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The 6 Best Cities to Start a Business Right Now

Location isn't everything, but it still matters.<p>Silicon Valley, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Seattle, Austin and more have well-established and booming startup scenes complete with big companies and investors to impress. But all of those cities have another thing in common. They are pricey and …

Chiang Mai

How Climate Change Will Affect Your Neighborhood: Check Out This NOAA Tool

If you want to know how climate has changed and will change in your neighborhood, the Climate Explorer, a tool provided by the National Oceanic and …

Top 5 Game of Thrones Filming Locations to Visit - Travel & Pleasure

Game of Thrones Filming Locations<p>The places that you travel to deserve to be respected for their culture and history, but you can’t deny it that our …

European Travel

10 top tips from our Bangkok correspondent

Thailand’s capital is a labyrinth of great bars and restaurants to refuel in after, perhaps, Thai boxing, a river island cycle, or wakeboarding. From fresh mangoes with coconut sauce to acoustic karaoke … it’s all on the menu<p><b>Cycling and craft beer</b><p><b>Ko Kret</b> is on the edge of the capital but it’s the …

9 Places in Asia You Won't Believe Exist

Every traveler knows that feeling of euphoria. The moment you lose yourself in the scenery of a new destination, and become completely immersed in …

Asia Travel

5 Great International Destinations for Budget Travelers

The vacation spots you dreamed about are now affordable.<p>One of the most important determinants of an international travel budget is the destination …

This Data Scientist Has Mapped the Ultimate National Parks Road Trip

Just in time for the National Park Service's 100th anniversary.<p>We already know the most efficient and sight-packed route to drive to see all the continental states, but what if you only wanted to focus on seeing the most beautiful nature in America? A map for that exists now too.<p>Randy Olson, senior …

National Parks

GE wants to use CO2 pollution to make huge solar batteries

Two big problems have been vexing environmental scientists for decades: How to store solar energy for later use, and what to do with CO2 that's been captured and sequestered from coal plants? Scientists from General Electric (GE) could solve both those problems at once by using CO2 as a giant …

Fancy life in an eco-village? Welcome to the hi-tech off-grid communities

Residents in an eco-village project piloted in the Netherlands will produce solar and biogas power, grow their food and recycle waste into fertiliser<p>“If you look at any long lasting eco-village, it has usually been about religion, polyamory or drugs,” says James Ehrlich, president of …

World's Cheapest Travel Destinations

Traveling the world can be expensive, but don’t worry, Nothing Familiar has you covered! If there’s one thing we’ve learned, it’s that even in the …

Asia Travel

The most jaw-dropping drone photography of the year, selected by National Geographic

Dronestagram, a photo-sharing community dedicated to the aerially-minded, has just released the winners of its third International Drone Photography Contest. The winning photos, all shot by drones, were selected by National Geographic editors from thousands of entries.<p>Each showcases a different …

Nature Photography

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 More great walks: Europe | UK | best kit<p>Makalu Base Camp, Nepal<p>The trek to the base of the fifth …

Hiking

Know Before You Go: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka offers refreshing beaches and standout cultural sites without the mass of tourists that often come with those treasures. Here is how to plan your headache-free trip.<p>The lure of leopard safaris, sprawling ancient cities, and unspoiled Indian Ocean beaches have beckoned me to Sri Lanka …

Asia Travel

Australia's Great Barrier Reef hit by 'worst' bleaching

<b>Evidence that Australia's Great Barrier Reef is experiencing its worst coral bleaching on record has renewed calls for the UN to list it as "in-danger".</b><p>The National Coral Bleaching Taskforce says 95% of reefs from Cairns to Papua New Guinea are now severely bleached.<p>It says only four reefs out of …

Great Barrier Reef

The 19 Most Popular Destinations, According to Travelers

It turns out people want to go to Paris... and Ubud?!<p>If you're planning a trip, chances are you're buying a ticket to London or Paris — or maybe even Marrakech, Siem Reap, or Ubud. If the cities sound unfamiliar, study up because the cultural meccas are more popular than you think.<p>TripAdvisor just …

World Water Day 2016: Before and after images of Earth's disappearing lakes and seas

World Water Day 2016 will be marked on 22 March. The UN designated day, first marked in 1992 at United Nations Conference on Environment and …

Snorkeling

Leonardo DiCaprio: 'This Is the Video Future Generations Will Be Wishing Everyone Watched Today'

Oscar-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio has advocated for a number of worthy causes, from fighting climate change to the importance of conservation. …

23 Magical Things You Didn't Know You Could Do In NSW

Hand feeding fish right by the shore? Don't mind if I do!

17 photographs of Ireland guaranteed to make you go there

Ireland

The 50 best places to live in America

When deciding where to put down roots, many factors are in the eye of the beholder, such as climate, politics, or proximity to extended family.<p>Other aspects are coveted by nearly everybody: affordable housing, access to well-paying jobs, a low cost of living, good schools, and quality healthcare. …

Wikimedia

The Best And Worst States To Get Solar Panels For Your Rooftop

Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York aren’t the sunniest states, but they are the best at welcoming solar power.<p>How much you pay to power your home with solar panels varies widely across the U.S. Some states provide incentives, like exemptions on property taxes; others don’t. Some allow …

World's 20 best places to invest in property

Real Estate

The most extreme hotels around the world

Leonardo Dicaprio

25 stunning photos of Europe's best beaches, according to TripAdvisor users

TripAdvisor's latest beach rankings in its 2016 Travellers' Choice Awards, which ranked the best beaches in the world and in Europe based on millions of user reviews, provide ample inspiration.<p>From a blue lagoon on a Greek island to a serene Baltic beach with golden sand, the winning beaches on …

European Travel

Underwater photographer of the year 2016 winners – in pictures

Italian photographer Davide Lopresti has been named Underwater photographer of the year 2016 for his stunning seahorse image titled Gold. Showcasing some of the most breathtaking images captured beneath the depths in the UK and around the world, the annual competition receives thousands of entries …

The World's Most Breathtaking Caves, In Photos

<i>By Michelle Schuman for the Orbitz Travel Blog</i><p>The proverbial underworld isn't always a dark, dank place--these 11 caves hidden in jungles, lakes and mountains all over the world are proof enough. Check out these far-flung corners, from Scotland to Malaysia to New Mexico.<p><b>Batu Caves - Kuala Lumpur,</b> …

Watch 'The Most Satisfying Video in the World'

Some things, like stepping on a crunchy leaf or hitting a tennis ball in the perfect spot, are inexplicably satisfying to experience. Watching the …

TV

The world's least visited countries – have you been to any of them?

World's largest concentrated solar plant switches on in the Sahara

<b>(CNN) —</b> Morocco has switched on what will be the world's largest concentrated solar power plant.<p>The new site near the city of Ouarzazate -- famous as a filming location for Hollywood blockbusters like "Lawrence of Arabia" and "Gladiator" -- could produce enough energy to power over one million …

Renewable Energy