Michael Hanstad

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Rory McIlroy's 5 Keys To Rip Your Driver

The setup and swing keys to launch your best tee shots this season<p>It's important to have swing thoughts on the tee. They help take your mind off all the bad things that can happen and put your focus on what you need to do to put one in the fairway.<p>Way down the fairway. But just as important as …

Golf

The Complete Guide To Travelling The Highlands Of Scotland

Road trips have long since been a mainstay of travel and are always a great way to pack in as many sights as possible.<p>Although they’re quite …

Scotland

A former hostage negotiator explains the 4 words you need to use to negotiate with someone in business

Mullender spent 30 years in the UK police force and then went on to spend five years as a hostage negotiator, working in Afghanistan and the Middle East.<p>He has the power of persuasion to talk someone out of jumping off a bridge or to prevent an armed kidnapper from killing the person they are …

The Video That Will Make You Want To Drop Everything And Visit Iceland

Iceland is one of the most breathtaking countries to explore in, dare I say it, all the world! Its dramatic landscape gives us travellers some of the …

Northern Lights

Get An Even Better Deal With Free Prime Pantry Shipping

As a new recurring feature, we’re going to share some amazing Amazon deals we’ve turned up. These items were the ones that were the most popular with …

Shopping

10 Beautiful National Parks In China

In China, a national park must possess historical or scenic importance. So you can expect spectacular scenery and landscapes, cultural sites, and …

17 Rocky Mountain Adventures To Take In This Lifetime

For purple mountain majesties...<p><i>Update: A previous version of this post incorrectly stated that #12 was the Blue Lake near Telluride.</i>

The Most Beautiful Places in the World You Didn't Know Existed

By: <i>Matt Meltzer</i><p>@mmeltrez<p><i>Credit: IGUASSU FALLS | CURIOSO/SHUTTERSTOCK</i><p>Anyone who's watched more than two episodes of <i>The Twilight Zone</i> -- or read the angry comments when we named the most beautiful place in every state -- knows that beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder. Undaunted, we proceeded …

10 Ways to Become a Millionaire in Your 20s

<i>This piece was originally published on Entrepreneur.</i><p>Imagine if you could become a millionaire. How great would it be to have the money you need to …

Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh shares 4 business books he thinks everyone should read

Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh wants his employees to continuously explore new ideas. That's why there's a library of some of his favorite books at Zappos' Las Vegas headquarters.<p>Over the years he's recommended well over 20 business books— including his own, the 2010 bestseller "Delivering Happiness" — and …

Penguin Random House

My secret hideaway: foreign correspondents reveal all

Foreign correspondents know how to get under the skin of a country. But where do they go when they want to get away from it all? Here, well-travelled journalists reveal their ultimate holiday escapes<p>At first I felt critical of the many Africans I spoke to who had never heard of São Tomé e Principe. …

Africa

A Month-by-Month Guide to the Best Places to Travel in 2016

12 places to visit this …

25 Trips to Take in Your Lifetime

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The Strangest Places on Earth (Are Also the Most Sublime)

Technicolor mountains, otherworldly forests, and glow-in-the-dark beaches: These unusual places around the world prove that weird can also be wonderful.<p>Rakotzbrücke (Rakotz Bridge): Kromlau, Germany<p>Salar de Uyuni: Bolivia<p>Valle de Cocora: Quindío, Colombia<p>Mendenhall Ice Caves: Juneau, Alaska<p>Angel …

National Parks

This Map Shows the Ultimate U.S. Road Trip

The concept of a road trip is as American as apple pie, and yet, devising the “best” U.S. driving route is a bit of a head scratcher. Much depends on …

Pedal your way through Glacier National Park on a new bike excursion

Next year is the centennial of the National Park Service, and to mark the occasion. Trek Travel is offering a new bike trip in Montana's Glacier National Park.<p>The six-day tour features cycling on the Going-to-the-Sun Road and through the Blackfeet Reservation as well as a ride through Flathead …

The Most Beautiful Lakes in the U.S.

Glaciers, geysers, crystal clear water: What more could you ask for? These 15 American lakes are gorgeous—and worth a visit—any time of year.<p>Caddo Lake, Texas<p>Lake Powell, Utah<p>Lake McDonald, Montana<p>Diablo Lake, Washington<p>Lake Clark, Alaska

Why people are freaking out at Snapchat today

This hasn't been a good week for Snapchat.<p>News that the startup got a 25% markdown from a big investor dominated the first half of the week.<p>And on Friday, Snapchat released a new version of its app that makes people pay to keep using certain "Lenses," a special type of photo filter.<p>When users saw …

Social Media

Inventor makes a real-world 'Assassin's Creed' rope launcher

One of the centerpieces of <i>Assassin's Creed Syndicate</i> is Jacob Frye's wrist-mounted rope launcher -- he can scale buildings like a Victorian-era Batman. But would such a thing be possible in real life? If you ask Colin Furze, the answer is yes... sort of. As part of a promo for Ubisoft, the inventor …

Shark Tank's Robert Herjavec: When Not to Sell Your Business

Robert Herjavec recently considered selling his technology firm, consulted Mark Cuban, and decided against it. Here's why.<p>A few months ago, <i>Shark Tank</i> star Robert Herjavec thought about selling his global information-security company.<p>He conferred with Mark Cuban, the fellow Shark he made no secret …

Business Strategy

The 25 best hotels in the world, according to travelers

Condé Nast Traveler recently released its 2015 Readers' Choice Awards, an annual set of rankings based on surveys of thousands of experienced travelers.<p>Included in the awards were readers' rankings of the 100 best hotels in the world.<p>The hotels named all offer top-notch accommodations with …

National Parks

The 10 Best Countries In The World For Living Abroad

Ever think of moving abroad? Leaving your whole life behind for an island paradise or a vibrant city halfway around the world might sound like a dream, but for millions of expatriates, life abroad is a reality. Whether it's for a job, a better quality of life, or for love, there are plenty of …

Work-life Balance

30 places to see before you turn 30

Amazing destinations around the world cater to the particular strengths and challenges of the twenty-something set.<p>These spots might be more physically challenging or tougher on your schedule.<p>They might be easier on the wallet, or a reveler's playground best appreciated while you can still stay up …

Costa Rica

These are the 10 best cities in the US to be a millennial entrepreneur, according to a hot startup valued at $1.3 billion

This might be one of the reasons that they are so predisposed to start their own businesses — plus maybe the fact that they can't find a job. According to one recent report, over a quarter of millennials in the US are self-employed. And this study claims they are creating a whopping 160,000 …

Startups

The bizarre history of Sealand, the independent micronation on a platform off the English coast

But there are a host of other tiny, self-declared independent states around the continent that haven't been recognised by other countries. The Principality of Sealand is at the top of the list.<p>Nearly 50 years since this man-made platform split from the United Kingdom, Sealand is still going strong. …

Great Britain

12 destinations where you can stay in a 5-star hotel for less than $200 a night

Our friends at Hotels.com curated a list of major destinations around the world where visitors can stay at a five-star hotel for under $200 per night.<p>The bulk of the cities are in Europe, with a few in Asia.<p>Keep scrolling to see where you can treat yourself without breaking the bank.

Europe

This airplane's wings fold up so you can take it on your next camping trip

The ICON A5 bills itself as a plane for anyone and everyone: perfect for weekend camping trips, impressing a date, or just flying around New York …

The 12 countries you must visit - by the man who's seen them all