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10 Questions To Ask When Buying Hiking Boots

<b>1. What hiking boot is best suited for hiking, trekking or mountaineering?</b>Quality hiking boots are designed and constructed to meet the specific …

Backpacking

How to Re-Waterproof Your Jacket

If you haven’t washed or treated your waterproof-breathable jacket, and it’s seen a few seasons of use, you’ve probably noticed that it doesn’t keep …

Backpacking

A little-known feature in Google Maps lets you explore our local solar system — here's how to visit Mercury, Venus, and other planets and moons in Google Maps

Most people just use Google Maps to get directions from A to B, but it's also an incredible educational tool in its own right.<p>Using Google Maps is a great way to learn more about the various cities and countries around the world. But many people might not know that Google Maps can also be used to …

Maps

12 Things You Didn’t Know About Crater Lake National Park

Established on May 22, 1902, Crater Lake National Park in Oregon is a natural wonder born out of a cataclysmic volcanic eruption. Crowning the …

National Parks

10 Essential Photography Tips for Beginners

<i>Whether you’ve just purchased your first DSLR and want to learn the basics or are looking for simple ways to update your existing photography skills,</i> …

Landscape Photography

Nitrogen Versus Compressed Air: Which Is Better for Your Tires?

Sometimes, manufacturers fill tires with pure nitrogen instead of just normal air. Here's why.<p>Odds are you don't give a second thought to what kind of air is in your tires. It's just air, right? Well, as Team O'Neil Rally School instructor Wyatt Knox explains, not all air is made equal. Moreover, …

Driving

18 iPhone Tips That'll Make You Seem Like A Phone Wizard

Holy shit! These are legit.

IPhone 8

How To: 14 Safari Privacy Settings You Need to Check on Your iPhone

Facebook, Equifax, even Twitter — thanks to recent security breaches and data scandals, our privacy and how it's managed is in the public eye more …

Information Systems

Best of Porto, Portugal in 3 days

Long overlooked for <b>Lisbon</b>, Porto, Portugal’s best-kept secret, is slowly emerging as a promising destination for travelers. Known for its wine bars …

European Travel

A Guide to the Otherworldly Island of Yakushima

The small, remote island of Yakushima, which lies off the southern coast of the southernmost of Japan’s four major islands, Kyushu, is shaped something like the Hawaiian isle of Kauai. And just as on that other circular bit of rock over 4,000 miles away across the North Pacific, visitors arrive …

Japan

A Guide to 7 Breathtaking Castles in the Netherlands

Castles in the Netherlands, you know you want to visit these!<p><b>There are some pretty breathtaking castles in the Netherlands that you shouldn’t miss</b> …

European Travel

Download This Free Shutter Speed "Cheat Sheet" Chart from PhotoTraces.com

Shutter speed is one of the key elements in the so-called Exposure Triangle (Aperture, ISO, Shutter Speed) that every photographer should be familiar …

Shutter Speed

The Top Stocks Warren Buffett Is Buying Now

It might be smart to add these Berkshire Hathaway buys to your portfolio, too.<p>Warren Buffett's penchant for picking great stocks for <b>Berkshire …

Investing

3 Days in Sicily

You can't tackle the whole island in 72 hours, but you won’t waste a minute with this itinerary.<p>We're willing to take sides when it comes to Sicily. Is there an island that competes when it comes to food, history, and culture? And what of the beaches? The translucent waters at Castellammare del …

3 Days in Athens, Greece

Making the most of a long weekend in one of the world's oldest cities.<p>Athens is far more than just your port of entry to a week spent island hopping. In the last few years, the Greek capital has enjoyed renewed status as a European arts capital—perhaps best signified by the arrival of the $623 …

Travel

3 Days in Mexico City

You can't tackle it all in 72 hours, but you won’t waste a minute with this itinerary.<p>Mexico City floods the senses the moment you hit the capital city’s streets. Competing salsa tracks spill out of shops and restaurants; car horns sound off in frustration in standstill traffic; and metal spatulas …

3 Days in Montréal, Canada

You can't see it all in 72 hours, but you won’t waste a minute with this itinerary.<p>Though it may be 125 years older than the country it calls home, these days, Montréal dazzles with a new energy. Its restaurants draw discerning (some may say snobby?) New Yorkers who will happily fly an hour and a …

3 Days in Amsterdam

A heavy dose of museums, shopping, and "coffee shops" in a long weekend.<p>Contrary to some people’s vision of the Dutch city, Amsterdam isn’t all roaming packs of British stag parties and college-aged tourists. These days, it's a stylish, laid-back cultural hub filled with knock-your-socks-off art, …

Museums

3 Days in Siem Reap

Yes, you'll see Angkor Wat—but there's much more to Siem Reap than the famous temple complex.<p>Ask any frequent travelers to Southeast Asia, and they'll say Siem Reap in Cambodia is one of the first trips you should take in the region (also: Northern Vietnam, Bali, a food tour of Singapore...). But …

How to Safari in South Africa

South Africa offers everything you're looking for in a first-time safari, but planning can still get overwhelming. We've got you covered.<p>It doesn’t matter what you’ve read, or how many times you watched <i>Out of Africa,</i> or if you’ve always felt comfortable in khaki-colored clothing: Nothing prepares …

Wildlife

The Complete Guide to Safari

Whether it's your first or fifth African safari, or you'd rather take a trip closer to home, make this your go-to guide for all your safari questions.<p>Deep in the bush, as the sun just peeks over the horizon, a guide might suddenly cut the jeep’s engine and motion you to stay quiet, as the sound of …

Wildlife

How to Record Your iPhone Screen

<b>Q.</b> <i>I know it’s possible to take a still photo of what is on the iPhone 7 screen, but is it possible to record a video of what you are doing?</i><p><b>A.</b> Apple includes a Screen Recording tool with its iOS 11 system to record the action on your iPhone screen, but you may need to enable it first. To do that, go …

Apps

3 Trail Mix Recipes

Trail mix is one of those fail-safe adventure fuels that we all know and love, but there is a world beyond your standard GORP. We've partnered with Fresh off the Grid to bring you three not-so-basic trail mix recipes that are a breeze to make at home.

Trail Mix

Our 6 Favorite Travel Undies (For Men and Women)

Sweat-wicking skivvies for fresh-smelling adventures<p>After a long day of adventuring, the only thing worse than smelling your companions is smelling yourself. The good news is that sweat-wicking technology and the advent of seamless stretchiness have helped undergarments come a long way since the …

Clothing

Norway's Natural Wonders

Norway: A Visual Journey, from the filmmakers at The Road West Traveled, is a stunning timelapse and drone film from the team’s September 2017 trip to Norway.

Time-lapse Photography

DIRECTV NOW Rolls Out DVR Feature, Updated iOS and Apple TV Apps

• Home<br>• News<br>• DIRECTV NOW Rolls Out DVR Feature, Updated iOS and Apple TV Apps<p>Chris Hauk - May 15, 2018<p>DIRECTV NOW has officially rolled out its “True …

Smart TV

The Best Smart Home Products to Simplify Your Life

Wouldn’t it be great if you could start your coffee maker just as soon as you hit snooze on your alarm? Well, with a smart coffee maker, that dream …

Coffeemakers

The Best Trail Shoes of 2018

When weather rolls in, grab one of these. (Courtesy Outdoor Research) Outdoor Research Interstellar ($299) At long last, the holy grail of waterproof jackets. The Interstellar blew our crew away with an uncanny mix of weatherproofing, breathability, and stretch. “It feels softer than a soft shell …

Camping

The week that Malaysian leader Najib's world fell apart | Reuters

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - As results poured in from polling stations around Malaysia on the night of May 9, with one parliamentary seat after another falling to the opposition, a stunned Prime Minister Najib Razak stared defeat in the face.<p>Malaysia’s former Prime Minister Najib Razak prays before he …

Economic Development

How to Fly First Class Around the World for $273

This past March, TPG reader <b>Brandon</b> knocked a major milestone off of his bucket list: traveling first class around the world.<p>From March 8 to 25, …

Hong Kong