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The most bewitchingly beautiful pictures of Rajasthan

Pushkar Lake, one of Rajasthan's most sacred lakes, where Hindu pilgrims come to wash away sin.<p>In the vibrant blue city of Jodhpur.<p>Tuk-tuks on a …

5 reasons you must visit Cebu, Philippines

1: The islands<p>Cebu Island is long and narrow, stretching 196 kilometres from north to south, and only 32 kilometres across its widest point. It has …

Why you haven't seen London until you've done this pub crawl

Rich in tall tales and superlative ales, these pubs deliver some of London’s most fascinating historical nuggets. Take an afternoon to wend your way around them, soaking up the atmosphere while you partake of a pint or two.<p><i>This walk features in Camra’s excellent new London Pub Walks guide – out</i> …

9 Motivational Videos to Help You Succeed in Business and Life

Can a few minutes of watching change your life? These deeply inspirational videos just might.<p>There are videos that energize us, inspire us, and motivate us to do great things. Then there are the very few that do all of that--and touch us so deeply that we wind up watching them over and over. We …

Motivation

11 of the world's most incredible journeys

Up for an extraordinary expedition? Whether by foot, car, boat or train, these adventures will fire up your wanderlust<p>1. Trek with creature comforts, …

Pictures of the Week 5.29.14

The Most ’90s Thing That Could Ever Exist

The zeitgeist summed perfectly in one technological artifact, which is a VHS tape promoting Windows 95, starring Jennifer Aniston and Matthew Perry.<p>Wow.<p>Just. Wow.<p>This image is bouncing around on Twitter thanks to Jehan Ranasinghe, who dug this thing up, presumably with a time machine, and then …

Built By You: Google-Owned Waze's Biggest Asset is Community

Navigation app Waze hit the headlines over the past week for the $1.15 billion that Google paid to acquire it last year – not to mention hints that the company might not have <i>quite</i> been ready to become a small cog in a big machine.<p>Now several months down the line from the closure of that deal, TNW …

Meet a traveller

Nothing tweaks our wanderlust quite like hearing about the adventurous aspirations and favourite destinations of other travellers. So in our Meet a Traveller series we’re catching up with our staff, authors and online community to get a glimpse of their planet. This time around we’re picking the …

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often | Inc.com

Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good news and bad news: Unfortunately, approximately 50 percent of your …

Happiness

33 First-World Anarchists Who Don’t Care About Your Rules

The world relies on rules and regulations to run in an orderly fashion. But there’s a few people out there who are rebels. They won’t follow your …

Scuba Diving

Where everyone in the world is migrating—in one gorgeous chart

It’s no secret that the world’s population is on the move, but it’s rare to get a glimpse of where that flow is happening. In a study released in Science, a team of geographers used data snapshots to create a broad analysis of global migrations over 20 years.<p>The study was conducted by three …

European Union

Two Friends Hiked For 10 Months And Captured This Breathtaking Footage Of Yosemite

Colin Delehanty and Sheldon Neill are adventurers.<p>Over the course of 10 months, the friends backpacked 200 miles through Yosemite National Park, capturing a combined 45 days of unbelievably beautiful footage.<p>Their video is called Project Yosemite.<p>It will give viewers the experience of seeing …

National Parks

How to get US Netflix in the UK | Trusted Reviews

Why would I want Netflix US in the UK?<p>Netflix is one of the most popular digital streaming services in the UK. It lets you watch as much as you like …

Cool waves: the best surfing photography – in pictures

Chris Power<p>First published on Tue 14 Jan 2014 12.00 EST

"Spontaneous Adventure" Story and Pictures

Story ?<p>Spontaneous Adventure<p>Published <b>Dec 6, 2013</b> | View the Assignment | Features Photos From <b>14 Contributors</b><p><b>14 photos</b> selected by<p><i>National Geographic Photographer</i><p>View Slideshow<p>First, thanks for all the wonderful submissions—the Your Shot community has really inspired me to get after it, and it's …

Spoilt for choice: Vietnam's best beaches

Vietnam might have been late to Southeast Asia’s beach party, but it was well worth the wait. The country boasts more than 3400km of coastline, with infinite stretches of powdery sand, coves, lagoons, impossible boulder formations and tropical islands ringed with yet more beaches. We can help you …

Vietnam

The Philippines: a guide to the best islands

Six of the country's 7,000-plus islands were devastated by Typhoon Haiyan; many of the others badly need tourists to return. Local writer Aya Lowe picks the best places to go<p>For a country with thousands of idyllic islands, plus world-class surfing and diving, the Philippines is a relatively …

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