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This $213 Train Ride Lets You See America's Most Beautiful Bucket List Sites

With its vast deserts, lush national parks, and bustling cities, there's a long list of attractions that belong on a U.S. bucket list, and travel …

San Francisco

Dublin city guide: best things to see and do, where to eat and how to make the most of a weekend in the Irish capital

Looking for a city break where you don't need to travel far and blow your entire holiday budget? Then you may want to add Dublin to the bucket …

15 cool things to do in Amsterdam

Fast shedding its image as place just to get high, Amsterdam’s thriving start-up scene and mass of big-name brand HQ’s (Netflix, Uber, Nike) means …

Daffodils

Are You Traveling To Germany? Here Is A Photographer's Guide To Cologne

Set on a wide sweep of the River Rhein, Cologne like many German cities was heavily bombed during World War Two. Also like may German cities a lot of …

We Found the Best Merino Wool Socks After 3 Months of Testing

You can judge a man by his socks. The inch or two of ankle you see peeking out between pant cuff and footwear say a lot about a man for the occasion …

Clothing

When and Where You Should Travel By Train Domestically

When’s the last time you’ve heard somebody say they’re going to travel by train in the United States? These days, traveling by train seems like something you only see in other countries. Although planes and automobiles are the two most common travel methods, it can still make sense to travel by …

Trains

23 tips and tricks to get the most out of your Apple Watch

From messaging to productivity to advanced fitness tracking, Apple Watch has something for every user.<p>But not every Apple Watch feature is obvious from the get-go. Apple has filled the watch — which is now on its fourth iteration, the Apple Watch Series 3 — with neat tricks and helpful tools to …

Apple Watch

Beginner's Guide to RV Trailers

Towable RVs are the least expensive way to get into RVing. That's because they are propelled by the family SUV or truck, making them much cheaper and …

RVs

How to Make Your Own Ringtones for iPhone on iTunes

Your iPhone has a variety of free ringtones to peruse, and the iTunes Store has a gigantic selection of iPhone ringtones to purchase, but what if you want to make your own custom ringtone? Good news! You can make phone ringtones free using already purchased songs from your iTunes library. All you …

10 of the best insider's tips to Amsterdam

Amsterdam’s reputation for stag dos, spliff and sex tourism belies the rich pickings beyond Dam Square. Described by locals as a village, Amsterdam has the arts, entertainment and startup scene of many larger cities but retains a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. As a resident, I love that all my …

How to make a custom ringtone for your iPhone, with GarageBand on iOS

With the latest version of iTunes, Apple buried the interface for making ringtones on the Mac. It’s still possible but a lot more cumbersome to manage.<p>A little-known secret is that you can actually make custom alert ringtones for iOS on your iPhone itself, using GarageBand. Here’s how.<p>Try Amazon …

iTunes

I Thought I Hated Cruises, Until I Tried This One

I've always had old-soul predilections. As a kid, instead of frolicking in the park, I preferred watching <i>The Lawrence Welk Show</i> and <i>Murder, She Wrote</i> …

What You Need to Know For an Amazing Amsterdam Adventure

Simply put, Amsterdam is a stunner. No, scratch that thought. It's a dream destination. After just one visit, you'll forever have the image of houseboats bobbing sketched in your mind and the sound of bike bells ringing in your ears. Even a year later, I can still here that vivacious hum: <i>cling,</i> …

Before & After: Vintage Airstream Renovation

<b>Resources they recommend:</b><p><b>First-hand accounts:</b><br>Our number one go-to-when-in-doubt site for the Airstream renovation was AirForums.com. It's full of …

How To Take Screenshots Using the Mac Keyboard

- Mar 10, 2017<p>While there are a number of great screenshot apps available for the Mac, there’s really no need to install a third-party app if you …

Apple

How to efficiently free up space and recover lost storage on your Mac

As our devices continually improve at capturing rich content like 4K video and bursts of high quality photos in a few seconds, and applications become increasingly powerful (and larger), our Macs often fill up faster than we expect.<p>Whoosh! Screen Cleaner<p>There is always the option to offload your …

App Store

How to Save Money on Your Next Trip to Reykjavik

I’ve walked Reykjavik’s main shopping street many times before. There’s not a day that goes by when I visit the city that I don’t end up there …

Reykjavik

6 Must-Do Day Trips From Miami

Hit the road and explore what is beyond the city limits of Miami, with these six easy day trip itineraries. On the way you'll experience amazing …

8 Travel Safety Tips You Ignore That Are Actually Extremely Important

Be honest.<p>How many times have you read a safety tip for travelers and thought: “Yep, that makes sense”...and then just totally ignored it next time …

How-To: Understand the Wireless Diagnostics app on your Mac to analyze and improve your Wi-Fi network

Apple ships a little-known utility app that helps you analyze and diagnose your Wi-Fi connection, called Wireless Diagnostics. Open the app by option-clicking on the Wi-Fi indicator in the menu bar and select ‘Open Wireless Diagnostics …’. Although the app contains a lot of useful information, it …

Routers

Tips On Buying (or Selling) A Used Bike

When shopping for a used bike, most buyers look at condition, price, and mileage. Conventional wisdom says the average rider logs 3,000 to 5,000 …

24 Hour Roadtrip: Miami to Key West in a Convertible

For several years I’ve had a hankering to rent a convertible and drive down the Florida Keys from Miami. So when I wound up with an unexpected free …

Amsterdam’s Most Underrated Attractions

For your next trip, why not explore these lesser-known city treasures?<p>From the Van Gogh Museum to the Anne Frank House, Amsterdam has its share of …

How To Clean A Carburetor | MC GARAGE

The fuel systems on older carbureted bikes require regular <b>maintenance</b>. This includes tending to the petcock, fuel filters, fuel lines, and the …

Road Trip: Florida Keys

Travel<p>From the December 2012/January 2013 issue of National Geographic Traveler<p>Crab and lobster traps pile high in the parking lot of Keys Fisheries in Marathon, Florida, a wharf magnet for seafood lovers who crave a side of satire with their stone crabs. “Road Runner, your order’s up!” the …

Tips For Solo Motorcycle Touring

Tips For Solo Motorcycle Touring<p>Heading out on a long distance solo motorcycle tour? We’ve got tens of thousands of solo long distance miles under …

Iceland: The Perfect Destination for Solo Travelers

More than once, I seriously considered the idea of forgoing the trip and forgetting my impulsive purchase all together. In my moments of doubt I asked myself: would I ever really forgive myself for turning down a trip to Italy? The answer was no.<p>By College Tourist; Author: Angela Serednicki, …

Iceland

20 Places Every American Should See Before They Die

From sea to shining sea.<p>Looking for an epic summer road trip idea? Whether you crave culture and history, spectacular natural landscapes, or serious adventure, look to these national parks and small towns.

What to Do With 36 Hours in Amsterdam

I recently found myself back in the picturesque city of Amsterdam for just a day-and-a-half, intrigued by the question of what to do from the seemingly endless possibilities!<p>I recently found myself back in the picturesque city of Amsterdam for just a day-and-a-half, intrigued by the question of …