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A surreal synchronised wave of light

Although there are about 2,000 species of fireflies in the world, synchronous fireflies – ones that can coordinate their flash patterns – exist in just a handful of places on Earth.<p>Although there are about 2,000 species of fireflies in the world, synchronous fireflies ­– ones that can coordinate …

Nature

11 Amazing National Parks For Thrillseekers

Adventure abounds for extroverts and thrillseekers in the national parks. Check out this list for 11 national parks guaranteed to bring excitement …

Personality

An alternative Inca Trail... in Bolivia

Venturing high into the Bolivian mountains, Wanderlust reader Daniel Davies-Llewellyn traces an ancient route through thick forest and remote villages<p>…

South America

An “Old Bold” Climber Tackles a Bold New Route in Nepal

<b>On the eve of his latest expedition, Conrad Anker explains why there’s a lot more to mountaineering than egos and competitiveness.</b><p>There’s an old climbing proverb that goes something like this: “There are old climbers and there are bold climbers, but there are no old bold climbers.” Like most …

Mountaineering

7 Antique Stores You Can't Miss in Troy, NY

Who knew time travel was so easy? Just three hours north of New York City, or a fifteen minute cab ride from downtown Albany (and its Amtrak …

Study: Meditation and yoga dramatically cut our need for health care services

Living a healthier life doesn’t have to be hard. That’s the conclusion of a new study, which found that using relaxation techniques such as meditation and yoga can reduce the number of hospital visits you might need.<p>The explanation is simple. Though stress-related illnesses won’t usually kill you …

Health Care

15 photos that will make you want to travel to Indonesia

We've put together a collection of photos of some of the country's most awe-inspiring natural and cultural sites that will leave you yearning to explore them in person.<p>From crystal clear volcanic lakes to ethereal floating temples, here are 15 pictures that will make you want to travel to Indonesia.

Cyclist descends faster than motorcycles, wins race

In his native Sicily they call him lo Squalo, or the Shark.<p>The Shark of Messina.<p>And on Sunday he was on the attack.<p>In the last major race of the European pro cycling season, Vincenzo Nibali of the Astana team won Il Lombardia after a grueling 245km ride from Bergamo to Como.<p>A favorite going into …

25 incredible hikes to take in your lifetime

We've put together a collection of some of the world's most breathtaking hikes.<p>From the Kalalau Trail in Hawaii to trekking the volcanic Tongariro Northern Circuit of New Zealand, here are 25 hikes everyone should take in their lifetime.

Pictures of the Week 10.1.15

World Records

Gifts for Backpackers and travelers - The only list you need

Ahoy amigos! It’s that time of the year once more – the time to treat your favourite traveller to something special… The only problem? You’re not …

Travelers

19 Reasons Why You Should Never Visit Patagonia

1. Exploring the huge lakes of Patagonia? No, thanks, that’s something only old people do…<p>2. What’s the point of going to Puerto Madryn to see how …

A Group Of Naked Tourists Is Being Blamed For A Deadly Earthquake In Malaysia

The Malaysian government says the foreigners will face charges and are barred from leaving the country.<p>Pairin said he had a feeling something bad was about to happen after he saw a flock of birds outside his home:<p>View this post on Facebook<p>"Canadian consular officials in Malaysia are in contact with …

Natural Disasters

The 15 Most Surreal Destinations to Visit in 2015

Be prepared for dropped jaws, kids.<p>1. Sea of Stars on Vaadhoo Island in the Maldives<p>photo: Doug Perinne<p>2. Antelope Canyon in Arizona, United States<p>photo: Laura Grier<p>3. Cave of Crystals, Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico<p>photo: Adventure Medicine<p>4. Salar De Uyuni, Bolivia<p>photo: PlanetDen.com<p>5. Tunnel of Love …

Revisiting Verger's Dahomey: a photographic contrast

Project info<p>While serving in Benin (formerly Dahomey), West Africa as a Peace Corps volunteer from 1969 to 1971,<br>I discovered a copy of Pierre Verger’s 1954 publication entitled, Dieux D’Afrique (Gods of Africa). I was captivated by its contents. I had seen a number of the activities it …

Pushup Circuit for Strong Shoulders

The circuit works like this: Do each exercise—the pushup, the side pushup to your right, and the side pushup to your left—for 30 seconds, and then move on to the next one. Rest 15 seconds between each exercise. That's one round. Rest one minute, and repeat.<p>"You'll not only ignite muscle growth and …

10 Remarkable Traits All Photographers Have (According to Hollywood)

Ever seen a photographer in a movie? Well, we'll leave out the likelihood that it was a male photojournalist in a war zone exposing the “truth” (like …

Developing Countries

New Orleans: Top Ten Vegetarian Eats

No other city in America calls you to the table like New Orleans—the city lives and breathes great food and without question, the Big Easy offers my favorite destination dining in the entire US of A.<p>Though I will be the first to rave about the oysters and po’ boys, duck sausage gumbo and the mighty …

The virtual reality cameras are coming: 360Cam passes Kickstarter goal in a day

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Giroptic<p>The 360Cam, which hit its $150,000 goal on Kickstarter today, isn’t the first 360 degree camera to pop up on a …

Follow along on an Alaska-to-Argentina bike ride with a cause

THE 99% RIDE is an awesome travel / philanthropy project. Dirk flew to the Western Hemisphere from the Netherlands to ride his bike from Alaska to …

Dying Lake Urmia reflects a broader problem in Iran

LAKE URMIA, Iran — An eerie and forlorn tableau greets visitors to the arid shores of this once-vast lake in Iran's far northwest. Rusting ships sit wedged in deep black mud. Stray dogs nibble on rotting planks from long-discarded beach chairs and derelict bungalows.<p>Lake Urmia, long counted among …

Hassan Rouhani

10 Sources of Inspiration For Your Photography

Every one of us needs to be inspired to shoot photos at some time in our photographic journeys. Sometimes inspiration comes naturally while on other …

Non-Beach Hawaii Activities: Yep, They Exist And They Are Awesome

With 75 degree water temperatures, year-round surf and some of the most vibrant sea life in the world, it would be easy to never leave the ocean on a trip to Hawaii. But that would be a grave mistake, as some of the most beautiful and adventurous activities on the islands are inland. Here are six …

17 Photos of Hawaii Rainbows To Brighten Your Day

<b>A passing weather system caused some uncharacteristic weather in Hawaii on Tuesday: bouts of heavy rains and strong winds. The "storms" gave us the perfect excuse to think about all the rainbows that would eventually be falling majestically over the islands.</b><p>Below, for your viewing pleasure, 17 …

Secret Mediterranean islands where you can escape the crowds

There are more than 200 islands in the Med, yet 90 per cent of tourists stay on just 10 per cent of them. We’ve rounded up six lesser-known isles worth seeking out if you’re looking for a little peace and quiet.<p><b>Pantelleria, Italy</b><p>Boat at sunset by Luca Volpi. CC BY-SA 2.0.<p>Closer to Tunisia than …

Yahoo Says U.S. Looked At Only .01% Of People's Data, But That's Way More Than You Think

Yahoo just released its first transparency report, and despite what the company wants you to believe, the U.S. government is looking at a lot of people's data.<p>In the report released Friday, Yahoo says that the U.S. government requested "less than one-hundredth of one percent of Yahoo users …

Top 10 stops for Central America first-timers

The green cufflinks between North and South America, these seven compact countries would be easy to skip on a map. Yet they represent a complex web of cultures, ancient ruins, tropical wildlife and adventure.<p>For starters, try climbing lava-gurgling volcanoes with perfect cones that poke above the …

A Map of the World

A Map of the World, The World According to Illustrators and Storytellers, Antonis Antoniou, R. Klanten, S. Ehmann, H. Hellige, Gestalten, …

Maps

From $1,000 a Night, to $1,000 a Month

In February of this year, my husband and I quit our well-paid and exciting jobs, left California and the company we helped build, and set off to travel the world. Our goal: live on $1,000 (each) a month.<p>This isn't a particularly difficult thing to do if you don't <b>do</b> much, but we had big plans. We …