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23 Easy DIY Ways To Make Traveling So Much Better

Before you hit the road, hit the glue gun.

Extra virgin olive oil sold by these seven producers may be anything but

Seven olive oil companies are accused of selling ordinary olive oil as “extra virgin,” a label reserved for olive oils of the highest quality.<p>Raffaele Guariniello—a prosecutor in Turin, Italy—announced the investigation into the seven olive oil producers today, according to Italian news site La …

Oil & Gas Industry

How I Had My Gear and 3 Months of Photos Stolen in One Brief Moment

My name is David Anderson and I’m a photographer from Scotland. I recently decided to take a different direction in life: I quit my job, bought a …

Northern Lights

The Real Reason Why There's A Tiny Hole In Airplane Windows

Courtesy of Salvator Barki/ Getty Images<p>It turns out that itsy bitsy hole in the bottom of your airplane window is actually a very important safety feature. It's all-too-easy to let your mind wander when you're confined to a tiny box of space while hurtling 40,000 feet in the air at hundreds of …

Japan Photos

TravelPhoto Gallery<p>See photos of Japan (including Tokyo, Mount Fuji, geisha, and more) in this travel photo gallery from National Geographic.

Japan

Island Getaways

TravelBest Of<p>See photos of top island getaways (including Bali, Maui, Lord Howe Island, and more) in this travel photo gallery from National Geographic.

Travel Photography

Meatballs and Mushrooms: 2 of the 700-Plus Recipes From Magnus Nilsson’s Epic New Cookbook

nordic cookbook<p>According to chef Magnus Nilsson, his new book, <i>The Nordic Cookbook</i>, has nothing to do with ego: “This book is not about me and my work as a chef; I merely documented what was there already, what was created by others.” The 32-year-old wunderkind is modest, but with tomorrow’s release …

Intoxicating India: Breathtaking pictures of the colour and chaos of the world's most vibrant continent by legendary photographer Steve McCurry

• <b>Photographer Steve McCurry has travelled over 80 times times to India capturing raw moments during his visits</b>• <b><br>His incredible new book, India, features</b> …

The Trick to Requesting Uber and Lyft at Any Airport

This one literally requires a trick of the needle. Ignore the fact there are often legitimate governmental regulations on why sometimes passengers can't be picked up at the airport.<p><i>This post originally appeared on</i> Map Happy<i>.</i><p>My mother and stepfather, for example, are always complaining that they …

London Underground is 'too fast' says new study

Apparently, because the Tube is so fast, it actually increases congestion<p>"You know what I hate about the Underground? It is way too fast" is not a complaint you hear from many commuters.<p>However, according to a new study, the Tube is too quick - and this is causing congestion.<p>The mathematical study …

At Alaska's Denali National Park, the peak moments come wild and high

Marie Monroe desperately needed some good news. An unexpected August snow meant guests couldn't get into or out of Kantishna Roadhouse, the backcountry lodge Monroe manages in Denali National Park and Preserve.<p>As Monroe walked from one lodge building to another through snow flurries, a fellow …

National Parks

Adventure Travel: Top 10 Outdoor Activities in Iceland

Iceland is a country defined by it’s outdoors. Inspiring scenery at every turn, extraordinary landscapes, and astounding natural wonders; when …

15 Affordable Countries That are Perfect for Budget Travelers – ExpertWanderer - Page 5

Portugal<p>www.mysecondhome.co.uk<p>Besides being more affordable than you would think, Portugal has a way of seducing any visitor. That’s most likely …

When to Visit Alaska's First National Park

Travel<p><b>Location: Alaska<br>Established: February 26, 1917<br>Size: 6,075,029 acres</b><p>On any summer day in Denali, Alaska's most well known national park, hundreds of people see sights that will stay with them the rest of their lives. Perhaps a golden eagle will soar off the cliffs at Polychrome Pass, or 20 …

National Parks

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Striking Photos of Paris Highlight the City's Spectacular Boulevards and Architecture

Fascinated by geometry and symmetry, Hungarian photographer Zsolt Hlinka highlights the lines, shapes, and patterns of Paris in his striking photos of the French capital. From different vantage points, including street perspectives and bird's-eye views, Hlinka draws attention to the impressive …

Why You Can't Sleep on a Plane

<b>1. You Stare at a Screen</b><br>Who among us hasn’t gone down the social-media or Web-surfing rabbit hole when we should be resting our eyes and brain? It’s …

Brainwaves

Waikiki beaches closed after heavy rains trigger 500,0000 gallon sewage spill

Heavy rains triggered a half-million gallon sewage spill near Hawaii's world-famous tourist district, prompting city officials Monday to close most of the beach fronting Waikiki.<p>Storm water flowed into the city's sewage system as a weather system linked to Tropical Storm Kilo dumped heavy rain on …

How to Make a Mind-Blowing Gin and Tonic—Without Gin

The newest zero-proof cocktail at The Cecil in New York City is a smart, super-refreshing take on the classic gin and tonic made with ditax, a tart, …

How Hot Water Can Transform Your Office Lunch Into Something Awesome

All you need for an better lunch at the office is… hot water. Here's how to hack everything from a soft-boiled egg to DIY rice noodles.<p>We take our lunch pretty seriously here at <i>Bon Appétit</i>. Although we don't bring a homemade meal every single day, if we do, we want it to be healthy, satisfying, and …

Healthy Eating

When to book your holiday travel (Hint: Soon)

Can you hear the sleigh bells?<p>That's right, it isn't even the end of August and I'm telling you to buy your plane tickets for Christmas. Or at the …

Holiday Travel

11 New Routes That Will Lead to Cheap Flights This Fall and Winter

Whenever an airline launches new service between two cities, it increases competition between airlines and ultimately lowers prices on that route. …

The cheapest and best way to make calls when you travel abroad

In fact, it can be free.<p>That's because there are many apps that allow you to make calls at no cost. These aren't traditional "phone calls" <i>per se</i>— you don't have to dial a series of numbers or worry about making sure you have the right country code to reach the person you want to talk to. But the …

8 food myths that just won’t go away

Eggs are bad, low-fat is good, right? Here’s how science has debunked those and other persistent food myths<p>Larry Schwartz<p>August 17, 2015 10:58pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>In the past several decades, nutritional research has revealed the truth behind the health claims of …

Nutrition

The 2017 Friendliest Cities in the World

For years, we've asked our readers to rate a city's "friendliness" in the Readers’ Choice Awards survey, focusing on where you felt welcome. Did an outgoing local show you the way? Was the city easy to navigate? Hundreds of thousands of readers took the survey this year—and we're seeing just how …

Boldly Going Where No Credit Card Has Gone Before, and the One Shocking Reason Airline Complaints Are Up

The French tip even less than Brits. That’s a result I wouldn’t have expected, though one the whole the French have a reputation for being remarkably …

Yes, It's Possible to Screw Up a Hot Dog. Here's How Not To

This cookout staple is so easy to make, it's impossible to screw up…right? Here's how to cook a hot dog—the correct way.<p>Cooking up a proper hot dog isn't rocket science, but it's not a fool-proof endeavor, either. From burst casings to the wrong condiments, these are the most common hot dog crimes. …

Nope. I Will No Longer Fly Standby!

This is the reason that most of us fly, being able to look down at the earth below us.<p>Flying around the U.S. is something that so many people do on a …

How to Properly Clean Your Lenses, Filters, Mirror and Sensor

If you're like me, the thought of touching, let alone fully cleaning your precious glass or even worse, your sensor, strikes fear into your heart. …