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10 of the most mind-blowing architectural spots in Budapest

If you haven’t heard of Budapest’s famous architecture, put it on your list. The city is essentially one giant open air museum: Neo-Gothic, Turkish, …

A Comprehensive Color Theory Guide for Photographers

We talk about composition a lot, but have you ever really dived into the subject of color theory and thought about how it applies to your …

12 Incredible Hostels Every Traveler Should Visit In A Lifetime

You travel on a budget, but you’ve abandoned grimy, noisy hostels for the cheapest of Airbnb stays. Or maybe you’ve always assumed hostels are dark, sad places packed with sweaty backpackers, and skip them altogether.<p>You shouldn’t.<p>From tree houses to former universities to veritable nightclubs, …

European Travel

These are the best offbeat places you can find in Europe

The Eiffel Tower, Big Ben, and the Roman Colosseum will always have a place on anyone’s travel bucket list, but perhaps it’s about time to make room …

America's Coolest Abandoned Places

Crumbling structures, maintained or completely abandoned, all hold intrigue and wonder for more than a few urban explorers.<p>While all the buildings …

Hurricane Andrew

A Guide to Retro Running Shoes

In the 1970s, shortly after Japan fell in love with Ivy Style, the Japanese started noticing that American college students were no longer wearing …

Illustrated Cross-Sections of Major Train Stations in Tokyo by Tomoyuki Tanaka

a detailed cross-section of Shinjuku Station. At 748,000 daily users, it’s the world’s busiest train stationIn addition to being an architect, …

Japan

The Gear You Need for a Worst-Case Scenario in the Wild

Gregory Kanter, a New York-based wilderness survival instructor for the REI Outdoor School, encourages people to think about “the unavoidable and …

Camping

Europe's 52 best secret beaches

The beach is the key to many a great holiday – from first childhood steps across the sand to teenage posturing and strolls <i>en famille</i>. But the perfect beach is rarely found by chance.<p>The coasts of the Mediterranean and the Atlantic are fringed with an overwhelming array of beaches - many of which …

How to Be More Productive with Your Time

Life is hardly fair. We’re all dealt different hands, and everything from the country you’re born in to the school district you’re assigned can …

Time Management

How to backpack through 14 European cities

Backpacking through Europe is about being impulsive, right? It's about train-hopping and wanderlust, about getting lost in random cities and hooking up with Australians in dodgy youth hostels. It's also about doing and seeing some really cool stuff that you can then regale your friends back home …

European Travel

Mini Multi-Tools Are Tough, Tiny Toolboxes

Carrying a full-sized multi-tool every day might work if you’re a forest ranger, a tradesman or a full-time fly fisherman, but for the rest of us who …

World's Most Dangerous Travel Destinations For The Adventure Man

For a brave breed of traveller, only the world’s most dangerous destinations will do. They happily trade the daily grind for adrenaline-charged …

White Shark

10 Amazing Adventures You Need to Do on Your Next European Vacation

Photo: Linny Le<p>When you think of a European vacation, you're probably picturing museums, cafes, and tours through the cities. Don't get us wrong, that side of Europe is amazing, but the continent is also home to some incredible outdoors locations waiting to be explored. From amazing waterfalls to …

Hiking

21 Great Sunglasses for Men

Whether you don them solely to protect your peepers from harmful UVs, hide a hangover or add that extra dash of cool to your look, shades are …

Men's Fashion

The Best Gym Bags to Buy Now

<b>Last updated October, 2017.</b><p>If every personal trainer on Earth could agree on one thing, it would be this: be more deliberate about your fitness …

10 Forgotten National Parks

America’s most popular National Parks are the Great Smoky Mountains, the Grand Canyon and Yosemite, collectively drawing over 17.5 million visitors …

8 Pieces of Extreme Survival Gear

From heated wetsuits and waterproof down jackets to handheld gadgets, these items are designed to help you survive when all else fails<p>Let's face it, the comforts of modern life can easily make us forget just how wild our planet truly is. And whether we like to think about it or not, emergency …

Cascadia

How to Properly Clean Your Lenses, Filters, Mirror and Sensor

If you're like me, the thought of touching, let alone fully cleaning your precious glass or even worse, your sensor, strikes fear into your heart. …

Particles

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Travel

6 Great Adventure Motorcycles

Sportbikes are great for high speeds and getting low in turns; dirt bikes are right at home threading through dense wooded trails and slingin’ dirt. …

Hidden Gems to Visit in Amsterdam

By College Tourist; Author: Marilyn La Jeunesse, New York University<p><b>Take a break from the coffee shops and famous museums and explore another side of this beautiful city.</b><p>Amsterdam is a vibrant, colorful city that plays host of a variety of slanted Renaissance-era residences that align the city's …

A Primer on Reading and Using Histograms

Image histograms are useful tools that can be used to help properly gauge the exposure and contrast within a scene during shooting or to balance the …

Articles about how does passive house work on Dwell.com - Dwell

Passive Houses are built according to a rigorous series of design principles that promote efficiency.<p>Back in early 2008, we wrote about a new suburban development by Swedish architecture firm Smedshammar + Holmberg, which was...<p>White has often been seen as a boring ‘non’ colour. It’s become a base …

Architecture

Keep the Pantry Organized with These Storage Essentials

Before kitchens had refrigerators and freezers, the pantry (and related rooms like the “larder” or “buttery”) was an essential storage room for all …

Kitchens

15 Incredible Dive Watches Under $1,000

<i>Last Updated January, 2018:This post has been updated with new picks for 2018. Prices and links have also been updated.</i><p>Reality check: your watch …

Your 2015 Summer Reading List

The biggest literary news of the year was the decision of Harper Lee, author of <i>To Kill a Mockingbird</i>, to release her previously unpublished novel, <i>Go</i> …

Literature

The One Bag Challenge: Packing Light Done Right

By College Tourist -- Author -- Kate Hiller, Ohio University @kmhiller<p>How to pack for multiple destinations and climates, all in just one bag.<p>I'm currently abroad for almost six weeks. During this time, I will have been to Namibia, Germany and Norway, which as one might guess all have pretty varied …

Top 10

How to Clean Your Bike, After the Ride

Cleaning your bike is an easy thing to put off — it’s mostly superficial and it’s just going to get dirty again anyway, right? False. Leaving your …

Geek

I lived in Europe for 5 years — these are the places I tell all my friends to visit

But it usually makes for an experience that exposes you to something new and leaves an impression for years after.<p>I was lucky enough to live in Zurich, Switzerland, for five years when I was younger. Because of its central location in Europe, Zurich made it easy to explore the rest of the continent.<p>…

European Travel