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Britain's 20 greatest drives

British people vote for most beautiful picnic spots in Britain and UK

Are these the most BEAUTIFUL picnic spots in Britain? Stunning areas to enjoy al fresco meals revealed (from dramatic coastlines to tranquil mountain …

007 Elements: New James Bond museum opens on top of Austrian mountain

<b>(CNN) —</b> James Bond movies are known for their incredible backdrops -- from Canada 's natural beauty in the spectacular opening sequence of 1977's "The Spy Who Loved Me" to a colorful Mexico City in 2015's "Spectre."<p>Now a new museum in the Austrian Alps will showcase one of Bond's recent, memorable …

The Best Documentaries On Netflix Streaming Right Now

<b>Last Updated: August 6th</b><p>Streaming video is the best thing that’s ever happened to documentaries. People who would never have paid for a ticket to a theatrical nonfiction film are now, thanks to Netflix’s robust selection, scarfing down the stuff by the barrel. But where to start among the masses? …

Entertainment

Patagonia’s Beautiful New Surf Film

Stop what you're doing and watch "Never Town" now<p>Patagonia just released “Never Town,” a full-length surf film serving as a reminder that even the …

The Best Sites for Buying and Selling Your Most Stylish Gear

From sneakers to designer clothing.<p>Having good style isn't just about throwing money around and acquiring expensive stuff. The mark of a truly stylish person is confidence—in their own look, and at whatever price point is most realistic. Of course, sometimes that style lends itself to some pricier …

Inflatable Jurassic World Costumes Put You Inside a Dinosaur Without Being Eaten

Lots of fans walk out of superhero movies wishing they were Wonder Woman or Iron Man, but does the same thing happen with the dinosaurs in <i>Jurassic</i> …

Dinosaurs

How to Live on a Sailboat for 12 Years

Inside Liz Clark's new book, "Swell," which documents her decade-long surf trip on a sailboat<p>Southern California native Liz Clark lived on a sailboat …

Santa Barbara

The secret brewery battle that could kill Manchester's booming craft beer scene

Walk the back streets behind Piccadilly station on a Saturday afternoon and what was once a desolate, industrial wasteland is now buzzing with …

Beer

9 places to get the prettiest coffees in London

It’s not too late to vote in the Time Out Love London Awards – a chance for you to pick the places you love (from bars and cafés to parks and culture …

10 forbidden places that no one is allowed to visit

Conspiracies

A frequent flier reveals the 2 words that will always get you an upgrade to first class

British expat and New York Times best-selling author Tilly Bagshawe knows a thing or two about flying.<p>She told Bloomberg that she typically flies about 100,000 miles a year and has often managed to get herself bumped up from economy class without paying by deploying a two-word strategy.<p>Even when …

Virgin Atlantic

Inside Hatch: Manchester's hidden food and drink haven

If you've passed Oxford Road recently, you may have noticed the huge shipping containers which have popped up on the stretch.<p>Jutting out from …

14 Sneaky Movie Cameos You Didn't Even Notice At The Time

We thought that evil Santa looked familiar...<p>Not everyone can be a star. Films are stuffed with extras and supporting actors who you will probably never see again.<p>But wait... That zombie shuffling across the screen looked very familiar. And that nameless <i>Star Trek</i> ensign – we're sure we've seen him …

Bose just launched what look like the ultimate gym headphones

<b>Bose has launched its latest true wireless SoundSport Free headphones, claiming they’re the ultimate choice for all fitness fanatics out there.</b><p>The …

Horse Racing Betting Tips: Goldie to land Scottish County Hurdle with Sir Chauvelin

MUSSELBURGH stages its biggest two-day meeting of the year this weekend with the Scottish County Hurdle (2.05pm) one of the highlights on the opening …

Top 18 Romantic Getaways

Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur, CA<p>Book your room at Post Ranch Inn<p>The most dramatically situated and architecturally ambitious of the Big Sur inns, Post …

Jurassic World to Become Live Arena Show With 'Life-Sized Dinosaurs'

The tour begins in Fall 2019.<p>Jurassic World is getting a live arena show with "life-sized dinosaurs."<p>Feld Entertainment Inc. will be producing the …

This light-up frame turns your plants into art

And helps keep them alive!<p>Houseplants are a powerful element of home decor, providing both beauty and air purification. But what if your home is a lightless dungeon incapable of supporting plant life? You’re in luck. Swedish studio Kauppi & Kauppi and manufacturer Glimakra of Sweden have created a …

Plants

Lord of the ring road: see Iceland through the windscreen

We find ourselves outside at 1am in pyjamas and snowsuits with other guests staring up hopefully into the darkness<p>We’ve only been on the road for 20 minutes and already the cinematic comparisons are flowing like lava. Game of Thrones. Lord of the Rings. Spaghetti western? “No, Narnia.” Frozen! It …

Surprising Indoor Plant Trends for 2018

Plants have exploded in popularity in the past couple of years, and monstera and sansevieria are now household names. At various times we've anointed …

Plants

27 underrated US destinations everyone should visit in their lifetime

If you're traveling in the US, cities like New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago are probably on the top of your list of places to see. Outside of big cities, however, there are also tons of smaller, underrated destinations that are totally worth a trip.<p>We asked our colleagues for their favorite, …

National Parks

Peaks and froths: five wild UK walks with a classic pub

Crickhowell, Powys<p><b>Pub</b> The Bear<b><br>Start/finish</b> Bear Hotel, Crickhowell,<br>Google map reference<b><br>Distance</b> 11.8 miles<b><br>Duration</b> 5–7 hours<b><br>OS map</b> Explorer OL13<p>It’s not hard to see how the Black Mountains got their name: as the sun hides behind the cloud, the lumbering hills of the area darken with dramatic …

Scotland

This is what the house from Home Alone looks like now

Prepare to go on a festive trip down memory lane. It turns out the gorgeous house that was the residence of Kevin Mccallister and family is a real …

If LA Was a Brand, It Would Probably Be BornxRaised

Driving through LA with BornxRaised’s founder Spanto is the best kind of city tour. This one leaves out all the touristy photo-ops that end up on …

7 ‘experience’ gifts for architecture and design lovers

Great for the holidays or any time, really<p><i>Editor's Note: This post was originally published in December 2015 and has been updated with the most recent information.</i><p>Research has shown that it's better to give someone <i>experiences</i> instead of <i>things</i> and it's not hard to understand why. An experience tends …

This site is running a huge holiday sale on all of your favorite high-end watch brands

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Even if you primarily use your smartphone to tell the time, that's no excuse. The right watch does more than just tell time — it makes a …

Shopping

New Lodging for the Creative Class: Made Hotel in New York City

Just opened in September from hospitality veteran Sam Gelin: Made, a 108-room hotel in the NoMad neighborhood of Manhattan. Though a first-time …

Shower plants will literally make your bathroom feel like a lush tropical garden

Turning your home into a full-on Zen space is one of the biggest wellness trends of 2018—think Himalayan salt lamps, meditation nooks, and healing …

38 Ideas for Firepits

Gather around a firepit wall<p>Overlapping panels of ipe wood and colored concrete flank the firepit in this backyard in Los Altos Hills, California. …

Landscaping