Michael Poltorak

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These Are the Most Beautiful Streets and Neighbourhoods in the World

Each street is a story, an experience, a time capsule. From Morocco to Brazil, Culture Trip brings you some of the most beautiful streets (and …

This Insane 18-Day Trip Will Take You Around the World for Just $1,300

Travel<p>By Joe McGauley Published On 09/20/2017<p>@jwmcgauley<p>By Joe McGauley @jwmcgauley Published On 09/20/2017<p>People often toss out the line "I want to …

Flying

It's easy to see why these villages have been named the next seven wonders of Portugal

Seven Portuguese villages have been named as the top picks for this year’s “Seven Wonders of Portugal” campaign, a long-running project that makes selections under a different theme every time in an effort to highlight the best of what the country has to offer.<p>The theme of this year’s campaign was …

The Most Beautiful Places in Germany

The landscapes of Germany are at once charming, bewitching, and staggeringly pretty: alpine peaks, mysterious forests, white Rococo churches, villages lined with timbered houses, and castles that seem almost too majestic to be real. From the mountains to the cities, and everywhere in between, here …

European Travel

The life-changing realization that leads to health and happiness

Becoming your own health hero takes just five minutes a day — no cape or x-ray vision required.<p>I nearly died when I was six years old.<p>A normal and fearless kid who loved running wild, school, sports and music, I suddenly found myself suffering from intense joint pain that prevented me from enjoying …

Happiness

The 10 Most Breathtaking Hotel Views To Wake Up To

A hotel is much more than a place to lay your head at night: Sometimes, they <i>are</i> the destination. This is especially true when an accommodation offers …

These runs have been selected as the most scenic in the world

Travellers who don’t like to miss out on taking exercise while on holiday may be interested in learning about five locations chosen by a UK travel company as the most scenic five-kilometre runs in the world.<p>Exodus Travels, best known for activity and adventure trips all around the globe, has …

New Zealand named third most beautiful country in the world

Milford Sound, one of the most beautiful spots in NZ.<p>Readers of Rough Guides have been asked to vote for the most beautiful country in the world, …

5 Truly Gross Parasites That Have Ruined Real People's Vacations

Americans took 1.7 billion vacation trips last year — and brought back some very gross stowaways.<p>Brain-burrowing worms, flesh-eating bacteria, and microbes that short-circuit the nervous system are just some of the stowaways that Americans picked up on their travels last year.<p>“Food and drink can be …

How to visit Valle Verzasca in Switzerland

VALLE VERZASCA is a long, narrow valley in Ticino—the Italian speaking region of Switzerland. Cut by the Verzasca River, the valley is remote and …

These Are The 25 Best Travel Experiences Money Can Buy

Imagine soaring over the Great Wall in a helicopter, then landing at an isolated section for a gourmet banquet in a tower. Imagine soaking in a hot …

7 out-of-this-world geodesic domes you should book ASAP

Okay, okay, that voice in <i>Field of Dreams</i> may not have been referring to geodesic domes when it whispered, “If you build it, they will come”—but that …

British Columbia

5 Must-Have Travel Items That Save You Money in the Long Run

Travel<p>20 Stylish Laptop Bags for Business Travel<p>Travel<p>Smart Luggage that Makes Travel a Breeze<p>Travel<p>2017 Travel Awards: 50 Reasons to Explore the …

Travel

Did that New York magazine climate story freak you out? Good.

It’s okay to talk about how scary climate change is. Really.<p>David Wallace-Wells has a cover story on climate change in New York magazine that has kicked up quite a discussion.<p>It’s about worst-case scenarios, i.e., what is likely to happen if we do nothing to change our current greenhouse-gas …

Humans face 'mass extinction' if action isn't taken in the next 20 years

The human race is facing the possibility of mass extinction if measures are not taken in the next 20 years, scientists have warned.<p>Humans and …

Guest Post: 5 Best Travel Apps Wanderlust Addicts Must Get in 2017

I'm always looking for apps that I can use while I travel. Here's a 5-pack that you might find valuable.The post Guest Post: 5 Best Travel Apps …

50 Adventures in 50 States

From hiking volcanic cliffs to racing down snow-capped mountains, take a look at the greatest adventures across the country.<p>Adventure enthusiasts from all over the world travel to the United States to explore stunning national parks, trek iconic trails, and immerse themselves in America’s vast …

How to Have a Luxury Travel Experience in Lonavala

Thanks to the fine weather of the hill station of Lonavala that this place has become one of the most popular tourist places in Maharashtra. With the …

The Best Shoes for Active and Adventure Travel

Aku La Val Low PLus | £150<p><b>BEST FOR</b> Lovers of Italian styling and quality<p>Lesser known Italian brand Aku produce high end footwear and this subtly …

7 Hotel Pools You'll Want to Travel to That Go Way Beyond Swim-Up Bars

Poolside cocktails and maybe some cabana service are typically the deciding factor between a good and great hotel pool for travellers. But when pool …

If You Hate People, Take Time Out Hit This Serene Village In Himachal To Retain Your Sanity

I am a 24-year-old woman who hates people. Okay, no! I don’t hate people all the time, but they suck for most parts. To take a break from humankind, …

The American South Will Bear the Worst of Climate Change’s Costs

Global warming will intensify regional inequality in the United States, according to a revolutionary new economic assessment of the phenomenon.<p>Climate change will aggravate economic inequality in the United States, essentially transferring wealth from poor counties in the Southeast and the Midwest …

Climate Change

Explore one of the most remote regions in the continental U.S., Washington’s Olympic National Park

By Reid Wilson<p>As I sit gazing at a million stars against a pitch-black sky at the edge of a thousand-year-old forest, listening to the pounding waves of the North Pacific, a remarkable feeling of insignificance washes over me. Huddled under a heavy blanket against a howling wind on this cold April …

Hiking

15 Most Photogenic Places In the World You Must Visit

Travel photography is such an integral part of our experience – whether you’re an amateur or a pro, memories captured are priceless. Here are some …

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Luxury resort offers spa days, horseback riding and prostitutes

A brothel in Colombia is branching out into the luxury travel market, with its own “holiday sex resort.”<p>The Good Girls Sex Resort in Cali, Colombia, …

A guide for buying one of Microsoft’s excellent Surface computers

Microsoft now has a variety of Surface devices that are designed to replace your laptop. There’s the Surface Book with a removable display, the Surface Pro with a kickstand, and now the new Surface Laptop that is the most traditional laptop Microsoft has ever made. I’ve been using all three …

The Man Who Ran Up Mount Everest — Twice!

Sometimes, I veer off my beloved scientific topics to explore another of my passions — human endurance.<p>Although there are many ways to push our limits, few come close to extreme mountain running, conquering incredible vertical ascents in the shortest possible time, often under formidable weather …