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Secret swims: the cenotes of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula

Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula has undeniably stunning beaches around Cancún, Playa Del Carmen and Tulum. But those who wish to cool off from the sun and teeny-bikini flashiness can escape to a secret underworld of turquoise pools where Mayans communicated with the gods.<p>At these hidden locations, you …

The Exceptional Traveler: My First Date with Airbnb

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>The first time I heard friends talking about Airbnb, I didn't know what it was.</b> Then, like learning a new word, references to it …

Vocabulary

The Best New Hotels of 2013 to Add to Your Travel Bucketlist

-- Kristen McKenzie, HotelsCombined.com<p>It's been a big year for the hotel industry -- from the opening of America's first LEGOLAND resort to the introduction of the innovative "Instagram hotel," there's been a slew of amazing new accommodation options on offer for travellers to enjoy. As we now …

The Biggest Fitness Myths

You Don't Need to Strength Train<p><b>Truth:</b> Hitting the weight room could actually help your running, cycling, or triathlon performance, research indicates. Most recently, an Italian study published in the <i>Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research</i> showed runners who lifted heavy weights for 12 weeks …

Ten of the world's most mind-blowing landscapes

Gazing at a remarkable view for the first time is one of travel’s greatest thrills – and these 10 landscapes are among the most mind-blowing we’ve ever seen.<p>Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA<p>Yellowstone National Park has an embarrassment of astonishing sights, from the thundering waterfalls of …

World's Cheapest Airlines: Which Ones Top The List?

The world's cheapest airline is Ryanair, correct?<p>According to some research conducted by WhichAirline.com, Ryanair is actually only the fourth cheapest airline in the world. So which airlines will fly you for the least amount of money?<p>When flying a budget airline, fees make all the difference. …

10 essential technologies for creative professionals on the road

AS A TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER who spends most of the year moving through airports, exploring remote locations, and documenting life on this planet, I’m …

Google Glass

Datawind’s Sub-$50 Android Tablet Hitting The UK Soon, Next-Gen Device Matches iPad Specs On Paper

The Datawind Aakash tablet made headlines when it promised to deliver a full-featured Android device for just under $50 a couple of years back, and now the company and the device have shared some new info regarding their progress at Wired’s 2013 London event. Datawind CEO Suneet Tuli revealed that …

Silk Road's main competitor shuts down indefinitely

Black Market Reloaded, the digital black market that was the largest competitor to the recently busted Silk Road, just announced it's closing and refunding users' money. In order to deal with the influx of Silk Road refugees, Black Market Reloaded spun up some virtual private servers (VPS) hosted …

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The world's best secret islands

Looking for a romantic spot that's (almost) all yours? Here’s a list from our brand new <i>Best in Travel 2011</i> guide to reignite your love affair with desert islands, with picks from across the globe.<p>1. Torres Strait Islands, Australia<p><i>Image by Killer White Fluff</i><p>As far as you can go in Oz without …

Long-term travel: top tips for a fulfilling trip

Most of us have fantasised about ditching the daily grind of the office job and domestic duties for a one-way ticket to happiness. Now more people are taking action in striving for a more meaningful existence, and travel is at the top of the list.<p>The ease of leveraging digital technology is giving …

Experimental Light Painting Self-Portraits

Self-portraits aren’t exactly ground-breaking — in fact, the word “selfie” was recently added to the dictionary — but Alex DeForest‘s self-portraits …

10 Amazing Light Painting Photographers You Should Start Following Right Now

Light Painting goes as far back as Pablo Picasso, and since the true formation of the medium with pioneers such as Dean Chamberlain, Eric Staller and …

Europe’s hot springs: 20 of the best spots for a soak

Sliding into a bathtub after a long day is one of life’s little luxuries, but there’s nothing quite like the restorative buzz garnered by a dip in a proper thermal pool. From Iceland’s idyllic Blue Lagoon to Switzerland’s most chic spa, here’s a rundown of some of Europe’s best hot springs.<p><b>Blue</b> …

How to travel around the world in 80 days

In Jules Verne's classic adventure novel, Phileas Fogg had a devil of a time trying to travel around the world in 80 days. But in the 21st century, circumnavigating the globe has become a bit of a breeze: all you need is a round-the-world (RTW) ticket. In fact, a dedicated (if masochistic) …

Red Hot Dating App Tinder Officially Arrives On Android, Begins Hooking Up With Big Media

The Digital Dating World has seen its fair share of companies come and go over the years, and few have been able to give the usual suspects, like eHarmony, Match.com and OkCupid, a run for their respective monies. However, since bursting onto the scene in October of last year, Tinder has been …

eBay's Earnings Will Ride Expansion Plans And PayPal Growth

eBay will report its Q2 2013 earnings on 17th July, and we expect a strong performance from PayPal and continued improvement in the company’s marketplaces business. PayPal has been a key growth driver for eBay and continues to benefit from eBay’s simultaneous efforts: to expand its global and …

Oculus CEO thinks VR headsets could eventually be free with subsidies

At $300, the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset isn’t exactly breaking the bank. (Especially compared to alternatives from more established companies.) But CEO Brendan Iribe wants to get it lower still — possibly even free, if he can find the right business model. Speaking to <i>Edge</i><i>,</i> Iribe said, …

Save 50% on hotels! Sleep with a stranger

A new online hotel room-sharing program is either a why-didn't-somebody-think-of-this-sooner brainstorm, or completely nuts.<p>Easynest, which launched in May, capitalizes on the fact that most hotel rates are based on double occupancy, whether or not there are two occupants. By finding someone to …

Best of June 2013

Expensive experiences, cheaper alternatives

The world’s most iconic travel experiences don’t usually come cheap – but sometimes there are real alternatives. Here are some ideas for the budget-conscious, and expert advice on whether it’s actually worth paying the price for some of these bucket-list classics.<p><b>1. Orient Express vs InterRail</b> …

The 10 best treks in the world

These 10 classic treks are for serious walkers. All of them require a sturdy pair of lungs, fit legs and a good amount of preparation. However, if you choose to go on any of these trails then you will be rewarded with experiences that last a lifetime. In no particular order:<p>1. GR20, France<p><i>Image by</i> …

On Foot: Best Day Hikes On the Planet

Save Place<p>You'll have never seen a place more green. Hundreds of shades of it, with waterfalls and babbling brooks. Gleninchaquin is something out of …

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95 Amazing Photography Links

It's been a really exciting week in the world of photography and Toad Hollow Photography has been searching everywhere for the very best links to …