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The most underrated US attractions: readers’ travel tips

<b>Winning tip: Kinzua Bridge Sky Walk, Pennsylvania</b><p>The jewel of Kinzua Bridge state park is the Kinzua Viaduct (once the US’s highest railway bridge). In 2003 it was hit by a tornado, which ripped away a large section. The Pennsylvania government decided that what remained of the bridge should be …

National Parks

20 great mini adventures in the UK

Swim with seals<b>,</b> Lundy Island<p><b>Suits</b> Water babies<b><br>Difficulty</b> Moderate<br>Known – with a large pinch of salt and bundles of imagination – as the UK’s Galapagos, this small island off the coast of Devon has an abundance of wildlife to discover. The cliffs are home to scores of birds from puffins to …

Scotland

Family cycling trails in the UK: readers’ tips

Winning tip: Morecambe to Scalestones Point, Lancashire<p>This ride takes you past Happy Mount Park with its great adventure playground and Splashpark (open in summer months); there’s an outdoor sculpture trail on the prom and plenty of refreshment stops. On the return leg you have one of the greatest …

England

Joshua Tree national park: music, myths and art in the desert

Out in the desert, anything seemed possible. The stark, dry landscape felt like an illusion, a deception that belied the artistic endeavour and creativity around Joshua Tree and the other high desert communities of Yucca Valley, Twentynine Palms and Pioneertown. I got the sense that maybe no idea …

National Parks

10 of the best wild cycle rides in the UK

<b>Malvern Hills, Worcestershire and Herefordshire</b><p>The Malvern Hills are wilderness in the Midlands, outliers of the Welsh mountains and beloved by artists, writers, poets and composers. The Malverns were composer (and keen cyclist) Edward Elgar’s muse, and the inspiration for 14th-century poet William …

Scotland

Five of the best scenic bike rides in the West Country

Around the Purbecks<p><b>Dorset</b><b><br>Type of ride</b> Cliffs, coast roads, wild swims and a lost village<b><br>Start/finish</b> Wareham<b><br>Distance</b> 45 miles<b><br>Difficulty</b> Challenging. Hilly; lanes with a short section of off-road cycleway<b><br>Route map</b><br>The “Isle” of Purbeck is not really an island but a peninsula bordered by the sea to …

Scotland

Norman conquest: cycling from Paris to Mont Saint-Michel

Four regions, eight <i>départements</i>, three <i>parcs naturels</i>, four Unesco world heritage sites and, if you’re lucky, one wannabe Marcel Proust … Welcome to the Véloscénic, the long-distance cycleway from Paris to Le Mont Saint-Michel that opened in 2013 and now, at last, has its very own guidebook in …

France

Hong Kong – city walking guide: Wan Chai district

Wan Chai is one of Hong Kong’s oldest areas and it’s always been far less influenced by the city’s one-time colonial overlords than its neighbouring districts to the west. To this day, Wan Chai is a dense assemblage of residential flats, small stores, hole-in-the-wall restaurants and the occasional …

Hong Kong

10 great island adventures: readers’ travel tips

Winning tip: Pellworm, Germany<p>Take a combined bus and ferry trip from Husum (€22.50 return) to Pellworm in the North Frisians. Start with a coffee and a cake at Cornilsen Café then rent a bike for about €7 and explore this flat – but windswept – island. The charm lies in exploring lanes lined with …

Hong Kong – city walking guide: Victoria Peak to Admiralty

Dotted with colonial-era lampposts, the Old Peak Road descends steeply towards the sea<p>Hong Kong’s Victoria Peak was once the home of the city’s colonial ruling classes, and these days its mansions still house Hong Kong’s richest. They chose well: topping out at 552 metres (1,800 ft) above the city, …

Hong Kong

10 classic European islands on a budget

<b>Santorini, Greece</b><p>Even the epic photos don’t quite prepare you for Santorini, with its encircling black cliffs. The island was formed by an enormous volcanic eruption in 1600 BC, and the subsequently collapsing caldera formed these sheer faces. Its extraordinary landscapes justly attract hordes of …

European Travel

Tour de France: cycling the opening Vendée stage

The beaches, forests, lagoons and marshes of the Vendée coast will provide a scenic backdrop to the start of this year’s Tour de France on 7 July. And while football fans can’t have a kickabout on the pitch before a World Cup game, anyone with a bike can have a go at riding a stage of the Tour.<p>But …

France

10 great long-distance cycle routes in Europe: readers’ tips

Winning tip: Passau, Germany, to Vienna<p>For a one-week first cycle tour, I’d recommend flying to Linz then catching the train over the German border to Passau, a beautiful city where the rivers Inn, Danube and Ils meet. Rent bikes from Matthias Drasch at Fahrrad-Klinik and pedal off along …

Cycling

These Are the Idyllic Greek Islands American Tourists Don’t Know About

You probably think you know what the Greek islands look like, and to a certain extent you do. The rocky terraces and blinding-white houses with blue …

European Travel

10 Best Beaches for a Secluded Getaway: Readers' Choice Awards 2015

If your idea of a perfect vacation involves a beach to yourself, and (a lot of) peace and quiet, these 10 islands are the perfect match. They have some of the best beaches the world for de-stressing, far from the usual crowded tourists spots.

18 Awesome HTML5 and JavaScript Game Engine Libraries

JavaScript, Tools, Web Develoment<p>A game engine is like a car engine; as a game developer all you need to do is make the effort to make your game look …

Codecademy Unveils Gorgeous Redesign of its 'Learn to Code' Site

With each passing year, the ability to understand and write code becomes increasingly valuable. The demand for competent developers is growing and the required skill set is seeping into professions where it simply wasn’t relevant a decade ago.<p>Codecademy has built an unparalleled reputation around …

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Dream job available in the US for travel photographer

In a job posting that seems almost too good to be true, the National Parks Service (NPS) in the US is seeking a photographer to travel around America.<p>The person will also receive a salary of between $63,000 and $99,000 per year with the expectation of five to ten days of overnight travel a …

The most breathtaking natural wonder in every state

From arid deserts to lush forests, America's landscape is as varied as it is stunning.<p>Picking 50 wasn't easy, but here are the most beautiful natural attractions in each state.

Top 11 Wonderful Tools for Designers To Create Infographics

For all the importance we place on text, it’s an indisputable fact that images are processed in the brain faster than words. Hence the rise and rise …

14 Places to Swim Before You Die

One of the best things about a warm-weather getaway is the thrill of throwing on a bathing suit and going for a swim. For some folks, a great swim means floating in a pool and catching some much-needed rays. Others enjoy the prospect of jumping into an ocean (or natural swimming hole) and taking in …

21 time-saving Pinterest tools

If you’re managing multiple social media accounts—multiple channels for you and multiple channels for your brand perhaps—it sure helps to save time with the right tools.<p>We’ve found time-saving tools for Twitter and Facebook and our daily social media marketing workflows. Now that we’ve turned …

The Big List of HTML5 3D Games Engines

Hey guys! After the <b>great success</b> of our latest blog post “The Big List of 2D HTML5 Games Engines” we are happy to give you another useful list, this …

How-To: A simple and quick way to make interactive games for your students using Keynote (….or Powerpoint…)

Alright, a quick and easy lesson here.<p>My Prep classes asked for a way they could <b>create some interactive games</b> for their students that would be</b> …

Codemode

CODEAVENGERS!!!<p>My favorite coding website right now is www.codeavengers.com. They will allow you to have a free trial and then you need to pay either …

20 Free JavaScript Game Engines for Developers

The value of HTML5 coupled with Javascript and CSS3 can enable the Device Oriented Developer within creating extraordinary games incorporating 3D, …

Best Free 2D game assets for HTML5 game developers WiMi5

Internet is full of free resources, as 2D game assets, you can use to create your HTML5 game with WiMi5. Here we list some of the best resources …

7 - Images! - New Beginner 2D Game Programming

Selectable Shapes Part 2: Resizable, Movable Shapes on HTML5 Canvas

<b>Wait! This tutorial is rather old and I’ve given part one a major overhaul. You should really read (or at least start with) the new one here …