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Lesser-known surfing spots around the world

Mention travelling to surf enthusiasts and the same places are bound to come up in conversation. Spots such as Oahu in Hawaii, Byron Bay in Australia and Bundoran in Ireland are world famous for their ripping waves and beautiful beaches, and rightly so.<p>But what if you want to catch a wave away from …

New Zealand

The Best Places to Learn an Adventure Sport

Head to class in one of these stunning destinations for the world’s best adventure lessons.<p>Our favorite outdoor obsessions can take years to master, but everybody has to start somewhere. If you've always wanted to surf, dive, or climb and aren’t sure how to start, try going back to school. A week …

Adventure Travel

Why Visiting The North Of The Philippines Is A Must

<b>Visiting the North of the Philippines</b><p>Masasa Beach<p>The northern area of the Philippines stays under most tourists’ radar, as they all rush to visit the …

Asia Travel

How To Photograph a Solar Eclipse - a Comprehensive Guide

One of the most interesting astronomical phenomenon that we can photograph is the solar eclipse. A solar eclipse is when the moon passes between the …

Landscape Photography

9 Things All Great Cooks Do in the Kitchen

Becoming a professional chef takes years of learning and refining techniques, and for those who love to cook as a hobby, your skills improve with …

Kitchens

21 One-Pot Pastas for Those Nights You *Can't Even* With Cooking

There’s really never a bad time for pasta. Need a simple weeknight dinner? Toss together some noodles in garlic and oil. Cooking for a special …

Customer Service

How to Fly Across Europe on a Private Plane for Less Than $25

This flight-sharing platform connects enthusiastic pilots to fliers looking for an unforgettable journey.<p>Sharing a pilot's private plane in the same …

Flying

The 17 best new startups that have launched this year

Business Insider spoke to founders and venture capitalists and took a look at funding data to identify some of the startups that had the biggest starts in 2017. Some names on the list are officially launching out of stealth, while others are still in their early stages.<p>From a VR arcade company to a …

Startups

7 NASA Photos That Show The Stunning Nebulae Of Space

Outer space is full of stunning views that the naked eye would never be able to process. Much of what goes on in space happens outside of the visible …

Ask Ethan: Can The Universe Ever Expand Faster Than The Speed Of Light?

It’s the most fundamental law of special relativity, and the realization that led Einstein to some of the greatest physics breakthroughs of all time: the idea that nothing can travel faster than light. That holds true even today, as all massless particles in a vacuum move exactly at the speed of …

Universe

Merging Black Holes Can Now Be Used To Test Quantum Gravity

During the Archean Eon of planet Earth, when life was figuring out how to harness energy from the Sun, two black holes in a distant galaxy merged with a ripple of gravitational waves. Over the next 2.9 billion years these ripples traversed a vast and empty space, while on Earth a plucky little …

Black Holes

Doppler Labs Makes a Huge Splash in the Innovation of Personal Sound

Here One is a pair of ear buds coupled with an app that not only acts as a volume control in an ever louder world, it couples Bluetooth streaming with some powerful noise filters. The result is a product unlike any other. As the creators point out, there are plenty of headphone solutions in all …

Audiophile

'Have We Opened the Gates of Hell With Our Images?'

Reporting on the Philippines' drug war<p>Since the middle of last year, a group of Filipino reporters, photographers, and cameramen have been at the frontline of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs. They are a different type of war correspondent, and the drug war, a different type of …

Crime

Ask Ethan: Does Dark Energy Mean We're Losing Information About The Universe?

Perhaps the biggest surprise of all about the Universe came at the very end of the 20th century: the discovery of dark energy and the accelerated expansion of the Universe. Rather than being pulled towards us gravitationally, the most distant galaxies in the Universe are speeding away from us at …

Universe

52 Places to Go in 2017

There are thousands of getaways to explore this year. Here are some ideas to get you started.

A Mindfulness Expert Reveals the Perfect Morning Routine for a Calm and Productive Day

Whether you wake up early or late, we all can agree that our morning routines are crucial. They shape our mindset and ability to be productive for …

This genius cooking system will help you plan ahead to eat well all week long

In the new year, many of us resolve to cook more often—a habit that’s healthier, cheaper, and often more enjoyable than eating out or ordering Seamless. Yet it can be hard to find the time to devote to meal preparation, much less creative menu-planning.<p>It’s little wonder, then, that meal kits like …

Make Crispier Roasted Potatoes by Roughing Them Up First

Boiling your potatoes with salt or vinegar before you roast them can help make your roasted potatoes come out crispier, but there’s an even better …

26 Beautiful Travel Photos of 2016

Nat Geo Travel editors picked their favorite travel photos published in 2016. See majestic images from around the world that struck our experts.

10 Travel Sites That’ll Help You Plan an Unforgettable Vacation

Remember back in January when you promised yourself to travel more this year? Well, it’s officially summer, and there’s no better time to head to the beach or take a family road trip. And while you may not have the ideal vacation length (eight days!) lined up, <i>any</i> amount of time you have to explore …

Travel

16 incredible destinations in Asia that tourists don't know about yet

While some of these locations are remote, others are hidden gems often overlooked by tourists.<p>For those in search of the best spots to visit in Asia away from the masses, we've rounded up 16 breathtaking destinations that range from hidden beaches and charming fishing villages to jungle-clad …

Asia Travel

Manila food: 6 dishes every visitor should try | CNN Travel

(CNN) — Forget the "exotic" duck embryos and fried pigs' heads you often see representing the Philippines on TV.<p>Filipino cuisine has new legs to stand on thanks to a few innovative and passionate Manila-based chefs.<p>There's Jordy Navarra, who's doing reinterpretations of local dishes in his new …

Flavors

Google's 360-degree monster short is the future of movies

Teased in trailers last month, Google has finally posted the full video of its epic 360-degree short monster movie <i>Help</i> on YouTube.<p>Directed by Justin …

18 Places You Would Never Have Imagined Were In The Philippines

Why go abroad when we've got it here, 'di ba?

The Best Headphones and Earbuds

Don't settle for the headphones that came with your phone. These are the best headphones for any budget and use.<p>From those free white earbuds that …

Consumer Tech

17 Cheap Organic Foods You Should Be Buying

Compared to conventional foods, certain organic foods are so affordable that you shouldn’t ignore them while grocery shopping.<p>You’re typically …

Organisms

The Useless Agony of Going Offline

Last month, shortly before five in the afternoon on Christmas Day, a man from Indiana fell to his death from atop an ocean lookout at Sunset Cliffs, in San Diego. He was, at the time, according to news accounts, focussed solely on an electronic device—a phone, or perhaps a camera—and seems to have …

University of Washington

15 Drone Photos That Leave Us Speechless

Our friends at SkyPixel are running a drone- and aerial-themed photography competition and some of the submissions have been (very literally) over the top. This technology has already changed the way we capture our travels—providing new angles on everyday subjects. Here are 15 of our favorite …

Photography