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12 things I wish I knew before visiting Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza is one of the new seven wonders of the world, and one of the most popular destinations in the Yucatan Peninsula and Mexico. The Mayan …

Asia Travel

Photo Basics: Watch This Crash Course on Using Your Camera’s Manual Mode for Better Photos (VIDEO)

You’ve probably heard someone boast that, “You’re not a real photographer until you switch your camera’s mode dial from Auto” to Manual.” While we …

Tutorials

Going it alone: top trips for solo travel

The notion of travelling solo can be a daunting one for the first-timer, raising a number of unsettling questions: will I be safe? What route should I follow? Who will take photos of me staring off into the distance atop scenic vantage points?<p>A major factor in mastering the art of solo travel is …

The Grand Tetons might be the most beautiful place in America

Between the jagged mountains, the beautiful landscape, and the incredible wildlife, the Grand Teton National Park might be the most beautiful place …

National Parks

Quit Your Job And Move Abroad: The Cheapest Places To Live In 2018

It’s the ultimate fantasy: Escape the 9-5 by moving to a place where it’s so cheap you barely need to work — and could even retire early. The Panama-based Live and Invest Overseas advises people on how to do just that, and the company has just announced its list of the 10 best places in the world …

Da Nang

The Best Apps for Photographers

Man, is it fun to be a photographer right now.<p>I don't mean to say that photography wasn't fun before, but if you ask me, we're in a golden age of …

Best of Italy

Use our best of Italy guide as you plan your Italian vacation. Below you'll find our picks for where to go in Italy including top cities, romantic …

Italy

The Ultimate Guide to Planning Your Havasupai Adventure

An oasis in the desert. A place for you to witness the Grand Canyon walls surrounding you while listening to the sound of rushing water outside your …

The 9 most popular audiobooks of 2017

If you've got a long drive or flight ahead of you for the holidays, you might be in search of the right audiobook to get you through your travels.<p>A list compiled by Amazon-owned audio book retailer Audible might help with your decision.<p>Audible compiled its list by looking at the most listened-to …

Books

World's steepest funicular railway to open in Switzerland

ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss technology is due to hit new heights on Friday when the world's steepest funicular line opens at one of its Alpine resorts.<p>Swiss President Doris Leuthard will officially open the 52 million-Swiss franc ($52.6 million) project running from Schywz to the mountain village of …

The Best Trail Mountain Bikes of 2018

Best Quiver Killer for Smaller Bumps<p>Yeti SB5.5 X01 Eagle 2017<p>$7,199.00<p>at Competitive Cyclist<p><b>Wheel Size:</b> 29 in | <b>Rear Travel:</b> 140mm<p>The <b>Yeti SB5.5</b> is a …

Famous Album Covers Recreated as Cat Photos

Brooklyn-based photographer and graphic designer Alfra Martini has been taking famous album covers and recreating them with cats instead of humans. …

The smartest, slickest and swankiest camper vans and large motorhomes of 2017

The "van life" movement has been gaining momentum for years, but it seemed like 2017 really saw a variety of intriguing new vans (and van build-outs) …

A Giant Roller Coaster Through the Rocky Mountains

When we founded UrbanDaddy, we did so on the principle that whenever we heard about a giant roller coaster opening up in a giant mountain range, we …

25 Hottest Women in the World Right Now

Beauty nowadays comes in many different shapes and sizes, and a pleasant appearance is not everything to go by anymore. Today’s leading ladies are …

Hiking the Other John Muir Trail in Scotland

Hike the wild terrain that shaped America’s patron saint of wilderness.<p>1.9K<p>SHARES<p>I’d been hiking across Scotland for days, and yet long after my ears …

Hiking

12 Easy (and Secret) Southwestern Escapes

#1. Kelvin to Superior, Arizona<p>Don't Miss: Mountain Biking, Chimichangas<p>Running 800 miles between Utah and Mexico, the Arizona Trail offers countless stretches of high-quality mountain biking. And of the Arizona Trail Association’s 43 total passages, the 38-mile segment southeast of …

10 Breathtaking Views in the Great Outdoors

10 Breathtaking Views in the Great Outdoors<p>It’s time to get inspiration for all of the beautiful places to visit across America. From magnificent …

Krampus Running Amok in Central Europe: Pictures

Europe

Watch This Guy Rebuild His Dream Porsche 911 In Just Four Minutes

Jeff lives in Australia, where he works on his cars and his house and films himself doing so. His latest project is rebuilding an old Porsche 911 …

This construction unfolds into a home in just hours, and only costs around $33,400

Designed by Renato Vidal and manufactured by Area Legno in Italy, this modular living unit can unfold into a fully functional home within six to …

Architecture

Why F/16?

Late-October aspens near Silver Lake, June Lake Loop, Inyo NF, CA, USA. I used f/16 to get everything in focus in this 2008 photograph from the …

Landscape Photography

Images of the Season: Fall Is in the Air, Part II

One last look at my favorite season of the year, with more autumnal images from across the Northern Hemisphere. Harvests, festivals, migrations, winter preparations, and, of course, the colorful leaves. Today’s collection features photographs from Switzerland, Belarus, Nepal, Russia, France, …

Saint Petersburg

Van-derlust: on the road across North America – in pictures

Foster Huntingdon spent three years travelling across North America after quitting his job in New York. His book, Van Life, captures the lives of others living the alternative American dream, and showcases the best photos crowdsourced from his Tumblr account #vanlife, and features hundreds of …

When is a natural wonder too secret to write about?

By Erin Alberty of The Salt Lake Tribune<p>Leprechaun Canyon was a quiet place the first few times I visited. The whispers of my friends and family …

Convict Lake Beginner

Tucked into a magnificent granite bowl in the shadow of towering Mt. Morrison, colorful Convict Lake is one of the finest fall color hikes in the …

These 10 beautiful hikes will transport you to another world

Don't forget your camera at home. Norway's best hikes lead to views akin to any description of paradise: cliffs rising from the ocean, waterfalls …

Hiking

Parker Lake Moderate

Parker Lake is one of the smaller lakes near the June Lake Loop, but while foliage-seeking tourists will flock to the easily accessible aspen groves …

Revel 4x4 camper van charts a new course for Winnebago

Winnebago may still be known best for its larger motorhomes, but it's also been embracing the van life trend with some nice camper vans. Two years …

RVs