Michael Hilt

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9 Things the Happiest People Never Do

How you think--and what you do--matters a lot more than what you have.<p>Many people think happiness, both professional and personal, is based on having a bigger house, nicer car, larger income. It's all about better, faster, higher, <i>more</i>.<p>Yet the happiest people I know focus a lot more on what they <i>do</i>, …

The 5 Most Romantic Road Trips

When my now-husband and I were 16, our favorite date was to hop in his GTO and hit the road, setting out to see what there was to see. While …

Hiking

The 10 tourist destinations you absolutely must visit, according to Lonely Planet

<b>The British Museum has been named as a global must-see spot, alongside some of the world’s most prestigious heritage sites.</b><p>In a list drawn up by …

Top 10 Summer Experiences in Norway

Explore the Arctic tundra, island-hop around scenic archipelagos, cruise majestic fjords, and hike magnificent landscapes under a never setting midnight sun. These experiences and more make up ten ways to enjoy the very best of summer in Norway.<p><b>Ride cable cars to see the midnight sun</b><p>Experience …

European Travel

100 Ridiculous Photos of Celebrities Taking Selfies

From Kim Kardashian to Hillary Clinton.<p>Today marks the release of Kim Kardashian's new selfie-filled coffee table book, <i>Selfish</i>. To celebrate, here are some of the best photos of celebrities snapping selfies that would make even Kim proud, from Hillary Clinton to Paris Hilton.

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15 Surprising City Gems That Prove You Should Always Ditch The Beaten Path

(Photo Credit: Sam Ciurdar/Snapwire)<p>Some well-known tourist attractions are totally worth visiting, but often the building, street, garden or gallery that captures a city best is hidden far, FAR from the beaten path.<p>To find these spots, we asked Snapwire's community of photographers for hidden gems …

16 Of The Most Photogenic Hikes On The West Coast

Best coast?

Hiking

5 Affordable Amsterdam Hotels

(Photo Credit: The Radisson Blu Hotel Amsterdam)<p>The vibrant Dutch city is one of the most kid-friendly capitals in Europe. Amsterdam, best known for its shady Red Light district, party atmosphere and cultural gems, is also a haven for families with a surprising amount to do with kids. There are …

The Magic of Trading, or: How I Got a $2,100 Canon 85mm f/1.2L II for Just $145

I got a $2,100 Canon 85mm f/1.2L for $145 earlier this year. To be honest, it was more like $145 plus a couple trips to Starbucks, but it was still a …

World's Best Hikes: Epic Trails

A truly great trail winds into the essence of a place, so when assembling this list of the world’s great hikes we kept an eye on more than the footpath. We looked for walks that travel deeper into a location’s history and culture. Sure, there’s outdoor adventure on each of these 20 hikes, but the …

Hiking

This Gear Took Us Around The World

What clothes, computer, ice axe, and backpack does a photographer and writer for an adventure travel site fall back on when he's going to be going up …

Backpacking

7 Seattle Secrets From 7 Savvy Local Instagrammers

Seattle locals love to talk about everything that makes their city so incredibly unique; spectacular mountain vistas, a city surrounded by water, and more than 200 breweries for a quaffing good vacation.<p>Since there's nothing better than experiencing a city like a local - without having to pay rent …

7 Hints You Should Know Before Booking Another Flight

When we fly, it's absolutely imperative that we get the best possible deal, on the best possible day, on the best possible flight. (Travel ego is a <i>very</i> real thing, people. And we have a BIG one.)<p>As such, we have a few serious rules to live by when it comes to booking plane tickets. These facts and …

The Most Touristy Places On Earth, According To Travelers

For those of us who are travelers and not tourists, it's incredibly painful to show up at a destination, only to find it swarming with non-locals. Fanny packs and flip flops are NOT what we came here to see. We crave unspoiled paradises, those places that will become famous one day but are nowhere …

These Trips, Treks And Travels Were Totally Worth The Effort

Whether it's a 16-story staircase to the best view in Paris or a flight, hike and cable car ride to a Swiss summit, a daunting journey always makes the final destination feel so, SO much sweeter.<p>We asked the community of photographers at EyeEm to share their adventures that were totally worth the …

25 Breathtaking Night Sky Photos Around The World

From the milky way galaxy in France to the Northern Lights in Norway, these 25 spectacular shots of the night sky around the world remind us of the …

31 Undeniably Fantastic Photography Links of the Week

The photography universe continues to expand at an astounding rate with great new artists joining the established ones to create and deliver great …

10 Reasons Why a Professional Photographer Left Nikon for Sony Mirrorless

While the CaNikon war is the usual debate in the photography world, they are by no means the only two camera manufacturers out there. With the rise …

This Many Amazing Photography Links in One Place, It's (Almost) Unbelievable

It has been another wonderful week in the wide world of photography, and Toad Hollow Photography has been looking all over the internet for links to …

Landscape Photography

Elon Musk's Hyperloop Makes The Bullet Train Look Like A Steam Locomotive

But compared to the so-called "Hyperloop" concept that Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk introduced last year, the bullet train might as well be from the age of steam propulsion.<p>Three hours? Try 35 minutes.<p>Musk says the Hyperloop would cost $7.5 billion to build, versus $68 billion for the high-speed …

Hauntingly Beautiful Long Exposure Images

The uniqueness of Darren Moore‘s photographs is not found in how he captures fleeting moments, but rather quite the opposite. The Surrey …

Photography

Most photographed places in the world are ... | CNN Travel

10 Tips For Staying Sane On A Long Flight

Flying economy class isn't always the most comfortable experience, but that doesn't have to be the case. Here are a few tips to help improve your flight, even just the slightest bit.<p><b>Even better than gum</b><p>These ear plugs help to prevent your ears from popping while you're miles high.<p><b>A simple answer to</b> …

Daredevil Photographer Balances Atop Iconic Buildings To Capture Stunning Images

<b>25-year-old photographer</b> Lucinda Grange is a daredevil who has scaled some of the world’s highest and most iconic structures like the Great Pyramid …

Photography

Flickr co-founder launches Slack, an all-in-one messaging tool designed to kill email forever

Advertisement<p>13 Comments<p>Credit: Thinkstock / Creatas<p>When Flickr (s yhoo) co-founder Stewart Butterfield was building an online game several years …

Unlike the U.S., Europe doesn’t plan to mandate connected cars

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>The European Union will not force automobile owners and manufacturers to use connected car systems, as the U.S. has recently …

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Global Military Spending Set To Rise In 2014

After years of decreases, military spending is expected to rise globally in 2014 for the first time in five years.<p>And the rising defense budgets of China and Russia are a key reason why.<p>The IHS Jane's Annual Defense Budgets Review predicted substantial increases in defense spending in Russia, …

Belgian Proposal: Terminally Ill Kids Could Choose Euthanasia

This week Belgium is expected to become the first country in the world to allow terminally ill children to choose euthanasia.<p>Belgium legalized euthanasia in 2002 for those 18 and over, and the number of adults choosing a doctor-assisted death has been rising annually, reaching 1,432 in 2012.<p>But a …