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Half-cruise, half-cargo ships provide authenticity in place of cocktails and casinos

No one would call the Aranui 5 a thing of beauty. Half cruise ship and half freighter, it has a cockeyed profile that only its maker could love.<p>It may not look like much, but it manages to sail to some of the most beautiful islands in the world.<p>The Aranui navigates the waters of French Polynesia, …

Cruise Ships

The eight ultimate North American road trips handpicked by car experts revealed

If you’re planning on hitting the road in North America, an illustrated guide has been created to show eight ultimate road trips that you can take.<p>The trip routes have been personally researched, hand-picked and collated by WeBuyAnyCar.com, the UK’s largest car buying service.<p>The idea behind the …

10 spots to hit on your first trip to New York

If you think we’ve missed something, come join us on travel<b>stoke</b>! It’s a great place to meet other travelers, and it’s amazing as a crowd-sourced …

A Nobel prize-winning physicist identified three simple steps to mastering any subject

I wasn’t always a good learner. I thought learning was all about the hours you put in. Then I discovered something that changed my life.<p>The famous Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman understood the difference between “knowing something” and “knowing the name of something,” and it’s one of …

Self-improvement

National park tips: To look down on Yosemite Valley, go here first

Welcome to Yosemite. Now get out of the valley. There's way more to the park in the high country. Start with Glacier Point, which offers incredible views of Half Dome and Yosemite valley. If crowds are too thick there, walk or drive a mile south to Washburn Point. Different angle, fewer people.<p><i>In</i> …

5 Seriously Romantic Road Trips in Europe

North America has every ingredient for the perfect road trip, from expansive highways to epic mountain ranges to endless coastlines. But once the …

I Drank Butter Coffee For A Month And It Was More Magical Than I Expected

And also it wasn't gross.<p>• Brew 16 ounces of coffee (I used a French press and this dark roast)<p>• Add brewed coffee to blender<p>• Add 1 tablespoon Kerrygold unsalted butter<p>• Add 1 tablespoon MCT oil (this is a kind of oil found in coconuts and some other foods)<p>• Blend until the mixture is a beigeish …

The Fall Day Trips to Take From America's Biggest Cities

What if you could take off on a perfect fall adventure and come back home a few hours later feeling refreshed?<p>Cooling temps, beautiful fall foliage, …

Stop what you’re doing and buy these $38 headphones

The Carbo Tenore could cost ten times as much and they’d still be a steal<p>Words fail me. I’ve seen — or, more accurately put, <i>heard</i> — the audio price-performance curve shattered into tiny little pieces and I’m still reeling from it. The Carbo Tenore ZH-DX200-CT earphones from Japan’s Zero Audio are …

5 best Netflix original shows

To binge or not to binge? It's the age old question you ask yourself as you scroll through all of Netflix's new TV offerings on one of those Netflix …

Where to stay in the 10 most popular US national parks

To mark the US National Park Service turning 100 this week, Mary Caperton Morton picks the best places to stay, from hotels and cabins to campsites, in the country’s favourite parks<p>On the border between North Carolina and Tennessee, this is the most visited park in the country, attracting more than …

The 12 Best Frozen Foods From Trader Joe's

Frozen foods have a bad reputation - generally speaking, frozen meals end up looking nothing like the package (or tasting nearly as good as the …

You're eating a lot of fake, rotten olive oil — here's how to find the real stuff

Olive oil is perhaps one of the most delightful food staples on the planet.<p>But unfortunately, it's also one of the most commonly counterfeited foods.<p>As Larry Olmsted, author of the new book "Real Food/Fake Food: Why You Don't Know What You're Eating and What You Can Do about It," explained to Tech …

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

Travel Around the World in These 10 Amazing Movies Currently on Netflix

We're almost to August, so we hope you're spending your days lounging by a pool somewhere, ice-cold cerveza by your side – or, even better, on the …

We've spent the last 3 years using Airbnb to live in 50 countries — here's how we afford it

<i>Here, they share their tips for traveling the world on a budget.</i><p>We've lived for a short time in 50 countries. In order to stay within our budget, we have to spread "the wealth" over expensive and less expensive destinations so it evens out.<p>Scandinavia, Israel and the UK are expensive. Mexico, …

Budget Travel

I lived in Europe for 5 years — these are the places I tell all my friends to visit

These travels exposed me to new cultures, and left impressions and memories that will stay with me for the rest of my life.<p>From the beaches of southern Portugal to the canals of Amsterdam, here are the spots I consider must-sees.

European Travel

Motorola Moto G4 And G4 Plus Ship July 12th Unlocked And At Very Attractive Price Points

Motorola stepped out today to announce that their 5.5-inch Moto G4 and G4 Plus Android smartphones will start shipping in the US on July 12th. Perhaps the most notable aspect of these phones is their price, which starts at $199.99 for the Moto G4 and $249.99 for the Moto G4 Plus. And both devices …

Using Your Smartphone as a GPS Unit

Did you know your smartphone is a powerful navigational tool, whether you have cell service or not? Download an app and the world is literally at …

Bikepacking