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5 Sky Events This Week: Lord of the Rings Meets Luna, Solstice Supermoon

<b>Gaze skyward this week and watch our solar system’s two innermost planets have a strikingly close encounter, while changing seasons brings the year’s largest moon in the sky.</b><p><b>Moon and Spica.</b> On Tuesday, June 18, look towards the southern sky to see the gibbous waxing moon glide extremely close to …

Blueberry Fields Forever

Call it my double life. Each spring I tuck my passport away and turn into a blueberry farmer, tending the crop on a 40-acre organic farm in Maine.<p>Few of my white-collar colleagues know about this side of my life; even fewer of my fellow farmers have an inkling of my world travels, although at a …

Starbucks is reportedly dominating mobile payments in North America

Square, Google Wallet, Isis and plenty others are all working to grab the lion's share of the growing (but nascent) mobile payments market. But, so far, none of these options are as widely used in North America as Starbucks' simple mobile apps, according to new findings from the research firm Berg …

Keep on truckin': a guide to overlanding

So you fancy an epic adventure, but don't want to go it alone...<p>Overland trips can offer a good balance of offbeat exploration and independence, guaranteeing transport but leaving you free to decide what to do once you've rolled into town.<p>A typical day<p>Life on a truck requires plenty of community …

"Khotso" Peace at Devil's Knuckles

2013 Tours of a Lifetime

The 10 best treks in the world

These 10 classic treks are for serious walkers. All of them require a sturdy pair of lungs, fit legs and a good amount of preparation. However, if you choose to go on any of these trails then you will be rewarded with experiences that last a lifetime. In no particular order:<p>1. GR20, France<p><i>Image by</i> …

A New Way To Explore Some of San Francisco’s Hidden Public Spaces

Privately owned public spaces are maintained by companies but free for everyone to use. But sometimes they can be a little hard to find. A new app wants to let you in on some of San Francisco’s secret parks.<p>If you live in a big city, chances are pretty high that you’re surrounded by privately owned …

Asian women and senior citizens are fastest growing traveler demographic

Chinese tourists get a lot of attention these days. But beyond their spending, large numbers, and idiosyncratic habits, they also represent a new …

How to plan a trek along the Abraham Path

A new series of walking trails through the Middle East is opening up trekking opportunities in a region more often seen solely as a historical destination. The Abraham Path traces the journey of the Prophet Abraham (revered as the father of monotheism by Jews, Christians and Muslims alike) from his …

The World’s Best Street Food

• <b>Author:</b> Lonely Planet<p>Live to eat? Travel to eat? Here you’ll find a collection of the most memorable street food experiences possible, complete with recipes to make sure if you can’t go to eat, you can at least get a taste at home! From classic hotdogs to exotic pastries, this gastronomic tour of …