Martijn Bruinsma

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Where to follow the global ale trail

You don’t have to travel far to realise that pale lagers are the beer of choice for the majority of the world. In fact, beers like Foster’s, Carling, Coors and Budweiser account for over 90% of all beer consumed worldwide, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t alternatives out there.<p>The UK and Belgium …

Beautiful! Horses made out of driftwood by James Doran Webb (http://bit.ly/1cCRDNM)

Road Trip: The Southwest's Four Corners

Witness the sculpted horizons of the southwest, where man-made boundaries mean nothing to the rugged lands.<p>The Four Corners is far too prosaic of a name for the strikingly beautiful territory that respects no man-made boundaries in the southwestern United States.<p><b>Overview</b><p>Long before some surveyor …

National Parks

Yellowstone National Park Photos

Yellowstone National Park photos and pictures of culture, history, and travel from National Geographic.

National Parks

Floating Utah’s Escalante River: Getting Lost to be Found Again

Adventurers Paddle 70 miles down the Escalante River in a Toy Raft<p>The Grand Staircase of the Escalante, located deep within the tortured deserts of southern Utah, was one of the last places in the United States to be mapped—yet for good reason. It encompasses perhaps the most wild and remote …

Liard River Hot Springs Provincial Park

Follow a wooden boardwalk path through a warm-water swamp and boreal forest to soak in Canada’s second largest hot springs. Originally known as Tropical Valley for its lush terrain, Liard River Hot Springs Provincial Park in <b>British Columbia</b> encompasses about eight pools, one of which is open to …

Hot Springs

A starry night gleams in Utah's Natural Bridges National Monument—named the first Dark Sky Park by the International Dark-Sky Association. http://on.natgeo.com/18XMpvH Photograph by Jim Richardson, National Geographic

Facing down Death Valley

Among the hottest places on Earth, the US national park is a sunburnt expanse of otherworldly landscapes, captured by one of the most prolific writers of the American West.

America in the 1970s: New York City

Today marks the start of <b>Documerica Week</b> on In Focus -- a new photo essay each day, featuring regions of the U.S. covered by the photographers of the Documerica Project in the early 1970s. The Documerica Project was put together by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1971, with a primary …

Abandoned Montana: Gold Rush Towns Sit In All Their Ghostly Glory (PHOTOS)

This year, Montana is celebrating the 150th anniversary of gold being struck in Alder Gulch, leading to booms in nearby towns such as Bannack, Virginia City and Nevada City. Fast forward a century and a half and the story seems common enough: gold was discovered, miners hoping to keep their finding …

The 16 Best Western Movies | The Art of Manliness

Few figures in history have had as powerful an impact on American masculinity as the cowboy. For over a century, the cowboy has — for better or for …

Top scenic drives around Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone’s famous landscape doesn’t suddenly end at the park fence. Enveloping the park kernel is a protective cushion of national forests and wilderness areas that offer almost as much scenic splendor as the park itself, but without the crowds and the entry fee. Heading to Yellowstone? See the …

What I’ll miss about Europe, and what I won’t

<b>Greetings with two kisses</b><br>In most of Southern Europe, it’s customary to introduce yourself with a kiss on each cheek. It’s expected amongst women and …

Plan your great American road trip

Roadtrippers, a new trip-planning website and app, can pinpoint the country’s most majestic bypasses, plus tell you where to eat and stay along the way.<p>Somewhere in the United States, there are places waiting to be discovered this summer -- jagged mountain peaks, roadside diners with heaps of …

And on the Way to Paradise…

Cycling through Grand Teton National Park [postcard]

Grand Teton, Wyoming<p>Upon completing the first 1000 miles and 18 days of my journey across America by bicycle, I entered Grand Teton National Park. It …

Solar Impulse plane lands in Phoenix

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/975000/975769_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524639458_09d4b860df1e2f2d51b089c86d5465c1<p><b>A plane powered only by the Sun has completed the first leg of a journey that aims to cross the US.</b><p>Solar Impulse, as the vehicle is known, took off at …

Traveler Tips and Articles - Traveler Tips and ArticlesTraveler Tips and Articles

<b>Steve Waters</b> Lonely Planet author<p>Leave the bright lights and tourist delights of Esfahan and Shiraz far behind to track down these astonishing millennia-old relics among the dusty wilds of ancient Persia. From snow-tipped northern crags to scorching southern deserts, you’ll traverse eroded volcanic …

The 10 Indie Films You Must See This May

May is about to offer quite the selection to movie-goers, with over 30 films listed on Indiewire’s May calendar.<p>As an extension of our recent summer …

Finding Solitude Adventures

7 Trip Ideas For Those Seeking Solitude on a Grand Scale<p>Let the masses line up for Old Faithful and Half Dome. These bold adventures take you to big places with the breathing room to match.<p>Ride the Rim: Canyonlands National Park, Utah<p>The White Rim Trail is a 100-mile mountain-bike route with clear …

Sunrise, Badlands National Park

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60 Free Film Noir Movies

During the 1940s and 50s, Hollywood entered a “noir” period, producing riveting films based on hard-boiled fiction. These films were set in dark …

Cannes Film Festival

Rocketing Into the Grand Canyon's Great Unknown

IF YOU EVER take a guided river trip through the Grand Canyon, your guides are likely to tell you the story of Kenton Grua, Rudi Petschek, and Steve “Wren” Reynolds. These men are legends in the tight-knit fraternity of canyon boatmen, largely because of an adventure they embarked on in late June …

Ghost town hunting in the American West

Nothing guarantees a Wild West adventure like exploring ghost towns, from abandoned mines where lucky prospectors once struck it rich to dusty frontier outposts where gun-toting outlaws once ran amok. Get ready to hit the (usually dirt) road out to these iconic ghost towns, most within spitting …

The Big Squeeze: Can Cities Save The Earth?

Let's get dense. If we take all the atoms inside you, all roughly 70,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 of them, and squeeze away all the space inside, then, says physicist Brian Greene:<p>That's a very tight fit. So tight that in real life, it couldn't happen. It's not physically possible. Atoms …

Heartbreaking Zombie Film About a Dad Trying to Save His Baby Girl

The Lone Cypress Tree

Re-processing<p>I know I’ve said time and time again I don’t re-process old photos. Well, that’s not exactly true. Maybe 5/10,000 photos I will …

Why Do We Keep Making Ebooks Like Paper Books?

Comparing books to ebooks is like comparing mechanical watches to digital watches, or manual cars to automatic cars. No one doubts the convenience, …

Storytelling