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Beginner Wildlife Photography Tip: Basic Camera Settings

So, you’ve gotten yourself outfitted with a new camera, a telephoto lens, and a monopod. You’ve wrapped your lens with camouflage gaffer’s tape (and …

Startup investing for the little guy

<b>In the old days, an investor hoping to get in on the ground floor of the next Google GOOG, -0.08% or Facebook FB, +0.53% had a couple of options:</b> …

50 places everyone should visit in Europe

We've come up with the ultimate bucket list of travel destinations in Europe.<p>From biking along the canals of Amsterdam to scuba diving in the clear Mediterranean waters off the coast of Cyprus, here are 50 things you need to do in Europe in your lifetime.<p><i>Eliza McKelvey and Megan Willett contributed</i> …

European Travel

Is this better than Bora Bora?

But if they had any idea of what lay only a short speed boat ride from their lonely island home, there would have been another problem: a serious …

Speedboat

Sights and Bites: What to Eat While Touring Paris, France

With a cultural map in one hand and a culinary compass in the other, savor the treasured sights then seek the nearby local delectable bites.<p>Every sight and bite in <b>Paris</b>, known as the City of Lights, seems luminescent. Dishes shine whether they consist of basic bistro fare, café snacks, cheese …

France

Road Trip: Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way

Explore the sights and sounds of the Wild Atlantic Way, and meet the people who make it unforgettable.<p>At the western fringe of Europe is a marginal zone where the force of the Atlantic crashes against the jagged rock defenses of Ireland’s western seaboard. The Wild Atlantic Way, a new driving route …

Best London tea rooms

Taking tea is a quintessentially British institution, and nowhere offers a more dizzying array of different choices for "a cuppa" than the capital. …

The 15 best movies on Netflix you've probably never heard of

There are so many movies on Netflix, however, that it can be hard to sort through them all.<p>The streaming site does a great job picking up films beyond mainstream hits. A diverse number of overlooked films are available to just about anybody. Now is a better time than ever to catch films that may …

A Better Granola

12 Servings<p>Using an egg white adds crunch without calories.<p>February 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 large egg white, lightly beaten<p>3 cups old-fashioned oats<p>1½ cups chopped nuts (such as almonds, pecans, pistachios, or walnuts)<p>1½ cups coconut shavings<p>½ cup agave syrup<p>¼ cup olive oil or warmed coconut oil<p>¼ cup …

10 Reasons to Travel Alone

Though it may sound like something you’d find inside a fortune cookie, sometimes the best travel companion you can have is yourself. As a travel …

Long Weekend in Monaco

Perched on a prime stretch of the French Riviera, Monaco is the world's smallest country, next to Vatican City. The principality enjoys year-round …

London’s Most Unusual Pub Interiors

Below, we’ve rounded up a few of the more oddball pub interiors around town. We’ve left out glorious traditional spaces like the Princess Louise or …

10 things you shouldn’t do in Paris (and what to do instead)

Inviting sidewalk cafes, gleaming boutiques, world-class museums, and a fabled restaurant scene make Paris the runway model of cities—beautiful, fashionable, confident, and inspiring envy at every turn.<p>But with expectations running so high, Paris can—yes, it's true—occasionally disappoint.<p>When you …

7 Suggestions that Will Improve Your Low Light Photography

Have you ever tried to take a photo in a dimly lit situation only to have it come out as a grainy, blurry, discolored mass of pixels? And to make …

Shutter Speed

WTF Is Colombre Hair + Why You Will Want to Do It

Rainbow hair is awesome. One quick glance at Kelly Ripa’s new ‘do proves that. Whether you opt for some sand art hair or a My Little Pony-inspired mane, rocking a head full of color is a super fresh way to switch up your look. However, as amazing as a rainbow-colored head can look, it can also be …

Top 10 Adventure Trips

8 Things That Make You Happier: Backed by Research

Wouldn’t you love a real list of things that make you happier? Here’s what scientific research says will work:<p><b>1) Thank Someone</b><p>First thing in the …

15 F*cking Brilliant Hiking Hacks You Need To Try ASAP

Upgrade your outdoors skills.

Simple Ways To Improve Your Life

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Top 10 Underappreciated Parks

From vast wilderness to varied history, from swamp to desert, these places should be more famous.<p>From the National Geographic book <i>The 10 Best of Everything—National Parks</i><p>Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon deserve the appreciation they receive, but the National Park System includes nearly 400 units, …

Top 10 Places to Eat Ice Cream

Globe-trotters can experience flavors that go far beyond the standard chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry. Experience eel ice cream in Japan or green tea in Florence.<p>From the National Geographic book <i>Food Journeys of a Lifetime</i><p><b>Capogiro Gelato, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania</b><br>Made with the freshest …

Ice Cream

50 Things to Do in Europe Before You Die

Whether it's catching an opera in Vienna, having afternoon tea in London, shopping for leather in Florence, or sipping a cocktail by the Eiffel Tower—Traveler's network of editors and writers has rounded up 50 things you need to do, eat, see, shop for, and experience in Europe. Think something …

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

16 Of The Most Photogenic Hikes On The West Coast

Best coast?

Hiking

10 Common Mistakes Travelers Make in NYC

When you're visiting the city that never sleeps, your first instinct may be to cram a month's worth of outings into one visit. But this local's guide will help you make the most of your trip. (Spoiler alert: Skip the cronut).<p>Don't compete with the weekend crowds at the Met or MoMA.<p>INSTEAD: Visit …

17 Truly Exceptional Easter Cookie Recipes

We love the golden color brown sugar gives these simple sugar cookies. Make them really sparkle with royal icing and pink, purple, and green sanding sugar.