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You Are Here for a Reason (Superman)

I'm currently working on a piece for a Hero Complex Gallery show where we're asked to work off a lyric or movie quote. I decided to use Pa Kent's …

Opinion: Rethinking Risk

<b>In an era in which athletes are willing to take increasingly greater risks in front of the camera, is it ethical for brands to promote and benefit from this willingness? Clif Bar says no for its company. Is this an insult to the athletes, or are they onto something?</b><p>Professional climber, …

How Do I Get to Antarctica?

It used to be that traveling to Antarctica meant playing Russian roulette with your life. Tourism to the coldest, driest, and windiest place on Earth started in earnest in the 1950s, but even 15 years ago, getting there was a challenge. These days, trips to the continent can be tackled with …

Cape Town

The Algarve's wild western coast

Portugal's least developed region, the western Algarve has nationally protected nature reserves, pristine beaches, wild coastlines, jagged cliffs, and is home to Europe’s southwestern most point, Cabo de São Vicente (Cape St Vincent).<p>From fresh seafood caught daily by local fishermen and the best …

Loneliness

We're Dreaming Of These Beach Huts At The Four Seasons Nevis

If you're anything like us, you're <i>already</i> over this winter we're having... even though it's still technically fall.<p>Never fear, the Four Seasons Nevis is here to make all your beach-y dreams come true.<p>Behold: The Beach House. There are four of them on the beachfront property on the tiny little …

Exclusive First Look: Thompson Miami Beach

The countdown is finally over: today, the Thompson Miami Beach opens in the heart of SoBe, bringing just the right mix of sophisticated design and …

Miami Beach

Behind the Shot: Melissa Arnot on Climbing Nepal’s Newly Opened Peaks

“I have actually never tried to climb an unclimbed mountain, so this was totally new for me,” says mountaineer <b>Melissa Arnot</b>, seen here with <b>Ben Jones</b> about 100 feet below the summit of 20,600-foot Mustang Himal. They made the first ascent of the recently opened peak in Nepal’s remote Mustang region, …

Travel Photo of the Day

Each day, CNN producers select a user-submitted photo to be our Travel Photo of the Day. Click through the gallery above to see stunning shots from around the world, and be sure to come back every day for a new image.<p>Have a gorgeous travel photo of your own to share? Submit it for the gallery at …

Ski Bums Pick: North America's 10 Most Livable Ski Towns Year-Round

Is this you?<p>You have moments when you study the calendar in front of your office desk and question what you did with all those days gone by. Your body feels sluggish and you think your back might be permanently arched from hunching over a computer. You spend more time commuting to earn a living …

Skiing

Spike in Dominican Republic Tourism Leads to Credit Rating Upgrade

The Dominican Republic’s credit rating was raised by Fitch Ratings, which citied an increase in gold exports, growth in tourism and a shrinking …

Scuba Diving Between Continents in Iceland [VIDEO]

The Silfra Diver: Diving Between Continents from Humanity on Vimeo.<p>---<p>Just outside of Reykjavik, in an oft-visited site for tourists, The Golden Circle is one of Iceland's iconic and must-see day trips. Featuring some of Iceland's most beloved sights, from the thundering Gullfoss waterfall to the …

Scuba Diving

Half work, half vacation: Meet the 'work-cation'

Feel like getting away? Don't want to use a vacation day? Just combine work and vacation.<p>Call it the "work-cation." It's not just checking email or taking a call during your vacation, but actually putting in full eight-hour workdays from an exotic destination, without sacrificing precious time off. …

7 Other Taj Mahals That Look Extremely Similar To The Original

From a fake Statue of Liberty to takes on Venice and the Eiffel Tower, it seems pretty clear that when you build a beautiful landmark, there’s sure to be copycats. Unsurprisingly, the same goes for the Taj Mahal.<p>The <i>real</i> Taj Mahal was built between 1631 and 1648 at the order of Shah Jahan. Today, …

Retro sand safari: Doing Dubai's deserts in style | CNN Travel

DIY Plumbing: Brass Bridge Faucet

(Image credit: Vintage Revivals)<p>Mandi from Vintage Revivals bought a 1972 Bell Travel Trailer, aka The Nugget, and recently began the overhauling …

DIY