Marrisa Vitale-Thomas

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Where in the World Is the Best Place to Be in February?

We all crave that sweet serendipity of being in the right place at the right time: when the Northern Lights are most likely to dance; when that sleepy scruff-bucket town transforms for its once-a-year fabulous fiesta; or when a mass mob of whales gathers at the nearby reef; That's why our book, <i>The</i> …

How We Traveled The World On $40 A Day, And You Can Too

When we tell people that we traveled to 302 cities in 33 countries across 6 continents for our honeymoon, they generally assume we are millionaires--far from it. We just decided that life was too short, the world was too big, and the value of travel too great to wait until retirement, so we made it …

What’s the secret to holding your breath?

Some can manage five minutes, others barely one. But the trick to holding your breath is actually rather surprising<p>How long can you hold your breath? I’m trying it right now. The first 30 seconds are easy. I’m ready to give up at 45 seconds but I push on through, and it seems to get easier for a …

If Gas Is Cheap, Why Are Airfares So Expensive?

If fuel prices are so low, why are air fares so high? And will prices ever return to Earth?<p>They're simple questions with complicated answers. But Jake Oakman, for one, would like to know. So would many holiday travelers.<p>Oakman, who works for the state of Indiana, usually spends between $350 and …

The best science and technology pictures of the week

The most impressive pictures from the worlds of science and technology this week, including a prize-winning fireball and helicopter and an epic view of a space walk.<p><b>More galleries</b><p>Fuelling fighter jets and European lights<p>Underwater spies and cheerleader robots<p>Fire-bombing airliners and awesome black …

The secret to staying safe online

It’s impossible to be 100% secure online, but as Colin Barras explains, there are a few non-obvious tricks that anyone can use to be safer.<p><b>Why should I care about online security?</b> <br>It’s tempting to assume that only big businesses or big celebrities have to worry about their online security. After …

Wet Atlantic Shore

Clouds and Shadows, Badlands National Park, SD

Seeing in this ... Real Lake ...

Avalanche Creek Waterfall

Prince Albert National Park

TravelPlaces of a Lifetime<p>Here in <b>Saskatchewan's</b> heart lies a million-acre park, where vast prairies meet parkland and boreal forest, and free-roaming plains bison mingle among a diverse collection of wildlife, including timber wolves and 195 species of birds. No wonder this is the most popular of …

Photo of the Day: Best of July 2014

D E S O L A T E

Smoke on the Water

Curve

Evening Stormlight near Logan Pass, Glacier National Park, Montana

Grand Teton Sunset

Jenny's View

Saving the South

Plants get hungry, too. Sometimes it just gets really hot down here in Georgia and if there isn’t enough food in the house, the White Pitcher Plant <i>(Sarracenia leucophylla)</i> lures unsuspecting insect guests into its backyard pool and shoves them in, drowning them and then digesting them in slow …

Hubble Telescope Unveils Most Colorful View of the Universe Yet

Changing Planet<p>Composite visible and near infrared light collected from Hubble over a nine-year period.<br>Courtesy of NASA/ESA<p>NASA’s Hubble space telescope has unveiled its most colorful window into the universe yet, a glimpse of some 10,000 galaxies spread across space. Some of those universes date …

Voters' Choice: The 4 Best Towns in America

Here at <i>Outside</i>, we've been watching the Best Towns 2014 bracket with bated breath—not only because there have been some big surprises (we're looking at you, Duluth) but also because we've been rooting for our favorite towns, too. Now, our editors share some of what make the four finalists so …