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20 Songs You Can't Even Believe Are 20 Years Old

Beck, Lenny Kravitz, the Bee Girl and more<p>Remember that dancing bee girl from Blind Melon's "No Rain" video? She's 30. That won't mean much to …

A Vegan's Survival Guide to Travelling in Ireland

In a part of the world where the number of sheep outnumber the people, vegan cyclists might cross Ireland off of their list of dream holiday destinations. But with research, patience with restaurant chefs, a willingness to compromise and a sense of adventure, adhering to a vegan diet <b>IS</b> possible …

No Matter How You Climb, We All Stand on the Same Peak

Last weekend I decided to punish myself. By punish, I mean undertake some sort of brutally long hike to prepare myself for climbing Mont Blanc. I settled on tackling a 14er, since Colorado has quite a few—53, in fact, more than any other state in the nation. I guess you could say Colorado has …

Conquering the Mountain: Surviving Machu Picchu

I've jumped out of a plane, kayaked into the Antarctic Ocean, bungee jumped off a cliff, hiked a glacier, and scuba dived after about seven minutes of training.<p>I don't have a death wish and I may not actually be afraid of heights or water, but when you contemplate doing something that could go …

10 words and phrases we never want to see in travel writing again

WE’VE SEEN THEM too many times, and now they sound tired, strained, and cheesy — and at Matador, that’s definitely not what we’re about.<p>Really? Are …

Five Brilliantly Colored Beaches

We all love warm, sandy beaches. But wouldn’t they be more fun if they came in purple, orange, and red?

The world's 20 most visited museums are mostly free and in US or UK

There are hundreds of thousands museums around the world that welcome fewer than 1 million visitors a year, but there are also mega-museums. These …

Fotopedia – Fotopedia is Coming Soon

23 photos that will make you want to travel

<i>All images and photographer notes below come courtesy of our friends at Global Yodel, an online travel community spreading the message that “one’s</i> …

Habitats

The clearest lake in the world – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2013/jun/12/clearest-lake-in-the-world-in-pictures<p>720<p>The visibility of distilled water is about 80 …

Master These Five Lightroom Sliders and Your Photos Will Pop

Have you ever opened up Lightroom (or any other professional level editing program) and said, “Oh my – where do I start?” If so then this post is …

Lightroom

I Was Surprised By How Much I Loved Visiting Peru

The country is riddled with archaeological sites that tell the story of these civilizations, which left a legacy that still lives on in the art, customs and traditions found in modern-day Peru.<p>I journeyed to Peru with avid hopes of climbing Machu Picchu and sipping coca tea with locals donning …

South America

Facebook and Google insist they did not know of Prism surveillance program

America's tech giants continued to deny any knowledge of a giant government surveillance programme called Prism, even as president Barack Obama …

Clint Eastwood: What I've Learned

Actor, 78<p><i>Born in San Francisco and raised throughout northern California, Eastwood attended Los Angeles City College under the G. I. Bill and served as mayor of Carmel, California from 1986 to 1988.</i><p><b>In the first place,</b> I was taller than most kids in my classes. In the second, we were always moving. …

Clint Eastwood

How to dress: a leopard can change its spots

Twenty years ago, you could probably have smoked a cigarette at your desk, but you wouldn't have got away with wearing leopard-print. That would have …

Gisele Bundchen Wows for Vogue Brazil June 2013 by Mario Testino

<b>Gisele</b> – Following up her cover, supermodel Gisele Bundchen flaunts her swimsuit body for the June, “Body Issue” of <i>Vogue Brazil</i>. The blonde poses for …

Double Arch after sunset

Natural Cures Not Medicine

Everything You Hear About the Fed's 'Exit Strategy' Is Wrong

In modern times the role of money has been almost totally perverted by the commentariat. Though money’s sole purpose is as a measure that facilitates the exchange of actual wealth (your bread for my wine), the desire to get something for nothing is so great that people actually believe prosperity …

Chris Hadfield's photographs of Earth from space – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/science/gallery/2013/may/13/chris-hadfield-space-in-pictures<p>720<p>During his five months in space onboard the International …

"Khotso" Peace at Devil's Knuckles

Young boys practice parkour at a beach in Makhachkala, Dagestan, on May 15, 2013. Photograph by Dmitry Kostyukov for TIME (@kostyukov). To see more pictures from Dagestan, visit lightbox.time.com.

The Mad Billionaire Behind GoPro: The World's Hottest Camera Company

Nick Woodman is 37 years old. His constantly tousled sepia hair and permanent, mischievous half-grin make him look 27. And he acts 17, as I learn 30,000 feet above the Rocky Mountains, after Woodman packed me, his wife, Jill, and a dozen of his favorite colleagues and buds into a chartered …

Best Trips 2013

Got wanderlust? We’ve got your ticket. The National Geographic Traveler editors present the new year's 20 must-see places.

Travel Photography

World's Coolest Hotel Bathtubs (PHOTOS)

At the Mio Buenos Aires hotel, the bathtubs are works of art: Argentine Mario Dasso personally selects only the most beautiful pieces of calden wood (naturally felled by fire) and carves them into luxurious, oversize soaking tubs.<p>The coolest bathtubs give guests a sense of their own private in-room …

National Parks

The 21 Coolest Things Ever Made Out Of Lego

And by "coolest," I mean "nerdiest."

Lego