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A Visit to McCall: Your Own Private Idaho (PHOTOS)

Traveling the Pacific Northwest with our Airstream travel trailer is our favorite way to explore this part of our country. Always on the ready, our Airstream has served as our "home away from home," for almost three years now while visiting some of the most breathtaking spots this area has to offer.<p>…

The Best Beach Restaurants In The World

At Bangpo Seafood on the island of Koh Samui, tables in the sand are piled with deep-fried red snapper and spicy mango and sea urchin salad -- flavors as intense as Thailand's sunshine.<p>Like many of the best beach restaurants and shacks, family-run Bangpo makes food that's fresh, authentic, and …

Video of the week: The Quiet City: Winter in Paris

A languid and mesmerizing ode to the big city, “The Quiet City: Winter in Paris” is a stark and beautiful short film that takes us through a slow …

Best U.S. Island Getaways: 10 Tranquil Destinations For Rest And Relaxation (PHOTOS)

An island vacation is the perfect way to leave the everyday stress of urban life behind -- but you don't have to head halfway around the world to Fiji or Bali to enjoy a tranquil beachside getaway.<p>Take advantage of the stress-relieving benefits of some of the U.S.'s best islands, from the tropical …

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Mar 31, 2013 at 4:35am UTC

Another one of Nethercote Falls from yesterday! #nethercotefalls #pambula #nethercote #nsw #roadtrip #seeaustralia

Rainy Easter Sunday Afternoon. #bakersfield #weather #rain

Putting things in perspective

Apr 2, 2013 at 3:53am UTC

Southern Discomfort 24 Hours of LeMons Day 1: Cessna Road Racer Doing Well, Some Other Stuff Happened

When we saw that Speedycop and the Gang of Outlaws had raised the bar to stratospheric heights with their race car made from a Cessna 310 fuselage affixed to a Toyota Space Van chassis during the Southern Discomfort inspections on Friday, almost everybody at the track thought that the Spirit of …

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Traveling on the Threshold

They say that it's more fun to go 60 mph in a car built for 40 than to go 100 mph in a car built for 300. If you've ever driven fast in a slow car, or slow in a fast car, you know this is true.<p>I think this is why: the thrill from driving fast isn't really about speed. It about experiencing a …

"And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely of places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it." R.Dahl Thanks for the quote @treeher @zoezawa Even though we live on different coasts we are are still finding moments of magic! I shot this a couple weeks a go in the #MagicCity of Miami. Come visit already!!!

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How To Be A Travel Writer In 2013

<i>Same terrain, new tools. Behold the new school. Photo by Chris Burkard.</i><p>Possibly no other occupation is as ill-defined as "travel writer." Tell somebody you're a teacher, a chef, a painter, an engineer, a mechanic, maybe even an "IT person," and chances are they'll have at least a general idea what …