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Anonymous has launched a political party

Anonymous has been pretty active this year in doling out social justice: they hacked Isis’ Twitter to spam it with gay porn following the Orlando attack, and declared war on peroxide meatball Donald Trump. Reports now say the group has launched its own political party, with intentions to destroy …

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18 free things to do in Barcelona

Barcelona has enough to keep the most voracious of culture vultures and self-indulgent of gourmands happy for weeks, but all those entry fees and tapas bills can mount up. Fortunately, help is at hand with a variety of ways to make your holiday budget stretch a little further.<p>In addition to the …

10 travel destinations trending this summer

The results are based on the most-searched places, with major music events, art festivals, and sporting competitions driving demand.<p>From Reykjavik, Iceland, to Hyderabad, India, here's where everyone wants to travel this summer.

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How to Make the Juiciest Pan-Roasted Pork Chops

After you master our method for brined and pan-roasted chops, prepare to say goodbye to those dry, flavorless things you used to call pork chops.<p>A juicy, pan-roasted chop basted in aromatic brown butter? This is the kind of weeknight-friendly comfort food recipe you’ll want to have on hand." Start …

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TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice: 2015's best beaches | CNN Travel

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5 Magazines For Book Lovers

Jenn de la Vega / February 4, 2015<p>Dearest Book Lover,<p>Isn’t it great to curl up with a good tome? These harsh winter months can be a great time to …

Web Buzz: Tixchart.com finds lowest airfares in U.S., Europe, Pacific

What would you be willing to do for the lowest fare?<p><b>Name:</b> Tixchart.com<p><b>What it does:</b> Searches for and compares low-cost carriers to help you find the lowest fare as well as reveals whole-year price trends. Searches carriers in the United States, Europe and the Pacific.<p><b>What's hot:</b> Plug in your …

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New England Resorts Welcome Skiers With Fresh Powder After Storms

Ski resorts are expecting visitors to flock to the mountains of northern New England and upstate New York for rare powder as the snow-shrouded region …

5 Travel Startups to Watch This Week

This week’s roundup of travel startups crosses all sectors from hotel booking to backpacker meet-up, but each uses the Internet to make previously …

Here's How To Avoid One Of The Most Common Life Regrets

Karl Pillemer, a Ph.D. gerontologist at Cornell University, has spent the last several years interviewing hundreds of older Americans to systematically collect their practical wisdom.<p>His first book, <i>30 Lessons for Living</i>, synthesized advice from over 1,000 elders on topics like happiness, work, and …

How to Take Better Travel Photos - Tips From a Professional

By Lisa Limer, professional photographer and travel guide<p>As a professional travel photographer whose work often appears in nationally-acclaimed magazines such as <i>Conde Nast Traveler</i>, <i>The New York Times</i>, and <i>Sophisticated Traveler</i>, I have had the privilege to travel and work in over 48 countries. The …

Bucket List Adventures You Can Actually Afford

<i>Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime. Article by Kaeli Conforti of Budget Travel.</i><p><b>Hiking a volcano and walking on a dried lava field in Hawaii</b><p>Remember all those earth science classes you took about volcanoes and lava rocks? Visit <b>Hawaii Volcanoes National Park</b> to see the real thing in action. Not only will …

How to publish a book with Indiegogo: Q&A with Daniel Baylis

I met Daniel two years ago in Montreal, thanks to a mutual friend. I quickly became one of his fangirls and started following his work religiously. …

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National Geographic Travel

National Geographic Travel

National Geographic Travel

Escape to Japan's Oki Islands

Japan seduces and dazzles travellers with its buzzed-up, sprawling, ultra-convenient big cities. But if you’re weary of crowds and vending-machine-packed streets, get yourself to Matsue in Western Honshū and hop a ferry to the slow life on the remote and fascinating Oki Islands.<p>Newly added to the …

The Seychelles for independent travellers

With stunning beaches and brilliant blue seas, it’s hardly surprising the Seychelles rank among the world’s most idyllic island getaways.<p>Marooned in the middle of the Indian Ocean, this archipelago of 115 islands is notoriously exclusive (and expensive), and if you simply couldn’t imagine …

Seeking Success and Wonderment in Failure

<i>Zand and the trusty canoe. Photo by Bria Schurke.</i><p>In science, like in all worthwhile pursuits, there is no guarantee of success. In fact, I would suggest that without the looming chance of failure, very few things are truly worth doing. Failure can take many forms, some more extreme than others but …

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The Founder Of An Elephant Sanctuary In Thailand Is Named 'Traveler Of The Year'

Shortly into her travels, she formed a bond with Boon Lott, a three-month-old elephant calf whom she met while volunteering in an elephant hospital in northern Thailand. As she fought to keep him healthy, raising money to prevent a premature separation from his mother, she decided to dedicate her …

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How I Cured My Wanderlust

Three years ago, I put all of my belongings in storage and bought a one-way ticket to Rarotonga, an island in the Pacific Ocean that my mother was sure I had pulled out of my imagination. At an early age, I diagnosed myself with the condition of <i>wanderlust</i>, and had dreamed of doing something this …

A thrillseeker’s guide to Vietnam

Dense jungles, brooding mountains, endless waterways, towering cliffs, hairpin bends: the potential for adrenalin-fuelled adventure is limitless in Vietnam. Whether you prefer to scale the heights of jagged peaks or plumb the depths of coral reefs, Vietnam will deliver something special. Heck, just …

Sea Kayaking the Land of the Gods

You’ll paddle in the wake of such ancient Greek gods as Zeus, Apollo, Artemis, Hercules, Pegasus and yes, even Poseidon himself, with a sea kayaking excursion to Crete. But even in the presence of these deities, it’s the area’s beauty that truly takes your breath away. With more than 650 miles of …

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Round the world with kids – what to know before you go

Fed up with the stresses and strains of a working life in London that left little time to spend with our two boys (then aged 6 and 3), my partner and I decided to do the modern equivalent of running away to join the circus: we let the apartment and took the kids travelling the world for a couple of …