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The ultimate travel bucket list: 31 things to do in your lifetime

The Best Films of the 2016 Cannes Film Festival

After nearly two weeks of viewing some of the best that cinema will have to offer this year, the 69th Cannes Film Festival has concluded. With <b>Ken</b> …

10 Ethical Travel Destinations Worth Exploring

Give back while kicking back.<p><i>Original article by Liz Shemaria for AFAR.</i><p><b><br>For more travel content from AFAR, check out:</b><p>* Get Lost: The World's Best Natural Escapes<p>* Digital Detox Around the World<p>* The Planet's Best Hot Springs<p>* 7 Wonders of the Natural World

The Best and Worst From Google I/O 2016

At Google I/O, Sundar Pichai & Co had lots to show off. New smart home gadgets! New all-powerful AI bots! New VR goodies! Next-generation messaging …

What would happen if the moon suddenly blew up

It's no spoiler to say that in Neal Stephenson's 2015 novel "Seveneves," the moon is destroyed.<p>That's because the opening line reads: <b>"The moon blew up with no warning and with no apparent reason."</b><p>We don't how the moon would suddenly explode in the real world — it's unlikely. But the way Stephenson …

Travelling? Here are 5 of the best gadgets you can buy

There’s the battle to cram your bag inside an overhead locker, demands to keep a one eye on your luggage at all times, and you’ll need to make sure …

IPad Air

10 of the Craziest Places to Sleep Around the World

Whether bedding down in a wacky hotel, camping at a dizzying altitude or indulging in an unforgettable back-to-nature experience, your accommodation choice can sometimes be one of the most memorable parts of your vacation. Looking to add a unique twist to your trip, impress a loved one with a …

The Best Waterproof Backpacks for Your Next Adventure

Never let the weather get the best of you. Protect your valuables by traveling with one of these waterproof backpacks.<p>When traveling, your backpack …

Google vs. Go: can AI beat the ultimate board game?

DeepMind approached Lee Se-dol to be AlphaGo’s next opponent for a simple reason: there can be no better way to test and stretch the system’s limits. Nicknamed "Ssen-dol" ("strong stone") at home, where he’s as much national hero as celebrity, Lee became a pro Go player at the age of 12 and won the …

Artificial Intelligence

The 25 Best Free Android Apps

From bleeding-edge productivity to fun with friends, presenting 25 great, no-cost additions to your home screen.<p>It’s time to load that Android-powered slab of glass and circuitry up with a heaping helping of download-worthy apps.<p>Of course, it’s downright impossible to individually tickle everyone’s …

Apps

20. The Lobster

As 2016's cinematic pickings are still pretty slim for the most part ahead of blockbuster season, what better time to catch up with all of those 2015 …

Box Office

Three Californians, 1,500 miles, one rented VW: A long and winding road trip through central France

A road trip through France is highly advised.<p>Landing after midnight to start that road trip, in a country where you’ve never driven, don’t speak the language and can’t get yourself out of Charles de Gaulle Airport, however, is less advised.<p>Yet that’s how two friends and I embarked on our week-long …

France

10. Room In Rome (2010)

Sex and the cinema have always gone hand in hand, predominantly because they are both subjects that heavily rely on the idea of fantasy. Inevitably, …

This Company Will Help You Travel the World for a Year While You Keep Your Job

Here’s the deal: You love your work. You love to travel. Unfortunately, you can’t always have the best of both worlds (at least not with out a major career change) – but what about when you can? Enter: Remote Year, a company that will essentially arrange a trip around the world for you while you …

Earn Your Dinner at These 10 Mountain Restaurants

You won’t feel guilty eating a second helping of dessert at these mountaintop lodges and huts from Vermont to Colorado. You’ll earn your dinner with a guided, nighttime cross-country ski or snowshoe before sitting down to a multi-course meal.<p>The Chalet<p>Alpine Meadows, California<p>At dusk, you’ll …

Ear-hugging headphones deliver good jams for your dollar

Best List: Flex headphones by JLab Audio<p>If you are on a budget and routinely trash your headphones, JLab Audio’s Flex is just what you have been looking for: a decent pair of cans built to withstand regular abuse.<p>The Flex headphones come folded down compactly into their included case, and for $70 …

Why You Should Quit Your Job and Travel the World

Okay so first things first -- this post isn't just for those itching to break out of the cubicle, grab their backpack, and spend all their savings on finding themselves. It's about honoring what's right for you and believing in your dreams and passions enough to take a huge chance on yourself.<p>It's …

The Five Emerging Backpacker Hotspots for 2016

New year, new adventures. If you're looking for somewhere exciting and different to go in 2016, take a look at 5 of the emerging backpacking hotspots …

South-east Asia

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' is the fastest movie to earn $1 billion at the box office

After nabbing the Christmas Day box-office record with $49.3 million, shattering the previous record of $24.6 million held by 2009's "Sherlock Holmes," with the weekend coming to the close "The Force Awakens" has grabbed another honor — becoming the record holder for the fastest movie ever to gross …

20 destinations you must visit in 2016

1. Park City, Utah<p>Park City has always provided an excellent base for exploring Utah’s best ski areas and enjoying the epic quantities of light, fluffy powder snow for which the state is renowned.<p>This season the resort town, chock full of lively bars and restaurants, becomes an even better hub for …

Here's What 'Star Wars' Movie Premieres Looked Like Through The Decades

One thing hasn't changed.<p>As the seventh installment of the epic space saga "Star Wars" debuts in theaters around the world this week, let's take a look back at movie premieres of years past. The first "Star Wars" film premiered in 1977, and each event celebrating the following six films has been …

Holiday Gift Guide 2014- Spring/Summer

What will the holidays bring for adventure? No matter what the weather outside, there'll be something exciting brewing indoors when your favorite outdoors lover unwraps one of these fun surprises—even if your favorite outdoors lover is you.

The 10 Best Places To Travel In January

You planned Thanksgiving. You're hosting Christmas. You deserve a vacation, dammit. Here, ten terrific places to go when January hits and you're ready to get the hell out of Dodge.<p><b>Cartagena, Colombia. View Panoramic & Read More.</b><p><b>Cape Town, South Africa. View Panoramic & Read More.</b><p><b>Jamaica. View</b> …

Best Trips 2016

TravelBest Of<p>National Geographic Traveler presents the New Year's must-see places. Whether it’s Botswana's Okavango Delta or Brazil's beaches, these 20 go-now destinations will get you packing.

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Top 10 Adventure Trips

How To Turn Your Android Phone Into The Ultimate GPS Navigator

Ever wanted to use your phone as a GPS navigator in the outdoors? Here's a step by step guide to finding the maps, creating trails and waypoints and …

Maps