Felix Volden

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The Greatest American Hikes You Need to Take Before Summer Ends

When you think of summertime, do you think of long days in the sun, warm fire-side nights and weekends spent on the trail?<p>If that's how you imagine spending your summer than you know there's nothing more liberating than lacing up your hiking boots and taking on a challenging trail in the height of …

Hiking

Athletes Expose Their Powerful Bodies In ESPN Body Issue 2015

I stumbled upon these amazing images from ESPN The Magazine’s latest “Body Issue”. I really love these photos, so I thought I will share some of them …

Why we love to fear sharks

It was a quiet evening at sea in the waning days of World War II. The USS Indianapolis had just delivered the crucial components of the atomic bomb that would level Hiroshima to a naval base on the Mariana Islands. Their part in that grim undertaking complete, they sailed on toward the …

Cities with most expensive hotel restaurants | CNN Travel

7 Amazing Vacations That Won't Sting Your Wallet

The good news: We've rounded up some fantabulous vacations that won't sting your wallet. The bad news: We've also found some that will. But sorry (not sorry) because daydreaming about travel has never hurt anyone. Plus, isn't that what savings are for?<p><b>An Overnight At Downtown Abbey: $395</b> <b>View</b> …

Panoramic Photography

German Lasers Hit Moving Drone

Hitting a moving target is sort of an important thing for an anti-drone weapon<p>This ain't a laser light scene, it’s an arms race. Thanks to recent technological advances, wars of the future might see swarms of cheap and deadly drones flying through the sky. And when they do, cheap lasers may finally …

Drones

Back-up brains: The era of digital immortality

How do you want to be remembered? As Simon Parkin discovers, we may eventually be able to preserve our entire minds for generations to come – would you?<p>A few months before she died, my grandmother made a decision.<p>Bobby, as her friends called her (theirs is a generation of nicknames), was a farmer’s …

Climbing On Mount Denali

10 extraordinary destinations you have probably never heard of

America's Top 5 Cities To Keep On Your Radar

Whether it's a revamped corner of New York or an up-and-coming Midwest town, it seems like there's always a new "hip" neighborhood or "it" city to visit. Which had us thinking about the coolest cities to visit <i>right now</i>.<p>After much map-scouring and a sprinkle of savvy, here are our conclusions:<p><b>1.</b> …

Magical Nighttime Long Exposures and Composites by Matt Payne

Oregon-based photographer Matt Payne's passion for the outdoors shines through in his stunning landscape and nightscape photography. He finds the most enchanting moments in which vibrant colors and lively motion overhead complement the stillness of the world below.<p>Payne uses long exposures and …

TEPCO ordered to pay compensation in landmark Fukushima suicide case

Four years after the meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, questions about the lingering physical and mental health toll of the disaster persist.<p>The Fukushima District Court ruled Tuesday in favor of a family who filed a landmark lawsuit blaming Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), the …

China aims to build the next tallest building | CNN Travel

19-Year-Old Mixes Photos and Paints Into Beautiful Narratives

19-year-old artist Aliza Razell creates beautiful narratives in her mixed-media photographs by combining self-portraits with splashes of color to produce strange and mystifying images that cannot fully be explained. The beautifully thoughtful moments seem perfectly planned out so that the …

Art

The 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

The Sony World Photography Awards, an annual competition hosted by the World Photography Organisation, has recently announced its shortlist of winners. This year's contest attracted more than 140,000 entries from 166 countries. The organizers have been kind enough to share some of their shortlisted …

Photography & Travel Product Reviews

Astronomers Get First Glimpse of Cosmic Web

Changing Planet<p>Computer simulations suggest that matter in the universe is distributed in a “cosmic web” of filaments, as seen in the image above from a large-scale dark-matter simulation. The inset is a zoomed-in, high-resolution image of a smaller part of the cosmic web, 10 million light-years …

Alluring Female Colored Pencil Portraits by Jennifer Healy

In these alluring drawings, American illustrator Jennifer Healy uses colored pencils to blur the lines between fantasy and realism. Her technically stunning approach blends delicate lines into gorgeously detailed feminine portraits that have a dreamlike quality to them. The young faces stare out …

Drawing

Guy Continues to Photoshop Himself into Celebrity Photos

PeejeT (Patrick Thorendahl) is a pop culture enthusiast who makes his admiration for successful women and men clear by hilariously Photoshopping himself into celebrity photos. Since we first introduced his work almost eight months ago, the photo manipulator has continued to edit images of himself …

Lebron James

The world's best secret islands

Looking for a romantic spot that's (almost) all yours? Here’s a list from our brand new <i>Best in Travel 2011</i> guide to reignite your love affair with desert islands, with picks from across the globe.<p>1. Torres Strait Islands, Australia<p><i>Image by Killer White Fluff</i><p>As far as you can go in Oz without …

Obama Says Pot No More Dangerous Than Alcohol

In a new interview President Obama has made statements that could put him in the middle of the controversy over legalizing marijuana.<p>As more states …

This headband promises to help you take control of your dreams

Andrew Smiley was sitting inside a huge, ornate dining hall when he began to notice the lights pulsing overhead. That’s weird, he thought. He stood up to get a better look, drawing the eyes of those around him. Suddenly, he knew what was happening, and what to do next: he bolted, diving through a …

Photographer’s Girlfriend Continues to Lead Him Around the World

<b>Praktik Hotel – Madrid, Spain</b><p>Russian photographer Murad Osmann continues to be led around the world by his girlfriend Nataly Zakharova in his ongoing <i>Follow Me</i> project. With her back facing the camera, Zakharova eagerly holds the hand of her photographer boyfriend, guiding him through various …

East London

Edward Snowden delivers 'alternative Christmas message' on UK's Channel 4

Channel 4 has a reputation for delivering an "alternative Christmas message" every year as a counterpoint to the Queen's annual Christmas address, and 2013 is no different: it tapped NSA leaker Edward Snowden to speak directly to UK citizens about privacy issues and, according to Channel 4, "why he …

Photography & Travel Product Reviews

Edward Snowden, The Dark Prophet

To avoid surveillance, the first four Americans to visit Edward Snowden in Moscow carried no cell phones or laptops. They flew coach on Delta from …

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The most beautiful places on Earth – in pictures

As Lonely Planet turns 40 this year, the publisher has picked the most magnificent sights across the globe to be included in a new book entitled Beautiful World, which contains more than 200 images and aims to inspire readers to see the world as they have never seen it before

Spectacular Lightning Show Over the Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon inspires many people to photograph its grandiose scale and scenic landscape, but Sedona-based photographer Rolf Maeder has managed to capture a sight less seen–the Grand Canyon being hit by a spectacular thunderstorm. Being drawn to nature, Maeder originally moved to Sedona 13 …

Grand Canyon