Mike Hosken

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Best Day Hike in Every State

The Best Day Hike in Every State<p>We should preface this by saying that this should really be called “<b>one</b> of the best day hikes in every state”. In …

Hiking

50 Novels All Men Should Read Before They Die

No excuses, now<p>Forget coming-of-age fiction or impenetrable 'classics' – these are the books all grown men should be ticking off. Why? Because they're as entertaining as they are wise<p>On Beauty – Zadie Smith<p>The Circle – Dave Eggers<p>East of Eden – John Steinbeck<p>The Road – Cormac McCarthy<p>The Blind …

Hadrian's Wall: The Complete Guide

Hadrian's Wall once marked the northern boundary of the Roman Empire. It stretched for nearly 80 miles, across the narrow neck of the Roman province …

Archaeology

12 books that every leader should read

I have been maintaining – and occasionally updating — a list of “Books That Every Leader Should Read” on my old <i>Work Matters</i> blog since 2011. These …

Books

12 short road trip routes that take in the best of America - Matador Network

There’s a beauty in road tripping the States that you won’t find anywhere else. The highways spill out in front you, tumbling from coast to coast. …

The 2018 Adventure Bucket List

Stay in a PurePod in New Zealand<p>Expert: Contributor Jen Murphy<p><b>The Draw:</b> These eco-friendly one-bedroom structures with glass walls are plunked down in some of the most stunning, off-the-grid woodlands the Kiwi kingdom has to offer. It’s like bivying, but with a flush toilet and a hot shower. There …

How to Make Friends With Locals in a Foreign Country

It’s dusk, and I’m hanging on a rooftop with a family I just met on the east coast of Cuba. Another power outage has blackened the streets, the …

January 2018 Recommend Reading for Serious Photographers

From how-to guides to retrospectives on famous photographers to collections of iconic images, there's plenty of photography books to explore.But just …

The Over-Capturing Epidemic

The other night I couldn’t sleep (too much coffee at 5 pm) and was in bed scrolling through my Facebook feed, when this ad for the Samsung Gear 360° …

Cat and dog love travelling together and their photos are absolutely epic

This is Henry and his pal Baloo.<p>They’re busy travelling around together, going on adventures and sleeping alfresco.<p>Henry was adopted back in 2014 by …

There's Only One Way to Drink Ethiopian Coffee

Coffee in America is an individual experience, with cups tailored to personal tastes and sipped solo. Not so in the drink's birthplace<p><i>The following</i> …

Coffee

The Booming Coffee Industry and Those It's Left Behind

For decades, coffee was about as exciting as washing powder and detergent. But today it has become a lifestyle statement. The bean boom, though, …

Five Books You Should Read Before Opening a Coffee Shop

Five Books You Should Read Before Opening a Coffee Shop by MichaelIt’s a common dream: walk away from that monotonous, soul-crushing nine-to-five and …

10 Amazing Places You Need To Visit In Colombia

For a long while there, Colombia was one of those countries a lot of people wouldn’t even consider visiting. This, of course, is not to say that …

The Chillest City with the World's Best Coffee

There is not a single better place in the world right now to feed a low-key coffee addiction.<p>You could forgive Kyoto a degree of second city syndrome, if it had it. Kyoto, after all, has a third of the land area of Tokyo, one-sixth its population, and one one-hundredth the number of bright, loud, …

7 Easy-to-Remember Steps for Taking Better Photos With Any Camera

Regardless of whether you take photos with your smartphone, a medium format camera or something in between, there are some essential photography tips …

30 Cool Photography Links to Enjoy With Your Morning Coffee

We've really enjoyed another action packed week in the wide world of photography, with writers and artists from all genres publishing photos and blog …

How Pants Went From Banned to Required in the Roman Empire

Six hundred years in the history of trousers.<p>Go to a meeting with any male politician today and you’re almost certainly going to be standing in front …

Ancient History

The Best Podcasts for Road Trips and Long Flights

With so many podcasts out there, it can be hard to choose which to download in anticipation of a long trip—here are our top picks.<p>An unwavering, wide open road through the middle of the country; a 12-hour flight across the Pacific with nothing to look at it but sea and sky—that's a whole lot of …

The Best Travel Websites You've Never Heard Of

In the old days, vacation planning was practically a workout. To land a good deal, you had to keep your eyes peeled for newspaper ads and hit up …

Travel

How To Photograph Stunning Autumn Color

5 Essential Fall Photography Tips<p>Autumn color season is one of the most eagerly anticipated times of the year for restless nature photographers. The …

6 of Nashville’s Best-Kept Secrets You Thought You Knew

With a population growing at 100 people a day, Nashville is one of the hottest cities in the U.S. right now. Millennials have rediscovered a love for …

Craft Better Compositions with Subframing

Studying and experimenting with composition is one of the fastest ways to elevate your photography. Subframing is a versatile technique that can be …

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017 finalists – in pictures

A hungry arctic fox, mating sea angels and playful brown bears are among the creatures captured by photographers for this year’s competition. The exhibition opens on 20 October at the Natural History Museum

Wildlife

The Three Elements of Every Photograph

Today, I’d like to talk about three key elements that I feel make up each and every photograph we take. Of course they are not the only elements, but …

Landscape Photography

How To Shoot Epic Outdoor Photos With Adventurer Max Lowe

How To Shoot Epic Outdoor Photos With Adventurer Max Lowe<p>Words by Matthew Vanatta<p>It’s hard to reduce Montana raised adventure filmmaker and …

Storytelling

Photo Basics: Understanding Your Camera’s Metering System and Exposure Modes (VIDEO)

Photography is all about light, and unless you understand the inner workings of your camera’s metering system and know how to arrive at correct …

Photography

12 Reasons Why I Suck at Instagram and You Probably Do Too

Like many photographers, I've been scratching my head at how to win the Instagram game. Over the last six months, I decided to up my game and upload …

Social Media

7 Total-Body Moves That Will Help You Stay Fit on a Road Trip

Summer weekends are best spent road-tripping somewhere new. And though the destination (the beach, a wedding, a Victorian castle getaway, you name …