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10 of the best adventure holidays in Europe

Walk, cycle, kayak or horse ride around some of the continent’s most stunning and remote corners<p>The Persians named Cappadocia “the land of beautiful horses” after its wild mountain ponies – and the striking landscape of deep canyons and strangely shaped rocks is perfect for an unusual horseback …

8 specialty websites that let you book a luxury hotel room for cheap

Insiders know where to book a luxe hotel on the cheap. Of course there are the major online travel agencies like Priceline, Orbitz, and Hotels.com, but those are just a starting point for in-the-know travelers.<p>Here are eight websites that let you book luxury hotels for less.

Hospitality

The 7 Absolute Best Free Things You Can Do Around The World

<i>By: Matt Kepnes</i><p><i>Credit: Shutterstock.com</i><p>The Beatles once sang, "The best things in life are free." That song's actually a cover, but they were on to something: everyone loves free stuff. Traveling on a budget leads to making plenty of interesting choices. While "free" doesn't necessarily mean great, …

British Museum

Why Traveling Alone May Not Be for Everyone

There are a myriad of articles presently circulating the Web about how empowering it is to travel alone and why it should be on everyone's bucket list. It's trending to go on an adventure with just your own company.<p>While I can fully appreciate how many would adore this notion, I also think it may …

Introverts

33 Life Lessons in 33 Years

Sometimes it's important to stop, take a moment, and reflect on the lessons life has taught you over the years. I'd like to share some of the things I've learned about dreams, fear, work, marriage, children, health, travel, and giving.<p>Here are my 33 life lessons in 33 years:<p><b>On Dreams</b><p><b>1. Someday is</b> …

Happiness

Roast Chicken Recipes For The Easiest Dinner Ever

How Sweet It Is, Cafe Johnsonia, Feasting at Home, Adventures in Cooking, Foodie Crush<p>Nigella Lawson said it best: "You could probably get through life without knowing how to roast a chicken, but the question is, would you want to?"<p>If you don't wholeheartedly agree with Lawson's sentiment, we're …

Cooking

HomeAway CEO Downplays Booking.com as a European Competitor

There’s a funny thing going on in the vacation rental business: Industry leader HomeAway, which is strongest in rentals from individual owners, is …

India's Vintage Royal Enfield Overtakes Harley-Davidson In Motorcycle Sales

Harley-Davidson is the most popular make of motorcycles in the world but the brand was beaten last year by the globally lesser-known Indian name, Royal Enfield. Royal Enfield’s manufacturer wants to dominate the mid-size motorcycle segment globally.<p>Royal Enfield, owned by India’s bus & commercial …

Motorcycles

Until bioprinters are reality, 3D printing can still save lives

A two-year-old girl born with a hole in her heart had a life-saving operation in London last month thanks to a 3D printer. Perhaps equally astounding …

Super-Cheap Gadget Tests For HIV Using Your Smartphone

Testing for HIV just got a whole lot easier.<p>A team led by Samuel K. Sia, associate professor of biomedical engineering at Columbia University, has devised a smartphone accessory that can test for HIV and syphilis in 15 minutes. The dongle plugs into the phone's headphone jack and uses an app to …

Molecules getting stuck: the strange case of the glass transition temperature

At this time of year it always becomes obvious when the temperature has plummeted, not simply from the ice on the puddles but from the difficulty I have in stretching my coiled-up bicycle lock so I can attach it to a stand.<p>The chain, thick metal encased in plastic, is much more resistant to …

"Money: Master The Game:" Book Review

On page 27 of the best-selling book "Money: Master the Game," Tony Robbins writes that "As I was writing this book, Congress slashed $8.7 billion from the food stamp budget. I witnessed firsthand the devastating impact this had on the volunteers and nonprofit organizations that work in the fight …

7 Travel Websites Saving You Money While You Sleep

We all want to save money when we travel, but who has time to monitor the constant ups and downs of airfares, hotel rates and car rental prices? You can easily spend more time booking and modifying your travel plans than actually enjoying your vacation. Fortunately, there are a few websites that …

Been there. Done that. What's Next? 8 Epic Travel Adventures for 2015

Snowmobiled to the <i>aurora borealis</i>; snorkeled the Galapagos. <i>Been there.</i><p>Blackwater rafted New Zealand's glow-worm caves; communed with orangutans in Borneo. <i>Done that</i>.<p>Took Rio's <i>favela</i> tour; and sick of sand in every orifice after Burning Man. <i>What's next?</i><p>Been there. Done that. What's Next? Indeed, …

New Zealand

Philae probe reaches comet, makes space history

The European Space Agency's Philae lander has made space history by successfully reaching the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.<p>The landing, which took place at 11:03 a.m. ET, was accompanied by rapturous scenes at the ESA’s control room in Darmstadt, Germany.<p>Philae is the first probe to …