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These Are The 25 Best Fall Hikes In The United States

When it comes to outdoor adventures, fall is about as good as it gets. The near-perfect temperatures are a welcome change after the stifling summer …

Hiking

5 Reasons Japan is a Budget Traveler’s Dream Destination

Gone are the days when travel to Japan was exclusive to hedge fund managers and Nintendo geeks, and with it the assumption that it’s expensive, …

Japan

Photographer Reveals How Much Online Images Are Photoshopped (13+ pics)

Taking a good picture isn't easy. Taking an awesome picture is even harder. And taking an impossible picture is, well, impossible. Unless you use …

Documentary: Hells Angels Forever

Reading time: less than a minute.<p>American<br>• Films<br>• Motorcycles<p><i>Editor’s Note: This film contains salty language and some nudity, we recommend viewing only</i> …

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7 Awesome Reasons to visit Chile in your Lifetime

Chile is mostly warm especially around New Year. And it has deserts, rainforest, glaciers and volcanic mountains on a long strip of land that …

South America

Up The Amazon Without A Paddle — Or Passport, Or Visa, Or Girlfriend

After college, I spent some years wandering on the cheap around South America, ending up teaching English in Rio de Janeiro. Eventually, I left Rio and headed to northeast Brazil meeting up with an old girlfriend who flew in from the U.S. We had plans to continue on to Belem at the mouth of the …

Authentic Algarve: there's more to the costa than golf and resorts

There are still places in southern Portugal where there are more flamingos than tourists, and rural traditions are part of the fabric of life<p>Blue sea sparkled on the other side of the wetlands. The empty dirt path stretched towards it, through wild mallow flowers and nodding daisies. To the right, …

We think we found America's most jaw-droppingly gorgeous beach campground

100,000+ Delta SkyMiles With Just Two Credit Cards

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7 Secret Tricks to Upgrade Your Entire Vacation for Less

<i>By Holly Hammersmith, Contributor</i><p>If you like to vacation in style but you're on a budget, you probably know that travel isn't so cheap. The average cost of a vacation is $1,005 per person, or about $4,000 for a family of four, according to a 2015 survey by American Express.<p>Fortunately, travel …

American Airlines

Living in… the best cities for digital nomads

A laptop and an internet connection are all that’s required for some jobs these days – and many globetrotters are making the most of it, living and working in cities across the world.<p>Some jobs these days require little more than a laptop and an internet connection, allowing many digital nomads the …

Digital Nomads

Exclusive Interview: Trans-Atlantic Kayaker Aleksander Doba

If you had to choose one word to describe 69-year-old Polish ocean paddler Aleksander Doba, it would be irrepressible. A compact man with an enormous …

16 facts you didn’t know about New York

NEW YORK CITY IS one of the most densely populated cities on the planet and with that, the hub of many myths about living conditions. Thankfully, the …

All the Ruggedness of the Pacific Northwest, Aboard a 1960s Yacht

<b>From Issue One of the Gear Patrol Magazine. Subscribe today for 15% off the GP Store.</b><p>“When people talk about the beauty of the San Juan Islands, …

Photo Essays

Common Ground In Canada - 17 minutes of coldwater excellence, with Pete Devries, Michael Darling, and more

Lengthy surf edits from our northern neighbor feel about as common as its sunshine. One will burst through the patchwork before a quick return to …

Canada

Antarctica: Men, Women and Children Wanted for Hazardous Journey

<i>Few travelers have visited the world's seventh continent, but now anyone can experience the most inhospitable place on Earth on a specialist tour. Richard Powell wraps up for an expedition.</i><p><i>Expedition leaders watch over hikers, high above Neko Harbour</i><p>"Men wanted for hazardous journey. Low wages, …

Antarctica

The 6 Best Compact Travel Cameras of 2017

While there are no reliable statistics on how many digital SLR cameras are stolen on vacations annually, it’s fair to say that the number is high — …

Cameras

Why you must visit the Himalayas in your lifetime

Why should the Himalayas be on your bucket list? Continuing our series on the globe's most enticing destinations and experiences, we look to the saw-tooth peaks and remote villages of the world's tallest mountain range.<p>Stretching from India to China via Bhutan and Nepal, the Himalayas is climbers' …

The 25 best cocktail bars in America, according to Foursquare

If your ideal night out involves a craft cocktail in a beautiful bar, look no further.<p>Foursquare, the city-guide app for discovering new places, has compiled a list of the 25 top-rated cocktail bars across the US. The data takes into account likes, saves, tips, and more from Foursquare users.<p>From …

Four Square

5 must-visit destinations in Patagonia for modern explorers

Patagonia's 400,000 square miles are home to some of the most beautiful and diverse landscapes on the planet.<p>It's an ideal destination for adventure …

Bhutan Is The Nature Lover's Untouched Dream Destination

If you can get there, that is.<p>Of the many travel destinations in Asia, Bhutan, sandwiched between India, Nepal and China, is certainly one of the less-visited places on Earth.<p>That's because the landlocked country prides itself on keeping mass tourism at bay. But as Prince William and Duchess Kate …

Bhutan

10 Travel Adventures to Enjoy While You Still Can

With the effects of climate change ever more apparent and mass tourism transforming landscapes beyond recognition, the clock is ticking on many of the world's most popular destinations. Whether you want to get up close to endangered wildlife, discover natural wonders or visit ancient landmarks …

Costa Rica

5 Best-Value Retirement Havens For Under $1,500 A Month

By International Living<p><i>This article comes to us courtesy of InternationalLiving.com, the world's leading authority on how to live, work, invest, travel, and retire better overseas.</i><p>Matagalpa, Nicaragua<p>"I can easily afford to indulge myself whenever I want," says expat Rob Schneider. "Between …

Central America

RX1R II: The Perfect Travel Camera

In 1988, The Sugarcubes debut album “Life’s Too Good” was getting heavy rotation in my college dorm and served as an introduction to the quirky …

14 Cocktails Every Gin Lover Should Know

Because a simple gin and tonic doesn't always cut it.<p>Because a simple gin and tonic doesn't always cut it.

No Template - Why Ryan Burch might be surfing’s most compelling experimentalist

Tall and loose-limbed, all bony shoulders and wavy blond hair, Ryan Burch is standing directly in a wash of yellow light pouring in through the big …

Articles about these incredibly tiny cabins tree houses and mobile dwellings are all less on Dwell.com - Dwell

The wooden structure next to Laurie and Peter Stubbs' house outside Baltimore is made out of trees and is nestled in the woods...<p>It doesn't get much more idyllic than this: An illustrator of children's books who lives on the Sunshine Coast of British...<p>After an architectural epiphany, a family of …

Northern Lights