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Taking a Train Through the Great Smoky Mountains Needs to Be on Your Bucket List

If you've never been to the most visited national park in the U.S., you should make a train trip through the Great Smoky Mountains a priority.<p>The …

National Parks

Get a Custom, Better-Than-New International Scout for $65,000

The ‘new vintage’ market is saturated with Land Rover Defenders and Toyota Land Cruisers — but, as good as both may be, a quality, rebuilt Scout is a …

Wildlife photographer of the year people's choice award - in pictures

The Natural History Museum has chosen 24 of the best images from its Wildlife photographer of the year competition shortlist. Members of the public can vote for their favourite by 5 February 2018<p><b>‘</b>Luciano had to climb the cecropia tree, in the protected Atlantic rainforest of southern Bahia, Brazil, …

Nature Photography

The best of the wildlife photography awards 2017 – in pictures

Winning images from national and international wildlife photography competitions of the year


If there's one thing you must do in each Paris arrondissement it's this

How well do you know Paris?<p>American tour guide Corey Frye was put on the spot to give his top tip for each of the 20 arrondissements in Paris.<p>Here's …


Traveling with art and calligraphy supplies | Julia Bausenhardt | Illustration + Design

Usually when I pack for a trip, I try to think of one or two techniques I definitely want to be able to do. There’s no point in packing everything …


‘The Calligraphy Revival’: Fine Handwriting, With a Flourish

In the rarefied environs of the Upper East Side, the bibliophilic Grolier Club qualifies as an alternative exhibition space. A small nonprofit, it is as devoted to the margins of culture as its downtown counterparts. But instead of focusing on overlooked artists, its mission is the neglected medium …


12 Healthy Food Swaps For Your Favorite Refined Carbs

Make no mistake: Carbohydrates are essential—they’re the body’s main energy source. But the more refined a carb is, the worse it is for you: “Refined …

Healthy Eating

The Making of ‘Planet Earth II’, the Most Epic Nature Documentary of All-Time


18 One-Pot Chicken and Rice Dishes for an All-in-One Meal

When it comes to making dinner, you’d traditionally have a protein, a starch and vegetables all on one plate. That also means you’re going to have *loads* of dishes to do, and that’s just <i>not</i> going to fly for a regular ol’ weeknight meal. There are plenty of one-pot dishes that can be made in a cast …


The 50 Most Scenic Drives Across the Country

When you want to hit the open road, here's where to set your GPS.<p>Here are 50 drives—one in every state—where you'll lose yourself in the surroundings, stumble upon the unexpected, and possibly blank on where you're ultimately headed. Do final destinations really matter?


Marijuana, gun control, minimum wage hikes win at the polls

Filling a void created by congressional inaction, voters in a scattering of states tightened gun control laws and approved increases in the minimum wage. The campaign to legalize marijuana achieved a major breakthrough, with victories in at least six states.<p>In all, more than 150 measures appeared …


Read Donald Trump’s Full Victory Speech After He Won the Presidential Race

Donald Trump spoke to a crowd of his supporters at the New York Hilton in Midtown Manhattan early Wednesday morning after his stunning victory over …

Donald Trump

Abandoned Luxury: I Traveled Around Europe Photographing Abandoned Places

When you feel that smell you realize that you have arrived. Must be the wood, always the wood, that from the dangerous ceilings to the disjointed …

A river cottage holds true to its 1948 roots with a simple, vintage style

A little 1948 house in the Northern Neck gets a new lease on life with the relaxed style of Richmond designer and artist Dana Gibson.<p>A little 1948 house in the Northern Neck gets a new lease on life with the relaxed style of Richmond designer and artist Dana Gibson.<p>Swirling snowflakes and …


Steal This Look: A Portuguese Bedroom with Vintage Charm

Last month I spent a week in Portugal and stayed at Baixa House, a renovated Pombaline building pieced into different apartments. One of my favorite …

How Beyond Retro Created A Vintage Clothing Empire

Giving 'from rags to riches' a whole new meaning.<p>In just 14 years Beyond Retro has gone from side-street treasure trove to the most recognised …

London Fashion Week

These far-out animals fascinate and amuse scientists


10 of the best walking and hiking adventures in the world

Backpacking the Appalachian Trail<p>Hike North America's most famous trail the original way, carrying all you need on your back and staying in huts …

See 17 Animals on the Verge of Going Extinct

Mountain Gorilla, Rwanda. About 880 mountain gorillas, who have thicker and more fur than other great apes, live in fo<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Panoramic …

Endangered Species

Must-Do Road Trips to Make Summer 2016 Unforgettable

Photo courtesy of Booking.com<p>There’s a palpable excitement that fills the air as summer approaches. The season promises long sunny days, …

US by rail: Take the slow train down the West Coast

The usual way to do the US West Coast is to drive Route 101 – which is fine, if a bit obvious, perhaps a touch unadventurous. There is another way which is neither obvious nor bland, but a great adventure. And – as Billy Connolly reveals in his current television series – it is brilliant. It is the …


Photo by @BrianSkerry A leatherback turtle feeds on a pyrosome (a free-floating colonial tunicate) in the pelagic waters off The Azores. Believed to feed only on jellyfish, this photo shows that this species might occasionally broaden their menu choices. Leatherbacks are the largest and deepest diving sea turtle species and make the longest migrations. From the moment they enter the sea as hatchlings, they are in perpetual motion and never stop swimming. @thephotosociety @natgeocreative #azores #leatherback #seaturtle #nature


ES Lifestyle Newsletter<p>There’s nothing travellers hate more than tourists. Hell is other people, after all. So if you’re the kind of traveller that …

Lesser Antilles

Animal pictures of the week: 30 October 2015 - Telegraph

Cute Animals

Animal pictures of the week: 16 October 2015 - Telegraph

Voices from The Savannah: Gary Roberts' stunning photos of African wildlife - Telegraph


7 Budget Family Travel Destinations That Are Surprisingly Awesome

When visiting popular family travel destinations, parents know exactly what they're getting for their vacation dollar. After all, many US beach towns, theme parks, resorts, and city stays have a reputation that warrants a high price tag. But well-known locales are not the only destinations worthy …

Germany To Turn 62 Military Bases Into Nature Sanctuaries For Birds, Beetles And Bats

The German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation announced on Thursday that it will turn 62 military bases into tranquil nature reserves.<p>"We are seizing a historic opportunity with this conversion -- many areas that were once no-go zones are no longer needed for military purposes," Environment …

National Park Secrets: 10 Fresh Ways to Find Paradise

The National Park Service celebrates its 100th anniversary next year, meaning hoopla, poo-bahs, and crowds. If 2014 saw a record 292.8 million park visitors, just imagine the chaos that a centennial year will bring. Even this year, parks are expecting record numbers.<p>But you'll only get hounded by …

National Parks