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Breathtaking Photos By Finalists Of The Sony World Photography Awards 2017

<i>© Carloman Céspedes Riojas, Peru, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards.</i><p><b>Sony recently</b> shortlisted the best photos its prestigious photography …

Nail your focus every single time with this DIY lens calibration solution

Whenever I buy a new lens, I have to calibrate it and AF fine tune five different DSLRs. Two are my primary stills shooters, and three are for video. …

10 warm and wild destinations for families this winter

1. Cayman Islands<p>Explore caves, scuba dive for wrecks and make friends with stingrays in the Caribbean’s Cayman Islands. Little Cayman, the smallest of the three Cayman Islands, is largely uninhabited and is an ideal spot for bird-watching, snorkeling and scuba diving, with more than 50 dive sites. …

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David Oyelowo: There's Too Many African Stories With 'White Saviors'

David Oyelowo wants to show the world a “different kind of African story.”<p>For his forthcoming role in “A United Kingdom,” Oyelowo portrays former Botswana president, Seretse Khama, whose interracial marriage to Englishwoman, Ruth Williams drew political and international criticism in 1948.<p>Oyelowo …

Why Norway Is One of the Most Remarkable Destinations in the World

<i>Norway is becoming a top destination on travellers bucket lists, but what gives this country its charm?</i><p><b>1. The nature</b><p>This magical country has some of the most stunning natural scenery in the world which is why it is at the top of my bucket list. If you visit Norway it would be a crime not to take a …

The Best Marriage Advice EVER

When Ashley and I got married thirteen years ago, we were young and in love, but we were also pretty clueless (me especially)! Along the way, we've had so many people share wise advice and life experiences with us, which has helped guide our family through good times and hard times.<p>Through the …

Marriage

Confessions of a Fat Freelancer

Working at home is not conducive to exercise. Add sitting all day (and well into the night) to a family history of diabetes and thyroid disorder, and you have the recipe for one plus-sized challenge.<p>Welcome to my life.<p>image credit: Kokhanchikov<p>I struggle to keep my weight and blood sugar down, and …

The age group that is the least happy and most anxious

Middle-aged people are the least happy, have the lowest levels of life satisfaction and the highest levels of anxiety, the latest official wellbeing statistics show.<p>Even people aged over 90 report better life satisfaction and happiness than those aged 40-59, the study from the Office for National …

Demographics

Happy gene could be reason for Britain's showing in global well-being tables

Researchers claim that gap between 'happier' nations and those with the least wellbeing could be down to chemicals in the brain<p>Researchers have claimed that the gap between 'happier' nations and those with the least wellbeing could be down to location in the world, not factors like health or wealth.<p>…

Happiness

How to give and get more love in your relationship

<b>If you prefer to listen, here’s the podcast version of this post on iTunes and Soundcloud.</b><p><i>This one is for Katie – I hope this helps!!</i><p>This is about …

The World's 10 Best Cities. Hands Down.

Whether it's a serene ancient metropolis or a bustling modern capital, a favorite city is like a great friend: they never disappoint, there's always something new to discover and no matter how much time you spend together, it's just never enough. With this in mind we asked the members of travel …

My new attitude to travel is to skip the iconic – and I thank my father for that

A lot of travel can be about pretending to like monuments and sights that you don’t really enjoy, but my father, the reluctant traveller, has shown me that what matters is only doing the things you are genuinely interested in<p>My father, who lives in India, loathes travel. He will tell you this …

Travel

Vacation Habits Lead to Sustainable Happiness Year-Round

When you are on vacation, you're transported out of your normal habits and patterns. You feel free and alive and renewed. Everything is new.<p>And the focus is on fun, pleasure, discovery, and exploration -- no guilt required.<p>There's nothing you <i>have</i> to be doing during this time. And it's fantastic!<p><b>But</b> …

27 Stunning Lakeside Campsites

Photo by Matthew Hosford, Explorer for The Outbound<p>There's something special about waking up at sunrise to a glassy mountain lake outside your tent. If you're ready to make this a reality, check out this list of lakeside campsites and start planning your next adventure.<p>1. Mono Lake<p>California | Car …

National Parks With the Absolute Best Beaches

When you think of national park getaways, what comes to mind?<p>Maybe your mind goes to epic hikes in Yosemite, paddling the coast of Acadia or camping out under the stars in Zion--but chances are you didn't think of relaxing on a beach.<p>Most people don't realize that many of our favorite national …

The 5 Best U.S. States for Adventure Travelers

There is no question that the U.S. is blessed with more than its fair share of great adventure travel destinations. Whether you enjoy hiking, …

Adventure Travel

A stirring look at Turkey’s culture and landscape

As it turns out, Turkey really IS this beautiful. If you didn’t already want to travel to Turkey, I promise you that after watching this video you …

I Heart My National Park: Grand Canyon

The road to the Grand Canyon from the south crosses a gently rising plateau that gives no hint at what is about to unfold. You wonder if you have made a wrong turn. All at once an immense gorge a mile deep and up to 18 miles wide opens up.<p><b>Jill Staurowsky</b> has worked as an interpretive ranger in the …

National Parks

How to sleep well on a long flight

Instead of just hoping, here are some strategies you can use — which we found in a helpful Quora thread— to help you get a little shut eye on your next long flight.<p>In other words, try to fly through the night (according to the time zone you're normally in). You're more likely to fall asleep if it's …

Aviation

Carnival Launches Fathom Brand Devoted to Volunteerism

Carnival Corp. announced a new concept in cruising Thursday: service trips where passengers sail to a destination in order to volunteer …

Normand Island, BVI: Cave Diving

Norman Island is an uninhabited island at the southern tip of the British Virgin Islands Archipelago. It is known for its three shallow caves at the base of the island's cliffs. These caves are perfect for exploring by snorkel and once inside certain caves, you get a night-dive experience because …

40 trips you should take before you turn 30

Your 20s are an ideal time to take on some adventure and travel to faraway places.<p>Chances are you'll end up having some wild experiences that you'll never forget.<p>From partying at the world's largest Carnival in Rio de Janeiro to paragliding in New Zealand, here are the trips you should take when …

A Dozen Cool and Classic Ways to Best Experience the Northern Catskills NY

The Great Northern Catskills of Greene County, the lesser-traveled portion of the Catskill Mountains, is being re-imagined as New York's extreme adventure park a mere two hours from Manhattan. But, in reality, this has been America's Playland for over 200 years. In the early 1800's, artist Thomas …

4 Glorious Places to Celebrate National Camping Month

By: Fiona Moriarty, Hipmunk<p>June is National Camping Month, and there is no better time to tell stories around the campfire, revel in stargazing, and get up with the sunrise. While some of these spots are not the easiest to get to, we guarantee these destinations will not disappoint. So pack up your …

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Wild Debrecen: a weekend in Hungary’s refreshing second city

Even in Debrecen’s city centre, wilderness beckons. Forested parkland hugs the northern rim of Hungary’s second city, while 40km west lie the great plains of Hortobágy National Park. But despite natural riches at its fringes, as well as spas and a gleaming historic centre, Debrecen remains a juicy …

5 Japanese Beaches That You're REALLY Missing Out On

<i>by Katherine LaGrave, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>Alamy<p>Southeast Asia may get all the love when it comes to tropical beaches, but on Japan's southern islands of Okinawa Prefecture, picturesque white-sand beaches draw locals year-round. Here, you'll find average annual temperatures of 74 degrees, and more …

19 little things you will miss when you leave Utah

1. The ‘Utah bump’<p>You sort of miss seeing women sporting big, square hairdos infamously known as the ‘Utah Bump’ or ‘Utah Poof.’ Come to think of it, …