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This Guy Became An Expert On Syrian Arms Trafficking, Just By Watching YouTube

Eliot Higgins, AKA Brown Moses, represents a strange new breed: the armchair weapons analyst.<p>Last October, Eliot Higgins, a 34-year-old resident of Leicester, England, lost his job. With time to waste, he turned to YouTube. Now, he’s one of the world’s foremost experts on the flow of illegal …

Avian Accommodations: Google Map Pin-Shaped Birdhouses

It is always eye-catching when we find something from our digital experience rendered around us in ‘real life’ – like these application-inspired bird …

Avant-garde

Dora Bicycle Helmet Offers Better Safety for Its User

<b>Dora bicycle helmet</b> is one of ingenious modern industrial designs that provides safety for the user. The main problem with city transport for …

Bicycle Helmets

Sri Lanka: nirvana for beach lovers

Sri Lanka overwhelms the senses. The air is heavy with the scent of jasmine, the food richly spiced and the landscape one of utter beauty; the radiant green rice paddies, forests of swaying palm trees and mountains puckered in tea plantations are utterly bewitching. But for many people Sri Lanka …

30 Things Travelers Must See and Do Before They're 30

All the hype is on 30, which means you should squeeze as much adventure as possible into your 20s before not-so-gracefully bowing out of the years of which you're still expected to brush off your mother's advice. Here are 30 things every person with a bit of wanderlust must see and do before …

Travel

Top Hanoi Old Quarter Hotels for Your Visit to Vietnam

01 of 06<p>Au Coeur d'Hanoi Boutique Hotel<p>The confluence of French colonial and Vietnamese traditional décor makes a good impression on the Au Coueur …

3 backpacking and hosteling cliches worth examining

Obviously when you examine the truth behind any cliché you invariably come to the conclusion that reality isn’t as black and white as the cliché so …

London’s new booze-free bar

Since February, Londoners have been clamouring to get a reservation at BYOC, a hidden 18-seat bar where you bring the hooch and the mixologist supplies the magic.<p>The hottest new boozer in London doesn’t even have a liquor licence.<p>Since February, Londoners have been clamouring to get a reservation …

Photography & Travel Product Reviews

Product Reviews

Wagler's pit viper, temple viper, temple pit viper

Description:<p>Tropidolaemus wagleri is a venomous pitviper species native to southeast Asia. No subspecies are currently recognized.[3] It is sometimes …

South-east Asia

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Seaside, Havana

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Study of portable electronic use on airplanes expected to relax rules

According to people who work with an industry working group that the Federal Aviation Administration set up last year to study the use of portable …

Get Ready for Wales' Enormous New Zipline — Vagabondish

This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure.<p>Thrill seekers have a new bucketlistable attraction on their hands and may soon be packing …

Zip-lines

Meditating With Snakes and Corpses: A Week At A Rural Thai Buddhist Temple

It was a feeling just below my navel I've never experienced before, a feeling so intense I felt like I'd lost control. I just lay on the ground writhing around not in pain, but in consciousness. In my first day of meditation I had awakened a part of me I never knew existed.<p>Bang Mun Nak is located …

Hotel room-in-a-box, for those urban empty spaces

Much as we have made fun of the pop-up hotel concept here — a hip phrase for the sake of being hip, our reasoning goes — a new design concept called …

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The world's best wild swims

Little can match the pleasure of taking a dip in a secluded spot. Sliding into a river or striking out for the centre of a lake, it’s impossible not to feel as if you’ve become part of the scene, rather than simply marvelling at it.<p>Indulge in one of these stunning swims and we promise they’ll make …

Hot Springs

Pictures: Green Walls May Cut Pollution in Cities

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Montreal is North America’s Answer To Europe

Private equity giant Cerberus patiently waits for payoff from Japanese rail giant

Cerberus Capital Management LP, owner of 32.4 percent of Seibu Holdings Inc., is willing to wait as long as three years for the relisting of the …

What is wilderness worth to you?

A smudged and battered copy of the Outdoor Recreation Economy report sits on my desk. I rub my eyes, bleary from staring at the computer screen, …

National Parks

The hotel tastes and preferences of Chinese travelers abroad

The entire travel and tourism industry is paying close attention to the more than 100 million Chinese travelers expected to cross borders by 2020; …

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Photos

Plight of the Torpedo People, by Chris Burkard [photos]

Matador Ambassador Chris Burkard is touring the West and East coasts over the next two weeks promoting the new book <i>Plight of the Torpedo People</i>, shot …

New York City

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