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7 Ways To Travel Smarter In 2015

We've always loved a good travel hack, whether it's the secret to a smaller suitcase or the trick that gets cheaper plane tickets every time.<p>We asked the pros at CheapAir -- and sifted through our favorite hacks -- for 7 tricks that will make 2015 the year you FINALLY get out there, and on a trip …

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Longform: Lost in America

I.<p>LIGHTNING FLASHES ACROSS THE NIGHT SKY in New Mexico and in that split second they could see God peering down through heaven’s blinds.<p>Before he …

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Why The Yukon Is One Of The Most Beautiful Places In Canada

This spectacular video shows off Yukon's famous landscape. From Kluane National Park and Reserve to Emerald Lake and the Dempster Highway.<p>It was created to complement the Yukon chapter in Cereal Magazine's latest volume: readcereal.com/volume-8<p>Video by James Stapleton. Music: Tekapo by Salomon …

Driving one of the world's most remote highways

Originally a northern segment of the Silk Road trading route, the Pamir Highway has been in use for almost 2,000 years. But few travellers make it there today.

8 Luxury Treetop Stays To Experience

Whether it's a luxury tree house or a lodge above the forest canopy, these treetop stays all add a sense of adventure to your travel experience.<p><b>Whether it's a luxury tree house or a lodge above the forest canopy, these treetop stays all add a sense of adventure to your travel experience.</b><p><b>1. TONGABEZI</b><p>…

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Mysterious ice pancakes appear on Scottish river | CNN Travel

Father Christmas' Mediterranean island escape

Little is known about the neglected, earthquake-shattered buildings on Turkey’s mysterious Gemiler Adasi, the island where St Nicholas escaped persecution in the 4th Century.

Hawaii's Lava Trees Are A Haunting Natural Wonder

Tucked just east of the massive Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island of Hawaii is a spooky little forest called the Lava Tree State Monument -- a jungle gateway to Middle Earth where you can find a cluster of spooky stumps known as lava trees.<p>What the heck is a lava tree, you ask?<p>Well, when a …

8 Most Breathtaking Weddings Held Around the World

Over the course of six years, we've seen some truly breathtaking photos of people being married all around the world. Whether they were standing amongst African wildlife or using nature's fury as their backdrop, these couples decided to exchange their vows in a time and place they'd never forget. …

Rustic Cabins Comprise This Impossibly Idyllic Hotel in Norway

Set in a beautiful stretch of fjord country about 250 miles northwest of Oslo, the Juvet Landscape Hotel is the kind of place you could not even dream up.<p>When Dwell visited in late June, snow still capped nearby peaks. Rushing waterfalls streaked the steep slopes. A glacier-blue river cut through …

Beautiful Houses: Mirror Houses

Today we will show you the Mirror Houses near Bolzano, Italy, a project by Peter Pichler Architecture. Besides the amazing look of the houses, the …

Norwegian Wood: A Folding Ice Cabin

From Norway (of course), a tiny cabin designed for a solitary winter expedition has a chicken wire frame in which blocks of ice freeze into …

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Watch This Man Turn a DeLorean Into a Monster Truck, a Limo, and a Hovercraft

Avoid flat-spotting and choose your own tire-storage adventure.<p>John Z. DeLorean's DMC-12 began with an ambitious idea—a Wankel-powered sportscar—that was whittled down by production pressures and other issues to become a not-particularly-sporty shadow of DeLorean's dream. It became an icon in spite …

‘Life on Earth is in peril. We have no future if we don’t go into space’

STEPHEN HAWKING<p>Physicist and cosmologist<p>Robotic missions are much cheaper and may provide more scientific information, but they don’t catch the public imagination in the same way, and they don’t spread the human race into space, which I’m arguing should be our long-term strategy. If the human race …

The 50 Best Ski Resorts in North America

Last year when announcing the top 50 resorts we began by stating the obvious: there are a lot of great ski resorts out there. While that hasn't changed, our list of the top 50 certainly has--thanks to our readers.<p>Last year when announcing the top 50 resorts we began by stating the obvious: there …

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Landscape Photographer of the Year 2014

'The Most Portuguese Town In Portugal' Is A European Must-See

Let's face facts: Any place that has a superlative in its name is pretty much our jam. And Monsanto, Portugal is no exception.<p>The ancient village, which just so happens to be close to the country's highest mountain, Serra da Estrela, is aptly titled the "Most Portuguese Town in Portugal", most …

This Couple Sold Everything To Take A Dream Trip Around The World

Three cocktails later, Danika remembers, the couple had decided to quit their jobs to travel abroad for six months. "Chris can pretty much get me to say anything when he bribes me with good food and cocktails!" she said laughing.<p>From there, it was a whirlwind. The plan was originally to spend one …

A Year in the Life of Pro Photographer Forest Woodward | Outside Online

Photo: Forest Woodward<p>Forest Woodward has an enviable travel schedule. In the last year, the climber, surfer, and pro photographer has visited half a dozen countries, including Spain and Peru, and about 20 states in the U.S. Here are a few of the best shots he's taken over the past year. Don't be …

Six of the best noise-cancelling headphones to silence the commute

Travellers know that when it comes to making journeys more bearable, good noise-cancelling headphones can make the difference.<p>Active noise cancelling (ANC) headphones use microphones located on the ear cups to detect incoming unwanted sound and blast the inverse of that sound out of the earphones. …

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Adventurous Mountaineers Scale the Alps for Incredible Photos

Although these stunning images might look like the work of Photoshop magic, photographer Robert Bsch (or Robert Boesch) captured these campaign photos for the Swiss mountaineering brand Mammut by carefully coordinating an entire team of mountaineers on the snowy Alps. Racing against time and …

Abstract Photos Feature Gorgeous Details Found Throughout Nature

Washington-based photographer Thorsten Scheuermann has a strong eye for capturing the details in nature. When observing a landscape, he sees both the vast beauty as well as the intimate details that can often be overlooked. In this series of work, Scheuermann finds unique ways to present nature as …

Comment on Finland Night Photographs by Mikko Lagerstedt by Columbia Heights Assembly

I am looking at possible purchasing the rights to your photo, “Starry sky, forest, and a road at night”. We would like to blow it up and use it as a …

50 Years of Wildlife Photographer of the Year – in pictures

Natural History Museum’s new book released on Wednesday marks five decades of the WPY competition, celebrating the art of wildlife photography. Started in the 1960s, the 160 prize-winning and commended images represent 50 years of different times, styles and specialisms – showcasing some of the …