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This inexpensive cross-country train route is *begging* to be your summer road trip

Sure, summer still feels about as far away as the next total solar eclipse, but it’s definitely not too soon to start planning a dreamy road trip. …

This Small Slate Cabin Rental is the Ultimate Outdoor Oasis

Set in an agrarian landscape of hills, pastures, and lush green valleys, the Slate Cabin is a quiet retreat inspired by its setting in the Welsh countryside.<p>Designed by Sydney-based architecture studio TRIAS, the Slate Cabin is a simple, rectangular building composed of materials that resonate …

Architecture

12 Mind-Blowing, Affordable Adventures for Your Bucket List

Start planning your next vacation now.<p>Are you an adventure hound who lives for trips that test your physical limits? Have you fantasized about …

Cabo San Lucas

Natural Rock Formation Looks Like an Elephant Drinking from the Ocean

Sometimes, the natural landscape can bear an uncanny resemblance to creatures in the wild—one of these curious places is off the coast of Iceland. On the island of Heimaey, there is a rock formation that, from certain angles, looks like a massive elephant taking a drink out of the Atlantic …

Colombian Bookstore's Design Changes as You Explore Its Interior

As visitors move through the Colombia-based 9 Bookstore and Caf, they will find themselves traversing through several, exploration-worthy environments. There are the bookcases that mimic castle libraries as they spectacularly stretch up to touch the ceiling and, on the ground floor, there's a wall …

Interior Design

The 20 Most Pinned Travel Destinations Ever

How many of these are on your board?<p>Dreaming of car rides through Italy, or eating the world's greatest street food in Vietnam? Oh, Pinterest knows.<p>The site released a list of the most pinned locations from all over the world, officially making us want to get the heck out of town. All those dream …

National Parks

Chaos expected after Sydney bus timetable and route overhaul

Chaos and delays are ahead for 600,000 Sydneysiders when commuters return to work on Tuesday.<p>Since Sunday, new bus timetables and routes have been in …

Trains

Inside New York’s Plan To Cover The City In Free, Super-Fast Wi-Fi

Goodbye pay phones, hello public screen-wrapped kiosks.<p>Instagram New York City’s nostalgic old pay phones while you can, because this fall, they’ll start disappearing across all five boroughs. In their place, tall, thin, screen-wrapped kiosks will line the streets. The pillars of technology, also …

Google Open-sources its Santa Tracker Project

Although it’s four months after Christmas, Google is still in the holiday spirit. Today, it’s open-sourced its Santa Tracker project, which includes apps for the Web, Android and Android Wear.<p>The source code is available on GitHub, and should help developers get a better idea of how to build sites …

Wear OS

How New Photographers Can Find Their Way

Every photographer starts out brand new–fresh from the egg and just opening their eyes and not knowing a whole lot. And every photographer needs to …

Living Rooms

Nikon Unveils the P∞, the First Compact Camera with a 1458x Zoom Lens

Nikon has unveiled the new Coolpix P∞ superzoom, the world’s first compact camera with a 1458x zoom lens. While most of the design, specs, and …

Photography Business Resources for photographers - Virutual Photography Studio, Guide To Resources, Products and Information

11 Food Photography Tricks for Mouth-Watering Pictures<p>The Federal Trade Commission Act's ban on deceptive advertisement does not mean that …

Photography

10 common mistakes amateur photographers make (and how to avoid them)

The joy of digital photography is that it’s a lot cheaper to learn from your mistakes. With no film costs to worry about, you can instantly gauge the …

What Every Photographer That is New to Flash Should Know

Pro Tip: For this image we placed Grace’s back towards the sun so that it would give us a natural hair light. The softbox was then placed camera left …

Cameras

Hundreds of Photos of New York City Turned Into a Flowing Visual Experience

When Israeli freelance artist Ynon Lan visited New York City earlier this year, he wanted to capture the things he saw in a way that conveyed the …

Using a 10-Stop Neutral Density Filter for Daytime Long Exposure Photos

Photographer Josh Cripps of Professional Photography Tips made this short and sweet introductory tutorial on how you can use 10-stop neutral density …

Landscape Photography

7 times you should ignore your camera’s light meter

Your camera’s light meter usually does a good job of assessing brightness and recommending sensible exposure settings, but there are some times when …

Norway's Lofoten Islands: A Photographer's Dream

<i>Photo: Ben Ashmole</i><p><i>By: Ben Ashmole, a contributing writer for The Outbound Collective.</i><p>The Lofoten Islands in Northern Norway are a magical location for any photographer. The jaw-dropping fjords, snow capped mountains, and quaint villages create a fairy tale like atmosphere. Because of the far north …

Reid Hoffman’s Two Rules for Strategy Decisions

Reid Hoffman — the co-founder and chairman of LinkedIn and partner at the venture capital firm Greylock — is a preeminent Silicon Valley strategist. I recently ended my tour of duty as Reid’s chief of staff and wrote a long essay about that experience <i>—</i> “10,000 Hours with Reid Hoffman: Lessons …

8 Best Chain Hotels You've (Probably) Never Heard of -- But Will Love

Chain hotels often get a bad rap. Admittedly, some of them, with uninspired beige decor, industrial carpeting, and airline-quality breakfasts, have earned it. But they're not <i>all</i> that way. Some chain hotels are building their brand as hip and stylish, with restaurants that attract foodies and rooms …

Is Social Media Actually Helping Your Company’s Bottom Line?

When it comes to business, we talk too much about social media and expect too little. It’s like the old joke about sales people: one person says, “I made some valuable contacts today,” and the other responds, “I didn’t get any orders, either.” Companies measure the market results of their sales …

Why the Lean Start-Up Changes Everything

Launching a new enterprise—whether it’s a tech start-up, a small business, or an initiative within a large corporation—has always been a hit-or-miss proposition. According to the decades-old formula, you write a business plan, pitch it to investors, assemble a team, introduce a product, and start …

Eight Hostels for When You're Too Old to Stay at a Hostel

Sure, college students and party animals may seek out hostels as an ideal way to meet other young travelers and save money on the road, but there comes a point in every traveler's life when showering with flip-flops and playing drinking games with strangers becomes less appealing, and clean bedding …

When You Travel, Leave Your Baggage Behind

When I was a little boy, I used to spin the globe. And wherever my finger would land, I was destined to someday visit -- and have a best friend there. Of this, I was certain. For I had the DNA of an explorer, and nesting was 'for the birds.'<p>I have lived my life much in the way I imagined. I am …

To Improve Sales, Pay More Attention to Presales

At a time when CEOs are in a constant quest for growth, there is a promising but often overlooked opportunity available close to home: presales. Distinct from marketing and sales operations, presales provides a specific set of activities that lead to qualifying, bidding on, winning, and renewing a …

How to build recurring revenues into your business: eWAY CFO

by Edmund Khalaf<p>Many business analysts and advisors believe recurring revenues are the most attractive type of sales that a company can generate. …

Business Strategy

American contractors killed in insider attack in Kabul | DW | 29.01.2015

Three American contractors were killed and a fourth wounded when an Afghan soldier opened fire on them in the military airport in the Afghan capital …

Afghanistan

Google Wallet Goes International: Gmail P2P Money Transfer Now Live In The UK, Silent On Payments

Google Wallet — the search giant’s payments business that competes against PayPal and Apple Pay, among others — is today taking its first step outside of the U.S., in the form of money transfers. Users in the UK will now be able to send money to each other by way of an “attachment” in Gmail. Google …