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Andrew Peacock travels 280 miles on the Colorado River, descending through the Grand Canyon.

Below the rim<p>16 days in the Grand Canyon<p><b>“There is nothing quite like it… a deeply entrenched water corridor… through a desert wilderness of</b> …

Eight words that changed the way we think

The exact origins of words are often difficult to place. But sometimes they are the inventions of ground-breaking pioneers – from Chaucer to JK Rowling.<p>Every word conceals a story, a secret history. Behind the syllables we use every day lurk countless forgotten tales. “If you know the origin of a …

J K Rowling

You Can Make Your Home Look Expensive Without Spending Big—Here's How

Unless you're a seasoned interior designer, making décor decisions can be a daunting process: <i>How high should these curtains be hung? How big should</i> …

In Photos: Patagonia’s Stunning Marble Caves

Seeing these caves is worth the difficult journey to reach them.<p>There are some places on Earth where photos can't do the natural beauty …

South America

This New Zealand Wonder Belongs on Everyone's Bucket List

New Zealand is filled with stunning natural attractions.<p>For many, traveling to New Zealand is a dream trip, but once you’re able to check the country …

New Zealand

The Most Beautiful College in Every State

You'll want to go out of your way to see them all.<p>A good-looking university does much more than attract potential students. Handsome quads, manicured …

College & University

My Mother’s Murder

These are some of the earliest memories I have of my mother:<p>I’m four years old, and she’s developing her photographs in our bathroom. During the day …

11 Of The Cheapest Places To Visit In Europe

We all deserve a cheeky getaway, whether that is for a little escapism, special treat or just an excuse to explore a new and exciting place – we all …

An ancient oasis in China’s remote desert

Although not as widely known as the Great Wall, the karez – and its vast maze of underground tunnels – is one of China’s most recognized ancient engineering feats.<p>The air here has a matte gold colour, a reflection of the rugged, desert landscape. Far on the horizon, the peaks of the Tianshan …

Silk Road

Surfer Makes History Crossing Atlantic Ocean by Paddleboard

It took him 93 days.<p>If you've ever taken to the water with a paddleboard on even a mildly rough day, you know that remaining upright is not the …

Travelers Are Hiking Miles to Get to the Grand Canyon's Incredible Hidden Waterfalls

Find out why the remote falls are so beloved by hikers.<p>With their crystal clear waters, the Havasu Falls have long remained a hidden gem in Arizona’s …

Hiking

Schoolboy Discovers Buried Nazi Plane and Pilot Remains While Doing His Homework

His great-grandfather often spoke of a German plane that crashed near their house during WWII.<p>A Danish schoolboy looking for fodder for a school …

Famous Historical Homes You Can Rent for Your Next Vacation

Take a trip back in time.<p>Travelers looking for a way to bring history into their next trip can choose from an array of historic homes currently up …

Downton Abbey

We thought Gen X was a bunch of slackers. Now they’re the suits.

The Great Ideological Wars of 2017 have pitted gray-hairs against snowflakes, the we-liked-it-the-old-way boomers, more than half of whom cast their ballots for Donald Trump, vs. the idealistic millennials, who would prefer it if Grandpa kept his paws off their rights.<p>Then there’s the wild card: …

How to Become Rich

Dear friend,<p>One of my dreams when I started off in photography was to somehow make a living with my photography.<p>I grew up pretty poor, so I knew that …

What Going To Mars Will Do To Our Minds

If all goes as NASA — and Elon Musk — have planned, at some point in the not-too-distant future, a group of astronauts will begin a years-long round …

Beyond Burgers: 14 Easy Ground Beef Recipes

If I buy ground beef, nine times out of ten it's because I'm making hamburgers. There's nothing wrong with that, but recently I've been wanting to mix things up a little bit. Fortunately, I can always trust the Serious Eats recipe archives to get me out of a culinary rut. There's a whole world of …