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Gibbon Launches iPhone App to Help You Learn on the Go

Gibbon, a startup based in the Netherlands that wants to help you master any skill, has today launched an iPhone app to help you learn skills on the go.<p>The company’s tagline is “playlists for learning” and it aims to help you collect tutorials and lessons from across the internet and put them in …

Adventures Less Ordinary: How to Travel and Do Good

When photographing an object in motion, you have three principal options: use an incredibly fast shutter speed for a crisp capture of both the moving object and the background, but not a sense of the motion; pan as the object passes to freeze just the object against an artistic blur of background; …

How to Find Cheap Flights Online

<i>rch850 / Flickr</i><p>Booking a flight online can be an aggravating process. After checking for discounts, figuring out the best time to fly, deciding which route to take and making sure the price is right, you're still left wondering if you scored the cheapest fare.<p>I've booked more than 100 flights since …

The Best Budget Airlines In The World

AirlineRatings.com recently released its list of the World's Top 10 Airlines, including the best low-cost airlines. The site looked at four regions — the Americas, Asia/Pacific, Middle East/Africa, and Europe — and named the best budget airline in each.<p>"These airlines may not always offer the …

Here Are The World's Best Airlines For Long Flights

Traveling great distances by plane can be arduous, but some airlines are better than other for long-haul flights — that is, trips of at least six hours.<p>According to aviation consumer website AirlineRatings.com, some are certainly more pleasant than others for those long intercontinental …

9 Things You Should Know Before Booking Your Next Cruise

<i>kansasphoto / Flickr</i><p>With meals, entertainment and accommodations wrapped into one reasonable rate, cruising offers a convenient and affordable vacation option. Many cruises today offer stimulating onboard enrichment programs, unique culinary experiences and immersive shore excursions (think: …

Travel Well for Less: How to Save on Airfare

Working for International Living for the past 13 years, and living and traveling back and forth from Mexico, Panama, Nicaragua and Ecuador, we've had plenty of practice at finding the best travel deals, including airfares.<p>The most important thing to remember is that flexibility means savings. If …

These Are The Worst Days Of The Year To Fly

Pardon us if this seems obvious, but there are two days you should -- if you can help it -- never fly. EVER.<p><b>The Wednesday before Thanksgiving and the Sunday after Thanksgiving are the most expensive travel days of the entire year</b>, notes airfare expert Rick Seaney in USA Today. They should be …

Apps That Make Travel More Social

<i>Highways Agency / Flickr</i><p>Social media and smartphone apps have drastically changed the way people travel. Gone are the days when vacation-goers privately booked their flights, planned exclusively with a guidebook or reminisced about trips solely through photo albums. Nowadays, it's all about sharing …

Apple TV Updated With Beats Music Channel, Revamped Design, iOS 8 Feature Support

Along with iOS 8, Apple has also released the new Apple TV software update that's been in development for the last few months. The updated software includes new icons, which are designed to resemble the icons in iOS 7, taking on a flatter, less glossy look.<p>Several icons, like Music, Computers, and …

How to Install the iOS 8 Update Without Deleting a Bunch of Photos From Your iPhone

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You Should Always Tip The Maid When You’re Staying In A Hotel

While Marriott certainly isn't the first hotel to place envelopes in rooms, this has brought up a debate as to whether or not to tip maids.<p>A surprising number of people don't tip hotel maids.<p>Michael Lynn, a professor at Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration, told The Associated Press …

Travel Like a Pro Without Bankrupting Your Savings

Travel is the doorway to learning about other cultures and yourself. It can even change your point-of-view on certain topics, from politics to social issues. You could even discover places in your own city, state, province, or country that you never knew existed. However, you may not travel because …

Churchill

TravelPlaces of a Lifetime<p>No paved roads lead directly into the tiny town of Churchill, <b>Manitoba</b>, on the remote, southwestern shores of Hudson Bay, so you'll have to arrive by train or plane to see the area's most famous seasonal residents—polar bears. From July to November, about a thousand migrate …

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25 Gorgeous Hikes You Have to Do in Your Lifetime

Allow us to introduce you to your hiking bucket list<p>Research shows that spending time outside is vital to our health—and that exercising outdoors is more satisfying and can burn more calories. Luckily, you can get a workout and a hefty dose of vitamin N at the same time by hiking. These 25 …

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First underwater video of one of Franklin's historic shipwrecks

5 Ways to Ease Transcon Travel

Transcontinental flights can be trying for even the most seasoned traveler. From spending six hours in the same spot to adjusting to new time zones, preparing for a long-haul trip is important to make sure your travel is as pleasant and as comfortable as possible. Here, my many years in the sky …

Study sparks organic foods debate

A new scientific review claims organic foods are higher in nutrients and lower in pesticides compared with conventionally grown varieties.<p>Scientists at Newcastle University have spent the last five years studying organic crops and say they are significantly richer in antioxidants.<p>But critics of the …

Cursed Warship Revealed With Treasure Onboard

Researchers and divers have started studying the secrets that Mars, the pride of Sweden's 16th-century navy, has held for 450 years.<p>It was the largest and fiercest warship in the world, named the <i>Mars</i> for the Roman god of war: But it went up in a ball of flames in a brutal naval battle in 1564, …