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How to get off the beaten track...anywhere

Even the world’s most popular destinations have hidden delights - back alleys and secret doorways that let you glimpse a place from a fresh angle or even experience it free from the crowds.<p>Much like a detective, finding how and where to get off the beaten path, be that far from the tourist trail or …

Asia Travel

5 Illegal Photos Of London’s Abandoned Underworld, Captured By Daring Place-Hackers

A new book showcases the work of 12 anonymous photographers obsessed with spelunking London’s forgotten tunnels.<p>Aboveground, London is an exceptionally clean and well-groomed city, but its streets hide an dystopian-looking underworld, blocked off from the vast majority of the public for decades. …

Caving

5 Upscale Hostels That Are Nicer Than Most Hotels

By: Jordi Lippe<p>Forget everything you know about youth hostels -- the squeaky bunks, the communal baths, the dude from Poughkeepsie who's been backpacking for two weeks but has totally seen the world, man, and U.S. imperialism has, like, got to be stopped.<p>Sure, 10-to-a-room, all-bunk-bed, …

Hospitality

7 Amazing Views That Make You Stop and Appreciate Life

Whether it’s civilization or serene nature, there’s nothing like stopping to enjoy the view. From Hong Kong’s famous Victoria Peak viewpoint to the …

5 Fairytale Forests Straight Out of a Story Book

No doubt we’ve all read a book or seen a film where the characters find themselves exploring an enchanted or haunted forest and the scene before us …

Vagabondish.com

“The open road is a beckoning, a strangeness, a place where a man can lose himself.” – William Least Heat Moon<p>^an

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7 Amazing Journeys That Should Be On Your Bucket List

If you’re looking for an unforgettable bucket list journey then look no further. Whether you want to travel by foot, boat or car then this list …

Hiking

Uber Officially Begins Operations in Saudi Arabia

Uber’s technology was launched in the Saudi capital this week, enabling passengers to connect with nearby drivers, according to Karim Khattar, Uber …

Top scenic drives around Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone’s famous landscape doesn’t suddenly end at the park fence. Enveloping the park kernel is a protective cushion of national forests and wilderness areas that offer almost as much scenic splendor as the park itself, but without the crowds and the entry fee. Heading to Yellowstone? See the …

National Parks

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To attract developers, Microsoft opens up Web-app technology

It may sound perverse, but releasing WinJS as open-source software that works on rival browsers could help Microsoft get more apps on Windows.<p>With Windows 8, Microsoft introduced the idea of writing Web apps for its operating system, and central to this effort was a software foundation called WinJS …

Software

15 natural wonders of the Middle East you’ll have to see to believe

<i>[Editor’s note: Several of the images below are available for use through a Creative Commons license, but others are not. In those cases, the</i> …

Arabian Sea

Vagabondish.com

Travel: the best way to be lost and found all at the same time.<p>^an

A trip of a lifetime: mixing mountains and motorcycles

Careful and detailed planning was the key to a thrilling motorcycle ride around the epic landscapes and historic sites of Peru<p><b>>> Plan for tomorrow so you can live for today</b><p>Mountains and motorcycles are a heady combination. As I brought my bike to a halt high up in the Andes, it wasn’t just the …

Pictures

Photo Gallery: Adventures of the Year in Action: Featuring climber Adam Ondra, swimmer Diana Nyad, skier JP Auclair, community builders Stacy Bare and Nick Watson, adventure educators Amy Freeman and Dave Freeman, surfer Greg Long, explorer Sarah Marquis, snowboarder Kevin Pearce, sky runner Kilian …

Alex Honnold, Tommy Caldwell’s “Extreme Backpacking” on Patagonia’s Fitz Traverse

Alex Honnold just did his first climb in Patagonia. And it was pretty spectacular. He teamed up with Tommy Caldwell to make the first ascent of the Fitz Traverse, which involved climbing seven peaks in five days along the Cerro Fitz Roy ridge line. Honnold and Caldwell waited for their weather …

11 Inspiring Stories Of People Who Left Normal Life And Embarked On An Adventure

So, are we quitting our desk jobs now or later?

Inspiration

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Travel & Eats<p>This new book will have you rethinking your mass-market java.<p>By Cam Wolf20 hours agoView More<p>Where to Go Right Now<p>Load up on art, …

Kit: Free Solo Climbing

Sometimes the mountains just call your name. You’ve been staring out your office window all week at fall leaves or fresh snow and you’ve got to get …

How to Save Dreary Weather Photographs With HDR

We want you to close your eyes for a moment and imagine the following scenario. You've been saving for the last two years to go on your dream …

How to Rescue a Drowned Camera

It was bound to happen, the inevitable calamity of my Canon 5D Mark II meeting its demise on one of my many death defying photo adventures. Did it …

Lips

How to Make a Portrait of a Stranger in 8 Easy Steps

How to Make a Portrait of a Stranger in 8 Easy Steps - get over the fear of photographing strangers with Valerie Jardin's easy to follow steps.

Digital Photography