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Vietnam’s hidden Himalayas

The Dong Van district’s Hmong villages and spectacular peaks remain so isolated, foreign tourists are all but unknown.

Vietnam

8 Snorkel Destinations That Will Blow Your Mind

As some of you may know, I recently became a certified scuba diver to prepare for my 2013 trip to the Maldives. Less than a year later, I’ve become a …

The Three Kinds Of Posthumous Albums (And Where Michael Jackson Fits In)

This weekend on <i>All Things Considered</i>, NPR Music's critic Ann Powers spoke with guest host Tess Vigeland about <i>Xscape</i>: the posthumous Michael Jackson album released Tuesday, on which contemporary producers flesh out unfinished demos from throughout Jackson's career. (Read our review for details.)<p>In …

World's Only Drop-In Volcano, Thrihnukagigur, Opens For Third Season Of Tours

Ever wondered what's inside a volcano?<p>Thrihnukagigur, just outside the Icelandic capital of Rejkavik, is preparing to open for its third season of public tours. On a voyage with Inside the Volcano, visitors will drop 400 feet into one of dormant Thrihnukagigur's three magma chambers through an …

16 artist and writer haunts you can still hang out in | CNN Travel

Our Seven Favorite Travel Apps

Traveling to new destinations can be a daunting, and indeed mind-boggling business. Logistics can be confusing, information is key to feeling secure and up to date, and you try to imagine in what ways can make the most of your destination(s) or even how to prepare yourself for the unexpected.<p>Our …

The Man Who Literally Built 'Star Wars'

Set decorator Roger Christian tells us what it was like making George Lucas's dreams out of scrap metal<p><b>PLUS: The Art of Star Wars: See Exclusive Storyboards from the Original Trilogy</b><p><b>One of the most memorable elements</b> of the original <i>Star Wars</i> in 1977 wasn't the story, or characters, or even the …

Prototypes

Baskets, Hula Hoops, And Sharks: The Things You Find On A Vietnamese Motorbike

Vietnam was once a country of whooshing bicycles. Now it’s one of roaring motorbikes, and they are everywhere, loaded with all manner of goods.<p>Photographer Hans Kemp spent two years documenting the strange and wonderful things carried on the back of motorbikes in Ho Chi Minh City for his book <i>Bikes</i> …

Oregon's secret surprises

Known primarily for the quirky city of Portland, Oregon is a mostly rural state that holds a landscape diversity to rival anywhere in the US. Big hitter destinations like Mt Hood, Crater Lake, Cannon Beach and the Columbia Gorge get heavy fair-weather traffic but there are plenty of other amazing …

Where purposeless walking lives on

In a fast-paced world, the art of purposeless walking is fading. On these five spectacular trails, rediscover the benefits of wandering – no goal in sight.<p>May is national walking month in the UK, and BBC News Magazine has kicked it off by arguing that purposeless walking is becoming a thing of the …

Hiking

Uncovering Hidden Meanings with a Local Guide

I'll be researching, filming new TV shows, and enjoying our Best of Europe in 21 Days tour in the next two months. Each day of my research time I'll be paling around with a local guide. This is my luxury as every minute spent with an expert and translator and friend at my side is filled with …

Google Design Minutes

Google has started a new series of videos titled Google Design Minutes. In this videos the lead designers of Google products talk about the …

Photo of the Day! @parahawking in Nepal. As cool as it sounds. http://t.co/T0EWsq50Fa

15 of nature's most awesome, must-see shows | CNN Travel

10 of the best deeper shades of dubstep

Blog jam: Underground dubstep blog OneFortyDeep picks a playlist of choice minimal sounds to prove your prejudices wrong<p>Andy HL writes: "OneFortyDeep was started on a whim during a period when money was tight and I was spending a lot of time virtual crate-digging for free, and finding legal music …

Anointing the King of Breakfast Sandwiches

Including the embarrassment known as the Egg McMuffin and our own delicious invention.<p><b>There are days</b>—and I'm sure you have them, too—on which I wake up hungry but indecisive. I know I want something, and I know that something is a breakfast sandwich. But which one? My refrigerator is filled with …

Breakfast

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These Intergalactic Travel Posters Look Like They Were Designed By Don Draper

If you could fly to Pluto on a 1950s-era Pan Am flight, this is what the advertisements would look like.<p>How do you get average non-nerds interested in learning factoids about the solar system? If you’re celebrity astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson, you host a multimillion-dollar relaunch of <i>Cosmos</i>. …

Alicia Keys, Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell Star in Video for "It's On Again" From Spider-Man 2 Soundtrack

How Long Could a Message in a Bottle Last?

Last week, a fisherman plucked a 100-year-old message in a bottle out of the Baltic Sea. What are the odds? We caught up with a few ocean scientists to find out.<p><b>You're stranded on a desert island</b>. After you've tried smoke signals and run out of patience with your beach ball named Wilson, it's time …

The USA's 10 best motorcycle roads

A great road is a great road, but if you’re riding a motorcycle, you’re looking for something special: twisties, vistas, turnouts, that perfect stretch of smooth tarmac, and biker-friendly stops that make getting there most of the fun. Here are 10 of the best roads across America for an …

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Google gives its DIY smartphone, Ara, a developers’ bible

Get ready for the module ecosystem.<p>Today, Google released a Module Developers Kit (MDK) in advance of next week’s first Ara Developers Conference. This is the first detailed look at the do-it-yourself smartphones’ containers of features, the modules.<p>Last week, a video posted online showed the …

The Exceptional Traveler: Adventure in the Caribbean

Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.— Miriam Beard<p><b>How To Do Exceptional Things Inexpensively</b><p><b>Post #13 Adventure in the Caribbean</b><p><b>Any typical resort vacation in the Caribbean can be turned into an exciting adventure by</b> …

Nas, Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, and More Discuss Illmatic in New Video

Nas' seminal LP <i>Illmatic</i> turns 20 years old next week, and Google Play has made a video celebrating its anniversary. In it, Nas, Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Jay Rock, Hot 97's Peter Rosenberg, G-Side, and more discuss <i>Illmatic</i> and its influence. "This goes out beyond my neighborhood, beyond the city …

First iPhone photography exhibition opens in Ireland

An award-winning photographer is set to open an exhibition of his iPhone art photography in Ireland, the first of its kind in the country<p>While most of us fail to make the most of our iPhone's photo-taking capabilities beyond the odd Instagram, an award-winning photographer is preparing to open an …

Mobile Photography

6 Reasons to Go to Namibia

Right out of college I spent a year managing camps in Namibia. This might be part of the reason that Namibia is one of my favorite countries in Africa but I hope all the reasons below will be convincing for you as well!<p><b>1. Namibia is a remarkable conservation success story.</b><p>Namibia is internationally …

How an Underappreciated iOS 7 Feature Will Change the World

A curious download hit Apple’s App Store this week: a messaging app called FireChat.<p>It’s a new kind of app because it uses an iOS feature unavailable until version 7: the Multipeer Connectivity Framework. The app was developed by the crowdsourced connectivity provider Open Garden and this is their …