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The world's "most compact folding bike" fits in your carry-on luggage

Imagine a bike that folds down so small you can take it on an airplane in your carry-on luggage. It exists – and it’s called the Kwiggle. The sleek, …

7 Clearest Waters in the World, and Where to Find Them

Water so clear that it looks like glass seems like something out of a fairy tale, but nature has an uncanny habit of surpassing our wildest …

Build a DIY garden you can bring on the road

You can take it with you on your adventures<p>There’s nothing quite like putting down roots and tending a garden. But what happens if you don’t have a backyard? Or you’re suddenly uprooted? Or you decide to go on a road trip and can’t get anyone to watch your plants?<p>Just whip up a portable container …

University of Maryland

15 mountain holidays to conquer in your lifetime

It was my father who introduced my younger brothers and sister and I to the joys of the mountains. Although not strictly a mountaineer himself, he led us on “expeditions” into the wilds of the Peak District and ascents of summits such as the Shivering Mountain, or Mam Tor as it is more commonly …

Spinning Circles: How to Maximize Your Pedal Stroke Power

<b>Align your legs.</b> <br>Cyclists often refer to their legs as "pistons," and with good reason. From head-on, your legs should look like pistons firing straight up and down. Your knees should not flap from side to side. Your hips should not rock or wobble. If you have a chance, watch yourself pedal on a …

A Bucket List of the Best Hikes in the World

Alta Via, Italy<p>Image 1 of 18<p>Picture-perfect scenery awaits on the Ligurian Coast of Italy where the Alta Via, or High Path, in the Cinque Terra …

5 amazing things to see along India's first cycle superhighway

A new cycle superhighway has been opened in Uttar Pradesh, northern India, running 207km from a lion safari park all the way to the Taj Mahal's …

The 5,000-calories-per-day wilderness diet

By onApril 9, 2010 in Alaska-Yukon Expedition, Food & Nutrition 38<p>McGrath, Alaska<p>My outdoor diet has been honed through years of experience and over …

Can't Find Two Trees to String Up Your Hammock? Just Use Your Car

What’s the point of going camping if at some point you don’t get to lazily lounge around in a hammock? It’s an essential part of escaping to the …

SOS in the sand: pair found by US navy after week-long stranding in Pacific

Two people stranded for a week on a remote Pacific island have been rescued after signalling for help with a flashlight and an SOS message in the sand.<p>The couple, who had “limited supplies and no emergency equipment”, were found on uninhabited East Fayu island in Micronesia by a US navy air crew, …

What the Hell Happened to the Man Who Mapped the Amazon?

When Colonel Percy Harrison Fawcett and his expedition team walked into the Amazon jungle in April 1925, they left instructions that no one should …

Lost City of Z

Planning A Cycling Trip To Europe? Read This First

Inspired by our Olympians why not consider packing up your bike and heading to some of Europe's best cycling destinations. With local quirks and …

The 10 Most Iconic Bike Trails in the World - Green Transportation

For cycling enthusiasts, there is nothing like riding on the open road and witnessing magnificent sights as you ride across the country. Fortunately, …

Isle of Wight

Light & Fast: 14 Ultralight Backpacking Tips

For backpackers, going ultralight is easier (and less expensive) than you might expect. Our contributor stepped back to give tips on reducing pack …

DIY Campervan Manuals : camp van

Anyone who has considered giving up their nine to five and hitting the road will appreciate 'The Vanual,' which provides essential information on how …

How To Pack Luggage Like An Experienced Backpacker [Infographic]

If you don't travel very often, it can be pretty tempting to toss everything into a suitcase until nothing else fits (usually the night before you …

How to live like a billionaire on the cheap

Life and style,Luxury travel,Luxury goods sector,Boating holidays,Air transport,Airbnb,Hotels,Property,House prices<p>From private islands that can be yours for as little as £100,000, to yachts and jets to rent for just £90 a pop, the luxury lifestyle isn’t so exclusive after all<p>If you’re struggling …

Luxury Travel

You’ll never want to go to Bali

FORGET Bali. As far as Indonesia goes, it’s got nothing on these places. Here’s where to spend your next holiday instead.

Bali

10 epic long-distance walks around the world

From the Highlands to the Himalayas, these hikes take in some of the world’s most spectacular landscapes. They’re not for the faint-hearted, but keen trekkers will love the challenges posed by each<b><br>More great walks: Europe | UK | best kit</b><p>The trek to the base of the fifth highest mountain in the …

Hiking

Survival Water Fundamentals: 9 Common Waterborne Diseases and How to Treat Them Naturally

Jeremiah Johnson <br>Comment (1)<p>How are you today, Ready Nutrition Readers? In “Part 1” of this series, we discussed the importance of water in a …

Special Forces

Bufalino Camping Scooter design imagines life inside a tricycle

Designer Cornelius Commans gives us this amazing twist on the Piaggio Ape, a camper scooter. You can't buy it yet. It's just a concept--for now.<p>From …

Urgent: 10 SHTF Survival Items You Need Today

There are far too many practical, helpful uses for duct tape to list here.<p>However, a few of them are: fire starting, building and repairing …

Tentsile Flite: A lightweight off-ground tree tent for two

Following its Stingray, Connect, and Vista hanging tree tents, British firm Tentsile continues to refine and expand its product line, and is readying …

Demonstration

12 Hiking and Backpacking movies you can stream on Vimeo

When I do not have time to hit the trails or head out for adventures I find myself looking for something to fill my wanderlust void. I have put …

World's Most Dangerous Travel Destinations For The Adventure Man

For a brave breed of traveller, only the world’s most dangerous destinations will do. They happily trade the daily grind for adrenaline-charged …