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If you haven’t tried wild swimming, here’s what you’re missing

Even city-slicking Londoners can’t resist the call of the wild.<p>On a recent sunless, windswept Wednesday, pre-work swimmers were submerging themselves in the cold waters of a newly-opened pond near London’s Kings Cross station—all whilst surrounded by the construction of a huge city-center …

53 Of The Best Opening Sentences In Literature

"All this happened, more or less." —Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut<p>2. "The war in Zagreb began over a pack of cigarettes."<p>—<i>Girl at War</i> by Sara Nović<p>3. "Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendía was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to …

Literature

April vows to stop clearing Indonesia's rainforests

Leading pulp and paper company halts harvesting of all natural forest as part of new sustainable forest management policy, reports BusinessGreen<p>Pulp and paper giant April will stop logging natural forests four years earlier than planned as part of a renewed effort to halt deforestation across its …

Biodiversity

What a drone sees over Tiger Cave Temple in Thailand

USC student Conner Sullivan travels with a drone, not a Go-Pro. On a recent trip to Asia, he filmed a number of landmarks, including the high-altitude shrine that's part of the Tiger Cave Temple complex near Krabi in southern Thailand (see video).<p>Sullivan and his buddies climbed the 1,200-plus …

Travelling across Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore by train

You could travel from Bangkok to Singapore by fast train in two days – but where’s the fun in that? Allow two weeks for tropical islands, mysterious …

Kuala Lumpur

China Set To Open World's Longest And Highest Glass-Bottom Bridge

<b>by Katie Watkins</b><p><b>This article originally appeared on ArchDaily</b><p>Courtesy of Haim Dotan Ltd. Architects and Urban Designers<p>China will soon finish construction on what will be the world’s tallest and longest glass pedestrian bridge, floating 300 meters above a canyon in the Zhangjiajie National Park. …

How to brag about your vacation without alienating people

This dilemma is at the heart of a recent study in <i>Psychological Science</i>, which contends that while your experiences may be epic, no one wants to hear about them.<p>Even worse, force feeding your followers with Facebook posts and Instagram uploads might have negative social repercussions for you. People …

8 incredible outdoor adventures in Wyoming

WYOMING IS A LAND of big landscapes, big wilderness and wildlife, and big adventures. Whatever you’re into, there’s probably a corner of Wyoming — …

5 American habits I had to give up when I traveled for 22 months straight

Freshly 24, I had just spent a year teaching English in the Korean capital.<p>Next stop: Beijing, on the way to Lanzhou, an industrial town in the center of China, where I'd celebrate the Spring Festival with my friend and his family.<p>It was the start of the Big Trip.<p>Though I didn't set out with a firm …

Business Insider staffers reveal the one item they never travel without

But it can also be a disaster if you don't pack the right things.<p>We asked Business Insider editors and writers to tell us the one essential item they always travel with.<p>From obvious things like passports and credit cards to things you might not think of like rechargeable phone cases and facial …

Credit Cards

Our Little Corner of the World

I was jolted awake from a shallow sleep as our Land Rover ground to a halt. The sun was stretching tendrils of light across the sky, spilling mesmerizing shades of crimson and burnt orange into the scattered clouds. The spectacle marked the end of our first day exploring Tanzania's wildlife, and …