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Top 10 American Road Trips – Page 3

<b>Going-to-the-Sun Road, Glacier National Park, Montana</b><p>This 50-mile road in northwest Montana is a National Historic Landmark and cuts Glacier National Park in half. The two-lane, east-west drive takes you through the variety of landscapes that the park is famous for—from forests and lakes to …

National Parks

Canada's Rocky Mountaineer

This Seattle-to-Banff journey cuts through the heart of the Rockies, and explores how a country came to be.<p><i>From the November 2015 issue of</i> Traveler <i>magazine</i><p>The next step up Mount Norquay requires a lunge of faith. Looking over my sunglasses, slipping in sweat, I see I must now go left and out, …

Trains

6 Things We Learn From Backpacking

I have always been comfortable throwing myself out of my comfort zone. Maybe more comfortable out of my comfort zone than in it.<p>All my life, I dreamed of traveling, I hungered for the big world waiting for me out there so when I finished school at 18, the only thing I knew for sure was that I …

Lighthouses Battered by 20 Foot Waves

November in the Great Lakes region of the United States is a time of transition - warm to cold, lush to bare, colorful to dull. The changes in temperature are usually accompanied by high winds as the cold air pushes down to take the place of the warm.<p>Right in the middle of this annual disturbance …

French president calls for coalition to ‘fight terrorist army’ and dispatches aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle to eastern Mediterranean<p>In a dramatic escalation of France’s war against Islamic State, François Hollande has pledged to intensify his country’s airstrikes against the terror group, as …

Terrorism

Not Just Paris: Why Is Beirut's Brutal Terrorist Attack Being Ignored?

Friday's devastating attacks in Paris left hundreds dead or injured, paralyzed the city and brought ISIS's terrorism to the Western world for the …

Photographing Wild Bears in the Forests of Finland

My name is Will McGugan, and I’m a photography enthusiast living in London. This year I spent my birthday in a forest in Finland with no company …

Report: Torture is routinely used in China to obtain confessions and silence human-rights lawyers

For the report, Amnesty interviewed 37 lawyers practicing in China and multiple experts in the Chinese criminal-justice system, as well as analyzed 590 court decisions involving torture claims and "forced confessions."<p>China's response has been schizophrenic at best.<p>The country voluntarily joined …

Daily Meditation: Celestial Vision

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.<p>Today's meditation features a song by ambient musician Rudy Adrian. "Under Orion" reminds us that we …

Space Elevator Concept Stars in 'Sky Line' Documentary

Going up? Attention space elevator button pushers!<p>A feature-length documentary called "Sky Line" is being released this month, an impressive view …

Would You Rather Be Dead Than Old?

Mark Shand, brother of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (Prince Charles's wife), was considered a modern day Tarzan. He lived a charmed life from day one as a dashing explorer with a to-die-for King's English accent. He was a lover of women, and adored by legions of women and men alike. He was just 63 …

The 21st Century Teddy Roosevelt

Starting in 1991, Doug Tompkins, co-founder of the North Face and Esprit, has bought two million acres of strategically placed land in Chile and Argentina through several of his conservation foundations. Pumalín Park, his cornerstone project, is 726,488 acres of Andean peaks, endangered stands of …

National Parks

Robin Williams' widow: 'It was not depression' that killed him

When comedian Robin Williams hanged himself in his California home in August 2014, the news of his death was met with incomprehension around the world.<p>The factors behind his suicide have been speculated upon endlessly as colleagues and friends of Williams came forward to allege that depression …

Mental Health

The 26 happiest, richest, healthiest, and most crime-free countries in the world

Every year, the Legatum Institute, a London based think-tank releases its annual global Prosperity Index, a huge survey that ranks what it calls the most prosperous countries in the world.<p>The amount of money a country has is one factor of prosperity, but the Legatum Institute considered more than …

Sunderland Fan Writes a Letter Thanking Everton Fans for Their Kindness

A Sunderland fan has written an open letter to Everton supporters to thank them for their hospitality during Sunday's Premier League fixture at Goodison Park, as reported by the <i>Liverpool Echo</i>.<p>Despite a fair 6-2 hammering, the day out was a memorable one for 59-year-old John Marshall, whose words …

Soccer

Tip: Use Heated Hand Warmers to Keep Your Lenses from Fogging Up

When shooting in colder environments, one of the things that can plague your photography is condensation forming on your gear. Photographer Mark …

There have been more malware attacks on Macs this year than the last five years combined

Of course, Macs are hardly immune to cyber attacks, but hackers and attackers usually target the most popular operating systems, and before the rise of the Mac, that meant targeting the PC more than the Mac.<p>But with more and more people buying Macs in recent years, the number of cyber attacks has …

The Dyson Sphere -- Not Just Science Fiction

A few years ago I wrote on The Huffington Post about author Raoul Peter Mongilardi's <i>Next To The Gods</i>, a complex, world-building four book series of science fiction. In it, the Aurocerians, an alien race of beings have created a Dyson Sphere, an impenetrable constructed barrier encompassing an …

Jane Goodall Wants To Save Us (And Her Beloved Chimps) From Ourselves

Jane Goodall has learned a lot about chimpanzees in her 55 years of studying them. She has learned a lot <i>from</i> them, too.<p>And she's putting those lessons into practice.<p>That's what she explains after giving a lecture at the U.S. State Department.<p>"One thing I've learned from the chimpanzees is the …

Animals

Who is Bernie Sanders?

The question "who is Bernie Sanders?" is peaking at this point in the 2016 election cycle. It is absolutely delightful that the recent turn of political events has spun away the spotlight from the blowhard Donald Trump and onto the Democrats. Well, the simple answer about Bernie is that he is a …

World Leaders Rock Elegant Man Buns

World hairpiece, at last.<p>Committing to a fashion trend can be a tricky thing. It seemed the instant you convinced your mom to buy you a pair of Steve Madden platform sneakers, the world moved on to Skechers.<p>Fortunately, one of today's biggest trends can be snipped off in a moment's notice or even …

Maker of revealing documentary Brand: A Second Coming, Ondi Timoner, says she still respects the comedian despite falling out with him over the film<p>Ondi Timoner, the acclaimed film-maker behind the revealing new Russell Brand documentary, has spoken of the fraught interaction that led to the …

Russell Brand

The Best Fall Weekend Trips On The West Coast

Big, week-long trips have an obvious appeal, but they're not always feasible. Whether it's an issue of not having enough money, time or you simply have too much on your plate, it's not always possible to make major trips a reality, but that doesn't mean you can't travel on the weekends.<p>One of the …

5 Amazing American Castles to See Now

<i>By Jason Heidemann for the Orbitz Travel Blog</i><p>Castles. They loom large in our imaginations either as the one-time residences of European kings and queens or as places where crowds gather and snap a selfie with Mickey (we're looking at you, Disney!). Yet there are castles all over the United States. …

National Geographic Indonesia to Publish First Photo-less Cover on Climate Change Issue

National Geographic Indonesia is attracting attention this week after revealing the cover of the November 2015 issue. The special edition issue is …

Witness the Historical Transformation of Japanese Photography

P.W. No. 40 Symptom—Sea, Body, 1972.<br>Photograph by Kōji Enokura, © Michiyo Enokura<p>1 of 16<p>LightBox NewsletterSign up to receive the latest from TIME's …

10 Haunting Documentaries That Are Stranger Than Fiction

Featuring serial killers, brutal maulings, and unsolved mysteries, documentaries can be far creepier than anything George Romero has ever …

The Single Most Important Kitchen Tool

To cook well, you need three things: fresh ingredients, simple techniques, and a few, high quality tools. Like anything, having the right equipment makes doing the job that much better. Whether it's a well seasoned pan or a casserole dish that's been passed down through the generations, great …

Anthropology as Theoretical Storytelling

<i>[This essay is part of the Fall 2015 Savage Minds Writers’ Workshop series.]</i>Anthropologists are storytellers. We tell stories: other’s stories, our …