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Google Street View takes a Danube river cruise

There aren't many places the team behind Google Street View has not ventured. Since the 2007 launch of its project to catalogue 360-degree panoramic images from locations around the world, Google has driven more than seven million miles, visited 66 countries, been inside zoos and theme parks and …

19 Thrilling Trails Guaranteed to Make Your Heart Race

These 19 hikes will raise your heart rate, take you to perilous heights, or bring you to awe-inspiring destinations.<p>writer

Hiking

The Books They Carried onto Omaha Beach

When the American armed forces prepared for the DDay assault, the most in demand item was a book.<p>During World War II, books were one of the few items …

Books

The Panic Attack That Changed My Life

<i>Ashley Nessman, 23, of Hamburg, New Jersey, was diagnosed with a panic disorder in 2009 after years of misdiagnosis and unsuccessful attempts at treatment. This is her story.</i><p>I have struggled with anxiety and depression since I was 13.<p>I remember one day I was left home alone, and being alone is one …

Tunnel View Yosemite Valley

Canyon Catcher by Nina

A Bend in the Narrows

"This incredibly fascinating Norwegian valley is known as “Trollstigen” (The Troll Ladder in English). It is located in the same region as Geirangerfjord and has 11 hairpin turns and a steep incline of 9%. This shot was taken on a crisp fall evening right at sundown in mid October."

The latest rage in California wine country? Beer.

There is a small stage in the front corner of the Russian River Brewing Company. Outside, a line stretches three city blocks, more than the length of …

Hamnøy...

Mountains, Cliffs, Trees and a Rocky Landscape (Zion National Park)

There's a Nazi Buried on Mount Zion in Israel — For a Good Reason

Oskar Schindler, the real man who inspired <i>Schindler’s List</i>, got off to a less-than-heroic start. Taking advantage of the Nazis’ ouster of a Polish …

National Geographic Travel

Travel

Giant, Stepped Reservoir Found in Northwestern India

AHMEDABAD, INDIA—A 5,000-year-old stepwell has been discovered in Dholavira, one of the largest known cities of the Indus Valley civilization. …

Top 350 Inspiring Motivational Quotes to Tweet and Share | Inc.com

Motivational quotes are extremely popular. Millions of people gain inspiration from people who have been there and done that incredibly well.<p>Thanks to all the readers who encouraged me to collect these in one post, here are 350 motivational quotes broken down into categories to inspire you and your …

Motivation

Venomous Slow Loris May Have Evolved To Mimic Cobras

Don't be fooled by those big brown eyes.<p>What’s slow, fuzzy, and deadly like a cobra? The slow loris, of course! Researchers are arguing that these endangered Asian primates evolved to mimic venomous snakes.<p>An article published in the <i>Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases</i> …

Zoology

11 Spectacular Spots for Fall Foliage

Summer is a swell season, but throwing on a cozy sweater, pouring some hot cocoa in a travel mug and meandering along a woodland trail lined with trees changing hues isn't so bad either. Hello, Fall. To make the transition easier, park yourself at a property where plenty of nature is on the …

How to Make Every Day a Travel Day

We travel to see things, places, people and ourselves with new eyes. Travel gives us fresh perspective and deeper gratitude for the world we live in. And we cannot get enough of travel because we fall back in love with life every time we go.<p>We live to travel. Every day we live is a travel day, even …

Glacier National Park

6 Countries You Can Visit for Less Than $50 A Day

By: Matthew Kepnes<p>Remember when the dollar could take you anywhere? You could go to Canada, backpack around Europe, or head Down Under in search of kangaroos for next to nothing. Sadly, those times are long gone and the dollar's value has declined greatly over the last 15 years. That means …

Ireland's Castles

Castles dot the countryside of the Irish Isles. Some remain private homes, some are open to the public, and some are mere ruins of what they once were.

You Can't Get Too Much Sleep

Seven is the new eight. That’s what the headlines have been saying recently, in the wake of the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>’s report that the Centers for Disease Control is rethinking how much sleep we truly need to optimize our health. If you’re an athlete, however, think again; seven is not your lucky …

Sleep

Fall Snack Attack: Honey Bourbon Cupcakes

As fall rolls in, I was inspired to bake a boozy cupcake appropriate for the changing seasons: Honey Bourbon cupcakes. I think the honey adds a …

Take an Epic Road Trip Through the Land of Fire and Ice

Iceland's Ring Road is steeped in natural wonder and mythical lore.<p>Iceland is one of the warmest cold countries you’ll find—especially so toward children. It seems everywhere you look there are pram-pushing moms and blond-haired kids swarming the capital of Reykjavik. The big hit for children (and …

European Travel

In Myanmar, China's Scramble for Energy Threatens Livelihoods of Villagers

In western Myanmar a Chinese-backed energy and trading hub is taking shape on a remote island.<p>OIL MOUNTAIN, Myanmar—The mood at a ramshackle bar in this village on Ramree Island, in western Myanmar's Rakhine State, is one of fatalism punctuated by the occasional comic trope.<p>As dusk falls, Nyint …