Michael Metler

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19 NYC Secrets Even New Yorkers Don't Know

When you're living in a city whose history dates back to the 1600s, every day is an opportunity to discover another mind-blowing piece of historical …

City Halls

This Airline Will Pay You $4,500/Mo. to Move to Iceland & Travel the World All Summer

Spending the summer traveling all over the world is one of those things you expect to find at the top of most people's bucket lists. Unfortunately, …

Travel

I've studied happiness for years — here are the 12 best pieces of advice I'm giving my daughter

"Drift" is the decision we make by not deciding, or by making a decision that unleashes consequences for which we don't take responsibility.<p>You go to medical school because both your parents are doctors. You get married because all your friends are getting married. You take a job because someone …

Happiness

7 Hard Lessons You Need to Learn If You Want a Happy, Successful Life

The best way to enforce happy relationships is to exercise your willingness to walk away from them<p><i>What is it that nobody tells you about adult life? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by</b> …

Self-improvement

Cuenca, Spain, Is the Little-Known European Destination to Visit in 2018

When you journey to the hidden mountain town of Cuenca, Spain, you'll be greeted with brightly colored medieval buildings, flowing river banks, and …

Barcelona

The 10 best value cities in Europe for a weekend getaway

City breaks are proving more popular than ever, especially when it comes to a weekend getaway in Europe.<p>It's not surprising - after all, they cater …

The top 10 under-the-radar world destinations to add to your travel bucket list

There’s nothing that makes you feel cooler than being able to say you did something <i>before</i> it was trendy—and that doesn’t just apply to liking certain …

Top 20 family summer holidays in Europe

Want sea, sandcastles, adventure, a city break, camping, just a pool? Wepick holidays across Europe to keep everyone, from tiny tots to sulky teens, in a sunny mood<p><b>Campervanning,</b> <b>Portugal</b><p><b>Van hire</b> €1,302<b><br>Best for ages</b> 10+<b><br>Type of trip</b> Adventure<br>Road trips always make great adventures, especially with …

European Travel

Canadian Rockies: These photos of its natural wonders will blow you away

After a long freezing winter in Alberta, spring comes as a welcome relief. However this is a variable time of the year in this part of the world. One …

Hiking

These Overlanding Tools Make For Happier Trails

Explore vast, remote landscapes in a self-sufficient vehicle, all you need are some skills — and the right tools. Check out this overlanding gear to …

California Cowboy's High Water is the Swiss Army Knife of Hawaiian shirts

This shirt is more than just the epitome of tropical leisurewear.<p>Author:<p>Staff<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>77<p>This shirt is more than just the epitome of …

Go Here: The Coolest Hike I've Ever Done Wasn't Even a 'Trail'

Unpopular opinion: I think I've found a place more beautiful than home. And that's a big deal, because I'm from the not-so-humble province of</i> …

Four of the World’s Most Dangerous Trails for the Adrenaline Junkie

Hiking by most accounts involves nothing more than putting one foot in front of the other over and over until you reach your final destination. …

Garden of the Gods named one of country’s best attractions

Once again, TripAdvisor knows what hundreds of thousands of Colorado Springs-area residents and tourists know — Garden of the Gods is topnotch.The …

New York City

5 Best Day Trips from Paris

Yes, there’s plenty to do in Paris, but when over-the-top castles and romantic vineyards are just a train ride away, why wouldn’t you ditch the City …

Travel

This Blue Forest in Belgium Is Just Too Magical

Take us there now, please.<p>Bluebells are some of the most magical flowers that exist and all the proof you need is this Belgium forest. It's located just 30 minutes south of Brussels and called Hallerbos or The Blue Forest. Every spring, the floor of the park changes from brown to vibrant purple. …

4 of the most scenic train routes through Switzerland

NOT LONG into the train ride between Zermatt and St. Moritz — one of the most scenic, revered, and priciest in Switzerland, if not the world — I …

Trains

Best New Hotels for Nature Lovers: Hot List 2017

Sometimes a hotel makes the Hot List—our picks for the best newcomers in the past year—not for what’s under its roof, but for what’s outside its doors. And this year turned up plenty of options for outdoorsy types: There are polished, summer camp-style retreats for the avid fly-fisher—think rustic …

Fly Fishing

The 5 Most Jaw-dropping Swimming Holes in the United States

It’s easy to assume that travelers need to trek to Thailand or some undiscovered South American waterfall to find the perfect swimming hole. However, …

Hiking

Nine Trips to Take Before Having a Baby

Adventure travel and babies—or even toddlers—don’t exactly go hand in hand. Parents of young children may also find that it’s difficult to fully …

Parenting

53 movies you need to see in your lifetime

Television might be on an upswing, but nothing will ever replace movies. In the past century that they've been around, they're given us unforgettable stories and characters.<p>Here are 53 movies everyone should watch in their lifetimes. They're a mix of movies to see when you're growing up, stone-cold …

Die Hard

22+ awesome hiking spots in North America’s parks

It’s no secret that US parks have some of the best hiking in the world. They represent our nation’s physical extremes. Denali, the tallest mountain …

National Parks

This Is the Best Country in the World for a Vacation

The World Economic Forum ranked the best countries for tourism.<p>Every two years, the World Economic Forum releases a report on the world’s most …

Tourism

Pristine páramos: five day-long hikes in Bogotá’s backyard

On the outskirts of Bogotá, a mysterious and silent landscape extends for thousands of square kilometers. Unique to high tropical mountains, <i>páramos</i> are virgin, tundra-like, high-altitude grasslands bursting with rare flora and fauna. Untouched by mass tourism, <i>páramos</i> remain an unexplored paradise. …

Hiking

24 Things You Should Know Before Traveling to Japan

Simply put, Japan is a fascinating destination. Here, you'll find a seamless blend of old traditions and new technology. You'll also discover …

The Five Ages of King Kong

Ever since the first “King Kong” movie in 1933, the giant, chest-pounding, helicopter-smacking, no-nonsense primate has meant different things to different generations, embodying both his science and his fiction. Kong has been a kind of canvas on which to paint the economic and political issues of …

Construction

9 incredible self-drive holidays from around the world

Getting behind the wheel, cruising past dramatic landscapes, pit-stopping wherever you want to... Nothing quite encapsulates freedom like a road …

New Zealand

45 reasons the rest of the world should keep traveling to the US

WE’RE A TRAVEL SITE, so we can’t think of any two words more horrifying than “travel ban.” The world, to us, is better when everyone can wander and …

The 10 best travel destinations for couples

Solo travel can be a liberating time of self-discovery, but there's nothing quite like seeing the world with your significant other. Even when things …

Buenos Aires