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Man Walks All Day to Create Massive Snow Patterns (Part 3)

English artist Simon Beck never ceases to amaze us with his large-scale murals of geometric patterns in snow. Each visually breathtaking piece, which Beck manually creates by walking through the snow and leaving behind his track prints, adds a surreal element to its natural landscape. Walking …

Art

Effective habits of great travel writers

When I was writing the first edition of <i>Lonely Planet’s Guide to Travel Writing</i>, we decided to incorporate interviews with a wide range of travel writers, editors and agents into the book, thinking that readers would profit from hearing a spectrum of experiences and opinions.<p>We’ve continued this …

Travel

The ultimate guide to shopping in Hong Kong

Everyone knows Hong Kong as a place of neon-lit retail pilgrimage – all international brands worth their logo have outlets here, and they are supplemented by the city’s own retail trailblazers. That said, Hong Kong's reputation as a bargain hunter’s paradise is pretty much a thing of the past.<p>So …

Hong Kong

A Botswana Safari Camp Is The New Best Hotel In The World

It received a score of 96.60 out of 100.<p>Located in the Moremi Game Reserve, the hotel, which is made up of two camps, offers unparalleled luxury in the thick of the wild.<p>The hotel is designed to take advantage of its natural surroundings: There are outdoor plunge pools, al fresco dining areas, and …

Wildlife

Cool Off At These Hot Mountain Hotels This Summer

As much as we were wishing for warm weather throughout the long and frigid winter, summer has roared in and temperatures have soared. Whether you’re the outdoorsy type or your kind of adventure is finding the shortest route to the spa, relaxing in a temperate climate is appealing to just about …

Step-by-Step Guide to China’s Bullet Train

China is no stranger to advanced technology and their bullet train, racing between Shanghai and Beijing is the icing on the cake. If avoiding Chinese …

The Observer's 20 photographs of the week

http://www.theguardian.com/theobserver/gallery/2013/apr/06/observer-20-photographs-of-the-week<p>720<p>The best news and culture images from around the …