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Record Temperatures Freeze a Path to the Spectacular Lake Superior Ice Caves | Colossal

<p>For the first time since 2009 Lake Superior has frozen thick enough to safely permit access to the ice caves at the Apostle Islands National …

Watch Documentaries on the Making of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon and Wish You Were Here

Pink Floyd had to find its way again after founding singer Syd Barrett had a mental breakdown and left the band in 1968. The new group became …

Omnibus House by Gubbins Arquitectos

Modern Architecture in Chile – The Omnibus House.<p>Gubbins Arquitectos have designed the Omnibus House, located in the vicinity of Quebrada de Aguas …

Architecture

The Problem With Tours

Tours, as far as I'm concerned, are like Marmite -- you either love them or hate them. (For the non-Brits out there, change Marmite to rap music, smoking or black coffee and you'll get my point.)<p>Unfortunately, it seems I am in the hate camp.<p>I decided to book my first tour months before I left for …

A traveler’s guide to the zombie apocalypse

One of the worst oversights in travel literature is the complete lack of information on where and where not to travel after the inevitable zombie …

Hot Springs

The USA's 10 best motorcycle roads

A great road is a great road, but if you’re riding a motorcycle, you’re looking for something special: twisties, vistas, turnouts, that perfect stretch of smooth tarmac, and biker-friendly stops that make getting there most of the fun. Here are 10 of the best roads across America for an …

World's Highest Airport Under Construction in Tibet, by China

The world’s highest civilian airport, at 4,410m (14,468ft) above sea level, is being built in Tibet by the Chinese government.<p>Work began on the …

How to Climb Mt. Fuji

Japan is in the grip of Fuji Fever. Ever since this iconic symbol was named a World Heritage Site, there is no escaping the mountain: Fuji art, Fuji snacks, Fuji towels, Fuji socks, Fuji character goods -- Fuji is everywhere. And people are setting out to climb the peak like never before. Just …

Bali: Getting Culture and a Tan by the Pool

In a recent issue of the magazine <i>NOW! Bali - Life On The Island</i>, one of its writers was despondent that many tourists chose to lounge by the pool rather than seek out Bali's cultural attractions. Granted, the pool is an undoubtedly important element for most people vacationing on a tropical island. …

Bali

10 Coolest Attractions in Bangkok

Visitors to Thailand’s famous (and infamous) capital have no shortage of sightseeing options. With enough ancient temples, notorious districts, and …

Red Carpet

How to choose a South Pacific island

The South Pacific confounds even the savviest map buffs with its splatter of dots spread across the world's biggest ocean. What you can't tell from a map, or even most tourist brochures is that these palm-laden pinpricks are as diverse as the region is vast. While the postcards might look similar, …

Post Ratio Landing Page

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How to Use Google Plus

While Google Plus isn't quite in the same league as Facebook, it's growing fast—in May 2013, Time reported that Google Plus had approximately 190 million active members. Ready to sign up? Learning how to use Google Plus is easy, especially if you already have a Google account.<p><b>Adding Yourself to</b> …

Oculus of Trees: Lush Courtyard Separates Two Homes

A two-story courtyard featuring an oculus for six willow trees, surrounded by a peaceful reflecting pool on the upper level, provides a sense of …

Microsoft continues iPad-mocking ads with comparison with Dell XPS 10

Microsoft is running another of its seemingly disingenuous 30-second ads comparing Windows 8 tablets with the iPad, this time highlighting Windows 8 zoomable homescreen, multi-tasking (iOS 7?) and the iPad’s lack of SD card slot (adapters! in the rare case you need one).<p>The timing of the ad, which …

Astronaut Requirements - Selection and Preparation of the Astronauts - Mars One

Qualifications<p>Mars One will conduct a global search to find the best candidates for the first human mission to Mars. The combined skill set of each …