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The 10 Cities You'll Be Talking About In 2015

Lonely Planet is on a roll. The travel company released their Best in Travel lists this week, including the countries you need to be visiting (hint: Singapore) and the budget destinations to hit up next year.<p>Also on the list, of course, are the 10 cities you should be visiting in 2015. You're …

19 Thrilling Trails Guaranteed to Make Your Heart Race

Adventure<p>These 19 hikes will raise your heart rate, take you to perilous heights, or bring you to awe-inspiring destinations.

Road Trip: New Zealand's North Island

Get into the adventure with some of the most varied and rugged landscapes on Earth.<p>Boasting some of the most varied and rugged landscapes on Earth, New Zealand has long been a source of adventure. In addition, its eclectic Polynesian and European heritage makes it a remarkable center of culture and …

Lake Crescent

Astrophotography Yellowstone Old Faithful Geyser at night

​Your Next Sleeping Bag Might Not Have A Zipper, Or Be A Bag At All

Next generation sleeping bags are attempting to boost comfort while shedding weight by ditching the traditional mummy design for something more akin …

25 Beautiful Places You Won't Mind Getting Lost in on Your Next American Roadtrip

<i>This article was originally published on AskMen.</i><p>Being stranded somewhere usually means you're in an awful predicament, but America has some of the most marvelous landscapes that can make desertion a pretty OK situation (if you don't mind sweating, being bored and eventually starving). Here are 25 …

Turbo-Charge Your Winter

Photo: Mark Going<p>Skiing in the Chugach Mountains will change the way you look at skiing. The maritime snow sticks to 90-degree faces and is far more consistent than continental snow—which translates to you looking and feeling like a pro all the way to the bottom. Go with <i>Points North Heli</i>, and …

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Putin's Internet Plan Requires 'Sharing' With Security Services

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a new measure that will give the government much greater control over the Internet.<p>Critics say the law is aimed at silencing opposition bloggers and restricting what people can say on social media. It would also force international email providers and social …