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What It's Really Like Inside the Olympic Village

The time leading up to the Olympics is nuts. There’s so much anticipation, focus, and preparation that it’s easy to forget you’re about to compete on the world’s biggest stage.<p>At least that’s what happens to me. Typically, it really doesn’t hit me until they’re putting out the Olympic flame at the …

Vail's Most Beloved Dog

Meet Henry, Vail Mountain’s first patrol dog. Adopted from Michigan by a patroller named Chris, the pup's now got years of service behind him and a movie all his own: <i>Henry’s Legacy</i> takes a reflective look at a life spent on patrol.

O que a árvore mais solitária da Terra pode revelar sobre a humanidade

Isolada numa ilha neozelandesa, árvore está sendo considerada por especialistas como candidata para representar o marco geológico do Antropoceno, …

It's not just in the genes: the foods that can help and harm your brain

Our diet has a huge effect on our brain and our mental wellbeing, even protecting against dementia. So, what should be on the menu?<p>As a society, we are used to the idea that we feed our bodies, and that our diet shapes our waistlines. But many of us forget that the same diet also feeds our brains, …

The Brain

Romantic retreats: 20 of the world's most seductive places to stay

I have long believed the best and most cost effective form of relationship maintenance has nothing to do with the therapist’s waiting room. No, it involves a very different form of close scrutiny in an enclosed space. I am talking, of course, about the exquisitely remedial benefits of a couple of …

Obra em estação na Antártica será concluída sete anos após incêndio, prevê Marinha

Obras de reconstrução de base na Antártica (Foto: Marinha do Brasil)<p>Passados seis anos do incêndio que destruiu a maior parte da Estação Antártica …

Fantastic Adventures Near the North Pole

See photos of adventurers exploring the stunning landscapes of the Arctic Circle.<p>'Tis the season for cold-weather exploration, and there's no better place to find it than near the North Pole. The actual pole falls in the middle of the Arctic Ocean, but there's plenty to discovery just hundreds of …

18 idyllic islands you've probably never heard of

Sylt, Germany<p>Masirah Island, Oman<p>Sir Bani Yas, United Arab Emirates<p>Surin Islands, Thailand<p>Contadora, Panama

Beaches

Os melhores lugares do mundo para passar o Natal

A montagem da árvore de Natal.<p>As decorações mais bonitas.<p>A vontade de ajudar ao próximo.<p>O encontro com pessoas queridas.<p>Os presentes que a gente …

Hiking the Jordan Trail, the Middle East's newest trek

There is no surer way of getting to know a country than by slowly walking its byways and letting its landscapes unfold in front of you. Pilgrims have known for centuries that the longer you walk, the closer your relationship to the land, but it's only in recent years that the vogue for hikes of …

10 of the best railway stations in Britain

<b>Huddersfield</b><p>Nowhere is British railway architecture so honoured as in Huddersfield, one of the few stations fit to rank with the great union terminuses of the continent. Sir John Betjeman declared it “the most splendid facade in England”. The main entrance presides over St George’s Square with a …

Roam the Icelandic Countryside on Horseback

Take in stunning highland views from the saddle of an Icelandic horse.<p>My horse knows the land better than I, so I loosen the reins and let her lead our way across Iceland’s southern highlands. Single file, our small group from Íshestar trots toward the row of mossy green mountains on the horizon, …

Railway to heaven: a trip on the Qinghai-Tibet train

The lofty snowcapped Kunlun Mountains are veiled in a wispy mist as the train climbs up a steep mountain pass, trudging toward Lhasa. Through the window, great expanses of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau roll into view: grasslands dotted with black yaks and prayer flags fluttering from gold-topped …

It's easy to see why these villages have been named the next seven wonders of Portugal

Seven Portuguese villages have been named as the top picks for this year’s “Seven Wonders of Portugal” campaign, a long-running project that makes selections under a different theme every time in an effort to highlight the best of what the country has to offer.<p>The theme of this year’s campaign was …

Walking the Camino de Santiago: highlights of the Camino Francés

For over 1,000 years, pilgrims have traipsed wearily across the plains and mountains of the Iberian peninsula to pay homage at the shrine of St James in Spain's northwestern city of Santiago de Compostela. The Camino de Santiago is one of the world’s most famous long-distance walks, and these days …

The experts' advice on how to lead an adventurous life

Where can travellers find – and, more importantly, how can they cultivate – a true spirit of adventure? Who better to answer these questions than those who have spent a lifetime pursuing it.<p>We asked the stellar line-up of speakers appearing at the Cheltenham Literature Festival in the UK to reflect …

Travel

English exotica: exploring the Isles of Scilly

Within minutes of arriving in the Isles of Scilly, I encounter my first traffic jam: the airport shuttle bus halts as a hedgehog waddles across the road like a spiky symbol of the slow travel movement.<p>As the name implies, slow travel involves exploring a destination at a gentle pace, and there is …

Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Siege Offers Counterterrorism Lessons

Police radios crackled to life: someone was shooting inside Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center. The gunman — an “active shooter,” in police parlance — was spraying bullets from a semiautomatic rifle at doctors and others, moving toward the roof and, according to fractured reports, setting fires.<p>It was a …

Top of Glencoe

Panqueca de Pão de Queijo

Essa receita rolou por aqui em uma coluna que acabou sendo extinta com a mudança de layout do blog, por isso achei que valia a pena refazer, já que é …

Regras para viajar de avião com medicamentos

Medicamentos de uso contínuo exigem maior atenção. Regras para viagens ao exterior são diferentes. Fique atento!Com alguns feriados à vista e o fim …

Trek Nar Phu and escape Nepal’s apple pie trail

If you love trekking but can’t live without wi-fi or banana pancakes, stop reading now. Snaking off from Nepal’s legendary Annapurna Circuit, the wild, rarely-visited, valleys of Nar and Phu are slowly opening up to independent trekkers, offering a window onto one of Nepal's most untouched, …

Loneliness

Trip to Takayama: Japan's mountain village

Secluded in the mountainous Hida region of central Japan, Takayama is a place where Japanese history and tradition flourish in the 21st century. Atmospherically preserved neighbourhoods, a festival parade dating from the 1600s, busy morning markets, and a folk village all tell a tale of bygone …

Stop waiting, start planning: data compiled by online operators reveals top 10 trending destinations

If you’re dreaming of your next holiday, it’s time to stop waiting and start planning, as more travellers are scouring Pinterest for inspiration and Airbnb for a place to stay.<p>With a 37% increase in searches for travel destinations on Pinterest since last year, the two sites have teamed up to help …

Travelers

Guia básico da astronomia amadora

Graças a Carl Sagan, a astronomia chegou de modo didático no lar de milhares de pessoas ao redor do mundo. Leia nosso especial sobre a vida do …

Descubra a natureza exuberante Chapada das Mesas, no Maranhão

Publicidade<p>As atrações incluem cachoeiras, nascentes, cânions e mirantes e paisagens do cerrado<p>24/02/2017 - 16:56<p>Por: passeiosbaratossp | Comunicar …

Find It First: 15 Beaches That Are Totally Off the Radar, For Now

We all crave the next sweet spot, that unspoiled getaway that no one else knows about. Here are 15 beaches where you'll be one step ahead of everyone …

Receita de espaguete ao funghi e filé mignon

Chef ensina a preparar a massa em poucos minutos<p>Um dos pratos do restaurante paulistano Sargento Garcia, este espaguete tem como protagonistas dois …

Refugees Rescued in the Stormy Mediterranean

Kevin McElvaney joins SOS Méditerranée as they pull hundreds of refugees out of the sea along the treacherous Mediterranean route to Europe.<p>In the past year, the journey of refugees fleeing conflict in West Africa and parts of the Middle East has become more perilous. More than 5,000 refugees have …

Technology destroys people and places. I’m rejecting it | Mark Boyle

From Wednesday, I’m going to live without my laptop, internet, phone, washing machine or television. I want my life back. I want my soul back<p>I’ll never know how many people liked this article, shared it or found it irrelevant, anti-progressive or ironic. Nor will I get to read comments about my …