Bram Afkari

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Africa’s Secret, Fantasy-Island Safari

Tanzania’s Rubondo Island—home to abundant wildlife including a colony of chimps—is a welcome detour from the same-old same-old safari experience<p>A view of the beach and the surrounding forest on Rubondo Island<p>Asilia<p>1 of 11<p>•••••<p>By<p>Charles Runnette<p><b>THE ROAD TO</b> Rubondo Island is neither easy nor well …

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17 Reasons To Drop Everything And Go To Molokai

It's about time you got to know the "Friendly Island."<p>Of the eight major Hawaiian islands, Maui, Oahu, and Kauai hog most of the attention.<p>But just because they'd win a popularity contest doesn't mean these islands should be any higher on your bucket list. In fact, Molokai, also known as the …

12 American National Parks You Need To Add To Your Bucket List

We thought we'd help you out and put together this list of 12 of America's national parks that you need to add to your bucket list. It's at least a start, but it's still a lot to explore in one lifetime, so start making your plans now!<p>Explore The Subway Top-Down | Photo: Chris Burkard<p>American …

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10 Epic Places You Can Visit On A Budget

Wanderlust knows no wallets. 💸<p>Traveling on the cheap doesn't have to mean seedy motels and a road trip across the U.S. (Though trust us, that's not a bad plan at all.)<p>But for the wanderluster who wants to go somewhere <i>truly</i> epic, there are a number of options you're probably failing to consider. …

TheFIX 033: Night Photography & Star Trails with David Marx

Night Photography and Star Trails in this episode of TheFIX In this episode of TheFIX, landscape photographer and workshop leader David Marx returns …

Chasing Moonbows

A little-known phenomena that can occasionally can be captured in a photograph is a moonbow. A moonbow is just like a rainbow, but it is created by …

30 Places To See Before You're 30

Seeing the world is a surefire way to enrich your life and learn, and some destinations are best visited while in your twenties. Amazing destinations around the world cater to the particular strengths and challenges of the twenty-something set.<p>Seeing the world is a surefire way to enrich your life …

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5 creatieve ideeën voor het maken van een reisvideo

Op reis maak je vaak veel dingen mee die de moeite waard zijn om vast te leggen. Vaak gebeurt dat op foto, maar een film kan juist een veel mooiere …

Bekijk: Getrainde neus herkent geuren niet beter

In onze taal zijn geuren veel moeilijker te beschrijven dan kleuren. Brandweerauto’s, tomaten en bloed zijn rood, maar hoe noem je de geur van …

Google now runs an airfield after signing a 60-year NASA lease

It's official: following months of negotiations, Google now has an airfield to call its own. The company's Planetary Ventures wing has signed a lease with NASA that lets it manage Moffett Federal Airfield, including three hangars, two runways and even a golf course. The 60-year (!) deal will have …

US anti-ISIL strategy faces major setback in Syria’s second city

GAZIANTEP, Turkey — A growing chorus of alarm has warned the Obama administration that its strategy to combat Islamic State forces in Syria is on the verge of unraveling in Aleppo, Syria’s second-largest city. But with regime forces now in control of all but one road into Aleppo, the remaining …

Obama Coordinating With Iran In Islamic State Fight, Growing Evidence Suggests

Adding to mounting evidence that President Barack Obama's administration sees Iran as something of a partner in its fight against the Islamic State, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that Obama wrote to Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei last month about the campaign against the …

British-Iranian woman sentenced to a year in prison in Tehran for wanting to watch volleyball

Ghoncheh Ghavami, a British woman with Iranian citizenship, has been sentenced to serve a year in prison for attending a men's volleyball game<p>A British-Iranian has been sentenced by a court in Tehran to spend a year in prison as punishment for trying to attend a men’s volleyball match.<p>Ghoncheh …

Google’s Copresence Looks Like A Cross-Platform AirDrop

Google has a new service in the works that could allow users of Android devices to share media with others nearby, even if those users are rocking iOS devices like iPhone and iPads instead of gadgets running Google’s mobile OS. The so-called Copresence feature, revealed by an Android Police source …

Google appears to be working on an AirDrop competitor codenamed 'Copresence'

There may soon be a new way to share files, messages, directions, music, and more between devices. A new leak suggests that Google is working on a service codenamed "Copresence" that will be some sort of cross between Apple's AirDrop local file transfer service and the NFC-based Android Beam …

White House: ISIS fighters in Syrian town creating ‘target-rich environment’ for US

Military and White House officials said Friday that the fierce fighting in the Syrian border town of Kobani has created an opportunity to take out large numbers of Islamic State fighters pouring into the battle.<p>Though the fighting has raised concerns that the vital town could still fall to the …

Islamic State 'retreating' in key Syria town of Kobane

<b>Islamic State militants are retreating in parts of the northern Syrian town of Kobane in the face of US-led air strikes, a Kurdish official has said.</b><p>Idriss Nassan told the BBC IS had lost control of more than 20% of the town on the border with Turkey in recent days.<p>Activists say more than 600 …

Isil jihadists may have access to chemicals for dirty bombs

Former commander of British Army issues warning as it emerges two large stockpiles of shells filled with mustard and sarin gas have not been made secure<p>A former commander of the British Army’s chemical and nuclear weapons protection forces has warned that Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isil) …

Samsung's experimental 5G network delivers 150MB per second at freeway speeds

5G isn't quite a thing yet. Industrial standards and the finer details are yet to be completely cemented, but that's not stopping companies with a thumb in the carrier network pie trying to show us some crazy (but awesome) ideal of future wireless... ness. Samsung's next in line, and it's been able …

Ebola Vaccine Would Likely Have Been Found By Now If Not For Budget Cuts: NIH Director

BETHESDA, Md. -- As the federal government frantically works to combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, and as it responds to a second diagnosis of the disease at home, one of the country's top health officials says a vaccine likely would have already been discovered were it not for budget …

US sends 130 more military advisers to Iraq

Additional personnel, confirmed by US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel, to help with humanitarian assistance for displaced Iraqi civilians<p>The United States has sent 130 more military advisers to northern Iraq to assess the scope of the humanitarian crisis there, US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said …

Free Things to Do in Venice

TravelFree Things to Do<p>It’s easy to get swept up in the romance of Venice: being serenaded as you ply the canals on a gondola; sipping spritzes at an open-air café in Piazza San Marco; succumbing to a Murano glass sales pitch—all of which can break the bank in an afternoon. With a little …

Britain's spaceport ambitions revealed

Britain will launch the world's first spaceport outside the U.S., with first space tourists blasting off from the UK as early as 2018.<p>The details were revealed Tuesday at the Farnborough Air Show in Hampshire, England. The UK government outlined eight possible locations of the port -- one in Wales, …

Photography & Travel Product Reviews

15 Not-So-Obvious Ways To Cure Jet Lag Once And For All

Astonishing truth: Wearing sunglasses inside is a way to cure jet lag. So is exposing yourself to the outdoors in the afternoon.<p>We already know we should stock up on sleep, and we already know to stay hydrated, but there have <i>got</i> to be more creative ways to zap that terrible jet lag sleepiness. …

Visually Striking Minimalist Photos Represent an Abstract World

This visually striking series, by Budapest-based photographer Adrienn Balask, relies on reflections, symmetry, and natural light to produce elegant and abstract formations. The artist draws upon real life scenes–birds flying across a grassy field, lamp posts lined up in a row, a single boat …

6 Ways to Be a More Sustainable Traveler

Travel<p>Reduce your impact on the planet, support local economies, and protect wildlife.<p>The United Nations designated 2017 the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development—an opportunity to raise global awareness about how responsible tourism can act as a vehicle for positive change.<p>The …

How To Create Gritty And Dark Warrior Portraits With LED Lighting

Need a creative idea for your next photo shoot? Get inspired with this exclusive portrait tutorial by Alexandria Huff of BorrowLenses.com! Learn how …

The 5 Best Ways To Learn How To Code

Photo: Courtesy of Skillcrush.<p>It’s no secret that the world of tech has a serious diversity problem. From bro-y CEOs and founders behaving badly on …