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I've been traveling the world for 6 months, and these are the apps I can't live without

As Business Insider's international correspondent, I've spent the past six months traveling through Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Greece, Israel, and Russia, among other places.<p>Traveling for a living is a fun, exhilarating, and, quite frankly, exhausting experience. But the best way to make it more …

Google Photos

You Can Sleep in an Actual Windmill Just Miles From Amsterdam

If you’ve ever wanted to spend the night in a windmill, head to Amsterdam. This is no tourist gimmick — the Airbnb rental is a windmill from 1874 …

Windmill

Our 10 Most Popular Soup Recipes — Recipes from the Kitchn

With fall comes the start of soup weather. The change in temperature brings the need for homey meals that warm your bones, and there's nothing that …

Onions

The 16 Most Beautiful Places in Europe Will Take Your Breath Away

Complete with fairy-tale castles, picturesque seaside retreats, otherworldly natural parks, and charming cities, Europe is full of striking places to …

National Parks

7 Tips for Better Landscape Photos

Sometimes, getting a great landscape photo depends on perfect timing.<p>Other times, it’s more a result of having the right kind of gear for the …

Landscape Photography

Top Things to Do in Taupo, New Zealand

In the middle of New Zealand's North Island, you'll find many things to do in Taupo. This town on Lake Taupo has often been described as the …

New Zealand

6 Easy Ways To Hang Your Frames Without Needing a Single Nail

<b>* How to hang art, photos and decor without nails</b><b><br>* Easy installation, and less clean up when you re-arrange or move</b><b><br>* Low-priced products for every</b> …

Wall Art

Peek Inside The World’s Most Intriguing Red Light Districts

There's only so much of a city's character you can experience by crossing landmarks off a guidebook's to-do list. For a deeper look at what makes a …

Why Shooting Distance Matters in Portrait Photography

When you're new to photography, one of the easiest things to overlook is how working distance affects the final look of your images. This great video …

Portrait Photography

Ireland’s Aran Islands, Hiding in Plain Sight

The last time I saw Bridin Concannon, she was walking toward me along the narrow road on the westernmost edge of the island of Inishmaan, off the west coast of Ireland.<p>“Were you out at Synge’s Chair?” I called out as she approached.<p>The sun behind her hung, unmasked by clouds, low and long in the …

Ireland

Roger Federer Shares His Tips From Two Decades of Travel

The tennis great and Rimowa ambassador packs an entire suitcase of just shoes. And always eats the local cuisine.<p>If there’s one thing Roger Federer knows his way around as well as a tennis court, it’s probably a suitcase. With a life spent almost entirely on the road—jetting from his home in …

Roger Federer

The 10 Most Beautiful Places to Visit this Fall

We don’t know about you, but we’re tired of the frenzy of the summer and we can’t wait for the fall’s colors and serenity to take over. Since most of …

National Parks

The Incredible Bridge You Must Walk Over When In Prague

When you’re in Prague, you will walk over the Charles Bridge (yes, it’s “Karlovy” over there).<p>Not “maybe” walk, not “if I get the chance.” If you’re in London you’ll see Big Ben. In Paris it’s the Eiffel Tower. And in Prague, it’s a walk in history, where you feel the past, the urgency of the …

European Travel

This is what it’s like inside the Portuguese castle described as 'Disneyland for adults'

I almost didn't go.<p>After spending several weeks running around Lisbon, Porto, the sun-drenched beach region of Algarve, and everywhere in between, I …

European Travel

15 Beautiful Ways to Reclaim Your Life When You're Broken

<i>If you feel like you need a boost after life has knocked you down, Brenda Della Casa at YourTango has 15 ways to start building self-esteem and put the pieces back together.</i><p><b>Stop using the word "broken," as a start.</b><p>Whether dealing with a breakup, a job loss, or one of the dozen other life situations …

Self-esteem

The 'Slowest Express Train in the World' Lets You Enjoy Switzerland’s Breathtaking Views in One Relaxing Journey (Video)

This winding ride takes you along streams, meadows, peaks, and glaciers across the Swiss Alps.<p>If you’re looking for a relaxing way to admire …

Grand Canyon

15 Mistakes Every Tourist Makes When They Visit France

We're not being rude, we're just being French.

France

Why Portugal is one of Europe's 'hidden' treasures

In Bélem – about 15 minutes' drive from the city centre – the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Bélem Tower and the nearby Jerónimos Monastery are great …

Plumber’s Tape is a Cheap Way to White Balance Photos

Want a cheap and easy way to white balance photos without having to buy a color checker or special cards? Here’s a neat hack: you can actually use …

A guide to Norway's coastal towns

<b>A visit to Norway is magic. It’s easy to rattle off some of the top sites you should visit during a trip there, but the real trick lies in combining</b> …

European Travel

9 Trips to Take With Your Significant Other

Traveling with someone is one of the best ways to really get to know them.<p>If you’re considering taking the next step and turning your significant …

Hello Gorgeous: 10 Great Beaches in Sydney

Sydney is well-known for its stunning beaches, with their golden sands, blue waters and friendly locals. Our beaches are amongst the cleanest in the …

Beaches

This Popular Wire-Free Home Security Camera Lasts For 2 Years Before You Need to Change The Batteries

<i>Boy Genius Report</i> has discovered a stellar home security camera system that unlike many of its competitors, offers an impressive battery life. Find …

Batteries

Dynamic Underwater Photos Look Like Dramatic Baroque Paintings

Art from the Baroque period is known for its exquisite compositions and ethereal use of light. While it may seem as if oil paints are the only medium that can achieve this aesthetic, visual artist Christy Lee Rogers proves that underwater photography can be just as powerful in her dynamic series,</i> …

Painting

The Most Romantic Way to Get From Singapore to Bangkok

Belmond's Eastern & Oriental Express takes passengers on a weeklong trip through Malaysia and Thailand, stopping in rural villages and tea plantations that are practically impossible to access by car.<p>It’s three o’clock at Singapore’s Woodlands station, and no one is in a hurry. Passengers dressed …

Kuala Lumpur

20 Home Renovations That Instantly Add Value to Your Home

These home renovations are so worth the upfront expense.<p>Insulating an attic will also save money on energy costs.<p>See how to install a door in a …

Home Improvement

5 Countries Where You Can Retire By the Beach for Less Than $1,500 a Month

Whether you’re five months or 15 years away from handing in that final two weeks notice, you’ve probably dreamt of the beachside digs where you’ll …

Costa Rica

10 TIPS FOR IMPRESSIVE MOUNTAIN PHOTOGRAPHY

What is a better subject for an iconic landscape photo than a majestic mountain peak? While mountains provide an ideal setting for nature …

Landscape Photography

10 Ways to Become a Better Landscape Photographer in the Next Year

As each new year approaches, people usually start thinking about what they can do better or improve in the new year. As a professional landscape …

Landscape Photography

How to Create a Shallow Depth of Field in Photoshop

Did you know that Photoshop has a tool for applying different levels of blur across multiple points in a photo? Here is how to use field blur to …

Tutorials