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Adventures in Quito: Hiking in the Shadow of Cotopaxi

For most of my trip to Quito I had Internet access, and was able to write about my days events as they happened. On the final few days of the trip, I …

Ten of France’s natural wonders

France smoulders with natural beauty, from the spectacular river-carved cliff sides of the Gorges du Verdon to the Dune du Pilat, Europe’s highest sand dune.

In Bolivia, awe-inspiring scenes at every turn

Unlike neighbouring Peru or southern Chile – even Bolivia’s most well-known routes remain relatively untraveled.<p>In the Bolivian Andes, ice-blue glaciers crown amphitheatres of peaks, llamas graze quietly in the afternoon sun and the evening light fades into frigid mountain nights. But where …

Patagonia: The Wild Place at the End of the World

The southernmost region of South America is huge in every way: Patagonia is twice the size of California and home to some of the biggest landscapes and adventures on the planet. Head south for stunning landscapes, ridiculous fishing, rugged trekking, roadside asados, and a 100 percent chance of …

TIME for Flipboard

Inside Flipboard / November 20, 2013<p>When the innovative publisher Henry Luce launched TIME Magazine 90 years ago, his big idea was that TIME would …

Seeking Fortune, on Flipboard

Inside Flipboard / December 11, 2013<p>Brilliant leaders zig when others zag. In 1930, a scant four months after the collapse of Wall Street signalled …

Vogue Launches on Flipboard

Inside Flipboard / February 4, 2014<p>Vogue, the most influential fashion magazine in the world, makes its debut on Flipboard today. Read by more than …

Brain Pickings Gets Made for Flipboard

Inside Flipboard / February 11, 2014<p>Maria Popova is one of the Internet’s finest hunter-gatherers. Powered by a curious mind and a deep appreciation …

Get Cosmopolitan on Flipboard

Inside Flipboard / February 14, 2014<p>Cosmopolitan Magazine has been around for over 100 years—first as a family magazine, then as a literary magazine. …

On the FRONTLINE with Flipboard

Gabriella Schwarz / October 8, 2014<p>Since its launch in 1983, PBS’s long-form primetime series FRONTLINE has provided deep coverage and impactful …

Flipping The Wall Street Journal and Factiva

For 125 years, it has been read by the leading business influencers in the world. It’s won 35 Pulitzer prizes, for topics including the September 11, …

A Cape Town Shop Promotes Excellent Coffee Through A Steampunk Design

Their customers say their coffee is the best in the world and we tend to agree, seeing how invested everyone is in creating a perfect and complete …

Meet America’s 20 Best Cities for Coffee Lovers

Blame it on the Boston Tea Party if you will, but we’ve been a nation of coffee drinkers for a while now. Travel + Leisure recently released their list of America’s best coffee cities, widely focusing on small, craft roasters that are really changing the way we think about coffee beyond pumpkin …

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Hip Hong Kong: new art galleries and trendy restaurants

Hong Kong: a place bursting at the seams in almost every sense of the phrase. Like any politically charged city, there’s an undercurrent of creativity that provides an outlet for Hong Kong’s rebellious streak, translating into a clutch of interesting food experiences, design ideas and artistic …

America's Most Scenic Waterside Drives

From alpine lakes to marshy wetlands and East Coast to West, hitch a ride as we hit the gas on America’s most beautiful waterside drives.<p>Whether it’s …

16 hikes you must do in Marin County

While we're pretty much convinced you can't go wrong with when it comes to hiking in Marin, there are some areas you undoubtedly must visit at least once.<p>Considering Marin's seemingly endless selection of open space and trails, creating a list of the best hikes the county has to offer was no easy …

Common Misconceptions About Traveling to China

China is a fascinating travel destination with the full variety of experiences that you’d expect from the third largest country on earth. So why …

Gettin' techy with it: 6 of the most useful climbing apps

For better or for worse, technology has implanted its way into our everyday lives. We can access weather at the swipe of a finger, stock stats with a …

10 Great Novels That Will Make You More Passionate About Science

Many of the world's greatest scientists were inspired to go into their fields by reading science fiction books. And it's easy to see why. A lot of …

If You Think 5G Is All About Faster Network Speeds, You're Wrong

You can already reach for your phone, ask Google a question, and receive the answer within seconds.<p>The forthcoming generation of wireless technology will be even faster, but it's not just about sheer speed.<p>The next major network upgrade will solve one of the most aggravating problems we experience …

7 Easy Alpine Routes For Your Summer Tick List

Author:<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>3488<p>3.5K<p>SHARES<p>Sometimes, when committing to a move, I hear my friend Lee’s cranky voice in my head: “Could you pull …

Hideaway hotels you can't reach by road

Leave your Samsonite above the wardrobe and your car keys on the dresser, you won't be needing either on this trip around some of the planet's more access-challenged accommodation. Travel light, wear sensible shoes, and take some deep breaths...<p>Hotel Pilatus-Kulm, Lucerne, Switzerland<p><b>Access:</b> …

JayBird Reign

Most fitness trackers look back, focusing on metrics (miles walked, steps taken, calories burned) that have already happened. Jaybird’s new Reign is the first one we’ve seen that looks forward, and helps you figure out what to do in the future, rather than showing you what you just did.<p>On top of …

Reach Your Fitness Goals with Mountain Athletics

Alex "AJ" Johnson began climbing in 1997 at age ten and just two years later was named a member of the U.S. Climbing Team. By 2002, she’d won her first Youth Climbing National Championship, and year later she won the Adult National Championship. In 2008, Johnson made history by becoming the first …

Runner's Inspiration: A Trail Gallery

3. The Hardergrat is a 24 kilometer long ridgeline from Interlaken, to Brienz, Switzerland. The trail literally stays right on the edge of the ridge, …

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