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2015 Tours of a Lifetime

Travel Photography

Unlocking the Secrets of Lord Howe Island Banyans

Changing Planet<p>Set adrift in the South Pacific, there lies an island so beautiful and serene that the word paradise holds meaning. Born of volcanic origin, and eroded over time to perfection–leaving towering mountains above a crystal-clear lagoon, lined with swaying palm trees. Visually, this …

New South Wales

Iraq, U.S. Are Divided on What’s Next in Battle Against Islamic State

After retaking Tikrit, Americans look to Mosul while Iraqis want to reclaim province of Salahudeen<p>Iraqi security forces and their U.S. partners are divided about where to next confront Islamic State after their victory over the extremist group in Tikrit last week.<p>Both hope to capitalize on the …

Islamic State (ISIS)

19 Thrilling Trails Guaranteed to Make Your Heart Race

These 19 hikes will raise your heart rate, take you to perilous heights, or bring you to awe-inspiring destinations.

Hiking

9 New Places You Must Add To Your Travel Bucket List

While seeing the places you know and are familiar with is all fine and well, sometimes, adventuring into the unknown can be immensely rewarding. The following nine places may be a bit remote, but they're absolute must-sees before age gets the best of you:<p><b>Milford Sound, Southland, New Zealand</b><p>Milford …

On its 30th anniversary, why Riders is the best erotic fiction of all time

Fetlocks and fornication, Jilly Cooper's 1985 novel Riders stole the hearts of a nation. Thirty years on it's still a staple read in the lives of many, for good reason, says Rowan Pelling<p>“Sex and horses: who could ask for more?” <i>The Sunday Telegraph</i> posed this excellent question in 1985, on the …

Archaeologists find two 'lost cities' deep in Honduras jungle

Archaeologists have discovered two lost cities in the deep jungle of Honduras, emerging from the forest with evidence of a pyramid, plazas and artifacts that include the effigy of a half-human, half-jaguar spirit.<p>The team of specialists in archaeology and other fields, escorted by three British …

Archaeology

21 Best Beaches in the World

Find perfection in these places where land meets water.<p>Ask true beach lovers to name a favorite swath of surf and sand, and the answer changes with the tides. Luckily our planet is covered in oceans, seas, and lakes, which means there’s a beach to indulge any whim. From pearly crescents covered in …

West Sussex

Start Your Day Off Right With 16 Breakfast Recipes That Are Under 400 Calories

You've heard that skipping breakfast is a bad idea for your health, and it's true. An increasing number of studies shows that eating a good meal in the morning can lower your risk of heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. Plus, you know that filling up on a healthy breakfast will prevent you from …

20 Incredible Outdoor Kitchen Ideas

These dreamy chef stations let you whip up summer dishes (and drinks!) all season long.<p>Dining al fresco is only half the fun — things <i>really</i> heat up when you bring the entire cooking experience outside. Set your sights on the gorgeous details within these outdoor kitchens, and get inspired to design …

This Idea Must Die: Some of the World’s Greatest Thinkers Each Select a Major Misconception Holding Us Back

From the self to left brain vs. right brain to romantic love, a catalog of broken theories that hold us back from the conquest of Truth.<p><i>“To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact,”</i> asserted Charles Darwin in one of the eleven …

Consciousness

Best Trips 2015

National Geographic Traveler presents the New Year's must-see places. Whether it’s India’s literary hub or Switzerland’s mountain majesty, these 20 go-now destinations will send you packing.

Travel Photography

You Won't Believe These 17 Photos Are Real (But They Are)

At Oyster, we're known for our honest, undoctored hotel photography, and in our Photo Fakeout series we've shown just how different from reality some marketing images can be. But we've also encountered plenty of hotels that were truly as beautiful as advertised. These photos we took at various …

Free Things to Do in San Francisco

Ever since Levi Strauss opened for business here during the gold rush, San Francisco—with its cable cars, coffeehouses, and counterculture—has been on the cutting edge of cool. From bustling Chinatown to bohemian Haight-Ashbury, the City by the Bay has long been known for its openness and …

San Francisco

20 Most Overlooked Movies of 2014

From The Immigrant, boasting an Oscar-worthy turn by Marion Cotillard, to a post-apocalyptic take on class warfare in Snowpiercer, all the movies you …

Explore The Ultimate Bachelor Pad Or How Dream Penthouses Are Designed!

Dream penthouses are often expansive places with plenty of frills and design that gravitates towards sleek semi-minimalism. Contemporary bachelor …

Amazing Portraits of the Most Isolated Tribes of the World

In 2009, a photographer set about a unique journey. A journey with an intent to document as many isolated civilizations and cultures as he could. …

Papua New Guinea

Harper's Bazaar — Carine Roitfeld Takes The Best of Pre-Fall West ...

‘Slow Life’ – a Gorgeous Underwater Macro Time-Lapse Created from 150,000 RAW Images

Underneath the surface of the ocean, a rarely seen world exists. This colorful, hypnotic underwater world of corals, sponges and other aquatic life …

Stunning Images Of The Dinka People Of Southern Sudan And Their Way Of Life

<b>Photographers Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher</b> have come up with a stunning series featuring the people and lifestyle of the Dinka tribe in the South …

The Crystal Forever in Sainte Chapelle

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I got into Zurich around 9:00 AM on Sunday, rather wiped out from my flight from San Francisco via Newark.<p>Coasting up to Dwell on Design in LA, we hosted industry professionals and design aficionados in a whirlwind, three-day event.<p>On October 2 the American Institute of Architects (AIA) will host …

Home Tours

Modern Floating Home is the Perfect Tranquil Retreat

<i>Floating House</i> is a home designed by architect Dymitr Malcew that offers its residents beautiful unobstructed views, a connectedness to their surroundings, and an easy way to move from one locale to another. Created for H2ORIZON, a French developer that specializes in floating structures like this …

Architecture

Powerful Portraits of Secluded Cultures on the Brink of Extinction

Before They Pass Away is a powerful documentary series by photographer Jimmy Nelson featuring dozens of cultures around the world whose people live in seclusion and are at risk of fading away. Traveling across five continents, the English photographer manages to embrace the various cultures he has …

Papua New Guinea

Enhancing the Feeling of Space: The Cresta Residence Designed by Jonathan Segal FAIA

There are those who say that “Less is more” and then, there are those who express their dissatisfaction and state that “Less is never more—less is …

World's most dangerous roads

As outdoorspeople with adventurous spirits, we're all pretty familiar with hairy driving situations. After all, many of our favorite playgrounds -- whitewater rapids, surf breaks, backcountry campsites, even ski resorts -- are in remote or hard-to-access places. They are down high-clearance 4WD …

Nine Amazing Outdoor Hotel Suites (Photos)

Quilts and pillows may seem strange out in the open air, but not at one of these nine spectacular hotel suites. See photos.