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The 32 most beautiful places to visit in Ireland

<b>(CNN) —</b> Ireland might be famous for its pubs, but it offers much more spectacular views than the bottom of a pint glass.<p>At CNN Travel, we're celebrating Ireland's 32 counties.<p>There's the wild windswept west, with its Atlantic views, legendary surfing spots from Dingle to Donegal, live music and …

Ireland

Marathon man’s top 10 picks of the world’s most stunning running routes | Style Magazine | South China Morning Post

The Hong Kong Marathon is over, but for many runners the marathon season never ends. Overseas marathons are attracting an increasing number of …

12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

Climbing

Veteran Urban Explorer Shares His Favorite Abandoned Places

From unused space shuttles to remote islands, this adventurer breaks down his highlights of the year.<p>As a teenager, Bob Thissen rummaged through abandoned buildings for fun. About 11 years ago, he decided to go pro with his intrepid interest. Today, Thissen is the 32-year-old Dutch filmmaker behind …

Losing Faith in the State, Some Mexican Towns Quietly Break Away

TANCÍTARO, Mexico — The road to this agricultural town winds through the slums and cartel-controlled territory of Michoacán, ground zero for Mexico’s drug war, before arriving at a sight so strange it can seem like a mirage.<p>Fifteen-foot stone turrets are staffed by men whose green uniforms belong …

Mexico

Danger and Routine: An Inside Look at Alaska's Fishing and Crabbing Industry

Alaska is the only state in the country with a mandate for sustainable seafood written into its State Constitution.<p>Every year, the Alaskan seafood …

Aquaculture

Essential California: From pot to lightbulbs to taxes, life is about to change

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It's <b>Friday, Dec. 29,</b> and here's what's happening across California:<p><b>TOP STORIES</b><p><b>A whole new day</b><p><b>Starting Jan. 1, Californians' lives will be governed by hundreds of new laws</b> including new controls on concealed weapons, unprecedented …

Part 1: Soil Principles

Vineyard geology – the rocks and soils in which the grapevines are rooted – pervades the world of wine. To illustrate the point, the picture below is …

Expert Insights On How to Enter the Wine Industry

SPONSORED<p><b>ForceBrands Decanter: Opening Up the Conversation</b><p><i>ForceBrands is the consumer product industry’s leading recruiting firm. Each month, the</i> …

Beginner's Sushi Glossary

The first time in a sushi restaurant can be intimidating. The menu, although written in English characters, is in a language all its own. While there …

Sushi

Daily Deal: 3 Cool Watches You Can Buy for $95 or Less | Men’s Health

BOSS<p>BOSS Paris Japanese Quartz Watch<p>This brushed stainless steel, Japanese quartz, calfskin-banded watch will elevate your style, whether that's a suit, jeans, or a hat.<p>$87 (Retails for $205), Buy It Here<p>Lacoste<p>Lacoste Quartz and Leather Watch<p>This minimal, classic watch features a numberless navy …

Best Work Boots For Men | Men's Health

The 18 Best Work Boots For Men<p>Invest in the timeless footwear that will outlive you<p>Richard Pierce<p>The best shoes are the ones that will last you a lifetime. Work boots are a particularly timeless style, the way a leather jacket is; the material actually looks better a little beat up and worn in. …

Our favorite Northern California weekend getaways that won't break the bank

One of the great things about living in the Bay Area is its incredible proximity to countless beautiful places. But if you don't have a ton of spare cash, those beautiful places are as inaccessible as Mars.<p>Tahoe, Mendocino and Monterey are all lovely, pricy spots so, if you're on a budget or just …

Northern California

Step Inside the Silicon Valley of Agriculture

A powerhouse of innovation, this tiny country embodies the future of farming.<p>How did the Netherlands, a country better known for its tulips, become a leading tomato producer and the top exporter of onions and potatoes? With more than half its land area used for agriculture, the nation is a pioneer …

The 30 most fun cities in America

While certain places in the US are particularly good for finding love, others are good for just having fun.<p>WalletHub conducted a recent study to determine the most fun cities in America. The study looked at the 150 most populated cities in the US, and then compared them across three …

San Francisco

A Perfect 10-Day Southwest Road Trip Itinerary

If you ask me about the best way to explore the United States, I won't hesitate to say a road trip. Road tripping is by...The post A Perfect 10-Day …

Road Trips

Warning to avocado lovers: a California shortfall may send prices soaring

Avocados could soon be fetching a lot more green.<p>A shortfall in production in California, the leading U.S. avocado grower, has kicked up wholesale prices in recent weeks — which means you may soon be paying more for fresh guacamole and avocado toast.<p>A wholesale box of 60 avocados currently costs …

20 great rosé wines to try this summer

For years, pink wine got little respect. Now, rosé is everywhere. What California winery isn’t making it? Just look at social media, awash in pink …

Wine & Spirits

The best hidden gems and secret spots in San Francisco

San Francisco is a city that can excite you forever — it's one of those wonderfully dynamic places that's always ready to surprise. It's why, despite the rising costs and million other complaints, the city sticks with you.<p>But even the most beloved places can get a little worn. You've been to the …

San Francisco's Presidio looks quite different in these rare photos from the 1800s

Today the city of San Francisco borders the Presidio, a green oasis within the West Coast's most densely-populated city. But in the 1880s and 1890s the Presidio was a military instillation surrounded by green hills. It looked more like modern West Marin than a recreational area that would someday …

San Francisco

Crossing the Congo: 'We were arrested, robbed by soldiers, and had an AK-47 pointed at our necks'

<b>Four​ years ago Chloe Baker and two friends ​set off on a journey they had been told was impossible: the north-south crossing of the Congo River Basin. The tale of their journey, published last autumn, has just been shortlisted for the Stanfords Adventure Book of the Year award. Here Baker talks to</b> …

Lessons From the Roman Art of War | The Art of Manliness

Sometime in the late 4th or early 5th century, as the late Roman Empire stumbled along in the twilight of its power, an author of whom almost nothing …

World History

Homemade toothpaste with coconut oil, turmeric & peppermint to whiten teeth and reverse gum disease

Homemade toothpaste with coconut oil, turmeric & peppermint to whiten teeth and reverse gum disease<br>Nowadays people are more obsessed with oral …

The Untold Story of the Bastille Day Attacker

Last July, France witnessed the creation of a new kind of mass murder when a man steered a giant cargo truck into a crowd and killed 86 people in the beach resort of Nice. The French government quickly announced that the killer was a jihadist inspired by the Islamic State. But as Scott Sayare …

Terrorism

The term 'superfood' is meaningless — here are the most nutritious foods you should add to your plate

At least that's what the term makes it sound like they do. In reality, there is no legal or medical definition for what counts as a "superfood." Nutritionists and public health experts rarely use the term.<p>But that doesn't mean it's completely bogus. In fact, there is some scientific basis for …

Nutrition

Hacking the farm: How farmers use 'digital agriculture' to grow more crops

The world's population is growing at a shocking rate, with an expected 1.2 billion more mouths to feed by 2030, according to the United Nations. Meanwhile, the amount of arable land is decreasing, and farmers face mounting challenges.<p>Climate Corporation aims to take the guesswork out of issues like …

Farming

The Most Extravagant Hotel Experiences in the World

These hotels are giving luxury a while new meaning.<p>In the ever-competitive world of five-star hotels, top stays are continually upping the ante for luxury-loving guests. It's no longer enough to provide artisan chocolates on the pillow or Frette robes in the marble-lined bathroom—now, the norm is …

The 20 Favorite Island Escapes Of The Super-Rich

In their latest Candy GPS Report, Savills, Candy & Candy, and Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management ranked the world's top islands for real estate investment by ultra-high-net-worth individuals (UHNWI) — those with $30 million or more to their names.<p>The report ranks the islands by the volume of UHNWI …

Real Estate