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Stunning California Mountaintop Getaway Built with Prefab Modules

Looking at this stunning mountaintop retreat, it’s very hard to believe that it is a prefab home. Yet, it is specifically the prefab nature of this …

Prefab Homes

The Bay Area's Best Hikes by Region

The Bay Area is a hiker's paradise (duh, that's why most of us live here). Countless trails weave and wander through chaparral, oak savannah and …

Hiking

Amazing Prefab Cabins From Around The World

How many times did you feel like you wanted to just get away from everything and everyone and to spend some time in a small cabin in the middle of …

Prefab Homes

The Best Sleeping Bags and Pads of 2018

Sack out in something snug, breathable, and packable.<p>Marmot Ultra Elite 20 ($199)<p>We’d never guess that the Ultra Elite 20 is filled with anything but down—it’s that warm and compressible. But Marmot stuffed the bag with a mix of three cutting-edge synthetic fibers layered together in strips: one …

Backpacking

Scientists Have More Bad News About Your Favorite Vape Flavors

Our apologies to the churro vape juice lovers.<p>We all know that vaping makes you look cool. Oh yeah, and apparently it can also help you quit smoking. …

Flavors

Panic Attacks Are Universal Because All Humans Evolved to Feel Fear

Panic attacks are part of the human experience, but what triggers them is personal.<p>They can begin suddenly and peak quickly, with their signature …

Affordable camper van comes with a rooftop deck

Elevate your van life<p>The camper van craze has grown from a fringe Instagram hashtag to a national movement that has people ditching their jobs and hitting the road in Sprinters, Promasters, and the like. And whether you have an unlimited budget or want to DIY, it seems like everywhere you turn, …

Just Launched: European Newcomers

In the world of dedicated bluewater cruising boats, Amel’s turnkey cruisers have won a strong and devoted following. The French builder doesn’t …

How artificial intelligence is revolutionizing healthcare

There’s currently a shortage of over seven million physicians, nurses and other health workers worldwide, and the gap is widening. Doctors are stretched thin — especially in underserved areas — to respond to the growing needs of the population.<p>Meanwhile, training physicians and health workers is …

6 Places To Capture Incredible Landscape Shots In Grand Teton National Park

<i>By Jonathan Irish</i><p>To say that Grand Teton National Park is an iconic photography destination is almost an understatement. The jagged peaks of the Teton Range, along with the stunning natural beauty and wild animals on the valley floor, have long lured photographers from around the world. In …

Rich Table, Bar Tartine Snubbed by Michelin Once Again

It’s that time of year again, as the Michelin inspectors bestow the city’s best restaurants with the highly desirable star rankings. But before stars are given out next week, the Bib Gourmands must make their debut. The Bibs are a more extensive list that is awarded to restaurants offering …

This Mies-Inspired Modern Home Was Built DIY for $150K

Meet the Blakboxhaus, a steel-clad modernist home in Central Illinois built on a budget<p>When film producer Helga Richter and her husband John Goskowicz began the search for their own vacation home, they kept running into what she called the "modern tax." The couple, who live in Carpentersville, …

Architecture

Top 8 Ultra-Long Distance Adventure Runs

Trail-running is exploding in popularity, and for good reason. What’s not to like about a sport that requires virtually no equipment—except (maybe) shorts and trail running shoes—and allows you to explore vast mountain ranges and terrain that most people will never experience? Even better, our …

Hiking

From the Highlands to the Himalayas, these hikes take in some of the world’s most spectacular landscapes. They’re not for the faint-hearted, but keen trekkers will love the challenges posed by each<b><br>More great walks: Europe | UK | best kit</b><p>The trek to the base of the fifth highest mountain in the …

Hiking

'Firefall' mesmerizing at Yosemite Park in California | CNN Travel

Tetris House takes modular homes to a different level

Designed by architect Janjaap Ruijssenaars of Universe, the Tetris House is said to have come about in 2009 following an inquiry from a client who …

Kitchens

The 20 Most Beautiful Places in Italy

Few parts of the world can claim so rich a store of art, architecture, music, and food—or so intense a range of natural beauty, from craggy mountains to verdant hills to coasts of shattering beauty. No list of "bests" or "tops" from among the thousands of possibilities could be definitive. So …

Gorgeous solar-powered prefab can be picked up and moved almost anywhere

PAD studio has unveiled a home that can literally be picked up by crane and moved almost anywhere you please. Constructed off-site in Yorkshire as a …

Patagonia Dreaming: Adventures in Torres del Paine

If anywhere can make you feel like a dwarf before nature, it’s <b>Torres del Paine National Park</b> in Chilean Patagonia.<p>If the rugged Cordillera del Paine mountains are the 600,000-acre park’s backbone, the 9,300-foot granite spires form its heart.<p>Along Torres del Paine’s western edge, massive fingers of …

Hiking

This Floating Tent Is the Most Luxurious Way to Rough It

1.3K<p>SHARES<p>Other people camp on the ground...in campgrounds. But not you. You answer to a higher calling of camping. You camp in the heavens—okay, …

50 Last-Minute Gifts for Frequent Flyers

It’s the end of the year and the <b>wanderlust is kicking in.</b> Time to take a break from paperwork and go places we have never been and <b>eat food with names</b> …

Green Magic Homes kit lets you assemble your own house – and then bury it

Besides looking neat and being cozy, earth-covered homes like these also offer a practical advantage – the soil covering provides excellent …

Unplugged in Rangiroa, French Polynesia: no phones, no tablets, no computers ... just nature

"Hey, I just realized this doesn't have auto-correct," my husband, Jeff, said as he was scribbling on the first page of the journal we just had purchased at Los Angeles International Airport. Our new life without smartphones, tablets and computers was going to take some getting used to.<p>The decision …

Breaking Away

11 ways to humiliate yourself in France

1. Fail to say bonjour.<p>French politeness is predicated on the use of <i>formulations</i>. You don’t need to talk extensively (in fact, you shouldn’t unless …

France

Parkinson's: Woman who can sniff out disease inspires new research

Scottish pensioner inspires new study to detect Parkinson's disease through body odour after she successfully identifies sufferers by smelling T-shirts<p>Scientists have begun research into if a person's odour can be used to diagnose Parkinson's after a "supersmeller" detected the disease by sniffing …

Dementia

5 Hearty Salads That Are Outrageously Delicious

Salads don't always need to be starters or sides. These crave-worthy salads will take center stage at meal time -- and no one will leave the table hungry, I assure you.<p><b>1. French Lentil Salad with Goat Cheese</b><p>Earthy French green lentils, creamy goat cheese, and crunchy vegetables make a hearty and …

The 30 best hotels in the world

Luxury comes at a price, but when you're staying at one of the best hotels in the world, that price is worth it.<p>We've created the ultimate list of the 30 best hotels in the world.<p>To create this list, we aggregated five notable hotel rankings made by elite travel publications and websites: Travel + …

Solarwave 62 zero emission luxury yacht nears completion

Solarwave 62' combines a carbon composite hull design from Nedship's Dr. Orhan Celikkol and Michael Köhler's Solar Energy system to create a …