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5 Tips for Walking Spain's Camino de Santiago

There's a lot to be learned on a month-long medieval pilgrimage. Here, a few lessons gleaned from the dusty road.<p>Twenty-eight days of walking. More than 400 miles crossed. Four women and one goal—to complete the ancient pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. You might know someone who's …

Will You Be Super Productive Today? Harvard Scientist Says This App Can Predict It

A new study of 28,000 people shows how your mood influences your next activity.<p>If you're having a great time, what are you more likely to do next? Make a decision to do something fun, or something productive?<p>Harvard researcher Maxime Taquet and Jordi Quoidbach of the University of Pompeu Fabra in …

This is a pricey part of the world, but these adventures in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Iceland, from the new Wild Guide Scandinavia, are pleasantly surprising in more ways than one<p>With some of the largest remaining tracts of true wilderness in Europe, Scandinavia and Iceland offer a multitude of …

European Travel

Croatia is the world's most searched online travel destination

As travellers around the world search online for info on their next destination, it seems that many are considering heading to Croatia.<p>The European country is the top holiday destination searched by people around the world, according to search engine data analysed by the website teflSeach, which …

Thailand

Great Smoky Mountains Is America's Most Popular National Park. Here's Why.

More than nine million people visit Great Smoky Mountains National Park each year, making it the most popular national park in the United States. It …

National Parks

Tioman dives and family escapes in this fun guide with resort reviews

ADVENTURE<p>Tioman guide for the intrepid<p>Snorkelling, diving, swallows’ nests and the best “Ramly” burger this side of the Suez. But first you have to …

Top 10 Review Products-Top 10 Laptop Backpacks 2016

ElectronicsHome, GardenBeauty, HealthToys, KidsSports, OutdoorsPet Supplies<p>Computers & Mobile<p>View <b>1543</b><p>Top 10 Laptop Backpacks 2016<p>Protect your laptop …

In honey-mad Slovenia a new tour takes visitors around bee hives and api-wellness centres – with stops for deliciously sticky bread and cakes<p>I’m lying face down in a shed as a woman pours honey on me. A skylight throws fading rays on to the massage table. I close my eyes and try to relax as the …

European Travel

Adventure Travel Essentials Make Getting There Half the Fun

Put the joy back into adventure travel with this collection of products designed to make the journey just as enjoyable as the destination.

Adventure Travel

The most convenient gear to pack for your next camping trip

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Do I want to bring my grill with me? Yes. Can I bring my grill with me? Well, seeing as there is a three-mile hike to the campsite, …

Google Street View can’t show you the amazing views on the Faroe Islands – but these sheep can

Google Street View can give travellers a sneak peek at their next destination, but the mapping service certainly doesn’t cover all that the world has to offer. Now, the Faroe Islands in the north Atlantic wants to be put on the Google map – and has enlisted some sheep to help make it happen.<p>Durita …

These Simple Hacks Will Make You Super Creative, According to Science

We can all learn to activate the creative side of our brain by doing these things.<p>Here's a riddle for you: A man has married 20 women in a small town. All of the women are still alive, and none of them is divorced. The man has broken no laws. Who is the man?<p>Most likely if you solved this one, it …

11 gems on the British coastline - by the man who ran all 5,000 miles of it

Sometimes the most positive ideas emerge from the deepest wells of sorrow.<p>This weekend will see Wayne Russell complete a journey that few would even consider attempting – a run around the entire coastline of England, Wales and Scotland.<p>He was inspired to don his trainers by the death of his sister …

29 reasons why you should visit Iceland this spring

Iceland is most often seen as a winter (think Northern Lights and blankets of white) destination or summer (endless days and al fresco dining) adventure, but there's a lot to be said for visiting now, just as spring has sprung. It's only a three hour flight from London - here are 29 of the many …

Revealed: The 12 countries with the highest standard of living - did the UK make the cut?

The 12 countries said to offer to the highest quality of life have been unveiled by the not-for-profit organisation Social Progress Imperative.<p>Using “a holistic measure of social progress that encompasses the many aspects of health of societies”, the organisation's Social Progress Index ranks 133 …

Central African Republic

7 Photos that will make you want to travel to New Zealand

The Two-Island country, New Zealand is widely known for its breathtaking nature landscapes. Snow-capped peaks, sparkling coves, coastal glaciers, …

WATCH: This Simple Triangle Will Change The Way You Think About Maths Forever

Because logarithmic notation is bad.<p>Okay, let's get something straight right off the bat - logarithmic notation in maths is bad and doesn't make a …

The medical industry is plundering a 450-million-year old species for its rare blue blood

The horseshoe crab is a hardy sea creature. It has lived through all the mass extinctions our planet has seen, including the one that killed the dinosaurs, and the biggest one, which wiped out more than 95% of marine species. It has done all that without changing much in the last 450 million years. …