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A new (to me) concept for keeping a notebook.

I am a Commonplace Book convert. You should be, too.<p>Every once in a while vision clears, or inspiration burns through, or some sharp spot of clarity …

How to Save the Day, Repeatedly, with a Notebook

You <i>will</i> save the day repeatedly when you <b>simply write down what transpires</b>. Capture what happens and the decisions that were made along the way, …

Who needs Paris? 10 smaller cities with just as much culture and style

Forget Paris, Rome and Vienna; these smaller cities are just as big on culture and style.<p>1. Vintage Seville<p>Andalucia’s lively capital may lack size, but it offers an atmospheric old town, 12th-century architecture, the Moorish Alcázar palace and the grand square of Plaza de España, combined with …

European Travel

Not Your Parent's Road Trip: How To Do The Pacific Northwest The Right Way

<i>Read Part 1: Los Angeles to Sonoma</i><p>From Sonoma, you can take the time to drive along the coast and hit stops like Redwood National Park – which is what just about everyone does – which is why I recommend making a b-line (with one quick detour to Crate Lake) for your first stop: Sisters, Oregon.<p><b>The</b> …

RVs

5 Pencil and Paper Games to Do When You’re Bored | The Art of Manliness

In a time before people could cure their boredom by looking down at their phone and immediately retreating into an individual silo of entertainment, …

Board Games

25 (Mostly Free) Things to Do When You Want to Get Offline

We all get too much screen time these days. But what to do when you truly want to step away from from your phone or laptop for a few? We put together …

Vergleichstest 2-Bay-NAS: Fünf Speichersysteme für Einsteiger

<b>Daten daheim speichern statt in der Cloud – nicht nur aus Datenschutzgründen sinnvoll. Wir stellen fünf NAS-Lösungen vor, die Daten zuverlässig im</b> …

25 Places Every Serious Traveller Should Have On Their Bucket List

Sometimes, the crowds of tourists are worth it.<p><i>An earlier version of this post had an incorrect image for the Plaza De España. Sorry!</i>

21 Minimalist Bullet Journal Spreads That Are So Pretty, You Might Sigh Out Loud

White paper + black ink = bliss.

Minimalism

Picking the right pen to journal

When we write in our journals, we are recording timeless memories, thoughts, and dreams. The hope is that these entries will last a lifetime. Here, …

The Pocket Notebooks of 20 Famous Men | The Art of Manliness

A few weeks ago, we published an article on the Manly Tradition of the Pocket Notebook. For that piece, we dug through old books to find references …

Top 10 Small Towns to Visit in Europe

Introduction<p>Europe is a continent full of diverse cultures, languages, food, and architecture all compacted in a relatively small area. Within a five …

5 California Road Trips That'll Make You Fall in Love With the Golden State

Like many born-and-bred Californians, I would choose Joan Didion as my fantasy dinner guest and I feel more at home in my car than pretty much …

Travel

Die besten Notebooks im Vergleich: 5 Top-Modelle von 2018 im Test

Subnotebooks, Ultrabooks und leichte Laptops<p>Wer auf der Suche nach einem mobilen, fähigen Laptop ist, wird mit einem diesem 13 bis 14 Zoll messenden, …

Hardware

The Grand Tour of Switzerland

Travel<p>This road trip encompasses several top attractions and myriad new ways to absorb all the local flavors.<p>Though relatively small in size—roughly equal to New Hampshire and Vermont combined—Switzerland packs a big punch. It’s home to a dozen UNESCO sites, a topographic diversity that includes …

European Travel

How to transition from digital to paper planning

There’s an article that’s been bouncing around in planner groups since it came out after the first of the year: The Case for Using a Paper Planner. …

Huawei P smart im Test: Android 8, Dual-Kamera und 18:9-Display für 259 Euro

Huawei P smart im Test: Vorbote des P11<p>Android 8, Dual-Kamera und FullView-Display für 259 Euro<p>Mit dem P smart erweitert Huawei seine Familie an …

Android

25 Must-see Spots in North America According to a Man Who Took a 22,000-mile Road Trip

From remote surf towns to fern-covered canyons and massive glaciers, here are some of the most incredible sights the U.S. and Canada have to …

North America

These Vintage Photos Remind Us of the Glamour of Travel

Road Trip: Route 66

Get your kicks on Route 66 and experience the ultimate all-American road trip from Illinois to California.<p>They say driving Route 66, the iconic 2,400-mile road connecting Chicago with Santa Monica, sneaks us into a bygone America, an era of neon signs and mom-and-pop diners. This waits for us, just …

11 Bourbon Cocktails That Make the Best Use of Your Favorite Spirit

<i>Stone Fence (image: Tim Nusog)</i><p>There’s nothing like that warm Kentucky hug you get in your chest after a gulp of good <b>bourbon</b>. Whether served neat, on …

Bourbon Whiskey

Hit the Road Eh! 12 Unforgettable Canadian Road Trips

At 9.985 million km², <b>Canada</b> is the world’s second-largest country. For visitors looking to explore this incredible place, it can be daunting deciding …

10 of the Coolest Neighborhoods in America Right Now

Avoid tourist traps and consider planning your next city break in one of these hotspots.<p>Tourist traps are a dime a dozen in big cities, but many …

Travel

The 100 Most Scenic Restaurants in America, According to OpenTable

The restaurant reservations website's users helped compile this list of eateries with the best views.<p>Today, OpenTable released their list of the most …

Salt Lake City

The Best Surf Towns in America 2017

<b>1. Haleiwa, HI</b><br>Visions of clean, white-sand beaches, palm trees, and perfect surf usually accompany a first-time visit to Hawaii. But it's not until …

Extreme Sports

Urban explorer reveals an abandoned world, frozen in time

Have you ever walked past an abandoned house on the side of the road and thought to yourself, what’s in there? And why did the inhabitants leave? …

From highway to high waves: five offbeat coastal road trips

California's Big Sur and Australia's Great Ocean Road may get all the headlines when it comes to coastal driving but they're not the only places where you can lose yourself in spectacular scenery, glowing sunsets and glistening surf.<p>The following routes are equally impressive and also offer quirky …

European Travel

Road Trip: Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way

Travel<p>Explore the sights and sounds of the Wild Atlantic Way, and meet the people who make it unforgettable.<p>Travel<p>At the western fringe of Europe is a marginal zone where the force of the Atlantic crashes against the jagged rock defenses of Ireland’s western seaboard. The Wild Atlantic Way, a new …

Ireland

Journey Across Canada by Train

Riding the rails from Toronto to Vancouver is a once-in-a-lifetime smorgasbord of scenery.<p>I’m an introvert. A real rather-do-anything-than-make-small-talk introvert, not just someone who prefers TV to cocktail parties. So what am I doing having breakfast with three strangers—and enjoying it?<p>Blame …