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23+ spots that will make you proud to be from California

The state of California with its natural setting, world-class surf spots, mountains, wine country, and desert terrain make it the most populated …

Trails

Five years sailing around the world in five beautiful minutes

Sailing around the world is arguably the ideal way to see the very best of our planet. This film helps distil some of that wonder into five minutes – …

Instagram vs reality: how travel photos are a lie

There's been an awful lot of hubbub over the last week or so over how Instagram is all a big lie.<p>Many of you may be familiar with the fine art of employing just the right photographic filter to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary - and then pass it off as the ordinary.<p>For those previously …

Instagram

Why the Sale of an Oregon State Forest is a Bad Sign For America's Public Lands

Last week, the state of Oregon voted to proceed with the sale of Elliott State Forest, the state’s oldest forest, on a single $220 million bid from …

Forests

How We Plan Frugal Family Vacations in National Parks

It’s never too early to start thinking about your travels, particularly if you want to enjoy the beauty of the world on a nice, tidy budget. One of …

National Parks

A Perfect 10-Day Southwest Road Trip Itinerary

If you ask me about the best way to explore the United States, I won’t hesitate to say a road trip. Road tripping is by far the best way to …

28+ epic hiking trails in California

As the third largest state in the US, California has innumerable hiking and backpacking trails that crisscross all of these wilderness areas. Some of …

Trails

How to Follow Your Dreams and Ride the World: Behind the Scenes of H+I Adventures

If you look up Inverness, Scotland on a map, it looks like it’s in the middle of absolutely nowhere. Or better yet, for a sense of true scale, grab a …

Mountain Biking

This couple’s incredible hyper-lapse video showcases their six-month adventure through Asia

A Swiss couple has created a stunning time-lapse video that condenses a six-month trip across Asia into just three minutes.<p>The time-lapse brings the viewer through nine countries. Image by Lytchee Travel<p>Created by Sylvain and Jenny from Lytchee Travel, a website dedicated to sharing informative …

Travel

A pretty pass: why France's Col du Soulor is great for bikes and birding

Regularly part of the Tour de France route, this 1,474-metre Pyrenean pass is also bird of prey central in summer and autumn<p>It’s not the highest pass in the Pyrenees, nor perhaps the most spectacular. And it certainly doesn’t get the attention of close neighbours, the Tourmalet and Aubisque. But …

Cycling

Georgia's Longest Trails

PO Box 654<br>706-635-7400<p>The Appalachian Trail in Georgia extends some 75 miles through the primitive areas of the Chattahoochee National Forest. …

Trails

How this photographer escaped the grid with her tiny Teardrop Trailer

Photographer Mandy Lea won’t let anything stop her from seeing the world. In order to fulfill her “insatiable desire to explore and document the …

Campers

Land Rover Defender - Explorator 130 | EXPLORER Magazin

Viel Wohnraum, ohne optisch und technisch viele Opfer zu bringen – Defender von Rasmus Törpsch ist ein ziemlich gelungener Reise-Offroader<p>Man muss …

How to Use Focus Peaking to Take Better Photos - Gear Patrol

Focus Peaking 101<p>This Secret Camera Trick Will Help You Take Better Photos<p>By Eric Adams | Photo by Leica<p>A few years ago, a special feature started …

Cameras

Darjeeling’s new Himalayan cycle trail

As cycling grows in popularity among Indians, Darjeeling has opened the country’s first hill station bike path, with views of the world’s highest mountains<p>I am eating peanut butter straight from the jar with my hands. It’s not my finest moment but my body needs fuel: I have just cycled 20km at an …

Cycling

7 reasons to visit Croatia - the unspoilt Mediterranean gem where you can really get the sand between your toes

Currently the coolest corner of the Med, Croatia is the place to head for this summer, with new flights and hotels, a non-euro currency and the kind …

Croatia

15 of the best places to camp around the world | Photo Gallery

There are few more rewarding feelings than pitching your tent and spending the night beneath the stars. Whether you want to escape to a remote …

This Motorcycle Gear Will Bring Joy to Your Weekend Rides

Here’s the hottest gear for hitting the road, no matter the season.<p><b>1. Bell Pro Star Carbon Helmet | $1,300</b><p>All helmets protect your skull. This one …

Motorcycles

Lose yourself in WIRED's pick of the International Photographer of the Year Photo award winners

The categories range from Nature, Architecture and People, allowing both amateur and professional photographers to share their best work<p>More than 3,780 incredible images were submitted to the 2016 International Photographer of the Year Photo Awards set up to showcase the best in contemporary …

Photography

Whatever the terrain, the Nissan NV Cargo X will deliver

When it comes to delivery vans, there isn't usually much to get excited about. They're typically big boxes on wheels, designed to hustle parcels and …

Nissan

The traveller trying to change the world

Jeff Shea has a quixotic goal: preserving vast areas of the world for people to roam free.<p>If you ask Jeff Shea where he’s going or where he’s been, you better grab a drink, sit back in your favourite chair and brace yourself for a long story.<p>The 60-year-old California-based adventurer has walked …

Overnight sleeper trains: 10 of the best trips

Travel

BMW Announces Changes to 2017 R 1200 GS Platforms

As the old adage goes, <i>don’t fix it if it ain’t broke.</i> Applicable as that is to many things in life, the competitive motorcycle market demands near …

RAM’s Off-Road Power Wagon Will Scoff at the Apocalypse

I’ve been thinking about the apocalypse lately. The planet is getting hotter. Bees are dying at an alarming rate. There’s an ever-increasing …

Engineering

Field Tested: SnoMaster Traveler Series BD/C-42SS

If you have been shopping for a new 12V portable fridge/freezer lately, you may have noticed you have an increasing number of options. SnoMaster of …

Gear & Gadgets

19 Instagrams That Will Convince You to Visit Vietnam

The phrase 'sensory overload' is a bit of a cliché these days; most bustling destinations in Southeast Asia have been described that way in one …

Instagram

The Alternative California Road Trip Guide: Where To Stay And What To Do

As far as road trips go, there's only one contender for most famous. California's Pacific Highway has been the stuff of road trip legends for decades, conjuring up images of old American cars, gorgeous sunny beaches and long, golden days. But that's only one side of it.<p>Full of beachside activities …

Travel

Stunning Travel Landscape Photography by Cole Rise

<b>Cole Rise</b> is an professional 32-year-old photographer, filmmaker and pilot from Oyster Bay, New York. Cole studied Film & Cinematography at Emerson …

Landscape Photography

Two countries as close as brothers

In a world of global tension and conflict, it’s both endearing and unusual that two countries that don’t even share a border have set aside a day solely to appreciate their friendship.<p>When I was growing up, my father used to tell me stories of his travels to Poland.<p>“It was a rite of passage for …

Hungary

The best places to winter camp in California

Winter time can be polarizing for fans of the outdoors: some venture out in colder temperatures, with the idea that surviving (and thriving) in the …