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The Wild and the Wonderful at Comic-Con: Pictures

Russia Just Rolled Out a Tourist Etiquette Guide for Its Citizens Traveling Abroad

While traveling abroad, be patient, show friendliness, and respect the local customs and traditions. Oh, and don’t show up with a shovel (or any …

Pel-Law, Wales's forgotten sport: 'Just a ball and a wall'

Football and rugby haven't always been Wales's only national sports.<p>In the 19th century, handball courts were everywhere and were used by the mining community in particular.<p>Now only one remains, in the village of Nelson near Caerphilly.<p>BBC News went to find out what's keeping the tradition</i> …

Kodiak Island might not fit your typical image of Alaska; it's more like Montana at the beach

KODIAK, Alaska — As I made my way to Kodiak Island's Fossil Beach to watch surfers ride the waves, fall was in full force.<p>The air was crisp. Trees were painted in brilliant hues of red and yellow by a slanting sun. I reached the grassy edge of a cliff where the road stopped and footpaths plunged …

Buzz Aldrin was initially rejected by NASA — here's his best advice on bouncing back from rejection

You might not know it, but Buzz Aldrin was rejected the first time he applied to NASA's astronaut program.<p>He'd try again — and make it — but only to a backup crew. It took a freak accident to make room for him on Gemini 12's flight crew, where he'd take the longest successful spacewalk of that time.<p>…

Small-Batch Bourbons You Need To Try Now

Small-Batch Bourbons You Need To Try Now<p>Author William Faulkner, who was known to throw back quite a few mint juleps in his day, once said "there is no such thing as bad whiskey. Some just happen to be better than others." READ: After 5: The Cocktails You Need To Make Now And we suspect …

Smooth Operator

September is National Bourbon Heritage Month, a time for folks to enjoy an imbibe that is truly American.<p>The celebration was set aside by a Senate …

Zanshin: Learning the Art of Attention and Focus From a Legendary Samurai Archer

It is not the target that matters. It is not the finish line that matters. It is the way we approach the goal that matters. Everything is aiming.<p>In the 1920s, a German man named Eugen Herrigel moved to Japan and began training in Kyudo, the Japanese martial art of archery.<p>Herrigel was taught by a …

Martial Arts

Putin Surprises World by Ordering Russia Out of Syria

Did Obama’s harsh criticism prompt the about-face?<p><b>Vladimir Putin</b> on Monday announced that Russia’s armed forces would largely pull out of Syria, claiming that they had accomplished their objectives in the war-torn country. "I believe, that the tasks put before the defense ministry have been …

American ISIS Fighter Captured In Iraq

A Virginia man who surrendered to Kurdish Peshmerga fighters in Iraq on Monday is believed to be the the first U.S. citizen captured on the …

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Vine adventures: debunking the myths of Transylvania

Nellie Huang, Lonely Planet Pathfinder and the adventurer behind WildJunket, recently took a trip with Skyscanner to our number one region in Europe to travel to in 2016, Transylvania. Here she gives us a glimpse of the real Romania through her latest Vines.<p>‘Entrenched in the centre of Romania, …