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Were These the First Boots to Summit Everest?

At 12:50 p.m., on June 8, 1924, a geologist named Noel Odell observed two “black dots” approaching the 29,029-foot summit of Mt. Everest, from a vantage point 3,000 feet below. By 2 p.m., the mountain was immersed in an intense snow storm and those black dots—George Mallory and Andrew …

Storify: your big trips

Whether it’s going on a gap year or heading off on a completely different kind of global adventure, the world is your oyster when it comes to planning a big trip. So, we thought we’d ask you for your big trip plans. From speeding along Route 66 in the USA to venturing to the Galapagos Islands, it’s …

Trekking safely in Nepal

Before 14 October 2014, the Annapurna Circuit trek in Nepal was more associated with carefree young backpackers snapping selfies and eating apple pie than with danger, but the tragic blizzards that closed in on the Thorung La left more than 40 people dead, buried under snows that swept in suddenly …

China’s Baidu Set To Partner With Uber And Reportedly Invest Up To $600M

Uber may have just raised a fresh $1.2 billion this month, but the company looks set to welcome a new investor, Chinese Internet giant Baidu, which is reportedly set to invest as much as $600 million into the U.S. firm.<p>A Baidu spokesperson confirmed to TechCrunch that the company has arranged a …

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 …