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15 of the World's Most Epic Places to Run

<i>Suffering from itchy feet? For adventurous runners, there are dozens of epic races and routes around the world to simultaneously treat the running bug and satisfy wanderlust...</i><p><b>1. Atacama Crossing, Chile</b><p>The Atacama Crossing, held in October, is one of the races that make up the 4Deserts challenge: …

Hawaii's Most Epic And Illegal Hike May Be Gone Forever

Remember that strikingly stunning and famously illegal hike in Hawaii that gave you the chance to view paradise from the heavens?<p>To refresh your memory, here was what it looked like:<p>Well, thanks to a powerful storm, it's gone. Possibly forever. And we're heartbroken.<p>The Stairway to Heaven, Hawaii's …

Studio Portraits of Owls That Capture Their Nobility and Personalities

For his projects <i>Affinity I</i> and <i>Affinity II</i>, Santa Fe, New Mexico-based photographer Brad Wilson captured beautiful studio portraits of all kinds of …

In Orlando, There's a New Challenge in the Trees

Zip-line courses may be a prerequisite for any self-respecting tourist destination, but Orlando has a reputation for taking its attractions to new heights. The recently-opened Orlando Tree Trek Adventure Park -- a series of obstacle courses set among windswept pines -- is a worthy addition. And …

The Quietest Place In America Is One Square Inch In Olympic National Park

As travelers, we're always looking for places to unplug, unwind and totally disconnect from the hectic world we live in. Away from human buzz, we're able to get in touch with ourselves while truly getting away.<p>So apparently, <b>we should head to this single square inch of land in Olympic National Park</b> …

Yeehaw! See the Sea Cow Roundup in Florida's Citrus County

Every January for the last 28 years, Citrus County has commemorated the return of the sea cow -- also known as the Florida Manatee -- to their winter home with in a raucous two-day party.<p>Think of the Florida Manatee Festival as the Sunshine State's version of the round up, minus the cowboys. When …

ITA Matrix Is The Magic Cheap Flights Site You've Never Heard Of

When shopping for plane tickets, we won't settle for anything but the cheapest deal. We've got our usual lineup of fare-finding sites to check, yet a nagging feeling always leaves us wondering if we <i>really</i> found the lowest price possible. Is there any way to know for sure?<p>Yes, there is. <b>ITA Matrix is</b> …

31 Rolls of Undeveloped Film from a Soldier in WWII Discovered and Processed

Photographer Levi Bettweiser is the man behind the Rescued Film Project, an effort to find and rescue old and undeveloped rolls of film from the far …

Photographer Captures Rare Pictures of an Upside-Down Iceberg

When you think of icebergs, you probably think of those large white objects you see in movies and pictures. In rare situations, they can also be seen …

The Venus 60mm f/2.8 Ultra Macro is the World’s First 2:1 Magnification Lens with Infinity Focus

A new Chinese lens manufacturer called Venus Optics has unveiled a new 60mm f/2.8 ultra macro lens that it claims is the world’s first 2:1 …

14 Overrated Tourist Attractions Around The World — And Where To Go Instead

English writer G.K. Chesterton said that the traveler sees what he sees, while a tourist only sees what he came to see.<p>And sometimes, those tourist attractions aren't worth seeing at all.<p>Inspired by this Reddit list of overrated tourist destinations, we wanted to round up some of the biggest …

4 Ways Living Abroad Changes You... Forever

It was in the summer of 2002 that we first decided to move abroad. The kernel of an idea was already there but, during those months, we began to grow an idea into reality.<p>One year later and our first stop was Vancouver, Canada, where I turned my back on the corporate world and returned to student …

North Korea’s decades of human rights abuses: Pyongyang’s attack on Sony isn’t its worst crime.

In the 1990s, a large group of prisoners were released from North Korea’s secret labor camps. These were not criminals, nor were they even political …

This Urban Outfitters Photo Has Been Banned For Its "Harmful" Thigh-Gap

The clothing chain does not consider the model to be "underweight or unhealthily thin".<p>According to the <i>Daily Mail</i>, the ASA imposed the ban after receiving a complaint from an unnamed source.<p>The ASA – which regulates misleading, harmful or offensive advertisements – said: "The complainant, who …

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18 Libraries Every Book Lover Should Visit In Their Lifetime

If you love books, libraries are some of the most spectacular buildings in the world.<p>To celebrate these monumentally important buildings, we've complied a list of the most magnificent libraries on the planet.<p>From a library hidden in the forests of Beijing to one in Egypt that was designed like a …