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Meet the woman who quit her job and renovated a van in order to travel with her dog

Ever felt like leaving the world of the nine to five behind and just hitting the road with your best friend? Well one intrepid traveller made that wanderlust dream a reality, leaving her job and converting a van for herself and her dog Odie to explore the world in.<p>Marina and her travel companion …

Travel

How to Create a Strong Focal Point and Manage Attention Inside Your Photos

Focal point is a term that photographers and photography blogs throw around continually. “Create a focal point,” it’s said, “it should be the first …

Tutorials

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60fps on the mobile web

Flipboard launched during the dawn of the smartphone and tablet as a mobile-first experience, allowing us to rethink content layout principles from the web for a more elegant user experience on a variety of touchscreen form factors.<p>Now we’re coming full circle and bringing Flipboard to the web. …

Computer Science

Can we stop visiting animal attractions? Here's why, and here are better alternatives.

Most people do not know that hands-on wildlife experiences are doing animals a major disservice, and so aren’t malicious in their intent when paying …

Wildlife

A Mind-Boggling Carbon Deposit Was Just Discovered in the Congo

A newly-discovered peatland in the Congo Basin of central Africa contains an estimated 30.6 billion tons of carbon in its waterlogged …

Climate Change

12 Of The Best Hiking Routes In Washington State, USA - Hand Luggage Only - Travel, Food & Photography Blog

• shares<p>Whenever I think of Washington, I think of lush green forests, the gorgeous city of Seattle, and, of course, snow-capped mountains that seem to …

Outdoors

Begin Your Wine Tour in Stellenbosch

<b>Exploring The Countryside Around Cape Town</b><p>It was our second day trip during <b>our 10 days in Cape Town</b>. After having enjoyed a <b>quick tour of the city of</b> …

Wine & Spirits

7 Reasons to Visit Mozambique

Seven Reasons to Visit Mozambique, Africa<p>By Natasha Alden No Comments<p>When you visit Mozambique don’t miss the coastline<p>We’re currently six months …

Travel

7 ways you'll be stereotyped for living in a van

Living in a van throughout 3 continents has led us on one hell of a ride. But it’s also taught us a lot about how the rest of the world views us. …

Travel

The places that ‘don’t exist’

Extreme traveller Kolja Spori frequents conflict zones, lonely ice roads in Siberia and unrecognized breakaway republics.<p>Kolja Spori packs light. For a short trip, it’s nothing more than a travel jacket, the pockets stuffed with underwear and a toothbrush. For longer trips, he carries an attaché …

Travel

Which author made you first love travel writing?

ONE OF MY FAVORITE MOVIES in my 20s was <i>The Good, The Bad and the Ugly</i>. Throughout the movie, the characters keep saying one thing over and over again:<p>…

Travel

Westx1000: It’s Never to Soon to be a Snowbird

Kyra and Justin of Westx1000 discover the perfect antidote to the winter time blues.<p>“Do you guys live around here?” We’ve heard this phrase quite a …

Campers

China to Shut Down Its Ivory Trade by the End of 2017

Advocates applaud the move by the world’s largest consumer of ivory, saying it could help save Africa’s remaining elephants.<p>China will shut down its domestic ivory trade by the end of 2017, according to an announcement made today by the Chinese government.<p>The announcement comes more than a year …

China

Coron Island: 'One of the 10 best Scuba diving destinations in the world'

"Photo by Caryl Joan Estrosas / riceburn07 / via flickr / CC BY"<p><b>Coron Island</b> is located in the Calamian Islands in northern Palawan, Philippines. …

A Backpacker’s Theory of Life

What I learned my first summer in the Sierra Nevada—and since<p>I’m in the autumn of my life now, a first-year baby boomer, not yet retired but given to …

15 mind-blowing outdoor experiences in British Columbia

Southern British Columbia is home to tall mountains, turquoise lakes, islands, and the Pacific ocean all within a couple of hours’ drive. With the …

Adventure Travel

Sierra Snow

We hit the first big snow of the season at the Winter Fun Festival.<p>There are certain events that trigger an irresistible urge to dust the summer …

Travel

A tunnel to take traffic underneath 5000-year-old Stonehenge gets the green light

A tunnel is to be built under Stonehenge, the 5000-year-old prehistoric monument that has puzzled archaeologists for centuries.<p>It will house the A303 motorway, which currently skirts the site and is a notorious bottleneck for traffic moving through south-west England. UK Transport Secretary Chris …

Archaeology

Conservationists Worried that Cumberland Island, Georgia’s Wild Gem, at Risk of More Development

Coca-Cola heirs want ability to subdivide their family property for building more homes<p>Georgia’s Cumberland Island National Seashore is one of the …

Outdoors

Obama adds six sites to California Coastal National Monument

President Obama on Thursday added six areas to the California Coastal National Monument, including a prized parcel on the Santa Cruz County coast and some small islands off the coast of Orange County.<p>All of the sites, totaling 6,230 acres, are currently managed by the U.S. Bureau of Land …

California

The Best Backcountry Bucket List Adventures in Canada

Canada is constantly reaching the top of “best places to travel” lists and attracting more and more explorers and travellers each year, and with the …

Adventure Travel

World view: Winter fair in Inner Mongolia

Women ride in traditional costume to the opening ceremony of the winter Nadam fair in West Ujimqin Banner, Inner Mongolia, China

Photography

Journey Across Canada by Train

Riding the rails from Toronto to Vancouver is a once-in-a-lifetime smorgasbord of scenery.<p>I’m an introvert. A real rather-do-anything-than-make-small-talk introvert, not just someone who prefers TV to cocktail parties. So what am I doing having breakfast with three strangers—and enjoying it?<p>Blame …

Travel

America's National Parks Will Be Free for 10 Days This Year

If your wallet is noticeably thinner post-Christmas, you're not alone. Luckily, as we get back into the swing of things with work, school, and …

The Top Ten of 2016

2016 wasn’t all doom and gloom, so lets look at a few positives<p>If you’ve been paying attention to social media or the news, it seems like 2016 has …

Looking to go somewhere friendly? The world’s most sociable countries have been revealed

One of the great pleasures of travelling to new locations is meeting different people, and a new report has revealed which countries are the most sociable.<p>The findings came as part of the Legatum Prosperity Index, which publishes an annual report on global prosperity.<p>Australia was ranked number two …

Travel

Photographer captures time-lapse images from around Scotland

Media playback is unsupported on your device<p>An amateur photographer has captured a series of spectacular time-lapse images from around Scotland.<p>Gareth Matthews, 37, said his interest in photography led him to make the video.<p>Mr Matthews, a supermarket delivery driver who lives in Fochabers, Moray, …

Photography

I've been exploring Western Canada for 2 years. Here are the raddest moments captured on camera

THE LANDSCAPE OF CANADA’S FAR WEST is dominated by mountain ranges. With them come gorgeous peaks that shoot into the sky, beautiful lush valleys …

Canada

7 Tips for Traveling to Cuba

If your interest in visiting Cuba has been piqued since President Obama's 2014 announcement of plans to improve relations between the United States …