Jan Dutz

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4 Ways Slacklining Will Make You a Stronger Athlete

If you’ve ever hung around college quads, climbing crags, or even public parks, you’ve probably seen someone walk barefoot, arms flailing for balance, across a one-inch-wide line of taut nylon webbing strung between two trees. Slacklining may look like a questionable use of daylight, but according …

The best films of 2016 so far

Film,Culture,Anomalisa,The Assassin,A Bigger Splash,Captain America: Civil War,Deadpool,Dheepan,Everybody Wants Some!!,Hail, Caesar!,The Hateful Eight,High-Rise,The Jungle Book,Love & Friendship,Miles Davis,The Nice Guys,The Revenant,Room,Son of Saul,Spotlight,Zootopia (aka Zootropolis),Music,Toby …

5 places to find Asian shaved ice in Metro Vancouver

Asian shaved ice is offered all around town, and it’s a delicious way to cool off during hot summer days.<p>No, these aren’t your typical carnival-style …

Copenhagen’s uninhibited, sexual spirit

Denmark is renowned for being an open and tolerant nation — in fact, in 1989, the country created registered partnerships for same-sex couples, …

How to prevent injuries while mountain biking

The Sea to Sky corridor is well known around the globe for its mountain biking trails — but fast riding over gravel, rocks and logs requires agility …

9 places you must go camping

Looking for somewhere truly spectacular to pitch your tent? Camp at any of these ‘pitches’ and you’ll never want to stay in a hotel again.<p>1. Wild …

50 Beaches to Blow Your Mind | Lonely Planet.

More often than not, a beach vacation is on the top of most people’s list as the ideal vacation. It seems like the ultimate to-do, and why not? The …

Loneliness

How to Build the Ultimate Bikepacking Rig

There’s no one right way to bikepack. I’ve seen everything from dirtbags on antique, rigid mountain bikes with hand-sewn packs and sleep kits to yuppies aboard state-of-the-art carbon bikes loaded with the full complement of new gear—and all of them were having a good time. No matter what your …

Top 8 Ultra-Long Distance Adventure Runs

Trail-running is exploding in popularity, and for good reason. What’s not to like about a sport that requires virtually no equipment—except (maybe) shorts and trail running shoes—and allows you to explore vast mountain ranges and terrain that most people will never experience? Even better, our …

Six of the best Wi-Fi speakers

They’re the best way to listen to music streamed through – or stored on – our phones. But which speakers are easiest to use, and which offer the best sound quality? We put six to the test<p><b>£499; five amp drivers, 250W total output; AirPlay, Spotify, Bluetooth</b>

AirPlay

The Case for Skiing with This New Jacket-Air Bag Hybrid

Avalanche air bag packs are fast becoming an essential part of the backcountry ski kit—as important as a beacon, shovel, and probe. But here’s the rub: most are heavy and cumbersome, and if you’re accessing the backcountry through a resort, they’re awkward on chairlifts. Startup company SubQ …

I earn over $5,000 a month traveling the world — here's how travel blogs really make money

When people ask me what I do for a living and I reply, "I'm a travel blogger," I can pretty much see the confusion in their faces.<p>They're thinking, <i>How can a blog make money? Isn't that just a hobby? Who pays you? How much can you really make?</i><p>Based on my own experience — and those of many other …

Travel

Google’s giving away $500 worth of photo software for free — but is it any good?

Sometimes, you can see guess how a thing got priced by looking at its raw materials. A gold necklace. A filet mignon. A house.<p>Other times, the price …

Best Bars in America

With star bartenders, expert cocktails and cool designs, these destination bars make key nightlife stops in cities around the country.

Grammy predictions: who will win – and who should

Some categories seem clear-cut while others are impossible to call. Here’s our rundown of likely victors and those who should be recognised

Teens have a smart reason for abandoning Facebook and Twitter

When my digital media students are sitting, waiting for class to start, and staring at their phones, they are not checking Facebook. They’re not checking Instagram or Pinterest or Twitter. No, they’re catching up on the news of the day by checking out their friends’ Stories on Snapchat, chatting in …

Meet a traveller: Srin Madipalli, world explorer and entrepreneur

Travel throws up challenges at every turn for Srin Madipalli, but the entrepreneur hasn't let that limit his adventures – and now he is helping other people see more of the world. Madipalli, who suffers from spinal muscular atrophy, has set up a site that aims to be the equivalent of Airbnb for …

Travelers

9 of the best things to do in Iceland

1: Take a dip in a thermal pool<p>Icelandic folk have been bathing outdoors in thermal pools since Viking times. It would be remiss of you not to join …

Mountain Photography Tips - Part 1

Like many ‘pros’ out there, I’m a self taught photographer- after all photography itself is not that complicated. Over the years I’ve become a lot …

10 islands where celebrities love to vacation

Did the billion-dollar Powerball jackpot have you dreaming of what you would do with that money? Us too. As typical travel enthusiasts, we imagined (re)visiting the hundreds of luxe island properties on our site that are typically frequented by celebrities and others with deep pockets. (Trust us, …

Celebrity Gossip

Tourist Trap or Must-See? Debating Iceland's Blue Lagoon

Iceland's Blue Lagoon is one of its most popular sites. But is it worth a visit?<p><b>Yes:</b> "It’s one of the worst parts of traveling: you arrive in a new destination early in the morning, bleary-eyed and sleep-deprived, in desperate want of a shower, but you have hours to kill before you can check into …

7 ways you're wasting money while traveling

Seemingly tiny expenses can add up quickly when you're traveling. And often it's money that's better spent elsewhere.<p>Here are seven expenses you can (and should) avoid paying for on your next trip.

Personal Finance

6 simple ways to take better photos on any camera

But even as we all take more and more pictures, many of us assume our talents are limited. "Real" photographers use expensive equipment and have "good eyes" for pictures. The reality is that much of the difference between pros and everyone else can be broken down into a few simple guidelines.<p>Here …

Literary travel: around the world in 10 must-read books

Ann Morgan spent a year reading a book from every country in the world – 196 in total. Here she picks 10 favourites that vividly evoke the regions they describe<p>• <b>If</b> <b>you’ve read a book with a powerful sense of place or one that inspired you to travel, we’d love to hear about it in the comments below</b><p>In …

Books

Prince in fatal ski incident

A distraught Prince of Wales took part yesterday in a desperate attempt to rescue one of his close friends, who was killed after being buried by an avalanche which swept down a mountain in the Swiss resort of Klosters where the royal party was skiing.<p>Prince Charles, who was not hurt in the …

How Keeping Track Of These Two Things Totally Transformed My Productivity

Getting a handle on your body’s natural rhythms lets you work smarter instead of just harder.<p>It’s nearly impossible to improve your productivity without establishing one important piece of groundwork: You first need to take stock of how well you manage your time, attention, and energy already. …

The 5 best apres-ski spots in the US

Skiers and snowboarders can agree that half the fun of hitting the slopes is the après-ski experience that follows.<p>Today, après means more than Hot Toddies consumed by a roaring fire: mountainside resorts across the country are stepping up their offerings for post-skiing fun.<p>From a ski-in, ski-out …

Skiing

Top 10 family adventure holidays in Europe

These family-friendly adventure holidays answer the call of the wild – but are perfectly doable for a wide range of ages<p>With dramatic mountains all around, this self-guided cycling holiday with Saddle Skedaddle starting in Fügen (closest airport Innsbruck, 40 minutes’ drive) is along quiet cycle …

13 Way to Pack More Efficiently

HGTV star David Bromstad helps us break them down.<p>Whether you're going home for the holidays or taking a much-needed vacation, there is travel—and thus the <i>ever-daunting</i> task of packing—in your future.<p>Because every last inch of suitcase real estate counts, and you don't want to wrinkle your …

These Portraits Reveal The Brutal Beauty Of Dance

Photographer Rick Guest lays bare the hidden strengths of professional dance.<p>Photographer Rick Guest wanted to "see behind the curtain" of the world of dance and reveal the determination and sacrifice needed to succeed at the art form's highest level.<p>Guest's photo series <i>What Lies Beneath</i> features …