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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> …

Wales

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>…

Bouncing Back

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 …

Whiskey

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

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 legendary Kyudo master named Awa Kenzo. Kenzo was convinced that beginners should master the fundamentals of archery before attempting to shoot at …

Self-improvement

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 …

Russia

American ISIS Fighter Captured In Iraq

The Virginia man, identified as Mohamad Jamal Khweis, surrendered to Kurdish fighters on the battlefield.<p>A Virginia man who surrendered to Kurdish …

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, …

European Travel