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Millennials want to see the world—and know they can afford it

In the summer of 2012, at age 24, I left home to travel the world. In just over a year, I backpacked through South America, South Asia, Western Europe, and the western United States. I hiked the Inca Trail, skied the Alps, hitchhiked through Patagonia, and trekked through the Himalayas. I worked at …

Demographics

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Investing

26 Castles That Have Reached Fairytale Status

Castles are already pretty spectacular but put one on top of a mountain or hanging over the edge of a cliff and they get elevated to fairytale status.<p>From Scotland to Syria, the amazing architecture and jaw-dropping views are sure to impress any traveler.<p><b>Swallow's Nest, Gaspra, Crimea</b><p><b>Aragonese</b> …

How are you spending your 24 hours? | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<b>Everyone has the same 24 hours each day. How are you spending yours?</b><p>Our time is incredibly valuable. We can choose to spend it having coffee with a …

Time I

Productivity Simplified In 3 Parts | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<i>Broderick Durisseau is a power blogger at Durisseau.com. Broderick blogs about productivity, facing fears, discipline, vision, beliefs, persistence</i> …

15 Tactics That Will Double Your Productivity In No Time | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Want to learn how to double your productivity right away? This is going to be the right place, so stay with me and learn these 15 tactics that will …

Time Management

Success: A Story of Desire, Failure and Persistence | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

I already had a fine car… a reliable, relatively new Toyota with ample amount of comfort. But I could not figure out why my heart skips a beat when …

Mahabis Slippers

Mahabis have reinvented the slippers for everyday adventures. Inspired by Scandinavian minimalism, the Mahabis Slippers are lightweight and provides …

The world’s largest ocean treasure

New Caledonia has added a marine park triple the size of Germany to its already long list of natural wonders.<p>Double the size of Texas and triple the size of Germany, New Caledonia’s recently established Le Parc Naturel de la Mer De Corail (The Natural Park of the Coral Sea), has been named the …

New Caledonia

Walking on Water at Keukenhof

The flower festival at Keukenhof (a treat for any visitor to the Netherlands in May) comes with fun diversions...like this chance to walk on water.<p>Follow Rick Steves on Twitter: www.twitter.com/RickSteves

5 Things Every Smart Traveler Should Do This Month

<i>By Wendy Perrin, CNTraveler.com</i><p>Here are the five things smart travelers should be doing this month:<p><b>1. Go to Europe.</b> In much of the Mediterranean, there's no better month for sightseeing than May: The days are long, the weather is optimal, the summer crowds haven't yet arrived, sites are open, and …

6 Train Tours That Will Bring Out Your Romantic Side

<i>(Photo Courtesy of Rovos Rail)</i><p><i>By Nicolle Monico</i><p>It's no secret around here that our executive editor has a extreme love of travel-by-train excursions. Maybe it's the slow-paced life inside the richly decorated, wood-paneled rail cars, or the hours of conversations you're afforded with other …

Here Are All The Private Islands You Should Visit This Summer

"Luxury is a private island." We're not sure who actually said that, but we know it's definitely true. Whether you're just casually stopping by during a budget cruise or treating 29 of your closest friends to tricked-out villas, private islands take beach vacations to the next -- and highest -- …

The Canadian Startup That Wants to Connect the World's Buses

Thomas Geissmann travelled all the way from Montreal to the beautiful Central Californian coast, with its kelp forests and sea otters, to talk about …

15 Reasons Cape Town Should Be No. 1 On Your Travel Agenda

Summer is <i>finally</i> on the horizon and all we can think about is where we’re going to spend our vacations. From lounging on one of Greece’s pristine beaches to sleeping beneath the stars above the Great Barrier Reef, our options for adventure this season are infinite. However, one destination …

What It Takes to Complete the Adventurers Grand Slam Unsupported

On May 6, Ryan Waters and his partner, veteran polar explorer Eric Larsen, completed an unsupported expedition to the North Pole after walking, skiing, and swimming for 53 days and 480 nautical miles from Cape Discovery on Canada’s Ellesmere Island. This feat made Waters the first American to …

America's strange rock formations | CNN Travel

The World's Most Popular Hiking Trails, According To Pinterest

But maps based on specific interests, like wineries, ice cream shops and even tacos, began to emerge.<p>"We've been surprised to see more and more outdoor destinations with activities like camping and hiking," a spokesperson from Pinterest told Business Insider.<p>After six months, Pinterest has nearly …

Hiking

The haunting Sichuan-Tibet Highway

A bus ride along one of the world’s riskiest roads leads to altitude headaches, near-death experiences and one of the last chances to see Tibet as it once was.<p>“Double rainbow!” a passenger on the bus yelled. “Look to the left!” We were somewhere in the Hengduan Mountains that stretch across the …

China

Why Right Now May Be The Right Time for Virgin America to Go Public

Launching an airline right before an economic crisis is crazy. Going public in the midst of widespread industry upheaval is downright insane.<p>Which …