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The Best Way to Tour the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, and Switzerland Is by Boat

The newest small ship from Crystal River Cruises has rainfall showers, market-fresh cuisine, and even a swimming pool.<p>I touched down in in Amsterdam …

Swimming Pools

Regulate Weapons Like We Do in the Military, Says an Army Officer

For the list of previous entries in this series, please see the index at the end of the post. But: if you’re revving up to send me a note explaining what kind of ammunition the AR-15 uses, and how it is similar to (and different from) the military’s M-16 (and so on), please first at least look at …

The Best Times to Visit Yellowstone

As the first national park in the world, a trip to Yellowstone offers travelers the chance to experience both stunning natural beauty as well as an …

National Parks

18 best places to visit in 2018

<b>(CNN) —</b> Planning your 2018 vacation and starting to think about just going back to that place you went last year with the OK-ish beach and the mediocre cocktails?<p>C'mon, you know you can do better.<p>CNN Travel has been looking to the year ahead to pick some of the best destinations worth visiting in …

Hot Springs

12 destinations travelers might want to avoid in 2018

<b>(CNN) —</b> Tourism backlash has been in full effect over the past 12 months, with several destinations announcing they'd had enough of foreign visitors flooding their streets or disrupting their fragile ecosystems.<p>Unsurprisingly, this has posed a a dilemma for mindful travelers planning their next …

European Travel

How To Cook Perfect Steak in the Oven — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

Here is an absolutely foolproof, easy, and quick way to make a juicy steak with a crisp, peppery crust in the oven. Add a loaf of bread, a salad, and …

Food

An audiophile-worthy Bluetooth portable headphone amp

The CEntrance BlueDAC has the Audiophiliac reconsidering his stance on Bluetooth.<p>As regular Audiophiliac readers may have noticed, I rarely cover Bluetooth products. This new portable BlueDAC ($399) from CEntrance is an exception simply because it sounds great and can drive power hungry audiophile …

Audiophile

Leica announces limited edition M Typ 262 in a red anodized finish

Leica has long been a brand recognized for high-end cameras. The camera company is nearly 170 years old, and they’re still putting out fantastic quality cameras today. A Leica isn’t something you buy a starter photographer, however. With most of the company’s cameras in the few thousand dollar …

Cameras

15 of the best travel apps for your next trip

Apps

Bose's new Noise-Masking Sleepbuds may change your life

In an unusual move for Bose, the company launches an Indiegogo campaign looking for testers for its upcoming totally wireless sleep-aid earphones.<p>Bose has been quietly introducing some unconventional products over the last few months, including its Hearphones and Soundwear Companion Speaker, but …

Audiophile

The Reflex Uses Novel Ideas to Breathe New Life Into the Film SLR

Reflex is a new brand aiming to give 35mm film photographers a new camera option instead of going with a dated SLR design (the 13-year-old Nikon F6) …

In defence of Brussels: ‘If you actually know it, you probably love it’

Ignore the sceptics, this is a fabulous city, says a longtime fan – especially Ixelles, the vibrant multicultural quarter where Audrey Hepburn was born<p>Coming home from a holiday last week, I had a brief conversation with the taxi driver about Belgium. He looked at me in his rear-view mirror and …

France

Book it: Four perfect paradise island hotels for barefoot luxury

Chase winter sun and ultimate serenity at one of these tropical spas. First you have to decide: Bali or the Maldives?<p>Hurawalhi, Maldives<p>Best for…eco-luxury<p><b>The low-down:</b> Hurawalhi sits on a private atoll in the sparkling azure waters of the Maldives and is as close to paradise on earth as you’re …

The 30 most idyllic islands on Earth

It is completely possible that, as well as penning what is now considered one of the first great English novels, Daniel Defoe also invented the brochure for the epic beach holiday. It is all there in the early pages of his keynote literary statement published in 1719, Robinson Crusoe.<p>Freshly …

Leica is resurrecting the soft-focus Thambar 90mm F2.2 portrait lens from 1935

Leica is getting into the lens resurrection game, announcing earlier today that it will bring back the Thambar-M 1:2.2/90: a portrait lens from 1935 …

Cameras

Digital Back for 35mm Nikon Analog Cameras Launches on Kickstarter

The transition from the analog age to the digital revolution left a lot of old devices behind to the dusts of time and cameras are no exception. …

Kickstarter

Amazing Yashica Y35 Digifilm Project

Famous camera manufacturer Yashica, reveals an ambitious camera concept : the <i>Yashica Y35 Digifilm</i>. The goal, finding all the feelings of the use of …

Amazing

Brilliant white wines from traditional red regions

Do you ever buy white bordeaux, white rioja or whites from the Rhône? I ask because it’s easy to overlook some real gems by having it fixed in your head that a region is purely a red wine area. Dry white bordeaux is a particular favourite of mine – the blending of semillon with sauvignon transforms …

MERS

The ultimate guide to river cruises – where to go and who to book with

Why choose a river cruise?<p>For an unforgettable immediate, immersive and intimate travel experience river cruising is hard to beat. River cruises don’t just take you into a country, they let you get under it skin and feel its pulse and see its scenery and sights close up. As you sail at a pleasingly …

European Travel

France's 21 most beautiful beaches (according to our experts)

Leica TL2 Camera - Ape to Gentleman

In November last year Leica released its TL-System Camera– it was crafted in Germany from a single block of aluminium, and today Leica is bringing to …

The terrifying way our universe will end — and when

Our universe is racing toward its destruction as we speak. The end is not going to be especially pleasant, but when that end will happen is still a point of contention amongst cosmologists. Following is a transcript of the video:<p><i>Everything has a beginning and an end — including our universe. But</i> …

Leica's TL2 Mirrorless Camera Will Get You into Photography

Leica’s TL2 Mirrorless Camera Will Get You into Photography<p>Home » Tech & Leisure » Leica’s TL2 Mirrorless Camera Will Get You into Photography<p>The …

Light starts shipping the L16, its 16-camera pocket DSLR challenger

Light’s L16 was a radical design concept when it was originally introduced in October, 2015 — but the concept has become a reality, as the company is now shipping the first production units to its pre-order customers. The final design is quite similar to the concept it showed off back then, with a …

Depth Of Field

Photographing the ‘Great Migration’ in Tanzania

Tanzania is one of the best places in the world to see nature and wildlife as it has been for thousands of years. The 947,303 square kilometer …

Wildlife

REVIEW: LEICA M10 x 0.95 NOCTILUX 50MM

Leica M10 — stripping away the superfluous. Staying true to the roots First of all, I am very impressed with Leica— dedication to the craft of …

Leica M-series

10 Travel Apps You Need Now

We want you to have the best travel experience from start to finish. These applications will put you at ease so you can focus on enjoying your trip.<p>Apps can help travelers with everything from letting them know the best time to book a flight to translating a foreign menu with their camera. With two …

Apps

City break: Ghent

In Belgium, Antwerp is the fashion queen, Bruges the medieval pin-up and Brussels the Euro bigwig. But Ghent, with its fresh-faced attitude and …

Brooklyn: hipster hell or New York's greatest borough?

When I began visiting New York nearly 40 years ago, it meant Manhattan. Now, my son travels often to what he calls “New York”, but he means Brooklyn. Plenty of times he gets off the plane and goes straight to an apartment in Greenpoint or an office in Williamsburg and stays for two months without …

In memoriam: Olympus brings down the curtain on the legacy Four Thirds system

It probably shouldn't be a surprise but it's still a little sad to see it in print: the latest catalogue from four-thirds.org states that production …