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Our Guide to Hawaii’s Most Beautiful Island

Hawaii's most beautiful island is probably one you've never heard of. Located just east of Oahu, Molokai offers an untamed look at the state’s natural charms, including pristine beaches, clear water, and, best of all, uninterrupted solitude. Read our guide to the place, then go book a trip.<p>There …

5 ways to protect profits as the bull market turns 5

Sunday, March 9, is the five year anniversary of the bear-market lows.<p>For many investors, this date is etched in our memories — along with the number …

Investing

Beyond the Seven Summits

I’m not a professional mountaineer, nor do I think paying an experienced guide makes me one.<p>Nevertheless, I am an avid hiker and the allure of altitude always draws me in. So when I heard about an opportunity to join a mountaineering expedition on Mount Aconcagua–South America’s highest peak–in the …

10 natural wonders in the United States that set records | CNN Travel

Breathtaking Photos of Finnish Landscapes

Photographer Mikko Lagerstedt is a relative newcomer to photography, having taken it up a mere six years ago in 2008. He has since been bitten by the …

Tall storeys: Lucinda Grange's daredevil photography

British adventure photographer Lucinda Grange has travelled the world, scaling famous buildings and structures and taking pictures from the top. Among her impressive list of climbs is the Great Pyramid of Giza, Firth of Forth Rail Bridge in Scotland and the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges. …

Thousands of Swimming Fish Create Huge Underwater Spirals

American photographer Octavio Aburto thrives on the fascinating world of life in the sea. He has spent decades studying and researching marine biology in order to educate the world about the protection and conservation of ocean life. Since 1994, Aburto has photographed marine ecosystems in Mexican …

10 things we can learn from the happiest people in the world

Scandinavia is located as far north as Alaska. It’s cold, dark, damp, and dreary for nearly nine months out of the year. And when summer does come, …

Top 10 Valentine's Day Retreats

Find cozy seclusion, starry views, ancient gardens—whatever your romantic heart desires.<p>From the National Geographic book <i>Four Seasons of Travel</i><p><b>Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur, California</b> <br>www.postranchinn.com <br>Perched on the Big Sur coastline, between the majestic Santa Lucia Mountains and the endless …

Street Photography

Reverse Ring Macro Photography Fundamentals

First of all, I should mention the technique we are about to go through isn't necessarily considered true macro photography, as I'm sure any macro …