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Forget sending a message in a bottle …<p>When two young girls from Ottawa could not get in to see their sick dad in the hospital, they found a unique …

30 Luxe Hotels for Hitting the Slopes

The best ski lodges are idyllic escapes where after a day of hitting the slopes, you come back to cozy fireplaces, gourmet food, and relaxing spa treatments. Even if you’re not a hardcore skier, these winter accessories and stylish boots will ensure you’re the cutest lodge bunny on the hill. …

Skiing

The Six Rules of Personal Success

Of all human abilities, one stands out, the ability to see the <i>Big Picture</i>, the things that are important in life, and not to be distracted by small, trivial, and irrelevant things; the intelligence to separate the message from the background noise.<p>‘The Big Picture’ is about the grand goals; the big …

The Ten Golden Rules on Living the Good Life

What is good life? What is happiness? What is success? What is pleasure? How should I treat other people? How should I cope with unfortunate events? How can I get rid off unnecessary worry? How should I handle liberty?<p>The answers to all these questions are condensed in a little book, The Ten Golden …

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Star streaked Colosseum

El Bufadero en Invierno 3

Finding What Puts The Heat In Hot Peppers

A newly published genome holds some spicy secrets.<p>To engineer a better pepper, you'd have to go out into the field—actual fields, around the world—and look at different traits, measurements, and yield. Then, after extracting DNA from various leaves and seeds, you could painstakingly evaluate for …

Biology

Ten of the world's best city hikes

Stretch your legs over hours or days, without leaving some of the world’s biggest cities. This article is adapted from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Adventures.</i><p>Tijuca Forest, Rio de Janeiro<p>Aerial shot of Rio de Janeiro surrounded by the Tijuca Forest. Image by Paddy Eckersley / Digital Vision / …

Hiking

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Detroit 2014: Porsche 911 Targa

‎Does the world need yet another Porsche 911 variant? If it's the new Targa with its retro silver roof hoop, the answer is yes. The fabric roof section raises and lowers in 19 seconds for an experience that is either like a coupe or a convertible. Fittingly, the Targa will be priced between the …

Lamborghini Veneno Roadster

ENGINE<p>TYPE<p>V12, 60°, MPI (Multi Point Injection)<p>DISPLACEMENT<p>6.498 cm³ (396.5 cu in)<p>BORE x STROKE<p>95 mm x 76,4 mm (3.74 x 3.01 in)<p>COMPRESSION RATIO<p>11,8:1<p>…

Detroit 2014: Bentley Continental GT V8 S

Bentley continues to expand its Continental line with this performance variant of the GT V8 coupe. Now the fourth car bearing the name, the Continental V8 S sports its own distinct styling and features sharper steering, a 10 mm lower suspension, and a stiffer chassis.<p>Bentley continues to expand its …

Detroit 2014: BMW M3 Sedan and M4 Coupe

The M3 is probably BMW's most iconic nameplate, and now the sports car splits its name in two. Following the company's new naming convention – odd numbers for sedans, even numbers for coupes, the former M3 is now the M4 in sedan form. Mechanically, the two cars are basically identical, with a …

“In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality."—Alfred Stieglitz  

<i>“In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality."—Alfred Stieglitz</i><p>It is one thing to have an idea, and quite another to realize it. The artist Lori Nix sees the world her own way. In fact, she constructs it. These images may look like post-apocalyptic, photoshopped phantasms, but they are each painstakingly and time-consumingly made, with each diorama taking up to 7 months to complete.<p>By shooting these handcrafted sets with an 8 x 10 camera, Nix is able to …

Mark Seliger's greatest portraits - in pictures

If you are a star, Mark Seliger will have photographed you – and that includes presidents.<br>The photographer knew exactly how he wanted to capture Barack Obama when he took his portrait in 2011:<br>"I had this idea of photographing him from the front and back. Obama's only concern was that the back angle …

15 Truly Breathtaking Pools From Around The World

Forget the world's most crowded swimming pool. If you're planning a vacation in the future, why not treat yourself to a dash of luxury and check into …

The most beautiful places on Earth – in pictures

As Lonely Planet turns 40 this year, the publisher has picked the most magnificent sights across the globe to be included in a new book entitled Beautiful World, which contains more than 200 images and aims to inspire readers to see the world as they have never seen it before

The Best Traveler Photographs of 2013

National <i>Geographic Traveler’</i>s director of photography, <b>Dan Westergren</b>, has the distinct pleasure (and sometimes pain) of choosing which photographs run in the magazine.<p>The award-winning photographers assigned to our stories come back from the field with such a rich variety of images that it can be …

Portraits Emerge from an Incredible Collage of Objects

New York-based artist Michael Mapes continues to expand his portfolio of meticulously assembled artworks made of thousands of collected specimens. Each piece in the artist's newest and laboriously executed collection consists of countless materials that have each been pinned to a board to form a …

Art

Spectacular Places

Catching Sail