset Magazine today and get 2 free preview issues!<p>These cabin getaways are all about getting outside and getting away from it all.<p><i>This article originally appeared on Sunset.com: "37 best cabin getaways"</i>

Hiking

11 Hidden Gem Destinations for Interacting With Wildlife

Zoos are fascinating, but if you really want to interact with wildlife, get behind the wheel and head for one of these treasures.<p>1. National Elk …

National Parks

The Pacific Coast Highway | The Coolest Stuff on the Planet

14 travel apps to download before your next adventure

Planning your next trip and want to be sure you find the best sightseeing, the best roadside restaurants and the best accommodation? Guess what. …

Travel Well for Less: How to Save on Accommodations

Ever wonder why someone else always seems to get a better deal for their hotel or travel accommodation than you do? Well, there are lots of ways to score discounted (or even free) accommodations these days. We've done it ourselves in both our personal travel and for our work for International …

Tourism

How to Fund Your Travel Lifestyle

The biggest excuse for not traveling more often is because we think we don't have enough money.<p>Chances are slim that you'll win the lottery, strike it rich in a hot technology IPO, or have trust funds waiting for you to cash in. Most of us are in the grind of earning and burning with no end in …

Personal Finance

8 Amazing Hidden Travel Gems in California

California is by far one of the best states to visit for a holiday or a road trip. Many visitors to the state typically flock to the larger cities, like Los Angeles and San Francisco, but California also has an abundance of beautiful towns and pristine nature.<p>Its expansive coastline, endlessly tall …

Hurry Up

The Best Day Trips From San Francisco

These day trips from San Francisco offer awesome ways to experience the region during the last weeks of summer:<p>SONOMA<p>A short hour drive from San Francisco, Sonoma is wine country at its finest. The smaller, less expensive version of Napa, Sonoma boasts excellent wine, rolling hills, and lots of …

San Francisco

17 Things We Wish We'd Known Before Moving To San Francisco

Moving to a new city is exciting — new things to see, do, and eat — but it also comes with an exhausting array of new details to figure out, from what's worth seeing to how to dress.<p>And San Francisco is no exception. Anyone planning to move here should be ready for hills, chilly nights, and an …

San Francisco

The World's Most Beautiful Coastal Drives

<i>By Laura Dannen Redman and Rachel Coleman, CNTraveler.com</i><p>We asked, you answered: After rounding up the best coastal drives in the U.S., Australia, and Ireland, you responded with your favorite ocean roads around the globe. Time for a road trip...<p>The 10 Best Small Cities in the U.S.<p>12 Travel …

Key West

Driving California's Sierra Nevada

Drive up into the lofty Sierra Nevada, which conservationist John Muir called ‘The Range of Light.’ Here you can witness earth-shaking waterfalls, hug towering trees, clamber up granite domes and camp out in high-country meadows where wildflowers bloom.<p>This article is an excerpt from the thorough …

National Parks

The Importance of Self-Awareness, and How to Become More Self Aware

They say the first step is admitting you have a problem, and that's true in every aspect of life. Self-awareness and introspection have the ring of …

27 Surreal Places To Visit Before You Die

This is when a savings account would really come in handy. All travel destinations were suggested by these answers on Quora.

5 Reasons You Are Richer Than You Think (And a Little Bit About Buddha)

"Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship." -- Buddha<p>Few people know the story of who Buddha actually was. For those who don't, he was a prince born into the royal family on the border of India and Nepal more than 2,000 years ago. Buddha was …

Happiness

The 20 Highest-Paying Jobs That Don’t Require A College Degree

It turns out you don't need a college degree to pull in a pretty penny.<p>Yes, workers with only a high school diploma do face an unemployment rate nearly twice that of college educated workers, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), and they make almost half of what those with a …

Employment

Top 20 Stunning Places

Check out these marvelous spots! Anywhere in the world you can find magic places that will make an unforgettable impression.<p><b>20. Eleuthera, …

Siberia

So You Want to Quit Your Job and Travel the World?

I quit the cubicle life to travel the world. You can too, but is that the life you really want?<p>My post-college life started off just the way my advisor told me it was supposed to -- working an awesome job in the coolest city in the world. Right?<p><b>Wrong.</b> The truth is, three years later, I'm sitting in …

Employment

This Game Will Make You Feel Insane. Try It!

What’s the goal? Make your way through the maze. And try to keep your sanity.<p>Video games make us feel like gods, but we’re all just trained pets. A game will hand us a rocket launcher with unlimited ammo (I’m a god!). Then it will literally draw a trail leading us to our next target to shoot. And …

Time I

Nat Geo Staff Picks: America’s Best Beach Towns

Is there a magic formula for the perfect beach town? No, but America could offer up more than a few candidates if they were doling out the title.<p><b>Here are just a few of them, recommended by Nat Geo Travel staffers:</b><p><b>Cannon Beach, Oregon:</b> “At only an hour-and-a-half drive away, Cannon Beach was an easy …