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The Best Secret Streets Around the World

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26 incredible waterfalls to visit in your lifetime

Some cascade lightly into trickling streams while others harness a speed and height that is simply mesmerizing.<p>We've put together a collection of 26 waterfalls from around the world that provide travelers with surreal scenery, incredible size, or unique shapes that won't be found anywhere else.<p>From …

RETRO RIDING GEAR: Classic Style with Modern Protection

Riding gear offering contemporary technology in materials, construction, and crash protection doesn’t need to look like something RoboCop would wear. …

Vintage

The Great American Motorcycle Roads

Twisted Sisters<p><b>Length:</b> 131 miles<p><b>Driving Time:</b> 3 hours<p><b>Route:</b> Sometimes called the Three Sisters, the winding ride starts in Medina, Texas. Hop on RR …

Arabian sights: road-tripping in Oman

Oman is hot right now. Not as in boiling (although it can be at the height of summer when the mercury touches 40C); hot as in 'of the moment'. Its star has risen steadily thanks to a carefully nurtured tourism industry and a growing appreciation for its natural and cultural riches.<p>After all, where …

Arabian Sea

These guys are driving from NYC to Argentina. They keep it real. Here’s how you can too.

HEADING OUT TO SEA WITH A NICARAGUAN FISHING CREW AT 4AM.<p>Building a yurt with a family of nomads on the Mongolian steppe.<p>Cruising around town looking …

Hot Springs

Silver Falls Canyon

The Top 23 Most Beautiful American Campsites

It's not too late to get that summer camping trip in the books and any one of these 23 campsites would make for an amazing trip. Rally the crew, pack up the car, and head out to sleep under the stars at one of these beautiful American campsites.<p>Photo by Christin Healey, Explorer for The Outbound …

National Parks

Motorman Is An Electric Moped With Retro Styling

Mopeds are convenient and easy, but they’re generally not cool… unless they’re the new Motorman from Dutch designer Ronald Meijs. Using vintage …

Meet the artist who creates surreal masterpieces with his iPhone

[avocado-gallery ids=”308771,308762,308763,308764,308765,308766,308767,308768,308769,308770″]<p>A brilliant white lightning bolt strikes the Eiffel Tower in Paris. In Venice, Italy, a whale splashes joyfully through a street system made up of canals. In New York, an elephant is lifted high into the …

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Secret sights of San Francisco: six things only locals know about

San Francisco is known the world over for its beauty, its open-mindedness and – let's be honest – its weirdness. So it should be no surprise that the City by the Bay harbors many unlikely attractions in far-flung locations known only to locals … until now.<p>Below are a few choice secrets – some new, …

Stienstra: Bay Area outdoor bests (pics)

Right here in the greater Bay Area, we have the best of the outdoors. The question is, what is the best of the best?<p>You could search across America and not find a metropolitan area with more year-round, world-class adventures of all kinds. Other great metro regions include Seattle (Washington), …

Somewhere in Central Asia

Central Asia is a land unto itself. From the jaw-droppingly beautiful and harsh heights of the Pamir and Tian Shan Mountains to the vibrant hues of …

Travel apps that don't use data roaming

“Travel apps are great, but watch out for roaming charges,” I wrote for the Telegraph in 2009. Five years on, little has changed. Data roaming remains too expensive for dawn-to-dusk app use in most countries. Fortunately, some apps work fine without an internet connection. So, even after you switch …

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The Intrepid 4×5 is a Large Format Camera That’s Light On Your Back and Your Wallet

If you’ve been wanting to get into the large format game, but the financial investment was just too rich for your blood, the Intrepid 4×5 camera …

piccure+ Software Promises to Give Your $300 Lens the Magic of a $3,000 Lens

What’s the difference between the results of a $300 consumer lens and a $3,000 top-of-the-line lens? If piccure is to be believed, one answer is …

An American Is Documenting His 4-Year Tour Of Africa With Incredible Photos

The American adventurer is planning to spend four years traveling through all 54 countries in Africa—and he is documenting his journey with incredible photos and stories on his blog, The Unseen Africa. Tapon is on a mission to "reveal the unseen sides of Africa."<p>"Our image of Africa is wrong," …

6 Absolutely Terrifying Things (That We'd Still Love To Do)

Sometimes the best part of travel is that, frankly, it totally scares the crap out of us. It's a chance for us to push our boundaries, do things we'd never do, and (just a little bit) pretend to be a totally different kind of person. Below, we highlight six of the most utterly hair-raising, …

Roads

12 Steps to Building a Cafe Racer

The first feature on ‘How to Build a Café Racer’ struck a chord. Not everybody who read it agreed with the content, but when it comes to style, there are several different schools of taste.<p>I’m going to focus on the performance side of building a cafe racer. Or street tracker, scrambler, or any …

10 Ghost Towns Around the World

TravelBest Of<p>Silent streets and derelict buildings offer a glimpse into the lives of once thriving communities.<p>With their silent streets, derelict buildings, and remnants of homes and workplaces, abandoned towns offer a haunting view into the lives of once thriving communities. Here’s a look at our …

The world's scariest stairs

All is right with the world when you're gazing down from the rooftop of Milan's Duomo. That is, until you remember the steep marble stairs that got you there—and are your only way down.<p>Stairways can leave just as much of an impact on your memory as the places they lead you. Some are so eye-catching …

11 North American Hikes For Your Bucket List

Hike these 11 trails at some point in your life. You’ll be happy you did.<p><b>There are thousands of miles of amazing trail in the United States</b>, and …

Jackson Hole

Talented Filmmaker Drops Career for Endless RTW Journey

Turkish filmmaker Tolga Basol gave up his career to chase the dream of riding around the world.<p>After working as a video editor and motion graphics …

100 Skills Everyone Should Know

Nothing but the essentials.<p>These days, you can outsource almost any job—but some things you need to know how to do yourself. Now you can explore how to perform life's essential skills. Study our master list with step-by-step tips from the experts, and test your DIY aptitude each step of the way.<p><i>The</i> …

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The Swiss train tourists don’t take

The Rhäetian Railway provides an awe-inspiring, adrenaline-inducing ride past therapeutic springs and mountain-perched castles, crossing 84 tunnels and 383 bridges along the way.<p>I floated in a steamy, 38C rooftop pool, watching glints of the sinking copper sun reflect off the Rhäetian Alps. Located …

Turkey’s religious ghost town

Until the deportations of 1923, Muslims and Christians lived harmoniously in the Turkish town of Kayakoy. Today, the ghost town remains a poignant reminder of happier times.<p>Few independent tourists make their way to Kayakoy, a ghost town just 5km west of the tattoo parlours, British pubs and dance …

Ghost Towns

How I quit my job to travel: The banker

Marcello Arrambide invested everything he had learning to trade in the stock market. But the ultimate goal was never fame or fortune. It was freedom.<p>When people first discovered that I had borrowed $25,000 in student loans to fund a new day trading career just out of high school, they thought I was …

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