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The Invasion of the German Board Games

Their peaceful premises and intricate rule systems are changing the way Americans play—and helping shape an industry in the process.<p>In a development that would have been hard to imagine a generation ago, when video games were poised to take over living rooms, board games are thriving. Overall, the …

Board Games

10 Incredible Ways You Need to Experience Haida Gwaii

Raw coastal beauty and a thriving indigenous culture create a magnetic feeling that draws visitors to Haida Gwaii. It’s a serene destination offering …

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Spotlight: <b>50 Years: Legacies of the 1967 War</b><p>The June 1967 War transformed the Middle East’s geopolitics, its military balance, its ideological …

Saudi Arabia

In Alpine villages, Hobbits lurk

With jagged peaks, glacial grottoes and fertile dells of wildflowers, it was Switzerland’s epic landscape – not New Zealand – that inspired JRR Tolkien.<p>No one will believe you are going to Middle Earth. Most visitors arrive in Zurich ready to shop on Bahnhofstrasse and sightsee in the Niederdorf …

Literature

The Isle of Skye’s star turn

Hollywood’s hottest filmmakers are flocking to shoot on this rugged, windswept Scottish isle, making a cinematic tour of the area, well, epic.<p>The Isle of Skye in the northwest Highlands of Scotland is as rustic and rugged as it gets. Where the jagged peaks of the Black Cuillin Mountains meet the …

Scotland

How I quit my job to travel: The blogger

Liz Carlson traded a stable office job in the US for the uncertainty of full-time writing at the end of the world.<p>It was sunny and the trees had just started to sprout leaves the day I quit my job to travel. As a contract administrator for a shipping company, I’d spent 2012 working in a windowless …

New Zealand

Swedish FireSteel Fire Starter

Reading time: less than a minute.<p>Accessories<br>• Gadgets<br>• Gear<br>• Survival<p>Swedish FireSteel was originally developed by the Swedish Department of Defense – due …

Survival Skills: Build Your Own Trauma Kit

Trauma kits are meant to deal with major injuries and keep someone alive until medical care can be reached. Hopefully you never need one, but the …

Brew On The Range: 7 Best Camping Coffee Makers

Cabela’s Campfire Coffee Pot<p>All right tenderfoot, you’ve been given the unenviable task of lugging around a coffee pot big enough to satisfy a small …

You can even cook in this emergency preparedness kit – The Gadgeteer

This survival kit is expensive, but it has 25 life-saving items inside a box that you can even use to cook in. The SOLKOA Survival Kit for Best Made …

These 10 Hiking Trails Will Blow Your Mind

The Real Story of How America Became an Economic Superpower

Adam Tooze's study of the two world wars traces a new history of the 20th century.<p>Very rarely, you read a book that inspires you to see a familiar story in an entirely different way. So it was with Adam Tooze’s astonishing economic history of World War II, <i>The Wages of Destruction</i>. And so it is …