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What are the most common repairs at sea for yachts sailing across the Atlantic? ARC survey results tell all

<b>We surveyed nearly all 290 yachts in the 2016 ARC transatlantic to find out what broke and how it was fixed; what worked and what didn't.</b>You cannot …

Sailing

New Caledonia: The Pacific's Biggest Secret

Almost everyone has heard of the legendary Tahiti and Bora Bora in Polynesia. Armchair sailors could find Fiji and Tonga in the South Pacific. New …

The California land where no-one can live

Despite being located less than 130 miles from downtown Los Angeles, few Americans have heard of Carrizo Plain.

National Parks

How to ride the last remaining sleeper trains

Is there a rail traveller alive who doesn’t love the romance of a night train? The very idea of gliding out of one great European city in the warm glow of an evening to wake up in the cool morning light of another is, even in the prosaic surroundings of modern standard sleeper berths, simply …

Trains

10 of the World's Most Unusual Hotels

From a desert palace constructed of salt to an upcycled Boeing 727, these unique lodgings will redefine how you think of hotels.<p>Pack excitement and whimsy into your travels the moment you check in. At these 10 unique destinations, your hotel is the adventure. Sleep under the magical glow of the …

The most incredible road to drive in every state

Whether you're headed to the West Coast to see the big, blue Pacific, wanting to take in the fall foliage in New England, or traveling through the Midwest to get a sense of rural America, there's a must-see road along the way.<p>Some are major highways with views that could very well cause wrecks, but …

Here’s what you’re entitled to if you get bumped off a flight

Chances are pretty high that you have, as overbooking has become standard practice thanks to airlines scrambling to post revenue, and no-shows being a common occurrence.<p>Luckily, the US Department of Transportation has been tightening requirements on what airlines need to do when overbooking a …

23 incredible travel destinations you probably didn't know existed

Inspired by a Quora thread about the best unknown travel destinations, we've found 23 lesser-known gems around the globe.<p>From a hidden beach to one of the only places in the world where you can swim between two continents, here's your off-the-beaten-path bucket list.<p><i>An earlier version of this post</i> …

National Parks

BMW Hack: the auto industry's big cyber-security warning sign [w/video]

Remote Nature Of Attack Is A Worrisome Landmark<p>A cyber-security hole that left more than two million BMWs vulnerable may be the most serious breach the auto industry has faced in its emerging fight against car hackers.<p>Security experts are not only concerned that researchers found weaknesses inside …

BMW previews new M6 GT3 racing prototype

<b>UPDATE:</b> <i>A previous version of this post specified the incorrect weight target for the M6 GT3. The text below has been updated with the correct information.</i><p>BMW may not compete at the top level at Le Mans or in the World Rally Championship, it may have withdrawn from Formula One and shuttered the …

Just like your winter commute, if you had a 900hp truck

Red Bull Frozen Rush 2015 is in the books, and it looked epic.<p>Just like your morning commute in the winter, the drivers in the Red Bull Frozen Rush snow race have to battle low traction conditions and be vigilant for sudden spinouts in front of them. Unlike your trip to work, though, they're being …

Scotland Yard cracking down on keyless entry hacking

Gangs use it to steal luxury cars and work vans to be sold for parts abroad.<p>The U.K. has a problem with car theft right now thanks to organized crime taking advantage of security weaknesses in a variety of keyless entry systems. It's becoming a common form of vehicle theft there, and the problem …

Jay Leno drives Magnus Walker-ized Porsche 911 GT2

When Magnus Walker and SharkWerks team up on a Porsche 911 GT2, magical things happen.<p>Magnus Walker is a legend among fans of aircooled Porsches. Alex Ross's SharkWerks gives modern water-cooled Porsches downright nasty power levels. When the two joined forces on a 2008 911 GT2, they created …

The Most Luxe Ski Chalets to Visit in Europe

For the ultimate winter getaway, the most exclusive places to hang your skis after a long day on the slopes, as chosen by the Beyond Bespoke team.<p>For the ultimate winter getaway, the most exclusive places to hang your skis after a long day on the slopes, as chosen by the Beyond Bespoke team. <i>Via</i> …

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston finishes solo transatlantic race at age of 75

The veteran sailor crosses the line third in his class in the 3,542-mile race from France to Guadeloupe, nearly five decades after becoming the first solo man to sail non-stop round the world<p>Veteran sailor and grandfather-of-five Sir Robin Knox-Johnston has crossed the finish line of a solo …

Exploring Japan’s subtropical Ogasawara Islands

Pristine beaches, star-studded night skies, searing sunsets and whales splashing in tropical waters are not the usual things to expect on a trip to Japan. But venture about 1000km south of downtown Tokyo and that’s exactly what you’ll find.<p>The recently designated World Heritage Ogasawara …

35 Most Amazing Restaurants With A View. #25 Is INSANE.

There’s nothing like eating a delicious meal with a magnificent view. Here are 35 of the most beautiful places in the world to dine, compiled by Book …

This Is The Prettiest Beach In Greece, Which Basically Makes It The Prettiest In The World

We know, we know. You're thinking to yourself, "Come on, guys, another pretty beach?" And we totally understand but look. at. this:<p>Navagio has been called the prettiest beach in all of Greece, which, if we can all agree is one of the prettiest places in all the world, then this beach is the …

16 Things Master Travelers Do Differently

We all know our basic travel rules (Book in advance! Don't overpack!), but after years of the work-travel-work-travel grind, they can become nothing but empty mantras, tacked onto a list of stale travel habits that don't serve to improve our experience much at all.<p><i>Travel masters</i>, however, are those …

5 life traps surfers should avoid

Surfing, in the grand scheme of things, is not important. It is not something that should take away from anything else in your life. In fact, if it …

Surfing

Going Wild: Exploring 5 of the World’s Most Incredible Jungle Escapes - Vagabondish

<i>Editor's note: Maria Russo is a freelance lifestyle and travel writer based in the U.S. She is a regular contributor for HotelsCombined.com, the</i> …

Desolated Decadence: The Planet's Top Desert Retreats

By Kristen McKenzie, HotelsCombined.com<p>Tired of overcrowded beach holidays and of the hustle and bustle of urban escapes? To really get away from it all, it might be time to journey into the earth's most formidable deserts. Wastelands no more, many of the globe's most inhospitable terrains have now …

These Spas Will Make You Wanna...

...book a couple's massage! Although not all of us can afford to run off to Europe and splurge on an all-day couple's spa treatment, these heavenly hotels will sure get you in the mood. Hotel search trivago has put together a collection of 10 stunning properties that house even more impressive …

Go Somewhere That's NOT On Your Bucket List

For the second time in as many years, I booked a ticket to a land that never made an appearance on my bucket list and now I'm going to try and convince you to do the same.<p>In May of 2012 I spent 12 days in Bali, Indonesia soaking in the sights and sounds of a world I'd only ever seen in pictures. I …

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