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8 Historical Fiction Books You Don’t Want to Miss

From ancient Egypt to the grunge era, historical fiction novels are a fun immersive way to experience the past! Even if you’re not into togas or …

Books

The Best Hikes in America

It's time to hit the trail.<p>As famed writer Wallace Stegner once said, America’s national parks are “the best idea we ever had.” And with warmer …

Ascending Zion: How to Find the Park's Best Rock Climbing Routes and Cliff Faces

There’s a lot of rock to climb out in Zion. So much, it can be overwhelming for climbing enthusiasts who visit this craggy mecca. Edward Abbey, one …

10 Best Hikes In Europe - Adventurous

Every year millions of tourists flock to Europe to experience the best out of the continent. But what they are missing out while traveling in the …

How to get extra legroom for free - and other top tips to make your flight more comfortable

No-one over about 5ft6 tall needs to be told that there’s not enough legroom for comfort in economy class these days. The standard “seat pitch” — the …

British Airways

No 'Smoking Gun' Tying Saudi Arabia to 9/11 Attacks in Secret 28 Pages

The long-secret “28 pages” from a 14-year-old congressional inquiry into Saudi Arabia’s role in the 9/11 attacks released Friday contains a litany of …

Meet David Phillips, The Guy Who Earned 1.2 Million Airline Miles With Chocolate Pudding

David Phillips is a deal-finding genius, and you can travel like him too.<p>If there’s anyone who knows how to hack a travel deal, it’s DavidPhillips.<p>In 1999, the civil engineer from California catapulted into fame after he earned a whopping 1.2 million airline miles by taking advantage of a Healthy …

Pakistan Advisory Body Suggests Men 'Lightly Beat' Wives Who Refuse Sex

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — A powerful constitutional body in Pakistan proposed legislation last week that would allow husbands to "lightly beat" their wives who decline sex or refuse to wear what their mates prefer.<p>The Council of Islamic Ideology says it has to finalize the 160-page draft before it is …

Pakistan

IKEA-Style Home Can Be Built in 4 Days Using Only a Screwdriver

French architecture firm Multipod Studio has come up with a revolutionary housing prototype – the PopUp House. This unique dwelling comes in the form …

10 Reasons Why Iceland Is the Best Place to Travel Solo Right Now

Iceland is getting a lot of attention right now following the announcement of $99-199 flights from the U.S. by Wow Airlines CEO Skúli Mogensen. I could have told you that Wow Airlines flights were cheap seven months ago because I took one from Baltimore, but the new announcement is breaking because …

Sunnis and Shiites: Why are Saudi Arabia and Iran at Odds?

01/06/2016 · by carylsue · in Current Event Connection, Geography In the News. ·<p><b>WORLD</b><p>Demonstrations erupted across the Middle East as Shiite Muslims protested Saudi Arabia’s execution of prominent Shiite cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr. Who was Sheikh Nimr, and what are the differences between Sunni and …

Exploring Sydney's abandoned rail tunnels

<i>Sydney sits on top of a second, parallel city: a network of underground railway tunnels, some used, others abandoned. Ann Jones put on a headlamp,</i> …

The Only 4 Knots You Need to Know

<i>You don't need a sailing to learn useful knots; these are four of our favorites.</i><p>T<i>he double bowline knot, used here to suspend mason jars and votives, creates a strong loop at the end of a line.</i><p>When I was younger, my parents took me camping all the time. So at a tender age, I was aware of how to …

How to house-sit the world

So you want to travel the world but lack the funds? You’re keen to take the kids on the road but need space for them to roam?<p>If you can be flexible on location and duration, house-sitting can be a passport to long-term budget travel, offering free accommodation and the chance to live like a local …

Climbing On Mount Denali

An ‘outback’ like no other on Earth

Its national parks encompass awe-inspiring glaciers and sawtooth peaks, granite massifs and verdant forests. South America’s trademark camelids – the …

The top brain-training apps to keep your mind sharp

As an app released this week claims to improve the memory of patients with schizophrenia, we've taken a look at the best apps for training your brain<p>IQs across the world are experiencing a steady decline, with our collective intelligence <b>dropping by one IQ point in the last decade</b>.<p>According to …

129 Of The Most Beautiful Shots In Movie History

A visual essay on spectacular cinematography.<p>H/T cinematicpaintings.com, this Reddit thread, and this other Reddit thread.

Climbing On Mount Denali

Photograph: Celia Topping<p>Snow still lying in summer on the Trolltunga trail.<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/7/23/1437658119327/9970ead4-4284-4924-85be-e19e2d6029df-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Celia Topping<p>Snow still lying in summer on the Trolltunga …

Hiking

Inca Trail essentials

It's the most famous hike in South America – perhaps the world – and a must-do, life-changing experience. Hiking the Inca Trail through the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu is both arduous and awe-inspiring. Four days of cold, pain and exhaustion dissipate as the mist lifts to reveal the emerald peaks …

Fracking: government has 'failed to implement' key safety recommendation

Shale gas industry-funded task force says ministers have failed to implement a key recommendation of the Royal Society report they commissioned<p>Ministers have failed to implement a crucial recommendation of the flagship Royal Society report into fracking safety, designed to ensure wells don’t leak …

Gorgeous gorges: where to find five of Australia's best

Australia’s wide open spaces are home to some spectacular gorges. Here are five prime examples.<p><b>Hancock gorge, Karijini national park, Western Australia</b><p>Karijini national park is Australia’s best-kept secret, conspicuously absent on the itineraries of both international backpackers and domestic “grey …

Hiking

Photograph: https://www.facebook.com/chezgladines.saintgermain/photos?pnref=lhc<p>Chez Gladines<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/7/3/1435941376772/76cfd7ac-4f5e-4561-940a-5098aa52dd09-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: …

France

The 10 best places to visit in England - and where to stay

Our experts offer a guide to 10 of the best places and cities to visit in England for family holidays and couples, and the best hotels to stay when there, in locations including Yorkshire, Cornwall, Lake District, Bath, Cotswolds, London, Devon, Norfolk, Suffolk and Brighton.<p><b>1. Yorkshire</b><p>Visitors …

The world's 19 most staggeringly beautiful mountains

Mountaineering

Visiting Iceland: 14 dos and don'ts

The number of visitors to small, ravishingly beautiful Iceland is soaring – and Iceland’s news has been busy with stories of tourists getting into difficulties. When travellers get things wrong, it can be a matter of etiquette, or the destruction of the pristine environment. But it can also be …

5 Tips to Take Less Photos of Everything and Take More Photos That Mean Something

How many photos do you have from a recent holiday, that you just haven’t had time to organize? Or, have you come back from a dream vacation and your …

Christophe Debon: One Of The Best Street Photographers Of Our Time

<b>All Photographs (c) Christophe Debon</b><p>Few photographers (dead or alive) make me jealous. Christophe Debon is an exception. I am terribly jealous of his work, it's damn good. As a street photographer there is lots of competition, but not much that worries me. This work worries me as it gives a whole …