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DIY Olympics in the French Alps

On a recent trip to the French Alps, I tried my hand at <b>equestrian skijoring</b>, which is essentially a horse pulling you on cross-country skis.<p>My spotted puller, Mika, playfully ran with other horses from Le Ranch du Lac, just outside the resort town of Les Gets in the mountainous region of …

The Mystical Riches of Luang Prabang

At 4:30 a.m., the ring of my alarm clock stirred me awake. Though I had spent the previous night indulging in Laotian specialties like <i>larb gai</i> (spicy chopped chicken), I rose effortlessly, eager to participate in a time-honored tradition: the local Buddhist monks’ daily collection of food for the …

8 Affordable Rental Chalets For Your Next Ski Vacation

Looking for a little bit of winter luxury?<p>These rental homes, all available on HomeAway, are perfect for anyone looking for a little bit of affordable winter luxury.

High-end P.A.T.H. prefab house range promises energy to spare

Depending on which one of the 34 different floor plans prospective buyers choose from, a P.A.T.H. home can range in size from 40 sq m (1,506 sq ft) …

Overhanging roof forms a hood over Japanese house by Moca Architects

An overhanging roof with angular cut-outs envelopes the upper storey of this small Japanese house by Moca Architects to conceal the interior spaces …

Facebook releases ‘Rooms’ for iPhone, a chat room app that lets you go anonymous

Facebook is today unveiling the latest app being released under the company’s Creative Labs project that recently released the new Paper, Slingshot, and Mentions apps. The new app, called Rooms, is described by Facebook as a meeting place inspired by early Internet chatrooms and web communities:</i> …