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20 Essential Books to Prepare You for What's Next

A handy reading list featuring not-so-speculative dystopian fiction, political memoirs, and cautionary tales from Nazi Germany.<p>One of the many stark differences between the 44th and 45th Presidents of the United States is their attitude toward literature. Barack Obama has credited books as his …

With this app, you can hire a local guide or be a local guide

Hire a local guide, be a local guide. Travel is better with people in the know.<p><b>Name:</b> Showaround app<p><b>What it does:</b> The new app accompanies the already established travel website showaround.com to pair travelers with 50,573 local guides in 5,400 cities in 192 countries. The guides can be hired by the …

Inside the World's First Ambient Album for Kitties

'Music for Cats' is based on the theory that animals resonate most with rhythms from the womb.<p>For the millions of cat owners scattered about the globe, life is a continuous sequence of small mysteries. Why do kitties perch on our chests with widened eyes while we sleep? What is it with the feline …

My Favorite Travel Books of 2016

Travel books: I love reading them! They keep me inspired and educated, and help me pass the time on long flights, bus rides, and train …

This Could Revolutionize Your Yoga

<i>Mound your glutes Breathe wide into your side or lateral ribs Bring the weight into the front of your paw hover your heels above the earth Draw the energy up the back of your legs Bend your knees Make a soft gentle fist Open your mouth Keep your eyes horizon</i><p>Not your yoga teacher's classical …

Could this meta-meta-flight search help you find the cheapest airfare?

There are a number of search engines out there designed to help travellers find the cheapest airfares available, but a new “meta-meta-flight search” says it scans a number of flight comparison engines to find the best of the best.<p>CheapFlightsFinder has created a new online dashboard that compares …

Skip Take-Out And Make This Flavorful Quinoa "Fried Rice"

You're going to want to put this one on the menu.<p>View this post on Facebook<p>1 cup uncooked quinoa (roughly 3 cups cooked quinoa)<p>2 tablespoons vegetable oil<p>1 tablespoon garlic, minced<p>1 tablespoon ginger, minced<p>8 ounces mushrooms<p>12 ounces broccoli florets<p>2 medium carrots, sliced<p>1 cup peas<p>2-3 eggs<p>4 …

The 10 Most Colourful Places on the Planet

There’s no doubt the world is an amazing place, but we’ve found some of the most colourful places that exist on it. From huge rainbow coloured …

Best Treks to Machu Picchu - The Ultimate Guide to choosing which trek is right for you

<b>Planning a trek?</b> Let one of our trusted local operators plan your trip.<p>Overview<p>Machu Picchu is only accessible by train or by foot. Roughly …

Meet Jamie Kalven, the Chicago journalist who uncovered a stunning tale of police corruption

CHICAGO — The Al Jazeera documentary crew was hanging out in a once-fire ravaged low-slung brick building on the edge of an underserved South Side …

Must See Stops in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

<i>A moody scene captured in a socked in Sequoia National Park. Photo credit: Jonathan Irish</i><p>It was in the California wilderness where John Muir, the unofficial "father of the national parks," was inspired to start down a lifelong path of environmental conservation--and it was the landscapes of Sequoia …

Dress Like a Royal With Kate Middleton’s Travel Wardrobe Essentials

We took some travel style notes from everyone’s favorite well-dressed Duchess to find her go-to shoes, dresses, and more.<p>Business travel as the …

Guy Spends a Day in Cat Paradise to Hang Out with Hundreds of Rescue Kitties

This guy spent a day at a 12-acre cat paradise so he could hang out with hundreds of rescue kitties.<p>YouTube/Cole and Marmalade<p>Chris Poole, servant of …

Arkel Seatpacker Review: In The Scottish Highlands

compose Guest time Sep 28, 2016 comment 18<p>Lee Vilinsky and Cherry Fitzsimmons took the new Arkel Seatpacker on the boggy singletrack and rocky trails …

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This Is the BEST New Website for Spontaneous Travelers

Love to jet set on a whim? Know you’d like to get away, but not sure where to go (even though you def have your eye on Brit’s fave travel destinations)? Lucky for you, there’s a tech for that. From apps that’ll give you access to maps without wifi to sites dedicated to uncovering cheap …

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37 Books With Plot Twists That Will Blow Your Mind

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12 Places to Swim With Animals

Your travel bucket list just got 12 items longer.<p>Having a close encounter with wild animals is a common feature on a traveler's bucket list. And …

Unknown Tourism - Commemorating the Wildlife We've Lost

This Entrepreneur Started A Travel Company That Can Help You Quit Your Job

<i>Editor’s Note: After this story was published in September 2016, the company Trip4real was purchased by Airbnb. Since then, Trip4real has been merged into Airbnb and no longer operates as a stand-alone entity. Read on to learn more about how Trip4real’s inspiring founder created such a successful</i> …

15 Bucket List Activities You Can Tick Off On Holiday

Experience an adventure of a lifetime with these amazing holiday activities.<p>Travelling to an idyllic holiday destination doesn’t have to be all fly …

Treehouses on top of the world: Zip-lining to lodgings in Laos

During our honeymoon, my wife strapped herself to a steel cable, kissed me goodbye and threw herself off the side of a mountain. I watched as she disappeared into the jungle mist, leaving only her scream.<p>Then it was my turn.<p>I clipped my roller to the zip-line, took a running start and flew high …

16 Iconic Sites in Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park has been touted by many to be among the most beautiful places in the world. In the world. That is a very tall measure! With such a claim it's impossible not to ponder: 'how beautiful can it really be?' Driving into the valley we were eager for it to show itself, to reveal its …

Just 34 Really Fucked-Up Movies Moments

Warning: This post contains blood, gore, and spoilers.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

His Job Is Guiding People on Long Trail Runs in Rad Places

In 2014, Jared Vilhauer visited one of the Peruvian Andes’ tallest, most beautiful, and remote mountain ranges, the Cordillera Huayhuash. Being both …

Hip Weakness May Contribute to Knee Pain

If you have knee pain or problems, your physical therapist may pay close attention to your hips and the strength of your hip muscles. Why? Because …

Here's How You Can Actually Do Yoga At Home

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This Running App Will Guide You Through Unfamiliar Cities

There’s not a cardio machine in the world that can replicate the feeling of hitting the pavement in an unfamiliar city. New sights, new people, and …